(mɛnˈdæs ɪ ti)
n., pl. -ties.
1. the quality of being mendacious; untruthfulness.
2. a lie; falsehood.
[1640–50; < Late Latin]
(ˈɒb fəˌskeɪt, ɒbˈfʌs keɪt)
v.t. -cat•ed, -cat•ing.
1. to confuse.
2. to make unclear.
3. to darken.
< Late Latin obfuscāre
+ fuscāre, derivative
of fuscus dark]
the study and collection of information about flags
[C20: from Latin vexillum flag + -logy]
also pell·mell (pĕl′mĕl′)
1. In a jumbled, confused manner; helter-skelter.
2. In frantic disorderly haste; headlong: “I went to work pell-mell, blotted several sheets of paper with choice floating thoughts” (Washington Irving).
a person who dislikes or distrusts other people or mankind in general
[C17: from Greek mīsanthrōpos, from misos hatred + anthrōpos man]
misanthropic, ˌmisanˈthropical adj
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1. To stain; sully: a reputation that was besmirched by slander.
2. To make dirty; soil.