1. A damaging or derogatory remark; slander.
2. The act of defaming or slandering.
3. A sprinkling with water, especially in religious ceremonies.
1. Ineffective; futile.
2. Being at leisure; lazy; indolent; idle.
3. Of no use.
1. Swollen, bloated, puffed up; as, "a turgid limb."
2. Swelling in style or language; bombastic, pompous; as, "a turgid style of speaking."
1. To deviate from what is expected.
2. To take away; to detract; -- usually with 'from'.
1. To disparage or belittle; to denigrate.
1. love of or taste for fine objects of art.
2. Productions of art (especially fine antiques).
3. Artistic quality.
1. An adjunct; an accessory; something added to another, more important thing.
2. [Plural]. Accessory objects; gear; apparatus.
3. [Law]. An incidental right attached to a principal property right for purposes such as passage of title, conveyance, or inheritance.
Eager or excessive desire, especially for wealth; greed; avarice.
Having great diversity or variety; of various kinds; diversified.
1. Offensive to the taste or sensibilities.
2. Insincere or excessively lavish; especially, offensive from excess of praise.
Thoroughgoing; downright; out-and-out; confirmed; extreme; notorious.
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.
1. Not proceeding from the true or claimed source; not genuine; false.
2. Of illegitimate birth.
A person with special knowledge of a subject; a connoisseur.
To buzz; to hum; to drone.
Too clear or certain to admit of dispute; indisputable; unquestionable.
1. Displaying considerable variety or diversity.
2. Readily assuming different shapes or forms.
1. Having lost motion or the power of exertion and feeling; numb; benumbed.
2. Dormant; hibernating or estivating.
3. Dull; sluggish; apathetic.
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 marks or patches of different colors; as, "variegated leaves or flowers."
2. Varied; distinguished or characterized by variety; diversified.
1. One who is discontented or dissatisfied.
2. A discontented subject of a government; one who opposes an established order.
1. Discontented; uneasy; dissatisfied.
The act or product of thinking; the use of the power of reason; mental activity; thought.
1. a. (Archaic) To prohibit; to forbid. b. To ward off; to prevent; to avert.
2. To defend; to protect; to preserve.
1. Equal and uniform; not varying.
2. Not easily disturbed; not variable or changing -- said of the feelings, temper, etc.
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.
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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.
Recent in origin; modern; new.
Smooth; having a surface without hairs, projections, or any unevenness.
To free or release from a difficulty or entanglement; to get free; to disengage.
1. Rudeness or rough treatment arising from haughtiness and contempt; scornful insolence.
2. An instance of contemptuousness in act or speech.
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. Fewness; smallness of number; scarcity.
2. Smallness of quantity; insufficiency.
1. A person appointed or chosen to judge or decide a dispute.
2. Any person who has the power of judging and determining.
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. To deny or dispute; to declare false or invalid.
2. To oppose; to contradict.
The wages or perquisites arising from office, employment, or labor; gain; compensation.
Coarsely abusive, foul, or profane language.
1. Capable of being done, accomplished, or put into practice; feasible; as, "a practicable method; a practicable aim."
2. Capable of being used; usable.
1. Easily irritated; inclined to anger; bad-tempered.
2. Angry; indicating or expressing anger; excited by anger.
The act or an instance of placing in nearness or side by side.
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A time of youthful inexperience, innocence, or indiscretion.
Being with child; heavy with young or eggs; pregnant.
To change into a different shape or to transform, often with bizarre or humorous effect.
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.
1. Disposition to forgive and spare, as offenders; mercy.
2. An act or instance of mercy or leniency.
3. Mildness, especially of weather.
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.
A nickname; an assumed name; an epithet.
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.
Of extraordinary size; gigantic; enormous.
1. Diligent in application or pursuit; steadily industrious.
2. Characterized by or accomplished with care and perseverance.
An absolute monarch who rules with unlimited authority; by extension, any person with undisputed authority in a relationship or situation.