1. Affectedly or ostentatiously learned; pedantic.
1. A small bottle of horn or other material formerly used for holding ink.
1. The act of approving; formal or official approval.
2. Praise; commendation.
1. To change into bone; to become bony.
2. To become hardened or set in a rigidly conventional pattern.
1. To change into bone; to convert from a soft tissue to a hard bony tissue.
2. To harden; to mold into a rigidly conventional pattern.
Uniting and blending together different systems, as of philosophy, morals, or religion.
Extremely observant; watchful; sharp-sighted.
1. A space between things or parts, especially a space between things closely set; a narrow chink; a crack; a crevice; an interval.
2. An interval of time.
1. Of or relating to a tailor or to tailoring.
2. Of or relating to clothing, or style or manner of dress.
3. [Anatomy] Of or relating to the sartorius muscle.
1. Capable of laughing; disposed to laugh.
2. Exciting or provoking laughter; worthy of laughter; laughable; amusing.
3. Relating to, connected with, or used in laughter; as, "risible muscles."
1. An authoritative statement; a formal pronouncement.
2. Law) A judicial opinion expressed by judges on points that do not necessarily arise in the case, and are not involved in it.
1. To hide, or get out of the way, in a sneaking manner; to lurk.
2. To move about in a stealthy way.
3. To avoid responsibilities and duties.
1. One who skulks.
2. A group of foxes.
A salve for sores, burns, or the like; an ointment.
1. The act of plotting.
2. A crafty scheme; a cunning design or plot intended to accomplish some usually evil end.
1. To march out (as from a wood, defile, or other narrow or confined spot) into the open.
2. To emerge; to issue.
1. To cause to emerge or issue; to discharge.
1. Of, pertaining to, or producing a direct current of electricity, especially when produced chemically.
2. Affecting or affected as if by an electric shock; startling; shocking.
3. Stimulating; energizing.
1. Lacking liveliness and spirit; unanimated; spiritless; dull; as, "a vapid speech."
2. Flavorless; lacking taste or zest; flat; as, "vapid beer."
1. To draw up or frame (a statement, proclamation, etc.); to put in writing.
2. To make ready and put in shape for publication; to edit.
To be deliberately ambiguous or unclear in order to mislead or to avoid committing oneself to anything definite.
1. Painful or arduous work; severe toil or exertion.
2. Agony; anguish.
3. The labor of childbirth
1. To work very hard; to toil.
2. To suffer the pangs of childbirth; to be in labor.
1. Rough, harsh; extreme, severe -- generally restricted to the elements or weather.
2. Severe, unrelenting; cruel.
1. Avoirdupois weight, a system of weights based on a pound containing 16 ounces or 7,000 grains (453.59 grams).
2. Weight; heaviness; as, a person of much avoirdupois.
1. To pacify; to soothe or calm in temper or disposition.
2. To reduce in intensity; to temper.
3. To soften; to reduce the rigidity of.
1. Ranked or ranged below; subordinate; inferior.
2. (Chiefly British) Ranking as a junior officer; being below the rank of captain.
3. (Logic) Asserting only a part of what is asserted in a related proposition.
1. A person holding a subordinate position.
2. (Chiefly British) A commissioned military officer below the rank of captain.
3. (Logic) A subaltern proposition.
To render more severe, violent, or bitter; to irritate; to aggravate; to make worse.
A natural inclination; predisposition.
Unavailing; useless; without advantage or benefit.
Feebleness of mind due to old age; senility.
Commonly thought or deemed; supposed; reputed.
Not to be persuaded or moved by entreaty or prayer; firm; determined; unyielding; unchangeable; inflexible; relentless.
Lacking social polish; tactless; awkward; clumsy.
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1. A simple descriptive work, either in poetry or prose, dealing with simple, rustic life; pastoral scenes; and the like.
2. A narrative poem treating an epic, romantic, or tragic theme.
3. A lighthearted carefree episode or experience.
4. A romantic interlude.
1. Swollen, bloated, puffed up; as, "a turgid limb."
2. Swelling in style or language; bombastic, pompous; as, "a turgid style of speaking."
1. Of or pertaining to walking about or traveling from place to place; itinerant.
2. Of or pertaining to the philosophy taught by Aristotle (who gave his instructions while walking in the Lyceum at Athens), or to his followers.
1. One who walks about; a pedestrian; an itinerant.
2. A follower of Aristotle; an Aristotelian.
A collection; an aggregation.
Pertaining to fields or the country; rural; rustic.
1. To darken or render indistinct or dim.
2. To make obscure or difficult to understand or make sense of.
3. To confuse or bewilder.
A thicket or grove of small trees.
1. A speech addressed to a large public assembly.
2. A noisy or pompous speech; a rant.
1. To deliver a harangue to; to address by a harangue.
1. To make a harangue; to declaim.
1. (Bible) Pertaining to the Apocrypha.
2. Not canonical. Hence: Of doubtful authority or authenticity; equivocal; fictitious; spurious; false.
1. A snap of the finger forced suddenly from the thumb; a smart blow.
2. Something serving to rouse or excite; a stimulus.
3. A trivial addition; an embellishment.
1. To strike with the nail of the finger, first placed against the ball of the thumb, and forced from that position with a sudden spring; to snap with the finger.
2. To snap; to project quickly.
3. To urge on; to provide a stimulus, by or as if by a fillip.
1. To banish or expel from a community or group; to cast out from social, political, or private favor.
2. [Greek Antiquity] To exile by ostracism; to banish by a popular vote, as at Athens.
To depart from or evade the truth; to speak with equivocation.
1. Having a pale or sickly hue; pale; pallid.
2. Lacking vitality, as from weariness, illness, or unhappiness; feeble.
3. Lacking in intensity or brightness; dim or feeble.
Of or pertaining to fever; indicating fever or derived from it; feverish.
Originating, existing, or occurring at the same time.
1. love of or taste for fine objects of art.
2. Productions of art (especially fine antiques).
3. Artistic quality.
1. Firmly established by long persistence; deep-rooted; of long standing.
2. Fixed in habit by long persistence; confirmed; habitual.
A relation, especially one characterized by sympathetic understanding, emotional affinity, or mutual trust.
2. In a cautiously indirect manner.