elder

/ˈɛldə/ noun 1 one’s elder – People who are older than one. 1.1 one’s elder A person who is older than one by a specified […] Read More

uncinate

/ˈʌnsɪnət//ˈʌnsɪneɪt/ adjective Anatomy Having a hooked shape. Origin Mid 18th century: from Latin uncinatus, from uncinus ‘hook’. ========== The scorpion had an uncinate tail with […] Read More

persnickety

/pəˈsnɪkɪti/ adjective North American informal 1 Placing too much emphasis on trivial or minor details; fussy. 1.1 Requiring a particularly precise or careful approach. Origin […] Read More

vinification

/ˌvɪnɪfɪˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/ noun mass noun The conversion of grape juice or other vegetable extract into wine by fermentation.========== Although vinification can be considered both natural and […] Read More

natant

/ˈneɪt(ə)nt/ adjective literary, technical Swimming or floating. Origin Mid 18th century: from Latin natant- ‘swimming’, from the verb natare. ———O—– The waterlilies of North America […] Read More

distal

/ˈdɪst(ə)l/ adjective Anatomy 1 Situated away from the centre of the body or from the point of attachment. The opposite of proximal 1.1 Geology Relating […] Read More

maleficent

/məˈlɛfɪs(ə)nt/ adjective literary Causing harm or destruction, especially by supernatural means. ========== Mark loved Halloween, when he worked hard to dress up as some magnificently […] Read More

regale

/rɪˈɡeɪl/ verb [with object] 1 Entertain or amuse (someone) with talk. 1.1 Lavishly supply (someone) with food or drink. Origin Mid 17th century: from French […] Read More

carton

/ˈkɑːt(ə)n/ noun 1 A small, light box or container in which drinks or foodstuffs are packaged. 1.1 North American A large container of goods. Origin […] Read More

honeyfuggle

(also honeyfogle, honeyfugle, honeyfoogle) /ˈhʌnɪˌfʌɡl/ verb US informal 1 To deceive, swindle; to cajole. 2 no object – To act in an underhand, indirect, or […] Read More