A wall or embankment used for a defensive fortification; something serving as a defense or safeguard.
To dress or groom with careful attention to detail.
A false report.
Not ornamented; plain; absolute.
An artful or secret plot or scheme.
Soothing, mild, pleasant.
A paid position that requires little or no work.
To keep out; exclude.
To confuse or perplex.
marked by immortality; dishonest; containing errors.
Showing favoritism to relatives.
Conspicuously bad or offensive.
Something thought to have magic power.
Excessively greedy; taking by force.
A long pompous speech; a speech or piece of writing expressing strong emotion; a tirade.
Straightforward; lacking in imagination.
Very wicked; villainous.
To attempt to gain, especially love or favor; to behave so as to invite.
To take the place of; to have priority or precedence over.
To give off a strong, unpleasant odor; to be pervaded with something unpleasant.
To take the place of.
Friendly and agreeable; sociable.
Bitter and resentful.
An item of trade or commerce, especially as distinguished from service.
Childish; foolishly immature.
Unselective; random; unrestrained.
A use of words in which the intended meaning is very different from the literal sense; an incongruity between what might be expected and what actually occurs, especially one that suggests a lesson about human folly.
Of a much earlier, often more primitive period.
To become aware of through the senses.
To assemble into a group.
An ideally perfect place.
A regulation requiring people to be inside at a certain time.
To restrain or block.
Going out; the right to go out or exit.
A rigid and hereditary social class
Something presented as a drug, but having to actual effect.
Producing wealth; profitable.
The original pattern or model; a perfect example.
An object produced by human work, especially one of historical and archaeological interest.
To write, carve, or engrave words or letters on or in a surface.
An area of swampy ground; something that hinders.
Inactive; not moving.
To speak out against strongly and openly.
Yielding an opinion, desire, or position to another out of respect.
Direct popular vote on a law or measure of public policy.
Overflowing; excessively emotional.
To feel hostility because of a perceived insult or injury.