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fomites (defn)
plural noun

Any inanimate object, such as a book, money, carpet, etc. that can transmit germs from one person to another.
styptic (defn)
adjective

1. Able to check bleeding, whether by contracting the tissues or by promoting clotting.

2. Tending to contract organic tissues.

noun

A substance that stops bleeding of minor cuts.
Madison Avenue (defn)
adjective

1. Glitzy; insincere; deceptive.

2. Representing values and practices of the advertising and public relations industries.

noun

US advertising industry.
tenderloin (defn)
noun

The part of a city notorious for vice and corruption.
Tin Pan Alley (defn)
noun

Popular music industry; composers, songwriters, and music publishers considered collectively.
Bronx cheer (defn)
noun

1. A rude sound indicating disapproval, made by sticking the tongue partly out between the lips and blowing air out in a simulation of flatulence.

2. Any expression of derision or contempt.
Wall Street (defn)
noun

US financial world.
sounder (defn)
noun

1. A person or thing that makes sound.

2. A group of wild boars.
covey (defn)
noun

1. A small flock of birds such as partridge or quail.

2. A group or a set.
skein (defn)
noun

1. A length of yarn wound around a reel.

2. A flock of geese, ducks, or other similar birds in flight.

3. Something suggesting complex twists and tangles.
bevy (defn)
noun

1. A group of birds or animals, especially larks, quail, or roe buck.

2. A group or collection.
skulk (defn)
verb intr.

1. To hide, evade, or move stealthily.

noun

1. Someone who lies in hiding, evades, or lurks.

2. A pack of foxes.
autonym (defn)
noun

1. A person's own name, as distinguished from a pseudonym.

2. A work published under the real name of the author.
backronym (defn)
noun

A word re-interpreted as an acronym
ananym (defn)
noun

A name formed by reversing letters of another name, often used as a pseudonym.
charactonym (defn)
noun

A name of a fictional character that suggests the personality traits of that character.
aptronym (defn)
noun

a name that's especially suited to one's profession
anonym (defn)
noun

1. A false or assumed name.

2. An anonymous person or book
filemot (defn)
noun, adjective

The color of a dead or faded leaf: dull brown or yellowish brown.
incarnadine (defn)
adjective

Flesh-colored; blood-red.

noun

An incarnadine color.

verb tr.

To make incarnadine.
fuscous (defn)
adjective

Of a brownish-gray color; dusky.
glaucous (defn)
adjective

1. Of a grayish or bluish green or white color.

2. Covered with a powdery coating of such colors, as on grapes, plums, etc.
taupe (defn)
noun

A brownish gray, similar to the color of moleskin.