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Part of SpeechWordDefinition
Adjectiveallowing the possibility of several different meanings, as a word or phrase, esp. with intent to deceive or misguide; susceptible of double interpretation; deliberately ambiguou
Adjectiveof no use, importance, or value; good-for-nothing
Verbto provide food, service, etc., as for a party or wedding
Adjectiveludicrously or whimsically comical; clownish.
Nouna settlement of differences by mutual concessions; an agreement reached by adjustment of conflicting or opposing claims, principles, etc., by reciprocal modification of demands.
Adjectiveexceptionally great, as in quantity, quality, extent, or degree; massive or imposing
Verbto imitate or copy in action, speech, etc., often playfully or derisively.
Verbto stir to action or strong response; excite; to stimulate sexually
Adjectivenot biased; fair; just
Nounthe physical location of a person's origin.
Adjectiveaffected with, characterized by, or causing a depressing feeling of being alone
Nouna killing that is sudden and/or secretive, esp. a politically prominent person
Adjectiveincapable of being wounded, hurt, or damaged.
Verbto come more or less violently in contact with; collide with; strike
Nouna person who has defeated all opponents in a competition or series of competitions, so as to hold first place
Nouna sudden and active manifestation
Nouna sudden, strong blast of wind
Nounostentatious display of arrogance and conceit.
Nouna signaling apparatus similar to an electric bell but without hammer or gong, producing a sound by the vibration of an armature.
Adjectiveeconomical in use or expenditure; prudently saving or sparing; not wasteful
Adjectivedark or dim; deeply shaded
Part of SpeechWordDefinition
Adjectivefree from commotion or tumult; peaceful; quiet; calm
Nouna room furnished and used for sleeping.
Nounthe highest point or part, as of a hill, a line of travel, or any object; top; apex.
Adjectivehaving visible or apparent imperfections
Verbthe act of inflicting excruciating pain, as punishment or revenge, as a means of getting a confession or information, or for sheer cruelty.
Nounthe wooing of one person by another, or the period in which said wooing takes place
Nouna robber, esp. a member of a gang or marauding band.
Nouna climber, esp. for sport.
Verbto take the clothes off (a person); disrobe.
Nouna pleasantly aroused and/or emotional state or condition.
Nounan indirect, covert, or helpful suggestion; clue
Verbto deal or bargain with another or others, as in the preparation of a treaty or contract or in preliminaries to a business deal.
Nounoverwhelming surprise or astonishment.
Nounthe bend or joint of the human arm between upper arm and forearm.
Adjectivefree from or not exposed to danger or harm; safe.
Adjectivedulled or satiated by overindulgence
Nounthe state of being enslaved to a habit or practice or to something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming, as narcotics, to such an extent that its cessation causes severe trauma.
Nouna large, rectangular piece of soft fabric, often with bound edges, used esp. for warmth as a bed covering.
Nouna lyric poem typically of elaborate or irregular metrical form and expressive of exalted or enthusiastic emotion; or a poem intended to be sung
Adjective of lofty dignity or imposing aspect; stately; grand
Nounremarkable brilliance; warm, cheerful brightness
Part of SpeechWordDefinition
Verbto become smaller and smaller; shrink; waste away
Verbto put or sink below the surface of water or any other enveloping medium
Nouna person who judges, evaluates, or criticizes
Nounthe first appearance of daylight in the morning
Adjectivedone deliberately; planned in advance
Verbidle talk or rumor, esp. about the personal or private affairs of others
Verbto retard in movement or progress by means of obstacles or hindrances; obstruct; hinder
Nounthe physical part of the human anatomy used for the sense of sight
Adjectiveoffensive to morality or decency; indecent; depraved
Verbto speak or declaim extravagantly or violently; talk in a wild or vehement way; rave
Nouna rough, confused struggle or fight
Nounthe act of revelation
Noun/Verba wager/to wager
Adjectiveimaginary; fanciful; illusory; delusory; fantastic.
Nouna slip of paper, cloth, or other material, marked or inscribed, for attachment to something to indicate its manufacturer, nature, ownership, destination, etc.
Adjectiveliberal in giving or sharing; unselfish
Nounsuitcases, trunks, etc.; baggage.
Adjectiveobservant of or conforming to the rules of style and taste; stylish
Adjectivecapable of being sold

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