utterly unyielding in attitude or opinion in spite of all appeals, urgings, etc
a written declaration upon oath made before an authorized official
government in which one person has uncontrolled or unlimited authority over others; the government or power of an absolute monarch
outward curvature of the legs causing a separation of the knees when the ankles are close or in contact
A lump or chunk, especially of earth or clay
a struggling together in opposition; strife
A container used for heating substances to high temperatures. Also a severe test or trial.
the act of defaming; false or unjustified injury of the good reputation of another, as by slander or libel; calumny
a statement under oath, taken down in writing, to be used in court in place of the spoken testimony of the witness
to cut off from communion with a church or exclude from the sacraments of a church by ecclesiastical sentence
party strife and intrigue; dissension
a gallows with a projecting arm at the top, from which the bodies of criminals were formerly hung in chains and left suspended after execution.
to seize another, or each other, in a firm grip, as in wrestling; clinch
to indicate or make known indirectly; hint; imply; suggest.
unrestrained or excessive indulgence of sexual desire
sexually unrestrained; lascivious; libertine; lewd.
A civil officer charged with administration of the law
offensive to morality or decency; indecent; depraved
unusual or extreme paleness, as from fear, ill health, or death; wanness
a local church with its field of activity
any long journey, esp. one undertaken as a quest or for a votive purpose, as to pay homage
a person who brings suit in a court
A preference, or partiality
pretending or feigning; make-believe
extraordinary in size, amount, extent, degree, force, etc
conformity to established standards of good or proper behavior or manners.
a manifestation of divine care or direction
to find fault with (a person, group, etc.); blame; censure.
rendered mute, unable to speak
serving or acting in a subordinate capacity; subordinate
tremulous fear, alarm, or agitation; perturbation
infliction of injury, harm, humiliation, or the like, on a person by another who has been harmed by that person; violent revenge