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  • tattoos
    A tattoo is a marking made by inserting indelible ink into the layers of skin to change the pigment for decorative or other reasons. Tattoos on humans are a type of decorative body modification, while tattoos on animals are most commonly used fo
  • ladybirds
    Coccinellidae is a family of beetles, known variously as ladybirds (British English, Australian English, South African English), ladybugs (North American English) or lady beetles (preferred by some scientists). The family name comes from its typ
  • cairn
    a mound of stones piled up as a memorial or to mark a boundary or path
  • access
    the right to obtain or make use of or take advantage of something (as services or membership)
  • adele
    Adele was a steel screw steamer that was built in 1906 as a yacht. She was twice commissioned into the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), firstly as ...
  • legit
    Legit was a Scottish sitcom produced by The Comedy Unit, written by Robert Florence (of videoGaiden) and Iain Connell and broadcast on BBC One Scotland. The pilot episode aired on the 16 September 2006 to much critical acclaim and positive revie
  • settees
    settee - settle: a long wooden bench with a back;
    settee - a small sofa
  • befitting
    appropriate to
  • veneer
    coating consisting of a thin layer of superior wood glued to a base of inferior wood
  • peter
    disciple of Jesus and leader of the Apostles; regarded by Catholics as the vicar of Christ on earth and first Pope;
    cock: obscene terms for penis
  • ageing
    ripening: acquiring desirable qualities by being left undisturbed for some time;
    aging: the organic process of growing older and showing the effects of increasing age;
    aging: growing old
  • ignoble
    completely lacking nobility in character or quality or purpose
  • chihuahua
    a city in northern Mexico in the state of Chihuahua; commercial center of northern Mexico;
    an old breed of tiny short-haired dog with protruding eyes from Mexico held to antedate Aztec civilization
  • ninja
    a member of the ninja who were trained in martial arts and hired for espionage or sabotage or assassinations; a person skilled in ninjutsu
  • aleppo
    Halab: a city in northwestern Syria
  • imbroglios
    imbroglio - an intricate and confusing interpersonal or political situation;
    imbroglio - a very embarrassing misunderstanding;
    imbroglio - a complicated situation; an entanglement
  • emanation
    something that is emitted or radiated (as a gas or an odor or a light, etc.)
  • inconclusive
    not conclusive; not putting an end to doubt or question
  • knuckle
    a joint of a finger when the fist is closed
  • colander
    bowl-shaped strainer; used to wash or drain foods
  • prospect
    the possibility of future success
  • transformation
    a qualitative change
  • trudge
    a long difficult walk
  • orangutan
    large long-armed ape of Borneo and Sumatra having arboreal habits
  • tracheotomy
    tracheostomy: a surgical operation that creates an opening into the trachea with a tube inserted to provide a passage for air; performed when the pharynx is obstructed by edema or cancer or other causes
  • osprey
    large harmless hawk found worldwide that feeds on fish and builds a bulky nest often occupied for years
  • asides
    An aside is a dramatic device in which a character speaks to the audience. By convention the audience is to realize that the character's speech is unheard by the other characters on stage. It may be addressed to the audience expressly (in charac
  • augur
    (ancient Rome) a religious official who interpreted omens to guide public policy
  • cursive
    having successive letter joined together
  • nuncio
    (Roman Catholic Church) a diplomatic representative of the Pope having ambassadorial status
  • overstatement
    exaggeration: making to seem more important than it really is
  • experimental
    relating to or based on experiment
  • lying
    the deliberate act of deviating from the truth


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