- heartburn; indigestion.
- agitation; anxiety.
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
- the lot, pack, or crowd
- a large quantity of something, especially money
- a bribe or other illicit payment, especially to or from a politician; graft.
- stolen goods; loot; booty; swag.
Friday, September 18, 2015
- a person who does anything in a contemptibly small or cheap way.
- a stingy, tight-fisted person; tightwad.
- a person who gambles, speculates, etc., in a small, cautious way.
- Also called standing martingale. part of the tack or harness of a horse, consisting of a strap that fastens to the girth, passes between the forelegs and through a loop in the neckstrap or hame, and fastens to the noseband: used to steady or hold down the horse's head.
- Also called running martingale. a similar device that divides at the chest into two branches, each ending in a ring through which the reins pass.
- Nautical. a stay for a jib boom or spike bowsprit.
- a system of gambling in which the stakes are doubled or otherwise raised after each loss.
- a finishing or protective course or cap to an exterior masonry wall or the like.
- a piece of woodwork having its end shaped to fit together with a molding.
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
- pig it,
- to live like a pig, especially in dirt.
- to lead a disorganized, makeshift life; live without plan or pattern.
- a riding whip consisting of a short, stout stock and a lash of braided leather.
—verb (used with object)
- to strike with a quirt.
- dog it, Informal.
- to shirk one's responsibility; loaf on the job.
- to retreat, flee, renege, etc.: a sponsor who dogged it when needed most.
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
- any shorebird of the genus Arenaria,characterized by the habit of turningover stones in search of food.
- British, ruddy turnstone.
Monday, September 14, 2015
- a mock serenade with kettles, pans, horns, and other noisemakers given for a newly married couple.
- Informal. an elaborate, noisy celebration.
- a basket, especially a large one, for carrying goods, provisions, etc.
- a basket for carrying on a person's back, or one of a pair to be slung across the back of a beast of burden.
- a similar type of bag, usually one of a pair, fastened over a bicycle's rear wheel.
- (on a dress, skirt, etc.) a puffed arrangement of drapery at the hips.
- an oval framework formerly used for distending the skirt of a woman's dress at the hips.
- a pot, especially an earthen pot for holding water, cooking, etc.
- a stew.
- a twill fabric constructed of a silk or rayon warp and worsted filling, often dyed black for mourning wear.
- a twilled worsted or woolen fabric used especially for clothing.
- cotton, rayon, or silk in a twill weave.
- any of several plants of the genera Gentiana, Gentianella, and Gentianopsis, having usually blue, or sometimes yellow, white, or red, flowers, as the fringed gentian of North America, or Gentiana lutea, of Europe. Compare gentian family.
- any of various plants resembling the gentian.
- the root of G. lutea, or a preparation of it, used as a tonic.
- a former province in Ireland, now comprising Northern Ireland and a part of the Republic of Ireland.
- a province in N Republic of Ireland. 3123 sq. mi. (8090 sq. km).
- Informal. Northern Ireland.
- (lowercase) a long, loose, heavy overcoat, originally of Irish frieze, now also of any of various other woolen cloths.
- belonging to, or partaking of the characteristics of, both sexes:Fashions in clothing are becoming increasingly epicene.
- flaccid; feeble; weak: an epicene style of writing.
- effeminate; unmasculine.
- (of Greek and Latin nouns) of the same gender class regardless of the sex of the being referred to, as Latin vulpēs “fox or vixen” is always grammatically feminine.
- Grammar. (of a noun or pronoun) capable of referring to either sex, as attendant, chairperson, Kim, one, or they; having common gender.
- a form or development of trade unionism, originating in France, that aims at the possession of the means of production and distribution, and ultimately at the control of society, by federated bodies of industrial workers, and that seeks to realize its purposes through general strikes, terrorism, sabotage, etc.
- an economic system in which workers own and manage industry.
Saturday, September 12, 2015
- Physiology. new tissue that forms over a wound and later contracts into a scar.
- Botany. a scar left by a fallen leaf, seed, etc.
- a small covering, usually ornamental, placed on the backs and arms of upholstered furniture to prevent wear or soiling; a tidy.
- leaving no opportunity for denial or refusal; imperative
- imperious or dictatorial.
- positive or assertive in speech, tone, manner, etc.
- that precludes or does not admit of debate, question, etc.
- decisive or final.
- in which a command is absolute and unconditional
- to take possession of, especially for public use by the right of eminent domain, thus divesting the title of the private owner
- to dispossess (a person) of ownership
- to take (something) from another's possession for one's own use
Friday, September 11, 2015
- to submit or yield obsequiously or tamely (usually followed by to )
- to continue or last permanently; endure.
- ( usually initial capital letter ) amember of an Italian association thatbecame prominent in 1878,advocating the redemption, or theincorporation into Italy, of certainneighboring regions (Italia irredenta)having a primarily Italian population.
- a member of a party in any countryadvocating the acquisition of someregion included in another country byreason of cultural, historical, ethnic,racial, or other ties.
Thursday, September 10, 2015
- a direct vote of the qualified voters of a state in regard to some important public question.
- the vote by which the people of a political unit determine autonomy or affiliation with another country.
Wednesday, September 09, 2015
- Psychiatry. (not in technical use) nervous debility and exhaustion occurring in the absence of objective causes or lesions; nervous exhaustion.
- (in the Low Countries) a local, annual outdoor fair or festival.
- a similar entertainment, usually for charitable purposes.
- by right; according to law (distinguished from de facto ).
Tuesday, September 08, 2015
- a stout fabric of cotton and flax.
- a fabric of stout twilled cotton or of cotton and low-quality wool, with a short nap or pile.
- inflated or turgid language in writing or speaking
- to bribe or induce (someone) unlawfully or secretly to perform some misdeed or to commit a crime.
- to induce (a person, especially a witness) to give false testimony.
- to obtain (false testimony) from a witness.
Monday, September 07, 2015
- a dashing, swaggering, or jaunty young man: a gay blade from the nearby city.
- any very wealthy, influential, or powerful person.
- Also, nawab. a person, especially a European, who has made a large fortune in India or another country of the East.
- a farm for the growing of vegetables for the market.
Saturday, September 05, 2015
- to be indecisive or evasive to gain time or delay acting.
- to comply with the time or occasion; yield temporarily or ostensibly to prevailing opinion or circumstances.
- to treat or parley so as to gain time (usually followed by with ).
- to come to terms (usually followed by with ).
- to effect a compromise (usually followed by between ).
- an embrace, used in greeting someone
- not remissible; unpardonable, as a sin.
- unable to be remitted or postponed, as a duty.
Friday, September 04, 2015
- swelling; slightly tumid.
- exhibiting or affected with many ideas or emotions; teeming.
- pompous and pretentious, especially in the use of language; bombastic. (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/tumescent)
- a Mexican horseman or cowboy, typically one wearing an elaborate outfit, often with silver decorations, of tight trousers, ruffled shirt, short jacket, and sombrero. (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/charros)
The word cabrón refers to a cuckold, a man whose wife or girlfriend has been unfaithful without his knowing about it. Although the word also means ‘male goat’ and is inoffensive in that context, when used in slang, it can be extremely insulting or offensive. The word also has several other meaning in current slang.
Although the idea of being cheated on by a woman is uncomfortable for men around the world, it is particularly unpleasant in Latin culture, so the word cabrón should be used with caution, and only when you are very comfortable and confident with it. (http://www.languagerealm.com/spanish/cabron.php)
"The information his secretaries continually gave him about Carranza confirmed him in his notions: there northern First Chief, so went reports, was a thieving, ambitious old cabrón, surrounded by conniving lawyers indifferent to the miseries of common people."
- John Womack, Zapata and the Mexican Revolution
Wednesday, September 02, 2015
- a steep-walled ravine or gorge.
- a gully with steep sides; arroyo.