Verb. To soften (something) or separate it into pieces by soaking it in a heated or unheated liquid.
Noun. A dry creek or streambed, a gulch which temporarily or seasonally fills and flows (after sufficient rain).
Adjective. Kind, genial, benevolent, or tolerant.
Adjective. Relating to earlier, more primitive behavior that returns after an absence.
Verb. To speak in a soft, indistinct manner, mutter.
Noun. People of a church who are not ordained clergy or clerics.
Noun. A fancy twisting or curling shape usually made from a series of concentric circles.
Noun. A political, cultural or social entity or part thereof that is completely surrounded by another.
Verb. To change direction as a result of entering a different medium.
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.
Noun. An abrupt, sharp sound, especially one made by two hard objects colliding repetitively; a sound midway between a click and a clunk.
Verb. To dominate or intimidate in a blustering way; to bully, to domineer.
Adjective. Enthusiastic; high-spirited.
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.
Adjective. (archaic or literary, poetic) Without moisture; dry.