noun: 1. Contemplation of one’s navel. 2. Complacent self-indulgent introspection.
Definition: (noun) A crafty scheme or cunning design for the accomplishment of a sinister end. Synonyms: intrigue. Usage: During his early youth he had to contend against the machinations of a malignant uncle, who would have robbed him of his large possessions. Discuss
noun: The pleasant smell that accompanies the first rain after a dry spell.
Definition: (verb) Represent as less significant or important. Synonyms: understate, minimize. Usage: As the police interrogated him, Henry tried desperately to downplay his role in the bank robbery. Discuss
noun: The transposition of (usually) the initial sounds of words producing a humorous result.
noun: The theory that inanimate objects demonstrate hostile behavior against us.
Definition: (adjective) Marked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable. Synonyms: unbendable, unfaltering, unshakable, unwavering, firm, steady, stiff. Usage: He remained steadfast in his belief that he had done the right thing. Discuss