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Crosstips helped to find the following words this month:

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  • lascivious
    driven by lust; preoccupied with or exhibiting lustful desires
  • vassal
    a person holding a fief; a person who owes allegiance and service to a feudal lord
  • tabulator
    counter: a calculator that keeps a record of the number of times something happens
  • iago
    the villain in William Shakespeare's tragedy who tricked Othello into murdering his wife
  • garish
    brassy: tastelessly showy; "a flash car"; "a flashy ring"; "garish colors"; "a gaudy costume"; "loud sport shirts"; "a meretricious yet stylish ...
  • tailpipe
    a pipe carrying fumes from the muffler to the rear of a car
  • adversity
    a state of misfortune or affliction
  • edge
    the boundary of a surface
  • several
    (used with count nouns) of an indefinite number more than 2 or 3 but not many
  • desiderata
    "Desiderata" (Latin for "desired things", plural of '') is a prose poem by Max Ehrmann about attaining happiness in life. It begins: Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence.''
  • relics
    A relic is an object or a personal item of religious significance, carefully preserved with an air of veneration as a tangible memorial. Relics are an important aspect of some forms of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Shamanism, and many other
  • aesthetics
    (art) the branch of philosophy dealing with beauty and taste (emphasizing the evaluative criteria that are applied to art)
  • relabel
    label again, apply a new label to
  • verier
    Extremism is a term used to describe the actions or ideologies of individuals or groups outside the perceived political center of a society; or otherwise claimed to violate common moral standards. ...
  • rennet
    a substance that curdles milk in making cheese and junket
  • 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
  • perceptive
    of or relating to perception
  • affirm
    to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true
  • childhood
    the time of person's life when they are a child
  • thus
    in the way indicated; (`thusly' is a nonstandard variant)
  • cheekiness
    crust: the trait of being rude and impertinent; inclined to take liberties;
    The state of being cheeky;
    cheekier - Comparative form of cheeky: more cheeky
  • diatribes
    Diatribes is the sixth album by Napalm Death, originally released in 1996 on Earache Records. This album was their final UK album chart entry, peaking at number 73, this album is influenced groove metal sound and modern metal a little bit of ind
  • highest
    This article describes extreme locations on Earth. Entries listed in bold are Earth-wide extremes.;
    Superlative form of high: most high
  • dissimilar
    not similar
  • almost
    about: (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; all but; "the job is (just) about done"; "the baby was almost asleep when the alarm sounded"; "we're almost finished"; "the car all but ran her down"; "he nearly fainted"
  • illicit
    contrary to accepted morality (especially sexual morality) or convention
  • allure
    the power to entice or attract through personal charm
  • empty
    a container that has been emptied
  • ambiguity
    an expression whose meaning cannot be determined from its context
  • imitation
    the doctrine that representations of nature or human behavior should be accurate imitations
  • insubordinate
    not submissive to authority
  • announce
    make known; make an announcement
  • pommeling
  • open
    a clear or unobstructed space or expanse of land or water
  • apricot
    Asian tree having clusters of usually white blossoms and edible fruit resembling the peach
  • appertain
    pertain: be a part or attribute of;
    Appurtenances is a term for what belongs to and goes with something else, with the appurtenance being less significant than what it belongs to. The word ultimately derives from Latin appertinere, "to appertain".
  • aquatic
    a plant that lives in or on water
  • critique
  • prudently
    in a prudent manner
  • isolation
    a state of separation between persons or groups
  • utmost
    the greatest possible degree
  • startle
    a sudden involuntary movement
  • itself
    A reflexive pronoun is a pronoun that is preceded by the noun or pronoun to which it refers (its antecedent) within the same clause. In generative grammar, a reflexive pronoun is an anaphor that must be bound by its antecedent (see binding). ...
  • quandaries
    quandary - predicament: a situation from which extrication is difficult especially an unpleasant or trying one; "finds himself in a most awkward predicament"; "the woeful plight of homeless people"
  • avarice
    reprehensible acquisitiveness; insatiable desire for wealth (personified as one of the deadly sins)
  • avail
    a means of serving
  • extinct
    no longer in existence; lost or especially having died out leaving no living representatives
  • typeset
    set in type
  • kyoto
    a city in central Japan on southern Honshu; a famous cultural center that was once the capital of Japan


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