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of different colors; esp. spotted or blotched with black and white
dependent on fishing; also piscatory
[of power] complete; eg. crusaders were offered a plenary indulgence by the pope.
fully attended by all qualified members eg. a plenary session of the European Parliament.
using more words than necessary
a spiritless coward; craven
a literary or artistic work of poor quality, produced quickly for profit
to move about proudly and confidently
eg. she pranced around the lounge impersonating her favorite pop stars.
annoyingly precise and fussy
marked by arbitrary often ruthless disregard of individual diff. or special circumstances
to foretell from signs or symptoms; predict
to suspend a legislative session; eg. James prorogued Parliament in 1685 and ruled without it.
to postpone; adjourn
exaggerated commendation esp. for promotional purposes
to breed or produce freely;
to teem eg. the supertowers of our pullulating megalopolis.
commonly accepted or supposed
eg. the putative father of a boy of two.
one who obtains money by an illegal enterprise usu. involving intimidation
good-natured ridicule; banter
to say sharply or critically in response
eg. Harry said that he longed for a bath and soft towels, to which his father rejoined that he was a gross materialist.
to pay or compensate a person for; reward
eg. they should be remunerated fairly for their work.
an authoritative order; decree
a small wave or succession of small waves
confused or meaningless talk
to engage in boisterous merrymaking
eg. workers from the refinery roistered in the bars.
noisy and jolly
the multitude or mass eg. education was the key to success, a way out of the ruck.
overly or sickishly sweet
producing or containing salt
letter; written statement
eg. he hastily banged out electronic missives.
v. to be gloomy and dispirited eg. no use moping—things could be worse.
n. a person given to gloomy or dejected moods