Saturday, July 2, 2011
The next listing by POSP stringer Tim.
1. Spend the summer, to summer somewhere.
2. To spend the summer in a dormant state (antonym of hibernate). Bears hibernate through the winter to avoid the seasonal severity; desert amphibians aestivate in the summer for the same reason.
A minute or microscopic animal, nearly or quite invisible to the naked eye.
One who is self-taught. A graduate of Autodidact University.
1. Taken for granted : self-evident.
2. Based on or involving an axiom or system of axioms.
1. A daughter of Priam endowed with the gift of prophecy but fated never to be believed.
2. One that predicts misfortune or disaster
Glittering with gold or silver; tinseled.
Tinsel; imitation gold leaf.
A state or fit of intense indignation; resentment; ill humor -- often used in the phrase "in high dudgeon."
1. To burst into bloom; blossom.
2. In chemistry, to change either throughout or on the surface to a mealy or powdery substance upon exposure to air, as a to change either throughout or on the surface to a mealy or powdery substance upon exposure to air, as a crystalline substance through loss of water of crystallization.
An interpretation that expresses the interpreter's own ideas, bias, or the like, rather than the meaning of the text.
Attracting the opposite sex, as the colors of certain birds.
A disorganized assortment, hotchpotch, salmagundi, miscellany, clumsy mixture, gallimaufry, or jumble of odds and ends.
1. Open, affable, and forthcoming in nature.
2. Forward, frank, outspoken, or presumptuous in behavior.
1. (Law) Freely exchangeable for or replaceable by another of like nature or kind in the satisfaction of an obligation.
Something that is exchangeable or substitutable. Usually used in the plural.
Rainy, showery, rain-bearing, auguring rain.
Inconvenient, as not affording sufficient space or room; uncomfortable.
Tending to promote peace; conciliatory.
1a. The range of vision
1b. Sight, view.
2. The range of perception, understanding, or knowledge.
A dull and tedious passage in a book, play, musical composition, or the like.
1. To work, write, or study laboriously, especially at night.
2. To write learnedly.
Notes in the margin of a book, manuscript, or letter.
1. The misnaming of a person in a legal instrument, as in a complaint or indictment.
2. Any misnaming of a person or thing; also, a wrong or inapplicable name or designation.
Mob rule, government by the rabble.
The nervous habit of biting the nails, usually those on the fingers, since our nerves seldom drive us to nibble those on our toes.
Hypocritically and smugly affecting benevolence or high moral principles.
1. The art of discovering temperament and other characteristic qualities of the mind from the outward appearance, especially by the features of the face.
2. The face or facial features, especially when regarded as indicating character.
3. The general appearance or aspect of a thing.
1. Beating with a loud or deep sound, as, "the plangent wave."
2. Expressing sadness; plaintive.
Having, assuming, or passing through many or various forms, stages, or the like.
1. Of or relating to apples.
2. Resembling a pome.
1. To exist abundantly; swarm; teem.
2. To send forth sprouts, buds, etc.
3. To increase rapidly; multiply.
1. A place where one may range at large; confines or bounds.
2. A person's haunt or resort.
3. An outlying district or region, as of a town or city.
4. A piece of land on the edge of a forest, originally land that, after having been included in a royal forest, was restored to private ownership, though still subject, in some respects, to the operation of the forest laws.
Shining brightly, resplendent, illustrious.
To draw back, to retreat, to recoil from something. 2. To return or spring back to an original state, condition, or position.
1. A rushing, susurrous sound like the rustling wind over leaves or water over stones.
2. A soft murmuring soothing sound; a sigh.
1. Irritable; peevish; spiteful.
2. Of the spleen.
3. Archaic: Affected with, characterized by, or tending to produce melancholy.
Splitting a word in two and sandwiching an emphatic modifier between the two parts, as in abso-bloody-lutely or abso-doggone-lutely. Like the plural of all English words borrowed from Latin that end on -is, the plural of this word is tmeses.
1. To subject to fire or intense heat.
2. In pharmacology, to dry or parch drugs with heat.
3. To roast, as metallic ores.
1. Capable of being bought or obtained for money or other valuable consideration; especially : open to corrupt influence and especially bribery.
2. Originating in, characterized by, or associated with corrupt bribery.
1. Affected with vertigo; giddy; dizzy.
2. Causing or tending to cause dizziness.
3. Turning round; whirling; revolving.
4. Inclined to change quickly or frequently; inconstant.
To abase, to hold worthless or in low esteem, to vastly underestimate. 2. To vilify, to verbally abuse or chastise.
A glass showcase or cabinet especially for displaying fine wares or specimens.
1. To be completely different from either parent, or from the source of an object's creation.
2. In biology, originating outside the organism or from a foreign substance introduced into the organism.
With quickness or agility.
[Often capitalized] The spirit of the time; the general intellectual and moral state or temper characteristic of any period of time.