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  1. dowdy
    Adjslovenly; old-fashioned
  2. moil(ing)
    Verb1 : to work hard : DRUDGE2 : to be in continuous agitation : CHURN, SWIRLAdj1 a : requiring hard work b : INDUSTRIOUS2 : violently agitated : TURBULENTNoun1 : hard work : DRUDGERY2 : CONFUSION, TURMOIL
  3. nosegay
    N. posy, a small bunch of flowers
  4. prolix
    Adj. tedious, overlong
  5. cephalophore
    a saint who is generally depicted carrying his or her own head
  6. = referendum
    plebiscite
  7. louche
    • Adj
    • blatant; vulgar, ostentatious; disreputable
  8. the cardinal argued v____ly against gays :(
    vituperously, vituperation, vituperate

    harsh or abusive rebuke or condemnation
  9. amanuensis
    n.
    one employed to write from dictation or to copy manuscript
  10. Adj
    1 : exuding fragrance : AROMATIC
    2 a : full of a specified fragrance : SCENTED <air ___ of seaweed> b : EVOCATIVE, SUGGESTIVE <a city ___ of antiquity>
    redolent
  11. Adj
    gray or white with or as if with age;
    extremely old
    hoary
  12. N
    1 : an elemental being that inhabits air
    2 : a slender graceful woman or girl
    sylph
  13. N
    large knife that looks like a sword;
    act of fighting with knives (Archaic)
    snickersnee
  14. Adj
    1 a : SLENDER, LITHE b : having clean
    lines : SLEEK
    2 : URBANE, SUAVE
    svelte
  15. V/N
    keep afloat; support, sustain, encourage
    buoy(s)
  16. Adj
    marked by sluggishness and lack of vitality : GROGGY
    logy/loggy
  17. N
    1 : whatever makes something the type that it is : ESSENCE
    2 a : a trifling point : QUIBBLE b : CROTCHET, ECCENTRICITY
    Quiddity
  18. Adj
    of or relating to rogues or rascals
    p
    picaresque
  19. N
    untalented or unmotivated athlete (esp. a boxer); clumsy or foolish person
    palooka
  20. the thole(s) atop the gunwale
  21. propinquity
    kinship/proximity
  22. Adj
    gloomy, morose; melancholy;
    sardonic;
    having a cynical aspect;
    [to do with] lead poisoning
    saturnine
  23. a gaping grimace
    rictus
  24. Adj
    inured
    accustomed
  25. V
    shine, glow, sparkle;
    be brilliant in technique, be flamboyant in style
    coruscate
  26. Adj
    lacking columns or pillars
    astylar
  27. N
    malarial fever
    ague
  28. mawkish
    Adj
    with insipid often unpleasant taste;sickly or puerilely sentimental
  29. V
    overfeed

    Adj
    distasteful by reason of excess
    • to cloy
    • cloying
  30. eremite
    n.
    hermit, recluse
  31. Adj
    febrile
    feverish
  32. Adj
    strange, weird, unusual (British)
    r _ _
    rum
  33. tribadism; frottage
    tribadism; frottage
  34. Adj
    apposite
    fitting
  35. V
    hurry
    h _ _
    hie
  36. V
    walk
    w _ _ _
    wend
  37. soul;
    intellect;
    capacity to acquire knowledge (Greek Philosophy);
    common sense (British)

    n _ _ _
    nous
  38. abstemious
    not indulgent, satisfied with little, sparing, moderate
  39. V
    to conduct or direct the steering of (as a ship)
    con(n)
  40. N
    boy kept for gay sex
    catamite
  41. V
    1 : SHIVER, TREMBLE
    2 : to act nervously or indecisively, VACILLATE
    • dither
    • or
    • be in a dither

    (n. dither, adj dithery)
  42. V
    transitive: to incite by argument or advice : urge strongly
    intransitive: to give warnings or advice : make urgent appeals
    • exhort
    • n. exhortation
  43. Adj
    sybaritic
    • of luxurious life
    • "to wallow in sybaritic splendor"
  44. abut on
    border on
  45. portent
    portent-augury-omen
  46. n.
    1. the highest heaven, supposed by the ancients to contain the pure element of fire.
    2.the visible heavens; the firmament.
    • empyrean
    • empyreal

    • adj
    • 1. pertaining to the highest heaven in the cosmology of the ancients.
    • 2. pertaining to the sky; celestial: empyreal blue.
    • 3. formed of pure fire or light: empyreal radiance.
  47. Adj
    ingrained, deeply rooted
    in...
    • inveterate
    • "he is an inveterate gambler."
  48. Adj
    stifling, hot and moist
    s...
    sultry
  49. Adj
    trimly neat and tidy : SMART
    n _ _ _ _
    natty
  50. Adj
    1 : no longer fertile
    2 a : having lost character, vitality, or strength <the ___ monarchies of feudal Europe>
    b : marked by weakness or decadence
    c : soft or delicate from or as if from a pampered existence
    3 : EFFEMINATE
    effete
  51. V
    1 : to expurgate (as a book) by omitting or modifying parts considered vulgar
    2 : to modify by abridging, simplifying, or
    distorting in style or content
    bowdlerize
  52. dotage
    senility
  53. wry
    wry - distorted; crooked; twisted; askew; contorted; ironic, dry
  54. vagary
    whim
  55. truculent
    • cruel; harsh; destructive
    • "his truculent criticism of her work."
  56. n.
    firing of many weapons at once;
    volley, rapidly discharge
    fusillade [of questions]
  57. sidereal
    • from sider-, sidus: star, constellation
    • sidereal = astral
  58. N
    1 capitalized : a follower of Aristotle or adherent of Aristotelianism2 : PEDESTRIAN, ITINERANT
    3 plural : movement or journeys hither and thither

    Agj
    capitalized : ARISTOTELIAN
    2 a : of, relating to, or given to walking
    b : moving or traveling from place to place
    peripatetic
  59. [last-man-standing bet]
    tontine
  60. v.
    demonstrate, reveal, display
    e
    evince
  61. Adj
    1 : biting and caustic in thought, manner, or style : INCISIVE <a ___ wit>
    2 : acting as a corroding substance
    3 : BURNING, PUNGENT
    mordant

    (acid also used for fixing color esp of metals)
  62. 'Tis double death to drown in ken of shore
    sight (or range of vision)
  63. adj.
    of struggle within a group; mutually destructive
    • internecine
    • /
    • internecive
  64. invective
    n.
    insult
  65. jingoistic
    jingoistic
  66. addle-pate
    n.
    slow-witted or foolish person
  67. V
    yowl like a cat; protest loudly, 
    complain noisily; quarrel
    caterwaul
  68. N
    a eulogistic oration or writing
    also : formal or elaborate praise
    panegyric
  69. N
    weakening; corruption

    verb
    1.to impair the quality of; make faulty; spoil.
    2.to impair or weaken the effectiveness of.
    3.to debase; corrupt; pervert.
    4.to make legally defective or invalid; invalidate
    vitiation

    4. "to vitiate a claim."
  70. morass
    bog
  71. N
    aid, assist, relief
    s...
    • succor
    • succour

    • suc·cor·a·ble
    • suc·cor·er
    • non·suc·cor
    • un·suc·cor·a·ble
    • un·suc·cored
  72. arbor
  73. n.
    citizen, resident, inhabitant, dweller
    denizen
  74. n.
    churl
    rude/morose simple person
  75. criminology and prison management
    penology
  76. n.
    partial paralysis, partial palsy, partial immobility
    paresis
  77. v
    bring as example/proof
    a...
    adduce
  78. probity
    integrity
  79. phosphene
    phosphene (זרח, image inside eyelids)
  80. Adj
    caliginous
    gloomy, dark, tenebrous
  81. deceptive, dishonest; false, untrue
    m...
    mendacious
  82. pulchritude
    beauty; glory

    [puhl-kri-tood]
  83. a prolonged lamentation or complaint
    also : a cautionary or angry harangue
    jeremiad
  84. causing a dizzying feeling;
    spinning about an axis;
    dizzy;
    changeable

    v...
    vertiginous
  85. myodesopsia
    eye floater, muscae volitantes/mouches volantes
  86. extol
    exalt, glorify, praise, laud
  87. victory with great losses
    Pyrrhic victory
  88. INVEIGLE
    entice

    • to inveigle a person into playing bridge.
    • to inveigle a theater pass (|away) from a person.
  89. boring, juvenile;
    lacking knowledge;
    lacking nutritive value
    jejune
  90. admirable bit of casuistry
    • a study of moral conduct;
    • false reasoning
  91. to induce secretly to do an unlawful thing / commit perjury
    s...
    suborn
  92. lustful, licentious, obsessed with sex;
    causing lustful thoughts or behavior
    p...
    "appeals only to PRURIENT interests"
    • pillory
    • stocks
  93. wanton, lewd;
    cheap, loud;
    deceptive

    m...
    "meretricious and banal"
  94. loquaciousness, garrulousness;
    condition of being able to turn easily on an axis
    v...
    His volubility that day surprised me
  95. nomadic, wandering;
    tall and slender
    r...
    rangy
  96. ocean froth
    s...
    "first SPUME of the ocean"
  97. perfidy
    n.
    adulterousness, treachery

    "such perfidy!"
  98. adj.
    being only partly in existence or operation: INCIPIENT
    especially: imperfectly formed or formulated : FORMLESS, INCOHERENT

    i...
    "an inchoate sexuality"
  99. spinney
    spinney = copse = coppice = thicket
  100. insertion (esp of penis into vagina)
    in...
    "intromission and thrusting"
  101. gambol
    gambol = frolic (skip, frisk, caper)
  102. exorbitant
    excessive

    • "to charge an exorbitant price"
    • "exorbitant luxury."
  103. bedstead
  104. v.
    alleviate, ease, relieve; allay, lessen;
    mitigate, moderate, make less severe;
    cover by apologies and pretexts

    p...
    palliate
  105. dipsomaniac
    dipsomaniac = alcoholic
  106. emancipation from slavery
    m...
    manumission
  107. n. (br)
    gaol
    gaol = prison (br)
  108. unutterably/inexpressibly
    unutterably/inexpressibly
  109. counterpane
    counterpane (bed spread)
  110. lascar
    lascar (Indian sailor)
  111. whiten a plant by depriving it of sunlight; become pale and weakly (especially
    from sunlight deprivation)

    e...
    etiolate
  112. v. lie down in a temporary bed 
    n. temporary bed
    doss
  113. a. calming, soothing, relaxing;
    quieting, silencing

    n. camphorated tincture of opium used especially to relieve pain
    paregoric
  114. a facetious remark

    /fəˈsiʃəs/
    [fuh-see-shuhs]
    • humorous
    • not serious

    (related: nonfacetious)

    It's a facetious point, but it's also a serious one.

    We might have treated this subject in the genteel, or in the romantic, or in the facetious manner.

    They rustle cattle because the facetious machismo of it appeals to them.

    There are a great many local slang words, often of facetious origin.

    The tone must be grandly facetious to accommodate skeptics as well as believers.

    The first answer to each of this book's questions is facetious.
  115. adj. rough, harsh, severe (about weather); unmerciful, unkind, cruel
    inclement
  116. Oestrus
    "why elephants simulate Oestrus" (heat)
  117. n.

    1 : something (as a tree or fruit) blown down by the wind
    2 : an unexpected, unearned, or sudden gain or advantage
    "a multi-million WINDFALL for the company"
  118. decorously
    • = tastefully
    • "this is not progressing decorously"
  119. LUXURIANT
    "...the too LUXURIANT growth of young trees"

    It is simply a luxuriant and immoral climate where the rich give to the rich.

    a chef with a luxuriant mustachio

    From this vantage point, the luxuriant tapestry appears as thick as ancient rain-forest canopy.
  120. adj. stubborn; bad-tempered; mean
    o...
    "get us Americans all ornery"
  121. to CALUMNIATE
    to CALUMNIATE is to slander

    We do not grossly outrage even our enemies, but artfully calumniate them.
  122. a fear of beards
    Pogonophobia
  123. Sisyphus
    Sisyphus
  124. discomfiture
    1. disconcertion; confusion; embarrassment.

    2. frustration of hopes or plans.

    3. Archaic. defeat in battle; rout.

    The disembodied mirth on the intercom is the control-room technicians having a chuckle over my briefdiscomfiture.
  125. Rout
    n.
    v.
    • n
    • rabble, mob;
    • commotion;
    • debacle, total defeat

    • v
    • root; uncover; defeat; dispel
  126. when 3 stars align
    syzygy
  127. v.
    declaim
    • recite;
    • harangue
    • rail (against); inveigh against;
    • go on about...


    My friends declaim my ability and attribute my skill to other causes.

    Written words, spoken words, words to sing or to scream or to declaim.

    There are well-meaning philosophers who declaim against the unrighteousness of war.
  128. churlish
    adj.
    • crass, brutish, surly, rude;
    • intractable;
    • miserly, cheap, stingy
  129. male sheep that leads a flock
    • bellwether
    • wether = castrated ram (sometimes goat)
  130. for the nonce
    for the present
  131. analysis of meter in poetry
    SCANSION
  132. a tough cord made usually from sheep intestines
    catgut
  133. n.
    service, aid, care, attention, treatment;
    performance of ministerial duties
    ministration
  134. n.
    past tense, grammatical form that indicates bygone times (Grammar)
    preterite
  135. Larry was being ARCH.
    adj.
    • shrewd, cunning, sly;
    • chief, main, principal
  136. the EDENIC past
    the EDENIC past
  137. pantograph!
  138. 1 : an overabundant supply : EXCESS
    2 : an intemperate or immoderate indulgence in something (as food or drink)
    3 : disgust caused by excess
    • surfeit
    • 'sər-fət
  139. that song was a real EARWORM
    EARWORM
  140. the WESTERING light of sunset
    WESTERING light of sunset
  141. the monks/students liked eating in their r...
    • REFECTORY
    • ri-'fek-t(ə-)rē
  142. make SCURRILOUS accusations
    (obscene; defamatory)
  143. use your political CLOUT
    use your political CLOUT
  144. torpor
    • noun
    • 1. sluggish inactivity or inertia.
    • 2. lethargic indifference; apathy.
    • 3. a state of suspended physical powers and activities.
    • 4. dormancy, as of a hibernating animal.

    She was kneeling on the floor, ice in her hair, lost in some kind of hypothermic torpor.

    The costly education in politics had led to political torpor.

    If herbivores went into a torpor or hibernation they would have been easy prey for predators.
  145. INDOLENCE
    = slothfulness

    "Every trace of indolence, of relaxation, was gone from his gait and from his features. His mind was evidently working like an engine at full speed."
  146. FOLDEROL is empty chatter, nonsense, PABLUM.
    • Cause all manner of PALAVER:
    • idle or foolish chatter; flattery; conference between two parties (especially
    • meetings between explorers and native officials)
  147. mews
    n.
    (British) royal stables; residential buildings that were previously stables

    • mew
    • n. sound a cat makes; sea gull; cage for
    • hawks; place of confinement or shelter
  148. a wretch he had taught to plot and CHICANE
    • 1 : CHICANERY
    • 2 a : an obstacle on a racecourse b : a series of tight turns in opposite directions in an otherwise straight stretch of a road-racing course
    • 3 : the absence of trumps in a hand of cards
  149. ocarina/e
  150. patch, mend, darn
    she darns his socks
  151. adj. fallen out of place, dropped out of the correct position (Medicine)
    prolapsed
  152. a skep
  153. SYLVAN
    all the SYLVAN critters
  154. a CRINOLINE skirt of stiff cotton
    stiff cotton cloth; petticoat made of some stiff cloth, underskirt; hoop skirt
  155. WOAD
    WOAD is cultivated for its blue dye
  156. lintel
  157. FUSTY
    adj.
    musty, moldy, stale, old fashioned
  158. STAID
    adj.
    sober, mild, sedate, grave

    Unlike their staid northern cousins, these freebooters (pirates) learned to take risks and profit from them.

    In repose he has the staid face of an affluent farmer.

    Not for him a staid life in drawing-rooms or city clubs.
  159. neap
    • adj. of a low tide
    • n. low tide
  160. 1 : to tremble or shake from weakness or age 2 : to progress feebly and unsteadily
    dodder
  161. flitting
    flying lightly and rapidly

    act of moving house (Br);

    strife (Scottish usage);
  162. somnolent
    adj.
    sleepy/inducing drowsiness
  163. garrulous = loquacious
    talkative, chatty, loquacious; wordy, verbose
  164. naiad
    greek water nymph
  165. pellucid = lucid = limpid
    • limpid
    • adj.
    • transparent; easy to understand, clear, unclouded; calm, serene

    So may heaven's grace clear away the foam from the conscience, that the river of thy thoughts may roll limpid thenceforth.

    Limpid sententiousness is often more poisonous than ordinary turgidity.

    These benefit from her limpid tone and her sensual stage presence.

    With its absence of propulsive drumming, this chamber jazz is still too limpid for some.

    We went wandering through the woods, and came to a limpid and shallow stream a matter of three yards wide.

    Her face was smooth and unscarred, but the fine lines of care were beginning to etch the limpid ivory of her complexion.
  166. to salve/soothe my pride
    verb

    (n. balm, healing ointment; remedy, curative, anything that soothes or heals)
  167. ultimacy
    ultimacy
  168. oracular(ity)
    • of or like an oracle; prophetic, predictive; mysterious, esoteric, enigmatic;
    • wise, sage
  169. appurtenances
    gear, equipment of many items required for a specific sport or task, accessory
  170. n.
    offing
    • 1 : the part of the deep sea seen from the shore
    • 2 : the near or foreseeable future <in the offing>
  171. ineluctable
    inescapable
  172. bucolic
    rustic
  173. LINIMENT
    n.
    like salve/balm
  174. ERUCTATE
    burp, belch; expel violently
  175. obdurate
    adj.
    stubborn; stiff-necked

    By moving exhortations to virtue, she softened and converted several obdurate sinners.

    Nearly everything on view possesses similarly obdurate dignity.

    It creates out of paper a heavy, obdurate permanency.

    The opposition to this change was obdurate and continuous.

    However, the building proved an obdurate foe to the wreckers.
  176. moue
    a contemptuous pout, discontent grimace

    "Aarfy winked... with a humorous moue"
  177. roister
    revel, celebrate loudly: "they bounced down the stairs with a great roistering clatter..."
  178. farinaceous
    • 1 : having a mealy texture or surface
    • 2 : containing or rich in starch
  179. parturation
    • parturation - giving birth.
    • "[he] lapsed into parturient silence for a few moments"
  180. afflatus

    n. [uh-fley-tuhs]
    n. inspiration; impulse

    The divine afflatus descends equally on the good and the bad, the lofty and the lowly.

    He doesn't know much about it, but the idea has given him a powerful afflatus.
  181. concupiscent
    lustful

    • "Call the roller of big cigars,
    • The muscular one, and bid him
    • whip in kitchen cups concupiscent curds."
  182. parti-colored
  183. otiose

    adj.
    [oh-shee-ohs, oh-tee-ohs]
    • lazy;
    • useless;
    • futile

    "His own girl sat sprawled out gracelessly on an overstuffed sofa with an expression of otiose boredom."

    "Alas, it would be equally otiose to look for legislation to change corporate governance."

    "The otiose debate among mythmakers belongs in the humanities department, not in the lab."
  184. lissome
    adj.
    flexible, limber, supple; agile, nimble
  185. argosy
    n.
    • 1: large merchant ship / fleet of
    • 2: a rich supply "an argosy of railway folklore"
  186. artless
    adj.
    natural, unaffected; simple; naive; crude
  187. fustian
    n/adj
    • linen;
    • coarse fabric;
    • high-sounding speech, flowery speech (adj same as noun)
  188. lactescent
    adj.
    Having a milky look; becoming milky.
  189. wroth
    adj.
    wrathful

    And he was wroth, and he drew his sword, and rushed fiercely upon him.
  190. sedulously
    persistently, diligently, tirelessly, assiduously 
  191. welter
    • v. wallow, be soaked (as in blood); be
    • immersed or entangled in

    • n. confusion, turmoil; chaos, disorder;
    • wallowing, rolling around in; welterweight

    The city's welter of signs is a crazy patchwork of human desires given material form.

    The inevitable consequence will be a welter of bad loans.
  192. pullulate
    v.
    • sprout, bud;
    • breed quickly, multiply rapidly - swarm
  193. calcareous
    adj.
    containing lime or calcium
  194. myrmidon
    • 1. (Greek Mythology) A member of a warlike Thessalian people who were ruled by Achilles and followed him on the expedition against Troy.
    • 2. A faithful follower who carries out orders without question.
  195. bolthole
    • n.
    • hole into which an animal can run for safety;
    • hole in the wall of a trench where a soldier can hide or sleep;
    • escape route, path to safety
  196. pecuniary
    financial
  197. "stultifying laguor"
    stultify: v. mock, deride, degrade; render useless; prove to be insane (Law); have an inhibiting effect on.

    languor: n. weakness, limpness; slowness; lack of interest, apathy, listlessness; melancholy.

    "her half-closed eyes misty and unseeing with the stultifying laguor of desire"
  198. cowl
    hooded cloak worn by monks; hood
  199. piebald
    • 1 : composed of incongruous parts
    • 2 : of different colors especially : spotted or blotched with black and white
  200. insouciant
    • free from concern, worry, or anxiety;
    • carefree;
    • nonchalant.

    What joy when the insouciant armadillo glances at us and doesn't quicken his trotting...
  201. stolid
    adj.
    • not easily stirred or moved mentally;
    • unemotional;
    • impassive.
  202. sententious
    • 1 a : given to or abounding in aphoristic expression b : given to or abounding in excessive moralizing
    • 2 : terse, aphoristic, or moralistic in expression : PITHY, EPIGRAMMATIC 

    (suggesting sanctimoniousness, self-righteousness)

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