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  • Something having both good and bad parts.

    [From a cartoon in Punch magazine (London, UK) in which a timid curate (a junior clergy member), when served a stale egg at a bishop's table, tries to assure his host that parts of the egg were edible:

    "One act of sportsmanship by London Irish and a moment's opportunism by Saracens separated these two sides after a curate's egg of a match."
    David Llewellyn; Saracens 24 London Irish 20; The Independent (London, UK);Nov 25, 2007.

    December 12, 2007

  • 1. a. causing or tending to cause sleep. b. tending to dull awareness or alertness.
    2. of, relating to, or marked by sleepiness or lethargy

    December 11, 2007

  • adj: uninterested, indifferent, or nonchalantly detached.

    December 11, 2007

  • 1. To treat someone with contempt.
    2. To disparage.

    December 3, 2007

  • alleviating pain or harshness; soothing.

    November 20, 2007

  • 1. One casting a long shadow.
    2. One who inhabits polar regions.

    November 20, 2007

  • adjective: counterfeit or spurious.

    November 20, 2007

  • noun: An imaginary person whose name is used as an excuse to some purpose, especially to visit a place.
    verb intr: To use the name of a fictitious person as an excuse.

    November 20, 2007

  • 1.a.: a sudden violent gust of cold land air common along mountainous coasts of high latitudes.
    1.b.: a sudden violent wind
    2 : a violent commotion

    November 15, 2007

  • denial

    Example sentence: The defendant’s actions led to the denegation of the plaintiff's rights as a citizen.�?

    November 14, 2007

  • Lacking in courage and manly strength and resolution; contemptibly fearful.

    November 14, 2007

  • clearly seen through or understood

    Example sentence: Although the reporter claimed to be merely curious, her motives were quite transpicuous; it was clear that she was hunting a story.

    November 13, 2007

  • Extremely or excessively passionate.

    November 8, 2007

  • "No one person knows everything - even the conceited and contumelious, neither any group nor individual is greater than the country." Oba Pius; The National Political Reform Conference; The Post (Cameroon); March 31, 2005.

    November 7, 2007

  • a specific sub-genre of Bildungsroman; it is a novel about an artist's growth to maturity. Such novels often depict the struggles of a sensitive youth against the values of a bourgeois society of his or her time.

    November 6, 2007

  • a novel of personal development - a novel which traces the spiritual, moral, psychological, or social development and growth of the main character from (usually) childhood to maturity.

    November 6, 2007

  • to throw through or out of the window; "The rebels stormed the palace and defenestrated the President"

    October 31, 2007

  • The alignment of any three celestial bodies.

    October 31, 2007

  • refers to animals/organisms/things that move forward until they bump into something, then change direction.

    October 31, 2007

  • voluptuary: a person addicted to luxury and pleasures of the senses.

    October 31, 2007

  • 1. hurtful; malignant. 2. Archaic: sorrowful, miserable (see malefic)

    October 31, 2007

  • champion: someone who fights for a cause.

    October 31, 2007

  • In Greek mythology, Stentor (Στεντω�?) was a herald of the Greek forces during the Trojan War. His name has given rise to the adjective meaning loud-voiced, for which he was famous. Homer said his "voice was as powerful as fifty voices of other men".

    October 31, 2007

  • The art of clipping or trimming foliage or flower arrangements so they take on the shapes of animals, lettering, numbers, or various but precise geometric forms.

    October 31, 2007

  • fast-growing vine from eastern Asia having tuberous starchy roots and hairy trifoliate leaves and racemes of purple flowers followed by long hairy pods containing many seeds; grown for fodder and forage and root starch; widespread in the southern United States.

    October 31, 2007

  • *a Renaissance woodwind, forerunner of the bassoon.
    *(obsolete) cut short; "a dog with a curtal tail"

    October 31, 2007

  • arboreal monkey of western and central Africa with long silky fur and reduced thumbs.

    October 31, 2007

  • dizzying; affected by vertigo

    October 31, 2007

  • capable of distinguishing; "students having superior diacritic powers"; "the diacritic elements in culture"- S.F.Nadel

    October 31, 2007

  • a designer and producer of fashion garments (from the French couture, meaning dressmaking).

    October 31, 2007

  • *to dress very carefully and in a finicky manner
    * to dress up: put on special clothes to appear particularly appealing and attractive

    October 31, 2007

  • Thanks uselessness. Those should have been among the first I listed.

    October 31, 2007

  • "In the flow of these exquisite sentences Mary was giving a cibarious
    concentration to the greasy menu card. 'Yes, they've got ravioli.'"
    Wanda Fraiken Neff; We Sing Diana; Houghton Mifflin; 1928.

    October 31, 2007

  • I'm still looking for more words but this is, I believe, a fair representation.

    October 31, 2007

  • (informal) sexually attractive.

    October 31, 2007

  • having great beauty and splendor.

    October 31, 2007

  • pleasing by delicacy or grace; not imposing.

    October 31, 2007

  • strikingly beautiful or attractive.

    October 31, 2007

  • stunningly beautiful.

    October 31, 2007

  • beautiful, especially to the sight (poetic).

    October 31, 2007

  • having great beauty and splender.

    October 31, 2007

  • having great beauty and splendor.


    October 31, 2007

  • very pleasing to the eye (also "bonnie").

    October 31, 2007

  • *small spot on skin - in physiology, a small pigmented spot on the skin that is neither raised nor depressed
    *yellow spot near the retina - in ophthalmology,
    a small yellowish spot in the middle of the retina that provides the greatest visual acuity and color
    *astronomy - same as sunspot

    October 31, 2007

  • describes sedimentary rock that is made up of clay or silt particles.

    October 31, 2007

  • 1. liquid from sour fruit - an acid liquid made from crab apples or other sour or unripe fruit.
    Use: formerly, in cooking or as a condiment instead.

    2. unpleasantness - sourness of temper, attitude, or expression.

    October 31, 2007

  • referring to oneself in the third person.

    October 31, 2007

  • a small pennant or flag carried at the end of a lance.

    October 31, 2007

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