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  1. rummage
    • рыться
    • копаться
  2. rustle
    2. To move or act energetically or with speed.3. To forage food.
  3. forage
    • Verb:(of a person or animal) Search widely for food or provisions: "gulls are equipped by nature to forage for food".
    • Noun:Bulky food such as grass or hay for horses and cattle; fodder.
    • Synonyms:fodder - provender - feed
  4. mangy
    • Adjective:Having mange.In poor condition; shabby.
    • Synonyms:scabby - shabby - scabious - squalid
  5. laceration
    a torn ragged wound.
  6. clotted
    Verb:Form or cause to form into clots: "drugs that help blood to clot"; "a blood protein known as factor VIII clots blood".Cover (something) with sticky matter.
  7. gauze
  8. insinuating
    Provoking gradual doubt or suspicion; suggestive: insinuating remarks.2. Artfully contrived to gain favor or confidence; ingratiating.
  9. malignant
    having or showing desire to harm others2. tending to cause great harm; injurious
  10. inebriation
    • alcoholism:
    • habitual intoxication; prolonged and excessive intake of alcoholic
    • drinks leading to a breakdown in health and an addiction...
  11. feline
    • Adjective:Of, relating to, or affecting cats or other members of the cat family.
    • Noun:A cat or other member of the cat family.
    • Synonyms:adjective.  cattish - catlike - catty - cat'snoun.  cat
  12. slant
    VerbSlope or lean in a particular direction; diverge from a vertical or horizontal line.NounA sloping position.
  13. valise
    • NounA small traveling bag or suitcase.
    • Synonymssuitcase - portmanteau - gripsack - grip - handbag - case
  14. muffle
    • VerbWrap or cover for warmth.
    • NounA receptacle in a furnace or kiln in which things can be heated without contact with combustion products.
    • Synonymsverb.  wrap - envelop - enfold - deadennoun.  muffler
  15. clutch
    VerbGrasp or seize (something) tightly or eagerly.
  16. throbbing
    VerbBeat or sound with a strong, regular rhythm; pulsate steadily: "the war drums throbbed"; "the crowded streets throbbed with life".Feel pain in a series of regular beats: "her foot throbbed with pain"; "a throbbing headache".
  17. plaster
    • NounA
    • soft mixture of lime with sand or cement and water for spreading on
    • walls, ceilings, or other structures to form a smooth hard surface...
    • VerbCover (a wall, ceiling, or other structure) with plaster.
    • Synonymsgypsum - parget - adhesive plaster - stucco - mortar
  18. sconce
    • NounA holder of a candle or other light source, attached to a wall with an ornamental bracket.A small fort or earthwork.
    • Synonymscandlestick
  19. clunk
    • NounA heavy, dull sound such as that made by thick pieces of metal striking together.
    • VerbMove with or make such a sound: "the machinery clunked into life".
  20. banister
    • NounThe structure formed by uprights and a handrail at the side of a staircase.A single upright at the side of the staircase.
    • Synonymshandrail - railing - rail - baluster - balustrade
  21. licorice
    A sweet, chewy, aromatic black substance made by evaporation from the juice of a root.A candy flavored with such a substance.
  22. stoop
    • Bend one's head or body forward and downward: "he stooped down".
    • NounA posture in which the head and shoulders are habitually bent forward: "a tall, thin man with a stoop".A porch with steps in front of a house or other building.
  23. callused
    • (Calluses) A callus (or callosity) is an especially toughened area of
    • skin which has become relatively thick and hard in response to...
  24. chapped
    (of the skin) Become cracked, rough, or sore, typically through exposure to cold weather.(of the wind or cold) Cause (skin) to crack in this way: "chapped lips".
  25. patsy
    A person who is easily taken advantage of, esp. by being cheated or blamed for something.
  26.  willy nilly
    randomly: in a random manner; "the houses were randomly scattered"; "bullets were fired into the crowd at random".
  27. shack
    • A roughly built hut or cabin.
    • VerbMove in or live with someone as a lover.
    • Synonymsnoun.  hut - shanty - cabin - hovel - shed - cottage - hutchverb.  live - exist
  28. haunted
    (of a place) Frequented by a ghost: "it looked like a classic haunted mansion".Showing signs of mental anguish or torment.
  29. accost
    • VerbApproach and address (someone) boldly or aggressively.Approach (someone) with hostility or harmful intent.
    • Synonymsaddress - approach
  30. valor
    Great courage in the face of danger, esp. in battle: "acts of valor".Synonymsvalour - bravery - courage - gallantry - prowess - pluck
  31. heed
    • Pay attention to; take notice of.NounCareful attention: "if he heard, he paid no heed".
    • Synonymsverb.  mind - notice - pay attentionnoun.  attention - care - regard - notice - consideration
  32. hunch
    • Raise (one's shoulders) and bend the top of one's body forward: "he hunched his shoulders"; "he hunched over his glass".
    • NounA feeling or guess based on intuition rather than known facts: "acting on a hunch".
    • Synonymsverb.  bend - crook - stoop - bownoun.  hunk - premonition - humpback
  33. cringing
    Bend one's head and body in fear or in a servile manner: "he cringed away from the blow"; "surrounded by cringing yes-men".Experience an inward shiver of embarrassment or disgust: "I cringed at the fellow's stupidity".
  34. snarl
    • (of an animal such as a dog) Make an aggressive growl with bared teeth.Entangle or impede something: "snarled up in traffic".
    • NounAn act or sound of snarling.A knot or tangle.Synonymsverb.  growl - tanglenoun.  growl - tangle
  35. gaudy
    • Extravagantly bright or showy, typically so as to be tasteless.
    • Synonymsgarish - loud - showy - tawdry - flashy
  36. bling
    • Expensive, ostentatious clothing and jewelery, or the wearing of them: "a backless bling bling orange top".
    • VerbAdopt a flamboyant or ostentatious lifestyle or appearance: "I'm blinging for the troops, so they can feel good".
  37. holster
    • A holder for carrying a handgun or other firearm, typically made of leather and worn on a belt or under the arm.VerbPut (a gun) into its holster.
    • Synonymscase
  38. boosterism
    The enthusiastic promotion of a person, organization, or cause.
  39. abyss
    • NounA deep or seemingly bottomless chasm: "a rope led down into the dark abyss"; "I was stagnating in an abyss of boredom".A wide or profound difference between people; a gulf: "the abyss between the two nations".
    • Synonymschasm - gulf - abysm - precipice - deep - depth
  40. compunction
    • A feeling of guilt or moral scruple that follows the doing of something bad: "spend the money without compunction".A pricking of the conscience.
    • Synonymsremorse - regret - repentance - penitence - contrition
  41. soot
    • NounA black powdery or flaky substance consisting largely of amorphous carbon, produced by the incomplete burning of organic matter.
    • VerbCover or clog (something) with soot.
    • Synonymsgrime - lampblack - smoke
  42. keel
    Verb(of a boat or ship) Turn over on its side; capsize.Synonymsnoun.  ship - vesselverb.  overturn - upset - capsize
  43. reckon
    • Establish by counting or calculation; calculate.Include in (a class or group): "he was reckoned among the brainiest".
    • Synonymscalculate - count - think - compute - figure - consider
  44. petulance
    irritability: an irritable petulant feeling.
  45. sodden
    • Saturated with liquid, esp. water; soaked through: "his clothes were sodden".Having drunk an excessive amount of a particular alcoholic drink: "whiskey-sodden drunk".
    • Synonymssoggy - sopping - soppy - saturated
  46. yank
    • Pull with a jerk: "her hair was yanked"; "Liz yanked at her arm".
    • NounA sudden hard pull.
  47. midriff
    The region of the front of the body between the chest and the waist.The diaphragm.
  48. gabardine
  49. sti·let·to 
    • A short dagger with a tapering blade.A sharp-pointed tool for making eyelet holes.
    • Synonymsdagger - poniard - dirk - stylet
  50. waft
    • Pass
    • or cause to pass easily or gently through or as if through the air:
    • "the smell of stale fat wafted out from the restaurant".NounA gentle movement of air.
    • Synonymsverb.  floatnoun.  whiff - breath - puff
  51. carny
    A carnival or amusement show.A person who works in a carnival or amusement show.
  52. scorcher
    A day or period of very hot weather.A remarkable or extreme example of something, in particular.
  53. hew
    Chop or cut (something, esp. wood) with an ax, pick, or other tool.Make or shape (something) by cutting or chopping a material such as wood or stone.
  54. coon
    offensive. A black person.
  55. thespian
    • Of or relating to drama and the theater: "thespian talents".
    • NounAn actor or actress: "an aging thespian"; "an unemployed thespian lodger".
    • Synonymsadjective.  dramatic - scenic - histrionic - scenical - stagynoun.  actor - player
  56. bereft
    • Deprived of or lacking something, esp. a nonmaterial asset: "her room was stark and bereft of color".(of a person) Lonely and abandoned, esp. through someone's death or departure.
    • Synonymsbereaved - devoid
  57. plodder
    trudger: someone who walks in a laborious heavy-footed manner.
  58. shim
    A washer or thin strip of material used to align parts, make them fit, or reduce wear.

    • VerbWedge
    • (something) or fill up (a space) with a shim: "display monitors were
    • shimmed up on cardboard"; "you may have to shim the tube".

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  59. sheaf
    • A bundle of grain stalks laid lengthways and tied together after reaping.
    • VerbBundle into sheaves.
    • Synonymsnoun.  bundle - bunch - wad - trussverb.  sheave
  60. linchpin
    A pin passed through the end of an axle to keep a wheel in position.A person or thing vital to an enterprise or organization.
  61. jocular
    Fond of or characterized by joking; humorous or playful.
  62. snicker
    • Give a smothered or half-suppressed laugh; snigger.
    • NounA smothered laugh; a snigger.
    • Synonymsverb.  snigger - giggle - titter - chucklenoun.  snigger - giggle - titter - tehee - neigh
  63. stagger
    • Walk or move unsteadily, as if about to fall: "he staggered to his feet, swaying a little".
    • An unsteady walk or movement: "she walked with a stagger".
    • Synonymsverb.  reel - shake - totter - falter - waver - wobble - swaynoun.  wobble - lurch
  64. helluva
    hell of a; extreme.
  65. jape
    • A practical joke.
    • VerbSay or do something in jest or mockery.
    • Synonymsnoun.  jest - joke - prank - trick - fun - lark - game - sportverb.  jest - joke - mock - banter - jeer - kid
  66. slur
    • Speak (words) indistinctly so that the sounds run into one another.
    • NounAn insinuation or allegation about someone that is likely to insult them or damage their reputation.
    • Synonymssmear - blot - stain - smirch - taint
  67. medley
    • A varied mixture of people or things; a miscellany.A collection of songs or other musical items performed as a continuous piece.
    • Synonymsmixture - blend - mix - admixture - olio - miscellany
  68. corny
    • Trite, banal, or mawkishly sentimental.
    • Synonymstrite - hackneyed - banal
  69. jingoistic
    chauvinistic: fanatically patriotic.
  70. grope
    • Feel about or search blindly or uncertainly with the hands.
    • NounAn act of fondling someone for sexual pleasure.
    • Synonymsverb.  fumble - feelnoun.  palpation
  71. chaperone
    • A person who accompanies and looks after another person or group of people, in particular.
    • VerbAccompany and look after or supervise.
  72. carol
    A religious folk song or popular hymn, particularly one associated with Christmas: "singing Christmas carols around the tree".
  73. haggle
    Dispute or bargain persistently, esp. over the cost of something.
  74. schmaltz
    Excessive sentimentality, esp. in music or movies.
  75. marshmallow
    A spongy confection made from a soft mixture of sugar, albumen, and gelatin.
  76. cathartic
    • Providing psychological relief through the expression of strong emotions; causing catharsis.
    • NounA purgative drug.
  77. boffo
    Wholeheartedly positive.
  78. hanky
    A handkerchief.
  79. prolly
    Eye dialect spelling of probably.
  80. roil
    • Make (a liquid) turbid or muddy by disturbing the sediment: "winds roil these waters".(of a liquid) Move in a turbulent, swirling manner: "the sea roiled below her".
    • Synonymsmuddy - rile
  81. scamper
    (esp. of a small animal or child) Run with quick light steps, esp. through fear or excitement.
  82. smotherlove
    • The form of parenting where caregivers intrude (often inappropriately)
    • in an apparently loving but excessively controlling, manipulative...
  83. pernicious
    • Having a harmful effect, esp. in a gradual or subtle way.
    • Synonymsmalign - noxious - baneful - harmful - pestilent - fatal
  84. bedraggled
    Dirty and disheveled.
  85. smock
    • рабочий халат
    • спецовка
  86. whirligig
    • A toy that spins around, for example a top or windmill.A thing regarded as hectic or constantly changing.
    • Synonymstop - merry-go-round - roundabout - carousel - carrousel
  87. tumbleweed
  88. sharecropping
    (sharecropper) small farmers and tenants.
  89. raillery
    • Good-humored teasing.
    • Synonymsbanter - jest - joke - badinage - chaff - mockery
  90. Ginchy
    1. Wonderfully good or attractive.

    2. anxious; jumpy; antsy"You're the ginchiest!"


    "I got very ginchy about being left alone with Aileen, very hopeful and very anxious both at once."
  91. mural
    • A painting or other work of art executed directly on a wall.AdjectiveOf, like, or relating to a wall.
    • Synonymsnoun.  fresco - wall paintingadjective.  wall
  92. wafting
    • Pass or cause to pass easily or gently through or as if through the air:
    • "the smell of stale fat wafted out from the restaurant".
  93. crepe
    • A light, thin fabric with a wrinkled surface: "a crepe bandage".Hard-wearing wrinkled rubber, used esp. for the soles of shoes.
    • Synonymscrape - pancake
  94. spunky
    • Courageous and determined: "a spunky performance".
    • Synonymsplucky - mettled - courageous - mettlesome - brave - bold
  95. puking
    Vomit: "I had eaten to the point of puking"; "he puked up his pizza".
  96. chaperone
    • A person who accompanies and looks after another person or group of people, in particular.
    • VerbAccompany and look after or supervise.
    • Synonymsnoun.  chaperonverb.  chaperon - accompany
  97. indelible
    • Adjective(of ink or a pen) Making marks that cannot be removed.Not able to be forgotten or removed: "his story made an indelible impression on me".
    • Synonymsineffaceable
  98. jive
    • A lively style of dance popular esp. in the 1940s and 1950s, performed to swing music or rock and roll.
    • VerbPerform the jive or a similar dance to popular music.
    • AdjectiveDeceitful or worthless.
    • Synonymsnoun.  jazzadjective.  mock
  99. feller
  100. cardigan
    A knitted sweater fastening down the front, typically with long sleeves.
  101. revue
    A light theatrical entertainment consisting of short sketches, songs, and dances.
  102. doff
    • Remove (an item of clothing): "he doffed his tie and jacket".Tip (one's hat) as a greeting or token of respect.
    • Synonymstake off - remove - strip
  103. scurry
    • (of a person or small animal) Move hurriedly with short quick steps: "pedestrians scurried for cover".
    • Synonymsrun - rush - hurry
  104. miff
    • Annoy
    • Synonymstiff
  105. passel
    A large group of people or things of indeterminate number; a pack.
  106. coax
    Persuade (someone) gradually or by flattery to do something.
  107. hellion
    A rowdy, mischievous, or troublemaking person, esp. a child.

  108. tiara
    • A jeweled ornamental band worn on the front of a woman's hair.A high diadem encircled with three crowns and worn by a pope.
    • Synonymsdiadem
  109. laths
    • NounA thin flat strip of wood, esp. used to form a foundation for wall plaster or roof tiles.
    • VerbCover (a wall or ceiling) with laths.
  110. ladle
    • A large long-handled spoon with a cup-shaped bowl, used for serving soup, stew, or sauce.
    • VerbServe (soup, stew, or sauce) with a ladle: "she ladled out onion soup".
    • Synonymsnoun.  scoop - dipperverb.  scoop - draw
  111. splatter
    • Splash with a sticky or viscous liquid: "a passing cart splattered him with mud".
    • NounA spot or trail of a sticky or viscous liquid splashed over a surface or object.
  112. scamper
    (esp. of a small animal or child) Run with quick light steps, esp. through fear or excitement.
  113. limber
    • (of a person or body part) Lithe; supple.
    • VerbWarm up in preparation for exercise or activity, esp. sports: "the acrobats were limbering up for the big show".Attach a limber to (a gun).
  114. girdle
    NounA belt or cord worn around the waist.VerbEncircle (the body) with or as a girdle or belt.
  115. bushel
    A measure of capacity equal to 64 pints (equivalent to 35.2 liters), used for dry goods.A large amount.
  116. strangle
    • Verb:Squeeze or constrict the neck of (a person or animal), esp. so as to cause death: "the victim was strangled with a scarf".Sounding as though the speaker's throat is constricted: "a series of strangled gasps".
    • Synonyms:choke - throttle - suffocate - stifle - smother
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