why - Used interjectionally, before a sentence or clause: As an expression of surprise.
pin - As a type of something very small, or of very slight value or significance.
tossup - the throwing up of a coin to arrive at a decision
courting - the paying of courteous attention, in order to win favour or love.
quack - the harsh cry characteristic of a duck; a sound resembling, or imitating this.
love potion* - a drink to excite love
put down - to write down; to enter in a written account, list, etc.
ringside seat - a seat immediately adjacent to a boxing contest or other sporting activity.
corrupt - to render morally unsound or 'rotten'; to destroy the moral purity or chastity of.
recoil - to cause to retreat or retire
sprout - to grow, issue, or proceed as a sprout or sprouts; to shoot forth or spring up by natural growth.
scruple - a thought or circumstance that troubles the mind or conscience; a doubt, uncertainty or hesitation in regard to right and wrong, duty, propriety, etc.
trope - Rhet. A figure of speech which consists in the use of a word or phrase in a sense other than that which is proper to it; also, in casual use, a figure of speech.
popetry - pertaining to or of the nature of a puppet poetry
dear* - to inspire or create affection for (a person or thing); to treat affectionately or fondly.
mishmash - a confused mixture; a medley, hodgepodge, jumble
Jack the Ripper* - popular name for a murderer of women in London in 1888, who mutilated the bodies of his victims.
to dwell on - to spend time upon or linger over (a thing) in action or thought.
lander - one who lands or goes ashore
appeal - to be attractive or pleasing to (a person)
shuck - to slip out of one's clothes; to strip oneself; to remove, throw or strip off shock
wheedle - to entice or persuade by soft flattering words
starveling* - fig. Poor in quality or quantity, lean, thin, meagre, scanty
congregational - performed by a congregation of worshippers collectively
rota - Mus. A musical composition which has the form of a round; this form itself. Used esp. of medieval English songs.
pagoda - a temple or sacred building (in India, China, and adjacent countries); fig. = Temple.
diva - a distinguished female singer, a prima donna; divna (sr) - very beautiful.
devojka (sr) - girl
dauber - one who plasters or covers walls with mortar, clay, etc.; a plasterer; dobar (sr) - good.
dan (sr) - day
sedulous - Of persons or agents: Diligent, active, constant in application to the matter in hand.
singe - to burn (something) superficially or lightly sing
grunt - to utter or express with a grunt grant
foreboden - presented beforehand
dea - U.S. colloq. abbrevs. of deacon
coloratura - a showy stile in singing (as in opera); 'divisions, runs, trills, cadenzas, and other florid passages in vocal music'.
harmonize* - Mus. To be in harmony, form a concord
love in a cottage* - a euphemistic expression for marriage with insufficient means.
diddle* - to sing without distinct utterance of words
school colours - the distinctive colours of a school, esp. as conferred as a sign of sporting achievement.
scrap - to quarrel, squabble; to engage in heated argument or angry dispute.
rug - to pull, tear, or tug (at something). Also, to struggle
mat - to become entangled, to form tangled masses. Chiefly with together
chummy - familiar, intimate
bashed - having the surface beaten or smashed in mashed
spud - a potato (slang and dial.)
holmgang - a duel to the death
attaboy - an exclamation expressive of encouragement or admiration
hoity - to play a fool, foolish
poss - colloq. abbrev. possible
acheve - obs. form of achieve (v.)
taurus (l) - bull
periculosus (l) - dangerous
morbus (l) - illness
miserabilis (l) - miserable
uval - pertaining to a Grape or Vine
preclude - to 'close the door against', shut out, prevent the entrance of
mob - a strumpet (a debauched or unchaste woman, a harlot, prostitute)
begob - a mild oath
to see anything green in (one's) eye* - to detect any signs of gullibility
out of tune* - out of correct intonation in singing