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A way of criticizing people or ideas in a humorous way, or a piece of writing or play that uses this style.
To join two pieces of cloth together by putting thread through them with a needle.
Not ashamed, especially about something generally considered unacceptable.
Serious and without any humour.
Extremely; very much.
A large, usually white bird with a long neck that lives on rivers and lakes.
Showing a careful use of money, especially by avoiding waste.
A space or place that is available to be used.; a job that is available for someone to do
To honour or very much respect a person or thing.
A noisy situation with no order.
To persuade someone forcefully to do something that they are unwilling to do.
If you ____ to do something, you agree to do something that you do not consider to be good enough for your social position.
To have sex with a woman who has never had sex before.
A small hollow place, especially one that appears on a person's face when they smile.
The loss of rights, property, or money, especially as a result of breaking a legal agreement.
Careful when using money or food, or (of a meal) cheap or small in amount.
Clever but sometimes dishonest behaviour that you use to deceive someone.
Angry because of something that is wrong or not fair.; resentful, angry
To use your influence to persuade someone in authority to forgive another person, or save this person from punishment.
to risk damaging or destroying something important
To speak or say something very quietly.
Extremely determined to act in a particular way and not to change despite what anyone else says.
To tell a lie in a law court, after promising formally to tell the truth.
to be directly related to something
To be in charge of a formal meeting or ceremony.
To get something, especially after an effort.
Unusual and strange, sometimes in an unpleasant way.
To act in a less severe way towards someone and allow something that you had refused to allow before.
A false spoken statement about someone that damages their reputation, or the making of such a statement.
Something of little importance or value.; A small amount; a jot.
a priest in the Church of England
A person who is in charge of (the people in) a particular building.
publicly claimed or promised; Stated.
an old word meaning 'to that place' or 'in that direction'
In the place or direction shown; over there.
To listen attentively; give heed.
to be going to happen soon
a sudden strong feeling of excitement, fear, or pleasure
To formally accuse someone in a law court of a particular crime and ask them to say if they are guilty or not.
To reach or succeed in getting something.
The long tube that carries solid waste from the stomach out of the body.
a state of not having sex for a period of time, or never having sex
to travel regularly to and from work
a woman in the past who had a sexual relationship with an important man but was not married to him
not pleasant or enjoyable
serious, determined, and meaning what you say
starting from this moment. This word is often used in official and legal documents
The next day, or tomorrow.
the quality of being unwilling to be reasonable and change your behaviour, plans, or ideas
The state of being extremely poor.
To prevent something or make it impossible, or prevent someone from doing something.
someone who governs a country in the place of a king or queen who is ill, young, or not available to govern
If behaviour or beliefs, etc. are repugnant, they are very unpleasant, causing a feeling of disgust.
Tending not to speak much.
the act of giving up something, especially something you would like to keep
With the protection or support of someone or something, especially an organization.
In the air or in a higher position.
A light or fire on the top of a hill that acts as a warning or signal.
To be the father of.; to cause something to happen or be created
Between two positions, choices, or ideas; not really one thing or the other.
Of or from the sky or outside this world.
Of very bad quality.
someone who is ____ uses their intelligence to get what they want, especially by tricking or cheating people
____ food has had all the water taken out of it in order to preserve it; dried
disagreement between people
to gradually fail, become less enthusiastic, or disappear, especially after starting successfully
Unpleasantly proud and expecting to be obeyed.
A man who is in charge of a monastery.
Something that you dislike and disapprove of.
Describes someone who often forgets things or does not pay attention to what is happening near them because they are thinking about other things.
A large amount of something such as hay, paper, wool, or cloth that has been tied tightly together.
A silly or annoying person.
very strong public criticism of someone or something
Morally bad or evil.
To hate someone or something very much.
the fact that something is morally wrong, or the degree to which it is morally wrong
not brave or enthusiastic
covered with a very thin layer of gold
Small hard balls of ice that fall from the sky like rain.
Something that makes progress, movement, or achieving something difficult or impossible.
Happy and smiling.
Having unlimited power and able to do anything.
A memory of something.
To make something or someone seem less bad.
Likely to do something suddenly, without considering the results of your actions.
To make someone unable to work or do things normally, or unable to do what they intended to do.
an old word meaning 'I think'. This is sometimes still used in a humorous way.
Something, especially a piece of dust, that is so small it is almost impossible to see.
worried or upset by something
A large wall built round a town, castle, etc. to protect it.
To feel sorry about an event and wish it had not happened.
snuff something out
to extinguish something, such as a flame.
Violent or angry disagreement.
extremely surprised or shocked
Never failing to hit a target.; always right or accurate
to twist and squeeze something in order to remove liquid from it
To put a biscuit, piece of bread, etc. into a liquid such as tea or soup for a short time before eating it.
To say bad things about someone to influence other people's opinion of them.