1. A general sketch or survey of a subject.
2. A synopsis; an outline.
1. Overly optimistic; bright or cheerful.
2. Resembling a rose especially in color.
1. In a dying state; dying; at the point of death.
2. Becoming obsolete or inactive.
1. Transparent; clear; not opaque.
2. Easily understandable.
1. A sermon; a discourse on a religious theme.
2. A moralizing lecture or discourse.
3. An inspirational saying; also, a platitude.
1. A group or band of people.
2. A companion; an associate.
3. A group of people sharing a common statistical factor (as age or membership in a class) in a demographic study.
4. (Roman Antiquity) A body of about 300 to 600 soldiers; the tenth part of a legion.
5. Any group or body of warriors.
Someone who roams about in search of amusement or social activity.
1. To talk incoherently; to speak in a rambling manner.
2. To wander aimlessly or confusedly.
1. To bring together; to fuse together; to join or meld.
2. To combine (as two readings of a text) into one whole.
1. Overbearing; arrogant; presumptuous.
2. Excessive; immoderate; exaggerated.
1. To conceal under a false appearance.
1. To hide one's feelings or intentions; to put on a false appearance; to feign; to pretend.
Difficult to fathom or understand; difficult to be explained or accounted for satisfactorily; obscure; incomprehensible; impenetrable.
1. Lying on the back, or with the face upward.
2. Indolent; listless; inactive; mentally or morally lethargic.
1. The act of blaming or finding fault with and condemning as wrong; reprehension; blame.
2. An official reprimand or expression of disapproval.
1. To find fault with and condemn as wrong; to blame; to criticize severely.
2. To express official disapproval of.
1. Composed, performed, or uttered on the spur of the moment, or without previous study; unpremeditated; impromptu.
2. Prepared beforehand but delivered without notes or text.
3. Skilled at or given to extemporaneous speech.
4. Provided, made, or put to use as an expedient; makeshift.
1. A petty, unscrupulous lawyer; a shyster.
2. A person who quibbles over trivia.
1. Of, pertaining to, or resembling yeast.
2. Not yet settled or formed; immature or incomplete.
3. Marked by agitation or change.
4. Frothy or trivial; frivolous.
5. Full of vitality; exuberant.
1. A short heavy stick used as a weapon; a club.
1. To beat with or as if with a cudgel.
1. Excessive or flashy ornamentation or decoration.
2. A fuss over a matter of little importance.
1. The act of imprecating, or invoking evil upon someone.
2. A curse.
1. A current of air or water running in a direction contrary to the main current, or moving in a circular direction; a whirlpool.
2. A tendency or current (as of opinion or history) contrary to or separate from a main current.
1. To move in an eddy or as if in an eddy; to move in a circle.
1. To cause to move in an eddy or as if in an eddy.
1. A compound of bromine and another element or a positive organic radical.
2. A dose of potassium bromide taken as a sedative.
3. A dull person with conventional thoughts.
4. A commonplace or conventional saying.
1. Capable of being easily led, taught, or managed; docile.
2. Easily handled, managed, or worked; malleable.
1. Having a fleshy pink color.
2. Red; blood-red.
1. To make red or crimson.
1. To remove or modify the parts (of a book, for example) considered offensive.
2. To modify, as by shortening, simplifying, or distorting in style or content.
1. obsolete. A cap worn by court jesters; adorned with a strip of red. (Now cockscomb).
2. archaic. The top of the head, or the head itself.
3. Obsolete. A fool.
4. A vain, showy fellow; a conceited, silly man, fond of display; a superficial pretender to knowledge or accomplishments; a dandy; a fop.
Excessively fond of or submissive to a wife.
1. To break apart; to separate; to divide; to sever.
1. To become parted, disunited, or severed.
1. Merely imaginary; produced by or as if by a wildly fanciful imagination; fantastic; improbable or unrealistic.
2. Given to or indulging in unrealistic fantasies or fantastic schemes.
1. A region situated inland from a coast.
2. A region remote from urban areas; backcountry.
3. A region situated beyond the major metropolitan or cultural centers.
1. The interval between two reigns; any period when a state is left without a ruler.
2. A period of freedom from authority or during which government functions are suspended.
3. Any breach of continuity in an order; a lapse or interval in a continuity.
1. A fine point of exactness in conduct, ceremony, or procedure.
2. Strictness or exactness in the observance of formalities; as, "the punctilios of a public ceremony."
Pertaining to the west wind; soft; mild; gentle.
Exposition; explanation; especially, a critical explanation of a text.
Beginning to exist or having recently come into existence; coming into being.
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An accomplished and presumably irreversible deed or fact.
An ignorant person; a dunce.
Acuteness of perception or vision; sharpness.
Evenness of mind; calmness; composure; as, "to bear misfortunes with equanimity."
1. To cause to disappear by rubbing out, striking out, etc.; to erase; to render illegible or indiscernible.
2. To destroy, as a mental impression; to wipe out; to eliminate completely.
3. To make (oneself) inconspicuous.
Construction or something constructed by using whatever materials happen to be available.
Tending to promote peace; conciliatory.
1. An expression of good wishes on a festive occasion, especially in drinking to someone.
2. An occasion on which such good wishes are expressed in drinking; a drinking bout; a carouse.
3. The liquor used for a wassail; especially, a beverage formerly much used in England at Christmas and other festivals, made of ale (or wine) flavored with spices, sugar, toast, roasted apples, etc.
1. Of or pertaining to wassail, or to a wassail; convivial; as, a wassail bowl.
1. To drink to the health of; a toast.
1. To drink a wassail.
Polished and smooth in manner; polite, refined, and elegant.
A silly, flighty, or scatterbrained person, especially a pert young woman with such qualities.
1. A vague feeling of discomfort in the body, as at the onset of illness.
2. A general feeling of depression or unease.
1. To deviate from what is expected.
2. To take away; to detract; -- usually with 'from'.
1. To disparage or belittle; to denigrate.
1. Devoid of or unsusceptible to emotion.
2. Showing no sign of emotion or feeling; expressionless.
Suitable for a given purpose or occasion; timely.
1. Inclined to keep silent; reserved; uncommunicative.
2. Restrained or reserved in style.
3. Reluctant; unwilling.