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a bad tempered or surly person
a pattern of movements or maneuvers
flimsy or poorly made but deceptively attractive
a person or thing that is mysterious, puzzling, or difficult to understand
sharing a common boundary
take (something) for oneself, typically quickly or without permission
the state of being close to someone or something; proximity
an enclosure or the enclosing wall of a fortified place.
an instrument with a curved blade used, especially by ancient Greeks and Romans, to scrape sweat and dirt from the skin in a hot-air bath or after exercise; a scraper.
a lament (expression of grief or sorrow)
an innocent or unsophisticated young woman, especially in a play or film
having the shape or form of a helix; spiral
of a dull grayish-green or blue color.
kept secret or done secretively, especially because illicit.
relating to a wife.
a person filled with excessive and single-minded zeal, especially for an extreme religious or political cause
great energy or enthusiasm in pursuit of a cause or an objective
willingness to secretly allow or be involved in wrongdoing, especially an immoral or illegal act.
used in reference to an important moment of insight, typically one that leads to a dramatic transformation of attitude or belief.
(of a person) lacking independence or originality of thought.
not showing proper respect; rude.
an impertinent person.
depart from an established course.
deep blue in color like a clear sky
bold and without shame.
a small, showy trinket or decoration
very old or old-fashioned
attack or assault (someone) physically or verbally
critical explanation or interpretation of a text, especially of scripture.
assign or distribute (something) again or in a different way
conducive to physical or spiritual health and well-being; healing
a massive and extremely remote celestial object, emitting exceptionally large amounts of energy, and typically having a starlike image in a telescope. It has been suggested that quasars contain massive black holes and may represent a stage in the evolution of some galaxies
absorb or assimilate (ideas or knowledge) / drink alcohol
a mound of rough stones built as a memorial or landmark, typically on a hilltop or skyline
showing or suffering from nervousness, fear, or a lack of confidence
criticize in an abusive or angrily insulting manner
the action or state of keeping careful watch for possible danger or difficulties
capable of making mistakes or being erroneous
satisfy (an appetite or desire) / make (an unpleasant feeling) less intense
the quality or state of being tranquil; calm
existence or experience beyond the normal or physical level
(of a person, event, or behavior) noisy, energetic, and cheerful; rowdy
given to sudden and unaccountable changes of mood or behavior.
a humorous image, video, piece of text, etc., that is copied (often with slight variations) and spread rapidly by Internet users.
BRITISH, informal genuine/of or appropriate to high or respectable society/excellent
playfully quaint or fanciful, especially in an appealing and amusing way
throw (someone) out of a window
an awkward, complex, or hazardous situation/a soft boggy area of land that gives way underfoot
skill in performing tasks, especially with the hands
assistance and support in times of hardship and distress
angry or dissatisfied
a feeling of fear or agitation about something that may happen
put (a message) into secret writing; encode
hesitating or doubting
acting with or showing care and thought for the future
extremely unpleasant; repulsive
outstandingly bad; shocking
shock or excite (someone), typically into taking action
lasting or existing for a long or apparently infinite time; enduring or continually recurring
leadership or dominance, especially by one country or social group over others
a person or thing that announces or signals the approach of another / a forerunner of something
causing harm or damage
lasting only for a short time; impermanent
soon passing out of sight, memory, or existence; quickly fading or disappearing
characterized by or suggesting the practice of severe self-discipline and abstention from all forms of indulgence, typically for religious reasons
not revealing one's thoughts or feelings readily
a countless or extremely great number
bring oneself into favor with someone by flattering or trying to please them.
a clumsy or awkward youth
(of a victory) won at too great a cost to have been worthwhile for the victor
prevent from happening; make impossible
deviating from what is standard, normal, or expected
irrelevant or unrelated to the subject being dealt with
a journey, especially a long or meandering one
instigate or stir up (an undesirable or violent sentiment or course of action)
looking or sounding sad and dismal
optimistic or positive, especially in an apparently bad or difficult situation
lasting for a very short time
a person who is hostile or indifferent to culture and the arts, or who has no understanding of them
cheerful and friendly