A person of low principles and morals.
Possessing qualities ranging from wickedness to malevolence to outright evil.
a foolish or gullible person.
a moral lesson, one of the regular features of the sentimental play.
Roman God, well known for assuming disguises on his frequent love adventures.
a heavy, rich corded or embossed silk fabric, popular in the 18th century.
The humorous substitution of a similar-sounding word that is completely inappropriate in meaning.
"Don't take anything for granite."
"If it's not one thing, it's a mother."
This word derives from the character of Mrs. Malaprop in this play.
A trait characterized by demonstrations of superiority and a condesending attitude when offering to help.
Extraordinarily unpleasant and offensive; remarkably foul.
Lighthearted and festive with a sense of joy found in fun.
retract a former statement of opinion or belief.
Melancholy and with a pervasive sense of gloomy hopelessness.
A bountiful generosity and charitable benevolence.
Possessed of a demeanor capable of remaining calm and in control of emotions at all times.
To gently scold or express disapproval.
A cheerfulness based on an exuberant embrace of joy and contentment with life.
An aggressively unhappy woman.
Irredeemable and hopelessly incurable of specific character traits.
a vain and conceited man; a dandy.