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Belonging to an earlier time
archaic
interpreted more than one way
ambliguous
to agree with,to be in accord with
jibe
learned person
savant
twice a year
solstice
to do with spring
vernal
critical review
critique
crouch, shrink in fear
cower
athoritive command, order
mandate
failure to perform task - fufill, obligation
default
stop short, refuse to go
balk
kingdom
realm
to speak violently, loudly, at length
rant
weekness in character or a flaw in a character
foible
artless, innocent young women (Little Red Rodinghood)
ingenue
the angular difference north or south of the equator, measured in degrees along a meridian
latitude
the forward part of a ships hull
prow
at once, immediatly
forthwith
warning of disaster, urgent/desperate
dire
often autobiography from memorys
memoir
a structure consisting of a roof supported by colums or pillers (Usually attached to a building as a porch)
portico
elegant and fashionable "classy cloths"
posh
an act or instance of swaying abbruptly swaying motion
lurch
common, ordinary, pertaiing to the world
mundane
any strangely fortified place, stronghold
citadel
to lean or sway
careen
place to gather, throw things
cache
huge brawl
donny brook
imposter, a person who is not who they say
humbug
extremely bad reputation, infamous character
infamy
a large often open-sided tent used chiefly for outdoor entertainment, scrolling sign
marquee
so certain as to be known in advance
foregone
savage and cruel, fierce
truculent
to introduce gradually
insinuate
special honor or respect shown or expressed publicly
homage
a decline viewed in dissapointing contrast to preveious events
anticlimax
direct contrast opposition, direct opposite
antithesis
to accumulate, to collect in mass amounts
amass
a wierd mix/sound of 2 words
spoonerism
to twist or squirm
writhe
overfullness, abundance
plethora
an ungreatful person
ingrate
a level of command, athority, or rank
echelon
predetermined
predispose
a horn containing food, usually fruit and veggies
cornucopia
with great speed, rapidly
posthaste
a small bar, tavern or night club
bistro
unpleasently loud or noisy
blatant
a wrongdoer or offender, a villain
miscreant
to talk idly, babble
prattle
an often temporary associate for convience
bedfellow
being both pertinint and fitting
germane
a homeless or foresaken child
waif
the medieval system of knighthood, qualities such as bravery and honor
chivalry
eaisly nauseated or sickened
squeamish
to make a continues low dull humming sound
drone
a fast, lightly armed warship smaller than a destroyer
corvette
a very large city
megalopolis
to be concerned with insignificant details
nitpick
an appetizer server before a meal
hors doeuvre
given to or marked by joking
jocular
a wicked schemeing women
jezebel
being first in time, original, or basic needs
primal
suggestive of or bordering on indelicacy or improprioty
risque
to name one by one
enumerate
a hand operated or power driven aparatus for weaving, moving
loom
slender in figure
svelte
expressed in few words
succinct
a burden, responsibilty
onus
fearless, dauntless
intrepid
division into 2 parts, kinds; sub division in to halves or pairs
dichotomy
a series or group pf 3 plays, novels, or operas
trilogy
a stain in ones reputation, a mark on the skin
stigma
a street, lane; closed at one end
culdesac
heroic exploits
saga
a pharmacist liscensed to fill prescriptions
apothecary
a fictional prose naration that is longer and more complex than a story
novella
to purify esp. of sin, guilt
purge
the act of carrying, carriage
portage
a monster in fairy tales and popular legend usually a hidious giant
ogre
one of the mongol conquerers of india who established an empire
mogul
a loyal advisor entrusted with the care and education of someone
mentor
a stately monument oftenly architectually designed
mausoleum
a women holding a position analagous to that of a patrion
matriarch
a hereditary social group limited to persons of the same race
caste