Wednesday, March 21, 2012
A dozen lists now from POSP stringer Tim.
1. Anything that transforms, purifies, or refines.
2. A vessel with a beaked cap or head, formerly used in distilling.
To belong as a part, right, possession or attribute.
1. Deny, renounce.
2. Surrender, relinquish.
1. Utterly unyielding or firm in attitude or opinion.
2. Too hard to cut, break, or pierce.
3. Like a diamond in luster.
Without digressing, in a straightforward manner.
A direct or exact opposite.
1. Sharply incisive, pungent.
2. Medicine/Medical. Contracting, constrictive, styptic.
3. Harshly biting, caustic: His astringent criticism.
4. Stern or severe, austere.
1. A song or poem greeting the dawn.
2a. A morning love song.
2b. A song or poem of lovers parting at dawn.
3. Morning music.
The act of listening to sounds within the body as a method of diagnosis.
The shattering effect of a high explosive.
1. Rural, simple, countrified, uncomplicated as life once was in the country.
2. Romantically rustic, pastoral, peaceful and surrounded by natural beauty.
1. Bad spelling.
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1. Related to a mock serenade made by banging pots and pans together, as in a wedding sendoff.
2. Related to a noisy, discordant band or parade, loud, noisy and discordant.
adverb or adjective
In a diagonal or oblique position, kitty-corner.
1a. Yielding something abundantly.
1b. Blentiful in number.
2. Full of thought, information, or matter.
3. Lavish, abundant.
Enjoyable time spent with other people, especially when the conversation
is entertaining and funny.
1. (The Cynosure) The constellation Ursa Minor or the North Star, which lies within it.
2. Anything that guides, leads, or provides guidance.
3. The focal point or center of attention.
1. Melting away, disappearing as if by melting, dissolving by absorbing moisture from the air.
2. Liquefying during the process of decomposition.
To testify under oath, depose.
A disorder of vision in which two images of a single object are seen because of unequal action of the eye muscles--called also double vision.
1. An elderly woman of stately dignity, especially one of elevated social position.
2. A woman who holds some title or property from her deceased husband, especially the widow of a king, duke, etc.
Noting, pertaining to, or characteristic of a dowager.
The power to attract through personal magnetism and charm.
Something edible, especially a vegetable.
Suitable for use as food, edible.
1. To think out, devise, invent.
2. To study intently and carefully in order to grasp or comprehend fully.
1. Suitable for or communicated to the general public.
2. Not belonging, limited, or pertaining to the inner or select circle, as of disciples or intimates.
3. Popular, simple, commonplace.
4. Pertaining to the outside, exterior, external.
1. Embodying a fallacy.
2. Tending to deceive or mislead, delusive.
Pertaining to reverence of forebears or tradition, especially if carried to excess.
Full of bends or curves, sinuous.
To form a fork, branch.
1. Of, pertaining to, or resembling a goat.
2. Having a goatish odor.
3. Lustful, libidinous.
Characterized by injustice or wickedness, wicked, sinful.
To insert into at various points, especially in a series, as to intercalate graphics at appropriate points in a book.
1. Restoration after decay, lapse, or dilapidation.
2. An act of instituting or establishing something.
1. Loyal, faithful.
2. Owing primary allegiance and service to a feudal lord.
3. Pertaining to the relation between a feudal vassal and lord.
1. A feudal lord entitled to allegiance and service.
2. A feudal vassal or subject.
Of, relating to, or characterized by play, playful.
The greedy pursuit of riches.
1. Piece, morsel.
2. An excerpt or passage of poetry or music.
1. Of little or no consequence, trifling, inconsequential.
2. Having no force, inoperative.
1. Ambiguous, obscure.
2. Of the nature of, resembling, or suggesting an oracle.
3. Giving forth utterances or decisions as if by special inspiration or authority.
4. Uttered or delivered as if divinely inspired or infallible, sententious.
5. Portentous, ominous.
1. A person who is not sensitive to criticism, ridicule, etc.
2. Any of the thick-skinned, nonruminant ungulates, as the elephant, hippopotamus, and rhinoceros.
3. An elephant.
1. A long speech characterized by lofty and often pompous language.
2. Rhetoric. The concluding part of a speech or discourse, in which the speaker or writer recapitulates the principal points and urges them with greater earnestness and force.
1. To bicker or quibble over trifles or unimportant matters.
2. To carry on a petty, shifty, or unethical law business.
3. To practice chicanery of any sort.
1. A full assembly, as a joint legislative assembly.
2. The state or a space in which a gas, usually air, is contained at a pressure greater than atmospheric pressure.
3. A space, usually above a ceiling or below a floor, that can serve as a receiving chamber for air that has been heated or cooled to be distributed to inhabited areas.
4. The whole of space regarded as being filled with matter (opposed to vacuum).
To withdraw one's attention.
1. Nearness of blood, kinship.
2. Nearness in place or time, proximity.
1. Final settlement (as of a debt).
2. Removal from activity, especially, death.
3. Something that quiets or represses.
1. A topic or issue offered for debate.
2. (Music, humorous) A fanciful medley of tunes or musical pieces.
3a. A theological or philosophical issue presented for formal argument or disputation.
3b. Formal disputation of such an issue.
Glowing or glittering with ruddy or golden light
1. A long discourse or essay, especially a diatribe.
2. An informal letter, account, or other piece of writing.
3. Building Trades. A. A strip of plaster or wood applied to a surface to be plastered to serve as a guide for making a true surface. B. A wooden strip serving as a guide for making a true level surface on a concrete pavement or the like. C. A board or metal strip dragged across a freshly poured concrete slab to give it its proper level.
4. British Dialect. A fragment or shred, as of cloth.
5. Scot. A. A tear or rip, especially in cloth. B. A drinking bout.
Scot. To tear, rip, or shred, as cloth.
The force required to cause one body in contact with another to begin to move.
Sly, crafty, devious, surreptitiously deceptive.
1. An elemental being in the theory of Paracelsus that inhabits air.
2. A slender graceful woman or girl.
1. Being or situated beyond the mountains.
2. Beyond the Alps as viewed from Italy, transalpine.
3. Of, pertaining to, or coming from the other side of the mountains.
4. Foreign, barbarous.
1. A book for ready reference, manual.
2. Something regularly carried about by a person.
1. Appearing or occurring in spring.
2. Of or pertaining to spring.
3. Appropriate to or suggesting spring, springlike.
4. Belonging to or characteristic of youth.
1. To regard or treat as of little value or account.
2. To vilify, depreciate.
1. To glide in or as if in an airplane.
2a. Of an airplane, to descend gradually in controlled flight.
2B. To fly in a glider.
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