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orature

noun: Songs, poems, stories, etc., transmitted orally across generations.

staycation

noun: A vacation spent at home or close to home. verb intr.: To vacation at or close to home.

southpaw

noun: A left-handed person. adjective: Left-handed.

thumbsucker

noun: 1. Someone who likes to suck their thumb. 2. A journalistic piece that deals with the background and interpretation of events …

light-fingered

adjective: 1. Prone to or skilled at stealing. 2. Having nimble fingers or having a light touch.

openhanded

adjective: 1. Generous; liberal. 2. Delivered with an open hand, as a blow.

mainpast

noun: 1. A household. 2. A member of a household. 3. A servant. 4. A dependent.

sesquipedalianism

adjective: 1. Polysyllabic. 2. Relating to or using long words. 3. Long-winded.

abstruse

adjective: Hard to understand; obscure.

proparoxytone

adjective: Having stress on the third-from-the-last syllable. noun: Such a word.

verbify

verb tr.: To convert into a verb.

chimeric

adjective: 1. Made up of parts that are very different. 2. Fanciful; imaginative; illusory.

panderer

noun: One who caters to the base desires, whims, or prejudices of others.

eolian

adjective: Relating to or caused by the wind.

Proteus

noun: One who can easily change appearance, form, character, principles, etc.

Orphean

adjective: 1. Melodious. 2. Enchanting. 3. In the manner of Orpheus’s journey to the underworld.

Carnaby

adjective: Fashionable or stylish.

stepney

noun: 1. A spare wheel or a spare tire. 2. Something or someone treated as a backup.

glamazon

noun: A tall, glamorous, self-assured woman.

insinuendo

noun: An assertion or hint that’s disparaging and suggestive.