Emily Dickinson Lexicon
Lexicon: apart – apostate
apart, adv. [Fr. à + part, place, side.] (webplay: separate, set apart).
- Away from each other; distant from each other.
- Discrete; distinct; alone; individually; independently.
apartment (-s), n. [Fr. < L. partī-re, divide, share.] (webplay: house, place).
- Space; location; site; spot; [fig.] grave; tomb; sepulcher.
- Room; accommodations; dwelling place; suite of rooms; living quarters.
- Container; compartment; [fig.] cocoon.
ape, v. [OE apa, generic name for members of the monkey family.]
Imitate; mimic; simulate; copy; impersonate.
Apennine, proper n. [see Appenine, proper n.]
apocalypse, n. [L. < Gk 'uncover,' 'disclose'; Greek name for the book of Revelation in the New Testament.] (webplay: Revelation).
- Advent; vision of the Beloved; approach of the Bridegroom to the Bride; [fig.] Second Coming of Christ to the Church, as described in chapters 21-22 of Revelation.
- Appearance; emergence; manifestation; arrival; showing; growth.
apocalyptic, adj. [see apocalypse, n.]
Visionary; transformed; mystic; ethereal; refined; celestial; other worldly.
apologize, v. [see apology, n.]
- Make excuse; ask pardon.
- Explain; defend; justify; vindicate.
- Rationalize; ask forgiveness; say “I am sorry”; acknowledge a fault; express regret without defense.
apology, n. [Gk apo, off, away + logia, speaking.] (webplay: censured).
- Explanation; defense; grounds; justification of the existence.
- Excuse; confession; request for forgiveness.
apostasy (apostacy), n. [L. < Gk 'standing off', 'withdrawal', 'desertion of one's faith'.]
Abandon; rebellion; renunciation; forswearing; recklessness; intemperance; indulgence; profligacy; debauchery; wildness; mutiny; defiance; insolence; recanting.
apostate, n. [see apostasy, n.]
Upstart; renegade; maverick; infidel; heretic; agitator; dissident; radical; nonconformist; troublemaker; heathen; pagan; eccentric creature.