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Mollify [mol–uh-fahy]  verb (used with object), mollified, mollifying. Definitions for mollify to soften in feeling or temper, as a person; pacify; appease. to mitigate or reduce; soften: to mollify one’s demands. Citations for mollify …my mother would be dragged from … Continue reading

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yawp \yawp, yahp\ verb: 1. to utter a loud, harsh cry; to yelp, squawk, or bawl. 2. Slang. to talk noisily and foolishly or complainingly. noun: 1. a harsh cry. 2. Slang. a. raucous or querulous speech. b. a noisy, … Continue reading

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blighter \BLAHY-ter\ noun British Slang.:  1. a chap; bloke.  noun: 1. a contemptible, worthless person, especially a man; scoundrel or rascal. The blighter had shoulders fully as broad as the girl was high, and legs like a dragon. — E.E. … Continue reading

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lyceum \lahy-SEE-uhm\  noun: 1. an institution for popular education providing discussions, lectures, concerts, etc. 2. a building for such activities. 3. (initial capital letter) the gymnasium where Aristotle taught, in ancient Athens. 4. a lycée. No wonder I was desirous … Continue reading

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sprechgesang \SHPREKH-guh-zahng\ noun: a vocal style intermediate between speech and singing but without exact pitch intonation. Despite the sometimes sarcastic and sometimes tempestuous hostility of audiences clearly unfamiliar with the technique of Sprechgesang, and supported only by a small band … Continue reading

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darg \dahrg\ noun: 1. Scot. and North England. a day’s work. 2. Australian. a fixed or definite amount of work; a work quota. …as I thought myself entitled to a young man, and did not relish the apparition of him … Continue reading

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logomachy \loh-GOM-uh-kee\ noun: 1. a dispute about or concerning words. 2. an argument or debate marked by the reckless or incorrect use of words; meaningless battle of words. 3. a game played with cards, each bearing one letter, with which … Continue reading

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