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Crosstips helped to find the following words this month:

English (GB)

  • avocado
    a pear-shaped tropical fruit with green or blackish skin and rich yellowish pulp enclosing a single large seed
  • buckram
    a coarse cotton fabric stiffened with glue; used in bookbinding and to stiffen clothing
  • fulcrum
    the pivot about which a lever turns
  • atoll
    an island consisting of a circular coral reef surrounding a lagoon
  • escaped
    at large(p): having escaped, especially from confinement; "a convict still at large"; "searching for two escaped prisoners"; "dogs loose on the streets"; "criminals on the loose in the neighborhood"
  • crypt
    a cellar or vault or underground burial chamber (especially beneath a church)
  • spartan
    a resident of Sparta
  • cognate
    a word is cognate with another if both derive from the same word in an ancestral language
  • andrew
    (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; brother of Peter; patron saint of Scotland
  • ennui
    boredom: the feeling of being bored by something tedious;
    Ennui is a 2003 micro-budget, underground film written and directed by Charles Doran, and winner of the 2005 Boston Underground Film Festival ...
  • elegant
    refined and tasteful in appearance or behavior or style
  • akin
    similar in quality or character
  • divisive
    dissentious: dissenting (especially dissenting with the majority opinion)
  • lima
    capital and largest city and economic center of Peru; located in western Peru; was capital of the Spanish empire in the New World until the 19th century
  • ceramic
    an artifact made of hard brittle material produced from nonmetallic minerals by firing at high temperatures
  • legumes
    A legume in botanical writing is a plant in the family Fabaceae (or Leguminosae), or a fruit of these specific plants. A 'legume' fruit is a simple dry fruit that develops from a simple carpel and usually dehisces (opens along a seam) on two sid
  • deodorisers
    A deodoriser is an equipment for deodorising, the final stage in vegetable oil refining. Deodorising removes odoriferous material, free fatty acids and other undesired minor components to produce a bland oil with a good shelf life.
  • obsequious
    attentive in an ingratiating or servile manner
  • particularise
    specify: be specific about; "Could you please specify your criticism of my paper?"

Français

  • outrepassa
  • essence
    ce qui constitue la nature profonde d'un être;
    (chimie) liquide pétrolier léger, odorant, inflammable, qui est utilisé comme carburant ou comme solvant;
    espèce, en parlant d'un arbre
  • estampe
    machine ou outil servant à estamper, à façonner des métaux par déformation à l'aide de matrices;
    pièce permettant de produire une empreinte;
    image imprimée à l'aide d'une planche gravée de bois, ou de cuivre ou d'un support lithographique
  • astigmate
    (médecine) souffrant d'astigmatisme, anomalie de la vision due à un défaut de courbure de la cornée;
    (médecine) personne souffrant d'astigmatisme, d'un défaut de convergence
  • oral
    relatif à la bouche;
    exprimé par la voix;
    désigne un son émis uniquement par la bouche, par opposition à nasal
  • comice
    dans l'Antiquité, assemblée romaine de citoyens;
    (politique) réunion d'électeurs servant à désigner les députés pendant la révolution;
    variété de poire fondante
  • illégalement
  • desserrage

English (US)

  • axiom
    (logic) a proposition that is not susceptible of proof or disproof; its truth is assumed to be self-evident
  • cuckoo
    any of numerous European and North American birds having pointed wings and a long tail
  • successor
    a person who follows next in order
  • kumquat
    any of several trees or shrubs of the genus Fortunella bearing small orange-colored edible fruits with thick sweet-flavored skin and sour pulp
  • outnumber
    be larger in number
  • useful
    being of use or service
  • transvestites
    Transvestism (also called transvestitism) is the practice of cross-dressing, which is wearing the clothing of the opposite sex. Transvestite refers to a person who cross-dresses; however, the word often has additional connotations.
  • armorer
    a worker skilled in making armor or arms
  • equilibrium
    a stable situation in which forces cancel one another
  • opulent
    deluxe: rich and superior in quality; "a princely sum"; "gilded dining rooms"
  • opportunity
    a possibility due to a favorable combination of circumstances
  • tormentor
    someone who torments
  • populated
    furnished with inhabitants
  • posit
    situate: put (something somewhere) firmly; "She posited her hand on his shoulder"; "deposit the suitcase on the bench"; "fix your eyes on this spot";
    submit: put before; "I submit to you that the accused is guilty"
  • portfolio
    a large, flat, thin case for carrying loose papers or drawings or maps; usually leather
  • boloney
    baloney: pretentious or silly talk or writing
  • voice
    the distinctive quality or pitch or condition of a person's speech
  • mohawk
    a member of the Iroquoian people formerly living along the Mohawk River in New York State
  • nonpareil
    colored beads of sugar used as a topping on e.g. candies and cookies
  • inexpert
    amateurish: lacking professional skill or expertise; "a very amateurish job"; "inexpert but conscientious efforts"; "an unskilled painting";
    Inept or unskilled; not of expert ability or quality
  • antenna
    an electrical device that sends or receives radio or television signals
  • unattributed
    Lacking attribution; of unknown authorship
  • unveil
    remove the veil from
  • anarchic
    without law or control
  • smithson
    Smithson is a small lunar impact crater located in the northeast part of Mare Fecunditatis. It is a circular, cup-shaped feature with a slightly higher albedo than the surrounding, dark lunar mare. It was previously identified as Taruntius N bef
  • elliot
    Elliot (also spelled Elliott, Eliot,or Eliott ) is a personal name which can serve as either a surname or a given name. Although the given name was historically given to males, females named Elliot have seen an increase in recent years. The orig
  • sleeves
    Sleeve (O. Eng. slieve, or slyf, a word allied to slip, cf. Dutch sloof) is that part of a garment which covers the arm, or through which the arm ...
  • akin
    similar in quality or character
  • dissipate
    live a life of pleasure, especially with respect to alcoholic consumption
  • literati
    the literary intelligentsia
  • zigzags
  • chatterbox
    stream orchid: orchid growing along streams or ponds of western North America having leafy stems and 1 greenish-brown and pinkish flower in the axil of each upper leaf;
    chatterer: an obnoxious and foolish and loquacious talker
  • phil
    The children's novel series A Series of Unfortunate Events features a large cast of characters created by Lemony Snicket. The series follows the turbulent lives of the Baudelaire orphans after their parents, Bertrand and Beatrice, are killed in
  • agog
    highly excited
  • recto
    right-hand page
  • denizen
    a plant or animal naturalized in a region
  • recurrent
    perennial: recurring again and again; "perennial efforts to stipulate the requirements";
    Recurring time after time;
    recurrence - happening again (especially at regular intervals); "the return of spring";
    recurrently - in a recurrent manner
  • meagerly
    to a meager degree or in a meager manner
  • identifiers
    An identifier is a unique expression in a written format either by a code, by numbers or by the combination of both to distinguish variations from one to another among a class of substances, items, or objects. ...
  • scalpel
    a thin straight surgical knife used in dissection and surgery
  • eclectic
    someone who selects according to the eclectic method
  • ecru
    beige: a very light brown;
    Ecru describes the shade greyish-pale yellow or a light greyish-yellowish brown. It is often used to describe such fabrics as silk and linen in ...;
    a beige colour; of a beige colour
  • scamper
    rushing about hastily in an undignified way
  • abstract
    consider a concept without thinking of a specific example; consider abstractly or theoretically
  • abbot
    the superior of an abbey of monks
  • lawmaker
    lawgiver: a maker of laws; someone who gives a code of laws
  • savant
    initiate: someone who has been admitted to membership in a scholarly field;
    For Wildstorm's character of the same name, see Savant (Wildstorm).;
    Savant is a comic book fictional character from DC Comics/Wildstorm.
  • vacant
    void of thought or knowledge


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