partake - to give a part of (something) to to share it with another or others.
abide - to wait for, await; remain ready for, watch for, expect
octopod - an animal having eight feet; spec. an octopus
own - to acknowledge (something) in its relation to oneself; also, more generally, to acknowledge (a thing) to be what is claimed, or to be the fact; to confess to be valid, true, or actual.
mansuetude - gentleness, meekness
Odeon* - the name of any of numerous cinemas in a chain built by Oscar Deutsch or his company in the 1930s. Hence in wider use, any cinema, esp. of similar lavish architectural style.
sore - mental suffering, pain, or trouble; grief, sorrow, anxiety
to make an errand* - to make a short journey; to find a pretence for going.
allocute* - to deliver an allocution, to address formally
next best* - second-best
blabber - to chatter, babble, talk idly or senselessly
delate - to accuse, bring a charge against, impeach delighted
topple - to cause to tumble over or fall headlong; to thrust over, overturn, throw down.
night office - R.C. Ch., (until 1971) the part of the canonical office performed during the night hours.
annex - to add to a composition or book, to append; to attach as a consequence.
snub - to scold; to sob snoop
enclose - to insert in a frame or setting, or in a surrounding mass of material; to shut up in a case, envelope, or receptacle; Also fig. In mod. use esp.: To place (a letter, document, etc.) for transmission within the cover of another.
catechumen* - a new convert under instruction before baptism
quoniam (l) - whereas
uppish - elated, in high spirits; characterized by presumption or affectation of superiority.
insulant - any substance or medium which insulates (electrically, thermally, etc.); insulate - Electr. and Heat. To cut off or isolate from conducting bodies by the interposition of non-conductors, so as to prevent the passage of electricity or heat.
end - to bring to an end, conclude
chunk - to hit, or throw at, with a missile; to make a dull sound
Chink - a Chinaman
autokinesy* - self-movement, spontaneous motion
forasmuch as - in consideration that, seeing that, inasmuch as
tooken - obs. f. token
temporality - pl. Temporal or material possessions (esp. of the church or clergy).
improperium* - pl. A series of antiphons with responses forming part of the liturgical service of Good Friday, expressing the reproach or sorrowful remonstrance of Christ with the Jewish people.
hind = behind
blind Harry* - blind-man's-buff (a game in which one player is blindfolded, and tries to catch and identify any one of the others, who, on their part, push him about, and make sport with him).
burghmote - the judicial assembly of a borough
legatine - of or pertaining to a legate (an ecclesiastic deputed to represent the Pope and armed with his authority).
episcopy* - survey, superintendence; the body or bench of bishops (rare.)
circumdedi (l) - to surround
loup - leap; obs. form of loop
lazary - leprosy; ...Lazarus, who was raised from the dead.
lapsus linguĉ* - a slip of the tongue
washy - watery
honorific - doing or conferring honour; importing honour or respect.
make - doing, action; the manner in which a thing is made
ruridecanal - of or pertaining to a rural dean or deanery
caste - a hereditary class resembling those of India; fig. A class who keep themselves socially distinct, or inherit exclusive privileges.
a cut above (some person or thing) - a degree or stage above
peregrine - a pilgrim; a traveller in a foreign land
Theophrastus* - a Greek philosopher of Eresus in Lesbos (4th c. b.c.)
ochlocracy - government by the mob or lowest of the people, mob-rule.
sequence* - Eccl. A composition in rhythmical prose or accentual metre said or sung, in the Western Church, after the Alleluia and before the Gospel.
facsimile* - an exact copy or likeness; an exact counterpart or representation.
foreign - ellipt. for foreign language
ahem - an exclamation to attract attention to the speaker, or to give him time to consider what he is to say.
Anglice* - in English; in plain English
'You can't make a Mercury out of just any piece of wood' (Pythagorean Latin); squawfish - a fresh-water cyprinoid fish (Ptychocheilus Oregonensis) of the Western U.S.