- Bearing or bringing disease.
- Infected with or contaminated by a pestilential disease.
- Morally evil or dangerous to society; pernicious.
- Bothersome; troublesome; annoying.
- Of or relating to dispossessed and displaced individuals, especially those who have lost social status.
- Common; vulgar.
- Of or pertaining to the river Styx, the principal river of the underworld in Greek mythology; hence, hellish; infernal.
- Dark and dismal.
- To make hard; to harden.
- To harden against; to make hardy; to habituate.
- To make hardened; to make callous or stubborn.
- To establish; to fix firmly.
- The act or an instance of speaking abusively to or about.
- Sustained and severely abusive language.
While being produced or born.
- Any species of Phalacrocorax, a genus of sea birds having a sac under the beak; the shag. Cormorants devour fish voraciously, and have become the emblem of gluttony. They are generally black, and hence are called sea ravens, and coalgeese.
- A gluttonous, greedy, or rapacious person.
|11 Feb||bon vivant|
A person with refined and sociable tastes, especially one who enjoys fine food and drink.
- The name of a biblical patriarch said to have lived 969 years.
- An extremely old man.
- A current of air or water running in a direction contrary to the main current, or moving in a circular direction; a whirlpool.
- A tendency or current (as of opinion or history) contrary to or separate from a main current.
- A fine point of exactness in conduct, ceremony, or procedure.
- Strictness or exactness in the observance of formalities; as, "the punctilios of a public ceremony."
- Official license or approval to print or publish a book, paper, etc.; especially, such a license issued by the Roman Catholic episcopal authority.
- Approval; sanction.
- A mark of approval or distinction.
- Of or resulting from divine direction or superintendence.
- Occurring through or as if through divine intervention; peculiarly fortunate or appropriate.
- A migraine.
- A fancy; a whim.
- In the plural: lowness of spirits -- often with 'the'.
- Of or pertaining to the art of cutting stones or engraving on them.
- Engraved in stone.
- Of or pertaining to the refined or terse style associated with inscriptions on monumental stone.
- The bird's nest built on a lofty place, such as a cliff or mountaintop.
- A dwelling or stronghold located in a lofty place.
Strengthening; restoring vigor.
- Having a fleshy pink color.
- Red; blood-red.
Superficial knowledge; a superficial show of learning.
|28 Jan||beau ideal|
A perfect or an idealized type or model.
- Like, or composed of, treacle.
- Overly sweet or sentimental.
The act of belching; a belch.
- Pertaining to Draco, a lawgiver of Athens, 621 B.C.
- Excessively harsh; severe.
Affecting a whole people or a number of countries; everywhere epidemic.
- A private conversation between two people.
- A short sofa intended to accommodate two persons.
- To hold in contempt.
- To undervalue.
Someone who collaborates with an enemy occupying his or her country; a traitor.
|20 Jan||nolens volens|
Whether unwilling or willing.
- Sinning; guilty of transgression.
- Violating a rule or a principle.
Indulgence in idle daydreaming.
|17 Jan||ab ovo|
|16 Jan||pin money|
- An allowance of money given by a husband to his wife for private and personal expenditures.
- Money for incidental expenses.
- A trivial sum.
Great pleasure; delight, enjoyment.
A tale of sorrow, disappointment, or complaint; a doleful story; also, a dolorous or angry tirade.
Someone who is skilled in table talk.
- Characterized by or full of force and vigor; as, "a trenchant analysis."
- Caustic; biting; severe; as, "trenchant criticism."
- Distinct; clear-cut; clearly or sharply defined.
Pertaining to the west wind; soft; mild; gentle.
|10 Jan||Potemkin village|
An impressive facade or display that hides an undesirable fact or state; a false front.
- Subordinate; subsidiary.
- Auxiliary; helping.
- The state of being the firstborn of the same parents; seniority by birth among children of the same family.
- (Law) An exclusive right of inheritance that belongs to the eldest son.
|7 Jan||olla podrida|
- A stew of highly seasoned meat and vegetables.
- A mixture; a hodgepodge.
A strong, offensive smell; stench.
From head to foot; at all points.
Pertaining to fields or the country; rural; rustic.
- To burst in forcibly or suddenly; to intrude.
- (Ecology) To increase rapidly in number.
- A petty falsehood; a fib.
- Pretentious nonsense.