To take a person away secretly and illegally; often by use of force; to kidnap
To loathe or hate; to view with extreme hostility
The condition of having been forgiven or freed of guilt
To refrain from; to refuse to partake in; to go without voluntarily
Having adapted or become accustomed to
To greet or approach, usually in a confrontational way
A word formed by combining the first letters of several other words.
Keen as in the mind or the senses; deft.
To hold fast to, usually with a senses of honor or allegiance
An unessential addition; an appendage or complement
Unfavorable; acting in opposition to
Gentle; approachable; friendly
To influence; to stir the emotions of; to produce an effect in something
A story or circumstance that proves one is innocent of a crime or misdeed; a credible excuse or explanation of innocence.
Loyalty, particularly to a government.
Tempting; possessing the power to entice.
Indifferent or uninterested; unsociable
Unclear in meaning; open to more than one interpretation
Uncertain or undecided
To modify or update
The highest point
The inability, brought on by brain damage to understand words and/or ideas
To placate; to soothe or satisfy
to estimate an items value.
To notify; to cause to be aware of.
To find out something by experimenting or by making inquiries
Relating to or resembling something from the past; antiquated
To agree that an opinion, view or proposal is correct; to concur, corroborate, or acquiesce.
Skilled; quick to learn or grasp; shrewd; sharp-witted
Into pieces or parts; separated
To spread thin; to cause a decrease in amount, value, power, severity
To foretell future events, as though by super natural knowledge or power.
Goodbye; until we meet again
Being in charge of ones own life; independent of other influences; self-governing
Holding a disinclination.
Extreme dislike; loathing
Earnest; eager, passionate and committed
Drunken and carousing
Signaling evil to come, ominous
To hesitate and refuse to go forward; to prevent from accomplishing an aim.
The study of projectiles and impacts.
A state of agitation, furor, or confusion
A standard by which to measure; the exemplary performance or criterion.
to submit a person or body to insistent demands from all sides; to crowd around; to harass
Engaged to be married or the person to whom one is engaged.
Happening every second year
Predisposed to a particular view or direction; prejudiced.
An instance of taking samples of tissue, cells, or fluids from a living body and analyzing these samples.
A thick and creamy soup made from meat, fish or shellfish.
Strange, incomprehensible; deviating from what is expected or in the rational order of things.
To place on a list of disapproved or rejected persons and organizations.
Of or resembling a cow or ox; dull.
An amazing or daring display of style, technique.
Bold or shameless in display; unconcerned with the reactions of others.
The side-to-side extent of something; width; expanse.
To bring up or put forth as a topic for discussion.
An event that involves or invokes excitement, turmoil or conflict
Rural or rustic in nature; pastoral.
A condition of fatigue, low morale or frustration resulting from excessive stress or overwork.
A mark of distinction or originality.
A sound that is harsh and unpleasant to the ears.
The rhythm or flow of a series of words or sounds; often, the harmonious rhythm or flow of the spoken word.
Unfeeling; insensitive; hardened
To coax; to persuade by using flattery.
A hardened patch of skin
A slanderous statement made with the intent of hurting anothers reputation; a malicious rumor.
An appetizer made by spreading meat, fish, or cheese on a small piece of toasted bread.
A city designated as a seat of government.
The building in which a legislature meets.
A wide-mouthed bottle for holding liquid
To criticize or rebuke severely
To lurch while moving; to swerve
To purify and rejuvenate the body and spirit by purging them of whatever is causing problems.
A slim, flexible tube inserted in a bodily channel to maintain an opening to another internal opening.
To caper about; to prance.
One who reviews for offensive or objectionable material.
Appealing to or involving the human mind; characteristic of intellectual pursuits.
To rub or irritate.
Worthless stuff; material to be cast away.
A small country house
A deep gorge in the earths surface.
A large country house; a French manor or castle.
To scold or lecture; to reprove
Considered cheap, tacky or of low quality.
An estimated historical time period.
An accent mark placed over a letter to indicate a certain pronunciation.
To quote or refer to.
An instance of using more words than necessary to express a thought; skirting an issue.
Pertaining to climate
Secluded; isolated; removed or hidden
To change from a liquid to a solid-like mass.
To think about or ponder seriously
Aware of well informed.
A hairdo; the style of ones hair.
To arrange in proper, logical order.
Something pledged as security or insurance
Susceptible to catching fire; able to be burned.
Courtesy; mutual civility.
To gather or put together in one place or form.
Satisfied with oneself; smug; content.
To accompany in a pleasing or harmonious style.
To be involved in or be associated with, or to participate in or have previous knowledge of, an instance of wrongdoing.
To praise or flatter.
Expressing praise or admiration; also, extended without charge.
Curving inward, as the inside of a sphere.
To admit or acknowledge the truth or validity of.
A secret meeting; also the room in which this meeting is held.
To combine in the process of preparation.
To agree; to share the same opinion.
To deprive of ones property especially as part of an official or governmental body.
To go along with what is popular
Strikingly noticeable; obvious
To imply, suggest, or hint at another meaning in addition to a primary one.
To interpret or guess the meaning of
Joining physically; touching
An instance of contradiction or opposition.
Inclined to express penitence or apology.
To oppose with logical reasoning.
Curving outward, as the outside of a sphere.
Obese; fat; bulky
To relate logically or systematically
An assembly gathered together for deliberation or consultation.
A discussion or ideas or opinions. Also, an attorney.
To use equal force against; to compensate
Coup de grace
A decisive act or event that brings a situation to a close; the finishing blow.
In low spirits; extremely depressed.
standards; qualities or pre-conditions that must be met. Plural: criteria
Secret; coded; concealed from open understanding.
A crescent-shaped roll or pastry.
Relating to cooking or the preparation of food.
To assemble or collect bit by bit.
Performed with haste and without care
To abridge or truncate; to lessen, usually by taking or cutting away from.
To smear with a sticky substance.
Unable to be intimidated or put down; brave; fearless.
An impasse resulting from two opposing and resistant forces.
A fancy glass bottle sued for serving wine, brandy, etc.
An official order or announcement.
To judge, to regard or assess.
In fact; actual
To pollute; to corrupt or make unclean.
No longer in existence; obsolete; not living.
A great flood or heavy rain; an overwhelming inundation of anything.
To take exception; to object, particularly as a result of deeply held principles.
To defame or speak ill of; literally, to blacken (a reputation)
An inhabitant or resident
To oust or remove from office or a position of power and authority; also to take testimony from someone under oath.
To ridicule with cruelty; to laugh at and make fun of.
Tending to lessen or impair someone or something; disparaging and negative.
Damaging or harmful in effect
Lacking utterly; without
Adroitness, the quality of being skilled in using ones hands and body.
To wander off the point of a discourse or conversation.
To cause to be smaller, to decrease.
To pay out; to expend.
Insightful; sound in evaluation or judgment
Beyond consolation; unable to be comforted; deep in grief or sorrow.
Conflicting; lacking in harmony
Displaying or possessing tact and restraint in behavior and speech
The ability to or right to make decisions independently; also the ability to be tactful and act with decorum.
Rambling; not to the point.
To put (hair or clothing) into disarray.
To disperse; to drive away
To make known; to reveal or disclose, particularly something that had been secret
A spell of low feeling; an instance of sadness or stagnation.
An area over which one rules; a field within which one has power.
Grim, stern, or sullen
To cover with a liquid thoroughly; to drench or soak
The sediment contents of the bottom of a nearly empty container of wine, coffee, or the like; also something or someone perceived as worthless or as the last and least appealing in a series of choices.