1. of, like, or befitting melodrama.
2. exaggerated and emotional or sentimental; sensational or sensationalized; overdramatic.
3. melodramatics, melodramatic writing or behavior.
made commonplace or trite; stale; banal
characterized by, done in, or executed with secrecy or concealment, especially for purposes of subversion or deception; private or surreptitious
1. obtained, done, made, etc., by stealth; secret or unauthorized; clandestine: a surreptitious glance.
2. acting in a stealthy way.
3. obtained by subreption; subreptitious.
1. burdensome, oppressive, or troublesome; causing hardship: onerous duties.
2. having or involving obligations or responsibilities, especially legal ones, that outweigh the advantages: an onerous agreement.
Proselytize-verb (used with object), verb (used without object), pros·e·lyt·ized, pros·e·lyt·iz·ing.
to convert or attempt to convert as a proselyte; recruit.
1. walking or traveling about; itinerant.
2. (initial capital letter) of or pertaining to Aristotle, who taught philosophy while walking in the Lyceum of ancient Athens.
3. (initial capital letter) of or pertaining to the Aristotelian school of philosophy.
4. a person who walks or travels about.
5. (initial capital letter) a member of the Aristotelian school.
Abet-verb (used with object)
to encourage, support, or countenance by aid or approval, usually in wrongdoing: to abet a swindler; to abet a crime.
1. the quality or state of being omnipotent.
2. (initial capital letter) God.
Thwart-verb (used with object)
1. to oppose successfully; prevent from accomplishing a purpose.
2. to frustrate or baffle (a plan, purpose, etc.).
a. to cross.
b. to extend across.
4. a seat across a boat, especially one used by a rower.
5. a transverse member...