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pine (v)
suffer a mental and physical decline, especially because of a broken heart. // miss or long for
peak (v)
decline in health and spirits; waste away. "she sat all day, peaking and pining, at the fire-side"
scoff (v)
speak to someone or about something in a scornfully derisive or mocking way. // 2. eat (something) quickly and greedily.
willowy (adj)
(of a person) tall, slim, and lithe.
svelte (adj)
(of a person) slender and elegant.
lissom (adj)
(of a person or their body) thin, supple, and graceful. // lithe + some
sylphlike (adj)
(of a woman or girl) slender and graceful.
A top-floor or attic room, esp. a small dismal one (traditionally inhabited by an artist)
jeer (v. and n.)
shout rude and mocking remarks at (someone).
a trap for catching birds or small animals. It consists of a loop of wire or rope which pulls tight around the animal
trammel (n. & v.)
restrictions or impediments to freedom of action.
dredge up
1 to tell people about something that someone did in the past that they would prefer to keep secret // 2.to manage to remember something that you learned or knew long ago
scourge (n. & v.)
a person or thing that causes great trouble or suffering. // Middle English: shortening of Old French escorge (noun), escorgier (verb), from Latin ex- ‘thoroughly’ + corrigia ‘thong, whip’.
(of an action or situation) likely to arouse or incur resentment or anger in others. // (of a comparison or distinction) unfairly discriminating; unjust.
adj. hairy
FORMAL critical // tending to find fault or raise petty objections.
cavil (verb)
make petty or unnecessary objections.
n. relief during a time of struggle
to corrupt, to debase, to spoil, to make ineffective
peddle (verb)
Try to sell (something, especially small goods) by going from house to house or place to place.
monger (verb)
to sell or peddle
hilt (noun)
the handle of a sword or dagger. 2/ the handle of any weapon or tool.
FORMAL•HUMOROUS a person, animal, or plant that lives or is found in a particular place.