n. temporary inactivity,
cessation, or suspension: Let's hold that problem in abeyance for a
n. the citadel or high fortified area of an ancient Greek
v.t. to produce a faint image or resemblance of; to outline or sketch;
to foreshadow; prefigure; to darken or conceal partially;
n. Class. Myth. the shield or breastplate of Zeus or
Athena; protection; support; sponsorship; auspices..
adj. a natural liking for or attraction to a person, thing,
n., v. light, playful banter
n. the district within which a
bailie or bailiff has jurisdiction; a person's area of skill,
knowledge, authority, or work..
v. to deceive or get the better of (someone) by trickery,
flattery, or the like; humbug; hoodwink (often fol. by into)..
to scold; rebuke; abuse, vilify, vituperate, objurgate..
blush v.i. to redden, as
from embarrassment or shame, to feel shame or embarrassment...
to roar and be tumultuous, as wind;
to be loud, noisy, or
swaggering; utter loud, empty menaces or protests..
adj. strengthening; invigorating..
n. potassium bromide; a platitude or trite saying; a
person who is platitudinous and boring..
n. a dead body, esp. a human body to be dissected; corpse..
n. a general or comprehensive view; survey; a
digest; summary; résumé..
gratuity; also: bribe, payoff..
v.i., n. to march out (as
from a wood, defile, or other narrow or confined spot) into the open..
n. the final resolution of the intricacies of a
plot, as of a drama or novel; the outcome or resolution..
n., pl. Sorcery; also,
reckless mischief; deviltry..
to show clearly; make
evident or manifest; prove; to reveal the possession of (a quality,
a confused mixture; hodgepodge; medley..
v.t. to defend, secure, or
protect; to fend off, avert, or prevent..
n. a hodgepodge; jumble; confused medley; a
ragout or hash..
n., v. a social meeting, visit, or
the like; to converse with one another for social purposes;
to spend or pass (as time) talking..
inanition n. exhaustion
from lack of nourishment; also, emptiness..
v.t. to burn or reduce to ashes;
adj. that cannot be broken or separated; unbreakable; that
cannot be infringed or violated; inviolable..
adj. settled or confirmed in a habit, practice, feeling;
firmly established by long continuance, as a disease, habit, practice,
feeling, etc.; chronic..
n. (used with a sing. v.) honor; glory; acclaim..
n. laborious work, study, thought, etc., esp. at night..
n., a mixture; medley..
v.i., to have a substantial
effect; weigh heavily; to have force or influence..
n. Usually, minutiae. precise details; small or
(Law) oral communication..
v.i. to exceed something
else in weight; be the heavier; to be superior in power, force,
n. alert, lookout..