noun: A government regarded as having an excessive interest in the welfare of its citizens, as evidenced by public health measures, safety regulations, etc.
Definition: (noun) Good-natured tolerance of delay or incompetence. Synonyms: longanimity, patience. Usage: Nevertheless, his army rebelled in Spain; this arose from nothing but his too great forbearance, which gave his soldiers more license than is consistent with military discipline. Discuss
noun: 1. A person who works in a carnival. 2. A carnival: a traveling amusement show. 3. The jargon used by carnival workers.
Definition: (noun) A reduction in amount or size. Synonyms: diminution, decrease. Usage: Having just declared bankruptcy, Lester admitted that his grand plans for renovating his kitchen needed a drastic step-down. Discuss
adjective: 1. Nearing death. 2. Stagnant; lacking vigor or vitality.
Definition: (noun) A cry of sorrow and grief. Synonyms: wail, plaint. Usage: It was pitiful to see him press his throat with his fat hand to keep from bursting into sobs and lamentations. Discuss
noun: A member of a legion (a group of soldiers or former soldiers).