The Swimmer Glossary

The Swimmer Glossary

apprehension

anxiety or fear that something bad or unpleasant will happen

cassock

a full-length garment of a single color worn by certain Christian clergy, members of church choirs, acolytes, and others having some particular office or role in a church

choppy

having many small waves

claret

a deep purplish-red color

clemency

mercy

clement

of weather: mild

contaminate

make something impure by exposure to or addition of a poisonous or polluting substance

dogleg

a thing that bends sharply, in particular a sharp bend in a road

hoist

raise by means of ropes and pulleys

obduracy

stubbornness

revelry

lively and noisy festivities, esp. when these involve drinking a large amount of alcohol

serene

calm, peaceful, and untroubled

serviceable

fulfilling its function adequately

stertorous

of breathing: noisy and labored

treacherous

guilty of or involving betrayal or deception

tuxedo

a man's dinner jacket

uproarious

characterized by or provoking loud noise

zeal

great energy or enthusiasm in pursuit of a cause or an objective

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