1. Holding or adhering obstinately to any opinion, purpose, or design.
2. Stubbornly or perversely persistent.
1. Apt to imitate; given to mimicry; imitative.
2. Characterized by mimicry; -- applied to animals and plants; as, "mimetic species; mimetic organisms."
1. To scrape or scratch with the hands or feet.
2. To struggle by or as if by scraping or scratching.
3. To proceed by clawing with the hands and feet; to scramble.
4. To make irregular, crooked, or unmeaning marks; to scribble; to scrawl.
1. To mark with irregular lines or letters; to scribble on or over.
2. To make or obtain by scraping together hastily.
1. The act or an instance of scrabbling.
2. A scribble.
Easily crumbled, pulverized, or reduced to powder.
1. A blank space; a missing part; a gap.
2. (Biology) A small opening, depression, or cavity in an anatomical structure.
1. Hardened in wrongdoing; stubbornly wicked. Hardened in feelings; hard-hearted.
2. Resistant to persuasion; unyielding.
3. Hard; harsh; rugged; rough.
1. A secret; a mystery.
2. Specialized or mysterious knowledge, language, or information that is not accessible to the average person (generally used in the plural).
1. Doing nothing or given to doing nothing; idle; lazy.
1. A do-nothing; an idle fellow; a sluggard.
[Often capitalized] The spirit of the time; the general intellectual and moral state or temper characteristic of any period of time.
1. Overflowing with enthusiasm or excitement; high-spirited.
2. Boiling up or over.
1. Of, pertaining to, marked by, or given to the consumption of alcoholic drink.
2. Readily absorbing fluids or moisture.
Having great diversity or variety; of various kinds; diversified.
Uttering, containing, or characterized by maxims; wise and pithy.
1. The habitation of a hermit or group of hermits.
2. A monastery or abbey.
3. A secluded residence; a retreat; a hideaway.
4. (Capitalized) A palace in St. Petersburg, now an art museum.
1. The act of conferring a benefit.
2. A benefit conferred; especially, a charitable donation.
Friendship; friendly relations, especially between nations.
Frivolous or bantering talk; a frivolous manner of treating any subject, whether serious or otherwise; light raillery.
1. False accusation of a crime or offense, intended to injure another's reputation.
2. Malicious misrepresentation; slander.
Extremely or unduly particular in standards or taste; fastidious; finicky.
1. An alarm bell, or the ringing of a bell for the purpose of alarm.
2. A warning.
1. Passing from one topic to another; ranging over a wide field; digressive; rambling.
2. Utilizing, marked by, or based on analytical reasoning -- contrasted with intuitive.
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At an equal pace or rate.
1. Lacking the feathers necessary for flight.
2. Not fully developed; immature.
1. Something that fills up or completes.
2. The quantity or number required to make up a whole or to make something complete.
3. One of two parts that complete a whole or mutually complete each other; a counterpart.
1. To supply what is lacking; to serve as a complement to; to supplement.
1. Pertaining to Draco, a lawgiver of Athens, 621 B.C.
2. Excessively harsh; severe.
Capable of being broken; brittle; fragile; easily broken.
1. Harsh or discordant sound; dissonance.
2. The use of harsh or discordant sounds in literary composition.
1. The state of being carelessly or partially dressed.
2. Casual or lounging attire.
3. An intentionally careless or casual manner.
1. Cleverness or skill; ingenuity; inventiveness.
2. An ingenious or artful device or expedient.
3. An artful trick or stratagem.
4. Trickery; craftiness; insincere or deceptive behavior.
Clearness of understanding or insight; penetration, discernment.
The establishment or state of cordial relations.
1. A beggar; especially, one who makes a business of begging.
2. A member of an order of friars forbidden to acquire landed property and required to be supported by alms.
1. Practicing beggary; begging; living on alms; as, mendicant friars.
1. Ill-humored; churlish in manner or mood; sullen and gruff.
2. Menacing or threatening in appearance, as of weather conditions; ominous.
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.