To act in concert; to conspire; to plot.
1. Given to faction; addicted to form parties and raise dissensions, in opposition to government or the common good; turbulent; seditious; prone to clamor against public measures or men; -- said of persons.
2. Pertaining to faction; proceeding from faction; indicating, or characterized by, faction; -- said of acts or expressions; as, factious quarrels.
To treat someone or something with deep respect, reverence or deference; to revere.
Difficult to comprehend or understand.
1. Lacking in nutritive value.
2. Displaying or suggesting a lack of maturity; childish.
3. Lacking interest or significance; dull; meager; dry.
Marked by, causing, or expressing grief or sorrow.
1. To act against with equal force, power, or effect; to counteract.
2. To compensate for; to offset; to furnish or serve as an equivalent to.
1. To exert force against an opposing, often bad, influence or power.
1. Drooping or flagging from or as if from exhaustion; weak; weary; heavy.
2. Promoting or indicating weakness or heaviness.
3. Slow; lacking vigor or force.
A struggle or contest; conflict; especially between the protagonist and antagonist in a literary work.
An answer to a reply; or, in general, an answer or reply.
A formal discourse on a subject.
The act of belching; a belch.
1. An abusive expression or speech; a vehement verbal attack.
2. Insulting or abusive language.
1. Of, relating to, or characterized by insult, abuse, or denunciatory language.
1. To climb with difficulty, or on all fours; to scramble.
1. The act of clambering.
1. To induce someone to convert to one's religious faith.
2. To induce someone to join one's institution, cause, or political party.
1. To convert to some religion, system, opinion, or the like.
1. To act or be counter to; to violate.
2. To oppose in argument; to contradict.
1. To issue or utter verbal attacks or censures authoritatively or menacingly.
2. To explode; to detonate.
1. To utter or send out with denunciations or censures.
2. To cause to explode.
Being in a state of repose; at rest; still; inactive.
1. In music drama, a marked melodic phrase or short passage which always accompanies the reappearance of a certain person, situation, abstract idea, or allusion in the course of the play; a sort of musical label.
2. A dominant and recurring theme.
1. A sacred place.
2. A place of retreat where one is free from intrusion.
1. To reduce in violence (said of diseases, etc.); to lessen or abate.
2. To cover by excuses and apologies; to extenuate.
3. To reduce in severity; to make less intense.
1. Having the characteristics of both sexes.
2. Effeminate; unmasculine.
3. Sexless; neuter.
4. (Linguistics) Having but one form of the noun for both the male and the female.
1. A person or thing that is epicene.
2. (Linguistics) An epicene word.
1. Of or relating to dispossessed and displaced individuals, especially those who have lost social status.
2. Common; vulgar.
1. A member the underclass, especially the lowest social stratum.
Beginning to exist or appear.
1. Done merely to carry out a duty; performed mechanically or routinely.
2. Lacking interest, care, or enthusiasm; indifferent.
1. To make uneasy or perplexed, or to put into a state of embarrassment; to disconcert; to upset.
2. To thwart; to frustrate the plans of.
3. (Archaic). To defeat in battle.
1. Easily led or commanded; obedient.
2. Capable of being bid.
Present in all places at the same time; ubiquitous.
1. Being beyond consolation; deeply dejected and dispirited; hopelessly sad; filled with grief; as, "a bereaved and disconsolate parent."
2. Inspiring dejection; saddening; cheerless; as, "the disconsolate darkness of the winter nights."
1. To utter, or express with, a snorting, exultant laugh or chuckle.
1. A snorting, exultant laugh or chuckle.
1. Capable of producing offspring or vegetation; fruitful; prolific.
2. Intellectually productive or inventive.
1. To utter articulately; to pronounce.
2. To state or set forth precisely or systematically.
3. To announce; to proclaim; to declare.
1. To utter words or syllables articulately.
1. The word by which a particular person or thing is called and known; name; title; designation.
2. The act of naming.
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A person with refined and sociable tastes, especially one who enjoys fine food and drink.
1. An arbitrary or authoritative command or order.
2. Formal or official authorization or sanction.
A person of great or varied learning; one acquainted with various subjects of study.
1. Having or exuding fragrance; scented; aromatic.
2. Full of fragrance; odorous; smelling (usually used with 'of' or 'with').
3. Serving to bring to mind; evocative; suggestive; reminiscent (usually used with 'of' or 'with').
Incapable of being passed over, surmounted, or overcome; insurmountable; as, "insuperable difficulties."
Great pleasure; delight, enjoyment.
1. Done by stealth; surreptitious; secret; as, a furtive look.
2. Expressive of stealth; sly; shifty; sneaky.
3. Stolen; obtained by stealth.
4. Given to stealing; thievish; pilfering.
Agreeable to truth or to fact; actual; real; true; genuine.
Pompous or pretentious speech or writing.
1. Disgracefully or shamefully criminal; grossly wicked; scandalous; -- said of acts, crimes, etc.
2. Guilty of enormous crimes; corrupt; profligate; -- said of persons.
3. Characterized by enormous crimes or scandalous vices; as, "flagitious times."
Inclination; decided taste; a strong liking.
1. To make faulty or imperfect; to render defective; to impair; as, "exaggeration vitiates a style of writing."
2. To corrupt morally; to debase.
3. To render ineffective; as, "fraud vitiates a contract."
1. Of or relating to conflict within a nation, an organization, or a group.
2. Mutually destructive; involving or accompanied by mutual slaughter.
3. Deadly; destructive; marked by slaughter.
Marked by fearless resolution; valiant; brave.
1. Having no equal; peerless.
1. Something of unequaled excellence; a peerless thing or person.
2. A flat disk of chocolate covered with beads of colored sugar.
Bitter, harsh, or biting sharpness, as of language, disposition, or manners.
1. The final resolution of the main complication of a literary or dramatic work.
2. The outcome of a complex sequence of events.