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an epigrammatic Japanese verse form of three short lines
handcuff - manacle: confine or restrain with or as if with manacles or handcuffs; "The police handcuffed the suspect at the scene of the crime"
largess: a gift or money given (as for service or out of benevolence); usually given ostentatiously;
munificence: liberality in bestowing gifts; extremely liberal and generous of spirit;
Alternative spelling of largess
a splendid assemblage (especially of famous people)
without favoring one party, in a fair evenhanded manner
cussed: stubbornly persistent in wrongdoing;
flinty: showing unfeeling resistance to tender feelings; "his flinty gaze"; "the child's misery would move even the most obdurate heart"
any of various spiny trees or shrubs of the genus Acacia
composed of animal fat
Adele was a steel screw steamer that was built in 1906 as a yacht. She was twice commissioned into the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), firstly as ...
a lyric poem with complex stanza forms
disciple of Jesus and leader of the Apostles; regarded by Catholics as the vicar of Christ on earth and first Pope;
cock: obscene terms for penis
queen of the Olympian gods in ancient Greek mythology; sister and wife of Zeus remembered for her jealously of the many mortal women Zeus fell in love with; identified with Roman Juno
civilized: marked by refinement in taste and manners; "cultivated speech"; "cultured Bostonians"; "cultured tastes"; "a genteel old lady"; "polite society";
Polite, well-mannered; Not vulgar or rude; Stylish or elegant; aristocratic
any of various usually white herons having long plumes during breeding season
The '''''' (Chihuahueño) is the smallest breed of dog and is named after the state of Chihuahua in Mexico.;
chihuahua - a city in northern Mexico in the state of Chihuahua; commercial center of northern Mexico
the cardinal number that is the sum of seven and one
(law) a party to a lawsuit; someone involved in litigation
all living things (except people) that are undomesticated
a small flute; pitched an octave above the standard flute
Nihilism (from the Latin nihil, nothing) is the philosophical doctrine suggesting the negation of one or more meaningful aspects of life. Most commonly, nihilism is presented in the form of existential nihilism which argues that life is without
A dilemma (Greek δί-λημμα "double proposition") is a problem offering at least two solutions or possibilities, of which none are practically acceptable. ...
tableware made of silver or silver plate or pewter or stainless steel
fistfight: a fight with bare fists
transfer property or ownership
hypersensitivity reaction to a particular allergen; symptoms can vary greatly in intensity
a mortician who treats corpses with preservatives
cause to accept or become hardened to; habituate
untie: undo the ties of; "They untied the prisoner";
To remove the knot from laces; to undo laces;
unlaced - with laces not tied; "teenagers slopping around in unlaced sneakers"
aroused to impatience or anger
happening or arising or located within some limits or especially surface
entrap - ensnare: take or catch as if in a snare or trap; "I was set up!"; "The innocent man was framed by the police";
entrap - trap: catch in or as if in a trap; "The men trap foxes"
guarantee financial support of
of or relating to barbers and barbering
a member of the Shoshonean people of northeastern Arizona;
the Shoshonean language spoken by the Hopi
politely warm and friendly
tramp: a disreputable vagrant; "a homeless tramp"; "he tried to help the really down-and-out bums"
transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services)
characteristic of informal spoken language or conversation
common garden herb having clusters of small purplish flowers and yielding an oil used as a flavoring
inspiration: a product of your creative thinking and work; "he had little respect for the inspirations of other artists"; "after years of work his brainchild was a tangible reality";
Brainchild is a fictional character in the Marvel Universe.
take the place of
The word student is etymologically derived through Middle English from the Latin second-type conjugation verb "studēre", meaning "to direct one's ...;
student - a learner who is enrolled in an educational institution
deadlock: a situation in which no progress can be made or no advancement is possible; "reached an impasse on the negotiations";
stand: an interruption of normal activity;
complete immobility; halt
cause to spread or flush or flood through, over, or across
for a short time
Peter is a common masculine given name. It is derived, via Latin "petra", from the Greek word πετρος (petros) meaning "stone" or "rock".
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