lave

noun: Residue or remainder. verb tr.: 1. To wash or bathe. 2. To flow. 3. To pour.

decollate

verb tr.: 1. To behead. 2. To separate sheets of paper, from a multiple-copy printout, for example.

dingbat

noun: 1. An eccentric or crazy person. 2. An ornamental typographical symbol, such as ✲, ❏, ☛, ♥. 3. An object, such …

dickey

noun: 1. A detachable shirtfront, collar, bib, etc. 2. A small bird. 3. A donkey. 4. The driver’s seat or rear seat …

churl

noun: 1. A rude person. 2. A miserly person. 3. A peasant.

toco

noun: Chastisement; punishment; beatings.

ombudsman

noun: An official who investigates complaints by individuals against an organization.

cosh

noun: 1. A short, thick, heavy stick, used as a weapon. Also known as a truncheon, blackjack, bludgeon, etc. 2. An attack …

chaebol

noun: A large conglomerate of businesses, tightly controlled by a person or a family.

ikigai

noun: 1. A sense of purpose or something that gives a sense of purpose; a reason for living. 2. Something that brings …

boot-faced

adjective: Having a stern, angry, or sad expression.

sneakernet

noun: The transfer of electronic information by physically moving it, storing it on a device and moving the device, instead of doing …

saboteur

noun: One who disrupts, damages, or destroys, especially in an underhanded manner.

suede-shoed

adjective: Affecting smartness and respectability.

yesternoon

noun: The afternoon of the previous day.

bolt-hole

noun: 1. A place of escape, hiding, or seclusion. 2. A hole through which to escape when in danger.

cynanthropy

noun: A delusion in which one believes oneself to be a dog.

rive

verb tr.: To tear, split, fracture, etc. verb intr.: To become split or to cracked.

spiv

noun: An unscrupulous person or a petty criminal, especially one who is sharply dressed. verb intr.: To make a living unscrupulously.

topos

noun: A traditional theme, literary motif, etc.

tarn

noun: A small mountain lake.