Knowing or anticipating the outcome of events before they happen.
1. Pathological obsession with a single subject or idea.
2. Excessive concentration of interest upon one particular subject or idea.
One having or affecting great sensitivity to beauty, as in art or nature.
1. Offensive to the taste or sensibilities.
2. Insincere or excessively lavish; especially, offensive from excess of praise.
Represented or appearing to be true, but not necessarily so.
To have force or influence.
1. Affected with vertigo; giddy; dizzy.
2. Causing or tending to cause dizziness.
3. Turning round; whirling; revolving.
4. Inclined to change quickly or frequently; inconstant.
To stop the flowing of; to check in its course; also, to stop the flowing of blood from; as, "to stanch a wound."
1. Disgrace; infamy; reproach mingled with contempt.
2. A cause or object of reproach or disgrace.
1. Comfort in time of grief; alleviation of grief or anxiety.
2. That which relieves in distress; that which cheers or consoles; a source of relief.
1. To comfort or cheer in grief or affliction; to console.
2. To allay; to soothe; as, "to solace grief."
1. A great fall of water over a precipice; a large waterfall.
2. A downpour; a flood.
3. A clouding or opacity of the lens or capsule of the eye, which obstructs the passage of light.
Lacking foresight or forethought; not foreseeing or providing for the future; negligent or thoughtless.
Comfortably or conveniently spacious; roomy; as, a commodious house.
Steady or sedate in character; sober; composed; regular; not wild, volatile, or fanciful.
To be inherent; to belong, as attributes or qualities.
Of or pertaining to the bank of a river or stream.
1. Swaggering; empty boasting; blustering manner or behavior; ostentatious display.
Characterized by extensive reading or knowledge; learned.
Peevish; testy; irritable.
1. Tending to make or become worse.
2. Tending to disparage or belittle.
1. A belittling or disparaging word or expression.
The act of persuading; persuasion.
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1. A book for ready reference; a manual; a handbook.
2. A useful thing that one regularly carries about.
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1. Weak beer.
2. Insignificant matters; something of little importance.
1. Unimportant; trivial.
Refusing to change one's ideas, behavior, etc.; stubborn; obstinate.
1. The appearance of truth; the quality of seeming to be true.
2. Something that has the appearance of being true or real.
Understood or known by only a few.
Marked by lighthearted unconcern or indifference; carefree; nonchalant.
To overwhelm by argument; to refute conclusively; to prove or show to be false.
To accept or consent passively or without objection -- usually used with 'in' or 'to'.
To explain; to clear of difficulties or obscurity.
1. Required by the nature of things or by circumstances; indispensable.
1. That which is required or necessary; something indispensable.
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Being the only example of its kind; constituting a class of its own; unique.
1. Protection; support.
2. Sponsorship; patronage.
3. Guidance, direction, or control.
4. A shield or protective armor; -- applied in mythology to the shield of Zeus.
One who habitually frequents a place.
1. Dry food for domestic animals, such as hay, straw, corn, oats, or a mixture of ground grain; feed.
2. Food or provisions.
1. Boisterous; vigorous.
2. Coarse; rough; crude.
1. A dweller; an inhabitant.
2. One that frequents a particular place.
3. [Chiefly British] An alien granted certain rights of citizenship.
4. An animal, plant, etc. that has become naturalized.
To make amends for; to atone for.
1. Private; confidential; familiar.
1. A private conversation between two people.
2. A short sofa intended to accommodate two persons.
An extravagant, erratic, or unpredictable notion, action, or occurrence.
To go back on a promise or commitment.
1. Fraudulently substituted for something else; not being what it purports to be; not genuine; spurious; counterfeit.
2. Hypothetical; supposed.
1. To give a sketchy or slight representation of; to outline.
2. To foreshadow in a vague way.
3. To suggest, indicate, or disclose partially.
4. To cast a shadow over; to shade; to obscure.
1. Happening by chance; coming or occurring by accident, or without any known cause.
2. Happening by a fortunate or lucky chance.
3. Fortunate or lucky.
1. Wary; cautious.
2. Not giving or expending freely; sparing.
1. To claim or seize without right or justification; to appropriate.
2. To claim on behalf of another; to ascribe.
1. Inanely foolish and unintelligent; stupid.
2. Illusory; delusive.
To strengthen or make more certain with other evidence.
A hermit, especially a religious recluse.