VOCABULARY, WORDS, SLANG, VERBIAGE

​maxzide
(n.) trade name for an antihypertensive drug containing hydrochlorothiazide and another diuretic

henchman
(n.) someone who assists in a plot

topography
(n.) the configuration of a surface and the relations among its man-made and natural features

botulism
(n.) food poisoning from ingesting botulin; not infectious; affects the CNS; can be fatal if not treated promptly

botulinus
(n.) anaerobic bacterium producing botulin the toxin that causes botulism

botulinal
(adj.) of or relating to or produced by the botulinus

crupper
(n.) a strap from the back of a saddle passing under the horse’s tail; prevents saddle from slipping forward

bibliomania
(n.) preoccupation with the acquisition and possession of books

decarburize
(v.) remove carbon from (an engine)

arbutus
(n.) any of several evergreen shrubs of the genus Arbutus of temperate Europe and America

suffragism
(n.) the belief that the right to vote should be extended (as to women)

voluptuary
(n.) a person addicted to luxury and pleasures of the senses

exciting
(adj.) stimulating interest and discussion. “an exciting novel”.

exciting
(v.) arouse or elicit a feeling

gladsomeness
(n.) experiencing joy and pleasure

voluptuary
(adj.) displaying luxury and furnishing gratification to the senses. “an epicurean banquet”.

wondrous
(adv.) (used as an intensifier) extremely well. “her voice is superbly disciplined”.

ingest
(v.) take up mentally. “he absorbed the knowledge or beliefs of his tribe”.

wondrous
(adj.) extraordinarily good or great ; used especially as intensifiers. “a fantastic trip to the Orient”.

string
(v.) thread on or as if on a string. “string pearls on a string”.

animize
(v.) give lifelike qualities to. “animated cartoons”.

cloaked
(adj.) having its true character concealed with the intent of misleading. “hidden agenda”.

solemnity
(n.) a trait of dignified seriousness

uscb
(n.) the agency of the Treasury Department that enforces import tariffs

gracile
(adj.) slender and graceful

phosphorous
(adj.) containing or characteristic of phosphorus. “phosphoric acid”.

fuze
(n.) any igniter that is used to initiate the burning of a propellant

dingy
(adj.) thickly covered with ingrained dirt or soot. “a miner’s begrimed face”.

allayer
(n.) a person who reduces the intensity (e.g., of fears) and calms and pacifies. “a reliever of anxiety”.

listless
(adj.) lacking zest or vivacity. “he was listless and bored”.

longfellow
(n.) United States poet remembered for his long narrative poems (1807-1882)

landau
(n.) a four-wheel covered carriage with a roof divided into two parts (front and back) that can be let down separately

landau
(n.) Soviet physicist who worked on low temperature physics (1908-1968)

dossal
(n.) an ornamental hanging of rich fabric hung behind the altar of a church or at the sides of a chancel

brooding
(adj.) deeply or seriously thoughtful. “Byron lives on not only in his poetry, but also in his creation of the ‘Byronic hero’ – the persona of a brooding melancholy young man”.

jangle
(n.) a metallic sound. “the jingle of coins”.

pertinence
(n.) relevance by virtue of being applicable to the matter at hand

sentimentalist
(n.) someone who indulges in excessive sentimentality

incriminatingly
(adv.) in an incriminating manner

jimhickey
(n.) someone excellent of their kind. “he’s a jimdandy of a soldier”.

boon
(adj.) very close and convivial. “boon companions”.

boon
(n.) a desirable state. “enjoy the blessings of peace”.

salpinx
(n.) a tube in the uterus or the ear

layman
(n.) someone who is not a clergyman or a professional person

gymnosophy
(n.) the doctrine of a sect of Hindu philosophers who practiced nudity and asceticism and meditation

decimation
(n.) destroying or killing a large part of the population (literally every tenth person as chosen by lot)

unpalatableness
(n.) the property of being unacceptable to the mouth

thinkable
(adj.) capable of being conceived or imagined or considered

maisonette
(n.) a self-contained apartment (usually on two floors) in a larger house and with its own entrance from the outside

machismo
(n.) exaggerated masculinity

muntjac
(n.) small Asian deer with small antlers and a cry like a bark

doubtlessly
(adv.) without doubt; certainly. “it’s undoubtedly very beautiful”.

nanus
(n.) a person who is markedly small

gloss
(n.) an explanation or definition of an obscure word in a text

valise
(n.) a small overnight bag for short trips

smuts
(v.) make obscene. “This line in the play smuts the entire act”.

articulation
(n.) the act of joining things in such a way that motion is possible

articulation
(n.) expressing in coherent verbal form

articulation
(n.) the aspect of pronunciation that involves bringing articulatory organs together so as to shape the sounds of speech

articulation
(n.) the shape or manner in which things come together and a connection is made

vociferously
(adv.) in a vociferous manner. “he complained vociferously”.

dissilient
(adj.) bursting open with force, as do some ripe seed vessels

sphingine
(adj.) resembling a sphinx. “a sphingine smile”.

fermentologist
(n.) a specialist in wine making

tirelessness
(n.) tireless determination

duplicitous
(adj.) marked by deliberate deceptiveness especially by pretending one set of feelings and acting under the influence of another. “she was a deceitful scheming little thing”.

thrombolytic
(n.) a kind of pharmaceutical that can break up clots blocking the flow of blood to the heart muscle

gruesome
(adj.) shockingly repellent; inspiring horror. “ghastly wounds”.

mammalogy
(n.) the branch of zoology that studies mammals

defeminize
(v.) remove the ovaries of (female mammals such as cats)

curmudgeon
(n.) a crusty irascible cantankerous old person full of stubborn ideas

sakkara
(n.) a town in northern Egypt; site of the oldest Egyptian pyramids

unattainable
(adj.) impossible to achieve. “an unattainable goal”.

percuss
(v.) strike or tap firmly. “the doctor percussed his chest and back”.

ketosteroid
(n.) a steroid containing a ketone group

cholangitis
(n.) inflammation of the bile ducts

lamblike
(adj.) like a lamb in meekness and gentleness

penitential
(adj.) showing or constituting penance. “penitential tears”.

despatch
(n.) an official report (usually sent in haste)

capsid
(n.) the outer covering of protein surrounding the nucleic acid of a virus

sabbatic
(adj.) of or relating to the Sabbath. “Friday is a sabbatical day for Muslims”.

cavalier
(adj.) given to haughty disregard of others

prosthodontic
(adj.) of or relating to prosthodontics

teth
(n.) the 9th letter of the Hebrew alphabet

fiver
(n.) a United States bill worth 5 dollars

inhabitancy
(n.) the act of dwelling in or living permanently in a place (said of both animals and men). “he studied the creation and inhabitation and demise of the colony”.

shadowed
(adj.) filled with shade. “the shady side of the street”.

cavalier
(n.) a gallant or courtly gentleman

sihasapa
(n.) a member of a group of Siouan people who constituted a division of the Teton Sioux

frustrate
(v.) hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of. “What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth’s amazing September surge”.

undetectable
(adj.) not easily seen

anomaly
(n.) deviation from the normal or common order or form or rule

porter
(adj.) located on the left side of a ship or aircraft

baldly
(adv.) in a bald manner. “this book is, to put it baldly, an uneven work.”.

senhor
(n.) a Portuguese title of respect; equivalent to English `Mr’

stemma
(n.) a tree diagram showing a reconstruction of the transmission of manuscripts of a literary work

stemma
(n.) the descendants of one individual. “his entire lineage has been warriors”.

find
(v.) come upon, as if by accident; meet with. “We find this idea in Plato”.

nra
(n.) a powerful lobby that advocates the right to own and bear arms and rejects any gun regulation by the government

snowsuit
(n.) a child’s overgarment for cold weather

placatory
(adj.) intended to pacify by acceding to demands or granting concessions. “the appeasing concessions to the Nazis at Munich”.

whorled
(adj.) in the shape of a coil

whorl
(n.) a strand or cluster of hair

verticillated
(adj.) forming one or more whorls (especially a whorl of leaves around a stem)

relent
(v.) give in, as to influence or pressure

dts
(n.) acute delirium caused by alcohol poisoning

apprehend
(v.) anticipate with dread or anxiety

outcry
(n.) a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition. “the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience”.

coruscation
(n.) a sudden or striking display of brilliance

coruscation
(n.) the occurrence of a small flash or spark

queasy
(adj.) feeling nausea; feeling about to vomit

reapportion
(v.) allocate, distribute, or apportion anew. “Congressional seats are reapportioned on the basis of census data”.

cockhorse
(n.) anything used as a toy horse (such as a rocking horse or one knee of an adult)

overwrite
(v.) write new data on top of existing data and thus erase the previously existing data. “overwrite that file”.

midvein
(n.) the vein in the center of a leaf

fell
(v.) sew a seam by folding the edges

mysophobic
(adj.) suffering from mysophobia; abnormally afraid of dirt or contamination

hiccough
(v.) breathe spasmodically, and make a sound. “When you have to hiccup, drink a glass of cold water”.

hiccough
(n.) (usually plural) the state of having reflex spasms of the diaphragm accompanied by a rapid closure of the glottis producing an audible sound; sometimes a symptom of indigestion. “how do you cure the hiccups?”.

deconstructionism
(n.) a philosophical theory of criticism (usually of literature or film) that seeks to expose deep-seated contradictions in a work by delving below its surface meaning

bahreini
(n.) a native or inhabitant of Bahrain

desyrel
(n.) oral antidepressant (trade name Desyrel) that is a nontricyclic drug used as a sedative

chromatographical
(adj.) of or relating to chromatography

mastodont
(n.) extinct elephant-like mammal that flourished worldwide from Miocene through Pleistocene times; differ from mammoths in the form of the molar teeth

disdainfulness
(n.) the trait of displaying arrogance by patronizing those considered inferior

inpour
(n.) an inflow. “an inpouring of spiritual comfort”.

epiglottitis
(n.) inflammation of the epiglottis; characterized by fever and a severe sore throat and difficulty in swallowing

dawdling
(n.) the deliberate act of delaying and playing instead of working

subservience
(n.) the condition of being something that is useful in reaching an end or carrying out a plan. “all his actions were in subservience to the general plan”.

debatable
(adj.) open to doubt or debate. “If you ever get married, which seems to be extremely problematic”.

minimisation
(n.) the act of reducing something to the least possible amount or degree or position

vapidness
(n.) the quality of being vapid and unsophisticated

insolvency
(n.) the lack of financial resources

unconstitutionally
(adv.) in an unconstitutional manner. “the president acted unconstitutionally”.

dumdum
(n.) a soft-nosed small-arms bullet that expands when it hits a target and causes a gaping wound

uncousinly
(adj.) not befitting a cousin

abhenry
(n.) a unit of inductance equal to one billionth of a henry

sweltry
(adj.) excessively hot and humid or marked by sweating and faintness. “a sweltering room”.

acorea
(n.) absence of the pupil in an eye

acold
(adj.) of persons; feeling cold. “Poor Tom’s acold”.

aconcagua
(n.) the highest mountain in the western hemisphere; located in the Andes in western Argentina (22,834 feet high)

acocanthera
(n.) small genus of trees and shrubs containing strongly toxic cardiac glycosides; Arabia to Africa

acolyte
(n.) someone who assists a priest or minister in a liturgical service; a cleric ordained in the highest of the minor orders in the Roman Catholic Church but not in the Anglican Church or the Eastern Orthodox Churches

surreptitious
(adj.) marked by quiet and caution and secrecy; taking pains to avoid being observed. “a furtive manner”.

surreptitiously
(adv.) in a surreptitious manner. “he was watching her surreptitiously as she waited in the hotel lobby”.

grounds
(n.) dregs consisting of solid particles (especially of coffee) that form a residue

grounds
(v.) fix firmly and stably. “anchor the lamppost in concrete”.

canaan
(n.) an ancient country in southwestern Asia on the east coast of the Mediterranean Sea; a place of pilgrimage for Christianity and Islam and Judaism

synapse
(n.) the junction between two neurons (axon-to-dendrite) or between a neuron and a muscle. “nerve impulses cross a synapse through the action of neurotransmitters”.

ingratiation
(n.) the act of gaining acceptance or affection for yourself by persuasive and subtle blandishments. “she refused to use insinuation in order to gain favor”.

totipotent
(adj.) having the ability to give rise to unlike cells. “embryonic stem cells are totipotent”.

churchly
(adj.) resembling or suggesting or appropriate to a church. “churchlike silence”.

miniaturist
(n.) someone who paints tiny pictures in great detail

psilosis
(n.) falling out of hair

psilosis
(n.) a chronic disorder that occurs in tropical and non-tropical forms and in both children and adults; nutrients are not absorbed; symptoms include foul-smelling diarrhea and emaciation

nucleate
(v.) form into a nucleus. “Some cells had nucleated”.

nucleate
(adj.) having a nucleus or occurring in the nucleus. “nucleated cells”.

peripherally
(adv.) in or at or near a periphery or according to a peripheral role or function or relationship

spit
(n.) a skewer for holding meat over a fire

spit
(n.) a narrow strip of land that juts out into the sea

brochette
(n.) a small spit or skewer

scolopax
(n.) type of the Scolopacidae: Old World woodcocks

backbench
(n.) any of the seats occupied by backbenchers in the House of Commons

periodical
(n.) a publication that appears at fixed intervals

mao
(n.) an enzyme that catalyzes the oxidation of many body compounds (e.g., epinephrine and norepinephrine and serotonin)

bonk
(v.) hit hard

shucks
(n.) something of little value. “his promise is not worth a damn”.

vigesimal
(adj.) relating to or based on the number twenty

paisa
(n.) a fractional monetary unit in Bangladesh and India and Nepal and Pakistan

rumohra
(n.) leatherleaf ferns: in some classifications included in genus Polystichum

slantways
(adv.) at a slant; moving or directed in a slantwise position or direction

secondment
(n.) the detachment of a person from their regular organization for temporary assignment elsewhere

arng
(n.) a civilian reserve component of the United States Army comprised of guardsmen who serve during overseas peacekeeping missions and during local emergencies

rhythmically
(adv.) in a rhythmic manner. “the chair rocked rhythmically back and forth”.

bicker
(n.) a quarrel about petty points

hydromel
(n.) honey diluted in water; becomes mead when fermented

impudently
(adv.) in an impudent or impertinent manner. “a lean, swarthy fellow was peering through the window, grinning impudently”.

stardom
(n.) the status of being acknowledged as a star. “stardom meant nothing to her”.

foppishness
(n.) the manner and dress of a fop or dandy

foppish
(adj.) affecting extreme elegance in dress and manner

fosbury flop
(n.) jumping over the bar backwards and head first

fossa
(n.) a concavity in a surface (especially an anatomical depression)

fodder
(n.) coarse food (especially for livestock) composed of entire plants or the leaves and stalks of a cereal crop

fodder
(n.) soldiers who are regarded as expendable in the face of artillery fire

fodder
(v.) give fodder (to domesticated animals)

hegemony
(n.) the dominance or leadership of one social group or nation over others. “the hegemony of a single member state is not incompatible with a genuine confederation”.

hegemon
(n.) a leading or paramount power

hegelian
(n.) a follower of the thought of Hegel

diaspora
(n.) the body of Jews (or Jewish communities) outside Palestine or modern Israel

plebiscite
(n.) a vote by the electorate determining public opinion on a question of national importance

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