A person who is paid to fight a war on behalf of another army; in extended usage, a person concerned with short-term personal gains regardless of ethics.
exaggerated or overemotional.
characterized or prompted by feelings of tenderness, sadness, or nostalgia.
throwing with great strength or effort
a quality that evokes pity or sadness.
leaves; often used to refer to the colorful dying leaves that occur mostly in autumn
Unnecessarily complicated, rule-bound, and bureaucratic
Non-central, only marginally important
Short pants ending above the ankle
A celebration of a girl's 15th birthday in many Latin American cultures
An evening service consisting of prayers, songs, and canticles within the Anglican church.
A statement or situation that seems self-contradictory but is nevertheless true
Rapidly increasing (or, in a mathematical sense, having to do with exponents)
Intense dislike, animosity
A covered entrance outside a building or courtyard