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In eager desire
ineffective or bungling; clumsy.
equivalent, as in value, force, effect, or signification: His angry speech was tantamount to a declaration of war.
vigorous or incisive in expression or style
free from concern, worry, or anxiety
Something of unequaled excellence
rare, exotic, or obscure
having or showing a definite tendency, bias, or purpose
Free from sly or cunning intelligence; innocent and without deception.
faute de mieux
for lack of something better
used to express necessity or inevitability
a group of people who associate closely.
the state or a period of flowering.
a private box or enclosure in a theater
something that supports or strengthens
additional items of dress or equipment, or other items carried or worn by a person or used for a particular activity.
literature regarded as a fine art, especially as having a purely aesthetic function.
a loan word coined by translating the components of a compound foreign word into the target language.
coup de grace
1. A final blow or shot given to kill a wounded person or animal 2. An action that finishes something
1. playful flirtation; amorous play 2. a waste of time 3. an illicit sexual relationship
the final resolution of the intricacies of a plot, as of a drama or novel.
an inopportune occurrence; an embarrassing mischance
a condition of general bodily weakness or discomfort, often marking the onset of a disease.
a person or thing that is particularly disliked, dreaded, or avoided
skillful sleight of hand when performing conjuring tricks.
a preliminary examination of a witness or a juror by a judge or counsel.
A phrase that has two meanings, especially where one is innocent and literal, the other risqué, bawdy, or ironic
a person who exercises power or influence in a certain sphere without holding an official position.
the exact, appropriate word.
the inferred responsibility of privileged people to act with generosity and nobility toward those less privileged
To furnish with dress, or equipments, esp. those for military service
to influence by trickery, flattery, etc.; mislead; delude.
to uproot; eradicate.
to wipe out; do away with; expunge
to beat severely; thrash.
to exaggerate or feign illness in order to escape duty or work.
a controversial issue that attracts a great deal of public attention.
(figuratively) apt to take offense or become irritated; providing shade
an item or money that is overdue for payment; being in arrears
the husband of an unfaithful wife; to make someone as such