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Apostrophes ARE important...
  • insincere, esp. conventional expressions of enthusiasm for high ideals, goodness, or piety.
  • the private language of the underworld.
  • the phraseology peculiar to a particular class, party, profession, etc.: the cant of the fashion industry.
  • whining or singsong speech, esp. of beggars.
  • to talk hypocritically.
  • to speak in the whining or singsong tone of a beggar; beg.

  • a salient angle.
  • a sudden movement that tilts or overturns a thing.
  • a slanting or tilted position.
  • an oblique line or surface, as one formed by cutting off the corner of a square of cube.
  • an oblique or slanting face of anything.
  • Civil Engineering. bank1 (def. 6).
  • a sudden pitch or toss.
  • Also called flitch. a partly trimmed log. –adjective
  • oblique or slanting. –verb (used with object)
  • to bevel; form an oblique surface upon.
  • to put in an oblique position; tilt; tip.
  • to throw with a sudden jerk. –verb (used without object)
  • to take or have an inclined position; tilt; turn.
  • hearty; merry.
  • contraction of cannot.


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