- Biography of saints.
- Idealizing or idolizing biography.
- To take place or occur as something additional, extraneous, or unexpected (sometimes followed by 'on' or 'upon').
- To follow immediately after; to ensue.
Excessively or naively optimistic.
- A word or pronunciation that distinguishes a particular class or set of persons from another.
- A word or saying identified with a group or cause; a slogan; a catchword.
- A saying or belief identified with a particular group and usually regarded by outsiders as meaningless or untrue.
- A custom, practice, behavior, etc. regarded as distinctive of a particular group.
A person employed to take dictation or to copy manuscripts.
To weary by excess, especially of sweetness, richness, pleasure, etc.
- Easily led or commanded; obedient.
- Capable of being bid.
- A joke or jest.
- A trick or prank.
Lofty or grandiose in speech or expression; using a high-flown style of discourse; bombastic.
- To be indecisive or evasive in order to gain time or delay action.
- To comply with the time or occasion; to yield to prevailing opinion or circumstances.
- To engage in discussions or negotiations so as to gain time (usually followed by 'with').
- To come to terms (usually followed by 'with').
- Something that nourishes or feeds; nutriment.
- Something that sustains a state of mind or body; sustenance.
To regard or treat with disdain or contempt; to scorn; to despise.
- Having taste or flavor, especially having a strong pleasant flavor.
- Agreeable to the mind; to one's liking.
Clear; easily understood.
- 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.