nada - nothing; inchoate or elemental sound considered as the source of all sounds and as a source of creation, the 'inner' sound of the body.
hermetic - relating to or dealing with occult science, esp. alchemy
prod - an act of prodding; a thrust with some pointed instrument; a poke, a stab.
to take notice - to give heed, bestow attention
phalanx - fig. A number or set of persons, etc. banded together for a common purpose, esp. in support of or in opposition to some cause.
February filldike - a popular appellation indicating the prevalence of either rain or snow in this month.
embush - ambush (obs.)
rambler - one who rambles; In later use, one who walks through the countryside on a specified route, freq. in company with others.
weep - a fit or bout of weeping; Also the weeps: a fit of weeping or melancholy.
concelebrate - to celebrate together, or in great numbers; to publish the fame of, extol loudly.
sunflower - fig. Applied to a person of resplendent beauty
solace* - comfort, consolation; alleviation of sorrow, distress, or discomfort.
splatter - to splash continuously or noisily
plap - to come down or fall with a flat impact, and with the sound that this makes palms
distress - the sore pressure or strain of adversity, trouble, sickness, pain, or sorrow.
prettily* - in a way that pleases the eye, ear, or ęsthetic sense
polylogue* - a discussion between more than two persons
just - that does what is morally right, righteous
favour - exceptional kindness; gracious or friendly action due to special goodwill, and in excess of what may be ordinarily looked for.
wherefore - on which account, for which reason
wail - to express pain or sorrow by prolonged piteous cries
aujourd hui (fr) - today
desiriously* - with desire or longing; wishfully, eagerly, longingly
psalmody - to sing psalms
Gestern (d) - yesterday
scuttle - to run with quick, hurried steps
hop off - Aeronaut., the take-off of an aircraft
wean - one who takes care of a young person (obs.)
dropleaf* - designating a table or desk having a hinged flap at the end or side which can be raised to extend the surface area.
label - an adhesive postage-stamp, bill-stamp, or the like
smother - to hush up (a matter, etc.); to repress, retain from displaying, (feeling, etc.) by the exercise of self-control.
choke - to suppress or smother any feeling, or aspiration
guffaw - a burst of coarse laughter, a loud or boisterous laugh
expectorate* - to eject, discharge (phlegm, etc.) from the chest or lungs by coughing, hawking, or spitting.
gummy* - gum-like, sticky, viscid
stickyback - a small photograph or poster with a gummed back
stamp - to impress with a device or lettering indicating genuineness, quality, or official inspection and approval.
badge - a distinguishing 'sign,' emblem, token, or symbol of any kind
dash - a violent blow, stroke, impact, or collision, such as smashes or might smash; a gay or showy appearance, display, parade.
irrepressible - that cannot be repressed, restrained, or put down
ladylike - wellbred, weak, soft, yielding
topsy turvy* - turned upside down; fig. utterly confused or disorderly.
scamp - a good-for-nothing, worthless person, a ne'er-do-well smoke
frisky - lively, playful whisky
Jameson* - the proprietary name of a brand of Irish whiskey
shag - a mass of matted hair
widdershins - in a direction contrary to the apparent course of the sun (considered as unlucky or causing disaster).