Saturday, December 28, 2019

Words I've Learned Recently 


Apricate

To bask in the sun
Blunderbuss
A short, muzzle-loading shoulder weapon, usually a flintlock, with a wide smooth bore flared at the muzzle to a maximum width of about 4 inches (10 centimetres).

Ardency

adj. 1. Expressing or characterized by warmth of feeling; passionate: an ardent lover. 2. Displaying or characterized by strong enthusiasm or devotion; fervent: "an impassioned age, so ardent and serious in its pursuit of art".

Begum

A Muslim woman of high rank.
(Begum) the title of a married Muslim woman, equivalent to Mrs.

Faffing

Spending time in ineffectual activity: we can’t faff around forever. Noun: an unusual amount of ineffectual activity: There was the usual faff getting back onboard the plane.

Quiddities

The inherent nature or essence of someone or something; a distinctive feature, peculiarities: his quirks and quiddities.

Fen

A low and marshy or frequently flooded area of land: a native species of fens and damp meadows

Naphtha

A flammable oil containing various hydrocarbons, obtained by the dry distillation of organic substances such as coal, shale, or petroleum.

Quiddities

The inherent nature or essence of someone or something; a distinctive feature, peculiarities: his quirks and quiddities.

Thrum

A continuous rhythmic humming sound: the steady thrum of rain on the windows.

Tor

A hill or rocky peak

Zarf

a holder, usually of ornamental metal, for a coffee cup without a handle.



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