Card Set Information

2012-09-25 21:33:34
english words

english words
Show Answers:

  1. mardi gras
  2. jangle
    • Verb:Make or cause to make a ringing metallic sound, typically a discordant one.
    • Noun:A ringing metallic sound.
    • Synonyms:verb. rattle - clatternoun. noise
  3. roust
    Verb:Cause to get up or start moving; rouse: "I rousted him out of his bed".Treat roughly; harass.
  4. booze
    • Noun:Alcohol, esp. hard liquor.
    • Verb:Drink
    • alcohol, esp. in large quantities: "you used to booze a lot on
    • expensive hard liquor"; "Michael is trying to quit boozing".
    • Synonyms:noun. boose - liquor - drink - alcoholverb. boose - drink - tope - tipple
  5. cinder
    • Noun:A small piece of partly burned coal or wood that has stopped giving off flames but still has combustible matter in it.
    • Synonyms:ash - ember - dross
  6. minting
    Verb:Make (a coin) by stamping metal.Produce for the first time: "an example of newly minted technology".
  7. parable
    • Noun:A simple story used to illustrate a moral or spiritual lesson, as told by Jesus in the Gospels.
    • Synonyms:parabola - allegory - simile
  8. morbid
    • Adjective:Characterized
    • by or appealing to an abnormal and unhealthy interest in disturbing and
    • unpleasant subjects, esp. death and disease.Of the nature of or indicative of disease.
    • Synonyms:unhealthy - diseased - unsound - ill - sickly
  9. hellacious
    Adjective:Very great, bad, or overwhelming: "there was this hellacious hailstorm".
  10. pithy
    • Adjective:(of language or style) Concise and forcefully expressive.(of a fruit or plant) Containing much pith.
    • Synonyms:terse - concise - succinct
  11. gait
    • Noun:A person's manner of walking.
    • Verb:(of a dog or horse) Walk in a trained gait, as at a show: "the dogs are gaiting in a circle".
    • Synonyms:pace - walk - tread - step - walking
  12. umpire
    • Noun:(in
    • some sports) An official who watches a game or match closely to enforce
    • the rules and arbitrate on matters arising from the play.
    • Verb:Act as an umpire.
    • Synonyms:noun. referee - judge - arbiter - arbitratorverb. referee - arbitrate - judge - adjudicate
  13. bob around
    move up and down with no specific path;
  14. drudgery
    • Noun:Hard, menial, or dull work.
    • Synonyms:toil - slavery - hackwork
  15. cortisone
    Noun:A hormone produced by the adrenal cortex.
  16. tickle
    • Verb:Lightly
    • touch or prod (a person or a part of the body) in a way that causes
    • itching and often laughter: "she tickled me under the chin".
    • Noun:An act of tickling someone: "a little tickle".
    • Synonyms:verb. titillate - itchnoun. tickling - titillation
  17. minnow
    Peskar (fish)
  18. ligament
    • Noun:A short band of tough, flexible, fibrous connective tissue that connects two bones or cartilages or holds together a joint.A membranous fold that supports an organ and keeps it in position.
    • Synonyms:tie - chord
  19. cartilage
    • Noun:Firm,
    • whitish, flexible connective tissue found in various forms in the
    • larynx, in the external ear, and in the articulating surfaces of...A particular structure made of this tissue.
    • Synonyms:gristle
  20. ebb
    • Noun:The movement of the tide out to sea: "the tide was on the ebb"; "the ebb tide".
    • Verb:(of tidewater) Move away from the land; recede.
    • Synonyms:noun. decline - reflux - ebb tide - low tideverb. subside - wane - sink - recede - decline - go down
  21. shin
    • Noun:The front of the leg below the knee.
    • Verb:Climb quickly up or down by gripping with one's arms and legs: "he shinned up a tree".
    • Synonyms:noun. shank - shinbone - tibia - legverb. climb - clamber - scramble
  22. huff
    A fit of anger or annoyance; a pique
  23. twinge
    • Noun:A sudden, sharp localized pain.
    • Verb:(of a part of the body) Suffer a sudden, sharp localized pain.
    • Synonyms:noun. pangverb. ache - pain
  24. boogie
    • Noun:A style of blues with a strong, fast beat.
    • Verb:Dance to fast pop or rock music: "ready to boogie down to the music".
    • Synonyms:boogie-woogie
  25. docile
    • Adjective:Ready to accept control or instruction; submissive.
    • Synonyms:tractable - obedient - tame - submissive - biddable
  26. hamstring
    • Noun:Any of five tendons at the back of a person's knee.
    • Verb:Cripple (a person or animal) by cutting their hamstrings.
    • Synonyms:disable
  27. koan
    • Noun:A
    • paradoxical anecdote or riddle, used in Zen Buddhism to demonstrate the
    • inadequacy of logical reasoning and to provoke enlightenment.
  28. cohesion
    The action or fact of forming a united whole: "the work at present lacks cohesion".The sticking together of particles of the same substance.