- to chew the cud, as a ruminant.
- to meditate or muse; ponder.
- A self-seeking, servile flatterer; fawning parasite.
- cross, querulous, or fretful, as from vexation or discontent:
- showing annoyance, irritation, or bad mood
- perverse or obstinate.
- obtained, done, made, etc., by stealth; secret or unauthorized; clandestine:
- acting in a stealthy way.
- obtained by subreption; surreptitious.
- not openly or directly expressed; masked; disguised; hidden; obscure: