1. An act of plundering or despoiling; a raid.
2. [Plural] Destructive operations; ravages.
1. A round or demonstration of applause.
2. Enthusiastic approval; an expression of praise.
An enthusiastic admirer; a fan.
1. Full of apprehensiveness; timid; fearful.
2. Indicating, or caused by, fear.
1. Capable of being bought or obtained for money or other valuable consideration; held for sale; salable; purchasable.
2. Capable of being corrupted.
3. Marked by or associated with bribery and corrupt dealings.
1. Affording an abundant supply; plentifully furnished; lavish.
2. Large in quantity; plentiful, profuse; abundant.
3. Full of information or matter.
An absolute monarch who rules with unlimited authority; by extension, any person with undisputed authority in a relationship or situation.
1. Diligent in application or pursuit; steadily industrious.
2. Characterized by or accomplished with care and perseverance.
Of extraordinary size; gigantic; enormous.
1. Of, relating to, or on a coastal or shore region, especially a seashore.
1. A coastal region, especially the zone between the limits of high and low tides.
A nickname; an assumed name; an epithet.
1. Mental or physical weariness or fatigue.
2. Listless indolence, especially the indolence of one who is satiated by a life of luxury or pleasure.
3. A heaviness or oppressive stillness of the air.
1. Disposition to forgive and spare, as offenders; mercy.
2. An act or instance of mercy or leniency.
3. Mildness, especially of weather.
1. Something short-lived or of no lasting significance.
2. ephemera: Items, especially printed matter (as posters, broadsides, pamphlets, etc.), intended to be of use or importance for only a short time but preserved by collectors.
To change into a different shape or to transform, often with bizarre or humorous effect.
Being with child; heavy with young or eggs; pregnant.
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A time of youthful inexperience, innocence, or indiscretion.
The act or an instance of placing in nearness or side by side.
1. Easily irritated; inclined to anger; bad-tempered.
2. Angry; indicating or expressing anger; excited by anger.
1. Capable of being done, accomplished, or put into practice; feasible; as, "a practicable method; a practicable aim."
2. Capable of being used; usable.
Coarsely abusive, foul, or profane language.
The wages or perquisites arising from office, employment, or labor; gain; compensation.
1. To deny or dispute; to declare false or invalid.
2. To oppose; to contradict.
1. Constituting a separate thing; distinct.
2. Consisting of distinct or unconnected parts.
3. (Mathematics) Defined for a finite or countable set of values; not continuous.
1. A person appointed or chosen to judge or decide a dispute.
2. Any person who has the power of judging and determining.
1. Fewness; smallness of number; scarcity.
2. Smallness of quantity; insufficiency.
1. A florid, brilliant style of music that emphasizes the technical force and skill of a performer; virtuoso music.
2. A showy or brilliant display.
1. Rudeness or rough treatment arising from haughtiness and contempt; scornful insolence.
2. An instance of contemptuousness in act or speech.
To free or release from a difficulty or entanglement; to get free; to disengage.
Smooth; having a surface without hairs, projections, or any unevenness.
Recent in origin; modern; new.
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1. Any of various small sea birds of the family Hydrobatidae, having dark plumage with paler underparts; also called storm petrel.
2. One who brings discord or strife, or appears at the onset of trouble.
1. The use of more words than are necessary to express an idea; as, "I saw it with my own eyes."
2. An instance or example of pleonasm.
3. A superfluous word or expression.
1. Equal and uniform; not varying.
2. Not easily disturbed; not variable or changing -- said of the feelings, temper, etc.
1. a. (Archaic) To prohibit; to forbid. b. To ward off; to prevent; to avert.
2. To defend; to protect; to preserve.
The act or product of thinking; the use of the power of reason; mental activity; thought.
1. One who is discontented or dissatisfied.
2. A discontented subject of a government; one who opposes an established order.
1. Discontented; uneasy; dissatisfied.
1. Having marks or patches of different colors; as, "variegated leaves or flowers."
2. Varied; distinguished or characterized by variety; diversified.
1. A governmental council or committee, especially one that rules after a revolution.
2. A closely knit group united for a common purpose and usually meeting secretly; also called a junto.
1. Having lost motion or the power of exertion and feeling; numb; benumbed.
2. Dormant; hibernating or estivating.
3. Dull; sluggish; apathetic.
1. Displaying considerable variety or diversity.
2. Readily assuming different shapes or forms.
Too clear or certain to admit of dispute; indisputable; unquestionable.
To buzz; to hum; to drone.
A person with special knowledge of a subject; a connoisseur.
1. Not proceeding from the true or claimed source; not genuine; false.
2. Of illegitimate birth.
1. A manuscript, usually of papyrus or parchment, on which more than one text has been written with the earlier writing incompletely erased and still visible.
2. An object or place whose older layers or aspects are apparent beneath its surface.
Thoroughgoing; downright; out-and-out; confirmed; extreme; notorious.
1. Offensive to the taste or sensibilities.
2. Insincere or excessively lavish; especially, offensive from excess of praise.
Having great diversity or variety; of various kinds; diversified.
Eager or excessive desire, especially for wealth; greed; avarice.