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rueful

p.1 "Turjan gazed with rueful vexation"
rueful
One entry found for rueful.
Main Entry: rue·ful
Pronunciation: 'rü-f&l
Function: adjective
1 : exciting pity or sympathy : PITIABLE <rueful squalid poverty... by every wayside -- John Morley>
2 : MOURNFUL, REGRETFUL <troubled her with a rueful disquiet -- W. M. Thackeray>
- rue·ful·ly /-f&-lE/ adverb
- rue·ful·ness noun
spindly

"a great head on a small spindly body, with weak rheumy eyes and a flabby button of a nose"
Pronunciation: 'spin(d)-lE, 'spin-d&l-E
Function: adjective
Inflected Form(s): spin·dli·er; -est
1 : of a disproportionately tall or long and thin appearance that often suggests physical weakness <spindly legs>
2 : frail or flimsy in appearance or structure
rheumy


"a great head on a small spindly body, with weak rheumy eyes and a flabby button of a nose"
rheum
One entry found for rheum.
Main Entry: rheum
Pronunciation: 'rüm
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English reume, from Middle French, from Latin rheuma, from Greek, literally, flow, flux, from rhein to flow -- more at STREAM
1 : a watery discharge from the mucous membranes especially of the eyes or nose
2 archaic : TEARS
- rheumy /'rü-mE/ adjective
flabby


"a great head on a small spindly body, with weak rheumy eyes and a flabby button of a nose"
Pronunciation: 'fla-bE
Function: adjective
Inflected Form(s): flab·bi·er; -est
Etymology: alteration of flappy
1 : lacking resilience or firmness : FLACCID
2 : weak and ineffective : FEEBLE
- flab·bi·ly /'fla-b&-lE/ adverb
- flab·bi·ness /'fla-bE-n&s/ noun
pap

"Turjan stood up, found a bowl of pap"
1. Main Entry: 1pap
Pronunciation: 'pap
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English pappe; of imitative origin
1 chiefly dialect : NIPPLE, TEAT
2 : something shaped like a nipple

2. Main Entry: 2pap
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English
1 : a soft food for infants or invalids
2 : political patronage
3 : something lacking solid value or substance

3. Main Entry: Pap smear
Pronunciation: 'pap-
Function: noun
Etymology: George N. Papanicolaou died 1962 American medical scientist
: a method for the early detection of uterine cancer that involves the staining of exfoliated cells using a special technique which differentiates diseased tissue -- called also Papanicolaou smear, Papanicolaou test, Pap test