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To blind by holding a red-hot metal rod or plate before the eyes
Given to laughter; inclined to foolish or incessant merriment.
One who is learning the alphabet; hence, a tyro.
Prodigal expense for food.
The act or posture of reclining on a couch, as practiced by the ancients at meals.
Good writing on a minor subject.
one who never laughs; a mirthless person
An outward appearance more youthful than one's true age
A clasp consisting of a hook which fastens on to a ring.
The worship of oneself.
Describing mild, flattering speech
A rumbling sound made by the movement of gas in the intestines heard from a distance.
Short-beaked; having a short bill.
Fetid or foul-smelling perspiration. Also called osmidrosis.
Convulsive, loud laughter.
A figure of speech wherein a taunting expression is softened by a jest; an insult veiled in grace.
having an erotic attraction to a person's lips
A person who constructs crosswords
The use of one's fingers to express numbers.
Inflammations cause by a reclined position of the body; it often refers to the complications of bed-ridden patients such as bed sores.
To eject or throw (someone or something) from a window.
To burst or split open at definite places, discharging seeds, or pollen, or other contents, as the ripe pods of some plants.
To take away the phlogiston, i.e. ability to burn, which is now understood to be chemically impossible
The act of blowing one's nose.
The state of having overeaten.
Suspended by, or strung upon, a thread; said of tuberous swellings in the middle or at the extremities of slender, threadlike rootlets.
The act or habit of describing or regarding something as worthless.
Drunk; full of beer.
Someone who gongoozles (who watches boats go by, or stands by and watches things without participating.)
A gauze or surgical sponge left inside a patient's body during surgery.
A bowl made of two hands cupped together.
Of or pertaining to extremely long words.
The state of being able to achieve honours
Tending to speak profusely; loquacious; garrulous
Of or pertaining to a breakfast taken early in the morning, or immediately on getting up.
Of, relating to, or smelling like horse urine.
The inability to remember the correct word.
((archaic)) one who enjoys using slanderous language
carousing on icebound Greenland whaling ships.
a spoilt child
A person who obstinately adheres to old ways in spite of clear evidence that they are wrong; an ignorant and bigoted opponent of reform.
excessive or incorrect use of the letter M
? One without shoes.
Of the day before yesterday.
the habit of biting one's nails
A stretching and stiffening of the trunk and extremities, as when fatigued and drowsy or on waking, often accompanied by yawning.
The scent of rain on earth after a dry spell
a study of the individuals in a group of people within a specific context and their relationships
A short, thickset person characterised by thick neck, large abdomen and relatively short limbs; a mesomorph.
the first individual a person meets after exiting his or her house
Someone who attempts to know all that happens, but who is not careful of the facts.
The opening of a bottle, normally of champagne, by slicing off the bottle's neck with a sabre sword.
Of or related to chess
A filthy, slobbering person; a sloven, a villain, a fiend, a louse.
Flirtatious talk that leads nowhere.
Excessively rapid eating or bolting of food
An extreme urge to dance, popularly thought to have been caused by the bite of a tarantula and prevalent in southern Italy in the 15th through 17th centuries.
Having woolly or crispy hair
Of a critic, giving opinions on something beyond his or her knowledge.
Of or pertaining to a usufruct.
Having a big belly.
A restrictive diet (of bread and water, for example) as a punishment or religious form of discipline.
A seller or purveyor of fine woods.