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1. to quote (a passage, book, author, etc.), esp. as an authority: He cited the Constitution in his defense.
2. to mention in support, proof, or confirmation; refer to as an example: He cited many instances of abuse of power.
3. to summon officially or authoritatively to appear in court.
4. to call to mind; recall: citing my gratitude to him.
5. Military. to mention (a soldier, unit, etc.) in orders, as for gallantry.
6. to commend, as for outstanding service, hard work, or devotion to duty.
7. to summon or call; rouse to action.
1. Phonetics. a. (in English articulation) a speech sound produced by occluding with or without releasing (p, b; t, d; k, g), diverting (m, n, ng), or obstructing (f, v; s, z, etc.) the flow of air from the lungs (opposed to vowel).
b. (in a syllable) any sound other than the sound of greatest sonority in the syllable, as b, r, and g in brig (opposed to sonant). Compare vowel (def. 1b).
c. (in linguistic function) a concept empirically determined as a phonological element in structural contrast with vowel, as the b of be, the w of we, the y, s, and t of yeast, etc.

2. a letter that usually represents a consonant sound.
1. to utter mocking or scoffing words; jeer.
–verb (used with object), 2. to taunt; deride.
–noun 3. a taunting or sarcastic remark.
1. a quick, witty reply.
2. conversation full of such replies.
3. skill in making such replies
1. Usually, rudiments. a. the elements or first principles of a subject: the rudiments of grammar.
b. a mere beginning, first slight appearance, or undeveloped or imperfect form of something: the rudiments of a plan.

2. Biology. an organ or part incompletely developed in size or structure, as one in an embryonic stage, one arrested in growth, or one with no functional activity, as a vestige.
1. authoritative permission or approval, as for an action.
2. something that serves to support an action, condition, etc.
3. something that gives binding force, as to an oath, rule of conduct, etc.
4. Law. a. a provision of a law enacting a penalty for disobedience or a reward for obedience.
b. the penalty or reward.

5. International Law. action by one or more states toward another state calculated to force it to comply with legal obligations.
1. to supply with anything to excess, so as to disgust or weary; surfeit.
2. to satisfy to the full; sate.
1. serving or acting in a subordinate capacity; subordinate.
2. servile; excessively submissive; obsequious: subservient persons; subservient conduct.
3. useful in promoting a purpose or end.
lively; animated; gay: a vivacious folk dance.
1. pleasing in appearance; attractive; fair: a comely face.
2. proper; seemly; becoming: comely behavior.
1. the act or process of falling into an inferior condition or state; deterioration; decay: Some historians hold that the fall of Rome can be attributed to internal decadence.
2. moral degeneration or decay; turpitude.
3. unrestrained or excessive self-indulgence.
4. (often initial capital letter) the decadent movement in literature.
1. containing error; mistaken; incorrect; wrong: an erroneous answer.
2. straying from what is moral, decent, proper, etc
1. to parade or display oneself conspicuously, defiantly, or boldly.
2. to wave conspicuously in the air.
–verb (used with object) 3. to parade or display ostentatiously: to flaunt one's wealth.
4. to ignore or treat with disdain: He was expelled for flaunting military regulations.
–noun 5. the act of flaunting.
6. Obsolete. something flaunted.
–adjective excessively or meticulously critical; overcritical.
1. easily provoked to anger; very irritable: an irascible old man.
2. characterized or produced by anger: an irascible response.
1. depraved, villainous, or base.
2. Archaic. holding a false or unorthodox religious belief; heretical.
–noun 3. a vicious or depraved person; villain.
4. Archaic. a heretic or infidel.
1. characterized by or given to pretentious or conspicuous show in an attempt to impress others: an ostentatious dresser.
2. (of actions, manner, qualities exhibited, etc.) intended to attract notice: Lady Bountiful's ostentatious charity.
1. full of pretense or pretension.
2. characterized by assumption of dignity or importance.
3. making an exaggerated outward show; ostentatious.
1. a process, now often replaced by more advanced methods, for making metal printing plates by taking a mold of composed type or the like in papier-mâché or other material and then taking from this mold a cast in type metal.
2. a plate made by this process.
3. a set form; convention.
4. Sociology. a simplified and standardized conception or image invested with special meaning and held in common by members of a group: The cowboy and Indian are American stereotypes.
–verb (used with object) 5. to make a stereotype of.
6. to characterize or regard as a stereotype: The actor has been stereotyped as a villain.
7. to give a fixed form to.