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escritoire
noun

ěs'krĭ-twär

writing table; desk
bowler hat
noun

a felt hat that is round and hard with a narrow brim
settee
(sě-tē')

noun

a seat for two or more persons, having a back and usually arms, and often upholstered.
jilt
–verb (used with object)

1. to reject or cast aside (a lover or sweetheart), esp. abruptly or unfeelingly.
snog
verb


to kiss and cuddle
loden
noun

1. a thick, heavily fulled, waterproof fabric, used in coats and jackets for cold climates.

2. Also called loden green. the deep olive-green color of this fabric.
lineal
–adjective

1. being in the direct line of succession, as a descendant or ancestor

2. linear.
beleaguered
verb

1. To harass; beset()

We are beleaguered by problems.

2. To surround with troops; besiege.
()beset
1. to attack on all sides; assail; harass: to be beset by enemies; beset by difficulties.

2. to surround; hem in: a village beset on all sides by dense forest
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3. to set or place upon; bestud: a gold bracelet beset with jewels.
snooker
verb

Slang. to deceive, cheat, or dupe: to be snookered by a mail order company.
loden
noun lōd'n

1. a thick, heavy, waterproof fabric, used in coats and jackets for cold climates.

2. Also called loden green. the deep olive-green color of this fabric.
lineal
–adjective

1. being in the direct line, as a descendant or ancestor, or in a direct line, as descent or succession.

2. of or transmitted by lineal descent.

3. linear.
beleaguered
verb

1. To harass; beset:
We are beleaguered by problems.

2. To surround with troops; besiege.
snooker
verb

Slang. to deceive, cheat, or dupe: to be snookered by a mail order company.
garb
noun

1. A distinctive style or form of clothing; dress: clerical garb.

2 An outward appearance; a guise: presented their radical ideas in the garb of moderation
coiffure
kwah-fyoor

–noun

1. a style of arranging or combing the hair.

2. a head covering; headdress.
dragnet
–noun

1. a net to be drawn along the bottom of a river, pond, etc., or along the ground, to catch fish, small game, etc.

2. a system or network for finding or catching someone, as a criminal wanted by the police.
wildcatter
–noun

1. an oil prospector.

2. a person who promotes risky or unsound business ventures.

3. a person who participates in a wildcat strike.
ensconced
transitive verb

1. to settle securely or snugly:
I found her in the library, ensconced in an armchair.

2. to cover or shelter; hide securely:
He ensconced himself in the closet in order to eavesdrop.
barmy
adj.

1. Full of barm(); foamy.

2. Eccentric; daft().
() barm

n. The yeasty foam that rises to the surface of fermenting malt liquors.

()daft adj

1. senseless, stupid, or foolish.

2. insane; crazy.

3. Scot. merry; playful; frolicsome.
retinue
–noun

a body of retainers() in attendance upon an important personage; suite.
() retainers:
- employees, especially life-long employees
- servants, especially of an important person
smock
noun

a loose, lightweight overgarment worn to protect the clothing while working.
pedantic
adj.

1. Characterized by a narrow, often ostentatious concern for book learning and formal rules:

a pedantic attention to details.

2. overly concerned with minute details or formalisms, esp. in teaching.
grit
–noun

1. abrasive particles or granules, as of sand or other small, coarse impurities found in the air, food, water, etc.

2. firmness of character; indomitable spirit; pluck:
She has a reputation for grit and common sense.
swath
noun

1. the space covered by the stroke of a scythe or the cut of a mowing machine.

2. a strip, belt, or long and relatively narrow extent of anything.
cut a swath
to make a pretentious display; attract notice:

The new doctor cut a swath in the small community.
lithe
adj.

(līth)

bending readily; pliant; limber; supple; flexible: the lithe body of a ballerina.
limber
adj.

–adjective

characterized by ease in bending the body; supple; lithe.

bending readily; flexible; pliant
preternatural
–adjective

1. out of the ordinary course of nature; exceptional or abnormal:

preternatural powers.

2. outside of nature; supernatural.
ornery
adj.

1. ugly and unpleasant in disposition or temper:
No one can get along with my ornery cousin.

2. stubborn:
I can't do a thing with that ornery mule.
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3. low or vile; inferior or common; ordinary.
hangdog
–adjective

1. browbeaten; defeated; intimidated; abject():
He always went about with a hangdog look.

2. shamefaced; guilty:
He sneaked out of the room with a hangdog expression.

3. suitable to a degraded or contemptible person; sneaky; furtive.
browbeaten ()
verb
to intimidate by overbearing looks or words; bully:
They browbeat him into agreeing.

abject ()
–adjective
1. utterly hopeless, miserable, humiliating, or wretched:
abject poverty.

2. contemptible; despicable; base-spirited:
an abject coward.

3. shamelessly servile; slavish (slā'vĭsh) .
paddock
–noun

1. a small, usually enclosed field near a stable or barn for pasturing or exercising animals.

2. the enclosure in which horses are saddled and mounted before a race.

3. Australian. any enclosed field or pasture
poky
–adjective Informal.

(pō'kē)

1. puttering(); slow; dull:
poky drivers.

2. (of a place) small and cramped:
a poky little room.

3. (of dress) dowdy()
() puttering
verb
To occupy oneself in an aimless or ineffective manner.

()dowdy
1. not stylish; drab(); old-fashioned:
Why do you always wear those dowdy old dresses?

2. not neat or tidy; shabby.

()drab
–adjective
1. dull; cheerless; lacking in spirit, brightness, etc.

2. having the color drab: dull gray; dull brownish or yellowish gray.
muck out
verb

To clear dung from (a farm building, etc) or clear dung from the stall, etc of (animals).
appellation
verb

noun

1. a name, title, or designation.

2. the act of naming.
pliable
–adjective

1. bending readily; flexible; supple; adaptable:
She manipulated the pliant clay.

2. easily influenced; yielding to others; compliant:
He has a pliant nature.