/əˈbɒlɪʃ/ verb [with object] Formally put an end to (a system, practice, or institution) Origin Late Middle English: from Old French aboliss-, lengthened stem of […] Read More


/ˈfɔɪb(ə)l/ noun 1 A minor weakness or eccentricity in someone’s character. 2 Fencing – The part of a sword blade from the middle to the […] Read More


/ˈfʌnhaʊs/ noun North American (in an amusement park) a building equipped with trick mirrors, shifting floors, and other devices designed to scare or amuse people […] Read More


/ˈmɪstʃɪf/ noun mass noun 1 Playful misbehavior, especially on the part of children. 1.1 Playfulness that is intended to tease or create trouble. Origin Late […] Read More


/əˈsʌndə/ adverb literary, archaic Apart. Origin Old English on sundran ‘in or into a separate place’; compare with sunder. ========== Shocking Truth Do not, fair […] Read More


/əˈmɪɡdəlɔɪd/ adjective technical Shaped like an almond. noun Anatomy another term for amygdala, a part inside each cerebral hemisphere, involved with the experiencing of emotions. […] Read More


/ˈnɔːti/ adjective 1 (especially of a child) badly behaved; disobedient. 2 informal Mildly rude or indecent, typically because related to sex. 3 archaic Wicked. Origin […] Read More


/anθrəpəˈmɔːfɪk/ adjective 1 Relating to or characterized by anthropomorphism. 1.1 Having human characteristics.Origin Early 19th century: from Greek anthrōpomorphos (see anthropomorphous) + -ic. ========== For […] Read More


/ˈfʊlkrəm//ˈfʌlkrəm/ noun 1 The point against which a lever is placed to get a purchase, or on which it turns or is supported. 1.1 A […] Read More


/ˈpʌm(ə)l/ verb [with object] 1 Strike repeatedly with the fists. 1.1 North American informal Criticize severely. Origin Mid 16th century: variant of pommel. The World […] Read More