Dramaturgy

The art of dramatic composition for the stage.

Palaver

Talk, especially unnecessary talk; chatter.

Perpetuity

The quality or state of being perpetual; endless duration; uninterrupted existence.

Gullet

The throat or esophagus.

Cataleptic

A person experiencing catalepsy.

Scupper

(nautical) A drainage hole on the deck of a ship. (architecture) A similar opening in a wall or parapet that allows water to drain from a roof.

Rictus

Any open-mouthed expression. A bird’s gaping mouth. The throat of a calyx.

Vicissitude

Regular change or succession from one thing to another, or one part of a cycle to the next; alternation; mutual succession; interchange.

Wainscotting

Wooden (especially oaken) panelling on the lower part of a room’s walls.

Surplice

A liturgical vestment of the Christian Church. It has the form of a tunic of white linen or cotton material, with wide or moderately wide sleeves, reaching to the hips or knees. It usually features lace decoration and may have embroidered bordures.

Accretion

The act of increasing by natural growth; especially the increase of organic bodies by the internal accession of parts; organic growth.

Skeer

Eye dialect spelling of scare: A minor fright.

Detritus

Pieces of rock broken off by ice, glacier, or erosion.

Alacrity

Eagerness; liveliness; enthusiasm.

Strop

A piece of rope spliced into a circular wreath, and put round a block for hanging it.

Coaming

A raised frame, designed to deflect or prevent entry of water, around an opening (e.g., a hatch or skylight) in a flat surface, such as a roof or deck.

Sensorium

The entire sensory apparatus of an organism.

Hoopla

Bustling to-do, excited speech or noise.

Solivagant

Rambling alone : marked by solitary wandering

Promulgate

To put into effect as a regulation.

Extol

To praise; to make high.

Stricture

A general state of restrictiveness on behavior, action, or ideology

Animism

A belief that spirits inhabit some or all classes of natural objects or phenomena.

Dipsomaniac

One with a morbid paroxysmal craving for alcohol; an alcoholic.

Rapprochement

The reestablishment of cordial relations, particularly between two countries; a reconciliation.

Annulus

A ring- or donut-shaped area or structure.

Torpor

A state of being inactive or stuporous.

Mendacity

The fact or condition of being untruthful; dishonesty.

Catafalque

A platform used to display or convey a coffin during a funeral, often ornate.

Patina

The colour or incrustation which age and wear give to (mainly metallic) objects; especially, the green rust which covers works of art such as ancient bronzes, coins and medals.

Sponson

A projection from the side of an aircraft, watercraft, or land vehicle.

Equerry

An officer responsible for the care and supervision of the horses of a person of rank.

Obeisance

Demonstration of an obedient attitude, especially by bowing deeply; a deep bow which demonstrates such an attitude.

Elocution

The art of public speaking with expert control of gesture and voice, etc.

Panegyric

A formal speech or opus publicly praising someone or something.

Alluvium

Soil, clay, silt or gravel deposited by flowing water, as it slows, in a river bed, delta, estuary or flood plain

Perspicacity

The human faculty or power to mentally grasp or understand clearly.

Lucre

Money, riches, or wealth, especially when seen as having a corrupting effect or causing greed, or obtained in an underhanded manner.

Nosh

Food; a light meal or snack.

Fetter

A chain or similar object used to bind a person or animal – often by its legs (usually in plural).

Cavalcade

A company of riders.

Scullery

A small room, next to a kitchen, where washing up and other domestic chores are done.

Pillock

A stupid or annoying person; simpleton; fool.

Loggerhead

A stupid person; a blockhead, a dolt.

Frisson

A sudden surge of excitement. A shiver, a thrill.

Codswallop

Senseless talk or writing; nonsense; rubbish.

Kerfuffle

A disorderly outburst, disturbance, commotion, or tumult.

Walrus

A large Arctic marine mammal related to seals and having long tusks, tough, wrinkled skin, and four flippers, Odobenus rosmarus.

Doyen

(obsolete) A commander in charge of ten men. The senior, or eldest male member of a group. (colloquial) A leading light, or exemplar of a particular practice or movement.

Parkerization

A form of rustproofing for steel surfaces.

Burble

A bubbling, gurgling sound, as of a creek.

Mien

Demeanor; facial expression or attitude, especially one which is intended by its bearer.

Twaddle

Noun. Empty or silly idle talk or writing; nonsense, rubbish.

Soliloquy

Noun. (drama) The act of a character speaking to themselves so as to reveal their thoughts to the audience.

Rastrum

Noun. A five-pointed writing implement used to draw parallel lines of a staff in sheet music.

Mackinaw

Noun. A heavy woolen cloth. A flat-bottomed cargo boat; mackinaw boat.

Détente

Noun. (chiefly politics) A relaxing of tension, especially between countries.

Autumn

Noun. Traditionally the third of the four seasons, when deciduous trees lose their leaves; typically regarded as being from September 24 to December 22 in parts of the Northern Hemisphere, and the months of March, April and May in the Southern Hemisphere.

Foyer

Noun. A lobby, corridor, or waiting room, used in a hotel, theater, etc.

Boffin

Noun. A person with specialized knowledge or skills, especially one who is socially awkward.

Meander

Noun. One of the turns of a winding, crooked, or involved course.

Courier

Noun. A person who delivers messages.

Interloper

Noun. One who interferes, intrudes or gets involved where not welcome, particularly a self-interested intruder.

Sloth

Noun. A herbivorous, arboreal South American mammal of the families Megalonychidae and Bradypodidae, noted for its slowness and inactivity.

Frivolity

Noun. A state of being frivolous.

Foundry

Noun. A facility that melts metals in special furnaces and pours the molten metal into molds to make products. Foundries are usually specified according to the type of metal dealt with: iron foundry, brass foundry, etc.

Indolence

Noun. Habitual laziness or sloth.

Exigency

Noun. An urgent situation, one requiring extreme effort or attention.

Frock

Noun. A dress, a piece of clothing for a female, which consists of a skirt and a cover for the upper body. An outer garment worn by priests and other clericals; a habit.

Connivance

Noun. (law) The process of conniving or conspiring.

Polemic

Noun. A strong verbal or written attack on someone or something.

Peal

Noun. Loud sound, or a succession of loud sounds, as of bells, thunder, cannon, shouts, laughter, of a multitude, etc.

Ablution

Noun. The act of washing something. The liquid used in the cleansing or ablution.

Eyrie

Noun. A bird of prey’s nest. Any high and remote but commanding place.

Codicil

Noun. (law) An addition or supplement that explains, modifies, or revokes a will or part of one.

Halyard

Noun. (nautical) A rope used to raise or lower a sail, flag, spar or yard.

Sycophant

Noun. One who uses obsequious compliments to gain self-serving favor or advantage from another; a servile flatterer.

Camaraderie

Noun. Close friendship in a group of friends or teammates.

Internaute

Noun. Internet user, surfer, websurfer

fo'c'sle

Noun. Contraction of forecastle. (nautical) A raised part of the upper deck at the front of a ship.

Guillemet

Noun. Either of the punctuation marks « or », used in several languages to indicate passages of speech. Similar to typical quotation marks used in the English language such as “ and ”.

Torsion

Noun. The act of turning or twisting, or the state of being twisted; the twisting or wrenching of a body by the exertion of a lateral force tending to turn one end or part of it about a longitudinal axis, while the other is held fast or turned in the opposite direction.

Trocar

Noun. A pointed hollow cylindrical device used to make small incisions and surgically insert cannulas, etc., into body cavities, or to aspirate fluids.

Periscope

Noun. A form of viewing device that allows the viewer to see things at a different height level and usually with minimal visibility.

Realpolitik

Noun. Pragmatic government policy concerned with perceived interests of the state.

Skipper

Noun. (nautical) The master of a ship.

Vapor

Noun. Cloudy diffused matter such as mist, steam or fumes suspended in the air.

Sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia

Noun. A cold-stimulus headache, colloquially known as an ice-cream headache or brain freeze, is a form of brief pain or headache commonly associated with consumption (particularly quick consumption) of cold beverages or foods such as ice cream and ice pops. It is caused by having something cold touch the roof of the mouth, and is believed to result from a nerve response causing rapid constriction and swelling of blood vessels or a “referring” of pain from the roof of the mouth to the head. The rate of intake for cold foods has been studied as a contributing factor. A cold-stimulus headache is distinct from dentin hypersensitivity, a type of dental pain that can occur under similar circumstances.

Trochanter

Noun. (anatomy) In vertebrates with legs, the end of the femur near the hip joint, not including the head or neck. In some arthropods, the second segment of the leg, between the coxa and the femur.

Repertoire

Noun. A list of dramas, operas, pieces, parts, etc., which a company or a person has rehearsed and is prepared to perform or display.

Peccadillo

Noun. A small flaw or sin. A petty offense.

Trickle

Noun. A very thin river or flow.

Hoodlum

Noun. A gangster; a hired thug.

Nebbish

Noun. One who is fearful and timid, especially in making decisions and plans, in discussions, debates, arguments, and confrontations, and in taking responsibility.

Lateen

Noun. (nautical) A triangular fore-and-aft sail set on a boom in such way that the tack is attached to the hull of the vessel and the free end of the boom lifts the sail.

Dhow

Noun. (nautical) A traditional sailing vessel used along the coasts of Arabia, East Africa, and the Indian Ocean, generally having a single mast and a lateen sail.

Scuttle

Noun. A container like an open bucket (usually to hold and carry coal).

Flange

Noun. An external or internal rib or rim, used either to add strength or to hold something in place.

Plimsoll

Noun. A rubber-soled lace-up canvas shoe for sports or onboard ships; a precursor of trainers.

Stratigraphy

Noun. (geology) The study of rock layers and the layering process (stratification). (archaeology) The layering of deposits, with newer remains overlaying older ones, forming a chronology of the site.

Scuttlebutt

Noun. (informal, uncountable) Gossip, rumour, idle chatter. (nautical, countable) A butt with a scuttle, a keg of drinking water with a hole cut in it, on board ship.

Heuristic

Noun. (of an approach to problem solving, learning, or discovery) That employs a practical method not guaranteed to be optimal or perfect; not following or derived from any theory.

Blivet

Noun. Anything overfull.

Vinipote

Noun. A wine drinker.

Thermopote

Noun. A drinker of hot drinks.

Galactopote

Noun. A drinker of milk.

Hydropote

Noun. The water deer (Hydropotes inermis) is a small deer superficially more similar to a musk deer than a true deer. Native to China and Korea, there are two subspecies: the Chinese water deer (Hydropotes inermis inermis) and the Korean water deer (Hydropotes inermis argyropus). Despite its lack of antlers and certain other anatomical anomalies—including a pair of prominent tusks (downward-pointing canine teeth), it is classified as a cervid. Its unique anatomical characteristics have caused it to be classified in its own genus (Hydropotes) as well as its own subfamily (Hydropotinae).

Corpuscle

Noun. 1. A minute particle; an atom; a molecule. 2. A protoplasmic animal cell; especially, such as float free, like blood, lymph, and pus corpuscles; or such as are embedded in an intercellular matrix, like connective tissue and cartilage corpuscles.

Clang

Noun. A loud, ringing sound, like that made by free-hanging metal objects striking each other.

Altiplano

Noun. (geography) plateau (level expanse of land at a high elevation).

Cormorant

Noun. Any of various medium-large black seabirds of the family Phalacrocoracidae, especially the great cormorant, Phalacrocorax carbo.

Lintel

Noun. (architecture) A horizontal structural beam spanning an opening, such as between the uprights of a door or a window, and which supports the wall above.

Declivity

Noun. (geomorphology) The downward slope of a hill; the downward slope of a curve.

Apparatchik

Noun. (historical) A member of the Soviet apparat; a Communist bureaucrat or agent. [from 20th c.] A blindly loyal bureaucrat.

Kowtow

Verb. To kneel and bow low enough to touch one’s forehead to the ground. (intransitive) To bow very deeply. (intransitive, figuratively) To act in a very submissive manner.

Tincture

Noun. A pigment or other substance that colours or dyes.

Nabob

Noun. (historical) An Indian ruler within the Mogul empire. (by extension) Someone of great wealth or importance.

Sangfroid

Noun. Composure, self-possession or imperturbability especially when in a dangerous situation.

Mezzanine

Noun. A secondary floor, in between the main floors of a building; entresol.

Claque

Noun. A group of people hired to attend a performance and to either applaud or boo.

Ort

Noun. (inhabited) Place, location; a group of houses (of any size: hamlet, village, town, city…).

Klaxon

Noun. A loud electric alarm or horn.

Sop

Noun. A piece of solid food to be soaked in liquid food.

Gallop

Noun. The fastest gait of a horse, a two-beat stride during which all four legs are off the ground simultaneously.

Specter

Noun. A ghostly apparition, a phantom.

Wraith

Noun. A ghost or specter, especially a person’s likeness seen just after their death.

Wallop

Noun. A heavy blow, punch.

Augury

Noun. A divination based on the appearance and behavior of animals.

Succor

Noun. Aid, assistance or relief given to one in distress; ministration.

Brine

Noun. Salt water; water saturated or strongly impregnated with salt; a salt-and-water solution for pickling.

Perambulation

Noun. 1. (rare) A survey, a tour; a walking around. 2. (law) An English legal ceremony in which an official from a town or parish walks around it to delineate and record its boundaries. 3. The district thus inspected

Aplomb

Noun. Self-confidence; poise; composure.

Equinamity

Noun. The state of being calm, stable and composed, especially under stress.

Peregrination

Noun. A travel or journey, especially by foot, notably by a pilgrim.

Insouciance

Noun. Carelessness, heedlessness, indifference, or casual unconcern.

Raconteur

Noun. A storyteller, especially a person noted for telling stories with skill and wit.

Itinerant

Noun. One who travels from place to place.

Sastruga

Noun. Any of a series of long, wavelike ridges or grooves formed on a snow surface by the wind, especially in polar plains, and surfaces of ice covered lakes/seas. These dunes of snow may be blown across the plains like wind-driven waves.

Gem

Noun. A precious stone, usually of substantial monetary value or prized for its beauty or shine.

Frippery

Noun.

  1. Ostentation, as in fancy clothing.
  2. Useless things; trifles. quotations ▼
  3. (obsolete) Cast-off clothes. quotations ▼
  4. (obsolete) The trade or traffic in old clothes.
  5. (obsolete) The place where old clothes are sold. quotations ▼
  6. Hence: secondhand finery; cheap and tawdry decoration; affected elegance.

Edifice

Noun.

  1. A building; a structure; an architectural fabric, especially a large and spectacular one
  2. An abstract structure; a school of thought.

Interlocutor

Noun.

  1. A person who takes part in dialogue or conversation.
  2. A man in the middle of the line in a minstrel show who questions the end men and acts as leader.

Agamemnon

Noun. (Greek mythology) One of the most distinguished heroes of Greek mythology. He is the son of King Atreus of Mycenae and Queen Aerope and the brother of Menelaus. He is attributed with rallying the Greeks for the Trojan War.

Berg

Noun. An iceberg.

Satrapy

Noun. The territory governed by a satrap; a province of any of several ancient empires of Western Asia (specifically, of the Median or Achaemenid empires or certain of their successors, including the Sassanian Empire and Hellenistic empires).

Ripple

Noun. A moving disturbance, or undulation, in the surface of a fluid.

Splinter

Noun. A long, sharp fragment of material, often wood.

Ombudsman

Noun. An appointed official whose duty is to investigate complaints, generally on behalf of individuals such as consumers or taxpayers, against institutions such as companies and government departments.

Echo

Noun. A reflected sound that is heard again by its initial observer.

Wolverine

Noun. A solitary, fierce mammal of the Mustelidae family, Gulo gulo.

Chutzpah

Noun. Nearly arrogant courage; utter audacity, effrontery or impudence; supreme self-confidence; exaggerated self-opinion.

coracle

Noun. A small circular or oblong boat made of wickerwork and made watertight with hides or pitch, propelled and steered with a single paddle and light enough to be carried on a person’s back.

Sclera

Noun. The white of the eye. It is the tough outer coat of the eye that covers the eyeball except for the cornea.

Bight

Noun. A corner, bend, or angle; a hollow.

Argent

Noun. The metal silver.

Sobriquet

Noun. A familiar name for a person (typically a shortened version of a person’s given name).

Scintilla

Noun. A small spark or flash.

Blotch

Noun. An uneven patch of color or discoloration.

Bingo Bango Bongo

Noun. A golf game, in which each round of play consists of points being awarded to the first player to land their ball on the green, the player whose ball is closest to the hole (after all of the balls are on the green), and the first player to hit their ball into the hole.

Gobbet

Noun. A quantity of liquid, often in a sticky blotch.

Catechism

Noun. A basic manual in some subject.

Palimpsest

Noun. A manuscript or document that has been erased or scraped clean, for reuse of the paper, parchment, vellum, or other medium on which it was written.

Folderol

Noun. Nonsense or foolishness.

Cognomen

Noun. A nickname or epithet by which someone is identified; a byname; a moniker or sobriquet.

Chatter

Noun. Talk, especially meaningless or unimportant talk.

Pergola

Noun. A framework in the form of a passageway of columns that supports a trelliswork roof; used to support and train climbing plants.

Accouterment

Noun. An article of clothing or equipment, in particular when used as an accessory.

Panave

Noun. A musical style characteristic of the 16th and 17th centuries.

peculation

Noun. (law, chiefly historical) The wrongful appropriation or embezzlement of shared or public property, usually by a person entrusted with the guardianship of that property.

Credulity

Noun. A willingness to believe in someone or something in the absence of reasonable proof; credulousness.

Kilter

Noun. Good form, order or condition; fettle.

Paragon

Noun. A person of preeminent qualities, who acts as a pattern or model for others.

Acrimony

Noun. A sharp and bitter hatred.

Flicker

Noun. An unsteady flash of light.

Myrmidon

Noun. A soldier or a subordinate civil officer who executes orders of a superior without protest or pity (sometimes applied to bailiffs, constables, etc).

Swivet

Noun. A state or condition of haste, flutter; extreme discomposure or distress; irritation, exasperation, annoyance.

Coda

Noun. A passage that brings a movement or piece to a conclusion through prolongation.

Clunk

Noun. A dull, metallic sound, especially one made by two bodies coming into contact.

Click

Noun. A brief, sharp, not particularly loud, relatively high-pitched sound produced by the impact of something small and hard against something hard, such as by the operation of a switch, a lock or a latch, or a finger pressed against the thumb and then released to strike the hand.

Shivelight

Noun. A clear shaft of sunlight that filters through the leaves and branches of trees.

Swallet

Noun. A sinkhole; a shakehole.

Mohole

Noun. A hole drilled through the Earth’s crust into the Mohorovičić discontinuity, part of a scientific project of the 1960s.

Troika

Noun. A party or group of three, especially a ruling council of three people in Russian contexts.

Bowsprit

Noun. A spar projecting over the prow of a sailing vessel to provide the means of adding sail surface.

Waldo

Noun. A remote manipulation system in which a slave device mimics the motions of a master device manipulated directly by the operator.

Fricative

Noun. Any of several sounds produced by air flowing through a constriction in the oral cavity and typically producing a sibilant, hissing, or buzzing quality; a fricative consonant.

Whicker

Noun. The soft neigh made by a horse.

Tranche

Noun. A slice, section or portion.

Arroyo

Noun. A dry creek or streambed, a gulch which temporarily or seasonally fills and flows (after sufficient rain).

Laity

Noun. People of a church who are not ordained clergy or clerics.

Curlicue

Noun. A fancy twisting or curling shape usually made from a series of concentric circles.

Enclave

Noun. A political, cultural or social entity or part thereof that is completely surrounded by another.

Glossolalia

Noun. Speaking a language one does not know, or speaking elaborate but apparently meaningless speech, while in a trance-like state (or, supposedly, under the influence of a deity or spirits); speaking in tongues.

Clack

Noun. An abrupt, sharp sound, especially one made by two hard objects colliding repetitively; a sound midway between a click and a clunk.

Pinnace

Noun. (nautical) A light boat, traditionally propelled by sails, but sometimes a rowboat. Pinnaces are usually messenger boats, carrying messages among the larger ships of a fleet.

Proctor

Noun.

  1. (US) A person who supervises students as they take an examination, in the United States at the college/university level; often the department secretary, or a fellow/graduate student; an invigilator.
  2. (Britain) An official at any of several older universities.
  3. (Britain, law) A legal practitioner in ecclesiastical and some other courts.
  4. (obsolete) One appointed to collect alms for those who could not go out to beg for themselves, such as lepers and the bedridden.
  5. A procurator or manager for another.
  6. A representative of the clergy in convocation.

Parsimony

Noun. 1. Great reluctance to spend money unnecessarily. 2. (by extension) The principle of using the fewest resources or explanations to solve a problem.

Liquid

Noun. A substance that is flowing, and keeping no shape, such as water; a substance of which the molecules, while not tending to separate from one another like those of a gas, readily change their relative position, and which therefore retains no definite shape, except that determined by the containing receptacle; an inelastic fluid.

Panache

Noun. 1. An ornamental plume on a helmet. quotations. 2. Flamboyant, energetic style or action; dash; verve.

Tube

Noun. Anything that is hollow and cylindrical in shape.

Cretin

Noun. A person who fails to develop mentally and physically due to a congenital hypothyroidism. (by extension, derogatory) An idiot.

Elegy

Noun. A mournful or plaintive poem; a funeral song; a poem of lamentation.

Coruscate

Noun. To give off light; to reflect in flashes; to sparkle.

Panacea

Noun. A remedy believed to cure all disease and prolong life that was originally sought by alchemists; a cure-all.

Catalpa

Noun. Any tree of the genus Catalpa, in the family Bignoniaceae. The two North American species, the southern catalpa, Catalpa bignonioides, and the northern catalpa, Catalpa speciosa — along with the yellow catalpa, Catalpa ovata, from China — are often planted as ornamentals because of their showy flowers and decorative bean pods, though others regard the bean pods as a nuisance.

Brocade

Noun. A thick heavy fabric into which raised patterns have been woven, originally in gold and silver; more recently any cloth incorporating raised, woven patterns.

Chyron

Noun. A set of graphics or words at the bottom of a television screen, sometimes unrelated to the current viewing content.

Plonk

Noun. The sound of something solid landing.

Cultivar

Noun. A cultivated variety of a plant species or hybrid of two species.

Numismatics

Noun. The study of coins, tokens, medals and paper money.

Paraparetic

Noun. Exhibiting or relating to paraparesis (weakness of both legs, resulting from disease of the nervous system).

Habitus

Noun. Habitude; mode of life; bearing, general appearance.

Lagoon

Noun. A shallow body of water separated from deeper sea by a bar.

Ambush

Noun. The act of concealing oneself and lying in wait to attack by surprise.

Pintle

Noun. A pin or bolt, usually vertical, which acts as a pivot for a hinge or a rudder.

Shoal

Noun. A sandbank or sandbar creating a shallow.

Mammoth

Noun. (figuratively) Something very large of its kind.

Derringer

Noun. A type of very small, concealable pistol with one or two barrels, but without any loading system or magazine.

Kipuka

Noun. (geology) A zone of unharmed land completely surrounded by lava flows.

Andiron

Noun. A utensil for supporting wood when burning in a fireplace, one being placed on each side.

Cravat

Noun. A bandage resembling a cravat, particularly a triangular bandage folded into a strip.

Current

Noun. The part of a fluid that moves continuously in a certain direction.

Sarcasm

Noun. Use of acerbic language to mock or convey contempt, often using irony and (in speech) often marked by overemphasis and a sneering tone of voice.

Hemisphere

Noun. Half of the Earth, such as the Northern Hemisphere, Southern Hemisphere, Western Hemisphere or Eastern Hemisphere, Land Hemisphere, Water Hemisphere etc.

Emulsion

Noun. A stable suspension of small droplets of one liquid in another with which it is immiscible.

Squash

Noun. A plant and its fruit of any of a few species of the genus Cucurbita, or gourd kind.

Putz

Noun. (slang) Fool, idiot.

Toches

Noun. From Yiddish תּחת (tokhes, “buttocks”), in turn from Hebrew תחת (tákhat, “buttocks”).

Proboscis

Noun. An elongated tube from the head or connected to the mouth, of an animal.

Jamoke

Noun. (slang) Stupid person, fool.

Gusset

Noun. A small piece of cloth inserted in a garment, for the purpose of strengthening some part or giving it a tapering enlargement.

Perpetuity

Noun. The quality or state of being perpetual; endless duration; uninterrupted existence.

Rigmarole

Noun. Complex, obsolete procedures; excess steps or activity; needless motion.

Hovel

Noun. An open shed for sheltering cattle, or protecting produce, etc., from the weather.

Oubliette

Noun. A dungeon only accessible by a trapdoor at the top.

Applique

Noun. a decorative design made by cutting pieces of material and applying them to the surface of another for decoration.

Prow

Noun. The fore part of a vessel; the bow; the stem; hence, the vessel itself.

Demonym

Noun. A name for an inhabitant or native of a specific place that is derived from the name of the place.

Assignation

Noun. The act of assigning or allotting; apportionment.

Quirt

Noun. A rawhide whip plaited with two thongs of buffalo hide.

Rakehell

Noun. A lewd or wanton person; a debauchee; a rake.

Perfidy

Noun. A state or act of violating faith or allegiance; violation of a promise or vow, or of trust reposed; faithlessness; treachery.

Pouch

Noun. A small bag usually closed with a drawstring.

Haven

Noun. A harbour or anchorage protected from the sea.

Cottage

Noun. A seasonal home of any size or stature. A recreational home or a home in a remote location.

Jodhpurs

Noun. Flared riding trousers of heavy cloth, fitting tightly from knee to ankle.

Pod

Noun. (botany) A seed case for legumes (e.g. peas, beans, peppers).

Verisimilitude

Noun. The property of seeming true, of resembling reality; resemblance to reality, realism.

Azure

Noun. A blue colour on a coat of arms, represented in engraving by horizontal parallel lines.

Enclave

Noun. A political, cultural or social entity or part thereof that is completely surrounded by another.

Cocoon

Noun. The silky protective case spun by the larvae of some insects and moths in which they metamorphose, the pupa.

Kith

Noun. (Northern England, Scotland, rural) An acquaintance or a friend.

Smock

Noun. A loose garment worn as protection by a painter, etc.

Constabulary

Noun. The police in a particular district or area.

Imbroglio

Noun. A complicated situation; an entanglement.

Concision

Noun. Conciseness, brevity or terseness.

Scotch

Noun. A surface cut or abrasion.

Peduncle

Noun. The axis of an inflorescence; the stalk supporting an inflorescence.

Dross

Noun. Waste or impure matter

Tombolo

Noun. A spit of sand linking an island to the mainland (or to another island), formed by longshore drift.

Ictus

Noun. The stress of voice laid upon an accented syllable of a word.

Excrescence

Noun. Something, usually abnormal, which grows out of something else.

Credo

Noun. A belief system.

Braggadocio

Noun. 1. A braggart. 2. Empty boasting.

Spancel

Noun. A rope or fetter used to hobble a horse or other animal.

Excrescence

Noun. Something, usually abnormal, which grows out of something else.

Electrophorus

Noun. Any early apparatus, consisting of a rubber disk and a metal plate, for generating static electricity.

Chatoyant

Adjective. Having a certain optical reflectance effect, which can be likened to the sheen of a spool of silk.