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.
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1. Fashionable or elegant manner or style.
2. The proper or fashionable thing to do.
3. Fashionable society; a fashionable social set.
1. A drinking fountain on a ship.
2. A cask on a ship that contains the day's supply of drinking water.
3. Gossip; rumor.
1. Harmless; producing no ill effect.
2. Not likely to offend or provoke; as, "an innocuous remark."
1. A complicated and embarrassing state of things.
2. A confused or complicated disagreement or misunderstanding.
3. An intricate, complicated plot, as of a drama or work of fiction.
4. A confused mass; a tangle.
A state of difficulty, perplexity, doubt, or uncertainty.
Thoroughgoing; downright; out-and-out; confirmed; extreme; notorious.
1. Flushed with red; of a lively reddish color.
2. Excessively ornate; flowery; as, "a florid style; florid eloquence."
Of or pertaining to marriage, or the marriage state; conjugal; nuptial.
1. A peddler of quack medicine, who stands on a platform to appeal to the audience.
2. A charlatan; a boastful pretender to knowledge or a skill.
From head to foot; at all points.
Someone who collaborates with an enemy occupying his or her country; a traitor.
1. Of or relating to actors, acting, or the theater; befitting a theater; theatrical.
2. Overly dramatic; deliberately affected.
1. To bend the knee or touch one knee to the ground, as in worship.
2. To be servilely respectful or obedient; to grovel.
Overbearing pride or presumption.
1. Elevation to divine rank or stature; deification.
2. An exalted or glorified example; a model of excellence or perfection of a kind.
To deck in glaring colors; to set off conspicuously; to display pompously; to decorate.
Exhibiting a desire to please; obliging; compliant.
1. An act of plundering or despoiling; a raid.
2. [Plural] Destructive operations; ravages.
1. A round or demonstration of applause.
2. Enthusiastic approval; an expression of praise.
An enthusiastic admirer; a fan.
1. Full of apprehensiveness; timid; fearful.
2. Indicating, or caused by, fear.
1. Capable of being bought or obtained for money or other valuable consideration; held for sale; salable; purchasable.
2. Capable of being corrupted.
3. Marked by or associated with bribery and corrupt dealings.
1. Affording an abundant supply; plentifully furnished; lavish.
2. Large in quantity; plentiful, profuse; abundant.
3. Full of information or matter.
An absolute monarch who rules with unlimited authority; by extension, any person with undisputed authority in a relationship or situation.
1. Diligent in application or pursuit; steadily industrious.
2. Characterized by or accomplished with care and perseverance.
Of extraordinary size; gigantic; enormous.
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.
A nickname; an assumed name; an epithet.
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.
1. Disposition to forgive and spare, as offenders; mercy.
2. An act or instance of mercy or leniency.
3. Mildness, especially of weather.
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.
To change into a different shape or to transform, often with bizarre or humorous effect.
Being with child; heavy with young or eggs; pregnant.
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A time of youthful inexperience, innocence, or indiscretion.
The act or an instance of placing in nearness or side by side.
1. Easily irritated; inclined to anger; bad-tempered.
2. Angry; indicating or expressing anger; excited by anger.
1. Capable of being done, accomplished, or put into practice; feasible; as, "a practicable method; a practicable aim."
2. Capable of being used; usable.
Coarsely abusive, foul, or profane language.
The wages or perquisites arising from office, employment, or labor; gain; compensation.
1. To deny or dispute; to declare false or invalid.
2. To oppose; to contradict.
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. A person appointed or chosen to judge or decide a dispute.
2. Any person who has the power of judging and determining.
1. Fewness; smallness of number; scarcity.
2. Smallness of quantity; insufficiency.
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. Rudeness or rough treatment arising from haughtiness and contempt; scornful insolence.
2. An instance of contemptuousness in act or speech.
To free or release from a difficulty or entanglement; to get free; to disengage.
Smooth; having a surface without hairs, projections, or any unevenness.