best ones: Boston.
anguished* - distressed with severe pain or grief, tormented
victor - to overcome, vanquish (obs.)
vex - to trouble, afflict, or harass (a person, etc.) by aggression, encroachment, or other interference with peace and quiet; to afflict with mental agitation or trouble.
perambulator* - a hand-carriage, with three or four wheels, for one or two young children, pushed from behind.
ram - to dash violently against, to strike with great force ran
...M' Turk's knee in the small of his back cannoned him into Stalky, who punted him back.
acolyte* - Eccl. An inferior officer in the church who attended the priests and deacons, and performed subordinate duties, as lighting and bearing candles, etc.; an attendant or junior assistant in any ceremony or operation.
ever since* - throughout all the time before or after a specified date
Madonna* - an Italian designation of the Virgin Mary
chield* - child, lad
brilliance - intense or sparkling brightness or radiance, lustre, splendour.
nominally - by name, as regards a name or names; in name, as opposed to really.
pronominally* - with the force of or as a pronoun; by means of a pronoun; numina - a spirit which inhabits object or phenomenon.
reeker - one that reeks
to stand pat - to oppose or resist change; pat - exactly suitable or to the purpose, apposite.
yahoo* - a name invented by Swift in Gulliver's Travels for an imaginary race of brutes having the form of men; hence transf. and allusively, a human being of a degraded or bestial type.
houyhnhnm* - the name given by Swift in Gulliver's Travels to one of a race of beings described as horses endowed with reason and bearing rule over a degraded brutish race of men, called the Yahoos; homonym* - the same name or word used to denote different things; a person or thing having the same name as another, a 'namesake'.
gab - mockery, derisive deception; a lie, deceit Gottgab
memoirs - a record of events, not purporting to be a complete history, but treating of such matters as come within the personal knowledge of the writer, or are obtained from certain particular sources of information memories
impersonate - to invest with a supposed personality; to represent in a personal or bodily form; to personify.
foul - grossly offensive to the senses, physically loathsome; primarily with reference to the odour or appearance indicative of putridity or corruption.
twofold - composed of two parts or elements; existing in two relations or manners; of two kinds; double, dual.
untaken - not taken by force; not made prisoner; uncaptured.
expatriate* - an expatriated person; In modern usage, a person who lives in a foreign country.
doppleganger* = double-ganger - the apparition of a living person; a double, a wraith.
much about - very nearly
medium - a middle quality, degree, or condition; Spiritualism, etc. A person who is supposed to be the organ of communications from departed spirits.
sandy - having hair of a yellowish-red colour; of hair, yellowish-red.
whiskers - the hair that grows on an adult man's face; formerly commonly applied to that on the upper lip, now called moustache, and sometimes to (or including) that on the chin (beard); now usu. restricted to that on the cheeks or sides of the face.
to poke (one) in the ribs - to hit (a person) in the side of his chest esp. with ones elbow in order to draw his attention to something funny or unusual; nab - the head; a policeman.
to take the words out
of someone's mouth* - to say what someone else was intending to say before he does so
erst - earliest, soonest, first in order of time.
treble - three times as much or as many; triple
surpass - to go beyond (another) in degree, amount, or quality; to be or do more or better than.
foster - a foster-parent, nurse; an officer who watches royal forest
to do the dirty - to play a dirty trick
tantrum - an outburst or display of petulance or ill-temper, a fit of passion; Freq. in pl. Now often spec. a fit of bad temper in a young child.
kilowatt - a thousand watts
redivive* - revived, come to life again
toot - an act of tooting; a note or short blast of a horn, trumpet, or other wind instrument.
tut* - an ejaculation (often reduplicated) expressing impatience or dissatisfaction with a statement, notion, or proceeding, or contemptuously dismissing it; (The Sc. toot, toots, expresses mild expostulation.)
red letter day* - a saint's day or church festival indicated in the calendar by red letters; hence, any memorable, fortunate, or specially happy day.
righting - reparation or redress of wrongs, injuries, etc.
what though_? - (somewhat arch.) what happens or would happen in view of the fact that, or on the supposition that_?
sow - the female of swine; an adult or full-grown female pig, esp. a domestic one used for breeding.
windowsill - the piece of wood- or stone-work forming the lower horizontal part of a window-opening.