sap - fig. To weaken or destroy insidiously (esp. health, strength, courage, or the like).
at home - at or in one's own house, or place of abode
chary - careful, cautious, circumspect, wary
in the main - mostly, usually
supper - to take one's supper
outrager - one who subjects to outrage or gross violence, a violator
restore* - to give back, to make return or restitution of (anything previously taken away or lost).
gloove = glove (obs.)
rhodon (gr) - rose
beset - to become, suit, look well on, befit (obs.)
green - unripe, immature, undeveloped
hobbyhorse* - in the morris-dance, and on the stage (in burlesques, pantomimes, etc.), a figure of a horse, made of wickerwork, or other light material, furnished with a deep housing, and fastened about the waist of one of the performers, who executed various antics in imitation of the movements of a skittish or spirited horse; also, the name of this performer.
breeches part - a part in which men's clothes are worn by an actress
bessy - folk dance played by a man dressed as a woman
fleshcoloured - of the colour of flesh
panto - pantomime
earth - to plunge or hide in the earth working
coalhole - a small store-place for coals, a coal-cellar
boil - to bring to the boiling point: esp. said of food, wholly or partly liquid, in the process of cooking.
whicker - a snigger, a whinny
whack - to beat or strike vigorously, as with a stick
forestand - to oppose, withstand; understand
biter - one who or that which bites; spec. A deceiver, one who amuses himself at another's expense.
bitter - that which is bitter; bitterness. lit. and fig. tears
vigil - Eccl. The eve of (i.e. preceding) a festival or holy day, as an occasion of devotional watching or religious observance.
feast - a religious anniversary appointed to be observed with rejoicing (hence opposed to a fast), in commemoration of some event or in honour of some personage.
weeper - one who weeps or sheds tears, esp. one who is constantly weeping.
halter - a rope, cord, or strap with a noose or head-stall, by which horses or cattle are led or fastened up; ...'to lead a bride to the altar,' as the place at which the marriage service in a church is concluded.
heyday - the flush or full bloom, or stage of fullest vigour, of youth, enjoyment, prosperity, or the like.
puny - petty, weak, feeble; small, diminutive, tiny
petunia - a genus of ornamental herbaceous plants (N.O. SolanaceŠ) nearly allied to tobacco, natives of South America; they bear white, violet or purple, and variegated funnel-shaped flowers.
to point a moral* - to give point to (words, actions, etc.); to give force, piquancy, or sting to.
henna - the Egyptian Privet, Lawsonia inermis, the shoots and leaves of this plant used, esp. by eastern nations, as a dye for parts of the body, or made into a cosmetic with catechu hell
to put one's best foot foremost* - to do one's best to get on; swell - 'great', 'fine'.
foulard* - a thin flexible material of silk, or of silk mixed with cotton; a handkerchief of this material.
pneumonia - inflammation of the substance of the lungs
shirtwaist* - a shirt-blouse
irreconcilable* - that cannot be brought into harmony or made consistent; incompatible.
reservation* - the fact or habit of being reticent, reservedness in discourse (obs. rare.)
lace - a slender open-work fabric of linen, cotton, silk, woollen, or metal threads, usually ornamented with inwrought or applied patterns.
Limerick* - a type of embroidered lace made originally at Limerick
on the whole - considering the whole of the facts or circumstances; all things considered; 'taking it all together'.
mere - renowned, famous, illustrious; beautiful, noble
languid - faint, weak; inert from fatigue or weakness; wanting in vigour or vitality.
lingerie* - linen articles collectively; all the articles of linen, lace, etc. in a woman's wardrobe or trousseau; women's underwear and nightclothes.
Santa Claus* - in nursery language, the name of an imaginary personage, who is supposed, in the night before Christmas day, to bring presents for children, a stocking being hung up to receive his gifts. Also, a person wearing a red cloak or suit and a white beard, to simulate the supposed Santa Claus to children, esp. in shops or on shopping streets.
hose - an article of clothing for the leg
verity - truth, either in general or with reference to a particular fact; Vanity Fair - a place or scene where all is frivolity and empty show.
whalebone - a strip of whalebone, esp. used as stiffening in women's stays, dresses, etc.
busk - a strip of wood, whalebone, steel, or other rigid material passed down the front of a corset, and used to stiffen and support it; butt - a terminal point.
thwack* - to beat or strike vigorously, as with a stick
Jones* - one of the commonest British family names, used esp. in the plural to designate one's neighbours or social equals.
mutual* - pertaining to both parties (commonly censured as incorrect, but still often used in the collocations mutual friend, mutual acquaintance).
fan - a keen follower of a specified hobby or amusement, and gen. an enthusiast for a particular person or thing.
compulse* - to force to move; to compel, force (obs.)
spasm - fig. Any sudden or convulsive movement of a violent character
copiosity* - abundance, plentifulness
darkle - to show itself darkly, to lie in the dark, conceal oneself; to grow dark; Of the countenance, etc.: To become dark with anger, scorn, etc.
autocrat* - a monarch of uncontrolled authority; an absolute, irresponsible governor.
metamorphose* - to turn to or into something else by enchantment or other supernatural means.
commute - to change (a punishment, or a sentence) for (to, into) another of less severity; to make up, compensate, compound for.
reappear - to appear again
autism - a condition in which a person is morbidly self-absorbed and out of contact with reality.
pulcher (l) - beautiful
alias* - otherwise (called or named)
crusader - one who engages in a crusade