- Imprisonment; confinement or restraint by or as if by force (usually used in the phrase "durance vile").
- [Archaic] Endurance.
Of the nature of glue; resembling glue; sticky.
- Early; in good time; before it is late.
- At times; on occasion.
- [Archaic] Soon; in a short time.
- Lacking the feathers necessary for flight.
- Not fully developed; immature.
- Intense hatred or dislike; loathing; abhorrence.
- The state or fact of being intensely hated as the result of some despicable action.
- Disgrace or discredit attaching to something hated or repugnant.
- The act or process of collecting in a mass; a heaping together.
- A jumbled cluster or mass of usually varied elements.
- Swollen, enlarged, or distended; as, "a tumid leg."
- Bulging; protuberant.
- Swelling in sound or sense; pompous; inflated; bombastic.
- A chain or shackle for the feet; a bond; a shackle.
- Anything that confines or restrains; a restraint.
- Cowardly; craven.
- Unfaithful; disloyal.
- To hide under a false appearance; to hide the truth or true nature of.
- To put on the appearance of; to feign.
- Easily bent or flexed; supple; pliable; adaptable.
- Easily influenced; yielding readily to others.
Extremely or unduly particular in standards or taste; fastidious; finicky.
To treat or regard as an object of great interest or importance.
- Born under or being under the astrological influence of the planet Saturn.
- Gloomy or sullen in disposition.
- Having a sardonic or bitter aspect.
- Cleverness or skill; ingenuity; inventiveness.
- An ingenious or artful device or expedient.
- An artful trick or stratagem.
- Trickery; craftiness; insincere or deceptive behavior.
To spread through or over in the manner of fluid or light; to flush.
Unusual or extreme paleness.
- A usually contentious or self-seeking group within a larger group, party, government, etc.
- Party strife and intrigue; internal dissension.
- To refuse or deny oneself; to reject; to renounce.
- To give up (rights, claims, etc.); to surrender; to relinquish.
- An indication or warning of a future event; an omen.
- A feeling or intuition of what the future holds.
- Prophetic significance.
- [Archaic] A prediction; a prognostication.
- A collection of wild or unusual animals, especially for exhibition.
- An enclosure where wild or unusual animals are kept or exhibited.
- A diverse or varied group.
- Not favorable or fortunate; adverse.
- Improper; unseemly.
- Hard to guide, work with, or control; unruly.
- Open to change; apt or likely to change; adaptable.
- Constantly or readily undergoing chemical, physical, or biological change or breakdown; unstable.
- To seek or ask for humbly and earnestly.
- To make a humble petition to; to beseech.
- The reappearance in an organism of characteristics of some remote ancestor after several generations of absence.
- One that exhibits atavism; a throwback.
- Reversion to an earlier behavior, outlook, or approach.
- A lofty, formal composition or speech in praise of someone or something.
- Formal or elaborate praise.
- Biography of saints.
- Idealizing or idolizing biography.
- To take place or occur as something additional, extraneous, or unexpected (sometimes followed by 'on' or 'upon').
- To follow immediately after; to ensue.
Excessively or naively optimistic.
- A word or pronunciation that distinguishes a particular class or set of persons from another.
- A word or saying identified with a group or cause; a slogan; a catchword.
- A saying or belief identified with a particular group and usually regarded by outsiders as meaningless or untrue.
- A custom, practice, behavior, etc. regarded as distinctive of a particular group.
A person employed to take dictation or to copy manuscripts.
To weary by excess, especially of sweetness, richness, pleasure, etc.
- Easily led or commanded; obedient.
- Capable of being bid.
- A joke or jest.
- A trick or prank.
Lofty or grandiose in speech or expression; using a high-flown style of discourse; bombastic.
- To be indecisive or evasive in order to gain time or delay action.
- To comply with the time or occasion; to yield to prevailing opinion or circumstances.
- To engage in discussions or negotiations so as to gain time (usually followed by 'with').
- To come to terms (usually followed by 'with').
- Something that nourishes or feeds; nutriment.
- Something that sustains a state of mind or body; sustenance.
To regard or treat with disdain or contempt; to scorn; to despise.
- Having taste or flavor, especially having a strong pleasant flavor.
- Agreeable to the mind; to one's liking.
Clear; easily understood.
- Bearing or bringing disease.
- Infected with or contaminated by a pestilential disease.
- Morally evil or dangerous to society; pernicious.
- Bothersome; troublesome; annoying.
- Of or relating to dispossessed and displaced individuals, especially those who have lost social status.
- Common; vulgar.
- Of or pertaining to the river Styx, the principal river of the underworld in Greek mythology; hence, hellish; infernal.
- Dark and dismal.
- To make hard; to harden.
- To harden against; to make hardy; to habituate.
- To make hardened; to make callous or stubborn.
- To establish; to fix firmly.
- The act or an instance of speaking abusively to or about.
- Sustained and severely abusive language.
While being produced or born.
- Any species of Phalacrocorax, a genus of sea birds having a sac under the beak; the shag. Cormorants devour fish voraciously, and have become the emblem of gluttony. They are generally black, and hence are called sea ravens, and coalgeese.
- A gluttonous, greedy, or rapacious person.
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A person with refined and sociable tastes, especially one who enjoys fine food and drink.