The Nose Glossary

The Nose Glossary

Plausible

Realistic

Quarrel

Argument

Prosaic

Lacking originality or being common

Parochial

having a limited or narrow outlook

Glimmer

Shine

Probe

To question in depth

Convoluted

Complicated

Intricate

Detailed, complex

make do

manage with the limited or inadequate means available

out of the question

too impracticable or unlikely to merit discussion

decency

behavior that conforms to accepted standards of morality or respectability

indignation

anger or annoyance provoked by what is perceived as unfair treatment

scoundrel

a dishonest or unscrupulous person

get rid of

take action so as to be free of a troublesome or unwanted person or thing

scruffy

shabby and untidy or dirty

invective

insulting, abusive, or highly critical language

piebald

having irregular patches of two colors, typically black and white

retaliation

repayment

immaculate

perfectly clean, neat, or tidy

preposterous

contrary to reason or common sense; utterly absurd or ridiculous

distraught

deeply upset and agitated

nook

a corner or recess, esp. one offering seclusion or security

piety

the quality of being religious or reverent

masquerade

a false show or pretense

droshky

а low four-wheeled open carriage of a kind formerly used in Russia

futile

incapable of producing any useful result; pointless

stuffy

lacking fresh air or ventilation

diabolical

belonging to or so evil as to recall the Devil

conspicuous

standing out so as to be clearly visible

predicament

a difficult, unpleasant, or embarrassing situation

aspersion

an attack on the reputation or integrity of someone or something

neither fish nor fowl

of indefinite character and difficult to identify or classify

culprit

а person who is responsible for a crime or other misdeed

apprehensively

faint-heartedly , cowardly

meticulous

showing great attention to detail; very careful and precise

soirée

an evening party or gathering, typically in a private house, for conversation or music

dazed

unable to think or react properly

ado

trouble or difficulty

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