desperation; despair; distress.
1. to express dejection; display of depression or lowness of spirits.
2. to be fretfully discontented; fret; complain.
3. to yearn after something.
Etymology: Middle English repinen (to be aggrieved); re- (re-) +pinen (to yearn).
Nonce-word: the desire of revenging oneself or of taking vengeance.
Etymology: from Latin vindicta ”vengeance” + volens, present participle of velle ”to wish”, modeled after malevolence.
1. stubborn and complete intolerance of any creed, belief, or opinion that differs from one’s own.
2. the actions, beliefs, prejudices, etc., of a bigot, i.e. an intolerant and prejudiced person, i.e. the state of mind of a bigot - someone who, as a result of their prejudices, treats or views other people with fear, distrust, hatred, contempt, or intolerance on the basis of a person’s opinion, ethnicity, race, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, socioeconomic status, or other characteristics.
Etymology: from French bigoterie, from Old French -name applied contemptuously to the Normans by the French, of obscure origin.
1. (of fish scales) hard and bony with a shiny enamellike surface.
2. of, relating to, or characteristic of certain bony fishes, such as the sturgeon and the gar, that have armourlike scales consisting of bony plates covered with layers of dentine and enamel.
3. a ganoid fish.
Etymology: from French ganoïde, from Greek ganos ”brightness, gladness”, from ganusthai, “to rejoice”.
strictly and uncompromisingly just; showing stern and inflexible judgment; being completely fair and incorruptible.
Etymology: derived from Rhadamanthus, a son of Zeus and Europa who, in reward for his exemplary sense of justice, was made a judge of the underworld after his death.
to pollute; to defile; to make foul or unclean, especially with harmful chemical or waste products; dirty.
Etymology: from Latin conspurcatus, past participle of conspurcare.
1. Visual Arts: a piece appropriate to the night or evening; a picture of the night scene.
2. Music: an instrumental composition of a dreamy or pensive character.
3. Music: a short composition of a romantic nature, typically for piano.
Etymology: from late Latin nocturnalis, from Latin nocturnus “of the night”, from nox, noct- “night”.
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an impassioned outcry (as of appeal or protest).
Etymology: derived from French, “cry from the heart”.
1. a question or statement so framed as to exercise one’s ingenuity in answering it or discovering its meaning; conundrum.
2. a puzzling question, problem, or matter.
3. a puzzling thing or person.
4. any enigmatic or dark saying or speech.
5. to propound riddles; speak enigmatically.
Etymology: from Middle English redel, redels, from Old English rǣdels, rǣdelse (“counsel”, “opinion”, “imagination”, “riddle”), from Proto-Germanic *rēdisliją (“counsel, conjecture”). Akin to Old Saxon rādisli (Dutch raadsel), Old High German rādisle (German Rätsel “riddle”), Old English rǣdan (“to read, advise, interpret”).
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1. a foul-smelling tobacco.
2. poor-quality tobacco with a foul, rancid, or putrid smell.
3. offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
Etymology: from the Spanish mondongo (“tripe”, “entrails”), perhaps via its English etymon mondongo.
1. cave, cavern, grotto, den; a hollow in the earth, especially one opening more or less horizontally into a hill, mountain, etc.
2. the roofed channel in which the water of an ancient Roman aqueduct flows whether underground or raised on embankments or arches; channel; drain.
Etymology: Latin specus, “cave, cavity, drain, channel; probably akin to Latin specere, “to look”.
1. flame bearer; one who carries fire.
2. fiery; consisting of fire or burning strongly and brightly.
Etymology: from Middle English flaume, flaumbe, blend of Anglo-Norman flame and flambe, flamble, the first from Latin flamma, the second from Latin flammula, diminutive of flamma, both from pre-Latin *fladma; akin to Old English glēd, “ember”; ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *bʰlē-, “to shimmer, gleam, shine”.
water lily; lily, a flowering aquatic plant from the Nymphaeaceae family.
Etymology: French for “water lily”, from Mediaeval Latin, from Arabic نلوفر (nilūfar), Persian نیلوفر (nīlūfar), from Sanskrit नीलोतपल (nīlotpala), from नील (nīla, “blue”) + उतपल (utpala, “lotus, water-lily”).