A bacterial disease marked by rigidity and spasms of the voluntary muscles.
Flagrantly wicked or impious.
To grasp or seize (something) tightly or eagerly.
Extremely cruel or unpleasant; devilish.
To search unsystematically and untidily through a mass or receptacle.
To make a series of soft explosive sounds, typically when being heated or as a symptom of a fault.
Marked by or given to using irony in order to mock or convey contempt.
(Especially of hair) close-set, stiff, and spiky.
The dark shape and outline of someone or something visible against a lighter background, especially in dim light.
Unable to bend or be forced out of shape; not flexible.
Shaking or quivering, typically as a result of anxiety, excitement, or frailty.
A feeling of uncertainty or lack of conviction.
A soft-bodied legless larva, especially that of a fly found in decaying matter.
Lack of seriousness or importance; insignificance.
Suggest or hint (something bad or reprehensible) in an indirect and unpleasant way.
To enjoy oneself in a luxurious way; to take self-indulgent delight.
Knock or force out of position.
To disturb the normal arrangement or position of (something, typically a joint in the body).