Monday, April 15, 2019

A sheaf of words

More words to consider:
  • acronical, adjective. Of the rising or setting of a celestial object: occurring at or just after sunset.
  • baby face, noun. A youthful, smooth, or innocent face; (also) the face of a baby. Frequently attributive, esp. as a nickname; cf. baby-faced adj.
  • bluff charge, noun. An instance of a large animal moving aggressively toward a potential threat or prey, then abruptly stopping without attacking.
  • bumfuzzle, verb. transitive (often in passive). To deceive, confuse, or astound (a person or group); to bamboozle, bewilder.
  • burkini, noun. A woman’s two-piece swimsuit that covers the entire body, leaving only the hands, feet, and face exposed.
  • dade, verb, transitive. To lead and support a person who totters or moves unsteadily, esp. a child learning to walk.
  • dun, verb, transitive. To make insistent or repeated demands on (someone), typically for the repayment of a debt.
  • entremets, noun. A light dish served between two courses of a formal meal; dishes served in addition to the main course of a meal.
  • hammajang, adjective. In a disorderly or chaotic state; messed up. Chiefly in predicative use, esp. in all hammajang.
  • monocarpic, adjective. Of a plant: bearing fruit only once during its life cycle.
  • mush, musher; noun. An owner-driver of a cab; a cab driver who owns a small number of cabs.
  • niffer, verb, transitive. To trade or exchange (a thing) for (also with) another thing.
  • old sod, noun. Usually with the. One’s country of origin; spec. Ireland.
  • patzer, noun. A poor player, a novice.
  • picayune, adjective. Of little value or account; small; trifling (also, noun, formerly, in Louisiana, Florida, etc. a coin equal to half a Spanish real).
  • quattrocento, noun and adjective. The 15th century in Italy, considered in terms of its art and architecture.
  • routinier, noun and adjective. A medical practitioner who has been trained in various procedures but lacks broader knowledge or experience; one who applies treatments in a rigid, mechanical way.
  • sprunking, noun. The action of beautifying or adorning oneself. Chiefly (and in earliest use) attributive, esp. in sprunking glass: a mirror.
  • tarblish, adverb. To an acceptable degree; moderately, fairly, reasonably.

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