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distract - take (one's attention) off something; upset emotionally; make anxious; ADJ. distracted
peevish - bad-tempered; irritable; V. peeve: make angry
rebus - representation of words in the form of pictures or symbols; puzzle in which pictures or letters stand for words; Ex. ``R U 18'' is a rebus for ``Are you 18''.
dingy - (of things and place) dirty and dull; Ex. dingy street/curtain
analogy - similarity; parallelism; comparing two similar things
indignation - anger at an injustice; Ex. righteous indignation; ADJ. indignant
flush - redden; blush; flow suddenly and abundantly; wash out by a rapid brief flow of water; N: reddish tinge; blush; brief rush; rush of strong feeling; Ex. flush of pride; ADJ: having surfaces in the same plane; even; blushing
insensible - unconscious; unresponsive; insensitive; unaware; imperceptible; Ex. insensible of his danger/to pain; Ex. insensible change; CF. not the opposite of sensible
Bacchanalia - the ancient Roman festival in honor of Bacchus
formality - ceremonious quality; ceremonious adherence to rules; something done just for form's sake; Ex. mere formality