Saturday, February 13, 2021

In other words, all-dressed and well dressed

  • all-dressed, adjective. Denoting food (especially pizza, hot dog) that has been prepared with all of the offered toppings, spices, condiments, etc.; potato chips seasoned with a combination of several different flavourings. (Primarily Canadian.)
  • amendsful, adjective. That makes amends; conciliatory, propitiatory.
  • amouring, noun. Courtship, wooing, lovemaking.
  • anecdotographer, noun. A recorder or publisher of anecdotes; specifically a person who writes, or collects and publishes, secret or private episodes or details of history.
  • brick-cold, adjective. Of conditions or the weather: very cold, freezing.
  • canalette, noun. A small canal.
  • cryonaut, noun. A person who is cryogenically preserved with a view to being revived in the distant future.
  • ear-tickling, adjective. Of a sound, phrase, etc.: delicate, light, playful, seeking to please or delight; seeming to tickle the ear.
  • fair speaker, noun. An eloquent person, an orator; also: a person whose words are specious or insincere, a flatterer.
  • gumshoe, noun. A shoe made of gum elastic or India rubber; rubber overshoe. (Slang) a detective.
  • haversack, noun. A bag or sack containing or intended for oats; specifically a horse’s nosebag. Now rare.
  • hogwash, noun. Any worthless stuff; meaningless or insincere talk, writing, etc.; nonsense; bunk. Refuse given to hogs; swill (from which the figurative use comes).
  • hokum, noun.out-and-out nonsense; bunkum.
  • horsefeathers, noun and interjection. (n.) Something not worth considering. (int.) Rubbish; nonsense; bunk (used to express contemptuous rejection).
  • kingmaker, noun. A person who uses political influence to control the appointment of a king or other person of authority.
  • melisma (pl. melismata), noun. A group of notes or tones sung on one syllable in plainsong; melodic embellishment.
  • orangeado, noun. Candied orange peel.
  • phantasmagoria, noun. A constantly changing scene composed of numerous elements; a fantastic sequence of haphazardly associative imagery, as seen in dreams or fever.
  • sensu lato, adverb. In a broad sense (used often with names of taxa to indicate that the name is used more inclusively than sanctioned by current practice).
  • sensu stricto, adverb. In a narrow or strict sense.
  • taxon (pl. taxa), noun. A scientifically classified group or entity.
  • well dressed, adjective. Wearing smart or fashionable clothes.

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