pious wish + pish - exp. of disdain or contempt + pis (pish) (gael) - vulva.

co - - 'joint' + godparent - godmother, godfather (a man who sponsors a person at baptism).

soph = abbr. of sophomore - a student of the second year (at Cambridge; in American universities and colleges).

elench - a syllogism in refutation of a proposition that has been syllogistically defended;  hence, in wider sense, a logical refutation + elencho (gr) - disgrace, put to shame; cross-examine; convict, prove.

malice - power to harm, harmfulness; harmful action or effect

transgression - a violation of law, duty, or command; disobedience, trespass, sin.

alternate - to interchange (one thing) by turns with, or to cause (a thing) to succeed and be succeeded by, another continuously.

morosity - the state of being morose + James Joyce: Ulysses.3.385: 'Morose delectation Aquinas tunbelly calls this'.

delectation - delight, enjoyment, great pleasure; something that delights

philtre - to charm with a philtre or love-potion; fig. to bewitch

tryst - to engage (a person) to meet one at a given place and time

tantrum - an outburst or display of petulance or ill-temper; a fit of passion + Tantra

PENMARK - Village and peninsula in Brittany, France. Tristan watched for Iseult's sail from the cliffs of Penmark + penn = pen.

sponsibility - responsibility, respectability

passibility - capability of suffering, or of receiving impressions from external agents.

stability - fixity of resolution or purpose; firmness, steadfastness + prostabilis (l) - able to stand forth, able to project; able to prostitute one's self.

extrude - to urge or force out, to thrust out

strabismal - rel. to an affection of the eyes in which the axes of vision cannot be coincidently directed to the same object; perversity of intellectual perception. 

apologia - an apology or a defense, justification of the acts of a persons life

legibly - so as to be easily read + Crépieux-Jamin: Les Éléments de l'Écriture des Canailles 283: (of a handwriting sample) 'of the commonplace calligraphic kind that we call official because it is imposed by administrations in order to ensure greater legibility'.

depressed - pressed down, put or kept down by preasure or force; in low spirits + Joyce's note: 'legible depressed' (may be two separate units) Crépieux-Jamin: Les Éléments de l'Écriture des Canailles 288: 'the small thread-like strokes of the depressed'.

popeyed - having bulging or prominent eyes; wide-eyed (with amazement, etc.) + Popeye - of "Thimble Theatre", American comic strip + Joyce's note: 'popeyed world'.  

scribblative - rel. to hastily written writing + Joyce's note: 'scribblative' Jespersen: The Growth and Structure of the English Language 125 (sec. 123): 'Adjectives are formed in -ative:... scribblative'.

cantred - an obsolete Welsh territorial unit; a hundred (a district containing a hundred townships) + (notebook 1923): 'cantred (hundred)'.

Cathleen, Countess - title heroine of Yeats's play, who sells her soul to the devil so that starving Irish can be fed. The Irish found this an insult to Ireland and rioted at the Abbey Theatre + colleen (Anglo-Irish) - girl. 

mannish - masculine, resembling a man

manful - brave, resolute + Minne (ger) - love + minne (Dutch) - love; wet nurse.

congest - to gather together; to accumulate to excess

rood - a superficial measure of land, properly containing 40 square poles or perches, but varying locally.

pole -  3014 square yards; a perch, a rod

perch - a superficial measure of land, equal to a square of which each side is a lineal perch; a square perch or pole (normally 1160 of an acre).

fluctuant - moving like a wave, varying and unstable


accomplished - complete, perfect; esp. in acquirements, or as the result of training

educandus (l) - fit to be educated + educated + educande (it) - girl-boarders in convent schools.

arrivisme - the attitude or behaviour of an arriviste (a pushing or ambitious person, a self-seeker) + arrivisme (fr) - unscrupulous ambition.

deterred - inhibited

amorous - affected with love towards one of the opposite sex

possess - to put in possession of, furnish with, to take possession of

bush - (A bushy growth of) pubic hair. slang.

Sorge - acconding to some medieval romances, the son of Tristan and Isolde of Ireland + Sorge (ger) - worry, sorrow.

solus cum sola - alone with an unchaperoned woman + solus cum sola sive cunctim cum omnibus (l) - [a man] alone with [a woman] alone or else collectively with everybody + Chiniquy: The Priest, the Woman and the Confessional 228 (l) - (quoting Saint Jerome in Latin) 'Solus cum sola, secreto et absque arbitrio, vel teste, non sedeas... Never sit in secret, alone, in a retired place, with a female who is alone with you'.

obituary - relating to or recording a death + debit (l) - he [she, it] owes + Chiniquy: The Priest, the Woman and the Confessional 290 (l) - 'imo ut non servetur debitum vas, sed copula habeatur in vase præpostero' (Latin 'even if the obligatory vessel is not observed, but the bond is had in the wrong vessel'; i.e. sodomy).

bolivar - monetary unit of Venezuela

collarwork - work in which a horse has to strain hard against the collar, as in drawing a heavy load or going up hill; fig. Severe and close work.

lilt - a song or tune, esp. one of a cheerful or merry character

trill - to utter or sing (a note, tune, etc.) with tremulous vibration of sound

an old song - a very small or trifling sum, amount or value

woo - to entreat or solicit alluringly

O. Henry: The Four Million 207: 'Sisters of the Golden Circle': 'Thus does one sister of the plain gold band know another... bride knoweth bride at the glance of an eye. And between them swiftly passes comfort and meaning' + (notebook 1923): 'the plain gold band' (i.e. ring).

Morna - as Mr Senn says, mother of Fingal, Finn MacCool [James Macpherson: The Poems of Ossian: Fingal II: 'Thy spouse, high-bosomed heaving fair!' (referring to Cuthullin's wife); James Macpherson: The Poems of Ossian: Fingal I: (of Fingal's mother) 'Morna, fairest among women' (glossed in a footnote: 'a woman beloved of all')]. 

gladsome - productive of gladness; cheering, pleasant

to take share of - to share (something) with another

groom - short for bridegroom

carrion - a dead body (obs.); anything vile or corrupt, 'garbage', 'filth'

premature - too early, over hasty; born or occuring before full term

gravedigger - one whose employment it is to dig graves; one who digs up or violates graves + (notebook 1924): '*C* 1st gravedigger'.

fast - to abstain from food, or to restrict oneself to a meagre diet, either as a religious observance or as a ceremonial expression of grief + (notebook 1924): 'who sleeps on the vigil & fasts on the feast'.

dislocate - to throw into confusion or disorder, upset, disarrange, derange [(notebook 1924): 'dislocated reason *C*'].

Matthew 13:57: 'A prophet is not without honour, save in his own country'

blind - destitute of the sense of sight

pore - to look intently or fixedly, to gaze

scald - inflammation caused by heat; an inflamed part

blister - a thin vesicle on the skin, containing serum, caused by friction, a burn, or other injury.

impetiginous - rel. to impetigo (a name given to various pustular diseases of the skin) [(notebook 1924): 'impetiginous disorders'].

sore - a wound or bruise that become infected, ulcer

pustule - a small conical or rounded elevation of the cuticle, with erosion of the cutis, inflammatory at the base and containing pus.

auspice - an observation of birds for the purpose of obtaining omens; a sign or token given by birds; prosperous lead, patronage, favouring direction.

raven - of the color raven black, intensly dark or gloomy + Elijah fed by ravens (I Kings 17:6) and predicted rain from a little cloud (I Kings 18:44).

augury - the practice of divining from the flight of birds, etc.

dynamitism - the use of dynamite and similar explosives for the destruction of life and property, as a method of attacking a government, nation, or person.

colleague - one who is associated with another (or others) in office, or special employment.

record - an account of some fact or event preserved in writing or other permanent form; a document, monument, etc., on which such an account is inscribed.