spectroscope* - an instrument specially designed for the production and examination of spectra.
off colour - not up to the mark, defective, deficient, out of order; also, not in good health.
the very spit of - the exact image, likeness, or counterpart of (a person, etc.)
cheek by jowl* - side by side; in the closest intimacy
besides* - in addition, over and above, as well
jowly - having large or prominent jowls jolly
babby = baby
provincial* - Eccl. The ecclesiastical head of a province; in pl. auxiliary troops raised in a province; formerly applied to the native Irish.
expel* - to eject, dislodge by force from a position; to banish from, compel to quit, a place or country.
narodni (r) - of people
domum (l) - house
creature comforts* - the things that make one comfortable (good food and clothing).
omelette (aux) fines herbes* - a savoury omelette flavoured with herbs
ark - a chest, box, coffer, close basket, or similar receptacle
finis - the Latin word for 'end', formerly, and still occasionally, placed at the end of a book, finish, end.
orbis (l) - circle
mustered - gathered together, collected; assembled
never mind* - don't let it trouble you, it does not matter
schorte* = shirt; scorn shortest
to black out - to suffer a 'black-out' (temporary complete loss of consciousness); suppression of information or news.
soror (l) - sister
sexton - a church officer having the care of the fabric of a church and its contents, and the duties of ringing the bells and digging graves.
accost* - to go close to, to approach, for any purpose; to make up to and speak to, to address.
comme il faut* - 'as it should be', proper(ly); according to etiquette; correct(ly) in deportment or behaviour.
wagoner - the driver of a vehicle
mudheaded* - stupid mud heeled
wheeze* - to breathe hard with a
whistling sound from dryness or obstruction in the throat;
donk - colloq. abbrev. of donkey wisdom
trist - a station assigned; appointed place, rendezvous
to cast ones bread upon the waters* - to take a chance esp. to do good without immediately expecting anything in return.
sanctuary - a holy place centuries
produce - Geom. To extend (a line) in length; to continue; hence gen. to lengthen (anything) out.
demi - half
goo - a viscid or sticky substance. Also fig., sickly sentiment, gush
foil - to frustrate, disappoint (hopes, etc.); to baffle, frustrate the efforts of (a person) feel
fluter - one who plays on the flute; one who makes flutings or grooves
G.S. - general service
sonorous - Of sounds: Having a loud, deep, or resonant character; Of language, diction, etc.: Having a full, rich sound; strong and harmonious.
to bring up on the bottle* - said of an infant reared by means of a feeding-bottle instead of at its mother's breast.
recourse - resort or application to some person or thing for assistance, help, or safety.
coronation* - the action of
crowning, the ceremony of investing a sovereign; crowning of a work, completion;
coronach* - a funeral song or lamentation in the Highlands of Scotland and in Ireland.
Toledo* - short for Toledo blade or sword: A sword or sword-blade made at Toledo, or of the kind made there.
trene - a song of lamentation
arty - artillery; a jocular epithet for furniture, decoration, etc., of artistic pretensions; also applied to persons who wish to be regarded as artistic in taste, dress, etc.
reminiscence* - the act, process, or fact, of remembering or recollecting
band-stand - a platform or other structure for the use of a band of musicians
largesse - liberal or bountiful bestowal of gifts; lavish expenditure; freedom, liberty
to leave off* - to cease from, discontinue (an action), abandon (a habit); off - the condition or fact of being of.
sator (l) - parent
nutritious* - serving as nourishment; capable of supplying nutriment
histrionic - of or belonging to stage-players, or to play-acting; theatrical; dramatic.
genitrix* - a female parent, a mother
avus (l) - grandfather
avia (l) - grandmother
descendant - descending or originating from an ancestor
velocipede* - a travelling-machine having wheels turned by the pressure of the feet upon pedals; esp. an early form of the bicycle or tricycle.
avuncular* - of, belonging to, or resembling, an uncle
nurus (l) - daughter-in-law
noverca (l) - stepmother
nepotist - one given to nepotism (the practice, on the part of the Popes or other ecclesiastics (and hence of other persons), of showing special favour to nephews or other relatives in conferring offices; unfair preferment of nephews or relatives to other qualified persons).
circum - - around, about, on all sides; pict - to paint; to depict, represent.
sobrina (l) - female cousin; sobrinus (l) - male cousin.
census - an official enumeration of the population of a country or district, with various statistics relating to them.
patrius (l) - parent
glos - a pretence, false show, specious appearance; also, a disguise. Now rare.
socer (l) - father-in-law
transparent - easily seen through, recognized, understood, or detected
vitricus (l) - stepfather
patruus (l) - uncle
levir - a brother-in-law
prosperous* - having continued success or good fortune; consistently successful; flourishing.
baroque - grotesque or whimsical ornamentation; barque - a small ship.
oil paint - paint made by mixing a pigment with oil
pomme* - a potato