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Abut
   is   
To Border Upon
England abuts on Scotland
Adar
   is   
A Month on the Jewish Calendar
At leap year, two months are named adar
Adit
   is   
The Horizonal Entrance to a Mine
As opposed to a vertical shaft
Aeon
   is   
Long Period of Time
Alternative spelling: eon
Agon
   is   
A Test of Will, or Conflict
Used mostly in ancient Greek literature
Ague
   is   
Fit of Shivering and Shaking; Chills and Fever
Ahoy
   is   
Used to Hail a Ship or Person
'Ahoy the Black Pig!'
Ajar
   is   
Partly Opened
'The door is ajar.'
Ajar
   is   
Slightly Open
Akin
   is   
Similar To; Related
Alms
   is   
Money or Goods Given to the Poor
Alto
   is   
The Range Between Soprano and Tenor
Vocal or instrumental
Amok
   is   
Wildly; Frenzied
Alternative spelling: amuck
Apex
   is   
Highest Point; Vertex
Aria
   is   
Elaborate Song for Solo Voice
Arid
   is   
Dry; Lacking Moisture
Aura
   is   
Energy Field Surrounding Living Beings
Avid
   is   
Keen Interest or Enthusiasm
Avow
   is   
Declare or Affirm Solemnly
Awls
   is   
Pointed Tools for Making Holes
Awry
   is   
Amiss; Wrong
Axis
   is   
Alliance of Powers Such As Nations
Bard
   is   
A Poet
As in, 'Shakespeare, the Bard of Avon'
Bask
   is   
To Relax in Pleasant Warmth
'the lizard basked in the sunlight'
Bawl
   is   
Howl or Cry Loudly
Berm
   is   
Raised Earthen Barrier
Bile
   is   
A Liver Secretion
Aids in digesting fats
Boon
   is   
A Timely Benefit
'the rain was a boon to the farmers'
Brad
   is   
Small Nail
Bray
   is   
Sound Loudly and Harshly
Often applied to the sound made by a donkey
Bray
   is   
The Sound of a Donkey
A loud and harsh noise
Brig
   is   
A Vessel With Two Square-rigged Masts
Bunt
   is   
Hit a Ball a Short Distance
Especially in baseball where the ball is intentionally tapped with the bat, slowly, within the infield.
Burr
   is   
Rough Projection Left on Metal After Cutting
Cade
   is   
A Young Animal Abandoned by Its Mother
And then raised by a farmer or other caretaker
Cark
   is   
To Make Uneasy
To be peturbed
Caul
   is   
Close-fitting Cap or Hairnet
Cete
   is   
A Group of Badgers
Possibly from medieval latin, 'cetus' meaning assembly
Char
   is   
Burn to Charcoal
Chip
   is   
Flat Thin Piece of Wood or Stone
Chit
   is   
Dismissive Term for an Immature Girl
Chop
   is   
A Small Cut of Meat
Cite
   is   
Make Reference to
Clod
   is   
Small Compact Mass of Mud or Earth
Cloy
   is   
Too Rich or Sweet
Coda
   is   
Conclusion or Closing Part of a Statement
Coif
   is   
Tight-fitting Cap
Cole
   is   
Coarse Cabbage With Curly Leaves
As in, 'coleslaw'
Coup
   is   
A Notable Success
Cowl
   is   
Hood
Also a long hooded cloak, especially that worn by monks. Or Batman.
Crag
   is   
A Rugged Rock or Cliff
Cull
   is   
Remove Something With Undesirable Characteristics
Curb
   is   
Suppress or Restrict
Curd
   is   
A Coagulate of Milk
Whey is the watery part when milk curdles. "Curds and whey", from "Little Miss Muffet", is basically cottage cheese.
Curt
   is   
Brisk and to the Point; Brusque; Rude
Cusp
   is   
Pointed Projection on a Tooth
Cusp
   is   
Transitional Point or Time
E.g. The cusp between two astrological signs.
Cyan
   is   
Subtractive Primary Colour; Bluish-green
Czar
   is   
One Having Great Power of Authority
Dank
   is   
Unpleasantly Damp or Humid
Dard
   is   
Indic Language Group
Spoken in the upper Indus valley
Daze
   is   
To Stun
Deem
   is   
Consider or Regard As
E.g. Deem fit.
Deft
   is   
Skilful
Dint
   is   
Force or Effort
'by dint of her labors'
Dire
   is   
Urgent; Desperate
Dirk
   is   
Long Straight-bladed Dagger
Diva
   is   
Distinguished Female Opera Star
Dojo
   is   
A Martial Arts School
Dosh
   is   
Slang Term for Money
Doss
   is   
Rest or Sleep
Dour
   is   
Stern; Gloomy
Drab
   is   
Dull, Lacking in Liveliness
Can apply to a colour or a person.
Dram
   is   
Small Amount of Liquor
Dray
   is   
A Wagon or Wooden Cart
Dreg
   is   
Small Amount of Residue
Drub
   is   
Beat Thoroughly
Dupe
   is   
To Deceive
Thought to have evolved from the french, 'huppe' (the hoopoe bird)
Dura
   is   
Fibrous Membrane Lining the Brain
Dyad
   is   
A Pair
As in, 'father and son dyad'
Ecru
   is   
Greyish-yellowish Brown
Eddy
   is   
Water Flowing Contrary to Main Current
Especially with a circular motion
Elan
   is   
Livliness
Latin roots involve throwing a lance
Emit
   is   
Give off or Discharge
Epee
   is   
A Fencing Sword
Epic
   is   
Extended Narrative Poem
Erne
   is   
A Sea Eagle
Includes several varieties
Erst
   is   
At a Previous Time
Ewer
   is   
A Pitcher
Usually oval with a flared spout
Eyry
   is   
Bird of Prey’s Nest at High Altitude
Alternative spelling: aerie
Faux
   is   
Imitation
Fawn
   is   
Show Submission
Faze
   is   
Scare or Worry
Fend
   is   
Manage Without Help
E.g. Fend for oneself
Fern
   is   
A Flowerless, Seedless Plant
Ferns reproduce by spores
Fiat
   is   
An Order or Decree
Such as a governmental declaration
Flak
   is   
Anti Aircraft Artillery
Also, the fragmented shells. A contraction of the german, 'fliegerabwehrkanone'
Flax
   is   
Slender, Erect Annual With Blue Flowers
Unrelated to the New Zealand flax
Flay
   is   
To Strip off the Skin or Surface
Flee
   is   
To Run Away from Danger
Flex
   is   
To Bend or Move Muscles
Flit
   is   
Move Rapidly
Floe
   is   
Large, Flat Piece of Sea Ice
Flux
   is   
Lines of Force in a Magnetic Field
Foil
   is   
A Fencing Sword
Foil
   is   
Thwart
Foxy
   is   
Sexually Appealing
Fray
   is   
A Brawl
A scuffle or fight
Fret
   is   
To Worry
Fume
   is   
Be Angry, Often Silently
Fume
   is   
Tiny Particles Trapped in Vapour or Gas
Furl
   is   
Fold or Roll and Secure a Sail
Gape
   is   
An Open-mouthed Stare
'Freddy gaped at the charging bull'
Garb
   is   
Distinctive Clothing
From germanic, 'garbare' meaning, 'to please'
Gawk
   is   
Stare Stupidly; Look With Amazement
Gene
   is   
An Element of Germ Plasma
Ghee
   is   
Clarified Butter
Gild
   is   
To Thinly Coat With Gold
Also, to adorn something past the point of practicality as in, 'gilded lily'
Gist
   is   
Essence
The core of something, usually words written or spoken
Glen
   is   
A Long Narrow Valley or Gorge
Glut
   is   
Overabundant Supply
Gobo
   is   
A Light-blocking Device Used in Theatre
Gore
   is   
A Panel in a Garment
E.g. A gored skirt.
Gore
   is   
Wound by Piercing
Gowl
   is   
To Howl
Grit
   is   
Clench Together
E.g. Grit your teeth.
Grog
   is   
A Mixture of Rum and Water
Gull
   is   
To Trick Someone
Hack
   is   
Chop Roughly or Violently
Haft
   is   
Handle of a Weapon or Tool
Hark
   is   
Listen
Hasp
   is   
Hinged Metal Strap
Haul
   is   
Drag or Pull Slowly
Haze
   is   
Vagueness or Obscurity
Hazy
   is   
Misty or Unclear
Heed
   is   
Pay Attention To; Take Notice of
Heft
   is   
Lift
Helm
   is   
Steering Apparatus of a Ship
Hewn
   is   
Cut or Shaped With Hard Blows from an Axe or Chisel
Hips
   is   
Fruit of the Rose Flower
Hoar
   is   
Showing Characteristics of Age
Especially having white or grey hair.
Hoax
   is   
An Act Intended to Decieve
Hood
   is   
A Thug or Criminal
Hook
   is   
A Sharp Circular Punch by a Boxer
Huff
   is   
State of Annoyance
E.g. Go off in a huff.
Hulk
   is   
Very Large Person
Hull
   is   
Outer Covering of a Seed
Hunk
   is   
A Large Piece of Something
Hurl
   is   
Throw With Force
Husk
   is   
Outer Covering of a Seed
Hype
   is   
Extreme Promotion of an Idea, Person or Product
Ides
   is   
13th or 15th of the Month
15th of March, May, July or October and the 13th of the other months. “Beware the Ides of March”
Ions
   is   
Electrically Charged Atoms
Iota
   is   
A Very Tiny Amount
Also the 9th letter of the Greek alphabet.
Irks
   is   
Irritates; Annoys
Jade
   is   
A Green Gemstone
The stone Jade can also be white, red, yellow, or even black. The most common clour hoever is green
Jail
   is   
A Prison
Jamb
   is   
A Projecting Columnar Part
Jamb
   is   
Vertical Side of a Door or Window
Jape
   is   
Joke
Jazz
   is   
A Musical Style
Jean
   is   
A Durable Twilled Cotton Cloth
Jeer
   is   
Show Contempt and Derision
Jest
   is   
A Comic Incident
Jilt
   is   
To Drop a Lover Capriciously
Jinx
   is   
To Foredoom
Jinx
   is   
A Type of Curse to Bring Bad Luck
Jive
   is   
Glib or Deceptive Talk
Jock
   is   
College Athlete
Join
   is   
To Put Something Together
Jolt
   is   
Sudden Jarring or Jerking
Josh
   is   
To Make Fun of
Jowl
   is   
Loose Skin Below the Lower Jaw
Jury
   is   
A Committee for Deciding
Jute
   is   
A Strong, Coarse Fiber
Keel
   is   
Heel or Lean Precariously; Fall
As in ‘keel over’.
Keen
   is   
Loud Wail
Kerf
   is   
Notch, Cut or Incision
Kirk
   is   
Scottish Church
Lank
   is   
Long, Lean and Limp
Laud
   is   
Praise or Honour
Laze
   is   
To Pass Time in Idleness
Leer
   is   
Suggestive or Sneering Look
Levy
   is   
Impose a Tax
Lewd
   is   
Obscene or Indecent
Lien
   is   
A Legal Claim Against Property
Lieu
   is   
Instead
Lint
   is   
Short Fibres; Fluff
Lisp
   is   
Speech Defect
List
   is   
Tilt to One Side
Loam
   is   
Rich Soil
Lobe
   is   
A Portion of an Organ Such As a Lung
Lode
   is   
Vein of Rich Ore
Loft
   is   
Propel Through the Air
Loot
   is   
Illegally Obtained Goods or Money
Lure
   is   
Entice Through False Promises
Lurk
   is   
Loiter in a Secretive Manner
Lush
   is   
Luxuriant; Profuse; Juicy
Lute
   is   
A Plucked String Instrument
Mace
   is   
Ceremonial Staff
Mace
   is   
Irritating Chemical Spray
Mace
   is   
A Spice Made from the Husk of the Nutmeg Seed
Maim
   is   
Injure or Hurt
Maul
   is   
Beat, Bruise or Mangle
Maul
   is   
A Hammer-like Tool
Maze
   is   
A Labyrinth
Mead
   is   
Fermented Honey Drink
Mere
   is   
Nothing More Than Specified
E.g. A mere child.
Mesh
   is   
Interlock; Work Together in Harmony
Mete
   is   
Apportion, Give out by Measure
E.g. To mete out punishment.
Mint
   is   
As if New
E.g. The coin was in mint condition.
Mire
   is   
Bog, Wet Spongy Earth
Mock
   is   
Imitation
Mock
   is   
Ridicule; Treat With Contempt
Mohr
   is   
A West African Gazelle
Has horns on which are eleven or twelve very prominent rings. It is one of the species which produce bezoar.
Mojo
   is   
A Magic Charm or Spell
Mono
   is   
One; Single
Moor
   is   
Open Land Usually Covered With Heather and Bracken
Moot
   is   
Open to Argument or Debate
E.g. That is a moot point.
Mope
   is   
Move Around Apathetically
Mull
   is   
A Headland
Hence ‘Mull of Kintyre’
Mull
   is   
Think Deeply About a Subject
Murk
   is   
Dark, Dim or Gloomy
Muse
   is   
One of the Nine Daughter’s of Zeus
And source of frustration for many in challenges.
Muse
   is   
Source of an Artist’s Inspiration
Muss
   is   
Make Messy or Untidy
Mute
   is   
Lacking the Power of Speech
Myth
   is   
A Traditional Story Designed to Explain the Mysteries of Life
Nape
   is   
Back of the Neck
Nark
   is   
An Informant
Not to be confused with narc which is a narcotics cop
Nark
   is   
Spy or Informer (for the Police)
Not to be confused with narc which is a narcotics cop
Nazi
   is   
A Derogatory Term for a Person Fanatically Dedicated To, or Seeking to Control, Something
Neap
   is   
Less Than Average Tide
Occurs during the first and third quarters of the moon.
News
   is   
A Report of Recent Events
Newt
   is   
A Small Semiaquatic Salamander
Next
   is   
Immediately Following
Nibs
   is   
Centre of the Cocoa Bean
From which chocolate is made.
Nick
   is   
A Small Cut
Nisi
   is   
Taking Effect at a Specified Time
Node
   is   
Connection Point or Network Junction
Node
   is   
The Point on a Stem Where a Leaf is Attached
Nook
   is   
Recess; Hidden or Secluded Spot
Nova
   is   
A Star That Suddenly and Temporarily Increases in Brightness
Null
   is   
Absent, Unknown or Not Yet Known Value
Oboe
   is   
A Slender Woodwind Instrument
Omen
   is   
Sign That Foretells Future Events
Onus
   is   
Burden; Legal Obligation of Proof
Ooze
   is   
To Exude Slowly
Opus
   is   
Musical Work or Composition
Used to designate the chronological ordering of compositions e.g. opus 1, opus 2.
Oryx
   is   
Large African Antelope
Oust
   is   
Remove and Replace
Ouzo
   is   
An Anise-flavored Liqueur of Greece
Oyez
   is   
A Cry to Command Attention
Pall
   is   
A Covering That Darkens or Obscures
Pang
   is   
A Sharp Feeling of Pain or Distress
Pawn
   is   
Deposit an Item As Security for Money Borrowed
Pawn
   is   
A Person Used by Another to Gain an Advantage
Peal
   is   
Loud Prolonged Sound
E.g. The bells were pealing
Pent
   is   
Confined; Repressed
E.g. Pent-up energy.
Perk
   is   
Fringe Benefit
E.g. The car was a perk of the job. Also to gain or regain energy e.g. ‘perk up’.
Pied
   is   
Having Patches of Two or More Colours
Pine
   is   
Yearn Deeply; Grieve or Mourn for Something or Someone
Also a coniferous tree of the genus Pinus.
Pith
   is   
Soft Spongy Substance at the Centre of a Stem
Plea
   is   
The Formal Answer to a Criminal Charge
Plod
   is   
Walk Slowly With Heavy Gait
Ploy
   is   
Gambit; Action Designed to Gain an Advantage
Poll
   is   
Get Opinions or Votes
Pout
   is   
Make a Sulky Face and Push the Lower Lip out
Prod
   is   
Nudge or Push
Usually with a pointed object such as a stick or finger.
Prow
   is   
The Bow or Front Part of a Vessel or Aircraft
Punt
   is   
Drop Kick a Ball
Punt
   is   
Indentation in the Bottom of a Wine Bottle
Punt
   is   
Place a Wager or Bet
Punt
   is   
Small Flat-bottomed Boat
Puny
   is   
Inferior in Strength or Significance
Purl
   is   
A Stitch Used in Knitting
The two basic knitting stitches are purl and plain.
Pyre
   is   
Pile of Wood on Which a Dead Body is Placed then Set Alight
Quay
   is   
A Wharf for Loading Ships
Quip
   is   
A Witty Observation or Response
Quit
   is   
To Give up Employment
Quiz
   is   
A Short Oral or Written Test
Rank
   is   
Offensive in Smell or Taste
Rank
   is   
A Position Relative to Others
E.g. This car was ranked sixth most popular.
Rant
   is   
Noisy Declamation Expressed With Strong Emotion
Rapt
   is   
Feeling Rapture or Delight
Rash
   is   
Foolhardy; Reckless
Rasp
   is   
Coarsely Grind or Scrape
Also a woodworking tool.
Rasp
   is   
Rough, Grating Voice
Rave
   is   
Praise Enthusiastically
Also an all night dance party.
Raze
   is   
To Tear Down
Ream
   is   
500 Sheets of Paper
Ream
   is   
Enlarge an Opening or Hole
Reap
   is   
Harvest or Gather Produce
Reek
   is   
Smell Offensively
Rend
   is   
To Split or Tear Apart
Rent
   is   
A Rip or Tear
Usually applied to clothing or fabric
Rife
   is   
Prevalent; Frequently Occurring
Often used in a derogatory sense or to describe unwanted events eg. truancy was rife.
Rift
   is   
Deep, Narrow Cut in the Earth’s Surface
Also describes a deep, narrow valley.
Roam
   is   
Wander Without Any Definite Destination
E.g. the cattle roamed over the plains.
Roan
   is   
Coat Colour of a Horse
Any colour with white hairs mixed into it.
Romp
   is   
Frolic and Play Boisterously
Rout
   is   
A Disorderly Retreat
Roux
   is   
A Thickening Agent for Soup
Rove
   is   
Wander Without Any Definite Destination
Rube
   is   
An Awkward, Unsophisticated Person
Ruby
   is   
A Red Precious Stone
Ruff
   is   
A Ring of Feathers Around the Neck
Rump
   is   
The Rounded Part of the Hindquarters
Ruse
   is   
A Wily Subterfuge
Ruth
   is   
Compassion for Misery of Others
Sage
   is   
Wise Through Reflection
Sash
   is   
The Frame That Holds the Glass in a Window
Scab
   is   
A Crust of Hardened Blood
Scat
   is   
Animal Fecal Droppings
Scow
   is   
A Large Flat-bottomed Boat
Sear
   is   
Quickly Brown Meat to Seal in Juices
Sect
   is   
A Sub-group of a Larger Religious Group
Seep
   is   
To Exude Slowly
Serf
   is   
Peasant
In the Middle Ages it referred to someone bound to the land by a feudal lord.
Sham
   is   
Fake or Counterfeit
Shun
   is   
Deliberately Avoid
Silt
   is   
Small Sedimentary Rock Particles
Sire
   is   
Father
Usually referring to a horse e.g. that horse is the sire.
Skew
   is   
Slant or Distort
E.g. That line is skewed. Can also refer to non-symmetric data distribution
Skim
   is   
Move Lightly over the Surface
Also to remove the fat from the top of a liquid or milk that has had most of the fat removed.
Skit
   is   
Short Comic Sketch
Slay
   is   
Kill; Murder
Slew
   is   
Turn Sharply or Veer
Slog
   is   
Hit the Ball As Far As Possible
As in cricket aiming to hit a 4 or 6
Slog
   is   
Work Hard
Slur
   is   
Curved Line Connecting Different Musical Notes
Indicates they are played smoothly or legato.
Smug
   is   
Excessively Complacent or Self-satisfied
As in ‘Wipe that smug grin off your face’.
Snag
   is   
Catch or Hook on an Obstruction
Also that rare species the Sensitive New Age Guy.
Snag
   is   
Standing Dead Tree
Snub
   is   
Ignore or Refuse to Acknowledge
Snub
   is   
Unusually Short
E.g. Snub nose
Soar
   is   
Rise Rapidly
Span
   is   
Section Between Two Supports
E.g. in a bridge
Span
   is   
Width of the Human Hand With Extended Fingers
Measured from the tip of the thumb to the tip of the pinky finger.
Spar
   is   
Fight
Spar
   is   
Pole Used As a Yard, Mast, or Boom on a Ship
Spat
   is   
Quarrel or Bicker
Spry
   is   
Agile; Nimble
Spur
   is   
Encourage to Attempt
Stow
   is   
Put Something Away
Especially on board a ship or aircraft
Stun
   is   
Shock or Surprise Someone
Swab
   is   
Wash With a Mop
Tack
   is   
Equipment Worn by a Horse
Saddle, bridle etc. The wider definition includes al horse-related equipment e.g. brushes, hoof-pick, whip, lead rope etc. Also means turn into the wind; sail a zig-zag course
Tact
   is   
Consideration of the Feelings of Others
Tang
   is   
The Part of a Knife Inside the Handle
Tare
   is   
The Weight of an Empty Container
Tare weight is deducted to obtain the net weight.
Taut
   is   
Stretched Tight
Taxi
   is   
A Water or Ground Conveyance
Teak
   is   
A Hard Durable Wood
Teal
   is   
A Medium to Dark Greenish Blue
Team
   is   
A Group of Draft Animals
Tend
   is   
To Manage the Operation
Term
   is   
A Limited Period of Time
As in a school term or a prison term.
Tern
   is   
An Aquatic Bird
Text
   is   
Printed Words
Thaw
   is   
Defrost; Melt
Thud
   is   
A Dull Sound
Tiff
   is   
A Petty Quarrel
Also Tagged Image File Format.
Tilt
   is   
Lean Over; Move up and Down
E.g. Tilt the camera to get a good shot.
Toff
   is   
Elegantly Dressed Man
Often with an affected manner
Toil
   is   
Hard, Productive Work
She toiled all day in the garden.
Tomb
   is   
Grave or Burial Vault
Tome
   is   
A Book, Especially a Large One
Such as an encyclopedia
Tone
   is   
Musical Sound of Definite Pitch
Also a colour with gray added.
Torc
   is   
Rigid Circular Necklace
Tort
   is   
Civil Injury or Wrongful Act
Tosh
   is   
Baloney, Pretentious or Silly Talk
Tout
   is   
Advertise in a Brazen Way
Also person who sells betting predictions
Trek
   is   
Long, Difficult Trip or Journey
Trim
   is   
Cut or Pare
Tsar
   is   
A Male Monarch or Emperor
Especially in Slavic countries.
Tuft
   is   
A Bunch of Hair, Feathers of Grass
Turf
   is   
Surface Layer of Grassy Ground
Turn
   is   
A Pivoting Movement in Dancing
Tusk
   is   
Long Pointed Tooth
Also a song by Fleetwood Mac.
Twee
   is   
Old-fashioned; Affectedly Dainty
Twig
   is   
To Catch on or Understand
Usually after initial difficulty e.g. they finally twigged as to what was happening.
Tyke
   is   
Child or Young Person
Urea
   is   
Waste Product Excreted in Urine
Urge
   is   
Impelling Motive, Force or Pressure
Urns
   is   
Vases
Vain
   is   
Conceited
Vale
   is   
Broad, Open Valley
Vamp
   is   
Seductive Woman
Vane
   is   
Weblike Part of a Feather
Vary
   is   
Change; Make More Diverse
Vast
   is   
Huge; Large; Broad
Veer
   is   
Change Direction
Vend
   is   
Peddle or Sell
Vent
   is   
A Hole for the Escape of Gas
Also release or express energy or emotions
Verb
   is   
Part of Speech Denoting Action
Vest
   is   
Provide With Power or Authority
E.g. By the power vested in me I now pronounce you man and wife.
Vest
   is   
Sleeveless, Collarless Garment
Also called a singlet.
Veto
   is   
A Vote That Blocks a Decision
Vial
   is   
Small Glass Vessel or Bottle
Usually contains medicines.
Vibe
   is   
Distinctive Emotional Atmosphere
E.g. Giving off good vibes.
Vice
   is   
Evil Habit or Wicked Tendency
Vile
   is   
Despicable
Vine
   is   
Climbing or Trailing Plant
Viva
   is   
Oral Examination
To verify a student’s knowledge of a topic.
Void
   is   
Empty Area or Space
Also declare invalid
Wade
   is   
Walk Through Shallow Water
Waft
   is   
Carry Along Gently
As in ‘a breeze wafted through the air’.
Waif
   is   
A Homeless or Forsaken Child
Wake
   is   
A Ceremony Associated With Death
Wane
   is   
Decrease or Grow Smaller
As in ‘the moon was waning’.
Ware
   is   
Merchandise, a Product
Usually expressed in the plural.
Warp
   is   
Distort by Twisting or Folding
Wary
   is   
Cautious or Prudent
Weal
   is   
A Raised Mark on the Skin
E.g. As caused by a whip.
Wean
   is   
To Reduce or Take Away Slowly
E.g. Wean a child from its mother’s milk.
Weft
   is   
Horizontal Threads in Fabric
Weld
   is   
Join Together by Heating
E.g. Weld metal.
Welt
   is   
A Raised Mark on the Skin
e.g. As caused by a whip.
Wend
   is   
Proceed on or Along
E.g. Wend one’s way home.
Wham
   is   
Hit Hard
Whew
   is   
Expression of Relief
Whey
   is   
Liquid Part of Curdled Milk
Whim
   is   
A Sudden Desire, Impulse or Capricious Idea
E.g. He bought it on a whim.
Whip
   is   
A Legislator Who Enforces Party Discipline
Whiz
   is   
A Person Who is Skilled at Something
E.g. She was a whiz on the computer.
Whoa
   is   
A Command to Stop
Usually applied to animals.
Wick
   is   
Piece of Cord That Conveys Liquid by Capillary Action
As in a lamp wick.
Wilt
   is   
Become Limp
Wily
   is   
Crafty, Devious, Cunning
Wimp
   is   
An Unconfident or Wishy-washy Person
Wiry
   is   
Lean and Sinewy
Wisp
   is   
Small Tuft or Lock - E.g
Wold
   is   
Open Rolling Countryside
Yams
   is   
A Root Vegetable Similar to Sweet Potato
Yarn
   is   
A Tale or Story
Often untrue or exaggerated.
Yaws
   is   
Tropical Skin Infection
Yelp
   is   
Sharp High-pitched Cry
Especially by a dog.
Yogi
   is   
Practitioner of Yoga
Yoke
   is   
Link or Join Together
As in ‘yoke the oxen’.
Yowl
   is   
Howl or Cry Loudly
Usually refers to animals
Yuck
   is   
Expression of Disgust
Yule
   is   
Winter Solstice
Zany
   is   
Ludicrous or Crazy
Zeal
   is   
Enthusiasm or Eagerness
Zero
   is   
Naught, Nothing
Zest
   is   
The Outer Peel of Citrus Fruit
Zinc
   is   
A Ductile, Bluish-white Metallic Element
Zone
   is   
A Specific District or Area
Zonk
   is   
To Fall Soundly Asleep
Zoom
   is   
To Bring Into Closeup


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