To win or regain the good will of; to appease or conciliate
suited to one's needs or nature; agreeable
something newly introduced; a chagne in the way of doing things
money a judge orders paid to a woman out of the income of her husband after a legal separation or a divorce
Having or marked by an advanced degree of competence, as in an art, vocation, profession, or branch of learning.
to toruble, worry, torment, in military usage, to trouble by constant raids, attacks, etc.
a difference of opinion; strife, quarreling, wrangling
Dirty or deteriorated, especially from poverty or lack of care
Either of two times of the year when the sun is at its greatest angular distance from the celestial equator
Arousing fear, dread, or alarm
not national or local; not bound by local or national habits or prejudices; at home in all countries or places
to select by lot and kill every tenth one of; to destroy or kill a large part of
Impossible to placate or appease: implacable foes
to derice as a conclusion from facts or premises; to guess; to surmise
(from Gk. verb meaning "to perceive")relating to or dealing with the beautiful; responsive to or zealous about the beautiful
a constitutional or statutory right or privilege, especailly the right to vote
disposed to seek revenge; spiteful
(L. dis-, apart + fundere, to pour) dispersion; dissemination
facilitate (only one "l")
to make easier
disseminate (two s's)
(L, dis-, apart+seminare, to sow) to spread abroad as though sowing seed
any of various devices or pieces of material for reducing shock due to contact; something lying between two larger rival powers
(Gk. asulos, inviolable, from a-, without + sule, right of seizure) an inviolable place or refuge and protection- sanctuary; protection from arrest and extradition given especailly to political refugees
a desendant, child, esp. one of royal stock; a detached living portion of a plant joined to a stock in grafting
1. An aggressive entrance into foreign territory; a raid or invasion.2. The act of entering another's territory or domain.
1. To inspire or influence thoroughly; pervade: work imbued with the revolutionary spirit.2. To saturate, impregnate, or dye.
1. To take another's possessions or rights gradually or stealthily: encroach on a neighbor's land.2. To advance beyond proper or former limits: desert encroaching upon grassland.
1. Extremely persistent in adhering to or doing something; stubborn or relentless2. Holding together firmly; cohesive: a tenacious material.
1. To seize (private property) for the public treasury, especially as a penalty for wrongdoing.2. To seize by authority
a giving out of goods or money in charity; payment by agovernment to an unemployed person
[Latin astūtus, from astus, craft] Having or showing shrewdness and discernment, especially with respect to one's own concerns.
to cary into effect; execute
A leader who obtains power by means of impassioned appeals to the emotions and prejudices of the populace.
[L. cadere, to fall] fallen into an inferior condition or state
[Gk. sys-, together+thesis, a placing] The combination of parts or elements; a complex whole made up of parts or elements combined
[L. urbs, city] smooth and polished in manner; elegantly courteous or polite
The quality of being calm and even-tempered; composure.
A special liking for something; a preference.
vehement denunciation; an utterance of violent censure or reproach
1. Of, relating to, or in the interests of utility
2. Exhibiting or stressing utility over other values; practical
to remove by or as if by cutting
using or showing good judgment as to action or practical expediency; discreet
The quality of being magnanimous; nobility.
Showing or acting with extreme care and concern for details.
the practice of self-denial for the sake of some ideal; the religious doctirne that one can reach a higher spiritual state by rigorous self-discipline.
1. To bring under control, especially by military force; conquer.
2. To make subordinate or subject to the dominion of something else:
a. A fixed, intense dislike; repugnance
b. The cause or object of such a feeling
[Gk. homos, the same+genos, race, family, kind] Composed of similar or identical parts; uniform
the practice of trying to roretell the future by occult means
authoritative permission or approval that makes a course of action valid
to compensate for, as evils, abuses, afflictions; to correct or set right
a proposition that follows from another that has been proved; anything that follows as a normal result.
to assume without proof to be true, real, or necessary; to set forth as self-evident or already known; to take for granted
1. To impress (something) upon the mind of another by frequent instruction or repetition; instill
2. To teach (others) by frequent instruction or repetition; indoctrinate
A development or consequence growing out of and sometimes complicating a problem
[L, supplantare, to put something under the sole of the foot, trip up; from sub-, under, below, + planta, sole of the foot] To take the place of; to supersede
1. To support or prop up with or as if with a long narrow pillow or cushion.