Another batch of vocabulary words from POSP stringer Tim.
1. To scrape off.
2. To wear off or down by scraping or rubbing.
A pithy adage, a terse statement of a believed truth.
Extremely relevant or appropriate, most befitting, fitting a need perfectly.
A mass of trees or shrubs.
1. Use of the wrong word for the context.
2. Use of a forced and especially paradoxical figure of speech.
1. Boorish or rude.
2. Of a churl; peasant-like.
3. Stingy; mean.
4. Difficult to work or deal with, as soil.
1. A small slice of meat.
2. A small slice, portion, or piece of anything.
3. A fold or roll of flesh on the body.
A meeting for conversation especially about art, literature, or science.
1. A procession, especially a ceremonial one.
2. A line or train of attendants; retinue.
To make a crackling sound; crackle.
An irresistible, typically periodic craving for alcoholic drink.
1. To make lucid especially by explanation or analysis.
2. To give a clarifying explanation.
1. A small or slender bundle (as of pine needles or nerve fibers).
2. One of the divisions of a book published in parts.
1. Wicked; base; villainous.
2. Law. Pertaining to, of the nature of, or involving a felony: as in, felonious homicide; felonious intent.
Crumbly, brittle, fragile, easily broken up or broken into small pieces.
1. Leafage; foliage.
2. The process or period of putting forth leaves, as a tree, plant, or the like.
The eating of earth, especially clay, or other non-food substances.
1. To lay the responsibility or blame for often falsely or unjustly.
2. To credit to a person or a cause.
A person who bowls; bowler.
1. Unprincipled, untrustworthy, or dishonest dealing; trickery.
2. Action or practice characteristic of a knave
3. A knavish act or practice.
1. Retention of juvenile characteristics in the adults of a species.
2. The attainment of sexual maturity by an organism still in its larval stage.
An abnormal fear of night or darkness.
1. Done with or involving much labor.
2. Industrious, as a person.
1. A fit of yawning.
2. The drowsiness, slowness, laziness or indolence caused by fatigue or need for sleep.
Infested with lice; lousy.
1. A state of final spiritual ruin; loss of the soul; damnation.
2. The future state of the wicked.
4. Utter destruction or ruin.
5. Obsolete. Loss.
A wretched coward; craven.
Marked by utter cowardice.
Stormy, as the sea.
1. Tending to produce conformity by violent or arbitrary means.
2. Pertaining to or suggestive of Procrustes.
1. Good-natured ridicule; banter.
(Colloquial) A disturbance, a row, a ruckus, rumpus—a rowdy quarrel or fight.
1. Jutting forward beyond a line.
2. Standing out conspicuously; prominent; especially : of notable significance.
A heavy snoring sound.
A state of extreme agitation.
Temperamentally disinclined to talk.
1. A net for catching birds or fish.
2. Something impeding activity, progress, or freedom : restraint -- usually used in plural.
Wisps of precipitation evaporating before reaching the ground.
1. Wooded or uncultivated country.
2. A region in SE England, in Kent, Surrey, and Essex counties: once a forest area; now an agricultural region.
noun (often capitalized)
The general intellectual, moral, and cultural climate of an era.
1. That branch of applied chemistry that deals with fermentation, such as that involved in wine-making or brewing.
2. The practice or art of fermentation in brewing, distilling, wine-making, and so forth.