1. Pertaining to Draco, a lawgiver of Athens, 621 B.C.
2. Excessively harsh; severe.
Capable of being broken; brittle; fragile; easily broken.
1. Harsh or discordant sound; dissonance.
2. The use of harsh or discordant sounds in literary composition.
1. The state of being carelessly or partially dressed.
2. Casual or lounging attire.
3. An intentionally careless or casual manner.
1. Cleverness or skill; ingenuity; inventiveness.
2. An ingenious or artful device or expedient.
3. An artful trick or stratagem.
4. Trickery; craftiness; insincere or deceptive behavior.
Clearness of understanding or insight; penetration, discernment.
The establishment or state of cordial relations.
1. A beggar; especially, one who makes a business of begging.
2. A member of an order of friars forbidden to acquire landed property and required to be supported by alms.
1. Practicing beggary; begging; living on alms; as, mendicant friars.
1. Ill-humored; churlish in manner or mood; sullen and gruff.
2. Menacing or threatening in appearance, as of weather conditions; ominous.
1. To pluck up by the roots; to uproot.
2. To displace from one's native or accustomed environment.
1. A petty falsehood; a fib.
2. Pretentious nonsense.
1. Pouring forth with fullness or exuberance; giving or given liberally and abundantly; extravagant.
2. Exhibiting great abundance; plentiful; copious; bountiful.
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.
1. Regular change or succession from one thing to another; alternation; mutual succession; interchange.
2. Irregular change; revolution; mutation.
3. A change in condition or fortune; an instance of mutability in life or nature (especially successive alternation from one condition to another).
1. A procession of riders or horse-drawn carriages.
2. Any procession.
3. A sequence; a series.
1. Unseasonable; unsuitable; inappropriate.
1. In an inappropriate or inopportune manner; unseasonably.
Covered with hair; set with bristles; shaggy; hairy.
1. Lacking in harmony, compatibility, or appropriateness.
2. Inconsistent with reason, logic, or common sense.
1. To complain habitually.
1. A complaint.
2. A habitual complainer.
A deserted or abandoned infant; a child found without a parent or caretaker.
1. Reclining; lying down.
2. Resting; inactive; idle.
Causing or inducing sleep.
Happening or done after a meal.
Someone who is skilled in table talk.
One who pretends to knowledge or cleverness; a would-be wise person; a smart aleck.
1. To pull up by the stem or root.
2. To destroy completely.
3. To remove by surgery.
1. To treat with contempt and disregard; to show contempt for.
1. To mock, to scoff.
1. Mockery, scoffing.
1. To conduct or behave (oneself) in a particular manner.
1. To be fitting; to accord; to agree -- usually followed by 'with'.
1. Impatient under restriction, delay, coercion, or opposition; resisting control.
2. Unwilling to go on; obstinate in refusing to move forward; stubborn.
1. To make great or greater; to enlarge; to increase.
2. To make great or greater in power, rank, reputation, or wealth; -- applied to persons, countries, etc.
3. To make appear great or greater; to exalt.
1. A bully.
1. To intimidate or harass in a blustering way; to bully.
1. To play the bully; to bluster.
One who strolls about aimlessly; a lounger; a loafer.
Ardent; impassioned; marked by exaggerated or overwrought emotion.
1. To make gestures or motions, especially while speaking or instead of speaking.
1. To indicate or express by gestures.
1. [Often capitalized] Of or pertaining to the god Mercury.
2. [Often capitalized] Of or pertaining to the planet Mercury.
3. Having the qualities of shrewdness, eloquence, or thievishness attributed to the god Mercury.
4. Changeable in temperament or mood; temperamental; volatile.
5. Of, pertaining to, or containing mercury.
6. Caused by the use of mercury.
Harmful; destructive; pernicious.
1. Containing or made up of several languages.
2. Writing, speaking, or versed in many languages.
1. One who speaks several languages.
1. To make better; to improve.
1. To grow better.
1. Fidelity to one's lord; the feudal obligation by which the tenant or vassal was bound to be faithful to his lord.
2. The oath by which this obligation was assumed.
3. Fidelity; allegiance; faithfulness.
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Something or someone particularly detested or avoided; a bugbear.
Indulgence in idle daydreaming.
Superficial knowledge; a superficial show of learning.
1. Of or pertaining to polity, or civil government; political (as in the phrase "the body politic").
2. (Of persons): Sagacious in promoting a policy; ingenious in devising and advancing a system of management; characterized by political skill and ingenuity; hence, shrewdly tactful, cunning.
3. (Of actions or things): Pertaining to or promoting a policy; hence, judicious; expedient; as, "a politic decision."
1. (Capitalized) A member of a warlike Thessalian people who followed Achilles on the expedition against Troy.
2. A loyal follower, especially one who executes orders without question, protest, or pity.
1. Using force against opposition or resistance; effected or accomplished by force; as, "forcible entry or abduction."
2. Characterized by force, efficiency, or energy; powerful.
1. The finishing point; the end.
2. A boundary; a border; a limit.
3. A post or stone marking a boundary.
4. Either end of a railroad or other transportation line; also, the station house, town, or city at that place.
1. A weak or sickly person, especially one morbidly concerned with his or her health.
1. Sickly; weak; infirm.
2. Morbidly concerned with one's health.
Not having money; habitually without money; poor.