kindle

(definition 1) /ˈkɪnd(ə)l/ verb [with object] 1 Set (something) on fire. 1.1 Arouse or inspire (an emotion or feeling) 1.2 no object (of an emotion) […] Read More

ropeable

(also ropable) /ˈrəʊpəb(ə)l/ adjective NZ, Australian informal Angry; furious. Origin Late 19th century: from the notion that the person requires to be restrained. ========== Hank […] Read More

ragtag

/ˈraɡtaɡ/ adjective attributive Untidy, disorganized, or incongruously varied in character. noun A disreputable or disorganized group of people. Origin Early 19th century: superseding earlier tag-rag […] Read More

calamitous

/kəˈlamɪtəs/ adjective Involving calamity; catastrophic or disastrous. ========== After the calamitous moment of crunching metal and fiberglass, the biggest concern was that Terry and Tony […] Read More

chack

/tʃak/ verb [no object] (of a bird) make a harsh call. Origin Early 16th century: imitative. ========== No tweet. Not even a chirp. The sound […] Read More

scrod

/skrɒd/ noun North American A young cod, haddock, or similar fish, especially one prepared for cooking. Origin Mid 19th century: of unknown origin. ========== Joe […] Read More

alleviate

/əˈliːvɪeɪt/ verb [with object] Make (suffering, deficiency, or a problem) less severe. Origin Late Middle English: from late Latin alleviat- ‘lightened’, from the verb alleviare, […] Read More

prop

/prɒp/ noun 1 A pole or beam used as a temporary support or to keep something in position. 1.1 A person or thing that is […] Read More

centisecond

/ˈsɛntɪˌsɛk(ə)nd/ noun One hundredth of a second. Origin Early 20th century; earliest use found in Professional & Amateur Photographer. From centi- + second, after French […] Read More

twitterpated

/ˈtwɪtəpeɪtɪd/ adjective North American informal 1 Infatuated or obsessed. 1.1 In a state of nervous excitement. Origin 1940s: from twitter + -pated ‘having a head […] Read More