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absolve

absolve
(v. t.) To set free, or release, as from some obligation, debt, or responsibility, or from the consequences of guilt or such ties as it would be sin or guilt to violate; to pronounce free; as, to absolve a subject from his allegiance; to absolve an offender, which amounts to an acquittal and remission of his punishment.
(v. t.) To free from a penalty; to pardon; to remit (a sin); -- said of the sin or guilt.
(v. t.) To finish; to accomplish.
(v. t.) To resolve or explain.

cassava

cassava
(n.) A shrubby euphorbiaceous plant of the genus Manihot, with fleshy rootstocks yielding an edible starch; -- called also manioc.
(n.) A nutritious starch obtained from the rootstocks of the cassava plant, used as food and in making tapioca.

costive

costive
(a.) Retaining fecal matter in the bowels; having too slow a motion of the bowels; constipated.
(a.) Reserved; formal; close; cold.
(a.) Dry and hard; impermeable; unyielding.

deserve

deserve
(v. i.) To be worthy of recompense; -- usually with ill or with well.
(v. t.) To earn by service; to be worthy of (something due, either good or evil); to merit; to be entitled to; as, the laborer deserves his wages; a work of value deserves praise.
(v. t.) To serve; to treat; to benefit.

dislive

dislive
(v. t.) To deprive of life.

enslave

enslave
(v. t.) To reduce to slavery; to make a slave of; to subject to a dominant influence.

festive

festive
(a.) Pertaining to, or becoming, a feast; festal; joyous; gay; mirthful; sportive.

hastive

hastive
(n.) Forward; early; -- said of fruits.

inserve

inserve
(v. i.) To be of use to an end; to serve.

inshave

inshave
(n.) A plane for shaving or dressing the concave or inside faces of barrel staves.

jussive

jussive
Indicating or expressive of a mild command; as, the jussive case. -- n. The jussive case; a jussive mood, form, word, or construction.

massive

massive
(a.) Forming, or consisting of, a large mass; compacted; weighty; heavy; massy.
(a.) In mass; not necessarily without a crystalline structure, but having no regular form; as, a mineral occurs massive.

misgive

misgive
(v. i.) To give out doubt and apprehension; to be fearful or irresolute.
(v. t.) To give or grant amiss.
(v. t.) Specifically: To give doubt and apprehension to, instead of confidence and courage; to impart fear to; to make irresolute; -- usually said of the mind or heart, and followed by the objective personal pronoun.
(v. t.) To suspect; to dread.

mislive

mislive
(v. i.) To live amiss.

missive

missive
(n.) Specially sent; intended or prepared to be sent; as, a letter missive.
(n.) Missile.
(n.) That which is sent; a writing containing a message.
(n.) One who is sent; a messenger.

muscovy

muscovy
A Russian principality in the 13th to 16th centuries; Moscow was the capital
A large species of duck of southern and central america

observe

observe
(v. i.) To take notice; to give attention to what one sees or hears; to attend.
(v. i.) To make a remark; to comment; -- generally with on or upon.
(v. t.) To take notice of by appropriate conduct; to conform one's action or practice to; to keep; to heed; to obey; to comply with; as, to observe rules or commands; to observe civility.
(v. t.) To be on the watch respecting; to pay attention to; to notice with care; to see; to perceive; to discover; as, to observe an eclipse; to observe the color or fashion of a dress; to observe the movements of an army.
(v. t.) To express as what has been noticed; to utter as a remark; to say in a casual or incidental way; to remark.

passive

passive
(a.) Not active, but acted upon; suffering or receiving impressions or influences; as, they were passive spectators, not actors in the scene.
(a.) Receiving or enduring without either active sympathy or active resistance; without emotion or excitement; patient; not opposing; unresisting; as, passive obedience; passive submission.
(a.) Inactive; inert; not showing strong affinity; as, red phosphorus is comparatively passive.
(a.) Designating certain morbid conditions, as hemorrhage or dropsy, characterized by relaxation of the vessels and tissues, with deficient vitality and lack of reaction in the affected tissues.

reserve

reserve
(n.) The act of reserving, or keeping back; reservation.
(n.) That which is reserved, or kept back, as for future use.
(n.) That which is excepted; exception.
(n.) Restraint of freedom in words or actions; backwardness; caution in personal behavior.
(n.) A tract of land reserved, or set apart, for a particular purpose; as, the Connecticut Reserve in Ohio, originally set apart for the school fund of Connecticut; the Clergy Reserves in Canada, for the support of the clergy.
(n.) A body of troops in the rear of an army drawn up for battle, reserved to support the other lines as occasion may require; a force or body of troops kept for an exigency.
(n.) Funds kept on hand to meet liabilities.
(v. t.) To keep back; to retain; not to deliver, make over, or disclose.
(v. t.) Hence, to keep in store for future or special use; to withhold from present use for another purpose or time; to keep; to retain.
(v. t.) To make an exception of; to except.

resolve

resolve
(n.) The act of resolving or making clear; resolution; solution.
(n.) That which has been resolved on or determined; decisive conclusion; fixed purpose; determination; also, legal or official determination; a legislative declaration; a resolution.
(v. i.) To separate the component parts of; to reduce to the constituent elements; -- said of compound substances; hence, sometimes, to melt, or dissolve.
(v. i.) To reduce to simple or intelligible notions; -- said of complex ideas or obscure questions; to make clear or certain; to free from doubt; to disentangle; to unravel; to explain; hence, to clear up, or dispel, as doubt; as, to resolve a riddle.
(v. i.) To cause to perceive or understand; to acquaint; to inform; to convince; to assure; to make certain.
(v. i.) To determine or decide in purpose; to make ready in mind; to fix; to settle; as, he was resolved by an unexpected event.
(v. i.) To express, as an opinion or determination, by resolution and vote; to declare or decide by a formal vote; -- followed by a clause; as, the house resolved (or, it was resolved by the house) that no money should be apropriated (or, to appropriate no money).
(v. i.) To change or convert by resolution or formal vote; -- used only reflexively; as, the house resolved itself into a committee of the whole.
(v. i.) To solve, as a problem, by enumerating the several things to be done, in order to obtain what is required; to find the answer to, or the result of.
(v. i.) To dispere or scatter; to discuss, as an inflammation or a tumor.
(v. i.) To let the tones (as of a discord) follow their several tendencies, resulting in a concord.
(v. i.) To relax; to lay at ease.
(v. i.) To be separated into its component parts or distinct principles; to undergo resolution.
(v. i.) To melt; to dissolve; to become fluid.
(v. i.) To be settled in opinion; to be convinced.
(v. i.) To form a purpose; to make a decision; especially, to determine after reflection; as, to resolve on a better course of life.

restive

restive
(a.) Unwilling to go on; obstinate in refusing to move forward; stubborn; drawing back.
(a.) Inactive; sluggish.
(a.) Impatient under coercion, chastisement, or opposition; refractory.
(a.) Uneasy; restless; averse to standing still; fidgeting about; -- applied especially to horses.
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