1. A compound of bromine and another element or a positive organic radical.
2. A dose of potassium bromide taken as a sedative.
3. A dull person with conventional thoughts.
4. A commonplace or conventional saying.
1. Capable of being easily led, taught, or managed; docile.
2. Easily handled, managed, or worked; malleable.
1. Having a fleshy pink color.
2. Red; blood-red.
1. To make red or crimson.
1. To remove or modify the parts (of a book, for example) considered offensive.
2. To modify, as by shortening, simplifying, or distorting in style or content.
1. obsolete. A cap worn by court jesters; adorned with a strip of red. (Now cockscomb).
2. archaic. The top of the head, or the head itself.
3. Obsolete. A fool.
4. A vain, showy fellow; a conceited, silly man, fond of display; a superficial pretender to knowledge or accomplishments; a dandy; a fop.
Excessively fond of or submissive to a wife.
1. To break apart; to separate; to divide; to sever.
1. To become parted, disunited, or severed.
1. Merely imaginary; produced by or as if by a wildly fanciful imagination; fantastic; improbable or unrealistic.
2. Given to or indulging in unrealistic fantasies or fantastic schemes.
1. A region situated inland from a coast.
2. A region remote from urban areas; backcountry.
3. A region situated beyond the major metropolitan or cultural centers.
1. The interval between two reigns; any period when a state is left without a ruler.
2. A period of freedom from authority or during which government functions are suspended.
3. Any breach of continuity in an order; a lapse or interval in a continuity.
1. A fine point of exactness in conduct, ceremony, or procedure.
2. Strictness or exactness in the observance of formalities; as, "the punctilios of a public ceremony."
Pertaining to the west wind; soft; mild; gentle.
Exposition; explanation; especially, a critical explanation of a text.
Beginning to exist or having recently come into existence; coming into being.
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An accomplished and presumably irreversible deed or fact.
An ignorant person; a dunce.
Acuteness of perception or vision; sharpness.
Evenness of mind; calmness; composure; as, "to bear misfortunes with equanimity."
1. To cause to disappear by rubbing out, striking out, etc.; to erase; to render illegible or indiscernible.
2. To destroy, as a mental impression; to wipe out; to eliminate completely.
3. To make (oneself) inconspicuous.
Construction or something constructed by using whatever materials happen to be available.
Tending to promote peace; conciliatory.
1. An expression of good wishes on a festive occasion, especially in drinking to someone.
2. An occasion on which such good wishes are expressed in drinking; a drinking bout; a carouse.
3. The liquor used for a wassail; especially, a beverage formerly much used in England at Christmas and other festivals, made of ale (or wine) flavored with spices, sugar, toast, roasted apples, etc.
1. Of or pertaining to wassail, or to a wassail; convivial; as, a wassail bowl.
1. To drink to the health of; a toast.
1. To drink a wassail.
Polished and smooth in manner; polite, refined, and elegant.
A silly, flighty, or scatterbrained person, especially a pert young woman with such qualities.
1. A vague feeling of discomfort in the body, as at the onset of illness.
2. A general feeling of depression or unease.
1. To deviate from what is expected.
2. To take away; to detract; -- usually with 'from'.
1. To disparage or belittle; to denigrate.
1. Devoid of or unsusceptible to emotion.
2. Showing no sign of emotion or feeling; expressionless.
Suitable for a given purpose or occasion; timely.
1. Inclined to keep silent; reserved; uncommunicative.
2. Restrained or reserved in style.
3. Reluctant; unwilling.
1. A new word or expression.
2. A new use of a word or expression.
3. The use or creation of new words or expressions.
4. (Psychiatry) An invented, meaningless word used by a person with a psychiatric disorder.
5. (Theology) A new view or interpretation of a scripture.
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1. A stew of highly seasoned meat and vegetables.
2. A mixture; a hodgepodge.
1. Affectedly or ostentatiously learned; pedantic.
1. A small bottle of horn or other material formerly used for holding ink.
1. The act of approving; formal or official approval.
2. Praise; commendation.
1. To change into bone; to become bony.
2. To become hardened or set in a rigidly conventional pattern.
1. To change into bone; to convert from a soft tissue to a hard bony tissue.
2. To harden; to mold into a rigidly conventional pattern.
Uniting and blending together different systems, as of philosophy, morals, or religion.
Extremely observant; watchful; sharp-sighted.
1. A space between things or parts, especially a space between things closely set; a narrow chink; a crack; a crevice; an interval.
2. An interval of time.
1. Of or relating to a tailor or to tailoring.
2. Of or relating to clothing, or style or manner of dress.
3. [Anatomy] Of or relating to the sartorius muscle.
1. Capable of laughing; disposed to laugh.
2. Exciting or provoking laughter; worthy of laughter; laughable; amusing.
3. Relating to, connected with, or used in laughter; as, "risible muscles."
1. An authoritative statement; a formal pronouncement.
2. Law) A judicial opinion expressed by judges on points that do not necessarily arise in the case, and are not involved in it.
1. To hide, or get out of the way, in a sneaking manner; to lurk.
2. To move about in a stealthy way.
3. To avoid responsibilities and duties.
1. One who skulks.
2. A group of foxes.
A salve for sores, burns, or the like; an ointment.
1. The act of plotting.
2. A crafty scheme; a cunning design or plot intended to accomplish some usually evil end.
1. To march out (as from a wood, defile, or other narrow or confined spot) into the open.
2. To emerge; to issue.
1. To cause to emerge or issue; to discharge.
1. Of, pertaining to, or producing a direct current of electricity, especially when produced chemically.
2. Affecting or affected as if by an electric shock; startling; shocking.
3. Stimulating; energizing.
1. Lacking liveliness and spirit; unanimated; spiritless; dull; as, "a vapid speech."
2. Flavorless; lacking taste or zest; flat; as, "vapid beer."
1. To draw up or frame (a statement, proclamation, etc.); to put in writing.
2. To make ready and put in shape for publication; to edit.
To be deliberately ambiguous or unclear in order to mislead or to avoid committing oneself to anything definite.
1. Painful or arduous work; severe toil or exertion.
2. Agony; anguish.
3. The labor of childbirth
1. To work very hard; to toil.
2. To suffer the pangs of childbirth; to be in labor.