An imaginary place or state in which the condition of life is extremely bad, as from deprivation, oppression, or terror.
-a person who is habitually negligent of neatness or cleanliness in dress, appearance, etc.
-a person who works, acts, speaks, etc., in a negligent, slipshod manner.
-the science of interpretation, esp. of the Scriptures.
-the branch of theology that deals with the principles of Biblical exegesis.
:Beginning as early as the third century, Christian hermeneutics began to split into two primary schools: Alexandria and Antioch.
-a literary, musical, or artistic piece consisting wholly or chiefly of motifs or techniques borrowed from one or more sources.
-an incongruous combination of materials, forms, motifs, etc., taken from different sources; hodgepodge.
a heterogeneous mixture; jumble.
:Her house was a hodgepodge of antiques, collectibles, and junk.
incapable of being evaded; inescapable
: an ineluctable destiny.
-Generally regarded as such; supposed.
of or pertaining to knowledge or the conditions for acquiring it.
to expurgate (a written work) by removing or modifying passages considered vulgar or objectionable.
-to amend by removing words, passages, etc., deemed offensive or objectionable: Most children read an expurgated version of Grimms' fairy tales.
-to purge or cleanse of moral offensiveness.
:The history editors expurgated from the text all disparaging and inflammatory comments about the Republican Party.
Antonyms: proven, real, true