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|Abysmally||To a fathomless depth; profoundly.|
|Accordance||Agreement; harmony; conformity.|
|Critique||The art of criticism.|
|Critique||A critical examination or estimate of a work of
literature or art; a critical dissertation or essay; a careful and
through analysis of any subject; a criticism; as, Kant’s “Critique of
|Critique||A critic; one who criticises.|
|Critique||To criticise or pass judgment upon.|
|Defecate||Freed from anything that can pollute, as dregs, lees,
etc.; refined; purified.
|Defecate||To clear from impurities, as lees, dregs, etc.; to
clarify; to purify; to refine.
|Defecate||To free from extraneous or polluting matter; to clear;
to purify, as from that which materializes.
|Defecate||To become clear, pure, or free.|
|Defecate||To void excrement.|
|Envy||Malice; ill will; spite.|
|Envy||Chagrin, mortification, discontent, or uneasiness at the
sight of another’s excellence or good fortune, accompanied with some
degree of hatred and a desire to possess equal advantages; malicious
grudging; — usually followed by of; as, they did this in envy of
|Envy||Public odium; ill repute.|
|Envy||An object of envious notice or feeling.|
|Envy||To feel envy at or towards; to be envious of; to have a
feeling of uneasiness or mortification in regard to (any one), arising
from the sight of another’s excellence or good fortune and a longing to
|Envy||To feel envy on account of; to have a feeling of grief or
repining, with a longing to possess (some excellence or good fortune of
another, or an equal good fortune, etc.); to look with grudging upon;
|Envy||To long after; to desire strongly; to covet.|
|Envy||To do harm to; to injure; to disparage.|
|Envy||To be filled with envious feelings; to regard anything
with grudging and longing eyes; — used especially with at.
|Envy||To show malice or ill will; to rail.|
|Exhortation||The act of practice of exhorting; the act of inciting
to laudable deeds; incitement to that which is good or commendable.
|Exhortation||Language intended to incite and encourage; advice;
|Exorbitant||Departing from an orbit or usual track; hence,
deviating from the usual or due course; going beyond the appointed
rules or established limits of right or propriety; excessive;
extravagant; enormous; inordinate; as, exorbitant appetites and
passions; exorbitant charges, demands, or claims.
|Exorbitant||Not comprehended in a settled rule or method;
|Fraternity||The state or quality of being fraternal or brotherly;
|Fraternity||A body of men associated for their common interest,
business, or pleasure; a company; a brotherhood; a society; in the
Roman Catholic Chucrch, an association for special religious purposes,
for relieving the sick and destitute, etc.
|Fraternity||Men of the same class, profession, occupation,
character, or tastes.
|Frenzy||Any violent agitation of the mind approaching to
distraction; violent and temporary derangement of the mental faculties;
|Frenzy||To affect with frenzy; to drive to madness|
|Intrusion||The act of intruding, or of forcing in; especially, the
forcing (one’s self) into a place without right or welcome;
|Intrusion||The penetrating of one rock, while in a plastic or metal
state, into the cavities of another.
|Intrusion||The entry of a stranger, after a particular estate or
freehold is determined, before the person who holds in remainder or
reversion has taken possession.
|Intrusion||The settlement of a minister over 3 congregation without
|Lavatory||Washing, or cleansing by washing.|
|Lavatory||A place for washing.|
|Lavatory||A basin or other vessel for washing in.|
|Lavatory||A wash or lotion for a diseased part.|
|Lavatory||A place where gold is obtained by washing.|
|Parochial||Of or pertaining to a parish; restricted to a parish;
as, parochial duties.
|Partisanship||The state of being a partisan, or adherent to a
party; feelings or conduct appropriate to a partisan.
|Perpetrate||To do or perform; to carry through; to execute,
commonly in a bad sense; to commit (as a crime, an offense); to be
guilty of; as, to perpetrate a foul deed.
|Persuade||To influence or gain over by argument, advice,
entreaty, expostulation, etc.; to draw or incline to a determination by
presenting sufficient motives.
|Persuade||To try to influence.|
|Persuade||To convince by argument, or by reasons offered or
suggested from reflection, etc.; to cause to believe.
|Persuade||To inculcate by argument or expostulation; to advise;
|Persuade||To use persuasion; to plead; to prevail by persuasion.|
|Satirical||Of or pertaining to satire; of the nature of satire; as,
a satiric style.
|Satirical||Censorious; severe in language; sarcastic; insulting.|
|Secretariat||Alt. of Secretariate|
|Slippage||The act of slipping; also, the amount of slipping.|
|Slump||The gross amount; the mass; the lump.|
|Slump||To lump; to throw into a mess.|
|Slump||To fall or sink suddenly through or in, when walking on a
surface, as on thawing snow or ice, partly frozen ground, a bog, etc.,
not strong enough to bear the person.
|Slump||A boggy place.|
|Slump||The noise made by anything falling into a hole, or into a
soft, miry place.
|Stature||The natural height of an animal body; — generally used of
the human body.
|Succumb||To yield; to submit; to give up unresistingly; as, to
succumb under calamities; to succumb to disease.
|Surveillance||Oversight; watch; inspection; supervision.|
|Unwitting||Not knowing; unconscious; ignorant.|
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