1. Displaying considerable variety or diversity.
2. Readily assuming different shapes or forms.
Too clear or certain to admit of dispute; indisputable; unquestionable.
To buzz; to hum; to drone.
A person with special knowledge of a subject; a connoisseur.
1. Not proceeding from the true or claimed source; not genuine; false.
2. Of illegitimate birth.
1. A manuscript, usually of papyrus or parchment, on which more than one text has been written with the earlier writing incompletely erased and still visible.
2. An object or place whose older layers or aspects are apparent beneath its surface.
Thoroughgoing; downright; out-and-out; confirmed; extreme; notorious.
1. Offensive to the taste or sensibilities.
2. Insincere or excessively lavish; especially, offensive from excess of praise.
Having great diversity or variety; of various kinds; diversified.
Eager or excessive desire, especially for wealth; greed; avarice.
1. An adjunct; an accessory; something added to another, more important thing.
2. [Plural]. Accessory objects; gear; apparatus.
3. [Law]. An incidental right attached to a principal property right for purposes such as passage of title, conveyance, or inheritance.
1. love of or taste for fine objects of art.
2. Productions of art (especially fine antiques).
3. Artistic quality.
1. To deviate from what is expected.
2. To take away; to detract; -- usually with 'from'.
1. To disparage or belittle; to denigrate.
1. Swollen, bloated, puffed up; as, "a turgid limb."
2. Swelling in style or language; bombastic, pompous; as, "a turgid style of speaking."
1. Ineffective; futile.
2. Being at leisure; lazy; indolent; idle.
3. Of no use.
1. A damaging or derogatory remark; slander.
2. The act of defaming or slandering.
3. A sprinkling with water, especially in religious ceremonies.
Something (as writing or speech) that is trite, insipid, or simplistic.
The act of plundering; the seizing and carrying away of another's property by force.
1. Deserving to be execrated; detestable; abominable.
2. Extremely bad; of very poor quality; very inferior.
A humorous person; a wit; a joker.
Unreasonable or foolhardy contempt of danger; rashness.
1. Complex or ingenious in form or function; intricate.
2. Skillful; artistic; ingenious.
3. Rich; adorned with many things.
1. Any body that gives light, especially one of the heavenly bodies.
2. A person of eminence or brilliant achievement.
1. A little world. Hence, man or human nature as a supposed epitome of the world or universe (compare macrocosm).
2. A smaller, representative system having analogies to a larger system.
A worn-out strumpet; a vixenish woman; a hag.
1. A state of being equally balanced; equilibrium; -- as of moral, political, or social interests or forces.
Occurring singly, or occasionally, or in scattered instances.
Serving or tending to irritate or repel.
Full of excitement or interest; in eager desire; eager, keen.
1. Passing or traveling from place to place; wandering.
1. One who travels from place to place.
- 1. (Law) A notice given by an interested party to some officer not to do a certain act until the opposition has a hearing.
2. A warning or caution; also, a cautionary qualification or explanation to prevent misunderstanding.
1. The color or incrustation which age gives to works of art; especially, the green rust which covers ancient bronzes, coins, and medals.
2. The sheen on any surface, produced by age and use.
3. An appearance or aura produced by habit, practice, or use.
4. A superficial layer or exterior.
Not placable; not to be appeased; incapable of being pacified; inexorable; as, an implacable foe.
Characterized by or acting with speed and efficiency.
- Irritation of the passions; anger; wrath.
Marked by strong urging; serving to encourage or incite; as, "a hortatory speech."
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The cessation of use; discontinuance of practice or custom; disuse.
- 1. A salad plate usually consisting of chopped meat, anchovies, eggs, and onions, served with oil and vinegar.
2. Any mixture or assortment; a medley; a potpourri; a miscellany.
1. Of the same age; originating or existing during the same period of time -- usually followed by 'with'.
1. One of the same age; a contemporary.
1. A splendid or impressive array.
2. Ceremonial attire.
3. A full suit of armor; a complete defense or covering.
A youth in the state of adolescence, or just passing from boyhood to manhood; a lad.
1. To go into or reside in the country; to pursue a rustic life.
1. To require or compel to reside in the country; to banish or send away temporarily.
2. (Chiefly British). To suspend from school or college.
3. To build with usually rough-surfaced masonry blocks having beveled or rebated edges producing pronounced joints.
4. To lend a rustic character to; to cause to become rustic.
Good nature; pleasant and easy manner.
1. A kind of coarse twilled cotton or cotton and linen stuff, including corduroy, velveteen, etc.
2. An inflated style of writing or speech; pompous or pretentious language.
1. Made of fustian.
2. Pompous; ridiculously inflated; bombastic.
An awkward, gawky young fellow.
With; along with; combined with; -- often used in combination.
Cheap and showy, tawdry; also, spurious, counterfeit.