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to commingle; to debase by mixing with something inferior; (unalloyed means pure)
to take for one's own use, confiscate
to suspend; to engage; holding one's attention: as in arrested adolescence, an arresting portrait
leaning, inclination proclivity, tendency: He had a naturally artistic bent.
bring up, announce, begin to talk about
to tolerate, endure, countenace
major, as in cardinal sin
to change as if by dyeing, i.e., to distort, gloss or affect (usually the first):
Yellow journalism colored the truth.
pompous, self-important (primary definitions are: logically following; important)
to diminish the intensity or check the vibration of a sound
a tool used for shaping, as in a tool-and-die shop
to test or try; attempt, experiment:
The newly born fawn essayed a few wobbly steps.
to demand, call for, require, take:
Even a victorious war exacts a heavy price.
to cause to fall by striking:
The lumberjacks arrived and felled many trees.
Fell beasts surrounded the explorers
sarcastic, impertinent, as in flippant:
a flip remark
to complain or grumble
a rope, cord, or cable attached to something as a brace or guide; to steady or reinforce using a guy: Think
to imply, suggest, or insinuate:
Are you intimating that I cannot be trusted?
to tilt or lean to one side:
The ship's broken mast listed helplessly in the wind.
It is altogether meet that Jackie Robinson is in the baseball hall of fame.
to exploit, to squeeze every last ounce of:
I milked the position for all it was worth.
pronounce or speak affectedly, euphemize, speak too carefully:
Don't mince words.
Also, to take tiny steps, tiptoe
exacting, fastidious, extremely precise:
He made a nice distinction between the two cases.
to be established, accepted, or customary:
Those standards no longer obtain.
hidden, concealed, beyond comprehension
commonplace, trite, unremarkable, quotidian
multicolored, usually in blotches:
The Pied Piper of Hamlin was so called because of his multicolored coat.
to lose vigor (as through grief); to yearn
courage, spunk, fortitude:
Churchill's speeches inspired the pluck of his countrymen during the war.
to pry, to press or force with a lever; something taken by force, spoils:
The information was prized from him.
to complain about bitterly:
Early American progressives railed against the railroad barons.
torn, past of rend:
He rent his garments;
an opening or tear caused by such:
a large rent in the fabric
to lose courage, turn frightened
Let me qualify that statement.
to enervate or weaken the vitality of:
That race sapped my strength.
a fool or nitwit:
Don't be a sap!
He was a scurvy old reprobate.
exceptional, unusual, odd:
He was singularly well-suited for the job.
a group of trees
to saturate or completely soak, as in to let a tea bag steep:
She was steeped in esoteric knowledge.
the supporting structural cross-part of a wing
to remove (as a parliamentary motion) from consideration:
They tabled the motion and will consider it again later
to proffer or offer:
He tendered his resignation.
to equivocate; to change one's position:
His destractors say that the President waffles too much; he can never make up his mind.
Groucho Marx was a well-known wag.