to give consent, approval, or adherence; agree; assent; to accede to a request; to accede to the terms of a contract.
caustic, stinging, or bitter in nature, speech, behavior, etc.:
a traditional saying expressing a common experience or observation; proverb.
to bring forward in argument or as evidence; cite as pertinent or conclusive:
expert or nimble in the use of the hands or body.
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to make or become better, more bearable, or more satisfactory; improve; meliorate.
a person or thing detested or loathed:
a group of three inconsistent propositions, two of which are premises of a syllogism that contradict the third.
great warmth of feeling; fervor; passion:
a clever trick or stratagem; a cunning, crafty device or expedient; wile.
with suspicion, mistrust, or disapproval:
a damaging or derogatory remark or criticism; slander:
to state with assurance, confidence, or force; state strongly or positively; affirm; aver:
a positive statement or declaration, often without support or reason:
severe in manner or appearance; uncompromising; strict; forbidding:
to express distress or grief over; lament:
to deliver or expose to an enemy by treachery or disloyalty:
to divide or fork into two branches.
impious utterance or action concerning God or sacred things.
frank; outspoken; open and sincere:
subject to, led by, or indicative of caprice or whim; erratic:
of prime importance; chief; principal:
an elementary book containing a summary of the principles of the Christian religion, esp. as maintained by a particular church, in the form of questions and answers.
a writ issuing from a superior court calling up the record of a proceeding in an inferior court for review.
the office or department of a chancellor; chancellery.
a conversational exchange; dialogue.
inclined or disposed to please; obliging; agreeable or gracious; compliant:
a close harmony of tone as well as logic among the elements of a discourse.
the formation or expression of an opinion or theory without sufficient evidence for proof.
to compose; form:
a struggling together in opposition; strife.
mutual relation of two or more things, parts, etc.
an example that refutes an assertion or claim.
a person who believes that only selfishness motivates human actions and who disbelieves in or minimizes selfless acts or disinterested points of view.
anew; afresh; again; from the beginning.
respectful submission or yielding to the judgment, opinion, will, etc., of another.
to speak damagingly of; criticize in a derogatory manner; sully; defame:
a king or other ruler with absolute, unlimited power; autocrat.
lacking in consistency, constancy, or visible order, disconnected; fitful:
a person who takes up an art, activity, or subject merely for amusement, esp. in a desultory or superficial way; dabbler.
a system of principles or tenets, as of a church.
a puzzling or inexplicable occurrence or situation:
allowing the possibility of several different meanings, as a word or phrase, esp. with intent to deceive or misguide; susceptible of double interpretation; deliberately ambiguous:
to use ambiguous or unclear expressions, usually to avoid commitment or in order to mislead; prevaricate or hedge:
to abstain or keep away from; shun; avoid:
understood by or meant for only the select few who have special knowledge or interest; recondite:
from or on one side only of a dispute, as a divorce suit; without notice to or the presence of the other party.
fully and clearly expressed or demonstrated; leaving nothing merely implied; unequivocal:
in existence; still existing; not destroyed or lost:
not meant to be taken seriously or literally:
a person to whom property or power is entrusted for the benefit of another.
to refrain or abstain from; desist from.
to bestow or confer, esp. by a formal act:
the receiver of a grant.
a person or organization that makes a grant.
fond of the company of others; sociable.
opinion or doctrine at variance with the orthodox or accepted doctrine, esp. of a church or religious system.
before this time; until now.
a breaker or destroyer of images, esp. those set up for religious veneration.
an expression whose meaning is not predictable from the usual meanings of its constituent elements, as kick the bucket or hang one's head, or from the general grammatical rules of a language, as the table round for the round table, and that is not a const
to impregnate or inspire, as with feelings, opinions, etc.:
a moving force; impulse; stimulus:
implied, rather than expressly stated:
not provident; lacking foresight; incautious; unwary.
incapable of being expressed or described in words; inexpressible:
to derive by reasoning; conclude or judge from premises or evidence:
free from reserve, restraint, or dissimulation; candid; sincere.
a procedure by which a specified number of voters may propose a statute, constitutional amendment, or ordinance, and compel a popular vote on its adoption.
among other things.
pronounced during the course of an action, as a decision; not finally decisive of a case.
conveying or expressing a question; interrogative.
using few words; expressing much in few words; concise:
present but not visible, apparent, or actualized; existing as potential:
talking or tending to talk much or freely; talkative; chattering; babbling; garrulous:
changeable; volatile; fickle; flighty; erratic:
precise details; small or trifling matters:
a suspension of activity:
gloomily or sullenly ill-humored, as a person or mood.
the quality or state of being naive; natural or artless simplicity.
an inference or a conclusion that does not follow from the premises.
characterized by or showing servile complaisance or deference; fawning:
characterized by or given to pretentious or conspicuous show in an attempt to impress others:
a grand or flamboyant manner; verve; style; flair:
a set of forms all of which contain a particular element, esp. the set of all inflected forms based on a single stem or theme.
a statement or proposition that seems self-contradictory or absurd but in reality expresses a possible truth.
a humorous or satirical imitation of a serious piece of literature or writing:
of or pertaining to money:
ostentatious in one's learning.
noting an action taken by the court as a whole, esp. an anonymous opinion of the whole court, as contrasted with an opinion delivered in the name of a particular judge.
by, of, for, or in itself; intrinsically.
an enthusiastic expression of approval:
a controversial argument, as one against some opinion, doctrine, etc.
to place, put, or set.
to ask, demand, or claim.
practice, as distinguished from theory; application or use, as of knowledge or skills.
to hasten the occurrence of; bring about prematurely, hastily, or suddenly:
to proclaim; declare; affirm; assert.
a proposition supporting or helping to support a conclusion.
full of, characterized by, or showing presumption or readiness to presume in conduct or thought.
to suppose or assume beforehand; take for granted in advance.
the laying of a claim to something.
to speak falsely or misleadingly; deliberately misstate or create an incorrect impression; lie.
plain or clear; self-evident; obvious.
the anticipation of possible objections in order to answer them in advance.
a natural inclination or tendency:
the act of offering or suggesting something to be considered, accepted, adopted, or done.
the ordinary form of spoken or written language, without metrical structure, as distinguished from poetry or verse.
having or showing foresight; providing carefully for the future.
the range of operation, authority, control, concern, etc.
being at rest; quiet; still; inactive or motionless:
interest in or concern for the actual or real, as distinguished from the abstract, speculative, etc.
an act of rebutting, as in a debate.
the principle or practice of referring measures proposed or passed by a legislative body to the vote of the electorate for approval or rejection.
an act of refuting a statement, charge, etc.; disproof.
to prove to be false or erroneous, as an opinion or charge.
an action for the recovery of goods or chattels wrongfully taken or detained.
things done; accomplishments; deeds.
a thing adjudicated; a case that has been decided.
disposed to be silent or not to speak freely; reserved.
extremely sacred or inviolable:
acuteness of mental discernment and soundness of judgment.
lustful or lecherous.
of or pertaining to worldly things or to things that are not regarded as religious, spiritual, or sacred; temporal:
slavishly submissive or obsequious; fawning:
of or befitting a slave:
the state of being solicitous; anxiety or concern.
morally ignoble or base; vile:
not genuine, authentic, or true; not from the claimed, pretended, or proper source; counterfeit.
serving to assist or supplement; auxiliary; supplementary.
adequate for the purpose; enough:
of the highest kind, quality, or order; surpassing all else or others; supreme; extreme:
a self-seeking, servile flatterer; fawning parasite.
an argument the conclusion of which is supported by two premises, of which one
the comparison of opposites.
a holding, as of lands, by any kind of title; occupancy of land, a house, or the like, under a lease or on payment of rent; tenure.
to rise above or go beyond; overpass; exceed:
not equivocal; unambiguous; clear; having only one possible meaning or interpretation:
incapable of being defended, as an argument, thesis, etc.; indefensible.
the entire jury panel from which a trial jury is selected.
performed, exercised, received, or suffered in place of another:
moral excellence; goodness; righteousness.
a person who shows zeal.
the study of linguistic development by classifying and examining changes in meaning and form
an inadequate supply; scarcity; lack as during famine
to assert with confidence; declare in a positive or peremptory manner
dulled by overindulgence; worn out or wearied, as by overwork or overuse
characterized by assumption of dignity or importance; making an exaggerated outward show
of or pertaining to actors or acting.
an article of food.
to act or avail against with equal power, force, or effect; counteract.
the advocating of a cause in a court of law.
the branch of law practice consisting of examining titles, giving opinions as to their validity, and drawing of deeds, etc., for the conveyance of property from one person to another.
following as an effect or result; resulting often fol. by on, upon, or to:
to anticipate and prevent or eliminate difficulties, disadvantages, etc. by effective measures; render unnecessary:
to cause to work too hard, too much, or too long; weary or exhaust with work often used reflexively:
occurring or coming later or after often fol. by to:
to assume something, as for the sake of argument or as part of a proposition or theory:
accustomed; used usually fol. by an infinitive:
to consider or include an idea, term, proposition, etc. as part of a more comprehensive one.
to modulate the voice.
extreme or excessive economy or frugality; stinginess; niggardliness.
introduced or coming from without; not belonging or proper to a thing; external; foreign