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to rush violently; move with great speed: The car hurtled down the highway.
to fling, throw violently
lying asleep or as if asleep; inactive, as in sleep; torpid: The lecturer's sudden shout woke the dormant audience.
To deflect (light, for example) from a straight path by refraction, to bend it.
To alter by viewing through a medium: "In the Quartet reality is refracted through a variety of eyes" (Elizabeth Kastor).
to reduce in amount, degree, intensity, etc.; lessen; diminish: to abate a tax; to abate one's enthusiasm. to diminish in intensity, violence, amount, etc.: The storm has abated. The pain in his shoulder finally abated.
Swollen and twisted from age or ailment like a tree with gnarls (lumpy, knotty protrusions)
to show or feel a lively or triumphant joy; rejoice exceedingly; be highly elated or jubilant: They exulted over their victory. Joyful
(of vegetation, plants, grasses, etc.) luxuriant; succulent; tender and juicy.
characterized by luxuriant vegetation: a lush valley.
lasting or enduring tenaciously: the persistent aroma of verbena; a persistent cough.
constantly repeated; continued: persistent noise.
to make or cause to become worse; diminish in ability, value, excellence, etc.; weaken or damage: to impair one's health; to impair negotiations.
with great care or caution; warily.
to make furious; enrage.
Gradually destructive; steadily harmful:to wear away by gradual action as by a chemical.
1. to make or become less active, vigorous, intense, etc.
2. to make or become looser or less taut.
to grate/grating
to have an irritating or unpleasant effect: His constant chatter grates on my nerves.
2. to make a sound of, or as if of, rough scraping; rasp.
to put to death, esp. by hanging, by mob action and without legal authority.
a strong, wavelike, forward movement, rush, or sweep: the onward surge of an angry mob. A sudden rush of motion.
adjective struck with overwhelming shock or amazement; filled with sudden fright or horror: They stood aghast at the sight of the plane crashing.
a group of travelers, as merchants or pilgrims, journeying together for safety in passing through deserts, hostile territory, etc.
2. any group traveling in or as if in a caravan and using a specific mode of transportation, as pack animals or motor vehicles: a caravan of trucks; a camel caravan.
riotousness; marked by disturbance and uproar: a tumultuous celebration.
2. raising a great clatter and commotion; disorderly or noisy: a tumultuous crowd of students.
to praise; extol.
to seize with or as with the hands or claws; snatch: The bird swooped down and clutched its prey with its claws.
to grip or hold tightly or firmly: She clutched the child's hand as they crossed the street.
returning to the original form or position after being bent, compressed, or stretched.
recovering readily from illness, depression, adversity, or the like; buoyant.
accuracy; exactness: to arrive at an estimate with precision.
in unison
a process in which all elements behave in the same way at the same time; simultaneous or synchronous parallel action: to march in unison.
lacking in physical attractiveness; not beautiful; unattractive: a homely child.
not having elegance, refinement, or cultivation.
proper or suited to the home or to ordinary domestic life; plain; unpretentious: homely food.
liveliness; vivacity; spirit: to talk with animation.
an act or instance of animating or enlivening. gestures that make something lively
the state or condition of being animated.
the process of preparing animated cartoons.
plain or clear to the sight or understanding: His frown made it evident to all that he was displeased. It was evident that the project was a total failure.
awkward; ungainly; clumsy , often because of long ungainly limbs
to challenge the power of; resist boldly or openly: to defy parental authority. to challenge (a person) to do something deemed impossible: They defied him to dive off the bridge. boldly resistant or challen
characteristic of the country, country life
the state of reposing or being at rest; rest; sleep.
peace; tranquillity; calm.
. to lie or rest on something.
disposed to be silent or not to speak freely; reserved.
2. reluctant or restrained.
to give careful attention to:
having or showing little or no interest in anything; languid; spiritless; indifferent: a listless mood; a listless handshake.
a gloomy state of mind, esp. when habitual or prolonged; depression.
half-asleep; sleepy.
2. marked by or resulting from sleepiness.
3. dull; sluggish.
4. inducing lethargy or sleepiness: drowsy spring weather.
to oppose successfully; prevent from accomplishing a purpose.
2. to frustrate or baffle (a plan, purpose, etc.).
to twist the body about, or squirm, as in pain, violent effort, etc.
to cause to be puzzled or bewildered over what is not understood or certain; confuse mentally: Her strange response perplexed me.
bright with a steady but subdued shining; "from the plane we saw the city below agleam with lights"; "the gleaming brass on the altar";
A brief beam or flash of light: saw gleams of daylight through the cracks.
continuing or enduring forever; everlasting.
2. lasting an indefinitely long time: perpetual snow.
3. continuing or continued without intermission or interruption; ceaseless: a perpetual stream of visitors all day.
a current at variance with the main current in a stream of liquid or gas, esp. one having a rotary or whirling motion.
2. a small whirlpool.
3. any similar current, as of air, dust, or fog.
to move or whirl in eddies.
temporary withdrawal or cessation from the usual work or activity.
2. a period of such withdrawal.
3. a receding part or space, as a bay or alcove in a room.
4. an indentation in a line or extent of coast, hills, forest, etc.
5. recesses, a secluded or inner area or part: in the recesses of the palace.
showing irritation or ill humor by a gloomy silence or reserve.
2. persistently and silently ill-humored; morose.
a space or opening made by cleavage; a split.
2. a division formed by cleaving.
3. a hollow area or indentation: a chin with a cleft.
to give, feel, etc., in return.
to make a return, as for something given.
to come out gradually in drops, as sweat, through pores or small openings; ooze out.
–verb (used with object) 2. to send out, as sweat; emit through pores or small openings.
3. to project or display conspicuously or abundantly; radiate: to exude cheerfulness.
to convert (animals, plants, etc.) to domestic uses; tame.
2. to tame (an animal), esp. by generations of breeding, to live in close association with human beings as a pet or work animal and usually creating a dependency so that the animal loses its ability to live in the wild.
to accustom to household life or affairs.
to burn or reduce to ashes; cremate.
to make hostile or unfriendly; make an enemy or antagonist of: His speech antagonized many voters.
an organism that lives on or in an organism of another species, known as the host, from the body of which it obtains nutriment.
2. a person who receives support, advantage, or the like, from another or others without giving any useful or proper return, as one who lives on the hospitality of others.
to go or move away; retreat; go to or toward a more distant point; withdraw.
2. to become more distant.
to draw back or withdraw from
logically unsound: fallacious arguments.
2. deceptive; misleading:
a deceptive, misleading, or false notion, belief, etc.: That the world is flat was at one time a popular fallacy.
to consider something deeply and thoroughly; meditate (often fol. by over or upon).
–verb (used with object) 2. to weigh carefully in the mind; consider thoughtfully: He pondered his next words thoroughly.
something that is not what it purports to be; a spurious imitation; fraud or hoax.
pretended; counterfeit; feigned: sham attacks; a sham Gothic façade.
an act or instance of swaying abruptly.
2. a sudden tip or roll to one side, as of a ship or a staggering person.
guilty of dishonest practices, as bribery; lacking integrity; crooked: a corrupt judge.
2. debased in character; depraved; perverted; wicked; evil: a corrupt society.
to attempt to influence by gentle persuasion, flattery, etc.; cajole: He coaxed her to sing, but she refused.
to activate, set in motion, or take up again; renew: to revive old feuds. to refresh
2. to restore to life or consciousness: We revived him with artificial respiration.
To move waveringly; flutter: shadows flickering on the wall.
To burn unsteadily or fitfully.
considerate in one's conduct or speech, esp. with regard to respecting privacy or maintaining silence about something of a delicate nature; prudent; circumspect.
To regard with respect; prize. See Synonyms at appreciate.
To regard as; consider: esteemed it an honor to help them.
extremely bold or daring; recklessly brave; fearless: an audacious explorer.
boldness or daring
given to inquiry, research, or asking questions; eager for knowledge; intellectually curious: an inquisitive mind.
2. unduly or inappropriately curious; prying.
To confuse; perplex.
to take dishonestly; steal; filch; pilfer.
–verb (used without object) 2. to commit theft; steal.
characterized by cleverness or originality of invention or construction: an ingenious machine.
2. cleverly inventive or resourceful: an ingenious press agent.
to make full or complete again, as by supplying what is lacking, used up, etc.: to replenish one's stock of food.
2. to supply (a fire, stove, etc.) with fresh fuel.
3. to fill again or anew.
Fortification. a. a defensive wall or elevation, as of earth or stone, in a fortification.
b. an elevation raised above the main wall or rampart of a permanent fortification.

2. any low protective wall or barrier at the edge of a balcony, roof, bridge, or the like.
out of the right way; off the correct or known road, path, or route: Despite specific instructions, they went astray and got lost.
2. away from that which is right; into error, confusion, or undesirable action or thought: They were led astray by their lust for money.
to pulsate with unusual rapidity from exertion, emotion, disease, etc.; flutter: His heart palpitated wildly.
2. to pulsate; quiver; throb; tremble.
to evade (work, duty, responsibility, etc.).
to irritate; annoy; provoke: His noisy neighbors often vexed him.
2. to torment; trouble; distress; plague; worry: Lack of money vexes many.
to grind or strike (the teeth) together, esp. in rage or pain.
2. to bite with grinding teeth.
having or seeming to have a supernatural or inexplicable basis; beyond the ordinary or normal; extraordinary: uncanny accuracy; an uncanny knack of foreseeing trouble.
2. mysterious; arousing superstitious fear or dread; uncomfortably strange: Uncanny sounds filled the house.
a large group, multitude, number, etc.; a mass or crowd: a horde of tourists.
a loud uproar, as from a crowd of people: the clamor of the crowd at the gates.
2. a vehement expression of desire or dissatisfaction
a lofty peak.
2. the highest or culminating point, as of success, power, fame, etc.: the pinnacle of one's career.
3. any pointed, towering part or formation, as of rock.
4. Architecture. a relatively small, upright structure, commonly terminating in a gable, a pyramid, or a cone, rising above the roof
quick and light in movement; moving with ease; agile; active; rapid: nimble feet.
2. quick to understand, think, devise, etc.: a nimble mind.
a condition, state, or situation, esp. an unfavorable or unfortunate one: to find oneself in a sorry plight.
powerful; mighty: a potent fighting force.
producing powerful physical or chemical effects: a potent drug.
causing dismay or horror: an appalling accident; an appalling lack of manners.
describes something that seems to be a threat, evil or harmful; foreboding; threatening; inauspicious: an ominous bank of dark clouds.
something that threatens to cause evil, harm, injury, etc.; a threat: Air pollution is a menace to health.
2. a person whose actions, attitudes, or ideas are considered dangerous or harmful: When he gets behind the wheel of a car, he's a real menace.
to utter or direct a threat against; threaten.
to crouch, as in fear or shame.
to have a strong inner feeling or notion of (a future misfortune, evil, catastrophe, etc.); have a presentiment of.
shockingly frightful or dreadful; horrible: a ghastly murder.
Impossible to slake or satisfy: unquenchable thirst.
Impossible to suppress, put out, or destroy: unquenchable enthusiasm.
to stir to action or strong response; excite: to arouse a crowd; to arouse suspicion.
to awaken; wake up: The footsteps aroused the dog.
weakened by old age; feeble; infirm: a decrepit man who can hardly walk.
2. worn out by long use; dilapidated: a decrepit stove.
to lay siege to. to attack from all sides
2. to crowd around; crowd in upon; surround: Vacationers besieged the travel office.
noun - a person who has a great depth of knowledge in their chosen field of interest
- a student
From Latin - schola = school
- viewing or measuring using the earth as a central point
- the belief widely held that adjective- the earth was at the center of the universe, which was challenged by the discoveries of Copernicus and Galileo
adj. - in a current of air
- breezy, windy
noun - a person accused of heresy, of disagreeing with central beliefs or teachings of their religion or community
verb - to create, plan, think
verb - to destroy, ravage, lay waste to
- "The girl was devastated by the tragic news." She felt emotionally destroyed.
verb - to increase in speed or cause to increase in speed
verb - to come together with violent force