THESAURUS OF RARE, DIFFICULT, SPECIALISED, AND DIALECT WORDS

 

1 of 2, 2 of 4, 4 of 8c -                                                        bipartient

abandon (in time of danger) -                                                 jetsam

abating at intervals -                                                               remittent

abdication -                                                                           demission

abdominal -                                                                           ventral (opp. dorsal)

ability to please (the opposite sex, in general)-                        ophelimity

ability to store a charge of electricity -                                     capacitance

able to live in different conditions -                                          facultative

abnormal excitement -                                                            erethism

aborigine -                                                                             autochthon

abound, overflow -                                                                exuberate

about to bring forth young -                                                    parturient

abrasive -                                                                              abradant

abscess, ulcer -                                                                      imposthume

absence of purpose in nature-                                                 dysteleology

absolute power -                                                                    autarchy

absolve, vindicate -                                                                exculpate

abstinent -                                                                              abstemious

abundance, rich harvest -                                                       foison

abuse, revile -                                                                        miscall, vituperate

abyss; (pit; insatiable person) -                                               abysm; (barathrum)

academic introduction to a subject -                                       isagoge

accept as onefs own -                                                            nostrificate

accepted ultimately -                                                              antilegomenic

accessory, appertaining -                                                        appurtenant

accident in a nuclear reactor -                                                 blowdown

accost, to -                                                                            abord

accuse, (charge) -                                                                  bewray, (inculpate)

accuse, impeach -                                                                  apel

ache (to) -                                                                             warch, wark

achieved, one who has not -                                                   manqué

acquisition -                                                                           acquest, acquist

acquit -                                                                                  exonerate

acrobat -                                                                               posturist, posture-maker

act according to expediency -                                                 temporise

active -                                                                                  birkie, wacken, on the rouk

active -                                                                                  frim, lish, sprack, upstrigolous,

active, morbidly so -                                                              sthenic

actor, stage-player -                                                               histrion

acuteness, sharpness -                                                            acuity, acumen

add at the end -                                                                     subjoin

addicted to drink -                                                                 bibulous

addition -                                                                               additament

additional, supplementary -                                                     bolt-on

administer (remedies); use/apply -                                          adhibit

admit, permit to enter -                                                           intromit

adolescent girl -                                                                     bobbysoxer

adorn (o.s.), to -                                                                    adonise

adventure -                                                                            aunter

adventurer to Brazil, 17th c. -                                                  bandeirante

æ -                                                                                        aesc (pron. eashf)

affected language -                                                                 marivaudage

affected simplicity -                                                                simplism

affected terms -                                                                      concetti

affected/pompous expression -                                               pseudery

affectedly delicate -                                                                niminy-piminy

afraid -                                                                                  frit, freckened, gallied, gliffed

African hunting dog -                                                              basenji

ageing, growing old -                                                              senescent

agency which impels to effort -                                               conation

agile and wiry; flexible -                                                          withy

agree, ready to -                                                                    assentaneous

agreeableness of sound -                                                        euphony

agreeing in opinion -                                                               consentient

agreeing, consistent -                                                              consentaneous

agreeing, suitable -                                                                 congruent

agreement -                                                                           cording

agreement in function -                                                           analogy

agreement in origin -                                                               homology

aid, help -                                                                              aidance

air, or sky -                                                                            ambient

alarm-bell -                                                                            tocsin

alchemistfs furnace -                                                              athanor

alcoholic -                                                                              dipsomaniac

all-creating -                                                                          omnific

alleviation -                                                                            allayment, lygement

alligator (S. American) -                                                         cayman

all-night vigil (eccles.) -                                                           pernoctation

allot quarters to troops -                                                         canton

all-protecting -                                                                       all-bielding

allurement, coquetry -                                                            agacerie

almshouse -                                                                           beadhouse

alone -                                                                                   solus

aloof -                                                                                   abeigh

altogether; all at a gulp -                                                         holus-bolus

ambiguous, obscure -                                                             oracular

ambiguously constructed -                                                      amphibolous

ambulance -                                                                           blood-wagon

amount a cask lacks of being full -                                          ullage

analyse (sentence) -                                                               parse

anatomy: hard parts of the body -                                           osteology

anatomy: soft parts of the body -                                            sarcology

ancestor (earliest) -                                                                primogenitor

ancestor, forefather -                                                              progenitor

anchor, small -                                                                       killock

angle, making no -                                                                  agonic

angler; angling -                                                                      piscator; the gentle craft

angry -                                                                                   iracundious

animal living in anotherfs home -                                             inquiline

animal, young fatted -                                                             fatling

animate, encourage -                                                              inspirit

ankle -                                                                                   tarsus

ankle-bone, pert. to -                                                             talar

annex -                                                                                  mediatise

announce -                                                                             annunciate

annoy -                                                                                  fash

annul; annulment -                                                                  abrogate; rescission

anodyne -                                                                              analgesic

anoint; give extreme unction to -                                             anele

anointing -                                                                              inunction

anomalous, irregular -                                                             anomalistic

anonymous works -                                                               adespota

answering alternately -                                                            amoebaean

antelope -                                                                              addax, blesbok, bongo, bubal,

antelope -                                                                              duiker, gemsbok, gnu, gysbok,

antelope -                                                                              inyala, izard, klipspringer

antelope -                                                                              koodoo, reebok

antelope (Indian) -                                                                 blackbuck

antelope, steppe -                                                                  saiga

anthrax -                                                                                malignant pustule

anthrax -                                                                                wool-sorterfs disease

anti-aircraft gun -                                                                   Bofors gun

antidote -                                                                               alexipharmic, alexipharmakon

antidote (supposed) to poisons -                                            bezoar

antiquated -                                                                           crusted

ants, pert. to -                                                                        formic

anxiety, reducing -                                                                  anxiolytic

anxiety; to burden, harass -                                                    cark

apelike -                                                                                pithecoid, simian, simious

ape-man -                                                                              pithecanthrope

apoplectic disease of cattle -                                                  black quarter

appealed against, not to be -                                                  inappellable

appear above ground -                                                           braird

appease hunger temp.-                                                           stay onefs stomach

appetite, sth. to whet the -                                                      antepast

apple-green, pale -                                                                 chartreuse

apples, rel. to -                                                                      pomaceous

apply (seal), to -                                                                    appose

apposite -                                                                              in point

approach -                                                                             appropinquate

approval -                                                                              approbation

apron -                                                                                  barm-cloth

Arab mantle with hood -                                                        burnous

Arabwoman black outer garment-                                          aba(ya)

arch slightly -                                                                         camber

archaic (would-be) language -                                                tushery

arched -                                                                                 fornicate

archer -                                                                                 toxophilite

aristocracy -                                                                          upper ten

armour for forearm -                                                              vambrace

armour, full suit of -                                                                panoply

armpit -                                                                                 oxter

arms, bearing -                                                                       armigerous

arranged on one side only (bot.) -                                           secund

array, in full -                                                                         in full fig

arrow-shaped -                                                                      sagittal

artifice, to use -                                                                      finesse

artificial, melodramatic -                                                         stagy

artistic skill, displaying -                                                          daedal

ascent; military advance -                                                       anabasis

asexual -                                                                                agamic, -ous

ashen-grey -                                                                          cinereous

ashes, pert. to -                                                                      cinerary

ask -                                                                                      spere

assail, oppose -                                                                      oppugn

assay, to -                                                                              cupel

assembly/council, eccl. court -                                                consistory

assent (obsequious) -                                                             assentation

associate together -                                                                consociate

assume as true -                                                                     posit

assume without proof -                                                           postulate

astringent -                                                                             styptic

at first sight; offhand -                                                             at first blush

at once -                                                                                bedene, bainly

atrocious -                                                                             piacular

attached by the whole length to -                                            adnate

attached, annexed, consequent-                                              appendant

attached, esp. to the soil -                                                      adscript

attendant (on magician) -                                                        famulus

attracting, drawing (towards) -                                               attrahent

attractive to opposite sex -                                                     epigamic

attractive, desirable -                                                              appetible

auburn, rich -                                                                         titian

auction (to) -                                                                          roup

augur, to -                                                                              auspicate

auk, the little -                                                                        rotch(e)

aurora borealis -                                                                    merry dancers

autocrat -                                                                               cham

avenge -                                                                                wrake

aversion to food -                                                                  sitophobia

avert, prevent -                                                                      obviate

avert, ward off -                                                                     forfend

avoid -                                                                                   evitate

awake, to; to rouse -                                                              abrade

awl-shaped -                                                                         subulate

axe-shaped -                                                                         securiform

baboon, large, ferocious -                                                      mandrill

baby -                                                                                   lakan

back, pert. to -                                                                      dorsal

back; private -                                                                       postern

back-country -                                                                       back-blocks

backgammon: a piece liable to be taken; a weak point -          blot

backwards -                                                                          heelway, backing arse

balance, be poised -                                                               librate

ballast (pig-iron) -                                                                  kentledge

ballerinafs dancing pump with a stiffened toe-piece -               blocked shoe

ballet-dancer (background) -                                                  figurant(e)

balloon; balloonist -                                                                aerostat

bandage -                                                                              swathe

bank (high, steep) -                                                                bluff, brae

bank, shore -                                                                         rivage

banter; (flippancy)-                                                                badinage; (persiflage)

bar inserted to stop wheel -                                                    sprag

barber, of a (joc.) -                                                                tonsorial

bare-footed/sandalled -                                                          discalce-d, -ate

bargain; cheap/cheaply/cheapness -                                        bon marché

bark -                                                                                    barquentine

bark (on picking up scent) -                                                   give tongue

bark, furnished with -                                                             corticate

barking -                                                                                glasting, glatisant

barrage -                                                                               fusillade

barrel, small -                                                                         kilderkin

barrel-organ to train songbirds -                                             serinette

barrel-organ, gigantic -                                                           apollonicon

barrel-stand -                                                                         gantry

barren, empty, void of interest -                                              jejune

barrier -                                                                                 bayle

barristerfs bag -                                                                     blue bag

barter; haggle; quibble -                                                         dicker

base (adj.) -                                                                           caitiff, coistral, scullion

base of a mountain, at the -                                                    submontane

base of the skull, at the -                                                        basilar

based on the desires/requirements of users -                           bottom-up

baseness, depravity -                                                             turpitude

bashful -                                                                                blate

bashful, timid -                                                                       blate

basic, ordinary -                                                                     bog-standard

basic/underlying element -                                                      substratum

basin for rain-water -                                                             impluvium

bask in the sun, to -                                                                apricate

basket, one of pair, pack-animal -                                          pannier

basket; beehive -                                                                   skep

bastard child -                                                                        by-blow

bastard; calf born prematurely -                                              slink

bat -                                                                                      reremouse

bat, large; (small) -                                                                 serotine; (pipistrelle)

bathe warm water relieve pain -                                              foment

batter with insults -                                                                 to lamm with flouts

battle field -                                                                           stricken field

battle-axe, concave -                                                             bill

bay, creek (Ork. & Shetl.) -                                                   voe

be wedged in tight between two others -                                 sit/ride bodkin

beaches of E.U. standard are awarded a -                              blue flag

beaked -                                                                                rostrate(d)

beam (of wood) -                                                                  trave

beanpole -                                                                             cornstalk

beardless with side-whiskers -                                                dundreary

bearing child for 1st time -                                                       primiparous

bear-like -                                                                             arctoid, ursine

beast-like -                                                                            theroid

beat (to), chastise -                                                                dang, swinge

beat black and blue -                                                             suggilate

beat s.o.; (flog) -                                                                    dust onefs coat; lam

beat with a stick -                                                                  baste, bastinade

beautiful -                                                                              pulchritudinous

beautiful (place) -                                                                   Tempean

become soft or sleepy -                                                          blet

bed, pert. to -                                                                        clinic(al)

bedbound -                                                                            bedfast

bed-lover -                                                                            clinophile

bedraggle -                                                                            drabble

bed-wetting -                                                                         enuresis

beef and vegetable casserole, cooked in red wine -                 boeuf bourgignon

beef, choice cut of -                                                               porterhouse steak

bee-hive -                                                                              bee-skep

bee-keeping -                                                                        apiculture

beer, bad -                                                                            swipes

beer, Russian -                                                                       kyass

bees, wasps, etc. -                                                                 hymenopteral

befall -                                                                                   bechance, chive

beggar -                                                                                 bezonian, besognio

begging-bowl -                                                                      clack-dish

begin, to -                                                                              inchoate

beginning, incipient -                                                               inchoate

behave badly -                                                                       misdemean

behaviour -                                                                            portance

behead -                                                                                obtruncate

being hidden from view -                                                        occultation

bejant -                                                                                  freshman (St. Andrews)

belch out -                                                                             eruct

belch, vomit, emit -                                                                boke, boak

belief one is a god -                                                                theomania

bell, tolled after death -                                                          passing-bell

belladonna lily -                                                                      amaryllis

bell-bird, S. Amer.-                                                               arapunga, campanero

bellow, roar -                                                                         bell

bellow, to (rutting buck) -                                                       troat

bell-ringing -                                                                          campanology

bell-tower -                                                                           campanile

belly, of the -                                                                         alvine

bench, bank, shelf -                                                                bink

bend back -                                                                           recurve

bend, curve -                                                                         inflexure

bend, twist, (& to) -                                                               crankle

Benedictine -                                                                         Black Monk

benefit, to confer on -                                                             benefact

bent like a bow -                                                                    arcuate

bent like a knee -                                                                   geniculate

bent like a sickle -                                                                  falcate(d)

benumb with cold -                                                                shram

berate, revile -                                                                       clapperclaw

berries, living on -                                                                  baccivorous

berry-bearing -                                                                      baccate, bacciferous

berry-eating -                                                                         baccivorous

berry-shaped -                                                                       bacciform

beseech, entreat -                                                                  obsecrate

beside the point -                                                                   from the bias

best -                                                                                     bettermost

betroth; betrothal -                                                                 handfast

bewilder, darken -                                                                 obfuscate

bewitched -                                                                           elfshot, elfstruck

beyond faith -                                                                        ultrafidian

bigoted -                                                                                hidebound

bind together (gen. principle) -                                                colligate

binding, contraction -                                                             astriction

bird, allied to jackdaw -                                                         grackle

bird, fabulous, huge -                                                             simurg(h)

bird, finch, small -                                                                  serin

bird, finch, songbird -                                                             siskin

bird, finch-like, S. Amer -                                                      tanager

bird, jay-like -                                                                        sirgang

bird, mountain-linnet -                                                            twite

bird, wading -                                                                        avocet, avoset

birth, dating from -                                                                 congenital, connate

birth-rate -                                                                             natality

biscuit, brittle -                                                                       cracknel

bison -                                                                                   bonassus

bit, little -                                                                               bittock

bitch hound, dog for the chase -                                             brach

biting -                                                                                   mordacious, mordant

biting, caustic -                                                                       trenchant

bitter & satirical -                                                                   Archilochian

bitter end -                                                                             outrance

bitterness -                                                                             acerbity

bitterness of language, temper -                                              acritude

bitter-sweet -                                                                         aigre-doux

black fluid, any -                                                                    atrament

black, glossy -                                                                       piceous

black; (swarthy) -                                                                  melanic; (melanous)

blackbird -                                                                             merle, ouzel

blacken with soot -                                                                besmut

blackguard -                                                                          skellum

blackish, growing dark -                                                         nigrescent

blackness -                                                                            nigritude

blacksmith -                                                                           knight of the hammer

bladder, of the -                                                                     cystic

blame, to -                                                                             culpate

blameless -                                                                            inculpable

blanch, make pale -                                                                etiolate

blessed -                                                                                benedict, benedight

blessed are th. peacemakers-                                                 beati pacifici

blessed memory, of -                                                             beatae memoriae

blessing -                                                                               benison, op. malison

blind -                                                                                    amaurotic, bisson

blindness -                                                                             ablepsy; cecity

blister; (to) -                                                                          bleb, blish; (vesicate)

blistered, puckered, bubble-like -                                           bullate

block up, obstruct -                                                               oppilate

blockhead -                                                                           mome

blood, feeding on -                                                                 sanguivorous

blood, of the -                                                                        haemal, haematic

blood-letting -                                                                        phlebotomy, venesection

blood-like -                                                                           haematoid

blood-red -                                                                            sanguineous

bloodstained:                                                                         blood-baltered, ensanguined

bloodthirsty -                                                                         sanguinary

bloody -                                                                                sanguinolent

blooming early -                                                                     rathe (-ripe)

blooming more once in year -                                                 remontant

blossom forth -                                                                      effloresce

blossoming -                                                                          in blow

blow -                                                                                   glase

blow in gusts, prevaricate -                                                     whiffle

blue (light, deep shade) -                                                        saxe

blue, deep -                                                                           smalt

blue, deep rich -                                                                     mazarine

blue-green, pale -                                                                   bice

blue-grey, pearl-grey -                                                           griseous

bluish grey, dark blue -                                                           perse

bluish- or greyish-green -                                                       caesious

bluish-green -                                                                         viridian

blunder -                                                                                bevue

blunder, mistake -                                                                  bish

blunt (to) -                                                                             turn the edge of

blunt, dull, deaden, to -                                                          obtune

bluntly, flatly -                                                                        plump

blushing -                                                                               erubescent

blush-red -                                                                             damask

bluster, vain boasting -                                                           fanfaronade

boar/elephant etc. with tusks -                                                tusker

board along edge of a gable -                                                 barge-board

boast -                                                                                   crake

boast extravagantly -                                                              gasconade

boastful person -                                                                    blowhard

boastful, bragging -                                                                thrasonical

boastful, noisily patriotic -                                                       spread-eagle

boasting -                                                                              bobaunce, bragance

boat (8 oars) -                                                                       pinnace

boat (Eskimo, large, skin) -                                                    umiak

boat (fishing, one-mast) -                                                       smack

boat (flat-bottomed) -                                                            scow

boat (small) -                                                                         coggle; nacelle

boat (small, light) -                                                                 shallop

boat (small, Mediter, merchant) -                                           felucca

boat, cargo, large (Nile) -                                                       nuggar

boat, flat-bottomed; bridge of b. -                                          pontoon

boat, merchant, Medit, 3-mast -                                             polacca

boat, rowing-, for passengers -                                               wherry

boat-shaped -                                                                        scaphoid

body, human, pert. to -                                                          somatic

body-louse -                                                                          cootie

bog -                                                                                     quag

boil thoroughly -                                                                     parboil

boil, (blister) -                                                                        furuncle, (blain)

bold exploit -                                                                         hardiment

bolt, small; to bolt -                                                                snib

bombast -                                                                              fustian

bombastic, pompous -                                                           high-faluting

bone partit. nostrils (ploughshare)-                                          vomer

bone, dead/detached, piece of-                                              sequestrum

bonfire -                                                                                balefire

bony -                                                                                   osseous, osteal, osteoid

bony, hard -                                                                           scleral, sclerous

book of set forms, precedents -                                              formulary

book, left-hand page -                                                           verso

book, right-hand page-                                                          recto

book-binding -                                                                       bibliopegy

books, fond of -                                                                     philobiblic

bookseller -                                                                           bibliopole

bookseller (rare books) -                                                       bibliopole

border surrounding a shield (Heraldry) -                                 bordure

bordering on every side -                                                       circumjacent

bore -                                                                                    macrologist

born again -                                                                           renascent

born blind & helpless (chick) -                                               nidicolous

born well-developed -                                                            nidifugous

botanise -                                                                              herborise

both kinds, of; b.ways, acting-                                                amphoteric

bovine -                                                                                 taurine

bow down, reverence -                                                          lowt

bow, reverence -                                                                   obeisance

bow-legged -                                                                         valgus, scrod-legged, straddly-bandy

oxerfs attendant; backer -                                                      bottle-holder

boxing, French (fists, feet, head) -                                          savate

bracelets, pert. to -                                                                armillary

brag, bluster -                                                                        rodomontade

bragging, blustering -                                                              vapours

Brahma-day, 4,320 million years -                                          kalpa

brain, action of, esp. uncons -                                                 cerebration

brainfs seat of sensation -                                                       sensorium

brambles, the study of -                                                          batology

branched -                                                                             ramose

brand new -                                                                           fire-new

brat -                                                                                     bantling

brawl, maltreat -                                                                    rough-house

bread -                                                                                  rooty (Mil.)

bread, embodied in -                                                              impanate

bread, unleavened -                                                               azym(e)

break (to) -                                                                            rive

break an entry -                                                                     crack a crib

break to smaller pieces -                                                        fractionate

break, pound, grind small -                                                     bray

breakable, fragile -                                                                 frangible

breaking-off -                                                                        abruption

breast (next to ribs) -                                                             brisket

breath -                                                                                 halitus

breath, shortness of -                                                             anhelation

breathe long & deep -                                                            suspire

breathing diffic. lying down -                                                   orthopnoea

breathing, difficulty in -                                                           dyspnoea

breathing, temp. cessation of -                                                apnoea

breeze, light; dupe/tool -                                                         catfs paw

bribe -                                                                                   vails

brick-red -                                                                             testaceous

bridle, restrain; toss the head -                                                brank

bridle/bit/stirrup-maker -                                                        lorimer

brief, but comprehensive -                                                      compendious

brindled -                                                                               tabby

bring forth young (sheep, goat) -                                             yean

bringing inwards -                                                                  afferent

brisk; (well) -                                                                         perk; bobbish

bristle -                                                                                  birse

bristly -                                                                                  awny, hispid, horrent, strigous, -gose

bristly -                                                                                  setose, setous, setaceous

bristly; indecent -                                                                   scabrous

brittle -                                                                                  brickle, spalt

broad-bladed Philippine knife -                                              barong

broadest part of shipfs bottom -                                             bilge

bronze colour, of a shining -                                                   aeneous

brook, little -                                                                          rill; runnel, runlet

brothels, pert. to -                                                                  lupanarian

brotherhood -                                                                        confraternity

brownish with darker spots -                                                  brindle(d)

brownish-purple -                                                                  puce

bruise/beat, to -                                                                     contuse

brutalise -                                                                              imbrute

bucket in well -                                                                      kibble

Buddh. memorial shrine -                                                       stupa, tope

Buddhist priest -                                                                    bonze

buds, to put forth -                                                                 gemmate

buffoon, zany -                                                                       merry-andrew

building, pert. to -                                                                  tectonic

built of beams, not arches/vaults-                                            trabeate

bullfighterfs dart w. streamer -                                                banderilla

bullfighting, of -                                                                      tauromachian

bully (to) -                                                                             ballyrag, hector

bumpkin -                                                                              joskin, rube

bundle of brushwood -                                                           bavin

bungle; tedious fellow -                                                          foozle

burden, pack -                                                                       fardel

burden; tax (cattle pasturing) -                                                agistment

burdensome (used with ecaref) -                                             carking

buried -                                                                                 graven

burn -                                                                                    fare as fire

burn suddenly -                                                                      deflagrate

burn, set fire to -                                                                    swale, sweal

burning, roasting -                                                                  ustulation

burrowing -                                                                            fossorial

businessman, usual, no art -                                                    Babbitt

buskin -                                                                                 cothurnus

bustling, fussy -                                                                      spoffish

busy -                                                                                    unleisured

butler, steward -                                                                    major-domo

buttermilk and water (Orkney and Shetland) -                        bland

buttery (adj) -                                                                        butyraceous

button accordion -                                                                 bandoneon

buying, act of -                                                                       emption

by-work -                                                                              parergon

cabinet (ornamental) -                                                            chiffonier

cage (for fish/lobsters) -                                                         corf

calf, of the -                                                                           sural

call names, to -                                                                      becall

call to witness -                                                                      obtest

calling loudly/insistently -                                                        clamant

callous, make; sear w. hot iron -                                             cauterise

calumniate, defame -                                                              traduce

can, small -                                                                            cannikin

cancelling; cutting back -                                                        recision

candle-maker -                                                                      chandler

cannibalism -                                                                          anthropophagy

cannon, short -                                                                       carronade

cannonballs linked by chain -                                                  angel shot

cannot be dissolved/melted -                                                  infusible

canvas, coarse -                                                                     burlap

caparisoned -                                                                         barded

cape, headland -                                                                    naze, ness

caper, leap; to caper -                                                            capriole, gambade

carbon dioxide, deficiency of -                                               acapnia

carec, donft -                                                                      ca stiver

cared -                                                                                  rought

caress, fondle -                                                                      ingle

cargo vessel, Dutch, 2-masted -                                             bilander

cargo, lading -                                                                        lastage

carnivorous -                                                                         zoophagous

carping -                                                                                captious

carping criticism -                                                                   zoilism

carried, easily -                                                                      portative

carry away (wrongfully), to -                                                  asport

carry, bear, transport -                                                           tote

carrying off by force -                                                            abreption

cart, low, for heavy goods -                                                   dray

cart, shaft of -                                                                        thill

cart, victims to guillotine -                                                       tumbrel

Carthage, chief magistrate -                                                    suffete

carved on the surface -                                                           intagliated

caryatid, male equiv. of -                                                        telamon

case for needles, threads &c. -                                               hussif

case shot to damage sails -                                                     langrage, -grel

cask -                                                                                    puncheon, tun

cask, small -                                                                          barrico

casket -                                                                                 pyxis

cast-off skin -                                                                        slough

castrate -                                                                               emasculate, evirate

cat (esp. female, old) -                                                           grimalkin

cat, cry like -                                                                         mewl, miaul, waul

catarrh; head-cold -                                                               coryza

catch fish with the hands -                                                      guddle

cat-lover -                                                                             ailurophile

cattle thief -                                                                            abactor

cattle-enclosure -                                                                   bawn

cause loss/injury to -                                                              damnify

cause to contract -                                                                 constringe

cave -                                                                                    antre

cave, pert. to -                                                                       spelean

cavity -                                                                                  antrum

cease, cause to cease -                                                          surcease

celery, wild -                                                                          smallage

celestial -                                                                               supernal

censure; blame -                                                                    dyslogy

central -                                                                                 omphalic

centre of attention -                                                                cynosure

centre of gravity, pert. to -                                                      barycentric

centre, tending towards -                                                        centripetal

chair (for carrying Pope) -                                                      gestatorial ch.

challenge -                                                                             tasking

champagne & stout -                                                              black velvet

chance, depending on -                                                          aleatory

change shade -                                                                       gradate

change, able to cause -                                                           alterant, alterative

changeable -                                                                          moonish

channel, narrow -                                                                   kyle

chaplet, fillet, wreath -                                                            anadem

charge with a crime -                                                              delate

chariot, two-horse (Roman) -                                                 biga

charity, given in -                                                                    eleemosynary

charm, fetish -                                                                        ju-ju

chase (to); shout; hunt -                                                          chevy

chat, to -                                                                                coze

chattering, prattle -                                                                 bavardage

cheap, open-air seats at sports ground -                                 bleachers

cheat (to) -                                                                            hocus, widgeon

cheat, rogue -                                                                        faitor

cheek, of -                                                                             malar

cheek, pert. to -                                                                     malar

cheekbone, arch of -                                                              zygomatic arch

cheeks -                                                                                lears

cheese, pert. to -                                                                    caseous

chestnut-coloured -                                                                badious

chew (tobacco) -                                                                   chaw

chew, eat -                                                                            manducate

chide -                                                                                   objurgate, threap

chief/leader (of chorus) -                                                        coryphaeus

chieffs barge or galley (Western Isles) -                                  birlinn

chilblain -                                                                               kibe

child -                                                                                    kinchin

child in its 1st month -                                                             chrisom-child

child, N. American Indian -                                                    papoose

childfs white baptism robe -                                                   chrisom

chin, of the -                                                                          genial, mental

Chinese -                                                                               Seric

chiropodist -                                                                          pedicure

chirp, make scraping sound -                                                  stridulate

chirping, scraping (grassh.) -                                                   stridulant

chivalous person; spirited horse -                                            bayard

choice, select, rare -                                                               recherché

Christ -                                                                                  Prince of Peace

Christfs renunciation div. nature -                                           kenosis

church, for (hat, clothes) -                                                      go-to-meeting

churchyard -                                                                          Godfs acre

circle, small select -                                                                coterie

circlet (gold, gems) -                                                              coronal

circumlocution -                                                                     circumbendibus, periphrasis

cite, quote as proof -                                                              adduce

civet cat -                                                                              linsang

civil officials, educated people -                                              effendi

claim, make formal to -                                                          revendicate

clattering, rainy blast -                                                            blatter

claw/pincer (crab, lobster) -                                                   chela

clay -                                                                                     argil

cleanliness, one obsessed w.-                                                 ablutomane

cleansing -                                                                             abluent; detersion

clear -                                                                                    limpid

clear, bright, evident -                                                            luculent

climber (outs. tall buildings)-                                                   stegophilist

climbing (plants) -                                                                  scandent

climbing, adapted for -                                                           scansorial

cloak, long with hood (sold, trav) -                                         capote

clonus -                                                                                 spasm

close examiner -                                                                     scrutator

close-pressed tgthr, not united-                                              adpressed

clot, thick fluid -                                                                     grume

cloth, inspector of -                                                                alnager

clothe in mail -                                                                       loricate

clothe; invest, supply -                                                            endue

clothes, of -                                                                           vestiary

cloud flying; driving mist -                                                       rack

clouds, study of -                                                                   nephology

cloven-footed -                                                                      bisculcate

clown, circ, bungler, white-faced-                                           auguste

club-foot; club-footed -                                                          kyllosis; taliped

clumsiness; tactlessness -                                                        maladdress

clumsy; tactless -                                                                    gauche

cluster-pine -                                                                         pinaster

coal-dust -                                                                             culm

coarse, rough & hard -                                                           hask

cobwebby -                                                                           araneous

cod, pert. to -                                                                        gadoid

coddle, pamper -                                                                   cosher

coetanous -                                                                            coeval

co-heir; co-heirship -                                                             parcener; parcenary

coin punched out, remainder plate-                                         scissel

coin, blank before stamping -                                                 planchet

coins/money, pert. to -                                                           numm(ul)ary

cold north/northeasterly wind (Switzerland) -                          bise

cold water, applic. of, to sleeper -                                          cold pig

cold, icy -                                                                              gelid

cold; cold, causing -                                                               algid; algific

cold-blooded -                                                                      ectothermic

collect, store -                                                                        garner

collection choice passages -                                                   chrestomathy

collector matchbox labels-                                                      phillumenist

colour, chang diff. lights -                                                       versicoloured

colour, having the same -                                                        isochromatic

comb, to (wool &c.) -                                                            card

combative -                                                                           agonistic

comb-shaped -                                                                      ctenoid

come to nothing -                                                                   worth to nought

comfortable; good -                                                               bein

command, pert. to -                                                               mandative

commanding -                                                                        jussive

commission (currency exchange) -                                          agio

commotion, confusion -                                                          kippage

company making unwelcome bid to take over another -          black knight

compass-point -                                                                     rhumb

compensation for delay vessel-                                               demurrage

compensation/consolation -                                                    solatium

competitive -                                                                          emulous

complaint -                                                                            querimony

complete -                                                                             thorough-paced

complexion -                                                                          blee

complexion, colour -                                                              blee

compliment, kissing hand -                                                     baisemain

compromise, one who rejects-                                               maximalist

concave and convex -                                                            anticlastic

concave or convex all over -                                                  synclastic

concerning, about -                                                                anent

concise but comprehensive -                                                  compendious

conclusion of speech -                                                            peroration

concurrence, coincidence -                                                     consilience

condemn -                                                                             exprobate

condemn as spurious -                                                           obelise

condense, thicken -                                                                inspissate

condensed reading-matter -                                                    pemmican

cone (of pine etc.) -                                                               strobile

confine, coop up, pen -                                                          corral, immew

confiscate -                                                                            escheat

conflict 2 protagonists, struggle -                                            agon

conflict, one in grip of inner -                                                  agonistes

confronting -                                                                          abutting

confuse, perplex -                                                                  embrangle

confused -                                                                             moidered, mithered

confusing reflection, phantom -                                               eidolon

confusion -                                                                             hubble-bubble, hurly-burly

confusion -                                                                             hurry-skurry

congested city -                                                                     wen

congratulate -                                                                         felicitate

conjoin -                                                                                alligate

conjunction, opposition (astro) -                                             syzygy

connecting (link) -                                                                  annectent

connecting, linking -                                                               annectent

conscience -                                                                          still small voice

conscious, fühlt, denkt nicht -                                                 anoetic

consciousness, the threshold of -                                            limen

conscription -                                                                         blood-tax

consequence, result -                                                             corollary

consider carefully -                                                                 perpend

consistent (with, to) -                                                             consonant

conspiracy -                                                                           covin

conspiracy, small party -                                                        cabal

constipated -                                                                          costive

constipation -                                                                         adstriction

container for liquids -                                                             bidon

contemporary (N) -                                                               coeval

contemptible -                                                                        hilding

contentious -                                                                          litigious

continual repetition -                                                               battology

contradict, deny -                                                                   gainsay

contradict, prone to -                                                             contradictious

contradiction in terms -                                                           antilogy

control Church by state -                                                        Erastianism

converges, touches, not united -                                             connivent

converse confidentially -                                                         collogue

convert (a) -                                                                          proselyte

conveying outward/away -                                                     efferent

convict (to) -                                                                          attaint

convivial, erotic -                                                                   anacreontic

cooked simply and garnished with fresh veg. and herbs -         bonne femme

copse -                                                                                  spinn(e)y

copyist, secretary -                                                                amanuensis

coral-red -                                                                             coralline

cork being drawn, sound of -                                                 cloop

cork, plug -                                                                            stopple

corky -                                                                                  suberic, subereous, -rose

corner, edge -                                                                        cantle

corporation debt, represented by the bonds it has issued -      bonded debt

corpulent -                                                                             abdominous

correcting; a corrective -                                                        corrigent

corruption, abuse of office -                                                   malversation

cosy, make o.s. -                                                                   cose

cough (N, V) -                                                                       hoast

cough (up) -                                                                           expectorate

cough, of a -                                                                          tussal, tussive

counteract. inflammation -                                                      antiphlogistic

counterfeit money; money obtained by official corruption -      boodle

country, live in the -                                                                rusticate

court (untrustworthy) friend -                                                  ami de cour

courteousness -                                                                      comity

courtesan -                                                                            bona roba

covering (adj.) -                                                                     tectorial

coward, weakling -                                                                meacock

cowhouse -                                                                            shippen, -ppon

cows, place for milking -                                                        loaning

crack through too rapid cooling -                                            dunt

crackle, as heated salts -                                                        decrepitate

crackle, snap -                                                                       crepitate

craving for strange foods -                                                      parorexia

crawler -                                                                                lick-spittle

crayfish, science of -                                                              astacology

craze for buying things -                                                         oniomania

crazy -                                                                                   crack-brained

crease, fold, wrinkle -                                                            ruck

Creator -                                                                               demiurge

creeping -                                                                              repent, reptant

creeping (plant)-                                                                    sarmentous/-ose/-aceous

creeping (skin-disease) -                                                        serpiginous

crescent-shaped -                                                                  lunate(d)

crescent-shaped sand-dune -                                                 barkhan

criminal (eccles.) -                                                                  criminous

criminal intent, having -                                                           dolose

crimp, plait -                                                                          goffer

cripple -                                                                                 lamiger

criterion -                                                                               metewand, meteyard

critic, severe -                                                                        Aristarch

critical (period in human life)-                                                 climacteric

criticism, censure -                                                                 animadversion

crocodile bird -                                                                      trochilus

crop out -                                                                              basset

crossed by bars or lines -                                                       cancellated

cross-examination, pert. to -                                                   elenctic

cross-eyed -                                                                          skend, glee-eyed

cross-like -                                                                            crucial

crosswise -                                                                            transverse

crowded, close-set (bot.) -                                                    stipate

cruel; cruelty -                                                                        spitous; immanity

cruelty and rapine -                                                                bashibazoukery

crumbles easily -                                                                    friable

crush someonefs hat over his eyes, to -                                   bonnet

crush, squeeze (to) -                                                              scruze

crust of flaky scales -                                                             scurf

cry down (actor) -                                                                 explode

cry like a crow -                                                                    crake

cry like a sheep or calf -                                                         blat

crypt, vault -                                                                          undercroft

cudgel -                                                                                 alpeen

cudgel, thrash, belabour -                                                       drub, fustigate

cunning, sly -                                                                          leery

cupboard, wardrobe -                                                            almirah

curable -                                                                                sanable

curio, small -                                                                          bibelot

curl, to; to plait; to wrinkle -                                                   frounce

curlew -                                                                                 whaup

curlew, little -                                                                         whimbrel

currant bun -                                                                          barmbrack

currency Argentina -                                                              austral (100 centavos)

currency Ethiopia -                                                                 birr

currency Thailand -                                                                baht (100 satang)

curse -                                                                                   malediction, malison

curse (to); detest -                                                                 execrate

curtain over doorway -                                                           portière

curtain-rod -                                                                          tringle

curvature -                                                                             flexure

curve, S-shaped -                                                                  ogee

curved inwards -                                                                    incurvate

cushion-like; pillowy -                                                            pulvinate

custom; habit -                                                                       assuetude

customary -                                                                           consuetudinary

cut away (bckground. relief sculp)-                                         abated

cut away part of (end of bone) -                                             resect

cut down expenses -                                                              retrench

cut in small pieces -                                                                hash

cut off -                                                                                 exscind

cut off prematurely -                                                               prescind

cut out -                                                                                 excise, exsect

cut out the blubber of -                                                           flench

cut throat of -                                                                         jugulate

cut unskilfully -                                                                       haggle

cut, able to be -                                                                     scissile

cut, capability of being -                                                         secability

cut/wound slightly -                                                                scotch

cutting off, violent separation -                                                abscission

cutting, dividing -                                                                    secant

dabble about noisily, to -                                                        barbote

dagger, hanger -                                                                     baselard

dagger, short/tapering/2-edged -                                            an(e)lace

dagger, small -                                                                       poniard

daily -                                                                                    diurnal, quotidian

dais, low platform -                                                                estrade

dam -                                                                                    anicut

damage (&to), injury -                                                           scath(e)

dance for joy -                                                                       tripudiate

dancing (adj.) -                                                                      orchestic, terpsichorean

dancing mania (S. Italy) -                                                       tarantism

dancing-girl, Egyptian -                                                          alma(h)

dangerous -                                                                           parlous

dapple, variegate -                                                                 flecker

dark -                                                                                    darkling, thuster

dark kind of cherry -                                                              black heart

dark, dreary, (gloomy) -                                                         dern, (tenebrous)

dark, extremely -                                                                   cimmerian

dark, grow; lie concealed -                                                     darkle

darken, (obscure) -                                                                blake, (infuscate)

darkness -                                                                             tenebrity, tenebrosity, thesterness, mirkness

darkness, producing -                                                            tenebrific

darling -                                                                                 asthore

dart repeatedly -                                                                    dartle

daunt, to; to dismay -                                                             amate

dawn -                                                                                   dayspring

dawn, before -                                                                       antelucan

daylight-shunning -                                                                 lucifugous

dead (gatheredíhis/her fathers) -                                            ad patres

deadly; apparently dead -                                                       thanatoid

deafen, stun with dinning noise -                                             deave

dear, pleasing -                                                                      leve

death -                                                                                   cess, latter end

death, discharge from life -                                                     quietus

death-carrying -                                                                     lethiferous

deathlessness -                                                                       athanasy

death-rattle, give -                                                                  ruckle

debatable -                                                                            mootable

debility -                                                                                atony, atonicity

debris, loose, on rocky slope -                                               scree

debt (anotherfs copper/brass)-                                               aes alienum

debtor in sanctuary Holyrood-                                                abbey-laird

decade -                                                                                decenniad, decennium

decamp, abscond -                                                                levant

decay, general (by age) -                                                        consenescence

decay, weakening -                                                                labefaction

decayed -                                                                              carious

deceit -                                                                                  cozenage

deceit, roundabout means -                                                    indirection

deceitful -                                                                              cautelous

deceive -                                                                               illude

deceive, use shifts and tricks -                                                chicane

deception -                                                                            hocus-pocus

decoction -                                                                            apozem

decorated ceiling -                                                                 plafond

decoration, embellishment -                                                    exornation

decreasing -                                                                           decrescent

decree -                                                                                 fiat

deep sea fishing ground -                                                        haaf

deep, too much so to sound -                                                 plumbless

deeply guttural (sound) -                                                        faucal

deer-like; fawn-coloured -                                                     cervine

defeat (to) -                                                                           scomfit

defeat oppon. with their policy -                                             dish

defecate, (of birds) -                                                              stercorate, (mute)

defecate/urinate -                                                                   ease nature

defence -                                                                               propugnation

defiantly -                                                                              acock

degrade; reduce to animal -                                                    embrute

deguerpit

deification -                                                                            apotheosis

dejected, cast down -                                                            abattu

delay (to) -                                                                            forslow

delaying, cautious -                                                                cunctative, Fabian

delirium -                                                                               phrenesis

dell, open space in wood -                                                     dingle, slade

demigod (Polynesian) -                                                          aitu

demon, evil -                                                                          afrit

demoniac, one possessed -                                                    energumen

demure; over-precise -                                                           mim

denial; refusal -                                                                      denegation

deny, contradict -                                                                   disaffirm

deny, renounce -                                                                    abnegate

dependent, accidental -                                                          contingent

depot for slaves -                                                                   barracoon

depressed, overwhelmed -                                                     accablé

depression, melancholy -                                                        the black dog

deprive of bark/husk/peel -                                                    decorticate

deprive of spirit/courage -                                                      disanimate

deprive, strip -                                                                       divest

deputy, substitute -                                                                 locum-tenens

derailed, be -                                                                         leave the metal

descent; military retreat -                                                        katabasis

desert (to) -                                                                           tergiversate

desert-inhabiting -                                                                  eremic

desire (sensual) -                                                                    appentence

desire (to) -                                                                           desiderate

desire run away home -                                                          drapetomania

desire/appetite, of -                                                                orectic

desirous of pleasing -                                                             complaisant

despair -                                                                                wanhope

despise -                                                                                contemn

despise, disparage, slander -                                                  vilipend

despoil, plunder -                                                                   spoliate

dessert: ice-cream frozen in a round mould -                           bombe

destitute -                                                                              necessitous

destructive metabolism -                                                         katabolism

detract -                                                                                derogate

deviate from a set course -                                                     yaw

device for pulling boots off -                                                   boot-jack

device for pulling boots on -                                                   boot-hook

devisage

devour hungrily; be v. hungry -                                               raven

devour, swallow greedily -                                                     engorge

dewy -                                                                                   roscid

diag. over should. chest & back-                                            scarfwise

diagonally (Heraldry) -                                                           bendwise

dialect, vulg. or provincial -                                                    patois

diamond figure -                                                                     lozenge

diamond, flat and thin -                                                           lasque

dice -                                                                                     Devilfs bones

dice, the 6 on -                                                                      sice

die -                                                                                      go west, go to glory, hop the perch

die -                                                                                      swelt, sterve, turn up onefs toes

diet (no sugar, starch, fat) -                                                    bant

diet, luxurious & expensive in -                                               apician

difficult to control -                                                                 hard-mouthed

digress; stray, wander about -                                                divagate

digressive -                                                                            discursive

diligent, assiduous -                                                                sedulous

diminution of swelling -                                                           detumescence

dingy, sombre, brown -                                                          fuscous

dining, science/art of -                                                            aristology

dinner, relating to -                                                                 prandial

dip lightly, drop gently into water -                                          dap

dirge -                                                                                   coronach

dirt, excrement -                                                                    ordure

disagreeable, bad-tempered -                                                 frampold

disappointing prophet/ally -                                                    Balaam

discharge (thin, from a wound) -                                             gleet

discharge at mouth (stream) -                                                 disembogue

discharge of mucus -                                                              blennorrhoea

disciplinarian -                                                                        martinet

disclose -                                                                               unbosom

discontent -                                                                            heartburning

discontinue, but not dissolve -                                                 prorogue

discordant; abhorrent -                                                           absonant

discourse at length -                                                               descant

discuss -                                                                                mell

disease of apples -                                                                 bitter-pit

disease, fits of somnolence -                                                   narcolepsy

disease-causing -                                                                   morbific, pathogenic

disembark -                                                                           debark

disembodied -                                                                        discarnate

disembowel -                                                                         deviscerate, exenterate, gralloch

disfigured by weeping -                                                          beblubbered

disgrace; (to) -                                                                       shenship; shend

disgust, nauseate -                                                                  scunner

disgusted by, to be -                                                              onefs gorge rises at

dish, large flat oval, serving meat -                                          ashet

dishonesty -                                                                           improbity

dishonour, disgrace (to) -                                                       honish

dislike; aversion -                                                                   dyspathy

dislocate -                                                                              luxate

dismal look -                                                                          Lenten face

dismember -                                                                          discerp

dismiss in disgrace -                                                               cashier

dismiss; resign; abdicate -                                                       demit

dismissed, be (suitor) -                                                           get the mitten

dismissed, to be -                                                                   to get onefs books

disorganise -                                                                          muss

disperse -                                                                              disperple

dispersion (of Jews) -                                                             diaspora

dispirited, dejected -                                                              chap-fallen

display, make public -                                                            blazon

disposed (Bib) -                                                                     affectioned

dispossess -                                                                           expropriate

disputatious -                                                                         contradictious

disreputable, rakish -                                                              raffish

dissenting -                                                                            dissentient

dissident -                                                                              frondeur

dissimilar, make (sounds) -                                                     dissimilate

distress (to), put into difficulty -                                              straiten

distress, causing -                                                                   afflictive

distressing -                                                                           carking

distribution -                                                                          repartition

disturbance bodily motion -                                                    ataxy

disturbance of the soil -                                                          bioturbation

disuse, discontinuance -                                                          desuetude

dither -                                                                                  halper

divest -                                                                                  denude

divide into small pieces -                                                        scantle

divided (nearly) to the base -                                                  partite

divided in 2 by deep cleft -                                                     bifid

divided up, that may/must be -                                                partible

divided, incapable of being -                                                   intrenchant

divided, irregularly -                                                               alloiostrophos

dividing with remainder -                                                        aliquant

dividing without remainder -                                                   aliquot

divination by arrows -                                                            belomancy

divination by lots -                                                                  sortilege

divination by plants, esp. the leaves of the sage and fig -          botanomancy

divination, of -                                                                        mantic

divine & human-                                                                    theandric, -anthropic

divine inspiration-                                                                   entheasm, theopneusty

divinely inspired -                                                                   entheate

division into 2 parts -                                                              dichotomy

do perfunctorily -                                                                   scamp

doctrine Christ mere man-                                                      psilanthropism

doctrine non-violence (Hindu) -                                              ahimsa

doctrine that the world is good but not the best possible -       bonism

dodge fulfilling an obligation -                                                 welch

dog-like goblin, portends death -                                            barghaist

dominant influence -                                                               hegemony

Dominican -                                                                           Black Friar

dormant, inactive, resting -                                                     quiescent

dormitory (esp. monastic)-                                                     dorter, dortour

dorsal -                                                                                  tergal

dose/draught forced on animal -                                             drench

dot, stroke, accent -                                                               tittle

doting on husband (of wife) -                                                  maritorious

doting on wife -                                                                      uxorious

dotted -                                                                                 punctate

double -                                                                                 geminate, geminous

double vision -                                                                       diplopia

double-bodied (Heraldry) -                                                    bicorporate

doubles chances of success-                                                   belt-&-braces

doubling stakes on losing -                                                     martingale

doubt -                                                                                  dubiety, dubitation

doubt, to -                                                                             dubitate

dove, pert. to -                                                                      columbine

down, a going -                                                                      degression

downy -                                                                                 pappose, pappous

doze -                                                                                    zizz

drag -                                                                                    hale

drag along the ground -                                                          harl

dragon, wingless -                                                                  lindworm

dragonflies, May-flies, etc. -                                                   neuropteral

drain of blood -                                                                      exsanguinate

draw, paint in watercolours -                                                  limn

draw, paint, engrave, in dots -                                                stipple

drawing inward or together -                                                  adducent

drawing liquor -                                                                     birling

drawl -                                                                                  haw

dread of the unknown -                                                          neophobia

dream -                                                                                 sweven

dream/vision, poetic descrip. of -                                            aisling

dream-time -                                                                          alchera, alcheringa

dreamy -                                                                                wool-gathering

dregs, lees -                                                                           draff

dregs, refuse, sediment -                                                        lees, tailings

dress fabric, light, silky -                                                         barège

dress gaudily -                                                                       bedizen, dizen

dress, (decorate) -                                                                 tog, (trick)

dressmaker -                                                                         mantua-maker

dress-shirt -                                                                           boiled shirt

drink between meals -                                                            bever

drink hard; squander -                                                            bezzle

drink to excess -                                                                    fuddle, swizzle

drink, warm, given to sick -                                                    caudle

drinking-companion -                                                             compotator

drinking-cup, large, Greek -                                                   scyphus

drop, trickle -                                                                        driblet

dropsy, diffused -                                                                   anasarca

dross, to reduce to -                                                              scorify

drudges -                                                                               hewers wood & drawers water

drug Þ forgetfulness of grief -                                                nepenthe

drug smuggler who has swallowed his cargo -                         body packer

drum beat -                                                                            rataplan

drunk -                                                                                  bevvied, bottled, ebrious

drunkard, reveller -                                                                bacchanal, bacchant, borachio, soaker, toper

drunkenness -                                                                        ebriety

dry habitat, flourishing in -                                                      xerophilous

dry habitat, of -                                                                      xeric

dry up -                                                                                 arefy, ensear, exsiccate

dry up into a barky crust -                                                      barken

dry with incipient decay (pear) -                                             sleepy

dry, roast, parch (to) -                                                           torrefy

dry, withered -                                                                       sear, sere

drying -                                                                                  desiccant, (de)siccative

dryness -                                                                               siccity

dubious, shady -                                                                    louche

due to external causes -                                                          xenogenous

dull, make/become -                                                              hebetate

dull, sad -                                                                              dowie

dull, unemotional -                                                                  bovine

dung (of) -                                                                             stercoral, stercoraceous

dung-eating -                                                                         scatophagous

dung-hill -                                                                              mixen

dupe -                                                                                   geck, gudgeon

dusk, at -                                                                               entre chien et loup

dusky, dull -                                                                           subfusc

dusty, powdery -                                                                   pulverous, pulverulent

duty -                                                                                    dever

duty, pert. to -                                                                       deontic

dwarfish person -                                                                   agate

dwarfism -                                                                             achondroplasia

dying, about to die -                                                               moribund

dyspeptic -                                                                            cacogastric

eager to taste/enjoy -                                                             lickerish

eagerly desirous -                                                                   appetent

eagle, African, short-tailed -                                                   bateleur

eaglewood -                                                                          agalloch, agila

early warning, sign -                                                               prodrome

early, morning-                                                                       matutinal

Earth, produced by the -                                                        terrigenous

Earthfs atmosphere, science of-                                              aeronomy

Earthfs heavy core -                                                               barysphere

Earthfs rocky crust -                                                              lithosphere

earthen, made of clay -                                                           fictile

earthenware pot -                                                                  cruse

earthly -                                                                                 sublunary, terrene

earthquake -                                                                          seism

earthworm, pert. to -                                                              lumbricoid

ear-wax -                                                                              cerumen

easily influenced -                                                                   ductile

eat gluttonously -                                                                    guttle

eat voraciously -                                                                    gormandise

eat without appetite -                                                             pingle

eatable -                                                                                comestible

ebbing, flowing back -                                                            refluent

echoless -                                                                              anechoic

ecological -                                                                            biocoenotic

edible for man -                                                                     esculent

edit, correct, censor -                                                             blue-pencil

effect, not taking -                                                                  inoperative

effeminate -                                                                            sissified

effeminately luxurious -                                                           Sardanapalian

egg-carrying -                                                                        oviferous

egg-laying -                                                                            oviparous

elbow; breed short-legged sheep-                                          ancon

elegance of literary style -                                                       concinnity

elephant goad -                                                                      ankus

elephant-driver -                                                                    mahout

elongated towards the poles -                                                 prolate

eloquent -                                                                              silver-tongued

elude, evade, give the slip -                                                    bilk

emaciation due to disease -                                                    tabefaction

embezzle, pilfer -                                                                    defalcate, peculate

embitter, to; to irritate -                                                          acerbate

embrace (to) -                                                                       clip, halse, inarm

embrocation -                                                                        liniment

emerging (Aphr. from sea) -                                                   anadyomene

emotional instability -                                                              lability

encircle; surround -                                                                enlace

enclosed land surround. house -                                             curtilage

encouraging, inciting -                                                             hortative

end in itself, being an -                                                            autotelic

ending abruptly, as if bitten off-                                               premorse

endure -                                                                                 thole

energy, force -                                                                       vim

engaged (teeth in wheels) -                                                     in mesh

enjoyment, devoted search for-                                              apolaustic

enlargement -                                                                         ampliation

enlist (forcibly) -                                                                     impress

enrapture -                                                                             imparadise

enslave -                                                                                bethrall

ensnare, beguile -                                                                   trapan

entangle; confuse; perplex -                                                    embrangle

entirely -                                                                                flesh and fell

entrails (of deer) -                                                                  humbles

entrance -                                                                              ingress

entwine within each other -                                                     intervolve

envelope, covering -                                                               involucre

environment -                                                                         circumambiency

Epiphany gift -                                                                       befana

equal law/rights -                                                                    isonomy

equal time, of -                                                                       isochronal, -ous

equal; companion -                                                                compeer

equivalent, with equal force -                                                  equipollent

equivocate, use trickery -                                                       palter

erection, persistent -                                                               priapism

Eskimo dog -                                                                         malamute

esquire -                                                                                armiger

essence; quibble, distinction -                                                 quiddity

establish in a fixed residence -                                                domicile

estimating straightness by looking along a row of poles -         boning

eternal -                                                                                 aeonian

ethics -                                                                                  deontics

evening flight (woodcock) -                                                    roding

even-toed -                                                                            artiodactyl

everlasting -                                                                           perdurable, sempiternal

everyone, good & bad -                                                         thread & thrum

evil spirit, nightmare -                                                             incubus

evil, baleful -                                                                          malefic

evil, injury -                                                                            bale

evil, turning aside -                                                                 apotropaic

evil-doer -                                                                             budmash

exact copy -                                                                          apograph

exacted, capable of being -                                                    exigible

exactly, directly -                                                                   slick

example, exemplar -                                                               paradigm

excepting -                                                                             bating

excess -                                                                                 nimiety

excessive fluency of speech -                                                  volubility

excessive, beyond reason-                                                     unconscionable

excessively -                                                                          consumedly

excision -                                                                               resection

excited, wildly -                                                                     corybantic

excitement from 1st success -                                                  fleshment

exclude -                                                                               debar

exclude from hopes salvation -                                               reprobate

ex-convict (served term) -                                                      emancipist

excrement (of larvae) -                                                           frass

exhausted -                                                                            effete, fordone, forspent

exhaustion (from hunger) -                                                      inanition

exhibit (dog) at a show -                                                        bench

exhortation (Rom. generalí) -                                                 allocution

expansion, capable of -                                                          expansile

expansive -                                                                            expatiatory

expel; excrete -                                                                      egest

expense (pert. to) -                                                                sumptuary

experience, beyond scope of -                                               metempiric

expiatory -                                                                             piacular

explain -                                                                                explicate

explain away speciously -                                                       gloze over

explain; extract, to -                                                               enucleate

expose to the sunfs rays -                                                       insolate

express detestation for -                                                         conspue

expulsion -                                                                             ejectment

extemporised -                                                                       autoschediastic

extravagantly -                                                                       rantantingly

extravert and introvert, between-                                            ambivert

exult, rejoice -                                                                        jubilate, sing the Te Deum

eyebrow, pert. to -                                                                 superciliary

eyelashes -                                                                             cilia

eyes small/half-shut -                                                              pink-eyed

eyes, with protruding -                                                           lobster-eyed

facial features -                                                                      lineament

fade, wither -                                                                         welk

faeces, of/like -                                                                      stercoraceous, stercoral

failure to retain (urine) -                                                          irretention

fair (Church) -                                                                        kermis

faith, of little -                                                                         minifidianist

faithful -                                                                                 leal

falcon (female) -                                                                     lanner, saker

falcon (male) -                                                                       lanneret

fall down, droop -                                                                  prolapse

fall early, tendency to -                                                           caducity

fall prostrate -                                                                        measure onefs length

falling early -                                                                          caducous

false rumour -                                                                        canard

false, apostate; craven -                                                         recreant

falsehood -                                                                            falsage

fame, renown -                                                                      kudos

fanciful, wild -                                                                        chimerical

fancy box for holding sweets -                                                bonbonnière

fan-shaped -                                                                          flabellate

fantastical dish/item -                                                              kickshaw

farewell -                                                                               valediction

farm-servant -                                                                        hind

farm-shed, open front -                                                          linhay, linney

farmyard -                                                                             barton

Fascist -                                                                                Blackshirt

fastened securely -                                                                 lockfast

fastidious, finicky -                                                                 finigraphical

fat -                                                                                       in flesh, pinguid

fat and ruddy -                                                                       blowzy

fat, clumsy -                                                                           squab

fat, fit for killing-                                                                     in pride/prime of grease

fat, squat -                                                                             fubsy

fatal -                                                                                     mortiferous

fatal disease of oysters -                                                         bonamiasis

fat-buttocked -                                                                      steatopygous

fate -                                                                                     skift

fate, destiny -                                                                         kismet

fatty -                                                                                    aliphatic, sebaceous

fault -                                                                                     demerit

favourite (a), darling -                                                             minion

fawn, flatter -                                                                         gloze

fear (to) -                                                                               redoubt

fear falling from high place-                                                     bathophobia

fear of (being by) o.s. -                                                          autophobia

fear of beards -                                                                      pogonophobia

fear of being buried alive -                                                      taphephobia

fear of crossing roads -                                                          dromophobia

fear of crowds -                                                                     ochlophobia

fear of dogs -                                                                         cynophobia

fear of open spaces -                                                             kenophobia

fear of sharp/pointed objs.-                                                    aichmophobia

fear of slime -                                                                         blennophobia

fear of thunder -                                                                     brontophobia

fear of thunder & lightning -                                                    astraphobia

fear of wind/draughts -                                                           anemophobia

fear thunder & lightning -                                                        keraunophobia

fear, sudden -                                                                        affrightment

fearful -                                                                                  ferly

fearless -                                                                                impavid

feast, merrymaking -                                                              junket

feathered legs, having (birds, poultry) -                                   booted

feathery -                                                                               plumose, plumous

feel, examine by hand -                                                          palpate

feeling/suffering, capable of -                                                  passible

fellow/chap -                                                                          cove, gink

ferocious, strange; leopard -                                                   catamountain

fertile -                                                                                   childing

fervid, eager -                                                                        perfervid

fester -                                                                                   canker, rangle

festive occasion; to feast -                                                      wassail

fetter (N, V) -                                                                        gyve

fever -                                                                                   pyrexia

fever, delirium on board ship -                                                calenture

fez -                                                                                       tarbouche

fib, trifling lie -                                                                        tarradiddle

fiddler -                                                                                 gutscraper

field -                                                                                     glebe

fields, pert. to -                                                                      campestral

fierce, threatening -                                                                truculent

fiercely aggressive -                                                                bare-/white-knuckled

fiery -                                                                                    hotspurred

fighting with shadows -                                                           sciamachy

figurative language -                                                               tropology

filings, chips -                                                                         swarf

filling up of a deficiency -                                                        anaplerosis

filling; fullness -                                                                       impletion

film/scum on liquors -                                                             pellicle

film-director (creator genre) -                                                 auteur

filth, dirt; to defile, to foul -                                                     slotter

filth, refuse, sewage -                                                             sullage

filth; bulging part of a cask -                                                   bilge

financially unsound (stocks, securities) -                                  blue-sky

find out by skilful means -                                                       expiscate

fine (to); (deprive) -                                                               amerce; (mulct)

fine for shedding blood (Old English law) -                             blood-wit(e)

fine sensitivity, pert. to -                                                         epicritic

fine/minute as a hair -                                                             capillary

fingerprints, science of -                                                         dactylography

finish (bottle of wine) -                                                           buzz

fire from dry wood by friction -                                              needfire

fire, of or like -                                                                       igneous

fire-enduring -                                                                        salamandrine

firework, revolving -                                                               girandole

first created man -                                                                  protoplast

first fruits (milk)-                                                                    beestings, op. strippings

fish (sea bream) -                                                                   sar, sargo(s), sargus

fish for eels -                                                                          sniggle

fish, pert. to; resembling-                                                        ichthyic; -thyoid

fish, spent; salmon has just spawned-                                      kelt

fishing net; to fish withc -                                                      seine

fishing, of -                                                                             halieutic

fishing-boat -                                                                         dory

fishing-smack, small -                                                             bawley

fishpond -                                                                              piscina

fissures/cracks on surface -                                                    rimose, -ous

fist -                                                                                       nieve

fitting of artifical parts -                                                           prosthesis

fix, in a -                                                                                up a gum-tree

flag, triangular, colours yacht -                                                burgee

flail, swipple of -                                                                    swingle

flap against mast -                                                                  slat

flap, fold -                                                                              lappet

flash (to) -                                                                              fulgurate

flask, 2-handled; vessel holy oil-                                             ampulla

flat-cap; biretta -                                                                    barret

flatten -                                                                                  planish

flatter, cajole -                                                                       blandish

flattery, blarney -                                                                    soft sawder, soft soap

flattery, deceit -                                                                      glozing

flawless -                                                                               indefectible

flaxen-haired -                                                                       tow-headed

flay, excoriate -                                                                      deglubate

fleeting, transient -                                                                  evanescent, fugacious

flesh, muscle, of -                                                                   sarcous

flesh-coloured, blood-red -                                                    incarnadine

flexible, pliant -                                                                      limber

flickering, licking -                                                                  lambent

flighty -                                                                                  bird-brained, bird-witted

flighty person -                                                                       flibbertigibbet

floating on surface -                                                                supernatant

flog -                                                                                     thwang

flogging -                                                                               vapulation

flogging, pert. to -                                                                  baculine

flourish (after signature) -                                                        paraph

flourish of trumpets -                                                              sennet, tucket

flow tumblingly, be choppy -                                                  popple

flow with a murmuring sound -                                                purl

flower, never-fading, fabled -                                                 amarant(h)

flower, without -                                                                    ananthous

flowering late in season -                                                        serotine

flower-like -                                                                           anthoid

flowing round -                                                                      circumfluent

flowing together -                                                                   confluence, conflux

flowing together; uniting -                                                       confluent

flows out, that which -                                                            efflux

fluster, perplex -                                                                     pother

fly (able to) -                                                                          volitant

flying -                                                                                   volant

fog, smoke -                                                                          London ivy

fold, folded condition -                                                           plication

folk-song on country matters -                                                bothy ballad

following naturally -                                                                consectaneous

following; easily led -                                                              sequacious

fondle in arms, as baby -                                                        dandle

food (for the mind) -                                                              pabulum

food, averse to -                                                                    apositic

food, dainty -                                                                         cates

food, supplying -                                                                    alimental

food, victuals -                                                                       vivers

food/drink, instinctí seek-                                                      alimentiveness

fool -                                                                                     doak, dulbert, lobcock, widgeon

foolish -                                                                                 dill

foot-&-mouth disea. -                                                            contagious aphthae

foothold (gain a) -                                                                  (effect a) lodgement

footless -                                                                               apodal

footman; livery servant -                                                         flunkey

footpad, thief -                                                                       knight of industry

footpath between buildings -                                                   ginnell

footstool (or for knees) -                                                        hassock

footway on bridge -                                                               banquette

foppish -                                                                                dandiacal

for recogn/warn/attract (colours)-                                           sematic

force -                                                                                   raundon

force up from the throat -                                                       hawk

force, vigour; stress in speaking -                                            birr

forced labour -                                                                       begar

forcing to conform -                                                               Procrustean

forearm, of the -                                                                     cubital

forehead-band -                                                                     frontlet

foreign; barbarous-                                                                uplandish; tramontane

foreign-looking -                                                                    peregrinate

foreignness, outlandishness -                                                   peregrinity

foreman (of gang) -                                                                ganger

forerunner -                                                                           harbinger

foresee -                                                                                previse

foresight -                                                                              prevision

foreskin -                                                                               prepuce

forest greenery (cover for deer) -                                           vert

forest, coniferous -                                                                 taiga

forestry -                                                                               sylviculture

foretaste -                                                                              prelibation

forfeiture (of estate/life) -                                                        attainder

fork (farm) -                                                                          graip

fork (to) -                                                                              divaricate

form(ed) into a globe/ball -                                                     conglobate

formal address (Pope- clergy) -                                              allocution

formal, important -                                                                 full-dress

former -                                                                                 quondam

fortified house -                                                                      bastle

fossilised excrement (animals) -                                              coprolite

foul, turbid -                                                                           feculent

fountain-nozzle -                                                                    ajutage

four-rowed barley -                                                               bigg

fox, small, huge ears -                                                            fennec

fox-like -                                                                               alopecoid

fox-like, cunning -                                                                  vulpine

fragment -                                                                              cantlet

fragment -                                                                              scantlet

fragments, splinters -                                                              flinders

fragrant oil from rose-petals -                                                 attar

framework, structure -                                                           compages

fraternity, fellowship -                                                             sodality

fraudulent -                                                                            covinous

fray, brawl -                                                                           wigs on the green

free from pauperism -                                                             depauperise

freehold estate -                                                                     allodium (opp. feudum)

freemasonfs son -                                                                  lewis

French country-house -                                                          bastide

fret, murmur -                                                                        repine

frighten, to -                                                                           affright(en)

frightened -                                                                            ghasted

fringed -                                                                                 fimbriate

froggy -                                                                                 ranarian

frogs, toads, newts, pert. to -                                                 batrachian

from hand to mouth -                                                             au jour le jour

frosted in appearance -                                                          pruinose

froth of fermenting liquor -                                                      barm

fruit growing -                                                                        pomiculture

fruit, e.g. pineapple -                                                              anthocarp

fruit, without -                                                                        acarpous

fruit-bearing -                                                                         frugiferous

fry, scorch; a curl -                                                                 frizzle

full powers, having -                                                               plenipotentiary

fun/mirth, opposed to -                                                           antithalian

funeral dirge -                                                                        coronach

funeral ode -                                                                          epicede, epicedium

fungus (of mushroom family) -                                                agaric

fur (ceremonial costume) -                                                      miniver

fur, hair, wool -                                                                      pelage

furniture, piece of fixed -                                                        fitment

furrow on surface of brain -                                                    sulcus

furrowed, (grooved) -                                                            striated, (sulcate)

fuse, combine (2 diff. into 1) -                                                conflate

fusty -                                                                                    frowsty

gad about (idly) -                                                                   fizgigg, (trapes)

gadfly, horsefly -                                                                    cleg

gaiety -                                                                                  riancy

gallery, arcade, balcony -                                                       loggia

gang slaves, tied together -                                                     coffle

gangrene/necrosis, suffer from-                                               sphacelate

gap -                                                                                     hiatus, lacuna

gape, open -                                                                          dehisce

garland, wreath -                                                                    lei

garnet, precious -                                                                   almandine

garrotterfs confederate -                                                        backstall

gaudy, flashy -                                                                       meretricious

gaunt -                                                                                   rawboned

gaze intently at -                                                                     avise

general, universal -                                                                 ecumenical

generated by water -                                                              undigenous

genial conversation -                                                              flow of soul

genius & fool -                                                                       mattoid

genius, onefs good -                                                               agathodaimon

get -                                                                                      hent

gibe, jeer -                                                                             gird

giddy -                                                                                   swimy

gift (inaugural) -                                                                      hansel, handsel

gift from/to God -                                                                   deodate

gift, of the nature of -                                                              munerary

giggling girl -                                                                          giglet

gin -                                                                                       blue ruin

gird, encompass -                                                                  cincture

gird, to -                                                                                accinge

girl -                                                                                      colleen

give -                                                                                     cun, lene

give concrete form to -                                                           incarnate

give form/life to -                                                                    inform

given too difficult a part -                                                        overparted

glapit

glass, drinking, large -                                                            rummer

glassy -                                                                                  hyaline, vitreous

glittering -                                                                              clinquant

gloomy, dark -                                                                       Acherontic

gloomy, phlegmatic -                                                              saturnine

glue, like -                                                                              colloid, gelatinous

gluttonous -                                                                            edacious

gluttony -                                                                               edacity, gulosity

gnawing, (rodentlike) -                                                           rodent, (rosorial)

goat, wild -                                                                            markhor

goat-like -                                                                              caprine, hircine

goats, pert. to -                                                                      capric, caprid

goblin, spectre -                                                                     bodach

God -                                                                                    The Ancient of Days

going backwards; to go back -                                               retrograde

gold coin -                                                                             bezant

gold, pert. to -                                                                       auric

gold-coloured -                                                                      aurated

golden -                                                                                 aurelian

gondolierfs song -                                                                  barcarole

good digestion, of/having -                                                     eupeptic

good fortune -                                                                        seel

good/established order -                                                        eutaxy

good-looking -                                                                       circassian

good-natured fellow -                                                            bon diable

goodness, kindness, charity -                                                  beneficence

goose-flesh -                                                                          horripilation

gorge, deep -                                                                         barranca

gossip -                                                                                 quidnunc

Gothamite -                                                                           Abderite (from Abdera)

gourd -                                                                                  cucurbit

gouty (feet) -                                                                          podagral, -rous, -ric(al)

gouty deposit (teeth, joints) -                                                  tophus

grand piano, small, slightly bigger than baby grand -                boudoir grand

grandee; provincial governor -                                                adelantado

grandfather, pert. to -                                                             aval, avital

grandfather, relating to -                                                         avital

grandfatherfs grandfather -                                                     tresaiel

grandparent, relating to -                                                        aval

graphite -                                                                               plumbago, blacklead

grasp -                                                                                   gripe

grasping, capable of -                                                             prehensile

grasses, study of -                                                                  agrostology

grassy -                                                                                 graminious, graminaceous

grating noise (& vi) -                                                              scroop

gratuity to ensure good will -                                                  douceur

great amount/number of -                                                       a mort of

great king -                                                                            padishah

greater, to (seem to) make -                                                   aggrandise

greedy, gluttonous -                                                               edacious

Greek calends -                                                                     later Lammas

Greek parliament -                                                                 boule

green, abnormally -                                                                virescent

green, sickly -                                                                        chlorotic

green; greenish -                                                                    virid; viridescent

greenish, pale -                                                                      beryl

greetings; farewell -                                                                aloha

greyish -                                                                                griseous

greyish-green -                                                                       sage-green

greyish-yellow -                                                                     isabelline

grief -                                                                                    tene

grievance -                                                                             gravamen

grieve -                                                                                  erne

grimace, to -                                                                          mop and mow

grind coarsely -                                                                      kibble

grind with the teeth -                                                              scranch, scrunch

grinning, gaping -                                                                    ringent

gripes -                                                                                  tormina

groove, channel; bevel, slope -                                               chamfer

grooved, furrowed -                                                               vallecular, -ate

grooved, striated -                                                                 canaliculate(d)

grope -                                                                                  grabble

grossness -                                                                            crassitude

grotesque -                                                                            antic

grounds of gentfs country-house-                                           policies

grow fat -                                                                              batten

grow together, to -                                                                 accrete

grow, put forth buds -                                                            bourgeon

growing (together into one) -                                                  accretion

growing together,a -                                                               concrescence

growing worse -                                                                     ingravescent

growing; ever-increasing -                                                      accrescent

gruel, thin -                                                                            skilly, skilligalee

grumble, fret -                                                                        grizzle, grutch

guide -                                                                                   cicerone

guitar-like inst., Japanese, 3-stringed -                                    samisen

gums, of the -                                                                         gingival

gurgle (running water) -                                                          burble

gust of wind -                                                                         flaw

H, formed like the letter -                                                       zygal

hack, mangle -                                                                       hackle

haggle -                                                                                 chaffer, higgle

hair, loss of -                                                                          psilosis

hair, promoting growth of -                                                     trichogenous

hairless -                                                                                depilate

hairless, smooth -                                                                   glabrous, -rate

hair-tuft on lower lip -                                                            imperial

hairy -                                                                                    crinite, pilous, pilose

half -                                                                                      moiety

half-asleep -                                                                           somnolescent

half-blind -                                                                             purblind, sand-blind

half-dead; dejected -                                                              alamort

half-score, a (10) -                                                                 dicker

halo, aureole -                                                                        nimbus

halter -                                                                                   Tyburn tippet

halved -                                                                                 dimidiate

hamlet -                                                                                 thorp(e)

hammer (chairmanfs) -                                                           gavel

hamstring (to) -                                                                      hough, hock

handle, having a -                                                                   ansate

handle, semicircular (kettle) -                                                  bail

hand-propelled -                                                                    manumotive

hand-shaped -                                                                       palmate

handsome -                                                                            featous

hang trailing -                                                                         draggle, drail

hanging; suspended -                                                              pensile

happiness, producing -                                                           felicific

happy, at one -                                                                  &