Someone who studies birds and all of their characteristics and behaviors
Standoffish, reserved and emotionally distanced from others, especially strangers.
Shedding skin, hair, feathers or any outer layer.
A physical expression of guilt and shame.
Literally meaning covered with a thin layer of gold, but also a metaphor to describe any location that affords isolation for the privileged from the less well-to-do.
Obsessive to a neurotic degree; committed to habitual engagement of ritual.
An exaggerated estimation of one’s self-worth; conceited; egotistic.
Practical, useful and without any sense of luxury
A state of intense hunger.
Latin phrase meaning “let the buyer beware.”
A demonstration of awareness of decorum and polite behavior according to specific situations.
A feeling of selfish entitlement to ownership or authority.
slightly drunk, and on the way to becoming fully intoxicated; usually conveying a sense of playfulness stimulated by the effects of alcohol.
The study of how language is used to convey meaning.
Old-fashioned, uptight and straight-laced.
Out of the ordinary; very strange and unusual.
Complaining and unhappy, disgruntled; restless and ready to rebel.
An agitated reaction to finding oneself in a panic-stricken situation.
A creature that forages among the remnants of other creatures meals for its food.
A situation taking place within an enclosed location with seemingly limited opportunity for escape which increases anxiety and fear.
To distribute, the process of sharing among recipients; allotting proportions.
An indefinite meaning that is equally open to a number of logical interpretations.