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1. a)done by stealth : surreptitious. b) expressive of stealth : sly.
2. obtained underhandedly; stolen.
mayhem \MEY-hem, MEY-uhm\
n. 1. a child’s toy having a whirling motion. 2. a) one who continuously whirls or changes; b) a whirling or circling course (as of events).
adj. 1. of or relating to conversation; conversational. 2. a) used in or characteristic of familiar and informal conversation; also: unacceptably informal; b) using conversational style.
n. 1. a) a state of mental and motor inactivity with partial or total insensibility; b) a state of lowered physiological activity typically characterized by reduced metabolism, heart rate, respiration, and body temperature that occurs in varying degrees especially in hibernating and aestivating animals. 2. apathy, dullness.
v. 1. make up, compose. 2. to give literary or formal expression to. 3. to put down in writing.
n. something given or received for something else; also: a deal arranging a quid pro quo.
adj. expressing a wish.
n. 1. a) vigor and strength of spirit or temperament; b) staying quality; stamina. 2. quality of temperament or disposition.
adj. 1. extremely or excessively particular, exacting, or meticulous in taste or standards. 2. requiring much care, precision, or attentive effort.
v. 1. to reduce the violence of (a disease); also: to ease (symptoms) without curing the underlying disease. 2. to cover by excuses and apologies. 3. to moderate the intensity of.
n. 1. a) a room or closet where clothes are kept; b)a receptacle for clothes; c) a large trunk in which clothes may be hung upright. 2. a) a collection of wearing apparel (as of one person or for one activity); b) a collection of stage costumes and accessories. 3. the department of a royal or noble household entrusted with the care of wearing apparel, jewels, and personal articles.
n. 1. a major turning point or critical stage. 2. a) menopause; b) a period in the life of a male corresponding to female menopause. 3. the marked and sudden rise in the respiratory rate of fruit just prior to full ripening.
Annie Oakley \an-ee-OH-klee\
importunate \ im-POR-chuh-nut\
n. 1. a) a usually green film formed on copper and bronze by exposure to moist air and often valued aesthetically for its color; b) a surface appearance of something grown beautiful, especially with age or use. 2. an appearance or aura that is derived from association, habit, or established character. 3. a superficial covering or exterior.
v. 1. a) to see the special features of; b) to perceive a difference; differentiate. 2. to distinguish by discerning or exposing differences; especially , to distinguish from another like object. 3. to make a difference in treatment or favor on a basis other than individual merit.
adj. 1. archaic: scornful. 2. a) having high and often capricious standards; difficult to please; b) showing or demanding excessive delicacy or care; c) reflecting a meticulous, sensitive, or demanding attitude. 3. having complex nutritional requirements. –fastidiously, adv. –fastidiousness, n.
adj. 1. felt in or as if in the internal organs of the body. 2. not intellectual; instinctive. 3. dealing with crude or elemental emotions. 4. or, relating to, or located on or among the internal organs of the body.
adj. tremendous in size, volume, or degree; gigantic, colossal.