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.
|12 Jul||swan song|
1. A beautiful legendary song said to be sung by a dying swan.
2. A final or farewell appearance, action, or pronouncement.
Knowing or anticipating the outcome of events before they happen.
1. Pathological obsession with a single subject or idea.
2. Excessive concentration of interest upon one particular subject or idea.
One having or affecting great sensitivity to beauty, as in art or nature.
1. Offensive to the taste or sensibilities.
2. Insincere or excessively lavish; especially, offensive from excess of praise.
Represented or appearing to be true, but not necessarily so.
To have force or influence.
1. Affected with vertigo; giddy; dizzy.
2. Causing or tending to cause dizziness.
3. Turning round; whirling; revolving.
4. Inclined to change quickly or frequently; inconstant.
To stop the flowing of; to check in its course; also, to stop the flowing of blood from; as, "to stanch a wound."
1. Disgrace; infamy; reproach mingled with contempt.
2. A cause or object of reproach or disgrace.
1. Comfort in time of grief; alleviation of grief or anxiety.
2. That which relieves in distress; that which cheers or consoles; a source of relief.
1. To comfort or cheer in grief or affliction; to console.
2. To allay; to soothe; as, "to solace grief."
1. A great fall of water over a precipice; a large waterfall.
2. A downpour; a flood.
3. A clouding or opacity of the lens or capsule of the eye, which obstructs the passage of light.
Lacking foresight or forethought; not foreseeing or providing for the future; negligent or thoughtless.
Comfortably or conveniently spacious; roomy; as, a commodious house.
Steady or sedate in character; sober; composed; regular; not wild, volatile, or fanciful.
To be inherent; to belong, as attributes or qualities.
Of or pertaining to the bank of a river or stream.
1. Swaggering; empty boasting; blustering manner or behavior; ostentatious display.
Characterized by extensive reading or knowledge; learned.
Peevish; testy; irritable.
1. Tending to make or become worse.
2. Tending to disparage or belittle.
1. A belittling or disparaging word or expression.
The act of persuading; persuasion.
|20 Jun||vade mecum|
1. A book for ready reference; a manual; a handbook.
2. A useful thing that one regularly carries about.
|19 Jun||small beer|
1. Weak beer.
2. Insignificant matters; something of little importance.
1. Unimportant; trivial.
Refusing to change one's ideas, behavior, etc.; stubborn; obstinate.
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.