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Palpable,adj
 Capable

of being perceived by the senses or the mind; especially capable of being handled or touched or felt  "a barely palpable dust"

Commanding,adj
 Majestic  ordering

Colossal,adj
 Stupendous  gigantic

baulk
N  Something

immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress V  Refuse to comply

ma'am
N A

woman of refinement

macabre
 Adj.  Shockingly

repellent; inspiring horror  "macabre tales of war and plague in the Middle ages"; "macabre tortures conceived by madmen"

macerate
V  Become

soft or separate and disintegrate as a result of excessive soaking  "the tissue macerated in the water"

macintosh
N A

lightweight waterproof (usually rubberized) fabric

macushla
N  (an

Irish term of address expressing affection) darling  Ducky-A special loved one

escapade
N A

wild and exciting undertaking (not necessarily lawful)  Any carefree episode

madcap
N A

reckless impetuous irresponsible person  Adj.  Characterized by undue haste and lack of thought or deliberation  "madcap escapades"

maestro
N  An

artist of consummate skill

malfeasance
N  Wrongful

conduct by a public official

mantel
N  Shelf

that projects from wall above fireplace

mantic
 Adj.  Resembling

or characteristic of a prophet

or prophecy  "mantic powers"

mantilla
N A

woman's silk or lace *scarf

 *A

garment worn around the head or neck or shoulders for warmth or decoration Masturbate while strangling

 Scarf-v.

oneself

scarp
N A

long steep slope or cliff at the edge of a plateau or ridge; usually formed by erosion  A steep artificial slope in front of a fortification

scathing
 Adj.  Marked

by harshly abusive criticism  "his scathing remarks about silly lady novelists"

scatty
 Adj.  Lacking

sense or discretion  Lost in thought; showing preoccupation  "the scatty glancing quality of a hyperactive but unfocused intelligence"

scend
V  Rise

or heave upward under the influence of a natural force such as a wave

scissors kick
A

kick used in the sidestroke; legs are brought together in a scissoring motion

scissure
N A

long narrow opening

sclaff
N A

poor golf stroke in which the club head hits the ground before hitting the ball V  Strike (a gold ball) such that the ground is scraped first

scoff
N  Showing V  Laugh  flout

your contempt by derision

at with contempt and derision

scoured
         

Adj. Worn away as by water or ice or wind V Examine minutely "The police scoured the country for the fugitive“ Clean with hard rubbing "scour the counter tops“ Rinse, clean, or empty with a liquid N A place that is scoured (especially by running water)

scourer
N  Someone

who cleanses by scouring  Someone who travels widely and energetically  "he was a scourer of the seven seas"

scrap
         

N The act of fighting; any contest or struggle "the unhappy couple got into a terrible scrap“ V Dispose of (something useless or old) "scrap your old computer“ Have a disagreement over something "These two fellows are always scrapping over something“ Adj. Disposed of as useless

Scrim (screem)
N A

firm open-weave fabric used for a curtain in the theatre

scrimp
V  Subsist

on a meagre allowance  "scratch and scrimp"

Subsist
V  Support

oneself  "Many people in the world have to subsist on $1 a day"

supine
 Adj.  Lying

face upward  Offering no resistance  "No other colony showed such supine, selfish helplessness in allowing her own border citizens to be mercilessly harried"

suppose
V  Expect,  Guess  Say  Think.

believe, or suppose

hack
   

   

N One who works hard at boring tasks A politician who belongs to a small clique that controls a political party for private rather than public ends [N. Amer] A car driven by a person whose job is to take passengers where they want to go in exchange for money V Cut with a hacking tool "he hacked with way through the forest“ Cough spasmodically

hackle
N  Long

slender feather on the necks of e.g. turkeys and pheasants V  Comb with a heckle

haft
N  The

handle of a weapon or tool

hail-fellow
 Adj.  Heartily

friendly and congenial

half-pint
N  Disparaging  shrimp

term for small people

shrive
V  Confess

to a punishable or reprehensible deed, usually under pressure

shrug
N A V  Raise

gesture involving the shoulders

one's shoulders to indicate indifference or resignation

shrug off
V  Minimize

the importance of, brush aside  "Jane shrugged off the news that her stock had fallen 3 points"

shyster
N A

person (especially a lawyer or politician) who uses unscrupulous or unethical methods

sick joke
N A

joke in bad taste

sift
V  Move

as if through a sieve  "The soldiers sifted through the woods“  Separate by passing through a sieve or other straining device to separate out coarser elements  "sift the flour“  Check and sort carefully  "sift the information“  "sift through the job candidates"

sinew
N  Muscular

strength

tendon
A

cord or band of inelastic tissue connecting a muscle with its bony attachment  sinew

sinewy
 Adj.  (of

a person) possessing physical strength and weight; rugged and powerful

sitcom
N A

situation comedy

sit-down strike
N A

strike in which workers refuse to leave the workplace until a settlement is reached

sitz bath
N A

bathtub in which your buttocks and hips are immersed as if you were sitting in a chair and you bathe in a sitting position

sizzle
V  Seethe

with deep anger or resentment  "She was sizzling with anger“  Burn or sear with a sizzling sound  "The fat sizzled in the pan"

skag
N  (slang)

an unattractive person, usually a

woman

skank
N  Any

substance considered disgustingly foul or unpleasant  A rhythmic dance to reggae music performed by bending forward and extending the hands while bending the knees

skanky
 Adj.  Highly

offensive; arousing aversion or disgust

skeen arch
n  An

arch whose height is less than half its width

skeet
N  The

sport of shooting at clay pigeons that are hurled upward in such a way as to simulate the flight of a bird

ruminate
V  Chew

the cuds  "cows ruminate“  Reflect deeply on a subject

rummage
n A

thorough search for something (often causing disorder or confusion)  "he gave the attic a good rummage but couldn't find his skis“ v  Search haphazardly  "We rummaged through the drawers"

blitz
N A

rapid and violent military attack with intensive aerial bombardment V  Attack suddenly and without warning  "Hitler blitzed Poland"

blob
N  An V  Make

indistinct shapeless form a spot or mark onto

fleck
N A

small fragment of something broken off from the whole  A small contrasting part of something  "a fleck of red“ V  Make a spot or mark onto

fledge
V  Feed,

care for, and rear young birds for

flight  Decorate with feathers  "fledge an arrow“  Grow feathers  "The young sparrows are fledging already"

tow
n  The

act of hauling something (as a vehicle) by means of a hitch or rope v  Drag behind

nosey
 Adj.  Offensively

curious or inquisitive

prying
N  Offensive  Adj.  Offensively

inquisitiveness

curious or inquisitive  "prying eyes“ V  To move or force, especially in an effort to get something open  "The burglar jimmied the lock", "Raccoons managed to pry the lid off the garbage pail"

pseudonym
N A

fictitious name used when the person performs a particular social role

punk
N  An

aggressive and violent young criminal  Material for starting a fire  Rock music with deliberately offensive lyrics expressing anger and social alienation; in part a reaction against progressive rock  Adj.  Of very poor quality

punter
N  Someone

who propels a boat with a pole  (football) a person who kicks the football by dropping it from the hands and contacting it with the foot before it hits the ground  Someone who bets

puree
N  Food

prepared by cooking and straining or processed in a blender V  Rub through a strainer or process in an electric blender  "puree the vegetables for the baby"

puritan
N  Adheres

to strict religious principles; opposed to sensual pleasures  Adj.  Morally rigorous and strict  "the puritan work ethic"

eddy
N A

miniature whirlpool or whirlwind resulting when the current of a fluid doubles back on itself V  Flow in a circular current, of liquids

encumber
V  Hold

back

 Encumbered

– adj.  Loaded to excess or impeded by a heavy load  "a summer resort...encumbered with great clapboard-and-stucco hotels"; "a hiker encumbered with a heavy backpack"; "an encumbered estate"

encumbrance
N  Any

obstruction that impedes or is burdensome

enclave
N  An

enclosed territory that is culturally distinct from the foreign territory that surrounds it

endermic
 Adj.  Acting

by absorption through the skin  "endermic ointment"

ennoble
V  Give

a title to someone; make someone a member of the nobility

escrow
N A

written agreement (or property or money) delivered to a third party or put in trust by one party to a contract to be returned after fulfilment of some condition

Strabismus
N  Abnormal

alignment of one or both eyes

esotropia
N  Strabismus

in which one or both eyes turn inward toward the nose

essayer
N  One

who tries  Attempter  trier

trident
N A

spear with three prongs

trig
N  The

mathematics of triangles and trigonometric functions  Adj.  (of persons) neat and smart in appearance  "the trig corporal in his jaunty cap"

corporeal
 Adj.  Having

material or physical form or substance  "that which is created is of necessity corporeal and visible and tangible“  Affecting or characteristic of the body as opposed to the mind or spirit  "corporeal suffering"

corpulence
N  The

property of excessive fatness

corpus
N A

collection of writings  "he edited the Hemingway corpus“  The main part of an organ or other bodily structure

corsage
N  An

arrangement of flowers that is usually given as a present

coverall
N A

loose-fitting protective garment that is worn over other clothing

crank
N A V  Travel

bad-tempered person along a zigzag path

cranny
N A

small opening or crevice (especially in a rock face or wall)

drape
N  Hanging

cloth used as a blind (especially for a window)  The manner in which fabric hangs or falls V  Arrange in a particular way  "drape a cloth"

pall
         

N Hanging cloth used as a blind (especially for a window) V Become less interesting or attractive Cause to lose courage Cause to become flat "pall the beer“ Lose strength or effectiveness; become or appear boring, insipid, or tiresome (to) "the course palled on her“ Get tired of something or somebody

palliate
v  Lessen

or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of  Provide physical relief, as from pain

pallid
 Adj.  Abnormally

deficient in colour as suggesting physical or emotional distress  "the pallid face of the invalid"  (of light) lacking in intensity or brightness; dim or feeble  "a pallid sky"; "the pallid stars“  Lacking in vitality or interest or effectiveness  "a pallid performance"

indisposition
N A

slight illness  A certain degree of unwillingness

indispose
V  Make

unwilling  Cause to feel unwell  "She was indisposed“  Make unfit or unsuitable

indite
V  Produce

a literary work

indorsement
 The

act of endorsing  A signature that validates something

sanctum
N A

place of inviolable privacy  "he withdrew to his sanctum , where the children could never go“  A sacred place of pilgrimage

dabble
V  Dip

a foot or hand briefly into a liquid  Play in or as if in water, as of small children

dabbled
 Adj.  Covered

patchily; often used in combination  "waves dabbled with moonlight“

dabbler
N  An

amateur who engages in an activity without serious intentions and who pretends to have knowledge  sciolist

manger
N A

container (usually in a barn or stable) from which cattle or horses feed

pin
V  To

hold fast or prevent from moving "The child was pinned under the fallen tree“  Attach or fasten with pins

memoirs
 An

account of the author's personal experiences  autobiography

buzzer
N  an

electrical device that makes a buzzing sound as a signal

bust
a

piece of sculpture representing the head, shoulders, and upper chest of a human body  the human bosom; esp., the breasts of a woman

hoyden
a a

bold, boisterous girl; tomboy

 Spitfire

person, esp. a woman or girl, who is easily aroused to violent outbursts of anger

buddy
a

close friend; companion; comrade; esp., a comrade in arms

facetious
 Adj.  joking

or trying to be jocular, esp. at an inappropriate time

erstwhile
 Adj.  Belonging

to some prior time  "erstwhile friend“  Adv.  At a previous time  "her erstwhile writing"

pimp
 Pander  procurer

resurgent
 Adj.  Rising

again as to new life and vigour  "resurgent nationalism“  Surging or sweeping back again

surge
n A V  Rise

large sea wave

and move, as in waves or billows  "The army surged forward"

wallow
v  Be

ecstatic with joy  "wallow in your success!"

welter
V  Toss,

roll, or rise and fall in an uncontrolled way "The shipwrecked survivors weltered in the sea for hours“  Roll around, "pigs were wallowing in the mud“  Be immersed in "welter in work"

wendy house
n  Plaything

consisting of a small model of a house that children can play inside of

wend
v  Direct

one's course or way  "wend your way through the crowds"

whack
n  The

act of hitting vigorously  "he gave the table a whack“ v  Hit hard  "The teacher whacked the boy"

shove
 Push

roughly  "the people pushed and shoved to get in line"

sheer
v  Turn

sharply; change direction abruptly  "She sheered her car around the obstacle“  Adj.  So thin as to transmit light  "sheer silk stockings"

stockings
 Close-fitting

hosiery to cover the foot and leg; come in matched pairs (usually used in the plural)

garter
A

band (usually elastic) worn around the leg to hold up a stocking (or around the arm to hold up a sleeve)

startle
n A v  Move

sudden involuntary movement or jump suddenly, as if in surprise or

alarm

lush
 Characterized

by extravagance and

profusion

nagging
 Adj.  Continually

complaining or faultfinding  "nagging parents“ V  Bother persistently with trivial complaints  "She nags her husband all day long"

spank
N

,v  A slap with the flat of the hand

stiff
n  An

ordinary man "a lucky stiff"; "a working stiff“  The dead body of a human being  Adj.  Lacking ease in bending; not limber
 Limber

: adj. (used of persons' bodies) capable of moving or bending freely

blatant
 Adj.  Without

any attempt at concealment; completely obvious  "a blatant appeal to vanity"

sibling
A

person's brother or sister

flirt
N  Coquette  tease

quirk
N A V  Twist

strange attitude or habit

or curve abruptly  "She quirked her head in a peculiar way"

rout
N  An V  Cause

overwhelming defeat

to flee  "rout out the fighters from their caves"

bang
n  "he

got a bang on the head“  "he got a bang on the head“ v  Strike violently

mint
N A

plant where money is coined by authority of the government V  Form by stamping, punching, or printing  Adj.  As if new  "in mint condition"

veer
V  Turn

sharply; change direction abruptly  "The motorbike veered to the right"

limp
N  The

uneven manner of walking that results from an injured leg V  Walk impeded by some physical limitation or injury  Adj.  Lacking in strength or firmness or resilience  "gave a limp handshake"; "a limp gesture as if waving away all desire to know"

jilt
N A v  Cast

woman who jilts a lover

aside capriciously or unfeelingly  "jilt a lover or a bride"

scribble
 Scrabble  doodle

sulk
n A

mood or display of sullen aloofness or withdrawal  "stayed home in a sulk“ V  Be in a huff and display one's displeasure

pout
v  Be

in a huff and display one's displeasure  "She is pouting because she didn't get what she wanted“  Make a sad face and thrust out one's lower lip  "The girl pouted"

hulk
n A

very large person; impressive in size or qualities v  Appear very large or occupy a commanding position  Loom  Appear very large or occupy a commanding position  "Large shadows loomed on the canyon wall"

kick the bucket
 Die  "The

old man finally kicked the bucket"

buckle
n  Fastener

that fastens together two ends of a belt or strap; often has loose prong v  Fasten with a buckle or buckles

crumple
 Become  rumple

wrinkled or crumpled or creased

pucker
n  An

irregular fold in an otherwise even surface (as in cloth)  v.  To gather something into small wrinkles or folds  "She puckered her lips“  "her lips puckered"

ruffle
n A v  Stir

noisy fight

up (water) so as to form ripples  To walk with a lofty proud gait, often in an attempt to impress others, prance.  Mix so as to make a random order or arrangement  Disturb the smoothness of  "ruffle the surface of the water"

lice
A

person who has a nasty or unethical character undeserving of respect

 Adj.  Ethical

: Conforming to accepted standards of social or professional behaviour  "an ethical lawyer"; "ethical medical practice"; "an ethical problem"; "had no ethical objection to drinking"; "Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants"

lousy
 Very

bad  "a lousy play“  "a lousy trick“  Stinky  dirty

coarse
 Adj.  Conspicuously

and tastelessly indecent "coarse language“  Of low or inferior quality or value  Lacking refinement or cultivation or taste  Of texture; large-grained or rough to the touch "coarse meal"; "coarse sand"; "a coarse weave"

earthy
 Conspicuously

and tastelessly indecent  "an earthy sense of humour“  Hearty and lusty  "an earthy enjoyment of life“  Uncouth "an untutored and uncouth human being"

squint
N  Abnormal V  Partly

alignment of one or both eyes

close one's eyes  "The children squinted to frighten each other“

 squint-eyed

,adj. : Affected by strabismus

gawk
N  An V  Look

awkward stupid person

with amazement; look stupidly  Goggle  gape

gleam
 glimmer N A V  Appear

flash of light (especially reflected light)

briefly  "A terrible thought gleamed in her mind"

inkling
A

slight suggestion or vague understanding  "he had no inkling what was about to happen"

glimpse
 Glance  glint

glisten
 glitter n  glister  The

quality of glittering or sparkling brightly v  Be shiny, as if wet  "His eyes were glistening"

Hollywood
 Flashy

and vulgar  "young white women dressed Hollywood style"

leer
N A V  Look

suggestive or sneering look

suggestively or obliquely; look or gaze with a sly, immodest, or malign expression "The men leered at the young women on the beach"

frisk
n  The

act of searching someone for concealed weapons or illegal drugs v  Search as for concealed weapons by running the hands rapidly over the clothing and through the pockets  "The police frisked everyone at the airport"

rollick
 Play  Frisk  skylark

boisterously

bandy
V  Exchange

blows

bang out
 Play

loudly  "They banged out 'The star-spangled banner'"

blitz
N A

rapid and violent military attack with intensive aerial bombardment V  Attack suddenly and without warning  "Hitler blitzed Poland"

stake
 (law)

a right or legal share of something; a financial involvement with something  "a stake in the company's future“  The money risked on a gamble V  Place a bet on, gage, punt, wager  Kill by piercing with a spear or sharp pole

horseplay
 Rowdy

or boisterous play

romp
n A v  Win

girl who behaves in a boyish manner

easily  "romp a race"

emote
 Give

expression or emotion to, in a stage or movie role  act

bluster
n A v  Act

swaggering show of courage

in an arrogant, overly self-assured, or conceited manner

bungle
 Botch  "I N  boo-boo  boner  An v  Spoil

botched the dinner and we had to eat out"

embarrassing mistake

by behaving clumsily or foolishly  "I bungled it!"

fluff
N A

blunder (especially an actor's forgetting the lines) V  Make a mess of, destroy or ruin  Ruffle (one's hair) by combing towards the ends towards the scalp, for a full effect

mime
N  An

actor who communicates entirely by gesture and facial expression V  Imitate (a person, a manner, etc.), especially for satirical effect  Act out without words but with gestures and bodily movements only  "The acting students mimed eating an apple"

woo
 Make  court

amorous advances towards

egotrip
v  Act

in a way that attracts attention  "This teacher always egotrips and the students don't like him“ N  An act undertaken to increase your own power and influence or to draw attention to your own importance

ramp
N A

movable staircase that passengers use to board or leave an aircraft V  Behave violently, as if in state of a great anger

bridesmaid
 An

unmarried woman who attends the bride at a wedding

disseminate
 Cause

to become widely known  circulate

junket
n A

trip taken by an official at public expense v  Go on a pleasure trip

jinx
 whammy n A

person believed to bring bad luck to those around him  An evil spell
V  Cast

a spell over someone or something; put a hex on someone or something

banquet
n A

meal that is well prepared and greatly enjoyed v  Provide a feast or banquet for

buffet
n A

meal set out on a buffet at which guests help themselves v  Strike against forcefully  "Winds buffeted the tent"

quaff
V  To

swallow hurriedly or greedily or in one draught  Gulp  swig

quail
V  Draw

back, as with fear or pain  Cringe  Flinch  "she flinched when they showed the slaughtering of the calf"

quell
 Suppress

or crush completely  "quell my hunger"

quibble
 Argue

over petty things  "Let's not quibble over pennies“  Bicker  niggle

belle
A

young woman who is the most charming and beautiful of several rivals  "she was the belle of the ball“  Chick (vl.)

minstrel
N A

singer of folk songs  Celebrate by singing, in the style of minstrels

babe
A

very young child (birth to 1 year) who has not yet begun to walk or talk (s)

 Hottie

bib-and-tucker
 An

attractive outfit  "she wore her best bib-and-tucker"

wee
V  pee  Eliminate  Adj.  (used

urine

informally) very small

slash
 gash N A V  Cut

wound made by cutting

with sweeping strokes; as with an axe or machete

tandem
n A

bicycle with two sets of pedals and two seats  Adv.  One behind the other

skulk
v  prowl  lurk  Lie

in wait, lie in ambush, behave in a sneaky and secretive manner  Avoid responsibilities and duties, e.g., by pretending to be ill  malinger  Move stealthily, slink  "The lonely man skulks down the main street all day"

Walk as if unable to control one's movements
           

Careen "The ship careened out of control" Keel Swag Lurch Reel Stumble Bumble "The drunk man stumbled about" Stagger "The drunken man staggered into the room“ "He staggered along in the heavy snow"

outpouring
A

natural flow of ground water  outflow  A sudden rapid flow (as of water)  "she attacked him with an outpouring of words"

scoff

mock, deride, jeer

sheen
N  shine,

polish, gloss

slay
V  Kill

intentionally and with premeditation

rite
 An

established ceremony prescribed by a religion  "the rite of baptism"

titter
N A V  Laugh  Giggle  "The

nervous restrained laugh nervously

girls giggled when the rock star came into the classroom"

downbeat
 Adj.  Pessimistic  "the

report was downbeat about prospects for the future"

upbeat
N A

contented state of being happy and healthy and prosperous  "the town was finally on the upbeat after our recent troubles"  Adj.  Pleasantly (even unrealistically) optimistic

upbraid
V  Express

criticism towards  reproach

drool
N  Saliva V  Let

spilling from the mouth

saliva drivel from the mouth  "The baby drooled"

bough
 Any

of the larger branches of a tree

hip bath
 sitz

bath  A bathtub in which your buttocks and hips are immersed as if you were sitting in a chair and you bathe in a sitting position

BM
n  Solid

excretory product evacuated from the bowels n  A euphemism for defecation

rift
n A

gap between cloud masses "the sun shone through a rift in the clouds“  A narrow fissure in rock  A personal or social separation (as between opposing factions)

intermittent
 Adj.  Stopping

and starting at irregular intervals  "intermittent rain showers"  Stopping and starting at regular intervals

sporadic
 Recurring

in scattered and irregular or unpredictable instances  "a city subjected to sporadic bombing raids"

spasmodic
 Adj.  Affected

by involuntary jerky muscular contractions; resembling a spasm  "his body made a spasmodic jerk"

colossus
 Someone

or something that is abnormally large and powerful  A person of exceptional importance and reputation

colossal
 So

great in size or force or extent as to elicit awe  Stupendous  prodigious

supplicate
N  implore  Ask

humbly (for something)  "He supplicated the King for clemency“  "supplicate for permission“  "supplicate God's blessing"

gist
n  Nub

"the nub of the story"  The central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work  The choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience "the gist of the prosecutor's argument"

poignancy
n A

state of deeply felt distress or sorrow "a moment of extraordinary poignancy“  A quality that arouses emotions (especially pity or sorrow)

gingerly
 Adj.  With

extreme care or delicacy  "they proceeded with gingerly footwork over the jagged stones"; "the issue was handled only in a gingerly way“  Adv.  In a gingerly manner  "gingerly I raised the edge of the blanket"

furore
n  An

interest followed with exaggerated zeal  An exhibition of enthusiasm

hike
N A

long walk usually for exercise or pleasure V  Walk a long way, as for pleasure or physical exercise

tramp
N A

disreputable vagrant  "a homeless tramp“  A person who engages freely in promiscuous sex V  Travel on foot, especially on a walking expedition  "We went tramping about the state of Colorado"

expedition
n  An

organized group of people undertaking a journey for a particular purpose  "an expedition was sent to explore Mars"

jowl
N A

fullness and looseness of the flesh of the lower cheek and jaw (characteristic of aging)

reek
N A

distinctive odour that is offensively unpleasant V  Smell badly and offensively  "The building reeks of smoke“  Fume  "The chimney was fuming"

crave
 Have

a craving, appetite, or great desire

for  Plead or ask for earnestly

creep
 To

go stealthily or furtively  Move slowly

Lolly,n
 Informal  How

term for money

dare u leave me for the lolly?

ballroom
 Large

room used mainly for dancing

rustle
 The

light noise like the noise of silk clothing or leaves blowing in the wind

neurotic
n  person

suffering from neurosis (A mental or personality disturbance not attributable to any known neurological or organic dysfunction) v  Affected with emotional disorder

temple
 The

flat area on either side of the forehead  "the veins in his temple throbbed"

buffer
A

cushion-like device that reduces shock due to contact

mermaid
 Half

woman and half fish; lives in the sea

stupor
 The

feeling of distress and disbelief that you have when something bad happens accidentally  Marginal consciousness "someone stole his wallet while he was in a drunken stupor"

quarters
 Housing

available for people to live in  "he found quarters for his family"; "I visited his bachelor quarters"

trumpet-call n.
 urgent

summons to action.

tableau n.
 group

of silent motionless people representing a scene on stage.

molest
v  Harass

or assault sexually; make indecent advances to  Annoy continually or chronically

kiosk n.
 light

open-fronted booth selling food, newspapers, tickets, etc.  telephone box.

pester
n  Annoy  Do

persistently

not join raja in the team. he is a pester.

wet dream
N  An

erotic dream (usually at night) accompanied by the (nocturnal) emission of semen

strangling
N  The

act of suffocating (someone) by constricting the windpipe V  Kill by squeezing the throat of so as to cut off the air  "he tried to strangle his opponent”

yahoo n.
 bestial

person  Bestial adj.  Resembling a beast; showing lack of human sensibility  "a bestial nature"; "bestial treatment of prisoners"

entente
n  An

informal alliance between countries  A friendly understanding between political powers

baron
n A

very wealthy or powerful businessman  "an oil baron“  tycoon

brothel
A

building where prostitutes are available  Whore-house

aggravate
v  Make

worse  "This drug aggravates the pain“  Exasperate or irritate

rudiment
 The

elementary stages of any subject (usually plural)  "he mastered only the rudiments of geometry“  basics

craven
n  An v  Lacking

abject coward

even the rudiments of courage; abjectly fearful  "the craven fellow turned and ran"; "a craven proposal to raise the white flag“  recreant

potbelly
n  Slang

term for a paunch [A protruding abdomen]

liaison
n A

usually secretive or illicit sexual relationship  Affaire  amour

spout
N  An

opening that allows the passage of liquids or grain  Nozzle  Beak  The mouth of a vessel v  Gush forth in a sudden stream or jet

spite
n  Feeling v  Hurt

a need to see others suffer

the feelings of

shrill
N  Utter  Adj  High-pitched

a shrill cry

and sharp "a shrill whistle"

vicinity
n A

surrounding or nearby region  "the plane crashed in the vicinity of Asheville"

Vicious (vishus)
 Adj  (of

persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering "vicious kicks“ • Marked by deep ill will; deliberately harmful "vicious gossip"

usurer
n  Someone

who lends money at excessive rates of interest

upbraid
v  Express

criticism towards  Reproach
 Reprove  Admonish  "He

admonished the child for his bad behavior"

usurp
v  Seize

and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one's right or possession  "he usurped my rights"

taboo
 N:An

inhibition or ban resulting from social custom or emotional aversion  V:Declare as sacred and forbidden  Adj:Excluded from use or mention "a taboo subject"

cesspit
A

covered cistern; waste water and sewage flow into it.  Cesspool.

Jester
N A

professional clown employed to entertain a king or nobleman in the middle ages

Tart
n A

woman who engages in sexual intercourse for money

topography n.
1

detailed description, representation on a map, etc., of the features of a town, district, etc.   topographer n. topographical adj.

seep v.
 ooze

out; percolate.

seer n.
1

person who sees. 2 prophet;

segregate v.
1 

put apart; isolate.

2 separate (esp. an ethnic group) from the rest of the community.

embassy n.
residence or offices of an ambassador.  ambassador and staff.  deputation to a foreign government.

pay phone n. coin-box telephone.
 pay-packet

n. envelope etc. containing an employee's wages.  pay-day n. day on which wages are paid.

pawn1 n.
1

Chess piece of the smallest size and value. 2 person used by others for their own purposes.

pawnbroker n.
 person

who lends money at interest on the security of personal property.

embolden v.
 make

bold; encourage.

immaterial adj.
1

unimportant; irrelevant.  2 not material; incorporeal.  immateriality n.

personable adj.
 pleasing

in appearance and behavior.

cease-fire n.
1

period of truce. 2 order to stop firing.

French leave n. absence without permission.
 French

kiss n. open-mouthed kiss.

 skipper

—n. 1 captain of a ship or aircraft. 2 captain of a sporting team. —v. be captain of.

voluptuary n.
 person

who seeks luxury and sensual pleasure.  voluptuous adj. 1 of, tending to, occupied with, or derived from, sensuous or sensual pleasure. 2 (of a woman) curvaceous and sexually desirable. voluptuously adv.

Demeanour,n
 (behavioral

attributes) the way a person behaves toward other people

Morose,adj
 Showing

a brooding ill humor  "a morose and unsociable manner“  moody

belligerent
N  Someone  Adj  Engaged

who fights (or is fighting)

in war  "belligerent nations"

Impulsive ,adj.
 Without  "letting

forethought

him borrow her car was an impulsive act that she immediately regretted“

 emotional

Barter,v
 Exchange

 Forex

: foreign exchange.

Reverie,n
 Day-dreaming

Prosaic ,adj.
 Not

fanciful or imaginative  "a prosaic and unimaginative essay“  Lacking wit or imagination  Not challenging; dull and lacking excitement

Bigot ,n
A

prejudiced person who is intolerant of any opinions differing from his own  Fanatic  zealot

Monotonous, adj
 Tiring  unchanging

wretchedness
A

state of ill-being due to affliction or misfortune  "the misery and wretchedness of those slums is intolerable“
 Help

people under wretchedness.  Wretched prisoners should be cared

Commensurate , adj
 Corresponding

in size or degree or extent  "pay should be commensurate with the time worked“  In proportion to
 Working

wage should commensurate with the working time.

Know it.
  

adjective flagging Weak from exhaustion

   

verb Communicate or signal with a flag Become less intense Many cricketers become flagging after scoring 100 runs.

Deplete ,verb
 Use  The

up (resources or materials) ration center is deplete of rice.

Unflagging , adj
 Showing

sustained enthusiastic action with unflagging vitality  "unflagging pursuit of excellence"  tireless  Unceasing  "unflagging courtesy“
 M.k

is respected for his unflagging work towards his community.

Commemorate ,v
 Be

or provide a memorial to a person or an event  "This sculpture commemorates the victims of the concentration camps"

Commemoration ,n
A

ceremony to honor the memory of someone or something  A recognition of meritorious service

Swaggering ,n
       

Having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy "a more swaggering mood than usual“ Flamboyantly or showily adventurous Verb: To walk with a lofty proud gait, often in an attempt to impress others Act in an arrogant, overly self-assured, or conceited manner college girls normally swaggers to attract boys. Note: Flamboyantly-In a fancy colorful manner "he dresses rather flamboyantly"

bravado ,n
A

swaggering show of courage  An aggressive display of boldness.
 Nel

meant for his bravado

mow
 N:A

loft for storing hay

 verb  Cut

with a blade or mower "mow the grass“  Make a sad face and thrust out one's lower lip "mop and mow“ Bowlers mop and mow when the ball is shot for six.

Fawning ,adj.
 Attempting

to win favor from influential people by

flattery
 Noun:

fawn  Show submission or fear  Try to gain favor by cringing or flattering
 Fawning

, cringing , and flattering are the eligibilities for a politician.

Minion ,n
A

servile or fawning dependant

 The

members of the party are the minions of jaya.

Molt ,n
 N:Periodic

shedding of the cuticle in arthropods or the outer skin in reptiles  Verb: Cast off hair, skin, horn, or feathers
 Children

enjoy when the peacock molts the feather.

Hutch,n
A

cage (usually made of wood and wire mesh) for small animals

Fork,n
 Cutlery

used for serving and eating food

Adj:Marked by smartness in dress and manners
 Natty  Dapper

"a dapper young man"  Spiffy  Raffish  Rakish  Jaunty "a jaunty red hat"  Dashing "a dashing hero"

N:A man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance
 Dandy  Gallant  Beau  Dude  Sheik  Fop  swell

Momentary ,adj.
 Lasting

for a markedly brief time "a momentary glimpse"

monument
A

structure erected to commemorate persons or events  An important site that is marked and preserved as public property  A burial vault (usually for some famous person)
 vault

:A burial chamber (usually underground)  Also:N:The act of jumping over an obstacle V:Jump across or leap over (an obstacle)

Monetary , adj
 Relating

to or involving money "monetary rewards“ • pecuniary

Adj : (of soil) soft and watery
 Quaggy  Mucky  Swampy  Sloughy  Marshy  boggy

Adj :(of especially liquids) clouded as with sediment)
 Mirky  Muddy  turbid

n:darky
 Offensive

term for Black people

Adj:Extremely wicked
 Nefarious  Villainous  In

bhatsha , ramya krishnan has played the role of a nefarious person.

V,disturb
 Annoy  Bother  Chafe  Nettle  Irk  Perturb

V,Think over
 Ponder  Muse  Contemplate  mull

over  Ruminate  cogitate

An abusive attack on a person's character or good name
 Obloquy  Calumny  Aspersion  Slander  Besmirch  Calumniate  Opprobrium  Denigration  Infamy

British term for someone who introduces television acts or cabarets etc
 Emcee  compere

Obligatory,adj
 Compulsory  Binding  mandatory

N:A crude uncouth ill-bred person lacking culture or refinement
 Barbarian  Boor  Churl  Tyke  Tike  Bumpkin  Chawbacon  Yahoo  yokel

Clamour n, v
 Loud

and persistent outcry from many people  "he ignored the clamour of the crowd“  "The delegates clamoured their disappointment"

Boisterous , adj
 Noisy

and lacking in restraint or discipline  "a boisterous crowd“
 Sometimes

the crowd becomes boisterous when their team wins spiritually.

Know it
 consign

,v:Give over to another for care or safekeeping  Confide,v:Confer a trust upon

Violate ,v
 Breach  Transgress  Contravene  Illicit,adj:unlawfull

Exhort,v
 Give

earnest advice  Warn  N,exhortation
A

friend is one who exhorts.

Elapse ,v
 Pass

by  "three years elapsed"

V,Avoid and stay away from deliberately
 Shun  Eschew  SASI

eschews from unnecessary thinking.

N:Ask for or request earnestly
 Entreat  Beseech  Adjure  Conjure  Implore  Plead  Pray  Supplicate  beg

Mock,v
 Jeer  Flout  Scoff  Ridicule  The

two political parties scoff one another.

Let us Know
    

Grandee(A nobleman of highest rank in Spain or Portugal) Magnate,Tycoon(A very wealthy or powerful businessman) Bigwig, kingpin(The most important person in a group or undertaking) Elite(A group or class of persons enjoying superior intellectual or social or economic status) Personage,n:A person whose actions and opinions strongly influence the course of events Ambani is one of the tycoons of India.

commandeer,n
 Force A

into service

24 year old couldn’t be commandeered to study.

Deplore ,v
 Express

strong disapproval of "We deplore the government's treatment of political prisoners“  "I deplore this hostile action“ "I deplore this hostile action"

Shy,adj
 Coy  overmodest

Coquettish

 Adj.  Seductive  Coquette:

a seductive woman

Warble,v
 Sing

in a quivering way

Condone,v
 Excuse,

overlook, or make allowances for; be lenient with "She condoned her husband's occasional infidelities"

Explore,v
 Investigate  Examine  Exploration,n  Pry,v:look  The

slyly and closely

exploration of the air accident is thrilling.

Peruse,v
 Read

through(especially with attention) ,n

Pulpit,n
 Ambo  Dias  Rostrum  Podium

N,pride
 Flaunt  show

off  Vainglory  Conceit  vanity

Adj, unwilling
 Tardy  Reluctant  N,

v: Grudge

Fiddle,v
 Commit

fraud and steal from one's employer "We found out that she had been fiddling for years“  Play the violin or fiddle  Play around with or alter or falsify, usually secretively or dishonestly "The reporter fiddle with the facts"

Sinister,n
 Threatening

or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments  "sinister storm clouds"; "a sinister smile"

Kiosk,n
 Small

area set off by walls for special use

Fille (feey) ,n
A

young woman

Onerous,adj
 "my

duties weren't onerous; I only had to greet the guests“  "my duties weren't onerous; I only had to greet the guests"

cast aside,v
 Throw

or cast away

Congenial,adj
 Suitable

to your needs or similar to your

nature  "a congenial atmosphere to work in"; "two congenial spirits united...by mutual confidence and reciprocal virtues“
 My

house is not congenial for my studies.

Empathy,n
 Understanding

and entering into another's

feelings

Insipid (adj)
 Lacking

taste or flavour or tang "insipid hospital food"," an insipid novel"," an insipid personality"

Rookie (n)
 An

awkward and inexperienced youth  greenhorn

Often [of(t)un] (adv)
 Many

times at short intervals "we often met over a cup of coffee"

Dude [dood] (n)
A

man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance

Sheik [sheyk] (n)
 The

leader of an Arab village or family  A man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance

Dandy [dandee] (n)
A

man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance  Adjective: Very good

Gallant [galunt] (n)
A man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance  A man who attends or escorts a woman  Adjective: Unflinching in battle or action "a gallant warrior"; "put up a gallant resistance to the attackers"  Lively and spirited,  Having or displaying great dignity or nobility "a gallant pageant"  Having the qualities of gallantry attributed to an ideal knight

Squire [skwiu(r)] (n)
 Young

nobleman attendant on a knight  An English country landowner  A man who attends or escorts a woman  Verb: Attend upon as a squire; serve as a squire

Porch (n)
A

structure attached to the exterior of a building often forming a covered entrance

Portal (n)
  

  

A grand and imposing entrance "the portals of the cathedral (n.Any large and important church adj. Relating to or containing or issuing from a bishop's office or throne ["a cathedral church"])"; "the portals of heaven"; "the portals of success" A site that the owner positions as an entrance to other sites on the internet "a portal typically has search engines and free email and chat rooms etc." A short vein that carries blood into the liver

Debut [deybyoo]
        

The act of beginning something new "they looked forward to the debut of their new product line" b. The presentation of a debutante in society verb: a. Present for the first time to the public "The and debuts a new song or two each month" b.Appear for the first time in public "The new ballet that debuts next months at Covent Garden, is already sold out" c: Make one's debut "This young soprano debuts next months at the Metropolitan Opera"

nuke- nyook (n)
 The

warhead of a missile designed to deliver an atom bomb  Verb:  Strike at with firepower or bombs  Bomb with atomic weapons  Cook or heat in a microwave oven.

Vim (n)
A

healthy capacity for vigorous activity "he seemed full of vim and vigour"  b.An imaginative lively style (especially style of writing)

Stag (n)
 Adult

male deer  Verb: Attend a dance or a party without a female companion  Give away information about somebody, Watch, observe or inquire secretly

Canon (n)
A

rule or especially body of rules or principles generally established as valid and fundamental in a field or art or philosophy  "the neoclassical canon"; "canons of polite society",

Cannon (n)
A

large artillery gun that is usually on wheels, Heavy gun fired from a tank, (Middle Ages) a cylindrical piece of armor plate to protect the arm, Heavy automatic gun fired from an aero plane.  Verb: Make a cannon, Fire a cannon

Halo (n)
 An

indication of radiant light drawn around the head of a saint  A toroidal shape "a halo of smoke", A circle of light around the sun or moon.

torrid,adj
 Characterized

by intense emotion  "a torrid love affair“  Emotionally charged and vigorously energetic  "a torrid dance"; "torrid jazz bands"; "hot trumpets and torrid rhythms“  Burning hot; extremely and unpleasantly hot  "the torrid noonday sun".

subside,v
 Wear

off or die down "The pain subsided“  Sink to a lower level or form a depression "the valleys subside“  Sink down or precipitate "the mud subsides when the waters become calm“  Descend into or as if into some soft substance or place "She subsided into the chair".

duo,n
 Two

items of the same kind  Two performers or singers who perform together  A pair who associate with one another  A musical composition for two performers.

ravine,n
A

deep narrow steep-sided valley (especially one formed by running water).

Karaoke [karee’owkee] ,n
Singing

popular songs accompanied by a recording of an orchestra (usually in bars or nightclubs)

crooning, n
 A.

Singing in a soft low tone." her crooning soon put the child to sleep"  b. The act of singing popular songs in a sentimental manner.  Verb: croon-Sing softly

Damn ,n
 Something

of little value. "his promise is not worth a damn"  Verb: Wish harm upon; invoke evil upon  Adj: a. Used as expletives. "oh, damn!"  b. Expletives used informally as intensifiers." he's a damn fool"  adverb: Extremely  interjection: Exclamation of annoyance

expletive, n
 Profane

or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger. "expletives were deleted"  A word or phrase conveying no independent meaning but added to fill out a sentence or metrical line

doom, n
 An

unpleasant or disastrous destiny. "everyone was aware of the approaching doom but was helpless to avoid it"  Verb:  a. Decree or designate beforehand  b. Pronounce a sentence on (somebody) in a court of law  c. Make certain of the failure or destruction of. "This decision will doom me to lose my position"

loom, n
A textile machine for weaving yarn into a textile  Verb:  a. Come into view indistinctly, often threateningly" Another air plane loomed into the sky"  b.Appear very large or occupy a commanding position" Large shadows loomed on the canyon wall"  c.Hang over, as of something threatening, dark, or menacing

weal, n
A

raised mark on the skin (as produced by the blow of a whip); characteristic of many allergic reactions

zany, n
A

buffoon in one of the old comedies; imitates others for ludicrous effect  A man who is a stupid incompetent fool  adj: a. Pungent adjectives of disesteem b.Like a clown. "a zany sense of humour"

Zephyr, n
A

slight wind (usually refreshing)

girl Friday
A

female assistant who has a range of duties

zero hour, n

The time set for the start of an action or operation

harlot
 Enchantress  Tart  Temptress  Delilah

zing, n
A

brief high-pitched buzzing or humming sound. "the zing of the passing bullet"  The activeness of an energetic personality

houri
A

voluptuously beautiful young woman  (Islam) one of the dark-eyed virgins of perfect beauty believed to live with the blessed in Paradise

vestal
n A

chaste woman  Adj.  Of or relating to Vesta "vestal virgin“ • In a state of sexual virginity "pure and vestal modesty"

prickteaser
A

seductive woman who uses her sex appeal to exploit men

vamp
N A

seductive woman who uses her sex appeal to exploit men V  Act seductively with (someone)

sylph
A

slender graceful young woman

zizz, n
A

buzzing or whizzing sound. "a nasty zizz in the engine"  A nap. "Arthur's taking a short zizz"

zoom, n
A

rapid rise  The act of rising upward into the air  verb: a. Move along very quickly b.Move with a low humming noise c.Rise rapidly

zoonosis, n
 An

animal disease that can be transmitted to humans

zesty, adj
 Marked

by spirited enjoyment  Having an agreeably pungent taste

Yahoo, n
 Not

very intelligent or interested in culture  yokel  bumpkin.

Yankee, n
 An

American  An American who lives in New England  An American who lives in the North (especially during the American Civil War)

yap, n
 Informal

term for the mouth  verb: Bark in a high-pitched tone

younker, n
A

young person (especially a young man or boy)

accrue, n
 Grow

by addition. "The interest accrues"  Come into the possession of. "The house accrued to the oldest son"

Acme(akmee), n
 The

highest level or degree attainable  “his landscapes were deemed the acme of beauty"; "the artist's gifts are at their acme"  The highest point (of something)

Facade,n
 The  The

face or front of a building

facade of arunai gateway is everyone's talk for a decade.

Decoy,n
A

beguiler who leads someone into danger (usually as part of a plot)  Something used to lure victims into danger  Decoy, verb  Lure or entrap with or as if with a decoy

Scathe,n
 The

act of damaging something or someone

Osculate,n
 Touch

with the lips or press the lips (against someone's mouth or other body part) as an expression of love, greeting, etc.

Vertigo,n
A

reeling sensation; feeling about to fall  Reeling: Walk as if unable to control one's movements

Hawk,v
 Sell

or offer for sale from place to place

hitch
 An

unforeseen obstacle

Mince,v
 Make

less severe or harsh  Cut into small pieces "mince the garlic“  N.Food chopped into small bits

grass widow
A

divorced woman or a woman who is separated from her husband  divorcee

nanny
A

woman who is the custodian of children  nurse

hunk
A

well-built sexually attractive man  A large piece of something without definite shape "a hunk of bread"

Ditch,n
 Any

small natural waterway

Palpable,adj
 Capable

of being perceived by the senses or the mind; especially capable of being handled or touched or felt  "a barely palpable dust"

Commanding,adj
 Majestic  ordering

Colossal,adj
 Stupendous  gigantic

Virulence, n
 Extreme

poisonous  Adj: exceedingly noxious or deleterious

Vitalize,v
 To

endow with life and energy

Vivify ,v
 To

endue with life  Vivacity,n:liveliness

Vie ,v
 To

contend

Virago ,n
A

bold impudent,turbulant woman

Seclusion ,n
 solitude

Outdo ,v
 To

surpass

Transgress ,v
 To

break a law

Torrid ,n
 Excessively  How

hot

can I wait under this torrid weather.

Indigence ,n
 Poverty  Adj:

poor

 Indigence

paves the way for all kinds of inconvenience.

Inept ,adj
 Not

fit or suitable

Indolent ,adj
 Habitually

inactive or idle

Hustle,v
 To

move with haste and promptness

Germane ,adj
 relavent

Glutinous ,adj
 sticky

Curtsy ,n
A

downward movement of the body by bending the knees.

Brooch ,n.
A

decorative pin worn by women  v., Fasten with or as if with a brooch

Blunt ,adj
 Not

sharp  stupid

Pillock ,n
A

useless stupid person dare u misspell Pollock as pillock.

 How

Bloom ,v
 N.

a flower bud  V. put forth blossoms or flowers

Blister ,n
 Cause

a swelling or thin boil on the skin by friction or a burn.  N. swollen injury

Blockade ,n
 N.

siege  V. surround so as to prevent movement

loose woman
 Strumpet  hussy

Blemish
 N.

defect, flaw  V. tarnish ,defame

Bide ,v
 Abide  Wait

for  Unceasing "an abiding belief"

Bloat ,v
 swell

Bleach ,v
 Make

white

Abode ,n
 dwelling

Abrogate ,v
 Declare

void

Respondant ,n
A

defendant in a law suit

Resplendent , adj
 Brilliant  Magnificent  glowing

Respite ,n
A

period of rest  Temporary relief from labour or suffering

repose
 N.

rest  V. take rest

Remorse ,n
 Regret  He

remorsed for his poor performance.

relapse
 V.

fall back to a former state  N. a falling back into the former (bad) state

Reimburse ,v
 Make I

good by paying back

will reimburse the money within two days.

Wright ,n
 Artisan  Workman  maker

recreant
 N.

A coward  Adj. cowardly

Scalp ,n
 The

skin with hair covering the top of the head.

Imbue ,v
 Impress

on the mind

Immolate ,v
 sacrifice

Endue ,v
 empower

Hasp ,n
A

hook of metal for fastening the door.

Habiliments ,n
 Garments  clothing

Gloat ,v
 View

with a wicked joy

Gash ,n
 N.

A long deep cut  V. Cut deep

Fete ,n
 festival

Ensue ,v
 Follow  succeed

Deploy ,v
 Post

to different places

frock
A

one-piece garment for a woman; has skirt and bodice

 Skirt

: Cloth covering that forms the part of a garment below the waist  Part of a dress above the waist

Presume ,v
 imagine

Menials ,n
 servants

Indignant ,adj
 Angry

and sorrowful

Rigmarole ,n
A

long meaningless statement.

Hearse (hurs) ,n
A

vehicle for carrying a coffin to a church or a cemetery; formerly drawn by horses but now usually a motor vehicle

Hovel n
A

poor cottage

Mortify ,n
 Humiliate  Anyone

one can mortify ,but a good man will take on.

Ogre ,n
A

man eating giant

Niggard ,n
 Miser A

stingy fellow

Miscellany ,n
A

publication containing treatises

Rue ,v
 Be

sorry for  Regret  repent

Ryot ,n
A

farmer  A peasant

Revoke ,v
 Annul  cancel

Recite ,n
 Repeat

from memory

Ratify ,v
 Confirm  Make

valid

Rave ,v
 Talk

madly

Ramshakle ,adj
 ill

made  Loose and noisy  Built badly

Wreath (reeth) ,n
 garland

Talisman ,n
A

charm  An amulet  A thing supposed to have magical powers of protecting the wearer.

abridge v.
 To

make shorter in words, keeping the essential features, leaning out minor particles. n. A condensed form as of a book or play.

 abridgment

abrogate v.
 To

abolish, repeal.  Repeal: Noun: An official or legal cancellation Verb: Annul by recalling or rescinding

abrupt adj.
 Beginning,

ending, or changing suddenly or with a break.  Marked by sudden changes in subject and sharp transitions  Exceedingly sudden and unexpected  Precipitous,adj.

abscess n.
A

Collection of pus in a cavity formed within some tissue of the body.

abscission n.
 The

act of cutting off, as in a surgical operation.

Absolution,noun
 The

act of absolving or remitting; formal redemption as pronounced by a priest in the sacrament of penance  absolve v. To free from sin or its penalties.

abstinence n.
 Self

denial.

abstruse adj.
 Dealing

with matters difficult to be understood.

candid adj.
 Straightforward.

candor n. The quality of frankness or outspokenness.

carcass n.
 The

dead body of an animal.  carrion n. Dead and putrefying flesh.

caricature n.
a

picture or description in which natural characteristics are exaggerated or distorted.

chasten v.
 To

purify by affliction. chastise v. To subject to punitive measures. chastity n. Sexual or moral purity.

clemency n.
 Mercy.  Compassion

The humane quality of understanding the suffering of others and wanting to do something about it

colloquy n.
 Conversation.

colossus
 Someone

or something that is abnormally large and powerful  A person of exceptional importance and reputation

complacent adj.
 Pleased

or satisfied with oneself.  self-satisfied

hussy
A

woman adulterer

 Adulterer

: Someone who commits adultery or fornication : Voluntary sexual intercourse between persons not married to each other

 adultery

composure n.
 Calmness.

comprehensible adj.
 Intelligible.  Readily

comprehended or understood

badger v.
 To

pester.  Annoy persistently

baffle v.
 To

foil or frustrate.

ballad n.
 Any

popular narrative poem, often with epic subject and usually in lyric form.

bask v.
 To

make warm by genial heat.

beatitude n.
 Any

state of great happiness.

beget v.
 To

produce by sexual generation.  Make children  mother

belle n.
    

A woman who is a center of attraction because of her beauty, accomplishments, etc. Fille(a young woman), missy Damsel Spinster(An elderly unmarried woman) Lass: A girl or young woman who is unmarried, lassie

  

Wench(Informal term for a (young) woman) ,dame. Cyprian(A woman who engages in sexual intercourse for money), tart. Callgirl(A female prostitute who can be hired by telephone)

bellicose adj.
 Warlike.  battleful  Combative  contentious

benison n.
 Blessing.

beseech v.
 To

implore.  Beg  Pray  Entreat  Adjure  conjure

dastard n.
A

base coward.  pusillanimous

despond v.
 To

lose spirit, courage, or hope. despondent adj. Disheartened.

docile adj.
 Easy

to manage.  tractable

durance n.
 Confinement.  detention

dissertation n.
 Thesis. A

treatise advancing a new point of view resulting from research; usually a requirement for an advanced academic degree.

disparity n.
 Inequality.

diffidence n.
 Self-distrust.  Lack

of self-confidence  self-doubt
 One

should give anything to get rid off diffidence.

disarm v.
 To

deprive (take away possessions from someone) of weapons.

disavowal n.
 Denial.

discard v.
 To

reject.

discolor v.
 To

stain.

discord n.
 Absence

of harmoniousness.  Lack of agreement.

beset v.
 To

attack on all sides. troop beset the terrorist to capture.

 The

betroth v.
 To

engage to marry. betrothal n. Engagement to marry.

bibliophile n.
 One

who loves books.

elocution n.
 The

art of correct intonation, inflection, and gesture in public speaking or reading. eloquent adj. Having the ability to express emotion or feeling in lofty and impassioned speech.

emancipate v.
 To

release from bondage.

emanate v.
 To

flow forth or proceed, as from some source.

 Pleasing

tones emanates from spb naturally even when he speaks.

embellish v.
 To

make beautiful or elegant by adding attractive or ornamental features.

enamor v.
 To

inspire with ardent love.  attract

engross v.
 To I

occupy completely.

want to engross her heart to strengthen my love.

ensnare v.
 To

entrap.

Enumerate(inyoomureyt) v.
 To

name one by one.  itemize
 "She

enumerated the many obstacles she had encountered"

exigency n.
A

critical period or condition. exigent adj. Urgent.

exhume v.
 To

dig out of the earth (what has been buried

pageant n.
A

dramatic representation, especially a spectacular one.

palate n.
 The

roof of the mouth.

palatial adj.
 Magnificent.

panacea n.
A

remedy or medicine proposed for or professing to cure all diseases.

pandemic adj.
 Affecting

a whole people or all classes, as a disease.

panorama n.
A

series of large pictures representing a continuous scene.

paradox n.
A

statement or doctrine seemingly in contradiction to the received belief.

paragon n.
A

model of excellence.

paralysis n.
 Loss

of the power of contractility in the voluntary or involuntary muscles.

paramount adj.
 Supreme

in authority.

sapience n.
 Deep

wisdom or knowledge. sapient adj. Possessing wisdom. sapiential adj. Possessing wisdom. u want to test his sapience in English.

 Do

secede v.
 To

withdraw from union or association, especially from a political or religious body.

 secession

n. Voluntary withdrawal from fellowship, especially from political or religious bodies.

seclude v.
 To

place, keep, or withdraw from the companionship of others. seclusion n. Solitude.

seduce v.
 To

entice to surrender chastity.

sedulous adj.
 Persevering

in effort or endeavor.

seer n.
A

prophet.

skeptic n.
 One

who doubts any statements.

substantive adj.
 Solid.  Jayalalitha

is a substantive hero of

AIADMK.

supersede v.
 To

displace.  RAINA is the best person to supersede Mohammed kaif.

waif n.
A

homeless, neglected wanderer.  A homeless child especially one forsaken or orphaned

waive v.
 To

relinquish, especially temporarily, as a right or claim.  Lose or lose the right to by some error, offense, or crime

wane v.
 To

diminish in size and brilliancy.

wean v.
 Deprive

(infants) of mother's milk  Detach the affections of

wee adj.
 Very

small.

whine v.
 To

utter with complaining tone.

winsome adj.
 Attractive.

writhe v.
 To

twist the body, face, or limbs or as in pain or distress.

bas bleu
A

woman having literary or intellectual interests

B-girl
 bar

girl  A woman employed by a bar to act as a companion to men customers

bridesmaid
 An

unmarried woman who attends the bride at a wedding

dame
 Informal

term for a (young) woman

wiry adj.
 Thin,

but tough and sinewy.

whet v.
 To

make more keen or eager.

supple adj.
 Easily  pliant

bent.

supplicate v.
 To

beg.

slay
V  slew  Kill

intentionally and with premeditation

nancy boy
n  (informal

derogatory) an effeminate man; a homosexual man  nancy

milksop
A

timid man or boy considered childish or unassertive

delectation
A

feeling of extreme pleasure or satisfaction  Act of receiving pleasure from something

sadism
 Sexual

pleasure obtained by inflicting harm (physical or psychological) on others

masochism
 Sexual

pleasure obtained from receiving punishment (physical or psychological)

sadomasochism
 Sadism

and masochism combined in one

person

stray
v  Move

about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment  Wander from a direct course or at random  "The child strayed from the path and her parents lost sight of her"

mugger
N A

robber who takes property by threatening or performing violence on the person who is robbed (usually on the street)

molestation
 The

act of subjecting someone to unwanted or improper sexual advances or activity (especially women or children) V  molest  Harass or assault sexually; make indecent advances to

ravishment
A

feeling of delight at being filled with wonder and enchantment  The crime of forcing a woman to submit to sexual intercourse against her will

spinster n.
A

woman who has never been married.

man-about-town
A

man devoted to the pursuit of pleasure  playboy

charwoman
A

human female employed to do housework

Amazon
A

large strong and aggressive woman  virago

ball-breaker
 ball-buster A

demanding woman who destroys men's confidence

peach
n  Cultivated

in temperate regions  A very attractive or seductive looking woman v  Divulge confidential information or secrets

Damsel,n
A

young unmarried woman

spurious adj.
 Not

genuine.

suave adj.
 Smooth

and pleasant in manner.

subjugate v.
 To

conquer.  Put down by force or intimidation  "The rich landowners subjugated the peasants working the land“  Make subservient; force to submit or subdue

supramundane adj.
 Supernatural.

paramour n.
 One

who is unlawfully and immorally a lover or a mistress.

parlance n.
 Mode

of speech.

parlor n
A

room for reception of callers or entertainment of guests

pathos n.
 The

quality in any form of representation that rouses emotion or sympathy. victory of safin over roger instills pathos among the spectators.

 The

pediatrics n.
 The

department of medical science that relates to the treatment of diseases of childhood.

penury n.
 Indigence.

A state of extreme poverty or

destitution

floozy
n A

prostitute who attracts customers by walking the streets

perfidy n.
 Treachery.  Don’t

play with me. I too know all these perfidy and treachery.

pernicious adj.
 Tending

to kill or hurt.

petulant adj.
 Displaying  irritable

impatience.

placate v.
 To

bring from a state of angry or hostile feeling to one of patience or friendliness.

poignancy n.
 Severity

or acuteness, especially of pain

or grief. poignant adj. Severely painful or acute to the spirit.
 Do

u know how I was during my poignant days.

premonition n.
 Foreboding.

presage v.
 To

foretell.

pugnacious adj.
 Quarrelsome  The

pugnacious parties now settled.

pusillanimous adj.
 Without

spirit or bravery.

Pyre n.
A

heap of combustibles arranged for burning a dead body. pedagogue n. A schoolmaster.

prudence n.
 Caution.

prudential adj. Proceeding or marked by caution.

protract v.
 To

prolong.

promenade v.
 To

walk for amusement or exercise.

profuse adj.
 Produced

or displayed in overabundance.

exonerate v.
 Pronounce  acquit

not guilty of criminal charges

exodus n.
A

journey by a large group to escape from a hostile environment exodus of srilankans from their country reveals how much uncongenial the country for them.

 The

expedite v.
 To

hasten the movement or progress of.  expeditious adj. Speedy.

explicate v.
 Give

an explanation for  Elaborate, as of theories and hypotheses

extol v.
 To

praise in the highest terms.

extort v.
 Obtain  "They

through intimidation

extorted money from the executive by threatening to reveal his past to the company boss"

extravagant adj.
 Needlessly

free or lavish in expenditure.

exuberance(igzooburuns) n.
 Rich

supply.  exuberant adj. Marked by great plentiful ness.  Joyful enthusiasm  Overflowing with enthusiasm

bigamy n.
 The

crime of marrying any other person while having a legal spouse living.

bier n.
A

horizontal framework with two handles at each end for carrying a corpse to the grave.

blaspheme v.
 To

indulge in profane oaths.

bosom n.
 The

breast or the upper front of the thorax of a human being, especially of a woman.

braggart n.
A

vain boaster.

bravo interj.
 Well

done.

breach n.
 The

violation of official duty, lawful right, or a legal obligation.

stalwart
 Noun A

person who is loyal to their allegiance (especially in times of revolt)

 Adjective  Having

rugged physical strength; inured to fatigue or hardships  "proud of her tall stalwart son"

breech n.
 The

buttocks.

brittle adj.
 Fragile.  Having

little elasticity; hence easily cracked or fractured or snapped  Lacking warmth and generosity of spirit

Bulwark, noun
 An

embankment built around a space for defensive purposes  Anything that gives security or defense.

bungle v.
 To

execute clumsily.

bursar n.
A

treasurer.

comprehensive adj.
 Large

in scope or content.

conceit n.
 Self-flattering

opinion

confer v.
 To

bestow.

confluence n.
 The

place where streams meet.

conjecture n.
A

guess.

conspicuous adj.
 Clearly

visible.

consort n.
A

companion or associate.

consummate v.
 To

bring to completion.

contemplate v.
 To

consider thoughtfully.

contemptible adj.
 Worthy

of scorn or disdain.  contemptuous adj. Disdainful.

contravene v.
 To

prevent or obstruct the operation of.  Preclude: Keep from happening or arising; have the effect of preventing  Occlude: Block passage through  "She is impeding the progress of our project“  "The trees obstruct my view of the mountains“  "obstruct the path“  obturate

contumacious adj.
 Rebellious.  contumacy

n. Contemptuous disregard of the requirements of rightful authority.  contuse v. To bruise by a blow, either with or without the breaking of the skin.  contusion n. A bruise.

convalesce v.
 

To recover after a sickness. convalescence n. The state of progressive restoration to health and strength after the cessation of disease. convalescent adj. Recovering health after sickness. The fans wish for the quick convalescence of sachin tendulkar from tennis elbow.

coquette n.
A

flirt. A seductive woman who uses her sex appeal to exploit men.Philanderer

dally
 Waste

time  "Get busy--don't dally!“  Talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions

corpulent adj.
 Obese.

counteract v.
 To

act in opposition to.

craving n.
A

vehement desire.  Hungering  Starving  Lusting  thirsting

cycloid adj.
 Like

a circle.

cupidity n.
 Avarice.

crockery n.
 Earthenware

made from baked clay.

accede v.
 To

agree.  Acquiesce: verb  Assent:verb,noun

acclaim v.
 To

utter with a shout.

acquisition n.
 Anything

gained, or made one's own, usually by effort or labor.

addle v.
 To

make inefficient or worthless; muddle.

adduce v.
 To

bring forward or name for consideration.  Advance evidence for

admonish v.
 To

warn of a fault. n. Gentle reproof.

 admonition

Ado, noun
A

rapid bustling commotion  Virtuoso: Someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field  Vertigo: A reeling sensation; feeling about to fall  Tyro: Someone new to a field or activity, novice  Yahoo: Not very intelligent or interested in culture, bumpkin  albino n.: A person with milky white skin and hair, and eyes with bright red pupil and usually pink iris.

adumbrate v.
 To

represent beforehand in outline or by emblem.

affront n.
 An

open insult or indignity.

affluence n.
A

profuse or abundant supply of riches.

agglomerate v.
 To

pile or heap together.

aggrandize v.
 To

cause to appear greatly.

aggravate v.
 To

make heavier, worse, or more burdensome.  Aggravation: An exasperated feeling of annoyance

agile adj.
 Able

to move or act quickly, physically, or mentally.

tomboy
A

girl who behaves in a boyish manner

tress
A

hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair

ailment n.
 Slight

sickness.

knickers
 Trousers

ending above the knee.underpants.knee breeches. knee pants

alacrity n.
 Cheerful

willingness.  Liveliness and eagerness

woman chaser
A

man who is aggressive in making amorous advances to women

albino n.
A

person with milky white skin and hair, and eyes with bright red pupil and usually pink iris.

aliment n.
 That

which nourishes.

allay v.
 To

calm the violence or reduce the intensity of; mitigate. alley n. A narrow street, garden path, walk, or the like.

 note:

allegory ,noun
A

short moral story (often with animal characters)

alleviate v.
 To

make less burdensome or less hard to bear.  Note: ameliorate v. To relieve, as from pain or hardship

Allude, verb
 Make

a more or less disguised reference

to.  Advert  allusion n. An indirect and incidental reference to something without definite mention of it.

alluvion n.
 Flood.

ally n.
A

person or thing connected with another, usually in some relation of helpfulness.

Almanac, noun
 An

annual publication including weather forecasts and other miscellaneous information arranged according to the calendar of a given year  An annual publication containing tabular information in a particular field or fields arranged according to the calendar of a given year

altercate v.
 To

contend angrily or zealously in words.  altercation: noisy quarrel.

Amatory,adj.
 Amorous  romantic

ambiguous adj..
 Having

a double meaning

ambrosial adj.
 Divinely

sweet, fragrant, or delicious.

annals n.
A

record of events in their chronological order, year by year. chronological account of events in successive years

A

annihilate v.
 To

destroy absolutely.

antidote n.
 Anything

that will counteract or remove the effects of poison, disease, or the like.

aphorism n.
 Proverb.

approbation n.
 Sanction.

arbiter n.
 One

chosen or appointed, by mutual consent of parties in dispute, to decide matters.

ardent adj.
 Burning  ardor

with passion.

n. Intensity of passion or affection.

awry adv. & adj.
 Out

of the proper form, direction, or position.

augur v.
 To

predict.

assiduous adj.
 Diligent.  Marked

by care and persistent effort  sedulous

Imbue ,v
 Spread

or diffuse through,fill,soak,or suffuse with colour.

Bane ,nemesis ,n
 Something

causing misery or death  “the bane of my life”

Lurk ,v
 Lie

in wait  Lie in ambush  Behave in a sneaky and secretive manner

Inn ,n
A

hotel providing overnight lodging for travelers.

Emanate ,v
 Flow

from.  “Water emanates from this hole in the round.”

Unkempt ,adj
 Not

neatly combed  “wild unkempt hair”

To indicate more information
           

Besides - Making an additional point; anyway Furthermore In addition Moreover Likewise Indeed – In truth In fact Also As well Foremost - Ranking above all others; Preceding all others in spatial position First, Second, Third, Finally Firstly, Secondly, Thirdly

To indicate an example
 For

example  For instance  In particular  Particularly - Specifically or especially distinguished from others  Specifically  To illustrate  To demonstrate

To indicate a cause or reason
 Since  Because  Because  Due  For  For  As

of

to

the reason that

To indicate a result or an effect
 Accordingly

- because of the reason given  Consequently  Hence  So  Therefore  Thus

To conclude
 For

the aforementioned reasons  For the aforementioned reasons, there is no doubt that  To sum up the foregoing,  Given these facts  In conclusion  In closing  To conclude

To describe or make
 vivid  portray  depict  exhibit  illustrate  expose  present  paint  delineate  represent  demonstrate  constitute

- Form or

compose

a portrait

To prove
 manifest

- Provide evidence for; stand as proof

of  attest - Provide evidence for  testify - Provide evidence for  certify - Provide evidence for  endorse, indorse - Give support or one's approval to  establish  exemplify - (v) Clarify by giving an example of

To compare or contrast
                

Whereas In comparison In contrast However Although On the other hand Likewise Similarly But Yet Withal - Despite anything to the contrary (usually following a concession) Withal - Together with this Nevertheless - Despite anything to the contrary Nonetheless - Despite anything to the contrary Notwithstanding - Despite anything to the contrary Even so - Despite anything to the contrary All the same - Despite anything to the contrary

To indicate time
                      

After Before Currently During Eventually Finally First, Second, etc. Formerly Immediately Initially Lastly Later Meanwhile Next Once Previously Simultaneously Soon Subsequently Subsequent - Following in time and order Hitherto, Heretofore - Used in negative statement to describe a situation that has existed up to this point or up to the present time, “The sun hasn’t rose hitherto.” In due time Henceforth

To indicate certainty
 Truly  Sincerely  Genuinely  Surely  Rightfully  Absolutely  Indubitably  Certainly  Without

doubt  Needless to say

To indicate doubt
 Most

likely  More likely  Possibly  Probably  Dubitable - Open to doubt or suspicion  Dubious - Distressed with uncertainty or doubt

To summarize
           

Overall To summarize In summary To sum up Paraphrased Briefly In brief Summing up To put it briefly précis - A sketchy summary, Make a summary (of) synopsis - A sketchy summary apercu - A short synopsis

To express positive words
                 

magnificent grandeur - The quality of being magnificent or splendid or grand, the quality of being exalted in character or ideals or conduct magnanimous - The quality of being exalted in character or ideals or conduct fantastic phenomenal wonderful extraordinary marvelous superb good fine great excellent spectacular prodigious grand brilliant glorious - Bringing great happiness and thankfulness

               

illustrious - Widely known and esteemed notable - Worthy of notice impressive splendid resplendent - Having great beauty and splendor, Richly and brilliantly colorful flamboyant - Elaborately or excessively ornamented, Richly and brilliantly colorful superior terrific tremendous wondrous - Extraordinarily good wonderful flair - natural talent knack - A special way of doing something outshine - Attract more attention and praise than others paramount - Having superior power and influence predominant

flair
n A

natural talent  "he has a flair for mathematics“  Distinctive and stylish elegance

trollop
A

dirty untidy woman  A woman adulterer  slut

To show intelligence
                 

profound shrewd – hardheaded (practical experience and observation) intelligence astute acumen - Shrewdness shown by keen insight insightful savvy - The cognitive condition of someone who understands cognition - The psychological result of perception, learning and reasoning genius smart sharp keen mastermind Einstein - Someone who has exceptional intellectual ability and originality work of art fine art adept - Someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field whiz - Someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field wizard - Someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field

To intensify
          

incredibly exceedingly extremely extraordinarily truly really very utterly - Completely and without qualification; used informally as intensifiers, With sublimity; in a sublime manner absolutely perfectly dramatically

Said
                

enounced, enunciated - Speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way pronounced - Speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way articulated - Express or state clearly vocalized - Express or state clearly posited - Put firmly stated expressed reported alleged - Declared but not proved averred - Report or maintain, To declare or affirm in a grave manner and formally as true affirmed, asserted wrote composed penned - Produce a literary work spelt - Indicate or signify voiced, sounded - Give voice to demean - Reduce in worth or character, usually verbally

Praise
 extol  exalt  glorify  laud  proclaim  revere  idolize  worship  venerate

- (v) Praise, glorify, or honor

Call Forth
          

evoke - Call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses) arouse - Call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses) elicit - Call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses) enkindle - Call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses) provoke - Call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses) inflame - Arouse or excite feelings and passions awake - Stop sleeping conjure - Evoke or call forth, with or as if by magic invoke - Evoke or call forth, with or as if by magic summon - Gather or bring together instill - deposit gradually

Cupboard love
A

show of affection motivated by selfishness

stark
 Adj.  Complete

or extreme  "stark poverty"; "a stark contrast“  Adv.  Completely  "stark mad"; "mouth stark open"

Barmy ,adj
 Strange

or very silly

smasher
A

person who smashes something  A very attractive or seductive looking woman

Bobby ,n
 Policeman

in UK

procurer
 Someone

who procures customers for whores (in England they call a pimp a ponce)

Bloke ,n
A

guy  chap

Branston ,n
 Pickle

spread in sandwiches

prat
 Vulg.  The

fleshy part of the human body that you sit on  tooshie

Brolly ,n
 umbrella

Buggy ,n
 Stroller  Push

chair

Caravan ,n
 Mobile

home

Cheerio ,phrase
 Good

bye.

Copper ,n
 policeman

Gob ,n
 Informal

term for the mouth

Gravy ,n
 Basically

the juices that drip from cooking

meats

Kip ,v
 [Brit]

Sleep  "roused him from his kip"

Pantry ,n
A

small storeroom for storing foods or wines

Loo ,n
A

toilet in England  Lav  Lavatory  bog

Wardrobe,n
A

tall piece of furniture that provides storage space for clothes; has a door and rails or hooks for hanging clothes

Wellies,n
 Rubber

boots

vim ,n
A

healthy capacity for vigorous activity  "he seemed full of vim and vigor"

Surf ,n
 Waves

breaking on the shore

life buoy ,n
A

life preserver in the form of a ring of buoyant material

Lancer ,n
 (formerly)

a cavalryman armed with a

lance

Sonny ,n
A

male child (a familiar term of address to a boy)

Rotary ,n
A

road junction at which traffic streams circularly around a central island  "the accident blocked all traffic at the rotary“  Circle  Adj: "rotary dial"

supported
 He

backed up his friend’s claim.

Pass off
 The

present disturbance will blow off.

fabricated
 That

fellow trumped up a story.

To be guided by
 It

is a good idea to go by.

Overcame him
 Ultimately

I got the better of him.

Found everywhere.
A

spirit of unrest is in the air.

Under his protection
 Her

uncle has taken her under his wing

In his presence.
 He

is such a man that he does not know what passes under his nose.

Under your absolute call.
 Do

you expect at your beck and call.

entirely
 He

is every inch a gentle man.

The full details.
 He

knows the ins and outs of that affair.

He was horrified.
 His

blood ran cold when he heard that his friend was murdered.

With all our power.
 We

shall fight with tooth and nail for our rights

Deceived me
I

trusted him but he played me false.

Unanimously.
 The

proposal was rejected with one voice.

Bandits ,n
 An

armed thief who is (usually) a member of a band  brigands

Desolate ,v
 Rob

of joy  Lay waste to  forsake
 The

bandits desolated the countryside burning farms and carrying off the harvest.

Despoil ,v
 Plunder  Foray  Pillage  Ransack  Rifle

Detonation ,n
 Explosion  The

detonation of the bomb could be heard miles away.

Derogatory ,n
 Expressing I

a low opinion.

resent your derogatory remarks.

Deft ,adj
 Quick

and skillful in movement  Skillful in physical movements; especially of the hands  The deft waiter uncorked the champagne without spilling a drop.

Deify ,v
 Turn

into a god

 Admire

rajinikanth all you want. Just don’t deify him.

Crux ,n
 Essential  This

or main point

is the crux of the entire problem; everything centers on it’s being resolved.

Bliss ,n
A

state of extreme happiness

Confiscate ,v
 Seize  Commandeer  The

army confiscated all available supplies of uranium.

Comity ,n
A

state or atmosphere of harmony or mutual civility and respect  harmony

wind up ,n
A

concluding action

Cerebration ,n
 Mathematics

sometime require much

cerebration.

Brawn ,n
 Muscular

strength  Sturdiness
 It

takes brawn to become a champion weight-lifter.

Braggart ,n
 Booster  Modest

by nature , she was no braggart preferring to let her accomplishments speak for themselves.

Vaults ,n
A  V.

burial chamber (usually underground) Jump across or leap over (an obstacle)

Blanch ,v
 Bleach  Whiten

 Although

age had blanched his hair style , he was still vigorous and energetic.

Outfit ,n
A

set of clothing (with accessories)

Blandishment ,n
 Flattery

 despite

the sales person’s blandishments, the customer did not buy the outfit.

Benign ,adj
 Kindly  Favorable  Not

malignant

 Though

her benign smile and gentle bearing made her sweet little old lady ,she was tough-minded and shrewd observer of human nature.  N. benignity

Bestow ,v
 Confer  He

wished to bestow great honors upon the hero.

Bicker ,v
 Quarrel

 The

children bickered morning, noon, and night exasperating their parents.

Bilk ,v
 Cheat  The

con man specialized in bilking insurance policies. : con A person serving a sentence in a jail or prison

 Note

Conspicuously ,adj
 In

a manner tending to attract attention  "there have been plenty of general declarations about willingness to meet and talk, but conspicuously no mention of time and place“  In a prominent way

Bizarre ,adj
 Conspicuously

or grossly unconventional

or unusual  "restaurants of bizarre design--one like a hat, another like a rabbit"

Assiduous adj
 It

took ravi weeks of assiduous labor before he was satisfied with his portrait of his son.

Asperity ,n
 Sharpness  These

(of temper)

remarks spoken with asperity , stung the boys to whom they had been directed.

Beeline ,n
 Direct  Quick  As

route

soon as the movie was over , jim made a beeline for the exit.

Bereft ,adj
 Deprived  Lacking  The

of

foolish gambler soon found himself bereft of funds.

Court ,v
 Make

amorous advances towards "John is courting Mary“  Seek someone's favor

Tribunal ,n
 An

assembly (including one or more judges) to conduct judicial business  Court  judicature

Pristine ,adj
 Completely

free from dirt or contamination  Immaculately clean and unused  "pristine mountain snow"

privy
 N:A

room equipped with toilet facilities  A small outbuilding with a bench having holes through which a user can defecate  Adj:Hidden from general view or use  "a privy place to rest and think"

Abreast ,adv
 Side

by side  Alongside each other, facing on the same direction

Absolve ,v
 Acquit  Free

one from

Accession ,n
 The

act of succeeding to a throne or coming into the possession of property.

bait
 N:

temptation  V:allure

Beckon ,n
 Appear

inviting "The shop window decorations beckoned“  Summon with a wave, nod, or some other gesture

Beseech ,n
 Entreat  request

Breeches ,n
 Trousers.

Divulge
 Make

known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret

bozo
A

man who is a stupid incompetent fool  An informal term for a youth or man

buster
 An

informal form of address for a man  "Hey buster, what's up?"

he-man
A

man who is virile and sexually active  macho-man  stud

Bridle n ,v
 reins

bungle
 N:blunder  V:do

clumsily

Busy-body ,n
A

person who meddles in other’s affairs.

Know it
 Burly

adj: stout  Bonny adj: beautiful

Beacon ,n
A

light-house  A signal fire

Momentous ,adj
 Of

very great significance  "a momentous event"

well-to-do ,adj
 In

fortunate circumstances financially; moderately rich  "well-to-do members of the community"

Wile ,n
 The

use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract money from them)  trickery

wrangle
 N:An

angry dispute  V:To quarrel noisily, angrily or disruptively "The bar keeper threw them out, but they continued to wrangle on down the street"

Above-board ,adv
 Beyond

any room for suspicion "was known for dealing aboveboard in everything"  Adj: "their business was open and aboveboard"

Indulge ,v
 Gratify

Give free course to  N: indulgence Favour granted  Adj:indulgent Very kind

Indignant ,adj
 Angry

and displeased  N: indignation  Angry with contempt  N: indignity  An affront, insult

Inexorable adj
 Not

to be placated or appeased or moved by entreaty

Infringe ,n
 Encroach  Disobey  Transgress  violate

upon

Ingenuity ,n
 cleverness

Inordinate ,adj
 Excessive  “a

book of inordinate length”

Inure ,v
 habituate

Undaunted adj
 Bold  courageous

Unfurl ,n
 Open  unfold

Urbane adj
 Polite  Courteous  refined

writhe
 To

move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling) "The prisoner writhed in discomfort"

Poke ,v
 Hit

hard with the hand, fist, or some heavy instrument

ailment n.
 Slight

sickness.

almanac n.
A

series of tables giving the days of the week together with certain astronomical information.

altercate v.
 To

contend angrily or zealously in words.

antiquate v.
 To

make old or out of date.

Beset ,v
 To

attack on all sides.

blithe adj.
 Joyous.

blithesome adj. Cheerful.

breech n.
 The

buttocks.

bursar n.
A

treasurer.

enamor v.
 To

inspire with ardent love.  Attract; cause to be enamored

Carnage ,n
 The

savage and excessive killing of many people  Massacre.

Expedient ,adj
 Contributing

to personal advantage. • Serving to promote your interest "was merciful only when mercy was expedient"

Outskirt ,n
A

part of the city far removed from the center  "they built a factory on the outskirts of the city"

genesis
N  Origin  beginning

hanger-on
N A

dependent

exquisite adj.
 1.extremely

beautiful or delicate. 2 keenly felt (exquisite pleasure). 3 highly sensitive (exquisite taste).

 exquisitely adv.

crisp —adj. 1 hard but brittle.

 v.

make or become crisp.  crisply adv.  crispness n.

shamble —v.
 walk

or run awkwardly, dragging the feet. —n. shambling gait.

sham
n A v  Make

person who makes deceitful pretenses

a pretence of  "He shammed a headache“  Adj.  Adopted in order to deceive  "sham modesty"

tang n.
strong taste or smell. • characteristic quality.

soap opera n.
 broadcast

drama serial with domestic themes (orig. sponsored in the US by soap manufacturers).

social climber n.
 person

anxious to gain a higher social

status.

unclasp v.

release the grip of (a hand etc.).

Waterloo n.
A

final crushing defeat met his Waterloo"

 "he

patronage
n  The v  Support

act of providing approval and support by being a patron of

stab
V  Use

a knife on  Stab or pierce

legacy
N  (law)

a gift of personal property by will

stern
N  The

fleshy part of the human body that you sit on  Adj.  Of a stern or strict bearing or demeanor; forbidding in aspect  "a stern face"

crusader
n A

disputant who advocates reform  A warrior who engages in a holy war  "the crusaders tried to recapture the Holy Land from the Muslims"

Entourage (onturazh)
n  The

group following and attending to some important person

sandwich
 Two

(or more) slices of bread with a filling between them v  Make into a sandwich  Insert or squeeze tightly between two people or objects  "She was sandwiched in her airplane seat between two fat men"

persuasive
 adj  Tending

or intended or having the power to induce action or belief  "persuasive eloquence"; "a most persuasive speaker“  Capable of convincing  "a persuasive argument"; "the evidence is persuasive but not conclusive"

verbiage
N  Superfluity

of words

parched
 adj  Dried

out by heat or excessive exposure to sunlight  "parched soil“  Toasted or roasted slightly  "parched corn was a staple of the Indian diet“ v  Cause to wither (dry) or parch from exposure to heat

flair
n A

natural talent  "he has a flair for mathematics“  Distinctive and stylish elegance  A shape that spreads outward

flake
N A

crystal of snow  A person with an unusual or odd personality V  Form into flakes

indiscriminate
 Adj.  Failing

to make or recognize distinctions  Not marked by fine distinctions  "indiscriminate reading habits"; "an indiscriminate mixture of colors and styles"

orgasm
n  The

moment of most intense pleasure in sexual intercourse  sexual climax

dog days.
 n.

pl.  hottest period of the year

femme fatale
A

woman who is considered to be dangerously seductive.  siren

Ostentatiously
 adv  Flamboyantly  showily

indiscreetly
 adverb  Without

discretion or wisdom or self-

restraint  "she inquired indiscreetly after the state of his health"

sacrilege
n  Blasphemous

behavior; the act of depriving something of its sacred character

salacious adj.
 Having

strong sexual desires.

salutary adj.
 Beneficial.  Tending

to promote physical well-being; beneficial to health salutary influence of pure air"

 "the

sanctity n.
 Holiness.

sapience
 n.

Deep wisdom or knowledge.

 sapient

adj. Possessing wisdom. sapiential adj. Possessing wisdom.

satiate v.
 To

satisfy fully the appetite or desire of.

satire n.
 The

employment of sarcasm, irony, or keenness of wit in ridiculing vices. (visee) A specific form of evildoing. Moral weakness. "vice offends the moral standards of the community"

 Vices

satyr n.
A

very lascivious (Driven by lust; preoccupied with or exhibiting lustful desires) person.

savor
n  The

taste experience when a savory condiment is taken into the mouth  adj  Taste appreciatively

scintilla
n A

sparkling glittering particles

scintillate v.
 To

emit or send forth sparks or little flashes of light.  Emit or reflect light in a flickering manner  Be lively or brilliant or exhibit virtuosity  "A scintillating conversation"

 Flicker

v. Shine unsteadily "The candle flickered"

Sear (sir)
v  Make

very hot and dry

sedate
N  Cause

to be calm or quiet as by administering a sedative to.  "The patient must be sedated before the operation“  Adj  Characterized by dignity and propriety  "a quiet sedate nature"

seethe v.
 To

be violently excited or agitated.  Be in an agitated emotional state  "The customer was seething with anger"

servitude n.
 Slavery.

severance n.
 Separation.

superficial
 Adj  Being

or affecting or concerned with a surface; not deep or penetrating emotionally or intellectually  "the superficial report didn't give the true picture"

solace n. v.
 Comfort

in grief, trouble, or calamity.

stigma
n A

symbol of disgrace or infamy  A mark of infamy or token of disgrace attaching to a person as the result of evildoing.

stolid
 adj  Having

or revealing little emotion or sensibility; not easily aroused or excited.  "a silent stolid creature who took it all as a matter of course"; "her face showed nothing but stolid indifference"

Know it.
 stringency

n. Strictness. stringent adj. Rigid.

stultify
v  Prove

to be of unsound mind or demonstrate someone's incompetence  "nobody is legally allowed to stultify himself“  Cause to appear foolish  "He stultified himself by contradicting himself and being inconsistent"

sumptuous adj.
 Rich

and costly.

superfluous adj.
 Being

more than is needed.

Know it.
 supple

adj. Easily bent.  supplicate v. To beg.  surcharge n. An additional amount charged.  surfeit v. To feed to fullness or to satiety.  surrogate n. One who or that which is substituted for or appointed  sustenance n. Food.

forfeit
       

N Something that is lost or surrendered as a penalty. A penalty for a fault or mistake that involves losing or giving up something. "the contract specified forfeits if the work was not completed on time“ v Lose or lose the right to by some error, offense, or crime. Adj. Surrendered as a penalty

scrawl
n  Poor  v.  Write

handwriting carelessly

smack
  

n A blow from a flat object (as an open hand) An enthusiastic kiss The taste experience when a savoury condiment is taken into the mouth V Deliver a hard blow to "The teacher smacked the student who had misbehaved“ Have a distinctive or characteristic taste Kiss lightly

 peck
     

perfunctorily
 In

a set manner without serious attention "he kissed her cheek perfunctorily"

savoury
n  An

aromatic or spicy dish served at the end of dinner.  Adj.  Pleasing to the sense of taste

relish
n  Vigorous

and enthusiastic enjoyment  The taste experience when a savoury condiment is taken into the mouth. V  Derive or receive pleasure from; get enjoyment from; take pleasure in.  "She relished her fame and basked in her glory"

soup
n  Liquid

food especially of meat or fish or vegetable stock often containing pieces of solid food

gravy
n  Basically

the juices that drip from cooking

meats  A sudden happening that brings good fortune (as a sudden opportunity to make money)

rabid
 Adj.  Marked

by excessive enthusiasm for and intense devotion to a cause or idea.  Overzealous.

novelette
N A

short novel

mash
 Talk

or behave amorously, without serious intentions  Reduce to small pieces or particles by pounding or abrading  "mash the garlic"

pounding
N  Repeated V  Hit

heavy blows

hard with the hand, fist, or some heavy instrument  "the salesman pounded the door knocker“  Strike or drive against with a heavy impact  "pound on the door"

abrading
 VERB  Wear

away  Rub hard or scrub  Strike against an object

womb-to-tomb
 Adj.  Continuing

through life

travesty
A

comedy characterized by broad satire and improbable situations  A composition that imitates somebody's style in a humorous way  Charade n.  Parody n. v.  Lampoon n. v.  Spoof n. v. A composition that imitates somebody's style in a humorous way "The students spoofed the teachers"

Lackadaisical
 Lacking

spirit or liveliness  "a lackadaisical attempt“  Languid  "a languid mood“  languorous  "a hot languorous afternoon"

Travail n ,v
 Use

of physical or mental energy; hard work  Drudge n ,v  One who works hard at boring tasks  Work hard  Navvy n ,v  A laborer who is obliged to do menial work

junk
n  The remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up  v  Dispose of (something useless or old)  "junk an old car“  Debris n.  Detritus n.  Rubble n.  RUBBISH n.  Scrap n. v. "scrap your old computer“

Note : Scrap : Also ,a small fragment of something broken off from the whole

indiscriminately
 adv  In

a random manner

 Indiscriminate

adj.  Failing to make or recognize distinctions  Not marked by fine distinctions  "an indiscriminate mixture of colors and styles"

jeopardy
A

source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune

jeopardize
v  Pose

a threat to; present a danger to  Put at risk

hypocrite
N A

person who professes beliefs and opinions that he does not hold  Dissembler  Pretender  Impostor  Shammer  Phoney , phony

dissimulate
v  Hide

(feelings) from other people  disguise

impart
 Tell

or deposit (information) knowledge  Make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret  Make known; pass on, of information  divulge

snag
A

sharp protuberance  A dead tree that is still standing, usually in an undisturbed forest  An unforeseen obstacle

erudition
n  Profound  foresight

scholarly knowledge

clamant
        

Adj. Conspicuously and offensively loud; given to vehement outcry Demanding attention "clamant needs“ Adj. Strident Conspicuously and offensively loud; given to vehement outcry "strident demands“ Unpleasantly loud and harsh

scourge
      

n A whip used to inflict punishment (often used for pedantic humor) Something causing misery or death A person who inspires fear or dread V Punish severely; excoriate Whip

pedantic adj. : Marked by a narrow focus on or display of learning especially its trivial aspects

snub
n A v  "the

refusal to recognize someone you know

snub was clearly intentional“  Refuse to acknowledge  Rebuff n ,v  Adj.  Unusually short "a snub nose"

outright
 Adj.  Without  Adv.  Without

reservation or exception

reservation or concealment  "she asked him outright for a divorce"

scrub
n  The

act of cleaning a surface by rubbing it with a brush and soap and water v  Clean with hard rubbing "She scrubbed his back"

taciturn
 Adj.  Habitually

reserved and uncommunicative

cruise
n  An ocean trip taken for pleasure  v  Drive around aimlessly but ostentatiously and at leisure "She cruised the neighborhood in her new convertible"  Travel at a moderate speed "Please keep your seat belt fastened while the plane is reaching cruising altitude“  Look for a sexual partner in a public place "The men were cruising the park“  Sail or travel about for pleasure, relaxation, or sightseeing "We were cruising in the Caribbean"

Convoy
N  Men-of-war

or troops escorting merchant

vessels V  Provide safe passage

convulse
V  Affect

or agitate violently  Cause spasms of the muscles N  Convulsion  Fits  Adj : convulsive

peep
N A V  Appear

secret look

as though from hiding  "the new moon peeped through the tree tops"  Cause to appear  "he peeped his head through the window"  Look furtively "He peeped at the woman through the window“

peek
N A V  Throw

secret look

a glance at; take a brief look at  "I only peeked--I didn't see anything interesting"

glint
N A

momentary flash of light  A spatially localized brightness V  Be shiny, as if wet  Throw a glance at; take a brief look at

lulu
A

very attractive or seductive looking woman.Peach.Dish.stunner.

sasses
V  Answer

back in an impudent or insolent

manner  "don't sass me!"; "The teacher punished the students who were sassing all morning"

prim
V  Contract

one's lips  "She primmed her lips after every bite of food"

navvy
N A

laborer who is obliged to do menial work  peon

Lamb
N  Young

sheep  A person easily deceived or cheated (especially in financial matters)

overt
 Adj  Open

and observable; not secret or hidden  "an overt lie"; "overt hostility"; "overt intelligence gathering"

covert
 Adj.  Secret

or hidden; not openly practiced or engaged in or shown or avowed  "covert actions by the CIA"; "covert funding for the rebels"

imposing
 Adj.  Impressive

in appearance  "an imposing residence“  "the monarch's imposing presence“
V  Compel

to behave in a certain way

vestal
N A

chaste woman

pang
A

sudden sharp feeling  "pangs of regret“  "a pang of conscience"

camion
n A

large truck designed to carry heavy loads; usually without sides  dray

trolleybus
N A

passenger bus with an electric motor that draws power from overhead wires

gondola
N A

low flat-bottomed freight car with fixed sides but no roof

freight
N  Goods

carried by a large vehicle  The charge for transporting something by common carrier  "we pay the freight"; "the freight rate is usually cheaper“ V  Load with goods for transportation

deluxe
 Adj.  Rich

and superior in quality  Elegant and sumptuous  "a deluxe car"

indulgence
N  An

inability to resist the gratification of whims and desires  A disposition to yield to the wishes of someone  "too much indulgence spoils a child"

quixotic
 Adj.  Not

sensible about practical matters; unrealistic  "as quixotic as a restoration of medieval knighthood"

hex
N  An

evil spell  whammy V  Cast a spell over someone or something; put a hex on someone or something

beldam
N  An

ugly evil-looking old woman  A woman of advanced age  Crone  Hag

ravisher
 Someone

who assaults others sexually  A very attractive or seductive looking woman.debaucher

debonair
 adj.  Having

a sophisticated charm  "a debonair gentleman“  suave

palate
N  roof

of the mouth

fixture
N  An

object firmly fixed in place (especially in a household)

pendant
N  An

adornment that hangs from a piece of jewelry (necklace or earring)  Branched lighting fixture; often ornate; hangs from the ceiling

lobe
n A

rounded projection that is part of a larger structure

damsel
N A

young unmarried woman

elusive
 Adj  Be

difficult to detect or grasp by the mind  "that elusive thing the soul"

evasive
 Adj  Deliberately

vague or ambiguous  "his answers were brief, constrained and evasive"; "an evasive statement“  Avoiding or escaping from difficulty or danger especially enemy fire  "pilots are taught to take evasive action“  Skillful at eluding capture

objurgate
N  Express

strong disapproval of  Censure severely

excoriate
N  Express

strong disapproval of  Tear or wear off the skin or make sore by abrading  condemn

chafe
n  Soreness

and warmth caused by friction  "he had a nasty chafe on his knee“  Anger produced by some annoying irritation V  Become or make sore by or as if by rubbing  Feel extreme irritation or anger  "He was chafing at her suggestion that he stay at home while she went on a vacation"

chalk out
N  Make

a sketch of

canticles
N A

hymn derived from the Bible

hymn
n A

song of praise (to God or to a saint or to a nation)  anthem v  Sing a hymn  Praise by singing a hymn  "They hymned their love of God"

sewer
N A

waste pipe that carries away sewage or surface water  Someone who sews  "a sewer of fine gowns“  cloaca
 Sewerage

n: Waste matter carried away in sewers or drains

tapestry
n A

heavy textile with a woven design; used for curtains and upholstery

irascible
 Adj.  Quickly

aroused to anger  Characterized by anger  "an irascible response"

hotheaded
 adj  Quickly

aroused to anger  "a hotheaded commander“  Characterized by undue haste and lack of thought or deliberation  "a hotheaded decision"

impulsive
 adjective  Proceeding

from natural feeling or impulse without external stimulus  "an impulsive gesture of affection“  Without forethought  "letting him borrow her car was an impulsive act that she immediately regretted“  Having the power of driving or impelling  "an impulsive force"

travesty
n A

comedy characterized by broad satire and improbable situations  A composition that imitates somebody's style in a humorous way V  Make a travesty of

muffle
N A

kiln with an inner chamber for firing things at a low temperature V  Conceal or hide  "muffle one's anger“  Deaden (a sound or noise), especially by wrapping

facet
N A

distinct feature or element in a problem  "he studied every facet of the question“  aspect

facetious
 Adj.  Cleverly

amusing in tone  "facetious remarks“  "a bantering tone“  Banter V : Be silly or tease one another

tom
 Contemptuous

name for a Black man who is abjectly servile and deferential to Whites

cunning
N  Shrewdness

in deception  "as cunning as a fox“  Adj.  Attractive especially by means of smallness or prettiness or quaintness  "cunning kittens"; "a cunning baby“  Marked by skill in deception  "cunning men often pass for wise"

sagacious
 Adj.  Acutely

insightful and wise  "observant and thoughtful, he was given to asking sagacious questions“  Skillful in statecraft or management  "an astute and sagacious statesman"

salad days
 The

best time of youth

V-day
 The

day of a victory

bode
v  Indicate

by signs  "These signs bode bad news"

legacy
 (law)

a gift of personal property by will  bequest

pristine
 Adj.  Completely

free from dirt or contamination  "pristine mountain snow“  Immaculately clean and unused  "handed her his pristine white handkerchief"

extramarital
 Adj.  Characterized

by adultery  "extramarital affairs"

kept woman
 An

adulterous woman; a woman who has an ongoing extramarital sexual relationship with a man

knob
N A

circular rounded projection or protuberance

discern
V  Detect

with the senses

lounge
N A

public room (as in a hotel or airport) with seating where people can wait  [Brit] A room in a private house or establishment where people can sit and talk and relax V  Sit or recline comfortably  "He was lounging on the sofa"

teem
V  Be

teeming, be abuzz  "The plaza is teeming with undercover policemen“  Move in large numbers

junkie
N A

narcotics addict  Someone who is so ardently devoted to something that it resembles an addiction  "a news junkie"

fray
N A V  Wear

noisy fight

away by rubbing  "The friction frayed the sleeve"

pug-nose
A

short nose; flattened and turned up at the end

puissant
 Adj.  Powerful

smolders
v  Burn

slowly and without a flame  "a smoldering fire"

rejoinder
N A

quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one)  "it brought a sharp rejoinder from the teacher"

relegate
v  Refer

to another person for decision or judgment "She likes to relegate difficult questions to her colleagues“  Assign to a class or kind "People argue about how to relegate certain mushrooms"

medication
N  (medicine)

something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease  The act of treating with medicines or remedies

mayhem n.
 destruction;

havoc.

iceman
 Someone

who cuts and delivers ice  A professional killer

iciness
N  Coldness

due to a cold environment

iconoclast
N  Someone

who tries to destroy traditional ideas or institutions

camouflage
v  Disguise

by camouflaging; exploit the natural surroundings to disguise something  "The troops camouflaged themselves before they went into enemy territory"

upbeat
A

contented state of being happy and healthy and prosperous  "the town was finally on the upbeat after our recent troubles“  Adj.  Pleasantly (even unrealistically) optimistic

lineament
A

characteristic property that defines the apparent individual nature of something  The characteristic parts of a person's face: eyes and nose and mouth and chin  "his lineaments were very regular"

slick
N A V  Give

slippery smoothness

a smooth and glossy appearance  "slick one's hair“  Adj.  Made slick by e.g. ice or grease

flak
 Intense

adverse criticism

pie
 Dish

baked in pastry-lined pan often with a pastry top

 pastry

: Any of various baked foods made of dough or batter  dough : A flour mixture stiff enough to knead or roll

scarfpin
A

pin used to hold the tie in place  tie tack

barrette
A

pin for holding women's hair in place

wet-nurse
N A

woman hired to suckle a child of someone else V  Give suck to  suckle

midwife
A

woman skilled in aiding the delivery of babies

trophy wife
A

wife who is an attractive young woman; seldom the first wife of an affluent older man  "his trophy wife was an asset to his business"

buff
n  Bare

skin  "swimming in the buff“ V  Polish and make shiny  "buff the wooden floors"; "buff my shoes"

stripped
 Adj.  Having

only essential or minimal features  "a stripped new car"; "a stripped-down budget“  With clothing stripped off

strip
V  Take

away possessions from someone  "The Nazis stripped the Jews of all their assets“  Get undressed  "She strips in front of strangers every night for a living"

denudate
v  Lay

bare  Disrobe  strip down  Adj.  Without the usual covering

nag
n  Someone

(especially a woman) who annoys people by constantly finding fault v  Bother persistently with trivial complaints  "She nags her husband all day long"

limpid
 Adj.  Clear

and bright  "limpid blue eyes“  "writes in a limpid style"  lucid

lineage
 The

descendants of one individual  "his entire lineage has been warriors"

lackey
A

male servant (especially a footman)  A person who tries to please someone in order to gain a personal advantage

junk
N  The

remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up V  Dispose of (something useless or old)  "junk an old car"

jeopardize
v  Pose

a threat to; present a danger to  Put at risk

improvident
 Adj.  Not

provident; not providing for the future

gratify
v  Make

happy or satisfied

infringe
V  Go

against, as of rules and laws

 Fringe

v. The outside boundary or surface of something

cringe
V  Draw

back, as with fear or pain

fluster
N A

disposition that is confused or nervous and upset V  Be flustered; behave in a confused manner

eccentric
N A

person with an unusual or odd personality  Adj.  Conspicuously or grossly unconventional or unusual  "famed for his eccentric spelling"

broody
 Adj.  Physiologically  "a

ready to incubate eggs

broody hen“  Persistently or morbidly thoughtful

coax
v  Influence

or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering

deport
V  Behave

in a certain manner  Hand over to the authorities of another country  Expel from a country

uprising
N  Organized

opposition to authority; a conflict in which one faction tries to wrest control from another v  Come into existence; take on form or shape  Come up, of celestial bodies "The sun uprising sees the dusk night fled...“  Get up and out of bed

scrub
N  The

act of cleaning a surface by rubbing it with a brush and soap and water v  Clean with hard rubbing "She scrubbed his back“ "surgeons must scrub prior to an operation"

think
v  Cogitate  cerebrate

fancy up
 Put

on special clothes to appear particularly appealing and attractive  "The young girls were all fancied up for the party"

underdress
 Put

on clothes that make a careless or illdressed impression

jetty
A

protective structure of stone or concrete; extends from shore into the water to prevent a beach from washing away  seawall

briefs
 Short

tight-fitting underpants

bloomers
 (usually

in the plural) underpants worn by women"she was afraid that her bloomers might have been showing“  panties

knickers
 (usually

in the plural) underpants worn by

women  Trousers ending above the knee

subnormal
 Adj.  Below

normal or average  "after the floods the harvests were subnormal"; "subnormal intelligence"

undersexed
 Adj.  Having

a subnormal degree of sexual

desire

retinue
 The

group following and attending to some important person  entourage

patron
A

regular customer  The proprietor of an inn  Someone who supports or champions something

exotic
 Strikingly

strange or unusual  "an exotic hair style"; "protons, neutrons, electrons and all their exotic variants"; "the exotic landscape of a dead planet"

barn dance
A

dance party featuring country dancing

bump
 Knock

against with force or violence  "My car bumped into the tree"  Dance erotically or dance with the pelvis thrust forward  "bump and grind"

strut
n A v  To

proud stiff pompous gait

walk with a lofty proud gait, often in an attempt to impress others

cakewalk
A

strutting dance based on a march; was performed in minstrel shows; originated as a competition among Black dancers to win a cake

ballet
A

theatrical representation of a story performed to music by ballet dancers  concert dance

ballroom
 Large

room used mainly for dancing

ritual dancing
A

dance that is part of a religious ritual

swathe
N

,v  An enveloping bandage

smirk
n A

smile expressing smugness or scorn instead of pleasure v  Smile affectedly or derisively

muck about
 Do

random, unplanned work or activities or spend time idly  "The old lady is usually mucking about in her little house"

potter
V  Do

random, unplanned work or activities or spend time idly  Work lightly  "The old lady is pottering around in the garden"

prurient
 Salacious  Lewd  Lascivious  libidinous

orgies
n A

wild gathering involving excessive drinking and promiscuity  Promiscuity  Indulging in promiscuous (casual and indiscriminate) sexual relations

off-color
 In

violation of good taste even verging on the indecent  "an off-color joke“  "off-color jokes"

Know it.
 "This

boss abuses his workers“  "The mugger assaulted the woman“

bait
N  Anything  Adj.  Lure,

that serves as an enticement

entice, or entrap with bait

chat up
 Flirt  Coquet  Philander  Talk

or behave amorously, without serious intentions

sniff
N  Snuff  snuffle  Sensing

nose V  Perceive by inhaling through the nose  "sniff the perfume"

an odor by inhaling through the

coiffure
 The

arrangement of the hair (especially a woman's hair)  hairdo

eyelash
 Any

of the short curved hairs that grow from the edges of the eyelids

mane
 Growth

of hair covering the scalp of a human being

deck
V  Be

beautiful to look at  Decorate "deck the halls with holly“  Knock down with force "He decked his opponent"

shank
 The

part of the human leg between the knee and the ankle

heel
 The

bottom of a shoe or boot; the back part of a shoe or boot that touches the ground  The back part of the human foot

streaker
 Some

who takes off all their clothes and runs naked through a public place  flasher

wolf
n A

cruelly rapacious person  A man who is aggressive in making amorous advances to women  v.  Eat hastily  "The teenager wolfed down the pizza"

pornography
 smut  erotica

hot stuff
 The

quality of being attractive and exciting (especially sexually exciting)  "he thought she was really hot stuff"

torso
 The

body excluding the head and neck and limbs

titillate
 Erotic.

Tickling. Vellicate . "A titillating story appeared in the usually conservative magazine"

nip
N  Snip  Sever

or remove by pinching or snipping  "nip off the flowers"

amnesty
N  Pardon  When

the first child was born the king granted amnesty to all in prison.

bastion
A

group that defends a principle "a bastion against corruption"; "the last bastion of communism“  A stronghold into which people could go for shelter during a battle

benediction
N  Blessing  The

appearance of sun after many rainy days was like a benediction.

beeline
N  Direct

route  As soon as the movie was over , Jim made the beeline for the exit.

innate
 natural  adj.  Being

talented through inherited qualities  "an innate talent"

bivouac
N  Temporary

living quarters specially built by the army for soldiers  Encampment V  Live in or as if in a tent  encamp

bilk
v  Cheat

somebody out of what is due, especially money  "He bilked his creditors"

bestow
V  Confer  He

wished to bestow great honors upon the hero.

blight
V  Destroy  plague  Cause

to suffer a blight  "Too much rain may blight the garden with mould“  Blighted : Adj. the extent of the blighted areas could be seen only when viewed from the air.

blare
n A V  Make

loud harsh or strident noise

a loud noise  "The horns of the taxis blared"

strident
 Adj.  Conspicuously

and offensively loud; given to vehement outcry  "strident demands“  Unpleasantly loud and harsh

blandishment
N  Flattery

intended to persuade  The act of urging by means of teasing or flattery  Despite the salesperson’s blandishment the customer didn’t buy the outfit.

blatant
 Adj.  Without

any attempt at concealment; completely obvious  "a blatant appeal to vanity“  Conspicuously and offensively loud; given to vehement outcry  “Blatant lie”

gallop
n A

fast gait of a horse; a two-beat stride during which all four legs are off the ground simultaneously  v.  Ride at a galloping pace  "The horse was galloping along“  "Did you gallop the horse just now?"

chaff
V  Be

silly or tease one another  banter

charlatan
n A

flamboyant deceiver; one who attracts customers with tricks or jokes

quack
N  An

untrained person who pretends to be a physician and who dispenses medical advice  Adj.  Medically unqualified  "a quack doctor"

adjective
             

Orphic Having an import not apparent to the senses nor obvious to the intelligence; beyond ordinary understanding Occult Hidden and difficult to see "an occult fracture"; "occult blood in the stool“ Clandestine Conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods "clandestine intelligence operations“ Surreptitious Marked by quiet and caution and secrecy; taking pains to avoid being observed "a surreptitious glance at his watch“ "surreptitious mobilization of troops“ Secret or hidden; not openly practiced or engaged in or shown or avowed "covert actions by the CIA"; "covert funding for the rebels"

cum
 Prep.  Functioning

also as; used between two nouns to designate an object serving as both  "the Leader of the House cum Secretary of State for Wales“ n  The thick white fluid containing spermatozoa that is ejaculated by the male genital tract

pap
A

diet that does not require chewing; advised for those with intestinal disorders  The small projection of a mammary gland

slobber
 Dribble  Drivel  Drool  "The n  Saliva V  slaver  Let

baby drooled" spilling from the mouth

saliva drivel from the mouth

conundrum
A

difficult problem  brain-teaser  Riddle

 also  Riddle

v. :Pierce many times .  "The bullets riddled his body"

embargo
N A

government order imposing a trade barrier V  Ban the publication of (documents), as for security or copyright reasons  "embargoed publications"

obstetrics
N  The

branch of medicine dealing with childbirth and care of the mother  Obstetrician- A physician specializing in obstetrics

fly
N  An

opening in a garment that is closed by a zipper or buttons concealed by a fold of cloth

stratification
N A

layered configuration

ratify
V  Approve

and express assent, responsibility, or obligation  "All parties ratified the peace treaty"

relegate
V  Refer

to another person for decision or judgment  "She likes to relegate difficult questions to her colleagues"

gastronomy
N  The

art and practice of choosing and preparing and eating good food

levity
N  Lightness

of manner

sinister
 Adj.  Threatening

or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments  "sinister storm clouds"; "a sinister smile"

tripod
A

three-legged rack used for support  camera tripod

excerpt
N A V  Take

passage selected from a larger work

out of a literary work in order to cite or copy

lave
 Wash

one's face and hands  Cleanse (one's body) with soap and water

oculist
A

person skilled in testing for defects of vision in order to prescribe corrective glasses  ophthalmologist

detour
N A

roundabout road (especially one that is used temporarily while a main route is blocked) V  Travel via a detour

racket
  

n A loud and disturbing noise An illegal enterprise (such as extortion or fraud or drug peddling or prostitution) carried on for profit
A sports implement (usually consisting of a handle and an oval frame with a tightly interlaced network of strings) used to strike a ball (or shuttlecock) in various games

   

V Celebrate noisily, often indulging in drinking; engage in uproarious festivities Make loud and annoying noises Hit (a ball) with a racket

Boutique (booteek)
N A

shop that sells women's clothes and jewellery

shopping trolley
A

handcart that holds groceries while shopping

trailer
A

large transport conveyance designed to be pulled by a truck or tractor

forklift
A

small industrial vehicle with a power operated forked platform in front that can be inserted under loads to lift and move them

dagger
A

short knife with a pointed blade used for piercing or stabbing

sedan
A

car that is closed and that has front and rear seats and two or four doors

Strew
 Spread

by scattering  "strew toys all over the carpet“  Make a place messy by strewing garbage around  Litter  "Cigar butts littered the ground"

archery
 The

sport of shooting arrows with a bow

sandals
A

shoe consisting of a sole fastened by straps to the foot

stayer
A

person or other animal having powers of endurance or perseverance  "the horse that won the race is a good stayer"

snug
 cosy N A

small secluded room  Adj.  Offering safety; well protected or concealed  "a snug harbour"; "a snug hideout“  Enjoying or affording comforting warmth and shelter especially in a small space  "snug in bed"; "a snug little apartment“

upholster
 Provide

furniture with padding, springs, webbing, and covers

couch
 An

upholstered seat for more than one person  lounge  sofa

Lounge
n  An

upholstered seat for more than one person v  "He was lounging on the sofa"

recline
 Move

the upper body backwards and

down  "She reclined her head on the pillow“  Lean in a comfortable resting position

telltale
N  Someone  Adj.  Disclosing

who gossips indiscreetly unintentionally

leash
N  Restraint

consisting of a rope (or light chain) used to restrain an animal  A figurative restraint  "kept a tight leash on his emotions"; "he's always gotten a long leash“ V  Fasten with a rope

skulk
v  Avoid

responsibilities and duties, e.g., by pretending to be ill  malinger

flush
              

n The period of greatest prosperity or productivity 2007 should be a flush for Indian cricket team. A sudden rapid flow (as of water) "he heard the flush of a toilet“ Sudden reddening of the face (as from embarrassment or guilt or shame or modesty) I saw a flush on his face after the result was announced. V Turn red, as if in embarrassment or shame Flow freely "The garbage flushed down the river“ Rinse, clean, or empty with a liquid "flush the wound with antibiotics“ Cause to flow or flood with or as if with water "flush the meadows“

flush
         

Adj. Of a surface exactly even with an adjoining one, forming the same plane "a door flush with the wall"; "the bottom of the window is flush with the floor“ Having an abundant supply of money or possessions of value "a speculator flush with cash“ Adv. Squarely or solidly "hit him flush in the face“ In the same plane "set it flush with the top of the table"

tutelage
 Teaching

pupils individually (usually by a tutor hired privately)

lean
 Adj.  Containing

little excess  "a lean budget“  Not profitable or prosperous  "a lean year"

skimpy
 Adj.  Containing

little excess  "a skimpy allowance“  Adv.  Skimpily  "a skimpily dressed woman"

buckle
v  Fold

or collapse  "His knees buckled"

spasm
A

painful and involuntary muscular contraction  cramp

heave
N  An

upward movement (especially a rhythmical rising and falling) V  Rise and move, as in waves or billows

iconoclast
 Someone

who tries to destroy traditional ideas or institutions  image breaker

imbecile
N A

person of subnormal intelligence  Adj.  Having a mental age of three to seven years

literal
 Adj.  Lacking

stylistic embellishment  "a literal description“  The hr rejected me as my explanation was not figurative but literal.

figurative
 Nonliteral  using

figures of speech  "figurative language“

Metaphoric
 Expressing

one thing in terms normally denoting another  "metaphoric language“
 Metaphorical  Expressing

one thing in terms normally denoting another  "a metaphorical expression"

imbibe
v  Receive

into the mind and retain  "Imbibe ethical principles"

imbricate
V  Place

so as to overlap  "imbricate the roof tiles"

impregnate
v  Infuse

or fill completely  "Impregnate the cloth with alcohol“  Make pregnant  "He impregnated his wife again"

imbue
v  Spread

or diffuse through  Fill, soak, or imbue totally  Suffuse with colour

immanence
 The

state of being within or not going beyond a given domain

cognition
 The

psychological result of perception and learning and reasoning  knowledge

transient
n  One

who stays for only a short time  "transient labourers“
 Adj.  Enduring

a very short time  "youth's transient beauty"

imminent
 Adj.  Close

in time; about to occur  "in imminent danger"

impart
V  Make

known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret  If u give a news to kannan ,definitely he will impart immediately.

mentor
N A V  Serve

wise and trusted guide and advisor

as a teacher or trusted counsellor  "She is a fine lecturer but she doesn't like mentoring"

impasse
A

situation in which no progress can be made or no advancement is possible  "reached an impasse on the negotiations“  A street with only one way in or out

impassive
 Adj.  Having

or revealing little emotion or sensibility; not easily aroused or excited  "her impassive remoteness"; "he remained impassive, showing neither interest in nor concern for our plight"

passive
 Lacking

in energy or will  Peacefully resistant in response to injustice  "passive resistance"

noun
 benevolence  Disposition

to do good  Sasikumar is resilient and benovelant
 Malevolence  Wishing

evil to others

impend
v  Be

imminent or about to happen  "Changes are impending"

adjective
 intrinsic  Belonging

to a thing by its very nature  "form was treated as something intrinsic, as the very essence of the thing“  Extrinsic  Not forming an essential part of a thing or arising or originating from the outside  "extrinsic evidence"; "an extrinsic feature of the new building"; "that style is something extrinsic to the subject"; "looking for extrinsic aid"

Introitus-n.Entrance or opening to a hollow organ or tube (especially the vaginal opening) "the introitus of the vagina“
 Porta

introvert
N  (psychology)

a person who tends to shrink from social contacts and to become preoccupied with their own thoughts V  Fold inwards  Turn inside  "He introverted his feelings"

extrovert
N  (psychology)

a person concerned more with practical realities than with inner thoughts and feelings V  Characterized by extroversion

intrude
 Enter

uninvited  “They intruded on our dinner party”  irrupt  "She irrupted into our sitting room“  trespass  Enter unlawfully on someone's property  "Don't trespass on my land!"

Instinctive
 Unthinking;

prompted by (or as if by)

instinct  "offering to help was as instinctive as breathing“  natural

intuition
 Instinctive

knowing  An impression that something might be the case  "he had an intuition that something had gone wrong"

hump
V  [vulgar]

Have sexual intercourse with

epicine person
 One

having both male and female sexual characteristics and organs; at birth an unambiguous assignment of male or female cannot be made  intersex

occiput
N  Back

part of the head or skull

overhear
 Hear,

usually without the knowledge of the speakers

foreplay
 Mutual

sexual stimulation prior to sexual intercourse

cuddling
 Affectionate

play (or foreplay without contact with the genital organs) V  A close and affectionate (and often prolonged) embrace  "We cuddled against each other to keep warm“  "I cuddled the baby"

nuzzle
 Dig

out with the snout  "the pig nuzzled the truffle"

snuggle
V  Move

or arrange oneself in a comfortable and cosy position  "The children snuggled into their sleeping bags"

neck
V  Kiss,

embrace, or fondle with sexual passion  "The couple were necking in the back seat of the car"

spoon
V  Scoop

up or take up with a spoon  "spoon the sauce over the roast“  Kiss and caress amorously

toying
n  Playful

behaviour intended to arouse sexual interest V  Behave carelessly or indifferently

wiggle
 Move  Jiggle  The

to and fro

pensive lover was wiggling in the corridor.

wriggle
V  To

move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling)  "The child tried to wriggle free from his aunt's embrace"

tyke
A

crude uncouth ill-bred person lacking culture or refinement  A young person of either sex

impulsively
 Adv.  In

an impulsive or impetuous way; without taking cautions  "he often acts impulsively and later regrets it“  impetuously

blurt
v  Utter

impulsively  "He blurted out the secret"

spurt
N  The

occurrence of a sudden discharge (as of liquid) V  Gush forth in a sudden stream or jet

coddle
V  Treat

with excessive indulgence  Cook in nearly boiling water  "coddle eggs"

bald
 Adj.  With

no effort to conceal

ballet skirt
 N.tutu  Very

short skirt worn by ballerinas  Ballerinas : A female ballet dancer

bandana
 Large

and brightly coloured handkerchief; often used as a neckerchief

barf
 Eject

the contents of the stomach through the mouth  Spew  chuck up  Disgorge  retch

botch
N  An V  Make

embarrassing mistake

a mess of, destroy or ruin  "I botched the dinner and we had to eat out"

bunny girl
A

young waitress in a night club whose costume includes a rabbit-tail and ears

assoil
v  Pronounce  Exonerate  Exculpate  acquit

not guilty of criminal charges

couth
 Adj.  Cultured,

well-mannered (used facetiously)  refined

facetiously
 Adv.  Not

seriously  "I meant it facetiously"

amusing
 Adj.  Arousing

or provoking laughter  "an amusing film with a steady stream of pranks and pratfalls"; "an amusing fellow“
V  Make

(somebody) laugh  "The clown amused the children"

indifference
N  emotionlessness

blonde
N A

person with fair skin and hair  Adj.  Being or having light colored skin and hair and usually blue or grey eyes

bloke
 Informal  geezer

term for a man

geek
A

person with an unusual or odd personality  eccentric person  flake

flake
N A

small fragment of something broken off from the whole V  Form into flakes  "The substances started to flake"

fleck
V  Make

a spot or mark onto  Speckle  "speckle the wall with tiny yellow spots“  Patch  "a patch of clouds"; "patches of thin ice“  blob

twat
 Snatch  Slit  mons

muggins
n A

person who lacks good judgment  sap

clique
N  An

exclusive circle of people with a common purpose

cabaret
N A

spot that is open late at night and that provides entertainment (as singers or dancers) as well as dancing and food and drink  "don't expect a good meal at a cabaret"

honkytonk
A

cheap disreputable nightclub or dance hall  barrelhouse

cabbage
 [US]

Informal term for money

cabdriver
N  Someone

who drives a taxi for a living

cache
N A

hidden storage space (for money or provisions or weapons) V  Save up as for future use

coeval
 Adj.  Of

the same period

crone
 An

ugly evil-looking old woman  Beldam  hag

chassis
 Alternative

names for the body of a human

being  Physique  "he has a strong physique"

smutty
 Adj.  Characterized  "smutty  Filthy  Vile;

by obscenity

jokes“

despicable  lousy

deport
V  Hand

over to the authorities of another country  Expel from a country  Exile  expatriate

noun
 Expat  Expatriate  Someone

voluntarily living somewhere outside their home country

pong
 Niff  An

unpleasant smell

reminisce
v  Recall

the past  "The grandparents sat there, reminiscing all afternoon“
N  reminiscence

remiss
 Adj.  Failing

in what duty requires  "remiss in his duty"

remission
n  An

abatement in intensity or degree (as in the manifestations of a disease)  "his cancer is in remission"

remont
N A

state of being renovated or repaired  "my building is presently under remont"

naif
n  Marked

by or showing unaffected simplicity and lack of guile or worldly experience

nausea
N  The

state that precedes vomiting  Disgust so strong it makes you feel sick

seam
N  Joint

consisting of a line formed by joining two pieces

bum
 Person

who does no work  "a lazy bum“ V  Be lazy or idle  "Her son is just bumming around all day"

procreate
n  Have

offspring or young  "The Catholic Church tells people to procreate, no matter what their economic situation may be"

member
n  The

male organ of copulation ('member' is a euphemism)

loins
n  The

lower part of the abdomen just above the external genital organs  The region of the hips and groin and lower abdomen  pubes

rejoinder
n A

quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one)  "it brought a sharp rejoinder from the teacher“  Retort n,v

lore
n  Knowledge

gained through tradition or

anecdote

expiate
v  Make

amends for  "expiate one's sins“
 Adj.  Capable  expiable

of being atoned for

cheesecake
A

photograph of an attractive woman in minimal attire

bonk
 Have

sexual intercourse with

Hit hard
            

Whap Bash "he took a bash right in his face“ Bonk Sock Bop Whop Wham Wallop Whack "The teacher whacked the boy“ Whang "whang the ball"

pilose
 Covered

with hairs especially fine soft

ones  pilary

hot stuff
 The

quality of being attractive and exciting (especially sexually exciting)  "he thought she was really hot stuff"

medicament
 (medicine)

something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease  medication

minx
 Vamp.Vamper A

seductive woman who uses her sex appeal to exploit men

taunt
N  Aggravation

by deriding or mocking or

criticizing V  Harass with persistent criticism or carping

saucy
N  Bold

,impudent .

strumpet
 Jade  Hussy  Slut  trollop  Slattern  tramp

sloven
A

coarse obnoxious person  Slob  slovenly woman

underling
 An

assistant subject to the authority or control of another  subordinate

depravity
n  Moral

perversion; impairment of virtue and moral principles

perch
N  An V  "The

elevated place serving as a seat

birds perched high in the tree“  "She perched her hat on her head"

grumble
n A

complaint uttered in a low and indistinct tone v  Make complaining remarks or noises under one's breath  "she grumbles when she feels overworked"

intrepid
 Invulnerable

to fear or intimidation  "intrepid pioneers“  Audacious  "audacious explorers“  Brave  fearless

intercede
 Act

between parties with a view to reconciling differences  "He interceded in the family dispute"

calisthenics
n  Light

exercise designed to promote general fitness

reticent
 Adj.  Temperamentally

disinclined to talk  Marked by self-restraint and reticence

connoisseur
 An

expert able to appreciate a field; especially in the fine arts

turpitude
n A

corrupt or depraved or degenerate act or practice  "the various turpitudes of modern society"

tirade
A

speech of violent denunciation

 denounce  Speak

out against  "He denounced the Nazis"

newbie
 Any

new participant in some activity  Fledgling  neophyte

charlatan
A

flamboyant deceiver; one who attracts customers with tricks or jokes  mountebank

dissuasion
 Persuasion

not to do something; the act of talking someone out of an intended course of action

 Persuasion  The

act of persuading (or attempting to persuade); communication intended to induce belief or action

exasperate
 Make

furious

premonition
A

feeling of evil to come  Foreboding  "a steadily escalating sense of foreboding“
 Escalate

: Increase in extent or intensity

de-escalating
V  Diminish

in size, scope, or intensity  "The war of words between them deescalated with time“  "de-escalate a crisis"

savvy
N  The

cognitive condition of someone who understands V  Get the meaning of something

factitious
 Adj.  Not

produced by natural forces  artificial

fictitious
 Adj.  Formed

or conceived by the imagination  "used fictitious names"
 Adopted

in order to deceive  "a fictitious address"

surreptitiously
 Sneakily  "he

was watching her surreptitiously as she waited in the hotel lobby"

foist
v  To

force onto another  "He foisted his work on me“  Insert surreptitiously or without warrant

chagrin
N  Strong V  Cause

feelings of embarrassment to feel shame; hurt the pride of

frowzy
 Adj.  "frowzy

white hair"  Negligent of neatness especially in dress and person; habitually dirty and unkempt

ruffian
A

cruel and brutal fellow  yobbo

interdict
N A

court order prohibiting a party from doing a certain activity V  Command against

interlope
v  Encroach

on the rights of others, as in trading without a proper license

squashed
 That

has been violently compressed  "the squashed looking nakedness of the fledgling birds“
v  squash  To

compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition

smash
N A V  Break

vigorous blow

into pieces, as by striking or knocking over  "She smashed her car against the guard rail"

shatter
V  Break

into many pieces  "The wine glass shattered"

smatter
V  To

talk foolishly

batter
N A

flour mixture thin enough to pour or drop from a spoon V  Strike violently and repeatedly

slash
N A V  Cut

wound made by cutting

open  "she slashed her wrists“  Beat severely with a whip or rod

snooker
V  Fool

or dupe  "He was snookered by the con-man's smooth talk"

snoop
 sleuth N A

spy who makes uninvited inquiries into the private affairs of others V  stag  Watch, observe, or inquire secretly

fulminate
V  Criticize

severely  "He fulminated against the Republicans' plan to cut Medicare“  Cause to explode violently and with loud noise

levity
N  Feeling

an inappropriate lack of seriousness

flippant
 Adj.  Showing

inappropriate levity

facet
 Aspect A

distinct feature or element in a problem  "he studied every facet of the question"

fatuous
 Adj.  Complacently

or inanely foolish

complaisant
 Showing

a cheerful willingness to do favours for others  "to close one's eyes like a complaisant husband whose wife has taken a lover"

masquerade
N  Making

a false outward show  "a beggar's masquerade of wealth“ rug V  "he is masquerading as the expert on the Internet"; "This silly novel is masquerading as a serious historical treaty"

rug
 Floor

covering consisting of a piece of thick heavy fabric (usually with nap or pile)

siesta
A

nap in the early afternoon (especially in hot countries)

rag
N A V  Treat

small piece of cloth or paper cruelly

memoirs
 An

account of the author's personal experiences  autobiography

pin
V  To

hold fast or prevent from moving "The child was pinned under the fallen tree“  Attach or fasten with pins

buzzer
N  an

electrical device that makes a buzzing sound as a signal

bust
a

piece of sculpture representing the head, shoulders, and upper chest of a human body .the human bosom; esp., the breast

hoyden
a a

bold, boisterous girl; tomboy

 Spitfire

person, esp. a woman or girl, who is easily aroused to violent outbursts of anger

buddy
a

close friend; companion; comrade; esp., a comrade in arms

facetious
 Adj.  joking

or trying to be jocular, esp. at an inappropriate time

erstwhile
 Adj.  Belonging

to some prior time  "erstwhile friend“  Adv.  At a previous time  "her erstwhile writing"

pimp
 Pander  Procurer  whoremonger

resurgent
 Adj.  Rising

again as to new life and vigour  "resurgent nationalism“  Surging or sweeping back again

surge
n A V  Rise

large sea wave

and move, as in waves or billows  "The army surged forward"

wallow
v  Be

ecstatic with joy  "wallow in your success!"

welter
V  Toss,

roll, or rise and fall in an uncontrolled way "The shipwrecked survivors weltered in the sea for hours“  Roll around, "pigs were wallowing in the mud“  Be immersed in "welter in work"

wendy house
n  Plaything

consisting of a small model of a house that children can play inside of

wend
v  Direct

one's course or way  "wend your way through the crowds"

whack
n  The

act of hitting vigorously  "he gave the table a whack“ v  Hit hard  "The teacher whacked the boy"

shove
 Push

roughly  "the people pushed and shoved to get in line"

sheer
v  Turn

sharply; change direction abruptly  "She sheered her car around the obstacle“  Adj.  So thin as to transmit light  "sheer silk stockings"

stockings
 Close-fitting

hosiery to cover the foot and leg; come in matched pairs (usually used in the plural)

garter
A

band (usually elastic) worn around the leg to hold up a stocking (or around the arm to hold up a sleeve)

startle
n A v  Move

sudden involuntary movement or jump suddenly, as if in surprise or

alarm

lush
 Characterized

by extravagance and

profusion

nagging
 Adj.  Continually

complaining or faultfinding  "nagging parents“ V  Bother persistently with trivial complaints  "She nags her husband all day long"

spank
N

,v  A slap with the flat of the hand

stiff
n  An

ordinary man "a lucky stiff"; "a working stiff“  The dead body of a human being  Adj.  Lacking ease in bending; not limber
 Limber

: adj. (used of persons' bodies) capable of moving or bending freely

blatant
 Adj.  Without

any attempt at concealment; completely obvious  "a blatant appeal to vanity"

sibling
A

person's brother or sister

flirt
N  Coquette  tease

quirk
N A V  Twist

strange attitude or habit

or curve abruptly  "She quirked her head in a peculiar way"

rout
N  An V  Cause

overwhelming defeat

to flee  "rout out the fighters from their caves"

bang
n  "he v  Strike

got a bang on the head“ violently

mint
N A

plant where money is coined by authority of the government V  Form by stamping, punching, or printing  Adj.  As if new  "in mint condition"

veer
V  Turn

sharply; change direction abruptly  "The motorbike veered to the right"

limp
N  The

uneven manner of walking that results from an injured leg V  Walk impeded by some physical limitation or injury  Adj.  Lacking in strength or firmness or resilience  "gave a limp handshake"; "a limp gesture as if waving away all desire to know"

jilt
N A v  Cast

woman who jilts a lover

aside capriciously or unfeelingly  "jilt a lover or a bride"

scribble
 Scrabble  doodle

sulk
n A

mood or display of sullen aloofness or withdrawal  "stayed home in a sulk“ V  Be in a huff and display one's displeasure

pout
v  Be

in a huff and display one's displeasure  "She is pouting because she didn't get what she wanted“  Make a sad face and thrust out one's lower lip  "The girl pouted"

hulk
n A

very large person; impressive in size or qualities v  Appear very large or occupy a commanding position  Loom  Appear very large or occupy a commanding position  "Large shadows loomed on the canyon wall"

kick the bucket
 Die  "The

old man finally kicked the bucket"

buckle
n  Fastener

that fastens together two ends of a belt or strap; often has loose prong v  Fasten with a buckle or buckles

crumple
 Become  rumple

wrinkled or crumpled or creased

pucker
n  An

irregular fold in an otherwise even surface (as in cloth)  v.  To gather something into small wrinkles or folds  "She puckered her lips“  "her lips puckered"

ruffle
n A v  Stir

noisy fight

up (water) so as to form ripples  To walk with a lofty proud gait, often in an attempt to impress others, prance.  Mix so as to make a random order or arrangement  Disturb the smoothness of  "ruffle the surface of the water"

lice
A

person who has a nasty or unethical character undeserving of respect

 Adj.  Ethical

: Conforming to accepted standards of social or professional behaviour  "an ethical lawyer"; "ethical medical practice"; "an ethical problem"; "had no ethical objection to drinking"; "Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants"

lousy
 Very

bad  "a lousy play“  "a lousy trick“  Stinky  dirty

coarse
 Adj.  Conspicuously

and tastelessly indecent "coarse language“  Of low or inferior quality or value  Lacking refinement or cultivation or taste  Of texture; large-grained or rough to the touch "coarse meal"; "coarse sand"; "a coarse weave"

earthy
 Conspicuously

and tastelessly indecent  "an earthy sense of humour“  Hearty and lusty  "an earthy enjoyment of life“  Uncouth "an untutored and uncouth human being"

squint
N  Abnormal V  Partly

alignment of one or both eyes

close one's eyes  "The children squinted to frighten each other“

 squint-eyed

,adj. : Affected by strabismus

gawk
N  An V  Look

awkward stupid person

with amazement; look stupidly  Goggle  gape

gleam
 glimmer N A V  Appear

flash of light (especially reflected light)

briefly  "A terrible thought gleamed in her mind"

inkling
A

slight suggestion or vague understanding  "he had no inkling what was about to happen"

glimpse
 Glance  glint

glisten
 glitter n  glister  The

quality of glittering or sparkling brightly v  Be shiny, as if wet  "His eyes were glistening"

Hollywood
 Flashy

and vulgar  "young white women dressed Hollywood style"

leer
N A V  Look

suggestive or sneering look

suggestively or obliquely; look or gaze with a sly, immodest, or malign expression "The men leered at the young women on the beach"

frisk
n  The

act of searching someone for concealed weapons or illegal drugs v  Search as for concealed weapons by running the hands rapidly over the clothing and through the pockets  "The police frisked everyone at the airport"

rollick
 Play  Frisk  skylark

boisterously

bandy
V  Exchange

blows

bang out
 Play

loudly  "They banged out 'The star-spangled banner'"

blitz
N A

rapid and violent military attack with intensive aerial bombardment V  Attack suddenly and without warning  "Hitler blitzed Poland"

stake
 (law)

a right or legal share of something; a financial involvement with something  "a stake in the company's future“  The money risked on a gamble V  Place a bet on, gage, punt, wager  Kill by piercing with a spear or sharp pole

horseplay
 Rowdy

or boisterous play

romp
n A v  Win

girl who behaves in a boyish manner

easily  "romp a race"

emote
 Give

expression or emotion to, in a stage or movie role  act

bluster
n A v  Act

swaggering show of courage

in an arrogant, overly self-assured, or conceited manner

bungle
 Botch  "I N  boo-boo  boner  An v  Spoil

botched the dinner and we had to eat out"

embarrassing mistake

by behaving clumsily or foolishly  "I bungled it!"

fluff
N A

blunder (especially an actor's forgetting the lines) V  Make a mess of, destroy or ruin  Ruffle (one's hair) by combing towards the ends towards the scalp, for a full effect

mime
N  An

actor who communicates entirely by gesture and facial expression V  Imitate (a person, a manner, etc.), especially for satirical effect  Act out without words but with gestures and bodily movements only  "The acting students mimed eating an apple"

woo
 Make  court

amorous advances towards

egotrip
v  Act

in a way that attracts attention  "This teacher always egotrips and the students don't like him“ N  An act undertaken to increase your own power and influence or to draw attention to your own importance

ramp
N A

movable staircase that passengers use to board or leave an aircraft V  Behave violently, as if in state of a great anger

bridesmaid
 An

unmarried woman who attends the bride at a wedding

disseminate
 Cause

to become widely known  circulate

junket
n A

trip taken by an official at public expense v  Go on a pleasure trip

jinx
 whammy n A

person believed to bring bad luck to those around him  An evil spell
V  Cast

a spell over someone or something; put a hex on someone or something

banquet
n A

meal that is well prepared and greatly enjoyed v  Provide a feast or banquet for

buffet
n A

meal set out on a buffet at which guests help themselves v  Strike against forcefully  "Winds buffeted the tent"

quaff
V  To

swallow hurriedly or greedily or in one draught  Gulp  swig

quail
V  Draw

back, as with fear or pain  Cringe  Flinch  "she flinched when they showed the slaughtering of the calf"

quell
 Suppress

or crush completely  "quell my hunger"

quibble
 Argue

over petty things  "Let's not quibble over pennies“  Bicker  niggle

belle
A

young woman who is the most charming and beautiful of several rivals."she was the belle of the ball“.Chick (vl.)

minstrel
N A

singer of folk songs  Celebrate by singing, in the style of minstrels

babe
A

very young child (birth to 1 year) who has not yet begun to walk or talk  Hottie (s)

bib-and-tucker
 An

attractive outfit  "she wore her best bib-and-tucker"

wee
V  pee  Eliminate  Adj.  (used

urine

informally) very small

slash
 gash N A V  Cut

wound made by cutting

with sweeping strokes; as with an axe or machete

tandem
n A

bicycle with two sets of pedals and two seats  Adv.  One behind the other

skulk
v  prowl  lurk  Lie

in wait, lie in ambush, behave in a sneaky and secretive manner  Avoid responsibilities and duties, e.g., by pretending to be ill  malinger  Move stealthily, slink  "The lonely man skulks down the main street all day"

Walk as if unable to control one's movements
           

Careen "The ship careened out of control" Keel Swag Lurch Reel Stumble Bumble "The drunk man stumbled about" Stagger "The drunken man staggered into the room“ "He staggered along in the heavy snow"

outpouring
A

natural flow of ground water  outflow  A sudden rapid flow (as of water)  "she attacked him with an outpouring of words"

scoff

mock, deride, jeer

sheen
 N.shine,

polish, gloss

slay
V  Kill

intentionally and with premeditation

rite
 An

established ceremony prescribed by a religion  "the rite of baptism"

titter
N A V  Laugh  Giggle  "The

nervous restrained laugh nervously

girls giggled when the rock star came into the classroom"

downbeat
 Adj.  Pessimistic  "the

report was downbeat about prospects for the future"

upbeat
N A

contented state of being happy and healthy and prosperous  "the town was finally on the upbeat after our recent troubles"  Adj.  Pleasantly (even unrealistically) optimistic

upbraid
V  Express

criticism towards  reproach

drool
N  Saliva V  Let

spilling from the mouth

saliva drivel from the mouth  "The baby drooled"

bough
 Any

of the larger branches of a tree

hip bath
 sitz

bath  A bathtub in which your buttocks and hips are immersed as if you were sitting in a chair and you bathe in a sitting position

BM
n  Solid

excretory product evacuated from the bowels n  A euphemism for defecation

rift
n A

gap between cloud masses "the sun shone through a rift in the clouds“  A narrow fissure in rock  A personal or social separation (as between opposing factions)

intermittent
 Adj.  Stopping

and starting at irregular intervals  "intermittent rain showers"  Stopping and starting at regular intervals

sporadic
 Recurring

in scattered and irregular or unpredictable instances  "a city subjected to sporadic bombing raids"

spasmodic
 Adj.  Affected

by involuntary jerky muscular contractions; resembling a spasm  "his body made a spasmodic jerk"

colossus
 Someone

or something that is abnormally large and powerful  A person of exceptional importance and reputation

colossal
 So

great in size or force or extent as to elicit awe  Stupendous  prodigious

supplicate
N  implore  Ask

humbly (for something)  "He supplicated the King for clemency“  "supplicate for permission“  "supplicate God's blessing"

gist
n  Nub

"the nub of the story"  The central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work  The choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience "the gist of the prosecutor's argument"

poignancy
n A

state of deeply felt distress or sorrow "a moment of extraordinary poignancy“  A quality that arouses emotions (especially pity or sorrow)

gingerly
 Adj.  With

extreme care or delicacy  "they proceeded with gingerly footwork over the jagged stones"; "the issue was handled only in a gingerly way“  Adv.  In a gingerly manner  "gingerly I raised the edge of the blanket"

furore
n  An

interest followed with exaggerated zeal  An exhibition of enthusiasm

hike
N A

long walk usually for exercise or pleasure V  Walk a long way, as for pleasure or physical exercise

tramp
N A

disreputable vagrant  "a homeless tramp“  A person who engages freely in promiscuous sex V  Travel on foot, especially on a walking expedition  "We went tramping about the state of Colorado"

expedition
n  An

organized group of people undertaking a journey for a particular purpose  "an expedition was sent to explore Mars"

jowl
N A

fullness and looseness of the flesh of the lower cheek and jaw (characteristic of aging)

reek
N A

distinctive odour that is offensively unpleasant V  Smell badly and offensively  "The building reeks of smoke“  Fume  "The chimney was fuming"

crave
 Have

a craving, appetite, or great desire

for  Plead or ask for earnestly

creep
 To

go stealthily or furtively  Move slowly

Lolly,n
 Informal  How

term for money

dare u leave me for the lolly?

ballroom
 Large

room used mainly for dancing

rustle
 The

light noise like the noise of silk clothing or leaves blowing in the wind

neurotic
n  person

suffering from neurosis (A mental or personality disturbance not attributable to any known neurological or organic dysfunction) v  Affected with emotional disorder

temple
 The

flat area on either side of the forehead  "the veins in his temple throbbed"

buffer
A

cushion-like device that reduces shock due to contact

mermaid
 Half

woman and half fish; lives in the sea

stupor
 The

feeling of distress and disbelief that you have when something bad happens accidentally  Marginal consciousness "someone stole his wallet while he was in a drunken stupor"

quarters
 Housing

available for people to live in  "he found quarters for his family"; "I visited his bachelor quarters"

trumpet-call n.
 urgent

summons to action.

tableau n.
 group

of silent motionless people representing a scene on stage.

molest
v  Harass

or assault sexually; make indecent advances to  Annoy continually or chronically

kiosk n.
 light

open-fronted booth selling food, newspapers, tickets, etc.  telephone box.

pester
n  Annoy  Do

persistently

not join raja in the team. he is a pester.

wet dream
N  An

erotic dream (usually at night) accompanied by the (nocturnal) emission of semen

strangling
N  The

act of suffocating (someone) by constricting the windpipe V  Kill by squeezing the throat of so as to cut off the air  "he tried to strangle his opponent”

yahoo n.
 bestial

person  Bestial adj.  Resembling a beast; showing lack of human sensibility  "a bestial nature"; "bestial treatment of prisoners"

entente
n  An

informal alliance between countries  A friendly understanding between political powers

baron
n A

very wealthy or powerful businessman  "an oil baron“  tycoon

brothel
A

building where prostitutes are available  Whore-house

aggravate
v  Make

worse  "This drug aggravates the pain“  Exasperate or irritate

rudiment
 The

elementary stages of any subject (usually plural)  "he mastered only the rudiments of geometry“  basics

craven
n  An v  Lacking

abject coward

even the rudiments of courage; abjectly fearful  "the craven fellow turned and ran"; "a craven proposal to raise the white flag“  recreant

potbelly
n  Slang

term for a paunch [A protruding abdomen]

liaison
 N.A

usually secretive or illicit sexual relationship.Affaire.amour

spout
N  An

opening that allows the passage of liquids or grain  Nozzle  Beak  The mouth of a vessel v  Gush forth in a sudden stream or jet

spite
n  Feeling v  Hurt

a need to see others suffer

the feelings of

shrill
N  Utter  Adj  High-pitched

a shrill cry

and sharp "a shrill whistle"

vicinity
n A

surrounding or nearby region  "the plane crashed in the vicinity of Asheville"

Vicious (vishus)
 Adj  (of

persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering "vicious kicks“ • Marked by deep ill will; deliberately harmful "vicious gossip"

usurer
n  Someone

who lends money at excessive rates of interest

upbraid
v  Express

criticism towards  Reproach
 Reprove  Admonish  "He

admonished the child for his bad behavior"

usurp
v  Seize

and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one's right or possession  "he usurped my rights"

taboo
 N:An

inhibition or ban resulting from social custom or emotional aversion  V:Declare as sacred and forbidden  Adj:Excluded from use or mention "a taboo subject"

cesspit
A

covered cistern; waste water and sewage flow into it.  Cesspool.

Jester
N A

professional clown employed to entertain a king or nobleman in the middle ages

Tart
A

woman who engages in sexual intercourse for money

topography n.
1

detailed description, representation on a map, etc., of the features of a town, district, etc.   topographer n. topographical adj.

seep v.
 ooze

out; percolate.

seer n.
1

person who sees. 2 prophet;

segregate v.
1 

put apart; isolate.

2 separate (esp. an ethnic group) from the rest of the community.

embassy n.
residence or offices of an ambassador.  ambassador and staff.  deputation to a foreign government.

pay phone n. coin-box telephone.
 pay-packet

n. envelope etc. containing an employee's wages.  pay-day n. day on which wages are paid.

pawn1 n.
1

Chess piece of the smallest size and value. 2 person used by others for their own purposes.

pawnbroker n.
 person

who lends money at interest on the security of personal property.

embolden v.
 make

bold; encourage.

immaterial adj.
1

unimportant; irrelevant.  2 not material; incorporeal.  immateriality n.

personable adj.
 pleasing

in appearance and behavior.

cease-fire n.
1

period of truce. 2 order to stop firing.

French leave n. absence without permission.
 French

kiss n. open-mouthed kiss.

skipper —n.
1

captain of a ship or aircraft. 2 captain of a sporting team. —v. be captain of.

voluptuary n.
 person

who seeks luxury and sensual pleasure.  voluptuous adj. 1 of, tending to, occupied with, or derived from, sensuous or sensual pleasure. 2 (of a woman) curvaceous and sexually desirable. voluptuously adv.

Demeanour,n
 (behavioral

attributes) the way a person behaves toward other people

Morose,adj
 Showing

a brooding ill humor  "a morose and unsociable manner“  moody

belligerent
N  Someone  Adj  Engaged

who fights (or is fighting)

in war  "belligerent nations"

Impulsive ,adj.
 Without  "letting

forethought

him borrow her car was an impulsive act that she immediately regretted“

 emotional

Barter,v
 Exchange

 Forex

: foreign exchange.

Reverie,n
 Day-dreaming

Prosaic ,adj.
 Not

fanciful or imaginative  "a prosaic and unimaginative essay“  Lacking wit or imagination  Not challenging; dull and lacking excitement

Bigot ,n
A

prejudiced person who is intolerant of any opinions differing from his own  Fanatic  zealot

Monotonous, adj
 Tiring  unchanging

wretchedness
A

state of ill-being due to affliction or misfortune  "the misery and wretchedness of those slums is intolerable“
 Help

people under wretchedness.  Wretched prisoners should be cared

Commensurate , adj
 Corresponding

in size or degree or extent  "pay should be commensurate with the time worked“  In proportion to
 Working

wage should commensurate with the working time.

Know it.
  

adjective flagging Weak from exhaustion

   

verb Communicate or signal with a flag Become less intense Many cricketers become flagging after scoring 100 runs.

Deplete ,verb
 Use  The

up (resources or materials) ration center is deplete of rice.

Unflagging , adj
 Showing

sustained enthusiastic action with unflagging vitality  "unflagging pursuit of excellence"  tireless  Unceasing  "unflagging courtesy“
 M.k

is respected for his unflagging work towards his community.

Commemorate ,v
 Be

or provide a memorial to a person or an event  "This sculpture commemorates the victims of the concentration camps"

Commemoration ,n
A

ceremony to honor the memory of someone or something  A recognition of meritorious service

Swaggering ,n
       

Having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy "a more swaggering mood than usual“ Flamboyantly or showily adventurous Verb: To walk with a lofty proud gait, often in an attempt to impress others Act in an arrogant, overly self-assured, or conceited manner college girls normally swaggers to attract boys. Note: Flamboyantly-In a fancy colorful manner "he dresses rather flamboyantly"

bravado ,n
A

swaggering show of courage  An aggressive display of boldness.
 Nel

meant for his bravado

mow
 N:A

loft for storing hay

 verb  Cut

with a blade or mower "mow the grass“  Make a sad face and thrust out one's lower lip "mop and mow“ Bowlers mop and mow when the ball is shot for six.

Fawning ,adj.
 Attempting

to win favor from influential people by

flattery
 Noun:

fawn  Show submission or fear  Try to gain favor by cringing or flattering
 Fawning

, cringing , and flattering are the eligibilities for a politician.

Minion ,n
A

servile or fawning dependant

 The

members of the party are the minions of jaya.

Molt ,n
 N:Periodic

shedding of the cuticle in arthropods or the outer skin in reptiles  Verb: Cast off hair, skin, horn, or feathers
 Children

enjoy when the peacock molts the feather.

Hutch,n
A

cage (usually made of wood and wire mesh) for small animals

Fork,n
 Cutlery

used for serving and eating food

Adj:Marked by smartness in dress and manners
 Natty  Dapper

"a dapper young man"  Spiffy  Raffish  Rakish  Jaunty "a jaunty red hat"  Dashing "a dashing hero"

N:A man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance
 Dandy  Gallant  Beau  Dude  Sheik  Fop  swell

Momentary ,adj.
 Lasting

for a markedly brief time "a momentary glimpse"

monument
A

structure erected to commemorate persons or events  An important site that is marked and preserved as public property  A burial vault (usually for some famous person)
 vault

:A burial chamber (usually underground)  Also:N:The act of jumping over an obstacle V:Jump across or leap over (an obstacle)

Monetary , adj
 Relating

to or involving money "monetary rewards“ • pecuniary

Adj : (of soil) soft and watery
 Quaggy  Mucky  Swampy  Sloughy  Marshy  boggy

Adj :(of especially liquids) clouded as with sediment)
 Mirky  Muddy  turbid

n:darky
 Offensive

term for Black people

Adj:Extremely wicked
 Nefarious  Villainous  In

bhatsha , ramya krishnan has played the role of a nefarious person.

V,disturb
 Annoy  Bother  Chafe  Nettle  Irk  Perturb

V,Think over
 Ponder  Muse  Contemplate  mull

over  Ruminate  cogitate

An abusive attack on a person's character or good name
 Obloquy  Calumny  Aspersion  Slander  Besmirch  Calumniate  Opprobrium  Denigration  Infamy

British term for someone who introduces television acts or cabarets etc
 Emcee  compere

Obligatory,adj
 Compulsory  Binding  mandatory

N:A crude uncouth ill-bred person lacking culture or refinement
 Barbarian  Boor  Churl  Tyke  Tike  Bumpkin  Chawbacon  Yahoo  yokel

Clamour n, v
 Loud

and persistent outcry from many people  "he ignored the clamour of the crowd“  "The delegates clamoured their disappointment"

Boisterous , adj
 Noisy

and lacking in restraint or discipline  "a boisterous crowd“
 Sometimes

the crowd becomes boisterous when their team wins spiritually.

Know it
 consign

,v:Give over to another for care or safekeeping  Confide,v:Confer a trust upon

Violate ,v
 Breach  Transgress  Contravene  Illicit,adj:unlawfull

Exhort,v
 Give

earnest advice  Warn  N,exhortation
A

friend is one who exhorts.

Elapse ,v
 Pass

by  "three years elapsed"

V,Avoid and stay away from deliberately
 Shun  Eschew  SASI

eschews from unnecessary thinking.

N:Ask for or request earnestly
 Entreat  Beseech  Adjure  Conjure  Implore  Plead  Pray  Supplicate  beg

Mock,v
 Jeer  Flout  Scoff  Ridicule  The

two political parties scoff one another.

Let us Know
    

Grandee(A nobleman of highest rank in Spain or Portugal) Magnate,Tycoon(A very wealthy or powerful businessman) Bigwig, kingpin(The most important person in a group or undertaking) Elite(A group or class of persons enjoying superior intellectual or social or economic status) Personage,n:A person whose actions and opinions strongly influence the course of events Ambani is one of the tycoons of India.

commandeer,n
 Force A

into service

24 year old couldn’t be commandeered to study.

Deplore ,v
 Express

strong disapproval of "We deplore the government's treatment of political prisoners“  "I deplore this hostile action“ "I deplore this hostile action"

Shy,adj
 Coy  overmodest

Coquettish

 Adj.  Seductive  Coquette:

a seductive woman

Warble,v
 Sing

in a quivering way

Condone,v
 Excuse,

overlook, or make allowances for; be lenient with "She condoned her husband's occasional infidelities"

Explore,v
 Investigate  Examine  Exploration,n  Pry,v:look  The

slyly and closely

exploration of the air accident is thrilling.

Peruse,v
 Read

through(especially with attention) ,n

Pulpit,n
 Ambo  Dias  Rostrum  Podium

N,pride
 Flaunt  show

off  Vainglory  Conceit  vanity

Adj, unwilling
 Tardy  Reluctant  N,

v: Grudge

Fiddle,v
 Commit

fraud and steal from one's employer "We found out that she had been fiddling for years“  Play the violin or fiddle  Play around with or alter or falsify, usually secretively or dishonestly "The reporter fiddle with the facts"

Sinister,n
 Threatening

or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments  "sinister storm clouds"; "a sinister smile"

Kiosk,n
 Small

area set off by walls for special use

Fille (feey) ,n
A

young woman

Onerous,adj
 "my

duties weren't onerous; I only had to greet the guests“  "my duties weren't onerous; I only had to greet the guests"

cast aside,v
 Throw

or cast away

Congenial,adj
 Suitable

to your needs or similar to your

nature  "a congenial atmosphere to work in"; "two congenial spirits united...by mutual confidence and reciprocal virtues“
 My

house is not congenial for my studies.

Empathy,n
 Understanding

and entering into another's

feelings

Insipid (adj)
 Lacking

taste or flavour or tang "insipid hospital food"," an insipid novel"," an insipid personality"

Rookie (n)
 An

awkward and inexperienced youth  greenhorn

Often [of(t)un] (adv)
 Many

times at short intervals "we often met over a cup of coffee"

Dude [dood] (n)
A

man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance

Sheik [sheyk] (n)
 The

leader of an Arab village or family  A man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance

Dandy [dandee] (n)
A

man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance  Adjective: Very good

Gallant [galunt] (n)
A man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance  A man who attends or escorts a woman  Adjective: Unflinching in battle or action "a gallant warrior"; "put up a gallant resistance to the attackers"  Lively and spirited,  Having or displaying great dignity or nobility "a gallant pageant"  Having the qualities of gallantry attributed to an ideal knight

Squire [skwiu(r)] (n)
 Young

nobleman attendant on a knight  An English country landowner  A man who attends or escorts a woman  Verb: Attend upon as a squire; serve as a squire

Porch (n)
A

structure attached to the exterior of a building often forming a covered entrance

Portal (n)
  

  

A grand and imposing entrance "the portals of the cathedral (n.Any large and important church adj. Relating to or containing or issuing from a bishop's office or throne ["a cathedral church"])"; "the portals of heaven"; "the portals of success" A site that the owner positions as an entrance to other sites on the internet "a portal typically has search engines and free email and chat rooms etc." A short vein that carries blood into the liver

Debut [deybyoo]
        

The act of beginning something new "they looked forward to the debut of their new product line" b. The presentation of a debutante in society verb: a. Present for the first time to the public "The and debuts a new song or two each month" b.Appear for the first time in public "The new ballet that debuts next months at Covent Garden, is already sold out" c: Make one's debut "This young soprano debuts next months at the Metropolitan Opera"

nuke- nyook (n)
 The

warhead of a missile designed to deliver an atom bomb  Verb:  Strike at with firepower or bombs  Bomb with atomic weapons  Cook or heat in a microwave oven.

Vim (n)
A

healthy capacity for vigorous activity "he seemed full of vim and vigour"  b.An imaginative lively style (especially style of writing)

Stag (n)
 Adult

male deer  Verb: Attend a dance or a party without a female companion  Give away information about somebody, Watch, observe or inquire secretly

Canon (n)
A

rule or especially body of rules or principles generally established as valid and fundamental in a field or art or philosophy  "the neoclassical canon"; "canons of polite society",

Cannon (n)
A

large artillery gun that is usually on wheels, Heavy gun fired from a tank, (Middle Ages) a cylindrical piece of armor plate to protect the arm, Heavy automatic gun fired from an aero plane.  Verb: Make a cannon, Fire a cannon

Halo (n)
 An

indication of radiant light drawn around the head of a saint  A toroidal shape "a halo of smoke", A circle of light around the sun or moon.

torrid,adj
 Characterized

by intense emotion  "a torrid love affair“  Emotionally charged and vigorously energetic  "a torrid dance"; "torrid jazz bands"; "hot trumpets and torrid rhythms“  Burning hot; extremely and unpleasantly hot  "the torrid noonday sun".

subside,v
 Wear

off or die down "The pain subsided“  Sink to a lower level or form a depression "the valleys subside“  Sink down or precipitate "the mud subsides when the waters become calm“  Descend into or as if into some soft substance or place "She subsided into the chair".

duo,n
 Two

items of the same kind  Two performers or singers who perform together  A pair who associate with one another  A musical composition for two performers.

ravine,n
A

deep narrow steep-sided valley (especially one formed by running water).

Karaoke [karee’owkee] ,n
Singing

popular songs accompanied by a recording of an orchestra (usually in bars or nightclubs)

crooning, n
 A.

Singing in a soft low tone." her crooning soon put the child to sleep"  b. The act of singing popular songs in a sentimental manner.  Verb: croon-Sing softly

Damn ,n
 Something

of little value. "his promise is not worth a damn"  Verb: Wish harm upon; invoke evil upon  Adj: a. Used as expletives. "oh, damn!"  b. Expletives used informally as intensifiers." he's a damn fool"  adverb: Extremely  interjection: Exclamation of annoyance

expletive, n
 Profane

or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger. "expletives were deleted"  A word or phrase conveying no independent meaning but added to fill out a sentence or metrical line

doom, n
 An

unpleasant or disastrous destiny. "everyone was aware of the approaching doom but was helpless to avoid it"  Verb:  a. Decree or designate beforehand  b. Pronounce a sentence on (somebody) in a court of law  c. Make certain of the failure or destruction of. "This decision will doom me to lose my position"

loom, n
A textile machine for weaving yarn into a textile  Verb:  a. Come into view indistinctly, often threateningly" Another air plane loomed into the sky"  b.Appear very large or occupy a commanding position" Large shadows loomed on the canyon wall"  c.Hang over, as of something threatening, dark, or menacing

weal, n
A

raised mark on the skin (as produced by the blow of a whip); characteristic of many allergic reactions

zany, n
A

buffoon in one of the old comedies; imitates others for ludicrous effect  A man who is a stupid incompetent fool  adj: a. Pungent adjectives of disesteem b.Like a clown. "a zany sense of humour"

Zephyr, n
A

slight wind (usually refreshing)

girl Friday
A

female assistant who has a range of duties

zero hour, n

The time set for the start of an action or operation

harlot
 Enchantress  Tart  Temptress  Delilah

zing, n
A

brief high-pitched buzzing or humming sound. "the zing of the passing bullet"  The activeness of an energetic personality

houri
A

voluptuously beautiful young woman  (Islam) one of the dark-eyed virgins of perfect beauty believed to live with the blessed in Paradise

vestal
n A

chaste woman  Adj.  Of or relating to Vesta "vestal virgin“ • In a state of sexual virginity "pure and vestal modesty"

prickteaser
A

seductive woman who uses her sex appeal to exploit men

vamp
N A

seductive woman who uses her sex appeal to exploit men V  Act seductively with (someone)

sylph
A

slender graceful young woman

zizz, n
A

buzzing or whizzing sound. "a nasty zizz in the engine"  A nap. "Arthur's taking a short zizz"

zoom, n
A

rapid rise  The act of rising upward into the air  verb: a. Move along very quickly b.Move with a low humming noise c.Rise rapidly

zoonosis, n
 An

animal disease that can be transmitted to humans

zesty, adj
 Marked

by spirited enjoyment  Having an agreeably pungent taste

Yahoo, n
 Not

very intelligent or interested in culture  yokel  bumpkin.

Yankee, n
 An

American  An American who lives in New England  An American who lives in the North (especially during the American Civil War)

yap, n
 Informal

term for the mouth  verb: Bark in a high-pitched tone

younker, n
A

young person (especially a young man or boy)

accrue, n
 Grow

by addition. "The interest accrues"  Come into the possession of. "The house accrued to the oldest son"

Acme(akmee), n
 The

highest level or degree attainable  “his landscapes were deemed the acme of beauty"; "the artist's gifts are at their acme"  The highest point (of something)

Facade,n
 The  The

face or front of a building

facade of arunai gateway is everyone's talk for a decade.

Decoy,n
A

beguiler who leads someone into danger (usually as part of a plot)  Something used to lure victims into danger  Decoy, verb  Lure or entrap with or as if with a decoy

Scathe,n
 The

act of damaging something or someone

Osculate,n
 Touch

with the lips or press the lips (against someone's mouth or other body part) as an expression of love, greeting, etc.

Vertigo,n
A

reeling sensation; feeling about to fall  Reeling: Walk as if unable to control one's movements

Hawk,v
 Sell

or offer for sale from place to place

hitch
 An

unforeseen obstacle

Mince,v
 Make

less severe or harsh  Cut into small pieces "mince the garlic“  N.Food chopped into small bits

grass widow
A

divorced woman or a woman who is separated from her husband  divorcee

nanny
A

woman who is the custodian of children  nurse

hunk
A

well-built sexually attractive man  A large piece of something without definite shape "a hunk of bread"

Ditch,n
 Any

small natural waterway

Palpable,adj
 Capable

of being perceived by the senses or the mind; especially capable of being handled or touched or felt  "a barely palpable dust"

Commanding,adj
 Majestic  ordering

Colossal,adj
 Stupendous  gigantic

Virulence, n
 Extreme

poisonous  Adj: exceedingly noxious or deleterious

Vitalize,v
 To

endow with life and energy

Vivify ,v
 To

endue with life  Vivacity,n:liveliness

Vie ,v
 To

contend

Virago ,n
A

bold impudent,turbulant woman

Seclusion ,n
 solitude

Outdo ,v
 To

surpass

Transgress ,v
 To

break a law

Torrid ,n
 Excessively  How

hot

can I wait under this torrid weather.

Indigence ,n
 Poverty  Adj:

poor

 Indigence

paves the way for all kinds of inconvenience.

Inept ,adj
 Not

fit or suitable

Indolent ,adj
 Habitually

inactive or idle

Hustle,v
 To

move with haste and promptness

Germane ,adj
 relavent

Glutinous ,adj
 sticky

Curtsy ,n
A

downward movement of the body by bending the knees.

Brooch ,n.
A

decorative pin worn by women  v., Fasten with or as if with a brooch

Blunt ,adj
 Not

sharp  stupid

Pillock ,n
A

useless stupid person dare u misspell Pollock as pillock.

 How

Bloom ,v
 N.

a flower bud  V. put forth blossoms or flowers

Blister ,n
 Cause

a swelling or thin boil on the skin by friction or a burn.  N. swollen injury

Blockade ,n
 N.

siege  V. surround so as to prevent movement

loose woman
 Strumpet  hussy

Blemish
 N.

defect, flaw  V. tarnish ,defame

Bide ,v
 Abide  Wait

for  Unceasing "an abiding belief"

Bloat ,v
 swell

Bleach ,v
 Make

white

Abode ,n
 dwelling

Abrogate ,v
 Declare

void

Respondant ,n
A

defendant in a law suit

Resplendent , adj
 Brilliant  Magnificent  glowing

Respite ,n
A

period of rest  Temporary relief from labour or suffering

repose
 N.

rest  V. take rest

Remorse ,n
 Regret  He

remorsed for his poor performance.

relapse
 V.

fall back to a former state  N. a falling back into the former (bad) state

Reimburse ,v
 Make I

good by paying back

will reimburse the money within two days.

Wright ,n
 Artisan  Workman  maker

recreant
 N.

A coward  Adj. cowardly

Scalp ,n
 The

skin with hair covering the top of the head.

Imbue ,v
 Impress

on the mind

Immolate ,v
 sacrifice

Endue ,v
 empower

Hasp ,n
A

hook of metal for fastening the door.

Habiliments ,n
 Garments  clothing

Gloat ,v
 View

with a wicked joy

Gash ,n
 N.

A long deep cut  V. Cut deep

Fete ,n
 festival

Ensue ,v
 Follow  succeed

Deploy ,v
 Post

to different places

frock
A

one-piece garment for a woman; has skirt and bodice

 Skirt

: Cloth covering that forms the part of a garment below the waist  Part of a dress above the waist

Presume ,v
 imagine

Menials ,n
 servants

Indignant ,adj
 Angry

and sorrowful

Rigmarole ,n
A

long meaningless statement.

Hearse (hurs) ,n
A

vehicle for carrying a coffin to a church or a cemetery; formerly drawn by horses but now usually a motor vehicle

Hovel n
A

poor cottage

Mortify ,n
 Humiliate  Anyone

one can mortify ,but a good man will take on.

Ogre ,n
A

man eating giant

Niggard ,n
 Miser A

stingy fellow

Miscellany ,n
A

publication containing treatises

Rue ,v
 Be

sorry for  Regret  repent

Ryot ,n
A

farmer  A peasant

Revoke ,v
 Annul  cancel

Recite ,n
 Repeat

from memory

Ratify ,v
 Confirm  Make

valid

Rave ,v
 Talk

madly

Ramshakle ,adj
 ill

made  Loose and noisy  Built badly

Wreath (reeth) ,n
 garland

Talisman ,n
A

charm  An amulet  A thing supposed to have magical powers of protecting the wearer.

abridge v.
 To

make shorter in words, keeping the essential features, leaning out minor particles. n. A condensed form as of a book or play.

 abridgment

abrogate v.
 To

abolish, repeal.  Repeal: Noun: An official or legal cancellation Verb: Annul by recalling or rescinding

abrupt adj.
 Beginning,

ending, or changing suddenly or with a break.  Marked by sudden changes in subject and sharp transitions  Exceedingly sudden and unexpected  Precipitous,adj.

abscess n.
A

Collection of pus in a cavity formed within some tissue of the body.

abscission n.
 The

act of cutting off, as in a surgical operation.

Absolution,noun
 The

act of absolving or remitting; formal redemption as pronounced by a priest in the sacrament of penance  absolve v. To free from sin or its penalties.

abstinence n.
 Self

denial.

abstruse adj.
 Dealing

with matters difficult to be understood.

candid adj.
 Straightforward.

candor n. The quality of frankness or outspokenness.

carcass n.
 The

dead body of an animal.  carrion n. Dead and putrefying flesh.

caricature n.
a

picture or description in which natural characteristics are exaggerated or distorted.

chasten v.
 To

purify by affliction. chastise v. To subject to punitive measures. chastity n. Sexual or moral purity.

clemency n.
 Mercy.  Compassion

The humane quality of understanding the suffering of others and wanting to do something about it

colloquy n.
 Conversation.

colossus
 Someone

or something that is abnormally large and powerful  A person of exceptional importance and reputation

complacent adj.
 Pleased

or satisfied with oneself.  self-satisfied

hussy
A

woman adulterer

 Adulterer

: Someone who commits adultery or fornication : Voluntary sexual intercourse between persons not married to each other

 adultery

composure n.
 Calmness.

comprehensible adj.
 Intelligible.  Readily

comprehended or understood

badger v.
 To

pester.  Annoy persistently

baffle v.
 To

foil or frustrate.

ballad n.
 Any

popular narrative poem, often with epic subject and usually in lyric form.

bask v.
 To

make warm by genial heat.

beatitude n.
 Any

state of great happiness.

beget v.
 To

produce by sexual generation.  Make children  mother

belle n.
    

A woman who is a center of attraction because of her beauty, accomplishments, etc. Fille(a young woman), missy Damsel Spinster(An elderly unmarried woman) Lass: A girl or young woman who is unmarried, lassie

  

Wench(Informal term for a (young) woman) ,dame. Cyprian(A woman who engages in sexual intercourse for money), tart. Callgirl(A female prostitute who can be hired by telephone)

bellicose adj.
 Warlike.  battleful  Combative  contentious

benison n.
 Blessing.

beseech v.
 To

implore.  Beg  Pray  Entreat  Adjure  conjure

dastard n.
A

base coward.  pusillanimous

despond v.
 To

lose spirit, courage, or hope. despondent adj. Disheartened.

docile adj.
 Easy

to manage.  tractable

durance n.
 Confinement.  detention

dissertation n.
 Thesis. A

treatise advancing a new point of view resulting from research; usually a requirement for an advanced academic degree.

disparity n.
 Inequality.

diffidence n.
 Self-distrust.  Lack

of self-confidence  self-doubt
 One

should give anything to get rid off diffidence.

disarm v.
 To

deprive (take away possessions from someone) of weapons.

disavowal n.
 Denial.

discard v.
 To

reject.

discolor v.
 To

stain.

discord n.
 Absence

of harmoniousness.  Lack of agreement.

beset v.
 To

attack on all sides. troop beset the terrorist to capture.

 The

betroth v.
 To

engage to marry. betrothal n. Engagement to marry.

bibliophile n.
 One

who loves books.

elocution n.
 The

art of correct intonation, inflection, and gesture in public speaking or reading. eloquent adj. Having the ability to express emotion or feeling in lofty and impassioned speech.

emancipate v.
 To

release from bondage.

emanate v.
 To

flow forth or proceed, as from some source.

 Pleasing

tones emanates from spb naturally even when he speaks.

embellish v.
 To

make beautiful or elegant by adding attractive or ornamental features.

enamor v.
 To

inspire with ardent love.  attract

engross v.
 To I

occupy completely.

want to engross her heart to strengthen my love.

ensnare v.
 To

entrap.

Enumerate(inyoomureyt) v.
 To

name one by one.  itemize
 "She

enumerated the many obstacles she had encountered"

exigency n.
A

critical period or condition. exigent adj. Urgent.

exhume v.
 To

dig out of the earth (what has been buried

pageant n.
A

dramatic representation, especially a spectacular one.

palate n.
 The

roof of the mouth.

palatial adj.
 Magnificent.

panacea n.
A

remedy or medicine proposed for or professing to cure all diseases.

pandemic adj.
 Affecting

a whole people or all classes, as a disease.

panorama n.
A

series of large pictures representing a continuous scene.

paradox n.
A

statement or doctrine seemingly in contradiction to the received belief.

paragon n.
A

model of excellence.

paralysis n.
 Loss

of the power of contractility in the voluntary or involuntary muscles.

paramount adj.
 Supreme

in authority.

salacious adj.
 Having  Arun

strong sexual desires.

is best known for his salacious towards girls.

sapience n.
 Deep

wisdom or knowledge. sapient adj. Possessing wisdom. sapiential adj. Possessing wisdom. u want to test his sapience in English.

 Do

secede v.
 To

withdraw from union or association, especially from a political or religious body.

 secession

n. Voluntary withdrawal from fellowship, especially from political or religious bodies.

seclude v.
 To

place, keep, or withdraw from the companionship of others. seclusion n. Solitude.

seduce v.
 To

entice to surrender chastity.

sedulous adj.
 Persevering

in effort or endeavor.

seer n.
A

prophet.

skeptic n.
 One

who doubts any statements.

inamorata
A

woman with whom you are in love or have an intimate relationship  lover

substantive adj.
 Solid.  Jayalalitha

is a substantive hero of

AIADMK.

supersede v.
 To

displace.  RAINA is the best person to supersede Mohammed kaif.

concubine
A

woman who cohabits with an important man, not legally married.  courtesan

libertine
A

dissolute person; usually a man who is morally unrestrained  gigolo

waif n.
A

homeless, neglected wanderer.  A homeless child especially one forsaken or orphaned

waive v.
 To

relinquish, especially temporarily, as a right or claim.  Lose or lose the right to by some error, offense, or crime

wane v.
 To

diminish in size and brilliancy.

wean v.
 Deprive

(infants) of mother's milk  Detach the affections of

wee adj.
 Very

small.

whine v.
 To

utter with complaining tone.

winsome adj.
 Attractive.

writhe v.
 To

twist the body, face, or limbs or as in pain or distress.

bas bleu
A

woman having literary or intellectual interests

bridesmaid
 An

unmarried woman who attends the bride at a wedding

dame
 Informal

term for a (young) woman

wiry adj.
 Thin,

but tough and sinewy.

whet v.
 To

make more keen or eager.

specter n.
 Apparition.  Phantom.

supple adj.
 Easily  pliant

bent.

supplicate v.
 To

beg.

slay
V  slew  Kill

intentionally and with premeditation

milksop
A

timid man or boy considered childish or unassertive

delectation
A

feeling of extreme pleasure or satisfaction  Act of receiving pleasure from something

sadism
 Sexual

pleasure obtained by inflicting harm (physical or psychological) on others

masochism
 Sexual

pleasure obtained from receiving punishment (physical or psychological)

sadomasochism
 Sadism

and masochism combined in one

person

stray
v  Move

about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment  Wander from a direct course or at random  "The child strayed from the path and her parents lost sight of her"

mugger
N A

robber who takes property by threatening or performing violence on the person who is robbed (usually on the street)

molestation
 The

act of subjecting someone to unwanted or improper sexual advances or activity (especially women or children) V  molest  Harass or assault sexually; make indecent advances to

ravishment
A

feeling of delight at being filled with wonder and enchantment  The crime of forcing a woman to submit to sexual intercourse against her will

spinster n.
A

woman who has never been married.

man-about-town
A

man devoted to the pursuit of pleasure  playboy

charwoman
A

human female employed to do housework

Amazon
A

large strong and aggressive woman  virago

ball-breaker
 ball-buster A

demanding woman who destroys men's confidence

peach
n  Cultivated

in temperate regions  A very attractive or seductive looking woman v  Divulge confidential information or secrets

Damsel,n
A

young unmarried woman

spurious adj.
 Not

genuine.

suave adj.
 Smooth

and pleasant in manner.

subjugate v.
 To

conquer.  Put down by force or intimidation  "The rich landowners subjugated the peasants working the land“  Make subservient; force to submit or subdue

supramundane adj.
 Supernatural.

paramour n.
 One

who is unlawfully and immorally a lover or a mistress.

parlance n.
 Mode

of speech.

parlor n
A

room for reception of callers or entertainment of guests

pathos n.
 The

quality in any form of representation that rouses emotion or sympathy. victory of safin over roger instills pathos among the spectators.

 The

pediatrics n.
 The

department of medical science that relates to the treatment of diseases of childhood.

penury n.
 Indigence.

A state of extreme poverty or

destitution

floozy
n A

prostitute who attracts customers by walking the streets

perfidy n.
 Treachery.  Don’t

play with me. I too know all these perfidy and treachery.

pernicious adj.
 Tending

to kill or hurt.

petulant adj.
 Displaying  irritable

impatience.

placate v.
 To

bring from a state of angry or hostile feeling to one of patience or friendliness.

poignancy n.
 Severity

or acuteness, especially of pain

or grief. poignant adj. Severely painful or acute to the spirit.
 Do

u know how I was during my poignant days.

premonition n.
 Foreboding.

presage v.
 To

foretell.

pugnacious adj.
 Quarrelsome  The

pugnacious parties now settled.

pusillanimous adj.
 Without

spirit or bravery.

Pyre n.
A

heap of combustibles arranged for burning a dead body. pedagogue n. A schoolmaster.

prudence n.
 Caution.

prudential adj. Proceeding or marked by caution.

protract v.
 To

prolong.

promenade v.
 To

walk for amusement or exercise.

profuse adj.
 Produced

or displayed in overabundance.

exonerate v.
 Pronounce  acquit

not guilty of criminal charges

exodus n.
A

journey by a large group to escape from a hostile environment exodus of srilankans from their country reveals how much uncongenial the country for them.

 The

expedite v.
 To

hasten the movement or progress of.  expeditious adj. Speedy.

explicate v.
 Give

an explanation for  Elaborate, as of theories and hypotheses

extol v.
 To

praise in the highest terms.

dab
N A

light touch or stroke  A small quantity of something moist or soft  "a dab of paint“ V  Apply (usually a liquid) to a surface  "dab the wall with paint"

bib
N  Top

part of an apron; covering the chest  A napkin tied under the chin of a child while eating

spatter
 The

act of splashing a (liquid) substance on a surface  Spot, splash, or soil  "The baby spattered the bib with food"

splatter
n A

small quantity of something moist or soft  "a splatter of mud“ v  Cause or allow (a liquid substance) to run or flow from a container  "splatter water"

brunette
N A

person with dark (brown) hair  Adj.  Marked by dark or relatively dark pigmentation of hair or skin or eyes  "a brunette beauty"

chuff
 Blow  Huff  Puff  "he

hard and loudly

huffed and puffed as he made his way up the mountain"

puff
            

n A slow inhalation (as of tobacco smoke) "he took a puff on his pipe“ Forceful exhalation through the nose or mouth "he blew out all the candles with a single puff“ V Smoke and exhale strongly "puff a cigar“ Make proud or conceited "The sudden fame puffed her ego“ Praise extravagantly "The critics puffed up this Broadway production“ Blow hard and loudly

butt
 Arse  nates

Squeak
v  Make

a high-pitched, screeching noise

knob
A

circular rounded projection or protuberance

noun
            

bog bollocks bonk fanny goolies loo slag snog tosser tart wanker/wank whinge (winge) willie

Know it
 airhead:

stupid person.  ace: excellent, great.  aggro - short for aggravation or violence

Know it.
 barbie

: barbecue, grill.  barf: vomit.  biker: a motorcycle rider.  bikkie : biscuit  bimbo - a young woman considered sexually attractive but of limited intelligence.  bird - woman/girl/girlfriend  bloke - man

Know it
 blue

(1) - XXX; dirty, hot, steamy, pornographic  booze: alcohol.  boozer (1): a pub ; Tavern consisting of a building with a bar and public rooms; often provides light meals  boozer (2): someone who likes alcohol.

Know it
 dump

[slightly offensive] - to defecate.  dyke [offensive] - lesbian.  fart [offensive] : an escape of gas from the bowels. Flatus.  grub: food.

Know it
 chuck

up: vomit  couch potato: a person who watches too much television.  cozzie : swimming costume  crap [offensive] (2): excrement.

Know it.
 gut:

a person's stomach; belly.  guts: courage.  kick the bucket: die.  kip - sleep. "roused him from his kip"  knees up - party.  knockout: beautiful woman  Love handles: excess fat around the waist.

Know it
 hickey:

a love bite on the skin. A temporary red mark on a person's skin resulting from kissing or sucking by their lover.  hooker: prostitute.  horny: in the mood for sex, sexually stimulated; "feeling horny".  hot (1): sexy.  huff - bad mood.  hump (1) - to have sex.

Know it.
 minger

[offensive] - an unattractive person (usually female).  mug : a gullible person.  naff : Instruction to go away [ vul ]  also : scram ; Leave immediately; used usually in the imperative form  "Scram!"

Know it.
 nuke

(1): nuclear weapon.  nuke (2): destroy; delete.  nuke (3): cook something in the microwave oven.  nutty - eccentric.odd.strange.  nick - Cut slightly, with a razor . "The barber's knife nicked his cheek"  nipper - a small child.  nosh - food.  not cricket - not normal or correct.

Know it
 pee:

to urinate.  puke: vomit.  pumped (up): excited.  rabbit - talk.  racket (1): noise.  racket (2): an occupation.

Know it.
 shite

- milder variation of the word shit.  slapper [offensive] - a loose or easy woman.  snog - to kiss  snookered: cheated, stuck.  specs: eyeglasses.  spunk [offensive] (1): semen  stunner - a very good looking woman.

Know it
 uptight:

nervous; anxious.  veg out : relax in front of the TV (like a vegetable)  "veg out in front of the TV"  whiz: someone who shows a special talent for something.  zip it - shut up.

extort v.
 Obtain  "They

through intimidation

extorted money from the executive by threatening to reveal his past to the company boss"

extravagant adj.
 Needlessly

free or lavish in expenditure.

exuberance(igzooburuns) n.
 Rich

supply.  exuberant adj. Marked by great plentiful ness.  Joyful enthusiasm  Overflowing with enthusiasm

bigamy n.
 The

crime of marrying any other person while having a legal spouse living.

bier n.
A

horizontal framework with two handles at each end for carrying a corpse to the grave.

blaspheme v.
 To

indulge in profane oaths.

braggart n.
A

vain boaster.

bravo interj.
 Well

done.

breach n.
 The

violation of official duty, lawful right, or a legal obligation.

stalwart
 Noun A

person who is loyal to their allegiance (especially in times of revolt)

 Adjective  Having

rugged physical strength; inured to fatigue or hardships  "proud of her tall stalwart son"

breech n.
 The

buttocks.

brittle adj.
 Fragile.  Having

little elasticity; hence easily cracked or fractured or snapped  Lacking warmth and generosity of spirit

Bulwark, noun
 An

embankment built around a space for defensive purposes  Anything that gives security or defense.

bungle v.
 To

execute clumsily.

bursar n.
A

treasurer.

comprehensive adj.
 Large

in scope or content.

conceit n.
 Self-flattering

opinion

confer v.
 To

bestow.

confluence n.
 The

place where streams meet.

conjecture n.
A

guess.

conspicuous adj.
 Clearly

visible.

consort n.
A

companion or associate.

consummate v.
 To

bring to completion.

contemplate v.
 To

consider thoughtfully.

contemptible adj.
 Worthy

of scorn or disdain.  contemptuous adj. Disdainful.

contravene v.
 To

prevent or obstruct the operation of.  Preclude: Keep from happening or arising; have the effect of preventing  Occlude: Block passage through  "She is impeding the progress of our project“  "The trees obstruct my view of the mountains“  "obstruct the path“  obturate

contumacious adj.
 Rebellious.  contumacy

n. Contemptuous disregard of the requirements of rightful authority.  contuse v. To bruise by a blow, either with or without the breaking of the skin.  contusion n. A bruise.

convalesce v.
 

To recover after a sickness. convalescence n. The state of progressive restoration to health and strength after the cessation of disease. convalescent adj. Recovering health after sickness. The fans wish for the quick convalescence of sachin tendulkar from tennis elbow.

coquette n.
A

flirt.  A seductive woman who uses her sex appeal to exploit men  Philanderer  womanizer  Talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions  dally

dally
 Waste

time  "Get busy--don't dally!“  Talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions

corpulent adj.
 Obese.

counteract v.
 To

act in opposition to.

craving n.
A

vehement desire.  Hungering  Starving  Lusting  thirsting

cycloid adj.
 Like

a circle.

cupidity n.
 Avarice.

crockery n.
 Earthenware

made from baked clay.

accede v.
 To

agree.  Acquiesce: verb  Assent:verb,noun

acclaim v.
 To

utter with a shout.

acquisition n.
 Anything

gained, or made one's own, usually by effort or labor.

addle v.
 To

make inefficient or worthless; muddle.

adduce v.
 To

bring forward or name for consideration.  Advance evidence for

admonish v.
 To

warn of a fault. n. Gentle reproof.

 admonition

Ado, noun
A

rapid bustling commotion  Virtuoso: Someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field  Vertigo: A reeling sensation; feeling about to fall  Tyro: Someone new to a field or activity, novice  Yahoo: Not very intelligent or interested in culture, bumpkin  albino n.: A person with milky white skin and hair, and eyes with bright red pupil and usually pink iris.

adumbrate v.
 To

represent beforehand in outline or by emblem.

affront n.
 An

open insult or indignity.

affluence n.
A

profuse or abundant supply of riches.

agglomerate v.
 To

pile or heap together.

aggrandize v.
 To

cause to appear greatly.

aggravate v.
 To

make heavier, worse, or more burdensome.  Aggravation: An exasperated feeling of annoyance

agile adj.
 Able

to move or act quickly, physically, or mentally.

tress
A

hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair

ailment n.
 Slight

sickness.

knickers
 Trousers

ending above the knee  (usually in the plural) underpants worn by women  knee breeches  knee pants

alacrity n.
 Cheerful

willingness.  Liveliness and eagerness

albino n.
A

person with milky white skin and hair, and eyes with bright red pupil and usually pink iris.

aliment n.
 That

which nourishes.

allay v.
 To

calm the violence or reduce the intensity of; mitigate. alley n. A narrow street, garden path, walk, or the like.

 note:

allegory ,noun
A

short moral story (often with animal characters)

alleviate v.
 To

make less burdensome or less hard to bear.  Note: ameliorate v. To relieve, as from pain or hardship

Allude, verb
 Make

a more or less disguised reference

to.  Advert  allusion n. An indirect and incidental reference to something without definite mention of it.

alluvion n.
 Flood.

ally n.
A

person or thing connected with another, usually in some relation of helpfulness.

Almanac, noun
 An

annual publication including weather forecasts and other miscellaneous information arranged according to the calendar of a given year  An annual publication containing tabular information in a particular field or fields arranged according to the calendar of a given year

altercate v.
 To

contend angrily or zealously in words.  altercation: noisy quarrel.

Amatory,adj.
 Amorous  romantic

ambiguous adj..
 Having

a double meaning

ambrosial adj.
 Divinely

sweet, fragrant, or delicious.

annals n.
A

record of events in their chronological order, year by year. chronological account of events in successive years

A

annihilate v.
 To

destroy absolutely.

antidote n.
 Anything

that will counteract or remove the effects of poison, disease, or the like.

aphorism n.
 Proverb.

approbation n.
 Sanction.

arbiter n.
 One

chosen or appointed, by mutual consent of parties in dispute, to decide matters.

ardent adj.
 Burning  ardor

with passion.

n. Intensity of passion or affection.

awry adv. & adj.
 Out

of the proper form, direction, or position.

augur v.
 To

predict.

assiduous adj.
 Diligent.  Marked

by care and persistent effort  sedulous

Imbue ,v
 Spread

or diffuse through,fill,soak,or suffuse with colour.

Bane ,nemesis ,n
 Something

causing misery or death  “the bane of my life”

Lurk ,v
 Lie

in wait  Lie in ambush  Behave in a sneaky and secretive manner

Inn ,n
A

hotel providing overnight lodging for travelers.

Emanate ,v
 Flow

from.  “Water emanates from this hole in the round.”

Unkempt ,adj
 Not

neatly combed  “wild unkempt hair”

To indicate more information
           

Besides - Making an additional point; anyway Furthermore In addition Moreover Likewise Indeed – In truth In fact Also As well Foremost - Ranking above all others; Preceding all others in spatial position First, Second, Third, Finally Firstly, Secondly, Thirdly

To indicate an example
 For

example  For instance  In particular  Particularly - Specifically or especially distinguished from others  Specifically  To illustrate  To demonstrate

To indicate a cause or reason
 Since  Because  Because  Due  For  For  As

of

to

the reason that

To indicate a result or an effect
 Accordingly

- because of the reason given  Consequently  Hence  So  Therefore  Thus

To conclude
 For

the aforementioned reasons  For the aforementioned reasons, there is no doubt that  To sum up the foregoing,  Given these facts  In conclusion  In closing  To conclude

To describe or make
 vivid  portray  depict  exhibit  illustrate  expose  present  paint  delineate  represent  demonstrate  constitute

- Form or

compose

a portrait

To prove
 manifest

- Provide evidence for; stand as proof

of  attest - Provide evidence for  testify - Provide evidence for  certify - Provide evidence for  endorse, indorse - Give support or one's approval to  establish  exemplify - (v) Clarify by giving an example of

To compare or contrast
                

Whereas In comparison In contrast However Although On the other hand Likewise Similarly But Yet Withal - Despite anything to the contrary (usually following a concession) Withal - Together with this Nevertheless - Despite anything to the contrary Nonetheless - Despite anything to the contrary Notwithstanding - Despite anything to the contrary Even so - Despite anything to the contrary All the same - Despite anything to the contrary

To indicate time
                      

After Before Currently During Eventually Finally First, Second, etc. Formerly Immediately Initially Lastly Later Meanwhile Next Once Previously Simultaneously Soon Subsequently Subsequent - Following in time and order Hitherto, Heretofore - Used in negative statement to describe a situation that has existed up to this point or up to the present time, “The sun hasn’t rose hitherto.” In due time Henceforth

To indicate certainty
 Truly  Sincerely  Genuinely  Surely  Rightfully  Absolutely  Indubitably  Certainly  Without

doubt  Needless to say

To indicate doubt
 Most

likely  More likely  Possibly  Probably  Dubitable - Open to doubt or suspicion  Dubious - Distressed with uncertainty or doubt

To summarize
           

Overall To summarize In summary To sum up Paraphrased Briefly In brief Summing up To put it briefly précis - A sketchy summary, Make a summary (of) synopsis - A sketchy summary apercu - A short synopsis

To express positive words
                 

magnificent grandeur - The quality of being magnificent or splendid or grand, the quality of being exalted in character or ideals or conduct magnanimous - The quality of being exalted in character or ideals or conduct fantastic phenomenal wonderful extraordinary marvelous superb good fine great excellent spectacular prodigious grand brilliant glorious - Bringing great happiness and thankfulness

               

illustrious - Widely known and esteemed notable - Worthy of notice impressive splendid resplendent - Having great beauty and splendor, Richly and brilliantly colorful flamboyant - Elaborately or excessively ornamented, Richly and brilliantly colorful superior terrific tremendous wondrous - Extraordinarily good wonderful flair - natural talent knack - A special way of doing something outshine - Attract more attention and praise than others paramount - Having superior power and influence predominant

flair
n A

natural talent  "he has a flair for mathematics“  Distinctive and stylish elegance

trollop
A

dirty untidy woman  A woman adulterer  slut

To show intelligence
                 

profound shrewd – hardheaded (practical experience and observation) intelligence astute acumen - Shrewdness shown by keen insight insightful savvy - The cognitive condition of someone who understands cognition - The psychological result of perception, learning and reasoning genius smart sharp keen mastermind Einstein - Someone who has exceptional intellectual ability and originality work of art fine art adept - Someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field whiz - Someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field wizard - Someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field

To intensify
          

incredibly exceedingly extremely extraordinarily truly really very utterly - Completely and without qualification; used informally as intensifiers, With sublimity; in a sublime manner absolutely perfectly dramatically

Said
                

enounced, enunciated - Speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way pronounced - Speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way articulated - Express or state clearly vocalized - Express or state clearly posited - Put firmly stated expressed reported alleged - Declared but not proved averred - Report or maintain, To declare or affirm in a grave manner and formally as true affirmed, asserted wrote composed penned - Produce a literary work spelt - Indicate or signify voiced, sounded - Give voice to demean - Reduce in worth or character, usually verbally

Praise
 extol  exalt  glorify  laud  proclaim  revere  idolize  worship  venerate

- (v) Praise, glorify, or honor

Call Forth
          

evoke - Call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses) arouse - Call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses) elicit - Call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses) enkindle - Call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses) provoke - Call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses) inflame - Arouse or excite feelings and passions awake - Stop sleeping conjure - Evoke or call forth, with or as if by magic invoke - Evoke or call forth, with or as if by magic summon - Gather or bring together instill - deposit gradually

Cupboard love
A

show of affection motivated by selfishness

stark
 Adj.  Complete

or extreme  "stark poverty"; "a stark contrast“  Adv.  Completely  "stark mad"; "mouth stark open"

Barmy ,adj
 Strange

or very silly

smasher
A

person who smashes something  A very attractive or seductive looking woman

Bobby ,n
 Policeman

in UK

procurer
 Someone

who procures customers for whores (in England they call a pimp a ponce)

Bloke ,n
A

guy  chap

Branston ,n
 Pickle

spread in sandwiches

prat
 Vulg.  The

fleshy part of the human body that you sit on  Tooshie  rump

Brolly ,n
 umbrella

Buggy ,n
 Stroller  Push

chair

Caravan ,n
 Mobile

home

Cheerio ,phrase
 Good

bye.

Copper ,n
 policeman

Gob ,n
 Informal

term for the mouth

Gravy ,n
 Basically

the juices that drip from cooking

meats

Kip ,v
 [Brit]

Sleep  "roused him from his kip"

Pantry ,n
A

small storeroom for storing foods or wines

Loo ,n
A

toilet in England  Lav  Lavatory  bog

Wardrobe,n
A

tall piece of furniture that provides storage space for clothes; has a door and rails or hooks for hanging clothes

Wellies,n
 Rubber

boots

vim ,n
A

healthy capacity for vigorous activity  "he seemed full of vim and vigor"

Surf ,n
 Waves

breaking on the shore

life buoy ,n
A

life preserver in the form of a ring of buoyant material

Lancer ,n
 (formerly)

a cavalryman armed with a

lance

Sonny ,n
A

male child (a familiar term of address to a boy)

Rotary ,n
A

road junction at which traffic streams circularly around a central island  "the accident blocked all traffic at the rotary“  Circle  Adj: "rotary dial"

supported
 He

backed up his friend’s claim.

Pass off
 The

present disturbance will blow off.

fabricated
 That

fellow trumped up a story.

To be guided by
 It

is a good idea to go by.

Overcame him
 Ultimately

I got the better of him.

Found everywhere.
A

spirit of unrest is in the air.

Under his protection
 Her

uncle has taken her under his wing

In his presence.
 He

is such a man that he does not know what passes under his nose.

Under your absolute call.
 Do

you expect at your beck and call.

entirely
 He

is every inch a gentle man.

The full details.
 He

knows the ins and outs of that affair.

He was horrified.
 His

blood ran cold when he heard that his friend was murdered.

With all our power.
 We

shall fight with tooth and nail for our rights

Deceived me
I

trusted him but he played me false.

Unanimously.
 The

proposal was rejected with one voice.

Bandits ,n
 An

armed thief who is (usually) a member of a band  brigands

Desolate ,v
 Rob

of joy  Lay waste to  forsake
 The

bandits desolated the countryside burning farms and carrying off the harvest.

Despoil ,v
 Plunder  Foray  Pillage  Ransack  Rifle

Detonation ,n
 Explosion  The

detonation of the bomb could be heard miles away.

Derogatory ,n
 Expressing I

a low opinion.

resent your derogatory remarks.

Deft ,adj
 Quick

and skillful in movement  Skillful in physical movements; especially of the hands  The deft waiter uncorked the champagne without spilling a drop.

Deify ,v
 Turn

into a god

 Admire

rajinikanth all you want. Just don’t deify him.

Crux ,n
 Essential  This

or main point

is the crux of the entire problem; everything centers on it’s being resolved.

Bliss ,n
A

state of extreme happiness

Confiscate ,v
 Seize  Commandeer  The

army confiscated all available supplies of uranium.

Comity ,n
A

state or atmosphere of harmony or mutual civility and respect  harmony

wind up ,n
A

concluding action

Cerebration ,n
 Mathematics

sometime require much

cerebration.

Brawn ,n
 Muscular

strength  Sturdiness
 It

takes brawn to become a champion weight-lifter.

Braggart ,n
 Booster  Modest

by nature , she was no braggart preferring to let her accomplishments speak for themselves.

Vaults ,n
A  V.

burial chamber (usually underground) Jump across or leap over (an obstacle)

Blanch ,v
 Bleach  Whiten

 Although

age had blanched his hair style , he was still vigorous and energetic.

Outfit ,n
A

set of clothing (with accessories)

Blandishment ,n
 Flattery

 despite

the sales person’s blandishments, the customer did not buy the outfit.

Benign ,adj
 Kindly  Favorable  Not

malignant

 Though

her benign smile and gentle bearing made her sweet little old lady ,she was tough-minded and shrewd observer of human nature.  N. benignity

Bestow ,v
 Confer  He

wished to bestow great honors upon the hero.

Bicker ,v
 Quarrel

 The

children bickered morning, noon, and night exasperating their parents.

Bilk ,v
 Cheat  The

con man specialized in bilking insurance policies. : con A person serving a sentence in a jail or prison

 Note

Conspicuously ,adj
 In

a manner tending to attract attention  "there have been plenty of general declarations about willingness to meet and talk, but conspicuously no mention of time and place“  In a prominent way

Bizarre ,adj
 Conspicuously

or grossly unconventional

or unusual  "restaurants of bizarre design--one like a hat, another like a rabbit"

Assiduous adj
 It

took ravi weeks of assiduous labor before he was satisfied with his portrait of his son.

Asperity ,n
 Sharpness  These

(of temper)

remarks spoken with asperity , stung the boys to whom they had been directed.

Beeline ,n
 Direct  Quick  As

route

soon as the movie was over , jim made a beeline for the exit.

Bereft ,adj
 Deprived  Lacking  The

of

foolish gambler soon found himself bereft of funds.

Court ,v
 Make

amorous advances towards "John is courting Mary“  Seek someone's favor

Tribunal ,n
 An

assembly (including one or more judges) to conduct judicial business  Court  judicature

Pristine ,adj
 Completely

free from dirt or contamination  Immaculately clean and unused  "pristine mountain snow"

privy
 N:A

room equipped with toilet facilities  A small outbuilding with a bench having holes through which a user can defecate  Adj:Hidden from general view or use  "a privy place to rest and think"

Abreast ,adv
 Side

by side  Alongside each other, facing on the same direction

Absolve ,v
 Acquit  Free

one from

Accession ,n
 The

act of succeeding to a throne or coming into the possession of property.

bait
 N:

temptation  V:allure

Beckon ,n
 Appear

inviting "The shop window decorations beckoned“  Summon with a wave, nod, or some other gesture

Beseech ,n
 Entreat  request

Breeches ,n
 Trousers.

Divulge
 Make

known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret

bozo
A

man who is a stupid incompetent fool  An informal term for a youth or man

buster
 An

informal form of address for a man  "Hey buster, what's up?"

he-man
A

man who is virile and sexually active  macho-man  stud

Bridle n ,v
 reins

bungle
 N:blunder  V:do

clumsily

Busy-body ,n
A

person who meddles in other’s affairs.

Know it
 Burly

adj: stout  Bonny adj: beautiful

Beacon ,n
A

light-house  A signal fire

Momentous ,adj
 Of

very great significance  "a momentous event"

well-to-do ,adj
 In

fortunate circumstances financially; moderately rich  "well-to-do members of the community"

Wile ,n
 The

use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract money from them)  trickery

wrangle
 N:An

angry dispute  V:To quarrel noisily, angrily or disruptively "The bar keeper threw them out, but they continued to wrangle on down the street"

Above-board ,adv
 Beyond

any room for suspicion "was known for dealing aboveboard in everything"  Adj: "their business was open and aboveboard"

Indulge ,v
 Gratify

Give free course to  N: indulgence Favour granted  Adj:indulgent Very kind

Indignant ,adj
 Angry

and displeased  N: indignation  Angry with contempt  N: indignity  An affront, insult

Inexorable adj
 Not

to be placated or appeased or moved by entreaty

Infringe ,n
 Encroach  Disobey  Transgress  violate

upon

Ingenuity ,n
 cleverness

Inordinate ,adj
 Excessive  “a

book of inordinate length”

Inure ,v
 habituate

Undaunted adj
 Bold  courageous

Unfurl ,n
 Open  unfold

Urbane adj
 Polite  Courteous  refined

writhe
 To

move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling) "The prisoner writhed in discomfort"

Poke ,v
 Hit

hard with the hand, fist, or some heavy instrument

ailment n.
 Slight

sickness.

almanac n.
A

series of tables giving the days of the week together with certain astronomical information.

altercate v.
 To

contend angrily or zealously in words.

antiquate v.
 To

make old or out of date.

Beset ,v
 To

attack on all sides.

blithe adj.
 Joyous.

blithesome adj. Cheerful.

breech n.
 The

buttocks.

bursar n.
A

treasurer.

enamor v.
 To

inspire with ardent love.  Attract; cause to be enamored

Carnage ,n
 The

savage and excessive killing of many people  Massacre.

Expedient ,adj
 Contributing

to personal advantage. • Serving to promote your interest "was merciful only when mercy was expedient"

Outskirt ,n
A

part of the city far removed from the center  "they built a factory on the outskirts of the city"

genesis
N  Origin  beginning

hanger-on
N A

dependent

exquisite adj.
 1.extremely

beautiful or delicate. 2 keenly felt (exquisite pleasure). 3 highly sensitive (exquisite taste).

 exquisitely adv.

crisp —adj. 1 hard but brittle.

 v.

make or become crisp.  crisply adv.  crispness n.

shamble —v.
 walk

or run awkwardly, dragging the feet. —n. shambling gait.

sham
n A v  Make

person who makes deceitful pretenses

a pretence of  "He shammed a headache“  Adj.  Adopted in order to deceive  "sham modesty"

tang n.
strong taste or smell. • characteristic quality.

soap opera n.
 broadcast

drama serial with domestic themes (orig. sponsored in the US by soap manufacturers).

social climber n.
 person

anxious to gain a higher social

status.

unclasp v.

release the grip of (a hand etc.).

Waterloo n.
A

final crushing defeat met his Waterloo"

 "he

patronage
n  The v  Support

act of providing approval and support by being a patron of

stab
V  Use

a knife on  Stab or pierce

legacy
N  (law)

a gift of personal property by will

stern
N  The

fleshy part of the human body that you sit on  Adj.  Of a stern or strict bearing or demeanor; forbidding in aspect  "a stern face"

crusader
n A

disputant who advocates reform  A warrior who engages in a holy war  "the crusaders tried to recapture the Holy Land from the Muslims"

Entourage (onturazh)
n  The

group following and attending to some important person

sandwich
 Two

(or more) slices of bread with a filling between them v  Make into a sandwich  Insert or squeeze tightly between two people or objects  "She was sandwiched in her airplane seat between two fat men"

persuasive
 adj  Tending

or intended or having the power to induce action or belief  "persuasive eloquence"; "a most persuasive speaker“  Capable of convincing  "a persuasive argument"; "the evidence is persuasive but not conclusive"

scourge
N A

whip used to inflict punishment (often used for pedantic humour) V  Punish severely; excoriate (Express strong disapproval of)  condemn

verbiage
N  Superfluity

of words

parched
 adj  Dried

out by heat or excessive exposure to sunlight  "parched soil“  Toasted or roasted slightly  "parched corn was a staple of the Indian diet“ v  Cause to wither (dry) or parch from exposure to heat

flair
n A

natural talent  "he has a flair for mathematics“  Distinctive and stylish elegance  A shape that spreads outward

flake
N A

crystal of snow  A person with an unusual or odd personality V  Form into flakes

indiscriminate
 Adj.  Failing

to make or recognize distinctions  Not marked by fine distinctions  "indiscriminate reading habits"; "an indiscriminate mixture of colors and styles"

orgasm
n  The

moment of most intense pleasure in sexual intercourse  sexual climax

dog days.
 n.

pl.  hottest period of the year

femme fatale
A

woman who is considered to be dangerously seductive.  siren

Ostentatiously
 adv  Flamboyantly  showily

indiscreetly
 adverb  Without

discretion or wisdom or self-

restraint  "she inquired indiscreetly after the state of his health"

sacrilege
n  Blasphemous

behavior; the act of depriving something of its sacred character

salacious adj.
 Having

strong sexual desires.

salutary adj.
 Beneficial.  Tending

to promote physical well-being; beneficial to health salutary influence of pure air"

 "the

sanctity n.
 Holiness.

sapience
 n.

Deep wisdom or knowledge.

 sapient

adj. Possessing wisdom. sapiential adj. Possessing wisdom.

satiate v.
 To

satisfy fully the appetite or desire of.

satire n.
 The

employment of sarcasm, irony, or keenness of wit in ridiculing vices. (visee) A specific form of evildoing. Moral weakness. "vice offends the moral standards of the community"

 Vices

satyr n.
A

very lascivious (Driven by lust; preoccupied with or exhibiting lustful desires) person.

savor
n  The

taste experience when a savory condiment is taken into the mouth  adj  Taste appreciatively

scintilla
n A

sparkling glittering particles

scintillate v.
 To

emit or send forth sparks or little flashes of light.  Emit or reflect light in a flickering manner  Be lively or brilliant or exhibit virtuosity  "A scintillating conversation"

 Flicker

v. Shine unsteadily "The candle flickered"

Sear (sir)
v  Make

very hot and dry

sedate
N  Cause

to be calm or quiet as by administering a sedative to.  "The patient must be sedated before the operation“  Adj  Characterized by dignity and propriety  "a quiet sedate nature"

seethe v.
 To

be violently excited or agitated.  Be in an agitated emotional state  "The customer was seething with anger"

servitude n.
 Slavery.

severance n.
 Separation.

superficial
 Adj  Being

or affecting or concerned with a surface; not deep or penetrating emotionally or intellectually  "the superficial report didn't give the true picture"

solace n. v.
 Comfort

in grief, trouble, or calamity.

stigma
n A

symbol of disgrace or infamy  A mark of infamy or token of disgrace attaching to a person as the result of evildoing.

stolid
 adj  Having

or revealing little emotion or sensibility; not easily aroused or excited.  "a silent stolid creature who took it all as a matter of course"; "her face showed nothing but stolid indifference"

Know it.
 stringency

n. Strictness. stringent adj. Rigid.

stultify
v  Prove

to be of unsound mind or demonstrate someone's incompetence  "nobody is legally allowed to stultify himself“  Cause to appear foolish  "He stultified himself by contradicting himself and being inconsistent"

sumptuous adj.
 Rich

and costly.

superfluous adj.
 Being

more than is needed.

Know it.
 supple

adj. Easily bent.  supplicate v. To beg.  surcharge n. An additional amount charged.  surfeit v. To feed to fullness or to satiety.  surrogate n. One who or that which is substituted for or appointed  sustenance n. Food.

forfeit
       

N Something that is lost or surrendered as a penalty. A penalty for a fault or mistake that involves losing or giving up something. "the contract specified forfeits if the work was not completed on time“ v Lose or lose the right to by some error, offense, or crime. Adj. Surrendered as a penalty

scrawl
n  Poor  v.  Write

handwriting carelessly

smack
  

n A blow from a flat object (as an open hand) An enthusiastic kiss The taste experience when a savoury condiment is taken into the mouth V Deliver a hard blow to "The teacher smacked the student who had misbehaved“ Have a distinctive or characteristic taste Kiss lightly

 peck
     

perfunctorily
 In

a set manner without serious attention "he kissed her cheek perfunctorily"

savoury
n  An

aromatic or spicy dish served at the end of dinner.  Adj.  Pleasing to the sense of taste

relish
n  Vigorous

and enthusiastic enjoyment  The taste experience when a savoury condiment is taken into the mouth. V  Derive or receive pleasure from; get enjoyment from; take pleasure in.  "She relished her fame and basked in her glory"

soup
n  Liquid

food especially of meat or fish or vegetable stock often containing pieces of solid food

gravy
n  Basically

the juices that drip from cooking

meats  A sudden happening that brings good fortune (as a sudden opportunity to make money)

rabid
 Adj.  Marked

by excessive enthusiasm for and intense devotion to a cause or idea.  Overzealous.

novelette
N A

short novel

mash
 Talk

or behave amorously, without serious intentions  Reduce to small pieces or particles by pounding or abrading  "mash the garlic"

pounding
N  Repeated V  Hit

heavy blows

hard with the hand, fist, or some heavy instrument  "the salesman pounded the door knocker“  Strike or drive against with a heavy impact  "pound on the door"

abrading
 VERB  Wear

away  Rub hard or scrub  Strike against an object

womb-to-tomb
 Adj.  Continuing

through life

travesty
A

comedy characterized by broad satire and improbable situations  A composition that imitates somebody's style in a humorous way  Charade n.  Parody n. v.  Lampoon n. v.  Spoof n. v. A composition that imitates somebody's style in a humorous way "The students spoofed the teachers"

Lackadaisical
 Lacking

spirit or liveliness  "a lackadaisical attempt“  Languid  "a languid mood“  languorous  "a hot languorous afternoon"

Travail n ,v
 Use

of physical or mental energy; hard work  Drudge n ,v  One who works hard at boring tasks  Work hard  Navvy n ,v  A laborer who is obliged to do menial work

junk
n  The remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up  v  Dispose of (something useless or old)  "junk an old car“  Debris n.  Detritus n.  Rubble n.  RUBBISH n.  Scrap n. v. "scrap your old computer“

Note : Scrap : Also ,a small fragment of something broken off from the whole

indiscriminately
 adv  In

a random manner

 Indiscriminate

adj.  Failing to make or recognize distinctions  Not marked by fine distinctions  "an indiscriminate mixture of colors and styles"

jeopardy
A

source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune

jeopardize
v  Pose

a threat to; present a danger to  Put at risk

hypocrite
N A

person who professes beliefs and opinions that he does not hold  Dissembler  Pretender  Impostor  Shammer  Phoney , phony

dissimulate
v  Hide

(feelings) from other people  disguise

impart
 Tell

or deposit (information) knowledge  Make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret  Make known; pass on, of information  divulge

snag
A

sharp protuberance  A dead tree that is still standing, usually in an undisturbed forest  An unforeseen obstacle

erudition
n  Profound  foresight

scholarly knowledge

clamant
        

Adj. Conspicuously and offensively loud; given to vehement outcry Demanding attention "clamant needs“ Adj. Strident Conspicuously and offensively loud; given to vehement outcry "strident demands“ Unpleasantly loud and harsh

scourge
      

n A whip used to inflict punishment (often used for pedantic humor) Something causing misery or death A person who inspires fear or dread V Punish severely; excoriate Whip

pedantic adj. : Marked by a narrow focus on or display of learning especially its trivial aspects

snub
n A v  "the

refusal to recognize someone you know

snub was clearly intentional“  Refuse to acknowledge  Rebuff n ,v  Adj.  Unusually short "a snub nose"

outright
 Adj.  Without  Adv.  Without

reservation or exception

reservation or concealment  "she asked him outright for a divorce"

scrub
n  The

act of cleaning a surface by rubbing it with a brush and soap and water v  Clean with hard rubbing "She scrubbed his back"

taciturn
 Adj.  Habitually

reserved and uncommunicative

cruise
n  An ocean trip taken for pleasure  v  Drive around aimlessly but ostentatiously and at leisure "She cruised the neighborhood in her new convertible"  Travel at a moderate speed "Please keep your seat belt fastened while the plane is reaching cruising altitude“  Look for a sexual partner in a public place "The men were cruising the park“  Sail or travel about for pleasure, relaxation, or sightseeing "We were cruising in the Caribbean"

Convoy
N  Men-of-war

or troops escorting merchant

vessels V  Provide safe passage

convulse
V  Affect

or agitate violently  Cause spasms of the muscles N  Convulsion  Fits  Adj : convulsive

peep
N A V  Appear

secret look

as though from hiding  "the new moon peeped through the tree tops"  Cause to appear  "he peeped his head through the window"  Look furtively "He peeped at the woman through the window“

peek
N A V  Throw

secret look

a glance at; take a brief look at  "I only peeked--I didn't see anything interesting"

glint
N A

momentary flash of light  A spatially localized brightness V  Be shiny, as if wet  Throw a glance at; take a brief look at

lulu
N A

very attractive or seductive looking woman  Peach  Dish  stunner

sasses
V  Answer

back in an impudent or insolent

manner  "don't sass me!"; "The teacher punished the students who were sassing all morning"

prim
V  Contract

one's lips  "She primmed her lips after every bite of food"

navvy
N A

laborer who is obliged to do menial work  peon

Lamb
N  Young

sheep  A person easily deceived or cheated (especially in financial matters)

overt
 Adj  Open

and observable; not secret or hidden  "an overt lie"; "overt hostility"; "overt intelligence gathering"

covert
 Adj.  Secret

or hidden; not openly practiced or engaged in or shown or avowed  "covert actions by the CIA"; "covert funding for the rebels"

imposing
 Adj.  Impressive

in appearance  "an imposing residence“  "the monarch's imposing presence“
V  Compel

to behave in a certain way

vestal
N A

chaste woman

pang
A

sudden sharp feeling  "pangs of regret“  "a pang of conscience"

camion
n A

large truck designed to carry heavy loads; usually without sides  dray

trolleybus
N A

passenger bus with an electric motor that draws power from overhead wires

gondola
N A

low flat-bottomed freight car with fixed sides but no roof

freight
N  Goods

carried by a large vehicle  The charge for transporting something by common carrier  "we pay the freight"; "the freight rate is usually cheaper“ V  Load with goods for transportation

deluxe
 Adj.  Rich

and superior in quality  Elegant and sumptuous  "a deluxe car"

indulgence
N  An

inability to resist the gratification of whims and desires  A disposition to yield to the wishes of someone  "too much indulgence spoils a child"

quixotic
 Adj.  Not

sensible about practical matters; unrealistic  "as quixotic as a restoration of medieval knighthood"

hex
N  An

evil spell  whammy V  Cast a spell over someone or something; put a hex on someone or something

beldam
N  An

ugly evil-looking old woman  A woman of advanced age  Crone  Hag

ravisher
N  Someone

who assaults others sexually  A very attractive or seductive looking woman  debaucher

debonair
 adj.  Having

a sophisticated charm  "a debonair gentleman“  suave

palate
N  roof

of the mouth

fixture
N  An

object firmly fixed in place (especially in a household)

pendant
N  An

adornment that hangs from a piece of jewelry (necklace or earring)  Branched lighting fixture; often ornate; hangs from the ceiling

lobe
n A

rounded projection that is part of a larger structure

damsel
N A

young unmarried woman

elusive
 Adj  Be

difficult to detect or grasp by the mind  "that elusive thing the soul"

evasive
 Adj  Deliberately

vague or ambiguous  "his answers were brief, constrained and evasive"; "an evasive statement“  Avoiding or escaping from difficulty or danger especially enemy fire  "pilots are taught to take evasive action“  Skillful at eluding capture

objurgate
N  Express

strong disapproval of  Censure severely

excoriate
N  Express

strong disapproval of  Tear or wear off the skin or make sore by abrading  condemn

chafe
n  Soreness

and warmth caused by friction  "he had a nasty chafe on his knee“  Anger produced by some annoying irritation V  Become or make sore by or as if by rubbing  Feel extreme irritation or anger  "He was chafing at her suggestion that he stay at home while she went on a vacation"

chalk out
N  Make

a sketch of

canticles
N A

hymn derived from the Bible

hymn
n A

song of praise (to God or to a saint or to a nation)  anthem v  Sing a hymn  Praise by singing a hymn  "They hymned their love of God"

sewer
N A

waste pipe that carries away sewage or surface water  Someone who sews  "a sewer of fine gowns“  cloaca
 Sewerage

n: Waste matter carried away in sewers or drains

tapestry
n A

heavy textile with a woven design; used for curtains and upholstery

irascible
 Adj.  Quickly

aroused to anger  Characterized by anger  "an irascible response"

hotheaded
 adj  Quickly

aroused to anger  "a hotheaded commander“  Characterized by undue haste and lack of thought or deliberation  "a hotheaded decision"

impulsive
 adjective  Proceeding

from natural feeling or impulse without external stimulus  "an impulsive gesture of affection“  Without forethought  "letting him borrow her car was an impulsive act that she immediately regretted“  Having the power of driving or impelling  "an impulsive force"

travesty
n A

comedy characterized by broad satire and improbable situations  A composition that imitates somebody's style in a humorous way V  Make a travesty of

muffle
N A

kiln with an inner chamber for firing things at a low temperature V  Conceal or hide  "muffle one's anger“  Deaden (a sound or noise), especially by wrapping

facet
N A

distinct feature or element in a problem  "he studied every facet of the question“  aspect

facetious
 Adj.  Cleverly

amusing in tone  "facetious remarks“  "a bantering tone“  Banter V : Be silly or tease one another

tom
 Contemptuous

name for a Black man who is abjectly servile and deferential to Whites

cunning
N  Shrewdness

in deception  "as cunning as a fox“  Adj.  Attractive especially by means of smallness or prettiness or quaintness  "cunning kittens"; "a cunning baby“  Marked by skill in deception  "cunning men often pass for wise"

sagacious
 Adj.  Acutely

insightful and wise  "observant and thoughtful, he was given to asking sagacious questions“  Skillful in statecraft or management  "an astute and sagacious statesman"

salad days
 The

best time of youth

V-day
 The

day of a victory

bode
v  Indicate

by signs  "These signs bode bad news"

legacy
 (law)

a gift of personal property by will  bequest

pristine
 Adj.  Completely

free from dirt or contamination  "pristine mountain snow“  Immaculately clean and unused  "handed her his pristine white handkerchief"

extramarital
 Adj.  Characterized

by adultery  "extramarital affairs"

kept woman
N  An

adulterous woman; a woman who has an ongoing extramarital sexual relationship with a man

knob
N A

circular rounded projection or protuberance

discern
V  Detect

with the senses

lounge
N A

public room (as in a hotel or airport) with seating where people can wait  [Brit] A room in a private house or establishment where people can sit and talk and relax V  Sit or recline comfortably  "He was lounging on the sofa"

teem
V  Be

teeming, be abuzz  "The plaza is teeming with undercover policemen“  Move in large numbers

junkie
N A

narcotics addict  Someone who is so ardently devoted to something that it resembles an addiction  "a news junkie"

fray
N A V  Wear

noisy fight

away by rubbing  "The friction frayed the sleeve"

pug-nose
A

short nose; flattened and turned up at the end

puissant
 Adj.  Powerful

smolders
v  Burn

slowly and without a flame  "a smoldering fire"

rejoinder
N A

quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one)  "it brought a sharp rejoinder from the teacher"

relegate
v  Refer

to another person for decision or judgment "She likes to relegate difficult questions to her colleagues“  Assign to a class or kind "People argue about how to relegate certain mushrooms"

medication
N  (medicine)

something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease  The act of treating with medicines or remedies

mayhem n.
 destruction;

havoc.

iceman
 Someone

who cuts and delivers ice  A professional killer

iciness
N  Coldness

due to a cold environment

iconoclast
N  Someone

who tries to destroy traditional ideas or institutions

camouflage
v  Disguise

by camouflaging; exploit the natural surroundings to disguise something  "The troops camouflaged themselves before they went into enemy territory"

upbeat
A

contented state of being happy and healthy and prosperous  "the town was finally on the upbeat after our recent troubles“  Adj.  Pleasantly (even unrealistically) optimistic

lineament
A

characteristic property that defines the apparent individual nature of something  The characteristic parts of a person's face: eyes and nose and mouth and chin  "his lineaments were very regular"

slick
N A V  Give

slippery smoothness

a smooth and glossy appearance  "slick one's hair“  Adj.  Made slick by e.g. ice or grease

flak
 Intense

adverse criticism

pie
 Dish

baked in pastry-lined pan often with a pastry top

 pastry

: Any of various baked foods made of dough or batter  dough : A flour mixture stiff enough to knead or roll

scarfpin
A

pin used to hold the tie in place  tie tack

barrette
A

pin for holding women's hair in place

wet-nurse
N A

woman hired to suckle a child of someone else V  Give suck to  suckle

midwife
A

woman skilled in aiding the delivery of babies

trophy wife
A

wife who is an attractive young woman; seldom the first wife of an affluent older man  "his trophy wife was an asset to his business"

buff
n  Bare

skin  "swimming in the buff“ V  Polish and make shiny  "buff the wooden floors"; "buff my shoes"

stripped
 Adj.  Having

only essential or minimal features  "a stripped new car"; "a stripped-down budget“  With clothing stripped off

strip
V  Take

away possessions from someone  "The Nazis stripped the Jews of all their assets“  Get undressed  "She strips in front of strangers every night for a living"

denudate
v  Lay

bare  Disrobe  strip down  Adj.  Without the usual covering

nag
n  Someone

(especially a woman) who annoys people by constantly finding fault v  Bother persistently with trivial complaints  "She nags her husband all day long"

limpid
 Adj.  Clear

and bright  "limpid blue eyes“  "writes in a limpid style"  lucid

lineage
 The

descendants of one individual  "his entire lineage has been warriors"

lackey
A

male servant (especially a footman)  A person who tries to please someone in order to gain a personal advantage

junk
N  The

remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up V  Dispose of (something useless or old)  "junk an old car"

jeopardize
v  Pose

a threat to; present a danger to  Put at risk

improvident
 Adj.  Not

provident; not providing for the future

gratify
v  Make

happy or satisfied

infringe
V  Go

against, as of rules and laws

 Fringe

v. The outside boundary or surface of something

cringe
V  Draw

back, as with fear or pain

fluster
N A

disposition that is confused or nervous and upset V  Be flustered; behave in a confused manner

eccentric
N A

person with an unusual or odd personality  Adj.  Conspicuously or grossly unconventional or unusual  "famed for his eccentric spelling"

broody
 Adj.  Physiologically  "a

ready to incubate eggs

broody hen“  Persistently or morbidly thoughtful

coax
v  Influence

or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering

deport
V  Behave

in a certain manner  Hand over to the authorities of another country  Expel from a country

uprising
N  Organized

opposition to authority; a conflict in which one faction tries to wrest control from another v  Come into existence; take on form or shape  Come up, of celestial bodies "The sun uprising sees the dusk night fled...“  Get up and out of bed

scrub
N  The

act of cleaning a surface by rubbing it with a brush and soap and water v  Clean with hard rubbing "She scrubbed his back“ "surgeons must scrub prior to an operation"

think
v  Cogitate  cerebrate

fancy up
 Put

on special clothes to appear particularly appealing and attractive  "The young girls were all fancied up for the party"

underdress
 Put

on clothes that make a careless or illdressed impression

jetty
A

protective structure of stone or concrete; extends from shore into the water to prevent a beach from washing away  seawall

briefs
 Short

tight-fitting underpants

bloomers
 (usually

in the plural) underpants worn by

women  "she was afraid that her bloomers might have been showing“  panties

knickers
 (usually

in the plural) underpants worn by

women  Trousers ending above the knee

subnormal
 Adj.  Below

normal or average  "after the floods the harvests were subnormal"; "subnormal intelligence"

undersexed
 Adj.  Having

a subnormal degree of sexual

desire

retinue
 The

group following and attending to some important person  entourage

patron
A

regular customer  The proprietor of an inn  Someone who supports or champions something

exotic
 Strikingly

strange or unusual  "an exotic hair style"; "protons, neutrons, electrons and all their exotic variants"; "the exotic landscape of a dead planet"

barn dance
A

dance party featuring country dancing

bump
 Knock

against with force or violence  "My car bumped into the tree"  Dance erotically or dance with the pelvis thrust forward  "bump and grind"

strut
n A v  To

proud stiff pompous gait

walk with a lofty proud gait, often in an attempt to impress others

cakewalk
A

strutting dance based on a march; was performed in minstrel shows; originated as a competition among Black dancers to win a cake

ballet
A

theatrical representation of a story performed to music by ballet dancers  concert dance

ballroom
 Large

room used mainly for dancing

ritual dancing
A

dance that is part of a religious ritual

swathe
N

,v  An enveloping bandage

smirk
n A

smile expressing smugness or scorn instead of pleasure v  Smile affectedly or derisively

muck about
 Do

random, unplanned work or activities or spend time idly  "The old lady is usually mucking about in her little house"

potter
V  Do

random, unplanned work or activities or spend time idly  Work lightly  "The old lady is pottering around in the garden"

prurient
 Salacious  Lewd  Lascivious  libidinous

orgies
n A

wild gathering involving excessive drinking and promiscuity  Promiscuity  Indulging in promiscuous (casual and indiscriminate) sexual relations

off-color
 In

violation of good taste even verging on the indecent  "an off-color joke“  "off-color jokes"

Know it.
 "This

boss abuses his workers“  "The mugger assaulted the woman“

bait
N  Anything  Adj.  Lure,

that serves as an enticement

entice, or entrap with bait

chat up
 Flirt  Coquet  Philander  Talk

or behave amorously, without serious intentions

sniff
N  Snuff  snuffle  Sensing

nose V  Perceive by inhaling through the nose  "sniff the perfume"

an odor by inhaling through the

coiffure
 The

arrangement of the hair (especially a woman's hair)  hairdo

eyelash
 Any

of the short curved hairs that grow from the edges of the eyelids

mane
 Growth

of hair covering the scalp of a human being

deck
V  Be

beautiful to look at  Decorate "deck the halls with holly“  Knock down with force "He decked his opponent"

shank
 The

part of the human leg between the knee and the ankle

heel
 The

bottom of a shoe or boot; the back part of a shoe or boot that touches the ground  The back part of the human foot

streaker
 Some

who takes off all their clothes and runs naked through a public place  flasher

wolf
n A

cruelly rapacious person  A man who is aggressive in making amorous advances to women  v.  Eat hastily  "The teenager wolfed down the pizza"

pornography
 smut  erotica

hot stuff
 The

quality of being attractive and exciting (especially sexually exciting)  "he thought she was really hot stuff"

torso
 The

body excluding the head and neck and limbs

titillate
 Erotic  Tickling  Vellicate  "A

titillating story appeared in the usually conservative magazine"

nip
N  Snip  Sever

or remove by pinching or snipping  "nip off the flowers"

amnesty
N  Pardon  When

the first child was born the king granted amnesty to all in prison.

bastion
A

group that defends a principle "a bastion against corruption"; "the last bastion of communism“  A stronghold into which people could go for shelter during a battle

benediction
N  Blessing  The

appearance of sun after many rainy days was like a benediction.

beeline
N  Direct

route  As soon as the movie was over , Jim made the beeline for the exit.

innate
 natural  adj.  Being

talented through inherited qualities  "an innate talent"

bivouac
N  Temporary

living quarters specially built by the army for soldiers  Encampment V  Live in or as if in a tent  encamp

bilk
v  Cheat

somebody out of what is due, especially money  "He bilked his creditors"

bestow
V  Confer  He

wished to bestow great honors upon the hero.

blight
V  Destroy  plague  Cause

to suffer a blight  "Too much rain may blight the garden with mould“  Blighted : Adj. the extent of the blighted areas could be seen only when viewed from the air.

blare
n A V  Make

loud harsh or strident noise

a loud noise  "The horns of the taxis blared"

strident
 Adj.  Conspicuously

and offensively loud; given to vehement outcry  "strident demands“  Unpleasantly loud and harsh

blandishment
N  Flattery

intended to persuade  The act of urging by means of teasing or flattery  Despite the salesperson’s blandishment the customer didn’t buy the outfit.

blatant
 Adj.  Without

any attempt at concealment; completely obvious  "a blatant appeal to vanity“  Conspicuously and offensively loud; given to vehement outcry  “Blatant lie”

gallop
n A

fast gait of a horse; a two-beat stride during which all four legs are off the ground simultaneously  v.  Ride at a galloping pace  "The horse was galloping along“  "Did you gallop the horse just now?"

chaff
V  Be

silly or tease one another  banter

charlatan
n A

flamboyant deceiver; one who attracts customers with tricks or jokes

quack
N  An

untrained person who pretends to be a physician and who dispenses medical advice  Adj.  Medically unqualified  "a quack doctor"

adjective
             

Orphic Having an import not apparent to the senses nor obvious to the intelligence; beyond ordinary understanding Occult Hidden and difficult to see "an occult fracture"; "occult blood in the stool“ Clandestine Conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods "clandestine intelligence operations“ Surreptitious Marked by quiet and caution and secrecy; taking pains to avoid being observed "a surreptitious glance at his watch“ "surreptitious mobilization of troops“ Secret or hidden; not openly practiced or engaged in or shown or avowed "covert actions by the CIA"; "covert funding for the rebels"

cum
 Prep.  Functioning

also as; used between two nouns to designate an object serving as both  "the Leader of the House cum Secretary of State for Wales“ n  The thick white fluid containing spermatozoa that is ejaculated by the male genital tract

pap
N A

diet that does not require chewing; advised for those with intestinal disorders  The small projection of a mammary gland

slobber
 Dribble  Drivel  Drool  "The n  Saliva V  slaver  Let

baby drooled" spilling from the mouth

saliva drivel from the mouth

conundrum
A

difficult problem  brain-teaser  Riddle

 also  Riddle

v. :Pierce many times .  "The bullets riddled his body"

cuddle
n A

close and affectionate (and often prolonged) embrace V  Move or arrange oneself in a comfortable and cosy position  "We cuddled against each other to keep warm“  Hold (a person or thing) close, as for affection, comfort, or warmth  "I cuddled the baby"

fastidious
 Giving

and careful attention to detail; hard to please; excessively concerned with cleanliness  "a fastidious and incisive intellect"; "fastidious about personal cleanliness“  choosy

unfastidious
 Not

fastidious; not concerned with cleanliness  "unfastidious in her dress“  unrefined

sleek
V  Make  Adj.  Having

slick or smooth

a smooth, gleaming surface  "sleek black fur“  "sleek figures in expensive clothes"

bleak
 Adj.  Offering

little or no hope  "prospects were bleak"; "Life in the Aran Islands has always been bleak and difficult“  Providing no shelter or sustenance

buck
V  To

strive with determination  "John is bucking for a promotion“  Resist  "buck the trend"

burgeon
V  Grow

and flourish  "The burgeoning administration"; "The burgeoning population"

garment
N  An

article of clothing  "garments of the finest silk“  Adj.  Provide with clothes or put clothes on

squeeze
             

N The act of gripping and pressing firmly "he gave her cheek a playful squeeze“ (slang) a person's girlfriend or boyfriend "she was his main squeeze“ An aggressive attempt to compel acquiescence by the concentration or manipulation of power A tight or amorous embrace V To compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition "squeeze a lemon“ Press firmly "He squeezed my hand“ Obtain by coercion or intimidation "They squeezed money from the owner of the business by threatening him"

clinch
 squeeze A

tight or amorous embrace  Clench  "clench a steering wheel"  Hold in a tight grasp  Hug  "come here and give me a big hug"

rip
N  The

act of rending or ripping or splitting something  "he gave the envelope a vigorous rip“ V  Tear or be torn violently  "The curtain ripped from top to bottom“  Criticize or abuse strongly and violently  "The candidate ripped into his opponent mercilessly"

manipulate
V  Hold

something in one's hands and move

it  Manipulate in a fraudulent manner  "She manipulates her boss"

trailblazer
 Someone

who marks a trail by leaving blazes on trees  Someone who helps to open up a new line of research or technology or art  pioneer

flare
          

V Burn brightly "Every star seemed to flare with new intensity" Become flared and widen, usually at one end "The bellbottom pants flare out“ N : "the skirt had a wide flare" Shine with a sudden light "The night sky flared with the massive bombardment" Erupt or intensify suddenly "Tempers flared at the meeting“ N : "she felt a flare of delight"; "she could not control her flare of rage"

elan
n  Enthusiastic

and assured vigour and

liveliness  "a performance of great elan and sophistication"

alien
N  Foreigner V  Arouse

hostility or indifference in where there had formerly been love, affection, or friendliness  Adj.  Being or from or characteristic of another place or part of the world

abort
V  Terminate

before completion  "abort the mission"; "abort the process running on my computer“  Terminate a pregnancy by undergoing an abortion

glabrous
 Having

no hair or similar growth; smooth  "glabrous stems"; "glabrous leaves"; "a glabrous scalp“  Tonsured  "tonsured monks"

screw
Slang term for sexual intercourse  coition

turnkey
 Someone

who guards prisoners

trounce
V  Beat

severely with a whip or rod  "The children were severely trounced"

threads
 Informal  Togs  duds

term for clothing

dud
 Someone

who is unsuccessful  An event that fails badly or is totally ineffectual  "the meeting was a dud as far as new business was concerned“

parturition
 The

process of giving birth

colostrum
 Foremilk  Milky

fluid secreted for the first day or two after parturition

scalded milk
 Milk

heated almost to boiling

shank
N  The

part of the human leg between the knee and the ankle

shin
N  The

front part of the human leg between the knee and the ankle

scramble
N  Rushing

about hastily in an undignified

way  Climb awkwardly, as if by scrambling  Make unintelligible  "scramble the message so that nobody can understand it"

unscramble
V  Make

intelligible  "Can you unscramble the message?"

muzzle
N  Restraint

put into a person's mouth to prevent speaking or shouting V  Prevent from speaking out

pout
N A v  Be

disdainful pouting grimace

in a huff and display one's displeasure  "She is pouting because she didn't get what she wanted“  Make a sad face and thrust out one's lower lip  "The girl pouted"

love handle
 Excess

fat around the waistline  spare tire  paunch

mafia
n  Any

tightly knit group of trusted associates  A secret terrorist group in Sicily; originally opposed tyranny but evolved into a criminal organization in the middle of the 19th century

mahout
n  The

driver and keeper of an elephant

baton
n A

thin tapered rod used by a conductor to direct an orchestra  An implement passed from runner to runner in a relay race  A short stout club used primarily by policemen  Truncheon (trunchun)

mayhem
N  The

wilful and unlawful crippling or mutilation of another person  Violent and needless disturbance

cocktail
N A

short mixed drink  An appetizer served as a first course at a meal

armoury
A

collection of resources "he dipped into his intellectual armoury to find an answer“  A place where arms are manufactured  A military structure where arms and ammunition and other military equipment are stored and training is given in the use of arms

cull out
v  Select

from a group "cull out the interesting letters from the poet's correspondence"

behest
 An

authoritative command or request

 Bid  An

authoritative direction or instruction to do something

bid
           

n An attempt to get something "he made a bid to gain attention“ A formal proposal to buy at a specified price V Propose a payment Invoke upon "bid farewell“ Ask for or request earnestly "The prophet bid all people to become good persons“ Make a serious effort to attain something "His campaign bid for the attention of the poor population"

brat
A

very troublesome child

gab
 Light

informal conversation for social occasions  chitchat

gallows
n  Instrument

of execution consisting of a wooden frame from which condemned persons are executed by hanging

garrison
n  The

troops who maintain and guard a fortified place V  Station (troops) in a fort or garrison

gauze
N  (medicine)

bleached cotton cloth of plain weave used for bandages and dressings

goggles
N  Spectacles V  Look

worn to protect the eyes

with amazement; look stupidly

cape
A

strip of land projecting into a body of water  A sleeveless garment like a cloak(a loose outer garment) but shorter

nauseate
 Upset

and make nauseated  Cause aversion in; offend the moral sense of  churn up

nectar
A

sweet liquid secretion that is attractive to pollinators  (classical mythology) the food and drink of the gods; mortals who ate it became immortal

platoon
 army

unit  police squad

ply
v  Provide

what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance  Apply oneself diligently "Ply one's trade“  Wield vigorously "ply an axe“  Use diligently "ply your wits!"

porter
n A

person employed to carry luggage and supplies  Someone who guards an entrance V  Carry luggage or supplies "They portered the food up Mount Kilimanjaro for the tourists"

tug
N A V  Pull

sudden abrupt pull

hard "The prisoner tugged at the chains"; "This movie tugs at the heart strings“ "The horse finally tugged the cart out of the mud“ "Each oar was tugged by several men“  Strive and make an effort to reach a goal "She tugged for years to make a decent living"

truculent
 Defiantly

aggressive "as truculent as a small boy who thinks his big brother can lick anybody“  Aggressively hostile "a truculent speech against the new government"

trudge
N A V  Walk

long difficult walk

heavily and firmly, as when weary, or through mud

smut
V  Make

obscene  "This line in the play smuts the entire act"

soliloquy
 Speech

you make to yourself

raisin
 Dried

grape

bramble
 Any

of various rough thorny shrubs or vines

 Vine  Weak-stemmed

plant that derives support from climbing, twining, or creeping along a surface

insolvent
N  Someone

who has insufficient assets to cover their debts  Adj.  Unable to meet or discharge financial obligations  "an insolvent person"; "an insolvent estate"

slue
 Turn

sharply; change direction abruptly  Move obliquely or sideways, usually in an uncontrolled manner

skid
v  Slide

without control  "the car skidded in the curve on the wet road“  "the wheels skidded against the pavement"

skiff
 Any

of various small boats propelled by oars or by sails or by a motor

lurch
N A V  Walk

decisive defeat in a game

as if unable to control one's movements  "The truck lurched down the road“  careen  "The ship careened out of control“  Wobble  "His knees wobbled"; "The old cart wobbled down the street"

wolf
N A

man who is aggressive in making amorous advances to women v  Eat hastily  "The teenager wolfed down the pizza"

masher
 skirt

chaser  Lizard A man who idles about in the lounges of hotels and bars in search of women who would support him  Philanderer A man who likes many women and has short sexual relationships with them

libertine
 Debauchee A

dissolute person; usually a man who is morally unrestrained

undoer
A

seducer who ruins a woman "she awoke in the arms of her cruel undoer“  A person who unfastens or unwraps or opens "children are talented undoers of their shoelaces“  A person who destroys or ruins or lays waste to "jealousy was his undoer"

seed
 Cum  seminal

fluid

relapse
 backsliding n A v  Deteriorate

failure to maintain a higher state

in health  "he relapsed“  Go back to bad behaviour

shed
v  Get

rid of  "he shed his image as a pushy boss"; "shed your clothes“  Pour out in drops or small quantities or as if in drops or small quantities  "shed tears"; "God shed His grace on Thee“  Cast off hair, skin, horn, or feathers  "our dog sheds every Spring"

spue
 Expel

or eject (saliva or phlegm or sputum) from the mouth

squirt
N  The

occurrence of a sudden discharge (as of liquid) V  Cause to come out in a squirt  "the boy squirted water at his little sister“  Wet with a spurt of liquid

squeeze out
 Extract

(liquid) by squeezing or pressing

eke out
v  Live

from day to day, as with some hardship  "He eked out his years in great poverty“  "He eked out a living as a painter“  "He eked out some information from the archives“  Supplement what is thought to be deficient  "He eked out his meagre pay by giving private lessons"; "Braque eked out his collages with charcoal"

eruct
 Expel  Burp  "In

gas from the stomach

China it is polite to burp at the table"

puking
 The

reflex act of ejecting the contents of the stomach through the mouth  Retching  Barfing  chucking

chuck
 Pat

or squeeze fondly or playfully, especially under the chin

 Dandle  Move

(a baby) up and down in one's arms or on one's knees  "the grandfather dandled the small child"

grope
v  Fondle

for sexual pleasure  "He made some sexual advances at the woman in his office and groped her repeatedly"

paw
N A

clawed foot of an animal especially a quadruped v  Touch clumsily  "The man tried to paw her"

tickle
    

  

pet N A cutaneous sensation often resulting from light stroking V Touch (a body part) lightly so as to excite the surface nerves and cause uneasiness, laughter, or spasmodic movements Feel sudden intense sensation or emotion "The grass tickled her calves“ Calves: The muscular back part of the shank

pare
v  Strip

the skin off  "pare apples“  Remove the edges from and cut down to the desired size  "pare one's fingernails"

prepuce
 foreskin

furbish
 Polish

and make shiny

metaphor
A

figure of speech in which an expression is used to refer to something that it does not literally denote in order to suggest a similarity  figure of speech

Know it.
 Plume  Primp  preen  Dress  Curry  Give

or groom with elaborate care

a neat appearance to

manicure
n  Professional v  Trim

care for the hands and fingernails

carefully and neatly "manicure fingernails“
 

Pedicure Professional care for the feet and toenails

Know it
 Elan  Enthusiastic

and assured vigour and

liveliness  "a performance of great elan and sophistication“  Panache  Distinctive and stylish elegance

jiffy
N A

very short time (as the time it takes the eye blink or the heart to beat)  trice

corset
A

woman's close-fitting foundation garment  Stays  girdle  panty girdle  A woman's undergarment that combines a girdle and panties

tights
 Hose  unitards  Leotards A

tight-fitting garment of stretchy material that covers the body from the shoulders to the thighs (and may have long sleeves or legs reaching down to the ankles); worn by ballet dancers and acrobats for practice or performance

stoop
V  Bend

one's back forward from the waist on

down  "The young man stooped to pick up the girl's purse"

crouch
N  The

act of bending low with the limbs close to the body v  Bend one's back forward from the waist on down  "he crouched down“

squat
V  Sit

on one's heels  "In some cultures, the women give birth while squatting“  Occupy (a dwelling) illegally

twain
 Two

items of the same kind  duad

duce
 Leader  "Mussolini

was called Il Duce"

ducky
A

special loved one  Darling  dearie

venter
 The

region of the body of a vertebrate between the thorax and the pelvis

hunch
n  The V  Arch

act of bending yourself up together one's back

chef
A

professional cook

disparage
 Express

a negative opinion of  "She disparaged her student's efforts"

rabble
A

disorderly crowd of people  Disparaging term for the common people

scum
 Worthless

people  A film of impurities or vegetation that can form on the surface of a liquid

skillet
A

pan used for frying foods

dimity
A

strong cotton fabric with a raised pattern; used for bedcovers and curtains

mantle
N  The

cloak as a symbol of authority  "place the mantle of authority on younger shoulders"

snitch
N  Someone

acting as an informer or decoy for the police v  Take by theft  "Someone snitched my wallet!“  Give away information about somebody

flip-flop
N A V  Reverse

decision to reverse an earlier decision (a direction, attitude, or course of

action)

affiant
A

person who makes an affidavit

clan
 Group

of people related by blood or marriage

lick
V  Beat

thoroughly in a competition or fight "We licked the other team on Sunday!“  Pass the tongue over  Lap  "The cat lapped up the milk"

posh
 Elegant

and fashionable  "a posh restaurant“  Classy  "classy clothes"; "a classy dame“  "a swish pastry shop on the Rue du Bac"

swosh
V  Move

with or cause to move with a whistling or hissing sound  "The bubbles swoshed around in the glass"

swot
N  An

insignificant student who is ridiculed as being affected or studying excessively V  Study intensively, as before an exam

bib
N  Top

part of an apron; covering the chest  A napkin tied under the chin of a child while eating V  Drink moderately but regularly  tipple  "We tippled the cognac"

twit
 taunt N  Someone

who is regarded as contemptible  Aggravation by deriding or mocking or criticizing V  Harass with persistent criticism or carping  Cod  Bait

stub
V  Strike

against an object  "She stubbed her one's toe in the dark and now it's broken"

butt
n A

victim of ridicule or pranks  Thick end of the handle  The fleshy part of the human body that you sit on V  bunt  To strike, thrust or shove against, often with head or horns  "He butted his sister out of the way"

sixty-nine
 Perversion  actus

reus - Activity that transgresses moral or civil law

trounce
V  Beat

severely with a whip or rod  "The children were severely trounced"

snide
 Expressive

of contempt  "makes many a sharp comparison but never a mean or snide one"

doggo
 Quietly

in concealment  "he lay doggo"

hipster
N  Someone

who rejects the established culture; advocates extreme liberalism in politics and lifestyle

Barroom(usage : N.A)
N A

room or establishment where alcoholic drinks are served over a counter

 Speakeasy  (during

prohibition) an illegal barroom

faggot
n  [offensive]

Offensive term for an openly homosexual man

oomph
 Attractiveness

to the opposite sex  The activeness of an energetic personality

spiff
N  Attractiveness

in appearance or dress or

manner

beefcake
A

photograph of a muscular man in minimal attire

 Cheesecake A

photograph of an attractive woman in minimal attire

blockbuster
 An

unusually successful hit with widespread popularity and huge sales (especially a movie or play or recording or novel)  Chandramugi is the recent blockbuster in Tamil industry.

slack
n A

noticeable deterioration in performance or quality  "a gradual slack in output“ V  Be inattentive to, or neglect  "He slacks his attention"

flaccid
 Adj.  Lacking

in strength or firmness or resilience  "flaccid muscles“  "flaccid cheeks“  Flabby  "flabby around the middle"

flack
n A

slick spokesperson who can turn any criticism to the advantage of their employer  Flak "don't give me any flak"

talon
A

sharp hooked claw especially on a bird of prey

nutty
 Having

the flavour of nuts  Informal or slang term for mentally irregular  Bonkers  Kookie  barmy

puke
n A

person who is deemed to be despicable or contemptible  "you cowardly little pukes!“  The matter ejected in vomiting V  Eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth

stomp
 stamp N A V  Walk

dance involving a rhythmical stamping step

heavily  "The men stomped through the snow in their heavy boots"

abulia
A

loss of will power

akimbo
 Adj.  "a

tailor sitting with legs akimbo"; "stood with arms akimbo“  Crooked  "He crooked his index finger"  Adv.  "she stood there akimbo"

anhedonia
 An

inability to experience pleasure

anodyne
N A

medicine used to relieve pain  Adj.  Capable of relieving pain  "the anodyne properties of certain drugs"

apoplexy
A

sudden loss of consciousness resulting when the rupture or occlusion of a blood vessel leads to oxygen lack in the brain

bairn
A

child: son or daughter

blarney
N  Flattery V  Influence

designed to gain favour

or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering

blue-sky
 Adj.  Without

immediate commercial or practical

use  "blue-sky research"

burke
 Murder

without leaving a trace on the body

wanton
          

N Lewd or lascivious woman V Waste time; spend one's time idly or inefficiently Indulge in a carefree or voluptuous way of life Spend wastefully "wanton one's money away“ Engage in amorous play Adj. Casual and unrestrained in sexual behaviour "wanton behaviour"

wimp
A

person who lacks confidence, is irresolute and wishy-washy  Irresolute,adj.  Uncertain how to act or proceed  Lacking decisiveness of character; unable to act or decide quickly or firmly

mediocre
 Moderate

to inferior in quality  "they improved the quality from mediocre to above average“  Of no exceptional quality or ability  "the calibre of the students has gone from mediocre to above average“  "there have been good and mediocre and bad artists"

wishy-washy
 Adj.  Weak

in willpower

wimple
N  Headdress

of cloth; worn over the head and around the neck and ears by medieval women  Turban  A traditional Muslim headdress consisting of a long scarf wrapped around the head

wont
N  An

established custom  A pattern of behaviour acquired through frequent repetition

visceral
 Adj.  Intuitive  Obtained

through intuition rather than from reasoning or observation

umbrageous
 Adj.  Filled

with shade "cool umbrageous woodlands“  Angered at something unjust or wrong "umbrageous at the loss of their territory“

troth
A

mutual promise to marry  A solemn pledge of fidelity

trollop
A

dirty untidy woman  A woman adulterer

trencherman
A

person who is devoted to eating and drinking to excess  glutton

trenchant
 Adj.  Having

keenness and forcefulness and penetration in thought, expression, or intellect  "trenchant criticism"

tenement
A

rundown apartment house barely meeting minimal standards

tad
A

slight amount or degree of difference  "a tad too expensive"; "not a tad of difference"

sundry
N  Miscellaneous  Adj.  Consisting

unspecified objects

of a haphazard assortment of different kinds (even to the point of incongruity)  "sundry sciences commonly known as social"

pine
 Have

a desire for something or someone who is not present  "I am pining for my lover"

symbiosis
 The

relation between two different species of organisms that are interdependent; each gains benefits from the other  mutualism

swaddle
 Swathe  Wrap

in swaddling clothes

stevedore
A

labourer who loads and unloads vessels in a port

snoop
n A

spy who makes uninvited inquiries into the private affairs of others V  Watch, observe, or inquire secretly

scurrilous
 Adj.  Expressing

offensive reproach

sempiternal
 Adj.  Having

no known beginning and presumably no end  "sempiternal truth"

sententious
 Concise

and full of meaning

skinflint
N A

selfish person who is unwilling to give or spend

slapstick
n A

boisterous comedy with chases and collisions and practical jokes  Adj.  Characterized by horseplay (rowdy or boisterous play)and physical action  "slapstick style of humour"

sledge
A

vehicle mounted on runners and pulled by horses or dogs; for transportation over snow

rankle
 Gnaw

into; make resentful or angry  "The injustice rankled her"

redolent
 Having

a strong distinctive fragrance  "the pine woods were more redolent“  noticeably odorous  "the hall was redolent of floor wax"; "air redolent with the fumes of beer and whiskey"

pique
 Temper  "his

temper was well known to all his employees" N  A sudden outburst of anger V  Cause to feel resentment or indignation

precipitous
 Done

with very great haste and without due deliberation

prolix
 Tediously

prolonged or tending to speak or write at great length  "editing a prolix manuscript"; "a prolix lecturer telling you more than you want to know"

nictate
 Briefly

shut the eyes

nonplus
v  Be

a mystery or bewildering to

mensch
 Usage:N.A A

decent responsible person with admirable characteristics

lithe
 Gracefully

slender; moving and bending

with ease

lassitude
A

feeling of lack of interest or energy

kerfuffle
A

disorderly outburst or tumult

ketchup
 Thick

spicy sauce made from tomatoes

kibosh
 Stop

from happening or developing

ineluctable
 Adj.  Impossible

to avoid or evade  "an ineluctable destiny"

imbrue
v  Permeate

or impregnate

hooligan
A

cruel and brutal fellow

gull
N A

person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of V  Fool or hoax

gruntle
V  Cause

to be more favourably inclined; gain the good will of

gigolo
n A

man who has sex with and is supported by a woman

galore
 Adj.  In

great numbers  Existing in abundance

frump
A

dull unattractive unpleasant girl or woman."she got a reputation as a frump"

flaunt
n  The

act of displaying something ostentatiously  "his behaviour was an outrageous flaunt“ V  Display proudly; act ostentatiously or pretentiously

flippant
 light-minded  Showing

inappropriate levity(feeling an inappropriate lack of seriousness)

foist
 To

force onto another  "He foisted his work on me"

extirpate
v  Destroy

completely, as if down to the roots  Surgically remove (an organ)

excruciate
 Torment

emotionally or mentally  Subject to torture  rack

edifice
n A

structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place  "it was an imposing edifice"

electrolyte
A

solution that conducts electricity  "the proper amount and distribution of electrolytes in the body is essential for health"

ensconce
v  Fix

firmly  "He ensconced himself in the chair"

epicure
A

person devoted to refined sensuous enjoyment (especially good food and drink)

eponym
 The

name of a person for whom something is supposedly named

dozy
 Adj.  Half

asleep  "it seemed a pity to disturb the dozy professor"; "a tired dozy child"

boozing
 The

act of drinking alcoholic beverages to excess  crapulence

contumely
A

rude expression intended to offend or hurt

conclave
A

confidential or secret meeting

casino
A

public building for gambling and entertainment

chicanery
 The

use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract money from them)

 Chicane,v  Defeat

someone in an expectation through trickery or deceit

hoi polloi
 The

common people generally  multitude

paean
A

formal expression of praise

pandiculation
 Yawning

and stretching (as when first waking up)

pariah
A

person who is rejected (from society or home)

portent
A

sign of something about to happen  Prognostic  Prodigy  presage

reticent
 Adj.  Reluctant  Reserved  unemotional

to draw attention to yourself

Spam
n  Unwanted

e-mail (usually of a commercial nature sent out in bulk) V  Send unwanted or junk e-mail

Blog
A

shared on-line journal where people can post diary entries about their personal experiences and hobbies

spruce
v  Make

neat, smart, or trim  "Spruce up your house for Spring“  Dress and groom with particular care, as for a special occasion  "He spruced up for the party“  Adj.  Marked by smartness in dress and manners

swill
 Drink

large quantities of (liquid, especially alcoholic drink)

ordure
 Solid

excretory product evacuated from the bowels

scorch
n A V  Make

discolouration caused by heat

very hot and dry  "The heat scorched the countryside"

crochet
N  Needlework

done by interlocking looped stitches with a hooked needle V  Make a piece of needlework by interlocking and looping thread with a hooked needle  "She sat there crocheting all day"

vintage
A

season's yield of wine from a vineyard  time of origin

chic
N  Elegance  Adj.  Elegant

by virtue of being fashionable

and stylish  "chic elegance"

geisha
A

Japanese woman trained to entertain men with conversation and singing and dancing

sop
n A

concession given to mollify or placate  "the offer was a sop to my feelings“ V  Dip into liquid  "sop bread into the sauce"

souse
N A

person who drinks alcohol to excess habitually  The act of making something completely wet V  Become drunk or drink excessively  Cover with liquid; pour liquid onto

pinup
N A

very pretty girl who works as a photographer's model  cover girl V  Attach with or as if with a pin  "pin up a picture"

soubrette
A

pert or flirtatious young girl

gimmick
N  Something

whose name is either forgotten or not known  Any clever (deceptive) manoeuvre

matron
N A

married woman (usually middle-aged with children) who is staid and dignified by dignity and

 Staid,adj:Characterized

propriety

trammel
N A

restraint that confines or restricts freedom (especially something used to tie down or restrain a prisoner) V  Catch in or as if in a trap

knocker
 [vulgar]

Either of two soft fleshy milksecreting glandular organs on the chest of a woman

hinge
N  Flexible

joint  A joint that holds two parts together so that one can swing relative to the other  A circumstance upon which subsequent events depend  "his absence is the hinge of our plan“ V  Attach with a hinge

beau
A

man who is the lover of a girl or young woman  A man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance  swain

lechery
n  Unrestrained N  Lecher:  Satyr  lech

indulgence in sexual activity

Man with strong sexual desires

fornication
N  Voluntary

sexual intercourse between persons not married to each other  Extramarital sex that wilfully and maliciously interferes with marriage relations

incontinence
 Indiscipline

with regard to sensuous

pleasures  Involuntary urination or defecation

morbid
 Suggesting

an unhealthy mental state  "morbid interest in death"; "morbid curiosity"

carnality
 Feeling

morbid sexual desire  Prurience  lasciviousness

licentiousness
 Dissolute

indulgence in sensual pleasure

 Adv:licentiously  Adj.:

licentious-Lacking moral discipline; especially sexually unrestrained  "coarse and licentious men"

toilette
 The

act of dressing and preparing yourself  "he made his morning toilet and went to breakfast"

smock
   

A loose coverall (coat or frock) reaching down to the ankles Shift A woman's sleeveless undergarment A loose-fitting dress hanging straight from the shoulders without a waist tank suit maillot A woman's one-piece bathing suit Bikini A woman's abbreviated two-piece bathing suit

    

G-string
 Minimal

clothing worn by stripteasers; covering for the pubic area

stripteaser
A

performer who provides erotic entertainment by undressing to music  stripper

shear
N  (usually

plural) large scissors with strong

blades V  Cut with shears

turncoat
A

disloyal person who betrays or deserts his cause or religion or political party or friend etc.

cuticle
 The

outer layer of the skin covering the exterior body surface of vertebrates

pelt
n  The

dressed hairy coat of a mammal  Cast, hurl, or throw repeatedly with some missile  "They pelted each other with snowballs"

sapphism
 Female

homosexuality  Sapphist-gay woman

epicene
 Having

an ambiguous sexual identity

distaff
 Adj.  Characteristic

of or peculiar to a woman

goad
v  Prod  Urge

on; cause to act

wind up
v  Finally

be or do something  Stimulate sexually  Coil the spring of (some mechanical device) by turning a stem N  A concluding action  Adj.  Operated by a mechanism

aphrodisia
A

desire for heterosexual intimacy

profligacy
 Dissolute

indulgence in sensual pleasure

dive
v  Plunge n A

into water

cheap disreputable nightclub or dance hall dive

 Diva, N A

distinguished female operatic singer; a female operatic star

parody
A

composition that imitates somebody's style in a humorous way  Lampoon
 Satire,n  Witty

language used to convey insults or scorn  "Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally discover everybody's face but their own"

togs
N  Informal V  Provide

term for clothing with clothes or put clothes on

lingerie
 Women's

underwear and nightclothes

balbriggans
A

cotton knit fabric used for underwear

adept
    

N Someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field Adj. Having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude "adept in handicrafts"; "an adept juggler"

sabre
N A

fencing sword with a v-shaped blade and a slightly curved handle V  Kill with a sabre

salve
N  Semisolid

preparation (usually containing a medicine) applied externally as a remedy or for soothing an irritation  Anything that remedies or heals or soothes  "he needed a salve for his conscience“ V  Save from ruin, destruction, or harm

scend
N  Rise

or heave upward under the influence of a natural force such as a wave

spunk
n  Material

for starting a fire  The courage to carry on  "he kept fighting on pure spunk"

spur
 Goad N A

verbalization that encourages you to attempt something V  Incite or stimulate  "The Academy was formed to spur research"

stifle
 Conceal

or hide  Smother or suppress  "Stifle your curiosity“  Impair the respiration of or obstruct the air passage of  suffocate

swob
 swab N  Cleaning

implement consisting of absorbent material fastened to a handle; for cleaning floors V  Wash with a swab or a mop

swad
A

bunch  "a thick swad of plants"

tank top
A

tight-fitting sleeveless shirt with wide shoulder straps and low neck and no front opening; often worn over a shirt or blouse

taut
 Pulled

or drawn tight  "taut sails"  Subjected to great tension; stretched tight  "her nerves were taut as the strings of a bow"

tingle
N  frisson  An V  Cause

almost pleasurable sensation of fright a stinging or tingling sensation

tinker
N A

person who enjoys fixing and experimenting with machines and their parts V  Try to fix or mend  "Can you tinker with the T.V. set--it's not working right"

wallop
N A v  Hit

severe blow

hard  "We'll wallop them!"

wallow
V  Devote

oneself entirely to something; indulge in to an immoderate degree, usually with pleasure  "Wallow in luxury"; "wallow in your sorrows“  Delight greatly in  "wallow in your success!“  Roll around, "pigs were wallowing in the mud“  Be ecstatic with joy

offing
n  The

near or foreseeable future  "there was a wedding in the offing“  The part of the sea that can be seen from the shore and is beyond the anchoring area  "there was a ship in the offing"

offish
 Adj.  Lacking

cordiality; unfriendly

offset
N  The

time at which something is supposed to begin V  Make up for  "His skills offset his opponent's superior strength"

off-street
 Not

on the streets  "off-street parking"; "off-street unloading of vehicles"

pillion
A

seat behind the rider of a horse or motorbike etc.

pilose
 Adj.  Covered

with hairs especially fine soft

ones

pudgy
 Short

and fat

dump
N A V  Sell

coarse term for defecation

at artificially low prices  Knock down with force

infantry
 An

army unit consisting of soldiers who fight on foot

feckless
 Adj.  Not

fit to assume responsibility  Generally incompetent and ineffectual  "feckless attempts to repair the plumbing“  Inept.

inoculate
V  Introduce

an idea or attitude into the mind

of  "My teachers inoculated me with their beliefs“  Introduce a micro-organism into

gag
         

N A humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter Restraint put into a person's mouth to prevent speaking or shouting V Prevent from speaking out "The press was gagged“ Make jokes or quips "The students were gagging during dinner“ Struggle for breath; have insufficient oxygen intake "he swallowed a fishbone and gagged"

cark
 Disturb

in mind or make uneasy or cause to be worried or alarmed  trouble

couture
 High

fashion designing and dressmaking

 Couturier  Someone

who designs clothing

cowlick
A

tuft of hair that grows in a different direction from the rest of the hair and usually will not lie flat

affectation
N A

deliberate pretence or exaggerated display

aperitif
 Taken

before a meal as an appetizer

tariff
N A V  Charge

government tax on imports or exports

a tariff  "tariff imported goods"

subtle
 Adj.  Be

difficult to detect or grasp by the mind  "his whole attitude had undergone a subtle change"; "a subtle difference“  Faint and difficult to analyse  "subtle aromas“  Able to make fine distinctions  "a subtle mind“

Elusive
 Adj.  Difficult

to describe  "a haunting elusive odour“  Skilful at eluding capture  "a cabal of conspirators, each more elusive than the arch“  Be difficult to detect or grasp by the mind  "that elusive thing the soul"

bevel
n  Two

surfaces meeting at an angle different from 90 degrees V  Cut a bevel on; shape to a bevel  "bevel the surface"

bibulous
 Adj.  Given

to or marked by the consumption of alcohol  "a bibulous fellow"; "a bibulous evening"

aerosol
N A

dispenser that forces a liquid out as a fine spray when a button is pressed

altruism
 The

quality of unselfish concern for the welfare of others  selflessness

sentry
A

person employed to watch for something to happen

taproom
A

room or establishment where alcoholic drinks are served over a counter

anteroom
A

large entrance or reception room or area  lobby

rustic
N  An

unsophisticated country person  Adj.  Characteristic of rural life  Awkwardly simple and provincial  "rustic farmers"

pasture
N A

field covered with grass or herbage and suitable for grazing by livestock V  Let feed in a field or pasture or meadow

whinge
N  Complain

peevishly in an annoying or repetitive manner

nudge
N A V  To

slight push or shake

push against gently "She nudged my elbow when she saw her friend enter the restaurant“  Push into action by pestering or annoying gently

clank
N A V  Make

loud resonant repeating noise

a clank  "the train clanked through the village"

shamble
N  Walking

with a slow dragging motion without lifting your feet V  Walk by dragging one's feet

forte
N  An

asset of special worth or utility  "cooking is his forte“  Adj.  Used chiefly as a direction or description in music  "the forte passages in the composition"

baron
N A

very wealthy or powerful businessman  "an oil baron"

incumbency
 The

term during which some position is

held

crossdresser
 Someone

who adopts the dress or manner or sexual role of the opposite sex

 cross-dress,

v  Dress in the clothes of the other sex

jitters
N  Extreme

nervousness

fathom
V  Come

to understand

gantry
n A

framework of steel bars raised on side supports to bridge over or around something; can display railway signals above several tracks or can support a travelling crane etc.  gauntry

instinct
N  Inborn

pattern of behaviour often responsive to specific stimuli  "the spawning instinct in salmon"; "altruistic instincts in social animals“  Adj.  (followed by 'with') deeply filled or permeated  "words instinct with love"

notch
       

N The location in a range of mountains of a geological formation that is lower than the surrounding peaks A V-shaped or U-shaped indentation carved or scratched into a surface "there were four notches in the handle of his revolver“ V Cut or make a notch into "notch the rope“ Notch a surface to record something

coffer
N A

chest especially for storing valuables

brew
N  Drink

made by steeping and boiling and fermenting rather than distilling V  Sit or let sit in boiling water so as to extract the flavour  "the tea is brewing"

spruce
V  Make

neat, smart, or trim  "Spruce up your house for Spring“  Dress and groom with particular care, as for a special occasion  "He spruced up for the party“  Adj.  Marked by smartness in dress and manners

tureen
 Large

deep serving dish with a cover; for serving soups and stews

stew
   

N Agitation resulting from active worry "don't get in a stew“ Food prepared by stewing especially meat or fish with vegetables

V  Be in a huff; be silent or sullen  Bear a grudge; harbour ill feelings  Cook slowly and for a long time in liquid "Stew the vegetables in wine"

plump
          

N The sound of a sudden heavy fall V Drop sharply Make fat or plump Adj. Euphemisms for slightly fat "pleasingly plump“ Adv. Straight down especially heavily or abruptly "the anchor fell plump into the sea"; "we dropped the rock plump into the water"

grotesque
N  Art

characterized by an incongruous mixture of parts of humans and animals interwoven with plants  Adj.  Distorted and unnatural in shape or size; abnormal and hideous  "tales of grotesque serpents eight fathoms long that churned the seas“  Ludicrously odd  "a grotesque reflection in the mirror"

sphinx
 An

inscrutable person who keeps his thoughts and intentions secret

inscrutable
 Of

an obscure nature  "the inscrutable workings of Providence"

waltz
n  An

assured victory (especially in an election)  A ballroom dance in triple time with a strong accent on the first beat v  Dance a waltz

congruity
 The

quality of agreeing; being suitable and appropriate

hackneyed
 Repeated

too often; over familiar through

overuse  "hackneyed phrases"

hackney
A

carriage for hire

fur
 Dense

coat of fine silky hairs on mammals (e.g., cat or seal or weasel)

hitch
         

V To hook or entangle Walk impeded by some physical limitation or injury Jump vertically, with legs stiff and back arched Connect to a vehicle "hitch the trailer to the car“ N An unforeseen obstacle A connection between a vehicle and the load that it pulls The uneven manner of walking that results from an injured leg

despoil
v  Steal

goods; take as spoils  Destroy and strip of its possession

ascertain
V  After

a calculation, investigation, experiment, survey, or study  Be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something  Find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort  Learn or discover with certainty

corroborate
V  Establish

or strengthen as with new evidence or facts  Give evidence for  Support with evidence or authority or make more certain or confirm

collateral
V  Descended

from a common ancestor but through different lines  "cousins are collateral relatives“  Serving to support or corroborate  "collateral evidence“  Situated or running side by side

gruff
 Adj.  Brusque

and surly and forbidding  "gruff manner"; "a gruff reply“  Deep and harsh sounding as if from shouting or illness or emotion  "gruff voices"; "the dog's gruff barking“  Crusty  "crusty remarks"; "a crusty old man"

forbid
V  Command

against  "I forbid you to call me late at night“  Keep from happening or arising; have the effect of preventing  "My sense of tact forbids an honest answer"

peremptory
 Not

allowing contradiction or refusal  "spoke in peremptory tones"; "peremptory commands“  Offensively self-assured or given to exercising usually unwarranted power  "a swaggering peremptory manner“  Putting an end to all debate or action  "a peremptory decree"

Brusque
 Adj.  Marked

by rude or peremptory shortness  "try to cultivate a less brusque manner"

pie
 Dish

baked in pastry-lined pan often with a pastry top

heirloom
N  Something

that has been in a family for generations  (law) any property that is considered by law or custom as inseparable from an inheritance is inherited with that inheritance

errand
n A

short trip that is taken in the performance of a necessary task or mission

ben
A

mountain or tall hill  "they were climbing the ben"

axilla
 The

hollow under the arm where it is joined to the shoulder  Armpit  "they were up to their armpits in water"

antrum
A

natural cavity or hollow in a bone

vestibule
A

large entrance or reception room or area  Any of various bodily cavities leading to another cavity (as of the ear or vagina)

pegleg
A

prosthesis that replaces a missing leg

shack
N  Small V  Make

crude shelter used as a dwelling

one's home or live in  Move, proceed, or walk draggingly pr slowly

cote
A

small shelter for domestic animals (as sheep or pigeons)

loft
        

N garret Floor consisting of a large unpartitioned space over a factory or warehouse or other commercial space V Store in a loft Propel through the air "The rocket lofted the space shuttle into the air“ Kick or strike high in the air "loft a ball"

mantlet
 Portable  mantelet

bulletproof shelter

tearjerker
 An

excessively sentimental narrative

communiqué
 An

official report (usually sent in haste)

recital
       

n The act of giving an account describing incidents or a course of events Performance of music or dance especially by soloists A public instance of reciting or repeating (from memory) something prepared in advance A detailed statement giving facts and figures "his wife gave a recital of his infidelities“ A detailed account or description of something "he was forced to listen to a recital of his many shortcomings“

sob story
A

sentimental story (or drama) of personal distress; designed to arouse sympathy

fast buck
 Quick

or easy earnings, "they are traders out to make a fast buck"

Informal term for money
          

N Scratch Pelf Bread Shekels Gelt Boodle Lucre Dough Lolly sugar

elusive
 subtle  adj.  Difficult

to describe  Skilful at eluding capture  "a cabal of conspirators, each more elusive than the arch“  Be difficult to detect or grasp by the mind  "that elusive thing the soul"

flout
V  Treat

with contemptuous disregard  "flout the rules“  Laugh at with contempt and derision

barrack
N A

building used to house military personnel V  Lodge in barracks  Urge on or encourage especially by shouts  Laugh at with contempt and derision

twit
N  Someone

who is regarded as contemptible  Aggravation by deriding or mocking or criticizing V  Harass with persistent criticism or carping

pitcher
N  An

open vessel with a handle and a spout for pouring  ewer

mull
V  Reflect

deeply on a subject  "I mulled over the events of the afternoon“  Heat with sugar and spices to make a hot drink  "mulled cider"

Know it
         

Urceole A vessel that holds water for washing the hands Muller A vessel in which wine is mulled Vat A large open vessel for holding or storing liquids Censer A container for burning incense (especially one that is swung on a chain in a religious ritual) Retort A vessel where substances are distilled or decomposed by heat

churn
N A

vessel in which cream is agitated to separate butterfat from buttermilk V  Stir (cream) vigorously in order to make butter  Be agitated  "the sea was churning in the storm"

roil
V  Make

turbid by stirring up the sediments of  Be agitated

Moil
v  Be

agitated  Work hard  Moisten or soil  "Her tears moiled the letter"

incense
N A

substance that produces a fragrant odour when burned  The pleasing scent produced when incense is burned  "incense filled the room“ V  Perfume especially with a censer

bilge
N  Water

accumulated in the bilge of a ship  Where the sides of the vessel curve in to form the bottom V  Cause to leak  "the collision bilged the vessel“  Take in water at the bilge  "the tanker bilged"

wale
N A

raised mark on the skin (as produced by the blow of a whip); characteristic of many allergic reactions

perturb
V  Disturb

in mind or make uneasy or cause to be worried or alarmed  "She was rather perturbed by the news that her father was seriously ill"

slither
V  To

pass or move unobtrusively or smoothly

trench
N  Any V  Impinge

long ditch cut in the ground

or infringe upon  Fortify by surrounding with trenches  "He trenched his military camp“  Cut or carve deeply into  "letters trenched into the stone"

straggle
N A

wandering or disorderly grouping (of things or persons)  "a straggle of outbuildings"; "a straggle of followers“ V  Wander from a direct or straight course  Go, come, or spread in a rambling or irregular way  "Branches straggling out quite far"

sprawl
N  An

ungainly posture with arms and legs spread about V  Sit or lie with one's limbs spread out  Go, come, or spread in a rambling or irregular way

sprawler
n A

person who sprawls  "he is such a sprawler he needs a bed to himself"

spread-eagle
V  Stand

with arms and legs spread out  Stretch out completely  "They spread-eagled him across the floor"

smear
N  Stain

by smearing or daubing with a dirty substance  Make a smudge on; soil by smudging  Cover (a surface) by smearing (a substance) over it  "smear the wall with paint“  Charge falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good name and reputation of someone

smear
V  Slanderous

defamation  A thin tissue or blood sample spread on a glass slide and stained for cytologic examination and diagnosis under a microscope  A blemish made by dirt  An act that brings discredit to the person who does it

smudge
n A

smoky fire to drive away insects  A blemish made by dirt  "he had a smudge on his cheek“ V  smutch  Make a smudge on; soil by smudging

slur
         

N A disparaging remark "it is difficult for a woman to understand a man's sensitivity to any slur on his virility“ A blemish made by dirt V Play smoothly or legato "the pianist slurred the most beautiful passage in the sonata“ Speak disparagingly of; e.g., make a racial slur "your comments are slurring your co-workers“ Utter indistinctly

slurp
V  Eat

noisily  "He slurped his soup"

wolf
V  Eat

hastily  "The teenager wolfed down the pizza"

binge
N  Any

act of immoderate indulgence  "an emotional binge“  An occasion for excessive eating or drinking V  Overeat or eat immodestly; make a pig of oneself  "The kids binged on icecream"

splurge
N  An

ostentatious display (of effort or extravagance etc.)  Any act of immoderate indulgence  "a splurge of spending“ V  Indulge oneself  "I splurged on a new TV“  Be showy or ostentatious

cocker
V  Treat

with excessive indulgence  Cosset  Coddle  Pamper  "grandparents often pamper the children"

brunch
N  Combination

breakfast and lunch; usually served in late morning V  Eat a late-morning meal  "We brunch in Sundays"

devour
V  Destroy

completely  "Fire had devoured our home“  Enjoy avidly  "She devoured his novels“  Eat immoderately  Eat greedily  "he devoured three sandwiches"

guttle
v  Eat

greedily

raven
V  Obtain

or seize by violence  Prey on or hunt for  Feed greedily  "The lions ravened the bodies"

junket
N  Dessert

made of sweetened milk coagulated with rennet  A trip taken by an official at public expense V  Go on a pleasure trip  Provide a feast or banquet for

jaunt
N A V  Make

journey taken for pleasure a trip for pleasure

stuff
             

N The tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object "wheat is the stuff they use to make bread“ Senseless talk "don't give me that stuff“ A critically important or characteristic component "suspense is the very stuff of narrative“ V Fill completely "The child stuffed his pockets with candy“ Press or force "Stuff money into an envelope“ Overeat or eat immodestly; make a pig of oneself "She stuffed herself at the dinner"

clobber
N  Informal

term for personal possessions  "did you take all your clobber?" V  Strike violently and repeatedly  "She clobbered the man who tried to attack her“  Beat thoroughly in a competition or fight

baste
N  Loose V  Sew

temporary stitches

together loosely, with large stitches  "baste a hem“  Strike violently and repeatedly

hem
n  Lap

that forms a cloth border doubled back and stitched down

snack
N  collation A

light informal meal  nosh V  nosh  Eat a snack; eat lightly  "She never loses weight because she snacks between meals"

nosegay
N  An

arrangement of flowers that is usually given as a present  Posy  Corsage  bouquet

olfaction
N  The

faculty of smell  sense of smell

fetor
A

distinctive odour that is offensively unpleasant  Foetor  Reek  Stench  Stink  Malodour  mephitis

crumb
N A

very small quantity of something  "he gave only a crumb of information about his plans"; "there were few crumbs of comfort in the report“  Small piece of e.g. bread or cake  A person who is deemed to be despicable or contemptible v  Coat with bread crumbs

cutlet
 scollop  Thin

slice of meat (especially veal) usually fried or broiled

 Veal,

n  Meat from a calf

lesion
N  Any

visible abnormal structural change in a bodily part  Any break in the skin or an organ caused by violence or surgical incision

tuck in
N  Eat

up; usually refers to a considerable quantity of food  "My son tucked in a whole pizza"

ratifier
 Someone

who expresses strong approval  subscriber

fag
N  [offensive]

Offensive term for an openly homosexual man V  Exhaust or tire through overuse or great strain or stress  Work hard

goolies
 (informal)

testicle (usually used as plural:

goolies)

gook
N  Any

thick messy substance  A disparaging term for an Asian person

retrograde
v  Move

in a direction contrary to the usual

one  Move back  Adj.  Going from better to worse

shopaholic
N A

compulsive shopper  "shopaholics can never resist a bargain"

girth
N  The V  girt  Encircle

distance around a person's body

or bind  Tie a cinch around

cinch
N  Any

undertaking that is easy to do  Stable gear consisting of a band around a horse's belly that holds the saddle in place V  Tie a cinch around  "cinch horses"

gird
N  Prepare

oneself for a military confrontation  "The U.S. is girding for a conflict in the Middle East“  Encircle or bind  "Trees girded the green fields“  Put a girdle on or around  "gird your loins“  Bind with something round or circular

sprint
N A V  Run

quick run very fast, usually for a short distance

sleep
 Kip  Slumber  shuteye

stay up
V  Not

go to bed  "Don't stay up so late--you have to go to work tomorrow"

canter
N A

smooth 3-beat gait; between a trot and a gallop V  Ride at a cantering pace  "He cantered the horse across the meadow"

hunker
v  Sit

on one's heels  "The children hunkered down to protect themselves from the sandstorm"

scrunch
N A V  Make

crunching noise

a noise typical of an engine lacking lubricants, crump, thud  Sit on one's heels  Make wrinkles or creases into a smooth surface

thud
N A

heavy dull sound (as made by impact of heavy objects) V  Strike with a dull sound  "Bullets were thudding against the wall“

thump
N A V  Hit

heavy blow with the hand

hard with the hand, fist, or some heavy instrument

fend
V  Try

to manage without help  "The youngsters had to fend for themselves after their parents died“  Withstand the force of something  "The mountain climbers had to fend against the ice and snow"

trend-setter
 Someone

who popularizes a new fashion  taste-maker

zip
 Move

very fast  "The runner zipped past us at breakneck speed"

oneirism
 Absent-minded  air

dreaming while awake

castle  castle in the air

woolgathering
N  An

idle indulgence in fantasy  Adj.  Dreamy in mood or nature  "a woolgathering moment" V  Have a daydream; indulge in a fantasy

club
n  Stout

stick that is larger at one end  "he carried a club in self defence"; "he felt as if he had been hit with a club“ V  Gather and spend time together  "They always club together“  Strike with a club or a bludgeon

bludgeon
N A V  Overcome

club used as a weapon or coerce as if by using a

heavy club  "The teacher bludgeoned the students into learning the maths formulas“  Strike with a club or a bludgeon

billet
N A

short personal letter  Lodging for military personnel (especially in a private home)  A job in an organization V  canton  Provide housing for (military personnel)

hostelry
N A

hotel providing overnight lodging for travellers

spa
A

fashionable hotel usually in a resort area

spring
N  The

season of growth  "the emerging buds were a sure sign of spring"; "he will hold office until the spring of next year“  A natural flow of ground water  A metal elastic device that returns to its shape or position when pushed or pulled or pressed  A point at which water issues forth

peer
N  compeer A

person who is of equal standing with another in a group V  Look searchingly  "We peered into the back of the shop to see whether a salesman was around"

spar
N  Making

the motions of attack and defence with the fists and arms; a part of training for a boxer V  Box lightly  Fight verbally  "They were sparring all night"

henna
N A

reddish brown dye used especially on hair V  Apply henna to one's hair  "She hennas her hair every month"

tender
            

N A formal proposal to buy at a specified price V Propose a payment Adj. Given to sympathy or gentleness or sentimentality "a tender heart"; "a tender smile"; "tender loving care"; "tender memories"; "a tender mother“ Susceptible to physical or emotional injury "at a tender age“ Having or displaying warmth or affection "a tender glance“ Easy to cut or chew "tender beef“

grouch
N A V  Show

bad-tempered person

one's unhappiness or critical attitude

adolescent
N A

juvenile between the onset of puberty and maturity  Adj.  Being of the age 13 through 19

puberty
 The

time of life when sex glands become functional

score
n A

seduction culminating in sexual intercourse  "calling his seduction of the girl a 'score' was a typical example of male slang“  Induce to have sex  "Did you score last night?"

dote
V  Be

foolish or senile due to old age  Shower with love; show excessive affection for  "Grandmother dotes on her the twins"

senesce
 Grow

old or older  "Young men senesce"

algolagnia
 Sexual

pleasure derived from inflicting or experiencing pain

fillip
N  Anything

that tends to arouse  "his approval was an added fillip"

zooerastia
 Sexual

activity between a person and an

animal  Zooerasty  bestiality

carnal knowledge
 Coition  Coitus  Congress  Copulation

swig
N A V  Strike

large and hurried swallow heavily, especially with the fist or a

bat  To swallow hurriedly or greedily or in one draught

emesis
n  The

reflex act of ejecting the contents of the stomach through the mouth

flick
A

light sharp contact (usually with something flexible)  "he gave it a flick with his finger"; "he felt the flick of a whip" V  Touch or hit with a light, quick blow  "flicked him with his hand“  Flash intermittently  "The lights flicked on and off"

cram
V  Put

something somewhere so that the space is completely filled  "cram books into the suitcase“  Study intensively, as before an exam, mug up, swot  Prepare (students) hastily for an impending exam

hotshot
n  Someone  Adept  Ace  Maven  Virtuoso  Mavin  Whizz

who is dazzlingly skilled in any field

billet doux
 Letter

to loved ones.

calf love
 Temporary  Infatuation  puppy  crush

love of an adolescent

love

cupboard love
A

show of affection motivated by selfishness

chuck
V  Throw

carelessly  "chuck the ball“  Pat or squeeze fondly or playfully, especially under the chin

raw
N  birthday

suit  Altogether  "in the altogether"  Informal term for nakedness v  (used informally) completely unclothed

wet behind the ears
 Lacking

training or experience

forage
N  The

act of searching for food and provisions V  Collect or look around for (food)  Wander and feed  "The animals forage in the woods"

fumble
N  (sports) V  Make

dropping the ball

one's way clumsily or blindly  "He fumbled towards the door"

comb
V  Search

thoroughly  "They combed the area for the missing child"

cockscomb
A

conceited dandy who is overly impressed by his own accomplishments

doodle
N  An V  Make

aimless drawing a doodle; draw aimlessly

squiggle
 An

illegible scrawl  "his signature was just a squiggle but only he could make that squiggle"

chock
A

block of wood used to prevent the sliding or rolling of a heavy object

mortify
 Practice

self-denial of one's body and appetites  Hold within limits and control  Cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of

damp
V  Restrain

or discourage  "the sudden bad news damped the joyous atmosphere"

wet
 "drops  Bedew  Besprinkle  Sparge  "sparge

of wet gleamed on the window"

the water“  "a sparge of warm water over the malt"  Douse  Duck-Dip into liquid  Dampen

duck
V  To

move (the head or body) quickly downwards or away  "Before he could duck, another stone struck him“  Avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)

wet
 Drench  "The

war drenched the country in blood"  Squirt-Wet with a spurt of liquid  "the boy squirted water at his little sister"  Souse  "souse water on his hot face“  sop  "sop bread into the sauce"

sear
V  Make

very hot and dry  Become superficially burned  Cause to wither or parch from exposure to heat

singe
N A V  Burn

surface burn

superficially or lightly  "I singed my eyebrows“  "my eyebrows singed when I bent over the flames"

shot
 Adj.  Varying

in colour when seen in different lights or from different angles  "shot silk“ n  An informal photograph; usually made with a small hand-held camera  "he tried to get unposed shots of his friends"

telly
A

receiver that displays television images  "the British call a tv set a telly"

causerie
 Light

informal conversation for social occasions  Chinwag  Chitchat  Claver  gab

afterpains
 Pains

felt by a woman after her baby is born; associated with contractions of the uterus

twinge
N A V  Cause

sharp stab of pain a stinging pain

kick around
 Treat

badly; abuse  "They won't have me to kick around any more!"

invective
N  vitriol  Abusive

or venomous language used to express blame or censure or bitter deepseated ill will

rip
V  Criticize

or abuse strongly and violently  "The candidate ripped into his opponent mercilessly“  Tear or be torn violently  "The curtain ripped from top to bottom"

trove
N  Treasure

of unknown ownership found hidden (usually in the earth)

slacks
N  white  (usually

in the plural) trousers for casual

wear

trews
N  Tight-fitting  Tartan,

trousers; usually of tartan

plaid, n  A cloth having a crisscross design

bondmaid
A

female bound to serve without wages

puppet
A

person who is controlled by others and is used to perform unpleasant or dishonest tasks for someone else  Marionette  A small figure of a person operated from above with strings by a puppeteer

spat
        

n A cloth covering (a legging) that provides covering for the instep (the arch of the foot) and ankles V Come down like raindrops "Bullets were spatting down on us“ Clap one's hands together Spit , v Expel or eject (saliva or phlegm or sputum) from the mouth Rain gently

slime
N  Any v  Cover

thick messy substance or stain with slime

dart
V  Move

with sudden speed  "His forefinger darted in all directions as he spoke"

barbate
 Adj.  Having

hair on the cheeks and chin  bearded

smote
n  Inflict

a heavy blow on, with the hand, a tool, or a weapon  Affect suddenly with deep feeling  Cause pain or suffering in

flitter
 Move

back and forth very rapidly  Flicker  flutter

flutter
v  Beat

rapidly  Wink briefly N  The motion made by flapping up and down

flap
         

n Any broad thin and limber covering attached at one edge; hangs loose or projects freely "he wrote on the flap of the envelope“ An excited state of agitation "there was a terrible flap about the theft“ The motion made by flapping up and down V Move with a thrashing motion "The bird flapped its wings“ Make a fuss; be agitated

heave
N  An

upward movement (especially a rhythmical rising and falling) V  Utter a sound, as with obvious effort  "She heaved a deep sigh when she saw the list of things to do"

sombre
 Adj.  Grave

or even gloomy in character  "a suit of sombre black"; "a sombre mood“  Lacking brightness or colour; dull  "children in sombre brown clothes"

sober
V  Become

more realistic  "After thinking about the potential consequences of his plan, he sobered up“  "Keep him in bed until he sobers up"  Adj.  Lacking brightness or colour; dull

chemise
A

loose-fitting dress hanging straight from the shoulders without a waist  Teddy  Shimmy  shift

garter
N A

band (usually elastic) worn around the leg to hold up a stocking (or around the arm to hold up a sleeve) V  Fasten with or as if with a garter

petticoat
 Undergarment  half-slip

worn under a skirt

occult
          

N Occult practices and techniques "he is a student of the occult“ V Become concealed or hidden from view or have its light extinguished "The beam of light occults every so often" Hide from view "The lids were occulting her eyes“ Adj. Hidden and difficult to see "occult lore"

demonstrative
 Adj.  Given

to or marked by the open expression of emotion  "an affectionate and demonstrative family"

effusive
 Adj.  Extravagantly

demonstrative  "insincere and effusive demonstrations of sentimental friendship"

maudlin
 Adj.  Effusively

or insincerely emotional  "maudlin expressions of sympathy"

bathos
 Anticlimax A

change from a serious subject to a disappointing one

flout
V  Treat

with contemptuous disregard  "flout the rules“  Laugh at with contempt and derision

wishy-washy
N  Weak

in willpower

wish-wash
N  Nonsensical

talk or writing

recipe
N  Directions  formula

for making something

hedge
V  Avoid

or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)

chicanery
N  The

use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract money from them)

spontaneity
N  The

quality of being spontaneous and coming from natural feelings without constraint  "the spontaneity of his laughter"

rampage
N  Violently V  Act

angry and destructive behaviour

violently, recklessly, or destructively

cavalier
N A V  Given

gallant or courtly gentleman to haughty disregard of others

rampant
 Adj.  Unrestrained

and violent  "rampant aggression“  Rearing on left hind leg with forelegs elevated and head usually in profile  "a lion rampant"

haughty
 Adj.  Having

or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy  "haughty aristocrats"

hillbilly
N A

disparaging term for an unsophisticated person

nymphomaniac
N A

woman with abnormal sexual desires  Adj.  (used of women) affected with excessive sexual desire

laxatives
N A

mild cathartic

cathartic
N A

purging medicine; stimulates evacuation of the bowels  Adj.  Strongly laxative  Emotionally purging

PMS
N A

syndrome that occurs in many women from 2 to 14 days before the onset of menstruation

intensifier
N A

modifier that has little meaning except to intensify the meaning it modifies  "'up' in 'finished up' is an intensifier"; "'honestly' in 'I honestly don't know' is an intensifier"

abbess n.
 The

lady superior of a nunnery.  nunnery :The convent of a community of nuns

abbey n.
 The

group of buildings which collectively form the dwelling-place of a society of monks or nuns.

abbot n.
 The

superior of a community of monks.

abridge v.
 To

make shorter in words, keeping the essential features, leaning out minor particles. n. A condensed form as of a book or play.

 abridgment

abrogate v.
 To

abolish, repeal.  Repeal: Noun: An official or legal cancellation Verb: Annul by recalling or rescinding

abrupt adj.
 Beginning,

ending, or changing suddenly or with a break.  Marked by sudden changes in subject and sharp transitions  Exceedingly sudden and unexpected  Precipitous,adj.

abscess n.
A

Collection of pus in a cavity formed within some tissue of the body.

abscission n.
 The

act of cutting off, as in a surgical operation.

Absolution,noun
 The

act of absolving or remitting; formal redemption as pronounced by a priest in the sacrament of penance  absolve v. To free from sin or its penalties.

abstinence n.
 Self

denial.

abstruse adj.
 Dealing

with matters difficult to be understood.

accede v.
 To

agree.  Acquiesce: verb  Assent:verb,noun

acclaim v.
 To

utter with a shout.

acquisition n.
 Anything

gained, or made one's own, usually by effort or labor.

addle v.
 To

make inefficient or worthless; muddle.

adduce v.
 To

bring forward or name for consideration.  Advance evidence for

admonish v.
 To

warn of a fault. n. Gentle reproof.

 admonition

Ado, noun
A

rapid bustling commotion

adumbrate v.
 To

represent beforehand in outline or by emblem.

affront n.
 An

open insult or indignity.

affluence n.
A

profuse or abundant supply of riches.

agglomerate v.
 To

pile or heap together.

aggrandize v.
 To

cause to appear greatly.

aggravate v.
 To

make heavier, worse, or more burdensome.  Aggravation: An exasperated feeling of annoyance

agile adj.
 Able

to move or act quickly, physically, or mentally.

ailment n.
 Slight

sickness.

alacrity n.
 Cheerful

willingness.  Liveliness and eagerness

albino n.
A

person with milky white skin and hair, and eyes with bright red pupil and usually pink iris.

aliment n.
 That

which nourishes.

allay v.
 To

calm the violence or reduce the intensity of; mitigate. alley n. A narrow street, garden path, walk, or the like.

 note:

allegory ,noun
A

short moral story (often with animal characters)

alleviate v.
 To

make less burdensome or less hard to bear.  Note: ameliorate v. To relieve, as from pain or hardship

Allude, verb
 Make

a more or less disguised reference

to.  Advert  allusion n. An indirect and incidental reference to something without definite mention of it.

alluvion n.
 Flood.

ally n.
A

person or thing connected with another, usually in some relation of helpfulness.

Almanac, noun
 An

annual publication including weather forecasts and other miscellaneous information arranged according to the calendar of a given year  An annual publication containing tabular information in a particular field or fields arranged according to the calendar of a given year

altercate v.
 To

contend angrily or zealously in words.  altercation: noisy quarrel.

Amatory,adj.
 Amorous  romantic

ambiguous adj..
 Having

a double meaning

ambrosial adj.
 Divinely

sweet, fragrant, or delicious.

annals n.
A

record of events in their chronological order, year by year. chronological account of events in successive years

A

annihilate v.
 To

destroy absolutely.

antidote n.
 Anything

that will counteract or remove the effects of poison, disease, or the like.

aphorism n.
 Proverb.

approbation n.
 Sanction.

arbiter n.
 One

chosen or appointed, by mutual consent of parties in dispute, to decide matters.

ardent adj.
 Burning  ardor

with passion.

n. Intensity of passion or affection.

augur v.
 To

predict.

assiduous adj.
 Diligent.  Marked

by care and persistent effort  sedulous

awry adv. & adj.
 Out

of the proper form, direction, or position.

badger v.
 To

pester.  Annoy persistently

baffle v.
 To

foil or frustrate.

ballad n.
 Any

popular narrative poem, often with epic subject and usually in lyric form.

bask v.
 To

make warm by genial heat.

beatitude n.
 Any

state of great happiness.

beget v.
 To

produce by sexual generation.  Make children  mother

belle n.
A

woman who is a center of attraction because of her beauty, accomplishments, etc.  fille

bellicose adj.
 Warlike.  battleful  Combative  contentious

benison n.
 Blessing.

beseech v.
 To

implore.  Beg  Pray  Entreat  Adjure  conjure

beset v.
 To

attack on all sides.

betroth v.
 To

engage to marry. betrothal n. Engagement to marry.

bibliophile n.
 One

who loves books.

bigamy n.
 The

crime of marrying any other person while having a legal spouse living.

bier n.
A

horizontal framework with two handles at each end for carrying a corpse to the grave.

blaspheme v.
 To

indulge in profane oaths.

bosom n.
 The

breast or the upper front of the thorax of a human being, especially of a woman.

braggart n.
A

vain boaster.

bravo interj.
 Well

done.

breach n.
 The

violation of official duty, lawful right, or a legal obligation.

breech n.
 The

buttocks.

brittle adj.
 Fragile.  Having

little elasticity; hence easily cracked or fractured or snapped  Lacking warmth and generosity of spirit

Bulwark, noun
 An

embankment built around a space for defensive purposes  Anything that gives security or defense.

bungle v.
 To

execute clumsily.

bursar n.
A

treasurer.

candid adj.
 Straightforward.

candor n. The quality of frankness or outspokenness.

carcass n.
 The

dead body of an animal.  carrion n. Dead and putrefying flesh.

caricature n.
a

picture or description in which natural characteristics are exaggerated or distorted.

chasten v.
 To

purify by affliction. chastise v. To subject to punitive measures. chastity n. Sexual or moral purity.

clemency n.
 Mercy.  Compassion

The humane quality of understanding the suffering of others and wanting to do something about it

colloquy n.
 Conversation.

colossus
 Someone

or something that is abnormally large and powerful  A person of exceptional importance and reputation

complacent adj.
 Pleased

or satisfied with oneself.  self-satisfied

composure n.
 Calmness.

comprehensible adj.
 Intelligible.  Readily

comprehended or understood

comprehensive adj.
 Large

in scope or content.

conceit n.
 Self-flattering

opinion

confer v.
 To

bestow.

confluence n.
 The

place where streams meet.

conjecture n.
A

guess.

conspicuous adj.
 Clearly

visible.

consort n.
A

companion or associate.

consummate v.
 To

bring to completion.

contemplate v.
 To

consider thoughtfully.

contemptible adj.
 Worthy

of scorn or disdain.  contemptuous adj. Disdainful.

contravene v.
 To

prevent or obstruct the operation of.

contumacious adj.
 Rebellious.  contumacy

n. Contemptuous disregard of the requirements of rightful authority.  contuse v. To bruise by a blow, either with or without the breaking of the skin.  contusion n. A bruise.

convalesce v.
 To

recover after a sickness.

 convalescence

n. The state of progressive restoration to health and strength after the cessation of disease. adj. Recovering health after

 convalescent

sickness.

coquette n.
A

flirt.  A seductive woman who uses her sex appeal to exploit men

corpulent adj.
 Obese.

counteract v.
 To

act in opposition to.

craving n.
A

vehement desire.

cycloid adj.
 Like

a circle.

cupidity n.
 Avarice.

crockery n.
 Earthenware

made from baked clay.

dastard n.
A

base coward.

despond v.
 To

lose spirit, courage, or hope. despondent adj. Disheartened.

docile adj.
 Easy

to manage.

durance n.
 Confinement.

dissertation n.
 Thesis.

disparity n.
 Inequality.

diffidence n.
 Self-distrust.  Lack

of self-confidence  self-doubt

disarm v.
 To

deprive (take away possessions from someone) of weapons.

disavowal n.
 Denial.

discard v.
 To

reject.

discolor v.
 To

stain.

discord n.
 Absence

of harmoniousness.  Lack of agreement.

elocution n.
 The

art of correct intonation, inflection, and gesture in public speaking or reading. eloquent adj. Having the ability to express emotion or feeling in lofty and impassioned speech.

emancipate v.
 To

release from bondage.

emanate v.
 To

flow forth or proceed, as from some source.

embellish v.
 To

make beautiful or elegant by adding attractive or ornamental features.

enamor v.
 To

inspire with ardent love.  attract

engross v.
 To

occupy completely.

ensnare v.
 To

entrap.

enumerate v.
 To

name one by one.  itemize

exigency n.
A

critical period or condition. exigent adj. Urgent.

exhume v.
 To

dig out of the earth (what has been buried

exonerate v.
 Pronounce

not guilty of criminal charges

exodus n.
A

journey by a large group to escape from a hostile environment

expedite v.
 To

hasten the movement or progress of.  expeditious adj. Speedy.

explicate v.
 Give

an explanation for  Elaborate, as of theories and hypotheses

extol v.
 To

praise in the highest terms.

extort v.
 Obtain

through intimidation

extravagant adj.
 Needlessly

free or lavish in expenditure.

exuberance n.
 Rich

supply.  exuberant adj. Marked by great plentiful ness.

pageant n.
A

dramatic representation, especially a spectacular one.

palate n.
 The

roof of the mouth.

palate n.

palatial adj.
 Magnificent.

panacea n.
A

remedy or medicine proposed for or professing to cure all diseases.

pandemic adj.
 Affecting

a whole people or all classes, as a disease.

panorama n.
A

series of large pictures representing a continuous scene.

paradox n.
A

statement or doctrine seemingly in contradiction to the received belief.

paragon n.
A

model of excellence.

paralysis n.
 Loss

of the power of contractility in the voluntary or involuntary muscles.

paramount adj.
 Supreme

in authority.

paramour n.
 One

who is unlawfully and immorally a lover or a mistress.

parlance n.
 Mode

of speech.

parlor n
A

room for reception of callers or entertainment of guests

pathos n.
 The

quality in any form of representation that rouses emotion or sympathy.

pediatrics n.
 The

department of medical science that relates to the treatment of diseases of childhood.

penury n.
 Indigence.

A state of extreme poverty or

destitution

perfidy n.
 Treachery.

pernicious adj.
 Tending

to kill or hurt.

petulant adj.
 Displaying

impatience.

placate v.
 To

bring from a state of angry or hostile feeling to one of patience or friendliness.

poignancy n.
 Severity

or acuteness, especially of pain

or grief. poignant adj. Severely painful or acute to the spirit.

premonition n.
 Foreboding.

presage v.
 To

foretell.

pugnacious adj.
 Quarrelsome

pusillanimous adj.
 Without

spirit or bravery.

Pyre n.
A

heap of combustibles arranged for burning a dead body. pedagogue n. A schoolmaster.

prudence n.
 Caution.

prudential adj. Proceeding or marked by caution.

protract v.
 To

prolong.

promenade v.
 To

walk for amusement or exercise.

profuse adj.
 Produced

or displayed in overabundance.

salacious adj.
 Having

strong sexual desires.

sapience n.
 Deep

wisdom or knowledge. sapient adj. Possessing wisdom. sapiential adj. Possessing wisdom.

secede v.
 To

withdraw from union or association, especially from a political or religious body.

 secession

n. Voluntary withdrawal from fellowship, especially from political or religious bodies.

seclude v.
 To

place, keep, or withdraw from the companionship of others. seclusion n. Solitude.

seduce v.
 To

entice to surrender chastity.

sedulous adj.
 Persevering

in effort or endeavor.

seer n.
A

prophet.

skeptic n.
 One

who doubts any statements.

substantive adj.
 Solid.

supersede v.
 To

displace.

specter n.
 Apparition.

supine adj.
 Lying

on the back.

supple adj.
 Easily

bent.

supplicate v.
 To

beg.

spinster n.
A

woman who has never been married.

Damsel,n
A

young unmarried woman

spurious adj.
 Not

genuine.

suave adj.
 Smooth

and pleasant in manner.

subjugate v.
 To

conquer.

supramundane adj.
 Supernatural.

Sinister,adj
 Threatening

or foreshadowing evil

Facade,n
 The

face or front of a building

Decoy,n
A

beguiler who leads someone into danger (usually as part of a plot)  Something used to lure victims into danger  Decoy, verb  Lure or entrap with or as if with a decoy

Scathe,n
 The

act of damaging something or someone

Mince,v
 Make

less severe or harsh

Osculate,n
 Touch

with the lips or press the lips (against someone's mouth or other body part) as an expression of love, greeting, etc.

Vertigo,n
A

reeling sensation; feeling about to fall  Reeling: Walk as if unable to control one's movements

Hawk,v
 Sell

or offer for sale from place to place

hitch
 An

unforeseen obstacle

Ditch,n
 Any

small natural waterway

waif n.
A

homeless, neglected wanderer.  A homeless child especially one forsaken or orphaned

waive v.
 To

relinquish, especially temporarily, as a right or claim.  Lose or lose the right to by some error, offense, or crime

wane v.
 To

diminish in size and brilliancy.

wean v.
 Deprive

(infants) of mother's milk  Detach the affections of

wee adj.
 Very

small.

whine v.
 To

utter with complaining tone.

winsome adj.
 Attractive.

writhe v.
 To

twist the body, face, or limbs or as in pain or distress.

wiry adj.
 Thin,

but tough and sinewy.

whet v.
 To

make more keen or eager.

savourless(adj)
 Lacking

taste or flavour or tang

Vapid (adj)
 Lacking

taste or flavour or tang "vapid tea"," a vapid conversation"; "a vapid smile"; "a bunch of vapid schoolgirls"

Insipid (adj)
 Lacking

taste or flavour or tang "insipid hospital food"," an insipid novel"," an insipid personality"

Rookie (n)
 An

awkward and inexperienced youth  greenhorn

Often [of(t)un] (adv)
 Many

times at short intervals "we often met over a cup of coffee"

Dude [dood] (n)
A

man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance

Sheik [sheyk] (n)
 The

leader of an Arab village or family  A man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance

Dandy [dandee] (n)
A

man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance  Adjective: Very good

Gallant [galunt] (n)
A man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance  A man who attends or escorts a woman  Adjective: Unflinching in battle or action "a gallant warrior"; "put up a gallant resistance to the attackers"  Lively and spirited,  Having or displaying great dignity or nobility "a gallant pageant"  Having the qualities of gallantry attributed to an ideal knight

Squire [skwiu(r)] (n)
 Young

nobleman attendant on a knight  An English country landowner  A man who attends or escorts a woman  Verb: Attend upon as a squire; serve as a squire

Porch (n)
A

structure attached to the exterior of a building often forming a covered entrance

Portal (n)
  

  

A grand and imposing entrance "the portals of the cathedral (n.Any large and important church adj. Relating to or containing or issuing from a bishop's office or throne ["a cathedral church"])"; "the portals of heaven"; "the portals of success" A site that the owner positions as an entrance to other sites on the internet "a portal typically has search engines and free email and chat rooms etc." A short vein that carries blood into the liver

Debut [deybyoo]
        

The act of beginning something new "they looked forward to the debut of their new product line" b. The presentation of a debutante in society verb: a. Present for the first time to the public "The and debuts a new song or two each month" b.Appear for the first time in public "The new ballet that debuts next months at Covent Garden, is already sold out" c: Make one's debut "This young soprano debuts next months at the Metropolitan Opera"

nuke- nyook (n)
 The

warhead of a missile designed to deliver an atom bomb  Verb:  Strike at with firepower or bombs  Bomb with atomic weapons  Cook or heat in a microwave oven.

Vim (n)
A

healthy capacity for vigorous activity "he seemed full of vim and vigour"  b.An imaginative lively style (especially style of writing)

Stag (n)
 Adult

male deer  Verb: Attend a dance or a party without a female companion  Give away information about somebody, Watch, observe or inquire secretly

Canon (n)
A

rule or especially body of rules or principles generally established as valid and fundamental in a field or art or philosophy  "the neoclassical canon"; "canons of polite society",

Cannon (n)
A

large artillery gun that is usually on wheels, Heavy gun fired from a tank, (Middle Ages) a cylindrical piece of armor plate to protect the arm, Heavy automatic gun fired from an aero plane.  Verb: Make a cannon, Fire a cannon

Halo (n)
 An

indication of radiant light drawn around the head of a saint  A toroidal shape "a halo of smoke", A circle of light around the sun or moon.

torrid,adj
 Characterized

by intense emotion  "a torrid love affair“  Emotionally charged and vigorously energetic  "a torrid dance"; "torrid jazz bands"; "hot trumpets and torrid rhythms“  Burning hot; extremely and unpleasantly hot  "the torrid noonday sun".

subside,v
 Wear

off or die down "The pain subsided“  Sink to a lower level or form a depression "the valleys subside“  Sink down or precipitate "the mud subsides when the waters become calm“  Descend into or as if into some soft substance or place "She subsided into the chair".

duo,n
 Two

items of the same kind  Two performers or singers who perform together  A pair who associate with one another  A musical composition for two performers.

ravine,n
A

deep narrow steep-sided valley (especially one formed by running water).

Karaoke [karee’owkee] ,n
Singing

popular songs accompanied by a recording of an orchestra (usually in bars or nightclubs)

crooning, n
 A.

Singing in a soft low tone." her crooning soon put the child to sleep"  b. The act of singing popular songs in a sentimental manner.  Verb: croon-Sing softly

Damn ,n
 Something

of little value. "his promise is not worth a damn"  Verb: Wish harm upon; invoke evil upon  Adj: a. Used as expletives. "oh, damn!"  b. Expletives used informally as intensifiers." he's a damn fool"  adverb: Extremely  interjection: Exclamation of annoyance

expletive, n
 Profane

or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger. "expletives were deleted"  A word or phrase conveying no independent meaning but added to fill out a sentence or metrical line

doom, n
 An

unpleasant or disastrous destiny. "everyone was aware of the approaching doom but was helpless to avoid it"  Verb:  a. Decree or designate beforehand  b. Pronounce a sentence on (somebody) in a court of law  c. Make certain of the failure or destruction of. "This decision will doom me to lose my position"

loom, n
A textile machine for weaving yarn into a textile  Verb:  a. Come into view indistinctly, often threateningly" Another air plane loomed into the sky"  b.Appear very large or occupy a commanding position" Large shadows loomed on the canyon wall"  c.Hang over, as of something threatening, dark, or menacing

weal, n
A

raised mark on the skin (as produced by the blow of a whip); characteristic of many allergic reactions

zany, n
A

buffoon in one of the old comedies; imitates others for ludicrous effect  A man who is a stupid incompetent fool  adj: a. Pungent adjectives of disesteem b.Like a clown. "a zany sense of humour"

Zephyr, n
A

slight wind (usually refreshing)

zero hour, n

The time set for the start of an action or operation

zing, n
A

brief high-pitched buzzing or humming sound. "the zing of the passing bullet"  The activeness of an energetic personality

zizz, n
A

buzzing or whizzing sound. "a nasty zizz in the engine"  A nap. "Arthur's taking a short zizz"

zoom, n
A

rapid rise  The act of rising upward into the air  verb: a. Move along very quickly b.Move with a low humming noise c.Rise rapidly

zoonosis, n
 An

animal disease that can be transmitted to humans

zesty, adj
 Marked

by spirited enjoyment  Having an agreeably pungent taste

Yahoo, n
 Not

very intelligent or interested in culture  yokel  bumpkin.

Yankee, n
 An

American  An American who lives in New England  An American who lives in the North (especially during the American Civil War)

yap, n
 Informal

term for the mouth  verb: Bark in a high-pitched tone

younker, n
A

young person (especially a young man or boy)

accrue, n
 Grow

by addition. "The interest accrues"  Come into the possession of. "The house accrued to the oldest son"

acme, n
 The

highest level or degree attainable  “his landscapes were deemed the acme of beauty"; "the artist's gifts are at their acme"  The highest point (of something)

Adj:Marked by smartness in dress and manners
 Natty  Dapper  Spiffy  Raffish  Rakish  jaunty

N:A man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance
 Dandy  Gallant  Beau  Dude  Sheik  Fop  swell

N:quality of being unsophisticated
 Naiveté  Naiveness  Naivety  Naive,adj

N:Tendency to believe too readily and therefore to be easily deceived
 Gullibility  Credulousness

N:Ingenuousness by virtue of being free from artful deceit
 Artlessness  ingenuousness

Adj: Lacking definite form or limits
 Nebulous  Cloudy  Ambigous,adj

:unclear or doubtful in

meaning

N:Someone whose style is out of fashion
 Fogy  dodo

Adj:(of soil) soft and watery
 Quaggy  Mucky  Swampy  Sloughy  Marshy  boggy

Adj:(of especially liquids) clouded as with sediment)
 Mirky  Muddy  turbid

n:darky
 Offensive

term for Black people

Adj:Not clearly understood or expressed
 Vague  Obscure  wispy

Adj:Extremely wicked
 Nefarious  villainous

V,disturb
 Annoy  Bother  Chafe  Nettle  Irk  Perturb

V,Think over
 Ponder  Muse  Contemplate  mull

over  Ruminate  cogitate

An abusive attack on a person's character or good name
 Obloquy  Calumny  Aspersion  Slander  Besmirch  Calumniate  Opprobrium  Denigration  Infamy

British term for someone who introduces television acts or cabarets etc
 Emcee  compere

Obligatory,adj
 Compulsory  Binding  mandatory

N:A crude uncouth ill-bred person lacking culture or refinement
 Barbarian  Boor  Churl  Tyke  Tike  Bumpkin  Chawbacon  Yahoo  yokel

Clamour n,v
 Loud

and persistent outcry from many people  "he ignored the clamour of the crowd“  "The delegates clamoured their disappointment"

Boisterous,adj
 Noisy

and lacking in restraint or discipline  "a boisterous crowd"

Know it
 consign

,v:Give over to another for care or safekeeping  Confide,v:Confer a trust upon

Violate,v
 Breach  Transgress  Contravene  Illicit,adj:unlawfull

Exhort,v
 Give

earnest advice  Warn  N,exhortation

Elapse,v
 Pass

by  "three years elapsed"

V,Avoid and stay away from deliberately
 Shun  eschew

N:Ask for or request earnestly
 Entreat  Beseech  Adjure  Conjure  Implore  Plead  Pray  Supplicate  beg

Mock,v
 Jeer  Flout  Scoff  ridicule

Let us Know
 Grandee(A

nobleman of highest rank in Spain or Portugal)  Magnate,Tycoon(A very wealthy or powerful businessman)  Bigwig, kingpin(The most important person in a group or undertaking)  Elite(A group or class of persons enjoying superior intellectual or social or economic status)

commandeer,n
 Force

into service

Deplore,v
 Express

strong disapproval of "We deplore the government's treatment of political prisoners“  "I deplore this hostile action“ "I deplore this hostile action"

Shy,adj
 Coy  overmodest  Coquettish

Warble,v
 Sing

in a quivering way

Condone,v
 Excuse,

overlook, or make allowances for; be lenient with "She condoned her husband's occasional infidelities"

Explore,v
 Investigate  Examine  Exploration,n  Pry,v:look

slyly and closely

Peruse,v
 Read

through(especially with attention),n

Pulpit,n
 Ambo  Dias  Rostrum  Podium

N,pride
 Flaunt  show

off  Vainglory  Conceit  vanity

Adj,unwilling
 Tardy  Reluctant  Grudge

abasia
N  Inability

to walk

abatable nuisance
N A

nuisance that can remedied (suppressed or extinguished or rendered harmless)

abatic
 Adj.  Of

or relating to abasia (inability to walk)

abattoir
N A

building where animals are butchered

abduce
V  Advance

evidence for

ablactate
V  Gradually

deprive (infants) of mother's

milk  Wean  "she weaned her baby when he was 3 months old and started him on powdered milk"

Discrimination
N  Unfair

treatment of a person or group on the basis of prejudice  The cognitive process whereby two or more stimuli are distinguished

about-face
V  Turn,

usually 180 degrees

broach
N A V  Bring

decorative pin worn by women up a topic for discussion

aby
V  Make

amends for

accoutre
V  Provide

with military equipment

accrete
V  Grow

or become attached by accretion  "The story accreted emotion"

accrual
N  The

act of accumulating

acedia
N  Apathy

and inactivity in the practice of virtue (personified as one of the deadly sins)  laziness

acne
N  An

inflammatory disease involving the sebaceous glands of the skin; characterized by papules or pustules or comedones

adducer
N A

discussant who offers an example or a reason or a proof

acrophobia
N A

morbid fear of great heights

adient
 Adj.  Characterized  Abient

by acceptance or approach

, adj.  Characterized by avoidance or withdrawal

air alert
N  The

time period during which military and civilian agencies are prepared for an enemy air attack  The warning signal that begins an period of preparation for an enemy air attack

air bag
N A

safety restraint in an automobile; the bag inflates on collision and prevents the driver or passenger from being thrown forward

airborne patrol
N A

patrol provided by aircraft

airbrake
N A

vehicular brake that operates by compressed air; especially for heavy vehicles

air castle
N  Absent-minded

dreaming while awake

airheaded
 Adj.  Lacking

seriousness; given to frivolity

airs
N  Affected

manners intended to impress

others  "don't put on airs with me“

airy-fairy
 Adj.  Impractical;

not based on reality; fanciful  "do things properly, not have airy-fairy ideas"

aisle
N A

long narrow passage (as in a cave or woods)

ajar
 Adj.  Slightly

open  "the door was ajar"

akimbo
 Adj.  (used

of arms and legs) bent outward with the joint away from the body  "a tailor sitting with legs akimbo"; "stood with arms akimbo“  Adj.  With hands on hips and elbows extending outward  "she stood there akimbo"

alack
 Interjection  (archaic)

exclamation expressive of regret

archaic
 Adj.  So

extremely old as seeming to belong to an earlier period  "archaic laws“  "archaic forms of life"

alalia
N  Paralysis

of the vocal cords resulting in an inability to speak

lesion
N  Any

visible abnormal structural change in a bodily part

suppurate
V  Cause

to ripen and discharge pus  "The oil suppurates the pustules“  Ripen and generate pus

pustule
N A

small inflamed elevation of skin containing pus; a blister filled with pus

foundling
N A

child who has been abandoned and whose parents are unknown

putative
 Adj.  Commonly

put forth or accepted as true on inconclusive grounds  "the foundling's putative father“  acknowledged

foundress
N A

woman founder

amber
N A

deep yellow colour  "an amber light illuminated the room“  Adj.  A medium to dark brownish yellow colour

ambient
 Adj.  Completely

enveloping  "the ambient air"; "ambient sound"; "the ambient temperature"

ambit
N  An

area in which something acts or operates or has power or control  "the ambit of municipal legislation"

mosey
V  Walk

leisurely  amble

ambler
N  Someone

who walks at a leisurely pace

amerce
V  Punish

with an arbitrary penalty  Punish by a fine imposed arbitrarily by the discretion of the court

apace
 Adv.  With

rapid movements

arduous
 Adj.  Characterized

by toilsome effort to the point of exhaustion; especially physical effort  "worked their arduous way up the mining valley“  Difficult to accomplish; demanding considerable mental effort and skill  "the arduous work of preparing a dictionary"

auger
N  Hand

tool for boring holes

virulent
 Adj.  Extremely

poisonous or injurious; producing venom  "a virulent insect bite"

avirulent
 Adj.  Not

virulent; unable to produce disease

axilla
N  The

hollow under the arm where it is joined to the shoulder  Armpit  "they were up to their armpits in water"

archeology
N  The

branch of anthropology that studies prehistoric people and their cultures

armet
N A

medieval helmet with a visor and a neck guard

argot
N A

characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves)

argent
 Adj.  Lustrous

grey; covered with or tinged with the colour of silver

areal
 Adj.  Of

or relating to or involving an area

arcuate
 Adj.  Forming

or resembling an arch

archive
N A

depository containing historical records and documents V  Put into an archive

depository
N A

facility where things can be deposited for storage or safekeeping

arborous
 Adj.  Of

or relating to or formed by trees

arborist
N A

specialist in treating damaged trees

Gibberish
N  Unintelligible

talking

sublime
V  Change

or cause to change directly from a solid into a vapour without first melting  "sublime iodine"; "some salts sublime when heated“  Adj.  Inspiring awe  "the sublime beauty of the night“  Lifted up or set high  "their hearts were jocund and sublime"

inebriated
 Adj.  intoxicated  Stupefied

or excited by a chemical substance (especially alcohol) V  Fill with sublime emotion; tickle pink (exhilarate is obsolete in this usage)  "He was inebriated by his phenomenal success"

intrastate
 Adj.  Relating

to or existing within the boundaries of a state  "intrastate as well as interstate commerce“
 Interstate  Involving

and relating to the mutual relations of states especially of the US

intestate
 Adj.  Having

made no legally valid will before death or not disposed of by a legal will  "he died intestate"; "intestate property"

testate
N A

person who makes a will  Adj.  Having made a legally valid will before death

back away
V  Make

a retreat from an earlier commitment or activity

back circle
N A

feat in which an acrobat arches the back from a prone position and bends the knees until the toes touch the head

backer
N  Invests

in a theatrical production

bailiff
N  An

officer of the court who is employed to execute writs and processes and make arrests etc.

bakshis
N A

relatively small amount of money given for services rendered (as by a waiter)

baldy
N A

person whose head is bald

bale out
V  Remove

(water) from a boat by dipping and throwing over the side

balker
N A

person who refuses to comply

ball-breaker
N A

demanding woman who destroys men's confidence  ball-buster

balldress
N A

suit or dress for formal occasions

ballock
N  One

of the two male reproductive glands that produce spermatozoa and secrete androgens

ball of fire
n A

highly energetic and indefatigable person  human dynamo

indefatigable
 Adj.  Showing

sustained enthusiastic action with unflagging vitality  "an indefatigable advocate of equal rights"

unflagging
 Adj.  Showing

sustained enthusiastic action with unflagging vitality  Unceasing  "unflagging courtesy"

go-getter
N  Someone

whose career progresses

rapidly

mole
N A

spy who works against enemy espionage

don
V  Put

clothing on one's body  "The princess donned a long blue dress"

spellbind
v  Attract

strongly, as if with a magnet

raunchy
 Adj.  Earthy

and sexually explicit  "a raunchy novel"

sneaker
N  Someone

acting as an informer or decoy for the police

fetish
N  Excessive

or irrational devotion to some

activity  "made a fetish of cleanliness"

piquant
 Adj.  Attracting

or delighting  "a piquant face with large appealing eyes“  Engagingly stimulating or provocative  "a piquant wit"

salsa
N  Spicy

sauce of tomatoes and onions and chilli peppers to accompany Mexican foods

halal
N  (Islam)

meat from animals that have been slaughtered in the prescribed way according to the shariah

flick
N A

light sharp contact (usually with something flexible)  "he gave it a flick with his finger"; "he felt the flick of a whip“ V  Flash intermittently  "The lights flicked on and off"

gadget
N A

device that is very useful for a particular job

tutu
N  Very

short skirt worn by ballerinas

rouge
N  Makeup

consisting of a pink or red powder applied to the cheeks V  Redden by applying rouge to  "she rouged her cheeks"

trenchcoat
N A

military style raincoat; belted with deep pockets

aide
N  Someone

who acts as assistant

Beef up
V  Make

strong or stronger

techie
N A

technician who is highly proficient and enthusiastic about some technical field (especially computing)

smite
V  Inflict

a heavy blow on, with the hand, a tool, or a weapon

peachy
 Adj.  Very

good

tress
N A

hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair

wobble
N  An V  Move

unsteady rocking motion

unsteadily  "His knees wobbled"; "The old cart wobbled down the street"

steak
N A

slice of meat cut from the fleshy part of an animal or large fish

culinary
 Adj.  Of

or relating to or used in cooking

ketchup
N  Thick

spicy sauce made from tomatoes

chunky
 Adj.  Short

and thick; as e.g. having short legs and heavy musculature  "some people seem born to be square and chunky"

mainstay
N A

prominent supporter  A central cohesive source of support and stability

ancillary
 Adj.  Relating

to something that is added but is not essential

additive
N  Something

added to enhance food or petrol or paint or medicine  Adj.  Characterized or produced by addition

respite
N A

(temporary) relief from harm or discomfort  A pause for relaxation V  Postpone the punishment of a convicted criminal, such as an execution

ethnic
 Adj.  Denoting

or deriving from or distinctive of the ways of living built up by a group of people  "influenced by ethnic and cultural ties"; "ethnic food"

unilateralism
N  The

doctrine that nations should conduct their foreign affairs individualistically without the advice or involvement of other nations

invigorating
 Adj.  Imparting

strength and vitality  "the invigorating mountain air"

invigorate
V  Give

life or energy to  "The cold water invigorated him“  "Exercise is invigorating"

dine
V  Have

supper; eat dinner  "We often dine with friends in this restaurant“  Give dinner to; host for dinner  "I'm wining and dining my friends"

dinky
N A

small locomotive  Adj.  Small and insignificant  "we stayed in a dinky old hotel"

dinge
N  Discolouration V  Make

due to dirtiness

a dent or impression in  "dinge a soft hat“  Make dingy

dent
N A

depression scratched or carved into a surface v  Make a depression into  "The bicycle dented my car"

gouge
N  An

impression in a surface (as made by a blow) V  Force with the thumb  "gouge out his eyes“

wrick
V  Twist

suddenly so as to sprain

fabian
 Adj.  Using

cautious slow strategy to wear down opposition; avoiding direct confrontation

eyrie
N  The

lofty nest of a bird of prey (such as a hawk or eagle)  Any habitation at a high altitude

eyes-only
 Adj.  Official

classification for documents; meant to be seen by only the person to whom it is directed

eye-popping
 Adj.  Amazingly

impressive; suggestive of the flashing of lightning

eyepatch
N A

protective cloth covering for an injured eye

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