a person with a brain condition or injury that prevents recall of memories; one with amnesia
apply oil or ointment for religious purposes. Or, select for and raise to a position of stature, authority or power.
unable to sit quietly or stand still; fidgety; having many small random and undirected movements
capability; natural talent; an inborn or acquired ability or skill for performing or doing something
a beetle, that attacks the bolls of cotton. An insect destructive to a cotton grower's crop.
shameless, unabashed, without apology or impudent. To speak or behave without regard for the more conservative judgement of others
to brood; a brood
to be in a pensive, downcast mood with unproductive negative thoughts. Or, noun- a breeding female (brood mare, brood hen). Many variable definitions & uses of the word brood.
an underground cemetery, esp. with tunnels and rooms with recesses for coffins, crypts or tombs
a large insect, the male produces a shrill drone or sharp buzzing sound by vibrating its abdomen
conveying belief in one's own superiority; displaying arrogance by patronizing or demeaning those considered inferior
the act of consoling; to give comfort. Or, a token compensation for a competitive loss
a tall Chinese shrub with clusters of crinkled red, pink, purple, or white flowers imported and grown in southern and western U.S.
to neglect duty or obligation; failure to pay a debt on time or to appear to an appointment in time
to have one's spirit or morale damage, deflated; to "lose heart" courage, discipline; to lose confidence or belief in ability to achieve the motivating goal; to lose hope
a lump or blob of some substance, may suggest a casually determined portion delivered by spoon
a duffel bag
a large, cylindrical bag for carrying personal belongings, orginally used by military personnel
vigorous action or an effort that strains the limits of one's strength or abilities (physical or mental)
unlikely; without evidence; improbable; not credible; drawing a thin or flimsy connection between a given set of people, events or ideas. A conclusion requiring a stretch of imagination, hard to "reach" - far to "fetch"
threads of woven fabric coming apart at the edges; Or, of a person - losing self containment, feeling "worn down" by anxieties, beginning to feel defeated though not completely undone
a lack of gracefulness; awkward, ungainly, clumsy; often a young person growing into unaccustomed longer limbs - also then "coltish"
a thick muscular pouch in the stomach of many birds and reptiles that grinds food, often with the aid of ingested stones or grit
to griddle; a griddle
to cook on a griddle, usually to fry or grill. Or, noun- a hot metal cooking surface (as on top of a stove)
not fully awake, unsteady, dazed, confused, sluggish, or dizzy, as from lack of sleep, drunkenness or head injury
a pattern of diagonal lines forming "V" shapes, refers to similar look of the ribs of a fish.
the condition that permits either natural or acquired resistance to disease. Or, protection from legal prosecution
strong displeasure at something considered unjust, rude or insulting; righteous distain.
entering without invitation - referring to mental space, personal privacy , physical space or property.
lustrous variable colors that seem to shift shine differently with movement of the object or a changing angle of light
to jangle; a jangle
making a harsh, sharp or tinkling sound, as when small pieces of metal hit together in a close, randomly repeated sequence, or when items are jiggled
the size, volume, amount of something; or the extent, range, impact or reach of event or idea
a Mason jar
a glass jar with a wide mouth and an airtight screw top, originally used in home canning (pickling and preserving foods at home).
to mourn; to be in mourning
feeling sorrow or grief due to loss; the act of a person who mourns or "is in mourning"
a long, loose-hanging dress, usually brightly colored or patterned, worn esp. by Hawaiian women. Similar - kaftan.
a coffeepot filtering boiling water through a sieve containing ground coffee, then brewed
very religious; one who is strict in observing religious traditions and maintaining strong belief
to presume; presumptuous
arrogant, bold, assuming, assuming or exercising access or authority that has not been granted
a type of fabric used in clothing and home goods; semisynthetic viscose made from cellulose fibers
to reenact; a reenactment
repeating an act; reproducing an act to demonstrate or re-experience; to induce a past event, mental or emotional experience
a small part or portion that remains after the main part no longer exists; a "leftover" fragment of the whole
honorable or moral in character. Or, to act as if one has superior morals, while judging the acts of others to be of lesser quality or value
saving or protecting from harm, risk, loss, destruction. In religion - to save the soul from punishment or doom
to scold; a scolding
to find fault with angrily; chide; reprimand. To express displeasure with another's actions, as in correcting a child
to shackle; a shackle
to secure wrist or ankle with a ring or other binding, as of metal. Also, nonliteral references to being bound, as in "shackled by debt"
to move sideways or move in from the side; to shift weight a little at a time, casually moving foot-to-foot sideways, often to approach another in a less than direct or overt manner
a color, a pale gray white metal. Or reference to coins or money. Or reference to tableware or other goods minted in silver (metal)
to simulate; a simulation
to reenact a behavior as to portray it. Or, to create a similar physical likeness that represents but is not a full reproduction of the original
past tense of verb: to slay. To slay is to kill.
OR- noun: a slew is a rough counting reference to a large amount of something, ex. "He picked a slew of apples."
to slit; a slit
to cut apart or open along a line, to make a single thin cut into something; a fissure, or a small slim opening "a slit in the fence"
having your attention fixated as though by a spell, enchanted; too interested to move or divide attention; fascinated
to sprawl; a sprawl
to be stretched or spread out in an ungraceful manner, taking more space than needed, not contained by reasonable boundaries
intended to deceive not genuine, not true, not valid; Or an argument that seems sound but proves to be false
an instrument used to listen sounds in the chest - especially to check heart and lungs.
suffocating; oppressive; hot, stale or unmoving air. Also, to stop or shut off ideas or self expression. (from verb- to stifle)
hidden, covered, or unknown; to be beneath the water or other substance. Nonliteral uses apply similarly to what's hidden mentally or emotionally (from verb- to submerge)
a Venetian blind
a window covering for privacy or to block the sun, has overlapping horizontal slats that can be raised together above the window by a pull cord
religion practiced chiefly in Haiti, with a belief in magic and that good and evil spirits influence a person's daily life
to warrant; a warrant
to require. Or, noun- a legal paper giving authority to arrest, seize, or search
all cells or fibers are thoroughly saturated with water (or other liquid) that the weight of the water makes an object heavy and hard to dry