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The ridge patterns of skin on the inner surface of the hands and feet, and the scientific study of these patterns
1. Polysyllabic. 2. Relating to or using long words. 3. Long-winded.
1. to drink to the health or success of; toast. 2. to revel with drinking.
To kneel on one knee and then rise as an act of respect, to express a servile attitude
Like cork in appearance or texture.
pretense, sham (h...)
about as right as can be; perfect (older slang)
deluge; upheaval; earthquake; violent and sudden event or change
To celebrate in a boisterous manner
benefit or advantage
clear and shrill (as a noun it means a trumpet-like instrument or the sound produced by it)
having no material body; incorporeal.
1. Juicy. 2. Having thick fleshy leaves or stems for storing water, as a cactus. 3. Interesting or enjoyable.
That once was; former
sacrificing spiritual values for power, knowledge, or material gain
the last stage of life; old age
strictly required, as by etiquette, usage, or fashion
inferior or cheap wine (UK)
A short story that illustrates a moral lesson
Clumsy with both hands.
A claim on another’s property until a debt owed by that person is paid back.
A brownish gray, similar to the color of moleskin.
skill or expertise in a particular activity or field
Having a strong unpleasant odor
Deserving or causing disgrace or shame.
generous in forgiving an insult or injury, kind, noble
to move laboriously, trudge; to proceed in a tediously slow manner
1. an unpredictable or erratic action/occurrence, 2. a whimsical, wild, or unusual idea, desire, or action.
a minor weakness or failing of character; slight flaw or defect
reduced to or fallen into partial ruin or decay, as from age, wear, or neglect.
coolness of mind; calmness; composure
to pull off or tear away forcibly
lacking in vitality or intelligence; stupid, dull, or clumsy.
gaiety or jollity, especially when accompanied by laughter
lofty oration or writing in praise of a person or thing
rigorous; unusually severe or cruel
poetic meter, stressed syllable followed by two unstressed syllabl
foolish, unintelligent; slow in mental/emotional/physical development
settled or confirmed in a habit/practice/feeling, deep-rooted
holding an indicated position/office; obligatory
sharpness (of mind or senses of sight or hearing)
relating to a nickname, usually indicating intimacy (or 2. relating to baby talk)
word or phrase used in place of another with which it's closely associated.
the branch of semantics concerned with the meanings of and meaning relations between individual words
Loyal and resolute; strong and imposing
1. the science or philosophy of law. 2. a body or system of laws.
1. of, relating to, or characteristic of fire. 2. produced under conditions involving intense heat, as rocks of volcanic origin
profit, salary, or fees from office or employment; compensation for services
A ( ) is a person who knows a lot about a subject and is often asked to give information or opinions about it to the public.
A person with an extreme and uncontrollable desire for alcohol.
trange/clumsy in shape or appearance; lacking in polish and grace; awkward and uncultivated
an animal with four limbs specialised for walking
person whose life is devoted to the pursuit and enjoyment of luxury and sensual pleasure
to reduce or lower, as in rank, office, reputation, or estimation; humble; degrade
acute, sharp, or incisive; forceful; effective
to waste time to effort on frivolities; fiddle, tamper with something
caustic, stinging or bitter in nature
piercingly loud (resembling a calliope in sound)
Something that is an accessory to a main work or subject; embellishment; work undertaken in addition to one’s principal work
1. to vaccinate, safeguard, 2. to introduce microorganisms/a disease to a living organism, 3. to introduce an idea/attitude into somebody's mind, to indoctrinate
adverse, unfavourable, hostile
level of command, authority or rank, a subdivision of a headquarters, an arrangement of troops drawn up in parallel lines in step formation
A person after whom a discovery, invention, place, etc., is named; something named after a person
To systematically attack a nominee or candidate for public office
A sudden outburstor outbreak (french)
1. situated on the farther side of a bridge 2. (British) situated on the south side of the Thames