English Vocabulary; To Be Sorted

here are some legend for my own use.

-e real easy
-s sat words
-g gre words
-w writer's words
-l literary, novelist
-n noun
-nn noun noun (objects)
-c combination words
-h hyphenation
-i informal
-id idiom
-sl slang
-sp special meaning
-d difficult (i.e. rarely used)
-a arcane
-f foreign
-si similar

-as hanker → You can make you own background music if you have a hankering for it.

-s acclimate

-s ilk

-s pique

-s ingest

-s interim → Steve Jobs for a while has the title of Interim CEO at Apple, and among Apple fans as iCEO (in tune to iTune, iMac, iPod…).

-s irradiate

-s machismo

-s contiguous

-s consecrate

-s furbish

-s untoward

-s onslaught

-s resurgence

-s gander

-g impound

-g recondite

-g recidivism

-g macabre

-g wrangle

-g intermittent

-g vita

-g malign

-g vindicate

-g aloft

-g vilification

-g urbane

-g cacophonous

-g upbraid

-g reprehensible

-g muck

-g demagogue

-g plantation

-g reparation

-g existential

-g malaise

-g indigent

-g homily

-g sanctify

-g convivial

-g sapient

-g disinterested

-g malfeasance

-g urbane

-g provincial

-w verily

-w murmur

-w venal

-w jilt

-w discomfit

-w ingrate

-w ineluctable

-w matriculate

-w unduly

-w unction

-w legerdemain

-w leeward

-w orotund

-w malignity

-w omnivorous

-w litigant

-w simian

-w sufferance

-w malapropism

-w magniloquent

-w lusty

-w lout

-w lope

-w sidereal

-w loll

-w lank

-w lambent

-w reprehensible

-w laity

-w regency

-w wrest

-w wield

-w vitreous

-w sequent

-w vernal

-w abstemious

-w noisome

-w poach•poach eggs, parboil potato.→simmer, bake, boil, fry, steam, microwave, roast, barbecue, grill, stir-fry

-w contingent•accidental, fortuitous, incidental, adventitious.→by contingency, you discovered the exigency of my words

-w jihad•the new hacker's jihad. [title of a section of an article. (the war between Free Software and Microsoft.)]→There also seems to be a Jihad going on between GNU Emacs and Xemacs. [from the web]

-w cavort•There he was preparing to cavort in the buff with Andie MacDowell…But for him the occasion proved mortifying.→(Tom) Cruise attends a floating sex party where masked participants cavort. [Time Mag. on film Eyes Wide Shut.]

-w dote•He dotes on well-turned literary phrases …→She was the precocious child of doting parents in Sin City.

-w soporific•hypnagogic→Mozart's music is a repetitive, soporific bore.

-w wunderkind•Unlike most of the fire-breathing Soviet wunderkinder, though, Richter came to the piano late… [Time Mag?]→…[uncovered recordings] were released earlier this fall with the imprimatur of the temperamental pianist. [Time Mag?]

-w hawker•Apparently unfulfilled by her new status as Home Shopping Network hawker, bad novelist and celebrity divorcéé, Ivana Trump has decided to acquire the ultimate accessory: a millionaire European husband. …a suavely hunky Italian engineer and her boyfriend of three years… [source: probably from time mag]→ AOL Hawks Cheap PC to Lure Subscribers [online news caption, 2003-12-04]

-w piffle•“Oh, piffle!”→ …your talk is piffle.

-w revue•…entirely elegant revue of card conjuring… [Time mag.]→…he wrote and performed in satirical revues.

-w feisty•critics question whether IBM has truly developed a plan that will enable it to compete in the long run against feisty and fast-moving rivals…→A spoof of Wagner's opera cycle is feisty but crude.

-w rut•(sexual heat)→…and if they aren't in rut that night, nothing happens.

-w tyke•scamp, gamine, guttersnipe.→“when i was a little tyke, my father …”

-w dally•dillydally, flirt, dally, play, toy, trifle→… Frank Sinatra dallied with Nancy Reagon… [Time Mag., 2001-02-05]

-d funk

-d wizened

-d truant

-d voluble → girls are voluble, especially teen girls

-d victual → viand, provisions

-d welter

-d tendentious → prepossessed

-e drivel → Robby drivel and drool over a tome of Encyclopedia Britannica

-e growl → as a dog would growl or grovel

-e pub → whence you picked that chick?

-e smut → the interner are littled with smut, so does all human media since dawn of time.

-e disclaimer → disclaimer is a negative claim, basically.

-e simplicity → simple, not simpler [Albert Einstein]; simplicity, not simplistic; and don't be a simpleton in any case.

-e screech → the tires screeched and scorched

-e classified → When something is secret, we say it is “classified”. This shows that secrecy itself needs to be a secret. Now, does the word etymology support my suggestion?

-e mesmerize → The girls' vision of Borovnia utterly mesmerizes them. Anyone who would break the spell-like Pauline's sweet, anxious mom-must be a witch. [Time mag on the movie that tells the true story of two school girls murdered one of their mom. I think it was _heaven's gate_]

-e brouhaha → There seemed, in fact, to be a net-wide [internet] brouhaha in progress.

-g insipid → he has far more important and pressing matters to attend to than to humor your incipid posts, … [taunt in comp.lang.lisp]

-g slake → slake thirst, quench fire; eating cum and eating pussy respectively.

-g dissimulate → dissimulate simulate assimilate accumulate emulate formulate → i'm formulating an accumulation of word simulations on dissimulation so that people can assimilate and possibly emulate.

-g distend → a distended cock are well loved by hens

-g entourage → a baggage

-g encroach → making inroads

-g equivocal → philosophers address, wisecrackers equivocate

-g euthanasia → happy death

-g excommunicate → churches used to excommunicate members

-g exonerate

-g expeditious → foods at fast foods are expeditious

-g quirk → twitching her eyes was her quirk → the universe is full of quirks

-g reciprocal → one must understanding, that love is not something reciprocal

-g harry

-g aback → i was taken aback

-g heinous → your crime, is a heinous crime

-g heretic → Buddha can be considered as a heretic.

-g furor → the furors of Emily Dickson on paper

-g dispel → facts dispels the lore that the human race on the whole is going downhill

-g moot → moot point

-g tumid → tumid cock spawns.

-g ricochet → Jesus ricocheting himself across the river

-g quandary → It's the same statistical quandary that basketball coaches face all the time. Nearly all great male hoopsters tower over 6 ft. 5 in. but that does not mean that all tall men are great basketball players. [probably Time Mag or online articles.]

-g limpid → Richter also proves adept, perhaps surprisingly, at Mozart, offering limpid, crystalline performances of a handful of sonatas and fantasies. [probably Time Mag]

-g evanescent → I have something in mind — a thought so evanescent that it comes and goes in milliseconds.

-g cohort → …and his sadistic cartoon cohorts Itchy and Scatchy. [describing the Simpsons cartoon.]

-g affront → that this trial is an affront to our collective dignity. [Burns' dialogue from Simpsons cartoon]

-g forebode → premonition → foretell, augur, divine, prophesy, vaticinate; → predict, call, forecast, foretell, prognosticate

-g infraction → Sun Microsystems in Talks Over Alleged Infractions [2003-05, online tech news]

-h devil-may-care → “ohh, doll. I love this devil-may-care side of you.” [line from film Being John Malkovich (1999)]

-h true-blue → Don't misunderstand us: We're true-blue, red-blooded, white-knuckled patriots every bit as much as John McCain or Wen Ho Lee. [satire by Solomon Grundy at suck.com. ]

-h silver-tongued → You've charmed us all, you silver-tongued devil. [(quib to a rant.) —Kip (Williams) from newsgroup rec.music.classical]

-h tit-for-tat → BitTorrent is a networking technology, that speeds up distribution of info by letting receiving computers to help distribute the info they received among themseles. BitTorrent website document has the following item: Q: I don't want you stealing my bandwidth! How can I stop it from uploading? Answer: You could hack the source to not upload, but then your download rate would suck. BitTorrent downloaders engage in tit-for-tat with their peers, so leeches have very little success downloading. [article on BitTorrent. 2003-05]

-i scoop → here's the scoop: “…I…her…sex…but…then…Tom… phew, in so many words.”.

-i welch → “i'm dubious, but i don't welch” [dialogue from film Being John Malkovich (1999)]

-i spunk → we can't last without a new shot of spunk [lyrics of _new position_ from Price's _under the cherry moon_ album]

-i high horse → No need for the high horse, we have plenty. [online group rant by Zachery Bir. 2001-12]

-i wangled

-i wisenheimers

-i mobster

-j racket → tennis racket → loud noise → fraud, extortion

-j gonzo → description of the Elegant Angle porn movie production house: the product line emphasizes gonzo (a xxx genre where the performers acknowledge the presence of the camera) and vignette releases, as opposed to feature productions with extensive scripts. → Merriem-Webster defines: gonzo: idiosyncratically subjective but engagé (e.g. gonzo journalism); also : BIZARRE → and engagé is defined by AH as: adj. 1. Actively committed, as to a political cause

-j musicale

-j muslin

-j mutiny

-l divination → astrology, palmistry, numerology etc are schemes of divinations

-l espousal → espouses are bind by espousal

-l exodus → there was a huge exodus from Mac OS in 1998

-l roister → …roistering in memory or anticipation with a flotilla of others.

-l quell → quell your lust with a cold shower

-l hark → hark hark, here come the mosters in our beds

-l gusto → swallowed it with gusto

-l hamlet → small village

-l hauteur → contain your hauteur

-l immolation

-l immure

-l din → what's all this din

-l dulcet → can't resist her dulcet whispers

-l strife → To force a change in the light to relieve you of strife [lyrics from Switchblade Symphony, Naked Birthday, 1999]

-l throe → Forgotten throes of anothers life\ The heart of love is their only light\ Faithless greeds,consolidating\ Holding down sweet charity\ With western eyes and serpents breath\ We lay our own conscience to rest\ … —lyric from _Western Eyes, Portishead/Portishead 1997.

-l elysium → the place of masochist's love heaven. [song title of Portishead/Portishead 1997]

-l firmament

-l maestro

-l cavalier → And powerful psychoactive drugs can indeed be dangerous if used cavalierly.

-l forlorn → These forlorn scenes may be just a transitional phase.

-l grub → “Tawdry”, “worthless” and “grubby” were the words Buckingham Palace used to describe [the book] _Princess in Love_.

-l trice → do it once, do it twice, do it thrice a day.

-l skirmish

-l lissome → drool over her lissome body

-l spinster →

-l barbarity → barbaric

-l steed → horse, with poetic justice

-l lackadaisical → Sokal and Bricmont identify French intellectuals as the driving force behind postmodernism, but point out that the movement has been broadly taken up by layers of the intelligentsia in Britain and America: “The lackadaisical attitude toward scientific rigour that one finds in Lacan, Kriesteva, Baudrillard and Deleuze had an undeniable success in France during the 1970s and is still remarkably influential there. This way of thinking spread outside France, notably in the English-speaking world during the 1980s and 1990s” (p. 194). [ 〈The post-modernist wonderland: Intellectual Impostures by Alan Sokal and Jean Bricmont〉 By Stefan Steinberg, 2000-07-01. http://www.wsws.org/articles/2000/jul2000/post-j01.shtml]

-l belles-lettres → Unlike commerce, communication, and hot lesbo action, good writing hasn't always been well served by the information age. And why should it? The sublimities of belles-lettres are far too subtle for the crude mechanisms of AI bots. [satire from http://www.suck.com./daily/2000/03/17/]

-l mull → why don't you sit here and mull over the significance of your stupidity.

-l scintilla → spark

-l vale → valediction

-l sycophant

-l torrid → turgid cock, torrid pussy

-l tot → toddler

-l tote → toting a machine gun [lyric in Prince's song “the sign of time”]

-l billow → billow swallows

-l sordid → take my sordid body

-l pare → paring a pear

-l preternatural → preternatural of supernatural

-l squander → … look at me, thirty and plus, without a mate, and squandering my life away…

-l promenade, cavalcade → carnival often includes a promenade, cavalcade, or sometimes pageants

-l pantheon → under the pantheon of god…

-l orison

-l plantation

-l swashbuckler → _Indiana Jones_ and many kung-fu movie are swashbuckler genre. pathetic.

-l risible → you are bemused, not amused, by the risibility of my writings.

-l beau

-l acolyte → who shared their secrets with their gifted acolyte.

-l brine → saline → saline are used for enema, for example.

-l vespertine evening. Singer Björk has a alblum titled 〈Vespertine〉 Buy at amazon, 2001. It is fantastic.

-l exhume → 3,000 Bodies Exhumed at Iraqi Mass Grave; More Bodies Remain Unearthed [online news, 2003-05-03, Associate Press] → exhumed theory of equations by later abstract algebraists [on history of math]

-n amber → old (1990 era) computer monitors has amber colored text

-n filigree → the intricate wire work, as in gates

-n echidna

-n ensign → the flags or logo on ships or planes

-n atrium → with its glass-walled atrium and skywalk…the new airport…

-n trundle → dolly

-n churn → device makes butter by churning → stomach churns to make feces.

-n bramble

-n bugaboo

-n bulwark

-n bung

-n abbey

-n intaglio

-n collagen → collagen is converted into gelatin by boiling

-n helmsman → the ship steerer

-n funnel

-n futurology

-n gale

-n gasket

-n jujitsu → a type of martial art that emphasize in diversive manipulations

-n ecru → color

-n doyenne → Heat is on Martha Stewart — Food-and-fashion doyenne tarred by ex-ImClone CEO. [2002. online news]

-n wraith

-n pageantry

-n raffle → lottery

-n laggard → such a laggard you are… → one can eat starch to become logy, then slog, and a laggard.

-n dastard → you dastard! → Not to be confused with bastard. Bastard means an illegitimate child, but often meaning “son of a bitch”.

-n stooge → there's a famous comedy called The Three Stooges.

-n poodle → roughly: the doll-like toy dog. Not to be confused with puddle.

-n curriculum vitae

-n loch → remember the Lochness monster? Loch just means lake by the Scotts. xxx

-n lorry → lyrics from the song “Don't Let It Bring You Down” played in movie American Beauty (1999)

-n mintage → making coins. Mint is the place coins are made. Sometimes in second-hand sales an item may be said as “mint condition” meaning brand-new; as if it is freshly made coin out of mint.

-n thrall → serfdom

-n pellet → the gray metal (pluttonium) commonly comes in 2 pound bars or gravel-like pellets. [probably from Time mag on nuclear theft after the Cold War]

-n proscenium → Films were becoming more dramatically complicated, and the Frenchman's combination of pure fantasy and the theatrical proscenium seemed passé. [source forgotten]

-n indictment → …I have spend some time studying the indictment.

-n beatnik → In the 1950s it was the beatniks, staging a coffehouse rebellion against the Leave It to Beaver conformity of the Eisenhower era. In the 1960s the hippies arrived,…

-n mogul → magnate, vip

-n opprobrium → not to mention public opprobrium.

-n domicile → moving domicile (trailer home)

-n cabaret → there is a movie named cabaret (1972), it is a famous theatrical.

-n palimony → roughly: money given to ex-lover by law

-n apologue

-n globule → a globule of love juice hanging from her lips

-n hummock → hillock, knoll

-n hex → hex is also the name of a board game played on a hexagonal grid, called the Game of Hex.

-n mortician → in one case, a hospital mortician was paid $16 for each brain he provided for research. [online news, on stealing brains from corpses, 2002-05-13, Associate Press]

-nn slag

-nn sheathe → cock and pusssy; sword and sheathe; homing, home coming, sweet smeet home.

-nn smock

-nn ewer

-nn sarong → several college students who romp around in sarongs…

-nn coiffure

-nn tater → tater means potato. Usually spoken by the rednecks.

-nn raptor → birds of prey. Some dinasours are supposed to be raptors.

-nn iguana

-nn grail → This was the holy grail of interactive television: true video no demand. [probably from online article or Time Mag on Interactive TV] → grail by itself means cup or plate, in particular in Holy Grail.

-nn parapet → bulwark, breastwork, earthwork, rampart, bastion

-nn trinket → gaud

-nn salve → some kinda ointment; balm

-nn winch → a hoisting machine with ropes and reels

-s acumen → impress me with your acumen. Dr Lector in film “Silence of the Lamb” said something like that.

-s exorbitant → exorbitant prices

-s vapid → Predators do not disappear simply by closing one's eyes and indulging in vapid wishfulness. [Time Mag.]

-s abominable

-s amass → amass the masses

-s abide → i abide by the rules of love

-s neanderthal → “… but you also called me braindead and moron, and you called the person who developed the software I inherited ‘a neanderthal’.” [a complaint on comp.lang.lisp]

-si adage → aphorism, saying, maxim, saw, motto, epigram, proverb, aphorism, precept, dictum

-sl shyster → maybe lawers of O.J.Simpsons

-sl hoopla → commotion, brouhaha, hubhub, ruction, ado… → what's the hoopla? compare: “what's the scoop?”.

-sl gabby

-sl patsy

-sl sidekick → Robin is Batman's sidekick

-sl wiseacre

-sl god-awful → It's a god-awful small affair [David Bowie lyric of Life On Mars, 1971.]

-sl legit

-sl sussed → I'm tired of the endless disconnections with mac.com. Neither the servers nor (sadly) Mail.app have really got IMAP sussed (yet) [online post]

-sp elliptical → “Wow, another elliptical sentence from a discombobulating brain” [sneering by Xah Lee in comp.lang.lisp.]

-sp floors → The naiveté of these Internet rubes floors me. [suck.com satire. @ http://www.suck.com./daily/2000/03/24/nc_index4.html]

-sp exacting → exigent, taxing.

-sp swimmingly → But, what if everything is going swimmingly, your job is secure, and you don't have any large upcoming financial needs (like kids going to college)? In that case, you should probably be a little more aggressive with your contributions. [web article on 401K plan, 2002-11]

-sp cinch → … and is a cinch to use. [praising an remote control design]

-sp redoubtable → …the latter was directed by the redoubtable Edwin Porter,… [Time Mag.]

-w incumbent → the world is incumbent upon me.

-w lascivious → lascivious Goth [from Shakespear's Titus Andronicus]

-w dissolution → inquire about nature is a dissolution by the God believing sect

-w embroil → embroiled in a flamewar

-w enervate → perhaps opposite of energize!

-w empathy → i understand by empathy

-w enunciate

-w fatuity → your fatuity, my complacency

-w fealty

-w felicity, felicitate → felicity reminds me of the name Felicia. So are they related? … we have felicitate, and facilitate

-w quip → stop quipping or i cut ya wits off.

-w revile → Smoking is being shoved into the realm of behavior so socially reviled that it must be practiced only in private. [“The Butt Stops Here” by Christopher John Farley, 1994-04-18, Time Mag.]

-w jinx → An entertainer's jinx: The king of late night loses his manager after 17 profitable years. [Time Mag.]

-w booby → booby in interesting in booby-trap. like, a booby-trap traps boobies. I thought booby has something to do with boobs, but dictionaries says no.

-w brazen → brazen and crass

-w sinewy → Although sinewy Rudy could probably best all those young pups in hand-to-hand combat, he mourned “I don't even know what MTV means.”. [Time mag on the Surviver TV show.]

-w fixation → suicide fixation, penis fixation, are all poplar fixations. Obsession, infatuation, fetish, are similar words.

-w apparel → … those affluent chicks and their apparels

-w abscond → there was a well-known juggler Adrew Allen aka Neil Stammer, who absconded US.

-w appellate → law stuff

-w kosher → not kosher to drink blood.

-w quarry → prey, a hunted animal. _Bird of Prey_ means meat-eating-birds, or carnivorous birds,or bird that preys on prey.

-w joust → ever seen movies depicting two mounted knights heading collision course with a long lance? That's called a joust. Probably a common competition or dual in the old times.

-w nicety → the fine manners, delicate pronounciation, polite, pleasant exchange of howdies of affluent women exemplify nicety.

-w agog → “i'm grateful to you that you came to me from my call”; “don't be silly i'm all agog” [dialogue from film “Caberet”]

-w rhapsodic → And you're using Mac OS X why? Some of us just recognize good software, and use it independently of its philosophy. I wax rhapsodic every once in a while, and feel the tug of a completely Free OS+, but then I watch my lovely LotR [Lord of the Ring] movie trailers on apple.com/quicktime/ and then… it passes. [online rant by Zachery Bir. 2001-12. Rhapsody was the project name for Apple's then Operating System]

-w boor→ You are a hypocrite and a boor. Learn to write.

-w ersatz → flimsy imination

-w avatar → This is my last post on the avatar formerly known as Xah. [Roger Howard, 2002, in macosx-talk email]

-w sassy → look at this piece of sassy jailbait

-w contuse → in the sadomasochism (SM) community, the word contuse is much used. That is, whip or flog a subject without breaking the skin. So that it does not leave scars, so thrashing can be repeated on a unscarred body. When well done, the pattern of welts on the subject's body is appreciated.

-w salable

-w skulduggery → Heaven only knows what vast, embarrassing skulduggery the agency [National Security Agency] is up to under Fort Meade with its 40,000 mathematicians, but whatever it is, the NSA certainly doesn't want to stop just becaues computers belong to everybody now. [Bruce Sterling in Time Mag, 2000-06-02, “Will Cybercriminals run the world?”]

-w enthuse → euthanasia is a euphony for killing those insufferable, enthused by sufferers.

-w assort → assorted flavors (see American Heritage's note on miscellaneous)

-w gauche → i just had to look for the most gauche house on the block. [dialogue from movie 〈Queen of the Damned〉 Buy at amazon]

-w dint → think of it as searching by dint of popular demand. [Josha Macht, time mag, 2002-10-14]

-w prerogative → right, privilege, prerogative, perquisite, birthright

-w efficacious → effective, effectual, efficient

-w concomitant → …Or another concomitant cause may counteract the effect of the other existent cause. [source forgotten. probably talking about dinosaur's extinction]

-w sophistry → [Steve] Jobs reacted to this unfavorable publicity with explanations that were an admixture of paranoia and sophistry that attempted to convert an apparent setback into a triumph. [probably online news on Apple]

-w haggle → instead of haggling, he delared, “Let's sign the agreement.”.

-w doff → they doff their blouses…

-w divulge → betray → …and that would be wrong to divulge (a magic tric) here.

-w posit → Arthur Schlesinger Jr. has posited that the American political mood sometimes evolves in 30-year cycles, swinging from activism to conservatism and back again. But consider the electorate's volatility during the past three years, from 1991, when George Bush's approval ratings were at historic highs, to Bill Clinton's election to the recent Republican landslide. Evidence indicates that we are operating under 30-week or possibly even 30-day cycles. [source forgotten]

-w bumptious → Adler describes the several juries he examined from selection through trial proceedings to the deliberations that bumptiously rendered a verdict.

-w trenchant → compiled two volumes of trenchant essays.

-w transmute → The story [movie A Few Good Men] is based on fact, as transmuted into a Broadway play by Aaron Sorkin. [probably Time Mag]

-w camaraderie → …almost turn it [the moive Disclosure] into a realistic portrait of the modern workplace — full of false camaraderie, anxious rumors and secret-status warfare. [SEX! CONTROVERSY! BOX OFFICE!, By Richard Shickel, Time Magazine. Review on movie Disclosure]

-w levy → …they sought to levy a weekly tariff of two dollars on every theater that showed their films, in addition to film rentals.

-w smatter → unix lovers: expert of nothing, smatter of all things.

-w blandish → This was the year when millions of Americans — having resisted the computer industry's blandishments for more than a decade — finally made the plunge [of buying a computer] [“Ho, Ho, Ho, Crash!” by Joshua Quittner. (on technology) 1994-12-26, Time Mag.]. → cajole, wheedle → blandish is not to be confused with brandish, however, one can blandish as well as brandish with a cock.

-w augury → The believers knew a divine augury when they heard one. → …Because children are the nation's greatest asset, this alarming situation does not augur well for the future welfare of the country.

-w slur → “don't slur over your apology; make it clear”

-w flummery → “save me from your flummery”

-w punctilious → meticulous, painstaking, scrupulous, fastidious

-w hunker → …donning helmet, hunkering down [on-line discussion expression after throwing a quib]

-w mete → mete out punishment.

-w effete → the final, effete period of the baroque.

-w babel → Only a minority of institutions practice pure oralism anymore; but a babel of challenges to ASL remain. [Time Mag.]

-w fluke → As an attempt to elevate films, it was doomed to failure, although the Film D'Art did meet with an initial, somewhat fluky period of success.

-w beatific → The Christian Coalition's Ralph Reed — that born-again little shtunk — with his beatific, shit-eating smile is the worst of the religious-right breed because he appears so harmless. [online rant, ~1998?]

-w bacchanal → “It's now a ‘screw-it' attitude,” says pop prognosticator Faith Popcorn. “Consumers are having a secret bacchanal. ‘I'll eat', they say. ‘I'll have a drink. I won't exercise.'” [Time mag. pre 2000?]

-w finicky → she is finicky about man

-w fatuous → The three characteristics of Perl programmers: mundaneness, sloppiness, and fatuousness. [Xah Lee, 1999]

-w gratuity → tips are supposed to be a gratuity, but restaurant tipping custom in USA we have is not.

-w gormless → The cop likes or loves Selma or something (he is too gormless to be sure), but betrays her trust.

-w miasma, effluvium → when one blows a puff of cigarette smoke out in a dramatic way as in movies, we could say it's effluvium out of one's mouth.

-w bistros → in 2001, the City was bursting with bistros. Suppers were being served out on the sidewalks to deal with all the customers who were flush with high-tech salaries. But since the dot-com bubble burst, things have changed. [online news, 2003-05]

-w lam, quorum → Statehouse Democrats Flee Texas in Rift (AP) - Democrats who fled to a Holiday Inn in Oklahoma to thwart a Republican drive to redraw the state's congressional districts spent their second day on the lam Tuesday talking to jovial constituents who made the trek across the state line to show their support. The constituents brought fruit baskets, balloons and cookies for the House Democrats, two days after they sneaked out of Austin amid a heated battle over a GOP redistricting plan. Three Democrats returned to the Capitol on Tuesday, but Republicans were still denied a quorum needed to conduct business. [online nuws, 2003-05]

-w brackish

-w bilious

-w blather

-w blot

-w bludgeon

-w quiescent

-w flair

-w flounder

-w flub

-w fluky

-w forebode

-w fracas

-w frisk

-w fruition

-w furlough

-w gab

-w garnish

-w fillip


adulate, adulation

allusion → If you just ask, i’d be happy to explain any sentence or intentions or origins or allegories or allusions or recondite wisdom you couldn’t grasp. [Xah Lee ranting in comp.lang.lisp, 2000-07-26]

armistice → “Armistice International”

attrition→ rubbing away. For example, there is a site called attrition.com, dedicated to computing hacking releated news and issues, as in “rubbing away a behemoth”.

-w balderdash → your article is balderdash

-s balk → the dork balked at crossing the wooden bridge

-g bandy → the kid bandied his toy sword, menancing grimace in full display.

-l bucolic → countries are often bucolic, often with bucolic people. Bucolic people are also known as rubes, rustics — rythms with rural and rooky. Countryman, on the contrary, is not to be intepreted as bucolic man. For example, in the movie Silence of the Lambs, Dr. Hannibal Lecter calls the FBI chic Clarice Starling a rube, however, they are mutally countryman, despite that Starling is a woman.

-l careen → nubile chics careening on the deck — that is their nature.

deplore
depredate

grueling

, hoard, imbue, impute, innocuous,
intelligentsia, interlocutor, inveigle, jaunt, leviathan,

enclave, extradition, flounce, foolhardy, forthwith,

-g fusillade
-g gluttony
-g gnash
-l miscreant → there is a excellent porn movie titled miscreant
-g quip
-g cognoscenti → connoisseur
-g cretinous → that is cretin
-g episcopal → church shit
-g mitigate → mitigate the situation
-g neophyte → newbie

provident, rancor, rejoin, remonstrate, rove, sentient, shun, strident, superannuate, synopsis, verve, waterloo, wee, complicity, confluence, invidious, beleaguer, harridan, leach, reprise, dervish, gloaming, haply, holism, impunity, internecine, intromit, , numinous, objurgate, prophylactic, purblind, regale, transmogrify, artifice, betoken, declaim, dilatory, disburse, elocution, inculpate, intercede, nascent, , quandary, rancor, supervene, tribulation, truculent, usurpation, accession, aplomb, earl, flagitious, impunity, inimitable, junta, parlay, raffish, recoup, straggle, subterfuge

-n whet
mortify

-s apathy
-h close-fisted
-s curt
-s didactic

-s mutable
prodigious, propriety,
pugnacious, raze, rebuff, rout, supercilious,

-s supplant → replace
-e understated
-s unimpeachable

-g thrifty → i think there's a generic store called Thrifty in California, much like Wal-Mart and Target, Safeway, Albertson's…
-c upbraid
-s venerate
-g auspice
-w cackle → cackle upon my silliness

bathos
captious, dalliance, dirge,
eschew
, execration, garish, Herculean,
imbecility, laurel, peeve, peremptory, perjure,
pestiferous, ploy, stash, totem,

-s translucent → i was covertly ogling at her translucent dress.

-g diaphanous → ethereal, gossamer → “diaphanous bodysuit, something like a body stocking but with the kind of intimate snugness of a condom” → translucent
-l gossamer → see through, gauze like fabric.

-s persecution,
-s apprehend

venality, yeoman,
plaint, arraignment, dunk, infidel, mosque, precept, orchard, collusion,
inclement,  glint, spry, suborn, brigand, invidious,
enfranchise, enervate, tangential,
errant, pummel

mediate, perquisite, cadre

-l leitmotif → motif

extradite, ballyhoo
-g epitomize → it seems that going gaga epitomized the acme of an supreme artist's life

spume, duly
-g exoteric → opposite of esoteric. Math is esoteric, music is exoteric
-s esoteric → compare exoteric → why do you endeavor on such an esoteric subject (group theory)

-g stipulate → Perl programing stipulates a sloppy mind
-g propound → they propound an experimental anarchy region
-g hubbub → Java, the hubbub of computer industry of 1997
-g congenital → not to be confused with congenial, but think of genital

ethereal
-a microcosm
-l libation

-w insular

irrefragable, , penury, skittish, disembark,
curmudgeon, escutcheon,
wrangle, rebuff, gambol, puerility, tableaux, entrench, squall, consign,
incontestable, veld
-n savanna

-w quintessential → there is essence, quintessence, then essential and quintessential → “Liszt was the quintessential romantic”  Musical Heritage Review

abstention, congenial,
perjury,

recourse, decoy, compendium, populist,
hagiarchy, partial, stint, reprieve, steppe, halcyon, testament,
comportment, verity, cower, bogey, corporeal,
agronomy, intemperance, transverse, swathe, mortar, mote, consternation,
nonsectarian, clemency, equanimity, pontificate.

-e exploit
-g fecund
-w peroration → holes …
-g draconian
-g epicurean
-g ire → When quality lampoon are read by rubes, it arose instinctive ire in them. Although they do not apprehend the significance, but can fully sense it's attacking nature. In newsgroups, such rubes would reply with a vengeance, showing that their majesty, could see nothing but insults. [Xah Lee in comp.lang.lisp, 2000-07-27]

-s listless
-g lampoon → when Kim Jong Il succeeded his father as leader of North Korea six years ago, he was lampooned by the rest of the world as a pudgy playboy who drank cognac while his countrymen barely subsisted, many of them reduced to eating roots. [Time Mag, 2000-06-26]

-l garrulous
insolvent

-g jingoist → the movie Saving Private Ryan has a jingoistic tone.

-n samizdat → The implications are profound. Dissidents in totalitarian states could use Freenet to post samizdat that once had to be cautiously hand-circulated. _Whistle-blowers 9_ could safely bring _smoking-gun_ documents to light. [Time Mag, 2000-06-26]

-w philistine → It would be philistine to parse a true work of art in this way - to say, for example, that “King Lear” presents a pretty sorry picture of father-daughter relations. But lesser works like “American Beauty” have to take their chances. Being Best Picture does not make it a work of art. (Think of 1990's Best, Kevin Costner's ridiculous “Dances With Wolves.”) [The Subtle Stink That Mars ‘American Beauty’, by Lance Morrow, 3000-03-27, http://www.time.com/time/daily/0,2960,41820-101000326,00.html]
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