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  • 141Vapidly — Vapid Vap id, a. [L. vapidus having lost its lire and spirit, vapid; akin to vappa vapid wine, vapor vapor. See {Vapor}.] Having lost its life and spirit; dead; spiritless; insipid; flat; dull; unanimated; as, vapid beer; a vapid speech; a vapid… …

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  • 142Vapidness — Vapid Vap id, a. [L. vapidus having lost its lire and spirit, vapid; akin to vappa vapid wine, vapor vapor. See {Vapor}.] Having lost its life and spirit; dead; spiritless; insipid; flat; dull; unanimated; as, vapid beer; a vapid speech; a vapid… …

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  • 143Watery — Wa ter*y, a. [AS. w[ae]terig.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of or pertaining to water; consisting of water. The watery god. Dryden. Fish within their watery residence. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Abounding with water; wet; hence, tearful. [1913 Webster] 3.… …

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  • 144Weak — (w[=e]k), a. [Compar. {Weaker} (w[=e]k [ e]r); superl. {Weakest}.] [OE. weik, Icel. veikr; akin to Sw. vek, Dan. veg soft, flexible, pliant, AS. w[=a]c weak, soft, pliant, D. week, G. weich, OHG. weih; all from the verb seen in Icel. v[=i]kja to… …

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  • 145Weak conjugation — Weak Weak (w[=e]k), a. [Compar. {Weaker} (w[=e]k [ e]r); superl. {Weakest}.] [OE. weik, Icel. veikr; akin to Sw. vek, Dan. veg soft, flexible, pliant, AS. w[=a]c weak, soft, pliant, D. week, G. weich, OHG. weih; all from the verb seen in Icel. v[ …

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  • 146Weak declension — Weak Weak (w[=e]k), a. [Compar. {Weaker} (w[=e]k [ e]r); superl. {Weakest}.] [OE. weik, Icel. veikr; akin to Sw. vek, Dan. veg soft, flexible, pliant, AS. w[=a]c weak, soft, pliant, D. week, G. weich, OHG. weih; all from the verb seen in Icel. v[ …

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  • 147Weak side — Weak Weak (w[=e]k), a. [Compar. {Weaker} (w[=e]k [ e]r); superl. {Weakest}.] [OE. weik, Icel. veikr; akin to Sw. vek, Dan. veg soft, flexible, pliant, AS. w[=a]c weak, soft, pliant, D. week, G. weich, OHG. weih; all from the verb seen in Icel. v[ …

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  • 148weak sore — Weak Weak (w[=e]k), a. [Compar. {Weaker} (w[=e]k [ e]r); superl. {Weakest}.] [OE. weik, Icel. veikr; akin to Sw. vek, Dan. veg soft, flexible, pliant, AS. w[=a]c weak, soft, pliant, D. week, G. weich, OHG. weih; all from the verb seen in Icel. v[ …

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  • 149weak ulcer — Weak Weak (w[=e]k), a. [Compar. {Weaker} (w[=e]k [ e]r); superl. {Weakest}.] [OE. weik, Icel. veikr; akin to Sw. vek, Dan. veg soft, flexible, pliant, AS. w[=a]c weak, soft, pliant, D. week, G. weich, OHG. weih; all from the verb seen in Icel. v[ …

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  • 150Weaker — Weak Weak (w[=e]k), a. [Compar. {Weaker} (w[=e]k [ e]r); superl. {Weakest}.] [OE. weik, Icel. veikr; akin to Sw. vek, Dan. veg soft, flexible, pliant, AS. w[=a]c weak, soft, pliant, D. week, G. weich, OHG. weih; all from the verb seen in Icel. v[ …

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  • 151Weakest — Weak Weak (w[=e]k), a. [Compar. {Weaker} (w[=e]k [ e]r); superl. {Weakest}.] [OE. weik, Icel. veikr; akin to Sw. vek, Dan. veg soft, flexible, pliant, AS. w[=a]c weak, soft, pliant, D. week, G. weich, OHG. weih; all from the verb seen in Icel. v[ …

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  • 152Wishy-washy — Wish y wash y, a. [See {Wash}.] Thin and pale; weak; without strength or substance; originally said of liquids. Fig., weak minded; spiritless. [1913 Webster] A weak wishy washy man who had hardly any mind of his own. A. Trollope. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 153Wooden — Wood en, a. 1. Made or consisting of wood; pertaining to, or resembling, wood; as, a wooden box; a wooden leg; a wooden wedding. [1913 Webster] 2. Clumsy; awkward; ungainly; stiff; spiritless. [1913 Webster] When a bold man is out of countenance …

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  • 154Wooden spoon — Wooden Wood en, a. 1. Made or consisting of wood; pertaining to, or resembling, wood; as, a wooden box; a wooden leg; a wooden wedding. [1913 Webster] 2. Clumsy; awkward; ungainly; stiff; spiritless. [1913 Webster] When a bold man is out of… …

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  • 155Wooden ware — Wooden Wood en, a. 1. Made or consisting of wood; pertaining to, or resembling, wood; as, a wooden box; a wooden leg; a wooden wedding. [1913 Webster] 2. Clumsy; awkward; ungainly; stiff; spiritless. [1913 Webster] When a bold man is out of… …

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  • 156Wooden wedding — Wooden Wood en, a. 1. Made or consisting of wood; pertaining to, or resembling, wood; as, a wooden box; a wooden leg; a wooden wedding. [1913 Webster] 2. Clumsy; awkward; ungainly; stiff; spiritless. [1913 Webster] When a bold man is out of… …

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  • 157abject — adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin abjectus, from past participle of abicere to cast off, from ab + jacere to throw more at jet Date: 15th century 1. sunk to or existing in a low state or condition < to lowest pitch of abject fortune …

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  • 158apathetic — adjective Date: 1744 1. having or showing little or no feeling or emotion ; spiritless 2. having little or no interest or concern ; indifferent Synonyms: see impassive • apathetically …

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  • 159deaden — verb (deadened; deadening) Date: 1613 transitive verb 1. to impair in vigor or sensation ; blunt < deadened his enthusiasm > < deadened the pain > 2 …

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  • 160exanimate — adjective Etymology: Latin exanimatus, past participle of exanimare to deprive of life or spirit, from ex + anima breath, soul more at animate Date: circa 1534 1. lacking animation ; spiritless 2. being or appearing lifeless …

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