Gobbet

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

Tannoy

Verb. To transmit, or communicate with, by means of a public address system.

Blinkered

Adjective. Having tunnel vision; unable to see what is happening around one.

Nacreous

Adjective. Exhibiting lustrous or rainbow-like colors.

Catechism

Noun. A basic manual in some subject.

Actinic

Adjective. Related to or caused by light or radiation. In medicine, actinic keratoses usually occur in sundamaged skin and exhibit hyperkeratosis.

Maudlin

Adjective. Affectionate or sentimental in an effusive, tearful, or foolish manner, especially because of drunkenness.

Buckle

Verb. To distort or collapse under physical pressure; especially, of a slender structure in compression.

Searing

Adjective. Very hot; blistering or boiling

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.

Proselytize

Verb. To advertise one’s religious beliefs; to convert (someone) to one’s own faith or religious movement or encourage them to do so.

Folderol

Noun. Nonsense or foolishness.

Cognomen

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

Glower

Verb. To look or stare with anger.

Sardonic

Adjective. Scornfully mocking or cynical.