The Cocktail Party

The Cocktail Party Glossary

maharaja (noun)

an Indian prince.

flat (noun)

A British term for an apartment.

feeble-minded (adjective)

unable to make intelligent decisions or judgments.

maiden aunt (noun)

an aunt who has never been married, typically characterized as prim or old-fashioned.

replenish (verb)

fill (something) up again.

obsolete (adjective)

no longer produced or used; out of date.

larder (noun)

a room or large cupboard for storing food.

toothsome (adjective)

Of food: temptingly tasty. Of a person: attractive.

camphor (noun)

a white volatile crystalline substance with an aromatic smell and bitter taste, occurring in certain essential oils.

Patience (proper noun)

a genre of card games that can be played by a single player.

subterfuge (noun)

deceit used in order to achieve one's goal.

diversion (noun)

an activity that diverts the mind from tedious or serious concerns; a recreation or pastime.

indomitable (adjective)

impossible to subdue or defeat.

contour (noun)

an outline, especially one representing or bounding the shape or form of something.

placid (adjective)

not easily upset or excited.

penitent (adjective)

feeling or showing sorrow and regret for having done wrong; repentant.

sanatorium (noun)

an establishment for the medical treatment of people who are convalescing or have a chronic illness.

malady (noun)

a disease or ailment.

perspicacity (noun)

the quality of having a ready insight into things; shrewdness.

transhumanism (proper noun)

the belief or theory that the human race can evolve beyond its current physical and mental limitations, especially by means of science and technology.