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Word Meanings - ABSTRUSE - Book Publishers vocabulary database

away, conceal; ab, abs + trudere to thrust; cf. F. abstrus. See 1. Concealed or hidden out of the way. The eternal eye whose sight discerns Abstrusest thoughts. Milton. 2. Remote from apprehension; difficult to be comprehended or understood;

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away, conceal; ab, abs + trudere to thrust; cf. F. abstrus. See 1. Concealed or hidden out of the way. The eternal eye whose sight discerns Abstrusest thoughts. Milton. 2. Remote from apprehension; difficult to be comprehended or understood; recondite; as, abstruse learning. Profound and abstruse topics. Milman.

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    Something put into a liquid or mass to make it thicker.
    A certain Oriental system of theosophy. A. P. Sinnett.
    drawing, dessein a plan or scheme; all, ultimately, from L. designare to designate; de- + signare to mark, mark out, signum mark, sign. See 1. To draw preliminary outline or main features of; to sketch for a pattern or model; to delineate; to trace
    Having parts, as leaves, arranged in many vertical rows. (more info) 1. Having multiplicity; having great diversity or variety; of various kinds; diversified; made up of many differing parts; manifold. There is a multifarious artifice
    The act of solemnizing; celebration; as, the solemnization of a marriage.
    A defect of respiration in a horse, that is unassociated with noise in breathing or with the signs of emphysema.
    Hidden from the eye or the understanding; inviable; secret; concealed; unknown. It is of an occult kind, and is so insensible in its advances as to escape observation. I. Taylor. Occult line , a line drawn as a part of the construction of a figure
    The state or quality of being impervious to light; opacity. Dr. H. More.
    The old English or Gothic letter, in which the Early English manuscripts were written, and the first English books were printed. It was conspicuous for its blackness. See Type.
    Obscurity. Bp. Hall.
    Designated; appointed; chosen. Sir G. Buck.
    1. Full of shade or shadows; causing shade or shadow. "Shadowy verdure." Fenton. This shadowy desert, unfrequented woods. Shak. 2. Hence, dark; obscure; gloomy; dim. "The shadowy past." Longfellow. 3. Not brightly luminous; faintly light. The moon
    1. To perform with solemn or ritual ceremonies, or according to legal forms. Baptism to be administered in one place, and marriage solemnized in another. Hooker. 2. To dignify or honor by ceremonies; to celebrate. Their choice nobility and flowers
    corresponding to the compar. interior cf. F. intime. The form 1. Innermost; inward; internal; deep-seated; hearty. "I knew from intimate impulse." Milton. 2. Near; close; direct; thorough; complete. He was honored with an intimate and immediate
    Etym: 1. To make or render black. While the long funerals blacken all the way. Pope 2. To make dark; to darken; to cloud. "Blackened the whole heavens." South. 3. To defame; to sully, as reputation; to make infamous; as, vice blackens
    Not explicable; not explainable; incapable of being explained, interpreted, or accounted for; as, an inexplicable mystery. "An inexplicable scratching." Cowper. Their reason is disturbed; their views become vast and perplexed, to others
    Full of sorrow; expressing, or intended to express, sorrow; mourning; grieving; sad; also, causing sorrow; saddening; grievous; as, a mournful person; mournful looks, tones, loss. -- Mourn"ful*ly, adv. -- Mourn"ful*ness, n. Syn. -- Sorrowful;
    One who, or that which, obscures.
    In a besotting manner.
    Made in form; ceremonious; as, solemn war; conforming with all legal requirements; as, probate in solemn form. Burrill. Jarman. Greenleaf. Solemn League and Covenant. See Covenant, 2. Syn. -- Grave; formal; ritual; ceremonial; sober; serious;
    Incapableness of decomposition; stability; permanence; durability.
    A secretary who is subordinate to the chief secretary; an assistant secretary; as, an undersecretary of the Treasury.
    That which gives a safe, passage; either a convoy or guard to protect a person in an enemy's country or a foreign country, or a writing, pass, or warrant of security, given to a person to enable him to travel with safety. Shak.
    Repleviable. Sir M. Hale.
    . A black pigment used in copperplate printing, prepared by burning vine twigs, the lees of wine, etc. McElrath.
    Of or pertaining to an omentum or the omenta.
    The state or quality of being indispensable, or absolutely necessary. S. Clarke.
    Capable of being cleansed. Sherwood.
    Capable of being imposed or laid on. Hammond.
    Relating to or resembling an enigma; not easily explained or accounted for; darkly expressed; obscure; puzzling; as, an enigmatical answer.
    1. To open; to separate the parts of; as, to unclose a letter; to unclose one's eyes. 2. To disclose; to lay open; to reveal.
    To inclose. See Inclose.


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