The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Glossary

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Glossary

Remote

Isolated from civilization

Disconcerting

Making someone feel uncomfortable

Plummet

Steep fall

Periphery

Outer limits of vision

Coherent

Logical

Understatement

Presenting something as being smaller than it actually is

Sluggish

Slow moving

Propriety

An awareness of respectability, politeness and modest decorum

Rend

To aggressively tear apart or rip asunder

Chaff

Mockingly teased

Upbraid

Not a hairstyle at all, but a reproachful scolding often done in public as a humiliating for the victim

Munificent

Bountifully generous and abundantly charitable

Gaunt

Exceptionally thin to the point of suspected problems with health

Draught

A serving of a drink, usually alcoholic, drawn from a tap or keg; hence, draught (draft) beer

Fain

Willing, prepared and inclined to do something

Obstinacy

Inflexible, stubborn determination to the point of pigheadedness

Lithe

Supple and flexible; easily bended

Filial

Referencing the generations that follow the parental generational

Compunction

Qualms or shame arising from the regret stimulated by guilt over in appropriate actions

Mendicant

An indigent vagabond; a homeless beggar

Locus

The epicenter of an event, activity or even the origin of something more abstract like a concept or philosophy

Pince-nez

Those frameless eyeglasses that fit upon the nose as the result of spring-loaded pinch

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