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.
Recent in origin; modern; new.
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1. Any of various small sea birds of the family Hydrobatidae, having dark plumage with paler underparts; also called storm petrel.
2. One who brings discord or strife, or appears at the onset of trouble.
1. The use of more words than are necessary to express an idea; as, "I saw it with my own eyes."
2. An instance or example of pleonasm.
3. A superfluous word or expression.
1. Equal and uniform; not varying.
2. Not easily disturbed; not variable or changing -- said of the feelings, temper, etc.
1. a. (Archaic) To prohibit; to forbid. b. To ward off; to prevent; to avert.
2. To defend; to protect; to preserve.
The act or product of thinking; the use of the power of reason; mental activity; thought.
1. One who is discontented or dissatisfied.
2. A discontented subject of a government; one who opposes an established order.
1. Discontented; uneasy; dissatisfied.
1. Having marks or patches of different colors; as, "variegated leaves or flowers."
2. Varied; distinguished or characterized by variety; diversified.
1. A governmental council or committee, especially one that rules after a revolution.
2. A closely knit group united for a common purpose and usually meeting secretly; also called a junto.
1. Having lost motion or the power of exertion and feeling; numb; benumbed.
2. Dormant; hibernating or estivating.
3. Dull; sluggish; apathetic.
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.