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Abject, contemptible, or of no value, P. L. ix 571.
without hope or regard, S. A. 169 Absolved, Absolute, P, L. vii. 94. viii. 421, 547.
finished, compleated, perfected; from the Latin
absolutus Acanthus, the herb Bear's-foot. Acclame, a shout of praise, acclamation Arquist, S. A. 1755. the same as acquisition ; ac
quirement, attainment, gain To admit, to commit, used in the Latin sense, P.
L. viii. 637 Adorn, P. L. viii. 576. (an adjective.) Made so
adorn, &c, finely dressed Adust, Adusted, burnt up, hot as with fire, scorched,
dried with fire Advis'd, P. L. vi. 674. (a participial adverbial),
advisedly, designedly Afer, P. L, X. 702. the south-west wind Afflicted, P. L. i. 186. routed, ruined, utterly bro
ken; in the Latin sense of the word. It other
wise signifies put to pain, grieved, tormented Affront, outrage, contempt, P. R. iii. 161.; open
opposition, encounter, S. A. 531 Agape, P. L. v. 357. (an adverb), staring with ca
gerness Aghast, struck with horror, as at the sight of a spec
tre ; stupified with terror Agonistes, an actor, a prize-fighter; Gr. 'Acyoviçons,
ludio, histrio, actor scenicus Alchymy, P. L. ii. 517. the name of that art which is the sublimer part of chymistry, the transmutation of metals. It is what is corruptly pronoun
ced ookamy, i. e. any mixed metal Alp, P. L. ii. 620. S. A. 628. for mountain in ge
neral. In the strict etymology of the word it signifies a mountain white with snow. It is commonly appropriated to the high mountains which
separate Italy from France and Germany Altern, P. L. vii. 348. (an adjective), acting by
turns, in succession each to the other To Alternatë, to perform alternately. Alternate
hymns, P. L. v. 656, 657. sing by turns, and
answer one another Amarant, P. L. iii. 353. 'Auàpavlos, for unfading,
that decayeth not; a flower of a purple velvet colour, which, though gathered, keeps its beauty, and when all other flowers fade, recovers its lus
tre by being sprinkled with a little water Ambition, that which adds fuel to the flame of pride,
and claps spurs to those furious and inordinate desires that break forth into the most execrable acts to accomplish men's haughty designs. Milton stigmatizes ambition as a worse sin than pride, P. L. iv. 10. See Pride. A going about with stu-. diousness and affectation to gain praise, as the ori
gin of the Latin word imports, S. A. 247 Ambrosial, partaking of the nature or qualities of
ambrosia, the imaginary food of the gods ; fra.. grant, delicious, delectable. Milton applies this epithet to the night, P. L. V. 642
To amerce; P. L. i. 609. to deprive, to forfeit. It
properly signifies to mulct, to fine ; but here it has a strange affinity with the Greek auépow, to deprive, to take
away Amice, P. R. iv. 427. clothing; the first or under
most part of a priests habit, over which he wears the alb; derived from the Latin, amicio, to.
clothe Ammiral, P. L. i. 294. the same as Admiral, the
principal commander of a fleet Amorous. Milton seems to use this word, P. R. ii.
162. rather in the sense of the Italian amoroso, which is applied to any thing relating to the paso, sion of love, than in its common English acceptation, in which it generally expresses some
thing of the passion itself Amphisbæna, P. L. X. 524. a.serpent said to have a.
head at both ends ; so named of kucicaux, because it went foreward either
way Anarch, P. L. ii. 988. the author of confusion Angelic virtue, P. L. v. 371. an angel To announce, P. R. iv.504. to publish, to pro- :
claim Antarctic, P.L. ix. 79. the southern pole, so called,
as opposite to the northern Antic, S. A. 1325. one that plays antics; be that
uses odd gesticulation ; a buffoon Apathy, P. L. ii. 564. not feeling, exemption
from passion; freedom from mental pertur. bation,
las, modo contien
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