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alacrity
cheerful readiness
take a lakh rupees with alacrity
chicanery
trickery
chicken tikki
discordant
conflicting, dissonant or harsh in sound
dis-chord
ennui
dissatisfaction resulting from boredom
anything new Idya?
exculpate
exonerate, clear of blame
ex-culprit, not anymore
exigent
urgent, requiring immediate action or attention
run to gents room
filibuster
long speech to delay legislative action
busted me with his filosophy
ingenuous
artless, lacking sophistication
chiku bukku engine
inured
accustomed to accepting something undesirable
inured to the injury
nebulous
vague, cloudy, lacking clearly defined form
no bulls's eye
neologism
creation or use of new words or senses
new logism(new word)
obviate
to anticipate and make unnecessary
ab tho prevent
onerous
troubling, burdensome
oh my nervous system
parody
humourous imitation intended for comic effect
paaru rowdy
prattle
babble meaninglessly
plus rattle
prescience
foreknowledge of events
pre omniscience
solicitous
concerned and attentive, eager
so liking to
truculent
fierce and cruel, eager to fight, deadly
truck went
BUCOLIC
(adj)rustic, pastoral, characteristic of rural areas and their inhabitants
Rustic brocolli
CANONICAL
(adj) following accepted/traditional standards
Canon when i call
FACETIOUS
(adj)humorous, playful
tissues on the face
FULMINATE
(verb) attack loudly, denounce
foul mouth
HYPERBOLE
(noun) exaggerated statement
Hyper bol
PAEAN
(noun) song or hymn of praise or thanksgiving
pray and sing
PENURIOUS
(adj) penny-pinching, stingy
Penny curious
PERFIDY
(noun) intentional breach of faith
per fidelity?
PERNICIOUS
(adj) harmful, potentially causing death
Per noxious
PERSPICACIOUS
(adj) shrewd, perceptive, having keen discernment
Eh she is a purse picker!
PRECIPITATE
(adj) acting with excessive haste or impulse
Ate before making the recipe
PRECIPITATE
(verb) cause or happen before anticipated or required
Pre, sipped and ate
RECANT
(verb) to withdraw, take back
Take the can back
REDOUBTABLE
(adj) awe-inspiring, worthy of honour
Red&White able
SORDID, SQUALID
(adj) characterized by filth, grime, squalor
Soro dindu, dirty qualis
STOIC
(adj)indifferent to pleasure and pain
stable always
STYMIE
(verb) to block, thwart
stop tying me
SUPPLANT
(verb) take place of, supersede
Plant your foot up there
TORPID
(adj) lethargic, sluggish
torpid tortoise
VERACITY
(noun) truthfulness, honesty
very actless
VILIFY
(verb) defame
villain-fy
VIRULENT
(adj) extremely harmful, bitterly hostile
Viru the serpent
burgeon
(verb) grow rapidly, flourish
bulge on
cogent
(adj) having the power to compel, convincing
convincing gent
complaisance
(noun) disposition to please or comply, affability
complan boy
contrite
(adj) remorseful, seeking forgiveness
couldn't i do it right :-(
demur
(verb)to oppose, question
dai maar..
didactic
(adj) intended to instruct or teach
did ya tick?
ebullience
(noun) quality of lively expression of thoughts or feelings
brilliant expression
elegy
(noun) sorrowful poem lamenting the dead
no u eulogy
emollient
(adj) soothing to the skin, making less harsh
make better molly
esoteric
(adj) designed for/understood by a small group
be secretive
fallacy
(noun) false or mistaken belief
false-acy
heretical
(adj) violating accepted dogma or convention
tickle me here
impecunious
(adj) lacking funds
inme paisa kyu nahi hain
paleontology
study of prehistoric life or fossils
past leo
palimpsest
parchment used for second time when original writing has been erased
limp paper
pall
grow tiresome
pall the pal
pallet
small poor bed
don't let pal sleep on pallet
palliate
ease the pain, alleviate
bali ate and felt better
pallid
pale, wan
he looks like a paal lid
pan
criticize severely
hit with pan
pander
cater to low desires of others
under the pants
panegyric
formal praise
no pan, but eulogy
paragon
model of perfection
she hit him with paragon slippers - paragon of bravery
parquet
flooring with wooden strips in a mosaic fashion
park has parka
patina
green crust on old bronze works
patti na?
patois
local dialect
paat ois
patrician
noble, aristocratic
patricia is patrician
pejorative
negative in connotation, having belittling effect
jore aetu
penumbra
partial shadow during eclipse
peregrination
journey on foot
whole nation on paidal
peremptory
demanding, leaving no choice
preempt something cause another this is peremptory
perigee
point on moon's orbit nearest to earth
peripatetic
moving, walking about
walking periappa
peroration
conclusion of oration
per-oration
perpetrate
commit an offense
he sold her at puppet's rate
personable
attractive
able persona
perspicuity
clearness of expression
pert
impertinent, forward
prat is pert
pertinacious
stubborn, persistant
pestilential
causing plague, baneful
lend a pest
pestle
tool used for mashing/grinding
pisku
petrify
turn to stone
petulant
touchy, peevish
aunt petunia
pharisaical
self righteous, hypocritical
pharisee
philanderer
flirt
jk
PHILISTINE
UNCULTURED PERSON INTERESTED IN MATERIAL GAIN
LIKES TO LIST ALL HIS PROPERTY
PHILOLOGY
STUDY OF LANGUAGE OR WORDS
PHIL IS ENGLISH
PHYLUM
MAJOR CLASSIFICATION, CATEGORY BELOW KINGDOM AND ABOVE CLASS
FILE EVERYTHING INTO DIFFERENT CATEGORIES
PHYSIOGNOMY
FACE, STUDY OF CHARACTER FROM FACE
HIS FACE IS LIKE A GNOME
PIEBALD
OF DIFFERENT COLORS
BALD EAGLE HAS DIFFERENT COLORS
PIED
VARIEGATED(MULTI-COLORED)
DYE THE PIE
PILLAGE
(VERB) PLUNDER
SPILLAGE
PILLORY
(VERB)PUNISH BY PLACING IN A WOODEN FRAME, SUBJECT TO REBUKE OR CRITICISM
STAND AGAINST THE PILLAR
PINION
(VERB) RESTRAIN
PINION RIDER PINIONS FROM DRIVING
PIQUANT
(ADJ) PLEASANTLY STIMULATING, SPICY
PICK YOUR TASTE BUDS
PISCATORIAL
(ADJ)PERTAINING TO FISH
FISH KATORI
PLAUDIT
(NOUN) ENTHUSIASTIC APPROVAL, ROUND OF APPLAUSE
APPLAUD IT
PLENARY
(ADJ)COMPLETE, FULL
PLAIN FULL OF NARIS
PLENITUDE
COMPLETENESS, ABUNDANCE
PLENARITUDE
POLEMIC
(NOUN) CONTROVERSY
OF TWO OPP POLES
POLEMICAL
(ADJ)AGGRESSIVE IN VERBAL ATTACKS, DISPUTATIOUS
POLITIC
(ADJ) WELL DEVISED
POLITICS
POLITY
(NOUN) FORM OF GOVT OF STATE OR NATION
PLOYGLOT
(NOUN) ONE WHO KNOWS MANY LANGUAGES
PLOY- GUJJU GULTU
PONTIFICAL
(ADJ) OF BISHOP OR POPE, POMPOUS, PRETENTIOUS
BISHOP WITH A POINTY HAT
PORTEND
(VERB) FORETELL, PRESAGE
PORT KE END ME KYA HAI?
PORTENT
(NOUN) SIGN, OMEN
PORTLY
(ADJ) STOUT, CORPOUS
POT BELLY
POTENTATE
(NOUN) MONARCH, SOVEREIGN
THE POTENT ATE
POULTICE
(NOUN) SOOTHING AGENT APPLIED ON INFLAMED PARTS OF BODY
BOWL OF ICE
PRATE
(VERB) TALK MEANINGLESSLY, BOAST IDLY
PRECIPITUOUS
(ADJ) STEEP, OVERHASTY
PREFATORY
(ADJ) INTRODUCTORY
BEFORE YOU ARE FATED TO LISTEN
PREHENSILE
(ADJ) CAPABLE OF GRASPING OR HOLDING
CATCH ALL THE HENS
PRELATE
(NOUN)CHURCH DIGNITARY
THEY ARE PRETTY LATE!
PREPOSTEROUS
(ADJ) ABSURD, RIDICULOUS
PRE-POST ERA. CAN YOU EVEN IMAGINE THAT?
PRIMOGENITURE
(NOUN) SENIORITY BY BIRTH
PRIMA- GENI
PRIMORDIAL
(ADJ) OCCURRING IN THE BEGINNING OF TIME
PRIME TIME ORDEAL
PRISTINE
(ADJ) PRIMITIVE
CHRISTINE IS VERY PRISTINE
PRIVATION
(NOUN) HARDSHIP
PRIVATION TO SCRATCH YOUR PRIVATE
PROCLIVITY
(NOUN) NATURAL INCLINATION
NATURAL INCLINATION TO SEE THE CLEAVAGE
PROFANE
(VERB) VIOLATE, DESECRATE
PROFLIGATE
(ADJ) WASTEFUL, DISSIPATED
ALL STUDENTS LEFT THE PROF AND WENT TO THE GATE
PROLETARIAN
(NOUN) BLUE COLLARED WORKER
LATRINE WORKER
PROLIXITY
(NOUN) VERBOSITY
LEXICON
PROMONTORY
(N) HEADLAND
MONTESSORI ON THE CLIFF
PROMULGATE
(V) ANNOUNCE, PUBLISH OFFICIALLY
MULLU SHOUTING AT THE GATE
PROPENSITY
(N) NATURAL INCLINATION
I LIKE THAT CITY
PROPHYLACTIC
(A) USED TO PREVENT A DISEASE
PROPHYLAXIS
PROPINQUITY
(N) KINSHIP, NEARNESS
TELL HIM YOU LIKE PINK
proscenium
(n) part of stage in front of the curtain
pro-scene
proselytize
(v) convert one to another faith
come i'll make you elite
pugilist
(b) boxer
i'll make your nose like that of a pug
pugnacity
(n) combativeness
puissant
(adj) powerful
pussy is powerful than an ant
pulchritude
(n) beauty
mallika sherawat
pummel
(v) punch with fists
bamma dummamma
punctilious
(adj) giving attention to minor details
little punc is very meticulous
punitive
(adj) punishing
puny
(adj) insignificant
pony
pyromaniac
(n) one who has an insane desire to set things on fire
quaff
(v) drink with zest
quagmire
(n) soft land, difficult situation
mire is soft
quandary
(n) dilemma
kounsi daari?
quarantine
(n) isolation to prevent spread of infection
warranty your recovery when in quarantine
GROTTO
(N) SMALL CAVERN
ROTTY GUHE
GROVEL
(V) CREEP ON GROUND, REMAIN PROSTRATE
GO LOW IN A GROVE
GUSTATORY
(ADJ) AFFECTING THE SENSE OF TASTE
GUS-TASTORY
GUY
(N) CABLE OR CHAIN ATTACHED TO SOMETHING THAT NEEDS TO BE STEADIED
GYROSCOPE
(N) APPARATUS USED TO MAINTAIN BALANCE, ASCERTAIN DIRECTION
ROTATING GYROSCOPE
HACKLES
(N) HAIR ON NECK AND BACK OF DOG
NECKLES!
hirsute
(adj) hairy, having lot of hair
her suite has a lot of hair from his
hoary
(adj) white with age
hoary hair
holster
(n) leather purse to hold purse
holster on hipster
homeostasis
(n) tendency of an organism to maintain internal balance
homeo-stable
horde
(n) crowd, swarm
hoard into a horde
hortatory
(adj) encouraging
touched my heart
hovel
(n) shack
oh well here!
hubris
(n) arrogance
if you have hubris you'll go into debris
hummock
(n) small hill, hillock
hammock on a hummock
humus
(n) soil formed by vegetable decay
humid mud
hurtle
(v) rush, move with great speed
turtle does not hurtle
hypochondriac
(adj) excessively worried about one's health
mytochondriA
ichthyology
(n) study of fish
ice
idyllic
(adj) simple and care free
i love idly
idyll
(n) poem idealizing rural life
idlis
imbue
(v) saturate, soak thoroughly
in saku bidu
inviduous
(adj) designed to cause ill will or envy
vidya
jabber
(v) chatter rapidly
blabber
jingoist
(n) extremely patriotic
jingo jeet singh - navy officer
jurisprudence
(n) science of law
jury - prudence
salacious
(adj) lustful
sala - he is so lustful
salubrious
(adj) healthful
so lubrious
sanctimonious
(adj) ostentatiously and hypocritically devout
sancti - money - ous
sanguinary
(adj) bloody, with bloodshed
sanguine - nari
saturnine
(adj) gloomy, morose
saturn - ninth planet
satyr
(n) cunning person, lecher
half satan - half martyr
saunter
(v) stroll
sonta tirigskond nadi
scabbard
(n) case for sword, sheath
hide the sword in the scrabble board
scad
(n) great quantity
cads
schism
(n) division into factions
isms
scintilla
(n) least bit
like iota;
not even a scintilla of effort;
kinchittu illa
scourge
(v) lash, whip
uncle scrooge will scrouge
scurrilous
(v) indecent, obscene
indecent rat scurrying
scuttle
(v) sink the ship by cutting holes in the hull
seamy
(adj) unwholesome
seema is not seamy
secession
(n) withdrawal
recession
sedition
(n) rebellion
fight coz the edition was not proper
sedulous
(adj) diligent
can't seduce a sedulous person
seedy
(adj) run-down, decrepit, with seeds
shady
seine
(n) net for fish
seive
seminal
(adj) of semen or seed, basis for future development
semi - naal today
sententious
(adj) terse
not much sentence
sentient
(adj) sensitive
senti
sepulcher
(n) tomb
kon saep pankonta
sequester
(v) isolate, retire from public life
seek western
serrated
(adj) saw tooth edged
errated
shyster
(n) lawyer using questionable methods
shy - ster
sibylline
(adj) prophetic
sibyll - lady prophet; sibling
sidereal
(adj) related to the stars
real from side
simian
(adj) monkey like
simi garewal
simper
(v) smirk
dimple when you simper
sinecure
(n) high paying job with no responsibility
just sign
sinuous
(adj) twisting, not morally honest
sin-uous
skiff
(n) small sail boat
she wore a skirt and ran away in a skiff
skinflint
(n) miser, stingy
skin - flint
skirmish
(n) minor fight, minor battle in war
skirt fight
skittish
(adj) capricious
skirtish
slapdash
(adj) haphazard
slap and dash
sleeper
(n) person who achieves unexpected success
sleeps all the while
slew
(n) great deal
slew of errands
slipshod
(adj) slovenly, careless, sloppy, shabby
shabby - slips always
slough
(v) cut off, shed skin
opp of plough
smattering
(n) little knowledge
cannot shatter with smattering
smolder
(v) burn without flame, be in a suppressed state
smoldering anger;
solder by smoldering
snicker
(n) half suppressed laugh
snicker in knickers
snivel
(v) run at the nose, complain, whine
nivi
solecism
(n) construction with incorrect grammar
so less ism
somnambulist
sleep walker
ambulance
somnolent
half asleep
somnambulist
sophist
teacher of philosophy
sophias
spate
sudden rush
spate of accidents
spawn
lay eggs
spawn a series of children
specious
(adj) seemingly reasonable but incorrect
sophistry
spry
(adj) active, nimble esp of old age
drink sprite, become spry
squabble
(n) minor fight, spat
squat
(adj) stocky
squatty hobbits squat on the floor
staccato
(adj) marked by abrupt sharp sound
staccato speech, stuck-at-o
staid
(adj) serious, sedate
he was staid coz he stayed
stanch, stem
(v) stop the flow of
stanch the wound, stand!
steep
(v) soak, saturate
seep
stentorian
(adj) extremely loud (of the voice)
stunt orian
stickler
(n) perfectionist, insistant on something
stickler for accuracy
stilted
(adj) bombastic, pompous
tilted s
stint
(v) set limits in number
stipple
(v) paint with dots or short strokes
stipple the nipple
stockade
(n) wooden enclosure, defensive barrier
stockade for the horses
stodgy
(adj) boringly conservative
not dodgy
stolid
(adj) stoic
stratagem
clever wicked plan
stratagy
stratified
(adj) classified into sections
stratum - layer
striated
(adj) marked with parallel grooves
stripated
stricture
(n) severe adverse criticism
strict - lecture
strident
(adj) harsh and loud
trident - sound
strident cry
stultify
(v) cause to appear stupid, hinder
stultify your brain;
ultify
stygian
(adj) gloomy, deathly
sty - giant
subaltern
(adj) subordinate
sub - aLu
suborn
(v) persuade to act unlawfully
godfather
supererogatory
(adj) superfluous
super go
suture
(n) stitches around a wound
stiture
swarthy
(adj) dark, dusky
swathy is swarthy
swathe
(v) wrap around
bathe and swathe a towel
swelter
(v) suffer from oppressive heat
no sweater
sybarite
(n) lover of luxury
syberian
sylvan
(adj) rural, rustic
sylvan goes in a caravan
talon
(n) claw of a bird
vulture took the tampon with the talon
duress
(n) forcible restraint, unlawfully
promise made under duress..
durex mattress
ebb
(v) recede, lessen
edify
(v) correct morally
edifice - moral statue
efface
(v) rub out
erase
effete
(adj) worn out, exhausted
exhausted after a feat
effluvium
(n) noxious smell
flourine
egregious
(adj) conspicuously bad, notorious
gregarious but egregious liar
egress
(n) exit
where's the rest room? at the exit
ellipsis
(n) omission of words from text
slipsis
elysian
(adj) relating to paradise, blissful
venetian blinds are elysian
emaciated
(adj) thin and wasted
mashed
emancipate
(v) set free
man free-pate
embargo
(n) bar on commerce or other activity
bar on ember
embroil
(v) throw into confusion
emetic
(adj) substance causing vomiting
makes me tick/puke
emolument
(n) salary, compensation
maal
enclave
(n) territory within an alien land
cave in alien land
encomiastic, encomium
eulogy
come
encumber
(v) burden
cucumber does not encumber you
ensconce
(v) settle comfortable
ensconce kids in the playhome
Laity
laypersons
lancert
small surgical tool for making incisions
larceny
Theft
Larder
Pantry
Largress
Generous gift
Lectern
Reading desk
Legerdemain
Sleight of hand
Libel
Defamatory statement
Libertine
Debauched person
Libretto
Text of an opera
Licentious(
adj.amoral
lien
legal claim on property
ligneous
adj.like wood
liteny
supplicatory prayer
litotes
understatement for emphasis
lode
metal-bearing vein
lurid
adj.wild;sensational
macerate
soften by soaling in liquid
machiavellian
adj.crafty
machinations
evil schemes for plots
maculated
adj.spotted
madrigal
pastoral song
magniloquent
adj.boastful
malaise
uneasiness
Malediction
N.Curse
Malfeasance
N.wrongdoing
Manacle
V.restrain
Mangy
ADJ. shabby
Manumit
V. emancipate
Maritime
ADJ. bordering on the sea
Masticate
V. chew
Maudlin
ADJ. effusively sentimental
Maul
V. handle roughly
Mausoleum
N. monumental tomb
His body was placed in the family mausoleum
Melee
N. flight
Menagerie
N. collection of wild animals
Meretricious
ADJ. flashy
Mete
V. measure
Miasma
N. swamp gas; pervasive corrupting influence
Minatory
ADJ. menacing; threatening
Minutiae
N. petty details
Ensconce
V. settle comfortably
Eon
N. long period of time; an age
Epaulet
N. Ornament worn on the shoulder
Epistemologist
N. philosopher who studies the nature of knowledge
Equable
ADJ. tranquil; steady; uniform
Equestrain
N. rider on horseback
Equine
ADJ. resembling a horse
Eugenic
ADJ. pertaining to the improvement of race
Evince
V. show clearly
Excoriate
V. scold with biting harshness
Execrable
ADJ.very bad
Execrate
V. curse
Exiguous
ADJ. small; minute
Expansive
ADJ. outgoing and sociable; broad and extensive
Expletive
N. interjection; profane oath
Explicate
V. explain; interpret
Exploit
N. deed or action, particularly a great deed
Expository
ADJ. explanatory; serving to explain
Expostulation
N. protest; remonstrance
Expropriate
V. take possession of
Extort
V. wring from; get money by threats
Extraneous
ADJ. not essential; superfluous
Extricate
V. free; disentangle
Extrude
V. force or push out
Facile
ADJ. easily accomplished; ready or fluent
Factitious
ADJ.
Factotum
N. handyman; person who deals all kinds of work
Bluster
V.blow in heavy gusts; threaten emptily
Boorish
ADJ. rude; insensitive
Bouillon
N. clear beef soup
Bowdlerize
V. expurgate
Brindled
ADJ. tawny or grayish with streaks or spots
Browbeat
V. bully; intimidate
Buccaneer
N. pirate
Bugaboo
N. bugbear; object of baseless terror
Bungle
V. mismanage; blunder
Burlesque
V. give an imitation that ridicules
Cabal
N. small group of persons secretly united to promote their own interests
Cadence
N. rhythmic rise and fall(of words or sounds); beat
Caldron
N. large kettle
Callow
ADJ. youthful; immature; inexperienced
Calumny
N. malicious misrepresentation; slander
Canard
N. unfounded rumor; exaggerated report
Cantankerous
ADJ. ill-humored; irritable
Cantata
N. story set to music,to be sung by a chorus
Canto
N. division of long poem
Carafe
N. glass water bottle; decanter
Carapace
N. shell covering the back(of a turtle, crab,etc)
Careen
V. lurch; sway from side to side
Carillon
N. a set of bells capable of being played
Carrion
N. rotting flesh of a dead body
Catechism
N. book for a religious instruction; instruction by question and answer
Caucus
N. private meeting of members of a party to select officers or determine policy
Caulk
V. to make watertight(by plugging seams)
Cauterize
V. burn with hot iron or caustic
Cavalcade
N. procession; parade
Chase
V. ornament a metal surface by indenting
Cherubic
ADJ. angelic; innocent-looking
Chortle
V. chuckle with delight
Clangor
N. loud, resounding noise
Clapper
N. striker(tongue) of a bell
Clarion
ADJ. shrill, trumpetlike sound
Clavicle
N. collarbone
Clime
N. region; climate
Cloister
N. monastery or convent
Cloying
ADJ. distasteful(because excessive); excessively sweet or sentimental
Coda
N. concluding section of a musical or literary composition
Codicil
N. supplement to the body of a will
Coeval
ADJ. living at the same time as; contemporary
Cog
N. tooth projecting from a wheel
Cohorts
N. harmed band
Coiffure
N. hairstyle
Colander
N. utensils with perforated bottle used for straining
collation
n. a light meal
college function
colloquy
n. informal discussion
soliloquy
collusion
n. conspiring in a fraudulent scheme
kalla yojane
comestible
adj. fit to be eaten
commandeer
n. take for public use
police commandeered the car
commiserate
v. express sympathy for
compendium
n. brief comprehensive summary
end of composition
complicity
n. participation, involvement
simplicity to reveal the complicity in crime
concerted
adj. with mutual consent, working together
concerted efforts
conclave
n. private meeting
meeting in a cave
concord
n. harmony, accord
opp X discord
condign
adj. adequate, well deserved(punishment)
conduit
n. aqueduct, passageway for fluids
condom went through the conduit
conflagration
n. great fire
confluence
n. flowing together, crowd
confluence of rivers
conglomeration
n. mass of material sticking together
conjugal
adj. pertaining to marriage
conjugal bliss;
jugalbandhi
conjure
v. summon a devil, imagine or invent
conjure a devil
connubial
adj. of marriage
connubial bliss;
new bees
consanguinity
n. kinship
prove your consanguinity with the estate;
sangha
conscript
n. draftee, person forced into military service
draft the script
consternation
n. great shock, dismay
stern person scorning
contagion
n. infection
contagious
continence
n. self restraint, sexual chastity
continents' convents practice continence
contraband
n. illegal trade
contraceptive band
contravene
v. oppose, violate, contradict
use contraceptive against advice
contumacious
adj. disobedient, resisting authority
can't amma
contusion
n. bruise
blood oozing out of contusion
copious
adj. plentiful
copier produces copious copies
cordon
n. extended line of men or fortification to prevent access or egress
police cordoned the crowd
cornice
n. projecting molding on building
cornice in the corner
cornucopia
n. symbol of abundance
copious corn;
cornucopia of information
coterie
n. group that meets socially, select circle
coterie meet in the cote
coup
n. highly successful action or sudden attack
ladies' coup
covenant
n. agreement
cova nandu
covert
adj. secret, hidden
covetous
adj. greedy, avaricious
cow
v. terrorize, intimidate
cower
v. cringe, shrink with fear
cower and cover
coy
adj. shy(flirtatiously)
coy smile
cozen
v. cheat, swindle, hoodwink
cozen when cozy
crabbed
adj. sour, peevish
the crab soup is so sour
crass
adj. very unrefined
grass is crass
craven
adj. cowardly
she craves for it but is too craven to ask for it
crescendo
n. increase in volume or intensity of musical composition
ascendo
cringe
v. shake with fear
cower
crone
n. hag, ugly old woman
crone is crooning
crotchety
adj. eccentric, odd
crotchety old man thinks he can make crochet with tea
cull
v. pick out the weakest to destroy
pull the kalla
culvert
n. artificial channel for water
divert water in the culvert
curmudgeon
n. churlish bad tempered person
karma jergu
dapper
adj. neat and trim
baby is dapper after changing diaper
dappled
adj. spotted
apple is dapple
daub
v. smear with paint
daubed some color
d´ebˆacle
n. sudden disastrous downfall, disaster
opp X pinnacle
decapitate
v. behead
she decapitated when he came to capitulate
gainsay
v. deny
gain to say and then deny
gall
v. annoy, chafe
n. bitterness, nerve
ball,
call and gall
galleon
v. large sailing ship
galleon sails on gallons of water
gambit
n. opening in chess where a pawn is sacrificed
gambol
v. leap playfully, skip about
opp is plod
gastronomy
n. art science of preparing and serving good food
gas
gaunt
adj. lean and angular, barren
gaunt face;
cheeks are gone
gavel
n. hammering tool
judge banged her gavel
gentry
n. people of standing, just below nobility
gents trying to stand and do
genuflect
v. kneel in worship
girth
n. distance around something, circumference
gloss over
v. explain away with the intention of hiding faults
glutinous
adj. sticky, viscous
natation
n. swimming
natasha millet
natty
adj. smartly dressed
nati tomato on natty person
nefarious
adj. very wicked
lofarious
nemesis
n. person seeking revenge
na mein sis
neophyte
n. new convert, beginner
nettle
v. irritate, vex
tickle nettle
nicety
n. precision, minute distinction
nice tea done accurately
niggle
v. carp, complain about minor points
niggle is wriggling with minor issues
nostrum
n. questionable medicine
no nostrum under my nostril
nubile
adj. pertaining to marriage
nugatory
adj. trifling, futile
nugatory argument
obdurate
adj. obstinate
obeisance
n. bow
obelisk
n. tall column tapering like a pyramid
obliterate
v. destroy completely
make omelette
oblivion
n. forgetfulness, obscurity
his works fallen into oblivion
obloquy
n. infamy, disgrace
cast obloquy on his fame
obsequious
adj. sycophantic
obsequy
n. funeral ceremony
obsidian
n. black volcanic rock
sediment