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- 1. Secretly; privately; confidentially.
1. Designed to be secret or confidential; secretive; private.
- 1. Excessive pride in one's achievements, abilities, qualities, etc.
2. Vain display.
- Free from disease and weakening conditions; healthy.
- 1. A knight-errant; a distinguished champion of a medieval king or prince; as, the paladins of Charlemagne.
2. A champion of a cause.
- 1. The thick shell that covers the back of the turtle, the crab, and other animals.
2. Something likened to a shell that serves to protect or isolate from external influence.
- In grammar and rhetoric, the separation of the parts of a compound word, now generally done for humorous effect; for example, "what place soever" instead of "whatsoever place," or "abso-bloody-lutely."
- 1. Giving promise of success, prosperity, or happiness; predicting good; as, "an auspicious beginning."
2. Prosperous; fortunate; as, "auspicious years."
- 1. To make accustomed or used to something painful, difficult, or inconvenient; to harden; to habituate; as, "inured to drudgery and distress.
1. To pass into use; to take or have effect; to be applied; to serve to the use or benefit of; as, a gift of lands inures to the heirs.
- 1. A person devoted to luxury and the gratification of sensual appetites; a sensualist.
1. Voluptuous; luxurious.
- 1. Of or pertaining to woods or forest regions.
2. Living or located in a wood or forest.
3. Abounding in forests or trees; wooded.
1. A fabled deity or spirit of the woods.
2. One that lives in or frequents the woods or forest; a rustic.
- 1. Constant in application or attention; devoted; attentive.
2. Performed with constant diligence or attention; unremitting; persistent; as, "assiduous labor."
- Excessive talkativeness or wordiness.
- 1. Dash or flamboyance in manner or style.
2. A plume or bunch of feathers, esp. such a bunch worn on the helmet; any military plume, or ornamental group of feathers.
- 1. A socially awkward or tactless act.
2. Lack of tact; boorishness; awkwardness.
- 1. Acute vexation, annoyance, or embarrassment, arising from disappointment or failure.
1. To unsettle or vex by disappointment or humiliation; to mortify.
- Living again; brought back to life; revived; restored.
- 1. In the open air; outdoors.
1. Taking place or located in the open air; outdoor.
- 1. To entice by soft words or flattery; to coax.
2. To gain or get by flattery or guile.
1. To flatter; to use soft words.
- Lack of vitality or energy; weariness; listlessness.
- One who is curious to know everything that passes; one who knows or pretends to know all that is going on; a gossip; a busybody.
- 1. An encampment for the night, usually under little or no shelter.
1. To encamp for the night, usually under little or no shelter.
- 1. Causing sleep; tending to cause sleep.
2. Of, relating to, or characterized by sleepiness or lethargy.
1. A medicine, drug, plant, or other agent that has the quality of inducing sleep; a narcotic.
- Something taken as food; a meal.
- 1. Of, pertaining to, or resembling twilight; dim.
2. (Zoology) Appearing or active at twilight.
- 1. A large, powerful, or destructive whirlpool.
2. Something resembling a maelstrom; a violent, disordered, or turbulent state of affairs.
- A deceptive device or stratagem.
- 1. A naive girl or young woman.
2. An actress playing such a person; also: the stage role of an ingenue.
- 1. Serving to relieve pain; soothing.
2. Not likely to offend; bland; innocuous.
1. A medicine that relieves pain.
2. Anything that calms, comforts, or soothes disturbed feelings.
- 1. Playing lightly on or over a surface; flickering; as, "a lambent flame; lambent shadows."
2. Softly bright or radiant; luminous; as, "a lambent light."
3. Light and brilliant; as, "a lambent style; lambent wit."
- Inclining to redness; ruddy; red.
- Skill in or performance of tricks; sleight of hand.
- ? German folklore, a haunting spirit, gnome, or goblin.
- Assurance of manner or of action; self-possession; confidence; coolness.
- 1. Overflowing with enthusiasm or excitement; high-spirited.
2. Boiling up or over.
- 1. A crown.
2. An ornamental headband worn (as by Eastern monarchs) as a badge of royalty.
3. Regal power; sovereignty; empire; -- considered as symbolized by the crown.
1. To adorn with a diadem; to crown.
- Powerful; strong; mighty; as, a puissant prince or empire.
- Worthy of praise; commendable.
- Of, pertaining to, or suggestive of dreams; dreamy.
- A bunch of odorous and showy flowers; a bouquet; a posy.
- 1. Presenting favorable circumstances or conditions.
2. Favorably inclined; gracious; benevolent.
- Green; greenness; freshness of vegetation; as, the verdure of the meadows in June.
- 1. Cheerful; merry; gay; light-hearted.
2. Causing joy or pleasure; agreeable; pleasant.
- 1. A small contrasting spot or blotch.
2. A mottled appearance, especially of the coat of an animal (as a horse).
1. To mark with patches of a color or shade; to spot.
1. To become dappled.
1. Marked with contrasting patches or spots; dappled.
- 1. The fixed customs of a particular group that are morally binding upon all members of the group.
2. Moral attitudes.
3. Customs; habits; ways.
- Dark or dull in color; drab, dusky.
- A reddish glow seen near sunset or sunrise on the summits of mountains.
- 1. To sacrifice; to offer in sacrifice; to kill as a sacrificial victim.
2. To kill or destroy, often by fire.