tails and white ties
black jackets and white bow ties; the most formal dress for men
unsophisticated; from the countryside, not the city
at the front of the stage, nearest the audience
at the back of the stage, furthest from the audience
man who is overly concerned with how he dresses
wine usually drunk following a formal dinner party
to laugh loudly and suddenly
old slang word for mildly drunk
to invite people to drink in honour of a person or occasion
message by telegraph
old-fashioned exclamation meaning "nonsense!"
people who start frightening rumours
a document that says the police can do sg, such as search your house or arrest you
adjective for sb who has no money left
leaders of a gang or group
in Britain, a fancier school you pay for; in the US, a less fancy school that everyone goes to
turn in/turn out
go to bed/get out of bed
forceful and insensitive
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