balbutient* - stammering, stuttering
aback - in a direction backwards, to the rear, towards that which is behind; back.
doom - fate, lot, irrevocable destiny
Book of Dead; balk - a hindrance, check, or defeat.
the time of ones life* - a very enjoyable time
birds eye view* - a view of a landscape from above, such as is presented to the eye of a bird; a perspective representation of such a view; also fig. a résumé of a subject.
standpoint* - a mental point of view; the position (with respect to degree of information, direction of sympathies or prejudices, assumed fundamental principles, or the like) which a person occupies in relation to any object of mental contemplation.
wade - to walk through water or any liquid or soft substance which impedes motion.
lymph - pure water; water in general; a stream
bog - to sink, submerge, or entangle, in a bog. Also fig.
rumba - an Afro-Cuban dance
fawner - one who fawns (to court favour or notice by an abject demeanour), cringes (to behave obsequiously or with mean submissiveness, to show base or servile deference), or flatters.
ruric - rustic
cosmopolite* - free from national limitations or attachments
in dispute* - that is disputed, debated, in controversy; indisputable - that cannot be disputed, unquestionable.
Anglo-Norman* - of or pertaining to the Normans in England after the Norman Conquest, or to their descendants.
donate - to present (a person, etc.) with something; to make a donation or gift of.
breeder - that which breeds or produces offspring; the author, source, or cause brother
masterbuilder* - one who is skilled in the art of building, an architect
tubular - constructed with or consisting of a number of tubes
high fidelity - in equipment used in the recording and reproduction of sound, the property of producing little distortion in the signal, so that the sound produced bears as close a resemblance as possible to the original.
dial* - On a telephone, a circular plate marked with letters, numbers, etc., above which is a disc which can be rotated by means of finger-holes to establish connection with another telephone.
up to the minute - right up to the present time, in the latest fashion
duchy - the territory ruled by a duke or duchess; In Great Britain, applied to the dukedoms of Cornwall and Lancaster (the two earliest in England) vested in the Royal Family, and having certain courts of their own, in which respect they differ from ordinary peerage dukedoms.
scheme - to devise as a scheme; to effect by contrivance or intrigue seemed
shielded - protected by a 'shield'
umbrella - a structure resembling in shape an outspread umbrella
coupling - joining in couples, pairing; linking
vital - endowed with, or possessed of, life; animate, living
speaker = loud speaker - any instrument for converting variations in an applied electric current or voltage (of appropriate magnitude and frequency) into corresponding sound waves that are able to be heard at a distance from the instrument.
buddy - brother; companion, friend bud
craft - a small vessel or boat; any sailing or floating vessel
emit* - to give forth (sound)
vacuum cleaner* - an electrical appliance for removing dust (from carpets and other flooring, soft furnishings, etc.) by suction.
due to - owing to
bawl - to shout at the top of one's voice, with a loud, full, protracted sound
whowle = howl (obs.) whole
wobble - to move from side to side unsteadily or with uncertain direction
pound - a heavy beating blow; a thump; also, the sound caused by this, a thud
merry go round* - a revolving machine carrying wooden horses or cars, on or in which persons ride round and round for amusement; a roundabout.