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brogue
noun- Definition 1

1. A heavy shoe of untanned leather, formerly worn in Scotland and Ireland.

2. A strong oxford shoe, usually with ornamental perforations and wing tips.

Definition 2:
- any strong regional accent, esp. a strong Irish accent when speaking English
regal
–adjective

1. of or pertaining to a king; royal:
the regal power.

2. stately; splendid
staccato
–adjective

characterized by abruptly disconnected, detached elements; disjointed:
staccato style of playing an instrument; Contrast legato (hint)

rapid-fire, staccato speech.
legato: adj

smooth and connected; without breaks between the successive tones.
preternatural
–adjective

Exceptional, supernatural

preternatural powers.
moniker
–noun Slang.

a person's name, esp. a nickname or alias
fealty
–noun, plural -ties.

1. History/Historical.

a. fidelity to a lord.

b. the obligation or the engagement to be faithful to a lord, usually sworn to by a vassal.

2. fidelity; faithfulness.
chortle
verb

to chuckle gleefully.
ornery
adj

1. ugly, unpleasant, stubborn
my ornery cousin; ornery mule.

2. inferior, common, ordinary.
pageboy
noun

–noun

1. a hair style in which the hair is rolled under, usually at shoulder-length.

2. a youth or man who works as a page, as at a hotel.
tawny
adj.

of a dark yellowish or dull yellowish-brown color.
loutish
adj.

like or characteristic of a lout; awkward; clumsy; boorish.
precocious
adj.

–adjective

prematurely developed, esp. the mind

a precocious child.
diminutive
adj.

small; little; tiny:
a diminutive building for a model-train layout.
nonplussed
verb

to render utterly perplexed; puzzle completely.
bemused
verb

to bewilder or confuse (someone).
rivulets
noun.

A small brook or stream; a streamlet.
chignon
sheen-yon

noun

a large, smooth twist, roll, or knot of hair, worn by women at the nape of the neck or the back of the head.
lithe
līth rhymes with dive

adj.

bending readily; pliant; limber; supple; flexible: the lithe body of a ballerina.
pneumatic
–adjective

1. of or pertaining to air, gases, or wind.

2. Theology. of or pertaining to the spirit; spiritual.
creosote
cre-o-s0te
(last syllable rhymes with "t0te")

–noun

an oily liquid having a burning taste and a penetrating odor, obtained by the distillation of coal and wood tar, used mainly as a preservative for wood and as an antiseptic.
prurience
adjective

Inordinately interested in matters of sex; lascivious.
plaint
–noun

1. a complaint.

2. Law. a statement of grievance made to a court for the purpose of asking redress.

3. a lament; lamentation.
mien
–noun

air, bearing, or demeanor, as showing character, feeling, etc.: a man of noble mien.
pronunciation:
meen
claptrap
–noun

1. pretentious, insincere or empty language:
His speeches seem erudite but analysis reveals them to be mere claptrap.

2. A trick or device to gain applause.
pentimento
noun

the presence or emergence of earlier images, forms, or strokes that have been changed and painted over.
factotum
noun

a person with many different responsibilities, such as a handyman or public official
palpate
verb

to examine by touch, esp. for the purpose of diagnosing disease or illness.