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<Greek amulet; períaptos hung around...to fasten
permissible: that can be permitted; allowable
- 1. overparticular; fussy.
- 2. snobbish or having the aloof attitude of a snob.
- 3. requiring painstaking care.
the quality of being pertinacious; persistence
Latin, stubborness, perseverance, steadfast
a drawing or carving on rock, made by a member of a prehistoric people.
petulant: moved to or showing sudden, impatient irritation, especially over some trifling annoyance
the branch of pharmacology dealing with the course of action, effect, and breakdown of drugs within the body.
(of a man) to make love with a woman one cannot or will not marry; carry on flirtations.
Greek, phílandros one who loves (of a woman, loving her husband); later used in fiction as a proper name for a lover, and apparently mistaken as “a man who loves”
- 1. expiatory; atoning; reparatory.
- 2. requiring expiation; sinful or wicked [criminal; atrociously bad]
- 1. a substance having no pharmacological effect but given merely to satisfy a patient who supposes it to be a medicine.
- 2. a substance having no pharmacological effect but administered as a control in testing experimentally or clinically the efficacy of a biologically active preparation.
< Latin placēbō I shall be pleasing, acceptable
- 1. overfull; turgid; inflated: a plethoric, pompous speech.
- 2. of, pertaining to, or characterized by plethora (overabundance).
of or pertaining to rain; rainy.
- 1. a wretched coward; craven.
- 2. marked by utter cowardice.
<French <Italian <Latin, young animal
native to several countries or two or more regions.
after a meal, especially after dinner
Latin, prandi meal
an ecclesiastic of a high order, as an archbishop, bishop, etc.; a church dignitary.
Latin, a civil or ecclesiastical dignitary
- 1. a stroll or walk, especially in a public place, as for pleasure or display.
- 2. an area used for such walking.
- 3. a march of guests into a ballroom constituting the opening of a formal ball.
- 4. a march of dancers in square dancing.
- 5. a formal dance; prom.
<French, to lead out, to take for a walk <Latin, to drive (beasts) forward
a proclamation; manifesto; edict.
- 1. the original or model on which something is based or formed.
- 2. someone or something that serves to illustrate the typical qualities of a class; model; exemplar
- 3. something analogous to another thing of a later period
- 4. Biology . an archetype; a primitive form regarded as the basis of a group.
writing or talk using jargon from psychiatry or psychotherapy without particular accuracy or relevance.
an apparatus for measuring high temperatures that uses the radiation emitted by a hot body as a basis for measurement.
- 1. one of the seven hills on which ancient Rome was built.
- 2. the Italian civil authority and government (distinguished from the Vatican).
- Law .
- 1. a transfer of all one's interest, as in a parcel of real estate, especially without a warranty of title.
Anglo-French, to declare quit
- –noun Pathology .
- a cystic tumor formed beneath the tongue, caused by obstruction of the sublingual or submaxillary gland or of a mucous gland.
Latin, little frog, swelling
- 1. the act of receiving; reception.
- 2. the state or quality of being receptive; receptiveness.
capable of being refracted, as rays of light.
- 1. refusing to submit, comply, etc.
- 2. obstinate in refusal.
- 3. English History . refusing to attend services of the Church of England.
Latin, to demur, object
full of repetition, especially unnecessary and tedious repetition
required or necessary for a particular purpose, position, etc.; indispensable
Latin, to seek
the prolongation of sound by reflection; reverberation
- 1. of, pertaining to, or having the characteristics of revelation.
- 2. showing or disclosing an emotion, belief, quality, or the like (usually followed by of ): a poem revelatory of the author's deep, personal sorrow.
a macaque monkey, Macaca mulatta , of S Asia: used extensively in medical research