Part of speech:
A strong uneasiness caused by a sense of guilt:
A twinge of conscience; scruple
Showing care and precision; painstaking
Excessively scrupulous or sensitive, as in taste, propriety, or neatness:
Showing or acting with extreme care and concern for details.
Acting with, showing, or involving great care and attention.
Strictly distinguished from others; very:
Very careful about every detail of behavior, ceremony, etc.
Of the rabbis, their doctrines, learning, language, etc., esp. in the early Middle Ages
A notable or distinctive feature or characteristic.
The state of being penitent; repentance
The state or feeling of having no confidence or certainty about something; distrust:
The act of waiting or the time spent waiting.
A state of apprehension and fear resulting from the anticipation of a threatening event or situation. &diamf3; In psychiatry, a patient has an anxiety disorder &diamf3; if normal psychological functioning is disrupted or if anxiety persists without an identifiable cause.
To check or thwart by or as if by an obstacle.
To voice opposition; object:
To go away from; depart from:
To cease or suspend the action of temporarily; stop for an interim:
To ask questions.
(Sports) To assign to (a horse) the weight it must carry as a handicap in a race.
To feel distressed in the mind; be anxious, troubled, or uneasy
The promise of or a request for such an arrangement
(Informal) A particular kind of action, situation, or behavior:
A very small piece broken from a baked item, such as a cookie, cake, or bread.
A dab hand.
The effect or sound of smashing or splashing
A tiny spot, speck, or mark, esp. one made with or as with a pointed object
A small drink of alcoholic liquor
A trace or hint:
A small part broken off or detached.
A tiny, solid particle, as of salt or sand
A trifling amount; the smallest bit
The smallest unit of liquid measure, equal to160 fluid dram or about half a drop (0.0616 milliliter): the British and Canadian imperial minim equals160 of an imperial fluid dram or 0.0592 milliliter
Any of a large subclass (Acari) of tiny, sometimes microscopic, arachnids often parasitic upon animals, insects, or plants, or infesting prepared foods, including many species that transmit diseases
A small amount; bit
The smallest particle of an element or compound that can exist in the free state and still retain the characteristics of the element or compound: the molecules of elements consist of one atom or two or more similar atoms; those of compounds consist of two or more different atoms
(Now Chiefly Dial.) A scrap or fragment of food left from a meal
Any small amount
A very small or the smallest possible amount, trace, or degree:
Discarded waste material, especially metal suitable for reprocessing.
A long, narrow strip or piece made by cutting or tearing
A small spot, mark, or stain
A small diacritic mark, such as an accent, vowel mark, or dot over an i.
Anything that is of little importance or worth.
The least bit; an iota:
A location or position:
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