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minutely attentive (perhaps too much so) to fine points; stressing niceties of conduct or form
a velvetlike fabric of rayon, wool, or any of several other natural or synthetic fibers, used for outerwear and upholstery
the system of forced-labor camps in the Soviet Union; any prison or detention camp, esp. for political prisoners
a person who draws sketches, plans, or designs; an artist exceptionally skilled in drawing
to turn (as a dish or vessel) upside down usually to cover something : cover or engulf completely with usually disastrous effect
aving bright glaring colours or combinations of colour; glaringly vivid or sensational; shocking; gruesome
cheerful and pleased with life; lighthearted; animated; easy and carefree; dapper in appearance
a payment in recognition of acts or professional services for which custom or propriety forbids a price to be set
an enclosed area at the bottom of a vessel where seepage collects; foolish talk or worthless ideas
a roofed often open passage connecting two buildings (as a house and garage) or halves of a building
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