Helping You Define Life, Love, And The Rest:
Intended to teach, particularly in having moral instruction as an ulterior motive.
Having strength, energy, and a strong sex drive.
An act of speaking or writing that has an action as its aim but that in itself does not effect or constitute the action (ex: persuading, convincing).
An action performed by saying or writing something (ex: ordering, warning, promising).
The hypothesis that evolutionary development is marked by isolated episodes of rapid speciation between long periods of little or no change.
Able to perceive or feel things.
Named after a particular person. / Giving their name to something.
A sequence of real or imaginary images like that seen in a dream.
The tendency toward a relatively stable equilibrium between interdependent elements.
Able to burn or corrode organic tissue by chemical action; Formed by the intersection of reflected or refracted parallel rays from a curved surface. / Sarcastic in a scathing and bitter way.
Vehement or clamorous.
Noisy and difficult to control.
Characteristic of the time before the Fall of Man; innocent and unspoiled.
Masturbation; Coitus interruptus (sexual intercourse in which the penis is withdrawn before ejaculation).
The easing of hostility or strained relations
A member of the non-Leninist wing of the Russian Social Democratic Workers’ Party, opposed to the Bolsheviks and defeated by them after the overthrow of the tsar in 1917.
Fine parchment made originally from the skin of a calf.
Making marks that cannot be removed.
Each of the parts of the calyx of a flower, enclosing the petals and typically green and leaflike.
A grouping of things having common characteristics distinct from those of other such groupings.
Relieving pain or alleviating a problem without dealing with the underlying cause.
Strongly encourage or urge (someone) to do something.
Strongly influencing later developments. (From semen ‘seed.’)
A restriction or impediment to someone’s freedom of action.
A political and economic theory of social organization that advocates that the means of production, distribution, and exchange should be owned or regulated by the community as a whole.
Workers or working-class people, regarded collectively.
A member of the majority faction of the Russian Social Democratic Party/ Communist Party; A person with politically subversive or radical views; a revolutionary.
Having a particular trait from birth or by firmly established habit.
A preference or special liking for something; a bias in favor of something.
A man who hates women. (Why can’t it apply to women who hate women?)
Looking or sounding sad and dismal.
Practicing or affecting strict religious or moral behavior.
Unit of work or energy.
Showing dedication and diligence.
Tearful or given to weeping.
An outlook or system of thought attaching prime importance to human rather than divine or supernatural matters…
The worship of Satan, typically involving a travesty of Christian symbols and practices.
The habit or principle of being independent and self-reliant./ A social theory favoring freedom of action for individuals over collective or state control.
The view or theory that the self is all that can be known to exist.
A plant of the borage family, cultivated for its fragrant purple or blue flowers, which are used in perfume.
Soften or break up (something, esp. food) by soaking in a liquid.
Instigate or stir up (an undesirable or violent sentiment or course of action).
The style of simultaneously combining a number of parts, each forming an individual melody and harmonizing with each other.
An organized whole that is perceived as more than the sum of its parts.
Refuse to accept or be associated with; deny the truth or validity of.
(From Latin id est, ‘that is’.)
Briefly and clearly expressed.
In fact, whether by right or not.
According to rightful entitlement or claim; by right.
A song of praise or triumph.
Cessation; relief or consolation.
Contemptibly lacking in courage.
A drug described in Homer’s Odyssey as banishing grief or trouble from a person’s mind.
Obedient or attentive to an excessive or servile degree.
Conceal or disguise (one’s thoughts, feelings, or character).
A period of time in history or a person’s life, typically one marked by notable events or particular characteristics.
A long essay on a particular subject (esp. one written as a requirement for the Doctor of Philosophy degree).
Isolate or hide away; take forcible possession of.
(Mathematics.) Such that, if it applies between successive members of a sequence, it must also apply between any two members taken in order.
Unwilling or refusing to change one’s views or to agree about something.
Free of anything that darkens; completely clear.
The tendency to lay stress on what is external to or independent of the mind; the belief that certain things, esp. moral truths, exist independently of human knowledge or perception of them.
A break between words within a metrical foot; any interruption or break.
A thing belonging or appropriate to a period other than that in which it exists.
A style of decorative art, architecture, and design characterized by intricate linear designs and flowing curves based on natural forms.
An effect of contrasted light and shadow created by light falling unevenly or from a particular direction on something.
The women’s apartments (harem) in a Muslim palace; a Turkish palace.
A female slave or concubine in a harem.
A device by which two photographs of the same object taken at slightly different angles are viewed together, creating an impression of depth and solidity.
A recurrent theme throughout a musical or literary composition, associated with a particular person, idea or situation.
Relating to, using, or expressed in a system of numerical notation that has 2 rather than 10 as a base; relating to, composed of, or involving two things.
Make (something) clear; explain.
A method of critical analysis of philosophical and literary language that emphasizes the internal workings of language and conceptual systems, the relational quality of meaning, and the assumptions implicit in forms of expression.
A written grant by a country’s legislative/ sovereign power, by which an institution is created and its rights and privileges defined.
A trite and unoriginal idea or remark, typically intended to soothe or placate.
A private, romantic rendezvous between lovers.
Believing that it is impossible to know whether there is a God.
Symbol of divine generative energy, fertility or potency, esp. a penis, esp. when erect; worshiped as a symbol of Shiva.
Financial support or business provided by paying customers; the power to grant political favors, as to those who have supported one’s party; condescension.
Something, e.g. a part in a machine or instrument, that is shaped like a tongue.
auld lang syne
“Old long since”; old times, or times long gone.
In medieval physiology, having blood as the dominant humor and therefore characterized by a ruddy complexion and a courageous, optimistic, and romantic temperament.
A temporary prohibition of an activity.
Childishly silly and trivial.
A tendency or craving to eat substances other than normal food.
Appropriate to the crime or wrongdoing; fitting and deserved.
Not able to be denied or disputed.
Characterized by vulgar or pretentious display; designed to impress or attract notice.
A person who exercises a controlling or mesmeric influence on another.
Judgment of the Inquisition condemning persons accused of religious offenses.
Printed matter of passing interest.
A doctrine identifying the Deity with the universe and its phenomena.
A flamboyant deceiver.
One that returns after a lengthy absence; One who returns after death.
Lacking confidence in one’s own ability, worth, or fitness.
Marked by strong resentment or cynicism.