Definition: (noun) Noisy quarrel. Synonyms: affray, altercation. Usage: A loud and violent fracas took place between the infantry Colonel and his lady, who were dining at the Cafe de Paris. Discuss
noun: Pleasure; ecstasy.
Definition: (adjective) Highly educated; having extensive information or understanding. Synonyms: knowledgeable, well-read, learned. Usage: They are few in number, but it is a choice audience, a lettered audience. Discuss
noun: An animal living in the nest, burrow, or home of another.
Definition: (adjective) Feeling or expressing remorse for misdeeds. Synonyms: repentant. Usage: She now presented herself, with an elaborate apology, and with the nearest approach to a penitent expression of which her face was capable. Discuss
noun: Splendor; brightness.
Definition: (noun) A container for burning incense (especially one that is swung on a chain in a religious ritual). Synonyms: thurible. Usage: The organ was muttering, censers were swinging, candles were glinting on the distant altar, and robed priests were filing silently past them. Discuss