The Tale of How Ivan Ivanovich Quarreled with Ivan Nikiforovich Glossary

The Tale of How Ivan Ivanovich Quarreled with Ivan Nikiforovich Glossary

pelisse

a woman's cloak with armholes or sleeves, reaching to the ankles

forfeit

lose or be deprived of property or a right or privilege as a penalty for wrongdoing

forge

make or shape a metal object by heating it in a fire or furnace and beating or hammering it

pious

devoutly religious, making a hypocritical display of virtue

don

put on an item of clothing

threadbare

clothes becoming thin and tattered with age

to beg alms

panhandle

refute

prove a statement or theory to be wrong or false

reticent

not revealing one's thoughts or feelings readily

talk one's head off

talking without stopping

loll

sit, lie, or stand in a lazy, relaxed way

call on

pay a visit to someone

be on one's guard

keep one's eyes open, be on the look-out

countenance

a person's face or facial expression

well-to-do

wealthy; prosperous

involuntarily

unwittingly , automatically

militia

a military force that is raised from the civil population to supplement a regular army in an emergency

surmise

suppose that something is true without having evidence to confirm it

pedestrian

a person walking along a road or in a developed area

gape

stare with one's mouth open wide, typically in amazement or wonder

jest

a thing said or done for amusement, a joke

perspiration

the process of sweating

make up one’s mind

decide

ensue

happen or occur afterward or as a result

by no means

not at all; certainly not

repose

temporary rest from activity, excitement, or exertion, esp. sleep or the rest given by sleep

indispensable

absolutely necessary

in token of

as a sign or symbol of

tsar

an emperor of Russia before 1917

vexation

the state of being annoyed, frustrated, or worried

screech

give a loud, harsh, piercing cry

annihilate

destroy utterly

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