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  • wit — noun 1 clever use of words ADJECTIVE ▪ great ▪ quick, ready ▪ acerbic, barbed, biting, caustic, dry …   Collocations dictionary

  • sharpen — verb Sharpen is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑eye Sharpen is used with these nouns as the object: ↑axe, ↑blade, ↑claw, ↑edge, ↑focus, ↑knife, ↑pencil, ↑reflex, ↑sense, ↑ski …   Collocations dictionary

  • dull´-wit´ted|ness — dull wit|ted «DUHL WIHT ihd», adjective. stupid: »The trick at this point is to create just enough confusion to get the dull witted to sharpen up their minds (New Yorker). –dull´ wit´ted|ness, noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • dull-wit|ted — «DUHL WIHT ihd», adjective. stupid: »The trick at this point is to create just enough confusion to get the dull witted to sharpen up their minds (New Yorker). –dull´ wit´ted|ness, noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • satire — /sat uyeur/, n. 1. the use of irony, sarcasm, ridicule, or the like, in exposing, denouncing, or deriding vice, folly, etc. 2. a literary composition, in verse or prose, in which human folly and vice are held up to scorn, derision, or ridicule. 3 …   Universalium

  • Latin literature — Introduction       the body of writings in Latin, primarily produced during the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire, when Latin was a spoken language. When Rome fell, Latin remained the literary language of the Western medieval world until it was …   Universalium

  • Harmonium (poetry collection) — Harmonium is a book of poetry by U.S. poet Wallace Stevens. His first book, it was published in 1923 by Knopf in an edition of 1500 copies. He was in middle age at that time, forty four years old. The collection comprises 85 poems, ranging in… …   Wikipedia

  • caricature and cartoon — ▪ graphic arts Introduction       in graphic art, comically distorted drawing or likeness, done with the purpose of satirizing or ridiculing its subject. Cartoons are used today primarily for conveying political commentary and editorial opinion… …   Universalium

  • Major houses in A Song of Ice and Fire — The following is a list of the notable characters in George R. R. Martin s A Song of Ice and Fire series of epic fantasy novels, belonging to one of the major aristocratic houses of fictional Westeros, and explains in detail what happens to these …   Wikipedia

  • Dull — Dull, a. [Compar. {Duller}; superl. {Dullest}.] [AS. dol foolish; akin to gedwelan to err, D. dol mad, dwalen to wander, err, G. toll mad, Goth. dwals foolish, stupid, cf. Gr. ? turbid, troubled, Skr. dhvr to cause to fall. Cf. {Dolt}, {Dwale},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Duller — Dull Dull, a. [Compar. {Duller}; superl. {Dullest}.] [AS. dol foolish; akin to gedwelan to err, D. dol mad, dwalen to wander, err, G. toll mad, Goth. dwals foolish, stupid, cf. Gr. ? turbid, troubled, Skr. dhvr to cause to fall. Cf. {Dolt},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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