1. Of such fine texture as to allow light to pass through; translucent or transparent.
2. Vague; insubstantial.
1. Lightness of manner or speech, especially when inappropriate or excessive; frivolity.
2. Lack of steadiness or constancy; changeableness.
1. Caught up in the romance of noble deeds and the pursuit of unreachable goals; foolishly impractical especially in the pursuit of ideals.
2. Capricious; impulsive; unpredictable.
1. Of or pertaining to marriage; done or used at a wedding; as, "nuptial rites and ceremonies."
2. Of, pertaining to, or occurring in the mating season.
1. Marriage; wedding; nuptial ceremony; -- usually used in the plural.
A tale of sorrow, disappointment, or complaint; a doleful story; also, a dolorous or angry tirade.
1. To resolve (as a sentence) into its component parts of speech with an explanation of the form, function, and syntactical relationship of each part.
2. To describe grammatically by stating its part of speech, form, and syntactical relationships in a sentence.
3. To examine closely or analyze critically, especially by breaking up into components.
4. To make sense of; to comprehend.
5. (Computer Science) To analyze or separate (input, for example) into more easily processed components.
1. To admit of being parsed.
1. Somewhat salty.
2. Distasteful; unpalatable.
1. A state of balance, equilibrium, or stagnation.
2. Stoppage of the normal flow of a bodily fluid or semifluid.
Strictly attentive to the details of form in action or conduct; precise; exact in the smallest particulars.
1. An ambush.
1. To attack by surprise from a concealed place; to ambush.
Relating to or occurring in the morning; early.
1. To give off or reflect bright beams or flashes of light; to sparkle.
2. To exhibit brilliant, sparkling technique or style.
The faculty or phenomenon of making fortunate accidental discoveries.
1. A quick thrust given after parrying an opponent's lunge in fencing.
2. A quick and effective reply by word or act.
1. To make a riposte.
1. Familiar talk; easy, unrestrained, unceremonious conversation.
2. (Psychology) A plausible but imagined memory that fills in gaps in what is remembered.
1. Characterized by or full of force and vigor; as, "a trenchant analysis."
2. Caustic; biting; severe; as, "trenchant criticism."
3. Distinct; clear-cut; clearly or sharply defined.
1. The incarnation of a deity -- chiefly associated in Hinduism with the incarnations of Vishnu.
2. An embodiment, as of a quality, concept, philosophy, or tradition; an archetype.
3. A temporary manifestation or aspect of a continuing entity.
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1. Spoken low or in an undertone, as not to be overheard.
2. (Music) In very soft tones. Used chiefly as a direction.
1. The time of life before a person becomes legally of age.
2. A period of youth or immaturity.
1. Marked by repeated turns and bends; as, "a tortuous road up the mountain."
2. Not straightforward; devious; as, "his tortuous reasoning."
3. Highly involved or intricate; as, "tortuous legal procedures."
A small decorative object without practical utility; a trinket.
1. Of or resulting from divine direction or superintendence.
2. Occurring through or as if through divine intervention; peculiarly fortunate or appropriate.
Abounding in words; using or containing more words than are necessary; tedious by an excess of words; wordy; as, "a verbose speaker; a verbose argument."
A morbid fear of the number 13 or the date Friday the 13th.
Something desired or considered necessary.
1. Early; in good time; before it is late.
2. At times; on occasion.
3. [Archaic] Soon; in a short time.
1. Relating to money; monetary.
2. Consisting of money.
3. Requiring payment of money.
1. While being produced or born.
1. Being produced or born.
1. Fitted or intended to teach; conveying instruction; instructive; teaching some moral lesson; as, "didactic essays."
2. Inclined to teach or moralize excessively; moralistic.
To accustom or become accustomed to a new climate, environment, or situation.
1. Contrary to or differing from some acknowledged standard, especially in church doctrine or dogma; unorthodox.
2. Holding unorthodox opinions or doctrines.
1. A shifting series or succession of things seen or imagined, as in a dream.
2. Any constantly changing scene.
1. A rebound following a collision; a glancing off.
2. A shot in billiards in which the cue ball successively strikes two other balls on the table.
1. To strike and rebound; to glance.
2. To make a carom.
1. To make (an object) bounce off something; to cause to carom.
1. Tending to cause trouble; unruly.
2. Irritable; snappish; cranky.
The process of reasoning.
Relating to, occupied with, or fond of feasting, drinking, and good company; merry; festive.
1. To divide into two branches or parts.
1. To branch or separate into two parts.
1. Divided into two branches or parts; forked.
To act in concert; to conspire; to plot.
1. Given to faction; addicted to form parties and raise dissensions, in opposition to government or the common good; turbulent; seditious; prone to clamor against public measures or men; -- said of persons.
2. Pertaining to faction; proceeding from faction; indicating, or characterized by, faction; -- said of acts or expressions; as, factious quarrels.
To treat someone or something with deep respect, reverence or deference; to revere.
Difficult to comprehend or understand.
1. Lacking in nutritive value.
2. Displaying or suggesting a lack of maturity; childish.
3. Lacking interest or significance; dull; meager; dry.
Marked by, causing, or expressing grief or sorrow.
1. To act against with equal force, power, or effect; to counteract.
2. To compensate for; to offset; to furnish or serve as an equivalent to.
1. To exert force against an opposing, often bad, influence or power.
1. Drooping or flagging from or as if from exhaustion; weak; weary; heavy.
2. Promoting or indicating weakness or heaviness.
3. Slow; lacking vigor or force.