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.

Spatter

Verb. To splash (someone or something) with small droplets.

Trenchant

Adjective. (obsolete) Fitted to trench or cut; gutting; sharp. (figuratively) Keen; biting; vigorously articulate and effective; severe.

Flagrant

Adjective. Obvious and offensive; blatant; scandalous.

bellicose

Adjective. Warlike in nature; aggressive; hostile.

Affable

Adjective. Receiving others kindly and conversing with them in a free and friendly manner; friendly, courteous, sociable.

Swallow

Verb. To cause (food, drink etc.) to pass from the mouth into the stomach; to take into the stomach through the throat.

Nabob

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

Peripatetic

Adjective. Tending to walk about. Constantly travelling; itinerant; nomadic.

Postprandial

Adjective. After a meal, especially after dinner.

Sangfroid

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

Fructiferous

Adjective. Bearing fruit.

Mezzanine

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

Ascetic

Adjective. Characterized by rigorous self-denial or self-discipline; austere; abstinent; involving a withholding of physical pleasure.