1. To walk about; to roam; to stroll; as, "he perambulated in the park."
1. To walk through or over.
2. To travel over for the purpose of surveying or inspecting.
1. To deprive of possession.
2. To transfer (the property of another) to oneself.
1. To revoke (a former command); to cancel or rescind by giving an order contrary to one previously given.
2. To recall or order back by a contrary order.
1. A contrary order.
2. Revocation of a former order or command.
1. Pleasing to the taste; delicious; as, "a toothsome pie."
2. Agreeable; attractive; as, "a toothsome offer."
3. Sexually attractive.
1. An image; a representation.
2. An insubstantial, superficial, or vague likeness or semblance.
1. An amateur or dabbler; especially, one who follows an art or a branch of knowledge sporadically, superficially, or for amusement only.
2. An admirer or lover of the fine arts.
1. Of or characteristic of a dilettante; amateurish.
1. Generous giving (as of gifts or money), often accompanied by condescension.
2. Gifts, money, or other valuables so given.
3. Generosity; liberality.
A woman who assists during childbirth labor and provides support to the mother, her child and the family after childbirth.
1. A detached shoot or twig of a plant used for grafting.
2. Hence, a descendant; an heir.
1. To assume as real or conceded.
2. To propose as an explanation; to suggest.
3. To dispose or set firmly or fixedly.
A short, witty, and instructive saying.
Having the power to compel conviction; appealing to the mind or to reason; convincing.
Very liberal in giving or bestowing; very generous; lavish.
A cheerful or eager readiness or willingness, often manifested by brisk, lively action or promptness in response.
1. Producing or contributing to a beneficial effect; beneficial; advantageous.
2. Wholesome; healthful; promoting health.
Merry; joyous; jolly; characterized by mirth or jollity.
To smarten up; to spruce up.
Complete and confirmed integrity; uprightness.
1. An unfounded, false, or fabricated report or story.
2. A horizontal control and stabilizing surface mounted forward of the main wing of an aircraft.
3. An aircraft whose horizontal stabilizer is mounted forward of the main wing.
1. To tinge or dye deeply; to cause to absorb thoroughly; as, "clothes thoroughly imbued with black."
2. To instill profoundly; to cause to become impressed or penetrated.
1. A vague feeling of discomfort in the body, as at the onset of illness.
2. A general feeling of depression or unease.
Something desired or considered necessary.
1. Foolish; silly; excessively sentimental.
2. Foolishly or sentimentally in love.
Strong desire, especially sexual desire; lust.
1. Of or for charity; charitable; as, "an eleemosynary institution."
2. Given in charity; having the nature of alms; as, "eleemosynary assistance."
3. Supported by or dependent on charity; as, "the eleemosynary poor."
Characterized by a heavy snoring or gasping sound; hoarsely breathing.
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1. In ancient Greek and Roman drama, a god introduced by means of a crane to unravel and resolve the plot.
2. Any active agent who appears unexpectedly to solve an apparently insoluble difficulty.
Marked by a strong tendency in favor of a particular point of view.
1. To express strong disapproval of; to denounce.
2. To tear or wear off the skin of.
1. The face, countenance, or look of a person or an animal; -- chiefly applied to the human face.
2. Look; appearance; aspect.
1. Fundamentally different or distinct in quality or kind.
2. Composed of or including markedly dissimilar elements.
Attended with peril; fraught with danger; hazardous.
1. Capable of being extended or shaped by beating with a hammer, or by the pressure of rollers; -- applied to metals.
2. Capable of being altered or controlled by outside forces; easily influenced.
3. Capable of adjusting to changing circumstances; adaptable.
- Of the same blood; related by birth; descended from the same parent or ancestor.
Freedom from agitation or excitement of mind; coolness in trying circumstances; calmness.
An inferior imitator, especially of some distinguished writer, artist, musician, or philosopher.
Monetary gain; profit; riches; money; -- often in a bad sense.
1. A child prodigy.
2. One who achieves great success or acclaim at an early age.
1. A man of elevated rank or station.
2. In Spain or Portugal, a nobleman of the first rank.
Lacking proper seriousness or respect; showing inappropriate levity; pert.
A predisposition to choose or like; an established preference.
Without the means or right to communicate.
1. The act of guarding or protecting; guardianship; protection.
2. The state of being under a guardian or tutor.
3. Instruction, especially individual instruction accompanied by close attention and guidance.
Impossible to refute; incontestable; undeniable; as, an irrefragable argument; irrefragable evidence.
A whispering sound; a soft murmur.
Therefore; consequently; -- often used in a jocular way.
- Having been formerly; former; sometime.