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the act of talking to oneself (usually in a play of poem)
smoothly though often superficially gracious and sophisticated(smooth in texture, performance, or style)
relating to or given to crude bodily pleasures and appetites.
Occuring or discovered by chance inA happy or beneficial way.
Stern and cold in appearance or manner
marked by ease and fluency in speaking of writing often to the point of being insincere or deceitful
A humorous, joke making light of something usually regarded as serious of sacred.
the technical terminology or characteristic idiom of a special activity or group
feeling or showing irritation, annoyance, or distress
excessively sentimental (self-pityingly)
dedicated to a sacred purpose
Something offered for consideration or acceptance (proposal)
flowing/falling rapidly with force and in copious quantities
following in time, order, or place
to make great or greater (increase, enlarge)
the act of acquiring or gaining something
lack of agreement or harmony
religious belief (set of fundamental beliefs/guiding principle)
of, relating to, or characteristic of the terrestrial world
moral depravity or corruption: wickedness (moral fault or failing)
incapable of being alienated, surrendered, or transferred
to lessen the intensity of: ease
to call forth or draw out
to stew gently below or just at the boiling point
the quality of being valiant; heroism, bravery, valor
architecture; a projecting structure of masonry or wood for supporting or giving stability to a wall or building
the action of a lever or the mechanical advantage gained by it
a formal decree
an extensive view
one that practices sabotage
the quality or state of being eccentric (deviation from established pattern or norm)
to establish liaism (a close bond or connection)
undesireable or unpleasant choice
an individual share of someting distributed
The act, right, manner, or term of holding something
belonging to the essential nature or constitution of a thing
a suspension of fine solid or liquid particles in gas
a tall Asian herb that has a tough fiber and is often separated into a tall loosely branched species and low-growing densely branched species.
of or relating to language or the study of human speech
to convey in addition to exact explicit meaning
not capable of or susceptible change
an article of clothing
a formal written request made to an authority or organized body
the act of keeping awake at times when sleep is customary
an associate or coworker typically in a profession or a civil or ecclesiastical office and often of similar rank or status.
of or relating to a church especially as an established institution
one who receives property from an ancestor: one who is entitled to inherit property
open to view: VISIBLE (clear or manifest to the understanding)
to avoid adroitly: EVADE
the act or action of moving in a path from point to point.
a feeling of well-being or elation
the perfect form or example of something: QUINTESSENCE (the highest or best part of something: PEAK)
of, relating to, or involving members of two parties (marked by or involving cooperation, agreement, and compromise between two major political parties)
to subject to surveillance (close watch kept over someone or something-as by a detective)
to enter or become established in gradually or unobtrusively usually for subversive purposes.
to increase in extent, volume, number, amount, intensity, or scope.
the action or process of negotiating (to confer with another so as to arrive at the settlement of some matter)
watchful and responsible care (regulatory supervision)
inflicting, involving, or aiming at punishment
ability of a system (such as weapons system) to work with or use the parts or equipment of another system.
of, relating to, or specializing in pediatrics or its practice (a branch of medicine dealing with the development, care, and diseases of infants, children, and adolescents)
an authoritative command (especially: a formal order from a superior court of official to an inferior one)
the circulation of air
the process of filtering
an obligation made binding by a forfeit of money (a binding agreement)
lacking refined worldly knowledge or tastes.
a standardized mental picture that is held in common by members of a group and that represents an oversimplified opinion, prejudiced attitude, or uncritical judgement.
a rare or significant fact or event (abnormal occurence)
the biography of a person narrated by that person: a usually written account of a person's life in their own words.
the lair of a wild usually predatory animal
to establish solidly
the action of who scolds (to fault angrily)
to bind legally or morally: constrain
easily influenced because of a lack of critical ability
lacking originality or individuality
showing or characterized by a superior attitude towards others: marked by condescension
a momentus tragic even ranging from extreme misfortune to utter overthrow or ruin
easily exasperated or excited
impossible to comprehend: unintelligible
extremely interesting or charming: captivating
sharing in the knowledge of (something secret or private).
to give a false appearance; to pretend
having or looking as though one thinks one is superior to others
marked by or involving public disorder