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Deserving or causing public disgrace or shame.
A set of bells in a tower, played using a keyboard or by an automatic mechanism similar to a piano roll.
Rich in, covered with, or producing oil; Exaggeratedly and distastefully complimentary.
A restriction on a person or activity; A sternly critical or censorious remark or instruction.
Unable to be made less severe or serious.
A piece of armor used to protect the shin.
The area near or surrounding a place; A person’s usual haunts.
From medieval Latin fallibilis, from Latin fallere ‘deceive.’
An Italian dish of rice cooked in stock with other ingredients such as meat and vegetables.
A fine, delicate membrane, the middle one of the three membranes or meninges that surround the brain and spinal cord, situated between the dura mater and the pia mater.
A large merchant ship, originally one from Ragusa (now Dubrovnik) or Venice.
A remarkably beautiful young man, loved by the Moon (Selene).
Mongol ruler of Samarkand 1369–1405; Leading a force of Mongols and Turks, he conquered Persia, northern India, and Syria and established his capital at Samarkand.
Of or occurring in the morning.
A vivid crimson color.
A Christian hermit or recluse.
The interbreeding of people considered to be of different racial types.
Travel or wander around from place to place.
The partially shaded outer region of the shadow cast by an opaque object. Ex: the shadow cast by the earth or moon over an area experiencing a partial eclipse.
Humble submission and respect.
The part of a church near the altar, reserved for the clergy and choir, and typically separated from the nave by steps or a screen.
Smelling extremely unpleasant.
Soft and hanging loosely or limply, esp. so as to look or feel unpleasant.
(Titus Livius) 59 bc – ad 17. Roman historian whose history of Rome from its foundation to his own time filled 142 books, of which 35 survive.
Blame or insult (someone) in strong or violent language.
A group or gathering of witches who meet regularly.
Liable to change.
Covert intelligence-gathering by agents or others. (From ‘human intelligence’ … jargon made official!)
(Via late Latin from Greek humēn ‘membrane.’)
Of or concerning marriage. (From Latin hymenaeus, from Hymen [from Greek Humēn], the name of the god of marriage. Or wait, the god of membranes??)
To flash or sparkle.
A hypothetical power once thought to pervade nature and account for various phenomena, such as magnetism.
A country in northeastern Central America, on the coast of the Caribbean Sea. Former name (until 1973) British Honduras.
The force or energy with which a body moves, or which causes a body to move or move more quickly.
The quantity of motion of a moving body, measured as a product of its mass and velocity; The impetus and driving force gained by the development of a process or course of events.
A property of matter by which it continues in its existing state of rest or uniform motion in a straight line, unless that state is changed by an external force; A tendency to do nothing or to remain unchanged.
A plant of the pea family, with deeply divided leaves and tall, colorful, tapering spikes of flowers.
Combine (quicklime) with water to produce calcium hydroxide.
Shining brightly; radiant. Emanating joy or goodness.
Speaking or spoken incessantly and fluently.
A chronic inflammatory disease of the intestines, esp. the colon and ileum, associated with ulcers and fistulae.
Inflammation of the larynx and trachea in children, associated with infection and causing breathing difficulties. / The rump or hindquarters, esp. of a horse.
(Hindi tablā, from Arabic ṭabl ‘drum.’)
(Sanskrit, literally ‘juice.’)
An absence of preconceived ideas or predetermined goals; a clean slate; The human mind, esp. at birth, viewed as having no innate ideas.
A highly decorated tea urn used in Russia.