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1. uncertainty or fluctuation, esp. when caused by inability to make a choice or by a simultaneous desire to say or do two opposite or conflicting things.
2. Psychology. the coexistence within an individual of positive and negative feelings toward the same person, object, or action, simultaneously drawing him or her in opposite directions.
good? effecient?
1. engaged to be married: She is betrothed to that young lieutenant.
–noun 2. the person to whom one is engaged: He introduced us to his betrothed.
1. agreeable, suitable, or pleasing in nature or character: congenial surroundings.
2. suited or adapted in spirit, feeling, temper, etc.; compatible: a congenial couple
1. majority of opinion: The consensus of the group was that they should meet twice a month.
2. general agreement or concord; harmony
1. incapable of being terminated; unending: an interminable job.
2. monotonously or annoyingly protracted or continued; unceasing; incessant: I can't stand that interminable clatter.
3. having no limits: an interminable desert.
resolutely fearless; dauntless: an intrepid explorer.
1. distasteful, objectionable, or offensive: a repugnant smell.
2. making opposition; averse.
3. opposed or contrary, as in nature or character.
1. of a sickly, yellowish color: sallow cheeks; a sallow complexion.
–verb (used with object) 2. to make sallow.
1. a rapid movement of troops from a besieged place to attack the besiegers.
2. a body of troops involved in such a movement.
3. the flying of an airplane on a combat mission.
–verb (used without object) 4. to go on a sortie; sally forth.
1. utterly unyielding in attitude or opinion in spite of all appeals, urgings, etc.
2. too hard to cut, break, or pierce.
–noun 3. any impenetrably or unyieldingly hard substance.
4. a legendary stone of impenetrable hardness, formerly sometimes identified with the diamond.
–verb (used with object) 1. to make hostile or unfriendly; make an enemy or antagonist of: His speech antagonized many voters.
2. to act in opposition to; oppose.
–verb (used without object) 3. Rare. to act antagonistically.
1. Usually, archives. documents or records relating to the activities, business dealings, etc., of a person, family, corporation, association, community, or nation.
2. archives, a place where public records or other historical documents are kept.
3. any extensive record or collection of data: The encyclopedia is an archive of world history. The experience was sealed in the archive of her memory.
–verb (used with object) 4. to place or store in an archive: to vote on archiving the city's historic documents.
1. an absolute ruler, esp. a monarch who holds and exercises the powers of government as by inherent right, not subject to restrictions.
2. a person invested with or claiming to exercise absolute authority.
3. a person who behaves in an authoritarian manner; a domineering person.
1. given to faction; dissentious: A factious group was trying to undermine the government.
2. pertaining to or proceeding from faction: factious quarrels.
1. to make (plans, efforts, etc.) worthless or of no avail; defeat; nullify: The student's indifference frustrated the teacher's efforts to help him.
2. to disappoint or thwart (a person): a talented woman whom life had frustrated.
–verb (used without object) 3. to become frustrated: His trouble is that he frustrates much too easily.
1. leaving no opportunity for denial or refusal; imperative: a peremptory command.
2. imperious or dictatorial.
3. positive or assertive in speech, tone, manner, etc.
4. Law. a. that precludes or does not admit of debate, question, etc.: a peremptory edict.
b. decisive or final.
c. in which a command is absolute and unconditional: a peremptory writ.
–verb (used without object) 1. to defer action; delay: to procrastinate until an opportunity is lost.
–verb (used with object) 2. to put off till another day or time; defer; delay.
1. springing back; rebounding.
2. returning to the original form or position after being bent, compressed, or stretched.
3. recovering readily from illness, depression, adversity, or the like; buoyant.
an act or instance of supplicating; humble prayer, entreaty, or petition.