A story that is an extended metaphor in which all the characters stand for something larger.
A showy display or exhibition.
A lack of respect or concern for the attitudes, values or beliefs of others.
Incapacitated; infirm to the point of having trouble moving on one’s own.
Someone who rejects the ideas or ambitions of other people.
The transmission of communication from one person to another.
Boldly disrespectful; brazenly rude.
Questionable; open to suspicious interpretation.
Contemptuous and rude, but often in a context conveying more cheekiness than impudence.
Exhaustive sluggishness; weary and moving as if sleepwalking.
Exceptionally ordinary; remarkably commonplace.
The process involving the loading of many passengers onto a large ship or plane.
Wasted away physically; withered and gaunt.
Irrational bias toward or against something based on preconceptions; a predisposition toward bigotry.
A diplomat or ambassador.
A limbo state; literally the state of judgment between death and the afterlife.
The practice of importing something; often conveying the sense of a negative outcome.
Characterizing a rebellious nature or quality of dissent.
Restlessly dissatisfied; disgruntled; a complainer.
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