Someone who studies everything related to birds from their chirping sounds to the patterns of migration to physical differences between species.
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 worth self-worth; conceited; egotistic.
Practical, useful and without any sense of luxury; down to earth functionality.
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.
A condition of be slightly drunk 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.
Something that forages for their 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.
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