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poussette
swing in a circle in a folk dance
danza
A Cuban dance form.
kolo
a European folk dance [n -s]
mai
a slow Japanese folk or theater dance featuring hand gestures — distinguished from odori
tendu
to stretch
entrechat
a leap during which a ballet dancer repeatedly crosses the legs, sometimes beating them together while crossed
tambourin
a shallow drum with a single drumhead and with metallic disks in the sides
manipuri
a people inhabiting the Manipur region of Assam near the Burma border
milonga
ballroom dance originating in Argentina that came before the tango
jarana
5-string guitar like instrument
jarabe
Mexican couple dance
seguidilla
Spanish folk dance
hambo
a Swedish dance
kathak
Traditional dance drama of India.
rinkafadda
an Irish dance resembling the Virginia reel.
stet
to annotate with the word stet or otherwise mark (as with a series of subscript dots) to nullify a previous order to delete to omit (a word or passage in a manuscript or printer's proof)
destine
to fix or decree beforehand
solstitial
highest or furthest point
dipsomania
abnormal, uncontrollable craving for alcohol; alcoholism
anamnesis
a memory
chrestomathy
anthology of passages used in learning languages
minnesinger
german poet musicians
kenning
A device employed in Anglo-Saxon poetry in which the name of a thing is replaced by one of its functions or qualities. Range of view.
genteel
polite
refined; polite; aristocratic; affecting refinement
germane
(adj.) relevant, appropriate, apropos, fitting
wrangle
To quarrel in a noisy or angry way
versicle
a brief poem or set of metrical lines.
mishit
a poor hit in cricket or in another sport
winnable
possible to win or achieve
parry
to ward off or deflect, especially by a quickwitted answer
badminton
a game played over a net.
Lutz
A jump that takes off from the back outside edge and lands on the back outside edge of the other foot. German Alois Lutz created the jump in 1918.
axel
a skating jump
keno
a game
kino
any of several dark red to black tannin-containing dried juices or extracts obtained from various tropical trees
monte
card game
hoyle
a natural object (as a molehill) used as an archery mark at short range
palooka
An incompetent boxer, an oaf/ lout
fronton
a pediment especially over a door or window : frontal
croupier
a collector and payer of bets at a casino
jalopy
a car that is old and unreliable
brisque
an ace or a ten in certain card games in which the ten ranks between the ace and the king.
brisk
quick
klister
a soft wax used on skis especially for corn snow or crust.
Yarborough
hand of cards containing no card above nine
clyster
enema
derailleur
gear shifting on a bike
torero
bullfighter on foot
fianchetto
a chess move with the pawns and bishop
cavaletti
A series of low jumps placed equal distance apart
xysti
covered portico of a gymnasium
verso
the side of a leaf (as of manuscript) that is to be read second
recto
the side of a leaf (as of a manuscript) that is to be read first
academe
the academic world
paleography
The study and interpretation of ancient handwriting and manuscript styles.
hematology
study of blood
logopedics
Study of speech disorders
logaoedic
having a metrical rhythm
glottology
the study of human speech in its various aspects
cetology
study of whales
pharmaceutics
The science of preparing and dispensing drugs, including dosage form design.
anemology
study of winds
taphonomy
The study of the deposition of plant or animal remains and the environmental conditions affecting their preservation.
typhlology
study of blindness and the blind
parapsychology
The study of paranormal phenomena
sinology
study of China
cynology
scientific study of dogs
cytology
study of cells
sitology
study of food
pasimology
study of communication using gestures
orismology
science dealing with technical terms
larithmics
the scientific study of the quantitative aspects of population
hyetology
the study of precipitation
eremology
study of deserts
orthoepy
the study of correct pronunciation
phrontistery
a place for thinking or study.
saccade
A rapid movement of the eye between fixation points
ekistics
study of human settlement
clerisy
learned persons as a class; intellectual elites.
sederunt
a meeting in session;
a prolonged sitting (as for relaxation, reading, or discussion).
phthisiology
the care, treatment, and study of tuberculosis
scrim
a curtain or drop made of gauzelike fabric.
gaffer
The chief electrician on a movie production set.
repertory
an ordered list, index, or catalog
mummery
an affected, pretentious or hypocritical performance
symphonette
orchestra of a reduced size
vaudeville
song, dance, and comedy acts on a stage
Harlequin
clown
mountebank
A swindler; a charlatan; a trickster
proscenium
the part of the stage in front of the curtain, the wall frame for the stage
protasis
subordinate clause in a conditional statement
catastasis
the dramatic complication immediately preceding the climax of a play
legerdemain
Sleight-of-hand (magic as performed by a magician); trickery or deception
auteur
a filmmaker whose personal influence and artistic control over a movie are so great that the filmmaker is regarded as the author of the movie.
hauteur
Disdainful pride
pasticcio
a musical composition or piece of writing (as an opera or play) made up of selections from different works.
pastitsio
a Greek baked dish made of ground meat layered with pasta and usually topped with white sauce and cheese
cantatrice
female singer
baignoire
tub
regisseur
director, stage manager
emmeleia
a solemn and stately dance used in ancient Greek tragedy
feis
an assembly in ancient Ireland for the promulgation of laws and for competition in artistic, intellectual, and physical prowess
coulisse
a side scene of the stage in a theater or the space between the side scenes
bronchial
pertaining to a bronchus
tracheal
Pertaining to the windpipe.
periodontal
investing or surrounding a tooth
epithelial
A body tissue that covers the surfaces of the body, inside and out
synapse
A junction where information is transmitted from one neuron to the next.
sacroiliac
the slightly movable articulation between the sacrum and posterior portion of the ilium
hypothalamic
is the neural connection that connects the posterior pituitary gland to the hypothalamus
organogeny
the origin and development of organs in plants and animals
commissure
the place where two bodies or parts of one body meet and unite
serotonin
A neurotransmitter that affects hunger,sleep, arousal, and mood.
calcitonin
Thyroid hormone
mesentery
structure that suspends the small intestine from the posterior body wall
ginglymus
hinge joint
perinephrium
connective and fatty tissue surrounding the kidney
rhinencephalon
the anterior inferior part of the forebrain that is chiefly concerned with the sense of smell.
cirrhosis
Chronic disease of the liver
creatinine
Waste product of muscle metabolism, filtered out of the blood by the kidneys and excreted in urine
arytenoid
Pair cartilages of Larynx; vocal cords!
thyroarytenoid
muscle that shortens the vocal folds
aryepiglottic
Fleshy part that connects arytenoids to epiglottis
acetylcholine
A neurotransmitter that enables learning and memory--like for spelling bees
phenylalanine
a crystalline amino acid
cholinesterase
an enzyme that hydrolyzes choline esters
chyle
a milky fluid that results from the digestion and absorption of fats in the small intestine
chymotrypsin
Degrades proteins into small polypeptides.
ptyalin
enzyme in saliva for digestion
stylopharyngeus
Muscle of the pharynx that arises from the styloid process of the temporal bone.
somatopleure
a complex layer of tissue in the embryo
perimysium
Connective tissue surrounding a fascicle
paristhmion
tonsil
laddie
a male child / a boy
satchel
A small traveling bag
creel
a wickerwork receptacle
concho
a metal usually shell-shaped and silver disk that is used as decoration on clothing and harness
pullet
a young hen
floweret
A small flower
signet
a small documentary seal
cygnet
young swan
colleen
a young Irish girl
spinet
small upright piano
jonquil
small type of yellow flower
arietta
a short aria
musette
a small bellows-filled bagpipe popular in France especially in the 18th century and having a soft sweet tone
chenille
Very soft fabric made with fluffy cotton yarns
pianino
a small upright piano; especially : a 19th-century upright piano of limited range
pillion
a seat behind the rider of a horse or motorbike etc.
vesicle
Small fluid filled sac (including blisters)
febricula
small fever
gondolet
a small gondola
dulcet
an organ stop OR sweet tasting
cabrito
meat of young goats under 50 pounds
ossicle
three tiny bones in the middle ear
donzella
young unmarried woman of noble or gentle birth
graticule
scale on glass or other transparent material in the focal plane of a telescope or other optical instrument for the location and measurement of objects
radiculose
producing numerous rootlets
ponticello
the bridge of a bowed stringed musical instrument
annulet
small ring around a classical column
amorino
a naked usually winged infantile figure.
flautino
a small flute : piccolo.
maquette
A preliminary model (as of a sculpture or a building) usually small
couchette
train's sleeping compartment
chevrette
a thin goatskin
lineolate
Marked with fine lines
gambrel
type of roof system designed similar to a typical barn roof.
scholium
marginal note, explanatory comment made by a scholiast
nacelle
The housing on top of a wind turbine that contains the generator and other equipment
logion
a usually short pointed saying or observation especially of a religious teacher.
hypolimnion
the dense, bottom layer of water in a thermally-stratified lake.
blintze
a thin rolled pancake with a filling usually of cream cheese
lochan
large lake
signorina
unmarried Italian female
hirtellous
finely hirsute; shaggy
sacellum
small shrine or chapel
chistera
a wicker scoop used by a JAI ALAI player!!
sciolous
knowing superficially or imperfectly : sciolistic
aileron
flap on airplane wing for lateral balance
chevre
the cheese made from goat milk
vibratiuncle
slight moving back and forth in a rhythmic manner; slight vibration
capretto
the meat of a young goat
cascabel
part behind the base-ring of a cannon
Catullian
relating to a Roman poet named Catullus
panela
type of brown sugar that is not a very high quality
floccillation
Aimless plucking or picking usually at bed clothes or clothing
coquina
A soft whitish limestone formed of broken shells and corals cemented together.
chatelet
a small castle
naveta
a kind of HILL OR MOUND; a megalithic long barrow of the Balearic islands resembling an inverted boat
coleta
pigtail worn by a bullfighter
troche
medicinal tablet or lozenge usually of circular or oval form; especially : one used as a demulcent (as for soreness or irritation in the throat)
vrille
airplane trick - the nose-first spinning descent -- very very very dangerous; almost an onomatopeia
sinfonietta
1: a symphony of less than standard length or for fewer instrument
bottine
small women's boot
chenet
one of a pair of metal supports for firewood used on a hearth and consisting of a horizontal bar mounted on short legs, one in the rear and two in front, an often ornamented vertical shaft usually surmounting the front end
liman
bay or estuary
scagliola
A paste made of pigment, plaster and glue -emulated fine stone
capriccietto
a short musical instrumental piece
armitas
ankle-length divided leather aprons formerly worn by cowboys.
ottavino
type of piccolo
leoncito
kind of monkey resembling a lion
kipfel
crescent-shaped cookie
kichel
a semisweet baked product made of eggs, flour, and sugar usually rolled and cut in diamond shape and baked until puffed
epyllion
a short epic in the Hellenistic style
boneen
a young pig
salicet
organ stop with a soft, reedy tone that resembles a willow pipe
pierrotage
mortar filer containing small rocks between framing in colonies
modinha
Brazilian sentimental love song!
riempie
strip made of rawhide and used as webbing for chair seats
steentjie
a small southern African sea bream
uintjie
edible corm of various plants
shoofly
a child's rocking chair
roomette
a small private compartment for one on a sleeping car
balefire
an outdoor fire often used as a signal fire
Turbotrain
a high-speed railroad train powered by a gas-turbine engine — formerly a U.S. registered trademark
trackbarrow
a wheelbarrow with a wheel grooved for use on railroad tracks
defectoscope
an instrument to detect defects
cowl
monk garment: usually sleeveless
oblate
(of a spheroid) flattened at the poles OR to make an offer
nunnery
a place where nuns live
wimple
a cloth worn on the head by medieval women.
quadricycle
four-wheeled vehicle
gyrocar
a monorail car
defensor
protector, defender
dynagraph
an apparatus in a railroad car for recording the condition of a line of track
maglev
Magnetic levitation-type of train
flanger
A studio effect that creates a swirling sound.
dirge
FUNERAL HYMN
upscuddle
quarrel
Toonerville
of, relating to, or constituting a rickety or inefficient railroad line
psywar
psychological warfare
prioress
head of her convent
barrister
lawyer
barrable
adj. capable of being barred esp. by legal process
brabble
argue over petty things
impropriate
to take over and make one's own (like approrpriate)
attaint
disgrace; sully; infect; taint
railwayac
a railway enthusiast (railway maniac)
bobbery
hubbub; commotion; noisy brawl; melee; fisticuffs; bedlam
knell
sound of a funeral bell; omen of death or failure
litigious
prone to engage in lawsuits or argumentative
disafforest
to clear of forest; to disforest
dunnage
Protective packaging materials placed around cargo
elegiac
Expressing sorrow or lamentation
assize
A county court that administers civil and criminal justice
stylite
one of a class of solitary ascetics who lived on the top of high pillars or columns
tumulary
of, relating to, or placed over a tomb/sepulchral
ascensor
elevator OR nearly vertical railway used on steep inclines
wat
a Buddhist temple or monastery in Thailand -- like Angkor
martyrium
a building or chamber used by the early Christians as a burial place
polyandrum
an ancient Greek burying ground especially for men fallen in battle;
coupe
cutting
Studite
a monk of the Eastern Orthodox Church
hookaroon
a piked pole with a hook used by lumbermen in river driving and by tracklayers in aligning railroad ties
cortege
a procession, a group of attendants
gantlet
a stretch of railroad track
thanatotic
relating to the death instinct
cinerary
containing ashes
beadle
a minor church official or caretaker
venire
an entire panel from which a jury is drawn OR a judicial writ
Essene
A group of pious, ultraconservative Jews who left the Temple of Jerusalem and began a community by the Dead Sea, known as Qumran.
dolmen
A tomb made of upright stones and capped by a lintel
idiorrhythmic
Following the pattern of one's own life: especially in monastic communities
eremitic
Having to with hermits
hieromonk
priest who is a monk in the Eastern Orthodox Church
paromologia
Admitting a weaker point in order to make a stronger one
lamasery
In Tibetan Buddhism, a monastery presided over by a lama.
dubitante
relating to a doubting judge
reveille
The signal for the start of the official duty day
hegumen
leader of a little community (like a monastery) of the Eastern church
dipylon
greek pottery type
Apostolici
Authority and sanction of the priests.
apostolic
To be founded on the Twelve Apostles
folkmoot
decision-making council for Vikings
Decauville
relating to railroads with transportable narrow-gauge tracks
starets
Man of god (Rasputin was one)
kurgan
burial mounds in Siberia or Eastern Europe
clausewitz
an expert on military strategy
ceinture
belt
marabout
muslim religious leader in West Africa
Pachomian
relating to a monastic order
arhat
one who has become enlightened
skete
settlement of monks
souk
a market in an Arab community
haboob
Dust Storm
concha
a metal usually shell-shaped and silver disk that is used as decoration on clothing and harness; SAME AS CONCHO
malleus
ear bone
incus
ear bone
amulet
ornament worn as a charm against evil spirits
salicional
related to a salicet
obley
a small flat cake or wafer; especially : a wafer of altar bread
abele
a Dutch white poplar
obole
a coin of medieval France equivalent to a half denier — called also obolus
obeli
plural of obelus
obelus: a stone pillar, typically having a square or rectangular cross section and a pyramidal top, set up as a monument or landmark.
obelia
a genus of small delicate colonial hydroids
blae
dark blue or bluish gray
obelus
a symbol − or ÷ used in ancient manuscripts
pickaroon
same as a hookaroon ; rogue, tramp, vagabond, bohemian
octobass
a huge contrabass having three strings stopped by finger keys and pedals
strepsiceros
antelope
scintillescent
twinkling somewhat faintly!
saynete
an interlude sometimes inserted in Spanish mystery plays of the middle ages
noctograph
a writing frame for the blind
monophyodont
one generation of teeth
tragacanth
a kind of natural plant gum
clarence
a closed 4-wheeled carriage
ziphioid
as opposed to xiphioid
relating to family of toothed whales (ziphiidae)
erinea
PLURAL of erineum: an abnormal felty growth of hairs from the leaf epidermis of plants caused by various mites
eleotrid
a member of the Eleotridae (fish family)
normocytic
normal cell size
xiphioid
as opposed to ziphioid
pertaining to or looking like a swordfish
tenite
ester-based substance
clypeaster
Sand Dollar family
trachelate
having the look of a neck
myxinoid
Pacific Hagfish
stelleroid
Sea Stars and Sun Star
heterostrophy
the quality or state of being coiled in a direction opposite to the usual one
llautu
a fringed cord of vicuña wool worn wound about the head by ancient Peruvians as an emblem of nobility
mereology
a theory of extended individuals in their relationships of part to whole and of overlapping
serimpi
a female choric dancer at a Javanese court
palynomorph
a microscopic fossil composed especially of pollen or spores
aegyptilla
gem produced from a 2-layered agate usually cut so that one color is encircled by the other
duomo
Domed cathedral in Florence.
nymss
an ichneumon (Herpestes ichneumon)
isabelita
angelfish family
truxilline
shaped like a lattice
clathrulate
shaped like a minute latticework
meridic
having some but not all active constituents chemically defined
exsertile
Capable of being withdrawn; capable of being exserted
tutsan
St. John's wort
sikinnis
a grotesque orgiastic dance of ancient Greece associated with the satyric drama
makroskelic
an interlude sometimes inserted in Spanish mystery plays of the middle ages
comedones
The technical name for black heads
rijksdaalder
a Dutch dollar similar to the German reichsthaler that was first issued in the 16th century
nubuck
a soft sueded leather
paracelsian
The use of chemical agents, such as sulfur, iron, lead, and arsenic, in the treatment of disease; .... of, relating to, or conforming to the practice or theories of Paracelsus according to whose teachings the activities of the human body are chemical, health depends on the proper chemical composition of the organs and fluids, and the object of chemistry is to prepare medicines
pedodontic
Treatment of children
placodontian
armored Triassic reptiles resembling the turtles in many respects
plagiodont
having the palatal teeth set obliquely or in two convergent series — used of a snake
palatodental
relating to or involving both the palate and teeth
petalodont
an elasmobranch of the family Petalodontidae
gauntlet
An armored or protective glove
marabou
type of stork
picaro
adventurer; rouge; vagabond; wanderer
entremes
an interlude sometimes inserted in Spanish mystery plays of the middle ages
clathrate
(adj) resembling a lattice; divided or marked like latticework.
cancellate
is spongy, lattice-like
canalete
princewood; either of two tropical American timber trees
sorge
a feeling bordering on anxiety
muhly
a type of grass
tyroglyphid
acarid (relating to a tick or mite family)
bavardage
small talk, chitchat
coreopsis
a genus of herbs with showy flower heads
euripidean
relating to Euripedes (Greek playwright)
caliga
a heavy-soled Roman military shoe or sandal
ennui
Boredom
mistassini
a dwarf primrose of northern and alpine America.
prairillon
a small prairie
sicklocyte
crescent-shaped, abnormal red blood cell
anemotropism
orientation in response to air currents
gefilte
Jewish simmered fishballs
rigmarole
a succession of confused, meaningless, or foolish statements
chevee
a gemstone with a flat cavity
chilarium
one of a pair of anatomical processes between the bases of the last (fourth) pair of walking legs in the horseshoe crab
chevon
Goat meat
chien lung
of, relating to, or having the characteristics of Chinese ceramic art or Chinese porcelain wares of the latter half of the 18th century
chevret
a thin goatskin