A robber who forced travelers to lie on a bed and made them fit it by stretching their limbs or cutting off the appropriate length of leg.
Egyptian mythology. Died at the hands of his brother and was subsequently restored to new life as ruler of the afterlife. Who ever said only Jesus could be resurrected!
Two main strands: “what exists lies beyond experience” (Plato)/ “objects of experience constitute the only reality” (Kant, the logical positivists, Hume). Also whether what exists is made of one substance or many, and whether it is inevitable or by chance.
Becoming liquid or having a tendency to become liquid.
Transform, esp. in a surprising or magical manner.
A member of a northwestern African Muslim people of mixed Berber and Arab descent.
Of or relating to lesbians or lesbianism.
A fire-breathing female monster with a lion’s head, a goat’s body, and a serpent’s tail./ A thing that is hoped or wished for but in fact is illusory or impossible to achieve.
Country in eastern Europe, official language Belarussian. July 2008: Someone was talking about Belarus on the bus the other day.
Mad, idiotic; From Yiddish.
Run away, typically leaving unpaid debts.
An ultimate object or aim.
A Muslim ascetic and mystic.
The sin of Adam viewed as fortunate, because it brought about the blessedness of the Redemption. (Latin “happy fault”.)
A late 20th-century style and concept that represents a departure from modernism and has at its heart a general distrust of grand theories and ideologies as well as a problematical relationship with any notion of “art.” (Ie. The Nothing.)
(informal) Like a Magazine But Cooler; Punk. Or Hipster Wannabe-Punk; Indie and Political and Stir-Up-ing.
Denoting an idea, quality, or state, or existing in thought but not having a physical or concrete existence or event; theoretical. (to describe the geometry of Greek temples.)
Greek war god, son of Zeus and Hera. Roman equivalent Mars.
Characterized by debate or argument.
Peaceful in character or intent.
Greek hero of the Trojan War, proverbial for his size and strength.
Obsequious flattery; excessive admiration or praise.
A small group of people with shared interests or tastes, esp. one that is exclusive of other people.
Change in one’s way of life resulting from penitence or spiritual conversion. (Related to paranoia?!?!?)
The structure forming the entrance to a temple.
(In description of Howard Roark;) Behaving or looking as though one thinks one is superior to others.
Referring to itself or to the conventions of its genre; self-referential. / Expressing change.
A paid teacher of philosophy and rhetoric in ancient Greece, associated in popular thought with moral skepticism and specious reasoning.
Inexperienced and immature.
The ethical theory that pleasure (in the sense of the satisfaction of desires) is the highest good and proper aim of human life.
A custom, principle, or belief distinguishing a particular class or group of people.
Someone employed by a religious society to distribute Bibles and other religious tracts.
Occupying a position at, or on both sides of, a boundary or threshold.
In a wild state; resembling a wild animal.
The lowest point in the fortunes of a person or organization.
Italian “to the tooth”
Inability to interpret sensations and hence to recognize things, typically as a result of brain damage.
Renovate and improve so that it conforms to middle-class taste.
Having a strong religious or spiritual quality.
Referring to sexual matters in an amusingly rude or irreverent way.
A small illustration or portrait photograph that fades into its background without a definite border.
Confined to words, theories, or ideals, and not leading to practical action.
Kept secret, esp. because it would not be approved of.
Namely. (Abbreviation of videlicet , z being a medieval Latin symbol for -et.)
A photograph taken by an early photographic process employing an iodine-sensitized silvered plate and mercury vapor.
A teacher, esp. a strict or pedantic one.
The part of the mind in which innate instinctive impulses and primary processes are manifest. Compare with ego and superego. (ORIGIN 1920s: from Latin, literally ‘that,’ translating German ‘es.’)
Showing wild and apparently deranged excitement and energy.
Causing vomiting; nauseating.
A name for the world’s oldest psychiatric hospital, Bethlem Royal Hospital.
In psychology (especially as a symptom of schizophrenics) a general lack of additional, unprompted content seen in normal speech.
A psychological state characterized by general lack of desire, motivation, and persistence.
Involving ignoble actions and motives.
Of or relating to tailoring, clothes, or style of dress.
Soften or break up by soaking in a liquid.
Characterized by vulgar or pretentious display.
Having retired but allowed to retain their title as an honour.
A device on a mowing machine for raising uncut fallen grain and marking the line between cut and uncut grain.
Force of character, determination, or nerve: from Moxie, the proprietary name of a soft drink.
Renounce or reject (something desired).
The evil spirit in the doctrine of Zoroastrianism, the opponent of Ahura Mazda.
A monotheistic pre-Islamic religion of ancient Persia founded by Zoroaster in the 6th century bc.
Feeling or showing sorrow and regret for having done wrong.
Having a false or deceptive appearance, esp. one presented for the purpose of propaganda.
from Latin intellectus ‘understanding,’ from intellegere ‘understand’
The state or condition of being equal, esp. regarding status or pay./ The fact or condition of having borne children; The number of children previously borne.
Having or showing a lack of thought or intelligence; mindless.
Disembowel; Deprive of its essential content.
(Of a girl) Sexually mature; suitable for marriage.
A person who is from 70 to 79 years old.
In an initial stage; beginning to happen or develop; Developing into a specified type or role.
Calm, dependable, and showing little emotion or animation.
The state of being only partly or scantily clothed.
An apparition or double of a living person.
The view or theory that the self is all that can be known to exist.
A long, steep slope, esp. one at the edge of a plateau or separating areas of land at different heights.
Roman architect and military engineer who wrote a comprehensive 10-volume treatise on architecture.
White or light-colored calcareous rock deposited from mineral springs, used in building.
The part of the mind that mediates between the conscious and the unconscious and is responsible for reality testing and a sense of personal identity.
A person who claims to have a supernatural ability to perceive events in the future or beyond normal sensory contact.
A trephine (hole saw) used by surgeons for perforating the skull; To perforate (a person’s skull) with a trepan.
Having or showing the symptoms of a fever; Having or showing a great deal of nervous excitement or energy.
Assistance and support in times of hardship and distress.
Of or associated with the underworld.
Remove the moisture from (something, esp. food), typically in order to preserve it; Lacking interest, passion, or energy.
The force or energy with which a body moves.
Charm or enchant, sometimes in a deceptive way./ Help time pass pleasantly.
Excessive confidence or boldness; audacity.
A person falsely claiming to have a special knowledge or skill; a fraud.
Used to express necessity or inevitability.
Representing a number of different Christian churches.
An unfilled space or interval.
Unwanted material or goods that have been thrown overboard from a ship and washed ashore.
A manifestation of a deity or released soul in bodily form on earth; an incarnate divine teacher/ embodiment of an idea.
Completely genuine, authentic, or honest.