Friable

Adjective. Easily broken into small fragments, crumbled, or reduced to powder.

Inimical

Adjective. Harmful in effect.

Flocculent

Adjective. Covered in a woolly substance; downy.

Claque

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

Ineluctable

Adjective. Impossible to avoid or escape; inescapable, irresistible.

Darkling

Adverb. In the dark; in obscurity.

Maculate

Verb. To spot; to stain; to blur.

Recondite

Adjective. Abstruse, profound, difficult to grasp

Ort

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

Klaxon

Noun. A loud electric alarm or horn.

Hum

Verb. To make a sound from the vocal chords without pronouncing any real words, with one’s lips closed.

Pejorative

Adjective. Disparaging, belittling or derogatory.

Sop

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

Trounce

Verb. To beat or overcome thoroughly, to defeat heavily; especially (games, sports) to win against (someone) by a wide margin.

Wallow

Verb. To roll oneself about in something dirty, for example in mud.