Opinions settle or fixed by an authority, eg the Church
Inactivity resulting from a dislike of work
A general feeling of indolence usually overtakes them during summer vacation.
Indolence is sweet and its consequences bitter.
I look upon indolence as a sort of suicide.
Full of grief: A doleful face
Expressing grief: A doleful melody
Causing grief: A doleful loss
The girl had a doleful look on her face.
You sounded so doleful about your future that night.
To furnish with an income; especially to make a grant of maoney providing for the continuing support or maintenance of
The wealthy couple endowed a new wing of the hospital
To equip or supply with a talent or quality
Nature endowed you with a beautiful singing voice.
Marked by or causing doubt
Unsettled in mind; uncertain; doubtful
I was dubious about the plan
The practice is of dubious legality.
A feeling of doubt that often results in wavering
The comfort of having a faith free from all dubiety is what attracts people to the religious sect.
Too apparent to be doubted; unquestionable
Indubitable knowledge which is not derived from the sensory realm.
Indubitable sign, if ever there could be one, that the artists of oucc are not about to go quietly.
To place ceremoniously or formally in an office or a position
A service to induct the new president of the university.
To admit to military service
A draftee waiting to be inducted into the army.
To introduce as to new experiance or knowledge; initiate
She was inducted into the ways of the legal.
Constraint by threat, coercison
Confessed under duress
Complied with the order only under duress.
An imaginary place or state in which the condition of life is extremly bad, as from deprivation, oppression, or terror.
It took less than 48 hours for London to descend from self-styled capital of the world into a circuit of burning dystopian hells.
A learning disability marked by impairment of the ability to recognize and comprehend written words.
The closing section of a book, programme etc
The final section of a literary, often added by way of explanation, comment, etc
A closing speech in a play, often delivered after the completion of the main action.
A letter, esp a formal one
One of the letters included as a book in the New Testement.
Characterized by lack of consistency, regularity, or uniformity
Because of your erratic attendance at practice, you are in danger of being cut from the team.
Deviating from the proper or expected course
Behaving in an abnormal or untypical way.
A year of aberrant weather--record rainfall in the summer, record heat in the autumn.
Aberrant behavior can be a sign of rabies in a wild animal.
Going out of use
Willing to carry out the orders or wishes of another without protest
Was not as acquiescent about sharing her room as her parents seemed to think she should be.
The deliberate or polite use of a pleasant or neutral word or expression to avoid the emotional implications of a plain term, as passed over for died; sleep with for have sexual intercourse with; departed for dead; relieve oneself for urinate.
Unrestrained expression of words or feelings
Greeted her with great effusion.
The escape of a fluid from anatomical vessels by rupture or exudation.
Residing beyond or outside the ordinary senses.
Pleasant and easy to talk to
An affable young man
Characterized by ease and friendliness
An affable manner
To damage the reputation, character, or good name of by slander or libel
He says he was defamed by reports that falsely identified him as a former gangster.
Ofcourse I want to win the election, but I refuse to defame my opponent in order to do so.
Something invented, made up or fabricated
Just a figment of the imagination
Unable to find any tracks in the snow the next morning, I was forced to conclude that the shadowy figure been a figment of my imagination.
To approve and agree to formally and officially, esp in writing
A number of countries have refused to ratify the treaty.
Lincoln's home state of Illinois was the first to ratify the 13th amendment to the U.S. constitution, which provided for the abolish of slavery.
To consult eachother
The staff conferred with the head master about the new time table.
To give an honour to someone
The university conferred degrees on two famouse scientists.
The lawyer and judge conferred about the ruling.
Intensity of feeling or expression
The fervor surrounding her campaign continued right through election day.
The novel captures the revolutionary fervor of the period.
Marked by great passion or zeal "a fervid patriot"
Extremly hot; burning
At the school board meeting the librarian delivered a fervid speech defending the classic novel against would-be censors.
To emit small bubbles of gas, as a carbonated or fermenting liquid.
To show liveliness or exhilaration.
A sworn statement in writing made esp under oath or on affirmation before an authorized magistrate or officer.
We have a signed affidavit stating that the two men were seen entering the building.