1. To pluck up by the roots; to uproot.
2. To displace from one's native or accustomed environment.
1. A petty falsehood; a fib.
2. Pretentious nonsense.
1. Pouring forth with fullness or exuberance; giving or given liberally and abundantly; extravagant.
2. Exhibiting great abundance; plentiful; copious; bountiful.
1. Causing sleep; tending to cause sleep.
2. Of, relating to, or characterized by sleepiness or lethargy.
1. A medicine, drug, plant, or other agent that has the quality of inducing sleep; a narcotic.
1. Regular change or succession from one thing to another; alternation; mutual succession; interchange.
2. Irregular change; revolution; mutation.
3. A change in condition or fortune; an instance of mutability in life or nature (especially successive alternation from one condition to another).
1. A procession of riders or horse-drawn carriages.
2. Any procession.
3. A sequence; a series.
1. Unseasonable; unsuitable; inappropriate.
1. In an inappropriate or inopportune manner; unseasonably.
Covered with hair; set with bristles; shaggy; hairy.
1. Lacking in harmony, compatibility, or appropriateness.
2. Inconsistent with reason, logic, or common sense.
1. To complain habitually.
1. A complaint.
2. A habitual complainer.
A deserted or abandoned infant; a child found without a parent or caretaker.
1. Reclining; lying down.
2. Resting; inactive; idle.
Causing or inducing sleep.
Happening or done after a meal.
Someone who is skilled in table talk.
One who pretends to knowledge or cleverness; a would-be wise person; a smart aleck.
1. To pull up by the stem or root.
2. To destroy completely.
3. To remove by surgery.
1. To treat with contempt and disregard; to show contempt for.
1. To mock, to scoff.
1. Mockery, scoffing.
1. To conduct or behave (oneself) in a particular manner.
1. To be fitting; to accord; to agree -- usually followed by 'with'.
1. Impatient under restriction, delay, coercion, or opposition; resisting control.
2. Unwilling to go on; obstinate in refusing to move forward; stubborn.
1. To make great or greater; to enlarge; to increase.
2. To make great or greater in power, rank, reputation, or wealth; -- applied to persons, countries, etc.
3. To make appear great or greater; to exalt.
1. A bully.
1. To intimidate or harass in a blustering way; to bully.
1. To play the bully; to bluster.
One who strolls about aimlessly; a lounger; a loafer.
Ardent; impassioned; marked by exaggerated or overwrought emotion.
1. To make gestures or motions, especially while speaking or instead of speaking.
1. To indicate or express by gestures.
1. [Often capitalized] Of or pertaining to the god Mercury.
2. [Often capitalized] Of or pertaining to the planet Mercury.
3. Having the qualities of shrewdness, eloquence, or thievishness attributed to the god Mercury.
4. Changeable in temperament or mood; temperamental; volatile.
5. Of, pertaining to, or containing mercury.
6. Caused by the use of mercury.
Harmful; destructive; pernicious.
1. Containing or made up of several languages.
2. Writing, speaking, or versed in many languages.
1. One who speaks several languages.
1. To make better; to improve.
1. To grow better.
1. Fidelity to one's lord; the feudal obligation by which the tenant or vassal was bound to be faithful to his lord.
2. The oath by which this obligation was assumed.
3. Fidelity; allegiance; faithfulness.
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Something or someone particularly detested or avoided; a bugbear.
Indulgence in idle daydreaming.
Superficial knowledge; a superficial show of learning.
1. Of or pertaining to polity, or civil government; political (as in the phrase "the body politic").
2. (Of persons): Sagacious in promoting a policy; ingenious in devising and advancing a system of management; characterized by political skill and ingenuity; hence, shrewdly tactful, cunning.
3. (Of actions or things): Pertaining to or promoting a policy; hence, judicious; expedient; as, "a politic decision."
1. (Capitalized) A member of a warlike Thessalian people who followed Achilles on the expedition against Troy.
2. A loyal follower, especially one who executes orders without question, protest, or pity.
1. Using force against opposition or resistance; effected or accomplished by force; as, "forcible entry or abduction."
2. Characterized by force, efficiency, or energy; powerful.
1. The finishing point; the end.
2. A boundary; a border; a limit.
3. A post or stone marking a boundary.
4. Either end of a railroad or other transportation line; also, the station house, town, or city at that place.
1. A weak or sickly person, especially one morbidly concerned with his or her health.
1. Sickly; weak; infirm.
2. Morbidly concerned with one's health.
Not having money; habitually without money; poor.
A real or pretended show of courage or boldness.
A tendency to lapse into a previous condition or pattern of behavior; especially, a falling back or relapse into prior criminal habits.
1. Having the disposition or temper of an enemy; unfriendly; unfavorable.
2. Opposed in tendency, influence, or effects; antagonistic; adverse.
1. A name given to various sweet dishes made with milk, eggs, flour, etc.
2. Empty compliment; unsubstantial talk or writing; mumbo jumbo; nonsense.
1. The act of offering something, such as worship or thanks, especially to a deity.
2. (Usually capitalized) The act of offering the bread and wine of the Eucharist.
3. Something offered in a religious rite or as a charitable gift.
Full of or expressing high-spirited merriment; light-hearted; mirthful.
Obliged; bound in gratitude; indebted.
To depart secretly; to steal away and hide oneself -- used especially of persons who withdraw to avoid arrest or prosecution.