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.
|9 Jun||sui generis|
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.
1. Having spots and patches of black and white, or other colors; mottled.
2. Mixed; composed of incongruous parts.
1. Basic attitude or animating spirit; disposition; intention.
2. A feeling of ill will; animosity.
3. In Jungian psychology, the inner masculine part of the female personality [cf. anima].
1. Anxiety or deep unease proceeding from a sense of guilt or consciousness of causing pain.
2. A sting of conscience or a twinge of uneasiness; a qualm; a scruple.
1. To attribute, as to a source or cause; as, "they ascribed the poor harvest to drought."
2. To attribute, as a quality; to consider or allege to belong; as, "ascribed jealousy to the critics."
1. Precluding or putting an end to all debate or action.
2. Not allowing contradiction or refusal; absolute; decisive; conclusive; final.
3. Expressive of urgency or command.
4. Offensively self-assured or given to exercising usually unwarranted power; dictatorial; dogmatic.
1. Of or pertaining to an uncle.
2. Resembling an uncle, especially in kindness or indulgence.
1. To make a soft, low sighing or rustling sound, as the wind.
1. A soft, low rustling or sighing sound.
To rail (against some person or thing); to protest strongly or attack with harsh and bitter language -- usually with "against"; as, "to inveigh against character, conduct, manners, customs, morals, a law, an abuse."
A series of links united; a series or order of things depending on each other, as if linked together; a chain, a succession.
Disdainfully arrogant; haughty.
|12 May||prima facie|
1. At first view; on the first appearance.
1. True, valid, or adequate at first sight; as it seems at first sight; ostensible.
2. Self-evident; obvious.
3. (Law) Sufficient to establish a fact or a case unless disproved.
An inopportune or embarrassing situation or event; a hitch.
Consisting of dissimilar elements, parts, or ingredients -- opposed to homogeneous.
To shun; to avoid (as something wrong or distasteful).
Appropriate or fitting; relevant.
A formal defense or justification, especially of one's opinions, position, or actions.
Lofty in style; pompous; bombastic.
1. Of or pertaining to the Roman plebs, or common people.
2. Of or pertaining to the common people.
3. Vulgar; common; crude or coarse in nature or manner.
1. One of the plebs, or common people of ancient Rome; opposed to patrician.
2. One of the common people or lower classes.
3. A coarse, crude, or vulgar person.
1. To depict by drawing or painting.
2. To portray in words; to describe.
Biting; caustic; sarcastic.
Hastily or superficially performed.
To clear from alleged fault or guilt; to prove to be guiltless; to relieve of blame; to acquit.
Lack of knowledge or awareness; ignorance.
|29 Apr||bon ton|
1. Fashionable or elegant manner or style.
2. The proper or fashionable thing to do.
3. Fashionable society; a fashionable social set.