1. Inanely foolish and unintelligent; stupid.
2. Illusory; delusive.
To strengthen or make more certain with other evidence.
A hermit, especially a religious recluse.
1. Having spots and patches of black and white, or other colors; mottled.
2. Mixed; composed of incongruous parts.
1. Basic attitude or animating spirit; disposition; intention.
2. A feeling of ill will; animosity.
3. In Jungian psychology, the inner masculine part of the female personality [cf. anima].
1. Anxiety or deep unease proceeding from a sense of guilt or consciousness of causing pain.
2. A sting of conscience or a twinge of uneasiness; a qualm; a scruple.
1. To attribute, as to a source or cause; as, "they ascribed the poor harvest to drought."
2. To attribute, as a quality; to consider or allege to belong; as, "ascribed jealousy to the critics."
1. Precluding or putting an end to all debate or action.
2. Not allowing contradiction or refusal; absolute; decisive; conclusive; final.
3. Expressive of urgency or command.
4. Offensively self-assured or given to exercising usually unwarranted power; dictatorial; dogmatic.
1. Of or pertaining to an uncle.
2. Resembling an uncle, especially in kindness or indulgence.
1. To make a soft, low sighing or rustling sound, as the wind.
1. A soft, low rustling or sighing sound.
To rail (against some person or thing); to protest strongly or attack with harsh and bitter language -- usually with "against"; as, "to inveigh against character, conduct, manners, customs, morals, a law, an abuse."
A series of links united; a series or order of things depending on each other, as if linked together; a chain, a succession.
Disdainfully arrogant; haughty.
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1. At first view; on the first appearance.
1. True, valid, or adequate at first sight; as it seems at first sight; ostensible.
2. Self-evident; obvious.
3. (Law) Sufficient to establish a fact or a case unless disproved.
An inopportune or embarrassing situation or event; a hitch.
Consisting of dissimilar elements, parts, or ingredients -- opposed to homogeneous.
To shun; to avoid (as something wrong or distasteful).
Appropriate or fitting; relevant.
A formal defense or justification, especially of one's opinions, position, or actions.
Lofty in style; pompous; bombastic.
1. Of or pertaining to the Roman plebs, or common people.
2. Of or pertaining to the common people.
3. Vulgar; common; crude or coarse in nature or manner.
1. One of the plebs, or common people of ancient Rome; opposed to patrician.
2. One of the common people or lower classes.
3. A coarse, crude, or vulgar person.
1. To depict by drawing or painting.
2. To portray in words; to describe.
Biting; caustic; sarcastic.
Hastily or superficially performed.
To clear from alleged fault or guilt; to prove to be guiltless; to relieve of blame; to acquit.
Lack of knowledge or awareness; ignorance.
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1. Fashionable or elegant manner or style.
2. The proper or fashionable thing to do.
3. Fashionable society; a fashionable social set.
1. A drinking fountain on a ship.
2. A cask on a ship that contains the day's supply of drinking water.
3. Gossip; rumor.
1. Harmless; producing no ill effect.
2. Not likely to offend or provoke; as, "an innocuous remark."
1. A complicated and embarrassing state of things.
2. A confused or complicated disagreement or misunderstanding.
3. An intricate, complicated plot, as of a drama or work of fiction.
4. A confused mass; a tangle.
A state of difficulty, perplexity, doubt, or uncertainty.
Thoroughgoing; downright; out-and-out; confirmed; extreme; notorious.
1. Flushed with red; of a lively reddish color.
2. Excessively ornate; flowery; as, "a florid style; florid eloquence."
Of or pertaining to marriage, or the marriage state; conjugal; nuptial.
1. A peddler of quack medicine, who stands on a platform to appeal to the audience.
2. A charlatan; a boastful pretender to knowledge or a skill.
From head to foot; at all points.
Someone who collaborates with an enemy occupying his or her country; a traitor.
1. Of or relating to actors, acting, or the theater; befitting a theater; theatrical.
2. Overly dramatic; deliberately affected.
1. To bend the knee or touch one knee to the ground, as in worship.
2. To be servilely respectful or obedient; to grovel.
Overbearing pride or presumption.
1. Elevation to divine rank or stature; deification.
2. An exalted or glorified example; a model of excellence or perfection of a kind.
To deck in glaring colors; to set off conspicuously; to display pompously; to decorate.
Exhibiting a desire to please; obliging; compliant.
1. An act of plundering or despoiling; a raid.
2. [Plural] Destructive operations; ravages.
1. A round or demonstration of applause.
2. Enthusiastic approval; an expression of praise.
An enthusiastic admirer; a fan.
1. Full of apprehensiveness; timid; fearful.
2. Indicating, or caused by, fear.
1. Capable of being bought or obtained for money or other valuable consideration; held for sale; salable; purchasable.
2. Capable of being corrupted.
3. Marked by or associated with bribery and corrupt dealings.
1. Affording an abundant supply; plentifully furnished; lavish.
2. Large in quantity; plentiful, profuse; abundant.
3. Full of information or matter.
An absolute monarch who rules with unlimited authority; by extension, any person with undisputed authority in a relationship or situation.