The Inheritance of Loss Glossary

The Inheritance of Loss Glossary

Absconding

To escape, leave in secret

Aggrandizement

The expansion of someone's power

Anthers

The part of a flower where pollen is produced.

Belladonna

A poisonous plant that has medicinal purposes.

Borborygmus

A rumbling produced by the stomach by gas running through the intestines.

Bunion

A painful lump that forms at the joint connecting the big toe to the foot.

Burgeoning

Flourishing

Curtailments

To reduce or diminish.

Delirium

A state of mental decline and instability.

Eructation

Belching

Ethereal

Light; insubstantial

Facetiously

Inappropriately funny, obscene.

Fusty

Musty, an unpleasant odor.

Geriatric

A branch of medicine that specializes in the treatment of the elderly.

Kukri

A curved Indian sword

Lascivious

Lustful

Malodor

A stench, a bad odor

Odoriferous

Something that carries a scent or odor.

Parsimonious

Stingy, unwilling to spend money.

Permeated

To spread through or to seep into

Phosphorescence

The emission of light from an irradiated object

Pisciculture

Fish farming

Pomade

A wax-like substance used to style hair

Prodigious

Impressive; extraordinary

Sericulture

The practice of silk farming

Stenographer

A person who is able to simultaneously produce a transcript of an ongoing conversation using a stenograph machine.

Stratum

Social level or class

Tenacious

Firm; unyielding

Titillation

To excite or to arouse

Tom Collinses

A cocktail made from alcohol, lemon juice, sugar, and carbonated water.

Ubiquitous

Omnipresent; present everywhere at all times.

Virile

Masculine; manly

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