cerise (n.) — a bright or deep red color

cuspidor (n.) — a spittoon

efficacious (adj.) — (typically of something inanimate or abstract) successful in producing a desired or intended result; effective

welsh (v.) — fail to honor (a debt or obligation incurred through a promise or agreement)

phiz (n.) — a person’s face or expression

spruce (adj.) — neat in dress and appearance

turgid (adj.) — (of language or style) tediously pompous or bombastic

infernal (adj.) — relating to or characteristic of hell or the underworld

hidebound (adj.) — unwilling or unable to change because of tradition or convention

natter (v.) — talk casually, especially about unimportant matters; chatter

hoary (adj.) — old and trite

lissome (adj.) — (of a person or their body) thin, supple, and graceful


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