Emily Dickinson Lexicon
Lexicon: aggrandizement – agony
aggrandizement, n. [see aggrandize, v.] (webplay: chief, splendid).
Exaltation; honor; rank; power; [fig.] prize; treasure; prize; wealth; golden fleece.
aggravate, v. [L. aggravāre, make heavy or troublesome.]
Inflame; exasperate; frustrate; upset.
aggregate, adj. [L. aggregāt-us, united in a flock < gregā-re, to collect.]
Diverse; piecemeal; mixed up; conglomerative; compounded; multifarious; sundry; various; composed of many individual particles.
aggregate, n. [see aggregate, adj.]
Sum; total; whole; collection; accumulation; assemblage.
agile, adj. [Fr. < L. agě-re, to do.] (webplay: bending).
Nimble; flexible; limber; supple; swift; quick moving.
aglow (a'glow), adv. [see glow, v.] (webplay: day, fire).
Brightly; gloriously; luminous; radiant; refulgent; resplendent; dazzling; shining; [prothesis] glowing; a'glowing.
ago, verbal adj. [or adv.; prothesis; OE a, forth, away, out + go; see go, v.] (webplay: go, gone, a year ago).
Past; previous; earlier; elapsed; expired; since; preceding; before in time; prior to this time.
agonized, verbal adv. [see agony, n.]
Painfully; poignantly; piercingly; aching; straining; struggling; with great effort; in tones of anguish.
agonizing, verbal adj. [see agony, n.]
- Anguish-causing; excruciating; distressing; torturous; [fig.] harmful; insidious; pernicious; treacherous.
- Painful to express; difficult to speak; hard to articulate.
agony, n. [L. agōnia > Gk 'wrestling', 'physical contest', 'mental struggle'.] (webplay: anguish, death, extreme, severe).
- Intense sorrow; severe suffering; deep trouble; prolonged grief; mental anguish.
- Christlike suffering; extreme spiritual and physical travail; anguish comparable to the desolation of Jesus in Gethsemane and on Calvary; (see Luke 22:41-44).
- Physical anguish; extreme pain; [fig.] death; dissolution.