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Vocabulary – PPT ENGLISH

Palpable,adj
 Capable of being perceived by the senses
or the mind; especially capable of being
handled or touched or felt
 "a barely palpable dust"
Commanding,adj
 Majestic
 ordering
Colossal,adj
 Stupendous
 gigantic
baulk
N
 Something immaterial that interferes with
or delays action or progress
V
 Refuse to comply
ma'am
N
A woman of refinement
macabre
 Adj.
 Shockingly repellent; inspiring horror
 "macabre tales of war and plague in the
Middle ages"; "macabre tortures
conceived by madmen"
macerate
V
 Become soft or separate and disintegrate
as a result of excessive soaking
 "the tissue macerated in the water"
macintosh
N
A lightweight waterproof (usually
rubberized) fabric
macushla
N
 (an Irish term of address expressing
affection) darling
 Ducky-A special loved one
escapade
N
A wild and exciting undertaking (not
necessarily lawful)
 Any carefree episode
madcap
N
A reckless impetuous irresponsible person
 Adj.
 Characterized by undue haste and lack of
thought or deliberation
 "madcap escapades"
maestro
N
 An artist of consummate skill
malfeasance
N
 Wrongful conduct by a public official
mantel
N
 Shelf that projects from wall above
fireplace
mantic
 Adj.
 Resembling or characteristic of a prophet
or prophecy
 "mantic powers"
mantilla
N
A woman's silk or lace *scarf

 *Agarment worn around the head or neck


or shoulders for warmth or decoration

 Scarf-v. Masturbate while strangling


oneself
scarp
N
A long steep slope or cliff at the edge of a
plateau or ridge; usually formed by erosion
 A steep artificial slope in front of a
fortification
scathing
 Adj.
 Marked by harshly abusive criticism
 "his scathing remarks about silly lady
novelists"
scatty
 Adj.
 Lacking sense or discretion
 Lost in thought; showing preoccupation
 "the scatty glancing quality of a
hyperactive but unfocused intelligence"
scend
V
 Rise or heave upward under the influence
of a natural force such as a wave
scissors kick
A kick used in the sidestroke; legs are
brought together in a scissoring motion
scissure
N
A long narrow opening
sclaff
N
A poor golf stroke in which the club head
hits the ground before hitting the ball
V
 Strike (a gold ball) such that the ground is
scraped first
scoff
N
 Showing your contempt by derision
V
 Laugh at with contempt and derision
 flout
scoured
 Adj.
 Worn away as by water or ice or wind
 V
 Examine minutely
 "The police scoured the country for the fugitive“
 Clean with hard rubbing
 "scour the counter tops“
 Rinse, clean, or empty with a liquid
 N
 A place that is scoured (especially by running water)
scourer
N
 Someone who cleanses by scouring
 Someone who travels widely and
energetically
 "he was a scourer of the seven seas"
scrap
 N
 The act of fighting; any contest or struggle
 "the unhappy couple got into a terrible scrap“
 V
 Dispose of (something useless or old)
 "scrap your old computer“
 Have a disagreement over something
 "These two fellows are always scrapping over
something“
 Adj.
 Disposed of as useless
Scrim (screem)
N
A firm open-weave fabric used for a
curtain in the theatre
scrimp
V
 Subsist on a meagre allowance
 "scratch and scrimp"
Subsist
V
 Support oneself
 "Many people in the world have to subsist
on $1 a day"
supine
 Adj.
 Lying face upward
 Offering no resistance
 "No other colony showed such supine,
selfish helplessness in allowing her own
border citizens to be mercilessly harried"
suppose
V
 Expect, believe, or suppose
 Guess
 Say
 Think.
hack
 N
 One who works hard at boring tasks
 A politician who belongs to a small clique that controls a
political party for private rather than public ends
 [N. Amer] A car driven by a person whose job is to take
passengers where they want to go in exchange for
money
 V
 Cut with a hacking tool
 "he hacked with way through the forest“
 Cough spasmodically
hackle
N
 Long slender feather on the necks of e.g.
turkeys and pheasants
V
 Comb with a heckle
haft
N
 The handle of a weapon or tool
hail-fellow
 Adj.
 Heartily friendly and congenial
half-pint
N
 Disparaging term for small people
 shrimp
shrive
V
 Confessto a punishable or reprehensible
deed, usually under pressure
shrug
N
A gesture involving the shoulders
V
 Raise one's shoulders to indicate
indifference or resignation
shrug off
V
 Minimize the importance of, brush aside
 "Jane shrugged off the news that her
stock had fallen 3 points"
shyster
N
Aperson (especially a lawyer or politician)
who uses unscrupulous or unethical
methods
sick joke
N
A joke in bad taste
sift
V
 Move as if through a sieve
 "The soldiers sifted through the woods“
 Separate by passing through a sieve or other
straining device to separate out coarser
elements
 "sift the flour“
 Check and sort carefully
 "sift the information“
 "sift through the job candidates"
sinew
N
 Muscular strength
tendon
A cord or band of inelastic tissue
connecting a muscle with its bony
attachment
 sinew
sinewy
 Adj.
 (ofa person) possessing physical strength
and weight; rugged and powerful
sitcom
N
A situation comedy
sit-down strike
N
A strike in which workers refuse to leave
the workplace until a settlement is reached
sitz bath
N
A bathtub in which your buttocks and hips
are immersed as if you were sitting in a
chair and you bathe in a sitting position
sizzle
V
 Seethe with deep anger or resentment
 "She was sizzling with anger“
 Burn or sear with a sizzling sound
 "The fat sizzled in the pan"
skag
N
 (slang) an unattractive person, usually a
woman
skank
N
 Any substance considered disgustingly
foul or unpleasant
 A rhythmic dance to reggae music
performed by bending forward and
extending the hands while bending the
knees
skanky
 Adj.
 Highlyoffensive; arousing aversion or
disgust
skeen arch
n
 Anarch whose height is less than half its
width
skeet
N
 Thesport of shooting at clay pigeons that
are hurled upward in such a way as to
simulate the flight of a bird
ruminate
V
 Chew the cuds
 "cows ruminate“
 Reflect deeply on a subject
rummage
n
A thorough search for something (often
causing disorder or confusion)
 "he gave the attic a good rummage but
couldn't find his skis“
v
 Search haphazardly
 "We rummaged through the drawers"
blitz
N
A rapid and violent military attack with
intensive aerial bombardment
V
 Attack suddenly and without warning
 "Hitler blitzed Poland"
blob
N
 An indistinct shapeless form
V
 Make a spot or mark onto
fleck
N
A small fragment of something broken off
from the whole
 A small contrasting part of something
 "a fleck of red“
V
 Make a spot or mark onto
fledge
V
 Feed, care for, and rear young birds for
flight
 Decorate with feathers
 "fledge an arrow“
 Grow feathers
 "The young sparrows are fledging already"
tow
n
 The act of hauling something (as a
vehicle) by means of a hitch or rope
v
 Drag behind
nosey
 Adj.
 Offensively curious or inquisitive
prying
N
 Offensive inquisitiveness
 Adj.
 Offensively curious or inquisitive
 "prying eyes“
V
 To move or force, especially in an effort to get
something open
 "The burglar jimmied the lock", "Raccoons
managed to pry the lid off the garbage pail"
pseudonym
N
A fictitious name used when the person
performs a particular social role
punk
N
 An aggressive and violent young criminal
 Material for starting a fire
 Rock music with deliberately offensive
lyrics expressing anger and social
alienation; in part a reaction against
progressive rock
 Adj.
 Of very poor quality
punter
N
 Someone who propels a boat with a pole
 (football) a person who kicks the football
by dropping it from the hands and
contacting it with the foot before it hits the
ground
 Someone who bets
puree
N
 Food prepared by cooking and straining or
processed in a blender
V
 Rub through a strainer or process in an
electric blender
 "puree the vegetables for the baby"
puritan
N
 Adheres to strict religious principles;
opposed to sensual pleasures
 Adj.
 Morally rigorous and strict
 "the puritan work ethic"
eddy
N
A miniature whirlpool or whirlwind resulting
when the current of a fluid doubles back
on itself
V
 Flow in a circular current, of liquids
encumber
V
 Hold back

 Encumbered – adj.
 Loaded to excess or impeded by a heavy load
 "a summer resort...encumbered with great
clapboard-and-stucco hotels"; "a hiker
encumbered with a heavy backpack"; "an
encumbered estate"
encumbrance
N
 Anyobstruction that impedes or is
burdensome
enclave
N
 An enclosed territory that is culturally
distinct from the foreign territory that
surrounds it
endermic
 Adj.
 Actingby absorption through the skin
 "endermic ointment"
ennoble
V
 Give
a title to someone; make someone a
member of the nobility
escrow
N
A written agreement (or property or
money) delivered to a third party or put in
trust by one party to a contract to be
returned after fulfilment of some condition
Strabismus
N
 Abnormal alignment of one or both eyes
esotropia
N
 Strabismusin which one or both eyes turn
inward toward the nose
essayer
N
 One who tries
 Attempter
 trier
trident
N
A spear with three prongs
trig
N
 The mathematics of triangles and
trigonometric functions
 Adj.
 (of persons) neat and smart in
appearance
 "the trig corporal in his jaunty cap"
corporeal
 Adj.
 Having material or physical form or
substance
 "that which is created is of necessity
corporeal and visible and tangible“
 Affecting or characteristic of the body as
opposed to the mind or spirit
 "corporeal suffering"
corpulence
N
 The property of excessive fatness
corpus
N
A collection of writings
 "he edited the Hemingway corpus“
 The main part of an organ or other bodily
structure
corsage
N
 Anarrangement of flowers that is usually
given as a present
coverall
N
Aloose-fitting protective garment that is
worn over other clothing
crank
N
A bad-tempered person
V
 Travel along a zigzag path
cranny
N
A small opening or crevice (especially in a
rock face or wall)
drape
N
 Hanging cloth used as a blind (especially
for a window)
 The manner in which fabric hangs or falls
V
 Arrange in a particular way
 "drape a cloth"
pall
 N
 Hanging cloth used as a blind (especially for a window)
 V
 Become less interesting or attractive
 Cause to lose courage
 Cause to become flat
 "pall the beer“
 Lose strength or effectiveness; become or appear
boring, insipid, or tiresome (to)
 "the course palled on her“
 Get tired of something or somebody
palliate
v
 Lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness
or extent of
 Provide physical relief, as from pain
pallid
 Adj.
 Abnormally deficient in colour as suggesting
physical or emotional distress
 "the pallid face of the invalid"
 (of light) lacking in intensity or brightness; dim or
feeble
 "a pallid sky"; "the pallid stars“
 Lacking in vitality or interest or effectiveness
 "a pallid performance"
indisposition
N
A slight illness
 A certain degree of unwillingness
indispose
V
 Make unwilling
 Cause to feel unwell
 "She was indisposed“
 Make unfit or unsuitable
indite
V
 Produce a literary work
indorsement
 The act of endorsing
 A signature that validates something
sanctum
N
A place of inviolable privacy
 "he withdrew to his sanctum , where the
children could never go“
 A sacred place of pilgrimage
dabble
V
 Dip a foot or hand briefly into a liquid
 Play in or as if in water, as of small
children
dabbled
 Adj.
 Covered patchily; often used in
combination
 "waves dabbled with moonlight“
dabbler
N
 An amateur who engages in an activity
without serious intentions and who
pretends to have knowledge
 sciolist
manger
N
A container (usually in a barn or stable)
from which cattle or horses feed
pin
V
 To hold fast or prevent from moving
"The child was pinned under the fallen tree“
 Attach or fasten with pins
memoirs
 An account of the author's personal
experiences
 autobiography
buzzer
N
 anelectrical device that makes a buzzing
sound as a signal
bust
a piece of sculpture representing the
head, shoulders, and upper chest of a
human body
 the human bosom; esp., the breasts of a
woman
hoyden
a bold, boisterous girl; tomboy
 Spitfire
a person, esp. a woman or girl, who is
easily aroused to violent outbursts of
anger
buddy
a close friend; companion; comrade; esp.,
a comrade in arms
facetious
 Adj.
 joking
or trying to be jocular, esp. at an
inappropriate time
erstwhile
 Adj.
 Belonging to some prior time
 "erstwhile friend“
 Adv.
 At a previous time
 "her erstwhile writing"
pimp
 Pander
 procurer
resurgent
 Adj.
 Rising again as to new life and vigour
 "resurgent nationalism“
 Surging or sweeping back again
surge
n
A large sea wave
V
 Rise and move, as in waves or billows
 "The army surged forward"
wallow
v
 Be ecstatic with joy
 "wallow in your success!"
welter
V
 Toss, roll, or rise and fall in an
uncontrolled way "The shipwrecked
survivors weltered in the sea for hours“
 Roll around, "pigs were wallowing in the
mud“
 Be immersed in "welter in work"
wendy house
n
 Plaything
consisting of a small model of a
house that children can play inside of
wend
v
 Directone's course or way
 "wend your way through the crowds"
whack
n
 The act of hitting vigorously
 "he gave the table a whack“
v
 Hit hard
 "The teacher whacked the boy"
shove
 Push roughly
 "the people pushed and shoved to get in
line"
sheer
v
 Turn sharply; change direction abruptly
 "She sheered her car around the obstacle“
 Adj.
 So thin as to transmit light
 "sheer silk stockings"
stockings
 Close-fitting hosiery to cover the foot and
leg; come in matched pairs (usually used
in the plural)
garter
A band (usually elastic) worn around the
leg to hold up a stocking (or around the
arm to hold up a sleeve)
startle
n
A sudden involuntary movement
v
 Move or jump suddenly, as if in surprise or
alarm
lush
 Characterized by extravagance and
profusion
nagging
 Adj.
 Continuallycomplaining or faultfinding
 "nagging parents“
V
 Bother persistently with trivial complaints
 "She nags her husband all day long"
spank
N ,v
 A slap with the flat of the hand
stiff
n
 An ordinary man
"a lucky stiff"; "a working stiff“
 The dead body of a human being
 Adj.
 Lacking ease in bending; not limber

 Limber : adj. (used of persons' bodies) capable


of moving or bending freely
blatant
 Adj.
 Without any attempt at concealment;
completely obvious
 "a blatant appeal to vanity"
sibling
A person's brother or sister
flirt
N
 Coquette
 tease
quirk
N
A strange attitude or habit
V
 Twistor curve abruptly
 "She quirked her head in a peculiar way"
rout
N
 An overwhelming defeat
V
 Cause to flee
 "rout out the fighters from their caves"
bang
n
 "he got a bang on the head“
 "he got a bang on the head“
v
 Strike violently
mint
N
A plant where money is coined by
authority of the government
V
 Form by stamping, punching, or printing
 Adj.
 As if new
 "in mint condition"
veer
V
 Turn sharply; change direction abruptly
 "The motorbike veered to the right"
limp
N
 The uneven manner of walking that results from
an injured leg
V
 Walk impeded by some physical limitation or
injury
 Adj.
 Lacking in strength or firmness or resilience
 "gave a limp handshake"; "a limp gesture as if
waving away all desire to know"
jilt
N
A woman who jilts a lover
v
 Cast aside capriciously or unfeelingly
 "jilt a lover or a bride"
scribble
 Scrabble
 doodle
sulk
n
A mood or display of sullen aloofness or
withdrawal
 "stayed home in a sulk“
V
 Be in a huff and display one's displeasure
pout
v
 Be in a huff and display one's displeasure
 "She is pouting because she didn't get
what she wanted“
 Make a sad face and thrust out one's
lower lip
 "The girl pouted"
hulk
n
A very large person; impressive in size or
qualities
v
 Appear very large or occupy a commanding
position
 Loom
 Appear very large or occupy a commanding
position
 "Large shadows loomed on the canyon wall"
kick the bucket
 Die
 "The old man finally kicked the bucket"
buckle
n
 Fastener that fastens together two ends of
a belt or strap; often has loose prong
v
 Fasten with a buckle or buckles
crumple
 Become wrinkled or crumpled or creased
 rumple
pucker
n
 An irregular fold in an otherwise even
surface (as in cloth)
 v.
 To gather something into small wrinkles or
folds
 "She puckered her lips“
 "her lips puckered"
ruffle
n
A noisy fight
v
 Stir up (water) so as to form ripples
 To walk with a lofty proud gait, often in an
attempt to impress others, prance.
 Mix so as to make a random order or
arrangement
 Disturb the smoothness of
 "ruffle the surface of the water"
lice
A person who has a nasty or unethical character
undeserving of respect

 Adj.
 Ethical : Conforming to accepted standards of
social or professional behaviour
 "an ethical lawyer"; "ethical medical practice";
"an ethical problem"; "had no ethical objection to
drinking"; "Ours is a world of nuclear giants and
ethical infants"
lousy
 Very bad
 "a lousy play“
 "a lousy trick“
 Stinky
 dirty
coarse
 Adj.
 Conspicuously and tastelessly indecent
"coarse language“
 Of low or inferior quality or value
 Lacking refinement or cultivation or taste
 Of texture; large-grained or rough to the touch

"coarse meal"; "coarse sand"; "a coarse weave"


earthy
 Conspicuously and tastelessly indecent
 "an earthy sense of humour“
 Hearty and lusty
 "an earthy enjoyment of life“
 Uncouth

"an untutored and uncouth human being"


squint
N
 Abnormal alignment of one or both eyes
V
 Partlyclose one's eyes
 "The children squinted to frighten each other“

 squint-eyed ,adj. : Affected by strabismus


gawk
N
 An awkward stupid person
V
 Look with amazement; look stupidly
 Goggle
 gape
gleam
 glimmer
N
A flash of light (especially reflected light)
V
 Appear briefly
 "A terrible thought gleamed in her mind"
inkling
A slight suggestion or vague
understanding
 "he had no inkling what was about to
happen"
glimpse
 Glance
 glint
glisten
 glitter
n
 glister
 The quality of glittering or sparkling
brightly
v
 Be shiny, as if wet
 "His eyes were glistening"
Hollywood
 Flashy and vulgar
 "young white women dressed Hollywood
style"
leer
N
A suggestive or sneering look
V
 Look suggestively or obliquely; look or
gaze with a sly, immodest, or malign
expression
"The men leered at the young women on the
beach"
frisk
n
 The act of searching someone for
concealed weapons or illegal drugs
v
 Search as for concealed weapons by
running the hands rapidly over the clothing
and through the pockets
 "The police frisked everyone at the airport"
rollick
 Play boisterously
 Frisk
 skylark
bandy
V
 Exchange blows
bang out
 Playloudly
 "They banged out 'The star-spangled
banner'"
blitz
N
A rapid and violent military attack with
intensive aerial bombardment
V
 Attack suddenly and without warning
 "Hitler blitzed Poland"
stake
 (law) a right or legal share of something; a
financial involvement with something
 "a stake in the company's future“
 The money risked on a gamble
V
 Place a bet on, gage, punt, wager
 Kill by piercing with a spear or sharp pole
horseplay
 Rowdy or boisterous play
romp
n
A girl who behaves in a boyish manner
v
 Win easily
 "romp a race"
emote
 Give expression or emotion to, in a stage
or movie role
 act
bluster
n
A swaggering show of courage
v
 Act
in an arrogant, overly self-assured, or
conceited manner
bungle
 Botch
 "I botched the dinner and we had to eat out"
N
 boo-boo
 boner
 An embarrassing mistake
v
 Spoil by behaving clumsily or foolishly
 "I bungled it!"
fluff
N
A blunder (especially an actor's forgetting
the lines)
V
 Make a mess of, destroy or ruin
 Ruffle (one's hair) by combing towards the
ends towards the scalp, for a full effect
mime
N
 An actor who communicates entirely by gesture
and facial expression
V
 Imitate (a person, a manner, etc.), especially for
satirical effect
 Act out without words but with gestures and
bodily movements only
 "The acting students mimed eating an apple"
woo
 Make amorous advances towards
 court
egotrip
v
 Act in a way that attracts attention
 "This teacher always egotrips and the
students don't like him“
N
 An act undertaken to increase your own
power and influence or to draw attention to
your own importance
ramp
N
A movable staircase that passengers use
to board or leave an aircraft
V
 Behave violently, as if in state of a great
anger
bridesmaid
 An unmarried woman who attends the
bride at a wedding
disseminate
 Cause to become widely known
 circulate
junket
n
A trip taken by an official at public
expense
v
 Go on a pleasure trip
jinx
 whammy
n
A person believed to bring bad luck to those
around him
 An evil spell

V
 Cast a spell over someone or something; put a
hex on someone or something
banquet
n
A meal that is well prepared and greatly
enjoyed
v
 Provide a feast or banquet for
buffet
n
A meal set out on a buffet at which guests
help themselves
v
 Strike against forcefully
 "Winds buffeted the tent"
quaff
V
 To swallow hurriedly or greedily or in one
draught
 Gulp
 swig
quail
V
 Draw back, as with fear or pain
 Cringe
 Flinch
 "she flinched when they showed the
slaughtering of the calf"
quell
 Suppress or crush completely
 "quell my hunger"
quibble
 Argue over petty things
 "Let's not quibble over pennies“
 Bicker
 niggle
belle
A young woman who is the most charming
and beautiful of several rivals
 "she was the belle of the ball“
 Chick (vl.)
minstrel
N
A singer of folk songs
 Celebrate by singing, in the style of
minstrels
babe
A very young child (birth to 1 year) who
has not yet begun to walk or talk

 Hottie (s)
bib-and-tucker
 An attractive outfit
 "she wore her best bib-and-tucker"
wee
V
 pee
 Eliminate urine
 Adj.
 (used informally) very small
slash
 gash
N
A wound made by cutting
V
 Cutwith sweeping strokes; as with an axe
or machete
tandem
n
A bicycle with two sets of pedals and two
seats
 Adv.
 One behind the other
skulk
v
 prowl
 lurk
 Lie in wait, lie in ambush, behave in a sneaky
and secretive manner
 Avoid responsibilities and duties, e.g., by
pretending to be ill
 malinger
 Move stealthily, slink
 "The lonely man skulks down the main street all
day"
Walk as if unable to control one's
movements
 Careen
 "The ship careened out of control"
 Keel
 Swag
 Lurch
 Reel
 Stumble
 Bumble
 "The drunk man stumbled about"
 Stagger
 "The drunken man staggered into the room“
 "He staggered along in the heavy snow"
outpouring
A natural flow of ground water
 outflow
 A sudden rapid flow (as of water)
 "she attacked him with an outpouring of
words"
scoff
 mock, deride, jeer
sheen
N
 shine, polish, gloss
slay
V
 Kill intentionally and with premeditation
rite
 An established ceremony prescribed by a
religion
 "the rite of baptism"
titter
N
A nervous restrained laugh
V
 Laugh nervously
 Giggle
 "The girls giggled when the rock star came
into the classroom"
downbeat
 Adj.
 Pessimistic
 "the report was downbeat about prospects
for the future"
upbeat
N
A contented state of being happy and
healthy and prosperous
 "the town was finally on the upbeat after
our recent troubles"
 Adj.
 Pleasantly (even unrealistically) optimistic
upbraid
V
 Express criticism towards
 reproach
drool
N
 Saliva spilling from the mouth
V
 Letsaliva drivel from the mouth
 "The baby drooled"
bough
 Any of the larger branches of a tree
hip bath
 sitzbath
 A bathtub in which your buttocks and hips
are immersed as if you were sitting in a
chair and you bathe in a sitting position
BM
n
 Solidexcretory product evacuated from
the bowels
n
 A euphemism for defecation
rift
n
A gap between cloud masses
"the sun shone through a rift in the clouds“
 A narrow fissure in rock
 A personal or social separation (as
between opposing factions)
intermittent
 Adj.
 Stopping and starting at irregular intervals
 "intermittent rain showers"
 Stopping and starting at regular intervals
sporadic
 Recurring in scattered and irregular or
unpredictable instances
 "a city subjected to sporadic bombing
raids"
spasmodic
 Adj.
 Affected by involuntary jerky muscular
contractions; resembling a spasm
 "his body made a spasmodic jerk"
colossus
 Someone or something that is abnormally
large and powerful
 A person of exceptional importance and
reputation
colossal
 So great in size or force or extent as to
elicit awe
 Stupendous
 prodigious
supplicate
N
 implore
 Ask humbly (for something)
 "He supplicated the King for clemency“
 "supplicate for permission“
 "supplicate God's blessing"
gist
n
 Nub

"the nub of the story"


 The central meaning or theme of a speech
or literary work
 The choicest or most essential or most
vital part of some idea or experience
"the gist of the prosecutor's argument"
poignancy
n
A state of deeply felt distress or sorrow
"a moment of extraordinary poignancy“
 A quality that arouses emotions
(especially pity or sorrow)
gingerly
 Adj.
 With extreme care or delicacy
 "they proceeded with gingerly footwork
over the jagged stones"; "the issue was
handled only in a gingerly way“
 Adv.
 In a gingerly manner
 "gingerly I raised the edge of the blanket"
furore
n
 An interest followed with exaggerated zeal
 An exhibition of enthusiasm
hike
N
A long walk usually for exercise or
pleasure
V
 Walk a long way, as for pleasure or
physical exercise
tramp
N
A disreputable vagrant
 "a homeless tramp“
 A person who engages freely in promiscuous
sex
V
 Travel on foot, especially on a walking
expedition
 "We went tramping about the state of Colorado"
expedition
n
 An organized group of people undertaking
a journey for a particular purpose
 "an expedition was sent to explore Mars"
jowl
N
A fullness and looseness of the flesh of
the lower cheek and jaw (characteristic of
aging)
reek
N
A distinctive odour that is offensively
unpleasant
V
 Smell badly and offensively
 "The building reeks of smoke“
 Fume
 "The chimney was fuming"
crave
 Have a craving, appetite, or great desire
for
 Plead or ask for earnestly
creep
 Togo stealthily or furtively
 Move slowly
Lolly,n
 Informal term for money

 How dare u leave me for the lolly?


ballroom
 Large room used mainly for dancing
rustle
 The light noise like the noise of silk
clothing or leaves blowing in the wind
neurotic
n
 person suffering from neurosis (A mental
or personality disturbance not attributable
to any known neurological or organic
dysfunction)
v
 Affected with emotional disorder
temple
 The flat area on either side of the forehead
 "the veins in his temple throbbed"
buffer
A cushion-like device that reduces shock
due to contact
mermaid
 Half woman and half fish; lives in the sea
stupor
 The feeling of distress and disbelief that
you have when something bad happens
accidentally
 Marginal consciousness

"someone stole his wallet while he was in a


drunken stupor"
quarters
 Housing available for people to live in
 "he found quarters for his family"; "I visited
his bachelor quarters"
trumpet-call n.
 urgent summons to action.
tableau n.
 groupof silent motionless people
representing a scene on stage.
molest
v
 Harass or assault sexually; make indecent
advances to
 Annoy continually or chronically
kiosk n.
 lightopen-fronted booth selling food,
newspapers, tickets, etc.
 telephone box.
pester
n
 Annoy persistently

 Do not join raja in the team. he is a pester.


wet dream
N
 An erotic dream (usually at night)
accompanied by the (nocturnal) emission
of semen
strangling
N
 The act of suffocating (someone) by
constricting the windpipe
V
 Kill by squeezing the throat of so as to cut
off the air
 "he tried to strangle his opponent”
yahoo n.
 bestial person
 Bestial adj.
 Resembling a beast; showing lack of
human sensibility
 "a bestial nature"; "bestial treatment of
prisoners"
entente
n
 An informal alliance between countries
 A friendly understanding between political
powers
baron
n
A very wealthy or powerful businessman
 "an oil baron“
 tycoon
brothel
A building where prostitutes are available
 Whore-house
aggravate
v
 Make worse
 "This drug aggravates the pain“
 Exasperate or irritate
rudiment
 The elementary stages of any subject
(usually plural)
 "he mastered only the rudiments of
geometry“
 basics
craven
n
 An abject coward
v
 Lacking even the rudiments of courage;
abjectly fearful
 "the craven fellow turned and ran"; "a
craven proposal to raise the white flag“
 recreant
potbelly
n
 Slang
term for a paunch [A protruding
abdomen]
liaison
n
A usually secretive or illicit sexual
relationship
 Affaire
 amour
spout
N
 An opening that allows the passage of
liquids or grain
 Nozzle
 Beak
 The mouth of a vessel
v
 Gush forth in a sudden stream or jet
spite
n
 Feeling a need to see others suffer
v
 Hurt the feelings of
shrill
N
 Utter a shrill cry
 Adj
 High-pitched and sharp
"a shrill whistle"
vicinity
n
A surrounding or nearby region
 "the plane crashed in the vicinity of
Asheville"
Vicious (vishus)
 Adj
 (of persons or their actions) able or
disposed to inflict pain or suffering
"vicious kicks“
• Marked by deep ill will; deliberately
harmful
"vicious gossip"
usurer
n
 Someone who lends money at excessive
rates of interest
upbraid
v
 Expresscriticism towards
 Reproach

 Reprove
 Admonish
 "He
admonished the child for his bad
behavior"
usurp
v
 Seize and take control without authority
and possibly with force; take as one's right
or possession
 "he usurped my rights"
taboo
 N:An inhibition or ban resulting from social
custom or emotional aversion
 V:Declare as sacred and forbidden
 Adj:Excluded from use or mention

"a taboo subject"


cesspit
A covered cistern; waste water and
sewage flow into it.
 Cesspool.
Jester
N
A professional clown employed to
entertain a king or nobleman in the middle
ages
Tart
n
A woman who engages in sexual
intercourse for money
topography n.
1 detailed description, representation on a
map, etc., of the features of a town,
district, etc.
  topographer n. topographical adj.
seep v.
 ooze out; percolate.
seer n.
1 person who sees. 2 prophet;
segregate v.
1 put apart; isolate.

 2 separate (esp. an ethnic group) from


the rest of the community.
embassy n.

 residence or offices of an ambassador.


 ambassador and staff.
 deputation to a foreign government.
pay phone n. coin-box telephone.
 pay-packet n. envelope etc. containing an
employee's wages.
 pay-day n. day on which wages are paid.
pawn1 n.
1 Chess piece of the smallest size and
value. 2 person used by others for their
own purposes.
pawnbroker n.
 person who lends money at interest on the
security of personal property.
embolden v.
 make bold; encourage.
immaterial adj.
1 unimportant; irrelevant.
 2 not material; incorporeal.  immateriality
n.
personable adj.
 pleasing in appearance and behavior.
cease-fire n.
1 period of truce. 2 order to stop firing.
French leave n. absence without
permission.
 French kiss n. open-mouthed kiss.
 skipper —n. 1 captain of a ship or
aircraft. 2 captain of a sporting team. —v.
be captain of.
voluptuary n.
 person who seeks luxury and sensual
pleasure.
 voluptuous adj. 1 of, tending to, occupied
with, or derived from, sensuous or sensual
pleasure. 2 (of a woman) curvaceous and
sexually desirable. voluptuously adv.
Demeanour,n
 (behavioral
attributes) the way a person
behaves toward other people
Morose,adj
 Showing a brooding ill humor
 "a morose and unsociable manner“
 moody
belligerent

N
 Someone who fights (or is fighting)
 Adj
 Engaged in war
 "belligerent nations"
Impulsive ,adj.
 Without forethought

 "lettinghim borrow her car was an


impulsive act that she immediately
regretted“

 emotional
Barter,v
 Exchange

 Forex : foreign exchange.


Reverie,n
 Day-dreaming
Prosaic ,adj.
 Not fanciful or imaginative
 "a prosaic and unimaginative essay“
 Lacking wit or imagination
 Not challenging; dull and lacking
excitement
Bigot ,n
A prejudiced person who is intolerant of
any opinions differing from his own
 Fanatic
 zealot
Monotonous, adj
 Tiring
 unchanging
wretchedness
A state of ill-being due to affliction or
misfortune
 "the misery and wretchedness of those
slums is intolerable“

 Helppeople under wretchedness.


 Wretched prisoners should be cared
Commensurate , adj
 Corresponding in size or degree or extent
 "pay should be commensurate with the
time worked“
 In proportion to

 Working wage should commensurate with


the working time.
Know it.
 adjective
 flagging
 Weak from exhaustion

 verb
 Communicate or signal with a flag
 Become less intense

 Many cricketers become flagging after scoring 100 runs.


Deplete ,verb
 Use up (resources or materials)

 The ration center is deplete of rice.


Unflagging , adj
 Showing sustained enthusiastic action with
unflagging vitality
 "unflagging pursuit of excellence"
 tireless
 Unceasing
 "unflagging courtesy“

 M.k is respected for his unflagging work towards


his community.
Commemorate ,v
 Be or provide a memorial to a person or
an event
 "This sculpture commemorates the victims
of the concentration camps"
Commemoration ,n
A ceremony to honor the memory of
someone or something
 A recognition of meritorious service
Swaggering ,n
 Having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of
those one views as unworthy
 "a more swaggering mood than usual“
 Flamboyantly or showily adventurous
 Verb: To walk with a lofty proud gait, often in an attempt
to impress others
 Act in an arrogant, overly self-assured, or conceited
manner
 college girls normally swaggers to attract boys.

 Note: Flamboyantly-In a fancy colorful manner


 "he dresses rather flamboyantly"
bravado ,n
A swaggering show of courage
 An aggressive display of boldness.

 Nel meant for his bravado


mow
 N:A loft for storing hay

 verb
 Cutwith a blade or mower
"mow the grass“
 Make a sad face and thrust out one's lower lip
"mop and mow“

Bowlers mop and mow when the ball is shot for


six.
Fawning ,adj.
 Attempting to win favor from influential people by
flattery

 Noun: fawn
 Show submission or fear
 Try to gain favor by cringing or flattering

 Fawning , cringing , and flattering are the


eligibilities for a politician.
Minion ,n
A servile or fawning dependant

 The members of the party are the minions


of jaya.
Molt ,n
 N:Periodic shedding of the cuticle in
arthropods or the outer skin in reptiles
 Verb: Cast off hair, skin, horn, or feathers

 Children enjoy when the peacock molts


the feather.
Hutch,n
Acage (usually made of wood and wire
mesh) for small animals
Fork,n
 Cutlery used for serving and eating food
Adj:Marked by smartness in dress and
manners
 Natty
 Dapper
"a dapper young man"
 Spiffy
 Raffish
 Rakish
 Jaunty
"a jaunty red hat"
 Dashing
"a dashing hero"
N:A man who is much concerned with his
dress and appearance
 Dandy
 Gallant
 Beau
 Dude
 Sheik
 Fop
 swell
Momentary ,adj.
 Lasting
for a markedly brief time
"a momentary glimpse"
monument
A structure erected to commemorate persons or
events
 An important site that is marked and preserved
as public property
 A burial vault (usually for some famous person)

 vault:A burial chamber (usually underground)


 Also:N:The act of jumping over an obstacle

V:Jump across or leap over (an obstacle)


Monetary , adj
 Relatingto or involving money
"monetary rewards“
• pecuniary
Adj : (of soil) soft and watery

 Quaggy
 Mucky
 Swampy
 Sloughy
 Marshy
 boggy
Adj :(of especially liquids) clouded as with
sediment)

 Mirky
 Muddy
 turbid
n:darky
 Offensive term for Black people
Adj:Extremely wicked
 Nefarious
 Villainous

 Inbhatsha , ramya krishnan has played


the role of a nefarious person.
V,disturb
 Annoy
 Bother
 Chafe
 Nettle
 Irk
 Perturb
V,Think over
 Ponder
 Muse
 Contemplate
 mull over
 Ruminate
 cogitate
An abusive attack on a person's character
or good name
 Obloquy
 Calumny
 Aspersion
 Slander
 Besmirch
 Calumniate
 Opprobrium
 Denigration
 Infamy
British term for someone who introduces
television acts or cabarets etc

 Emcee
 compere
Obligatory,adj
 Compulsory
 Binding
 mandatory
N:A crude uncouth ill-bred person lacking
culture or refinement
 Barbarian
 Boor
 Churl
 Tyke
 Tike
 Bumpkin
 Chawbacon
 Yahoo
 yokel
Clamour n, v

 Loud and persistent outcry from many


people
 "he ignored the clamour of the crowd“
 "The delegates clamoured their
disappointment"
Boisterous , adj
 Noisy and lacking in restraint or discipline
 "a boisterous crowd“

 Sometimes the crowd becomes boisterous


when their team wins spiritually.
Know it
 consign ,v:Give over to another for care or
safekeeping
 Confide,v:Confer a trust upon
Violate ,v
 Breach
 Transgress
 Contravene
 Illicit,adj:unlawfull
Exhort,v
 Give earnest advice
 Warn
 N,exhortation

A friend is one who exhorts.


Elapse ,v
 Pass by
 "three years elapsed"
V,Avoid and stay away from deliberately

 Shun
 Eschew

 SASI eschews from unnecessary thinking.


N:Ask for or request earnestly
 Entreat
 Beseech
 Adjure
 Conjure
 Implore
 Plead
 Pray
 Supplicate
 beg
Mock,v
 Jeer
 Flout
 Scoff
 Ridicule

 The two political parties scoff one another.


Let us Know
 Grandee(A nobleman of highest rank in Spain or
Portugal)
 Magnate,Tycoon(A very wealthy or powerful
businessman)
 Bigwig, kingpin(The most important person in a group or
undertaking)
 Elite(A group or class of persons enjoying superior
intellectual or social or economic status)
 Personage,n:A person whose actions and opinions
strongly influence the course of events

 Ambani is one of the tycoons of India.


commandeer,n
 Force into service

A 24 year old couldn’t be commandeered


to study.
Deplore ,v
 Express strong disapproval of
"We deplore the government's treatment of
political prisoners“
 "I deplore this hostile action“

"I deplore this hostile action"


Shy,adj
 Coy
 overmodest
Coquettish

 Adj.
 Seductive

 Coquette: a seductive woman


Warble,v
 Sing in a quivering way
Condone,v
 Excuse, overlook, or make allowances for;
be lenient with
"She condoned her husband's occasional
infidelities"
Explore,v
 Investigate
 Examine
 Exploration,n

 Pry,v:look slyly and closely

 The exploration of the air accident is


thrilling.
Peruse,v
 Read through(especially with attention) ,n
Pulpit,n
 Ambo
 Dias
 Rostrum
 Podium
N,pride
 Flaunt
 show off
 Vainglory
 Conceit
 vanity
Adj, unwilling
 Tardy
 Reluctant
 N, v: Grudge
Fiddle,v
 Commit fraud and steal from one's
employer
"We found out that she had been fiddling for
years“
 Play the violin or fiddle
 Play around with or alter or falsify, usually
secretively or dishonestly
"The reporter fiddle with the facts"
Sinister,n
 Threatening or foreshadowing evil or
tragic developments
 "sinister storm clouds"; "a sinister smile"
Kiosk,n
 Small area set off by walls for special use
Fille (feey) ,n
A young woman
Onerous,adj
 "my duties weren't onerous; I only had to
greet the guests“
 "my duties weren't onerous; I only had to
greet the guests"
cast aside,v
 Throw or cast away
Congenial,adj
 Suitable to your needs or similar to your
nature
 "a congenial atmosphere to work in"; "two
congenial spirits united...by mutual
confidence and reciprocal virtues“

 My house is not congenial for my studies.


Empathy,n
 Understanding and entering into another's
feelings
Insipid (adj)
 Lacking taste or flavour or tang
"insipid hospital food"," an insipid novel"," an
insipid personality"
Rookie (n)
 An awkward and inexperienced youth
 greenhorn
Often [of(t)un] (adv)
 Many times at short intervals
"we often met over a cup of coffee"
Dude [dood] (n)
A man who is much concerned with his
dress and appearance
Sheik [sheyk] (n)
 Theleader of an Arab village or family
 A man who is much concerned with his
dress and appearance
Dandy [dandee] (n)
A man who is much concerned with his
dress and appearance
 Adjective: Very good
Gallant [galunt] (n)
 A man who is much concerned with his dress and
appearance
 A man who attends or escorts a woman
 Adjective: Unflinching in battle or action
"a gallant warrior"; "put up a gallant resistance to the
attackers"
 Lively and spirited,
 Having or displaying great dignity or nobility
"a gallant pageant"
 Having the qualities of gallantry attributed to an ideal
knight
Squire [skwiu(r)] (n)
 Young nobleman attendant on a knight
 An English country landowner
 A man who attends or escorts a woman
 Verb: Attend upon as a squire; serve as a
squire
Porch (n)
A structure attached to the exterior of a
building often forming a covered entrance
Portal (n)
 A grand and imposing entrance
 "the portals of the cathedral (n.Any large and
important church
 adj. Relating to or containing or issuing from a
bishop's office or throne ["a cathedral
church"])"; "the portals of heaven"; "the portals
of success"
 A site that the owner positions as an entrance
to other sites on the internet
 "a portal typically has search engines and free
email and chat rooms etc."
 A short vein that carries blood into the liver
Debut [deybyoo]
 The act of beginning something new
 "they looked forward to the debut of their new product
line"
 b. The presentation of a debutante in society
 verb: a. Present for the first time to the public
 "The and debuts a new song or two each month"
 b.Appear for the first time in public
 "The new ballet that debuts next months at Covent
Garden, is already sold out"
 c: Make one's debut
 "This young soprano debuts next months at the
Metropolitan Opera"
nuke- nyook (n)
 The warhead of a missile designed to
deliver an atom bomb
 Verb:
 Strike at with firepower or bombs
 Bomb with atomic weapons
 Cook or heat in a microwave oven.
Vim (n)
A healthy capacity for vigorous activity
"he seemed full of vim and vigour"
 b.An imaginative lively style (especially
style of writing)
Stag (n)
 Adult male deer
 Verb: Attend a dance or a party without a
female companion
 Give away information about somebody,
Watch, observe or inquire secretly
Canon (n)
A rule or especially body of rules or
principles generally established as valid
and fundamental in a field or art or
philosophy
 "the neoclassical canon"; "canons of polite
society",
Cannon (n)
A large artillery gun that is usually on
wheels, Heavy gun fired from a tank,
(Middle Ages) a cylindrical piece of armor
plate to protect the arm, Heavy automatic
gun fired from an aero plane.
 Verb: Make a cannon, Fire a cannon
Halo (n)
 An indication of radiant light drawn around
the head of a saint
 A toroidal shape

"a halo of smoke", A circle of light around


the sun or moon.
torrid,adj
 Characterized by intense emotion
 "a torrid love affair“
 Emotionally charged and vigorously
energetic
 "a torrid dance"; "torrid jazz bands"; "hot
trumpets and torrid rhythms“
 Burning hot; extremely and unpleasantly
hot
 "the torrid noonday sun".
subside,v
 Wear off or die down
"The pain subsided“
 Sink to a lower level or form a depression
"the valleys subside“
 Sink down or precipitate
"the mud subsides when the waters become calm“
 Descend into or as if into some soft substance or
place
"She subsided into the chair".
duo,n
 Two items of the same kind
 Two performers or singers who perform
together
 A pair who associate with one another
 A musical composition for two performers.
ravine,n
A deep narrow steep-sided valley
(especially one formed by running water).
Karaoke [karee’owkee] ,n

Singing popular songs


accompanied by a recording of
an orchestra (usually in bars or
nightclubs)
crooning, n
 A. Singing in a soft low tone." her crooning
soon put the child to sleep"
 b. The act of singing popular songs in a
sentimental manner.
 Verb: croon-Sing softly
Damn ,n
 Something of little value. "his promise is
not worth a damn"
 Verb: Wish harm upon; invoke evil upon
 Adj: a. Used as expletives. "oh, damn!"
 b. Expletives used informally as
intensifiers." he's a damn fool"
 adverb: Extremely
 interjection: Exclamation of annoyance
expletive, n

 Profane or obscene expression usually of


surprise or anger. "expletives were
deleted"
 A word or phrase conveying no
independent meaning but added to fill out
a sentence or metrical line
doom, n

 An unpleasant or disastrous destiny.


"everyone was aware of the approaching doom but
was helpless to avoid it"
 Verb:
 a. Decree or designate beforehand
 b. Pronounce a sentence on (somebody) in a
court of law
 c. Make certain of the failure or destruction of.
"This decision will doom me to lose my position"
loom, n

 A textile machine for weaving yarn into a textile


 Verb:
 a. Come into view indistinctly, often
threateningly" Another air plane loomed into the
sky"
 b.Appear very large or occupy a commanding
position" Large shadows loomed on the canyon
wall"
 c.Hang over, as of something threatening, dark,
or menacing
weal, n

A raised mark on the skin (as produced by


the blow of a whip); characteristic of many
allergic reactions
zany, n

A buffoon in one of the old comedies;


imitates others for ludicrous effect
 A man who is a stupid incompetent fool
 adj:

a. Pungent adjectives of disesteem


b.Like a clown.
"a zany sense of humour"
Zephyr, n

A slight wind (usually refreshing)


girl Friday
A female assistant who has a range of
duties
zero hour, n

 The time set for the start of an action or


operation
harlot
 Enchantress
 Tart
 Temptress
 Delilah
zing, n

A brief high-pitched buzzing or humming


sound.
"the zing of the passing bullet"
 The activeness of an energetic personality
houri
A voluptuously beautiful young woman
 (Islam) one of the dark-eyed virgins of
perfect beauty believed to live with the
blessed in Paradise
vestal
n
A chaste woman
 Adj.
 Of or relating to Vesta

"vestal virgin“
• In a state of sexual virginity
"pure and vestal modesty"
prickteaser
A seductive woman who uses her sex
appeal to exploit men
vamp
N
A seductive woman who uses her sex
appeal to exploit men
V
 Act seductively with (someone)
sylph
A slender graceful young woman
zizz, n

A buzzing or whizzing sound.


"a nasty zizz in the engine"
 A nap.

"Arthur's taking a short zizz"


zoom, n

A rapid rise
 The act of rising upward into the air
 verb:

a. Move along very quickly


b.Move with a low humming noise
c.Rise rapidly
zoonosis, n

 An animal disease that can be transmitted


to humans
zesty, adj

 Marked by spirited enjoyment


 Having an agreeably pungent taste
Yahoo, n

 Notvery intelligent or interested in culture


 yokel
 bumpkin.
Yankee, n

 An American
 An American who lives in New England
 An American who lives in the North
(especially during the American Civil War)
yap, n

 Informal term for the mouth


 verb: Bark in a high-pitched tone
younker, n

A young person (especially a young man


or boy)
accrue, n

 Grow by addition.
"The interest accrues"
 Come into the possession of.

"The house accrued to the oldest son"


Acme(akmee), n

 The highest level or degree attainable


 “his landscapes were deemed the acme of
beauty"; "the artist's gifts are at their
acme"
 The highest point (of something)
Facade,n
 The face or front of a building

 Thefacade of arunai gateway is


everyone's talk for a decade.
Decoy,n
A beguiler who leads someone into
danger (usually as part of a plot)
 Something used to lure victims into danger
 Decoy, verb
 Lure or entrap with or as if with a decoy
Scathe,n
 The
act of damaging something or
someone
Osculate,n
 Touch with the lips or press the lips
(against someone's mouth or other body
part) as an expression of love, greeting,
etc.
Vertigo,n
A reeling sensation; feeling about to fall
 Reeling: Walk as if unable to control one's
movements
Hawk,v
 Sell or offer for sale from place to place
hitch
 An unforeseen obstacle
Mince,v
 Make less severe or harsh
 Cut into small pieces

"mince the garlic“


 N.Food chopped into small bits
grass widow
A divorced woman or a woman who is
separated from her husband
 divorcee
nanny
A woman who is the custodian of children
 nurse
hunk
A well-built sexually attractive man
 A large piece of something without definite
shape
"a hunk of bread"
Ditch,n
 Any small natural waterway
Palpable,adj
 Capable of being perceived by the senses
or the mind; especially capable of being
handled or touched or felt
 "a barely palpable dust"
Commanding,adj
 Majestic
 ordering
Colossal,adj
 Stupendous
 gigantic
Virulence, n
 Extreme poisonous
 Adj: exceedingly noxious or deleterious
Vitalize,v
 To endow with life and energy
Vivify ,v
 To endue with life
 Vivacity,n:liveliness
Vie ,v
 To contend
Virago ,n
A bold impudent,turbulant woman
Seclusion ,n
 solitude
Outdo ,v
 To surpass
Transgress ,v
 To break a law
Torrid ,n
 Excessively hot

 How can I wait under this torrid weather.


Indigence ,n
 Poverty
 Adj: poor

 Indigencepaves the way for all kinds of


inconvenience.
Inept ,adj
 Not fit or suitable
Indolent ,adj
 Habitually inactive or idle
Hustle,v

 To move with haste and promptness


Germane ,adj
 relavent
Glutinous ,adj
 sticky
Curtsy ,n
A downward movement of the body by
bending the knees.
Brooch ,n.
A decorative pin worn by women
 v., Fasten with or as if with a brooch
Blunt ,adj
 Not sharp
 stupid
Pillock ,n
A useless stupid person

 How dare u misspell Pollock as pillock.


Bloom ,v
 N. a flower bud
 V. put forth blossoms or flowers
Blister ,n
 Cause a swelling or thin boil on the skin by
friction or a burn.
 N. swollen injury
Blockade ,n
 N. siege
 V. surround so as to prevent movement
loose woman
 Strumpet
 hussy
Blemish
 N. defect, flaw
 V. tarnish ,defame
Bide ,v
 Abide
 Waitfor
 Unceasing "an abiding belief"
Bloat ,v
 swell
Bleach ,v
 Make white
Abode ,n
 dwelling
Abrogate ,v
 Declare void
Respondant ,n
A defendant in a law suit
Resplendent , adj
 Brilliant
 Magnificent
 glowing
Respite ,n
A period of rest
 Temporary relief from labour or suffering
repose
 N. rest
 V. take rest
Remorse ,n
 Regret

 He remorsed for his poor performance.


relapse
 V. fall back to a former state
 N. a falling back into the former (bad) state
Reimburse ,v
 Make good by paying back

Iwill reimburse the money within two


days.
Wright ,n
 Artisan
 Workman
 maker
recreant
 N. A coward
 Adj. cowardly
Scalp ,n
 Theskin with hair covering the top of the
head.
Imbue ,v
 Impress on the mind
Immolate ,v
 sacrifice
Endue ,v
 empower
Hasp ,n
A hook of metal for fastening the door.
Habiliments ,n
 Garments
 clothing
Gloat ,v
 View with a wicked joy
Gash ,n
 N. A long deep cut
 V. Cut deep
Fete ,n
 festival
Ensue ,v
 Follow
 succeed
Deploy ,v
 Post to different places
frock
A one-piece garment for a woman; has
skirt and bodice

 Skirt: Cloth covering that forms the part of


a garment below the waist
 Part of a dress above the waist
Presume ,v
 imagine
Menials ,n
 servants
Indignant ,adj
 Angry and sorrowful
Rigmarole ,n
A long meaningless statement.
Hearse (hurs) ,n
A vehicle for carrying a coffin to a church
or a cemetery; formerly drawn by horses
but now usually a motor vehicle
Hovel n
A poor cottage
Mortify ,n
 Humiliate

 Anyone one can mortify ,but a good man


will take on.
Ogre ,n
A man eating giant
Niggard ,n
 Miser
A stingy fellow
Miscellany ,n
A publication containing treatises
Rue ,v
 Be sorry for
 Regret
 repent
Ryot ,n
A farmer
 A peasant
Revoke ,v
 Annul
 cancel
Recite ,n
 Repeat from memory
Ratify ,v
 Confirm
 Make valid
Rave ,v
 Talk madly
Ramshakle ,adj
 ill
made
 Loose and noisy
 Built badly
Wreath (reeth) ,n
 garland
Talisman ,n
A charm
 An amulet
 A thing supposed to have magical powers
of protecting the wearer.
abridge v.
 Tomake shorter in words, keeping the
essential features, leaning out minor
particles.

 abridgment n. A condensed form as of a


book or play.
abrogate v.
 To abolish, repeal.
 Repeal:

Noun: An official or legal cancellation


Verb: Annul by recalling or rescinding
abrupt adj.
 Beginning, ending, or changing suddenly
or with a break.
 Marked by sudden changes in subject and
sharp transitions
 Exceedingly sudden and unexpected
 Precipitous,adj.
abscess n.
A Collection of pus in a cavity formed
within some tissue of the body.
abscission n.
 Theact of cutting off, as in a surgical
operation.
Absolution,noun
 The act of absolving or remitting; formal
redemption as pronounced by a priest in
the sacrament of penance
 absolve v. To free from sin or its penalties.
abstinence n.
 Self denial.
abstruse adj.
 Dealingwith matters difficult to be
understood.
candid adj.
 Straightforward.
candor n. The quality of frankness or
outspokenness.
carcass n.
 The dead body of an animal.
 carrion n. Dead and putrefying flesh.
caricature n.
a picture or description in which natural
characteristics are exaggerated or distorted.
chasten v.
 Topurify by affliction.
chastise v. To subject to punitive measures.
chastity n. Sexual or moral purity.
clemency n.
 Mercy.
 Compassion

The humane quality of understanding the


suffering of others and wanting to do something
about it
colloquy n.
 Conversation.
colossus

 Someone or something that is abnormally large


and powerful
 A person of exceptional importance and
reputation
complacent adj.
 Pleased or satisfied with oneself.
 self-satisfied
hussy
A woman adulterer

 Adulterer: Someone who commits


adultery or fornication

 adultery
: Voluntary sexual intercourse
between persons not married to each
other
composure n.
 Calmness.
comprehensible adj.
 Intelligible.
 Readily comprehended or understood
badger v.
 Topester.
 Annoy persistently
baffle v.
 To foil or frustrate.
ballad n.
 Anypopular narrative poem, often with epic
subject and usually in lyric form.
bask v.
 To make warm by genial heat.
beatitude n.
 Any state of great happiness.
beget v.
 Toproduce by sexual generation.
 Make children
 mother
belle n.
 A woman who is a center of attraction because of her
beauty, accomplishments, etc.
 Fille(a young woman), missy
 Damsel
 Spinster(An elderly unmarried woman)
 Lass: A girl or young woman who is unmarried, lassie

 Wench(Informal term for a (young) woman) ,dame.


 Cyprian(A woman who engages in sexual intercourse for
money), tart.
 Callgirl(A female prostitute who can be hired by
telephone)
bellicose adj.
 Warlike.
 battleful
 Combative
 contentious
benison n.
 Blessing.
beseech v.
 To implore.
 Beg
 Pray
 Entreat
 Adjure
 conjure
dastard n.
A base coward.
 pusillanimous
despond v.
 Tolose spirit, courage, or hope.
despondent adj. Disheartened.
docile adj.
 Easy to manage.
 tractable
durance n.
 Confinement.
 detention
dissertation n.
 Thesis.
A treatise advancing a new point of view
resulting from research; usually a
requirement for an advanced academic
degree.
disparity n.
 Inequality.
diffidence n.
 Self-distrust.
 Lack of self-confidence
 self-doubt

 One should give anything to get rid off


diffidence.
disarm v.
 To
deprive (take away possessions from
someone) of weapons.
disavowal n.
 Denial.
discard v.
 To reject.
discolor v.
 To stain.
discord n.
 Absence of harmoniousness.
 Lack of agreement.
beset v.
 To attack on all sides.

 The troop beset the terrorist to capture.


betroth v.
 Toengage to marry.
betrothal n. Engagement to marry.
bibliophile n.
 One who loves books.
elocution n.
 Theart of correct intonation, inflection,
and gesture in public speaking or reading.
eloquent adj. Having the ability to express
emotion or feeling in lofty and
impassioned speech.
emancipate v.
 To release from bondage.
emanate v.
 Toflow forth or proceed, as from some
source.

 Pleasing tones emanates from spb


naturally even when he speaks.
embellish v.
 To make beautiful or elegant by adding
attractive or ornamental features.
enamor v.
 To inspire with ardent love.
 attract
engross v.
 To occupy completely.

Iwant to engross her heart to strengthen


my love.
ensnare v.
 To entrap.
Enumerate(inyoomureyt) v.
 To name one by one.
 itemize

 "Sheenumerated the many obstacles she


had encountered"
exigency n.
A critical period or condition.
exigent adj. Urgent.
exhume v.
 Todig out of the earth (what has been
buried
pageant n.
A dramatic representation, especially a
spectacular one.
palate n.
 The roof of the mouth.
palatial adj.
 Magnificent.
panacea n.
A remedy or medicine proposed for or
professing to cure all diseases.
pandemic adj.
 Affecting
a whole people or all classes, as
a disease.
panorama n.
A series of large pictures representing a
continuous scene.
paradox n.
A statement or doctrine seemingly in
contradiction to the received belief.
paragon n.
A model of excellence.
paralysis n.
 Lossof the power of contractility in the
voluntary or involuntary muscles.
paramount adj.
 Supreme in authority.
sapience n.
 Deepwisdom or knowledge.
sapient adj. Possessing wisdom.
sapiential adj. Possessing wisdom.

 Do u want to test his sapience in English.


secede v.
 Towithdraw from union or association,
especially from a political or religious body.

 secession n. Voluntary withdrawal from


fellowship, especially from political or religious
bodies.
seclude v.
 Toplace, keep, or withdraw from the
companionship of others.
seclusion n. Solitude.
seduce v.
 To entice to surrender chastity.
sedulous adj.
 Persevering in effort or endeavor.
seer n.
A prophet.
skeptic n.
 One who doubts any statements.
substantive adj.
 Solid.
 Jayalalitha is a substantive hero of
AIADMK.
supersede v.
 Todisplace.
 RAINA is the best person to supersede
Mohammed kaif.
waif n.
A homeless, neglected wanderer.
 A homeless child especially one forsaken
or orphaned
waive v.
 To relinquish, especially temporarily, as a
right or claim.
 Lose or lose the right to by some error,
offense, or crime
wane v.
 To diminish in size and brilliancy.
wean v.
 Deprive (infants) of mother's milk
 Detach the affections of
wee adj.
 Very small.
whine v.
 To utter with complaining tone.
winsome adj.
 Attractive.
writhe v.
 Totwist the body, face, or limbs or as in
pain or distress.
bas bleu
A woman having literary or intellectual
interests
B-girl
 bargirl
 A woman employed by a bar to act as a
companion to men customers
bridesmaid
 An unmarried woman who attends the
bride at a wedding
dame
 Informal term for a (young) woman
wiry adj.
 Thin, but tough and sinewy.
whet v.
 To make more keen or eager.
supple adj.
 Easily bent.
 pliant
supplicate v.
 To beg.
slay
V
 slew
 Kill intentionally and with premeditation
nancy boy
n
 (informal
derogatory) an effeminate man;
a homosexual man
 nancy
milksop
A timid man or boy considered childish or
unassertive
delectation
A feeling of extreme pleasure or
satisfaction
 Act of receiving pleasure from something
sadism
 Sexualpleasure obtained by inflicting
harm (physical or psychological) on others
masochism
 Sexual
pleasure obtained from receiving
punishment (physical or psychological)
sadomasochism
 Sadism and masochism combined in one
person
stray
v
 Move about aimlessly or without any
destination, often in search of food or
employment
 Wander from a direct course or at random
 "The child strayed from the path and her
parents lost sight of her"
mugger
N
A robber who takes property by
threatening or performing violence on the
person who is robbed (usually on the
street)
molestation
 The act of subjecting someone to
unwanted or improper sexual advances or
activity (especially women or children)
V
 molest
 Harass or assault sexually; make indecent
advances to
ravishment
A feeling of delight at being filled with
wonder and enchantment
 The crime of forcing a woman to submit to
sexual intercourse against her will
spinster n.
A woman who has never been married.
man-about-town
A man devoted to the pursuit of pleasure
 playboy
charwoman
A human female employed to do
housework
Amazon
A large strong and aggressive woman
 virago
ball-breaker
 ball-buster
A demanding woman who destroys men's
confidence
peach
n
 Cultivated in temperate regions
 A very attractive or seductive looking
woman
v
 Divulge confidential information or secrets
Damsel,n
A young unmarried woman
spurious adj.
 Not genuine.
suave adj.
 Smooth and pleasant in manner.
subjugate v.
 To conquer.
 Put down by force or intimidation
 "The rich landowners subjugated the
peasants working the land“
 Make subservient; force to submit or
subdue
supramundane adj.
 Supernatural.
paramour n.
 One who is unlawfully and immorally a
lover or a mistress.
parlance n.
 Mode of speech.
parlor n
A room for reception of callers or
entertainment of guests
pathos n.
 The quality in any form of representation
that rouses emotion or sympathy.

 Thevictory of safin over roger instills


pathos among the spectators.
pediatrics n.
 The department of medical science that
relates to the treatment of diseases of
childhood.
penury n.
 Indigence. A state of extreme poverty or
destitution
floozy
n
Aprostitute who attracts customers by
walking the streets
perfidy n.
 Treachery.

 Don’tplay with me. I too know all these


perfidy and treachery.
pernicious adj.
 Tending to kill or hurt.
petulant adj.
 Displaying impatience.
 irritable
placate v.
 Tobring from a state of angry or hostile
feeling to one of patience or friendliness.
poignancy n.
 Severity or acuteness, especially of pain
or grief.
poignant adj. Severely painful or acute to
the spirit.

 Dou know how I was during my poignant


days.
premonition n.
 Foreboding.
presage v.
 To foretell.
pugnacious adj.
 Quarrelsome

 The pugnacious parties now settled.


pusillanimous adj.
 Without spirit or bravery.
Pyre n.
A heap of combustibles arranged for
burning a dead body.
pedagogue n. A schoolmaster.
prudence n.
 Caution.
prudential adj. Proceeding or marked by
caution.
protract v.
 To prolong.
promenade v.
 To walk for amusement or exercise.
profuse adj.
 Produced or displayed in overabundance.
exonerate v.
 Pronounce not guilty of criminal charges
 acquit
exodus n.
A journey by a large group to escape from
a hostile environment

 The exodus of srilankans from their


country reveals how much uncongenial
the country for them.
expedite v.
 To hasten the movement or progress of.
 expeditious adj. Speedy.
explicate v.
 Give an explanation for
 Elaborate, as of theories and hypotheses
extol v.
 To praise in the highest terms.
extort v.
 Obtain through intimidation

 "They extorted money from the executive


by threatening to reveal his past to the
company boss"
extravagant adj.
 Needlessly free or lavish in expenditure.
exuberance(igzooburuns) n.
 Rich supply.
 exuberant adj. Marked by great plentiful
ness.
 Joyful enthusiasm
 Overflowing with enthusiasm
bigamy n.
 Thecrime of marrying any other person while
having a legal spouse living.
bier n.
A horizontal framework with two handles at
each end for carrying a corpse to the grave.
blaspheme v.
 To indulge in profane oaths.
bosom n.
 The
breast or the upper front of the thorax of a
human being, especially of a woman.
braggart n.
A vain boaster.
bravo interj.
 Well done.
breach n.

 The violation of official duty, lawful right, or a legal


obligation.
stalwart
 Noun
A person who is loyal to their allegiance
(especially in times of revolt)

 Adjective
 Having rugged physical strength; inured to
fatigue or hardships
 "proud of her tall stalwart son"
breech n.
 The buttocks.
brittle adj.
 Fragile.
 Having little elasticity; hence easily cracked or
fractured or snapped
 Lacking warmth and generosity of spirit
Bulwark, noun
 An embankment built around a space for
defensive purposes
 Anything that gives security or defense.
bungle v.
 To execute clumsily.
bursar n.
A treasurer.
comprehensive adj.
 Large in scope or content.
conceit n.
 Self-flattering opinion
confer v.
 To bestow.
confluence n.
 The place where streams meet.
conjecture n.
A guess.
conspicuous adj.
 Clearly visible.
consort n.
A companion or associate.
consummate v.
 To bring to completion.
contemplate v.
 To consider thoughtfully.
contemptible adj.
 Worthyof scorn or disdain.
 contemptuous adj. Disdainful.
contravene v.
 To prevent or obstruct the operation of.
 Preclude: Keep from happening or arising;
have the effect of preventing
 Occlude: Block passage through
 "She is impeding the progress of our project“
 "The trees obstruct my view of the mountains“
 "obstruct the path“
 obturate
contumacious adj.
 Rebellious.

 contumacy n. Contemptuous disregard of the


requirements of rightful authority.
 contuse v. To bruise by a blow, either with or
without the breaking of the skin.
 contusion n. A bruise.
convalesce v.
 To recover after a sickness.

 convalescence n. The state of progressive restoration


to health and strength after the cessation of disease.

 convalescent adj. Recovering health after sickness.

 The fans wish for the quick convalescence of sachin


tendulkar from tennis elbow.
coquette n.
A flirt. A seductive woman who uses her
sex appeal to exploit men.Philanderer
dally

 Waste time
 "Get busy--don't dally!“
 Talk or behave amorously, without serious
intentions
corpulent adj.
 Obese.
counteract v.
 To act in opposition to.
craving n.
A vehement desire.
 Hungering
 Starving
 Lusting
 thirsting
cycloid adj.
 Like a circle.
cupidity n.
 Avarice.
crockery n.
 Earthenware made
from baked clay.
accede v.
 To agree.
 Acquiesce: verb
 Assent:verb,noun
acclaim v.
 To utter with a shout.
acquisition n.
 Anythinggained, or made one's own,
usually by effort or labor.
addle v.
 To make inefficient or worthless; muddle.
adduce v.
 Tobring forward or name for consideration.
 Advance evidence for
admonish v.
 To warn of a fault.

 admonition n. Gentle reproof.


Ado, noun
A rapid bustling commotion
 Virtuoso: Someone who is dazzlingly skilled in
any field
 Vertigo: A reeling sensation; feeling about to fall
 Tyro: Someone new to a field or activity, novice
 Yahoo: Not very intelligent or interested in
culture, bumpkin
 albino n.: A person with milky white skin and
hair, and eyes with bright red pupil and usually
pink iris.
adumbrate v.
 To
represent beforehand in outline or by
emblem.
affront n.
 An open insult or indignity.
affluence n.
A profuse or abundant supply of riches.
agglomerate v.
 To pile or heap together.
aggrandize v.
 To cause to appear greatly.
aggravate v.
 To make heavier, worse, or more
burdensome.
 Aggravation: An exasperated feeling of
annoyance
agile adj.
 Able
to move or act quickly, physically, or
mentally.
tomboy
A girl who behaves in a boyish manner
tress
A hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the
hair
ailment n.
 Slight sickness.
knickers
 Trousers
ending above the
knee.underpants.knee breeches. knee pants
alacrity n.
 Cheerful willingness.
 Liveliness and eagerness
woman chaser

Aman who is aggressive in making


amorous advances to women
albino n.
A person with milky white skin and hair,
and eyes with bright red pupil and usually
pink iris.
aliment n.
 That which nourishes.
allay v.
 To calm the violence or reduce the
intensity of; mitigate.

 note:alley n. A narrow street, garden path,


walk, or the like.
allegory ,noun
A short moral story (often with animal
characters)
alleviate v.
 To make less burdensome or less hard to
bear.
 Note:

ameliorate v. To relieve, as from pain or


hardship
Allude, verb
 Make a more or less disguised reference
to.
 Advert
 allusion n. An indirect and incidental
reference to something without definite
mention of it.
alluvion n.
 Flood.
ally n.
A person or thing connected with another,
usually in some relation of helpfulness.
Almanac, noun
 An annual publication including weather
forecasts and other miscellaneous
information arranged according to the
calendar of a given year
 An annual publication containing tabular
information in a particular field or fields
arranged according to the calendar of a
given year
altercate v.
 To contend angrily or zealously in words.
 altercation: noisy quarrel.
Amatory,adj.
 Amorous
 romantic
ambiguous adj..
 Having a double meaning
ambrosial adj.
 Divinely sweet, fragrant, or delicious.
annals n.
A record of events in their chronological
order, year by year.

A chronological account of events in


successive years
annihilate v.
 To destroy absolutely.
antidote n.
 Anything that will counteract or remove the
effects of poison, disease, or the like.
aphorism n.
 Proverb.
approbation n.
 Sanction.
arbiter n.
 Onechosen or appointed, by mutual
consent of parties in dispute, to decide
matters.
ardent adj.
 Burning with passion.

 ardor n. Intensity of passion or affection.


awry adv. & adj.
 Outof the proper form, direction, or
position.
augur v.
 To predict.
assiduous adj.
 Diligent.
 Marked by care and persistent effort
 sedulous
Imbue ,v
 Spread or diffuse through,fill,soak,or
suffuse with colour.
Bane ,nemesis ,n
 Something causing misery or death
 “the bane of my life”
Lurk ,v
 Lie in wait
 Lie in ambush
 Behave in a sneaky and secretive manner
Inn ,n
A hotel providing overnight lodging for
travelers.
Emanate ,v
 Flow from.
 “Water emanates from this hole in the
round.”
Unkempt ,adj
 Not neatly combed
 “wild unkempt hair”
To indicate more information

 Besides - Making an additional point; anyway


 Furthermore
 In addition
 Moreover
 Likewise
 Indeed – In truth
 In fact
 Also
 As well
 Foremost - Ranking above all others; Preceding all others in spatial
position
 First, Second, Third, Finally
 Firstly, Secondly, Thirdly
To indicate an example

 For example
 For instance
 In particular
 Particularly - Specifically or especially
distinguished from others
 Specifically
 To illustrate
 To demonstrate
To indicate a cause or reason

 Since
 Because
 Because of
 Due to
 For
 For the reason that
 As
To indicate a result or an effect

 Accordingly
- because of the reason given
 Consequently
 Hence
 So
 Therefore
 Thus
To conclude

 For the aforementioned reasons


 For the aforementioned reasons, there is
no doubt that
 To sum up the foregoing,
 Given these facts
 In conclusion
 In closing
 To conclude
To describe or make

 vivid  delineate
 portray  represent
 depict  demonstrate
 exhibit  constitute - Form or
 illustrate compose
 expose
 present
 paint a portrait
To prove

 manifest - Provide evidence for; stand as proof


of
 attest - Provide evidence for
 testify - Provide evidence for
 certify - Provide evidence for
 endorse, indorse - Give support or one's
approval to
 establish
 exemplify - (v) Clarify by giving an example of
To compare or contrast

 Whereas
 In comparison
 In contrast
 However
 Although
 On the other hand
 Likewise
 Similarly
 But
 Yet
 Withal - Despite anything to the contrary (usually following a concession)
 Withal - Together with this
 Nevertheless - Despite anything to the contrary
 Nonetheless - Despite anything to the contrary
 Notwithstanding - Despite anything to the contrary
 Even so - Despite anything to the contrary
 All the same - Despite anything to the contrary
To indicate time

 After
 Before
 Currently
 During
 Eventually
 Finally
 First, Second, etc.
 Formerly
 Immediately
 Initially
 Lastly
 Later
 Meanwhile
 Next
 Once
 Previously
 Simultaneously
 Soon
 Subsequently
 Subsequent - Following in time and order
 Hitherto, Heretofore - Used in negative statement to describe a situation that has existed up to this point or up to
the present time, “The sun hasn’t rose hitherto.”
 In due time
 Henceforth
To indicate certainty

 Truly
 Sincerely
 Genuinely
 Surely
 Rightfully
 Absolutely
 Indubitably
 Certainly
 Withoutdoubt
 Needless to say
To indicate doubt

 Most likely
 More likely
 Possibly
 Probably
 Dubitable - Open to doubt or suspicion
 Dubious - Distressed with uncertainty or
doubt
To summarize

 Overall
 To summarize
 In summary
 To sum up
 Paraphrased
 Briefly
 In brief
 Summing up
 To put it briefly
 précis - A sketchy summary, Make a summary (of)
 synopsis - A sketchy summary
 apercu - A short synopsis
To express positive words
 illustrious - Widely known and esteemed
 magnificent  notable - Worthy of notice
 grandeur - The quality of being magnificent  impressive
or splendid or grand, the quality of being
exalted in character or ideals or conduct  splendid
 magnanimous - The quality of being exalted  resplendent - Having great beauty and
in character or ideals or conduct splendor, Richly and brilliantly colorful
 fantastic  flamboyant - Elaborately or excessively
ornamented, Richly and brilliantly colorful
 phenomenal
 superior
 wonderful
 terrific
 extraordinary
 tremendous
 marvelous
 wondrous - Extraordinarily good
 superb
 wonderful
 good
 flair - natural talent
 fine
 knack - A special way of doing something
 great
 outshine - Attract more attention and praise
 excellent than others
 spectacular  paramount - Having superior power and
 prodigious influence
 grand  predominant
 brilliant
 glorious - Bringing great happiness and
thankfulness
flair
n
A natural talent
 "he has a flair for mathematics“
 Distinctive and stylish elegance
trollop
A dirty untidy woman
 A woman adulterer
 slut
To show intelligence

 profound
 shrewd – hardheaded (practical experience and observation) intelligence
 astute
 acumen - Shrewdness shown by keen insight
 insightful
 savvy - The cognitive condition of someone who understands
 cognition - The psychological result of perception, learning and reasoning
 genius
 smart
 sharp
 keen
 mastermind
 Einstein - Someone who has exceptional intellectual ability and originality
 work of art
 fine art
 adept - Someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
 whiz - Someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
 wizard - Someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
To intensify

 incredibly
 exceedingly
 extremely
 extraordinarily
 truly
 really
 very
 utterly - Completely and without qualification; used informally as
intensifiers, With sublimity; in a sublime manner
 absolutely
 perfectly
 dramatically
Said

 enounced, enunciated - Speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way


 pronounced - Speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way
 articulated - Express or state clearly
 vocalized - Express or state clearly
 posited - Put firmly
 stated
 expressed
 reported
 alleged - Declared but not proved
 averred - Report or maintain, To declare or affirm in a grave manner and formally as
true
 affirmed, asserted
 wrote
 composed
 penned - Produce a literary work
 spelt - Indicate or signify
 voiced, sounded - Give voice to
 demean - Reduce in worth or character, usually verbally
Praise

 extol - (v) Praise, glorify, or honor


 exalt
 glorify
 laud
 proclaim
 revere
 idolize
 worship
 venerate
Call Forth

 evoke - Call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)


 arouse - Call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)
 elicit - Call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)
 enkindle - Call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)
 provoke - Call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)
 inflame - Arouse or excite feelings and passions
 awake - Stop sleeping
 conjure - Evoke or call forth, with or as if by magic
 invoke - Evoke or call forth, with or as if by magic
 summon - Gather or bring together
 instill - deposit gradually
Cupboard love
A show of affection motivated by
selfishness
stark
 Adj.
 Complete or extreme
 "stark poverty"; "a stark contrast“
 Adv.
 Completely
 "stark mad"; "mouth stark open"
Barmy ,adj
 Strange or very silly
smasher
A person who smashes something
 A very attractive or seductive looking
woman
Bobby ,n
 Policeman in UK
procurer
 Someone who procures customers for
whores (in England they call a pimp a
ponce)
Bloke ,n
A guy
 chap
Branston ,n
 Pickle
spread in
sandwiches
prat
 Vulg.
 The fleshy part of the human body that
you sit on
 tooshie
Brolly ,n
 umbrella
Buggy ,n
 Stroller
 Push chair
Caravan ,n
 Mobile home
Cheerio ,phrase
 Good bye.
Copper ,n
 policeman
Gob ,n
 Informal term for the mouth
Gravy ,n
 Basically the juices that drip from cooking
meats
Kip ,v
 [Brit]
Sleep
 "roused him from his kip"
Pantry ,n
A small storeroom for storing foods or
wines
Loo ,n
A toilet in England
 Lav
 Lavatory
 bog
Wardrobe,n
A tall piece of furniture that provides
storage space for clothes; has a door and
rails or hooks for hanging clothes
Wellies,n
 Rubber boots
vim ,n
A healthy capacity for vigorous activity
 "he seemed full of vim and vigor"
Surf ,n
 Waves breaking on the shore
life buoy ,n
A life preserver in the form of a ring of
buoyant material
Lancer ,n
 (formerly) a cavalryman armed with a
lance
Sonny ,n
A male child (a familiar term of address to
a boy)
Rotary ,n
A road junction at which traffic streams
circularly around a central island
 "the accident blocked all traffic at the
rotary“
 Circle
 Adj: "rotary dial"
supported
 He backed up his friend’s claim.
Pass off
 The present disturbance will blow off.
fabricated
 That fellow trumped up a story.
To be guided by
 It is a good idea to go by.
Overcame him
 Ultimately I got the better of him.
Found everywhere.
A spirit of unrest is in the air.
Under his protection
 Her uncle has taken her under his wing
In his presence.
 Heis such a man that he does not know
what passes under his nose.
Under your absolute call.
 Do you expect at your beck and call.
entirely
 He is every inch a gentle man.
The full details.
 He knows the ins and outs of that affair.
He was horrified.
 His blood ran cold when he heard that his
friend was murdered.
With all our power.
 We shall fight with tooth and nail for our
rights
Deceived me
I trusted him but he played me false.
Unanimously.
 The proposal was rejected with one voice.
Bandits ,n
 An armed thief who is (usually) a member
of a band
 brigands
Desolate ,v
 Rob of joy
 Lay waste to
 forsake

 Thebandits desolated the countryside


burning farms and carrying off the harvest.
Despoil ,v
 Plunder
 Foray
 Pillage
 Ransack
 Rifle
Detonation ,n
 Explosion

 Thedetonation of the bomb could be


heard miles away.
Derogatory ,n
 Expressing a low opinion.

I resent your derogatory remarks.


Deft ,adj
 Quick and skillful in movement
 Skillful in physical movements; especially
of the hands
 The deft waiter uncorked the champagne
without spilling a drop.
Deify ,v
 Turn into a god

 Admire rajinikanth all you want. Just don’t


deify him.
Crux ,n
 Essential or main point

 This
is the crux of the entire problem;
everything centers on it’s being resolved.
Bliss ,n
A state of extreme happiness
Confiscate ,v
 Seize
 Commandeer

 Thearmy confiscated all available


supplies of uranium.
Comity ,n
A state or atmosphere of harmony or
mutual civility and respect
 harmony
wind up ,n
A concluding action
Cerebration ,n
 Mathematics sometime require much
cerebration.
Brawn ,n
 Muscular strength
 Sturdiness

 It
takes brawn to become a champion
weight-lifter.
Braggart ,n
 Booster

 Modest by nature , she was no braggart


preferring to let her accomplishments
speak for themselves.
Vaults ,n
A burial chamber (usually underground)

 V. Jump across or leap over (an obstacle)


Blanch ,v
 Bleach
 Whiten

 Although
age had blanched his hair style ,
he was still vigorous and energetic.
Outfit ,n
A set of clothing (with accessories)
Blandishment ,n
 Flattery

 despite the sales person’s blandishments,


the customer did not buy the outfit.
Benign ,adj
 Kindly
 Favorable
 Not malignant

 Though her benign smile and gentle


bearing made her sweet little old lady ,she
was tough-minded and shrewd observer of
human nature.
 N. benignity
Bestow ,v
 Confer

 He wished to bestow great honors upon


the hero.
Bicker ,v
 Quarrel

 Thechildren bickered morning, noon, and


night exasperating their parents.
Bilk ,v
 Cheat

 Thecon man specialized in bilking


insurance policies.

 Note : con A person serving a sentence


in a jail or prison
Conspicuously ,adj
 In a manner tending to attract attention
 "there have been plenty of general
declarations about willingness to meet and
talk, but conspicuously no mention of time
and place“
 In a prominent way
Bizarre ,adj
 Conspicuously or grossly unconventional
or unusual
 "restaurants of bizarre design--one like a
hat, another like a rabbit"
Assiduous adj
 Ittook ravi weeks of assiduous labor
before he was satisfied with his portrait of
his son.
Asperity ,n
 Sharpness (of temper)

 These remarks spoken with asperity ,


stung the boys to whom they had been
directed.
Beeline ,n
 Direct
 Quick route

 Assoon as the movie was over , jim made


a beeline for the exit.
Bereft ,adj
 Deprived of
 Lacking

 Thefoolish gambler soon found himself


bereft of funds.
Court ,v
 Make amorous advances towards
"John is courting Mary“
 Seek someone's favor
Tribunal ,n
 An assembly (including one or more
judges) to conduct judicial business
 Court
 judicature
Pristine ,adj
 Completely free from dirt or contamination
 Immaculately clean and unused
 "pristine mountain snow"
privy
 N:A room equipped with toilet facilities
 A small outbuilding with a bench having
holes through which a user can defecate
 Adj:Hidden from general view or use
 "a privy place to rest and think"
Abreast ,adv
 Side by side
 Alongside each other, facing on the same
direction
Absolve ,v
 Acquit
 Free one from
Accession ,n
 The
act of succeeding to a throne or
coming into the possession of property.
bait
 N: temptation
 V:allure
Beckon ,n
 Appear inviting
"The shop window decorations beckoned“
 Summon with a wave, nod, or some other
gesture
Beseech ,n
 Entreat
 request
Breeches ,n
 Trousers.
Divulge
 Make known to the public information that
was previously known only to a few people
or that was meant to be kept a secret
bozo
A man who is a stupid incompetent fool
 An informal term for a youth or man
buster
 An informal form of address for a man
 "Hey buster, what's up?"
he-man
A man who is virile and sexually active
 macho-man
 stud
Bridle n ,v
 reins
bungle
 N:blunder
 V:do clumsily
Busy-body ,n
A person who meddles in other’s affairs.
Know it
 Burlyadj: stout
 Bonny adj: beautiful
Beacon ,n
A light-house
 A signal fire
Momentous ,adj
 Of very great significance
 "a momentous event"
well-to-do ,adj
 Infortunate circumstances financially;
moderately rich
 "well-to-do members of the community"
Wile ,n
 The use of tricks to deceive someone
(usually to extract money from them)
 trickery
wrangle
 N:An angry dispute
 V:To quarrel noisily, angrily or disruptively

"The bar keeper threw them out, but they


continued to wrangle on down the street"
Above-board ,adv
 Beyond any room for suspicion
"was known for dealing aboveboard in
everything"
 Adj: "their business was open and
aboveboard"
Indulge ,v
 Gratify

Give free course to


 N: indulgence

Favour granted
 Adj:indulgent

Very kind
Indignant ,adj
 Angry and displeased
 N: indignation
 Angry with contempt
 N: indignity
 An affront, insult
Inexorable adj
 Notto be placated or appeased or moved
by entreaty
Infringe ,n
 Encroach upon
 Disobey
 Transgress
 violate
Ingenuity ,n
 cleverness
Inordinate ,adj
 Excessive
 “a book of inordinate length”
Inure ,v
 habituate
Undaunted adj
 Bold
 courageous
Unfurl ,n
 Open
 unfold
Urbane adj
 Polite
 Courteous
 refined
writhe
 To move in a twisting or contorted motion,
(especially when struggling)
"The prisoner writhed in discomfort"
Poke ,v
 Hit hard with the hand, fist, or some heavy
instrument
ailment n.
 Slight sickness.
almanac n.
A series of tables giving the days of the
week together with certain astronomical
information.
altercate v.
 To contend angrily or zealously in words.
antiquate v.
 To make old or out of date.
Beset ,v
 To attack on all sides.
blithe adj.
 Joyous.
blithesome adj. Cheerful.
breech n.
 The buttocks.
bursar n.
A treasurer.
enamor v.
 To inspire with ardent love.
 Attract; cause to be enamored
Carnage ,n
 The savage and excessive killing of many
people
 Massacre.
Expedient ,adj
 Contributing to personal advantage.
• Serving to promote your interest
"was merciful only when mercy was
expedient"
Outskirt ,n
A part of the city far removed from the
center
 "they built a factory on the outskirts of the
city"
genesis
N
 Origin
 beginning
hanger-on
N
A dependent
exquisite adj.
 1.extremely beautiful or delicate.
2 keenly felt (exquisite pleasure).
3 highly sensitive (exquisite taste).

 exquisitely adv.
crisp —adj. 1 hard but brittle.

 v. make or become crisp.


 crisply adv.
 crispness n.
shamble —v.

 walk
or run awkwardly, dragging the feet.
—n. shambling gait.
sham
n
A person who makes deceitful pretenses
v
 Make a pretence of
 "He shammed a headache“
 Adj.
 Adopted in order to deceive
 "sham modesty"
tang n.

• strong taste or smell.


• characteristic quality.
soap opera n.
 broadcastdrama serial with domestic
themes (orig. sponsored in the US by
soap manufacturers).
social climber n.
 person anxious to gain a higher social
status.
unclasp v.
 release the grip of (a hand etc.).
Waterloo n.

A final crushing defeat

 "he met his Waterloo"


patronage
n
 The act of providing approval and support
v
 Support by being a patron of
stab
V
 Use a knife on
 Stab or pierce
legacy
N
 (law) a gift of personal property by will
stern
N
 The fleshy part of the human body that
you sit on
 Adj.
 Of a stern or strict bearing or demeanor;
forbidding in aspect
 "a stern face"
crusader
n
A disputant who advocates reform
 A warrior who engages in a holy war
 "the crusaders tried to recapture the Holy
Land from the Muslims"
Entourage (onturazh)
n
 Thegroup following and attending to some
important person
sandwich
 Two (or more) slices of bread with a filling
between them
v
 Make into a sandwich
 Insert or squeeze tightly between two
people or objects
 "She was sandwiched in her airplane seat
between two fat men"
persuasive
 adj
 Tending or intended or having the power
to induce action or belief
 "persuasive eloquence"; "a most
persuasive speaker“
 Capable of convincing
 "a persuasive argument"; "the evidence is
persuasive but not conclusive"
verbiage
N
 Superfluity of words
parched
 adj
 Dried out by heat or excessive exposure to
sunlight
 "parched soil“
 Toasted or roasted slightly
 "parched corn was a staple of the Indian diet“
v
 Cause to wither (dry) or parch from exposure to
heat
flair
n
A natural talent
 "he has a flair for mathematics“
 Distinctive and stylish elegance
 A shape that spreads outward
flake
N
A crystal of snow
 A person with an unusual or odd
personality
V
 Form into flakes
indiscriminate
 Adj.
 Failing to make or recognize distinctions
 Not marked by fine distinctions
 "indiscriminate reading habits"; "an
indiscriminate mixture of colors and styles"
orgasm
n
 The moment of most intense pleasure in
sexual intercourse
 sexual climax
dog days.
 n.
pl.
 hottest period of the year
femme fatale
A woman who is considered to be
dangerously seductive.
 siren
Ostentatiously
 adv
 Flamboyantly
 showily
indiscreetly
 adverb
 Without discretion or wisdom or self-
restraint
 "she inquired indiscreetly after the state of
his health"
sacrilege
n
 Blasphemous behavior; the act of
depriving something of its sacred
character
salacious adj.
 Having strong sexual desires.
salutary adj.
 Beneficial.
 Tending to promote physical well-being;
beneficial to health

 "the salutary influence of pure air"


sanctity n.
 Holiness.
sapience
 n. Deep wisdom or knowledge.

 sapient adj. Possessing wisdom.


sapiential adj. Possessing wisdom.
satiate v.
 To satisfy fully the appetite or desire of.
satire n.
 Theemployment of sarcasm, irony, or
keenness of wit in ridiculing vices.

 Vices
(visee)
A specific form of evildoing. Moral
weakness. "vice offends the moral
standards of the community"
satyr n.
A very lascivious (Driven by lust;
preoccupied with or exhibiting lustful
desires) person.
savor
n
 The taste experience when a savory
condiment is taken into the mouth
 adj
 Taste appreciatively
scintilla
n
A sparkling glittering particles
scintillate v.
 To emit or send forth sparks or little flashes of
light.
 Emit or reflect light in a flickering manner
 Be lively or brilliant or exhibit virtuosity
 "A scintillating conversation"

 Flicker v. Shine unsteadily "The candle flickered"


Sear (sir)
v
 Make very hot and dry
sedate
N
 Cause to be calm or quiet as by
administering a sedative to.
 "The patient must be sedated before the
operation“
 Adj
 Characterized by dignity and propriety
 "a quiet sedate nature"
seethe v.
 To be violently excited or agitated.
 Be in an agitated emotional state
 "The customer was seething with anger"
servitude n.
 Slavery.
severance n.
 Separation.
superficial
 Adj
 Being or affecting or concerned with a
surface; not deep or penetrating
emotionally or intellectually
 "the superficial report didn't give the true
picture"
solace n. v.
 Comfort in grief, trouble, or calamity.
stigma
n
A symbol of disgrace or infamy
 A mark of infamy or token of disgrace
attaching to a person as the result of evil-
doing.
stolid
 adj
 Having or revealing little emotion or
sensibility; not easily aroused or excited.
 "a silent stolid creature who took it all as a
matter of course"; "her face showed
nothing but stolid indifference"
Know it.
 stringencyn. Strictness.
stringent adj. Rigid.
stultify
v
 Prove to be of unsound mind or
demonstrate someone's incompetence
 "nobody is legally allowed to stultify
himself“
 Cause to appear foolish
 "He stultified himself by contradicting
himself and being inconsistent"
sumptuous adj.
 Rich and costly.
superfluous adj.
 Being more than is needed.
Know it.
 supple adj. Easily bent.
 supplicate v. To beg.
 surcharge n. An additional amount
charged.
 surfeit v. To feed to fullness or to satiety.
 surrogate n. One who or that which is
substituted for or appointed
 sustenance n. Food.
forfeit
 N
 Something that is lost or surrendered as a penalty.
 A penalty for a fault or mistake that involves losing or
giving up something.
 "the contract specified forfeits if the work was not
completed on time“
 v
 Lose or lose the right to by some error, offense, or crime.
 Adj.
 Surrendered as a penalty
scrawl
n
 Poor handwriting
 v.
 Write carelessly
smack
 n
 A blow from a flat object (as an open hand)
 An enthusiastic kiss
 peck
 The taste experience when a savoury condiment is taken
into the mouth
 V
 Deliver a hard blow to
 "The teacher smacked the student who had misbehaved“
 Have a distinctive or characteristic taste
 Kiss lightly
perfunctorily
 Ina set manner without serious attention
"he kissed her cheek perfunctorily"
savoury
n
 An aromatic or spicy dish served at the
end of dinner.
 Adj.
 Pleasing to the sense of taste
relish
n
 Vigorous and enthusiastic enjoyment
 The taste experience when a savoury
condiment is taken into the mouth.
V
 Derive or receive pleasure from; get
enjoyment from; take pleasure in.
 "She relished her fame and basked in her
glory"
soup
n
 Liquid food especially of meat or fish or
vegetable stock often containing pieces of
solid food
gravy
n
 Basically the juices that drip from cooking
meats
 A sudden happening that brings good
fortune (as a sudden opportunity to make
money)
rabid
 Adj.
 Marked by excessive enthusiasm for and
intense devotion to a cause or idea.
 Overzealous.
novelette
N
A short novel
mash
 Talk or behave amorously, without serious
intentions
 Reduce to small pieces or particles by
pounding or abrading
 "mash the garlic"
pounding
N
 Repeated heavy blows
V
 Hit hard with the hand, fist, or some heavy
instrument
 "the salesman pounded the door knocker“
 Strike or drive against with a heavy impact
 "pound on the door"
abrading
 VERB
 Wear away
 Rub hard or scrub
 Strike against an object
womb-to-tomb
 Adj.
 Continuing through life
travesty
A comedy characterized by broad satire and
improbable situations
 A composition that imitates somebody's style in
a humorous way
 Charade n.
 Parody n. v.
 Lampoon n. v.
 Spoof n. v.
A composition that imitates somebody's style in a
humorous way
"The students spoofed the teachers"
Lackadaisical

 Lacking spirit or liveliness


 "a lackadaisical attempt“
 Languid
 "a languid mood“
 languorous
 "a hot languorous afternoon"
Travail n ,v
 Use of physical or mental energy; hard
work
 Drudge n ,v
 One who works hard at boring tasks
 Work hard
 Navvy n ,v
 A laborer who is obliged to do menial work
junk
 n
 The remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up
 v
 Dispose of (something useless or old)
 "junk an old car“
 Debris n.
 Detritus n.
 Rubble n.
 RUBBISH n.
 Scrap n. v.
"scrap your old computer“

Note : Scrap : Also ,a small fragment of something broken off from the
whole
indiscriminately
 adv
 In a random manner

 Indiscriminate adj.
 Failing to make or recognize distinctions
 Not marked by fine distinctions
 "an indiscriminate mixture of colors and
styles"
jeopardy
A source of danger; a possibility of
incurring loss or misfortune
jeopardize
v
 Pose a threat to; present a danger to
 Put at risk
hypocrite
N
A person who professes beliefs and
opinions that he does not hold
 Dissembler
 Pretender
 Impostor
 Shammer
 Phoney , phony
dissimulate
v
 Hide (feelings) from other people
 disguise
impart
 Tell or deposit (information) knowledge
 Make known to the public information that
was previously known only to a few people
or that was meant to be kept a secret
 Make known; pass on, of information
 divulge
snag
A sharp protuberance
 A dead tree that is still standing, usually in
an undisturbed forest
 An unforeseen obstacle
erudition
n
 Profound scholarly knowledge
 foresight
clamant
 Adj.
 Conspicuously and offensively loud; given to vehement
outcry
 Demanding attention
 "clamant needs“
 Adj.
 Strident
 Conspicuously and offensively loud; given to vehement
outcry
 "strident demands“
 Unpleasantly loud and harsh
scourge
 n
 A whip used to inflict punishment (often used for pedantic humor)
 Something causing misery or death
 A person who inspires fear or dread
 V
 Punish severely; excoriate
 Whip

 pedantic adj. : Marked by a narrow focus on or display of learning


especially its trivial aspects
snub
n
A refusal to recognize someone you know
v
 "the snub was clearly intentional“
 Refuse to acknowledge
 Rebuff n ,v
 Adj.
 Unusually short
"a snub nose"
outright
 Adj.
 Without reservation or exception
 Adv.
 Without reservation or concealment
 "she asked him outright for a divorce"
scrub
n
 The act of cleaning a surface by rubbing it
with a brush and soap and water
v
 Clean with hard rubbing

"She scrubbed his back"


taciturn
 Adj.
 Habitually reserved and uncommunicative
cruise
 n
 An ocean trip taken for pleasure
 v
 Drive around aimlessly but ostentatiously and at leisure
"She cruised the neighborhood in her new convertible"
 Travel at a moderate speed
"Please keep your seat belt fastened while the plane is reaching
cruising altitude“
 Look for a sexual partner in a public place
"The men were cruising the park“
 Sail or travel about for pleasure, relaxation, or sightseeing
"We were cruising in the Caribbean"
Convoy
N
 Men-of-war or troops escorting merchant
vessels
V
 Provide safe passage
convulse
V
 Affect or agitate violently
 Cause spasms of the muscles
N
 Convulsion
 Fits
 Adj : convulsive
peep
N
A secret look
V
 Appear as though from hiding
 "the new moon peeped through the tree tops"
 Cause to appear
 "he peeped his head through the window"
 Look furtively
"He peeped at the woman through the window“
peek
N
A secret look
V
 Throw a glance at; take a brief look at
 "I only peeked--I didn't see anything
interesting"
glint
N
A momentary flash of light
 A spatially localized brightness
V
 Be shiny, as if wet
 Throw a glance at; take a brief look at
lulu
Avery attractive or seductive looking
woman.Peach.Dish.stunner.
sasses
V
 Answer back in an impudent or insolent
manner
 "don't sass me!"; "The teacher punished
the students who were sassing all
morning"
prim
V
 Contract one's lips
 "She primmed her lips after every bite of
food"
navvy
N
A laborer who is obliged to do menial work
 peon
Lamb
N
 Young sheep
 A person easily deceived or cheated
(especially in financial matters)
overt
 Adj
 Open and observable; not secret or
hidden
 "an overt lie"; "overt hostility"; "overt
intelligence gathering"
covert
 Adj.
 Secret or hidden; not openly practiced or
engaged in or shown or avowed
 "covert actions by the CIA"; "covert
funding for the rebels"
imposing
 Adj.
 Impressive in appearance
 "an imposing residence“
 "the monarch's imposing presence“

V
 Compel to behave in a certain way
vestal
N
A chaste woman
pang
A sudden sharp feeling
 "pangs of regret“
 "a pang of conscience"
camion
n
A large truck designed to carry heavy
loads; usually without sides
 dray
trolleybus
N
A passenger bus with an electric motor
that draws power from overhead wires
gondola
N
A low flat-bottomed freight car with fixed
sides but no roof
freight
N
 Goods carried by a large vehicle
 The charge for transporting something by
common carrier
 "we pay the freight"; "the freight rate is
usually cheaper“
V
 Load with goods for transportation
deluxe
 Adj.
 Rich and superior in quality
 Elegant and sumptuous
 "a deluxe car"
indulgence
N
 An inability to resist the gratification of
whims and desires
 A disposition to yield to the wishes of
someone
 "too much indulgence spoils a child"
quixotic
 Adj.
 Not sensible about practical matters;
unrealistic
 "as quixotic as a restoration of medieval
knighthood"
hex
N
 An evil spell
 whammy
V
 Cast a spell over someone or something;
put a hex on someone or something
beldam
N
 An ugly evil-looking old woman
 A woman of advanced age
 Crone
 Hag
ravisher
 Someone who assaults others sexually
 A very attractive or seductive looking
woman.debaucher
debonair
 adj.
 Having a sophisticated charm
 "a debonair gentleman“
 suave
palate
N
 roof of the mouth
fixture
N
 An object firmly fixed in place (especially
in a household)
pendant
N
 An adornment that hangs from a piece of
jewelry (necklace or earring)
 Branched lighting fixture; often ornate;
hangs from the ceiling
lobe
n
A rounded projection that is part of a
larger structure
damsel
N
A young unmarried woman
elusive
 Adj
 Be difficult to detect or grasp by the mind
 "that elusive thing the soul"
evasive
 Adj
 Deliberately vague or ambiguous
 "his answers were brief, constrained and
evasive"; "an evasive statement“
 Avoiding or escaping from difficulty or
danger especially enemy fire
 "pilots are taught to take evasive action“
 Skillful at eluding capture
objurgate
N
 Expressstrong disapproval of
 Censure severely
excoriate
N
 Express strong disapproval of
 Tear or wear off the skin or make sore by
abrading
 condemn
chafe
n
 Soreness and warmth caused by friction
 "he had a nasty chafe on his knee“
 Anger produced by some annoying irritation
V
 Become or make sore by or as if by rubbing
 Feel extreme irritation or anger
 "He was chafing at her suggestion that he stay
at home while she went on a vacation"
chalk out
N
 Make a sketch of
canticles
N
A hymn derived from the Bible
hymn
n
A song of praise (to God or to a saint or to
a nation)
 anthem
v
 Sing a hymn
 Praise by singing a hymn
 "They hymned their love of God"
sewer
N
A waste pipe that carries away sewage or
surface water
 Someone who sews
 "a sewer of fine gowns“
 cloaca

 Sewerage n: Waste matter carried away in


sewers or drains
tapestry
n
A heavy textile with a woven design; used
for curtains and upholstery
irascible
 Adj.
 Quickly aroused to anger
 Characterized by anger
 "an irascible response"
hotheaded
 adj
 Quickly aroused to anger
 "a hotheaded commander“
 Characterized by undue haste and lack of
thought or deliberation
 "a hotheaded decision"
impulsive
 adjective
 Proceeding from natural feeling or impulse
without external stimulus
 "an impulsive gesture of affection“
 Without forethought
 "letting him borrow her car was an impulsive act
that she immediately regretted“
 Having the power of driving or impelling
 "an impulsive force"
travesty
n
A comedy characterized by broad satire
and improbable situations
 A composition that imitates somebody's
style in a humorous way
V
 Make a travesty of
muffle
N
A kiln with an inner chamber for firing
things at a low temperature
V
 Conceal or hide
 "muffle one's anger“
 Deaden (a sound or noise), especially by
wrapping
facet
N
A distinct feature or element in a problem
 "he studied every facet of the question“
 aspect
facetious
 Adj.
 Cleverly amusing in tone
 "facetious remarks“
 "a bantering tone“
 Banter V : Be silly or tease one another
tom
 Contemptuous name for a Black man who
is abjectly servile and deferential to Whites
cunning
N
 Shrewdness in deception
 "as cunning as a fox“
 Adj.
 Attractive especially by means of smallness or
prettiness or quaintness
 "cunning kittens"; "a cunning baby“
 Marked by skill in deception
 "cunning men often pass for wise"
sagacious
 Adj.
 Acutely insightful and wise
 "observant and thoughtful, he was given to
asking sagacious questions“
 Skillful in statecraft or management
 "an astute and sagacious statesman"
salad days
 The best time of youth
V-day
 The day of a victory
bode
v
 Indicateby signs
 "These signs bode bad news"
legacy
 (law)
a gift of personal property by will
 bequest
pristine
 Adj.
 Completely free from dirt or contamination
 "pristine mountain snow“
 Immaculately clean and unused
 "handed her his pristine white
handkerchief"
extramarital
 Adj.
 Characterized by adultery
 "extramarital affairs"
kept woman
 An adulterous woman; a woman who has
an ongoing extramarital sexual
relationship with a man
knob
N
A circular rounded projection or
protuberance
discern
V
 Detect with the senses
lounge
N
A public room (as in a hotel or airport) with
seating where people can wait
 [Brit] A room in a private house or
establishment where people can sit and
talk and relax
V
 Sit or recline comfortably
 "He was lounging on the sofa"
teem
V
 Be teeming, be abuzz
 "The plaza is teeming with undercover
policemen“
 Move in large numbers
junkie
N
A narcotics addict
 Someone who is so ardently devoted to
something that it resembles an addiction
 "a news junkie"
fray
N
A noisy fight
V
 Wear away by rubbing
 "The friction frayed the sleeve"
pug-nose
A short nose; flattened and turned up at
the end
puissant
 Adj.
 Powerful
smolders
v
 Burn slowly and without a flame
 "a smoldering fire"
rejoinder
N
A quick reply to a question or remark
(especially a witty or critical one)
 "it brought a sharp rejoinder from the
teacher"
relegate
v
 Refer to another person for decision or
judgment
"She likes to relegate difficult questions to
her colleagues“
 Assign to a class or kind

"People argue about how to relegate certain


mushrooms"
medication
N
 (medicine) something that treats or
prevents or alleviates the symptoms of
disease
 The act of treating with medicines or
remedies
mayhem n.
 destruction; havoc.
iceman
 Someone who cuts and delivers ice
 A professional killer
iciness
N
 Coldness due to a cold environment
iconoclast
N
 Someone who tries to destroy traditional
ideas or institutions
camouflage
v
 Disguise by camouflaging; exploit the
natural surroundings to disguise
something
 "The troops camouflaged themselves
before they went into enemy territory"
upbeat
A contented state of being happy and
healthy and prosperous
 "the town was finally on the upbeat after
our recent troubles“
 Adj.
 Pleasantly (even unrealistically) optimistic
lineament
A characteristic property that defines the
apparent individual nature of something
 The characteristic parts of a person's face:
eyes and nose and mouth and chin
 "his lineaments were very regular"
slick
N
A slippery smoothness
V
 Give a smooth and glossy appearance
 "slick one's hair“
 Adj.
 Made slick by e.g. ice or grease
flak
 Intense adverse criticism
pie
 Dishbaked in pastry-lined pan often with a
pastry top

 pastry: Any of various baked foods made


of dough or batter
 dough : A flour mixture stiff enough to
knead or roll
scarfpin
A pin used to hold the tie in place
 tie tack
barrette
A pin for holding women's hair in place
wet-nurse
N
A woman hired to suckle a child of
someone else
V
 Give suck to
 suckle
midwife
A woman skilled in aiding the delivery of
babies
trophy wife
A wife who is an attractive young woman;
seldom the first wife of an affluent older
man
 "his trophy wife was an asset to his
business"
buff
n
 Bare skin
 "swimming in the buff“
V
 Polish and make shiny
 "buff the wooden floors"; "buff my shoes"
stripped
 Adj.
 Having only essential or minimal features
 "a stripped new car"; "a stripped-down
budget“
 With clothing stripped off
strip
V
 Take away possessions from someone
 "The Nazis stripped the Jews of all their
assets“
 Get undressed
 "She strips in front of strangers every night
for a living"
denudate
v
 Lay bare
 Disrobe
 strip down
 Adj.
 Without the usual covering
nag
n
 Someone (especially a woman) who
annoys people by constantly finding fault
v
 Bother persistently with trivial complaints
 "She nags her husband all day long"
limpid
 Adj.
 Clear and bright
 "limpid blue eyes“
 "writes in a limpid style"
 lucid
lineage
 The descendants of one individual
 "his entire lineage has been warriors"
lackey
A male servant (especially a footman)
 A person who tries to please someone in
order to gain a personal advantage
junk
N
 The remains of something that has been
destroyed or broken up
V
 Dispose of (something useless or old)
 "junk an old car"
jeopardize
v
 Pose a threat to; present a danger to
 Put at risk
improvident
 Adj.
 Not provident; not providing for the future
gratify
v
 Make happy or satisfied
infringe
V
 Go against, as of rules and laws

 Fringe
v. The outside boundary or surface
of something
cringe
V
 Draw back, as with fear or pain
fluster
N
A disposition that is confused or nervous
and upset
V
 Be flustered; behave in a confused
manner
eccentric
N
A person with an unusual or odd
personality
 Adj.
 Conspicuously or grossly unconventional
or unusual
 "famed for his eccentric spelling"
broody
 Adj.
 Physiologically ready to incubate eggs
 "abroody hen“
 Persistently or morbidly thoughtful
coax
v
 Influence
or urge by gentle urging,
caressing, or flattering
deport
V
 Behave in a certain manner
 Hand over to the authorities of another
country
 Expel from a country
uprising
N
 Organized opposition to authority; a conflict in
which one faction tries to wrest control from
another
v
 Come into existence; take on form or shape
 Come up, of celestial bodies

"The sun uprising sees the dusk night fled...“


 Get up and out of bed
scrub
N
 The act of cleaning a surface by rubbing it
with a brush and soap and water
v
 Clean with hard rubbing

"She scrubbed his back“


"surgeons must scrub prior to an operation"
think
v
 Cogitate
 cerebrate
fancy up
 Put on special clothes to appear
particularly appealing and attractive
 "The young girls were all fancied up for the
party"
underdress
 Puton clothes that make a careless or ill-
dressed impression
jetty
A protective structure of stone or concrete;
extends from shore into the water to
prevent a beach from washing away
 seawall
briefs
 Short tight-fitting underpants
bloomers
 (usuallyin the plural) underpants worn by
women"she was afraid that her bloomers
might have been showing“
 panties
knickers
 (usually in the plural) underpants worn by
women
 Trousers ending above the knee
subnormal
 Adj.
 Below normal or average
 "after the floods the harvests were
subnormal"; "subnormal intelligence"
undersexed
 Adj.
 Having a subnormal degree of sexual
desire
retinue
 The group following and attending to some
important person
 entourage
patron
A regular customer
 The proprietor of an inn
 Someone who supports or champions
something
exotic
 Strikinglystrange or unusual
 "an exotic hair style"; "protons, neutrons,
electrons and all their exotic variants"; "the
exotic landscape of a dead planet"
barn dance
A dance party featuring country dancing
bump
 Knock against with force or violence
 "My car bumped into the tree"
 Dance erotically or dance with the pelvis
thrust forward
 "bump and grind"
strut
n
A proud stiff pompous gait
v
 To walk with a lofty proud gait, often in an
attempt to impress others
cakewalk
A strutting dance based on a march; was
performed in minstrel shows; originated as
a competition among Black dancers to win
a cake
ballet
A theatrical representation of a story
performed to music by ballet dancers
 concert dance
ballroom
 Large room used mainly for dancing
ritual dancing
A dance that is part of a religious ritual
swathe
N ,v
 An enveloping bandage
smirk
n
A smile expressing smugness or scorn
instead of pleasure
v
 Smile affectedly or derisively
muck about
 Do random, unplanned work or activities
or spend time idly
 "The old lady is usually mucking about in
her little house"
potter
V
 Do random, unplanned work or activities
or spend time idly
 Work lightly
 "The old lady is pottering around in the
garden"
prurient
 Salacious
 Lewd
 Lascivious
 libidinous
orgies
n
A wild gathering involving excessive
drinking and promiscuity
 Promiscuity
 Indulging in promiscuous (casual and
indiscriminate) sexual relations
off-color
 In violation of good taste even verging on
the indecent
 "an off-color joke“
 "off-color jokes"
Know it.
 "Thisboss abuses his workers“
 "The mugger assaulted the woman“
bait
N
 Anything that serves as an enticement
 Adj.
 Lure, entice, or entrap with bait
chat up
 Flirt
 Coquet
 Philander
 Talk or behave amorously, without serious
intentions
sniff
N
 Snuff
 snuffle
 Sensing an odor by inhaling through the
nose
V
 Perceive by inhaling through the nose
 "sniff the perfume"
coiffure
 The arrangement of the hair (especially a
woman's hair)
 hairdo
eyelash
 Anyof the short curved hairs that grow
from the edges of the eyelids
mane
 Growth
of hair covering the scalp of a
human being
deck
V
 Be beautiful to look at
 Decorate

"deck the halls with holly“


 Knock down with force

"He decked his opponent"


shank
 Thepart of the human leg between the
knee and the ankle
heel
 The bottom of a shoe or boot; the back
part of a shoe or boot that touches the
ground
 The back part of the human foot
streaker
 Some who takes off all their clothes and
runs naked through a public place
 flasher
wolf
n
A cruelly rapacious person
 A man who is aggressive in making
amorous advances to women
 v.
 Eat hastily
 "The teenager wolfed down the pizza"
pornography
 smut
 erotica
hot stuff
 The quality of being attractive and exciting
(especially sexually exciting)
 "he thought she was really hot stuff"
torso
 Thebody excluding the head and neck
and limbs
titillate
 Erotic.Tickling. Vellicate . "A titillating
story appeared in the usually conservative
magazine"
nip
N
 Snip
 Sever or remove by pinching or snipping
 "nip off the flowers"
amnesty
N
 Pardon
 When the first child was born the king
granted amnesty to all in prison.
bastion
A group that defends a principle
"a bastion against corruption"; "the last
bastion of communism“
 A stronghold into which people could go
for shelter during a battle
benediction
N
 Blessing
 Theappearance of sun after many rainy
days was like a benediction.
beeline
N
 Directroute
 As soon as the movie was over , Jim
made the beeline for the exit.
innate
 natural
 adj.
 Being talented through inherited qualities
 "an innate talent"
bivouac
N
 Temporary living quarters specially built by
the army for soldiers
 Encampment
V
 Live in or as if in a tent
 encamp
bilk
v
 Cheat somebody out of what is due,
especially money
 "He bilked his creditors"
bestow
V
 Confer
 He wished to bestow great honors upon
the hero.
blight
V
 Destroy
 plague
 Cause to suffer a blight
 "Too much rain may blight the garden with
mould“
 Blighted : Adj. the extent of the blighted
areas could be seen only when viewed
from the air.
blare
n
A loud harsh or strident noise
V
 Make a loud noise
 "The horns of the taxis blared"
strident
 Adj.
 Conspicuously and offensively loud; given
to vehement outcry
 "strident demands“
 Unpleasantly loud and harsh
blandishment
N
 Flattery intended to persuade
 The act of urging by means of teasing or
flattery
 Despite the salesperson’s blandishment
the customer didn’t buy the outfit.
blatant
 Adj.
 Without any attempt at concealment;
completely obvious
 "a blatant appeal to vanity“
 Conspicuously and offensively loud; given
to vehement outcry
 “Blatant lie”
gallop
n
A fast gait of a horse; a two-beat stride
during which all four legs are off the
ground simultaneously
 v.
 Ride at a galloping pace
 "The horse was galloping along“
 "Did you gallop the horse just now?"
chaff
V
 Be silly or tease one another
 banter
charlatan
n
A flamboyant deceiver; one who attracts
customers with tricks or jokes
quack
N
 An untrained person who pretends to be a
physician and who dispenses medical
advice
 Adj.
 Medically unqualified
 "a quack doctor"
adjective
 Orphic
 Having an import not apparent to the senses nor obvious to the intelligence;
beyond ordinary understanding
 Occult
 Hidden and difficult to see
 "an occult fracture"; "occult blood in the stool“
 Clandestine
 Conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods
 "clandestine intelligence operations“
 Surreptitious
 Marked by quiet and caution and secrecy; taking pains to avoid being
observed
 "a surreptitious glance at his watch“
 "surreptitious mobilization of troops“
 Secret or hidden; not openly practiced or engaged in or shown or avowed
 "covert actions by the CIA"; "covert funding for the rebels"
cum
 Prep.
 Functioning also as; used between two nouns to
designate an object serving as both
 "the Leader of the House cum Secretary of State
for Wales“
n
 The thick white fluid containing spermatozoa that
is ejaculated by the male genital tract
pap
A diet that does not require chewing;
advised for those with intestinal disorders
 The small projection of a mammary gland
slobber
 Dribble
 Drivel
 Drool
 "The baby drooled"
n
 Saliva spilling from the mouth
V
 slaver
 Let saliva drivel from the mouth
conundrum
A difficult problem
 brain-teaser
 Riddle

 also
 Riddlev. :Pierce many times .
 "The bullets riddled his body"
embargo
N
A government order imposing a trade
barrier
V
 Ban the publication of (documents), as for
security or copyright reasons
 "embargoed publications"
obstetrics
N
 The branch of medicine dealing with
childbirth and care of the mother
 Obstetrician- A physician specializing in
obstetrics
fly
N
 An opening in a garment that is closed by
a zipper or buttons concealed by a fold of
cloth
stratification
N
A layered configuration
ratify
V
 Approve and express assent,
responsibility, or obligation
 "All parties ratified the peace treaty"
relegate
V
 Refer to another person for decision or
judgment
 "She likes to relegate difficult questions to
her colleagues"
gastronomy
N
 Theart and practice of choosing and
preparing and eating good food
levity
N
 Lightness of manner
sinister
 Adj.
 Threatening or foreshadowing evil or
tragic developments
 "sinister storm clouds"; "a sinister smile"
tripod
A three-legged rack used for support
 camera tripod
excerpt
N
A passage selected from a larger work
V
 Takeout of a literary work in order to cite
or copy
lave
 Wash one's face and hands
 Cleanse (one's body) with soap and water
oculist
A person skilled in testing for defects of
vision in order to prescribe corrective
glasses
 ophthalmologist
detour
N
A roundabout road (especially one that is
used temporarily while a main route is
blocked)
V
 Travel via a detour
racket
 n
 A loud and disturbing noise
 An illegal enterprise (such as extortion or fraud or drug
peddling or prostitution) carried on for profit
 A sports implement (usually consisting of a handle and an oval
frame with a tightly interlaced network of strings) used to strike a ball
(or shuttlecock) in various games
 V
 Celebrate noisily, often indulging in drinking; engage in
uproarious festivities
 Make loud and annoying noises
 Hit (a ball) with a racket
Boutique (booteek)
N
A shop that sells women's clothes and
jewellery
shopping trolley
A handcart that holds groceries while
shopping
trailer
A large transport conveyance designed to
be pulled by a truck or tractor
forklift
A small industrial vehicle with a power
operated forked platform in front that can
be inserted under loads to lift and move
them
dagger
A short knife with a pointed blade used for
piercing or stabbing
sedan
A car that is closed and that has front and
rear seats and two or four doors
Strew
 Spread by scattering
 "strew toys all over the carpet“
 Make a place messy by strewing garbage
around
 Litter
 "Cigar butts littered the ground"
archery
 The sport of shooting arrows with a bow
sandals
A shoe consisting of a sole fastened by
straps to the foot
stayer
A person or other animal having powers of
endurance or perseverance
 "the horse that won the race is a good
stayer"
snug
 cosy
N
A small secluded room
 Adj.
 Offering safety; well protected or concealed
 "a snug harbour"; "a snug hideout“
 Enjoying or affording comforting warmth and
shelter especially in a small space
 "snug in bed"; "a snug little apartment“
upholster
 Provide
furniture with padding, springs,
webbing, and covers
couch
 An upholstered seat for more than one
person
 lounge
 sofa
Lounge

n
 An upholstered seat for more than one
person
v
 "He was lounging on the sofa"
recline
 Move the upper body backwards and
down
 "She reclined her head on the pillow“
 Lean in a comfortable resting position
telltale
N
 Someone who gossips indiscreetly
 Adj.
 Disclosing unintentionally
leash
N
 Restraint consisting of a rope (or light
chain) used to restrain an animal
 A figurative restraint
 "kept a tight leash on his emotions"; "he's
always gotten a long leash“
V
 Fasten with a rope
skulk
v
 Avoid responsibilities and duties, e.g., by
pretending to be ill
 malinger
flush
 n
 The period of greatest prosperity or productivity
 2007 should be a flush for Indian cricket team.
 A sudden rapid flow (as of water)
 "he heard the flush of a toilet“
 Sudden reddening of the face (as from embarrassment or guilt or shame or modesty)
 I saw a flush on his face after the result was announced.

 V
 Turn red, as if in embarrassment or shame
 Flow freely
 "The garbage flushed down the river“
 Rinse, clean, or empty with a liquid
 "flush the wound with antibiotics“
 Cause to flow or flood with or as if with water
 "flush the meadows“
flush
 Adj.
 Of a surface exactly even with an adjoining one, forming the same
plane
 "a door flush with the wall"; "the bottom of the window is flush with
the floor“
 Having an abundant supply of money or possessions of value
 "a speculator flush with cash“

 Adv.
 Squarely or solidly
 "hit him flush in the face“
 In the same plane
 "set it flush with the top of the table"
tutelage
 Teaching pupils individually (usually by a
tutor hired privately)
lean
 Adj.
 Containing little excess
 "a lean budget“
 Not profitable or prosperous
 "a lean year"
skimpy
 Adj.
 Containing little excess
 "a skimpy allowance“
 Adv.
 Skimpily
 "a skimpily dressed woman"
buckle
v
 Fold or collapse
 "His knees buckled"
spasm
A painful and involuntary muscular
contraction
 cramp
heave
N
 An upward movement (especially a
rhythmical rising and falling)
V
 Rise and move, as in waves or billows
iconoclast
 Someone who tries to destroy traditional
ideas or institutions
 image breaker
imbecile
N
A person of subnormal intelligence
 Adj.
 Having a mental age of three to seven
years
literal
 Adj.
 Lacking stylistic embellishment
 "a literal description“
 The hr rejected me as my explanation was
not figurative but literal.
figurative
 Nonliteral
 using figures of speech
 "figurative language“
Metaphoric

 Expressing one thing in terms normally


denoting another
 "metaphoric language“

 Metaphorical
 Expressing one thing in terms normally
denoting another
 "a metaphorical expression"
imbibe
v
 Receive into the mind and retain
 "Imbibe ethical principles"
imbricate
V
 Place so as to overlap
 "imbricate the roof tiles"
impregnate
v
 Infuseor fill completely
 "Impregnate the cloth with alcohol“
 Make pregnant
 "He impregnated his wife again"
imbue
v
 Spread or diffuse through
 Fill, soak, or imbue totally
 Suffuse with colour
immanence
 Thestate of being within or not going
beyond a given domain
cognition
 The psychological result of perception and
learning and reasoning
 knowledge
transient
n
 One who stays for only a short time
 "transient labourers“

 Adj.
 Enduring a very short time
 "youth's transient beauty"
imminent
 Adj.
 Close in time; about to occur
 "in imminent danger"
impart
V
 Make known to the public information that
was previously known only to a few people
or that was meant to be kept a secret
 If u give a news to kannan ,definitely he
will impart immediately.
mentor
N
A wise and trusted guide and advisor
V
 Serve as a teacher or trusted counsellor
 "She is a fine lecturer but she doesn't like
mentoring"
impasse
A situation in which no progress can be
made or no advancement is possible
 "reached an impasse on the negotiations“
 A street with only one way in or out
impassive
 Adj.
 Having or revealing little emotion or
sensibility; not easily aroused or excited
 "her impassive remoteness"; "he remained
impassive, showing neither interest in nor
concern for our plight"
passive
 Lacking in energy or will
 Peacefully resistant in response to
injustice
 "passive resistance"
noun
 benevolence
 Dispositionto do good
 Sasikumar is resilient and benovelant

 Malevolence
 Wishing evil to others
impend
v
 Be imminent or about to happen
 "Changes are impending"
adjective
 intrinsic
 Belonging to a thing by its very nature
 "form was treated as something intrinsic, as the
very essence of the thing“
 Extrinsic
 Not forming an essential part of a thing or arising
or originating from the outside
 "extrinsic evidence"; "an extrinsic feature of the
new building"; "that style is something extrinsic
to the subject"; "looking for extrinsic aid"
Introitus-n.Entrance or opening to a
hollow organ or tube (especially the
vaginal opening)
"the introitus of the vagina“
 Porta
introvert
N
 (psychology) a person who tends to shrink
from social contacts and to become
preoccupied with their own thoughts
V
 Fold inwards
 Turn inside
 "He introverted his feelings"
extrovert
N
 (psychology) a person concerned more
with practical realities than with inner
thoughts and feelings
V
 Characterized by extroversion
intrude
 Enter uninvited
 “They intruded on our dinner party”
 irrupt
 "She irrupted into our sitting room“
 trespass
 Enter unlawfully on someone's property
 "Don't trespass on my land!"
Instinctive
 Unthinking; prompted by (or as if by)
instinct
 "offering to help was as instinctive as
breathing“
 natural
intuition
 Instinctive
knowing
 An impression that something might be
the case
 "he had an intuition that something had
gone wrong"
hump
V
 [vulgar] Have sexual intercourse with
epicine person
 One having both male and female sexual
characteristics and organs; at birth an
unambiguous assignment of male or
female cannot be made
 intersex
occiput
N
 Back part of the head or skull
overhear
 Hear,
usually without the knowledge of the
speakers
foreplay
 Mutualsexual stimulation prior to sexual
intercourse
cuddling
 Affectionate play (or foreplay without
contact with the genital organs)
V
 A close and affectionate (and often
prolonged) embrace
 "We cuddled against each other to keep
warm“
 "I cuddled the baby"
nuzzle
 Dig out with the snout
 "the pig nuzzled the truffle"
snuggle
V
 Move or arrange oneself in a comfortable
and cosy position
 "The children snuggled into their sleeping
bags"
neck
V
 Kiss, embrace, or fondle with sexual
passion
 "The couple were necking in the back seat
of the car"
spoon
V
 Scoop up or take up with a spoon
 "spoon the sauce over the roast“
 Kiss and caress amorously
toying
n
 Playfulbehaviour intended to arouse
sexual interest
V
 Behave carelessly or indifferently
wiggle
 Move to and fro
 Jiggle
 The pensive lover was wiggling in the
corridor.
wriggle
V
 To move in a twisting or contorted motion,
(especially when struggling)
 "The child tried to wriggle free from his
aunt's embrace"
tyke
A crude uncouth ill-bred person lacking
culture or refinement
 A young person of either sex
impulsively
 Adv.
 In an impulsive or impetuous way; without
taking cautions
 "he often acts impulsively and later regrets
it“
 impetuously
blurt
v
 Utterimpulsively
 "He blurted out the secret"
spurt
N
 The occurrence of a sudden discharge (as
of liquid)
V
 Gush forth in a sudden stream or jet
coddle
V
 Treatwith excessive indulgence
 Cook in nearly boiling water
 "coddle eggs"
bald
 Adj.
 With no effort to conceal
ballet skirt
 N.tutu
 Very short skirt worn by ballerinas
 Ballerinas : A female ballet dancer
bandana
 Large and brightly coloured handkerchief;
often used as a neckerchief
barf
 Eject the contents of the stomach through
the mouth
 Spew
 chuck up
 Disgorge
 retch
botch
N
 An embarrassing mistake
V
 Make a mess of, destroy or ruin
 "I botched the dinner and we had to eat
out"
bunny girl
A young waitress in a night club whose
costume includes a rabbit-tail and ears
assoil
v
 Pronounce not guilty of criminal charges
 Exonerate
 Exculpate
 acquit
couth
 Adj.
 Cultured, well-mannered (used
facetiously)
 refined
facetiously
 Adv.
 Not seriously
 "I meant it facetiously"
amusing
 Adj.
 Arousing or provoking laughter
 "an amusing film with a steady stream of
pranks and pratfalls"; "an amusing fellow“

V
 Make (somebody) laugh
 "The clown amused the children"
indifference
N
 emotionlessness
blonde
N
A person with fair skin and hair
 Adj.
 Being or having light colored skin and hair
and usually blue or grey eyes
bloke
 Informal term for a man
 geezer
geek
A person with an unusual or odd
personality
 eccentric person
 flake
flake
N
A small fragment of something broken off
from the whole
V
 Form into flakes
 "The substances started to flake"
fleck
V
 Make a spot or mark onto
 Speckle
 "speckle the wall with tiny yellow spots“
 Patch
 "a patch of clouds"; "patches of thin ice“
 blob
twat
 Snatch
 Slit
 mons
muggins
n
A person who lacks good judgment
 sap
clique
N
 Anexclusive circle of people with a
common purpose
cabaret
N
A spot that is open late at night and that
provides entertainment (as singers or
dancers) as well as dancing and food and
drink
 "don't expect a good meal at a cabaret"
honkytonk
A cheap disreputable nightclub or dance
hall
 barrelhouse
cabbage
 [US] Informal term for money
cabdriver
N
 Someone who drives a taxi for a living
cache
N
A hidden storage space (for money or
provisions or weapons)
V
 Save up as for future use
coeval
 Adj.
 Of the same period
crone
 An ugly evil-looking old woman
 Beldam
 hag
chassis
 Alternative names for the body of a human
being
 Physique
 "he has a strong physique"
smutty
 Adj.
 Characterized by obscenity
 "smutty jokes“
 Filthy
 Vile;despicable
 lousy
deport
V
 Hand over to the authorities of another
country
 Expel from a country
 Exile
 expatriate
noun
 Expat
 Expatriate
 Someone voluntarily living somewhere
outside their home country
pong
 Niff
 An unpleasant smell
reminisce
v
 Recall the past
 "The grandparents sat there, reminiscing
all afternoon“

N
 reminiscence
remiss
 Adj.
 Failingin what duty requires
 "remiss in his duty"
remission
n
 An abatement in intensity or degree (as in
the manifestations of a disease)
 "his cancer is in remission"
remont
N
A state of being renovated or repaired
 "my building is presently under remont"
naif
n
 Marked by or showing unaffected
simplicity and lack of guile or worldly
experience
nausea
N
 The state that precedes vomiting
 Disgust so strong it makes you feel sick
seam
N
 Joint
consisting of a line formed by joining
two pieces
bum
 Person who does no work
 "a lazy bum“
V
 Be lazy or idle
 "Her son is just bumming around all day"
procreate
n
 Have offspring or young
 "The Catholic Church tells people to
procreate, no matter what their economic
situation may be"
member
n
 Themale organ of copulation ('member' is
a euphemism)
loins
n
 The lower part of the abdomen just above
the external genital organs
 The region of the hips and groin and lower
abdomen
 pubes
rejoinder
n
A quick reply to a question or remark
(especially a witty or critical one)
 "it brought a sharp rejoinder from the
teacher“
 Retort n,v
lore
n
 Knowledge gained through tradition or
anecdote
expiate
v
 Make amends for
 "expiate one's sins“

 Adj.
 Capable of being atoned for
 expiable
cheesecake
Aphotograph of an attractive woman in
minimal attire
bonk
 Have sexual intercourse with
Hit hard
 Whap
 Bash
 "he took a bash right in his face“
 Bonk
 Sock
 Bop
 Whop
 Wham
 Wallop
 Whack
 "The teacher whacked the boy“
 Whang
 "whang the ball"
pilose
 Covered with hairs especially fine soft
ones
 pilary
hot stuff
 The quality of being attractive and exciting
(especially sexually exciting)
 "he thought she was really hot stuff"
medicament
 (medicine) something that treats or
prevents or alleviates the symptoms of
disease
 medication
minx
 Vamp.Vamper
A seductive woman who uses her sex
appeal to exploit men
taunt
N
 Aggravation by deriding or mocking or
criticizing
V
 Harass with persistent criticism or carping
saucy
N
 Bold ,impudent .
strumpet
 Jade
 Hussy
 Slut
 trollop
 Slattern
 tramp
sloven
A coarse obnoxious person
 Slob
 slovenly woman
underling
 An assistant subject to the authority or
control of another
 subordinate
depravity
n
 Moralperversion; impairment of virtue and
moral principles
perch
N
 An elevated place serving as a seat
V
 "The birds perched high in the tree“
 "She perched her hat on her head"
grumble
n
A complaint uttered in a low and indistinct
tone
v
 Make complaining remarks or noises
under one's breath
 "she grumbles when she feels
overworked"
intrepid
 Invulnerable to fear or intimidation
 "intrepid pioneers“
 Audacious
 "audacious explorers“
 Brave
 fearless
intercede
 Act between parties with a view to
reconciling differences
 "He interceded in the family dispute"
calisthenics
n
 Light
exercise designed to promote
general fitness
reticent
 Adj.
 Temperamentally disinclined to talk
 Marked by self-restraint and reticence
connoisseur
 Anexpert able to appreciate a field;
especially in the fine arts
turpitude
n
A corrupt or depraved or degenerate act
or practice
 "the various turpitudes of modern society"
tirade
A speech of violent denunciation

 denounce
 Speak out against
 "He denounced the Nazis"
newbie
 Any new participant in some activity
 Fledgling
 neophyte
charlatan
A flamboyant deceiver; one who attracts
customers with tricks or jokes
 mountebank
dissuasion
 Persuasionnot to do something; the act of
talking someone out of an intended course
of action

 Persuasion
 Theact of persuading (or attempting to
persuade); communication intended to
induce belief or action
exasperate
 Make furious
premonition
A feeling of evil to come
 Foreboding
 "a steadily escalating sense of foreboding“

 Escalate : Increase in extent or intensity


de-escalating
V
 Diminish in size, scope, or intensity
 "The war of words between them de-
escalated with time“
 "de-escalate a crisis"
savvy
N
 The cognitive condition of someone who
understands
V
 Get the meaning of something
factitious
 Adj.
 Not produced by natural forces
 artificial
fictitious
 Adj.

 Formed or conceived by the imagination


 "used fictitious names"

 Adopted in order to deceive


 "a fictitious address"
surreptitiously
 Sneakily
 "he
was watching her surreptitiously as
she waited in the hotel lobby"
foist
v
 To force onto another
 "He foisted his work on me“
 Insert surreptitiously or without warrant
chagrin
N
 Strong feelings of embarrassment
V
 Cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of
frowzy
 Adj.
 "frowzywhite hair"
 Negligent of neatness especially in dress
and person; habitually dirty and unkempt
ruffian
A cruel and brutal fellow
 yobbo
interdict
N
A court order prohibiting a party from
doing a certain activity
V
 Command against
interlope
v
 Encroach on the rights of others, as in
trading without a proper license
squashed
 That has been violently compressed
 "the squashed looking nakedness of the
fledgling birds“

v
 squash
 Tocompress with violence, out of natural
shape or condition
smash
N
A vigorous blow
V
 Break into pieces, as by striking or
knocking over
 "She smashed her car against the guard
rail"
shatter
V
 Break into many pieces
 "The wine glass shattered"
smatter
V
 To talk foolishly
batter
N
A flour mixture thin enough to pour or drop
from a spoon
V
 Strike violently and repeatedly
slash
N
A wound made by cutting
V
 Cut open
 "she slashed her wrists“
 Beat severely with a whip or rod
snooker
V
 Foolor dupe
 "He was snookered by the con-man's
smooth talk"
snoop
 sleuth
N
A spy who makes uninvited inquiries into
the private affairs of others
V
 stag
 Watch, observe, or inquire secretly
fulminate
V
 Criticizeseverely
 "He fulminated against the Republicans'
plan to cut Medicare“
 Cause to explode violently and with loud
noise
levity
N
 Feelingan inappropriate lack of
seriousness
flippant

 Adj.
 Showing inappropriate levity
facet
 Aspect
A distinct feature or element in a problem
 "he studied every facet of the question"
fatuous
 Adj.
 Complacently or inanely foolish
complaisant
 Showing a cheerful willingness to do
favours for others
 "to close one's eyes like a complaisant
husband whose wife has taken a lover"
masquerade
N
 Making a false outward show
 "a beggar's masquerade of wealth“
rug
V
 "he is masquerading as the expert on the
Internet"; "This silly novel is masquerading
as a serious historical treaty"
rug
 Floorcovering consisting of a piece of
thick heavy fabric (usually with nap or pile)
siesta
A nap in the early afternoon (especially in
hot countries)
rag
N
A small piece of cloth or paper
V
 Treat cruelly
memoirs
 An account of the author's personal
experiences
 autobiography
pin
V
 To hold fast or prevent from moving
"The child was pinned under the fallen tree“
 Attach or fasten with pins
buzzer
N
 anelectrical device that makes a buzzing
sound as a signal
bust
a piece of sculpture representing the
head, shoulders, and upper chest of a
human body .the human bosom; esp., the
breast
hoyden
a bold, boisterous girl; tomboy
 Spitfire
a person, esp. a woman or girl, who is
easily aroused to violent outbursts of
anger
buddy
a close friend; companion; comrade; esp.,
a comrade in arms
facetious
 Adj.
 joking
or trying to be jocular, esp. at an
inappropriate time
erstwhile
 Adj.
 Belonging to some prior time
 "erstwhile friend“
 Adv.
 At a previous time
 "her erstwhile writing"
pimp
 Pander
 Procurer
 whoremonger
resurgent
 Adj.
 Rising again as to new life and vigour
 "resurgent nationalism“
 Surging or sweeping back again
surge
n
A large sea wave
V
 Rise and move, as in waves or billows
 "The army surged forward"
wallow
v
 Be ecstatic with joy
 "wallow in your success!"
welter
V
 Toss, roll, or rise and fall in an
uncontrolled way "The shipwrecked
survivors weltered in the sea for hours“
 Roll around, "pigs were wallowing in the
mud“
 Be immersed in "welter in work"
wendy house
n
 Plaything
consisting of a small model of a
house that children can play inside of
wend
v
 Directone's course or way
 "wend your way through the crowds"
whack
n
 The act of hitting vigorously
 "he gave the table a whack“
v
 Hit hard
 "The teacher whacked the boy"
shove
 Push roughly
 "the people pushed and shoved to get in
line"
sheer
v
 Turn sharply; change direction abruptly
 "She sheered her car around the obstacle“
 Adj.
 So thin as to transmit light
 "sheer silk stockings"
stockings
 Close-fitting hosiery to cover the foot and
leg; come in matched pairs (usually used
in the plural)
garter
A band (usually elastic) worn around the
leg to hold up a stocking (or around the
arm to hold up a sleeve)
startle
n
A sudden involuntary movement
v
 Move or jump suddenly, as if in surprise or
alarm
lush
 Characterized by extravagance and
profusion
nagging
 Adj.
 Continuallycomplaining or faultfinding
 "nagging parents“
V
 Bother persistently with trivial complaints
 "She nags her husband all day long"
spank
N ,v
 A slap with the flat of the hand
stiff
n
 An ordinary man
"a lucky stiff"; "a working stiff“
 The dead body of a human being
 Adj.
 Lacking ease in bending; not limber

 Limber : adj. (used of persons' bodies) capable


of moving or bending freely
blatant
 Adj.
 Without any attempt at concealment;
completely obvious
 "a blatant appeal to vanity"
sibling
A person's brother or sister
flirt
N
 Coquette
 tease
quirk
N
A strange attitude or habit
V
 Twistor curve abruptly
 "She quirked her head in a peculiar way"
rout
N
 An overwhelming defeat
V
 Cause to flee
 "rout out the fighters from their caves"
bang
n
 "he got a bang on the head“
v
 Strike violently
mint
N
A plant where money is coined by
authority of the government
V
 Form by stamping, punching, or printing
 Adj.
 As if new
 "in mint condition"
veer
V
 Turn sharply; change direction abruptly
 "The motorbike veered to the right"
limp
N
 The uneven manner of walking that results from
an injured leg
V
 Walk impeded by some physical limitation or
injury
 Adj.
 Lacking in strength or firmness or resilience
 "gave a limp handshake"; "a limp gesture as if
waving away all desire to know"
jilt
N
A woman who jilts a lover
v
 Cast aside capriciously or unfeelingly
 "jilt a lover or a bride"
scribble
 Scrabble
 doodle
sulk
n
A mood or display of sullen aloofness or
withdrawal
 "stayed home in a sulk“
V
 Be in a huff and display one's displeasure
pout
v
 Be in a huff and display one's displeasure
 "She is pouting because she didn't get
what she wanted“
 Make a sad face and thrust out one's
lower lip
 "The girl pouted"
hulk
n
A very large person; impressive in size or
qualities
v
 Appear very large or occupy a commanding
position
 Loom
 Appear very large or occupy a commanding
position
 "Large shadows loomed on the canyon wall"
kick the bucket
 Die
 "The old man finally kicked the bucket"
buckle
n
 Fastener that fastens together two ends of
a belt or strap; often has loose prong
v
 Fasten with a buckle or buckles
crumple
 Become wrinkled or crumpled or creased
 rumple
pucker
n
 An irregular fold in an otherwise even
surface (as in cloth)
 v.
 To gather something into small wrinkles or
folds
 "She puckered her lips“
 "her lips puckered"
ruffle
n
A noisy fight
v
 Stir up (water) so as to form ripples
 To walk with a lofty proud gait, often in an
attempt to impress others, prance.
 Mix so as to make a random order or
arrangement
 Disturb the smoothness of
 "ruffle the surface of the water"
lice
A person who has a nasty or unethical character
undeserving of respect

 Adj.
 Ethical : Conforming to accepted standards of
social or professional behaviour
 "an ethical lawyer"; "ethical medical practice";
"an ethical problem"; "had no ethical objection to
drinking"; "Ours is a world of nuclear giants and
ethical infants"
lousy
 Very bad
 "a lousy play“
 "a lousy trick“
 Stinky
 dirty
coarse
 Adj.
 Conspicuously and tastelessly indecent
"coarse language“
 Of low or inferior quality or value
 Lacking refinement or cultivation or taste
 Of texture; large-grained or rough to the touch

"coarse meal"; "coarse sand"; "a coarse weave"


earthy
 Conspicuously and tastelessly indecent
 "an earthy sense of humour“
 Hearty and lusty
 "an earthy enjoyment of life“
 Uncouth

"an untutored and uncouth human being"


squint
N
 Abnormal alignment of one or both eyes
V
 Partlyclose one's eyes
 "The children squinted to frighten each other“

 squint-eyed ,adj. : Affected by strabismus


gawk
N
 An awkward stupid person
V
 Look with amazement; look stupidly
 Goggle
 gape
gleam
 glimmer
N
A flash of light (especially reflected light)
V
 Appear briefly
 "A terrible thought gleamed in her mind"
inkling
A slight suggestion or vague
understanding
 "he had no inkling what was about to
happen"
glimpse
 Glance
 glint
glisten
 glitter
n
 glister
 The quality of glittering or sparkling
brightly
v
 Be shiny, as if wet
 "His eyes were glistening"
Hollywood
 Flashy and vulgar
 "young white women dressed Hollywood
style"
leer
N
A suggestive or sneering look
V
 Look suggestively or obliquely; look or
gaze with a sly, immodest, or malign
expression
"The men leered at the young women on the
beach"
frisk
n
 The act of searching someone for
concealed weapons or illegal drugs
v
 Search as for concealed weapons by
running the hands rapidly over the clothing
and through the pockets
 "The police frisked everyone at the airport"
rollick
 Play boisterously
 Frisk
 skylark
bandy
V
 Exchange blows
bang out
 Playloudly
 "They banged out 'The star-spangled
banner'"
blitz
N
A rapid and violent military attack with
intensive aerial bombardment
V
 Attack suddenly and without warning
 "Hitler blitzed Poland"
stake
 (law) a right or legal share of something; a
financial involvement with something
 "a stake in the company's future“
 The money risked on a gamble
V
 Place a bet on, gage, punt, wager
 Kill by piercing with a spear or sharp pole
horseplay
 Rowdy or boisterous play
romp
n
A girl who behaves in a boyish manner
v
 Win easily
 "romp a race"
emote
 Give expression or emotion to, in a stage
or movie role
 act
bluster
n
A swaggering show of courage
v
 Act
in an arrogant, overly self-assured, or
conceited manner
bungle
 Botch
 "I botched the dinner and we had to eat out"
N
 boo-boo
 boner
 An embarrassing mistake
v
 Spoil by behaving clumsily or foolishly
 "I bungled it!"
fluff
N
A blunder (especially an actor's forgetting
the lines)
V
 Make a mess of, destroy or ruin
 Ruffle (one's hair) by combing towards the
ends towards the scalp, for a full effect
mime
N
 An actor who communicates entirely by gesture
and facial expression
V
 Imitate (a person, a manner, etc.), especially for
satirical effect
 Act out without words but with gestures and
bodily movements only
 "The acting students mimed eating an apple"
woo
 Make amorous advances towards
 court
egotrip
v
 Act in a way that attracts attention
 "This teacher always egotrips and the
students don't like him“
N
 An act undertaken to increase your own
power and influence or to draw attention to
your own importance
ramp
N
A movable staircase that passengers use
to board or leave an aircraft
V
 Behave violently, as if in state of a great
anger
bridesmaid
 An unmarried woman who attends the
bride at a wedding
disseminate
 Cause to become widely known
 circulate
junket
n
A trip taken by an official at public
expense
v
 Go on a pleasure trip
jinx
 whammy
n
A person believed to bring bad luck to those
around him
 An evil spell

V
 Cast a spell over someone or something; put a
hex on someone or something
banquet
n
A meal that is well prepared and greatly
enjoyed
v
 Provide a feast or banquet for
buffet
n
A meal set out on a buffet at which guests
help themselves
v
 Strike against forcefully
 "Winds buffeted the tent"
quaff
V
 To swallow hurriedly or greedily or in one
draught
 Gulp
 swig
quail
V
 Draw back, as with fear or pain
 Cringe
 Flinch
 "she flinched when they showed the
slaughtering of the calf"
quell
 Suppress or crush completely
 "quell my hunger"
quibble
 Argue over petty things
 "Let's not quibble over pennies“
 Bicker
 niggle
belle
A young woman who is the most charming
and beautiful of several rivals."she was the
belle of the ball“.Chick (vl.)
minstrel
N
A singer of folk songs
 Celebrate by singing, in the style of
minstrels
babe
A very young child (birth to 1 year) who
has not yet begun to walk or talk
 Hottie (s)
bib-and-tucker
 An attractive outfit
 "she wore her best bib-and-tucker"
wee
V
 pee
 Eliminate urine
 Adj.
 (used informally) very small
slash
 gash
N
A wound made by cutting
V
 Cutwith sweeping strokes; as with an axe
or machete
tandem
n
A bicycle with two sets of pedals and two
seats
 Adv.
 One behind the other
skulk
v
 prowl
 lurk
 Lie in wait, lie in ambush, behave in a sneaky
and secretive manner
 Avoid responsibilities and duties, e.g., by
pretending to be ill
 malinger
 Move stealthily, slink
 "The lonely man skulks down the main street all
day"
Walk as if unable to control one's
movements
 Careen
 "The ship careened out of control"
 Keel
 Swag
 Lurch
 Reel
 Stumble
 Bumble
 "The drunk man stumbled about"
 Stagger
 "The drunken man staggered into the room“
 "He staggered along in the heavy snow"
outpouring
A natural flow of ground water
 outflow
 A sudden rapid flow (as of water)
 "she attacked him with an outpouring of
words"
scoff
 mock, deride, jeer
sheen
 N.shine, polish, gloss
slay
V
 Kill intentionally and with premeditation
rite
 An established ceremony prescribed by a
religion
 "the rite of baptism"
titter
N
A nervous restrained laugh
V
 Laugh nervously
 Giggle
 "The girls giggled when the rock star came
into the classroom"
downbeat
 Adj.
 Pessimistic
 "the report was downbeat about prospects
for the future"
upbeat
N
A contented state of being happy and
healthy and prosperous
 "the town was finally on the upbeat after
our recent troubles"
 Adj.
 Pleasantly (even unrealistically) optimistic
upbraid
V
 Express criticism towards
 reproach
drool
N
 Saliva spilling from the mouth
V
 Letsaliva drivel from the mouth
 "The baby drooled"
bough
 Any of the larger branches of a tree
hip bath
 sitzbath
 A bathtub in which your buttocks and hips
are immersed as if you were sitting in a
chair and you bathe in a sitting position
BM
n
 Solidexcretory product evacuated from
the bowels
n
 A euphemism for defecation
rift
n
A gap between cloud masses
"the sun shone through a rift in the clouds“
 A narrow fissure in rock
 A personal or social separation (as
between opposing factions)
intermittent
 Adj.
 Stopping and starting at irregular intervals
 "intermittent rain showers"
 Stopping and starting at regular intervals
sporadic
 Recurring in scattered and irregular or
unpredictable instances
 "a city subjected to sporadic bombing
raids"
spasmodic
 Adj.
 Affected by involuntary jerky muscular
contractions; resembling a spasm
 "his body made a spasmodic jerk"
colossus
 Someone or something that is abnormally
large and powerful
 A person of exceptional importance and
reputation
colossal
 So great in size or force or extent as to
elicit awe
 Stupendous
 prodigious
supplicate
N
 implore
 Ask humbly (for something)
 "He supplicated the King for clemency“
 "supplicate for permission“
 "supplicate God's blessing"
gist
n
 Nub

"the nub of the story"


 The central meaning or theme of a speech
or literary work
 The choicest or most essential or most
vital part of some idea or experience
"the gist of the prosecutor's argument"
poignancy
n
A state of deeply felt distress or sorrow
"a moment of extraordinary poignancy“
 A quality that arouses emotions
(especially pity or sorrow)
gingerly
 Adj.
 With extreme care or delicacy
 "they proceeded with gingerly footwork
over the jagged stones"; "the issue was
handled only in a gingerly way“
 Adv.
 In a gingerly manner
 "gingerly I raised the edge of the blanket"
furore
n
 An interest followed with exaggerated zeal
 An exhibition of enthusiasm
hike
N
A long walk usually for exercise or
pleasure
V
 Walk a long way, as for pleasure or
physical exercise
tramp
N
A disreputable vagrant
 "a homeless tramp“
 A person who engages freely in promiscuous
sex
V
 Travel on foot, especially on a walking
expedition
 "We went tramping about the state of Colorado"
expedition
n
 An organized group of people undertaking
a journey for a particular purpose
 "an expedition was sent to explore Mars"
jowl
N
A fullness and looseness of the flesh of
the lower cheek and jaw (characteristic of
aging)
reek
N
A distinctive odour that is offensively
unpleasant
V
 Smell badly and offensively
 "The building reeks of smoke“
 Fume
 "The chimney was fuming"
crave
 Have a craving, appetite, or great desire
for
 Plead or ask for earnestly
creep
 Togo stealthily or furtively
 Move slowly
Lolly,n
 Informal term for money

 How dare u leave me for the lolly?


ballroom
 Large room used mainly for dancing
rustle
 The light noise like the noise of silk
clothing or leaves blowing in the wind
neurotic
n
 person suffering from neurosis (A mental
or personality disturbance not attributable
to any known neurological or organic
dysfunction)
v
 Affected with emotional disorder
temple
 The flat area on either side of the forehead
 "the veins in his temple throbbed"
buffer
A cushion-like device that reduces shock
due to contact
mermaid
 Half woman and half fish; lives in the sea
stupor
 The feeling of distress and disbelief that
you have when something bad happens
accidentally
 Marginal consciousness

"someone stole his wallet while he was in a


drunken stupor"
quarters
 Housing available for people to live in
 "he found quarters for his family"; "I visited
his bachelor quarters"
trumpet-call n.
 urgent summons to action.
tableau n.
 groupof silent motionless people
representing a scene on stage.
molest
v
 Harass or assault sexually; make indecent
advances to
 Annoy continually or chronically
kiosk n.
 lightopen-fronted booth selling food,
newspapers, tickets, etc.
 telephone box.
pester
n
 Annoy persistently

 Do not join raja in the team. he is a pester.


wet dream
N
 An erotic dream (usually at night)
accompanied by the (nocturnal) emission
of semen
strangling
N
 The act of suffocating (someone) by
constricting the windpipe
V
 Kill by squeezing the throat of so as to cut
off the air
 "he tried to strangle his opponent”
yahoo n.
 bestial person
 Bestial adj.
 Resembling a beast; showing lack of
human sensibility
 "a bestial nature"; "bestial treatment of
prisoners"
entente
n
 An informal alliance between countries
 A friendly understanding between political
powers
baron
n
A very wealthy or powerful businessman
 "an oil baron“
 tycoon
brothel
A building where prostitutes are available
 Whore-house
aggravate
v
 Make worse
 "This drug aggravates the pain“
 Exasperate or irritate
rudiment
 The elementary stages of any subject
(usually plural)
 "he mastered only the rudiments of
geometry“
 basics
craven
n
 An abject coward
v
 Lacking even the rudiments of courage;
abjectly fearful
 "the craven fellow turned and ran"; "a
craven proposal to raise the white flag“
 recreant
potbelly
n
 Slang
term for a paunch [A protruding
abdomen]
liaison
 N.A usually secretive or illicit sexual
relationship.Affaire.amour
spout
N
 An opening that allows the passage of
liquids or grain
 Nozzle
 Beak
 The mouth of a vessel
v
 Gush forth in a sudden stream or jet
spite
n
 Feeling a need to see others suffer
v
 Hurt the feelings of
shrill
N
 Utter a shrill cry
 Adj
 High-pitched and sharp
"a shrill whistle"
vicinity
n
A surrounding or nearby region
 "the plane crashed in the vicinity of
Asheville"
Vicious (vishus)
 Adj
 (of persons or their actions) able or
disposed to inflict pain or suffering
"vicious kicks“
• Marked by deep ill will; deliberately
harmful
"vicious gossip"
usurer
n
 Someone who lends money at excessive
rates of interest
upbraid
v
 Expresscriticism towards
 Reproach

 Reprove
 Admonish
 "He
admonished the child for his bad
behavior"
usurp
v
 Seize and take control without authority
and possibly with force; take as one's right
or possession
 "he usurped my rights"
taboo
 N:An inhibition or ban resulting from social
custom or emotional aversion
 V:Declare as sacred and forbidden
 Adj:Excluded from use or mention

"a taboo subject"


cesspit
A covered cistern; waste water and
sewage flow into it.
 Cesspool.
Jester
N
A professional clown employed to
entertain a king or nobleman in the middle
ages
Tart
A woman who engages in sexual
intercourse for money
topography n.
1 detailed description, representation on a
map, etc., of the features of a town,
district, etc.
  topographer n. topographical adj.
seep v.
 ooze out; percolate.
seer n.
1 person who sees. 2 prophet;
segregate v.
1 put apart; isolate.

 2 separate (esp. an ethnic group) from


the rest of the community.
embassy n.

 residence or offices of an ambassador.


 ambassador and staff.
 deputation to a foreign government.
pay phone n. coin-box telephone.
 pay-packet n. envelope etc. containing an
employee's wages.
 pay-day n. day on which wages are paid.
pawn1 n.
1 Chess piece of the smallest size and
value. 2 person used by others for their
own purposes.
pawnbroker n.
 person who lends money at interest on the
security of personal property.
embolden v.
 make bold; encourage.
immaterial adj.
1 unimportant; irrelevant.
 2 not material; incorporeal.  immateriality
n.
personable adj.
 pleasing in appearance and behavior.
cease-fire n.
1 period of truce. 2 order to stop firing.
French leave n. absence without
permission.
 French kiss n. open-mouthed kiss.
skipper —n.
1 captain of a ship or aircraft. 2 captain of
a sporting team. —v. be captain of.
voluptuary n.
 person who seeks luxury and sensual
pleasure.
 voluptuous adj. 1 of, tending to, occupied
with, or derived from, sensuous or sensual
pleasure. 2 (of a woman) curvaceous and
sexually desirable. voluptuously adv.
Demeanour,n
 (behavioral
attributes) the way a person
behaves toward other people
Morose,adj
 Showing a brooding ill humor
 "a morose and unsociable manner“
 moody
belligerent

N
 Someone who fights (or is fighting)
 Adj
 Engaged in war
 "belligerent nations"
Impulsive ,adj.
 Without forethought

 "lettinghim borrow her car was an


impulsive act that she immediately
regretted“

 emotional
Barter,v
 Exchange

 Forex : foreign exchange.


Reverie,n
 Day-dreaming
Prosaic ,adj.
 Not fanciful or imaginative
 "a prosaic and unimaginative essay“
 Lacking wit or imagination
 Not challenging; dull and lacking
excitement
Bigot ,n
A prejudiced person who is intolerant of
any opinions differing from his own
 Fanatic
 zealot
Monotonous, adj
 Tiring
 unchanging
wretchedness
A state of ill-being due to affliction or
misfortune
 "the misery and wretchedness of those
slums is intolerable“

 Helppeople under wretchedness.


 Wretched prisoners should be cared
Commensurate , adj
 Corresponding in size or degree or extent
 "pay should be commensurate with the
time worked“
 In proportion to

 Working wage should commensurate with


the working time.
Know it.
 adjective
 flagging
 Weak from exhaustion

 verb
 Communicate or signal with a flag
 Become less intense

 Many cricketers become flagging after scoring 100 runs.


Deplete ,verb
 Use up (resources or materials)

 The ration center is deplete of rice.


Unflagging , adj
 Showing sustained enthusiastic action with
unflagging vitality
 "unflagging pursuit of excellence"
 tireless
 Unceasing
 "unflagging courtesy“

 M.k is respected for his unflagging work towards


his community.
Commemorate ,v
 Be or provide a memorial to a person or
an event
 "This sculpture commemorates the victims
of the concentration camps"
Commemoration ,n
A ceremony to honor the memory of
someone or something
 A recognition of meritorious service
Swaggering ,n
 Having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of
those one views as unworthy
 "a more swaggering mood than usual“
 Flamboyantly or showily adventurous
 Verb: To walk with a lofty proud gait, often in an attempt
to impress others
 Act in an arrogant, overly self-assured, or conceited
manner
 college girls normally swaggers to attract boys.

 Note: Flamboyantly-In a fancy colorful manner


 "he dresses rather flamboyantly"
bravado ,n
A swaggering show of courage
 An aggressive display of boldness.

 Nel meant for his bravado


mow
 N:A loft for storing hay

 verb
 Cutwith a blade or mower
"mow the grass“
 Make a sad face and thrust out one's lower lip
"mop and mow“

Bowlers mop and mow when the ball is shot for


six.
Fawning ,adj.
 Attempting to win favor from influential people by
flattery

 Noun: fawn
 Show submission or fear
 Try to gain favor by cringing or flattering

 Fawning , cringing , and flattering are the


eligibilities for a politician.
Minion ,n
A servile or fawning dependant

 The members of the party are the minions


of jaya.
Molt ,n
 N:Periodic shedding of the cuticle in
arthropods or the outer skin in reptiles
 Verb: Cast off hair, skin, horn, or feathers

 Children enjoy when the peacock molts


the feather.
Hutch,n
Acage (usually made of wood and wire
mesh) for small animals
Fork,n
 Cutlery used for serving and eating food
Adj:Marked by smartness in dress and
manners
 Natty
 Dapper
"a dapper young man"
 Spiffy
 Raffish
 Rakish
 Jaunty
"a jaunty red hat"
 Dashing
"a dashing hero"
N:A man who is much concerned with his
dress and appearance
 Dandy
 Gallant
 Beau
 Dude
 Sheik
 Fop
 swell
Momentary ,adj.
 Lasting
for a markedly brief time
"a momentary glimpse"
monument
A structure erected to commemorate persons or
events
 An important site that is marked and preserved
as public property
 A burial vault (usually for some famous person)

 vault:A burial chamber (usually underground)


 Also:N:The act of jumping over an obstacle

V:Jump across or leap over (an obstacle)


Monetary , adj
 Relatingto or involving money
"monetary rewards“
• pecuniary
Adj : (of soil) soft and watery

 Quaggy
 Mucky
 Swampy
 Sloughy
 Marshy
 boggy
Adj :(of especially liquids) clouded as with
sediment)

 Mirky
 Muddy
 turbid
n:darky
 Offensive term for Black people
Adj:Extremely wicked
 Nefarious
 Villainous

 Inbhatsha , ramya krishnan has played


the role of a nefarious person.
V,disturb
 Annoy
 Bother
 Chafe
 Nettle
 Irk
 Perturb
V,Think over
 Ponder
 Muse
 Contemplate
 mull over
 Ruminate
 cogitate
An abusive attack on a person's character
or good name
 Obloquy
 Calumny
 Aspersion
 Slander
 Besmirch
 Calumniate
 Opprobrium
 Denigration
 Infamy
British term for someone who introduces
television acts or cabarets etc

 Emcee
 compere
Obligatory,adj
 Compulsory
 Binding
 mandatory
N:A crude uncouth ill-bred person lacking
culture or refinement
 Barbarian
 Boor
 Churl
 Tyke
 Tike
 Bumpkin
 Chawbacon
 Yahoo
 yokel
Clamour n, v

 Loud and persistent outcry from many


people
 "he ignored the clamour of the crowd“
 "The delegates clamoured their
disappointment"
Boisterous , adj
 Noisy and lacking in restraint or discipline
 "a boisterous crowd“

 Sometimes the crowd becomes boisterous


when their team wins spiritually.
Know it
 consign ,v:Give over to another for care or
safekeeping
 Confide,v:Confer a trust upon
Violate ,v
 Breach
 Transgress
 Contravene
 Illicit,adj:unlawfull
Exhort,v
 Give earnest advice
 Warn
 N,exhortation

A friend is one who exhorts.


Elapse ,v
 Pass by
 "three years elapsed"
V,Avoid and stay away from deliberately

 Shun
 Eschew

 SASI eschews from unnecessary thinking.


N:Ask for or request earnestly
 Entreat
 Beseech
 Adjure
 Conjure
 Implore
 Plead
 Pray
 Supplicate
 beg
Mock,v
 Jeer
 Flout
 Scoff
 Ridicule

 The two political parties scoff one another.


Let us Know
 Grandee(A nobleman of highest rank in Spain or
Portugal)
 Magnate,Tycoon(A very wealthy or powerful
businessman)
 Bigwig, kingpin(The most important person in a group or
undertaking)
 Elite(A group or class of persons enjoying superior
intellectual or social or economic status)
 Personage,n:A person whose actions and opinions
strongly influence the course of events

 Ambani is one of the tycoons of India.


commandeer,n
 Force into service

A 24 year old couldn’t be commandeered


to study.
Deplore ,v
 Express strong disapproval of
"We deplore the government's treatment of
political prisoners“
 "I deplore this hostile action“

"I deplore this hostile action"


Shy,adj
 Coy
 overmodest
Coquettish

 Adj.
 Seductive

 Coquette: a seductive woman


Warble,v
 Sing in a quivering way
Condone,v
 Excuse, overlook, or make allowances for;
be lenient with
"She condoned her husband's occasional
infidelities"
Explore,v
 Investigate
 Examine
 Exploration,n

 Pry,v:look slyly and closely

 The exploration of the air accident is


thrilling.
Peruse,v
 Read through(especially with attention) ,n
Pulpit,n
 Ambo
 Dias
 Rostrum
 Podium
N,pride
 Flaunt
 show off
 Vainglory
 Conceit
 vanity
Adj, unwilling
 Tardy
 Reluctant
 N, v: Grudge
Fiddle,v
 Commit fraud and steal from one's
employer
"We found out that she had been fiddling for
years“
 Play the violin or fiddle
 Play around with or alter or falsify, usually
secretively or dishonestly
"The reporter fiddle with the facts"
Sinister,n
 Threatening or foreshadowing evil or
tragic developments
 "sinister storm clouds"; "a sinister smile"
Kiosk,n
 Small area set off by walls for special use
Fille (feey) ,n
A young woman
Onerous,adj
 "my duties weren't onerous; I only had to
greet the guests“
 "my duties weren't onerous; I only had to
greet the guests"
cast aside,v
 Throw or cast away
Congenial,adj
 Suitable to your needs or similar to your
nature
 "a congenial atmosphere to work in"; "two
congenial spirits united...by mutual
confidence and reciprocal virtues“

 My house is not congenial for my studies.


Empathy,n
 Understanding and entering into another's
feelings
Insipid (adj)
 Lacking taste or flavour or tang
"insipid hospital food"," an insipid novel"," an
insipid personality"
Rookie (n)
 An awkward and inexperienced youth
 greenhorn
Often [of(t)un] (adv)
 Many times at short intervals
"we often met over a cup of coffee"
Dude [dood] (n)
A man who is much concerned with his
dress and appearance
Sheik [sheyk] (n)
 Theleader of an Arab village or family
 A man who is much concerned with his
dress and appearance
Dandy [dandee] (n)
A man who is much concerned with his
dress and appearance
 Adjective: Very good
Gallant [galunt] (n)
 A man who is much concerned with his dress and
appearance
 A man who attends or escorts a woman
 Adjective: Unflinching in battle or action
"a gallant warrior"; "put up a gallant resistance to the
attackers"
 Lively and spirited,
 Having or displaying great dignity or nobility
"a gallant pageant"
 Having the qualities of gallantry attributed to an ideal
knight
Squire [skwiu(r)] (n)
 Young nobleman attendant on a knight
 An English country landowner
 A man who attends or escorts a woman
 Verb: Attend upon as a squire; serve as a
squire
Porch (n)
A structure attached to the exterior of a
building often forming a covered entrance
Portal (n)
 A grand and imposing entrance
 "the portals of the cathedral (n.Any large and
important church
 adj. Relating to or containing or issuing from a
bishop's office or throne ["a cathedral
church"])"; "the portals of heaven"; "the portals
of success"
 A site that the owner positions as an entrance
to other sites on the internet
 "a portal typically has search engines and free
email and chat rooms etc."
 A short vein that carries blood into the liver
Debut [deybyoo]
 The act of beginning something new
 "they looked forward to the debut of their new product
line"
 b. The presentation of a debutante in society
 verb: a. Present for the first time to the public
 "The and debuts a new song or two each month"
 b.Appear for the first time in public
 "The new ballet that debuts next months at Covent
Garden, is already sold out"
 c: Make one's debut
 "This young soprano debuts next months at the
Metropolitan Opera"
nuke- nyook (n)
 The warhead of a missile designed to
deliver an atom bomb
 Verb:
 Strike at with firepower or bombs
 Bomb with atomic weapons
 Cook or heat in a microwave oven.
Vim (n)
A healthy capacity for vigorous activity
"he seemed full of vim and vigour"
 b.An imaginative lively style (especially
style of writing)
Stag (n)
 Adult male deer
 Verb: Attend a dance or a party without a
female companion
 Give away information about somebody,
Watch, observe or inquire secretly
Canon (n)
A rule or especially body of rules or
principles generally established as valid
and fundamental in a field or art or
philosophy
 "the neoclassical canon"; "canons of polite
society",
Cannon (n)
A large artillery gun that is usually on
wheels, Heavy gun fired from a tank,
(Middle Ages) a cylindrical piece of armor
plate to protect the arm, Heavy automatic
gun fired from an aero plane.
 Verb: Make a cannon, Fire a cannon
Halo (n)
 An indication of radiant light drawn around
the head of a saint
 A toroidal shape

"a halo of smoke", A circle of light around


the sun or moon.
torrid,adj
 Characterized by intense emotion
 "a torrid love affair“
 Emotionally charged and vigorously
energetic
 "a torrid dance"; "torrid jazz bands"; "hot
trumpets and torrid rhythms“
 Burning hot; extremely and unpleasantly
hot
 "the torrid noonday sun".
subside,v
 Wear off or die down
"The pain subsided“
 Sink to a lower level or form a depression
"the valleys subside“
 Sink down or precipitate
"the mud subsides when the waters become calm“
 Descend into or as if into some soft substance or
place
"She subsided into the chair".
duo,n
 Two items of the same kind
 Two performers or singers who perform
together
 A pair who associate with one another
 A musical composition for two performers.
ravine,n
A deep narrow steep-sided valley
(especially one formed by running water).
Karaoke [karee’owkee] ,n

Singing popular songs


accompanied by a recording of
an orchestra (usually in bars or
nightclubs)
crooning, n
 A. Singing in a soft low tone." her crooning
soon put the child to sleep"
 b. The act of singing popular songs in a
sentimental manner.
 Verb: croon-Sing softly
Damn ,n
 Something of little value. "his promise is
not worth a damn"
 Verb: Wish harm upon; invoke evil upon
 Adj: a. Used as expletives. "oh, damn!"
 b. Expletives used informally as
intensifiers." he's a damn fool"
 adverb: Extremely
 interjection: Exclamation of annoyance
expletive, n

 Profane or obscene expression usually of


surprise or anger. "expletives were
deleted"
 A word or phrase conveying no
independent meaning but added to fill out
a sentence or metrical line
doom, n

 An unpleasant or disastrous destiny.


"everyone was aware of the approaching doom but
was helpless to avoid it"
 Verb:
 a. Decree or designate beforehand
 b. Pronounce a sentence on (somebody) in a
court of law
 c. Make certain of the failure or destruction of.
"This decision will doom me to lose my position"
loom, n

 A textile machine for weaving yarn into a textile


 Verb:
 a. Come into view indistinctly, often
threateningly" Another air plane loomed into the
sky"
 b.Appear very large or occupy a commanding
position" Large shadows loomed on the canyon
wall"
 c.Hang over, as of something threatening, dark,
or menacing
weal, n

A raised mark on the skin (as produced by


the blow of a whip); characteristic of many
allergic reactions
zany, n

A buffoon in one of the old comedies;


imitates others for ludicrous effect
 A man who is a stupid incompetent fool
 adj:

a. Pungent adjectives of disesteem


b.Like a clown.
"a zany sense of humour"
Zephyr, n

A slight wind (usually refreshing)


girl Friday
A female assistant who has a range of
duties
zero hour, n

 The time set for the start of an action or


operation
harlot
 Enchantress
 Tart
 Temptress
 Delilah
zing, n

A brief high-pitched buzzing or humming


sound.
"the zing of the passing bullet"
 The activeness of an energetic personality
houri
A voluptuously beautiful young woman
 (Islam) one of the dark-eyed virgins of
perfect beauty believed to live with the
blessed in Paradise
vestal
n
A chaste woman
 Adj.
 Of or relating to Vesta

"vestal virgin“
• In a state of sexual virginity
"pure and vestal modesty"
prickteaser
A seductive woman who uses her sex
appeal to exploit men
vamp
N
A seductive woman who uses her sex
appeal to exploit men
V
 Act seductively with (someone)
sylph
A slender graceful young woman
zizz, n

A buzzing or whizzing sound.


"a nasty zizz in the engine"
 A nap.

"Arthur's taking a short zizz"


zoom, n

A rapid rise
 The act of rising upward into the air
 verb:

a. Move along very quickly


b.Move with a low humming noise
c.Rise rapidly
zoonosis, n

 An animal disease that can be transmitted


to humans
zesty, adj

 Marked by spirited enjoyment


 Having an agreeably pungent taste
Yahoo, n

 Notvery intelligent or interested in culture


 yokel
 bumpkin.
Yankee, n

 An American
 An American who lives in New England
 An American who lives in the North
(especially during the American Civil War)
yap, n

 Informal term for the mouth


 verb: Bark in a high-pitched tone
younker, n

A young person (especially a young man


or boy)
accrue, n

 Grow by addition.
"The interest accrues"
 Come into the possession of.

"The house accrued to the oldest son"


Acme(akmee), n

 The highest level or degree attainable


 “his landscapes were deemed the acme of
beauty"; "the artist's gifts are at their
acme"
 The highest point (of something)
Facade,n
 The face or front of a building

 Thefacade of arunai gateway is


everyone's talk for a decade.
Decoy,n
A beguiler who leads someone into
danger (usually as part of a plot)
 Something used to lure victims into danger
 Decoy, verb
 Lure or entrap with or as if with a decoy
Scathe,n
 The
act of damaging something or
someone
Osculate,n
 Touch with the lips or press the lips
(against someone's mouth or other body
part) as an expression of love, greeting,
etc.
Vertigo,n
A reeling sensation; feeling about to fall
 Reeling: Walk as if unable to control one's
movements
Hawk,v
 Sell or offer for sale from place to place
hitch
 An unforeseen obstacle
Mince,v
 Make less severe or harsh
 Cut into small pieces

"mince the garlic“


 N.Food chopped into small bits
grass widow
A divorced woman or a woman who is
separated from her husband
 divorcee
nanny
A woman who is the custodian of children
 nurse
hunk
A well-built sexually attractive man
 A large piece of something without definite
shape
"a hunk of bread"
Ditch,n
 Any small natural waterway
Palpable,adj
 Capable of being perceived by the senses
or the mind; especially capable of being
handled or touched or felt
 "a barely palpable dust"
Commanding,adj
 Majestic
 ordering
Colossal,adj
 Stupendous
 gigantic
Virulence, n
 Extreme poisonous
 Adj: exceedingly noxious or deleterious
Vitalize,v
 To endow with life and energy
Vivify ,v
 To endue with life
 Vivacity,n:liveliness
Vie ,v
 To contend
Virago ,n
A bold impudent,turbulant woman
Seclusion ,n
 solitude
Outdo ,v
 To surpass
Transgress ,v
 To break a law
Torrid ,n
 Excessively hot

 How can I wait under this torrid weather.


Indigence ,n
 Poverty
 Adj: poor

 Indigencepaves the way for all kinds of


inconvenience.
Inept ,adj
 Not fit or suitable
Indolent ,adj
 Habitually inactive or idle
Hustle,v

 To move with haste and promptness


Germane ,adj
 relavent
Glutinous ,adj
 sticky
Curtsy ,n
A downward movement of the body by
bending the knees.
Brooch ,n.
A decorative pin worn by women
 v., Fasten with or as if with a brooch
Blunt ,adj
 Not sharp
 stupid
Pillock ,n
A useless stupid person

 How dare u misspell Pollock as pillock.


Bloom ,v
 N. a flower bud
 V. put forth blossoms or flowers
Blister ,n
 Cause a swelling or thin boil on the skin by
friction or a burn.
 N. swollen injury
Blockade ,n
 N. siege
 V. surround so as to prevent movement
loose woman
 Strumpet
 hussy
Blemish
 N. defect, flaw
 V. tarnish ,defame
Bide ,v
 Abide
 Waitfor
 Unceasing "an abiding belief"
Bloat ,v
 swell
Bleach ,v
 Make white
Abode ,n
 dwelling
Abrogate ,v
 Declare void
Respondant ,n
A defendant in a law suit
Resplendent , adj
 Brilliant
 Magnificent
 glowing
Respite ,n
A period of rest
 Temporary relief from labour or suffering
repose
 N. rest
 V. take rest
Remorse ,n
 Regret

 He remorsed for his poor performance.


relapse
 V. fall back to a former state
 N. a falling back into the former (bad) state
Reimburse ,v
 Make good by paying back

Iwill reimburse the money within two


days.
Wright ,n
 Artisan
 Workman
 maker
recreant
 N. A coward
 Adj. cowardly
Scalp ,n
 Theskin with hair covering the top of the
head.
Imbue ,v
 Impress on the mind
Immolate ,v
 sacrifice
Endue ,v
 empower
Hasp ,n
A hook of metal for fastening the door.
Habiliments ,n
 Garments
 clothing
Gloat ,v
 View with a wicked joy
Gash ,n
 N. A long deep cut
 V. Cut deep
Fete ,n
 festival
Ensue ,v
 Follow
 succeed
Deploy ,v
 Post to different places
frock
A one-piece garment for a woman; has
skirt and bodice

 Skirt: Cloth covering that forms the part of


a garment below the waist
 Part of a dress above the waist
Presume ,v
 imagine
Menials ,n
 servants
Indignant ,adj
 Angry and sorrowful
Rigmarole ,n
A long meaningless statement.
Hearse (hurs) ,n
A vehicle for carrying a coffin to a church
or a cemetery; formerly drawn by horses
but now usually a motor vehicle
Hovel n
A poor cottage
Mortify ,n
 Humiliate

 Anyone one can mortify ,but a good man


will take on.
Ogre ,n
A man eating giant
Niggard ,n
 Miser
A stingy fellow
Miscellany ,n
A publication containing treatises
Rue ,v
 Be sorry for
 Regret
 repent
Ryot ,n
A farmer
 A peasant
Revoke ,v
 Annul
 cancel
Recite ,n
 Repeat from memory
Ratify ,v
 Confirm
 Make valid
Rave ,v
 Talk madly
Ramshakle ,adj
 ill
made
 Loose and noisy
 Built badly
Wreath (reeth) ,n
 garland
Talisman ,n
A charm
 An amulet
 A thing supposed to have magical powers
of protecting the wearer.
abridge v.
 Tomake shorter in words, keeping the
essential features, leaning out minor
particles.

 abridgment n. A condensed form as of a


book or play.
abrogate v.
 To abolish, repeal.
 Repeal:

Noun: An official or legal cancellation


Verb: Annul by recalling or rescinding
abrupt adj.
 Beginning, ending, or changing suddenly
or with a break.
 Marked by sudden changes in subject and
sharp transitions
 Exceedingly sudden and unexpected
 Precipitous,adj.
abscess n.
A Collection of pus in a cavity formed
within some tissue of the body.
abscission n.
 Theact of cutting off, as in a surgical
operation.
Absolution,noun
 The act of absolving or remitting; formal
redemption as pronounced by a priest in
the sacrament of penance
 absolve v. To free from sin or its penalties.
abstinence n.
 Self denial.
abstruse adj.
 Dealingwith matters difficult to be
understood.
candid adj.
 Straightforward.
candor n. The quality of frankness or
outspokenness.
carcass n.
 The dead body of an animal.
 carrion n. Dead and putrefying flesh.
caricature n.
a picture or description in which natural
characteristics are exaggerated or distorted.
chasten v.
 Topurify by affliction.
chastise v. To subject to punitive measures.
chastity n. Sexual or moral purity.
clemency n.
 Mercy.
 Compassion

The humane quality of understanding the


suffering of others and wanting to do something
about it
colloquy n.
 Conversation.
colossus

 Someone or something that is abnormally large


and powerful
 A person of exceptional importance and
reputation
complacent adj.
 Pleased or satisfied with oneself.
 self-satisfied
hussy
A woman adulterer

 Adulterer: Someone who commits


adultery or fornication

 adultery
: Voluntary sexual intercourse
between persons not married to each
other
composure n.
 Calmness.
comprehensible adj.
 Intelligible.
 Readily comprehended or understood
badger v.
 Topester.
 Annoy persistently
baffle v.
 To foil or frustrate.
ballad n.
 Anypopular narrative poem, often with epic
subject and usually in lyric form.
bask v.
 To make warm by genial heat.
beatitude n.
 Any state of great happiness.
beget v.
 Toproduce by sexual generation.
 Make children
 mother
belle n.
 A woman who is a center of attraction because of her beauty,
accomplishments, etc.
 Fille(a young woman), missy
 Damsel
 Spinster(An elderly unmarried woman)
 Lass: A girl or young woman who is unmarried, lassie

 Wench(Informal term for a (young) woman) ,dame.


 Cyprian(A woman who engages in sexual intercourse for money),
tart.
 Callgirl(A female prostitute who can be hired by telephone)
bellicose adj.
 Warlike.
 battleful
 Combative
 contentious
benison n.
 Blessing.
beseech v.
 To implore.
 Beg
 Pray
 Entreat
 Adjure
 conjure
dastard n.
A base coward.
 pusillanimous
despond v.
 Tolose spirit, courage, or hope.
despondent adj. Disheartened.
docile adj.
 Easy to manage.
 tractable
durance n.
 Confinement.
 detention
dissertation n.
 Thesis.
A treatise advancing a new point of view
resulting from research; usually a
requirement for an advanced academic
degree.
disparity n.
 Inequality.
diffidence n.
 Self-distrust.
 Lack of self-confidence
 self-doubt

 One should give anything to get rid off


diffidence.
disarm v.
 To
deprive (take away possessions from
someone) of weapons.
disavowal n.
 Denial.
discard v.
 To reject.
discolor v.
 To stain.
discord n.
 Absence of harmoniousness.
 Lack of agreement.
beset v.
 To attack on all sides.

 The troop beset the terrorist to capture.


betroth v.
 Toengage to marry.
betrothal n. Engagement to marry.
bibliophile n.
 One who loves books.
elocution n.
 Theart of correct intonation, inflection,
and gesture in public speaking or reading.
eloquent adj. Having the ability to express
emotion or feeling in lofty and
impassioned speech.
emancipate v.
 To release from bondage.
emanate v.
 Toflow forth or proceed, as from some
source.

 Pleasing tones emanates from spb


naturally even when he speaks.
embellish v.
 To make beautiful or elegant by adding
attractive or ornamental features.
enamor v.
 To inspire with ardent love.
 attract
engross v.
 To occupy completely.

Iwant to engross her heart to strengthen


my love.
ensnare v.
 To entrap.
Enumerate(inyoomureyt) v.
 To name one by one.
 itemize

 "Sheenumerated the many obstacles she


had encountered"
exigency n.
A critical period or condition.
exigent adj. Urgent.
exhume v.
 Todig out of the earth (what has been
buried
pageant n.
A dramatic representation, especially a
spectacular one.
palate n.
 The roof of the mouth.
palatial adj.
 Magnificent.
panacea n.
A remedy or medicine proposed for or
professing to cure all diseases.
pandemic adj.
 Affecting
a whole people or all classes, as
a disease.
panorama n.
A series of large pictures representing a
continuous scene.
paradox n.
A statement or doctrine seemingly in
contradiction to the received belief.
paragon n.
A model of excellence.
paralysis n.
 Lossof the power of contractility in the
voluntary or involuntary muscles.
paramount adj.
 Supreme in authority.
salacious adj.
 Having strong sexual desires.

 Arunis best known for his salacious


towards girls.
sapience n.
 Deepwisdom or knowledge.
sapient adj. Possessing wisdom.
sapiential adj. Possessing wisdom.

 Do u want to test his sapience in English.


secede v.
 Towithdraw from union or association,
especially from a political or religious body.

 secession n. Voluntary withdrawal from


fellowship, especially from political or religious
bodies.
seclude v.
 Toplace, keep, or withdraw from the
companionship of others.
seclusion n. Solitude.
seduce v.
 To entice to surrender chastity.
sedulous adj.
 Persevering in effort or endeavor.
seer n.
A prophet.
skeptic n.
 One who doubts any statements.
inamorata
A woman with whom you are in love or
have an intimate relationship
 lover
substantive adj.
 Solid.
 Jayalalitha is a substantive hero of
AIADMK.
supersede v.
 Todisplace.
 RAINA is the best person to supersede
Mohammed kaif.
concubine
A woman who cohabits with an important
man, not legally married.
 courtesan
libertine
A dissolute person; usually a man who is
morally unrestrained
 gigolo
waif n.
A homeless, neglected wanderer.
 A homeless child especially one forsaken
or orphaned
waive v.
 To relinquish, especially temporarily, as a
right or claim.
 Lose or lose the right to by some error,
offense, or crime
wane v.
 To diminish in size and brilliancy.
wean v.
 Deprive (infants) of mother's milk
 Detach the affections of
wee adj.
 Very small.
whine v.
 To utter with complaining tone.
winsome adj.
 Attractive.
writhe v.
 Totwist the body, face, or limbs or as in
pain or distress.
bas bleu
A woman having literary or intellectual
interests
bridesmaid
 An unmarried woman who attends the
bride at a wedding
dame
 Informal term for a (young) woman
wiry adj.
 Thin, but tough and sinewy.
whet v.
 To make more keen or eager.
specter n.
 Apparition.
 Phantom.
supple adj.
 Easily bent.
 pliant
supplicate v.
 To beg.
slay
V
 slew
 Kill intentionally and with premeditation
milksop
A timid man or boy considered childish or
unassertive
delectation
A feeling of extreme pleasure or
satisfaction
 Act of receiving pleasure from something
sadism
 Sexualpleasure obtained by inflicting
harm (physical or psychological) on others
masochism
 Sexual
pleasure obtained from receiving
punishment (physical or psychological)
sadomasochism
 Sadism and masochism combined in one
person
stray
v
 Move about aimlessly or without any
destination, often in search of food or
employment
 Wander from a direct course or at random
 "The child strayed from the path and her
parents lost sight of her"
mugger
N
A robber who takes property by
threatening or performing violence on the
person who is robbed (usually on the
street)
molestation
 The act of subjecting someone to
unwanted or improper sexual advances or
activity (especially women or children)
V
 molest
 Harass or assault sexually; make indecent
advances to
ravishment
A feeling of delight at being filled with
wonder and enchantment
 The crime of forcing a woman to submit to
sexual intercourse against her will
spinster n.
A woman who has never been married.
man-about-town
A man devoted to the pursuit of pleasure
 playboy
charwoman
A human female employed to do
housework
Amazon
A large strong and aggressive woman
 virago
ball-breaker
 ball-buster
A demanding woman who destroys men's
confidence
peach
n
 Cultivated in temperate regions
 A very attractive or seductive looking
woman
v
 Divulge confidential information or secrets
Damsel,n
A young unmarried woman
spurious adj.
 Not genuine.
suave adj.
 Smooth and pleasant in manner.
subjugate v.
 To conquer.
 Put down by force or intimidation
 "The rich landowners subjugated the
peasants working the land“
 Make subservient; force to submit or
subdue
supramundane adj.
 Supernatural.
paramour n.
 One who is unlawfully and immorally a
lover or a mistress.
parlance n.
 Mode of speech.
parlor n
A room for reception of callers or
entertainment of guests
pathos n.
 The quality in any form of representation
that rouses emotion or sympathy.

 Thevictory of safin over roger instills


pathos among the spectators.
pediatrics n.
 The department of medical science that
relates to the treatment of diseases of
childhood.
penury n.
 Indigence. A state of extreme poverty or
destitution
floozy
n
Aprostitute who attracts customers by
walking the streets
perfidy n.
 Treachery.

 Don’tplay with me. I too know all these


perfidy and treachery.
pernicious adj.
 Tending to kill or hurt.
petulant adj.
 Displaying impatience.
 irritable
placate v.
 Tobring from a state of angry or hostile
feeling to one of patience or friendliness.
poignancy n.
 Severity or acuteness, especially of pain
or grief.
poignant adj. Severely painful or acute to
the spirit.

 Dou know how I was during my poignant


days.
premonition n.
 Foreboding.
presage v.
 To foretell.
pugnacious adj.
 Quarrelsome

 The pugnacious parties now settled.


pusillanimous adj.
 Without spirit or bravery.
Pyre n.
A heap of combustibles arranged for
burning a dead body.
pedagogue n. A schoolmaster.
prudence n.
 Caution.
prudential adj. Proceeding or marked by
caution.
protract v.
 To prolong.
promenade v.
 To walk for amusement or exercise.
profuse adj.
 Produced or displayed in overabundance.
exonerate v.
 Pronounce not guilty of criminal charges
 acquit
exodus n.
A journey by a large group to escape from
a hostile environment

 The exodus of srilankans from their


country reveals how much uncongenial
the country for them.
expedite v.
 To hasten the movement or progress of.
 expeditious adj. Speedy.
explicate v.
 Give an explanation for
 Elaborate, as of theories and hypotheses
extol v.
 To praise in the highest terms.
dab
N
A light touch or stroke
 A small quantity of something moist or soft
 "a dab of paint“
V
 Apply (usually a liquid) to a surface
 "dab the wall with paint"
bib
N
 Top part of an apron; covering the chest
 A napkin tied under the chin of a child
while eating
spatter
 The act of splashing a (liquid) substance
on a surface
 Spot, splash, or soil
 "The baby spattered the bib with food"
splatter
n
A small quantity of something moist or soft
 "a splatter of mud“
v
 Cause or allow (a liquid substance) to run
or flow from a container
 "splatter water"
brunette
N
A person with dark (brown) hair
 Adj.
 Marked by dark or relatively dark
pigmentation of hair or skin or eyes
 "a brunette beauty"
chuff
 Blow hard and loudly
 Huff
 Puff
 "hehuffed and puffed as he made his way
up the mountain"
puff
 n
 A slow inhalation (as of tobacco smoke)
 "he took a puff on his pipe“
 Forceful exhalation through the nose or mouth
 "he blew out all the candles with a single puff“
 V
 Smoke and exhale strongly
 "puff a cigar“
 Make proud or conceited
 "The sudden fame puffed her ego“
 Praise extravagantly
 "The critics puffed up this Broadway production“
 Blow hard and loudly
butt
 Arse
 nates
Squeak
v
 Make a high-pitched, screeching noise
knob
A circular rounded projection or
protuberance
noun
 bog
 bollocks
 bonk
 fanny
 goolies
 loo
 slag
 snog
 tosser
 tart
 wanker/wank
 whinge (winge)
 willie
Know it
 airhead: stupid person.
 ace: excellent, great.
 aggro - short for aggravation or violence
Know it.
 barbie : barbecue, grill.
 barf: vomit.
 biker: a motorcycle rider.
 bikkie : biscuit
 bimbo - a young woman considered sexually
attractive but of limited intelligence.
 bird - woman/girl/girlfriend
 bloke - man
Know it
 blue (1) - XXX; dirty, hot, steamy,
pornographic
 booze: alcohol.
 boozer (1): a pub ; Tavern consisting of a
building with a bar and public rooms; often
provides light meals
 boozer (2): someone who likes alcohol.
Know it
 dump [slightly offensive] - to defecate.
 dyke [offensive] - lesbian.
 fart [offensive] : an escape of gas from the
bowels. Flatus.
 grub: food.
Know it
 chuck up: vomit
 couch potato: a person who watches too
much television.
 cozzie : swimming costume
 crap [offensive] (2): excrement.
Know it.
 gut: a person's stomach; belly.
 guts: courage.
 kick the bucket: die.
 kip - sleep. "roused him from his kip"
 knees up - party.
 knockout: beautiful woman
 Love handles: excess fat around the
waist.
Know it
 hickey: a love bite on the skin. A temporary red
mark on a person's skin resulting from kissing or
sucking by their lover.
 hooker: prostitute.
 horny: in the mood for sex, sexually stimulated;
"feeling horny".
 hot (1): sexy.
 huff - bad mood.
 hump (1) - to have sex.
Know it.
 minger [offensive] - an unattractive
person (usually female).
 mug : a gullible person.
 naff : Instruction to go away [ vul ]
 also : scram ; Leave immediately; used
usually in the imperative form
 "Scram!"
Know it.
 nuke (1): nuclear weapon.
 nuke (2): destroy; delete.
 nuke (3): cook something in the microwave
oven.
 nutty - eccentric.odd.strange.
 nick - Cut slightly, with a razor . "The barber's
knife nicked his cheek"
 nipper - a small child.
 nosh - food.
 not cricket - not normal or correct.
Know it

 pee:to urinate.
 puke: vomit.
 pumped (up): excited.
 rabbit - talk.
 racket (1): noise.
 racket (2): an occupation.
Know it.
 shite- milder variation of the word shit.
 slapper [offensive] - a loose or easy
woman.
 snog - to kiss
 snookered: cheated, stuck.
 specs: eyeglasses.
 spunk [offensive] (1): semen
 stunner - a very good looking woman.
Know it
 uptight: nervous; anxious.
 veg out : relax in front of the TV (like a
vegetable)
 "veg out in front of the TV"
 whiz: someone who shows a special
talent for something.
 zip it - shut up.
extort v.
 Obtain through intimidation

 "They extorted money from the executive


by threatening to reveal his past to the
company boss"
extravagant adj.
 Needlessly free or lavish in expenditure.
exuberance(igzooburuns) n.
 Rich supply.
 exuberant adj. Marked by great plentiful
ness.
 Joyful enthusiasm
 Overflowing with enthusiasm
bigamy n.
 Thecrime of marrying any other person while
having a legal spouse living.
bier n.
A horizontal framework with two handles at
each end for carrying a corpse to the grave.
blaspheme v.
 To indulge in profane oaths.
braggart n.
A vain boaster.
bravo interj.
 Well done.
breach n.

 The violation of official duty, lawful right, or a legal


obligation.
stalwart
 Noun
A person who is loyal to their allegiance
(especially in times of revolt)

 Adjective
 Having rugged physical strength; inured to
fatigue or hardships
 "proud of her tall stalwart son"
breech n.
 The buttocks.
brittle adj.
 Fragile.
 Having little elasticity; hence easily cracked or
fractured or snapped
 Lacking warmth and generosity of spirit
Bulwark, noun
 An embankment built around a space for
defensive purposes
 Anything that gives security or defense.
bungle v.
 To execute clumsily.
bursar n.
A treasurer.
comprehensive adj.
 Large in scope or content.
conceit n.
 Self-flattering opinion
confer v.
 To bestow.
confluence n.
 The place where streams meet.
conjecture n.
A guess.
conspicuous adj.
 Clearly visible.
consort n.
A companion or associate.
consummate v.
 To bring to completion.
contemplate v.
 To consider thoughtfully.
contemptible adj.
 Worthyof scorn or disdain.
 contemptuous adj. Disdainful.
contravene v.
 To prevent or obstruct the operation of.
 Preclude: Keep from happening or arising;
have the effect of preventing
 Occlude: Block passage through
 "She is impeding the progress of our project“
 "The trees obstruct my view of the mountains“
 "obstruct the path“
 obturate
contumacious adj.
 Rebellious.

 contumacy n. Contemptuous disregard of the


requirements of rightful authority.
 contuse v. To bruise by a blow, either with or
without the breaking of the skin.
 contusion n. A bruise.
convalesce v.
 To recover after a sickness.

 convalescence n. The state of progressive restoration


to health and strength after the cessation of disease.

 convalescent adj. Recovering health after sickness.

 The fans wish for the quick convalescence of sachin


tendulkar from tennis elbow.
coquette n.
A flirt.
 A seductive woman who uses her sex appeal
to exploit men
 Philanderer
 womanizer
 Talk or behave amorously, without serious
intentions
 dally
dally

 Waste time
 "Get busy--don't dally!“
 Talk or behave amorously, without serious
intentions
corpulent adj.
 Obese.
counteract v.
 To act in opposition to.
craving n.
A vehement desire.
 Hungering
 Starving
 Lusting
 thirsting
cycloid adj.
 Like a circle.
cupidity n.
 Avarice.
crockery n.
 Earthenware made
from baked clay.
accede v.
 To agree.
 Acquiesce: verb
 Assent:verb,noun
acclaim v.
 To utter with a shout.
acquisition n.
 Anythinggained, or made one's own,
usually by effort or labor.
addle v.
 To make inefficient or worthless; muddle.
adduce v.
 Tobring forward or name for consideration.
 Advance evidence for
admonish v.
 To warn of a fault.

 admonition n. Gentle reproof.


Ado, noun
A rapid bustling commotion
 Virtuoso: Someone who is dazzlingly skilled in
any field
 Vertigo: A reeling sensation; feeling about to fall
 Tyro: Someone new to a field or activity, novice
 Yahoo: Not very intelligent or interested in
culture, bumpkin
 albino n.: A person with milky white skin and
hair, and eyes with bright red pupil and usually
pink iris.
adumbrate v.
 To
represent beforehand in outline or by
emblem.
affront n.
 An open insult or indignity.
affluence n.
A profuse or abundant supply of riches.
agglomerate v.
 To pile or heap together.
aggrandize v.
 To cause to appear greatly.
aggravate v.
 To make heavier, worse, or more
burdensome.
 Aggravation: An exasperated feeling of
annoyance
agile adj.
 Able
to move or act quickly, physically, or
mentally.
tress
A hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the
hair
ailment n.
 Slight sickness.
knickers
 Trousers ending above the knee
 (usually in the plural) underpants worn by
women
 knee breeches
 knee pants
alacrity n.
 Cheerful willingness.
 Liveliness and eagerness
albino n.
A person with milky white skin and hair,
and eyes with bright red pupil and usually
pink iris.
aliment n.
 That which nourishes.
allay v.
 To calm the violence or reduce the
intensity of; mitigate.

 note:alley n. A narrow street, garden path,


walk, or the like.
allegory ,noun
A short moral story (often with animal
characters)
alleviate v.
 To make less burdensome or less hard to
bear.
 Note:

ameliorate v. To relieve, as from pain or


hardship
Allude, verb
 Make a more or less disguised reference
to.
 Advert
 allusion n. An indirect and incidental
reference to something without definite
mention of it.
alluvion n.
 Flood.
ally n.
A person or thing connected with another,
usually in some relation of helpfulness.
Almanac, noun
 An annual publication including weather
forecasts and other miscellaneous
information arranged according to the
calendar of a given year
 An annual publication containing tabular
information in a particular field or fields
arranged according to the calendar of a
given year
altercate v.
 To contend angrily or zealously in words.
 altercation: noisy quarrel.
Amatory,adj.
 Amorous
 romantic
ambiguous adj..
 Having a double meaning
ambrosial adj.
 Divinely sweet, fragrant, or delicious.
annals n.
A record of events in their chronological
order, year by year.

A chronological account of events in


successive years
annihilate v.
 To destroy absolutely.
antidote n.
 Anything that will counteract or remove the
effects of poison, disease, or the like.
aphorism n.
 Proverb.
approbation n.
 Sanction.
arbiter n.
 Onechosen or appointed, by mutual
consent of parties in dispute, to decide
matters.
ardent adj.
 Burning with passion.

 ardor n. Intensity of passion or affection.


awry adv. & adj.
 Outof the proper form, direction, or
position.
augur v.
 To predict.
assiduous adj.
 Diligent.
 Marked by care and persistent effort
 sedulous
Imbue ,v
 Spread or diffuse through,fill,soak,or
suffuse with colour.
Bane ,nemesis ,n
 Something causing misery or death
 “the bane of my life”
Lurk ,v
 Lie in wait
 Lie in ambush
 Behave in a sneaky and secretive manner
Inn ,n
A hotel providing overnight lodging for
travelers.
Emanate ,v
 Flow from.
 “Water emanates from this hole in the
round.”
Unkempt ,adj
 Not neatly combed
 “wild unkempt hair”
To indicate more information

 Besides - Making an additional point; anyway


 Furthermore
 In addition
 Moreover
 Likewise
 Indeed – In truth
 In fact
 Also
 As well
 Foremost - Ranking above all others; Preceding all others in spatial
position
 First, Second, Third, Finally
 Firstly, Secondly, Thirdly
To indicate an example

 For example
 For instance
 In particular
 Particularly - Specifically or especially
distinguished from others
 Specifically
 To illustrate
 To demonstrate
To indicate a cause or reason

 Since
 Because
 Because of
 Due to
 For
 For the reason that
 As
To indicate a result or an effect

 Accordingly
- because of the reason given
 Consequently
 Hence
 So
 Therefore
 Thus
To conclude

 For the aforementioned reasons


 For the aforementioned reasons, there is
no doubt that
 To sum up the foregoing,
 Given these facts
 In conclusion
 In closing
 To conclude
To describe or make

 vivid  delineate
 portray  represent
 depict  demonstrate
 exhibit  constitute - Form or
 illustrate compose
 expose
 present
 paint a portrait
To prove

 manifest - Provide evidence for; stand as proof


of
 attest - Provide evidence for
 testify - Provide evidence for
 certify - Provide evidence for
 endorse, indorse - Give support or one's
approval to
 establish
 exemplify - (v) Clarify by giving an example of
To compare or contrast

 Whereas
 In comparison
 In contrast
 However
 Although
 On the other hand
 Likewise
 Similarly
 But
 Yet
 Withal - Despite anything to the contrary (usually following a concession)
 Withal - Together with this
 Nevertheless - Despite anything to the contrary
 Nonetheless - Despite anything to the contrary
 Notwithstanding - Despite anything to the contrary
 Even so - Despite anything to the contrary
 All the same - Despite anything to the contrary
To indicate time

 After
 Before
 Currently
 During
 Eventually
 Finally
 First, Second, etc.
 Formerly
 Immediately
 Initially
 Lastly
 Later
 Meanwhile
 Next
 Once
 Previously
 Simultaneously
 Soon
 Subsequently
 Subsequent - Following in time and order
 Hitherto, Heretofore - Used in negative statement to describe a situation that has existed up to this point or up to
the present time, “The sun hasn’t rose hitherto.”
 In due time
 Henceforth
To indicate certainty

 Truly
 Sincerely
 Genuinely
 Surely
 Rightfully
 Absolutely
 Indubitably
 Certainly
 Withoutdoubt
 Needless to say
To indicate doubt

 Most likely
 More likely
 Possibly
 Probably
 Dubitable - Open to doubt or suspicion
 Dubious - Distressed with uncertainty or
doubt
To summarize

 Overall
 To summarize
 In summary
 To sum up
 Paraphrased
 Briefly
 In brief
 Summing up
 To put it briefly
 précis - A sketchy summary, Make a summary (of)
 synopsis - A sketchy summary
 apercu - A short synopsis
To express positive words
 illustrious - Widely known and esteemed
 magnificent  notable - Worthy of notice
 grandeur - The quality of being magnificent  impressive
or splendid or grand, the quality of being
exalted in character or ideals or conduct  splendid
 magnanimous - The quality of being exalted  resplendent - Having great beauty and
in character or ideals or conduct splendor, Richly and brilliantly colorful
 fantastic  flamboyant - Elaborately or excessively
ornamented, Richly and brilliantly colorful
 phenomenal
 superior
 wonderful
 terrific
 extraordinary
 tremendous
 marvelous
 wondrous - Extraordinarily good
 superb
 wonderful
 good
 flair - natural talent
 fine
 knack - A special way of doing something
 great
 outshine - Attract more attention and praise
 excellent than others
 spectacular  paramount - Having superior power and
 prodigious influence
 grand  predominant
 brilliant
 glorious - Bringing great happiness and
thankfulness
flair
n
A natural talent
 "he has a flair for mathematics“
 Distinctive and stylish elegance
trollop
A dirty untidy woman
 A woman adulterer
 slut
To show intelligence

 profound
 shrewd – hardheaded (practical experience and observation) intelligence
 astute
 acumen - Shrewdness shown by keen insight
 insightful
 savvy - The cognitive condition of someone who understands
 cognition - The psychological result of perception, learning and reasoning
 genius
 smart
 sharp
 keen
 mastermind
 Einstein - Someone who has exceptional intellectual ability and originality
 work of art
 fine art
 adept - Someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
 whiz - Someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
 wizard - Someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
To intensify

 incredibly
 exceedingly
 extremely
 extraordinarily
 truly
 really
 very
 utterly - Completely and without qualification; used informally as
intensifiers, With sublimity; in a sublime manner
 absolutely
 perfectly
 dramatically
Said

 enounced, enunciated - Speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way


 pronounced - Speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way
 articulated - Express or state clearly
 vocalized - Express or state clearly
 posited - Put firmly
 stated
 expressed
 reported
 alleged - Declared but not proved
 averred - Report or maintain, To declare or affirm in a grave manner and formally as
true
 affirmed, asserted
 wrote
 composed
 penned - Produce a literary work
 spelt - Indicate or signify
 voiced, sounded - Give voice to
 demean - Reduce in worth or character, usually verbally
Praise

 extol - (v) Praise, glorify, or honor


 exalt
 glorify
 laud
 proclaim
 revere
 idolize
 worship
 venerate
Call Forth

 evoke - Call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)


 arouse - Call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)
 elicit - Call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)
 enkindle - Call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)
 provoke - Call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)
 inflame - Arouse or excite feelings and passions
 awake - Stop sleeping
 conjure - Evoke or call forth, with or as if by magic
 invoke - Evoke or call forth, with or as if by magic
 summon - Gather or bring together
 instill - deposit gradually
Cupboard love
A show of affection motivated by
selfishness
stark
 Adj.
 Complete or extreme
 "stark poverty"; "a stark contrast“
 Adv.
 Completely
 "stark mad"; "mouth stark open"
Barmy ,adj
 Strange or very silly
smasher
A person who smashes something
 A very attractive or seductive looking
woman
Bobby ,n
 Policeman in UK
procurer
 Someone who procures customers for
whores (in England they call a pimp a
ponce)
Bloke ,n
A guy
 chap
Branston ,n
 Pickle
spread in
sandwiches
prat
 Vulg.
 The fleshy part of the human body that
you sit on
 Tooshie
 rump
Brolly ,n
 umbrella
Buggy ,n
 Stroller
 Push chair
Caravan ,n
 Mobile home
Cheerio ,phrase
 Good bye.
Copper ,n
 policeman
Gob ,n
 Informal term for the mouth
Gravy ,n
 Basically the juices that drip from cooking
meats
Kip ,v
 [Brit]
Sleep
 "roused him from his kip"
Pantry ,n
A small storeroom for storing foods or
wines
Loo ,n
A toilet in England
 Lav
 Lavatory
 bog
Wardrobe,n
A tall piece of furniture that provides
storage space for clothes; has a door and
rails or hooks for hanging clothes
Wellies,n
 Rubber boots
vim ,n
A healthy capacity for vigorous activity
 "he seemed full of vim and vigor"
Surf ,n
 Waves breaking on the shore
life buoy ,n
A life preserver in the form of a ring of
buoyant material
Lancer ,n
 (formerly) a cavalryman armed with a
lance
Sonny ,n
A male child (a familiar term of address to
a boy)
Rotary ,n
A road junction at which traffic streams
circularly around a central island
 "the accident blocked all traffic at the
rotary“
 Circle
 Adj: "rotary dial"
supported
 He backed up his friend’s claim.
Pass off
 The present disturbance will blow off.
fabricated
 That fellow trumped up a story.
To be guided by
 It is a good idea to go by.
Overcame him
 Ultimately I got the better of him.
Found everywhere.
A spirit of unrest is in the air.
Under his protection
 Her uncle has taken her under his wing
In his presence.
 Heis such a man that he does not know
what passes under his nose.
Under your absolute call.
 Do you expect at your beck and call.
entirely
 He is every inch a gentle man.
The full details.
 He knows the ins and outs of that affair.
He was horrified.
 His blood ran cold when he heard that his
friend was murdered.
With all our power.
 We shall fight with tooth and nail for our
rights
Deceived me
I trusted him but he played me false.
Unanimously.
 The proposal was rejected with one voice.
Bandits ,n
 An armed thief who is (usually) a member
of a band
 brigands
Desolate ,v
 Rob of joy
 Lay waste to
 forsake

 Thebandits desolated the countryside


burning farms and carrying off the harvest.
Despoil ,v
 Plunder
 Foray
 Pillage
 Ransack
 Rifle
Detonation ,n
 Explosion

 Thedetonation of the bomb could be


heard miles away.
Derogatory ,n
 Expressing a low opinion.

I resent your derogatory remarks.


Deft ,adj
 Quick and skillful in movement
 Skillful in physical movements; especially
of the hands
 The deft waiter uncorked the champagne
without spilling a drop.
Deify ,v
 Turn into a god

 Admire rajinikanth all you want. Just don’t


deify him.
Crux ,n
 Essential or main point

 This
is the crux of the entire problem;
everything centers on it’s being resolved.
Bliss ,n
A state of extreme happiness
Confiscate ,v
 Seize
 Commandeer

 Thearmy confiscated all available


supplies of uranium.
Comity ,n
A state or atmosphere of harmony or
mutual civility and respect
 harmony
wind up ,n
A concluding action
Cerebration ,n
 Mathematics sometime require much
cerebration.
Brawn ,n
 Muscular strength
 Sturdiness

 It
takes brawn to become a champion
weight-lifter.
Braggart ,n
 Booster

 Modest by nature , she was no braggart


preferring to let her accomplishments
speak for themselves.
Vaults ,n
A burial chamber (usually underground)

 V. Jump across or leap over (an obstacle)


Blanch ,v
 Bleach
 Whiten

 Although
age had blanched his hair style ,
he was still vigorous and energetic.
Outfit ,n
A set of clothing (with accessories)
Blandishment ,n
 Flattery

 despite the sales person’s blandishments,


the customer did not buy the outfit.
Benign ,adj
 Kindly
 Favorable
 Not malignant

 Though her benign smile and gentle


bearing made her sweet little old lady ,she
was tough-minded and shrewd observer of
human nature.
 N. benignity
Bestow ,v
 Confer

 He wished to bestow great honors upon


the hero.
Bicker ,v
 Quarrel

 Thechildren bickered morning, noon, and


night exasperating their parents.
Bilk ,v
 Cheat

 Thecon man specialized in bilking


insurance policies.

 Note : con A person serving a sentence


in a jail or prison
Conspicuously ,adj
 In a manner tending to attract attention
 "there have been plenty of general
declarations about willingness to meet and
talk, but conspicuously no mention of time
and place“
 In a prominent way
Bizarre ,adj
 Conspicuously or grossly unconventional
or unusual
 "restaurants of bizarre design--one like a
hat, another like a rabbit"
Assiduous adj
 Ittook ravi weeks of assiduous labor
before he was satisfied with his portrait of
his son.
Asperity ,n
 Sharpness (of temper)

 These remarks spoken with asperity ,


stung the boys to whom they had been
directed.
Beeline ,n
 Direct
 Quick route

 Assoon as the movie was over , jim made


a beeline for the exit.
Bereft ,adj
 Deprived of
 Lacking

 Thefoolish gambler soon found himself


bereft of funds.
Court ,v
 Make amorous advances towards
"John is courting Mary“
 Seek someone's favor
Tribunal ,n
 An assembly (including one or more
judges) to conduct judicial business
 Court
 judicature
Pristine ,adj
 Completely free from dirt or contamination
 Immaculately clean and unused
 "pristine mountain snow"
privy
 N:A room equipped with toilet facilities
 A small outbuilding with a bench having
holes through which a user can defecate
 Adj:Hidden from general view or use
 "a privy place to rest and think"
Abreast ,adv
 Side by side
 Alongside each other, facing on the same
direction
Absolve ,v
 Acquit
 Free one from
Accession ,n
 The
act of succeeding to a throne or
coming into the possession of property.
bait
 N: temptation
 V:allure
Beckon ,n
 Appear inviting
"The shop window decorations beckoned“
 Summon with a wave, nod, or some other
gesture
Beseech ,n
 Entreat
 request
Breeches ,n
 Trousers.
Divulge
 Make known to the public information that
was previously known only to a few people
or that was meant to be kept a secret
bozo
A man who is a stupid incompetent fool
 An informal term for a youth or man
buster
 An informal form of address for a man
 "Hey buster, what's up?"
he-man
A man who is virile and sexually active
 macho-man
 stud
Bridle n ,v
 reins
bungle
 N:blunder
 V:do clumsily
Busy-body ,n
A person who meddles in other’s affairs.
Know it
 Burlyadj: stout
 Bonny adj: beautiful
Beacon ,n
A light-house
 A signal fire
Momentous ,adj
 Of very great significance
 "a momentous event"
well-to-do ,adj
 Infortunate circumstances financially;
moderately rich
 "well-to-do members of the community"
Wile ,n
 The use of tricks to deceive someone
(usually to extract money from them)
 trickery
wrangle
 N:An angry dispute
 V:To quarrel noisily, angrily or disruptively

"The bar keeper threw them out, but they


continued to wrangle on down the street"
Above-board ,adv
 Beyond any room for suspicion
"was known for dealing aboveboard in
everything"
 Adj: "their business was open and
aboveboard"
Indulge ,v
 Gratify

Give free course to


 N: indulgence

Favour granted
 Adj:indulgent

Very kind
Indignant ,adj
 Angry and displeased
 N: indignation
 Angry with contempt
 N: indignity
 An affront, insult
Inexorable adj
 Notto be placated or appeased or moved
by entreaty
Infringe ,n
 Encroach upon
 Disobey
 Transgress
 violate
Ingenuity ,n
 cleverness
Inordinate ,adj
 Excessive
 “a book of inordinate length”
Inure ,v
 habituate
Undaunted adj
 Bold
 courageous
Unfurl ,n
 Open
 unfold
Urbane adj
 Polite
 Courteous
 refined
writhe
 To move in a twisting or contorted motion,
(especially when struggling)
"The prisoner writhed in discomfort"
Poke ,v
 Hit hard with the hand, fist, or some heavy
instrument
ailment n.
 Slight sickness.
almanac n.
A series of tables giving the days of the
week together with certain astronomical
information.
altercate v.
 To contend angrily or zealously in words.
antiquate v.
 To make old or out of date.
Beset ,v
 To attack on all sides.
blithe adj.
 Joyous.
blithesome adj. Cheerful.
breech n.
 The buttocks.
bursar n.
A treasurer.
enamor v.
 To inspire with ardent love.
 Attract; cause to be enamored
Carnage ,n
 The savage and excessive killing of many
people
 Massacre.
Expedient ,adj
 Contributing to personal advantage.
• Serving to promote your interest
"was merciful only when mercy was
expedient"
Outskirt ,n
A part of the city far removed from the
center
 "they built a factory on the outskirts of the
city"
genesis
N
 Origin
 beginning
hanger-on
N
A dependent
exquisite adj.
 1.extremely beautiful or delicate.
2 keenly felt (exquisite pleasure).
3 highly sensitive (exquisite taste).

 exquisitely adv.
crisp —adj. 1 hard but brittle.

 v. make or become crisp.


 crisply adv.
 crispness n.
shamble —v.

 walk
or run awkwardly, dragging the feet.
—n. shambling gait.
sham
n
A person who makes deceitful pretenses
v
 Make a pretence of
 "He shammed a headache“
 Adj.
 Adopted in order to deceive
 "sham modesty"
tang n.

• strong taste or smell.


• characteristic quality.
soap opera n.
 broadcastdrama serial with domestic
themes (orig. sponsored in the US by
soap manufacturers).
social climber n.
 person anxious to gain a higher social
status.
unclasp v.
 release the grip of (a hand etc.).
Waterloo n.

A final crushing defeat

 "he met his Waterloo"


patronage
n
 The act of providing approval and support
v
 Support by being a patron of
stab
V
 Use a knife on
 Stab or pierce
legacy
N
 (law) a gift of personal property by will
stern
N
 The fleshy part of the human body that
you sit on
 Adj.
 Of a stern or strict bearing or demeanor;
forbidding in aspect
 "a stern face"
crusader
n
A disputant who advocates reform
 A warrior who engages in a holy war
 "the crusaders tried to recapture the Holy
Land from the Muslims"
Entourage (onturazh)
n
 Thegroup following and attending to some
important person
sandwich
 Two (or more) slices of bread with a filling
between them
v
 Make into a sandwich
 Insert or squeeze tightly between two
people or objects
 "She was sandwiched in her airplane seat
between two fat men"
persuasive
 adj
 Tending or intended or having the power
to induce action or belief
 "persuasive eloquence"; "a most
persuasive speaker“
 Capable of convincing
 "a persuasive argument"; "the evidence is
persuasive but not conclusive"
scourge
N
A whip used to inflict punishment (often
used for pedantic humour)
V
 Punish severely; excoriate (Express
strong disapproval of)
 condemn
verbiage
N
 Superfluity of words
parched
 adj
 Dried out by heat or excessive exposure to
sunlight
 "parched soil“
 Toasted or roasted slightly
 "parched corn was a staple of the Indian diet“
v
 Cause to wither (dry) or parch from exposure to
heat
flair
n
A natural talent
 "he has a flair for mathematics“
 Distinctive and stylish elegance
 A shape that spreads outward
flake
N
A crystal of snow
 A person with an unusual or odd
personality
V
 Form into flakes
indiscriminate
 Adj.
 Failing to make or recognize distinctions
 Not marked by fine distinctions
 "indiscriminate reading habits"; "an
indiscriminate mixture of colors and styles"
orgasm
n
 The moment of most intense pleasure in
sexual intercourse
 sexual climax
dog days.
 n.
pl.
 hottest period of the year
femme fatale
A woman who is considered to be
dangerously seductive.
 siren
Ostentatiously
 adv
 Flamboyantly
 showily
indiscreetly
 adverb
 Without discretion or wisdom or self-
restraint
 "she inquired indiscreetly after the state of
his health"
sacrilege
n
 Blasphemous behavior; the act of
depriving something of its sacred
character
salacious adj.
 Having strong sexual desires.
salutary adj.
 Beneficial.
 Tending to promote physical well-being;
beneficial to health

 "the salutary influence of pure air"


sanctity n.
 Holiness.
sapience
 n. Deep wisdom or knowledge.

 sapient adj. Possessing wisdom.


sapiential adj. Possessing wisdom.
satiate v.
 To satisfy fully the appetite or desire of.
satire n.
 Theemployment of sarcasm, irony, or
keenness of wit in ridiculing vices.

 Vices
(visee)
A specific form of evildoing. Moral
weakness. "vice offends the moral
standards of the community"
satyr n.
A very lascivious (Driven by lust;
preoccupied with or exhibiting lustful
desires) person.
savor
n
 The taste experience when a savory
condiment is taken into the mouth
 adj
 Taste appreciatively
scintilla
n
A sparkling glittering particles
scintillate v.
 To emit or send forth sparks or little flashes of
light.
 Emit or reflect light in a flickering manner
 Be lively or brilliant or exhibit virtuosity
 "A scintillating conversation"

 Flicker v. Shine unsteadily "The candle flickered"


Sear (sir)
v
 Make very hot and dry
sedate
N
 Cause to be calm or quiet as by
administering a sedative to.
 "The patient must be sedated before the
operation“
 Adj
 Characterized by dignity and propriety
 "a quiet sedate nature"
seethe v.
 To be violently excited or agitated.
 Be in an agitated emotional state
 "The customer was seething with anger"
servitude n.
 Slavery.
severance n.
 Separation.
superficial
 Adj
 Being or affecting or concerned with a
surface; not deep or penetrating
emotionally or intellectually
 "the superficial report didn't give the true
picture"
solace n. v.
 Comfort in grief, trouble, or calamity.
stigma
n
A symbol of disgrace or infamy
 A mark of infamy or token of disgrace
attaching to a person as the result of evil-
doing.
stolid
 adj
 Having or revealing little emotion or
sensibility; not easily aroused or excited.
 "a silent stolid creature who took it all as a
matter of course"; "her face showed
nothing but stolid indifference"
Know it.
 stringencyn. Strictness.
stringent adj. Rigid.
stultify
v
 Prove to be of unsound mind or
demonstrate someone's incompetence
 "nobody is legally allowed to stultify
himself“
 Cause to appear foolish
 "He stultified himself by contradicting
himself and being inconsistent"
sumptuous adj.
 Rich and costly.
superfluous adj.
 Being more than is needed.
Know it.
 supple adj. Easily bent.
 supplicate v. To beg.
 surcharge n. An additional amount
charged.
 surfeit v. To feed to fullness or to satiety.
 surrogate n. One who or that which is
substituted for or appointed
 sustenance n. Food.
forfeit
 N
 Something that is lost or surrendered as a penalty.
 A penalty for a fault or mistake that involves losing or
giving up something.
 "the contract specified forfeits if the work was not
completed on time“
 v
 Lose or lose the right to by some error, offense, or crime.
 Adj.
 Surrendered as a penalty
scrawl
n
 Poor handwriting
 v.
 Write carelessly
smack
 n
 A blow from a flat object (as an open hand)
 An enthusiastic kiss
 peck
 The taste experience when a savoury condiment is taken
into the mouth
 V
 Deliver a hard blow to
 "The teacher smacked the student who had misbehaved“
 Have a distinctive or characteristic taste
 Kiss lightly
perfunctorily
 Ina set manner without serious attention
"he kissed her cheek perfunctorily"
savoury
n
 An aromatic or spicy dish served at the
end of dinner.
 Adj.
 Pleasing to the sense of taste
relish
n
 Vigorous and enthusiastic enjoyment
 The taste experience when a savoury
condiment is taken into the mouth.
V
 Derive or receive pleasure from; get
enjoyment from; take pleasure in.
 "She relished her fame and basked in her
glory"
soup
n
 Liquid food especially of meat or fish or
vegetable stock often containing pieces of
solid food
gravy
n
 Basically the juices that drip from cooking
meats
 A sudden happening that brings good
fortune (as a sudden opportunity to make
money)
rabid
 Adj.
 Marked by excessive enthusiasm for and
intense devotion to a cause or idea.
 Overzealous.
novelette
N
A short novel
mash
 Talk or behave amorously, without serious
intentions
 Reduce to small pieces or particles by
pounding or abrading
 "mash the garlic"
pounding
N
 Repeated heavy blows
V
 Hit hard with the hand, fist, or some heavy
instrument
 "the salesman pounded the door knocker“
 Strike or drive against with a heavy impact
 "pound on the door"
abrading
 VERB
 Wear away
 Rub hard or scrub
 Strike against an object
womb-to-tomb
 Adj.
 Continuing through life
travesty
A comedy characterized by broad satire and
improbable situations
 A composition that imitates somebody's style in
a humorous way
 Charade n.
 Parody n. v.
 Lampoon n. v.
 Spoof n. v.
A composition that imitates somebody's style in a
humorous way
"The students spoofed the teachers"
Lackadaisical

 Lacking spirit or liveliness


 "a lackadaisical attempt“
 Languid
 "a languid mood“
 languorous
 "a hot languorous afternoon"
Travail n ,v
 Use of physical or mental energy; hard
work
 Drudge n ,v
 One who works hard at boring tasks
 Work hard
 Navvy n ,v
 A laborer who is obliged to do menial work
junk
 n
 The remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up
 v
 Dispose of (something useless or old)
 "junk an old car“
 Debris n.
 Detritus n.
 Rubble n.
 RUBBISH n.
 Scrap n. v.
"scrap your old computer“

Note : Scrap : Also ,a small fragment of something broken off from the
whole
indiscriminately
 adv
 In a random manner

 Indiscriminate adj.
 Failing to make or recognize distinctions
 Not marked by fine distinctions
 "an indiscriminate mixture of colors and
styles"
jeopardy
A source of danger; a possibility of
incurring loss or misfortune
jeopardize
v
 Pose a threat to; present a danger to
 Put at risk
hypocrite
N
A person who professes beliefs and
opinions that he does not hold
 Dissembler
 Pretender
 Impostor
 Shammer
 Phoney , phony
dissimulate
v
 Hide (feelings) from other people
 disguise
impart
 Tell or deposit (information) knowledge
 Make known to the public information that
was previously known only to a few people
or that was meant to be kept a secret
 Make known; pass on, of information
 divulge
snag
A sharp protuberance
 A dead tree that is still standing, usually in
an undisturbed forest
 An unforeseen obstacle
erudition
n
 Profound scholarly knowledge
 foresight
clamant
 Adj.
 Conspicuously and offensively loud; given to vehement
outcry
 Demanding attention
 "clamant needs“
 Adj.
 Strident
 Conspicuously and offensively loud; given to vehement
outcry
 "strident demands“
 Unpleasantly loud and harsh
scourge
 n
 A whip used to inflict punishment (often used for pedantic humor)
 Something causing misery or death
 A person who inspires fear or dread
 V
 Punish severely; excoriate
 Whip

 pedantic adj. : Marked by a narrow focus on or display of learning


especially its trivial aspects
snub
n
A refusal to recognize someone you know
v
 "the snub was clearly intentional“
 Refuse to acknowledge
 Rebuff n ,v
 Adj.
 Unusually short
"a snub nose"
outright
 Adj.
 Without reservation or exception
 Adv.
 Without reservation or concealment
 "she asked him outright for a divorce"
scrub
n
 The act of cleaning a surface by rubbing it
with a brush and soap and water
v
 Clean with hard rubbing

"She scrubbed his back"


taciturn
 Adj.
 Habitually reserved and uncommunicative
cruise
 n
 An ocean trip taken for pleasure
 v
 Drive around aimlessly but ostentatiously and at leisure
"She cruised the neighborhood in her new convertible"
 Travel at a moderate speed
"Please keep your seat belt fastened while the plane is reaching
cruising altitude“
 Look for a sexual partner in a public place
"The men were cruising the park“
 Sail or travel about for pleasure, relaxation, or sightseeing
"We were cruising in the Caribbean"
Convoy
N
 Men-of-war or troops escorting merchant
vessels
V
 Provide safe passage
convulse
V
 Affect or agitate violently
 Cause spasms of the muscles
N
 Convulsion
 Fits
 Adj : convulsive
peep
N
A secret look
V
 Appear as though from hiding
 "the new moon peeped through the tree tops"
 Cause to appear
 "he peeped his head through the window"
 Look furtively
"He peeped at the woman through the window“
peek
N
A secret look
V
 Throw a glance at; take a brief look at
 "I only peeked--I didn't see anything
interesting"
glint
N
A momentary flash of light
 A spatially localized brightness
V
 Be shiny, as if wet
 Throw a glance at; take a brief look at
lulu
N
A very attractive or seductive looking
woman
 Peach
 Dish
 stunner
sasses
V
 Answer back in an impudent or insolent
manner
 "don't sass me!"; "The teacher punished
the students who were sassing all
morning"
prim
V
 Contract one's lips
 "She primmed her lips after every bite of
food"
navvy
N
A laborer who is obliged to do menial work
 peon
Lamb
N
 Young sheep
 A person easily deceived or cheated
(especially in financial matters)
overt
 Adj
 Open and observable; not secret or
hidden
 "an overt lie"; "overt hostility"; "overt
intelligence gathering"
covert
 Adj.
 Secret or hidden; not openly practiced or
engaged in or shown or avowed
 "covert actions by the CIA"; "covert
funding for the rebels"
imposing
 Adj.
 Impressive in appearance
 "an imposing residence“
 "the monarch's imposing presence“

V
 Compel to behave in a certain way
vestal
N
A chaste woman
pang
A sudden sharp feeling
 "pangs of regret“
 "a pang of conscience"
camion
n
A large truck designed to carry heavy
loads; usually without sides
 dray
trolleybus
N
A passenger bus with an electric motor
that draws power from overhead wires
gondola
N
A low flat-bottomed freight car with fixed
sides but no roof
freight
N
 Goods carried by a large vehicle
 The charge for transporting something by
common carrier
 "we pay the freight"; "the freight rate is
usually cheaper“
V
 Load with goods for transportation
deluxe
 Adj.
 Rich and superior in quality
 Elegant and sumptuous
 "a deluxe car"
indulgence
N
 An inability to resist the gratification of
whims and desires
 A disposition to yield to the wishes of
someone
 "too much indulgence spoils a child"
quixotic
 Adj.
 Not sensible about practical matters;
unrealistic
 "as quixotic as a restoration of medieval
knighthood"
hex
N
 An evil spell
 whammy
V
 Cast a spell over someone or something;
put a hex on someone or something
beldam
N
 An ugly evil-looking old woman
 A woman of advanced age
 Crone
 Hag
ravisher
N
 Someone who assaults others sexually
 A very attractive or seductive looking
woman
 debaucher
debonair
 adj.
 Having a sophisticated charm
 "a debonair gentleman“
 suave
palate
N
 roof of the mouth
fixture
N
 An object firmly fixed in place (especially
in a household)
pendant
N
 An adornment that hangs from a piece of
jewelry (necklace or earring)
 Branched lighting fixture; often ornate;
hangs from the ceiling
lobe
n
A rounded projection that is part of a
larger structure
damsel
N
A young unmarried woman
elusive
 Adj
 Be difficult to detect or grasp by the mind
 "that elusive thing the soul"
evasive
 Adj
 Deliberately vague or ambiguous
 "his answers were brief, constrained and
evasive"; "an evasive statement“
 Avoiding or escaping from difficulty or
danger especially enemy fire
 "pilots are taught to take evasive action“
 Skillful at eluding capture
objurgate
N
 Expressstrong disapproval of
 Censure severely
excoriate
N
 Express strong disapproval of
 Tear or wear off the skin or make sore by
abrading
 condemn
chafe
n
 Soreness and warmth caused by friction
 "he had a nasty chafe on his knee“
 Anger produced by some annoying irritation
V
 Become or make sore by or as if by rubbing
 Feel extreme irritation or anger
 "He was chafing at her suggestion that he stay
at home while she went on a vacation"
chalk out
N
 Make a sketch of
canticles
N
A hymn derived from the Bible
hymn
n
A song of praise (to God or to a saint or to
a nation)
 anthem
v
 Sing a hymn
 Praise by singing a hymn
 "They hymned their love of God"
sewer
N
A waste pipe that carries away sewage or
surface water
 Someone who sews
 "a sewer of fine gowns“
 cloaca

 Sewerage n: Waste matter carried away in


sewers or drains
tapestry
n
A heavy textile with a woven design; used
for curtains and upholstery
irascible
 Adj.
 Quickly aroused to anger
 Characterized by anger
 "an irascible response"
hotheaded
 adj
 Quickly aroused to anger
 "a hotheaded commander“
 Characterized by undue haste and lack of
thought or deliberation
 "a hotheaded decision"
impulsive
 adjective
 Proceeding from natural feeling or impulse
without external stimulus
 "an impulsive gesture of affection“
 Without forethought
 "letting him borrow her car was an impulsive act
that she immediately regretted“
 Having the power of driving or impelling
 "an impulsive force"
travesty
n
A comedy characterized by broad satire
and improbable situations
 A composition that imitates somebody's
style in a humorous way
V
 Make a travesty of
muffle
N
A kiln with an inner chamber for firing
things at a low temperature
V
 Conceal or hide
 "muffle one's anger“
 Deaden (a sound or noise), especially by
wrapping
facet
N
A distinct feature or element in a problem
 "he studied every facet of the question“
 aspect
facetious
 Adj.
 Cleverly amusing in tone
 "facetious remarks“
 "a bantering tone“
 Banter V : Be silly or tease one another
tom
 Contemptuous name for a Black man who
is abjectly servile and deferential to Whites
cunning
N
 Shrewdness in deception
 "as cunning as a fox“
 Adj.
 Attractive especially by means of smallness or
prettiness or quaintness
 "cunning kittens"; "a cunning baby“
 Marked by skill in deception
 "cunning men often pass for wise"
sagacious
 Adj.
 Acutely insightful and wise
 "observant and thoughtful, he was given to
asking sagacious questions“
 Skillful in statecraft or management
 "an astute and sagacious statesman"
salad days
 The best time of youth
V-day
 The day of a victory
bode
v
 Indicateby signs
 "These signs bode bad news"
legacy
 (law)
a gift of personal property by will
 bequest
pristine
 Adj.
 Completely free from dirt or contamination
 "pristine mountain snow“
 Immaculately clean and unused
 "handed her his pristine white
handkerchief"
extramarital
 Adj.
 Characterized by adultery
 "extramarital affairs"
kept woman
N
 An adulterous woman; a woman who has
an ongoing extramarital sexual
relationship with a man
knob
N
A circular rounded projection or
protuberance
discern
V
 Detect with the senses
lounge
N
A public room (as in a hotel or airport) with
seating where people can wait
 [Brit] A room in a private house or
establishment where people can sit and
talk and relax
V
 Sit or recline comfortably
 "He was lounging on the sofa"
teem
V
 Be teeming, be abuzz
 "The plaza is teeming with undercover
policemen“
 Move in large numbers
junkie
N
A narcotics addict
 Someone who is so ardently devoted to
something that it resembles an addiction
 "a news junkie"
fray
N
A noisy fight
V
 Wear away by rubbing
 "The friction frayed the sleeve"
pug-nose
A short nose; flattened and turned up at
the end
puissant
 Adj.
 Powerful
smolders
v
 Burn slowly and without a flame
 "a smoldering fire"
rejoinder
N
A quick reply to a question or remark
(especially a witty or critical one)
 "it brought a sharp rejoinder from the
teacher"
relegate
v
 Refer to another person for decision or
judgment
"She likes to relegate difficult questions to
her colleagues“
 Assign to a class or kind

"People argue about how to relegate certain


mushrooms"
medication
N
 (medicine) something that treats or
prevents or alleviates the symptoms of
disease
 The act of treating with medicines or
remedies
mayhem n.
 destruction; havoc.
iceman
 Someone who cuts and delivers ice
 A professional killer
iciness
N
 Coldness due to a cold environment
iconoclast
N
 Someone who tries to destroy traditional
ideas or institutions
camouflage
v
 Disguise by camouflaging; exploit the
natural surroundings to disguise
something
 "The troops camouflaged themselves
before they went into enemy territory"
upbeat
A contented state of being happy and
healthy and prosperous
 "the town was finally on the upbeat after
our recent troubles“
 Adj.
 Pleasantly (even unrealistically) optimistic
lineament
A characteristic property that defines the
apparent individual nature of something
 The characteristic parts of a person's face:
eyes and nose and mouth and chin
 "his lineaments were very regular"
slick
N
A slippery smoothness
V
 Give a smooth and glossy appearance
 "slick one's hair“
 Adj.
 Made slick by e.g. ice or grease
flak
 Intense adverse criticism
pie
 Dishbaked in pastry-lined pan often with a
pastry top

 pastry: Any of various baked foods made


of dough or batter
 dough : A flour mixture stiff enough to
knead or roll
scarfpin
A pin used to hold the tie in place
 tie tack
barrette
A pin for holding women's hair in place
wet-nurse
N
A woman hired to suckle a child of
someone else
V
 Give suck to
 suckle
midwife
A woman skilled in aiding the delivery of
babies
trophy wife
A wife who is an attractive young woman;
seldom the first wife of an affluent older
man
 "his trophy wife was an asset to his
business"
buff
n
 Bare skin
 "swimming in the buff“
V
 Polish and make shiny
 "buff the wooden floors"; "buff my shoes"
stripped
 Adj.
 Having only essential or minimal features
 "a stripped new car"; "a stripped-down
budget“
 With clothing stripped off
strip
V
 Take away possessions from someone
 "The Nazis stripped the Jews of all their
assets“
 Get undressed
 "She strips in front of strangers every night
for a living"
denudate
v
 Lay bare
 Disrobe
 strip down
 Adj.
 Without the usual covering
nag
n
 Someone (especially a woman) who
annoys people by constantly finding fault
v
 Bother persistently with trivial complaints
 "She nags her husband all day long"
limpid
 Adj.
 Clear and bright
 "limpid blue eyes“
 "writes in a limpid style"
 lucid
lineage
 The descendants of one individual
 "his entire lineage has been warriors"
lackey
A male servant (especially a footman)
 A person who tries to please someone in
order to gain a personal advantage
junk
N
 The remains of something that has been
destroyed or broken up
V
 Dispose of (something useless or old)
 "junk an old car"
jeopardize
v
 Pose a threat to; present a danger to
 Put at risk
improvident
 Adj.
 Not provident; not providing for the future
gratify
v
 Make happy or satisfied
infringe
V
 Go against, as of rules and laws

 Fringe
v. The outside boundary or surface
of something
cringe
V
 Draw back, as with fear or pain
fluster
N
A disposition that is confused or nervous
and upset
V
 Be flustered; behave in a confused
manner
eccentric
N
A person with an unusual or odd
personality
 Adj.
 Conspicuously or grossly unconventional
or unusual
 "famed for his eccentric spelling"
broody
 Adj.
 Physiologically ready to incubate eggs
 "abroody hen“
 Persistently or morbidly thoughtful
coax
v
 Influence
or urge by gentle urging,
caressing, or flattering
deport
V
 Behave in a certain manner
 Hand over to the authorities of another
country
 Expel from a country
uprising
N
 Organized opposition to authority; a conflict in
which one faction tries to wrest control from
another
v
 Come into existence; take on form or shape
 Come up, of celestial bodies

"The sun uprising sees the dusk night fled...“


 Get up and out of bed
scrub
N
 The act of cleaning a surface by rubbing it
with a brush and soap and water
v
 Clean with hard rubbing

"She scrubbed his back“


"surgeons must scrub prior to an operation"
think
v
 Cogitate
 cerebrate
fancy up
 Put on special clothes to appear
particularly appealing and attractive
 "The young girls were all fancied up for the
party"
underdress
 Puton clothes that make a careless or ill-
dressed impression
jetty
A protective structure of stone or concrete;
extends from shore into the water to
prevent a beach from washing away
 seawall
briefs
 Short tight-fitting underpants
bloomers
 (usually in the plural) underpants worn by
women
 "she was afraid that her bloomers might
have been showing“
 panties
knickers
 (usually in the plural) underpants worn by
women
 Trousers ending above the knee
subnormal
 Adj.
 Below normal or average
 "after the floods the harvests were
subnormal"; "subnormal intelligence"
undersexed
 Adj.
 Having a subnormal degree of sexual
desire
retinue
 The group following and attending to some
important person
 entourage
patron
A regular customer
 The proprietor of an inn
 Someone who supports or champions
something
exotic
 Strikinglystrange or unusual
 "an exotic hair style"; "protons, neutrons,
electrons and all their exotic variants"; "the
exotic landscape of a dead planet"
barn dance
A dance party featuring country dancing
bump
 Knock against with force or violence
 "My car bumped into the tree"
 Dance erotically or dance with the pelvis
thrust forward
 "bump and grind"
strut
n
A proud stiff pompous gait
v
 To walk with a lofty proud gait, often in an
attempt to impress others
cakewalk
A strutting dance based on a march; was
performed in minstrel shows; originated as
a competition among Black dancers to win
a cake
ballet
A theatrical representation of a story
performed to music by ballet dancers
 concert dance
ballroom
 Large room used mainly for dancing
ritual dancing
A dance that is part of a religious ritual
swathe
N ,v
 An enveloping bandage
smirk
n
A smile expressing smugness or scorn
instead of pleasure
v
 Smile affectedly or derisively
muck about
 Do random, unplanned work or activities
or spend time idly
 "The old lady is usually mucking about in
her little house"
potter
V
 Do random, unplanned work or activities
or spend time idly
 Work lightly
 "The old lady is pottering around in the
garden"
prurient
 Salacious
 Lewd
 Lascivious
 libidinous
orgies
n
A wild gathering involving excessive
drinking and promiscuity
 Promiscuity
 Indulging in promiscuous (casual and
indiscriminate) sexual relations
off-color
 In violation of good taste even verging on
the indecent
 "an off-color joke“
 "off-color jokes"
Know it.
 "Thisboss abuses his workers“
 "The mugger assaulted the woman“
bait
N
 Anything that serves as an enticement
 Adj.
 Lure, entice, or entrap with bait
chat up
 Flirt
 Coquet
 Philander
 Talk or behave amorously, without serious
intentions
sniff
N
 Snuff
 snuffle
 Sensing an odor by inhaling through the
nose
V
 Perceive by inhaling through the nose
 "sniff the perfume"
coiffure
 The arrangement of the hair (especially a
woman's hair)
 hairdo
eyelash
 Anyof the short curved hairs that grow
from the edges of the eyelids
mane
 Growth
of hair covering the scalp of a
human being
deck
V
 Be beautiful to look at
 Decorate

"deck the halls with holly“


 Knock down with force

"He decked his opponent"


shank
 Thepart of the human leg between the
knee and the ankle
heel
 The bottom of a shoe or boot; the back
part of a shoe or boot that touches the
ground
 The back part of the human foot
streaker
 Some who takes off all their clothes and
runs naked through a public place
 flasher
wolf
n
A cruelly rapacious person
 A man who is aggressive in making
amorous advances to women
 v.
 Eat hastily
 "The teenager wolfed down the pizza"
pornography
 smut
 erotica
hot stuff
 The quality of being attractive and exciting
(especially sexually exciting)
 "he thought she was really hot stuff"
torso
 Thebody excluding the head and neck
and limbs
titillate
 Erotic
 Tickling
 Vellicate
 "Atitillating story appeared in the usually
conservative magazine"
nip
N
 Snip
 Sever or remove by pinching or snipping
 "nip off the flowers"
amnesty
N
 Pardon
 When the first child was born the king
granted amnesty to all in prison.
bastion
A group that defends a principle
"a bastion against corruption"; "the last
bastion of communism“
 A stronghold into which people could go
for shelter during a battle
benediction
N
 Blessing
 Theappearance of sun after many rainy
days was like a benediction.
beeline
N
 Directroute
 As soon as the movie was over , Jim
made the beeline for the exit.
innate
 natural
 adj.
 Being talented through inherited qualities
 "an innate talent"
bivouac
N
 Temporary living quarters specially built by
the army for soldiers
 Encampment
V
 Live in or as if in a tent
 encamp
bilk
v
 Cheat somebody out of what is due,
especially money
 "He bilked his creditors"
bestow
V
 Confer
 He wished to bestow great honors upon
the hero.
blight
V
 Destroy
 plague
 Cause to suffer a blight
 "Too much rain may blight the garden with
mould“
 Blighted : Adj. the extent of the blighted
areas could be seen only when viewed
from the air.
blare
n
A loud harsh or strident noise
V
 Make a loud noise
 "The horns of the taxis blared"
strident
 Adj.
 Conspicuously and offensively loud; given
to vehement outcry
 "strident demands“
 Unpleasantly loud and harsh
blandishment
N
 Flattery intended to persuade
 The act of urging by means of teasing or
flattery
 Despite the salesperson’s blandishment
the customer didn’t buy the outfit.
blatant
 Adj.
 Without any attempt at concealment;
completely obvious
 "a blatant appeal to vanity“
 Conspicuously and offensively loud; given
to vehement outcry
 “Blatant lie”
gallop
n
A fast gait of a horse; a two-beat stride
during which all four legs are off the
ground simultaneously
 v.
 Ride at a galloping pace
 "The horse was galloping along“
 "Did you gallop the horse just now?"
chaff
V
 Be silly or tease one another
 banter
charlatan
n
A flamboyant deceiver; one who attracts
customers with tricks or jokes
quack
N
 An untrained person who pretends to be a
physician and who dispenses medical
advice
 Adj.
 Medically unqualified
 "a quack doctor"
adjective
 Orphic
 Having an import not apparent to the senses nor obvious to the intelligence;
beyond ordinary understanding
 Occult
 Hidden and difficult to see
 "an occult fracture"; "occult blood in the stool“
 Clandestine
 Conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods
 "clandestine intelligence operations“
 Surreptitious
 Marked by quiet and caution and secrecy; taking pains to avoid being
observed
 "a surreptitious glance at his watch“
 "surreptitious mobilization of troops“
 Secret or hidden; not openly practiced or engaged in or shown or avowed
 "covert actions by the CIA"; "covert funding for the rebels"
cum
 Prep.
 Functioning also as; used between two nouns to
designate an object serving as both
 "the Leader of the House cum Secretary of State
for Wales“
n
 The thick white fluid containing spermatozoa that
is ejaculated by the male genital tract
pap
N
A diet that does not require chewing;
advised for those with intestinal disorders
 The small projection of a mammary gland
slobber
 Dribble
 Drivel
 Drool
 "The baby drooled"
n
 Saliva spilling from the mouth
V
 slaver
 Let saliva drivel from the mouth
conundrum
A difficult problem
 brain-teaser
 Riddle

 also
 Riddlev. :Pierce many times .
 "The bullets riddled his body"
cuddle
n
A close and affectionate (and often prolonged)
embrace
V
 Move or arrange oneself in a comfortable and
cosy position
 "We cuddled against each other to keep warm“
 Hold (a person or thing) close, as for affection,
comfort, or warmth
 "I cuddled the baby"
fastidious
 Giving and careful attention to detail; hard
to please; excessively concerned with
cleanliness
 "a fastidious and incisive intellect";
"fastidious about personal cleanliness“
 choosy
unfastidious
 Not fastidious; not concerned with
cleanliness
 "unfastidious in her dress“
 unrefined
sleek
V
 Make slick or smooth
 Adj.
 Having a smooth, gleaming surface
 "sleek black fur“
 "sleek figures in expensive clothes"
bleak
 Adj.
 Offering little or no hope
 "prospects were bleak"; "Life in the Aran
Islands has always been bleak and
difficult“
 Providing no shelter or sustenance
buck
V
 To strive with determination
 "John is bucking for a promotion“
 Resist
 "buck the trend"
burgeon
V
 Grow and flourish
 "The burgeoning administration"; "The
burgeoning population"
garment
N
 An article of clothing
 "garments of the finest silk“
 Adj.
 Provide with clothes or put clothes on
squeeze
 N
 The act of gripping and pressing firmly
 "he gave her cheek a playful squeeze“
 (slang) a person's girlfriend or boyfriend
 "she was his main squeeze“
 An aggressive attempt to compel acquiescence by the concentration
or manipulation of power
 A tight or amorous embrace

 V
 To compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition
 "squeeze a lemon“
 Press firmly
 "He squeezed my hand“
 Obtain by coercion or intimidation
 "They squeezed money from the owner of the business by
threatening him"
clinch
 squeeze
A tight or amorous embrace
 Clench
 "clench a steering wheel"
 Hold in a tight grasp
 Hug
 "come here and give me a big hug"
rip
N
 The act of rending or ripping or splitting
something
 "he gave the envelope a vigorous rip“
V
 Tear or be torn violently
 "The curtain ripped from top to bottom“
 Criticize or abuse strongly and violently
 "The candidate ripped into his opponent
mercilessly"
manipulate
V
 Hold something in one's hands and move
it
 Manipulate in a fraudulent manner
 "She manipulates her boss"
trailblazer
 Someone who marks a trail by leaving
blazes on trees
 Someone who helps to open up a new line
of research or technology or art
 pioneer
flare
 V
 Burn brightly
 "Every star seemed to flare with new intensity"
 Become flared and widen, usually at one end
 "The bellbottom pants flare out“
 N : "the skirt had a wide flare"
 Shine with a sudden light
 "The night sky flared with the massive bombardment"
 Erupt or intensify suddenly
 "Tempers flared at the meeting“
 N : "she felt a flare of delight"; "she could not control her
flare of rage"
elan
n
 Enthusiastic and assured vigour and
liveliness
 "a performance of great elan and
sophistication"
alien
N
 Foreigner
V
 Arouse hostility or indifference in where
there had formerly been love, affection, or
friendliness
 Adj.
 Being or from or characteristic of another
place or part of the world
abort
V
 Terminate before completion
 "abort the mission"; "abort the process
running on my computer“
 Terminate a pregnancy by undergoing an
abortion
glabrous
 Having no hair or similar growth; smooth
 "glabrous stems"; "glabrous leaves"; "a
glabrous scalp“
 Tonsured
 "tonsured monks"
screw
 Slang term for sexual intercourse
 coition
turnkey
 Someone who guards prisoners
trounce
V
 Beat severely with a whip or rod
 "The children were severely trounced"
threads
 Informal term for clothing
 Togs
 duds
dud
 Someone who is unsuccessful
 An event that fails badly or is totally
ineffectual
 "the meeting was a dud as far as new
business was concerned“
parturition
 The process of giving birth
colostrum
 Foremilk
 Milkyfluid secreted for the first day or two
after parturition
scalded milk
 Milk heated almost to boiling
shank
N
 Thepart of the human leg between the
knee and the ankle
shin
N
 The front part of the human leg between
the knee and the ankle
scramble
N
 Rushing about hastily in an undignified
way
 Climb awkwardly, as if by scrambling
 Make unintelligible
 "scramble the message so that nobody
can understand it"
unscramble
V
 Make intelligible
 "Can you unscramble the message?"
muzzle
N
 Restraint put into a person's mouth to
prevent speaking or shouting
V
 Prevent from speaking out
pout
N
A disdainful pouting grimace
v
 Be in a huff and display one's displeasure
 "She is pouting because she didn't get what she
wanted“
 Make a sad face and thrust out one's lower lip
 "The girl pouted"
love handle
 Excess fat around the waistline
 spare tire
 paunch
mafia
n
 Any tightly knit group of trusted associates
 A secret terrorist group in Sicily; originally
opposed tyranny but evolved into a
criminal organization in the middle of the
19th century
mahout
n
 The driver and keeper of an elephant
baton
n
A thin tapered rod used by a conductor to
direct an orchestra
 An implement passed from runner to
runner in a relay race
 A short stout club used primarily by
policemen
 Truncheon (trunchun)
mayhem
N
 The wilful and unlawful crippling or
mutilation of another person
 Violent and needless disturbance
cocktail
N
A short mixed drink
 An appetizer served as a first course at a
meal
armoury
A collection of resources
"he dipped into his intellectual armoury to
find an answer“
 A place where arms are manufactured
 A military structure where arms and
ammunition and other military equipment
are stored and training is given in the use
of arms
cull out
v
 Select from a group
"cull out the interesting letters from the
poet's correspondence"
behest
 An authoritative command or request

 Bid
 Anauthoritative direction or instruction to
do something
bid
 n
 An attempt to get something
 "he made a bid to gain attention“
 A formal proposal to buy at a specified price

 V
 Propose a payment
 Invoke upon
 "bid farewell“
 Ask for or request earnestly
 "The prophet bid all people to become good persons“
 Make a serious effort to attain something
 "His campaign bid for the attention of the poor population"
brat
A very troublesome child
gab
 Light informal conversation for social
occasions
 chitchat
gallows
n
 Instrument
of execution consisting of a
wooden frame from which condemned
persons are executed by hanging
garrison
n
 The troops who maintain and guard a
fortified place
V
 Station (troops) in a fort or garrison
gauze
N
 (medicine)
bleached cotton cloth of plain
weave used for bandages and dressings
goggles
N
 Spectacles worn to protect the eyes
V
 Look with amazement; look stupidly
cape
A strip of land projecting into a body of
water
 A sleeveless garment like a cloak(a loose
outer garment) but shorter
nauseate
 Upset and make nauseated
 Cause aversion in; offend the moral sense
of
 churn up
nectar
A sweet liquid secretion that is attractive to
pollinators
 (classical mythology) the food and drink of
the gods; mortals who ate it became
immortal
platoon
 army unit
 police squad
ply
v
 Provide what is desired or needed, especially
support, food or sustenance
 Apply oneself diligently
"Ply one's trade“
 Wield vigorously
"ply an axe“
 Use diligently
"ply your wits!"
porter
n
A person employed to carry luggage and
supplies
 Someone who guards an entrance
V
 Carry luggage or supplies

"They portered the food up Mount


Kilimanjaro for the tourists"
tug
N
A sudden abrupt pull
V
 Pull hard
"The prisoner tugged at the chains"; "This movie
tugs at the heart strings“
"The horse finally tugged the cart out of the mud“
"Each oar was tugged by several men“
 Strive and make an effort to reach a goal
"She tugged for years to make a decent living"
truculent
 Defiantly aggressive
"as truculent as a small boy who thinks his
big brother can lick anybody“
 Aggressively hostile

"a truculent speech against the new


government"
trudge
N
A long difficult walk
V
 Walkheavily and firmly, as when weary, or
through mud
smut
V
 Make obscene
 "This line in the play smuts the entire act"
soliloquy
 Speech you make to yourself
raisin
 Dried grape
bramble
 Anyof various rough thorny shrubs or
vines

 Vine
 Weak-stemmed plant that derives support
from climbing, twining, or creeping along a
surface
insolvent
N
 Someone who has insufficient assets to
cover their debts
 Adj.
 Unable to meet or discharge financial
obligations
 "an insolvent person"; "an insolvent
estate"
slue
 Turnsharply; change direction abruptly
 Move obliquely or sideways, usually in an
uncontrolled manner
skid
v
 Slide without control
 "the car skidded in the curve on the wet
road“
 "the wheels skidded against the
pavement"
skiff
 Anyof various small boats propelled by
oars or by sails or by a motor
lurch
N
A decisive defeat in a game
V
 Walk as if unable to control one's movements
 "The truck lurched down the road“
 careen
 "The ship careened out of control“
 Wobble
 "His knees wobbled"; "The old cart wobbled
down the street"
wolf
N
A man who is aggressive in making
amorous advances to women
v
 Eat hastily
 "The teenager wolfed down the pizza"
masher
 skirtchaser
 Lizard

A man who idles about in the lounges of


hotels and bars in search of women who
would support him
 Philanderer

A man who likes many women and has


short sexual relationships with them
libertine
 Debauchee
Adissolute person; usually a man who is
morally unrestrained
undoer
A seducer who ruins a woman
"she awoke in the arms of her cruel undoer“
 A person who unfastens or unwraps or
opens
"children are talented undoers of their
shoelaces“
 A person who destroys or ruins or lays
waste to
"jealousy was his undoer"
seed
 Cum
 seminal fluid
relapse
 backsliding
n
A failure to maintain a higher state
v
 Deterioratein health
 "he relapsed“
 Go back to bad behaviour
shed
v
 Get rid of
 "he shed his image as a pushy boss"; "shed
your clothes“
 Pour out in drops or small quantities or as if in
drops or small quantities
 "shed tears"; "God shed His grace on Thee“
 Cast off hair, skin, horn, or feathers
 "our dog sheds every Spring"
spue
 Expel
or eject (saliva or phlegm or
sputum) from the mouth
squirt
N
 The occurrence of a sudden discharge (as
of liquid)
V
 Cause to come out in a squirt
 "the boy squirted water at his little sister“
 Wet with a spurt of liquid
squeeze out
 Extract (liquid) by squeezing or pressing
eke out
v
 Live from day to day, as with some hardship
 "He eked out his years in great poverty“
 "He eked out a living as a painter“
 "He eked out some information from the
archives“
 Supplement what is thought to be deficient
 "He eked out his meagre pay by giving private
lessons"; "Braque eked out his collages with
charcoal"
eruct
 Expel gas from the stomach
 Burp
 "In China it is polite to burp at the table"
puking
 The reflex act of ejecting the contents of
the stomach through the mouth
 Retching
 Barfing
 chucking
chuck
 Pat
or squeeze fondly or playfully,
especially under the chin

 Dandle
 Move (a baby) up and down in one's arms
or on one's knees
 "the grandfather dandled the small child"
grope
v
 Fondle for sexual pleasure
 "He made some sexual advances at the
woman in his office and groped her
repeatedly"
paw
N
A clawed foot of an animal especially a
quadruped
v
 Touch clumsily
 "The man tried to paw her"
tickle
 pet
 N
 A cutaneous sensation often resulting from light stroking
 V
 Touch (a body part) lightly so as to excite the surface
nerves and cause uneasiness, laughter, or spasmodic
movements
 Feel sudden intense sensation or emotion
 "The grass tickled her calves“

 Calves: The muscular back part of the shank


pare
v
 Stripthe skin off
 "pare apples“
 Remove the edges from and cut down to
the desired size
 "pare one's fingernails"
prepuce
 foreskin
furbish
 Polish and make shiny
metaphor
A figure of speech in which an expression
is used to refer to something that it does
not literally denote in order to suggest a
similarity
 figure of speech
Know it.
 Plume
 Primp
 preen
 Dress or groom with elaborate care

 Curry
 Give a neat appearance to
manicure
n
 Professional care for the hands and fingernails
v
 Trimcarefully and neatly
"manicure fingernails“

 Pedicure
 Professional care for the feet and toenails
Know it
 Elan
 Enthusiastic and assured vigour and
liveliness
 "a performance of great elan and
sophistication“
 Panache
 Distinctive and stylish elegance
jiffy
N
A very short time (as the time it takes the
eye blink or the heart to beat)
 trice
corset
A woman's close-fitting foundation
garment
 Stays
 girdle
 panty girdle
 A woman's undergarment that combines a
girdle and panties
tights
 Hose
 unitards
 Leotards
A tight-fitting garment of stretchy material
that covers the body from the shoulders to
the thighs (and may have long sleeves or
legs reaching down to the ankles); worn
by ballet dancers and acrobats for practice
or performance
stoop
V
 Bend one's back forward from the waist on
down
 "The young man stooped to pick up the
girl's purse"
crouch
N
 The act of bending low with the limbs
close to the body
v
 Bend one's back forward from the waist on
down
 "he crouched down“
squat
V
 Sit on one's heels
 "In some cultures, the women give birth
while squatting“
 Occupy (a dwelling) illegally
twain
 Two items of the same kind
 duad
duce
 Leader
 "Mussolini was called Il Duce"
ducky
A special loved one
 Darling
 dearie
venter
 Theregion of the body of a vertebrate
between the thorax and the pelvis
hunch
n
 The act of bending yourself up together
V
 Arch one's back
chef
A professional cook
disparage
 Express a negative opinion of
 "She disparaged her student's efforts"
rabble
A disorderly crowd of people
 Disparaging term for the common people
scum
 Worthless people
 A film of impurities or vegetation that can
form on the surface of a liquid
skillet
A pan used for frying foods
dimity
A strong cotton fabric with a raised
pattern; used for bedcovers and curtains
mantle
N
 The cloak as a symbol of authority
 "place the mantle of authority on younger
shoulders"
snitch
N
 Someone acting as an informer or decoy
for the police
v
 Take by theft
 "Someone snitched my wallet!“
 Give away information about somebody
flip-flop
N
A decision to reverse an earlier decision
V
 Reverse (a direction, attitude, or course of
action)
affiant
A person who makes an affidavit
clan
 Groupof people related by blood or
marriage
lick
V
 Beat thoroughly in a competition or fight
"We licked the other team on Sunday!“
 Pass the tongue over
 Lap
 "The cat lapped up the milk"
posh
 Elegant and fashionable
 "a posh restaurant“
 Classy
 "classy clothes"; "a classy dame“
 "a swish pastry shop on the Rue du Bac"
swosh
V
 Move with or cause to move with a
whistling or hissing sound
 "The bubbles swoshed around in the
glass"
swot
N
 An insignificant student who is ridiculed as
being affected or studying excessively
V
 Study intensively, as before an exam
bib
N
 Top part of an apron; covering the chest
 A napkin tied under the chin of a child
while eating
V
 Drink moderately but regularly
 tipple
 "We tippled the cognac"
twit
 taunt
N
 Someone who is regarded as contemptible
 Aggravation by deriding or mocking or criticizing
V
 Harass with persistent criticism or carping
 Cod
 Bait
stub
V
 Strike against an object
 "She stubbed her one's toe in the dark and
now it's broken"
butt
n
A victim of ridicule or pranks
 Thick end of the handle
 The fleshy part of the human body that you sit
on
V
 bunt
 To strike, thrust or shove against, often with
head or horns
 "He butted his sister out of the way"
sixty-nine
 Perversion
 actusreus - Activity that transgresses
moral or civil law
trounce
V
 Beat severely with a whip or rod
 "The children were severely trounced"
snide
 Expressiveof contempt
 "makes many a sharp comparison but
never a mean or snide one"
doggo
 Quietly in concealment
 "he lay doggo"
hipster
N
 Someone who rejects the established
culture; advocates extreme liberalism in
politics and lifestyle
Barroom(usage : N.A)
N
A room or establishment where alcoholic
drinks are served over a counter

 Speakeasy
 (during prohibition) an illegal barroom
faggot
n
 [offensive]
Offensive term for an openly
homosexual man
oomph
 Attractivenessto the opposite sex
 The activeness of an energetic personality
spiff
N
 Attractiveness in appearance or dress or
manner
beefcake
Aphotograph of a muscular man in
minimal attire

 Cheesecake
Aphotograph of an attractive woman in
minimal attire
blockbuster
 An unusually successful hit with
widespread popularity and huge sales
(especially a movie or play or recording or
novel)
 Chandramugi is the recent blockbuster in
Tamil industry.
slack
n
A noticeable deterioration in performance
or quality
 "a gradual slack in output“
V
 Be inattentive to, or neglect
 "He slacks his attention"
flaccid
 Adj.
 Lacking in strength or firmness or
resilience
 "flaccid muscles“
 "flaccid cheeks“
 Flabby
 "flabby around the middle"
flack
n
A slick spokesperson who can turn any
criticism to the advantage of their
employer
 Flak

"don't give me any flak"


talon
A sharp hooked claw especially on a bird
of prey
nutty
 Having the flavour of nuts
 Informal or slang term for mentally
irregular
 Bonkers
 Kookie
 barmy
puke
n
A person who is deemed to be despicable
or contemptible
 "you cowardly little pukes!“
 The matter ejected in vomiting
V
 Eject the contents of the stomach through
the mouth
stomp
 stamp
N
A dance involving a rhythmical stamping step

V
 Walk heavily
 "The men stomped through the snow in their
heavy boots"
abulia
A loss of will power
akimbo
 Adj.
 "a tailor sitting with legs akimbo"; "stood
with arms akimbo“
 Crooked
 "He crooked his index finger"
 Adv.
 "she stood there akimbo"
anhedonia
 An inability to experience pleasure
anodyne
N
A medicine used to relieve pain
 Adj.
 Capable of relieving pain
 "the anodyne properties of certain drugs"
apoplexy
A sudden loss of consciousness resulting
when the rupture or occlusion of a blood
vessel leads to oxygen lack in the brain
bairn
A child: son or daughter
blarney
N
 Flattery designed to gain favour
V
 Influenceor urge by gentle urging,
caressing, or flattering
blue-sky
 Adj.
 Without immediate commercial or practical
use
 "blue-sky research"
burke
 Murder without leaving a trace on the body
wanton
 N
 Lewd or lascivious woman
 V
 Waste time; spend one's time idly or inefficiently
 Indulge in a carefree or voluptuous way of life
 Spend wastefully
 "wanton one's money away“
 Engage in amorous play
 Adj.
 Casual and unrestrained in sexual behaviour
 "wanton behaviour"
wimp
A person who lacks confidence, is
irresolute and wishy-washy
 Irresolute,adj.
 Uncertain how to act or proceed
 Lacking decisiveness of character; unable
to act or decide quickly or firmly
mediocre
 Moderate to inferior in quality
 "they improved the quality from mediocre
to above average“
 Of no exceptional quality or ability
 "the calibre of the students has gone from
mediocre to above average“
 "there have been good and mediocre and
bad artists"
wishy-washy
 Adj.
 Weak in willpower
wimple
N
 Headdress of cloth; worn over the head
and around the neck and ears by
medieval women
 Turban
 A traditional Muslim headdress consisting
of a long scarf wrapped around the head
wont
N
 An established custom
 A pattern of behaviour acquired through
frequent repetition
visceral
 Adj.
 Intuitive
 Obtained through intuition rather than from
reasoning or observation
umbrageous
 Adj.
 Filledwith shade
"cool umbrageous woodlands“
 Angered at something unjust or wrong

"umbrageous at the loss of their territory“


troth
A mutual promise to marry
 A solemn pledge of fidelity
trollop
A dirty untidy woman
 A woman adulterer
trencherman
A person who is devoted to eating and
drinking to excess
 glutton
trenchant
 Adj.
 Having keenness and forcefulness and
penetration in thought, expression, or
intellect
 "trenchant criticism"
tenement
Arundown apartment house barely
meeting minimal standards
tad
A slight amount or degree of difference
 "a tad too expensive"; "not a tad of
difference"
sundry
N
 Miscellaneous unspecified objects
 Adj.
 Consisting of a haphazard assortment of
different kinds (even to the point of
incongruity)
 "sundry sciences commonly known as
social"
pine
 Have a desire for something or someone
who is not present
 "I am pining for my lover"
symbiosis
 The relation between two different species
of organisms that are interdependent;
each gains benefits from the other
 mutualism
swaddle
 Swathe
 Wrap in swaddling clothes
stevedore
A labourer who loads and unloads vessels
in a port
snoop
n
A spy who makes uninvited inquiries into
the private affairs of others
V
 Watch, observe, or inquire secretly
scurrilous
 Adj.
 Expressing offensive reproach
sempiternal
 Adj.
 Having no known beginning and
presumably no end
 "sempiternal truth"
sententious
 Concise and full of meaning
skinflint
N
A selfish person who is unwilling to give or
spend
slapstick
n
A boisterous comedy with chases and
collisions and practical jokes
 Adj.
 Characterized by horseplay (rowdy or
boisterous play)and physical action
 "slapstick style of humour"
sledge
A vehicle mounted on runners and pulled
by horses or dogs; for transportation over
snow
rankle
 Gnaw into; make resentful or angry
 "The injustice rankled her"
redolent
 Having a strong distinctive fragrance
 "the pine woods were more redolent“
 noticeably odorous
 "the hall was redolent of floor wax"; "air
redolent with the fumes of beer and
whiskey"
pique
 Temper
 "histemper was well known to all his
employees"
N
 A sudden outburst of anger
V
 Cause to feel resentment or indignation
precipitous
 Donewith very great haste and without
due deliberation
prolix
 Tediously prolonged or tending to speak
or write at great length
 "editing a prolix manuscript"; "a prolix
lecturer telling you more than you want to
know"
nictate
 Briefly shut the eyes
nonplus
v
 Be a mystery or bewildering to
mensch
 Usage:N.A
A decent responsible person with
admirable characteristics
lithe
 Gracefully slender; moving and bending
with ease
lassitude
A feeling of lack of interest or energy
kerfuffle
A disorderly outburst or tumult
ketchup
 Thick spicy sauce made from tomatoes
kibosh
 Stop from happening or developing
ineluctable
 Adj.
 Impossible to avoid or evade
 "an ineluctable destiny"
imbrue
v
 Permeate or impregnate
hooligan
A cruel and brutal fellow
gull
N
A person who is gullible and easy to take
advantage of
V
 Fool or hoax
gruntle
V
 Cause to be more favourably inclined;
gain the good will of
gigolo
n
A man who has sex with and is supported
by a woman
galore
 Adj.
 Ingreat numbers
 Existing in abundance
frump
Adull unattractive unpleasant girl or
woman."she got a reputation as a frump"
flaunt
n
 The act of displaying something
ostentatiously
 "his behaviour was an outrageous flaunt“
V
 Display proudly; act ostentatiously or
pretentiously
flippant
 light-minded
 Showing inappropriate levity(feeling an
inappropriate lack of seriousness)
foist
 To force onto another
 "He foisted his work on me"
extirpate
v
 Destroy completely, as if down to the roots
 Surgically remove (an organ)
excruciate
 Torment emotionally or mentally
 Subject to torture
 rack
edifice
n
A structure that has a roof and walls and
stands more or less permanently in one
place
 "it was an imposing edifice"
electrolyte
A solution that conducts electricity
 "the proper amount and distribution of
electrolytes in the body is essential for
health"
ensconce
v
 Fixfirmly
 "He ensconced himself in the chair"
epicure
A person devoted to refined sensuous
enjoyment (especially good food and
drink)
eponym
 The
name of a person for whom
something is supposedly named
dozy
 Adj.
 Half asleep
 "it seemed a pity to disturb the dozy
professor"; "a tired dozy child"
boozing
 The act of drinking alcoholic beverages to
excess
 crapulence
contumely
A rude expression intended to offend or
hurt
conclave
A confidential or secret meeting
casino
A public building for gambling and
entertainment
chicanery
 Theuse of tricks to deceive someone
(usually to extract money from them)

 Chicane,v
 Defeat someone in an expectation through
trickery or deceit
hoi polloi
 The common people generally
 multitude
paean
A formal expression of praise
pandiculation
 Yawningand stretching (as when first
waking up)
pariah
A person who is rejected (from society or
home)
portent
A sign of something about to happen
 Prognostic
 Prodigy
 presage
reticent
 Adj.
 Reluctant to draw attention to yourself
 Reserved
 unemotional
Spam
n
 Unwanted e-mail (usually of a commercial
nature sent out in bulk)
V
 Send unwanted or junk e-mail
Blog
A shared on-line journal where people can
post diary entries about their personal
experiences and hobbies
spruce
v
 Make neat, smart, or trim
 "Spruce up your house for Spring“
 Dress and groom with particular care, as for a
special occasion
 "He spruced up for the party“
 Adj.
 Marked by smartness in dress and manners
swill
 Drink
large quantities of (liquid, especially
alcoholic drink)
ordure
 Solid
excretory product evacuated from
the bowels
scorch
n
A discolouration caused by heat
V
 Make very hot and dry
 "The heat scorched the countryside"
crochet
N
 Needlework done by interlocking looped
stitches with a hooked needle
V
 Make a piece of needlework by
interlocking and looping thread with a
hooked needle
 "She sat there crocheting all day"
vintage
A season's yield of wine from a vineyard
 time of origin
chic
N
 Elegance by virtue of being fashionable
 Adj.
 Elegant and stylish
 "chic elegance"
geisha
A Japanese woman trained to entertain
men with conversation and singing and
dancing
sop
n
A concession given to mollify or placate
 "the offer was a sop to my feelings“
V
 Dip into liquid
 "sop bread into the sauce"
souse
N
A person who drinks alcohol to excess
habitually
 The act of making something completely
wet
V
 Become drunk or drink excessively
 Cover with liquid; pour liquid onto
pinup
N
A very pretty girl who works as a
photographer's model
 cover girl
V
 Attach with or as if with a pin
 "pin up a picture"
soubrette
A pert or flirtatious young girl
gimmick
N
 Something whose name is either forgotten
or not known
 Any clever (deceptive) manoeuvre
matron
N
A married woman (usually middle-aged
with children) who is staid and dignified

 Staid,adj:Characterized by dignity and


propriety
trammel
N
A restraint that confines or restricts
freedom (especially something used to tie
down or restrain a prisoner)
V
 Catch in or as if in a trap
knocker
 [vulgar]Either of two soft fleshy milk-
secreting glandular organs on the chest of
a woman
hinge
N
 Flexible joint
 A joint that holds two parts together so that one
can swing relative to the other
 A circumstance upon which subsequent events
depend
 "his absence is the hinge of our plan“
V
 Attach with a hinge
beau
A man who is the lover of a girl or young
woman
 A man who is much concerned with his
dress and appearance
 swain
lechery
n
 Unrestrained indulgence in sexual activity

N
 Lecher: Man with strong sexual desires
 Satyr
 lech
fornication
N
 Voluntary sexual intercourse between
persons not married to each other
 Extramarital sex that wilfully and
maliciously interferes with marriage
relations
incontinence
 Indiscipline with regard to sensuous
pleasures
 Involuntary urination or defecation
morbid
 Suggesting an unhealthy mental state
 "morbid interest in death"; "morbid
curiosity"
carnality
 Feeling morbid sexual desire
 Prurience
 lasciviousness
licentiousness
 Dissolute indulgence in sensual pleasure

 Adv:licentiously
 Adj.:licentious-Lacking moral discipline;
especially sexually unrestrained
 "coarse and licentious men"
toilette
 The act of dressing and preparing yourself
 "he made his morning toilet and went to
breakfast"
smock
 A loose coverall (coat or frock) reaching down to the ankles

 Shift
 A woman's sleeveless undergarment
 A loose-fitting dress hanging straight from the shoulders without a
waist

 tank suit
 maillot
 A woman's one-piece bathing suit

 Bikini
 A woman's abbreviated two-piece bathing suit
G-string
 Minimalclothing worn by stripteasers;
covering for the pubic area
stripteaser
A performer who provides erotic
entertainment by undressing to music
 stripper
shear
N
 (usually plural) large scissors with strong
blades
V
 Cut with shears
turncoat
A disloyal person who betrays or deserts
his cause or religion or political party or
friend etc.
cuticle
 Theouter layer of the skin covering the
exterior body surface of vertebrates
pelt
n
 The dressed hairy coat of a mammal
 Cast, hurl, or throw repeatedly with some
missile
 "They pelted each other with snowballs"
sapphism
 Female homosexuality
 Sapphist-gay woman
epicene
 Having an ambiguous sexual identity
distaff
 Adj.
 Characteristic of or peculiar to a woman
goad
v
 Prod
 Urge on; cause to act
wind up
v
 Finally be or do something
 Stimulate sexually
 Coil the spring of (some mechanical device) by
turning a stem
N
 A concluding action
 Adj.
 Operated by a mechanism
aphrodisia
A desire for heterosexual intimacy
profligacy
 Dissolute indulgence in sensual pleasure
dive
v
 Plunge into water
n
A cheap disreputable nightclub or dance hall

 Diva, dive
N
A distinguished female operatic singer; a female
operatic star
parody
A composition that imitates somebody's style in
a humorous way
 Lampoon

 Satire,n
 Witty language used to convey insults or scorn
 "Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do
generally discover everybody's face but their
own"
togs
N
 Informal term for clothing
V
 Provide with clothes or put clothes on
lingerie
 Women's underwear and nightclothes
balbriggans
A cotton knit fabric used for underwear
adept
 N
 Someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
 Adj.
 Having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude
 "adept in handicrafts"; "an adept juggler"
sabre
N
A fencing sword with a v-shaped blade
and a slightly curved handle
V
 Kill with a sabre
salve
N
 Semisolid preparation (usually containing
a medicine) applied externally as a
remedy or for soothing an irritation
 Anything that remedies or heals or
soothes
 "he needed a salve for his conscience“
V
 Save from ruin, destruction, or harm
scend
N
 Rise or heave upward under the influence
of a natural force such as a wave
spunk
n
 Material for starting a fire
 The courage to carry on
 "he kept fighting on pure spunk"
spur
 Goad
N
A verbalization that encourages you to
attempt something
V
 Incite or stimulate
 "The Academy was formed to spur
research"
stifle
 Conceal or hide
 Smother or suppress
 "Stifle your curiosity“
 Impair the respiration of or obstruct the air
passage of
 suffocate
swob
 swab
N
 Cleaning implement consisting of
absorbent material fastened to a handle;
for cleaning floors
V
 Wash with a swab or a mop
swad
A bunch
 "a thick swad of plants"
tank top
A tight-fitting sleeveless shirt with wide
shoulder straps and low neck and no front
opening; often worn over a shirt or blouse
taut
 Pulled or drawn tight
 "taut sails"
 Subjected to great tension; stretched tight
 "her nerves were taut as the strings of a
bow"
tingle
N
 frisson
 An almost pleasurable sensation of fright
V
 Cause a stinging or tingling sensation
tinker
N
A person who enjoys fixing and
experimenting with machines and their
parts
V
 Try to fix or mend
 "Can you tinker with the T.V. set--it's not
working right"
wallop
N
A severe blow
v
 Hit
hard
 "We'll wallop them!"
wallow
V
 Devote oneself entirely to something; indulge in
to an immoderate degree, usually with pleasure
 "Wallow in luxury"; "wallow in your sorrows“
 Delight greatly in
 "wallow in your success!“
 Roll around, "pigs were wallowing in the mud“
 Be ecstatic with joy
offing
n
 The near or foreseeable future
 "there was a wedding in the offing“
 The part of the sea that can be seen from
the shore and is beyond the anchoring
area
 "there was a ship in the offing"
offish
 Adj.
 Lacking cordiality; unfriendly
offset
N
 The time at which something is supposed
to begin
V
 Make up for
 "His skills offset his opponent's superior
strength"
off-street
 Not on the streets
 "off-street parking"; "off-street unloading of
vehicles"
pillion
Aseat behind the rider of a horse or
motorbike etc.
pilose
 Adj.
 Covered with hairs especially fine soft
ones
pudgy
 Short and fat
dump
N
A coarse term for defecation
V
 Sell
at artificially low prices
 Knock down with force
infantry
 An army unit consisting of soldiers who
fight on foot
feckless
 Adj.
 Not fit to assume responsibility
 Generally incompetent and ineffectual
 "feckless attempts to repair the plumbing“
 Inept.
inoculate
V
 Introduce an idea or attitude into the mind
of
 "My teachers inoculated me with their
beliefs“
 Introduce a micro-organism into
gag
 N
 A humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke
laughter
 Restraint put into a person's mouth to prevent speaking
or shouting
 V
 Prevent from speaking out
 "The press was gagged“
 Make jokes or quips
 "The students were gagging during dinner“
 Struggle for breath; have insufficient oxygen intake
 "he swallowed a fishbone and gagged"
cark
 Disturb in mind or make uneasy or cause
to be worried or alarmed
 trouble
couture
 High fashion designing and dressmaking

 Couturier
 Someone who designs clothing
cowlick
A tuft of hair that grows in a different
direction from the rest of the hair and
usually will not lie flat
affectation
N
A deliberate pretence or exaggerated
display
aperitif
 Taken before a meal as an appetizer
tariff
N
A government tax on imports or exports
V
 Charge a tariff
 "tariff imported goods"
subtle
 Adj.
 Be difficult to detect or grasp by the mind
 "his whole attitude had undergone a subtle
change"; "a subtle difference“
 Faint and difficult to analyse
 "subtle aromas“
 Able to make fine distinctions
 "a subtle mind“
Elusive

 Adj.
 Difficultto describe
 "a haunting elusive odour“
 Skilful at eluding capture
 "a cabal of conspirators, each more
elusive than the arch“
 Be difficult to detect or grasp by the mind
 "that elusive thing the soul"
bevel
n
 Two surfaces meeting at an angle different
from 90 degrees
V
 Cut a bevel on; shape to a bevel
 "bevel the surface"
bibulous
 Adj.
 Given to or marked by the consumption of
alcohol
 "a bibulous fellow"; "a bibulous evening"
aerosol
N
A dispenser that forces a liquid out as a
fine spray when a button is pressed
altruism
 The quality of unselfish concern for the
welfare of others
 selflessness
sentry
A person employed to watch for
something to happen
taproom
A room or establishment where alcoholic
drinks are served over a counter
anteroom
A large entrance or reception room or area
 lobby
rustic
N
 An unsophisticated country person
 Adj.
 Characteristic of rural life
 Awkwardly simple and provincial
 "rustic farmers"
pasture
N
A field covered with grass or herbage and
suitable for grazing by livestock
V
 Let feed in a field or pasture or meadow
whinge
N
 Complain peevishly in an annoying or
repetitive manner
nudge
N
A slight push or shake
V
 To push against gently
"She nudged my elbow when she saw her
friend enter the restaurant“
 Push into action by pestering or annoying
gently
clank
N
A loud resonant repeating noise
V
 Make a clank
 "the train clanked through the village"
shamble
N
 Walking with a slow dragging motion
without lifting your feet
V
 Walk by dragging one's feet
forte
N
 An asset of special worth or utility
 "cooking is his forte“
 Adj.
 Used chiefly as a direction or description
in music
 "the forte passages in the composition"
baron
N
A very wealthy or powerful businessman
 "an oil baron"
incumbency
 The term during which some position is
held
crossdresser
 Someone who adopts the dress or
manner or sexual role of the opposite sex

 cross-dress, v
 Dress in the clothes of the other sex
jitters
N
 Extreme nervousness
fathom
V
 Come to understand
gantry
n
A framework of steel bars raised on side
supports to bridge over or around
something; can display railway signals
above several tracks or can support a
travelling crane etc.
 gauntry
instinct
N
 Inborn pattern of behaviour often
responsive to specific stimuli
 "the spawning instinct in salmon";
"altruistic instincts in social animals“
 Adj.
 (followed by 'with') deeply filled or
permeated
 "words instinct with love"
notch
 N
 The location in a range of mountains of a geological
formation that is lower than the surrounding peaks
 A V-shaped or U-shaped indentation carved or scratched
into a surface
 "there were four notches in the handle of his revolver“
 V
 Cut or make a notch into
 "notch the rope“
 Notch a surface to record something
coffer
N
A chest especially for storing valuables
brew
N
 Drink made by steeping and boiling and
fermenting rather than distilling
V
 Sit or let sit in boiling water so as to
extract the flavour
 "the tea is brewing"
spruce
V
 Make neat, smart, or trim
 "Spruce up your house for Spring“
 Dress and groom with particular care, as for a
special occasion
 "He spruced up for the party“
 Adj.
 Marked by smartness in dress and manners
tureen
 Largedeep serving dish with a cover; for
serving soups and stews
stew
 N
 Agitation resulting from active worry
 "don't get in a stew“
 Food prepared by stewing especially meat or fish with
vegetables

 V
 Be in a huff; be silent or sullen
 Bear a grudge; harbour ill feelings
 Cook slowly and for a long time in liquid
"Stew the vegetables in wine"
plump
 N
 The sound of a sudden heavy fall
 V
 Drop sharply
 Make fat or plump
 Adj.
 Euphemisms for slightly fat
 "pleasingly plump“
 Adv.
 Straight down especially heavily or abruptly
 "the anchor fell plump into the sea"; "we dropped the
rock plump into the water"
grotesque
N
 Art characterized by an incongruous mixture of
parts of humans and animals interwoven with
plants
 Adj.
 Distorted and unnatural in shape or size;
abnormal and hideous
 "tales of grotesque serpents eight fathoms long
that churned the seas“
 Ludicrously odd
 "a grotesque reflection in the mirror"
sphinx
 Aninscrutable person who keeps his
thoughts and intentions secret
inscrutable
 Of an obscure nature
 "the inscrutable workings of Providence"
waltz
n
 An assured victory (especially in an
election)
 A ballroom dance in triple time with a
strong accent on the first beat
v
 Dance a waltz
congruity
 Thequality of agreeing; being suitable and
appropriate
hackneyed
 Repeated too often; over familiar through
overuse
 "hackneyed phrases"
hackney
A carriage for hire
fur
 Dense coat of fine silky hairs on mammals
(e.g., cat or seal or weasel)
hitch
 V
 To hook or entangle
 Walk impeded by some physical limitation or injury
 Jump vertically, with legs stiff and back arched
 Connect to a vehicle
 "hitch the trailer to the car“
 N
 An unforeseen obstacle
 A connection between a vehicle and the load that it pulls
 The uneven manner of walking that results from an
injured leg
despoil
v
 Stealgoods; take as spoils
 Destroy and strip of its possession
ascertain
V
 After a calculation, investigation,
experiment, survey, or study
 Be careful or certain to do something;
make certain of something
 Find out, learn, or determine with
certainty, usually by making an inquiry or
other effort
 Learn or discover with certainty
corroborate
V
 Establishor strengthen as with new
evidence or facts
 Give evidence for
 Support with evidence or authority or
make more certain or confirm
collateral
V
 Descended from a common ancestor but
through different lines
 "cousins are collateral relatives“
 Serving to support or corroborate
 "collateral evidence“
 Situated or running side by side
gruff
 Adj.
 Brusque and surly and forbidding
 "gruff manner"; "a gruff reply“
 Deep and harsh sounding as if from
shouting or illness or emotion
 "gruff voices"; "the dog's gruff barking“
 Crusty
 "crusty remarks"; "a crusty old man"
forbid
V
 Command against
 "I forbid you to call me late at night“
 Keep from happening or arising; have the
effect of preventing
 "My sense of tact forbids an honest
answer"
peremptory
 Not allowing contradiction or refusal
 "spoke in peremptory tones"; "peremptory
commands“
 Offensively self-assured or given to
exercising usually unwarranted power
 "a swaggering peremptory manner“
 Putting an end to all debate or action
 "a peremptory decree"
Brusque
 Adj.
 Marked by rude or peremptory shortness
 "try to cultivate a less brusque manner"
pie
 Dishbaked in pastry-lined pan often with a
pastry top
heirloom
N
 Something that has been in a family for
generations
 (law) any property that is considered by
law or custom as inseparable from an
inheritance is inherited with that
inheritance
errand
n
A short trip that is taken in the
performance of a necessary task or
mission
ben
A mountain or tall hill
 "they were climbing the ben"
axilla
 The hollow under the arm where it is
joined to the shoulder
 Armpit
 "they were up to their armpits in water"
antrum
A natural cavity or hollow in a bone
vestibule
A large entrance or reception room or area
 Any of various bodily cavities leading to
another cavity (as of the ear or vagina)
pegleg
A prosthesis that replaces a missing leg
shack
N
 Small crude shelter used as a dwelling
V
 Make one's home or live in
 Move, proceed, or walk draggingly pr
slowly
cote
A small shelter for domestic animals (as
sheep or pigeons)
loft
 N
 garret
 Floor consisting of a large unpartitioned space over a
factory or warehouse or other commercial space
 V
 Store in a loft
 Propel through the air
 "The rocket lofted the space shuttle into the air“
 Kick or strike high in the air
 "loft a ball"
mantlet
 Portable bulletproof shelter
 mantelet
tearjerker
 An excessively sentimental narrative
communiqué
 An official report (usually sent in haste)
recital
 n
 The act of giving an account describing incidents or a
course of events
 Performance of music or dance especially by soloists
 A public instance of reciting or repeating (from memory)
something prepared in advance
 A detailed statement giving facts and figures
 "his wife gave a recital of his infidelities“
 A detailed account or description of something
 "he was forced to listen to a recital of his many
shortcomings“
sob story
A sentimental story (or drama) of personal
distress; designed to arouse sympathy
fast buck
 Quick or easy earnings, "they are traders
out to make a fast buck"
Informal term for money
 N
 Scratch
 Pelf
 Bread
 Shekels
 Gelt
 Boodle
 Lucre
 Dough
 Lolly
 sugar
elusive
 subtle
 adj.
 Difficultto describe
 Skilful at eluding capture
 "a cabal of conspirators, each more
elusive than the arch“
 Be difficult to detect or grasp by the mind
 "that elusive thing the soul"
flout
V
 Treat with contemptuous disregard
 "flout the rules“
 Laugh at with contempt and derision
barrack
N
A building used to house military
personnel
V
 Lodge in barracks
 Urge on or encourage especially by
shouts
 Laugh at with contempt and derision
twit
N
 Someone who is regarded as
contemptible
 Aggravation by deriding or mocking or
criticizing
V
 Harass with persistent criticism or carping
pitcher
N
 An open vessel with a handle and a spout
for pouring
 ewer
mull
V
 Reflect deeply on a subject
 "I mulled over the events of the afternoon“
 Heat with sugar and spices to make a hot
drink
 "mulled cider"
Know it
 Urceole
 A vessel that holds water for washing the hands
 Muller
 A vessel in which wine is mulled
 Vat
 A large open vessel for holding or storing liquids
 Censer
 A container for burning incense (especially one that is
swung on a chain in a religious ritual)
 Retort
 A vessel where substances are distilled or decomposed
by heat
churn
N
A vessel in which cream is agitated to
separate butterfat from buttermilk
V
 Stir (cream) vigorously in order to make
butter
 Be agitated
 "the sea was churning in the storm"
roil
V
 Make turbid by stirring up the sediments of
 Be agitated
Moil

v
 Be agitated
 Work hard
 Moisten or soil
 "Her tears moiled the letter"
incense
N
A substance that produces a fragrant
odour when burned
 The pleasing scent produced when
incense is burned
 "incense filled the room“
V
 Perfume especially with a censer
bilge
N
 Water accumulated in the bilge of a ship
 Where the sides of the vessel curve in to form
the bottom
V
 Cause to leak
 "the collision bilged the vessel“
 Take in water at the bilge
 "the tanker bilged"
wale
N
A raised mark on the skin (as produced by
the blow of a whip); characteristic of many
allergic reactions
perturb
V
 Disturb in mind or make uneasy or cause
to be worried or alarmed
 "She was rather perturbed by the news
that her father was seriously ill"
slither
V
 To
pass or move unobtrusively or
smoothly
trench
N
 Any long ditch cut in the ground
V
 Impinge or infringe upon
 Fortify by surrounding with trenches
 "He trenched his military camp“
 Cut or carve deeply into
 "letters trenched into the stone"
straggle
N
A wandering or disorderly grouping (of things or
persons)
 "a straggle of outbuildings"; "a straggle of
followers“
V
 Wander from a direct or straight course
 Go, come, or spread in a rambling or irregular
way
 "Branches straggling out quite far"
sprawl
N
 An ungainly posture with arms and legs
spread about
V
 Sit or lie with one's limbs spread out
 Go, come, or spread in a rambling or
irregular way
sprawler
n
A person who sprawls
 "he is such a sprawler he needs a bed to
himself"
spread-eagle
V
 Stand with arms and legs spread out
 Stretch out completely
 "They spread-eagled him across the floor"
smear
N
 Stain by smearing or daubing with a dirty
substance
 Make a smudge on; soil by smudging
 Cover (a surface) by smearing (a substance)
over it
 "smear the wall with paint“
 Charge falsely or with malicious intent; attack
the good name and reputation of someone
smear
V
 Slanderous defamation
 A thin tissue or blood sample spread on a
glass slide and stained for cytologic
examination and diagnosis under a
microscope
 A blemish made by dirt
 An act that brings discredit to the person
who does it
smudge
n
A smoky fire to drive away insects
 A blemish made by dirt
 "he had a smudge on his cheek“
V
 smutch
 Make a smudge on; soil by smudging
slur
 N
 A disparaging remark
 "it is difficult for a woman to understand a man's
sensitivity to any slur on his virility“
 A blemish made by dirt
 V
 Play smoothly or legato
 "the pianist slurred the most beautiful passage in the
sonata“
 Speak disparagingly of; e.g., make a racial slur
 "your comments are slurring your co-workers“
 Utter indistinctly
slurp
V
 Eat noisily
 "He slurped his soup"
wolf
V
 Eathastily
 "The teenager wolfed down the pizza"
binge
N
 Any act of immoderate indulgence
 "an emotional binge“
 An occasion for excessive eating or drinking
V
 Overeat or eat immodestly; make a pig of
oneself
 "The kids binged on icecream"
splurge
N
 An ostentatious display (of effort or
extravagance etc.)
 Any act of immoderate indulgence
 "a splurge of spending“
V
 Indulge oneself
 "I splurged on a new TV“
 Be showy or ostentatious
cocker
V
 Treatwith excessive indulgence
 Cosset
 Coddle
 Pamper
 "grandparents often pamper the children"
brunch
N
 Combination breakfast and lunch; usually
served in late morning
V
 Eat a late-morning meal
 "We brunch in Sundays"
devour
V
 Destroy completely
 "Fire had devoured our home“
 Enjoy avidly
 "She devoured his novels“
 Eat immoderately
 Eat greedily
 "he devoured three sandwiches"
guttle
v
 Eat greedily
raven
V
 Obtain or seize by violence
 Prey on or hunt for
 Feed greedily
 "The lions ravened the bodies"
junket
N
 Dessert made of sweetened milk
coagulated with rennet
 A trip taken by an official at public
expense
V
 Go on a pleasure trip
 Provide a feast or banquet for
jaunt
N
A journey taken for pleasure
V
 Make a trip for pleasure
stuff
 N
 The tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object
 "wheat is the stuff they use to make bread“
 Senseless talk
 "don't give me that stuff“
 A critically important or characteristic component
 "suspense is the very stuff of narrative“

 V
 Fill completely
 "The child stuffed his pockets with candy“
 Press or force
 "Stuff money into an envelope“
 Overeat or eat immodestly; make a pig of oneself
 "She stuffed herself at the dinner"
clobber
N
 Informal term for personal possessions
 "did you take all your clobber?"
V
 Strike violently and repeatedly
 "She clobbered the man who tried to
attack her“
 Beat thoroughly in a competition or fight
baste
N
 Loose temporary stitches
V
 Sew together loosely, with large stitches
 "baste a hem“
 Strike violently and repeatedly
hem
n
 Lapthat forms a cloth border doubled
back and stitched down
snack
N
 collation
A light informal meal
 nosh
V
 nosh
 Eat a snack; eat lightly
 "She never loses weight because she snacks
between meals"
nosegay
N
 An arrangement of flowers that is usually
given as a present
 Posy
 Corsage
 bouquet
olfaction
N
 The faculty of smell
 sense of smell
fetor
A distinctive odour that is offensively
unpleasant
 Foetor
 Reek
 Stench
 Stink
 Malodour
 mephitis
crumb
N
A very small quantity of something
 "he gave only a crumb of information about his
plans"; "there were few crumbs of comfort in the
report“
 Small piece of e.g. bread or cake
 A person who is deemed to be despicable or
contemptible
v
 Coat with bread crumbs
cutlet
 scollop
 Thin slice of meat (especially veal) usually
fried or broiled

 Veal,n
 Meat from a calf
lesion
N
 Any visible abnormal structural change in
a bodily part
 Any break in the skin or an organ caused
by violence or surgical incision
tuck in
N
 Eatup; usually refers to a considerable
quantity of food
 "My son tucked in a whole pizza"
ratifier
 Someone who expresses strong approval
 subscriber
fag
N
 [offensive] Offensive term for an openly
homosexual man
V
 Exhaust or tire through overuse or great
strain or stress
 Work hard
goolies
 (informal) testicle (usually used as plural:
goolies)
gook
N
 Any thick messy substance
 A disparaging term for an Asian person
retrograde
v
 Move in a direction contrary to the usual
one
 Move back
 Adj.
 Going from better to worse
shopaholic
N
A compulsive shopper
 "shopaholics can never resist a bargain"
girth
N
 The distance around a person's body
V
 girt
 Encircle or bind
 Tie a cinch around
cinch
N
 Any undertaking that is easy to do
 Stable gear consisting of a band around a
horse's belly that holds the saddle in place
V
 Tie a cinch around
 "cinch horses"
gird
N
 Prepare oneself for a military confrontation
 "The U.S. is girding for a conflict in the Middle
East“
 Encircle or bind
 "Trees girded the green fields“
 Put a girdle on or around
 "gird your loins“
 Bind with something round or circular
sprint
N
A quick run
V
 Run very fast, usually for a short distance
sleep
 Kip
 Slumber
 shuteye
stay up
V
 Notgo to bed
 "Don't stay up so late--you have to go to
work tomorrow"
canter
N
A smooth 3-beat gait; between a trot and a
gallop
V
 Ride at a cantering pace
 "He cantered the horse across the
meadow"
hunker
v
 Siton one's heels
 "The children hunkered down to protect
themselves from the sandstorm"
scrunch
N
A crunching noise
V
 Make a noise typical of an engine lacking
lubricants, crump, thud
 Sit on one's heels
 Make wrinkles or creases into a smooth
surface
thud
N
A heavy dull sound (as made by impact of
heavy objects)
V
 Strike with a dull sound
 "Bullets were thudding against the wall“
thump
N
A heavy blow with the hand
V
 Hit hard with the hand, fist, or some heavy
instrument
fend
V
 Try to manage without help
 "The youngsters had to fend for
themselves after their parents died“
 Withstand the force of something
 "The mountain climbers had to fend
against the ice and snow"
trend-setter
 Someone who popularizes a new fashion
 taste-maker
zip
 Move very fast
 "The runner zipped past us at breakneck
speed"
oneirism
 Absent-minded dreaming while awake
 aircastle
 castle in the air
woolgathering
N
 An idle indulgence in fantasy
 Adj.
 Dreamy in mood or nature
 "a woolgathering moment"
V
 Have a daydream; indulge in a fantasy
club
n
 Stout stick that is larger at one end
 "he carried a club in self defence"; "he felt
as if he had been hit with a club“
V
 Gather and spend time together
 "They always club together“
 Strike with a club or a bludgeon
bludgeon
N
A club used as a weapon
V
 Overcome or coerce as if by using a
heavy club
 "The teacher bludgeoned the students into
learning the maths formulas“
 Strike with a club or a bludgeon
billet
N
A short personal letter
 Lodging for military personnel (especially
in a private home)
 A job in an organization
V
 canton
 Provide housing for (military personnel)
hostelry
N
A hotel providing overnight lodging for
travellers
spa
A fashionable hotel usually in a resort area
spring
N
 The season of growth
 "the emerging buds were a sure sign of spring";
"he will hold office until the spring of next year“
 A natural flow of ground water
 A metal elastic device that returns to its shape or
position when pushed or pulled or pressed
 A point at which water issues forth
peer
N
 compeer
A person who is of equal standing with
another in a group
V
 Look searchingly
 "We peered into the back of the shop to
see whether a salesman was around"
spar
N
 Making the motions of attack and defence
with the fists and arms; a part of training
for a boxer
V
 Box lightly
 Fight verbally
 "They were sparring all night"
henna
N
A reddish brown dye used especially on
hair
V
 Apply henna to one's hair
 "She hennas her hair every month"
tender
 N
 A formal proposal to buy at a specified price
 V
 Propose a payment
 Adj.
 Given to sympathy or gentleness or sentimentality
 "a tender heart"; "a tender smile"; "tender loving care"; "tender
memories"; "a tender mother“
 Susceptible to physical or emotional injury
 "at a tender age“
 Having or displaying warmth or affection
 "a tender glance“
 Easy to cut or chew
 "tender beef“
grouch
N
A bad-tempered person
V
 Show one's unhappiness or critical
attitude
adolescent
N
A juvenile between the onset of puberty
and maturity
 Adj.
 Being of the age 13 through 19
puberty
 Thetime of life when sex glands become
functional
score
n
A seduction culminating in sexual
intercourse
 "calling his seduction of the girl a 'score'
was a typical example of male slang“
 Induce to have sex
 "Did you score last night?"
dote
V
 Be foolish or senile due to old age
 Shower with love; show excessive
affection for
 "Grandmother dotes on her the twins"
senesce
 Grow old or older
 "Young men senesce"
algolagnia
 Sexualpleasure derived from inflicting or
experiencing pain
fillip
N
 Anything that tends to arouse
 "his approval was an added fillip"
zooerastia
 Sexual activity between a person and an
animal
 Zooerasty
 bestiality
carnal knowledge
 Coition
 Coitus
 Congress
 Copulation
swig
N
A large and hurried swallow
V
 Strike heavily, especially with the fist or a
bat
 To swallow hurriedly or greedily or in one
draught
emesis
n
 The reflex act of ejecting the contents of
the stomach through the mouth
flick
A light sharp contact (usually with something
flexible)
 "he gave it a flick with his finger"; "he felt the flick
of a whip"
V
 Touch or hit with a light, quick blow
 "flicked him with his hand“
 Flash intermittently
 "The lights flicked on and off"
cram
V
 Put something somewhere so that the
space is completely filled
 "cram books into the suitcase“
 Study intensively, as before an exam, mug
up, swot
 Prepare (students) hastily for an
impending exam
hotshot
n
 Someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
 Adept
 Ace
 Maven
 Virtuoso
 Mavin
 Whizz
billet doux
 Letter to loved ones.
calf love
 Temporary love of an adolescent
 Infatuation
 puppy love
 crush
cupboard love
A show of affection motivated by
selfishness
chuck
V
 Throw carelessly
 "chuck the ball“
 Pat or squeeze fondly or playfully,
especially under the chin
raw
N
 birthday suit
 Altogether
 "in the altogether"
 Informal term for nakedness
v
 (used informally) completely unclothed
wet behind the ears
 Lacking training or experience
forage
N
 The act of searching for food and
provisions
V
 Collect or look around for (food)
 Wander and feed
 "The animals forage in the woods"
fumble
N
 (sports) dropping the ball
V
 Make one's way clumsily or blindly
 "He fumbled towards the door"
comb
V
 Search thoroughly
 "They combed the area for the missing
child"
cockscomb
A conceited dandy who is overly
impressed by his own accomplishments
doodle
N
 An aimless drawing
V
 Make a doodle; draw aimlessly
squiggle
 An illegible scrawl
 "his signature was just a squiggle but only
he could make that squiggle"
chock
A block of wood used to prevent the
sliding or rolling of a heavy object
mortify
 Practice self-denial of one's body and
appetites
 Hold within limits and control
 Cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of
damp
V
 Restrain or discourage
 "the sudden bad news damped the joyous
atmosphere"
wet
 "drops of wet gleamed on the window"
 Bedew
 Besprinkle
 Sparge
 "sparge the water“
 "a sparge of warm water over the malt"
 Douse
 Duck-Dip into liquid
 Dampen
duck
V
 To move (the head or body) quickly
downwards or away
 "Before he could duck, another stone
struck him“
 Avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering,
or performing (duties, questions, or
issues)
wet
 Drench
 "The war drenched the country in blood"
 Squirt-Wet with a spurt of liquid
 "the boy squirted water at his little sister"
 Souse
 "souse water on his hot face“
 sop
 "sop bread into the sauce"
sear
V
 Make very hot and dry
 Become superficially burned
 Cause to wither or parch from exposure to
heat
singe
N
A surface burn
V
 Burn superficially or lightly
 "I singed my eyebrows“
 "my eyebrows singed when I bent over the
flames"
shot
 Adj.
 Varying in colour when seen in different
lights or from different angles
 "shot silk“
n
 An informal photograph; usually made with
a small hand-held camera
 "he tried to get unposed shots of his
friends"
telly
A receiver that displays television images
 "the British call a tv set a telly"
causerie
 Lightinformal conversation for social
occasions
 Chinwag
 Chitchat
 Claver
 gab
afterpains
 Painsfelt by a woman after her baby is
born; associated with contractions of the
uterus
twinge
N
A sharp stab of pain
V
 Cause a stinging pain
kick around
 Treatbadly; abuse
 "They won't have me to kick around any
more!"
invective
N
 vitriol
 Abusive or venomous language used to
express blame or censure or bitter deep-
seated ill will
rip
V
 Criticizeor abuse strongly and violently
 "The candidate ripped into his opponent
mercilessly“
 Tear or be torn violently
 "The curtain ripped from top to bottom"
trove
N
 Treasureof unknown ownership found
hidden (usually in the earth)
slacks
N
 white
 (usually in the plural) trousers for casual
wear
trews
N
 Tight-fitting trousers; usually of tartan

 Tartan, plaid, n
 A cloth having a crisscross design
bondmaid
A female bound to serve without wages
puppet
A person who is controlled by others and
is used to perform unpleasant or
dishonest tasks for someone else
 Marionette
 A small figure of a person operated from
above with strings by a puppeteer
spat
 n
 A cloth covering (a legging) that provides covering for the
instep (the arch of the foot) and ankles
 V
 Come down like raindrops
 "Bullets were spatting down on us“
 Clap one's hands together

 Spit , v
 Expel or eject (saliva or phlegm or sputum) from the
mouth
 Rain gently
slime
N
 Any thick messy substance
v
 Cover or stain with slime
dart
V
 Move with sudden speed
 "His forefinger darted in all directions as
he spoke"
barbate
 Adj.
 Havinghair on the cheeks and chin
 bearded
smote
n
 Inflicta heavy blow on, with the hand, a
tool, or a weapon
 Affect suddenly with deep feeling
 Cause pain or suffering in
flitter
 Move back and forth very rapidly
 Flicker
 flutter
flutter
v
 Beatrapidly
 Wink briefly
N
 The motion made by flapping up and down
flap
 n
 Any broad thin and limber covering attached at one
edge; hangs loose or projects freely
 "he wrote on the flap of the envelope“
 An excited state of agitation
 "there was a terrible flap about the theft“
 The motion made by flapping up and down
 V
 Move with a thrashing motion
 "The bird flapped its wings“
 Make a fuss; be agitated
heave
N
 An upward movement (especially a
rhythmical rising and falling)
V
 Utter a sound, as with obvious effort
 "She heaved a deep sigh when she saw
the list of things to do"
sombre
 Adj.
 Grave or even gloomy in character
 "a suit of sombre black"; "a sombre mood“
 Lacking brightness or colour; dull
 "children in sombre brown clothes"
sober
V
 Become more realistic
 "After thinking about the potential
consequences of his plan, he sobered up“
 "Keep him in bed until he sobers up"
 Adj.
 Lacking brightness or colour; dull
chemise
A loose-fitting dress hanging straight from
the shoulders without a waist
 Teddy
 Shimmy
 shift
garter
N
A band (usually elastic) worn around the
leg to hold up a stocking (or around the
arm to hold up a sleeve)
V
 Fasten with or as if with a garter
petticoat
 Undergarment worn under a skirt
 half-slip
occult
 N
 Occult practices and techniques
 "he is a student of the occult“
 V
 Become concealed or hidden from view or have its light
extinguished
 "The beam of light occults every so often"
 Hide from view
 "The lids were occulting her eyes“
 Adj.
 Hidden and difficult to see
 "occult lore"
demonstrative
 Adj.
 Given to or marked by the open
expression of emotion
 "an affectionate and demonstrative family"
effusive
 Adj.
 Extravagantly demonstrative
 "insincere and effusive demonstrations of
sentimental friendship"
maudlin
 Adj.
 Effusivelyor insincerely emotional
 "maudlin expressions of sympathy"
bathos
 Anticlimax
A change from a serious subject to a
disappointing one
flout
V
 Treat with contemptuous disregard
 "flout the rules“
 Laugh at with contempt and derision
wishy-washy
N
 Weak in willpower
wish-wash
N
 Nonsensical talk or writing
recipe
N
 Directions for making something
 formula
hedge
V
 Avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering,
or performing (duties, questions, or
issues)
chicanery
N
 Theuse of tricks to deceive someone
(usually to extract money from them)
spontaneity
N
 The quality of being spontaneous and
coming from natural feelings without
constraint
 "the spontaneity of his laughter"
rampage
N
 Violently angry and destructive behaviour
V
 Act violently, recklessly, or destructively
cavalier
N
A gallant or courtly gentleman
V
 Given to haughty disregard of others
rampant
 Adj.
 Unrestrained and violent
 "rampant aggression“
 Rearing on left hind leg with forelegs
elevated and head usually in profile
 "a lion rampant"
haughty
 Adj.
 Having or showing arrogant superiority to
and disdain of those one views as
unworthy
 "haughty aristocrats"
hillbilly
N
A disparaging term for an unsophisticated
person
nymphomaniac
N
A woman with abnormal sexual desires
 Adj.
 (used of women) affected with excessive
sexual desire
laxatives
N
A mild cathartic
cathartic
N
A purging medicine; stimulates evacuation
of the bowels
 Adj.
 Strongly laxative
 Emotionally purging
PMS
N
A syndrome that occurs in many women
from 2 to 14 days before the onset of
menstruation
intensifier
N
A modifier that has little meaning except to
intensify the meaning it modifies
 "'up' in 'finished up' is an intensifier";
"'honestly' in 'I honestly don't know' is an
intensifier"
abbess n.
 The lady superior of a nunnery.
 nunnery :The convent of a community of
nuns
abbey n.
 Thegroup of buildings which collectively
form the dwelling-place of a society of
monks or nuns.
abbot n.
 The superior of a community of monks.
abridge v.
 Tomake shorter in words, keeping the
essential features, leaning out minor
particles.

 abridgment n. A condensed form as of a


book or play.
abrogate v.
 To abolish, repeal.
 Repeal:

Noun: An official or legal cancellation


Verb: Annul by recalling or rescinding
abrupt adj.
 Beginning, ending, or changing suddenly
or with a break.
 Marked by sudden changes in subject and
sharp transitions
 Exceedingly sudden and unexpected
 Precipitous,adj.
abscess n.
A Collection of pus in a cavity formed
within some tissue of the body.
abscission n.
 Theact of cutting off, as in a surgical
operation.
Absolution,noun
 The act of absolving or remitting; formal
redemption as pronounced by a priest in
the sacrament of penance
 absolve v. To free from sin or its penalties.
abstinence n.
 Self denial.
abstruse adj.
 Dealingwith matters difficult to be
understood.
accede v.
 To agree.
 Acquiesce: verb
 Assent:verb,noun
acclaim v.
 To utter with a shout.
acquisition n.
 Anythinggained, or made one's own,
usually by effort or labor.
addle v.
 To make inefficient or worthless; muddle.
adduce v.
 To bring forward or name for
consideration.
 Advance evidence for
admonish v.
 To warn of a fault.

 admonition n. Gentle reproof.


Ado, noun
A rapid bustling commotion
adumbrate v.
 To
represent beforehand in outline or by
emblem.
affront n.
 An open insult or indignity.
affluence n.
A profuse or abundant supply of riches.
agglomerate v.
 To pile or heap together.
aggrandize v.
 To cause to appear greatly.
aggravate v.
 To make heavier, worse, or more
burdensome.
 Aggravation: An exasperated feeling of
annoyance
agile adj.
 Able
to move or act quickly, physically, or
mentally.
ailment n.
 Slight sickness.
alacrity n.
 Cheerful willingness.
 Liveliness and eagerness
albino n.
A person with milky white skin and hair,
and eyes with bright red pupil and usually
pink iris.
aliment n.
 That which nourishes.
allay v.
 To calm the violence or reduce the
intensity of; mitigate.

 note:alley n. A narrow street, garden path,


walk, or the like.
allegory ,noun
A short moral story (often with animal
characters)
alleviate v.
 To make less burdensome or less hard to
bear.
 Note:

ameliorate v. To relieve, as from pain or


hardship
Allude, verb
 Make a more or less disguised reference
to.
 Advert
 allusion n. An indirect and incidental
reference to something without definite
mention of it.
alluvion n.
 Flood.
ally n.
A person or thing connected with another,
usually in some relation of helpfulness.
Almanac, noun
 An annual publication including weather
forecasts and other miscellaneous
information arranged according to the
calendar of a given year
 An annual publication containing tabular
information in a particular field or fields
arranged according to the calendar of a
given year
altercate v.
 To contend angrily or zealously in words.
 altercation: noisy quarrel.
Amatory,adj.
 Amorous
 romantic
ambiguous adj..
 Having a double meaning
ambrosial adj.
 Divinely sweet, fragrant, or delicious.
annals n.
A record of events in their chronological
order, year by year.

A chronological account of events in


successive years
annihilate v.
 To destroy absolutely.
antidote n.
 Anything that will counteract or remove the
effects of poison, disease, or the like.
aphorism n.
 Proverb.
approbation n.
 Sanction.
arbiter n.
 Onechosen or appointed, by mutual
consent of parties in dispute, to decide
matters.
ardent adj.
 Burning with passion.

 ardor n. Intensity of passion or affection.


augur v.
 To predict.
assiduous adj.
 Diligent.
 Marked by care and persistent effort
 sedulous
awry adv. & adj.
 Outof the proper form, direction, or
position.
badger v.
 Topester.
 Annoy persistently
baffle v.
 To foil or frustrate.
ballad n.
 Any popular narrative poem, often with
epic subject and usually in lyric form.
bask v.
 To make warm by genial heat.
beatitude n.
 Any state of great happiness.
beget v.
 Toproduce by sexual generation.
 Make children
 mother
belle n.
A woman who is a center of attraction
because of her beauty, accomplishments,
etc.
 fille
bellicose adj.
 Warlike.
 battleful
 Combative
 contentious
benison n.
 Blessing.
beseech v.
 To implore.
 Beg
 Pray
 Entreat
 Adjure
 conjure
beset v.
 To attack on all sides.
betroth v.
 Toengage to marry.
betrothal n. Engagement to marry.
bibliophile n.
 One who loves books.
bigamy n.
 The crime of marrying any other person
while having a legal spouse living.
bier n.
A horizontal framework with two handles
at each end for carrying a corpse to the
grave.
blaspheme v.
 To indulge in profane oaths.
bosom n.
 The breast or the upper front of the thorax
of a human being, especially of a woman.
braggart n.
A vain boaster.
bravo interj.
 Well done.
breach n.
 The violation of official duty, lawful right, or
a legal obligation.
breech n.
 The buttocks.
brittle adj.
 Fragile.
 Having little elasticity; hence easily
cracked or fractured or snapped
 Lacking warmth and generosity of spirit
Bulwark, noun
 An embankment built around a space for
defensive purposes
 Anything that gives security or defense.
bungle v.
 To execute clumsily.
bursar n.
A treasurer.
candid adj.
 Straightforward.
candor n. The quality of frankness or
outspokenness.
carcass n.
 The dead body of an animal.
 carrion n. Dead and putrefying flesh.
caricature n.
a picture or description in which natural
characteristics are exaggerated or
distorted.
chasten v.
 Topurify by affliction.
chastise v. To subject to punitive
measures.
chastity n. Sexual or moral purity.
clemency n.
 Mercy.
 Compassion

The humane quality of understanding the


suffering of others and wanting to do
something about it
colloquy n.
 Conversation.
colossus

 Someone or something that is abnormally


large and powerful
 A person of exceptional importance and
reputation
complacent adj.
 Pleased or satisfied with oneself.
 self-satisfied
composure n.
 Calmness.
comprehensible adj.
 Intelligible.
 Readily comprehended or understood
comprehensive adj.
 Large in scope or content.
conceit n.
 Self-flattering opinion
confer v.
 To bestow.
confluence n.
 The place where streams meet.
conjecture n.
A guess.
conspicuous adj.
 Clearly visible.
consort n.
A companion or associate.
consummate v.
 To bring to completion.
contemplate v.
 To consider thoughtfully.
contemptible adj.
 Worthyof scorn or disdain.
 contemptuous adj. Disdainful.
contravene v.
 To prevent or obstruct the operation of.
contumacious adj.
 Rebellious.

 contumacy n. Contemptuous disregard of


the requirements of rightful authority.
 contuse v. To bruise by a blow, either with
or without the breaking of the skin.
 contusion n. A bruise.
convalesce v.
 To recover after a sickness.

 convalescence n. The state of progressive


restoration to health and strength after the
cessation of disease.

 convalescent adj. Recovering health after


sickness.
coquette n.
A flirt.
 A seductive woman who uses her sex
appeal to exploit men
corpulent adj.
 Obese.
counteract v.
 To act in opposition to.
craving n.
A vehement desire.
cycloid adj.
 Like a circle.
cupidity n.
 Avarice.
crockery n.
 Earthenware made from baked clay.
dastard n.
A base coward.
despond v.
 Tolose spirit, courage, or hope.
despondent adj. Disheartened.
docile adj.
 Easy to manage.
durance n.
 Confinement.
dissertation n.
 Thesis.
disparity n.
 Inequality.
diffidence n.
 Self-distrust.
 Lack of self-confidence
 self-doubt
disarm v.
 To
deprive (take away possessions from
someone) of weapons.
disavowal n.
 Denial.
discard v.
 To reject.
discolor v.
 To stain.
discord n.
 Absence of harmoniousness.
 Lack of agreement.
elocution n.
 Theart of correct intonation, inflection,
and gesture in public speaking or reading.
eloquent adj. Having the ability to express
emotion or feeling in lofty and
impassioned speech.
emancipate v.
 To release from bondage.
emanate v.
 Toflow forth or proceed, as from some
source.
embellish v.
 To make beautiful or elegant by adding
attractive or ornamental features.
enamor v.
 To inspire with ardent love.
 attract
engross v.
 To occupy completely.
ensnare v.
 To entrap.
enumerate v.
 To name one by one.
 itemize
exigency n.
A critical period or condition.
exigent adj. Urgent.
exhume v.
 Todig out of the earth (what has been
buried
exonerate v.
 Pronounce not guilty of criminal charges
exodus n.
A journey by a large group to escape from
a hostile environment
expedite v.
 To hasten the movement or progress of.
 expeditious adj. Speedy.
explicate v.
 Give an explanation for
 Elaborate, as of theories and hypotheses
extol v.
 To praise in the highest terms.
extort v.
 Obtain through intimidation
extravagant adj.
 Needlessly free or lavish in expenditure.
exuberance n.
 Richsupply.
 exuberant adj. Marked by great plentiful
ness.
pageant n.
A dramatic representation, especially a
spectacular one.
palate n.
 The roof of the mouth.

palate n.
palatial adj.
 Magnificent.
panacea n.
A remedy or medicine proposed for or
professing to cure all diseases.
pandemic adj.
 Affecting
a whole people or all classes, as
a disease.
panorama n.
A series of large pictures representing a
continuous scene.
paradox n.
A statement or doctrine seemingly in
contradiction to the received belief.
paragon n.
A model of excellence.
paralysis n.
 Lossof the power of contractility in the
voluntary or involuntary muscles.
paramount adj.
 Supreme in authority.
paramour n.
 One who is unlawfully and immorally a
lover or a mistress.
parlance n.
 Mode of speech.
parlor n
A room for reception of callers or
entertainment of guests
pathos n.
 The quality in any form of representation
that rouses emotion or sympathy.
pediatrics n.
 The department of medical science that
relates to the treatment of diseases of
childhood.
penury n.
 Indigence. A state of extreme poverty or
destitution
perfidy n.
 Treachery.
pernicious adj.
 Tending to kill or hurt.
petulant adj.
 Displaying impatience.
placate v.
 Tobring from a state of angry or hostile
feeling to one of patience or friendliness.
poignancy n.
 Severity or acuteness, especially of pain
or grief.
poignant adj. Severely painful or acute to
the spirit.
premonition n.
 Foreboding.
presage v.
 To foretell.
pugnacious adj.
 Quarrelsome
pusillanimous adj.
 Without spirit or bravery.
Pyre n.
A heap of combustibles arranged for
burning a dead body.
pedagogue n. A schoolmaster.
prudence n.
 Caution.
prudential adj. Proceeding or marked by
caution.
protract v.
 To prolong.
promenade v.
 To walk for amusement or exercise.
profuse adj.
 Produced or displayed in overabundance.
salacious adj.
 Having strong sexual desires.
sapience n.
 Deepwisdom or knowledge.
sapient adj. Possessing wisdom.
sapiential adj. Possessing wisdom.
secede v.
 Towithdraw from union or association,
especially from a political or religious body.

 secession n. Voluntary withdrawal from


fellowship, especially from political or religious
bodies.
seclude v.
 Toplace, keep, or withdraw from the
companionship of others.
seclusion n. Solitude.
seduce v.
 To entice to surrender chastity.
sedulous adj.
 Persevering in effort or endeavor.
seer n.
A prophet.
skeptic n.
 One who doubts any statements.
substantive adj.
 Solid.
supersede v.
 To displace.
specter n.
 Apparition.
supine adj.
 Lying on the back.
supple adj.
 Easily bent.
supplicate v.
 To beg.
spinster n.
A woman who has never been married.
Damsel,n
A young unmarried woman
spurious adj.
 Not genuine.
suave adj.
 Smooth and pleasant in manner.
subjugate v.
 To conquer.
supramundane adj.
 Supernatural.
Sinister,adj
 Threatening or foreshadowing evil
Facade,n
 The face or front of a building
Decoy,n
A beguiler who leads someone into
danger (usually as part of a plot)
 Something used to lure victims into danger
 Decoy, verb
 Lure or entrap with or as if with a decoy
Scathe,n
 The
act of damaging something or
someone
Mince,v
 Make less severe or harsh
Osculate,n
 Touch with the lips or press the lips
(against someone's mouth or other body
part) as an expression of love, greeting,
etc.
Vertigo,n
A reeling sensation; feeling about to fall
 Reeling: Walk as if unable to control one's
movements
Hawk,v
 Sell or offer for sale from place to place
hitch
 An unforeseen obstacle
Ditch,n
 Any small natural waterway
waif n.
A homeless, neglected wanderer.
 A homeless child especially one forsaken
or orphaned
waive v.
 To relinquish, especially temporarily, as a
right or claim.
 Lose or lose the right to by some error,
offense, or crime
wane v.
 To diminish in size and brilliancy.
wean v.
 Deprive (infants) of mother's milk
 Detach the affections of
wee adj.
 Very small.
whine v.
 To utter with complaining tone.
winsome adj.
 Attractive.
writhe v.
 Totwist the body, face, or limbs or as in
pain or distress.
wiry adj.
 Thin, but tough and sinewy.
whet v.
 To make more keen or eager.
savourless(adj)
 Lacking taste or flavour or tang
Vapid (adj)
 Lacking taste or flavour or tang
"vapid tea"," a vapid conversation"; "a vapid
smile"; "a bunch of vapid schoolgirls"
Insipid (adj)
 Lacking taste or flavour or tang
"insipid hospital food"," an insipid novel"," an
insipid personality"
Rookie (n)
 An awkward and inexperienced youth
 greenhorn
Often [of(t)un] (adv)
 Many times at short intervals
"we often met over a cup of coffee"
Dude [dood] (n)
A man who is much concerned with his
dress and appearance
Sheik [sheyk] (n)
 Theleader of an Arab village or family
 A man who is much concerned with his
dress and appearance
Dandy [dandee] (n)
A man who is much concerned with his
dress and appearance
 Adjective: Very good
Gallant [galunt] (n)
 A man who is much concerned with his dress and
appearance
 A man who attends or escorts a woman
 Adjective: Unflinching in battle or action
"a gallant warrior"; "put up a gallant resistance to the
attackers"
 Lively and spirited,
 Having or displaying great dignity or nobility
"a gallant pageant"
 Having the qualities of gallantry attributed to an ideal
knight
Squire [skwiu(r)] (n)
 Young nobleman attendant on a knight
 An English country landowner
 A man who attends or escorts a woman
 Verb: Attend upon as a squire; serve as a
squire
Porch (n)
A structure attached to the exterior of a
building often forming a covered entrance
Portal (n)
 A grand and imposing entrance
 "the portals of the cathedral (n.Any large and
important church
 adj. Relating to or containing or issuing from a
bishop's office or throne ["a cathedral
church"])"; "the portals of heaven"; "the portals
of success"
 A site that the owner positions as an entrance
to other sites on the internet
 "a portal typically has search engines and free
email and chat rooms etc."
 A short vein that carries blood into the liver
Debut [deybyoo]
 The act of beginning something new
 "they looked forward to the debut of their new product
line"
 b. The presentation of a debutante in society
 verb: a. Present for the first time to the public
 "The and debuts a new song or two each month"
 b.Appear for the first time in public
 "The new ballet that debuts next months at Covent
Garden, is already sold out"
 c: Make one's debut
 "This young soprano debuts next months at the
Metropolitan Opera"
nuke- nyook (n)
 The warhead of a missile designed to
deliver an atom bomb
 Verb:
 Strike at with firepower or bombs
 Bomb with atomic weapons
 Cook or heat in a microwave oven.
Vim (n)
A healthy capacity for vigorous activity
"he seemed full of vim and vigour"
 b.An imaginative lively style (especially
style of writing)
Stag (n)
 Adult male deer
 Verb: Attend a dance or a party without a
female companion
 Give away information about somebody,
Watch, observe or inquire secretly
Canon (n)
A rule or especially body of rules or
principles generally established as valid
and fundamental in a field or art or
philosophy
 "the neoclassical canon"; "canons of polite
society",
Cannon (n)
A large artillery gun that is usually on
wheels, Heavy gun fired from a tank,
(Middle Ages) a cylindrical piece of armor
plate to protect the arm, Heavy automatic
gun fired from an aero plane.
 Verb: Make a cannon, Fire a cannon
Halo (n)
 An indication of radiant light drawn around
the head of a saint
 A toroidal shape

"a halo of smoke", A circle of light around


the sun or moon.
torrid,adj
 Characterized by intense emotion
 "a torrid love affair“
 Emotionally charged and vigorously
energetic
 "a torrid dance"; "torrid jazz bands"; "hot
trumpets and torrid rhythms“
 Burning hot; extremely and unpleasantly
hot
 "the torrid noonday sun".
subside,v
 Wear off or die down
"The pain subsided“
 Sink to a lower level or form a depression
"the valleys subside“
 Sink down or precipitate
"the mud subsides when the waters become calm“
 Descend into or as if into some soft substance or
place
"She subsided into the chair".
duo,n
 Two items of the same kind
 Two performers or singers who perform
together
 A pair who associate with one another
 A musical composition for two performers.
ravine,n
A deep narrow steep-sided valley
(especially one formed by running water).
Karaoke [karee’owkee] ,n

Singing popular songs


accompanied by a recording of
an orchestra (usually in bars or
nightclubs)
crooning, n
 A. Singing in a soft low tone." her crooning
soon put the child to sleep"
 b. The act of singing popular songs in a
sentimental manner.
 Verb: croon-Sing softly
Damn ,n
 Something of little value. "his promise is
not worth a damn"
 Verb: Wish harm upon; invoke evil upon
 Adj: a. Used as expletives. "oh, damn!"
 b. Expletives used informally as
intensifiers." he's a damn fool"
 adverb: Extremely
 interjection: Exclamation of annoyance
expletive, n

 Profane or obscene expression usually of


surprise or anger. "expletives were
deleted"
 A word or phrase conveying no
independent meaning but added to fill out
a sentence or metrical line
doom, n

 An unpleasant or disastrous destiny.


"everyone was aware of the approaching doom but
was helpless to avoid it"
 Verb:
 a. Decree or designate beforehand
 b. Pronounce a sentence on (somebody) in a
court of law
 c. Make certain of the failure or destruction of.
"This decision will doom me to lose my position"
loom, n

 A textile machine for weaving yarn into a textile


 Verb:
 a. Come into view indistinctly, often
threateningly" Another air plane loomed into the
sky"
 b.Appear very large or occupy a commanding
position" Large shadows loomed on the canyon
wall"
 c.Hang over, as of something threatening, dark,
or menacing
weal, n

A raised mark on the skin (as produced by


the blow of a whip); characteristic of many
allergic reactions
zany, n

A buffoon in one of the old comedies;


imitates others for ludicrous effect
 A man who is a stupid incompetent fool
 adj:

a. Pungent adjectives of disesteem


b.Like a clown.
"a zany sense of humour"
Zephyr, n

A slight wind (usually refreshing)


zero hour, n

 The time set for the start of an action or


operation
zing, n

A brief high-pitched buzzing or humming


sound.
"the zing of the passing bullet"
 The activeness of an energetic personality
zizz, n

A buzzing or whizzing sound.


"a nasty zizz in the engine"
 A nap.

"Arthur's taking a short zizz"


zoom, n

A rapid rise
 The act of rising upward into the air
 verb:

a. Move along very quickly


b.Move with a low humming noise
c.Rise rapidly
zoonosis, n

 An animal disease that can be transmitted


to humans
zesty, adj

 Marked by spirited enjoyment


 Having an agreeably pungent taste
Yahoo, n

 Notvery intelligent or interested in culture


 yokel
 bumpkin.
Yankee, n

 An American
 An American who lives in New England
 An American who lives in the North
(especially during the American Civil War)
yap, n

 Informal term for the mouth


 verb: Bark in a high-pitched tone
younker, n

A young person (especially a young man


or boy)
accrue, n

 Grow by addition.
"The interest accrues"
 Come into the possession of.

"The house accrued to the oldest son"


acme, n

 The highest level or degree attainable


 “his landscapes were deemed the acme of
beauty"; "the artist's gifts are at their
acme"
 The highest point (of something)
Adj:Marked by smartness in dress and
manners
 Natty
 Dapper
 Spiffy
 Raffish
 Rakish
 jaunty
N:A man who is much concerned with his
dress and appearance
 Dandy
 Gallant
 Beau
 Dude
 Sheik
 Fop
 swell
N:quality of being unsophisticated

 Naiveté
 Naiveness
 Naivety
 Naive,adj
N:Tendency to believe too readily and
therefore to be easily deceived
 Gullibility
 Credulousness
N:Ingenuousness by virtue of being free
from artful deceit
 Artlessness
 ingenuousness
Adj: Lacking definite form or limits

 Nebulous
 Cloudy
 Ambigous,adj :unclear or doubtful in
meaning
N:Someone whose style is out of fashion

 Fogy
 dodo
Adj:(of soil) soft and watery

 Quaggy
 Mucky
 Swampy
 Sloughy
 Marshy
 boggy
Adj:(of especially liquids) clouded as with
sediment)

 Mirky
 Muddy
 turbid
n:darky
 Offensive term for Black people
Adj:Not clearly understood or expressed

 Vague
 Obscure
 wispy
Adj:Extremely wicked
 Nefarious
 villainous
V,disturb
 Annoy
 Bother
 Chafe
 Nettle
 Irk
 Perturb
V,Think over
 Ponder
 Muse
 Contemplate
 mull over
 Ruminate
 cogitate
An abusive attack on a person's character
or good name
 Obloquy
 Calumny
 Aspersion
 Slander
 Besmirch
 Calumniate
 Opprobrium
 Denigration
 Infamy
British term for someone who introduces
television acts or cabarets etc

 Emcee
 compere
Obligatory,adj
 Compulsory
 Binding
 mandatory
N:A crude uncouth ill-bred person lacking
culture or refinement
 Barbarian
 Boor
 Churl
 Tyke
 Tike
 Bumpkin
 Chawbacon
 Yahoo
 yokel
Clamour n,v

 Loud and persistent outcry from many


people
 "he ignored the clamour of the crowd“
 "The delegates clamoured their
disappointment"
Boisterous,adj
 Noisy and lacking in restraint or discipline
 "a boisterous crowd"
Know it
 consign ,v:Give over to another for care or
safekeeping
 Confide,v:Confer a trust upon
Violate,v
 Breach
 Transgress
 Contravene
 Illicit,adj:unlawfull
Exhort,v
 Give earnest advice
 Warn
 N,exhortation
Elapse,v
 Pass by
 "three years elapsed"
V,Avoid and stay away from deliberately

 Shun
 eschew
N:Ask for or request earnestly
 Entreat
 Beseech
 Adjure
 Conjure
 Implore
 Plead
 Pray
 Supplicate
 beg
Mock,v
 Jeer
 Flout
 Scoff
 ridicule
Let us Know
 Grandee(A nobleman of highest rank in
Spain or Portugal)
 Magnate,Tycoon(A very wealthy or
powerful businessman)
 Bigwig, kingpin(The most important
person in a group or undertaking)
 Elite(A group or class of persons enjoying
superior intellectual or social or economic
status)
commandeer,n
 Force into service
Deplore,v
 Express strong disapproval of
"We deplore the government's treatment of
political prisoners“
 "I deplore this hostile action“

"I deplore this hostile action"


Shy,adj
 Coy
 overmodest
 Coquettish
Warble,v
 Sing in a quivering way
Condone,v
 Excuse, overlook, or make allowances for;
be lenient with
"She condoned her husband's occasional
infidelities"
Explore,v
 Investigate
 Examine
 Exploration,n

 Pry,v:look slyly and closely


Peruse,v
 Read through(especially with attention),n
Pulpit,n
 Ambo
 Dias
 Rostrum
 Podium
N,pride
 Flaunt
 show off
 Vainglory
 Conceit
 vanity
Adj,unwilling
 Tardy
 Reluctant
 Grudge
abasia
N
 Inability to walk
abatable nuisance
N
A nuisance that can remedied
(suppressed or extinguished or rendered
harmless)
abatic
 Adj.
 Of or relating to abasia (inability to walk)
abattoir
N
A building where animals are butchered
abduce
V
 Advance evidence for
ablactate
V
 Gradually deprive (infants) of mother's
milk
 Wean
 "she weaned her baby when he was 3
months old and started him on powdered
milk"
Discrimination
N
 Unfairtreatment of a person or group on
the basis of prejudice
 The cognitive process whereby two or
more stimuli are distinguished
about-face
V
 Turn, usually 180 degrees
broach
N
A decorative pin worn by women
V
 Bring up a topic for discussion
aby
V
 Make amends for
accoutre
V
 Provide with military equipment
accrete
V
 Grow or become attached by accretion
 "The story accreted emotion"
accrual
N
 The act of accumulating
acedia
N
 Apathy and inactivity in the practice of
virtue (personified as one of the deadly
sins)
 laziness
acne
N
 Aninflammatory disease involving the
sebaceous glands of the skin;
characterized by papules or pustules or
comedones
adducer
N
A discussant who offers an example or a
reason or a proof
acrophobia
N
A morbid fear of great heights
adient
 Adj.
 Characterized by acceptance or approach

 Abient, adj.
 Characterized by avoidance or withdrawal
air alert
N
 The time period during which military and
civilian agencies are prepared for an
enemy air attack
 The warning signal that begins an period
of preparation for an enemy air attack
air bag
N
A safety restraint in an automobile; the
bag inflates on collision and prevents the
driver or passenger from being thrown
forward
airborne patrol
N
A patrol provided by aircraft
airbrake
N
A vehicular brake that operates by
compressed air; especially for heavy
vehicles
air castle
N
 Absent-minded dreaming while awake
airheaded
 Adj.
 Lacking seriousness; given to frivolity
airs
N
 Affected manners intended to impress
others
 "don't put on airs with me“
airy-fairy
 Adj.
 Impractical;not based on reality; fanciful
 "do things properly, not have airy-fairy
ideas"
aisle
N
Along narrow passage (as in a cave or
woods)
ajar
 Adj.
 Slightlyopen
 "the door was ajar"
akimbo
 Adj.
 (used of arms and legs) bent outward with
the joint away from the body
 "a tailor sitting with legs akimbo"; "stood
with arms akimbo“
 Adj.
 With hands on hips and elbows extending
outward
 "she stood there akimbo"
alack
 Interjection
 (archaic) exclamation expressive of regret
archaic
 Adj.
 So extremely old as seeming to belong to
an earlier period
 "archaic laws“
 "archaic forms of life"
alalia
N
 Paralysis of the vocal cords resulting in an
inability to speak
lesion
N
 Anyvisible abnormal structural change in
a bodily part
suppurate
V
 Cause to ripen and discharge pus
 "The oil suppurates the pustules“
 Ripen and generate pus
pustule
N
A small inflamed elevation of skin
containing pus; a blister filled with pus
foundling
N
Achild who has been abandoned and
whose parents are unknown
putative
 Adj.
 Commonly put forth or accepted as true
on inconclusive grounds
 "the foundling's putative father“
 acknowledged
foundress
N
A woman founder
amber
N
A deep yellow colour
 "an amber light illuminated the room“
 Adj.
 A medium to dark brownish yellow colour
ambient
 Adj.
 Completely enveloping
 "the ambient air"; "ambient sound"; "the
ambient temperature"
ambit
N
 An area in which something acts or
operates or has power or control
 "the ambit of municipal legislation"
mosey
V
 Walk leisurely
 amble
ambler
N
 Someone who walks at a leisurely pace
amerce
V
 Punish with an arbitrary penalty
 Punish by a fine imposed arbitrarily by the
discretion of the court
apace
 Adv.
 With rapid movements
arduous
 Adj.
 Characterized by toilsome effort to the point of
exhaustion; especially physical effort
 "worked their arduous way up the mining valley“
 Difficult to accomplish; demanding considerable
mental effort and skill
 "the arduous work of preparing a dictionary"
auger
N
 Hand tool for boring holes
virulent
 Adj.
 Extremely poisonous or injurious;
producing venom
 "a virulent insect bite"
avirulent
 Adj.
 Not virulent; unable to produce disease
axilla
N
 The hollow under the arm where it is
joined to the shoulder
 Armpit
 "they were up to their armpits in water"
archeology
N
 Thebranch of anthropology that studies
prehistoric people and their cultures
armet
N
A medieval helmet with a visor and a neck
guard
argot
N
A characteristic language of a particular
group (as among thieves)
argent
 Adj.
 Lustrousgrey; covered with or tinged with
the colour of silver
areal
 Adj.
 Of or relating to or involving an area
arcuate
 Adj.
 Forming or resembling an arch
archive
N
A depository containing historical records
and documents
V
 Put into an archive
depository
N
A facility where things can be deposited
for storage or safekeeping
arborous
 Adj.
 Of or relating to or formed by trees
arborist
N
A specialist in treating damaged trees
Gibberish
N
 Unintelligible talking
sublime
V
 Change or cause to change directly from a solid
into a vapour without first melting
 "sublime iodine"; "some salts sublime when
heated“
 Adj.
 Inspiring awe
 "the sublime beauty of the night“
 Lifted up or set high
 "their hearts were jocund and sublime"
inebriated
 Adj.
 intoxicated
 Stupefied or excited by a chemical
substance (especially alcohol)
V
 Fill with sublime emotion; tickle pink
(exhilarate is obsolete in this usage)
 "He was inebriated by his phenomenal
success"
intrastate
 Adj.
 Relating to or existing within the
boundaries of a state
 "intrastate as well as interstate commerce“

 Interstate
 Involving and relating to the mutual
relations of states especially of the US
intestate
 Adj.
 Having made no legally valid will before
death or not disposed of by a legal will
 "he died intestate"; "intestate property"
testate
N
A person who makes a will
 Adj.
 Having made a legally valid will before
death
back away
V
 Make
a retreat from an earlier
commitment or activity
back circle
N
A feat in which an acrobat arches the back
from a prone position and bends the
knees until the toes touch the head
backer
N
 Invests in a theatrical production
bailiff
N
 An officer of the court who is employed to
execute writs and processes and make
arrests etc.
bakshis
N
A relatively small amount of money given
for services rendered (as by a waiter)
baldy
N
A person whose head is bald
bale out
V
 Remove (water) from a boat by dipping
and throwing over the side
balker
N
A person who refuses to comply
ball-breaker
N
A demanding woman who destroys men's
confidence
 ball-buster
balldress
N
A suit or dress for formal occasions
ballock
N
 One of the two male reproductive glands
that produce spermatozoa and secrete
androgens
ball of fire
n
A highly energetic and indefatigable
person
 human dynamo
indefatigable
 Adj.
 Showing sustained enthusiastic action
with unflagging vitality
 "an indefatigable advocate of equal rights"
unflagging
 Adj.
 Showing sustained enthusiastic action
with unflagging vitality
 Unceasing
 "unflagging courtesy"
go-getter
N
 Someone whose career progresses
rapidly
mole
N
A spy who works against enemy
espionage
don
V
 Putclothing on one's body
 "The princess donned a long blue dress"
spellbind
v
 Attract strongly, as if with a magnet
raunchy
 Adj.
 Earthy and sexually explicit
 "a raunchy novel"
sneaker
N
 Someone acting as an informer or decoy
for the police
fetish
N
 Excessive or irrational devotion to some
activity
 "made a fetish of cleanliness"
piquant
 Adj.
 Attractingor delighting
 "a piquant face with large appealing eyes“
 Engagingly stimulating or provocative
 "a piquant wit"
salsa
N
 Spicy sauce of tomatoes and onions and
chilli peppers to accompany Mexican
foods
halal
N
 (Islam)
meat from animals that have been
slaughtered in the prescribed way
according to the shariah
flick
N
A light sharp contact (usually with
something flexible)
 "he gave it a flick with his finger"; "he felt
the flick of a whip“
V
 Flash intermittently
 "The lights flicked on and off"
gadget
N
A device that is very useful for a particular
job
tutu
N
 Very short skirt worn by ballerinas
rouge
N
 Makeup consisting of a pink or red powder
applied to the cheeks
V
 Redden by applying rouge to
 "she rouged her cheeks"
trenchcoat
N
A military style raincoat; belted with deep
pockets
aide
N
 Someone who acts as assistant
Beef up
V
 Make strong or stronger
techie
N
A technician who is highly proficient and
enthusiastic about some technical field
(especially computing)
smite
V
 Inflicta heavy blow on, with the hand, a
tool, or a weapon
peachy
 Adj.
 Very good
tress
N
A hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the
hair
wobble
N
 An unsteady rocking motion
V
 Move unsteadily
 "His knees wobbled"; "The old cart
wobbled down the street"
steak
N
A slice of meat cut from the fleshy part of
an animal or large fish
culinary
 Adj.
 Of or relating to or used in cooking
ketchup
N
 Thick spicy sauce made from tomatoes
chunky
 Adj.
 Shortand thick; as e.g. having short legs
and heavy musculature
 "some people seem born to be square and
chunky"
mainstay
N
A prominent supporter
 A central cohesive source of support and
stability
ancillary
 Adj.
 Relating
to something that is added but is
not essential
additive
N
 Something added to enhance food or
petrol or paint or medicine
 Adj.
 Characterized or produced by addition
respite
N
A (temporary) relief from harm or
discomfort
 A pause for relaxation
V
 Postpone the punishment of a convicted
criminal, such as an execution
ethnic
 Adj.
 Denoting or deriving from or distinctive of
the ways of living built up by a group of
people
 "influenced by ethnic and cultural ties";
"ethnic food"
unilateralism
N
 The doctrine that nations should conduct
their foreign affairs individualistically
without the advice or involvement of other
nations
invigorating
 Adj.
 Imparting strength and vitality
 "the invigorating mountain air"
invigorate
V
 Give life or energy to
 "The cold water invigorated him“
 "Exercise is invigorating"
dine
V
 Have supper; eat dinner
 "We often dine with friends in this
restaurant“
 Give dinner to; host for dinner
 "I'm wining and dining my friends"
dinky
N
A small locomotive
 Adj.
 Small and insignificant
 "we stayed in a dinky old hotel"
dinge
N
 Discolouration due to dirtiness
V
 Make a dent or impression in
 "dinge a soft hat“
 Make dingy
dent
N
A depression scratched or carved into a
surface
v
 Make a depression into
 "The bicycle dented my car"
gouge
N
 An impression in a surface (as made by a
blow)
V
 Force with the thumb
 "gouge out his eyes“
wrick
V
 Twist suddenly so as to sprain
fabian
 Adj.
 Using
cautious slow strategy to wear down
opposition; avoiding direct confrontation
eyrie
N
 The lofty nest of a bird of prey (such as a
hawk or eagle)
 Any habitation at a high altitude
eyes-only
 Adj.
 Official
classification for documents;
meant to be seen by only the person to
whom it is directed
eye-popping
 Adj.
 Amazingly impressive; suggestive of the
flashing of lightning
eyepatch
N
A protective cloth covering for an injured
eye