1. taste and enjoy it completely
2. having a suggestion or trace of; suggest
Their genuflections savored of superstition and popery.
an act of bending the knee or touching it to the ground in reverence or worship
(of big companies or organizations)
extensive financial wealth or resources
an authoritative warning or order; something must be done or not be done
eject saliva forcibly from one's mouth, sometimes as a gesture of contempt or anger.
consign or dismiss to an inferior rank or position.
They aim to prevent women from being relegated to a secondary role.
1. deliver something to a person's custody, typically in order for it to be sold.
He consigned three paintings to Sotheby's
2. assign; commit decisively or permanently.
the action of taking up or making use of something that is available.
1. v. fasten; secure
2. n. a metal bar with a catch and lever used for fastening a door or gate
without the basic necessities of life.
suggesting the presence of danger; threatening
a lawyer entitled to practice as an advocate, particularly in the higher courts
firmly fix or establish (a habit, belief, or attitude) in a person
1. place (a revered or precious object) in an appropriate receptacle.
2. preserve ( a right, tradition, or idea) in a form that ensures it will be protected and respected
(typically a woman) pleasant to look at; attractive
make (someone) feel annoyed, frustrated, or worried, especially with trivial matters.
annoy, irritate, anger, infuriate, exasperate, irk, antagonize, nettle.
The memory of the conversation still vexed him.
have little or no money; impoverished; insolvent
1. gradually but firmly establish in a person's mind.
How do we instill a sense of rightness in today's youth?
2. put (a substance) into something in the form of liquid drops She was told how to instill eye drops.
1. intrude on ( a person's territory or a thing considered to be a right)
2. advance gradually beyound usual or acceptable limits.
The sea has encroached all around the coast.
action involving deliberate destruction of or damage to public or private property
a printed document that advertises or describes a school, commercial enterprise, forthcoming book, etc., in order to attract or inform clients, member,s buyers, or investors
the damaging lack of material benefits considered to be basic necessities in a society; the lack or denial of something considered to be a necessity.
sparing or economical with regard to money or food.
thrifty, economical, careful, cautious, prudent, provident, sparing.
an insidious spread of influence and control.
1. involving or guilty of incest.
2. excessively close and resistant to outside influence.
The incestuous nature of literary journalism.
a very typical example of a certain person or thing
The book is a perfect archetype of the genre.
By any means
in any way; at all
former, old, past, then
1. material used for surfacing roads or other outdoor areas.
2. a runway or other area surfaced with tarmac.
a situation in which two suppliers dominate the markets for a commodity or service
Ramp (something) up
increase or cause to increase in amount
1.v. breath with a whistling or rattling sound in the chest, as a result of obstruction in the air passages; breathe noisily.
2. n. an old joke, story, aphorism, act, or routine.
fail to resist; yield; give in; surrender; capitulate
include or absorb (something) in something else.
make (something, typically an undesirable situation or an unfounded belief) continue indefinitely; keep alive.
The law perpetuated the interests of the ruling class.
1. n. the quality of being particularly good or worthy, especially so as to deserve praise or reward.
2. v. deserve or be worthy of the results have been encouraging enough to merit further investigation.
mark with spots or rounded patches
The floor was dappled with pale moonlight.
(of a substance) allowing light, but not detailed images, to pass through;
Fly until the onions become translucent.
shaking or quivering slightly
shaky, trembling, shaking, unsteady, quavering, wavering,
A tremuluous voice.
breathe with short, quick breaths, typically from exertion or excitment.
He was panting when he reached the top.