mysophobia

(also misophobia) /ˌmʌɪsə(ʊ)ˈfəʊbɪə/ noun mass noun Extreme or irrational fear of dirt or contamination. Origin Late 19th century: from Greek musos ‘uncleanness’ + -phobia. ========== […] Read More

isthmus

/ˈɪsθməs//ˈɪsməs//ˈɪstməs/ noun 1 A narrow strip of land with sea on either side, forming a link between two larger areas of land. 2 Anatomy A […] Read More

predictable

/prɪˈdɪktəb(ə)l/ adjective 1 Able to be predicted. 1.1 derogatory Always behaving or occurring in the way expected. =========== Certain events happen in a predictable sequence […] Read More

insatiate

/ɪnˈseɪʃɪət/ adjective literary Never satisfied. Origin Late Middle English: from Latin insatiatus, from in- ‘not’ + satiatus ‘filled, satisfied’, past participle of satiare (see satiate). […] Read More

renounce

/rɪˈnaʊns/ verb [with object] 1 Formally declare one’s abandonment of (a claim, right, or possession) 1.1 Law no object Refuse or resign a right or […] Read More

padiddle

/pəˈdɪdl/ exclamation US informal An exclamation shouted in a game by the first of a group of people who spots a motor vehicle with only […] Read More

nonce

/nɒns/ adjective (of a word or expression) coined for one occasion. Origin Middle English: from then anes ‘the one (purpose’) (from then, obsolete oblique form […] Read More

consult

/ˈkɒnsʌlt/ verb [with object] 1 Seek information or advice from (someone, especially an expert or professional) 1.1 Have discussions with (someone), typically before undertaking a […] Read More

zorro

/ˈzɒrəʊ/ noun A doglike fox found in the forests and savannah of South America. Genus Dusicyon, family Canidae: two species, in particular the crab-eating fox […] Read More

fatter

/ˈfætə/ adjective Describing someone or something which is larger than others (above average size) and having a thicker layer of body fat. ========== Bob’s amount […] Read More