recitant* - one who recites or repeats
varsatile - obs. variant of versatile
ology - a branch of knowledge, science
Augustan - connected with the reign of Augustus Cæsar, the palmy period of Latin literature; hence applied to the period of highest purity and refinement of any national literature.
justly* - with good reason or truth; rightly, properly
in the first place* - at the beginning of the discussion of a matter, to start with.
supine - lying on one's back, lying with the face or front upward
tautological* - repeating the same word, or the same notion in different words.
subjunctive - a relative (obs. rare.); Gram. That is subjoined or dependent.
paltry - petty, insignificant, trifling; contemptible, despicable; of worthless nature.
flippant* - displaying unbecoming levity in the consideration of serious subjects or in behaviour to persons entitled to respect.
onomatopeia* - the formation of a name or word by an imitation of the sound associated with the thing or action designated.
stop - Gram. Short for full stop
fondness* - foolish affection; unreasoning tenderness
twine - to separate, part, etc.
twos - a group or set of two persons or things; a pair, couple. Usually in pl.
furbelow* -a piece of stuff pleated and puckered on a gown or petticoat; the pleated border of a petticoat or gown. Now often in pl. as a contemptuous term for showy ornaments or trimming, esp. in a lady's dress.
farthingale - a frame-work of hoops, usually of whalebone, worked into some kind of cloth, formerly used for extending the skirts of women's dresses; a hooped petticoat.
undoubting* - harbouring no doubts, confident
unbelieving* - not giving belief
dactyl* - Prosody. A metrical foot consisting of a long syllable followed by two short.
ticklish - easily tickled; sensitive to tickling English
namer - one who, or that which, gives a name or names
ending - termination, conclusion, completion; the concluding part of a piece of work, a book, etc.
stress - the overpowering pressure of some adverse force or influence.
sunder - to dissolve connexion between two or more persons or things, to separate or part one from another.
enliven - to give fuller life to; to animate, inspirit, invigorate physically or spiritually; to quicken (feelings).
ay - Indicating assent to a previous statement, and preliminary to a further or more forcible one.
clasp - taking in the arms, embrace
deciduous - fig. Fleeting, transitory, perishing or disappearing after having served its purpose.
mike - a rest, a period of idleness
positively - definitely, explicitly, directly, downright; with assurance or confident assertion.
alarm - a warning; the apparatus or mechanism which sounds the alarm
put on - to bring into action or operation; to cause to act
hereby - by, through, or from this fact or circumstance; as a result of this
amble - Of a horse, mule, etc.: To move by lifting the two feet on one side together, alternately with the two feet on the other; hence, to move at a smooth or easy pace; Hence, To move in a way suggesting the motion or pace of an ambling horse; Said fig. of any easy motion.
mitch - to shrink or retire from view, to lurk out of sight; to complain, whine itching
mizzle - to disappear suddenly; to run or slink away, decamp, vanish, take oneself off.
sarve - obs. form of serve
gulp - to swallow in large draughts or morsels hastily or with greediness
bumper* - a cup or glass of wine, etc., filled to the brim, esp. when drunk as a toast.
whenever - at whatever time, no matter when
tempos - pl. of tempo (rate of motion, pace, rhytmic recurrence)
fidget - to make movements indicative of impatience, restlessness, or uneasiness.
fiacre* - a small four-wheeled carriage for hire, a hackney-coach
Monomark* - a combination of letters and/or figures used as an identification mark for goods or personal property.
undulant - fluctuating, rippling, having a form of waves
hoodie - the Hooded or Royston Crow, Corvus Cornix
tway - two
mew - a gull, esp. the common gull, Larus canus
freer - comp. of free; friar
bawl - to shout at the top of one's voice
sawdust - wood in the state of small particles, detached from a tree, plank, etc. in the process of sawing.
collie - a Scotch shepherd's dog
shack - a roughly built cabin or shanty of logs, mud, etc.; a house (U.S. slang.)
Azores - islands of north Atlantic; azure - the clear blue colour of the unclouded sky, or of the sea reflecting it.
chorine - a chorus girl
heath - open uncultivated ground; an extensive tract of waste land.
sistra - a musical instrument consisting of a thin oval metal frame furnished with transverse metal rods loosely fixed in it and a handle by which it was shaken; Originally peculiar to Egypt and the worship of Isis, but subsequently used in other Oriental countries.
banshee* - a supernatural being supposed by the peasantry of Ireland and the Scottish Highlands to wail under the windows of a house where one of the inmates is about to die.
peel - to take off one's clothes or outer garments; to strip
houri - a nymph of the Muslim Paradise; Hence applied allusively to a voluptuously beautiful woman; Haar (d) - hair.
hoar - to become hoary or grey-haired; fig. To grow old