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2012-10-18 21:39:31

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  1. inflection
    • A change in the form of a word (typically the ending) to express a grammatical function or attribute such as tense, mood, person,...
    • The process or practice of inflecting words.
  2. starch
  3. twitch
    • dergat'
    • Give or cause to give a short, sudden jerking or convulsive movement.
  4. scrabble
    • zarapat
    • Scratch or grope around with one's fingers to find, collect, or hold on to something.
  5. teeter
    • Move or balance unsteadily; sway back and forth.
    • Be unable to decide between different courses; waver: "she teetered between tears and anger".
  6. decoy
    • Noun: A bird or mammal, or an imitation of one, used by hunters to attract other birds or mammals: "a decoy duck".
    • Verb: Lure or entice (a person or animal) away from an intended course, typically into a trap.
  7. twinge
    A sudden, sharp localized pain.
  8. peyote
    A small, soft, blue-green, spineless cactus (Lophophora williamsii), native to Mexico and the southern US.
  9. wedge
  10. zing
    Energy, enthusiasm, or liveliness.
  11. hitch
    • Move (something) into a different position with a jerk: "he hitched his pants up".
    • Noun: A temporary interruption or problem.
  12. grumpy
    • Adjective:Bad-tempered and sulky.
    • Synonyms:peevish - ill-tempered
  13. bolt
    • Noun:A metal pin or bar, in particular.A roll of fabric, originally as a measure.
    • Verb:Fasten (something) with a metal pin or bar, in particular.(of a horse or other animal) Run away suddenly out of control: "the horses bolted".Pass (flour, powder, or other material) through a sieve.
    • Synonyms:latch - bar
  14. ramshackle
    • Adjective:(esp. of a house or vehicle) In a state of severe disrepair.
    • Synonyms:dilapidated - decrepit - rickety
  15. meander
    • Verb:(of a river or road) Follow a winding course.
    • Noun:A winding curve or bend of a river or road: "the river flows in sweeping meanders".
    • Synonyms:verb.  wind - twist - wander - coil - ramble - snake - roamnoun.  winding - bend
  16. sliver
    • Noun:A small, thin, narrow piece of something cut or split off a larger piece.
    • Verb:Cut or break (something) into small, thin, narrow pieces.
    • Synonyms:noun.  splinter - chip - shiververb.  split - splinter
  17. tang
    • Noun:A strong taste, flavor, or smell.A tanging sound.A
    • surgeonfish (genus Acanthurus) that occurs around reefs and rocky
    • areas, where it browses on algae. Its several species include the...
    • Verb:Make a loud ringing or clanging sound.
    • Synonyms:clang - tinkle - clink - ring
  18. limey
    Noun:offensive. A British person.
  19. swig
    • Verb:Drink in large gulps: "Dave swigged the wine".
    • Noun:A large draft of drink: "he took a swig of tea".
    • Synonyms:gulp - swallow - draught - drink - sip - pull - nip
  20. indomitable
    • Adjective:Impossible to subdue or defeat: "indomitable spirit".
    • Synonyms:invincible - tameless