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bloody shirt

noun: A symbol used to incite people to partisan outrage or animosity.

smarty-pants

noun: Someone who presents as being obnoxiously clever.

redshirt

noun: A college athlete who practices with the team, but does not take part in official games. verb tr., intr.: 1. To …

couth

adjective: Cultured; refined; sophisticated. noun: Refinement; sophistication.

rort

noun: 1. A fraudulent scheme or practice. 2. A wild party.

zig

noun: A sharp turn or angle in a zigzag course. verb intr.: To make a sharp turn.

swashbuckle

verb intr.: To swagger, bluster, behave recklessly, etc.

onymous

adjective: Bearing the author’s name; named.

ironclad

adjective: 1. Covered with iron. 2. Inflexible, unbreakable, or indisputable.

tinhorn

noun: Someone who pretends to have money, skill, influence, etc. adjective: Inferior or insignificant, while pretending to be otherwise.

golden calf

noun: Someone or something unworthy that is excessively esteemed.

geratology

noun: 1. The study of aging and related decline. 2. The study of a species approaching extinction.

hyponym

noun: A more specific term in a general class. For example, “purple” is a hyponym of “color”.

henotheism

noun: Belief in or worship of one god without denying the possibility of others.

lithophone

noun: Any of various musical instruments in which sound is produced by striking pieces of stone.

Niagara

noun: An outpouring; a deluge.

meander

verb intr.: 1. To follow a winding course. 2. To move aimlessly. 3. To speak or write without a focus. noun: 1. …

Rubicon

noun: A point of no return, one where an action taken commits a person irrevocably.

Klondike

noun: A rich source of something valuable.

Yarra-banker

noun: 1. A vagrant or a loafer. 2. A soapbox orator or agitator.