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Museums include quillwork , baskets, and other artwork of present day descendants of emigrant tribes.
1. a type of decoration using softened and usually dyed porcupine or bird quills. 2. an American Indian handicraft or utility item decorated in this manner.
The police are also lying low, apparently afraid of the locals' wrath.
strong, stern, or fierce anger; deeply resentful indignation; ire
Humans should be ashamed of their cruelty and greed.
excessive or rapacious desire, esp. for wealth or possessions
Many of the entries focus on writers and the theme of literary envy.
a feeling of discontent or covetousness with regard to another's advantages, success, possessions, etc.
Both are afflicted with a species of blindness, and intellectual sloth.
habitual disinclination to exertion; indolence; laziness
These vices are pride, envy, avarice, anger, lust, gluttony, and sloth.
a high or inordinate opinion of one's own dignity, importance, merit, or superiority, whether as cherished in the mind or as displayed in bearing, conduct, etc.
We must not sell our children's future to pay the tyrants' gluttony.
excessive eating and drinking.
Sir Isaac Newton
James D. Watson & Francis Crick
Double helix shape of DNA
Alexander Graham Bell
The Wright Brothers
Anton Van Leeuwenhoek
The nucleus of cells.
Elliptical orbits of planets.
The periodic table.
The law of falling bodies
John Wesley Hyatt
Penicillin and antibiotics
Taxonomies and binomial nomenclature.
any of a set of six hypothetical elementary particles together with their antiparticles thought to be fundamental units of all baryons and mesons but unable to exist in isolation. The magnitude of their charge is either two thirds or one third of that of the electron
There is perhaps no more uproarious burlesque of the workings of the press.
very funny, as a person or situation.
Fingerprints offer an infallible means of personal identification.
absolutely trustworthy or sure
It's by turns optimistic and cynical, guileless and greedy.
sincere; honest; straightforward; frank
The award winner was in an ebullient mood at the dinner in her honor.
overflowing with fervor, enthusiasm, or excitement; high-spirited
Hallowed be Thy name; the hallowed saints; our hallowed political institutions.
regarded as holy; venerated; sacred.
Doug, that was both a perspicacious and hilarious comment.
having keen mental perception and understanding.
A sagacious lawyer.
having or showing acute mental discernment and keen practical sense; shrewd
There is a simplicity to the combination of the few ingredients, yet a sapient harmony.
having or showing great wisdom or sound judgment.
(Surgery) to tear away or apart, as distinguished from cut or dissect.
Neither campaign will publicly divulge it's precise tally of superdelegates.
Show IPAverb (used with object), di·vulged, di·vulg·ing.to disclose or reveal (something private, secret, or previously unknown).
a party leader or elected public official chosen as an uncommitted delegate to a national political convention.
Rob checks every ledger entry twice to obviate any problems when it comes time for an audit.
to anticipate and prevent (as a situation) or make unnecessary (as an action)
A little chuckle shook the Major, but he said regretfully: "Nay, I'm too gaumless."
lacking in vitality or intelligence; stupid, dull, or clumsy.
also known as canned air or compressed air, is a product used for cleaning electronic equipment and other sensitive devices that cannot be cleaned using water.
(film) a 2003 American drama film directed by Catherine Hardwicke, and written by Hardwicke and Nikki Reed, the film's co-star. The film also stars Holly Hunter and Evan Rachel Wood. It is a semi-autobiographical film inspired by Reed's life at age 12 and 13 with Wood's character "Tracy" being loosely based upon Reed. The script was written in six days and was originally meant to be a comedy. The film caused controversy upon its release, because it dealt with topics such as drug and alcohol abuse, underage sexual behavior and self-harm
A reluctant candidate
We must constantly endeavor if we are to succeed.
to exert oneself to do or effect something; make an effort; strive
Per An·num [per an-uhm]
He bought treasury bills for as little as half a percent per annum.
by the year; yearly.
(application) an electronic payment service, provided by Square Inc. Square allows users in the United States and Canada to accept credit cards through their mobile phones, either by swiping the card on the Square device or by manually entering the details on the phone.
A docile horse.
easily managed or handled; tractable
In crinoids, one of a circlet of five plates that form part of the calyx.
1. a small circle. 2. a ring.
The epidermis is thin and an enlarged calyx adheres to the base of the fruit.
1. (Botany) the outermost group of floral parts; the sepals. 2. (Anatomy), (Zoology) . a cuplike part.
(Music) becoming slower and broader
The rough mesh tends to scuff off the protective coating of the fish.
Scrape or brush the surface of (a shoe or other object) against something
any of various gold or silver coins, of various Italian states, issued from the late 16th through the early 19th centuries
Also known as scud, fractus clouds can look ominous, but by themselves are not dangerous.
to run or move quickly or hurriedly
Our company is not open after business hours
In the United States, United Kingdom and Australia, the hours between 9 am and 5 pm are typically considered to be standard business hours. In Mexico, the standard business hours are from 7 am to 2 pm and 4 pm to 6 pm. Business in Chicago is often conducted between 8 am and 4:30 pm, while in New York City, business hours tend to be later—for instance, from 10 am to 6 pm. On Saturdays businesses are usually open from 8 or 9 am to noon or 1 pm.
The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (or COBRA)
He had coverage under his COBRA Plan
a law passed by the U.S. Congress on a reconciliation basis and signed by President Ronald Reagan that, among other things, mandates an insurance program giving some employees the ability to continue health insurance coverage after leaving employment.
After the jump, one more omnibus in-praise-of-canned-beer message OR An omnibus bill submitted toa legislature
(Noun) A volume containing several novels or other items previously published separately. (Adjective) pertaining to, including, or dealing with numerous objects or items at once
Kosher dishes OR It's all natural, there's nothing in it that's artificial, and it's kosher.
1. (Judaism) a.fit or allowed to be eaten or used, according to the dietary or ceremonial laws 2. (Informal) proper; legitimate
They hid their marijuana in a crevice.
a crack forming an opening; cleft; rift; fissure.
My phone is about as integrated into my life as my left temporal lobe.
(Anatomy), (Zoology) the lateral lobe of each cerebral hemisphere, in front of the occipital lobe.
The area stretching from the larynx through the mouth and nose that is used to...
(Anatomy) a muscular and cartilaginous structure lined with mucous membrane at the upper part ofthe trachea in humans, in which the vocal cords are located.
Lymphatics have been described in the thyroid gland and in the thymus.
(Anatomy) a ductless, butterfly-shaped gland lying at the base of the neck, formed mostly of lymphatic tissue andaiding in the production of T cells of the immune system: after puberty, the lymphatic tissue gradually degenerates.
1. a heap; pile. 2. a cloud of a class characterized by dense individual elements in the form of puffs, mounds, ortowers, with flat bases and tops that often resemble cauliflower: as such clouds develop vertically,they form cumulonimbus.
Tumulus and vault facilities are now typically used at these humid sites.
1. (Archaeology) an artificial mound, especially over a grave; barrow 2. (Geology) a domelike swelling or mound formed in congealed lava.
Thaddeus is an interesting name. What does it mean?
1. one of the twelve apostles. Matt. 10:3. 2. a male given name: from an Aramaic word meaning “praise".
The pulmonary artery is connected to the right ventricle, where it belongs.
1. (Zoology) any of various hollow organs or parts in an animal body. 2. (Anatomy) a. either of the two lower chambers on each side of the heart that receive blood from the atriaand in turn force it into the arteries. b.one of a series of connecting cavities of the brain.
One of his ear is ventricose to the other.
(Adjective) 1. swollen, especially on one side or unequally; protuberant. 2. having a large abdomen.
Wer·nick·e's Ar·ea [vair-ni-kuhz]
He can't understand what I'm saying. It's like his Wernicke's Area is out of wack.
(Anatomy) a portion of the left posterior temporal lobe of the brain, involved in the ability to understand words.
The garnishee must then file an answer with the court.
(Law) verb (used with object) 1. to attach (money or property) by garnishment. 2. to serve (a person) with a garnishment.
After expiration of the garnishment, another garnishment can be issued.
1. (Law) a. a warning, served on a third party to hold, subject to the court's direction, money or propertybelonging to a debtor who is being sued by a creditor. b. a summons to a third party to appear in litigation pending between a creditor and debtor. 2. adornment or decoration.
“Overview: This is a template for sales order with garamond gray design.”
A typeface-(a set of characters that share common design features) much used in books
Put this car in the garage
a building or indoor area for parking or storing motor vehicles.
The necklace has a garnet in it
A precious stone consisting of a deep red vitreous silicate mineral.
He gradually garnered a national reputation as a financial expert
to get; acquire; earn
The coin was made of garnierite
a green mineral consisting of hydrated nickel magnesium silicate; a source of nickel
In the trust game participants played either the role of investor or trustee.
(Law) a person, usually one of a body of persons, appointed to administer the affairs of a company,institution, etc.
To trudge up a long flight of steps.
to walk, especially laboriously or wearily:
A laborious undertaking.
requiring much work, exertion, or perseverance
The swimmers used the trudgen technique
(Swimming) a stroke in which a double overarm motion and a scissors kick are used.
So it may forbear, and the consequence may be inflation.
to refrain or abstain from; desist from
To forswear an injurious habit.
to reject or renounce under oath
He becomes the brutal and mean-spirited skipperof a tramp schooner OR He does not sell beer by the bucket or can or growler or schooner, but by the pint.
1. (Nautical) A sailing ship with two or more masts, typically with the foremast smaller than the mainmast, and gaff-rigged lower masts 2. a very tall glass, as for beer.
When she sees a beach, by golly , she throws off her shoes and goes dancing.
(Informal) (used as a mild exclamation expressing surprise, wonder, puzzlement, pleasure, or the like.)
The gollywobbler is keeping the boat afloat
(Nautical) a very large quadrilateral staysail set between the foremast and mainmast of a schooner
That golliwogg is similar to a barbie,
1. a grotesque black doll 2. a grotesque person.
Who is the skipper for this ship?
a captain or leader, as of a team
A moderate price.
kept or keeping within reasonable or proper limits; not extreme, excessive, or intense
The dead bowel tissue is removed and a colostomy or ileostomy is performed.
(Surgery) 1. the construction of an artificial opening from the colon through the abdominal wall, thus bypassing a diseased portion of the lower intestine and permitting the passage of intestinal contents. 2. the opening so constructed.
Today the five-bedroom dwelling is open to thepublic, for a minimum of two...
a building or place of shelter to live in; place of residence; abode; home.
Class Action Suit (a class action, a class suit, or a representative action)
(Law) a form of lawsuit in which a large group of people collectively bring a claim to court and/or in which a class of defendants is being sued.
There is a thatched chickee hut with picnic benches and a barbecue area.
1. an open-sided structure, usually thatched with palms and serving as a dwelling. 2. a similar structure, used to provide shelter from the sun, as at a beach.
Balneology is used at the spa as a means of treating injured muscles.
the science of the therapeutic use of baths
The victualer rationed out the food.
1. a person who furnishes victuals, especially a sutler. 2. a supply ship.
Peddlers and post traders: the army sutler on the frontier.
(formerly) a person who followed an army or maintained a store on an army post to sell provisions to the soldiers.
The victualage will last for days.
food; provisions; victuals.
Domestic wastes means all types of wastes generated in the living spaces on board a ship,except victual wastes.
victuals, food supplies; provisions
And because of its broad civil provisions, the statute has.
a clause in a legal instrument, a law, etc., providing for a particular matter; stipulation; proviso.
But it should start from the proviso that one needs two hands to clap.
1. a clause in a statute, contract, or the like, by which a condition is introduced. 2. a stipulation or condition.
The only stipulation is that his pieces cannot involve the transformation of...
a condition, demand, or promise in an agreement or contract
The second triad harks back to the central principle of scarcity.
1. a group of three, especially of three closely related persons or things. 2. (Military) the three categories of strategic-nuclear-weapons delivery systems: bombers, land-based missiles, and missile-firing submarines.
A sally of anger
1. a sortie of troops from a besieged place upon an enemy 2. an outburst or flight of passion, fancy, etc.
Sometimes two truckloads are needed in one day of flying sorties.
a rapid movement of troops from a besieged place to attack the besiegers.
Vacationers besieged the travel office.
1. to lay siege to. 2. to crowd around; crowd in upon; surround
Polo probably heard of the siege and took note of it.
the act or process of surrounding and attacking a fortified place in such a way as to isolate it from help and supplies, for the purpose of lessening the resistance of the defenders and thereby making capture possible.
He impawned that he would be at the event
to put in pawn; pledge.
The verge of telepathy, blogging reveals insights into fellow humans minds.
communication between minds by some means other than sensory perception.
The sententia of La Rochefoucauld
an aphorism; maxim- (an expression of a general truth or principle, especially an aphoristic or sententious one)
His common sense is a bridle to his quick temper.
anything that restrains or curbs
The teenagers swooned at the sight of the singing star.
to enter a state of hysterical rapture or ecstasy
Seborrheic Dermatosis (Also called dyssebacia, pityriasis alba)
A chronic form of dermatitis characterized by oily scales, crusty yellow patches, and itching, and occurring primarily on the scalp and face.
She's very aggressive. By far the HBIC of the group
Head Bitch in Charge
Not to put too fine a point on it, they contained some good examples of donnish wit.
resembling or characteristic of a university don; bookish; pedantic.
He's very bookish with the bible.
given or devoted to reading or study.
Prig (-gish) [prig]
Yet the movie is not some conventionally priggish tale of youthful innocence...
a person who displays or demands of others pointlessly precise conformity, fussiness about trivialities, or exaggerated propriety, especially in a self-righteous or irritating manner.
A conscientious judge
controlled by or done according to one's inner sense of what is right; governed by conscience; principled
The museum has hired outside experts to help uncover the provenience and ownership history of several of its artifacts.
The night is filled with laughter and the occasional groan and guffaw .
a loud, unrestrained burst of laughter
There is a ha-ha in their yard.
A feature used in landscape garden design to keep grazing livestock out of a garden while providing an uninterrupted view from within
The influenza virus is continually improving it's fitness.
(Pathology) an acute, commonly epidemic disease, occurring in several forms, caused by numerousrapidly mutating viral strains and characterized by respiratory symptoms and general prostration; flu.
(Product) A company that offers faucets and other fixtures including, showerheads, electronic faucets, emergency eyewash, hand held shower, and handicap shower
They played piquet
a two-handed card game played with 32 cards
Agley [uh-glee, uh-gley, uh-glahy]
The British plan had gone agley
They were served piquette
a French wine term which commonly refers to a vinous beverage produced by adding water to grape pomace but sometimes refers to a very simple wine or a wine substitute.
There was a filbert in the yard
1. the thick-shelled, edible nut of certain cultivated varieties of hazel, especially of Corylus avellana, of Europe 2. a tree or shrub bearing such nuts.
An atrocious crime.
extremely or shockingly wicked, cruel, or brutal
The newspaper publisher's splenetic editorials often struck fear into local politicians
irritable; peevish; spiteful
A long scarf of bright, bilious green.
extremely unpleasant or distasteful
Sitting atop these seven cells is an eighth rhabdom.
A translucent cylinder forming part of the light-sensitive receptor in the eye of an arthropod
The doctor used the word, rhabdocoele, when talking about his health
A suborder of Turbellaria including those that have a simple cylindrical, or saclike, stomach, without an intestine
They had to use rhatany on their vacation to South America
An astringent (a cosmetic that cleans the skin and constricts the pores) extract of the root of a South American shrub, used in medicine.
We laughed at the parabasis during the play
(in ancient Greek drama) a choral ode addressed to the audience, especially of comedy, and independent of the action of the play: usually following the agon and, in the earliest forms of comedy, serving often to end the play.
He described himself as a pariah
"Greathearted, which is great heart plus -ed." is an example of parasynthesis.
the formation of a word by the addition of a derivational suffix to a phrase or compound
She lives in the US but she is a self-proclaimed parisienne.
a girl or woman who is a native or inhabitant of Paris, France.
He describe himself as a parisian in the airport.
a native or inhabitant of Paris, France.
Pa·ri pas·su [pah-ree pahs-soo]
For purposes of distributing the assets of the Partnership upon termination, the General Partner shall be entitled to a return, on a pari passu basis with the Limited Partners, of the amount standing to its credit in its Capital Account.
with equal pace or progress; side by side
The main thing is to commune with space enthusiasts.
to converse or talk together, usually with profound intensity, intimacy, etc.; interchange thoughts or feelings.
He got her a bouquet mariposa
any lily of the genus Calochortus, of the western U.S. and Mexico, having tuliplike flowers of various colors.
Mar del Pla·ta [mahr thel plah-tah]
They visited Mar del Plata on vacation
a city and resort in E Argentina, on the Atlantic: fishing port. Pop: 552 000 (2005 est)
The garden was full of marguerite.
oxeye daisy: tall leafy-stemmed Eurasian perennial with white flowers
With such a big garden, there must be a lot of paroicous
(of certain mosses and related plants) having the male and female reproductive organs beside or near each other.
Lots of nasty, vicious little parish pump spats and plausible deniability.
an ecclesiastical district having its own church and member of the clergy.
Con Es·pres·sio·ne [kon i-spres-ee-oh-nee]
They song con espressione the whole concert.
(Italian)(adverb) with feeling; expressively —used as a direction in music
The fat congealed on the top of the soup.
to change from a soft or fluid state to a rigid or solid state, as by cooling or freezing
of marriage or wedlock; matrimonial; conjugal
The hurricane uprooted many trees and telephone poles.
to pull out by or as if by the roots
Discard the pipette tip and sample tube containing swab into the autoclave pan.
a slender graduated tube used in a laboratory for measuring and transferring quantities of liquids from one container to another.
"There's a Hole in My Bucket" (or "...in the Bucket")
a children's song, along the same lines as "Found a Peanut". The song is based on a dialogue about a leaky bucket between two characters, called Henry and Liza.
Working for yourself requires entrepreneurial spirit and chutzpah.
1. unmitigated effrontery or impudence; gall. 2. audacity; nerve.
1. a member of a Mongoloid people of Russia, living chiefly in the middle Volga region 2. the language of this people, generally classed within the Turkic branch of the Altaic family
open to view or knowledge; not concealed or secret
Many of those who resided in the city lived in rental apartments or tenement housing.
Also called tenement house. a run-down and often overcrowded apartment house, especially in apoor section of a large city.
She is said to be a termagant by her ex boyfriend.
a violent, turbulent, or brawling woman.
This way miscreant nations must clean up their own act.
depraved, villainous, or base.
Scarring from a greenhouse, now removed, is risible in the wing's east wall.
causing or capable of causing laughter; laughable; ludicrous.
They went out to the pond to see herrings
an important food fish, Clupea harengus harengus, found in enormous shoals in the North Atlantic.
That gentleman wears a pompadour
an arrangement of a man's hair in which it is brushed up high from the forehead
Fish at the park for pompano, flounder, catfish and whiting.
a deep-bodied food fish, Trachinotus carolinus, inhabiting waters off the South Atlantic and Gulf states.
Trevor fancies himself something of a boulevardier, and he appears in the newspaper's society pages often enough that the label seems apt.
man-about-town; a wealthy, fashionable socialite
Me·ton·ic Cy·cle [mi-ton-ik]
When will the metonic cycle be finish?
(Astronomy) a cycle of 235 synodic months, very nearly equal to 19 years, after which the new moon occurs on the same day of the year as at the beginning of the cycle with perhaps a shift of one day, depending on the number of leap years in the cycle.
In the Jewish church, they spoke of Maimonides
(Moses ben Maimon "RaMBaM") 1135–1204, Jewish scholastic philosopher and rabbi, born in Spain: one of the major theologians of Judaism.
The saw a biedermeier in the the antique store.
Denoting or relating to a style of furniture and interior decoration current in Germany 1815–48
Time waits for no one. It would be nice to use intercalation in the calender.
the act of intercalating; insertion or interpolation, as in a series.
He could have had a blood clot in the lung, called a pulmonary embolism.
1. Obstruction of an artery, typically by a clot of blood or an air bubble 2. The periodic intercalation of days or a month to correct the accumulating discrepancy between the calendar year and the solar year, as in a leap year
He didn't go to the circus because of coulrophobia
abnormal fear of clowns
Needles aren't that bad but he get algoprobic about it.
an abnormal dread of pain
He was prompt with handing in his assignment because of his mastigophobia.
a fear of being punished
Alaska is a bad place to live with chionophobia.
a fear of snow
Going for her yearly check up gives her nosophobian.
an abnormal fear of disease
Don't turn off the lights, he's a nyctophobian.
an abnormal fear of night or darkness
That makes as much sense as saying Kevin Durant is an astraphobian.
an abnormal fear of thunder and lightning.
I must admit I'm necrophobic because of my great zeal of life.
an abnormal fear of death
It's pointless to be carcinophobic, because a lot of people become inflicted with it.
a fear of getting cancer
I'm only mysophobic in my Michael Jordan shoes.
a dread of dirt or filth.
How is he going to get his flu shot, he is trypanophobia?
a fear of injections or shots
You can let your cat go near him, he is cynophobia.
an irrational fear of dogs
Acrobats can't be acrophobian
a pathological fear of heights
Samuel L Jackson's diatribe in that one movie suggests he has ophidiophobia.
a fear of snakes
Most girls are arahnophobic.
an abnormal fear of spiders
They had to get some of their money monetized when they went to a foreign country.
to convert (a debt, esp. the national debt) into currency, especially by issuing government securities or notes
The manufacturer believes in the acceleration principle.
the principle that an increase in the demand for a finished product will create a greater demand for capital goods
Ramen noodles could be considered an inferior good.
commodities that are less in demand as consumer income rises
He chosed to work from home because of the split roll.
a taxation under which real-estate taxes on business and industrial buildings are levied at higher rates than on residential homes
This country is playing hardball through being mercantile.
of the mercantile system, describing a country's plan to secure economic supremacy through creating a trade imbalance in its favor
The government is concerned about the nairu.
The lowest unemployment rate that an economy can accommodate without causing inflation
Iron Law of Wages
The town people are complaining about the iron law of wages.
the doctrine or theory that wages tend toward a level sufficient only to maintain a subsistence standard of living
He is considered an eremite in the community.
a hermit or recluse, especially one under a religious vow
Were you serious or is that an erotema?
You're conflating sister chromatids and homologous chromosomes.
having the same or a similar relation; corresponding, as in relative position or structure.
scanty; meager; small; slender
"High and low", "young and old" are examples of merism
synecdoche in which totality is expressed by contrasting parts
“The friend who presented me with him had given him, perhaps by antiphrasis, the startling name of Pelléas.”
the use of a word in a sense opposite to its proper meaning; esp for ironic effect
I could see them throught the goblet.
Chest of Drawers
In the chest of drawers, there are socks.
Excuse me as I go to the water closet
hormone secreted by the pancreas acts in opposition to insulin to regulate blood glucose levels
branch of biology dealing with the study of tissues
tendency of an organism to maintain internal equilibrium by adjusting its physiological processes
pertaining to a U -shaped bone at the root of the tongue in humans
pertaining to the bones between the tibia and the metatarsus; part of the ankle joint
inner of the two bones of the leg, that extend from the knee to the ankle
An unbecoming hat; unbecoming language
detracting from one's appearance, character, or reputation; unattractive or unseemly
She is getting too stout for her dresses.
bulky in figure; heavily built; corpulent; thickset; fat
By now, the sound of ridicule had attracted a claque.
a group of persons hired to applaud an act or performer
The courtiers fawned over the king.
to seek notice or favor by servile demeanor
He was a considered a great myrmidon by the king.
loyal follower; a person who executes without question or scruple a master's commands.
The extent to which these various factors countervail each other is uncertain.
How he did it is a fascinating, discursive story.
passing aimlessly from one subject to another; digressive; rambling, digressive
The round-table forum brought four distinguished Redbrickprofessors to face off against four renowned scholars from Oxford and Cambridge.
1: built of red brick 2: of, relating to, or being the British universities founded in the 19th or early 20th century
Cav·ern (-ous) [kav-ern]
Today the cavern provides a home to many microbes, and animals that live both...
a cave, especially one that is large and mostly underground.
A rapt listener.
deeply engrossed or absorbed
Gor·mand·ize [gawr-muhn-dahyz; gawr-muhn-deez]
The gormandized at the buffet
to eat greedily or ravenously.
Arrow points to the shell of a foraminifer, a calcifying protozoan.
any chiefly marine protozoan of the sarcodinian order Foraminifera, typically having a linear, spiral, or concentric shell perforated by small holes or pores through which pseudopodia extend.
Hau·teur [hoh-tur French]
But his hauteur offered a new and even witty dimension.
haughty manner or spirit; arrogance.
Haughty aristocrats; A haughty salesclerk.
disdainfully proud; snobbish; scornfully arrogant; supercilious
The knightsman wore a hauberk
(Armor) a long defensive shirt, usually of mail (flexible armor of interlinked rings), extending to the knees; byrnie.
The soldier wore a byrnie
(Armor) a long (usually sleeveless) tunic of chain mail (flexible armor of interlinked rings) formerly worn as defensive armor
Our worries are Lilliputian when compared with those of people whose nations are at war.
1. extremely small; tiny; diminutive. 2. petty; trivial
They wore habergeons just in case.
For many years he played the oboe, though never professionally.
a woodwind instrument having a slender conical, tubular body and a double-reed mouthpiece.
Con·cierge [kon-see-airzh; French kawn-syerzh]
Some even supply concierge help for finding a dog walker.
(especially in France) a member of a hotel staff in charge of special services for guests, as arranging for theater tickets or tours.
The purpose of this study is to examine how compounds produced in patients with canker sores affect wound healing.
an erosive or spreading sore
Her speech was full of pleonasm.
use of more words than are necessary to express an idea
Nimiety of mere niceties in conversation.
Of course, no one likes to be reinvented by fiat from above.
arbitrary or authoritative command or order
Sentient (-ce) [sen-shuhnt]
What won't are hundreds of thousands of other species, many of them sentient.
capable of perceiving by the senses
He asseverate that they were getting married.
affirm or declare positively or earnestly
She is prinking in the mirror before the party.
Spend time making minor adjustments to one's appearance; primp.
She primped herself before school.
Spend time making minor adjustments to (one's hair, makeup, or clothes)
She titivated her old dress with a new belt.
to make smart or spruce
The king preened himself in his elaborate ceremonial robes.
to dress (oneself) carefully or smartly; primp
Faineant [fey-nee-uhnt; French]
They were very faineant on what could've been an eventful day.
The shop has the atmosphere of an interspecies affray waiting to happen: the noise and the pong.
tumultuous assault or quarry
I remember back in my salad days...
time of youthful inexperience, innocence, or indiscretion
The knock-knees and flat feet less happy at a run than a galumph.
move in a clumsy manner or with a heavy tread
He fancied himself as a bit polished, a cosmopolite who happened to be stranded in a backwoods village.
But this mental tintinnabulation was exacerbated by the roar of unwelcome laudatory correspondence.
tinkling sound, as of a bell or bells
In the foundling home, many nursing infants died of childbed fever.
deserted or abandoned child
But this time, they clubbed together and insisted that the putsch would not stand.
attempt to overthrow a government
He bombinated through the hallway.
buzz, hum, or drone
He droned like a bee.
Make a continuous low humming sound.
To conflate dissenting voices into one protest.
to fuse into one entity; merge
My heterodox views can live within this movement, as many other heterodox views ...
holding unorthodox opinions
A refractory child.
Vivid reddish orange
a green or bluish patina formed on copper, brass, or bronze surfaces exposed to the atmosphere for long periods of time, consisting principally of basic copper sulfate.
"A mass of Titian curls"
(of hair) Bright golden auburn; Brownish orange
When the bisque has reduced, remove from heat and stir in the tarragon.
1. a thick cream soup, especially of puréed shellfish or vegetables. 2. ice cream made with powdered macaroons or nuts. 3. a light grayish brown especially used in textiles
Tarragon brings a hint of sweetness to this frittata.
1. an Old World plant, Artemisia dracunculus, having aromatic leaves used for seasoning. 2. the leaves themselves.
Spinach brings a variety of nutrients to this appealing frittata.
(Italian Cookery) an omelet resembling a large pancake and containing vegetables, seasonings, and often ricotta, Parmesan, or other cheese.
a dark or brownish purple
Seventeen common genera of orchids are represented, including the popular corsage orchid, the cattleya.
any of several tropical American orchids of the genus Cattleya, having showy flowers ranging from white to purple.
A bulletproof vest, ballistic vest or bullet-resistant vest is an item of personal armor that helps absorb the impact from firearm-fired projectiles and shrapnel from explosions, and is worn on the torso. Soft vests are made from many layers of woven or laminated fibers and can be capable of protecting the wearer from small-caliber handgun and shotgun projectiles, and small fragments from explosives such as hand grenades.
Glass colored blue with cobalt oxide
Gaze at the stalls selling damask roses and leeches.
Bois de Rose [bwah duh rohz]
a grayish red or dark purplish red color
A red colour, tinted with orange, like that of the houses of Pompeii; Of a red colour, tinted with orange, like that of the houses of Pompeii
Deep reddish orange
Rutgers Suspension and Firing
- -On December 13, 2012; Rice was suspended three games without pay and fined $50,000 for abusive behavior toward his players.
- -April 2, 2013; ESPN's Outside the Lines aired several hours of video from Rice's practices. According to ESPN, the video, provided to Pernetti by then-assistant coach Eric Murdock, showed Rice berating, pushing, kicking, cursing and throwing basketballs at players during practices.
There's a lot of time for reflection while sweeping the tumbleweed and dust off...
any of various plants, as Amaranthus albus, A. graecizans, or the Russian thistle, Salsola kali, whose branching upper parts become detached from the roots and are driven about by the wind.
Title IX (Nine)
a clause in the 1972 Education Act stating that no one shall because of sex be denied the benefits of any educational program of activity that receives direct federal aid.
Let's hope we see a deliquesce in his anger.
1. to become liquid by absorbing moisture from the air, as certain salts. 2. to melt away. 3. (Botany) to form many small divisions or branches.
As a revenue officer, Yancey was charged with collecting taxes from delinquent...
failing in or neglectful of a duty or obligation; guilty of a misdeed or offense
Whether she was having an affair or not, taunt him with it.
to reproach in a sarcastic, insulting, or jeering manner; mock.
Two days later he made a slight alteration in a codicil.
a supplement to a will, containing an addition, explanation, modification, etc., of something in the will.
Continue until all six chops are encased in parchment.
1. the skin of sheep, goats, etc., prepared for use as a material on which to write. 2. a manuscript or document on such material.
It is one of three perfect copies on vellum in the world.
(Noun) 1. Fine parchment made originally from the skin of a calf 2. Smooth writing paper imitating vellum.
We are looking for authors who can convey ideas with clarity and concision.
(Noun) 1. concise quality; brevity; terseness. 2. (Archaic) a cutting up or off; mutilation.
If you are between a couplet and haiku, you can send unlimited entries.
a major form of Japanese verse, written in 17 syllables divided into 3 lines of 5, 7, and 5 syllables, and employing highly evocative allusions and comparisons, often on the subject of nature or one of the seasons. Haiku doesn't rhyme. A Haiku must "paint" a mental image in the reader's mind. This is the challenge of Haiku - to put the poem's meaning and imagery in the reader's mind in ONLY 17 syllables over just three (3) lines of poetry!
The schematic above represents basic properties of a vortex couplet .
a pair of successive lines of verse, especially a pair that rhyme and are of the same length.
The finale is sometimes a rondo, or even a theme with variations.
A musical form with a recurring leading theme, often found in the final movement of a sonata or concerto.
Layman (or Lay Person)
a person who is a non-expert in a given field of knowledge
Okay, let me explain this in layman's terms...
Phrased simply, without jargon
If the laity could program, so could those over specialized in other areas.
the body of religious worshipers, as distinguished from the clergy
Our town has excellent fire-fighting apparatus.
a group or combination of instruments, machinery, tools, materials, etc., having a particular function or intended for a specific use
So let's see who clambered out of the mire, and who simply ended up as mush.
1. a tract or area of wet, swampy ground; bog; marsh 2. mud, muck, or dirt
The goal was to goad the body into producing its own defenses against cancer.
1. a stick with a pointed or electrically charged end, for driving cattle, oxen, etc.; prod 2. anything that pricks or wounds like such a stick. 3. something that encourages, urges, or drives; a stimulus.
I prodded him with my elbow.
to poke or jab with or as if with something pointed
We beseech you to give authors back their rights.
1. to implore urgently 2. to beg eagerly for; solicit. verb (used without object) 3. to make urgent appeal
Uncouth behavior; an uncouth relative who embarrasses the family.
awkward, clumsy, or unmannerly
Like teaching metaphysics to a bandersnatch
a wildly grotesque or bizarre individual
The subject, as the programmer typed on his keyboard, was anthrax.
an infectious, often fatal disease of cattle, sheep, and other mammals, caused by Bacillus anthracis, transmitted to humans by contaminated wool, raw meat, or other animal products.
Blackleg is another common disease that also may cause lodging.
1. Any of a number of plant diseases in which part of the stem blackens and decays, in particular 2. an acute infectious disease of cattle, sheep, and pigs, characterized by gas
Several stories juxtapose the beautiful and the grotesque.
to place close together or side by side, especially for comparison or contrast.
Meanwhile, umpteen aid agencies have joined the cause.
A sumptuous residence
entailing great expense, as from choice materials, fine work, etc.; costly
It is of a semifluid, viscid consistence, and probably colloidal in nature.
having a glutinous consistency; sticky; adhesive; viscous
But even the pungent bulb can't mask your natural scent.
1. Having a sharply strong taste or smell.(of comment, criticism, or humor) 2. Having a sharp and caustic quality.
of or pertaining to money
Galilee has often been depicted as rural, bucolic hinterland, characterized by...
Of or relating to the pleasant aspects of the countryside and country life.
The hinterland sare usually much more picturesque than the urban areas.
the remote or less developed parts of a country; back country
He did not heed the warning
to give careful attention to
To hone one's skills.
to make more acute or effective; improve; perfect
They inferred his displeasure from his cool tone of voice.
to derive by reasoning; conclude or judge from premises or evidence
A cessation of hostilities
a temporary or complete stopping; discontinuance
In a free society, such monitoring is odious and unnecessary.
deserving or causing hatred; hateful; detestable
Many of the heresy trials are part of the canon law collection.
any belief or theory that is strongly at variance with established beliefs, customs, etc.
An old principle in a new guise.
general external appearance; aspect; semblance
The nobles gave obeisance to the new king.
a movement of the body expressing deep respect or deferential courtesy, as before a superior; abow, curtsy, or other similar gesture.
Merit pay is dream without details, facts or any semblance or reality.
outward aspect or appearance
He sent them a check to rectify his account.
to make, put, or set right; remedy; correct
He got a prickspur in his arm.
a spur having a single sharp goad or point.
It epitomizes the opulence and grandeur that characterized the era.
wealth, riches, or affluence
His punishment was a fine or the time in the pillory.
A wooden framework with holes for the head and hands, in which an offender was imprisoned and exposed to public abuse.
Its economy is in the doldrums, the laggard of the euro area.
a person or thing that lags; lingerer; loiterer
A steadfast gaze.
fixed in direction; steadily directed
His books are laced with a wry humor and have a literary quality matched by few.
1. Using or expressing dry, esp. mocking, humor (of a person's face or features) 2. Twisted into an expression of disgust, disappointment, or annoyance
To allocate funds for new projects.
to set apart for a particular purpose; assign or allot
Yes, that's a pretty suave picture of me on the image capture.
(of persons or their manner, speech, etc.) smoothly agreeable or polite; agreeably or blandly urbane.
But that was a public relations gaffe, albeit a serious one, not a policy error.
a social blunder; faux pas
But there is a calling that is yet above high office, fame, lucre and security.
monetary reward or gain; money
"Lurid food colorings" or "The lurid details of an accident."
1. Very vivid in color, esp. so as to create an unpleasantly harsh or unnatural effect 2. (of a description) Presented in vividly shocking or sensational terms, esp. giving explicit details of crimes or sexual matters
A lurdan can lollygag like this endlessly with the little book.
a lazy, stupid, loutish fellow.
Bill is an expert with a lariat, the twirling of which amazes the youthful ruler.
a long, noosed rope used to catch horses, cattle, or other livestock; lasso
Hon·da (or Hondo) [hon-duh]
an eye at one end of a lariat through which the other end is passed to form a lasso, noose, etc.
And corporate pr must be given an extra dry gimlet eye.
1. a small tool for boring holes, consisting of a shaft with a pointed screw at one end and a handle perpendicular to the shaft at the other 2. a cocktail made with gin or vodka, sweetened lime juice, and sometimes soda water
The construction workers use a wimble.
a device used especially in mining for extracting the rubbish from a bored hole
His idiolect hints he is from the south.
a person's individual speech pattern
I couldn't even hear a lexeme he said he that sentence.
a unit within a language, such as a word or base; vocabulary item
The informant was inside for no more than five minutes.
1. a person who informs or gives information; informer. 2. a person who supplies social or cultural data in answer to the questions of an investigator
The aging founder of the firm decided to abdicate.
verb (used with) relinquish a throne, power or responsibility
The end result would be a more equitable relationship for the proletariat
class of wage earners, especially those doing manual labor
She can be a bolshevik in potical debates.
1. member of the majority faction of the Russian Social Democratic Party, which was renamed the Communist Party after seizing power in the October Revolution of 1917 2.(in general use) A person with politically subversive or radical views; a revolutionary
She called him a pinko for voting a Obama.
(Derogatory) A person with left-wing or liberal views.
He resorted to Machiavellian tactics in order to get ahead.
characterized by cunning, deception, expediency or dishonesty
Mach Scale [mak]
It's not good if he scores high on the Mach' Scale
(Psychology) a scale that measures how much deceit and manipulation one will approve or condone in order to achieve some end.
"Newton's Bucket" (or Isaac Newton's rotating bucket argument)
was designed to demonstrate that true rotational motion cannot be defined as the relative rotation of the body with respect to the immediately surrounding bodies
What did the weather channel say the fujita scale was?
A scale of tornado severity with numbers from 0 to 6 (F0, F1, F2, F3, F4, F5), based on the degree of observed damage
Machiavelli believed "the means justify the ends".
(May 3, 1469–June 22, 1527) Italian statesman, political philosopher, and author
The only sign of human life is a sentry at the edge of town.
a soldier stationed at a place to stand guard and prevent the passage of unauthorized persons, watch for fires, etc., especially a sentinel stationed at a pass, gate, opening in a defense work, or the like; a member of a guard or watch
Another phrase used to describe this is a sentinel headache.
a person or thing that watches or stands as if watching
They visited the talayot.
(noun) any of the round or square prehistoric stone towers found in the Balearic Islands, possibly modeled after the nuraghi in Sardinia
Don't go near the vedette
1. Also called vedette boat. a small naval launch used for scouting. 2. a mounted sentry in advance of the outposts of an army
In the center of the ring stood a watchtower occupied by observers who were completely concealed from the prisoners.
a tower on which a sentinel keeps watch
And blood stained the pavement where they now picket.
a post, stake, pale, or peg that is used in a fence or barrier, to fasten down a tent, etc.
Dorothy, who has already traveled the world in her quest for adventure, now daydreams of the ultimate gest—a trip into outer space.
The events, circumstances, remarks, etc., that relate to a particular case, esp. as constituting admissible evidence in a court of law
She found it maddening that he didn't call back.
to anger or infuriate
an American television variety show featuring country music and humor with fictional rural Kornfield Kounty as a backdrop. The show was equally well known for its voluptuous, scantily-clad women in stereotypical farmer's daughter outfits and country-style minidresses, male stars Jim and Jon Hager and its cornpone humor.
A voluptuous life
full of, characterized by, or ministering to indulgence in luxury, pleasure, and sensuous enjoyment
A bodacious story
He traveled via boda boda.
a bicycle taxi, originally in East Africa (from English border-border). The bicycle rider can also be called boda-boda.
The Bodansky Unit
an obsolete measure of alkaline phosphatase concentration in blood. It is defined as the quantity of alkaline phosphatase that liberates 1mg of phosphate ion during the first hour of incubation with a buffered substrate containing sodium β-glycerophosphate. This technique was the first test to measure blood alkaline phosphatase levels, and was developed by Aaron Bodansky in the early 1930s.
a vegetable oil derived from the castor bean. It has been used to help ease constipation or even to induce vomiting when needed. Some women and practitioners, doctors and midwives alike, swear by castor oil as a way to induce labor.
The Curse of the Bambino
a superstition evolving from the failure of the Boston Red Sox baseball team to win the World Series in the 86-year period from 1918 to 2004. While some fans took the curse seriously, most used the expression in a tongue-in-cheek manner; Bill Buckner
The 1986 World Series
pitted the New York Mets against the Boston Red Sox. It was cited in the legend of the "Curse of the Bambino" to explain the error by Bill Buckner in Game 6 that allowed the Mets to extend the series to a seventh game. The National League champion Mets eventually beat the American League champion Red Sox, four games to three.
The literary demimonde.
a group characterized by lack of success or status
To ordain a new type of government.
to enact or establish by law, edict, etc.
Clean and Jerk
(noun) a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then jerked overhead
Those with this trait thrive in a slipstream of thought that many can not...
(Aeronautics) the airstream pushed back by a revolving aircraft propeller
The glistening celadon green urn creates a cool, eye-catching fountain on a rear terrace.
1. A willow-green color: "paneling painted in celadon green". 2. A gray-green glaze used on pottery, esp. that from China.
They cannot fix a petrol engine, let alone know the basis of aeronautics.
the science or art of flight
This document will enable him to pass through the enemy lines unmolested.
to make able; give power, means, competence, or ability to; authorize
The perianth is pale blue with a yellow spot in the center.
The outer part of a flower, consisting of the calyx (sepals) and corolla (petals).
In the small epigynous species, the lower most tepal is narrow, revolute and divaricate.
A segment of the outer whorl in a flower that has no differentiation between petals and sepals
The inflorescence branches are divaricate, rigid, and sometimes spinescent.
to spread apart; branch; diverge.
(Adjective) 1. (esp. of a liquid) Only slightly warm; lukewarm 2. Showing little enthusiasm
He felt strangulated with questions.
(Pathology, Surgery) to compress or constrict (a duct, intestine, vessel, etc.) so as to prevent circulation or suppress function.
To smother feelings.
to suppress or repress
His strabismus distracted me from what he was saying.
Abnormal alignment of the eyes; the condition of having a squint; crossed eyesd
Periander was considered one of the seven wisemen of greece.
the second tyrant of Corinth, Greece in the 7th century BC. He was the son of the first tyrant, Cypselus. Periander succeeded his father in 627 BC.
Willful stupidity makes me absolutely livid.
enraged; furiously angry
On the other hand, I damned Coreopsis grandiflora with faint praise: `Coreopsis is pleasant but it sprawls all over the place.'
(of a cultivated plant) Bearing large flowers
Chilled vichyssoise decorated with bright blue borage flowers.
a plant, Borago officinalis, native to southern Europe, having hairy leaves and stems, used medicinally and in salads.
Swathe [swoth, sweyth]
Harvesting seed is best accomplished by swathing , followed by combining of the...
to wrap, bind, or swaddle with bands of some material; wrap up closely or fully.
If you dispose of items, keep a swatch or sample for the adjustor.
1. A sample, esp. of fabric. 2. A collection of such samples, esp. in the form of a book
For information on collecting a urine sample, see clean catch urine specimen .
a part or an individual taken as exemplifying a whole mass or number; a typical animal, plant,mineral, part, etc.
According to the article, the athlete is still convalescing from her recent injury but expects to resume her training schedule by the end of the month.
to recover health and strength gradually after sickness or weakness
A plethoric, pompous speech.
overfull; turgid; inflated
Adjust and re-calibrate as needed to obtain the desired rate.
to determine, check, or rectify the graduation of (any instrument giving quantitative measurements)
He scrupled at the task given to him.
(Noun) 1. A feeling of doubt or hesitation with regard to the morality or propriety of a course of action.(Verb) 2. Hesitate or be reluctant to do something that one thinks may be wrong
Animals do not have the sense of cleanliness or propriety that humans do.
conformity to established standards of good or proper behavior or manners.
They are supposed to be on the periphery, stacked up on the outskirts.
(Noun) 1. The outer limits or edge of an area or object. (Verb) 2. A marginal or secondary position in, or part or aspect of, a group, subject, or sphere of activity.
To live on the outskirts of town
the outlying district or region, as of a city, metropolitan area, or the like
There is a swan boat circuit where the villages field teams compete.
an act or instance of going or moving around
The trains circuit the capital
(Noun) 1. A roughly circular line, route, or movement that starts and finishes at the same place. (Verb) 2. Move all the way around (a place or thing)
At the start of each experiment the group cuts a fire break along the perimeter...
the border or outer boundary of a two-dimensional figure.
the period leading up to the menopause during which some of the symptoms associated with menopause may be experienced
Truth be told, I prevaricate on such matters.
to speak falsely or misleadingly; deliberately misstate or create an incorrect impression; lie.
She is an immigrant that is milanese.
a native or inhabitant of Milan, Italy.
In the garb of a monk.
a fashion or mode of dress, especially of a distinctive, uniform kind
of, pertaining to, or for the eyes
It grows through the ovary wall and reaches the ovule inside.
(Noun) 1. A small or immature ovum 2. The part of the ovary of seed plants that contains the female germ cell and after fertilization becomes the seed.
What matters here is not the trifle nature of the materials stolen but the act...
(Noun) 1. A thing of little value or importance. (Verb) 2. Treat (someone or something) without seriousness or respect.
The number now here is a bagatelle to what it maybe.
something of little value or importance; a trifle
The begasse was use for the generators.
(Noun) The dry pulpy residue left after the extraction of juice from sugar cane, used as fuel for electricity generators, etc
Sphere of Influence
In film criticism, the blogosphere is the true sphere of influence.
any area in which one nation wields dominant power over another or others.
Within the ambit of federal law
The scope, extent, or bounds of something
The ambisonics in the movie theatre was so realistic.
a system of sound reproduction that uses a combination of channels and speakers to produce an effect of surrounding the listener with the sound.
A voluble spokesman for the cause.
talkative, speaking easily, glib.
The q-tip has alot of cerumen.
a soft yellow wax secreted by glands in the ear canal; earwax
The waiter was vituperated by the judge.
to abuse verbally, berate
These procedures codify lessons learned from years of experience.
to make a digest of; arrange in a systematic collection
A bent for painting.
direction taken, as by one's interests; inclination
What's more, they're interested in buying books about their quarry.
an excavation or pit, usually open to the air, from which building stone, slate, or the like, is obtained by cutting, blasting, etc.
Ri·vière [riv-ee-air French]
She wore a rivière to the event
a necklace of diamonds or other gems, especially in more than one string.
Many at the firm might wish it could go private again and recover its capitalist vim.
lively or energetic spirit; enthusiasm; vitality
The weather indicates it's vernal season.
related to spring; fresh
There is also a variegated form add to my plant list.
varied; marked with different colors
A motley crowd
exhibiting great diversity of elements
Agate now argues that forty-eight hours is not so out of time as to warrant the...
A colored toy marble resembling a banded gemstone
For the queen, offered the crown on a brocade cushion, turns it down.
fabric woven with an elaborate design, especially one having a raised overall pattern.
The garden had calatheas.
any of various tropical American plants of the genus Calathea, some of which have colorful, variegated leaves and are often cultivated as houseplants
The pie was made of fresh bigarreau
a large, heart-shaped variety of sweet cherry, having firm flesh
They wrongly think usury has no social function or social good.
the practice of lending money at exorbitant rates
To charge an exorbitant price; exorbitant luxury
exceeding the bounds of custom, propriety, or reason, especially in amount or extent; highly excessive
His truculent criticism of her work.
brutally harsh; vitriolic; scathing
In any case, the conception of history as a toady to power is indecent.
one who flatters in the hope of gaining favors
A point of paramount significance
chief in importance or impact; supreme; preeminent
Geographically there are two sovereign nations in between them.
a monarch; a king, queen, or other supreme ruler
A queen regnant
a dry fruit consisting of three or more carpels that separate from the axis at maturity
His story became a parable for the fickleness of art and life.
a short allegorical story designed to illustrate or teach some truth, religious principle, or moral lesson.
His lavish lifestyle suggests he's a sybarite.
a person devoted to pleasure and luxury
It takes a long time to completely supplant long-standing cultural artifacts.
tto replace (another) by force, to take the place of.
They superseded the old statute with a new one
to set aside or cause to be set aside as void, useless, or obsolete, usually in favor of something mentioned; make obsolete
His gym outings made his body statuesque
like or suggesting a statue, as in massive or majestic dignity, grace, or beauty.
Suddenly, stasis and convention were thrown out of the window.
a state of static balance or equilibrium; stagnation
Through its appeal to tax reduction, it has a specious attraction.
having the ring of truth but actually being untrue; deceptively attractive
Being bumped out of such a sinecure is cruel punishment.
a well-paying job or office that requires little or no work
The cynosure of all eyes
A person or thing that is the center of attention or admiration
1. (of a work, event, moment, or figure) Strongly influencing later developments. 2. Of, relating to, or denoting semen.
Anyone who dares criticise it may be prosecuted for sedition.
behavior that promotes rebellion or civil disorder against the state
They resented his sanctimonious comments on immorality in America.
hypocritically devout; acting morally superior to another
conveying or expressing opprobrium (a cause or object of such disgrace or reproach), as language or a speaker
The opprobrium heaped on ratings firms is only partly deserved.
the disgrace or the reproach incurred by conduct considered outrageously shameful; infamy
Allow me to recapitulate everything I said.
to review by a brief summary, as at the end of a speech or discussion; summarize
He was a puissant figure.
powerful; mighty; potent
Many places have tried to proscribe fortune-telling altogether.
to denounce or condemn (a thing) as dangerous or harmful; prohibit.
The old magic is fast becoming a kind of prestidigitation.
Magic tricks performed as entertainment.
Nor was such acoustic legerdemain the evening's only astonishment.
sleight of hand; trickery; deception
In his later years, he was the potentate of a party that had long stopped believing in its own slogans.
a person who possesses great power, as a sovereign, monarch, or ruler.
Their studies were the same, philosophy and philology.
the study of literary texts and of written records, the establishment of their authenticity and their original form, and the determination of their meaning
They peregrinated through the forest.
to travel or journey, especially to walk on foot
The surplus faded away and they were reduced to penury.
extreme poverty; destitution
Some puzzles use eldritch sigils that you have to match.
eerie; weird; spooky
Trav·erse [trav-ers, truh-vurs]
Science can map the topography of the landscape and help us to traverse it,...
to pass or move over, along, or through
Grand Traverse Bay [trav-ers]
an inlet of Lake Michigan on the NW of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan
Pellucid waters or a pellucid way of writing.
1. Translucently clear 2. Lucid in style or meaning; easily understood.
Each year adds another layer to this palimpsest of obsessions or The ancient city is an architectural palimpsest
1. a parchment or the like from which writing has been partially or completely erased to make room for another text. 2. Something reused or altered but still bearing visible traces of its earlier form
A young man who began to ossify right after college.
1. to convert into or cause to harden like bone 2. to become rigid or inflexible in habits, attitudes, opinions, etc.
To obfuscate a problem with extraneous information
to make obscure or unclear; to confuse, bewilder, or stupefy
As companies work their way down the income pyramid, the problems proliferate.
1. to grow or produce by multiplication of parts, as in budding or cell division, or by procreation. 2. to increase in number or spread rapidly and often excessively.
To profane a shrine.
characterized by irreverence or contempt for God or sacred principles or things; irreligious.
Chimps are clearly not as profligate now because of human encroachment brought about by social evolution.
utterly and shamelessly immoral or dissipated; thoroughly dissolute.
A profound thinker.
penetrating or entering deeply into subjects of thought or knowledge; having deep insight or understanding
Bas·so Pro·fun·do [bas-oh proh-fuhn-doh]
The basso profundo dominate the opera event.
a singer with a bass voice of the lowest range
To conciliate an angry competitor.
to overcome the distrust or hostility of; placate; win over
Pla·cate [pley-keyt, plak-eyt]
To placate an outraged citizenry
to appease or pacify, especially by concessions or conciliatory gestures
In contrast, cnidarians seem to lack such symmetry completely.
the correspondence in size, form, and arrangement of parts on opposite sides of a plane, line, or point;
The rest of this article deals only with jellyfish in the phylum cnidaria.
Snide remarks about his boss
derogatory in a nasty, insinuating manner
They sneered at his pretensions.
to smile, laugh, or contort the face in a manner that shows scorn or contempt
People tend to vilify gambling as the root of all evil.
to speak ill of; defame; slander
Even people who revile his reflexes acknowledge his charm.
to assail with contemptuous or opprobrious language; address or speak of abusively
He was view as a blackguard.
(Noun) A person who behaves in a dishonorable or contemptible way. (Verb) Abuse or disparage (someone) scurrilously.
The impeccably made lion holds a little diamond shard in his fierce mouth.
a fragment, especially of broken earthenware.
Scattered fragments of the broken vase.
a part broken off or detached
His shirt had an incarnadine stain on it.
red, especially blood red
The story edges near to diatribe in its horror of insensate patriotic fury.
lacking sensibility and understanding, foolish
The offer of du, usually by an older interlocutor, was not made lightly.
ones who takes part in conversation
An internecine feud among proxy holders
conflict or struggle within a group
Genius is a promontory jutting out into the infinite.
a high point of land or rock projecting into the sea or other water beyond the line of coast; a headland.
They also argue that the monster encounter occurred on the river ness, not in the loch.
a headland; promontory; cape
The narrow strip of land juts out into the bay
to extend beyond the main body or line; project; protrude
Samantha's face and paws protrude from the cutout door.
They are headed to the foreland.
1. a headland, cape, or coastal promontory 2. land lying in front of something, such as water
Sea stacks begin as part of a headland or sea cliff.
a promontory extending into a large body of water
To elicit the truth; to elicit a response with a question
to draw or bring out or forth; educe; evoke
The college, ultimately, was seized by parliament during the interregnum.
a temporary halting of the usual operations of government or control
His desire to do things for people made him an inveterate matchmaker.
firmly established, especially with respect to a habit or attitude
Let's suppose that you had a bad actor, a bad contractor.
A horse that repeatedly misbehaves and proves troublesome.
An irascible old man.
easily angered, hot-tempered
The ruling junta will accept aid only with conditions.
a small governing body, especially after a revolutionary seizure of power
Because of her licentious behavior, her husband also abandoned her.
immoral; unrestrained by society
A mellifluous voice; mellifluous tones.
having a smooth, rich flow
Salacious stories, whether true or not, made for good entertainment.
lustful or lecherous
The corruption is so pervasive that it is accepted as the way to do business.
The church service typically concludes with the congregation singing a short doxology.
a usually liturgical expression of praise to God
To machinate the overthrow of the government.
to contrive or plot, especially artfully or with evil purpose
Liturgy has penetrated the work of leading pop musicians.
a form of public worship; ritual
What's the cubature for this square?
the determination of the cubic contents of something.
To covet another's property.
to desire wrongfully, inordinately, or without due regard for the rights of others
No long-serving despot is clinging tenaciously to power.
a king or other ruler with absolute, unlimited power; autocrat.
To devise a method.
to contrive, plan, or elaborate; invent from existing principles or ideas
Ob·se·quy [ob-si-kwee] (plural ob·se·quies)
He too might well have been disappointed that his obsequies were not grander.
a funeral rite or ceremony.
Exequies for the dead pope
Funeral rites or ceremony; obsequies
To speak with great fervor.
great warmth and earnestness of feeling
Pen·i·tent (-ce) [pen-i-tuhnt]
The penitent man shall pass.
feeling or expressing sorrow for sin or wrongdoing and disposed to atonement and amendment; repentant; contrite.
The trip had to be curtailed due to traffic.
to cut short; cut off a part of; abridge; reduce; diminish.
events that have no outcomes in common
a point that is distinctly separate from the rest of the data
A quantity calculated to indicate the extent of deviation for a group as a whole.
hypothesis to be tested
In fact, their taxes would finance their former boss' golden parachute.
an employment contract or agreement guaranteeing a key executive of a company substantial severance pay and other financial benefits in the event of job loss caused by the company's being sold or merged.
A Tiger Economy
the economy of a country which undergoes rapid economic growth, usually accompanied by an increase in the standard of living. The term was initially used for Japan, South Korea,Singapore, Hong Kong, and Taiwan (the Four Asian Tigers or Four Little Tigers), and in the 1990s it was applied to the Republic of Ireland (the "Celtic Tiger"). Later on Dubai, Slovakia and the Baltic countries developed a tiger economy as well.
The seeds have a sedative effect
Promoting calm or inducing sleep
There are certain different sanative processes, for both moral and physical ills.
having the power to heal; curative
Of course, those providing the curative agent would have the right to a fair...
serving to cure or heal; pertaining to curing or remedial treatment; remedial.
She has also wangled a splendid job as a curator for an art collection and...
the person in charge of a museum, art collection, etc.
But it is also the steward of scarce public resources and the preserver of...
a person who manages another's property or financial affairs; one who administers anything as the agent of another or others.
Moment in the Sun
A brief instance in which an otherwise obscure, unremarkable, or humble person draws attention.
What's the median for the group of numbers?
value for which half the numbers are larger and half are smaller
The second histogram is a sample from a double exponential distribution.
A diagram consisting of rectangles whose area is proportional to the frequency of a variable and whose width is equal to the class interval.
They paid me a measly fifteen dollars for a day's work
a contemptibly small, meager, or slight
A paltry sum
ridiculously or insultingly small
To correlate expenses and income.
degree to which two variables are associated
Let's hash out our differences
to discuss or review something thoroughly
I surmise that they are dating.
to think or infer without certain or strong evidence; conjecture; guess
However it must not be based on mere conjecture or speculation.
the formation or expression of an opinion or theory without sufficient evidence for proof.
There could be no clearer rebuke of tyranny, nor a stronger affirmation of ...
to express sharp, stern disapproval of; reprove; reprimand.
He is instilled with good values.
to infuse slowly or gradually into the mind or feelings; insinuate
Injury connotes pain.
to suggest certain meanings or ideas in addition to the explicit or primary meaning
A caveat filed against the probate of a will
1. a legal notice to a court or public officer to suspend a certain proceeding until the notifier is given a hearing 2. a warning or caution; admonition.
Ad·mon·ish (-tory) [ad-mon-ish]
The teacher admonished him about excessive noise.
to reprove or scold, especially in a mild and good-willed manner
To abate a tax
to put an end to or suppress a nuisance; to annul a writ
She didn't touch the fiduciary fund from her father's estate.
a person to whom property or power is entrusted for the benefit of another
Perhaps this is because the problem of insomnia was for a long time the purview...
But in accessibility entails that phenomena are outside the purview of science.
Many persons were privy to the plot
participating in the knowledge of something private or secret
The pressure and duress he was under was no longer worth it.
such constraint or coercion as will render void a contract or other legal act entered or performed under its influence
The statute provides criminal penalties for filing a false affidavit.
a written declaration upon oath made before an authorized official
The magistrate initially denied the case and its facts.
a civil officer charged with the administration of the law.
It was not that he wasn't worthy of such an indictment.
a formal accusation initiating a criminal case, presented by a grand jury and usually required for felonies and other serious crimes
It will require that borrowers have escrow accounts to pay taxes and insurance.
a written agreement deposited with a third person, by whom it is to be delivered to the grantee or promisee on the fulfillment of some condition
He has the deed to the house.
a writing or document executed under seal and delivered to effect a conveyance, especially of real estate
The timing of the revocation of his citizenship does smack of pettiness.
nullification or withdrawal, especially of an offer to contract
They discusses the case in the chamber
a place where a judge hears matters not requiring action in open court; the private office of a judge
A summons to surrender.
a call or citation by authority to appear before a court or a judicial officer
In this situation the power of eminent domain is the only salvation.
the power of the state to take private property for public use with payment of compensation to the owner
The government has changed the penal code to restrict demonstrations.
the aggregate of statutory enactments dealing with crimes and their punishment
a formal and specific claim by a plaintiff for damages
Ad creep has found its way onto fruit, ATMs, garbage cans, and countless other places.
the gradual addition of advertising to non-traditional places and objects
Court of Appeals
A court to which appeals are taken in a federal circuit or a state.
The cassation of the case.
annulment; cancellation; reversal
the status of a literary work or an invention whose copyright or patent has expired or that never had such protection
Although there are no colors in the photograph, chromatic aberration will blur the image.
the act of deviating from the ordinary, usual, or normal type
She is soon thrust into a series of deceptions and a perilous quandary.
dilemma; a confusing or puzzling situation
A steady rain hampered the progress of the work.
to hinder; to prevent something from happening
An ominous bank of dark clouds.
pertaining to an evil omen; foreboding
The feeding cycle of the paddlefish is slower than that of the carp.
to find fault; to be critical
A laconic reply.
using few words; expressing much in few words; concise
Friends gave mixed but frequently more positive ratings to more reticent...
disposed to be silent or not to speak freely; reserved.
A quiescent mind.
being at rest; quiet; still; inactive or motionless
He as a businessman is an opportunist
a person who seeks self gain at the expense of others; w/o regard to value or moral principles
Time flies when you're having fun, but crawls when you recollect in tranquility.
quality or state of being tranquil; calmness; peacefulness; quiet; serenity
He's a virtuoso in the field of sport
a person who has special knowledge or skill in a field.
And the great scientist himself may have embellished the anecdote.
a short account of a particular incident or event, especially of an interesting or amusing nature
In the latter, you're branded a heretic andostracized for attempting to change...
a professed believer who maintains religious opinions contrary to those accepted by his or her church or rejects doctrines prescribed by that church
The play received accolades from the press
any award, honor, or laudatory notice; a light touch on the shoulder with the flat side of the sword, done in the ceremony of conferring knighthood
A mathematician of high caliber.
degree of capacity or competence; ability
injurious to health
They blandished the guard into letting them through the gate
To coax or influence by gentle flattery
To extol the beauty of Naples.
To praise highly
Her pulchritude is obvious.
Physical beauty; comeliness
A winsome smile.
Sweetly or innocently charming; winning engaging
It is simply a ribald wallow in the cheapness of an ugly phase of life.
vulgar or indecent in speech, language, etc.; coarsely mocking, abusive, or irreverent; scurrilous
Solicitous about a person's health.
I have an alibi for the reason I'm late
an excuse, esp. to avoid blame
Haze's paint scheme seems to annotate, articulate and adumbrate the car's shape.
to give a hint or indication of something to come.
The reprobate with the heart of gold, or the old-line martinet who resents the incursions of progress.
a strict disciplinarian, especially a military one
What begins with affection or fascination turns into animus.
a feeling of animosity or ill will.
The findings support the swiftness or celerity element of deterrence theory.
Speak to the significance of your ideas beyond your coterie.
an intimate group of persons with a similar purpose
To malign an honorable man.
to speak harmful untruths about; speak evil of; slander; defame
Diluvial and alluvial sediments are unsuitable for dumps.
pertaining to a flood
Quaternary alluvium is juxtaposed against bedrock along these faults.
A deposit of clay, silt, sand, and gravel left by flowing streams in a river valley or delta, typically producing fertile soil
An ersatz coffee made from grain
being an artificial and inferior substitute or imitation
He was excoriated for his mistakes.
to censure scathingly; to express strong disapproval of
To debunk advertising slogans
to expose or excoriate (a claim, assertion, sentiment, etc.) as being pretentious, false, or exaggerated
Even with chimps, it is a big extrapolation from them to us.
to infer (an unknown) from something that is known; conjecture
To extrude molten rock.
to form or shape something by pushing it out, to force out, especially through a small opening
And the national political climate was becoming more febrile and polarized.
feverish, marked by intense emotion or activity
Feckless attempts to repair the plumbing.
Naturally this is often fictive, but that matters little.
fictional, relating to imaginative creation
Communities struggle with the frenetic pace of growth.
Fulsome praise that embarrassed her deeply; fulsome décor.
abundant; flattering in an insincere way
But its histrionics were attention getting rather than eloquent.
deliberate display of emotion for effect; exaggerated behavior calculated for effect
To husband one's resources.
to manage economically; to use sparingly.
Con·demn (-ation) [kuhn-dem]
As a result they condemn themselves to ineffectiveness.
to express an unfavorable or adverse judgment on; indicate strong disapproval of; censure
In this arrangement, gas borne dust is admitted, enshroud - ed by clean air.
Resisting control or restraint in a difficult manner; unruly
A sermon that was one long fulmination.
a violent denunciation or censure
The penis experience detumescence to flaccid state
reduction or subsidence of swelling
Nomenclature nor funding systems will deter progress.
a system of scientific names
a newborn child or one in its first 28 days.
The same cannot be said for the mores of all societies today.
fixed customs or manners; moral attitudes
These were defense lawyers, a mordant and heroic caste.
sharply caustic or sarcastic, as wit or a speaker; biting
A man of high caste
1. Each of the hereditary classes of Hindu society, distinguished by relative degrees of ritual purity or pollution and of social status.... 2. The system of dividing society into such classes.
A snobbish milieu.
surroundings, especially of a social or cultural nature
She left of her own volition.
the act of willing, choosing, or resolving
They dote on their youngest daughter.
bestow or express excessive love or fondness habitually
He spoke in a slow, rather satirical drawl , which was in itself irresistible.
say or speak in a slow manner, usually prolonging the vowels
The collage-and-paint illustrations of the mice are droll.
amusing in an odd way
Loyal troops foiled his attempt to overthrow the government
prevent the success of
Locals would have a fit if they tried to gouge them.
to dig or force out
Puffins have a synchronous primary molt and flightless period.
to cast or shed (feathers, skin, etc.) in the process of renewal.
To pine for one's home and family.
to yearn deeply; suffer with longing
We brought her back to the house and placed her in the burn pit on a wooden pyre.
pile or heap of wood or other combustible material
We have to slake our thirst for crude and invest immediately and aggressively in alternative energy sources.
to allay thirst, desire, wrath by satisfying
But the demonstrators spurn this, saying it will make the developers richer but not make housing cheaper.
reject with disdain
All three have been trying to wean themselves off lending.
to withdraw from some object, habit, form of enjoyment, or the like
As you wend your way through cacti and random boulders in the outback, watch...
to pursue or direct
Dereliction of duty was a primary cause of soldiers getting into trouble.
deliberate or conscious neglect
The danger here is that it must be interesting effluvia.
slight or invisible exhalation or vapor
She knew a lot about Sanskrit grammar and other arcane matters.
known or understood by very few; mysterious, secret or obscure
A rash decision
acting or tending to act too hastily or without due consideration.
Didn't suffer from halitosis or social anxiety disorder.
a condition of having offensive-smelling breath; bad breath
the leading manufacturer of commercial ovens in the world.
The first in-home oral HIV test, based on the same test healthcare professionals have used for years
Patients should wear loose clothing and use clean loose gauze coverings over...
a surgical dressing of loosely woven cotton.
He's the second drug kingpin to be taken down in less than a month.
A main or large bolt in a central position
Grim·ace [grim-uhs, gri-meys]
There certainly was somewhat of disdain andmockery in that captivating grimace...
a facial expression, often ugly or contorted, that indicates disapproval, pain, etc.
To go through the rigmarole of a formal dinner.
1. an elaborate or complicated procedure 2. A long, rambling story or statement
These people natter and natter, and when they are not nattering, they prattle.
to talk in a foolish or simple-minded way; chatter; babble.
She was talking complete tommyrot.
nonsense; utter foolishness.
Dada was very important in the history of art.
the style and techniques of a group of artists, writers, etc., of the early 20th century who exploited accidental and incongruous effects in their work and who programmatically challenged established canons of art, thought, morality, etc.
But saying that it's a natural frontal-lobe thing is bunkum.
insincere speechmaking by a politician intended merely to please local constituents.
A farrago of doubts, fears, hopes, and wishes.
a confused mixture; hodgepodge; medley
A zany personality
ludicrously or whimsically comical; clownish
But it wasn't exactly an ascetic life.
a person who leads an austerely simple life, especially one who abstains from the normal pleasures of life or denies himself or herself material satisfaction.
He doesn't go to the bar because he teetotaled.
of or pertaining to, advocating, or pledged to total abstinence from intoxicating drink.
She was cocksure that she was able to do the job better than anyone else.
perfectly sure or certain; completely confident in one's own mind
A river that disembogues into the ocean.
to discharge contents by pouring forth.
His is a cerebral music that leaves many people cold.
betraying or characterized by the use of the intellect rather than intuition or instinct
He made an unceremonious departure in the middle of my speech.
discourteously abrupt; hasty; rude
The sugar cane was triturated into powdered sugar.
1. to grind to a fine powder 2. Chew or grind (food) thoroughly
The exhibition will embark on a world tour after its tenure here.
to board a ship, aircraft, or other vehicle, as for a journey.
To besmirch someone's good name.
1. to soil; tarnish; discolor. 2. to detract from the honor or luster of
A country with a paucity of resources
smallness of quantity; scarcity; scantiness
Extravagant spending soon depleted his funds.
to decrease seriously or exhaust the abundance or supply of
To vacate an apartment.
to give up possession or occupancy of
Either way, it suggests a profound lacuna in biologists' understanding of the world.
a gap or missing part, as in a manuscript, series, or logical argument; hiatus.
Conversations and even debates do not have degenerate into the inanity he...
lack of sense, significance, or ideas; silliness.
The vacuous air or A vacuous mind
without contents; empty
The doctor suggested his stomach ache may phagedena.
a severe, destructive, eroding ulcer.
Unwrap your foot and scrub the areas with a pumice stone.
A very light and porous volcanic rock formed when a gas-rich froth of glassy lava solidifies rapidly.
There is a dearth of good engineers.
an inadequate supply; scarcity; lack
Condense your answer into a few words
to reduce to a shorter form; abridge
They walked two abreast down the street.
side by side; beside each other in a line
Wealth is the open sesame to happiness.
any marvelously effective means for bringing about a desired result
The best roadside burgers are big and brawny and take-no-prisoners.
Some critics found his full-voiced singing blunt and burly.
large in bodily size; stout; sturdy
The chairman's felicitous anecdote set everyone at ease.
well-suited for the occasion, as an action, manner, or expression; apt; appropriate
But then he goes to the falsetto, and that's rough, too.
an unnaturally or artificially high-pitched voice or register, especially in a man
Felonious homicide; felonious intent.
1. (Law) pertaining to, of the nature of, or involving a felony 2. wicked; base; villainous.
The falafel shop next door was doing a brisk business.
(Middle Eastern Cookery) an appetizer or snack consisting of a small croquette made with fava-bean flour or ground chick peas,seasoned with toasted sesame seeds and salt, often served in pita bread.
He is daedal in that subject.
skillful; ingenious; cleverly intricate.
The river went through a agger.
a high tide in which the water rises to a certain level, recedes, then rises again.
The stream also begins to aggrade , or fill in, with sediment from eroding channel sections upstream.
(Physical Geography) to raise the grade or level of (a river valley, a stream bed, etc.) by depositing detritus, sediment, or the like.
About a third of this floor is an outdoor terrace, paved with travertine.
a form of limestone deposited by springs, especially hot springs, used in Italy for building.
Among this urban detritus, something else is moving.
A discreet silence
judicious in one's conduct or speech, especially with regard to respecting privacy or maintaining silence about something of a delicate nature; prudent; circumspect.
Judicious use of one's money.
using or showing judgment as to action or practical expediency; discreet, prudent, or politic
An ingenious machine.
characterized by cleverness or originality of invention or construction
The show is a decorous boneyard of defunct merriment, with the odd.
characterized by dignified propriety in conduct, manners, appearance, character, etc.
A defunct law; a defunct organization.
no longer in effect or use; not operating or functioning
My father was an invalid the last ten years of his life.
a person who is too sick or weak to care for himself or herself
A versatile writer.
capable of or adapted for turning easily from one to another of various tasks, fields of endeavor, etc.
quick and light in movement; moving with ease; agile; active; rapid
A canny reply.
careful; cautious; prudent
Malaria was originally called ague or marsh fever because it emanated from warm-weather swamps.
(Noun) 1. Malaria or some other illness involving fever and shivering 2. A fever or shivering fit.
The anguish of grief.
excruciating or acute distress, suffering, or pain
morally ignoble or base; vile
He is a caitiff person
a base, despicable person
His prowess as a public speaker.
exceptional valor, bravery, or ability, especially in combat or battle.
Her latest novel lacks verve.
enthusiasm or vigor, as in literary or artistic work; spirit
The appetance for knowledge
intense desire; strong natural craving; appetite.
An abducted child
to carry off or lead away (a person) illegally and in secret or by force, especially to kidnap.
The movie made him shudder
to tremble with a sudden convulsive movement, as from horror, fear, or cold.
Atypical behavior; a flower atypical of the species.
not typical; not conforming to the type; irregular; abnormal
To abet a swindler; to abet a crime
to encourage, support, or countenance by aid or approval, usually in wrongdoing
She presented proposed changes in the paunch application process.
a large and protruding belly; potbelly
Originally the suit's jacket was made without a waist seam to taper its fit.
to become smaller or thinner toward one end.
Newton abbot railway station is situated at the east end of queen street.
a man who is the head or superior, usually elected, of a monastery
What is the abbacy of his position?
the rank, rights, privileges, or jurisdiction of an abbot
In his early career he was play editor at the abbey theatre, dublin.
a monastery under the supervision of an abbot or a convent under the supervision of an abbess
An Augean chore
difficult and unpleasant
The smallest mistake sends him into a rampage.
a state of violent anger or agitation
A rampant leopard.
violent in action or spirit; raging; furious
They are pleased by his judicial appointments but mystified by his profligate...
utterly and shamelessly immoral or dissipated; thoroughly dissolute.
A treeless, desolate landscape.
barren or laid waste; devastated
To be clear and succinct: my point was not about political parties.
expressed in few words; concise; terse
His meteoricrise in politics.
resembling a meteor in transient brilliance, suddenness of appearance, swiftness, etc.
There could be no clearer rebuke of tyranny, nor a stronger affirmation of...
to express sharp, stern disapproval of; reprove; reprimand
The escort grabbed them and sent them away with a reprimand.
a severe reproof or rebuke, especially a formal one by a person in authority.
She reprehended him for being late to the party.
to reprove or find fault with; rebuke; censure; blame
Flaying money from a bank account
to strip off the skin or outer covering of
The government expropriated the land for a recreation area.
to take possession of, especially for public use by the right of eminent domain, thus divesting the title of the private owner
The principal chided the children for their thoughtless pranks
to express disapproval of; scold; reproach
The doctor think he may have grasserie
a virus disease of silkworms, characterized by yellowness of the integument and an excessive accumulation of fluid within the body.
It is covered by the parotid gland, and by the integument .
a natural covering, as a skin, shell, or rind.
In the jaundice every one knows that all things seem yellow.
yellow discoloration of the skin, whites of the eyes, etc., due to anincrease of bile pigments in the blood, often symptomatic of certain diseases, as hepatitis.
They went on a jaunt
a short journey, especially one taken for pleasure.
To pollute the air with smoke.
to make foul or unclean, especially with harmful chemical or waste products; dirty
They debased the value of the dollar.
to reduce in quality or value; adulterate
These strong alloy wires exert continuous light pressure on the teeth.
A metal made by combining two or more metallic elements, esp. to give greater strength or resistance to corrosion
Adularia is locally altered to sericite, making the rock highly friable.
(Mineralogy) a sometimes opalescent variety of orthoclase formed at a low temperature.
He ingressed in the building
the act of going in or entering.
He divested himself of all responsibility for the decision
to rid of or free from
His private and public lives are distinct.
distinguished as not being the same; not identical; separate (sometimes followed by from)
He has been relegated to a post at the fringes of the diplomatic service.
to send or consign to an inferior position, place, or condition
It's the solitaries who interest her, the lurkers at the fringes.
(Noun) An ornamental border of threads left loose or formed into tassels or twists, used to edge clothing or material (Adjective) Not part of the mainstream; unconventional, peripheral, or extreme (Verb) Decorate (clothing or material) with a fringe.
Members of the dispensary were either registered patients or registered primary. ..
1. a place where something is dispensed, especially medicines. 2. a charitable or public facility where medicines are furnished and free or inexpensive medical adviceis available.
The idea of using mannequins as obstetrics teaching devices has been around for centuries.
the branch of medical science concerned with child birth and caring for and treating women in or inconnection with childbirth.
An adiabatic process.
occurring without gain or loss of heat
A diabatic process.
occurring with an exchange of heat
hard to understand; recondite; esoteric
The population was decimated by a plague
to destroy a great number or proportion of
Mexican phratry was largely concerned with military matters
a grouping of clans or other social units within a tribe.
He spoke with a faint Irish lilt.
A characteristic rising and falling of the voice when speaking; a pleasant gentle accent
The cadence of language.
rhythmic flow of a sequence of sounds or words
The annulet on the building
1. (Architecture) an encircling band, molding, or fillet, as on the shaft of a column. 2. (Entomology) a ring, usually colored, around or on the surface of an organ.
You've also written several books of popular essays about entomology.
the branch of zoology dealing with insects.
Look for the delightful tiled frieze of cherubs behind the counter.
1. A broad horizontal band of sculpted or painted decoration, esp. on a wall near the ceiling. 2. A horizontal paper strip mounted on a wall to give a similar effect.
They dictate everything from tread width to baluster height.
(Architecture) any of a number of closely spaced supports for a railing.
an implement for cutting grain, grass, etc., consisting of a curved, hooklike blade mounted in a short handle.
A small hand-held tool with a flat, pointed blade, used to apply and spread mortar or plaster.
The articles are designed to be worn over a camisole.
A woman's loose-fitting undergarment for the upper body, typically held up by shoulder straps and having decorative trimming.
Squeeze a few drops lemon juice over each shell or ramekin.
a small dish in which food can be baked and served
The triangular upper part of the front of a building in classical style, typically surmounting a portico of columns.
Once barely sipping at wines, cocktails, brandy-and-soda, she now took to the latter…. The old nepenthe of the bottle had seized upon her.
drug mentioned in the Odyssey as a remedy for grief
a percipient choice of wines.noun
Adjective (of a person) Having a good understanding of things; perceptive. Noun (esp. in philosophy or with reference to psychic phenomena) A person who is able to perceive things
pride or self-confidence; arrogance
a Greek philosophical term etymologically meaning healthy-mindedness and from there self-control or moderation guided by knowledge and balance
a flat cake made from matzo meal, topped or stuffed with a filling, as of ground meat or fruit and nuts
To assuage one's grief
to make milder or less severe; relieve; ease; mitigate
A quasi member
a combining form meaning “resembling,” “having some, but not all of the features of,” used in theformation of compound words: quasi-definition; quasi-monopoly; quasi-official; quasi-scientific.
Set in a kettle on a trivet, and surround with coldwater.
a small metal plate with short legs, especially one put under a hot platter or dish to protect a table
a European flatfish, Psetta maxima, having a diamond-shaped body: valued as a food fish.
They are antiinflammatory, astringent, expectorant and tonic.
promoting the discharge of phlegm or other fluid from the respiratory tract.
a mixture of hydrocarbons prepared from oil of turpentine and sulphuric acid, used to make paints and varnishes and medicinally as an expectorant and antiseptic
a dish of melted cheese, usually mixed with ale or beer, milk, and spices, served over toast.
1. a mythical creature of Aboriginal legend said to inhabit water and watercourses. 2. an impostor; counterfeit; phony
The church used to perform kapparah.
a ritual performed by some Orthodox Jews before Yom Kippur that consists of swinging a fowl around the head and reciting prayers that symbolically transfer the person's sins to the fowl.
It's purpose is to serve as an inspector of great variety of armament materiel
the arms and equipment with which a military unit or military apparatus is supplied.
a place that sells intoxicants illegally
The regional elite are the old and new nomenklatura.
a select list or class of people from which appointees for top-level government positions are drawn, especially from a Communist Party.
I hope I see a distelfink because I'll need it.
A traditional Pennsylvania Dutch folk art motif of a bird or birds symbolizing good luck and happiness.
The letter was written in fraktur.
a style of lettering and a highly artistic and elaborate illuminated folk art created by the Pennsylvania Dutch (also known as Pennsylvania Deitsch or Pennsylvanian German).
She invited the whole mishpocha
(Yiddish) an entire family network comprising relatives by blood and marriage and sometimes including close friends; clan.
In his speech he paid homage to Washington and Jefferson.
respect or reverence paid or rendered
To acquiesce halfheartedly in a business plan.
to assent tacitly; submit or comply silently or without protest; agree; consent
To assent to a statement.
to agree or concur
In attendance were representatives of medicine, the pulpit, and the bar.
a platform or raised structure in a church, from which the sermon is delivered or the service is conducted
The lectern is where the pastor was headed.
a stand used to support a book or script in a convenient position for a standing reader or speaker; especially: one from which scripture lessons are read in a church service
He ate his meal with bestiality.
1. brutish or beastly character or behavior; beastliness. 2. indulgence in beastlike appetites, instincts, impulses, etc.
Flip Wilson Show
coined the phrase "The devil made me do it,"
"The Underworld." Originally the place where the sun set, this name was later applied to the West Bank of the Nile where the Egyptians built their tombs.
She took umbrage at his remarks
1. Offense or annoyance 2. Shade or shadow, esp. as cast by trees.
An impromptu press conference
Done without being planned, organized, or rehearsed
A kiosk at the mall
a small structure having one or more sides open, used as a newsstand, refreshment stand, bandstand, etc.
a card listing, in order, the names of the partners with whom a woman has agreed to dance at a formal ball or party.
To expiate one's crimes.
to atone for; make amends or reparation for
What is the penance for his wrongdoing?
Acts done to make up for sin
The hair on the back of his neck bristled
(Noun) A short stiff hair, typically one of those on an animal's skin, a man's face, or a plant. Verb (of hair or fur) Stand upright away from the skin, esp. in anger or fear
He took a diuretic to help his urine flow.
increasing the volume of the urine excreted, as by a medicinal substance
To concoct a meal from leftovers.
to prepare or make by combining ingredients, especially in cookery
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are guilty of pedotrophy.
The art of nourishing children properly.
The tarsometatarsus sounds like an important part of a birds building.
A long bone in the lower leg of birds and some reptiles, formed by fusion of tarsal and metatarsal structures
The cast-iron trabeated base is enlivened by foliate capitals incorporating sunflowers and torches.
(Architecture) not arcuate; having straight horizontal beams or lintels (rather than arches)
The external arcuate fibers wind across the lower part of the pyramid and olive and enter the inferior peduncle.
bent or curved like a bow.
My life's dream of becoming a professor was on the cusp of coming true
A pointed end where two curves meet, in particular.
Request to have a sawhorse, cement, or metal barricade set up.
a stand for timber during sawing
They all sit down for a big feed at trestle tables set outdoors.
A framework consisting of a horizontal beam supported by two pairs of sloping legs, used in pairs to support a flat surface.
Using easel, ask for a brainstorm of business continuity planning.
a stand or frame for supporting or displaying at an angle an artist's canvas, a blackboard, a chinaplate, etc.
1. sawhorse 2. (slang) a ten dollar bill
The cashier did not change the combination to the imprest fund safe.
an advance of money; loan
They will try to inculcate you with a respect for culture
Teach (someone) an attitude, idea, or habit by such instruction
The result ought to be a mutant mulch but is almost always a louche and canny delight.
dubious; shady; disreputable
Forlorn figures at bus stops
Pitifully sad and abandoned or lonely
She left of her own volition.
the act of willing, choosing, or resolving; exercise of willing
The cicatrix is still growing after the scraping his skin.
(Physiology) new tissue that forms over a wound and later contracts into a scar.
The physical aspect of the country.
appearance to the eye or mind; look
To procure evidence.
to obtain or get by care, effort, or the use of special means
A dubious reply.
doubtful; marked by or occasioning doubt
Forgive me for my transgression and challenge my reasoning instead.
an act of transgressing (to pass over or go beyond (a limit, boundary, etc.); violation of a law, command, etc.; sin
A serene landscape; serene old age.
calm, peaceful, or tranquil; unruffled
calm; peaceful; tranquil
A dictatorial regime.
a mode or system of rule or government
The garden had ceanothus.
A North American shrub of the buckthorn family, cultivated for its dense clusters of small blue or white flowers
We don't want a poltroon in our platoon.
a wretched coward; craven
A hit to the sphenoid could cause a concussion.
A compound bone that forms the base of the cranium, behind the eye and below the front part of the brain. It has two pairs of broad lateral “wings” and a number of other projections, and contains two air-filled sinuses
He refused to hearken to Thomas's words of wisdom
(Literary) to give heed or attention to what is said; listen
A cautionary tale; cautionary advice
of the nature of or containing a warning
He received a monition in the mail.
1. (Literary) admonition or warning. 2. an official or legal notice.
The cruise ship is signed to bottomry
(Marine Law) a contract whereby the owner of a ship borrows money to enable the vessel to complete the voyage and pledges the ship as security for the loan; the lender losing the investment if the ship sinks.
The flower is perse colored
of a very deep shade of blue or purple
Per Se [pur sey, see]
This candidate is not a pacifist per se, but he is in favor of peaceful solutions when practicable
by, of, for, or in itself; intrinsically
The monument commemorates the signing of the declaration of independence.
to serve as a memorial or reminder of
strange; queer; odd
A compendious study
Containing or presenting the essential facts of something in a comprehensive but concise way
"Sheer stockings" or "She giggled with sheer delight".
1. transparently thin; diaphanous, as some fabrics 2. Nothing other than; unmitigated (used for emphasis)
In accordance with police procedures, the officers had to Mirandize the suspect to make sure that he was aware of his rights.
to recite the Miranda warnings to (a person under arrest)
She was chuffed when she finally finished her homework
(British) delighted; pleased; satisfied.
Po·di·a·try (-ist) [puh-dahy-uh-tree]
The doctor was a specialist in podiatry
the care of the human foot, especially the diagnosis and treatment of foot disorders.
of or pertaining to worldly things or to things that are not regarded as religious, spiritual, or sacred; temporal
It is sharing technical knowledge on sewage-lagoon management, water-quality...
an area of shallow water separated from the sea by low sandy dunes
Learn about the lagomorph group and rodents that move in a hopping pattern.
any member of the order Lagomorpha, comprising the hares, rabbits, and pikas, resembling the rodents but having two pairs of upper incisors.
Key to the gulf 's productivity are its marshes, the nurseries of the sea.
a portion of an ocean or sea partly enclosed by land
At this moment some of the regulars appeared across the ravine on our right.
a narrow steep-sided valley commonly eroded by running water
My afternoon trek up the arroyo is rewarding as well.
(chiefly in southwest U.S.) a small steep-sided watercourse or gulch with a nearly flat floor: usually dry except after heavy rains.
None of these facts brook disagreement, but here the unity ends.
a small, natural stream of fresh water
a deep, narrow ravine, especially one marking the course of a stream or torrent.
Chasm (-al) [kaz-uhm]
But that will be later, across the chasm that will be this day.
1. A deep fissure in the earth, rock, or another surface 2. A profound difference between people, viewpoints, feelings, etc.
"In some places it cuts across the face of a precipice." or "On the precipice of war."
1. a cliff with a vertical, nearly vertical, or overhanging face. 2. a situation of great peril
centered on Africa or on African-derived cultures, as those of Brazil, Cuba, and Haiti
I've been entrusted with the task of getting him safely back
Assign the responsibility for doing something to (someone)
Gump·tion (-ous) [guhmp-shuhn]
With his gumption he'll make a success of himself.
initiative; aggressiveness; resourcefulness
The Phoenix Gazette.
(used in the names of periodicals) A journal or newspaper
An epistolary friendship
contained in or carried on by letters
The epistles of the great orator and politician offer both personal insight and...
a letter, especially a formal or didactic one; written communication
Garda World Security Corporation
a Canadian private security firm. The company today runs heavily on physical security guard services as well as armoured car services in select countries and cities throughout the world.
An inadvertent omission
1: not focusing the mind on a matter: inattentive 2: unintentional
The troops quelled the rebellion quickly.
to suppress; put an end to; extinguish
The loss of a child is among the worst sorrows that can befall a parent
to happen to, especially by chance or fate.
As the days ensued, he recovered his strength.
to follow in order; come afterward, especially in immediate succession
Our plans never materialized.
to come into perceptible existence; appear; become actual or real; be realized or carried out
Hatred smoldered beneath a polite surface.
to display repressed feelings, as of indignation, anger, or the like; to burn without flame; undergo slow or suppressed combustion.
He was a chaplain for this sector
A member of the clergy attached to a private chapel, institution, ship, branch of the armed forces, etc.
The doctor said he may have cholecystitis
(Pathology) inflammation of the gallbladder
Courvoisier's Law (or Courvoisier syndrome, or Courvoisier's sign or Courvoisier-Terrier's sign)
states that in the presence of an enlarged gallbladder which is nontender and accompanied with mild jaundice, the cause is unlikely to be gallstones. Usually, the term is used to describe the physical examination finding of the right-upper quadrant of the abdomen. This sign implicated possible malignancy of the gall bladder or pancreas and the swelling is unlikely due to gallstones.
easily crumbled or reduced to powder; crumbly
Fusain shows that the trees were once in the path of a fire.
a drawing made with this charcoal.
"An invasion fleet" or "A man of advancing years, but fleet of foot"
Noun The largest group of naval vessels under one commander, organized for specific tactical or other purposes Adjective Fast and nimble in movement
To transpose the third and fourth letters of a word.
to change the relative position, order, or sequence of; cause to change places; interchange
The price of old liners depend on the tonnage, the market for steel, and the...
the capacity of a merchant vessel, expressed either in units of weight, as deadweight tons, or of volume, as gross tons.
An armada of transport trucks.
a large group or force of vehicles, airplanes, etc.
The governor was followed by a whole flotilla of reporters.
a group moving together
If a squadron goes down, that means other missiles have to pick up the slack.
a number of persons grouped or united together for some purpose; group.
The escadrille surrounded the sky
A European, typically French, aircraft squadron
Charter boats follow much the same pattern as charter flights.
Noun A written grant by a country's legislative or sovereign power, by which an institution such as a company, university, or city is created... Verb Grant a charter to (a city, university, or other institution)
The fire charred the paper
to burn or reduce to charcoal
He was a carbineer back when he served in the army.
Noun (formerly) a soldier armed with a carbine.
He balked at making the speech.
to stop, as at an obstacle, and refuse to proceed or to do something specified (usually followed by at)
Her courage did not falter at the prospect of hardship.
to hesitate or waver in action, purpose, intent, etc.; give way
Rap·ture (-ous) [rap-cher]
Into them it inspired no other sentiments than those of exultation and rapture.
ecstatic joy or delight; joyful ecstasy.
Whee·dle [hweed-l, weed-l]
We wheedled him incessantly, but he would not consent.
to endeavor to influence (a person) by smooth, flattering, or beguiling words or acts
A concerted effort.
contrived or arranged by agreement; planned or devised together
Such news dejects me
to depress the spirits of; dispirit; dishearten
A gallant rescue attempt
brave, spirited, noble-minded, or chivalrous
His savior-faire makes everyone feel comfortable
(French) Noun knowledge of just what to do in any situation; tact
A·lum·nus (or alumni) [uh-luhm-nuhs]
He invited all the alumni of the library staff to the party.
a former associate, employee, member, or the like
My bank statement is full of oversights
an omission or error due to carelessness
And he's close enough to come home, borrow the car and regale us with his adventures.
to entertain lavishly or agreeably; delight
Success entails hard work
to impose as a burden
Can be configured to control distributions from superordinate servers.
of higher degree in condition or rank
His actions do not correspond with his words.
to be in agreement or conformity (often followed by with or to)
Her birthday parties were always gala occasions.
festive; festal; showy
The secundine(a natural covering, as a skin, shell, or rind) was discussed in health man.
the inner integument of an ovule
Integument of an ovule
1. a natural covering, as a skin, shell, or rind. 2. any covering, coating, enclosure, etc.
A Nigger, sometimes in the southern US, drinking 40oz while sitting on their porch and complaining about white people "holding him down."
Arranged on one side only (such as the flowers of lily of the valley).
The sekos was full
a sanctuary; the cella of a temple.
They secluded the garden from the rest of the property.
to place in or withdraw into solitude; remove from social contact and activity, etc.
There was a seckel in the fruit basket.
a small, yellowish-brown variety of pear.
Those philistines who seemingly cannot secern artistic depiction of the nude from blatant pornography
to discriminate or distinguish in thought.
South Carolina seceded from the Union in 1860.
to withdraw formally from an alliance, federation, or association, as from a political union, a religious organization, etc.
The science teacher introduced secobarbital.
(Pharmacology) a white, odorless, slightly bitter powder, C 1 2 H 1 8 N 2 O 3, used as a sedative and hypnotic.
The secondo was coming up in the play.
(Music) the second or lower part in a duet, especially in a piano duet.
Beau (plural beaux) [boh]
She and her beau walked around town.
a frequent and attentive male companion.
Cutting prunes with secateurs.
A pair of pruning clippers for use with one hand.
The sonogram showed they were having a girl.
the visual image produced by reflected sound waves in a diagnostic ultrasound examination.
The play lacked verisimilitude.
1. the appearance or semblance of truth; likelihood; probability 2. something, as an assertion, having merely the appearance of truth.
As the days ensued, he recovered his strength.
to follow in order; come afterward, especially in immediate succession
She has a confirmation name.
In many English-speaking and other countries, it is customary for a person being confirmed in the Roman Catholic Church (and some Anglican dioceses) to adopt a new name, generally the name of a saint, thus securing an additional patron saint as protector and guide. This practice is unknown in many other countries (including the Spanish- and French-speaking lands, and in Italy), and is not mentioned in the official liturgical book of the Rite of Confirmation. Although some insist on the custom, it is discouraged by others and in any case is only a secondary aspect of confirmation.
The presbyter showed up early to service.
(in the early Christian church) an office bearer who exercised teaching, priestly, and administrative functions.
Segregation was at the time a positive law.
the term generally used to describe man-made a laws which bestow or remove specific privileges upon an individual or group.
The Declaration of Independence was an assertion of natural law- the right to be free, etc.
a principle or body of laws considered as derived from nature, right reason, or religion and as ethically binding in human society.
Baggy Pants are illegal in...
Terrebonne Parish (ter-bawn), LA has made baggy pants illegal, saying “appearing in public view while exposing one’s skin or undergarments below the waist is contrary to safety, health, peace and good order of the parish and the general welfare
She's known around town as a floozy
a gaudily dressed, usually immoral woman, especially a prostitute
She dresses like a strumpet.
a prostitute; harlot
Her sex life is active but it doesn't mean she's a trollop.
an immoral or promiscuous woman, especially a prostitute
Don't call her a slattern because of rumors.
1. a slovenly, untidy woman or girl. 2. a slut; harlot.
His job is a cleaner, which explains why he looks like a sloven.
a person who is habitually negligent of neatness or cleanliness in dress, appearance, etc.
careless, untidy, or slovenly
Down at the Heel [doun-uht-heel]
He is rapidly becoming a down-at-heel drifter and a drunk.
a shabby, run-down appearance; seedy
Is that a harlot on the corner of the street?
a prostitute; whore.
Her hair is the color of scarlet or Their sins were scarlet.
1. a bright-red color inclining toward orange. 2. flagrantly offensive
The other monomer is a 6 carbon chain with an amino group, -nh 2, at each end.
(Chemistry) A molecule that can be bonded to other identical molecules to form a polymer.
Their team is a polymer because there's so much talent on the roster.
A substance that has a molecular structure built up chiefly or completely from a large number of similar units bonded together.
His decision cause vitriol from his friends.
something highly caustic or severe in effect, as criticism.
The dolly help support the camera.
(Movies, Television) a small wheeled platform, usually having a short boom, on which a camera can be mounted for making moving shots.
The quintessential performance of the Brandenburg Concertos.
of or pertaining to the most perfect embodiment of something
To embody an idea in an allegorical painting.
to give a concrete form to; express, personify, or exemplify in concrete form
De·ter (-rent) [dih-tur]
The large dog deterred trespassers.
to discourage or restrain from acting or proceeding
Af·flu·ent [af-loo-uhnt ]
An affluent person.
having an abundance of wealth, property, or other material goods; prosperous; rich
Along with its influents, the Missouri and Ohio rivers, the Mississippi River drains all or part of 31 U.S. states and two Canadian provinces
A reservoir of knowledge.
1. large natural or artificial lake used as a source of water supply. 2. a large or extra supply or stock; reserve
A receptacle for trash.
a container, device, etc., that receives or holds something
The building has a cistern that holds approximately 30,000 gallons of rain water.
a reservoir, tank, or container for storing or holding water or other liquid.
Part of the repertoire of a quarterback
a supply of skills, devices, or expedients
A Nobel laureate.
a person who has been honored for achieving distinction in a particular field or with a particular award
The artist is known for creating videos in which well-known speeches with surd utterances scattered throughout are recited by everyday people.
1: lacking sense: irrational 2: voiceless — used of speech sounds; opposite of sonant
sounding; having sound; opposite of surd
Check the bandbox for your hat.
a lightweight box of pasteboard, thin wood, etc., for holding a hat, clerical collars, or other articles of apparel.
Would-be scientists can tinker with a home chemistry set.
Noun (esp. in former times) A person who travels from place to place mending pans, kettles, and other metal utensils as a way of making a living Verb Attempt to repair or improve something in a casual or desultory way, often to no useful effect.
A cruel person with a veneer of kindliness.
Noun 1.a thin layer of wood or other material for facing or inlaying wood. 2. a superficially valuable or pleasing appearance (can also be a verb in this context)
A puissant figure
powerful; mighty; potent.
Pursuant to his studies he took a job in an office.
proceeding after; following (usually followed by to)
A harmonious group.
marked by agreement in feeling, attitude, or action
Now the government is working on an amnesty bill aimed at pardoning those...
a forgetting or overlooking of any past offense.
Subterranean caliducts have been introduced.
a pipe or duct for conveying a heating medium, as hot air or steam
Once she exposed their deceit, no one ever trusted them again.
the act or practice of deceiving; concealment or distortion of the truth for the purpose of misleading; duplicity; fraud; cheating
The crater has been covered by geological processes and is now subterranean.
existing, situated, or operating below the surface of the earth; underground.
They are located in a subterrane.
a cave or subterranean room.
Germination is hypogeal and the plumule is sensitive to light.
(adjective) underground; subterranean.
That's a beautifully constructed tholos.
A small, circular building, usually of sacred use. Often surrounded by columns.
The three-story burial catacomb is intricately carved from rock.
an underground cemetery, especially one consisting of tunnels and rooms with recesses dug out for coffins and tombs.
One side of the trunk contains an abacus with five rows of colored beads.
a slab forming the top of the capital of a column
The ancient site of the city is centred on the rocky hill of the acropolis.
the citadel or fortress of Athens, site of the Temple of Athena
The handles of the amphora are solid silver panthers.
large two-handled storage jar having an oval body, usually tapering to a point at the base
an accessory, article, or detail used to beautify the appearance of something to which it is added or of which it is a part
I need to tell stories. I find new friends, new listeners, subtilize my lies.
to introduce subtleties into or argue subtly about.
The north entrance has a paneled door set in a simple wood architrave he...
in classical entablature, a molded or decorated lintel framing an opening
squared or dressed building stone cut on all faces to permit very thin mortar joints
One of the centerpieces of the fleet is the central atrium with a live tree.
a courtyard flanked or surrounded by porticoes (a structure consisting of a roof supported by columns or piers, usually attached to a building as a porch.)
The portico shelters a wagon entrance, now used a loading dock.
a structure consisting of a roof supported by columns or piers, usually attached to a building as a porch.
Mycenaean civilization tomb with a domed chamber entered by a passage through a hillside
distinctively treated upper end of a column or pier
Philosophers of eminence
high station, rank, or repute
sculptured female figure used as a column
architectural styles classified by features and proportions, most easily identified in a column
He stands in a dynamic contrapposto pose with his right hand holding a quill pen.
representation of a figure standing with weight on one foot, the shoulders off-axis from the hips
an arch but composed of inverted step masonry
last Greek column order; the capital is decorated with carvings of acanthus leaves
The cornice features near its base, a band of decorative panels with a circular...
uppermost part of a classical entablature, consisting of a bed molding, a corona, and a cymatium
primitive masonry using massive stones of irregular shape and size
oldest and simplest of the Greek column orders, the only one without a base
prominent circular molding supporting the abacus of a Doric or Tuscan capital
The turned balusters taper with slight entasis and stand on integral pedestals.
slightly convex curve given to a column or tower to correct an optical illusion
The shape of each spot, amount of foreshortening, will depend on the angle of incidence to the film.
distort in order to convey the illusion of three-dimensional space as perceived by the human eye; make shorter
Make your car's roof shine with a lustrous coating of gold leaf or platinum.
very thin gold sheet with a thickness usually between 0.076 and 0.127 micrometre, produced by rolling or hammering gold and used for gilding woodwork, etc
Greek language and culture after the time of Alexander the Great
the second Greek order; the capital is decorated with spiral scrolls
sculpture of a young woman, especially representative of Persephone and purity, dating from 500 BCE
wide mouth bowl with handles projecting up and away from the body, used to mix wine and water
a shallow bowl with horizontal handles set upon a stem and a foot
living quarters of a palace, having a square chamber opening on to a columned porch
The exterior is distinguished by a triglyph and metope frieze continued across the gable ends.
square spaces, either decorated or plain, between triglyphs in the Doric frieze
For many of the autosomal trisomies, only mosaic cases survive to term.
picture made of small colored pieces of inlaid stone, glass or ceramic
entire central structure of a classical temple
Scientific naturalism was born from the process of observing the world.
technique of treating subject matter that presents a deterministic view of human life and actions
Reverse side of scabbard bears a silver niello motif of animals and flowers.
black metallic substance with an incised design and filled to produce an ornamental effect on metal
In addition, the west side is capped by a gabled roof with a palmette in relief at its peak.
design resembling the palm leaf
a decorative cornice or valance at the head of a window or doorway, used to cover the fastenings from which curtains are hung.
The pediment contains a semi-elliptical window with tracery.
low triangular gable with a horizontal cornice topping a colonnade, end wall or entrance
The four columns supporting the peristyle are interesting monoliths.
an open space, as a courtyard, surrounded by a colonnade
The memorial is a curving colonnade, flanked at the ends by a chapel and a map...
a series of regularly spaced columns supporting an entablature and usually one side of a roof
an open vestibule before the cella of a classical temple
vase style circa 600 BCE with red figures against black and the introduction of 3D rendering of form
Black Figure [blak-fig-yer]
pertaining to or designating a style of vase painting developed in Greece in the 7th and 6th centuries b.c., chiefly characterized by silhouetted figures painted in black slip on a red clay body, details incised into the design, and a two-dimensional structure of form and space.
Only the monumental arched opening of the entrance is framed by a brick relieving arch.
arch made to take some of the weight from a supporting element beneath
For the other elevations, the brick veneer and stucco has been replaced with...
various fine plasters for decorative work, moldings made with cement, plaster, or mortar
course of masonry forming the foundation for a colonnade
Artisans and archaeologists worked with literally millions of tesserae, or tiles, to restore the dazzling mosaics.
one of the small pieces used in mosaic work
a structural member of a Doric frieze, separating two consecutive metopes, and consisting typically of a rectangular block with two vertical grooves or glyphs, and two chamfers or half grooves at the sides, together counting as a third glyph, and leaving three flat vertical bands on the face of the block.
Undercutting simply means chamfering the bottom edge of tone holes inside the bore.
cut away material to leave a portion overhanging in a sculpture
The inventor will miniaturize the security of a bank vault into the everyday...
arched stone structure forming a roof over a hall or room
To miniaturize electronic equipment.
to make in extremely small size in order to keep volume or weight to a minimum
Pump motor current increases due to the compression of gases in the pump volute.
spiral ornament in the capital of Ionic, Corinthian, and Composite orders
Bas Relief [bah-ri-leef]
The tree has been depicted in bas relief, on monuments, and on coins.
sculpture in which the figures project slightly from the background
The capstone of the program is an intensive five-week, paid, advanced-research...
finishing stone of a structure
Pretending to hold a ceramic mug can help the barista understand exactly which...
made from clay and similar materials, as pottery and brick
A corbel table is a projecting moulded string course supported by a range of corbels.
slight bracket of brick or stone
Oil from your hands can damage the petroglyphs and desert varnish.
the dark, lustrous coating or crust, usually of manganese and iron oxides, that forms on rocks, pebbles, etc., when exposed to weathering in the desert.
Manganese is a naturally occurring metal that is found in many types of rocks.
(Chemistry) a hard, brittle, grayish-white, metallic element, an oxide of which, MnO 2 (manganese dioxide) is a valuable oxidizing agent: used chiefly as an alloying agent in steel to give it toughness
a woman's mantle with capelike arm pieces instead of sleeves.
Spray-paint graffiti on a wall and you can be caned.
markings spray-painted or sketched on a public wall
Two more dwellings were uncovered away from the main settlement, to the western end of the henge.
A prehistoric monument consisting of a circle of stone or wooden uprights.
vertical beams (posts) supporting a horizontal beam (lintel)
projection of a figure from the plane on which it is formed
a wooden or stone lintel over the opening of a fireplace
gradually increasing in speed
in a leisurely manner; slowly
Any mental activity is accompanied by a ceaseless crescendo and diminuendo of background processing.
gradually reducing in force or loudness
What he lacked were subtlety, moments of elegant phrasing and smooth legato .
without breaks between the successive tones; smooth and connected
Lento offers a fine dining menu that features locally grown organic meats, seasonal fruits and vegetables.
movement or passage performed slowly
(Scandinavian Mythology) any of the beautiful maidens attendant upon Odin who bring the souls of slain warriors chosen by Odin or Tyr to Valhalla and there wait upon them.
Demonstrate ability to follow a conductor on an accelerando and a ritardando.
becoming gradually slower
Counterpoint is used to elaborate and intensify the thematic argument of sonata form.
A classical composition for an instrumental soloist, often with a piano accompaniment.
The quiet suburban neighborhood was within walking distance of the elementary school and provided the perfect milieu for raising a family.
the physical or social setting in which something occurs or develops: environment
The band of thieves decamped in the night.
to depart quickly, secretly, or unceremoniously
Their dark portals beckon with the promise of a glimpse into a lost world.
to signal, summon, or direct by a gesture of the head or hand
To summon a defendant.
to call or notify to appear at a specified place, especially before a court
The parish priest advised him that it was as dangerous now as it was then.
an ecclesiastical district having its own church and member of the clergy
His prose is unsophisticated, but his anecdote-filled story is engaging.
a short account of a particular incident or event, especially of an interesting or amusing nature
An·ti·dote (-al) [an-ti-doht]
The antidote to slower growth and shrinking margins: take your act on the road.
a medicine or other remedy for counteracting the effects of poison, disease, etc.
Researchers want to target this high-risk group with a prophylactic device.
defending or protecting from disease or infection, as a drug
If picking the load up was executed with allegro,then the off-load is an exercise in vivace and meticulousness.
(a musical direction) vivacious; lively.
When operating, it produces a distinctive staccato sound.
With each sound or note sharply detached or separated from the others
a sweetened dessert with whipped cream as a base, often stabilized with gelatin and chilled in amold
Boeuf Bourguignon [bœf boor-gee-nyawn]
(French Cookery) beef cubes cooked in red wine with mushrooms, onions, and bacon.
Au Poivre [oh pwa-vruh]
He ordered steak au poivre with mashed potatoes.
spiced with peppercorns or ground black pepper
It is sliced into a thick wedge of darkness, and looms over a small quenelle of almond milk ice cream.
a dumpling of finely chopped fish or meat that is poached in water or stock and usually served with a sauce
The buff waistcoat has a white stock, jabot and cuff.
a stock of veal bones, vegetables, herbs, and seasonings used as the basis for sauces and soups
fried eggs turned over when nearly done and fried briefly on the reverse side so that the yolk remains somewhat liquid but hard on top
a small round cup-shaped mold, for preparing individual pastries
a large shell of light, flaky pastry for filling with vegetable, fish, or meat mixtures, usually with a sauce
a dish of boiled meat and vegetables, the broth of which is usually served separately
any small, delicate fish cooked whole without being cleaned
stroganoff, a dish of meat saut?ed with onion and cooked in a sauce of sour cream, seasonings, and, usually, mushrooms, made with strips of beef
Bonne Femme [bawn fam]
A fillet of bonne femme
prepared in simple French style, as in a cream sauce containing mushrooms
home fries prepared with diced green pepper
En Croûte [ahn kroot]
baked in a pastry crust
oysters spread with a mixture of spinach, butter, seasonings, and bread crumbs and baked on the half shell
A monthly journal of the NAACP.
To assay a situation
to examine or analyze
His deeds embalmed in the hearts of his disciples.
- 1. to treat (a dead body) so as to preserve it, as with chemicals, drugs, or balsams.
- 2. to preserve from oblivion; keep in memory
To consecrate a new church building.
to make or declare sacred; set apart or dedicate to the service of a deity
In this arid and cold climate without the presence of scavengers, bodies mummify and remain foryears.
to make (a dead body) into a mummy, as by embalming and drying
an accumulation of broken ice in a river
He's been in a funk ever since she walked out on him.
1. cowering fear; state of great fright or terror. 2. a dejected mood
Great Barrier Reef
a coral reef in the Coral Sea, off the NE coast of Australia, extending for about 2000 km (1250 miles) from the Torres Strait along the coast of Queensland; the largest coral reef in the world
To debunk advertising slogans.
(used with object) to expose or excoriate (a claim, assertion, sentiment, etc.) as being pretentious, false, or exaggerated
Some seek only money, preying on the hapless and uninformed.
unlucky; luckless; unfortunate
Dental caries, gangrene, gingivitis and sleeping sickness could merit mention.
(Pathology) inflammation of the gums.
A museum of historic relics.
1. a surviving memorial of something past 2. an object having interest by reason of its age or its association with the past
Fermented anchovies are probably a remnant of that old tradition.
a remaining, usually small part, quantity, number, or the like; a fragment or scrap
A few columns were the last vestiges of a Greek temple.
a mark, trace, or visible evidence of something that is no longer present or in existence
The sparkle of a lover's secret or the glimmer ofa promise kept.
a faint or unsteady light; gleam
Side lighting the food was almost always the solution to get that shimmer.
(used without object) to shine with or reflect a subdued, tremulous light; gleam faintly.
He refused to relent, even after repeated entreaties.
to soften in feeling, temper, or determination; become more mild, compassionate, or forgiving.
The new tax lawproved to have many ramifications unforeseen by the lawmakers.
a related or derived subject, problem, etc.; outgrowth; consequence; implication
De facto [dee fak-toh, dey]
Although his title was prime minister, he was de facto president of the country
in fact; in reality
He mustered all his courage.
to gather, summon, rouse (often followed by up)
He was roused to action by courageous words.
to bring out of a state of sleep, unconsciousness, inactivity, fancied security, apathy, depression, etc.
Parochial views; a parochial mentality
very limited or narrow in scope or outlook; provincial
It's not a big tent, it's the contrary, it's an insular and regional party.
(Adjective) 1. Ignorant of or uninterested in cultures, ideas, or peoples outside one's own experience. 2. Lacking contact with other people. 3. Relating to the islands
Reality is reality and a matinee is an escape from that.
an entertainment, especially a dramatic or musical performance, held in the daytime, usually in the afternoon.
Where eave or cornice vents are installed, insulation shall not block the free...
1. An ornamental molding around the wall of a room just below the ceiling 2. A horizontal molded projection crowning a building or structure, esp. the uppermost member of the entablature of an order, surmounting the frieze
The main course was beef goulash with garlic-chive spaetzle.
(Hungarian) a stew of beef or veal and vegetables, with paprika and other seasoning.
a dish consisting of lumps or threads made from a batter of flour, milk, eggs, and salt, usually poured through a coarse colander into boiling water, and then either drained and mixed in butter, lightly pan-fried, or added to sauces, stews, etc.
wintry (resembling winter weather; having snow, frost, cold, storms, etc)
Essentially the enceinte is the entire fortified enclosure of the castle precincts.
pregnant; with child
A “hands-on” or interactive heuristic approach to learning
Enabling a person to discover or learn something for themselves
to obtain by entreaty (earnest request or petition; supplication)
Entreat (-y) [en-tree-tee]
But no protest and no entreaty could make the commander in chief protect himself as much as his officers wished.
earnest request or petition; supplication.
a comprehensive conception or image of the universe and of humanity's relation to it.
lithesome or lithe, especially of body; supple; flexible.
To scour pots and pans.
to remove dirt, grease, etc., from or to cleanse or polish by hard rubbing, as with a rough orabrasive material; to clear or rid of what is undesirable
easily bent; flexible; supple
Spotted knapweed stems can be course and abrade your hands.
to wear off or down by scraping or rubbing.
Here's a sample of his drawings from the book, done in ink, watercolor and gouache.
a technique of painting with opaque watercolors prepared with gum.
a Christian creed expanded from a creed issued by the first Nicene Council, beginning “I believe in one God,” and used in liturgical worship
They don't see the effects that polio, mumps , etc had.
(Pathology) an infectious disease characterized by inflammatory swelling of the parotid and usually other salivary glands, and sometimes by inflammation of the testes or ovaries, caused by a paramyxovirus.
The Firth of Forth in Scotland
A narrow inlet of the sea; an estuary.
a narrow inlet of the sea; firth; estuary
(in Anglo-Saxon England) a seat in a church, placed near the altar, for persons who claimed the right of sanctuary.
The volume of the music is always fortissimo so students with some degree of hearing get beat.
(Music) very loud
Fort Benning [ben-ing]
a military reservation and U.S. Army training center in W Georgia, S of Columbus; the largest infantry post in the U.S.
If another reason is to effect education reform, the idea is fatuous.
foolish or inane, especially in an unconscious, complacent manner; silly.
The old shibboleths come rolling off their lips
a peculiarity of pronunciation, behavior, mode of dress, etc., that distinguishes a particular class or set of persons.
What a disgusting, hyperbolic and ridiculous tactic.
having the nature of hyperbole; exaggerated.
And to use them to thwart whatever comets the divine creator may see fit to ...
to oppose successfully; prevent from accomplishing a purpose
a substance believed to be an antidote to every poison and a cure for every disease
Confect (-ion) [kuhn-fekt]
To confect a herbal remedy for colds.
to make up, compound, or prepare from ingredients or materials
a pouting grimace
Calculate the ullage space for each tank by subtracting the gasoline gallon age...
the amount by which the contents fall short of filling a container, as a cask or bottle
1. the movement of the eye when it makes a sudden change, as in reading 2. the act of checking a horse quickly with a single strong pull of the reins. 3. A sudden jerking movement
mother-of-pearl (a hard, iridescent substance that forms the inner layer of certain mollusk shells, used for making buttons, beads, etc.); lustrous; pearly
Mother of Pearl [muhth-er-uhv-purl]
a hard, iridescent substance that forms the inner layer of certain mollusk shells, used for making buttons, beads, etc.; nacre.
His heart palpitated wildly.
to pulsate with unusual rapidity from exertion, emotion, or disease; flutter
A demotic idiom
Denoting or relating to the kind of language used by ordinary people; popular or colloquial
former; in the past; erstwhile
Alchemy (-ical) [al-kuh-mee]
pertaining to the transformation of something common, usually of little value, into a substance of great worth
to free from faults or errors; correct
a notable deed or exploit
The exploits of Alexander the Great.
a striking or notable deed; feat; spirited or heroic act
an adroit move, skillful proceeding, etc., especially as characterized by craftiness; ploy
Playing to the referee does not always require such subterfuge.
an artifice or expedient used to evade a rule, escape a consequence, hide something, etc.
It is a stratagem of the novelist no less than of the playwright to symbolize physically the moral nature of a character.
a plan, scheme, or trick for surprising or deceiving an enemy.
The plan intrigues me, but I wonder if it will work.
to arouse the curiosity or interest of by unusual, new, or otherwise fascinating or compelling qualities; appeal strongly to; captivate
An invented form of dialect, language, or speech used by children, typically twins, and intelligible only to its speakers
Karyogram [carry-o-gram] (also called idiogram)
a diagram or photograph of the chromosomes of a cell, arranged in homologous pairs and in a numbered sequence
The public weal; weal and woe.
well-being, prosperity, or happiness
To hallow a battlefield.
to make holy; sanctify; consecrate
to deceive or get the better of someone by trickery.
to infuse life into; enliven (to make vigorous or active)
Researchers who study inbreeding track consanguineous marriages-those between second cousins or closer.
related by blood; descended from the same ancestor
Our cognate self has not evolved sufficiently to direct the vast imagination that serves to direct our awareness.
related by birth; of the same parentage, descent, etc
It is accessible by boat from san pedro and by bus or boat from avalon.
(Celtic Legend) an island, represented as an earthly paradise in the western seas, to which King Arthur and other heroes were carried at death.
Events anterior to the outbreak of war.
going before in time or sequence; preceding; earlier
a source of great and sudden wealth or luck
a mixture of heterogeneous elements; hodgepodge
Namaste, as your instructor says at the end of a session: the divine in me bows to the divine in you.
a conventional Hindu expression on meeting or parting, used by the speaker usually while holding the palms together vertically in front of the bosom.
It reduces the signs of aging by stimulating collagen production.
A natural substance within body tissues. It can be injected into the skin to plump up particular areas.
To collocate events
to arrange in proper order
of or pertaining to a college
My colleague has shown no remorse, and has not changed his views or his ways.
The reef and atoll systems that have evolved here in isolation remain virtually untouched by humans.
A ring-shaped reef, island, or chain of islands formed of coral; coral island
Gross earnings or gross remarks.
1. indelicate, indecent, obscene, or vulgar 2. without deductions; total, as the amount of sales, salary, profit, etc., before taking deductions for expenses, taxes, or the like (opposed to net)
In online environments, they are both popularand pestiferous , the cause of constant commentand debate.
1. bringing or bearing disease. 2. mischievous; troublesome or annoying.
Cunctation (-ious, -ive) [kuhngk-tey-shuhn]
a procrastinator; delayer.
That's your second blunder this morning
a gross, stupid, or careless mistake
An outrageous slander
of the nature of or involving gross injury or wrong
A horrendous crime.
shockingly dreadful; horrible
Res Publica [reys poo-bli-kah]
the state; republic; commonwealth
Res Judicata [reez joo-di-key-tuh]
(Law) a thing adjudicated; a case that has been decided.
Estates are being administered and important rights adjudicated.
to settle or determine (an issue or dispute) judicially
Res Gestae [reez jes-tee]
The events, circumstances, remarks, etc., that relate to a particular case, esp. as constituting admissible evidence in a court of law
How much truth could be said in jest?
a joke or witty remark; witticism.
But it was his shrewd witticism he made while performing his tricks, that won...
a witty remark or sentence.
bent backward; inverse
To resurrect an ancient custom.
1. to raise from the dead; bring to life again. 2.to bring back into use, practice, etc.
(Latin) I shall rise again.
The resurgent wolf population is surely a direct result of feeding deer.
rising or tending to rise again; reviving; renascent.
A renascent interest in Henry James.
being reborn; springing again into being or vigor
Fluids must be administered intravenously and precisely to keep vascular
(Biology) pertaining to, composed of, or provided with vessels or ducts that convey fluids, as blood, lymph, or sap.
(Yoga) any subconscious force that affects character.
a vessel or duct.
one of a series of Soviet spacecraft, carrying one cosmonaut, used to make the world's first manned spaceflights.
Bald eagles as well as osprey make their nests in the island's trees and hunt...
a large hawk that feeds on fish.
(Chiefly British) a mixed drink of beer with ginger beer.
(Chiefly British) a mixture of beer and lemonade.
The fat congealed on the top of the soup.
to change from a soft or fluid state to a rigid or solid state, as by cooling or freezing
This problem is a cinch.
something sure or easy
Take care not to let the milk curdle
1. to change into curd; coagulate; congeal. 2. to spoil; turn sour. 3. to go wrong; turn bad or fail:
They gave me a bucket of thick clabber to take to the hogs.
milk that has soured and thickened; curdled milk.
People complained, and rightly so, when forced to sit near a smelly lavatory.
a room fitted with equipment for washing the hands and face and usually with flush toilet facilities.
(French) carefully or elegantly done, operated, or designed
In other words, an ant's tendency to turn towards a pheromone deposit is related in a non-linear fashion to the concentration.
(Animal Behavior) any chemical substance released by an animal that serves to influence the physiology or behavior of other members of the same species.
This mall needs more foot traffic.
The presence and movement of people walking around in a particular space. Foot traffic is important to many types of businesses, particularly retail establishments, as higher foot traffic can lead to higher sales. Strategies businesses can use to increase their foot traffic include holding grand openings and other promotional events such as demonstrations, giveaways, sales and charitable fundraisers.
A document purporting to be official.
to present, especially deliberately, the appearance of being; profess or claim, often falsely
They had to play with it, shift its form, and elongate its lines in order to...
to draw out to greater length; lengthen; extend
Elodea is both a genus and a common name fora group of related plants.
any of several New World submersed aquatic plants of the genus Elodea, having numerous, usually whorled leaves.
Brutus declaimed from the steps of the Roman senate building.
to speak aloud in an oratorical manner; make a formal speech
The beggar accosted me for money.
to confront boldly
We would exhort readers to add their own voices to the site's reviews.
to urge, advise, or caution earnestly; admonish urgently.
The poet elocuted beautifully
declaim in an elocutionary manner
a division into or distribution in portions or shares.
Embayment fish populations were estimated by seining and marking captured fish.
1. a bay 2. (Physical Geography) the process by which a bay is formed.
- a fishing net that hangs vertically in the water, having floats at the upper edge and sinkers at the lower.
His is the voice of authority, of donnish pronouncement.
resembling or characteristic of a university don; bookish; pedantic.
Prig (-gish, -gism, -gishness) [prig]
He is even as breezy and priggish as the historical narrators who figured on...
a person who displays or demands of others pointlessly precise conformity, fussiness about trivialities, orexaggerated propriety, especially in a self-righteous or irritating manner.
1. an epic. 2. epic poetry; saga
The music was an anodyne to his grief.
a medicine that relieves or allays pain; anything that relieves distress or pain
Apogee (-ic, -an) [ap-uh-jee]
Booster separates at apogee and returns to ground via small parachutes.
1. (Astronomy) the point in the orbit of a heavenly body, especially the moon, or of a man-made satellite at which it is farthest from the earth. 2. the highest or most distant point; climax.
She doused the clothes in soapy water.
to plunge into water or the like; drench
It is clear you should choose a time when the moon is at its perigee.
- The point in the orbit of the moon or a satellite at which it is nearest to the earth
an angle of 360°.
To plunge a dagger into one's heart
to cast or thrust forcibly or suddenly into something, as a liquid, a penetrable substance, a place,etc.; immerse; submerge
The stock plummeted.
something that weighs down or depresses.
Notable exceptions are where joints form plumose patterns in fumarolic zones.
having feathers or plumes; feathered.
A plummy leading role
Honey has a demulcent property that is thought to be effective in relieving sore throats and coughs.
It was aimed simply by line of sight and elevated by a stepped wooden block called a quoin.
An external angle of a wall or building
But even if you're scraping by on a serf 's salary, it's possible to live the good life within your means.
a person in a condition of servitude, required to render services to a lord, commonly attached to the lord's land and transferred with it from one owner to another; a slave.
a person granted the use of land, in return for rendering homage, fealty, and usually military service or its equivalent to a lord or other superior; feudal tenant; a servant or slave.
There are sound economic and moral reasons the feudal system was replaced.
the political, military, and social system in the Middle Ages, based on the holding of lands in fief or fee and on the resulting relations between lord and vassal.
Fidei Defensor [fee-de-ee de-fen-sohr]
(Latin) Defender of the Faith: one of the titles of English sovereigns
The personal representative must mail a copy of that notice to all creditors and to each heir and legatee.
A person who receives a legacy through a will
She bequeathed her half of the company to her niece
to dispose of (personal property, especially money) by last will; to hand down; pass on.
They owed fealty to the Earl
A feudal tenant's or vassal's sworn loyalty to a lord; fidelity; faithfulness
We aren't also speaking about hearth or other rental destruction.
the floor of a fireplace, usually of stone, brick, etc., often extending a short distance into a room; the area in front of a fireplace.
(Old English Law) a tax payable to the king for each hearth in every house owned by a person not exempt from church taxes and poor taxes.
(Anatomy) the external genital organs, especially those of the female; vulva.
a member of the royal house that ruled England from the accession of Henry II in 1154 to the death of Richard III in 1485.
grave, sober, or mirthless, as a person, the face, speech, tone, or mood
(Yiddish) 1. a yell; shout. 2. an uproar.
An implement consisting of a wooden shaft with a metal point and a hinged hook near the end, used to handle logs.
All appointees to this distinction have taken place at the rank of baron.
A member of the lowest order of the British nobility
A railroad magnate.
a person of great influence, importance, or standing in a particular enterprise, field of business, etc.
A local merchant who owns a store on Main Street.
1. a person who buys and sells commodities for profit; dealer; trader. 2. a storekeeper; retailer
Aristocracy (-crat) [ar-uh-stok-ruh-see]
He has a hatred for the aristocracy, and manners that are none too smooth.
a class of persons holding exceptional rank and privileges, especially the hereditary nobility
A campaign promiseto privatize some of the public lands or Special-interest groups attempting to privatize social issues.
1. to transfer from public or government control or ownership to private enterprise 2. to make exclusive; delimit or appropriate
1. to remove (an industry or the like) from government ownership or control. 2. to deprive of national status, attachments, or characteristics.
Private sector jobs my go away but gov jobs never do.
the area of the nation's economy under private rather than governmental control.
The national exchanges are pushing forward in their plans to demutualize.
to convert (a mutual life-insurance company) to a stockholder-owned corporation.
A Windfall Gain (or windfall profit)
any type of income that is unexpected.
The police are still trying to determine what really transpired on the night of the accident.
1: to give off vaporous material; specifically : to give off or exude watery vapor especially from the surfaces of leaves 2: to become known or apparent : develop 3: to take place : go on, occur
a manuscript, parchment, or book having writing on both sides of the leaves.
She worries about the police because she runs a brothel.
a house of prostitution.
A coin of low value.
Another of his bawdy stories
indecent; lewd; obscene
Pro Tempore [proh tem-paw-re]
(Latin) temporarily; for the time being
Pro Patria [proh pah-tri-ah]
(Latin) for one's country
Pro Memoria [proh me-maw-ri-ah]
(Latin) for memory (used in diplomacy to recall rights that have lapsed for a long time).
Pro Bono Publico [proh boh-noh poo-bli-koh]
(Latin) for the public good or welfare
Pro Bono [proh boh-noh]
Pro bono legal services.
done or donated without charge; free
Pro Forma [proh fawr-muh]
(Adverb) As a matter of form or politeness. (Adjective) Done or produced as a matter of form.
A gaunt, windswept landscape.
bleak, desolate, or grim, as places or things
A defective machine.
having a defect or flaw; faulty; imperfect
(Pathology) defective development or congenital absence of a limb, organ, or other body part
He argued that there was a progressive atrophy of freedom and independence of thought.
degeneration, decline, or decrease, as from disuse
Not wanting to side with either her father or her mother, she was betwixt and between.
neither the one nor the other; in a middle or unresolved position
a scolding, vicious woman; hag; shrew
a violent, turbulent, or brawling woman.
American psychologist who developed the intelligence quotient (IQ) as a measure of intelligence and created an English version of the tests used in the Binet-Simon scale.
They prated on until I was ready to scream.
to talk excessively and pointlessly; babble
Seeking to weed out drivel, Google adjusts search engine.
1. to let saliva flow from the mouth or mucus from the nose; slaver. 2. to talk childishly or idiotically.
Perfidy that goes unpunished.
deliberate breach of faith or trust; faithlessness; treachery
Incipient (-ce) [in-sip-ee-uhnt]
An incipient cold.
beginning to exist or appear; in an initial stage
Supplicate (-iant, -ion) [suhp-li-keyt]
Singers supplicate in an imagined church and dance at an imagined party.
to pray humbly; make humble and earnest entreaty or petition.
1. to invoke as witness. 2. to supplicate earnestly; beseech
No one in my family could disabuse me of that belief.
to free (a person) from deception or error
to entreat solemnly; beseech; supplicate
To forestall a riot by deploying police.
to prevent, hinder, or thwart by action in advance
The rudiments of a plan
something unformed or undeveloped: beginning —usually used in plural
It should be remembered that eugenics came in many sizes and shapes.
(used with a singular verb ) the study of or belief in the possibility of improving the qualities of the human species or a human population, especially by such means as discouraging reproduction by persons having genetic defects or presumed to have inheritable undesirable traits (negative eugenics) or encouraging reproduction by persons presumed to have inheritable desirable traits (positive eugenics)
The amoral slacker loses friends, lovers and his law license.
a not involving questions of right or wrong; without moral quality; neither moral nor immoral
Sample quotes emancipation at the price of a ruinous war and a draconian peace.
rigorous; unusually severe or cruel
It is okay to take anybody's life for any reason if your are a sociopath.
a person, as a psychopathic personality, whose behavior is antisocial and who lacks a sense of moral responsibility or social conscience
Such acts could also fall within the meaning of the genocide convention.
the deliberate and systematic extermination of a national, racial, political, or cultural group.
This is hardly maniacal and despotic.
of, pertaining to, or of the nature of an autocratic; tyrannical.
What bothered me more than the inadequate fact checking was the general tenor of this article.
1. the subject of a metaphor, such as "she" in "she is a rose." 2. the course of thought or meaning that runs through something written or spoken; purport; drift.
State of the Union Message
An annual message to Congress in which the President reports on the state of the nation and outlines a legislative program: required by the Constitution (Article II, Section 3).
Executive Office of the President
A group of federal agencies supervised by directors or staffs that work directly with the president or a presidential assistant. These currently include Economic Advisors, Environmental Quality, National and Homeland Security and several other offices
A nation's use of military, economic and political power to maintain survival.
A policy pursued by a nation in its dealings with other nations, designed to achieve national objectives.
Cabinet (in the U.S.)
an advisory body to the president, consisting of the heads of the 13 executive departments of the federal government.
Government by many bureaus, administrators, and petty officials.
Chief of State
The titular head of a nation, as a president or king; symbolic leader of a country.
Commander in Chief
the supreme commander of the armed forces of a nation or, sometimes, of several allied nations.
A person who gives or makes laws; in the case of the president, a signer or vetoer of laws
Writ of Certiorari [sur-shee-uh-rair-ahy]
A legal document ordering a lower court to send a case to the Supreme Court for review
Per Curiam Rejection
In the Supreme Court: an unsigned document that affirms a lower court's decision.
Rule of Four
The rule for selecting cases for the Supreme Court. If four justices want to hear a case, the Court will accept it
A court holding sessions at various intervals in different sections of a judicial district.
The stated policy of President Theodore Roosevelt, originally promising fairness in all dealings with labor and management and later extended to include other groups.
Character or conduct that emphasizes practicality
An amendment to the Interstate Commerce Act of 1887 which authorized the Interstate Commerce Commission to impose heavy fines on railroads that offered rebates.
An act passed in 1906 which gave the president authority to restrict use of particular public land.
26th President of the United States; hero of the Spanish-American War; Panama Canal was built during his administration.
An act which gave more power to the Interstate Commerce Commission
Pure Food and Drug Act
A law passed in 1906 to remove harmful and misrepresented foods and drugs from the market and regulate the manufacture and sale of drugs and food involved in interstate trade.
Meat Inspection Act
An act passed in 1906 that worked to prevent adulterated or misbranded meat and meat products from being sold as food and to ensure that meat and meat products are slaughtered and processed under sanitary conditions.
Informal meetings in which American congressmen would agree on who to nominate for the Presidency and Vice Presidency from their political party.
A convention held every four years by each of the major political parties to nominate a presidential candidate.
A body of electors chosen by the voters in each state to elect the President and Vice President of the U.S
An order having the force of law issued by the president of the U.S. to the army, navy, or other part of the executive branch of the government
making one subject to impeachment, as misconduct in office.
An amendment to the U.S. Constitution, ratified in 1868, defining national citizenship and forbidding the states to restrict the basic rights of citizens or other persons
Right to Die
Asserting or advocating the right to refuse extraordinary medical measures to prolong one's life when one is terminally ill or irreversibly comatose.
The solutions are to end both direct democracy and universal adult suffrage.
The right to vote, especially in a political election.
A person who tries to influence legislation on behalf of a special interest; a member of a lobby
Separation of Powers
doctrine stating the three branches of government shouldn't infringe on each other's powers
Checks and Balances
limits on branches of government giving each the right to amend some acts of the other
policy emphasizing cooperation between the major political parties
National Intelligence Director
chief federal intelligence officer who provides advice on terrorist threats
relying on diplomacy and negotiation to solve international problems
relying on economic and military power to solve international problems
Theory of Deterrence
theory focused on building military strength to convince other nations not to attack
The reading of a bill when it is first introduced in a legislative body
The stage in the consideration of a legislative bill that provides an opportunity for debate and amendment.
The final step in the consideration of a legislative bill before it is put to a vote.
The act or process of moving through, under, over, or past something on the way from one place to another; transit
Out the door they go and turn right in the level corridor, still running.
a gallery or passage connecting parts of a building; hallway
(Yoga) any of the points of spiritual power located along the body, usually given as six in number. The points are personified by gods and can be released through the proper exercises.
An amendment to the U.S. Constitution, ratified in 1791 as part of the Bill of Rights, prohibiting Congress from interfering with freedom of religion, speech, assembly, or petition.
An amendment to the U.S. Constitution, ratified in 1791 as part of the Bill of Rights, guaranteeing the right to keep and bear arms as necessary to maintain a state militia.
An amendment to the U.S. Constitution, ratified in 1791 as part of the Bill of Rights, guaranteeing that the forced quartering of soldiers in private homes would be prohibited in peacetime and allowed only by prescribed law during wartime
An amendment to the U.S. Constitution, ratified in 1791 as part of the Bill of Rights, prohibiting unlawful search and seizure of personal property.
An amendment to the U.S. Constitution, ratified in 1791 as part of the Bill of Rights, providing chiefly that no person be required to testify against himself or herself in a criminal case and that no person be subjected to a second trial for one offense.
An amendment to the U.S. Constitution, ratified in 1791 as part of the Bill of Rights, guaranteeing the right to a trial by jury in criminal cases.
An amendment to the U.S. Constitution, ratified in 1791 as part of the Bill of Rights, guaranteeing trial by jury
An amendment to the U.S. Constitution, ratified in 1791 as part of the Bill of Rights, guaranteeing reasonable bail, fines, and punishment.
An amendment to the U.S. Constitution, ratified in 1791 as part of the Bill of Rights, guaranteeing that the rights enumerated in the Constitution would not be construed as denying or jeopardizing other rights of the people
An amendment to the U.S. Constitution, ratified in 1791 as part of the Bill of Rights, guaranteeing to the states and the people those rights that are not delegated to the federal government by the Constitution
August 21, 1789
The date on which the Bill of Rights was adopted by the House of Representatives
September 25, 1789
The date on which the Bill of Rights was adopted by Congress.
December 15, 1791
The date on which the Bill of Rights came into effect through the process of ratification by three-fourths of the States.
4th president of the U.S. 1809; delegate at Constitutional Convention; introduced Bill of Rights the 1st United States Congress as a series of legislative articles
The Venerable Bede was born circa 673.
about: (used especially in) approximate dates
Six Strikes Plan
Under the new system, Internet subscribers accused of online piracy will receive a series of alerts. Critics have called the system "six strikes" because the sixth copyright violation is expected to lead to punishment from the Internet providers.
A Baedeker to the restaurants of the region.
any guidebook, pamphlet, or the like, containing information useful to travelers
It scurries to the beach through a gauntlet of mature birds, dodging...
trying conditions; an ordeal.
But it's always interesting to have theoretical predictions confirmed.
of, pertaining to, or consisting in theory; not practical
The term buccaneer is now used generally as a synonym for pirate.
1. any of the piratical adventurers who raided Spanish colonies and ships along the American coast inthe second half of the 17th century. 2. any pirate.
a person who goes about in search of plunder; pirate; buccaneer.
To plunder a town.
to rob of goods or valuables by open force, as in war, hostile raids, brigandage, etc.
Corsair showtimes and ticket information by city or zip code.
a fast ship used for piracy
a rogue, vagabond, thief, or brigand.
The lamb was bleating weakly
(of a sheep, goat, or calf) Make a characteristic wavering cry
(Chiefly Scot) bashful; shy.
If you are a third party signer, your job is to be a tattle tale.
to let out secrets.
In this campy horror film, the men of a college campus are attacked and killed by a seductive lamia who slips into their dorm rooms at night.
a female demon
We learn to recognize the bark of the toucan, the distant roar of a howler monkey, and the banshee cry of a hoatzin.
A female spirit whose wailing warns of an impending death in a house
(French) a white sauce, sometimes seasoned with onion and nutmeg.
a small songbird, especially the European garden warbler, Silvia hortensis, eaten as a delicacy in France and the Mediterranean region.
any of several passerine birds of the genus Pachyramphus, of the American tropics, having large heads and swollen bills, and variously classified with the fly catchers or the cotingas.
The schooner was becalmed in the horse latitudes for two weeks.
to deprive (a sailing vessel) of the wind necessary to move it; subject to a calm
Devil May Care
A Devil May Care Attitude
1. Heedless of caution; reckless. 2. Jovial and rakish in manner
a gear-shifting mechanism on a bicycle that shifts the drive chain from one sprocket wheel to another.
1. to pull up by the roots; uproot; extirpate; eradicate. 2. to isolate or alienate (a person) from a native or customary culture or environment.
Being drafted into the army derailed his career for two years.
to cause to fail or become deflected from a purpose; reduce or delay the chances for success or development of
The storm hindered our progress.
to cause delay, interruption, or difficulty in; hamper; impede
To contravene a statement.
to come or be in conflict with; go or act against; deny or oppose
To infringe a copyright; to infringe a rule.
to commit a breach or infraction of; violate or transgress
Fracking (or Hydraulic fracturing)
the process of drilling and injecting fluid into the ground at a high pressure in order to fracture shale rocks to release natural gas inside
a colourless volatile poisonous liquid compound used as a solvent and fuel. Formula: CH 3 OH
(Chemistry) a highly radioactive metallic element whose decay yields radon gas and alpha rays
(Chemistry) a white, lustrous, radioactive, metallic element, occurring in pitchblende, and having compounds that are used in photography and in coloring glass.
Such discrepancy between the morality of academia and the rest of the world seems implausible, for a start.
the milieu or interests of a university, college, or academy; academe
Keep up with all that's happening in academe each day.
the campus activity, life, and interests of a college or university; the academic world
Perry yesterday made a mistake saying that printing money is treason.
offense of acting to overthrow one's government
highest court of the U.S.
court with authority to review lower court rulings and decide on appeals
person supporting principle of favoring national action over state action
clause empowering Congress to regulate interstate and international commerce
alliance of states for common purposes, such as the union of the 13 original states
person supporting state action over federal government action
act of shifting operation of federal tasks and programs, such as healthcare, to the states
federal act compelling State to take certain actions
powers the federal government holds but which aren't necessarily listed in the Constitution
a website operated by Change.org, Inc., a for profit and certified B Corporation incorporated in Delaware, whose businesses include hosting sponsored campaigns. Organizations like Amnesty International and the Humane Society pay the site to host their petitions
agreement between two or more states
Marble Cake Federalism
concept of federal, state and local governments cooperating on issues rather than acting separately
concept of national law taking precedence over state laws in disputes
the act of claiming something in preference to other
nonunion worker who enjoys the benefits of union activities
Quid Pro Quo
something given in return for something else
Political donations made in such a way as to avoid federal regulations or limits, as by donating to a party organization rather than to a particular candidate or campaign
Instead, the fate of the plan is more precarious than ever.
dependent on circumstances beyond one's control; uncertain; unstable; insecure
Adj 1. capricious and unpredictable Vb 2. to be troublesome or puzzling to (someone) 3. to tickle
But government finances remained in a parlous state.
Hoary [hawr-ee, hohr-ee]
An old dog with a hoary muzzle.
gray or white with age
She has forsaken her country for an island in the South Pacific
to quit or leave entirely; abandon; desert
They are probing exotic salts able to slink through plants' barbed wires.
to move or go in a furtive, abject manner, as from fear, cowardice, or shame.
Two weeks later the butterflies wriggle free, walk out and make a winged...
to twist to and fro; writhe; squirm.
His speech was full of the most amazing blather.
foolish, voluble talk
The deposition was in its fifth grueling hour.
the giving of testimony under oath.
Amatory (-ous) [am-uh-tawr-ee]
Amatory poems; an amatory look.
of or pertaining to lovers or lovemaking; expressive of love
Grovel (-ler) [gruhv-uhl]
to humble oneself or act in an abject manner, as in great fear or utter servility.
A Christian who strictly observes Sunday as the sabbath.
(Scot. and North England) empty; vacant.
Preceding his retinue, the king entered the capital on horse.
A group of advisers, assistants, or others accompanying an important person.
The relatively brief cavalcade begins in an antic humor.
a procession of persons riding on horses, in horse drawn carriages, in cars, etc.
Days ago, your group of adventurers joined a desert caravan.
a group of travelers, as merchants or pilgrims, journeying together for safety in passing through deserts, hostile territory, etc.
One cannot ring the bells and walk in the procession.
A number of people or vehicles moving forward in an orderly fashion, esp. as part of a ceremony or festival.
A funeral cortege.
1. a procession, especially a ceremonial one 2. a line or train of attendants; retinue.
The real purpose of that comity was quite self revealing.
mutual courtesy; civility.
Commutation (-tive) [kom-yuh-tey-shuhn]
In each case the commutation was granted because, as was stated, of the...
the act of substituting one thing for another; substitution; exchange.
Hanging over the corner are two massive old-growth southern live oak trees, and anytime anything good happens concerning Auburn, toilet paper can usually be found hanging from the trees. Also known as "rolling the corner", this tradition is thought to have originated in the 1950s to celebrate away victories; however, in recent years it has become a way to celebrate anything good that happens concerning Auburn.
Yet she was no sycophant, she had her own brand of mockery and shared his insouciance about patronage.
a self-seeking, servile flatterer; fawning parasite.
They consolidated their three companies.
to bring together (separate parts) into a single or unified whole; unite; combine
people who deal with company finances
loss of trained professional personnel to another company or nation
Cut Someone Some Slack
when one treats a person less severely or lets the person do something not allowed
workers no longer considered useful
pressured situation where a person advances rapidly to a higher level in a business
Get the axe
to lose a job
upper limit to professional advancement, especially as imposed upon women
The Pipeline Theory
The Pipeline Theory describes the situation in which women are placed on a track that would eventually promote them to a top executive position. However, this process is long, and women sometimes spend 20–35 years in the pipeline waiting to advance to CEO positions. While many argue that women in the pipeline are becoming sufficiently trained and educated to compete for top-level positions, others contend that women in the pipeline are being unjustly held back from advancement. The latter would call this situation the "leaky pipe," describing a situation in which the pipeline has not advanced women to top-level positions due to "leaks" and "blockages" in the pipe. For example, some believe that there are not enough women in the pipeline. Secondly, women make many sacrifices and tradeoffs while moving up the pipeline. Lastly, the environment in many companies discourages women from advancing because they are male dominated. In order for the pipeline to work there must be a desire from women to fill the high executive positions in order for them to even be considered for those positions.
causing sadness or gloom
I'm leery of his financial advice
The exclusion of openly gay men and women from certain jobs, especially in the media.
The barrier to further promotion in a business defined by a person's inability to play golf.
In the traditionally male-dominated fields of law enforcement and military service, some people use the term brass ceiling to refer to the difficulty women have when they try to rise up in the ranks. "The brass" denotes the decision-makers at the top of an organization, especially in the military
On the Dole
person who is receives government financial aid while unemployed
a written record, especially when used to incriminate someone
notice of dismissal from one's job
Run a Tight Ship
when an organization is operated in a well-ordered manner
person who submits resignation and does not care about the job during the remaining time at work
As soon as they met, the linguists started to talk shop
discuss matters that are related to work
Tried and Tested
can be trusted because its been successful before, known to work
"Lightening war." A swift intensive military attack, especially using tanks supported by aircraft, designed to defeat the opposition quickly.
a nickname of the state of North Dakota
California used as a nickname
Connecticut used as a nickname
Hawaii used as a nickname
Illinois used as a nickname
Alabama used as a nickname
Grand Canyon State
Arizona used as a nickname
Land of the Midnight Sun
Alaska used as a nickname
Land of Opportunity
Arkansas used as a nickname
Colorado used a nickname
Deleware used as a nickname
Florida used as a nickname
Georgia used as a nickname
Idaho used a nickname
Indiana used as a nickname
Iowa used as a nickname
Kansas used as a nickname
Kentucky used as a nickname
Louisiana used as a nickname
Pine Tree State
Maine used as a nickname
Old Line State
Maryland used as a nickname
Massachusetts used as a nickname
Michigan used as a nickname
Land of 10000k Lakes
Minnesota used a nickname
Show Me State
Missouri used as a nickname
Montana used as a nickname
Nebraska used as a nickname
Nevada used as a nickname
New Hampshire used as a nickname
New Jersey used as a nickname
Land of Enchantment
New Mexico used a nickname
The state of New York used as a nickname
Tar Heel State
North Carolina used as a nickname
Ohio used as a nickname
Oklahoma used as a nickname
Oregon used as a nickname
Pennsylvania used as a nickname
Rhode Island used as a nickname
South Carolina used as a nickname
Tennessee used as a nickname
Lone Star State
Texas used as a nickname
Utah used as a nickname
Green Mountain State
Vermont used as a nickname
The state of Virginia used a nickname
The state of Washington used as a nickname
West Virginia used as a nickname
Wisconsin used as a nickname
Wyoming used as a nickname
Mississippi used as a nickname
inappropriate conscious or unconscious restraint or suppression of behavior, often due to guilt or fear produced by past punishment
pertaining to a pattern of behavior characterized by competitiveness, a sense of urgency, impatience, perfectionism, and assertiveness
a pattern of behavior characterized by an unhurried, patient, tolerant manner, an ability to relax easily, and amiability
a male who replaces an absent father and becomes an object of attachment
a means of avoiding an unpleasant life situation, such as daydreaming
Exfoliate the skin
to remove the surface of (a bone, the skin, etc.) in scales or laminae.
a person who draws a source of control from the external world, depending on others as a source of values, ideas, and security
My own university was the locus of one set of these scandals.
a center or source, as of activities or power: locus of control.
a disorder in which an individual possesses two dissociated personalities, each of a complexity comparable to that of a normal individual
Word Association Test
a technique for determining a subject's associative pattern by providing a verbal stimulus to which a spoken response is required
Rorschach Test [rawr-shahk]
a test for revealing the underlying personality structure of an individual, using a series of inkblot designs which the subject describes in his own words
pertaining to the semiconscious state prior to complete wakefulness
Lost in reverie
a state of dreamy meditation or fanciful musing; a daydream
a potential inaccuracy in observation due to overgeneralization from a limited amount of evidence or the influence of preconceived beliefs
one whose personality type is intermediate between extrovert and introvert
an abnormal fondness or preference for animals
But by then he had settled his ambivalence about politics.
1. uncertainty or fluctuation, especially when caused by inability to make a choice or by a simultaneous desire to say or do two opposite or conflicting things. 2. (Psychology) the coexistence within an individual of positive and negative feelings toward the same person, object, or action, simultaneously drawing him or her in opposite directions.
She is soon thrust into a series of deceptions and a perilous quandary.
a state of perplexity or uncertainty, especially as to what to do; dilemma
He's also helping to muddle our collective scientific literacy.
to mix up in a confused or bungling manner; jumble
We have seen only a slight fluctuation in support for either side during this...
continual change from one point or condition to another
The district court, finding an amphiboly, felt free to place an interpretive gloss on the phrase.
ambiguity of speech, especially from uncertainty of the grammatical construction rather than of the meaning of the words, as in The Duke yet lives that Henry shall depose
An aleatory element.
of or pertaining to accidental causes; of luck or chance; unpredictable
Our plans are contingent on the weather.
dependent for existence, occurrence, character, etc., on something not yet certain; conditional (often followed by on or upon)
SS was to be the annuity of old age, but now it's called a handout.
1. A fixed sum of money paid to someone each year, typically for the rest of their life. 2. A form of insurance or investment entitling the investor to a series of annual sums.
The more she tergiversated, the greater grew the media interest.
(Verb) 1. Make conflicting or evasive statements; equivocate 2. Change one's loyalties; be apostate.
All articles that coruscate with resplendence are not truly auriferous.
to emit vivid flashes of light; sparkle; scintillate; gleam
Hence, prior to amalgamation, auriferous ore is typically washed and ground to...
yielding or containing gold
Medically, it is used as a demulcent to soothe irritations, particularly of the mucous membranes
soothing or mollifying, as a medicinal substance.
An eleemosynary educational institution.
dependent on or supported by charity
A philanthropic foundation
pertaining to, engaged in, or characterized by philanthropy; benevolent
The professional bailiwick we've staked out is the empyrean of pure thought.
Belonging to or deriving from heaven.
Nine: the seven planets, the firmament , and the empyreal heaven.
the vault of heaven; sky
The pig is stuck in the pen, his thinning squeals go up to the welkin.
(Chiefly Literary) the sky; the vault of heaven
to cloud over; becloud; obscure
Occlude (-sion) (uh-KLOO-zhun)
Heart attacks result from the blood supply occluded to a part of the heart.
- a shutting off or obstruction of something
There's a porpoise in the pool. OR The car has a tendency to porpoise when overloaded.
(Noun) A small toothed whale with a low triangular dorsal fin and a blunt rounded snout (Adjective) to move forward with a rising and falling motion in the manner of a porpoise
a Japanese form of fencing using bamboo staves, with the contestants wearing head guards and protective garments.
Then when the kundalini is awakened, it will cause less havoc because it will go through the proper channels.
(Hinduism) the vital force lying dormant within one until activated by the practice of yoga, which leads one towardspiritual power and eventual salvation.
the policy of President Monroe in 1823, that the U.S. opposed further European interference with independent nations in the Western Hemisphere
following the Monroe Doctrine, the assertion that the U.S. might intervene in the affairs of an American republic threatened by a European country
a campaign for state control of railroads and grain elevators carried on during the 1870s by members of the Grange, a farmers' organization
unofficial name for the U.S. War Department's secret program to isolate radioactive isotopes and produce an atomic bomb
Seneca Falls Convention
a women's rights convention held at Seneca Falls, New York, in 1848, organized by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott
12K World War I vets who massed in Washington, D.C. in summer 1932 to induce Congress to appropriate money for bonus certificates granted in 1924
the stated policy of President T Roosevelt, originally promising fairness in all dealings with labor and management and later extended to other groups
a train of wagons and horses, as one carrying military supplies or transporting settlers in the westward migration
a revolutionary movement, 1832-36, in which U.S. settlers asserted their independence from Mexico and established the republic of Texas
the purchase of Alaska from Russia in 1867, through the negotiations of Secretary of State W. H. Seward
an 1862 act granting each land, with proceeds to be used for the endowment colleges teaching agricultural and mechanical arts
a federal oil reserve in Wy leased to private producer Harry F. Sinclair, leading to a major government scandal
a political party organized in 1874, opposed to the reduction of greenbacks (paper currency) and favoring their increase as the only paper currency
a person who received free land under the provisions of the Kinkaid Act receiving a 640-acre homestead in western Nebraska after 1904
a three-day fire in Chicago, Ill., in 1871 that largely destroyed the city and took several hundred lives
a person who opposed the League of Nations or U.S. participation in it
system which imposes a larger tax on high-income taxpayers than it does on low-income taxpayers
The offshoring of software jobs to China.
the practice of moving employees or certain business activities to foreign countries as a way to lower costs, avoid taxes, etc.
issues which Congress and the president consider important to take action over
process a monetary authority uses to control money supply and interest rate, influencing the economy
economic theory advocating government intervention in the marketplace and monetary policy
persistent substantial rise in the level of prices related to an increase in the volume of money
policy-making ties among a congressional committee, an interest group and a federal agency
Attempts to legislate morality.
create, provide, or control by legislation (the act of making or enacting laws.)
Her record in office vouchesfor her integrity.
to support as being true, certain, reliable, etc.
There is a citadel in the middle and a townaround it.
a fortress that commands a city and is used in the control of the inhabitants and in defense duringattack or siege.
They coerced him into signing the document.
to compel by force, intimidation, or authority, especially without regard for individual desire or volition
I'm much obliged for the ride.
to place under a debt of gratitude for some benefit, favor, or service
The mayor's statement had all the earmarks of dirty politics. OR To earmark goods for export.
(Noun) 1. any identifying or distinguishing mark or characteristic 2. to set aside for a specific purpose, use, recipient, etc.
A bastion of solitude; a bastion of democracy.
anything seen as preserving or protecting some quality, condition, etc.; a fortified place.
The campus was a stronghold of liberalism.
1. a well-fortified place; fortress. 2. a place that serves as the center of a group, as of militants or of persons holding a controversial viewpoint
They also serve as a natural bulwark against hurricanes and storm surges.
a wall of earth or other material built for defense; rampart.
Manipulate the boundaries of (an electoral constituency) so as to favor one party or class
Sauntering through the woods.
to walk with a leisurely gait; stroll
We traipsed all over townlooking for a copy of the book.
to walk or go aimlessly or idly or without finding or reaching one's goal
Wetland waters also percolate into the ground to recharge underground waters.
to cause (a liquid) to pass through a porous body; filter
After he had rested from his journey, he dressed himself and went down to perambulate the streets of the city.
to walk through, about, or over; travel through; traverse.
Learn about your subterranean surroundings as you mosey down the river.
to wander or shuffle about leisurely; stroll; saunter
a fugitive or runaway.
the inner tower, keep, or stronghold of a castle.
(Older Slang) bathroom; toilet.
a body of troops stationed in a fortified place
Incumbents often have an advantage in elections.
holding an indicated position, role, office, etc., currently
The one subject rule is intended to prevent logrolling and riders.
exchange of support by legislators for mutual political gain, as by voting for each other's bills
The Womens' Caucus
A meeting of the members of a legislative body who are members of a particular political party, to select candidates or decide policy.
The evil ones are in power, as it was in the carpetbagger and scalawag days.
a scamp; rascal
After the Civil War the carpetbaggers from the north tried to take over the south
- 1. an outsider who seeks power or success presumptuously 2. A political candidate who seeks election in an area where they have no local connections
The presumptuous verve with which he walks after long putts before they drop.
(of a person or their behavior) Failing to observe the limits of what is permitted or appropriate.
listing of the presidential and vice presidential candidates on the same ballot
a person who makes a defense in speech or writing of a belief, idea, etc.
The papacy came under the control of vying political factions.
The system of ecclesiastical government in which the pope is recognized as the supreme head.
A member of an order of monks and nuns founded in 1098 at Citeaux, near Dijon, France, under the rule of St. Benedict.
It was a diverse quorum ethnically, and very ecumenical theologically.
number of group members needed present to transact business legally
Promoting or relating to unity among the world's Christian churches
Habeas Corpus [hey-bee-uhs kawr-puhs]
a writ requiring a person to be brought before a judge or court, especially for investigation of a restraint of the person's liberty, used as a protection against illegal imprisonment.
(Pathology) continuous, usually nonsexual erection of the penis, especially due to disease.
Not every interest in illicit relationships is prurient.
having, inclined to have, or characterized by lascivious or lustful thoughts, desires, etc.
a servant or attendant, especially of a scholar or a magician
Berceuse [French bair-SOOZ]
(Music) 1. a cradlesong; lullaby.
Yet the chancellor's powers to achieve this goal are limited.
the secretary of a nobleman, prince, or king
a collection of books; a library.
a fine paid on a marriage during the Middle Ages in England. The word derives from the plural form of daughter, merched, in old Welsh. A peasant would pay a merchet to his lord upon the marriage of a woman. The justification for this was that when a woman married, her lord was losing a worker. Usually the bride's father would pay, as buying the right to give his daughter away.
an Italian nobleman, equivalent in rank to a marquis
Marquis [mahr-kwis French]
a nobleman ranking next below a duke and above an earl or count.
Monte Cristo [mon-tee kris-toh]
a sandwich containing slices of ham, chicken, and Swiss cheese, dipped in beaten egg and fried until brown.
The cotton twine may not be looped around or tied to the web bars.
(Verb) to form by or as by twisting together (Noun) a strong thread or string composed of two or more strands twisted together.
Droit du Seigneur [French drwa dee sen-yer]
the supposed right claimable by a feudal lord to have sexual relations with the bride of a vassal on her first night of marriage.
Droit des Gens [drwa dey zhahn]
(French) law of nations; international law
Droit de Suite [drwad sɥit]
a right recognized by the legislation of several member countries of the European Union whereby an artist, or his or her heirs, is entitled to a share of the price of a work of art if it is resold during the artist's lifetime or for 70 years after his or her death
a small parachute that deploys first in order to pull a larger parachute from its pack.
The remaining drifters either lost their drogue , went a ground, or ceased transmitting before exiting the box.
a bucket or canvas bag used as a sea anchor.
Formerly, a drugget was a sort of cheap stuff, very thin and narrow, usually made of wool, or half wool and half silk or linen; it may have been corded but was usually plain. The term is now applied to a coarse fabric having a cotton warp and a wool filling, used for rugs, tablecloths, etc
They are attached loosely to the porcupine , so they come out easily.
any of several rodents covered with stiff, sharp, erectile spines or quills, as Erethizon dorsatum of North America.
Force Majeure (forss-mah-ZHUR)
Those Mets of the late eighties and early nineties were a powerful presence in the city, a celebrity force majeure, but they were always a little short on the field.
Noun 1. Unforeseeable circumstances that prevent someone from fulfilling a contract. 2.Irresistible compulsion or superior strength.
He saw the child floundering about in the water.
to struggle with stumbling or plunging movements (usually followed by about, along, on, through, etc.)
a young domestic cock
They were my preceptor and guide into so mealtered consciousness of reality, some different republic, some liberated republic.
an instructor; teacher; tutor
The director was chastened by his recent flops.
to restrain; subdue
The issue she railed about was no more than a straw man.
a fabricated or conveniently weak or innocuous person, object, matter, etc., used as a seeming adversary or argument
(Chiefly British) a person who is a ready target for criticism or focus for disputation
But I never make work that's polemic , or that has a message.
1. a controversial argument, as one against some opinion, doctrine, etc. 2. a person who argues in opposition to another; controversialist.
To supplement these pie-and-beer meals, he tried to cadge food at court.
to obtain by imposing on another's generosity or friendship.
Latent (-cy) [leyt-nt]
Your overarching, if latent, cliché was that politics affects culture.
present but not visible, apparent, or actualized; existing as potential
A quiescent mind.
being at rest; quiet; still; inactive or motionless
to break out afresh, as a sore, a disease, or anything else that has been quiescent
Inert [in-urt, ih-nurt]
having no inherent power of action, motion, or resistance
A deodorant available in aerosol cans.
1. a system of colloidal particles dispersed in a gas; smoke or fog. 2. of or containing a liquid or gas under pressure for dispensing as a spray or foam
Jejune attempts to design a house. or A jejune novel
Adjective 1. Naive, simplistic, and superficial. 2. (of ideas or writings) Dry and uninteresting.
a person who upholds or defends the rights of the people
He was beseeched for mercy, called a traitor to his party, offered political preferment.
the act of preferring
The president had a clear mandate to end the war.
a command or authorization to act in a particular way on a public issue given by the electorate to its representative
Hotelling's law predicts that a street with two shops will also find both shops right next to each other at the same halfway point. Each shop will serve half the market; one will draw customers from the north, the other all customers from the south..
an observation in economics that in many markets it is rational for producers to make their products as similar as possible
Faust, in the legend, traded his soul to the devil in exchange for knowledge. To “strike a Faustian bargain” is to be willing to sacrifice anything to satisfy a limitless desire for knowledge or power.
the chief character of a medieval legend, represented as selling his soul to the devil in exchange for knowledge and power.
A faustian pact with the Devil.
sacrificing spiritual values for power, knowledge, or material gain
Our process is iterative which is the secret sauce to coming up with good ideas.
repeating; making repetition; repetitious
In a world of finite resources, being top dog does in fact matter.
having bounds or limits; not infinite; measurable
Scenario where cooperation and trust wins and blind pursuit of self-interest loses. It is illustrated by the problem faced by two accomplices locked in separate cells. Each is offered three choices by the police: (1) if both confess to the charges, both will be jailed for five years, (2) if only one confesses, he will be freed but the non-confessor will be jailed for ten years, or (3) if neither confesses, both will be tried for a minor offense and will be jailed for one year.
The diner's dilemma is based on a situation where several people agree to split the bill before going out to eat. By following a logical course of action, every member of the group finds him- or herself ordering dishes more expensive than what they would normally buy, and they all end up facing the outcome they tried to avoid: a more expensive meal
a diner's dilemma occurs when several participants attempt to obtain the highest possible personal reward, but instead find themselves in an unfavorable situation.
refers to a dilemma in the act of charity. It was coined by economist James M. Buchanan. It hinges on the idea that when presented with charity, in some location such as a soup kitchen, a person will act in one of two ways: using the charity to improve their situation, or coming to rely on charity as a means of survival.
Plank of Carneades [kahr-nee-uh-deez]
a thought experiment first proposed by Carneades of Cyrene; it explores the concept of self-defense in relation to murder.In the thought experiment, there are two shipwrecked sailors, A and B. They both see a plank that can only support one of them and both of them swim towards it. Sailor A gets to the plank first. Sailor B, who is going to drown, pushes A off and away from the plank and, thus, proximately, causes A to drown. Sailor B gets on the plank and is later saved by a rescue team. The thought experiment poses the question of whether Sailor B can be tried for murder because if B had to kill A in order to live, then it would arguably be in self-defense
the doctrine that an action is right or wrong according as its consequences are good or bad
Ticking Time Bomb Scenario
Simply stated, the consequentialist argument is that nations, even those that legally disallow torture, can justify its use if they have a terrorist in custody who possesses critical knowledge, such as the location of a time bomb or a weapon of mass destruction that will soon explode and cause great loss of life.
A doctor who believes abortion is always morally wrong may still remove the uterus or fallopian tubes of a pregnant woman, knowing the procedure will cause the death of the embryo or fetus, in cases in which the woman is certain to die without the procedure (examples cited include aggressive uterine cancer and ectopic pregnancy). In these cases, the intended effect is to save the woman's life, not to terminate the pregnancy, and the effect of not performing the procedure would result in the greater evil of the death of both the mother and the fetus.
a set of ethical criteria which Christians, and some others, use for evaluating the permissibility of acting when one's otherwise legitimate act (for example, relieving a terminally ill patient's pain) will also cause an effect one would normally be obliged to avoid (for example, the patient's death).
The Trolley Problem
You observe an out-of-control trolley hurtling towards five people who will surely die if hit by the trolley. You can throw a switch and divert the trolley down a side track saving the five but with certainty killing an innocent bystander. There is no opportunity to warn or otherwise avoid the disaster. Do you throw the switch?
a moral dilemma
Deontology (or Deontological ethics) [dee-on-tol-uh-jee]
Deontology has given us a lot of things that order society that utilitarianism can't offer.
the normative ethical position that judges the morality of an action based on the action's adherence to a rule or rules. It is sometimes described as "duty" or "obligation" or "rule" -based ethics, because rules "bind you to your duty". Deontological ethics is commonly contrasted to consequentialism.
Bursitis in the knee, often due to excessive kneeling
(Defense of Abortion) One of the most influential articles on abortion is Judith Jarvis Thomson's "A Defense of Abortion," written in 1971. Thomson asks the reader "to imagine" that you "wake up in the morning and find yourself back to back in bed with an unconscious violinist" who has a fatal kidney ailment. You find "the violinist's circulatory system was plugged into yours," making you like a kidney dialysis machine. You were kidnapped, because "you alone have the right blood type to help." To Thomson, unwanted pregnancy and the unconscious violinist are morally equivalent cases. She argues that neither the stranger nor the mother owes the needed life support; the stranger may unplug himself from the violinist, and the mother may unplug herself from her child.
the process of reasoning backwards in time, from the end of a problem or situation, to determine a sequence of optimal actions. It proceeds by first considering the last time a decision might be made and choosing what to do in any situation at that time. Using this information, one can then determine what to do at the second-to-last time of decision. This process continues backwards until one has determined the best action for every possible situation (i.e. for every possible information set) at every point in time.
Tragedy of the Commons
The tendency of a publicly available resource to be overused, because individual users do not bear the full cost of their use, which is instead shared by everybody.
(Verb) 1. Mining . a. to mine unsystematically. b. to enlarge a hole, as in loose soil, with successively larger blasts.
"Highest quality is lowest cost"
is a Japanese manufacturing aphorism based on the premise that the highest quality manufacturer will earn a reputation that makes buyers prefer, price being reasonably similar, to buy its goods. This means that the manufacturer will produce more than its competitors, and thus will both have economies of scale and be able to accept a lower profit per unit—thus the highest quality goods will have a lower cost by driving other goods from the market. The production of higher quality goods can also reduce quality costs.
1% Rule (or 90-9-1)
The "90–9–1" version of this rule states that 1% of people create content, 9% edit or modify that content, and 90% view the content without contributing
Sturgeon's Law [stur-juhn]
an adage commonly cited as "ninety percent of everything is crap."
A hypothetical example: an officer in the past briefly stops a man to ask for directions. This brief stop prevents that man from bumping into the woman he would eventually marry. Therefore, their child, who would have grown up to become James Kirk, one of the most important figures of Starfleet history, was never born. (oops!)
The idea that a small change at one point can have a great effect on a distant point. This concept is especially important for a person who is in the past, where he could, in theory, alter the timeline through his very presence in that time.
The picture, changed or unchanged, would be to him the visible emblem of conscience.
1: a picture with a motto or set of verses intended as a moral lesson 2: an object or the figure of an object symbolizing and suggesting another object or an idea
The first act was an incredibly talented and versatile chanteuse.
(French) a female singer, especially one who sings in nightclubs and cabarets.
Cabaret [kab-uh-rey; kab-uh-ret]
The cover charge includes dinner and a cabaret.
Entertainment held in a nightclub or restaurant while the audience eats or drinks at tables.
He had troubles aplenty.
in sufficient quantity; in generous amounts
To bask in the sunshine.
to lie in or be exposed to a pleasant warmth
an American publisher of maps, atlases, textbooks, and globes for travel, reference, commercial, and educational uses. It also provides online consumer street maps and directions, as well as commercial transportation routing software and mileage data.
The oil from eucalyptus leaves, chiefly used for its medicinal properties
The idea of being fat and fit is nothing short of apostasy.
a total desertion of or departure from one's religion, principles, party, cause, etc.
His failures made him malevolent toward those who were successful.
wishing evil or harm to another or others; showing ill will; ill-disposed; malicious
The student was kept late for impudent behavior.
Not showing due respect for another person; impertinent.
She had the effrontery to ask for two free samples.
shameless or impudent boldness; barefaced audacity
An insolent reply.
boldly rude or disrespectful; contemptuously impertinent; insulting
Being smart, it seems, is a necessary antecedent to freedom.
Order, health, and by inference cleanliness.
A conclusion reached on the basis of evidence and reasoning.
an inference; conclusion.
It came at me in plain words one night, in that sullen calm before sleep.
showing irritation or ill humor by a gloomy silence or reserve.
dark; gloomy; obscure
Excision is the cutting out of an organ, tissue, or other body part from the patient.
the act of removal; an excising.
Incision a cut into a body tissue or organ, such as by a scalpel, made during surgery.
a cut, gash, or notch.
The event was heavy with grief but electric with anger and indignation.
strong displeasure at something considered unjust, offensive, insulting, or base; righteous anger.
To vindicate someone's honor.
to clear, as from an accusation, imputation, suspicion, or the like
5150 (Fifty one fifty)
mentally disturbed person (actually a reference to the California Welfare and Institutions Code)
Bus/Cab in trouble
A bullet ricocheted off the wall
(Verb) (of a bullet, shell, or other projectile) Rebound one or more times off a surface
any of the freshwater algae of the genus Anabaena, commonly occurring in masses and oftencontaminating drinking water, giving it a fishy odor and taste.
any of several fishes of the family Anabantidae, comprising the labyrinth fishes.
belonging to the Anacardiaceae, the cashew family of plants.
Show IPAnounc570–c480 b.c, Greek writer, noted for his short songs celebrating love and wine
When the exequatur is finalized the court issues a decree that should be annotated on the marriage certificate
a written recognition of a consul by the government of the state in which he or she is stationed giving authorization to exercise appropriate powers.
Search warrants must describe with particularity the placet obe searched and the items to beseized.
An affirmative vote, indicated by an utterance of ‘placet.’.
The administration placated protesters by agreeing to consider their demands.
to soothe or mollify especially by concessions: appease
Permute (-ation) [per-myoot]
to alter; change.
(Armor) a piece of plate armor of the 15th to the 18th century protecting the lower part of the torso in front: used especially as a reinforcement over a breastplate.
Obtaining a disability parking placard or disability plate.
A poster or sign for public display, either fixed to a wall or carried during a demonstration.
the nutritive yolk of a meroblastic ovum or egg.
(in ancient Greek drama) a choral ode addressed to the audience, especially of comedy, andindependent of the action of the play: usually following the agon and, in the earliest forms of comedy,serving often to end the play.
(of a man or boy) having traits, tastes, habits, etc., traditionally considered feminine, as softness or delicacy.
Fashions in clothing are becoming increasingly epicene.
belonging to, or partaking of the characteristics of, both sexes
The nerves finally terminate in the wing cell layer from where they enervate the epithelium.
to deprive of force or strength; destroy the vigor of; weaken.
An effete, overrefined society.
lacking in wholesome vigor; degenerate; decadent
To efface one's unhappy memories.
to wipe out; do away with; expunge
Finicky eaters and older kids can order from the adult menu.
excessively particular or fastidious; difficult to please; fussy
A dainty lace handkerchief.
of delicate beauty; exquisite
A delectable witticism.
delightful; highly pleasing; enjoyable
The variety was maintained to avoid tiring his palate.
(Noun) 1. The roof of the mouth, separating the cavities of the nose and the mouth in vertebrates. 2. A person's appreciation of taste and flavor.
But first a word about why said odd-sounding vestment is appearing in these hallowed pages.
1. a garment, especially an outer garment. 2. an official or ceremonial robe.
Prizes will also be given to riders and horses decked out in noteworthy raiment.
clothing; apparel; attire.
A scrumptious casserole; a scrumptious satin gown.
very pleasing, especially to the senses; delectable; splendid
Investigate finical aid opportunities with your high school counselor.
finicky (excessively particular or fastidious; difficult to please; fussy)
The minister's visit was the dying man's only solace.
something that gives comfort, consolation, or relief
Mischief (-vous) [mis-chif]
He did not cause any damage and he is no longer capable of doing mischief to..
conduct or activity that playfully causes petty annoyance.
an exclamation of triumph on discovering or solving something
A childish, hostile taunt, often repeated in a singsong voice.
used to express keen pleasure, astonishment, approval, etc.
an oral antiviral drug (trade name Zovirax) used to treat genital herpes; does not cure thedisease but relieves the symptoms
And perhaps dyscalculia will collect a penumbra of dubious cases around it, as dyslexia has.
severe difficulty in making simple mathematical calculations, due to cerebral disease or injury
Bloggers and pop musicians operate in a penumbra of semi-illegality.
a shadowy, indefinite, or marginal area.
the next to the last syllable in a word.
(Pathology) difficulty or abnormality in performing voluntary muscular movements.
(Psychiatry) inability to write, caused by cerebral lesion.
As a prisoner, he watched other boys die of dysentery and starvation.
Infection of the intestines resulting in severe diarrhea with the presence of blood and mucus in the feces.
With the caprice of a despotic king, he alternated between kindness and cruelty.
a tendency to change one's mind without apparent or adequate motive; whimsicality; capriciousness
Having no sense of purpose, he was often at the mercy of the strange megrims that sprang into his head
1. low spirits; the blues. 2. a whim or caprice.
Crepuscule (-al) [kri-puhs-kyool]
From the deck of our sloop we watched as the island slowly faded from sight in the golden crepuscule of a beautiful Caribbean day
The period of partial darkness at the beginning or end of the day; twilight.
Pastoral scenery; the pastoral life.
having the simplicity, charm, serenity, or other characteristics generally attributed to rural areas
(Psychiatry) inability or loss of the ability to perform arithmetic operations.
(Pharmacology) a crystalline compound, used as an antiviral drug in the treatment of herpes infections
The award winner was in an ebullient mood at the dinner in her honor.
overflowing with fervor, enthusiasm, or excitement; high-spirited
The parents effervesced with pride over their new baby.
1. to give off bubbles of gas, as fermenting liquors. 2. to show enthusiasm, excitement, liveliness, etc.
As 's instead of is in there's
the omission of a vowel, consonant, or syllable in pronunciation.
Students can simply cut out their tessellated design on the pattern block triangle paper and glue it on construction for display.
checkered in pattern
A sonorous cavern.
loud, impressive, imposing
Not a scintilla of remorse.
a minute particle; spark; trace
A shrill cry.
To handle a diplomatic crisis in a very maladroit way.
Flatulent (-ce) [flach-uh-luhnt]
generating gas in the alimentary canal, as food
Narrative is a part of traditional modern dance, but the storytelling here was unclear and prolix
extended to great, unnecessary, or tedious length; long and wordy.
A fusillade of accusations OR A fusillade of questions.
1. A series of shots fired or missiles thrown all at the same time or in quick succession 2. a general discharge or outpouring of anything
Some designs use a barrage or dam to trapwater at high tide. OR A barrage of questions.
(Military) 1. a heavy barrier of artillery fire to protect one's own advancing or retreating troops or to stop the advance of enemy troops. 2. an overwhelming quantity or explosion, as of words, blows, or criticisms
To keep fully on top of this onslaught is both difficult and fool hardy.
an onset, assault, or attack, especially a vigorous one.
The local furniture store is individually owned, but is part of a buying syndicate
a group of individuals or organizations combined or making a joint effort to undertake some specificduty or carry out specific transactions or negotiations
a person chosen to represent and transact business for a corporation, as a university.
The railroad track-layer is an indubitable and decided success.
that cannot be doubted; patently evident or certain; unquestionable
The most prominent ranks were the king, the nobleman or thegn, and the ordinary freeman or ceorl.
a freeman of the lowest rank in Anglo-Saxon England
He goes to public school and the principal there is a hellion about punctuality.
(Informal) a disorderly, troublesome, rowdy, or mischievous person.
In his baritone phrasing, thick, romantic tones rose up from the gutbucket into wide clouds of lyricism.
A type of jazz music characterized by a strong beat and rollicking delivery
Dude, it is really bad form to shill your blog on a discussion board.
An accomplice of a hawker, gambler, or swindler who acts as an enthusiastic customer to entice or encourage others.
A diminutive building for a model-train layout.
small; little; tiny
You'll be ineligible for deferment or forbearance on your loan.
1. the act of deferring or putting off; postponement. 2. a temporary exemption from induction into military service.
The whole facade works together as a tawny tapestry of the art of clay.
Show IPA adjective, taw·ni·er, taw·ni·est, nounadjective1.of a dark yellowish or dull yellowish-brown color.
But there are still places here with a rich tapestry of unique flora and fauna.
a fabric consisting of a warp upon which colored threads are woven by hand to produce a design, often pictorial, used for wall hangings, furniture coverings, etc.
a garden east of Jerusalem, near the brook of Kedron: scene of Jesus' agony and betrayal. Matt.26:36.
A tantalizing taste of success.
having or exhibiting something that provokes or arouses expectation, interest, or desire, especially thatwhich remains unobtainable or beyond one's reach
From the airplane the town resembled a congeries of tiny boxes.
a collection of items or parts in one mass; assemblage; aggregation; heap
A man's formal daytime coat, with front edges sloping diagonally from the waist and forming tails at the back
They build roads, aqueducts, warm and ventilate houses.
to provide (a room, mine, etc.) with fresh air in place of air that has been used or contaminated.
Four of its original aqueducts still bring water to the modern city.
1. An artificial channel for conveying water, typically in the form of a bridge supported by tall columns across a valley. 2. A small canal containing fluid.
Bamboo's tubular form presents certain structural conundrums as well.
having the form or shape of a tube; tubiform
Here are the answers, presented in convenient tabular form.
of, pertaining to, or arranged in a table or systematic arrangement by columns, rows, etc., asstatistics.
(Latin: The most bountiful God) is the name of an Apostolic constitution written by Pope Pius XII. It defines ex cathedra the dogma of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Ex Cathedra [eks kuh-thee-druh]
My own complaint is that arguments are presented ex cathedra without adequate peer review or bibliography.
from the seat of authority; with authority: used especially of those pronouncements of the pope that are considered infallible.
The newly elected pontiff must then literally walk out of the college of cardinals.
any high or chief priest; any pontifex
(Roman Religion) a member of the Pontifical College, which was presided over by a chief priest (Pontifex Maximus)
(in ancient Rome) A member of the principal college of priests.
Bulimia (-ic) [byoo-lim-ee-uh]
An eating disorder characterized by uncontrolled rapid ingestion of large quantities of food over a short period of time, followed by self-induced vomiting, fasting, and other measures to prevent weight gain. It is most common among young women and teenage girls.
Dexter and Sinister
Dexter and sinister are terms used in heraldry to refer to specific locations in an escutcheon bearing a coat of arms and by extension also to a crest. "Dexter" (Latin for "right") means to the right from the viewpoint of the bearer of the arms, to the left of that of the viewer. "Sinister" (Latin for "left") means to the left from the viewpoint of the bearer, to the right of that of the viewer. The dexter side is considered the side of greatest honour.
the occupation or study concerned with the classification of armorial bearings, the allocation of rights to bear arms, the tracing of genealogies, etc
History of the mackenzies, with genealogies of the principal families of the name.
a record or account of the ancestry and descent of a person, family, group, etc.
The same thing might have been said of fully half the peerage.
the body of peers of a country or state
Equip valve with four-arm handle, serrated hose end, and wall escutcheon
a shield or shieldlike surface on which a coat of arms is depicted
Coat of Arms
The king awarded him a coat of arms embellished with two cinnamon sticks, three nutmegs and twelve cloves.
The distinctive heraldic bearings or shield of a person, family, corporation, or country.
The pickets blazoned their grievances on placards.
to set forth conspicuously or publicly; display; proclaim
Centered over the portal is a cartouche with a coat of arms on a diapered...
an oval or oblong design with a slightly convex surface, typically edged with ornamental scrollwork. It is used to hold a painted or low relief design.
a walled section of Peking, built in the 15th century, containing the imperial palace and other buildings ofthe imperial government of China.
Ming: the imperial dynasty of China from 1368 to 1644
Qing Dynasty [ching]
the last imperial dynasty of China (from 1644 to 1912) which was overthrown by revolutionaries; during the Qing dynasty China was ruled by the Manchu
His tomb has been nominated as a world cultural heritage center by unesco.
an agency of the United Nations charged with instituting and administering programs for cooperative, coordinated action by member states in education, science, and the arts.
He finagled the backers out of a fortune.
to trick, swindle, or cheat (a person)
a newly married man, especially one who has been long a bachelor.
rather heavy or fat; stout; corpulent
They are not longer, but are nearly as large again, and more corpulent.
large or bulky of body; portly; stout; fat
Action against license based on licentiate's actions regarding application of another.
a person who has received a license, as from a university, to practice an art or profession
Competent (-ce) [kom-pi-tuhnt]
He is perfectly competent to manage the bank branch.
having suitable or sufficient skill, knowledge, experience, etc., for some purpose; properly qualified
Privileges that appertain to members of the royal family.
to belong as a part, right, possession, attribute, etc.; pertain or relate
An organized whole that is perceived as more than the sum of its parts.
Juan Baptista dos Santos
Man with two penises and a third leg. Juan Baptista dos Santos used both penises during intercourse and, after finishing with one he would continue with the other.
From there, one could go on to receive the more advanced law degrees that supernumerary mentioned.
being in excess of the usual, proper, or prescribed number; additional; extra.
The alphabet is usually ascribed to the Phoenicians.
to credit or assign, as to a cause or source; attribute; impute
To live according to the precepts of a stringent religion can be difficult.
a commandment or direction given as a rule of action or conduct.
Each canvas represented a long, morose gestation spent in solitary thought.
1. The process of carrying or being carried in the womb between conception and birth. 2. the period of such a development
It conjured up images of geriatric males waking from one board meeting only to...
of or pertaining to geriatrics, old age, or aged persons.
The radicals predominate in the new legislature.
to have numerical superiority or advantage
The suspects were under police surveillance.
a watch kept over a person, group, etc., especially over a suspect, prisoner, or the like
Which is why one hesitates to quarrel with any of her judgments.
an angry dispute or altercation; a disagreement marked by a temporary or permanent break infriendly relations.
any line of verse in six feet, as in English poetry.
Monsoon seasons can turn a year on the road into a year in the mud, so plan...
the seasonal wind of the Indian Ocean and southern Asia, blowing from the southwest in summer and from the northeast in winter.
Trained educators work with the marionette and address probing questions openly and with sensitivity.
a puppet manipulated from above by strings attached to its jointed limbs.
1. excessive (and proscribed) veneration of the Virgin Mary, especially in forms appropriate to God. 2. veneration of women.
a member of a tribe of North American Indians of Algonquian speech stock, once dwelling in the Colorado plains and now in Oklahoma and Wyoming
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of an uncle
All funicular segments subquadrate or slightly transverse.
1. of or pertaining to a rope or cord, or its tension. 2. worked by a rope or the like.
a powerful medieval crossbow with a steel bow, used to shoot stones, metal balls, arrows, etc
She was appointed administratrix by order of the probate court by an order entered that same day.
(Law) a woman who is an administrator
Some patients use acupuncture to reduce osteoarthritis pain.
a Chinese medical practice or procedure that treats illness or provides local anesthesia by the insertion of needles at specified sites of the body.
His personality and his jurisprudence do not allow for it.
the science or philosophy of law
All faces of a regular icosahedron are congruent, equilateral triangles.
a solid figure having 20 faces
The patagium extended from the wrist of the foreleg to the ankle of the hind leg.
a wing membrane, as of a bat
All three requirements for collateral estoppel are satisfied in this case.
(Law) A legal restraint that stops or prevents a person from contradicting or reneging on his previous position or previous assertions or commitments.
(Noun) A roof covering of straw, reeds, palm leaves, or a similar material. (Verb) Cover (a roof or a building) with straw or a similar material
"Why, less than nothing, my furry polliwog!” chugged the frog, amused.
Sprinkle macaroon crumbs on the top aid a dash of nutmeg.
a drop cookie made of egg whites, sugar, usually almond paste or coconut, and sometimes a little flour
Lord Baltimore Cake
a yellow layer cake, using only the yolks of eggs and having a fruit-nut filling consisting of pecans, almonds, maraschino cherries, and macaroon crumbs.
There is no marked change as far as the general contour is concerned.
the outline of a figure or body; the edge or line that defines or bounds a shape or object
Even she noticed the impediment to her forward motion.
obstruction; hindrance; obstacle
His disregard of the rules compels us to dismiss him.
to force or drive, especially to a course of action
Anankastic Personality [an-uhn-kas-tik]
a personality syndrome characterized by obsessional or compulsive traits
(German) total art work; an artistic creation, as the music dramas of Richard Wagner, that synthesizes the elements of music, drama, spectacle, dance, etc
Parents incubate the eggs for about a month until the eggs hatch.
(Verb)(of a bird) 1. Sit on (eggs) in order to keep them warm and bring them to hatching.(esp. in a laboratory) 2. Keep (eggs, cells, bacteria, embryos, etc.) at a suitable temperature so that they develop.
in that matter or circumstance
(in an ancient Roman city) a night watchman's post or sentry box
(Hindu Mythology) a supernatural female being, either the mistress of a soul in paradise or a succubus.
To vanquish one's opponent in an argument.
to conquer or subdue by superior force, as in battle; to defeat in any contest or conflict
To surmount a hill.
to mount upon; get on the top of; mount upon and cross over
Naive cells become memory cells when exposed to a pathogen.
any disease-producing agent, especially a virus, bacterium, or other microorganism
The proclamation emancipated no one immediately, but changed everything eventually.
not constrained or restricted by custom, tradition, superstition; freed from slavery or bondage
A peremptory command.
leaving no opportunity for denial or refusal; imperative, decisive or final
A preemptive tactic against a ruthless business rival.
taken as a measure against something possible, anticipated, or feared; preventive; deterrent
It's a lot harder to work productively for the country as an expatriate.
to banish (a person) from his or her native country
(German) a type of novel concerned with the education, development, and maturing of a young protagonist
The amount of effort and patience required to match these asylum inmates with...
refuge granted to a foreign person by a sovereign state
At this rather pedestrian speed, the feature appears to work well.
(noun) a person who goes or travels on foot; walker (adjective) lacking in vitality, imagination or distinction; commonplace or dull
A mendacious person.
telling lies, habitually dishonest, untruthful
cheerfully optimistic or confident; reddish, ruddy
bad beyond correction or reform
Piracy, poverty and perdition: Somalia takes our unwanted prize.
a state of final spiritual ruin; loss of the soul
The ribosome translates a single protein from the viral genome.
tiny organelle found abundantly in cell cytoplasm and functioning as site of protein manufacture
Such male antipathy towards rivals may be a mammalian universal.
a natural, basic, or habitual repugnance; aversion
This poem is the apotheosis of lyric expression.
1. the elevation or exaltation of a person to the rank of a god. 2. the ideal example; epitome; quintessence
any ornament or ornamental object, as a rug or mosaic, in which flowers, foliage, fruits, vases, animals, and figures are represented in a fancifully combined pattern
She knew a lot about Sanskrit grammar and other arcane matters.
known or understood by very few; mysterious; secret; obscure; esoteric
Adherents of kabbalah reject both the rationalist and social approach to prayer.
1: a medieval and modern system of Jewish theosophy, mysticism, and thaumaturgy marked by belief in creation through emanation and a cipher method of interpreting Scripture 2: a traditional, esoteric, occult, or secret matter
Occulted their house from prying eyes by planting large trees around it
to shut off from view or exposure
An unearthly scream.
supernatural; ghostly; unnaturally strange; weird
out of the ordinary course of nature; exceptional or abnormal
An august performance of a religious drama.
inspiring reverence or admiration; of supreme dignity or grandeur; majestic
If so, that would augur well for technology and electronics stocks,...
(Noun) soothsayer; prophet (Verb) to divine or predict, as from omens; prognosticate
As usual, sports writer wants to prognosticate based on statistics.
to forecast or predict (something future) from present indications or signs; prophesy.
Moreover, he has the habit of craving entry to every club and cabal he can find.
a secret group seeking to overturn something
Cartography has been instrumental to geography throughout the ages.
the science or art of making maps.
The two lakes coalesced into one.
to grow together to form a single whole
an extensive urban area resulting from the expansion of several cities or towns so that they coalesce but usually retain their separate identities.
In these disagreements, participants aver they are for the good of the entire group.
to assert or affirm with confidence; declare in a positive or peremptory manner
to declare earnestly or solemnly; affirm positively; aver.
In winter, a few deer gambol through crunching snow from the surrounding...
to skip about, as in dancing or playing; frolic.
articulated with the lower lip touching the upper front teeth
wisdom in determining ends and the means of attaining them
a theory that truth is discovered by introspection rather than by examination of the outside world
Law of Parsimony
a principle according to which an explanation of a thing or event is made with the fewest possible assumptions
Occam's Razor [ok-uhm]
the maxim that assumptions introduced to explain a thing must not be multiplied beyond necessity
Anemometer (-ry) [an-uh-mom-i-tre]
We recommend that as part of the development effort, an anemometry study be commissioned.
the science of measuring the speed of wind
After all, his art told people nothing about his quotidian life.
daily; ordinary; commonplace; usual or customary; everyday.
The actor who would play Cyrano must have panache.
a grand or flamboyant manner; verve; style; flair
The dazzling panoply of the maharaja's procession
a wide-ranging and impressive array or display
Since then cryptography went back to good old random number method which is...
the procedures, processes, methods, etc., of making and using secret writing, as codes or ciphers.
The surplus faded away and they were reduced to penury.
an oppressive lack of resources (as money); severe poverty
He appeared to them to be a queer kind of pedant; they did not care for him,...
someone who shows off learning; a person who relies too much on academic learning or who is concerned chiefly with insignificant detail
a woman with considerable scholarly, literary, or intellectual ability or interest.
A perfidious lover.
willing to betray someone’s trust
His peripatetic approach doesn't allow for much depth.
wandering from place to place, especially on foot.
a person who is guided by materialism and is disdainful of intellectual or artistic values
To lionize the visiting poet.
to treat as a celebrity
They do not come here looking to aggrandize themselves monetarily.
to widen in scope; increase in size or intensity; enlarge; extend.
The maelstrom of early morning traffic.
whirlpool; turmoil; agitated state of mind
Numismatics ' profit margin for bullion and non-bullion.
As for the queen, she is so far from being a decisive potentate that she can seem goofily out of the loop.
a monarch or ruler with great power
The inference from the frequency of these that of the mendicant orders.
(Adjective) 1. begging; practicing begging; living on alms. 2. a person who lives by begging; beggar.
But gutless, vote hungry politicians need sustenance.
means of sustaining life; nourishment.
The aggregate amount of indebtedness
formed by the conjunction or collection of particulars into a whole mass or sum; total; combined
A serene landscape
calm, peaceful, or tranquil; unruffled
It is a dilemma that goes beyond partisan politics and journalistic ethics.
an adherent or supporter of a person, group, party, or cause, especially a person who shows a biased, emotional allegiance
The original kitchen was a cramped, haphazard jumble.
characterized by lack of order or planning, by irregularity, or by randomness
The monument commemorates the signing of the declaration of independence.
to serve as a memorial or reminder of
A commentary on the Bible
explanations, or annotations serving to illustrate a point
The licensee shall not commingle resident funds with licensee's funds.
to mix or mingle together
A man with a compliant nature.
obliging or yielding in a submissive way
Complicity in a crime.
involved with others in wrongdoing
He or she will have no compunction about writing up a detailed report of my...
feeling of anxiety of the conscience caused by regret for doing wrong
He made no concession to caution.
yielding, as a right or a privilege
And this appeal must be to a conferee who is expected to act in an objective manner.
A person who attends a conference
flowing or running together
Researchers who study inbreeding track consanguineous marriages-those between second cousins or closer.
having the same ancestry or descent; related by blood.
A conscientious judge.
controlled by or done according to conscience
Admission to the conservatory and gardens is free year-round.
school of music
Any other police constable shall serve at the pleasure of the township trustees.
an officer of the peace, having police and minor judicial functions
To her consternation, she realized she was in over her head.
sudden, alarming amazement or dread that results in utter confusion
And fears of financial contagion have made the markets unnaturally volatile.
communication of disease by direct or indirect contact
They also fast much, eat no salt, and are bound to strict continence.
self-restraint or abstinence
The patient is allowed to convalesce after hemostasis is achieved.
to recover health and strength after illness
The elevator is a jerky conveyance that does not inspire confidence.
means of transportation
Her partying and odd demeanor bothered many observers.
conduct, behavior, deportment
But demurrage is a charge imposed for the undue detention of rail cars.
detention in port of a vessel by the shipowner beyond the time allowed
It does disenfranchise people who vote on the losing side.
to deprive a person of a right of citizenship, as of the right to vote
She dissuaded him from leaving home.
to advise or urge against
Proletariat (-n) [proh-li-tair-ee-uht]
Technocracy was once a communist idea: with the proletariat in power,...
the class of wage earners, especially those who earn their living by manual labor or who are dependent for support on daily or casual employment; the working class.
His critics call him a profiteer of the foreclosure crisis.
one who seeks or exacts exorbitant profits through the sale of scarce or rationed goods
To charge an exorbitant price
exceeding the bounds of custom, propriety, or reason, especially in amount or extent; highly excessive
biblical commandments of Moses; Ten Commandments Ex. 20:2–17.
As one method of showing his devotion it wash is custom to shower his inamorata with presents.
A person's female lover
a man with whom one is in love; a male lover
You sound like my doppelganger.
(German) a ghostly double or counterpart of a living person.
A ghostly apparition at midnight.
a supernatural appearance of a person or thing, especially a ghost; a specter or phantom; wraith
Now he is a stooped wraith unable to focus his eyes, bathe himself or walk without help.
an apparition of a living person supposed to portend his or her death.
He's not the only specter from a dearly departed show.
a visible incorporeal spirit, especially one of a terrifying nature; ghost; phantom; apparition.
There, corporeal lashes in public would probably served up in no time for disturbing the peace.
1. of the nature of the physical body; bodily. 2. material; tangible: corporeal property.
(Pathology) protrusion (to thrust forward; cause to project) of the eyeball from the orbit, caused by disease, especially hyperthyroidism, or injury.
Graves' Disease [greyvz]
(Pathology) a disease characterized by an enlarged thyroid, a rapid pulse, and increased basal metabolism due to excessive thyroid secretion; exophthalmic goiter.
The handles of the amphora are solid silver panthers.
A tall ancient Greek or Roman jar with two handles and a narrow neck.
To be really bad, a film should be pretentious and sententious.
given to excessive moralizing; self-righteous.
A stream in which trout abound.
to occur or exist in great quantities or numbers
To decipher a hastily scribbled note.
to make out the meaning of (poor or partially obliterated writing, etc.)
A well-paid young middle-class professional who works in a city job and has a luxurious lifestyle.
Deprave (-ity) [dih-preyv]
Better take them away from those who might deprave them.
to make morally bad or evil; vitiate; corrupt.
The editor defended the redaction of the victims' names from the news article by explaining that their families had yet to be notified of their deaths.
The process of editing text for publication
Senescent (-ce) [si-nes-uhnt]
No longer growing or dividing, they enter a state called senescence.
growing old; aging
Nescience (-t) [nesh-uhns]
I am nescience on this topic.
lack of knowledge; ignorance
Returning from a dinner at the house of a tasteless plutocrat .
a member of a plutocracy
In the provinces, the elected governor becomes his own oligarch in both the economy and politics.
one of the rulers in an oligarchy.
Fastidiously gathered, rigorously sorted, they can reveal emergent meanings.
In the process of coming into being or becoming prominent.
When you come down to it, there is too little action and too much ratiocination for either movies or the stage.
the process of logical reasoning.
The portico shelters a wagon entrance, now used a loading dock.
a structure consisting of a roof supported by columns or piers, usually attached to a building as a porch.
a courtyard enclosed by four porticoes
Tetany (-ic) [tet-n-ee]
Spasms of the hands or feet may be an important early sign of tetany, a potentially life-threatening condition.
(Pathology) a state marked by severe, intermittent tonic contractions and muscular pain, due to abnormal calcium metabolism.
(Pathology) Undue tendency of the muscles to contract, caused by ionic imbalance in the blood, or associated with anxiety disorders.
However, the state is far from being a predictable monolith.
(Noun) 1. A large single upright block of stone, esp. one shaped into or serving as a pillar or monument. 2. A very large and characterless building.
What horrors were committed within the caliginous confinements of that torture chamber.
misty; dim; dark
Its anterior margin is attached to the inguinal ligament.
(adjective) of, pertaining to, or situated in the groin.
Fiscal jugglery and playing with tax structure will not be enough.
manipulation or trickery especially to achieve a desired end
When the bank teller bought an expensive car and house, they suspected there might be some hanky-panky going on.
1. unethical behavior; deceit 2. illicit sexual relations.
He fudged his answers.
Present or deal with (something) in a vague, noncommittal, or inadequate way, esp. so as to conceal the truth or mislead
Bribery, graft, and other such skulduggery.
dishonorable proceedings; mean dishonesty or trickery
Cagey (-iness) [key-jee]
A cagey reply to the probing question.
cautious, wary, or shrewd
After adolescence many pupils lack incentive for an education that has no...
something that incites or tends to incite to action or greater effort, as a reward offered for increased productivity.
But courts should not be making law at the behest of big companies.
1. a command or directive. 2. an earnest or strongly worded request.
She injured her neck and bruised her lungs and aorta.
The main trunk of the circulatory system, conveying blood from the heart to all of the body except the lungs
a nest of social wasps
an ant nest
(Roman Catholic Church) a member of a religious order, especially the mendicant orders of Franciscans, Dominicans, Carmelites, and Augustinians.
1. A friar belonging to a strict branch of the Franciscan order. 2. A cloak and hood formerly worn by women
Courses will be supervised by professors and a proctor.
one appointed to keep watch over students at examinations
Back when she made this grand proclamation it was a joke.
public and official announcement
1. the preaching of the gospel of Christ, especially in the manner of the early church. 2. the content or message of such preaching.
descendant or offspring
She could trace her lineage to the early Pilgrims.
lineal descent from an ancestor; ancestry or extraction
But in any serious narrative, the dark chapters are merely prologue to new births of freedom, peace and prosperity.
introductory part of a discourse, poem, or novel
Government may not interfere with efforts to proselyte or worship in public places.
a person who has changed from one opinion, religious belief, sect, or the like, to another; convert.
A shy man who rarely made overtures of friendship
an opening or initiating move toward negotiations, a new relationship, an agreement, etc.
None of its political factions and fledgling parties are dominant.
an inexperienced person
An apprentice to a plumber.
a person who works for another in order to learn a trade
The old-time card sharps always let the greenhorn win a few hands early on so he'd up his ante too.
an untrained or inexperienced person
Length of interval, and not accent, is therefore the determining element in prosody.
science or study of poetic meters and versification
"Not bad at all" or "She was not a little upset" for "She was extremely upset" is an example of litotes.
(Rhetoric) understatement, especially that in which an affirmative is expressed by the negative of its contrary
She confides in no one but her husband.
to impart secrets trustfully; discuss private matters or problems
Loss of control, and increasing irrelevance, may suffice.
to be enough or adequate, as for needs, purposes, etc.
a mountain range between Spain and France. Highest peak, Pic de Néthou, 11,165 feet (3400 meters).
If a stenographer took minutes of the trial, appellant must pay the fees to...
a person who specializes in taking dictation in shorthand.
Appellant 's motion to file belated brief is granted.
a person who appeals
Yet this enviable record means little inside the beltway.
1. a highway around the perimeter of an urban area. 2. the people and institutions located in the area bounded by the Washington Beltway, taken to bepolitically and socially out of touch with the rest of America and much given to political intrigue
Discourse of reason doth not only call and summon us unto it.
to call upon to do something specified
An albatross across one's neck
a seemingly inescapable moral or emotional burden, as of guilt or responsibility.
(in cycling and rowing) a last-chance qualifying heat in which the runners-up in earlier heats race eachother, with the winner advancing to the finals.
However, the fact that a chattel exists does not end the inquiry with regard to...
any article of tangible property other than land, buildings, and other things annexed to land.
Seven years later, he filed this instant replevin action.
an action for the recovery of goods or chattels wrongfully taken or detained.
the condition of being abundantly supplied or filled; fullness
to be fretfully discontented; fret; complain.
To repatriate after 20 years abroad.
to return to one's own country
The pair perform some repartee that, surprisingly for one of these things,...
a quick, witty reply
to indicate the sequence of pages in (a book, manuscript, etc.) by placing numbers or other characters on each leaf; to number the pages of.
A perusal of the current books.
Meanwhile, the old repertory remained unchanged in the theatres.
The performance of various plays, operas, or ballets by a company at regular short intervals.
a US Air Force base in southern Nevada, rumored to be where the US government hides alien visitors
There is no evidence of foul play.
violence; especially: murder
murder of a mother by her son or daughter
the act of killing one's father, mother, or other close relative.
Regicide is a viable option that minimizes collateral casualties.
the killing of a king
The practices of warfare and fratricide have ceased.
a person who kills his or her brother
To fathom someone's motives.
to penetrate to the truth of; comprehend; understand
A quaint old house.
having an old-fashioned attractiveness or charm; oddly picturesque
So today's cosmologists became proponents of believing in things not seen of...
a person who puts forward a proposition or proposal.
Enthusiast [en-thoo-zee-ast, -ist]
A sports enthusiast.
a person who is filled with enthusiasm for some principle, pursuit, etc.; a person of ardent zeal
An ardent vow; ardent love.
having, expressive of, or characterized by intense feeling; passionate; fervent
(Trademark) a brand of sandals having a contoured sole.
The bullet landed spang on target.
(Informal) directly, exactly
(Noun) a person who follows or upholds a leader, cause, etc.; supporter; follower. (Adjective) Sticking fast to an object or surface.
The trouble, as any horror buff or late-show aficionado well knows, is pod...
an ardent devotee; fan, enthusiast.
She sniveled like a child.
to weep or cry with sniffling
Vainglory in her own appearance, deceit in attempting to palm.
excessive elation or pride over one's own achievements, abilities, etc.; boastful vanity.
Erudition is valued, and so is a smattering of pretension.
A claim or the assertion of a claim to something.
Erudite (-tion) [er-yoo-dahyt]
An erudite professor; an erudite commentary
characterized by great knowledge; learned or scholarly
A patron of the arts
a person who supports with money, gifts, efforts, or endorsement an artist, writer, museum, cause,charity, institution, special event, or the like
The artist would resent this patronage all his life, even though he depended on...
the financial support or business provided to a store, hotel, or the like, by customers, clients, or paying guests.
A solution that is applicable to the problem.
applying or capable of being applied; relevant; suitable; appropriate
The Three-Age System
in archaeology and physical anthropology is the periodization of human prehistory into three consecutive time periods, named for their respective tool-making technologies: The Stone Age, The Bronze Age, The Iron Age
The Stone Age is a broad prehistoric period during which stone was widely used to make implements with a sharp edge, a point, or a percussion surface. The period lasted roughly 3.4 million years, and ended between 4500 BC and 2000 BC with the advent of metalworking.
The Bronze Age
a period characterized by the use of copper and its alloy bronze and proto-writing, and other features of urban civilization.
The Iron Age
the period generally occurring after the Bronze Age, marked by the prevalent use of iron. The early period of the age is characterized by the widespread use of iron or steel. The adoption of such material coincided with other changes in society, including differing agricultural practices, religious beliefs and artistic styles. TheIron Age as an archaeological term indicates the condition as to civilization and culture of a people using iron as the material for their cutting tools and weapons.
Christian Jürgensen Thomsen
(December 29, 1788 – May 21, 1865) was a Danish antiquarian who developed early archaeological techniques and methods.
In antiquarian works, again, literature owed much to the needs of engraving.
1.pertaining to antiquaries or to the study of a ntiquities. 2. of, dealing in, or interested in old or rare books.
The Antonine Wall [an-to-nine]
a stone and turf fortification built by the Romans across what is now the Central Belt of Scotland, between the Firth of Forth and the Firth of Clyde. Representing the northern most frontier barrier of the Roman Empire, it spanned approximately 63 km (39 miles) and was about 3 m (10 feet) high and 5 m (15 feet) wide. Security was bolstered by a deep ditch on the northern side. The barrier was the second of two "great walls" created by the Romans in Northern Britain. Its ruins are less evident than the better known Hadrian's Wall to the south.
a wall of defense for the Roman province of Britain, constructed by Hadrian between Solway Firth and themouth of the Tyne.
a person who creates objects from wrought iron or steel by forging the metal; that is, by using tools to hammer, bend, and cut (compare to whitesmith). Blacksmiths produce objects such as gates, grilles, railings, light fixtures, furniture, sculpture, tools, agricultural implements, decorative and religious items, cooking utensils, and weapons.
a person who works with "white" or light-coloured metals such as tin and pewter. Unlike blacksmiths (who work mostly with hot metal), whitesmiths do the majority of their work on cold metal (although they might use a hearth to heat and help shape their raw materials). The term is also applied to metalworkers who do only finishing work – such as filing or polishing – on iron and other "black" metals. Whitesmiths fabricate items such as tin or pewter cups, water pitchers, forks, spoons, and candle holders and it was a common occupation in pre-industrial times.
(also known as a redsmith), is a person who makes artifacts from copper. The term redsmith comes from the colour of copper. Examples of objects made by modern coppersmiths include jewellery, sculptures, plates and cookware, jugs, vases, trays, frames, rose bowls, cigarette cases, tobacco jars, overmantels, fenders, decorative panels, and challenge shields, tea and coffee pots, awnings, light fixtures, fountains, range hoods, cupolas, and stills.
a person employed to clean and repair the metal fenders before fireplaces in mansions, fine estates, or castles. In this archaic profession, the same person is usually also responsible for lighting and keeping the fire contained within the fireplace. Few fendersmiths exist today, but can be found in places like Windsor Castle.
the art of making knives, swords, daggers and other blades using a forge, hammer, anvil, and other smithing tools.
In its clearest form, strategy deals solely with military issues: either a threat or an opportunity is recognised, an evaluation is made, and a military stratagem for meeting it is devised.
The Louisiana Purchase
a treaty signed with France in 1803 by which the U.S. purchased for $15,000,000 the land extendingfrom the Mississippi River to the Rocky Mountains and from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico. Thomas Jefferson was in presidency during this treaty
(French) an overturning; convulsion; turmoil
Bon Vivant [bon vee-vahnt]
(French) a person who lives luxuriously and enjoys good food and drink
It is also a medium for epicurean improvisation, as in the recipes that follow.
fond of or adapted to luxury or indulgence in sensual pleasures; having luxurious tastes or habits, especially in eating and drinking.
Merrill is both a poet of memory and an epicure of daily life.
a person who cultivates a refined taste, especially in food and wine; connoisseur
The restaurant caters to both the gourmand and the tree hugger.
a person who is fond of good eating, often indiscriminatingly and to excess
The four guys up on the dais looked uniformly stumped.
a raised platform, as at the front of a room, for a lectern, throne, seats of honor, etc.
"I say 'chanteuse' but this is by courtesy, for she was more of a diseuse to begin with, speaking her songs…."
a woman who is a skilled and usually professional reciter
a male professional entertainer who performs monologues.
concealed; hidden; latent.
All three studies offer a grim prognosis: the aftermath of financial crises...
1. Medicine/Medical . a forecasting of the probable course and outcome of a disease, especially of the chances of recovery. 2. a forecast or prognostication.
The game was a cliff-hanger, but our team finally won.
a situation or contest of which the outcome is suspensefully uncertain up to the very last moment
If I hear the “less is more” mantra one more time, I'll scream.
an often repeated word, formula, or phrase, often a truism
He was reconciled to his fate.
to cause (a person) to accept or be resigned to something not desired
To revoke a decree.
to take back or withdraw; annul, cancel, or reverse; rescind or repeal
Both are reliant on appropriate infrastructure to countermand their negative externalities.
to revoke or cancel (a command, order, etc.)
We have been told by an oncology surgeon that her case is inoperable.
the branch of medical science dealing with tumors, including the origin, development, diagnosis, and treatment of malignant neoplasms.
(Pathology) any of a number of contagious skin diseases caused by certain parasitic fungi and characterized by the formation of ring-shaped eruptive patches.
(Pathology) ringworm of the bearded areas of the face and neck, characterized by reddish patches; tinea barbae.
A new satire that fustigates bureaucratic shilly-shallying.
to criticize harshly; castigate
a short stiff skirt, usually pleated, made of white cotton or linen, worn by men in some parts of the Balkans.
Pour le Mérite [poor luh mey-reet]
(French) for merit.
especially sensitive to sexual stimulation, as certain areas of the body
But it must be seen for what it is-a logomachy over labels and not a disagreement with underlying policy.
an argument or debate marked by the reckless or incorrect use of words; meaningless battle of words.
(Physiology) a neurotransmitter, released by adrenergic nerve terminalsin the autonomic and possibly the central nervous system, that has such effects as constricting blood vessels, raising blood pressure, and dilating bronchi.
Dixon Ticonderoga Company [tahy-kon-duh-roh-guh]
The Dixon Ticonderoga Company is an office and art supplies maker from the USA, with headquarters in Heathrow, Florida, which offers a number of brands. One of the most well-known is Ticonderoga - the yellow No. 2 pencil, known for its distinctive green and yellow ferrule.
The questions were a litmus test to ask a candidate.
a critical indication of future success or failure
He kept his notes by his side lest faulty memory lead him astray.
for fear that; so that (one) should not (used negatively to introduce a clause expressive of an action or occurrence requiring caution)
The illustration on page 34 of your textbook shows how the optic nerves decussate.
to intersect or cross
1. a fanciful creature, as described in folklore and children's literature, most notably used by British authors Roald Dahl and Julie Andrews. The Whangdoodle is described as a terrible beast or a kind, wise animal. The wise beast is described as a deer with slippers that can change colors and has a sweet tooth. 2. stuff and nonsense
News to elate the hearer.
to make very happy or proud
The cold weather exhilarated the walkers.
to enliven; invigorate; stimulate
They invigorate long-term employees whose jobs may have grown stale for them.
to give vigor to; fill with life and energy; energize.
(Law) a person who destroys another's reputation; a defamer or slanderer.
Entente [French ahn-tahnt]
an arrangement or understanding between two or more nations agreeing to follow a particular policy with regard to affairs of international concern.
Triple Entente [ahn-tahnt]
an informal understanding among Great Britain, France, and Russia based on a Franco-Russian military alliance (1894), an Anglo-French entente (1904), and an Anglo-Russian entente (1907). It was considered a counterbalance to the Triple Alliance but was terminated when the Bolsheviks came into control in Russia in 1917.
the alliance (1882–1915) of Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy
The chancellor will have civil disobedience on his hands.
1. A senior state or legal official. 2. The head of the government in some European countries, such as Germany.
the refusal to obey certain laws or governmental demands for the purpose of influencing legislation or government policy, characterized by the employment of such nonviolent techniques as boycotting, picketing, and nonpayment of taxes
a Communist-led army and guerrilla force in South Vietnam that fought its government and was supported by North Vietnam.
A member of a Marxist-Leninist party or a supporter of one; a Communist.
The Treaty of Versailles
was one of the peace treaties at the end of World War I. It ended the state of war between Germany and the Allied Powers.
He lowered his rifle and he let her run into his bayonet.
a daggerlike steel weapon that is attached to or at the muzzle of a gun and used for stabbing or slashing in hand-to-hand combat.
Talks between union and management resulted in a stalemate.
any position or situation in which no action can be taken or progress made; deadlock
World War I ended with the armistice of 1918.
a temporary suspension of hostilities by agreement of the warring parties; truce
a treaty of peace so severe that it means the virtual destruction of the defeated contestant
The principal will speak to all the students at Friday's assembly.
an assembling or coming together of a number of persons, usually for a particular purpose
The chummy nature of the photos contributed to both these officials losing their jobs that year.
(Informal) friendly; intimate; sociable.
the slender javelin or spear of the Bantu-speaking people of southern Africa
a light spear, usually thrown by hand
a group of persons or things gathered or collected; an assembly; collection; aggregate
The principal will speak to all the students at Friday's assembly.
an assembling or coming together of a number of persons, usually for a particular purpose
"Yes, milady"; "that it was against the law would not worry milady in the least".
Used to address or refer to an English noblewoman
(of a poem, esp. an ancient Greek lyric) Meant to be sung.
The Age of Enlightenment (or simply the Enlightenment or Age of Reason)
a cultural movement of intellectuals in the 17th and 18th centuries, which began first in Europe and later in the American colonies. It's purpose was to reform society using reason, challenge ideas grounded in tradition and faith, and advance knowledge through the scientific method. It promoted scientific thought, skepticism and intellectual interchange and opposed superstition, intolerance and some abuses of power by the church and the state.
Rachel considers Aristotle's Poetics to be the fountainhead of modern art criticism.
1: a spring that is the source of a stream 2: principal source: origin
Thus, at low obliquity we might expect large-scale dust storms to cease, leading to relatively cold, clear conditions and relatively little aeolian transport of dust.
(Adjective) 1. Of or relating to Aeolus (The god of the winds) 2. Characterized by a sighing or moaning sound as if produced by the wind.
He oscillates regularly between elation and despair.
1. to swing or move to and fro, as a pendulum does. 2. to vary or vacillate between differing beliefs, opinions, conditions, etc.
After staggering momentarily, herecognized that he had to make a decision.
1. to walk, move, or stand unsteadily. 2. to waver or begin to doubt, as in purpose or opinion; hesitate
any fish of the family Ophidiidae, comprising the cusk-eels
After being discharged a second time, she began having symptoms of hypoglycemia again.
(Pathology) an abnormally low level of glucose in the blood.
But they do not present the whole picture, a big reason sabermetrics has gained such wide acceptance in the major leagues.
the statistical and mathematical analysis of baseball records
Switzerland has sublime scenery.
impressing the mind with a sense of grandeur or power; inspiring awe, veneration, etc.
Forty table games including craps, roulette, and baccarat .
a gambling game at cards played by a banker and two or more punters who bet against the banker.
The origin of the management cliché may be obscure, but it suggests the emptiness of the skies- in blue-sky thinking there should be no preconceptions.
original or creative thinking, unfettered by convention and not grounded in reality
Apposite [ap-uh-zit, uh-poz-it]
An apposite answer
suitable; well-adapted; pertinent; relevant; apt
Sturm and Drang
After the sturm and drang of the last two years, it was time to make a drastic change.
storm and stress; turmoil; also Sturm und Drang
Sturm und Drang [shtoorm oont drahng]
a style or movement of German literature of the latter half of the 18th century: characterized chiefly by impetuosity of manner, exaltation of individual sensibility and intuitive perception, opposition to established forms of society and thought, and extreme nationalism
a political militia of the Nazi party, organized about 1923 and notorious for its violence and terrorism up to 1934, when it was purged and reorganized as an instrument of physical training and political indoctrination of German men; Brown Shirts.
a member of the Nazi SA which wore brown uniforms
To stipulate a price
to arrange expressly or specify in terms of agreement
The pretender tried to usurp the throne.
to seize and hold (a position, office, power, etc.) by force or without legal right
(Latin) ever upward: motto of New York State.
To convey a wish.
to communicate; impart; make known
A connate sense of right and wrong.
existing in a person or thing from birth or origin; inborn
The patient is allowed to convalesce after hemostasis is achieved.
to recover health and strength after illness; make progress toward recovery of health.
The plane made a white-knuckle approach to the fogged-in airport.
(Informal) causing fear, apprehension, or panic
covered with a cold, sticky moisture; cold and damp
when you give to much throttle and you start to slip off the back of the bike/4 wheeler and your hand just pulls the throttle more and you go out of control!
Oppidan, on the hotel's first floor, serves seasonal entrees based on available fish and produce from regional suppliers
(Adjective) of a town; urban (Noun) a townsman
to stop up; fill with obstructing matter; obstruct
To oppose such a scheme of inclusion would be positively churlish.
to act against or provide resistance to; combat
1. a quack doctor. 2. a charlatan.
a type of marijuana/plant that will typically produce a euphoric, energetic, cerebral high. and is very hard to grow indoors.
is more of a small, broad, and usually a higher yielding plant that gives you a couchlock body high
isn't grown due to its small amount of THC but is sometimes crossed with other species to shorten flowering time.
a candy made of soft chocolate, shaped into a ball and dusted with cocoa, or sometimes a three-layered cube of light and dark chocolate.
any group of four persons or things.
A grandiose scheme.
more complicated or elaborate than necessary; overblown
(Chemistry) the symbol for the logarithm of the reciprocal of hydrogen ion concentration in gram atoms per liter, used to express the acidity or alkalinity of a solution on a scale of 0 to 14, where less than 7 represents acidity, 7 neutrality, and more than 7 alkalinity.
Viewing the properties in this contrarian paradise can prove difficult, however.
a person who takes an opposing view, especially one who rejects the majority opinion, as in economic matters.
The flag undulates in the breeze.
to move with a sinuous or wavelike motion; display a smooth rising-and-falling or side-to-side alternation of movement
That billboard mars the view. The holiday was marred by bad weather.
to damage or spoil to a certain extent; render less perfect, attractive, useful, etc.; impair or spoil
The gentle green contours of the downs.
A gently rolling hill
The book is blemished by those long, ineffective descriptions.
to destroy or diminish the perfection of
Vandals mutilated the painting.
to injure, disfigure, or make imperfect by removing or irreparably damaging parts
Sui Generis (soo-eye-JEN-uh-ris)
Among history's greats, Leonardo da Vinci is often considered sui generis—a man of such stupendous genius that the world may never see his like again.
of his, her, its, or their own kind; unique
Sui Juris [soo-ahy joor-is]
(Law) capable of managing one's affairs or assuming legal responsibility.
Atavism (-tic, -t)
recurrence in an organism of a trait or character typical of an ancestral form and usually due to genetic recombination; throwback
The fear of reversion back to the present state will take a generation to do away with.
the act of turning something the reverse way
1. The hill outside Jerusalem on which Jesus was crucified. 2. A sculpture or picture representing the scene of the Crucifixion.
1. a hill near Jerusalem where Jesus was crucified; Calvary. 2. a place of suffering or sacrifice; place of burial
Via Dolorosa [dol-uh-roh-suh]
1. Christ's route to Golgotha. 2. a trying, painful, or sorrowful course or series of experiences
An arduous undertaking.
requiring great exertion; laborious; difficult
A strenuous afternoon of hunting.
characterized by vigorous exertion, as action, efforts, life, etc.
Good eating habits are conducive to good health.
tending to produce; conducing; contributive; helpful; favorable
Be sure to acclimate yourself to your car before you take it on the road.
to accustom or become accustomed to a new climate or environment; adapt.
A composite drawing; a composite philosophy.
made up of disparate or separate parts or elements; compound
While the intellectual component is certainly a compelling part of the...
a constituent part; element; ingredient
His character is a strange amalgam of contradictory traits.
a mixture or combination
A very large, extinct land mammal of the genus Indricotherium (formerly Baluchitherium) of the Oligocene and Miocene Epochs. It stood 5.5 m (18 ft) high at the shoulder and weighed four times asmuch as an elephant. It was related to the rhinoceros but had a long neck, long legs, and no horns. The indricotherium is the largest land mammal known to have existed.
He corroborated my account of the accident.
to make more certain; confirm
Flour, eggs, and sugar are the main ingredients in the cake.
something that enters as an element into a mixture
The March of Dimes Foundation
a United States nonprofit organization that works to improve the health of mothers and babies. It was founded by then-President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1938 to combat polio. It has since taken up promoting general health for pregnant women and babies.
(Noun) The light of the moon (Adjective) Illuminated or happening by the light of the moon (Verb) Have a second job in addition to one's regular employment.
Clair de Lune [klair dl-oon]
1. a pale-green color. 2. a very pale blue color, tinged with lavender, used as a glaze on Chinese porcelain.
But you can always count on fashion to come through in full chiaroscuro.
the distribution of light and shade in a picture
As a result, the diamond trade is awash in contraband.
anything prohibited by law from being imported or exported
The hardihood of youth.
strength; power; vigor; boldness or daring; courage
Harthacnut (Cnut the Hardy; Knud III Hardeknud) (1020 – 8 June 1042) was a Danish King of Denmark from 1035 to 1042 as well as King of England from 1040 to 1042.
Todd Marvin Marinovich (born Marvin Scott Marinovich on July 4, 1969)
a former American and Canadian football quarterback. He played for the Los Angeles Raiders of the National Football League, and also in the Canadian Football League and Arena Football League. Marinovich is known for the well-documented, intense focus of his training as a young athlete, and for his brief career upon reaching the professional leagues that was cut short primarily because of his addiction to drugs.
Drizzle a little olive oil over the top, and garnish with pomegranate seeds.
An orange-sized fruit with a tough reddish outer skin and sweet red gelatinous flesh containing many seeds
The joyous sounds of children at play.
joyful; happy; jubilant
an injectable nonsteroid antiinflammatory agent often used as a substitute for morphine in intoxicated patients or for those patients suspected of seeking narcotics
Hardihood; boldness; courage; energetic action
On each side of him is a smaller image of a standing demiurge.
(Noun) 1. A being responsible for the creation of the universe, in particular.(in Platonic philosophy) 2. The Maker or Creator of the world.
The magistrate initially denied the case and its facts.
a civil officer charged with the administration of the law
the chief magistrate of a municipal town of Holland, Flanders, Germany, or Austria.
(Armor) an open helmet, usually having a peak and hinged cheek pieces, and often accompanied by a buffe
1. a form of government in which love of honor is the dominant motive of the rulers. 2. a form of government in which a certain amount of property is requisite as a qualification for office.
But the narrow peninsula contains relatively little inland ice.
an area of land almost completely surrounded by water except for an isthmus connecting it with the mainland.
a peninsula forming the S part of Greece: seat of the early Mycenaean civilization and the powerful city-states of Argos, Sparta, etc. 8356 sq. mi. (21,640 sq. km)
Peloponnesian War [pel-uh-puh-nee-suhs]
a war between Athens and Sparta, 431–404 b.c., that resulted in the transfer of hegemony in Greece from Athens to Sparta.
Hecate [hek-uh-tee; in Shakespeare hek-it]
(Classical Mythology) a goddess of the earth and Hades, associated with sorcery, hounds, and crossroads.
The hecatombs of modern wars.
1. (in ancient Greece and Rome) a public sacrifice of 100 oxen to the gods. 2. any great slaughter
(Classical Mythology) a daughter of Zeus and Demeter, abducted by Pluto to be queen of Hades, but allowed to return to the surface of the earth for part of the year.
The Ring of Gyges
a mythical magical artifact mentioned by the philosopher Plato in book 2 of his Republic (2.359a–2.360d). It granted its owner the power to become invisible at will. Through the story of the ring, Republic considers whether an intelligent person would be moral if he did not have to fear being caught and punished.
Tannhäu·ser [tan-hoi-zer; German tahn-hoi-zuhr]
1. a German lyric poet of the 13th century: a well-known legend tells of his stay with Venus in theVenusberg and his later repentance. 2. an opera (1845) by Richard Wagner.
(Pathology) inflammation of the larynx, often with accompanying sore throat, hoarseness or loss of voice, and dry cough.
To espouse socialism
1. to make one's own; adopt or embrace, as a cause 2. to marry. 3. to give (a woman) in marriage.
Dorian Gray effect
Sudden aging, an abrupt change from seeming youthfulness to the reality and ravages of age, as can occur naturally or when the effects of plastic surgery and Botox treatments wear off. Named after "The Picture of Dorian Gray" (1890), the novel by Oscar Wilde, in which Dorian gives his soul to remain young while the painting of him grows old. Despite a life of dissipation and worse, Gray stays youthful in appearance. Instead, his portrait records his dissolute deeds, becoming a hideous mask. When Gray destroys the painting, his face turns into a replica of the portrait.
The rider does this essentially by means of setting the rhythm of their core musculature contractions.
the muscular system of the body or of its parts
He was excoriated for his mistakes
to denounce or berate severely; flay verbally
a man who obsessively seduces and deceives women
Ketamine is the drug of a choice for a new generation.
(Pharmacology) a synthetic nonbarbiturate general anesthetic, C 13 H 16 ClNO, used to induce anesthesia, alone or incombination, in surgical or diagnostic procedures of short duration; extensively used in veterinarymedicine.
What company would absorb the colossal expense of having orders.
extraordinarily great in size, extent, or degree; gigantic; huge
A gargantuan task.
gigantic; enormous; colossal
There is enormous empirical evidence for the law of diminishing marginal...
derived from or guided by experience or experiment
Incident (-ce) [in-si-duhnt]
If this were an isolated incident, one need not be overly concerned.
an individual occurrence or event
(Pharmacology) a substance, C29H33ClN2O2, used in the treatment of diarrhea.
They dance, leap or lope past, often completely obscured by flowing garments.
a long, easy stride
She just sashayed in as if she owned the place.
to glide, move, or proceed easily or nonchalantly
a small bag, case, or pad containing perfuming powder or the like, placed among handkerchiefs, lingerie, etc., to impart a pleasant scent.
an almost frictionless mechanical device consisting of a flexible metalband formed in an S-shaped loop around moving rollers.
is an ice cream brand, established by Reuben and Rose Mattus in the Bronx, New York, in 1961. Starting with only three flavors: vanilla, chocolate, and coffee, the company opened its first retail store in Brooklyn, New York, on November 15, 1976. The business now has franchisesthroughout the United States and many other countries around the world.
an airplane powered by three jet engines.
1. (Physical Chemistry) the passage of an electric current through an electrolyte with subsequentmigration of positively and negatively charged ions to the negative and positive electrodes. 2. the destruction of hair roots, tumors, etc., by an electric current.
The end of World War II inaugurated the era of nuclear power.
to make a formal beginning of; initiate; commence; begin
Monarch [mon-erk, -ahrk]
A monarch of international shipping.
a hereditary sovereign, as a king, queen, or emperor
government by a body of persons esteemed as holy.
a book containing the liturgy for the Seder service on the Jewish festival of Passover.
Aggadah [Sephardic Hebrew ah-gah-dah]
the nonlegal or narrative material, as parables, maxims, or anecdotes, in the Talmud and other rabbinical literature, serving either to illustrate the meaning or purpose of the law, custom, or Biblical passage being discussed or to introduce a different, unrelated topic.
- A yield rate that after a certain point fails to increase proportionately to additional outlays of capital or investments of time and labor.
Law and Order
The lack of law and order simply let them be themselves.
strict control of crime and repression of violence, sometimes involving the possible restriction of civilrights.
an attorney, usually a recent law-school graduate, working as an assistant to a judge or being trained by another attorney.
a person employed, as in an office, to keep records, file, type, or perform other general office tasks.
He was admitted to the hospital's ICU.
intensive care unit (the specialized center in a hospital where intensive care is provided. Abbreviation: ICU)
a drinking glass with a foot and stem
(Surgery) to cut off the nerve supply from (an organ or body part) by surgery or anesthetic block.
It houses a macabre collection of memorabilia from that night.
gruesome and horrifying; ghastly; horrible
The problem of overthinking and lack of action. It often causes intelligent individuals to be unsuccessful.
The Centipede's Dilemma (the centipede effect (or centipede syndrome))
For example a golfer thinking too closely about their swing or someone thinking too much about how they knot their tie may find their performance of the task impaired.
This is when a normally automatic or unconscious activity is disrupted by consciousness of it or reflection on it.
a satirical German weekly magazine started by Albert Langen in April 1896 and published until 1967, with a hiatus from 1944-1954. It became a biweekly in 1964. Combining brash and politically daring content, with a bright, immediate, and surprisingly modern graphic style, Simplicissimus published the work of writers such as Thomas Mann and Rainer Maria Rilke. Its most reliable targets for caricature were stiff Prussian military figures, and rigid German social and class distinctions as seen from the more relaxed, liberal atmosphere of Munich.
Too bad battery watches bombard us with cell-mutating, electromagnetic energy.
to attack or batter with artillery fire
a cessation of hostilities; truce
The end of this week certainly appears to be a stampede.
a sudden, frenzied rush or headlong flight of a herd of frightened animals, especially cattle orhorses.
The Julian calendar has a regular year of 365 days divided into 12 months, as listed in Table of months. A leap day is added to February every four years. The Julian year is, therefore, on average 365.25 days long.
The Gregorian Calendar (also called the Western calendar and the Christian calendar)
is internationally the most widely accepted and used civil calendar. It has been the unofficial global standard for decades, recognized by international institutions such as the United Nations and the Universal Postal Union.
The Salem Witch Trials
a series of hearings and prosecutions of people accused of witchcraft in colonial Massachusetts, between February 1692 and May 1693
Tempur-Pedic International, Inc.
is a manufacturer and distributor of mattresses and pillows made from viscoelastic memory foam. The company's headquarters is located in Lexington, Kentucky.
(Informal) a government appropriation, bill, or policy that supplies funds for local improvements designed to ingratiate legislators with their constituents.
a person holding very antiquated (continued from, resembling, or adhering to the past; old-fashioned) notions; reactionary.
a plundering marauder, especially one of the antislavery guerrillas in Kansas, Missouri, and other border states before and during the Civil War
to back out or retreat from a position or undertaking
a bribe or other illicit payment, especially to or from a politician; graft
the acquisition of money, gain, or advantage by dishonest, unfair, or illegal means, especially through the abuse of one's position or influence in politics, business, etc.
a minor politician who canvasses voters and does other chores for a political machine or party boss.
a person who professes his or her patriotism loudly and excessively, favoring vigilant preparedness for war and an aggressive foreign policy.
a person who is unable to make up his or her mind on an issue, especially in politics; a person who is neutral on a controversial issue
The gendarme started scanning the map, which bothered me a bit for two reasons.
police officer in any of several European countries, esp. a French police officer
But such generosity did not guarantee everlasting gratitude.
readiness or liberality in giving
a wealthy lady in George Farquhar's The Beaux' Stratagem, noted for her kindness and generosity.
And he could be wickedly funny, with impeccable mimicry and timing.
the close external resemblance of an organism to some different organism, such that it benefits from mistaken identity, as seeming to be unpalatable
Compared to the apery or affected ones that are affected from the original, they are almost better.
1. apish behavior; mimicry. 2. a silly trick.
the double membrane surrounding the nucleus within a cell
You're example shows two systems in equilibrium , which evolves into one system...
1. a state of rest or balance due to the equal action of opposing forces 2. the condition existing when a chemical reaction and its reverse reaction proceed at equal rates
And at last comes equanimity and the flame burning clear.
mental or emotional stability or composure, especially under tension or strain; calmness; equilibrium.
Loyal troops foiled his attempt to overthrow the government.
to prevent the success of; frustrate; balk
To probe one's conscience.
to search into or examine thoroughly; question closely
to instruct orally by means of questions and answers, especially in Christian doctrine.
Catechism (-ze) [kat-i-kiz-uhm]
At five years of age he recited every day on his knees the chief parts of the catechism.
1. instruction by a series of questions and answers, esp a book containing such instruction on the religious doctrine of a Christian Church 2. rigorous and persistent questioning, as in a test or interview
The need to reduce had weaned us from rich desserts.
to withdraw (a person, the affections, one's dependency, etc.) from some object, habit, form of enjoyment, or the like
The curator of a local museum has asked you to design an exhibit highlighting...
the person in charge of a museum, art collection, etc.
A congenital deformity characterized by a vertical cleft or pair of clefts in the upper lip, with or without involvement of the palate.
The toddler caterwauled loudly when her toy was taken away.
1. to make a harsh cry 2. to protest or complain noisily
(Geology) (of rocks, minerals, etc.) not formed in the region where found.
pertaining to autochthons; aboriginal; indigenous
Heterochthonous flora and fauna.
not indigenous; foreign (opposed to autochthonous)
Its impact didn't make everybody get all mopey and highfalutin.
(Informal) pompous; bombastic; haughty; pretentious.
A sanguinary struggle.
full of or characterized by bloodshed; bloody
1. deep purplish-red. 2. sanguinary.
Primary reservoir hosts are native species, particularly apapane.
a small, deep crimson Hawaiian honeycreeper, Himatione sanguinea, having black wings, tail, and bill
Chervonets [cher-voh-nits Russian]
a former gold coin and monetary unit of the U.S.S.R., equal to ten rubles.
any of several small, usually brightly colored birds, related to the tanagers and wood warblers, of tropical and semitropical America.
Pococurante [poh-koh-koo-ran-tee Italian]
1. (Noun) a careless or indifferent person 2. (Adjective) caring little; indifferent; nonchalant.
Dysphoria (-ic) [dis-fawr-ee-uh]
Premenstrual syndrome and premenstrual dysphoric disorder.
(Pathology) a state of dissatisfaction, anxiety, restlessness, or fidgeting.
a prolonged fantasy world invented by children; can have a definite geography and language and history
1. (Chiefly Scot). a magic spell; trick by sorcery. 2. (Chiefly British) artful shamming meant to deceive.
The loss of a basal break is an unhappy event for a rosarian.
a person who is fond of, develops, or cultivates roses
(Chiefly British) a highly seasoned, dried sausage.
(Australian Slang) a large amount of money, especially a sum won in gambling.
Extremum [ik-stree-muhm] Plural (extrema)
Well, if a smooth function is non-monotonic, then this property only matters if the extrema can be crossed.
(Mathematics) a maximum or minimum value of a function in a specified neighborhood.
He was as grave and taciturn as some cave-keeping anchorite.
a person who has retired to a solitary place for a life of religious seclusion; hermit.
a woman who is an anchorite.
a hermit or recluse, especially one under a religious vow.
are round Pokémon with no arms or legs. They look like a Poké Ball with a face, minus the button. Their top half is red, while their bottom half is white.
Electrode (evolves from Voltrob)
known as the Ball Pokémon, is a red and white ball shaped Pokémon that looks strikingly similar to a Poké Ball with its colors reversed (white on top and red on bottom instead of red on top and white on bottom, like Voltorb). They are known to explode at the slightest shock and without warning.
spending or giving freely and in large amount, often to excess; extravagant (often followed by in)
To render someone helpless.
to cause to be or become; make
A deliberate lie.
carefully weighed or considered; studied; intentional
To contemplate the stars.
to look at or view with continued attention; observe or study thoughtfully
That will be to their detriment.
loss, damage, disadvantage, or injury
He who is loyal is by definition not a spy or a saboteur.
a person who commits or practices sabotage
Next time it rains, sprinkle lots of powdered tempera paints on a piece of...
a technique of painting in which an emulsion consisting of water and pure egg yolk or a mixture ofegg and oil is used as a binder or medium, characterized by its lean film-forming properties andrapid drying rate.
The auditors will make orotund proclamations that they are merely providing a valuable service to their clients.
1. (of the voice or speech) characterized by strength, fullness, richness, and clearness. 2. (of a style of speaking) pompous or bombastic.
The verse has the sinewy vigor and sonorous chime which generally distinguish...
1. (of a person's voice or other sound) Imposingly deep and full. 2. Capable of producing a deep or ringing sound
Much of this area contains concentrations of trumpeter swan nesting sites.
a large, pure-white, wild swan, Cygnus buccinator, of North America, having a sonorous cry: once near extinction, the species is now recovering.
Neologism (-ist, -tic) [nee-ol-uh-jiz-uhm]
The word is a neologism combining the tank of tank top with the end of the word bikini.
a new word, meaning, usage, or phrase
Such oddities are increasingly confined to the schoolroom and journalese.
a manner of writing or speaking characterized by clichés, occasional neologism, archness, sensationalizing adjectives, unusual or faulty syntax, etc., used by some journalists, especially certain columnists, and regarded as typical journalistic style.
Some of the media prefers to play to the domestic myopia of their viewers.
lack of foresight or discernment; obtuseness.
Monastery (-ic) [mon-uh-ster-ee]
One of my favorites was to a monastery on the top of a mountain.
a house or place of residence occupied by a community of persons, especially monks, living in seclusion under religious vows.
An apartment in a monastery in which some relaxations of the monastic rule are permitted.
Simplicity is the sensibility at work in this cloister.
a courtyard, especially in a religious institution, bordered with such walks.
Ambulant (-ory) [am-byuh-luhnt]
All you need to do is roughly align your ambulant pugilist with a human punching bag, then let loose on him.
moving from place to place; itinerant; shifting
Typically, courts bifurcate patent cases into liability and damage trials.
to divide or fork into two branches.
A palatial tapestry
befitting or suitable for a palace; stately; magnificent
a public walk or promenade lined with trees, often poplars
Two nature centers and an arboretum are near the roadway.
a place where trees or shrubs are cultivated for their scientific or educational interest
Cutting started the pinetum the year he built the house.
an arboretum of pines and coniferous trees
He will probably be part of a consortium bidding to take the firm private.
a combination of financial institutions, capitalists, etc., for carrying into effect some financial operation requiring large resources of capital.
In many countries, equipment is now ancient and dilapidated.
reduced to or fallen into partial ruin or decay, as from age, wear, or neglect.
A ruinous war.
bringing or tending to bring ruin; destructive; disastrous
Belonging to, or resembling, oats or the oat grasses
Avaunt, you worm-faced fellows of the night!
Go away; away, hence
Auscultation (-ate) [aw-skuhl-tey-shuhn]
Steve submitted docilely to the pediatrician's experienced prodding and auscultation.
(Medicine/Medical) the act of listening, either directly or through a stethoscope or other instrument, to sounds within the body as a method of diagnosis.
Oscular (-ate) [os-kyuh-ler]
pertaining to the mouth or kissing
He was covered with suppurating boils and possibly suffered from gout.
to produce or discharge pus, as a wound; maturate
A purulent sore.
full of, containing, forming, or discharging pus; suppurating
the projecting outer portion of the ear; pinna
the fourth or true stomach of cud-chewing animals, lying next to the omasum
Some farmers deliberately or accidentally give their cows ruminant feed.
(Noun) any even-toed, hoofed mammal of the suborder Ruminantia, being comprised of cloven-hoofed, cud-chewing quadrupeds, and including, besides domestic cattle, bison, buffalo, deer, antelopes, giraffes, camels, and chevrotains.
the third stomach of a ruminant, between the reticulum and the abomasum; the manyplies.
a bluish antelope, Hippotragus leucophaeus, of southern Africa, having backward curving horns: now extinct.
1. A mainly African finch (genus Serinus) with a melodious song, typically having yellowish-green plumage. 2. (Slang) a female singer, especially with a dance band.
To do otherwise is to abnegate responsibility for the future of our country.
1. to refuse or deny oneself (some rights, conveniences, etc.); reject; renounce. 2. to relinquish; give up.
To abstain from eating meat.
to hold oneself back voluntarily, especially from something regarded as improper or unhealthy
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