To render more severe, violent, or bitter; to irritate; to aggravate; to make worse.
A natural inclination; predisposition.
Unavailing; useless; without advantage or benefit.
Feebleness of mind due to old age; senility.
Commonly thought or deemed; supposed; reputed.
Not to be persuaded or moved by entreaty or prayer; firm; determined; unyielding; unchangeable; inflexible; relentless.
Lacking social polish; tactless; awkward; clumsy.
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1. A simple descriptive work, either in poetry or prose, dealing with simple, rustic life; pastoral scenes; and the like.
2. A narrative poem treating an epic, romantic, or tragic theme.
3. A lighthearted carefree episode or experience.
4. A romantic interlude.
1. Swollen, bloated, puffed up; as, "a turgid limb."
2. Swelling in style or language; bombastic, pompous; as, "a turgid style of speaking."
1. Of or pertaining to walking about or traveling from place to place; itinerant.
2. Of or pertaining to the philosophy taught by Aristotle (who gave his instructions while walking in the Lyceum at Athens), or to his followers.
1. One who walks about; a pedestrian; an itinerant.
2. A follower of Aristotle; an Aristotelian.
A collection; an aggregation.
Pertaining to fields or the country; rural; rustic.
1. To darken or render indistinct or dim.
2. To make obscure or difficult to understand or make sense of.
3. To confuse or bewilder.
A thicket or grove of small trees.
1. A speech addressed to a large public assembly.
2. A noisy or pompous speech; a rant.
1. To deliver a harangue to; to address by a harangue.
1. To make a harangue; to declaim.
1. (Bible) Pertaining to the Apocrypha.
2. Not canonical. Hence: Of doubtful authority or authenticity; equivocal; fictitious; spurious; false.
1. A snap of the finger forced suddenly from the thumb; a smart blow.
2. Something serving to rouse or excite; a stimulus.
3. A trivial addition; an embellishment.
1. To strike with the nail of the finger, first placed against the ball of the thumb, and forced from that position with a sudden spring; to snap with the finger.
2. To snap; to project quickly.
3. To urge on; to provide a stimulus, by or as if by a fillip.
1. To banish or expel from a community or group; to cast out from social, political, or private favor.
2. [Greek Antiquity] To exile by ostracism; to banish by a popular vote, as at Athens.
To depart from or evade the truth; to speak with equivocation.
1. Having a pale or sickly hue; pale; pallid.
2. Lacking vitality, as from weariness, illness, or unhappiness; feeble.
3. Lacking in intensity or brightness; dim or feeble.
Of or pertaining to fever; indicating fever or derived from it; feverish.
Originating, existing, or occurring at the same time.
1. love of or taste for fine objects of art.
2. Productions of art (especially fine antiques).
3. Artistic quality.
1. Firmly established by long persistence; deep-rooted; of long standing.
2. Fixed in habit by long persistence; confirmed; habitual.
A relation, especially one characterized by sympathetic understanding, emotional affinity, or mutual trust.
2. In a cautiously indirect manner.
1. Manifesting or expressing care or concern.
2. Full of anxiety or concern; apprehensive.
3. Extremely careful; meticulous.
4. Full of desire; eager.
1. Suitably applied or expressed; appropriate; apt.
2. Happy; delightful; marked by good fortune.
The act of violating faith or allegiance; violation of a promise or vow; faithlessness; treachery.
1. Subordinate; subsidiary.
2. Auxiliary; helping.
1. Something that is subordinate to something else.
1. Perception; understanding; knowledge.
2. The range of vision.
3. View; sight.
In the capacity or character of; as.
1. Noisily and stubbornly defiant; unruly.
2. Noisy, clamorous, or boisterous.
1. A model or pattern to be copied or imitated.
2. A typical or standard specimen.
3. An ideal model or type.
4. A copy of a book or text.
1. Easily done or performed; not difficult.
2. Arrived at without due care or effort; lacking depth; as, "too facile a solution for so complex a problem."
3. Ready; quick; expert; as, "he is facile in expedients"; "he wields a facile pen."
1. Lewd; lustful.
2. Tending to arouse sexual desires.
1. Coming from or existing on the outside.
2. Introduced from an outside source.
3. Not essential or intrinsic; foreign.
4. Not pertinent to the matter at hand; irrelevant.
1. Internal harmony or fitness in the adaptation of parts to a whole or to each other.
2. Studied elegance of design or arrangement -- used chiefly of literary style.
3. An instance of concinnity.
Of, pertaining to, or occurring in the state of drowsiness preceding sleep.
1. To conclude or sum up a long discourse.
2. To speak or expound at length; to declaim.
1. A braggart.
2. Empty boasting.
3. A swaggering, cocky manner.
1. [Archaic] To pray against, as an evil; to seek to avert by prayer.
2. To disapprove of strongly.
3. To belittle; to depreciate.
1. To dance and skip about in play; to frolic.
1. A skipping or leaping about in frolic.
1. An act or instance of depriving.
2. The state of being deprived of something, especially of something required or desired; destitution; need.
Having the guardianship or charge of protecting a person or a thing; guardian; protecting; as, "tutelary goddesses."
To speak or write at length in a pompous or boastful manner.
Incapable of being subdued or overcome; unconquerable.
Stubbornly resistant to and defiant of authority or restraint.