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veneficious

Acting by poison; used in poisoning or in sorcery. Obs. "An old veneficious practice." Sir T. Browne. -- Ven`e*fi"cious*ly, adv. Obs.

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wearish

Weak; withered; shrunk. Obs. "A wearish hand." Ford.
A little, wearish old man, very melancholy by nature. Burton.

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surfeit

  • noun the state of being more than full
    overabundance; excess.
  • noun the quality of being so overabundant that prices fall
    oversupply; glut.

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talky

  • adjective satellite full of trivial conversation
    loquacious; gabby; garrulous; chatty; talkative.
    • kept from her housework by gabby neighbors

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poky

  • noun a correctional institution used to detain persons who are in the lawful custody of the government (either accused persons awaiting trial or convicted persons serving a sentence)
    slammer; pokey; gaol; jail; jailhouse; clink.
  • adjective satellite wasting time
    dilatory; laggard; pokey.

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compotator

One who drinks with another. R. Pope.

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doddery

  • adjective satellite mentally or physically infirm with age
    senile; gaga; doddering.
    • his mother was doddering and frail

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dodderer

  • noun one who dodders from old age and weakness

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riband

  • noun a ribbon used as a decoration
    ribband.

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maidism

  • noun a disease caused by deficiency of niacin or tryptophan (or by a defect in the metabolic conversion of tryptophan to niacin); characterized by gastrointestinal disturbances and erythema and nervous or mental disorders; may be caused by malnutrition or alcoholism or other nutritional impairments
    mal rosso; Alpine scurvy; pellagra; mayidism; Saint Ignatius' itch; mal de la rosa.

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grumpy

  • adjective satellite annoyed and irritable
    crabby; grouchy; ill-tempered; crabbed; cross; bad-tempered; fussy.

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chevvy

  • verb annoy continually or chronically
    beset; chivy; chevy; harass; hassle; chivvy; harry; plague; molest; provoke.
    • He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked
    • This man harasses his female co-workers

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scytheman

One who uses a scythe; a mower. Macaulay.

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rusty

  • adjective satellite covered with or consisting of rust
    • a rusty machine
    • rusty deposits
  • adjective satellite of the brown color of rust
    rust-brown; rust.

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dodderer

  • noun one who dodders from old age and weakness

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disesteem

  • noun the state in which esteem has been lost
  • verb have little or no respect for; hold in contempt
    disrespect.

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fogyish

  • adjective satellite (used pejoratively) out of fashion; old fashioned
    moss-grown; mossy; stodgy; stick-in-the-mud.
    • moss-grown ideas about family life

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rattly

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fogey

  • noun someone whose style is out of fashion
    dodo; fogy; fossil.

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cross

  • noun a wooden structure consisting of an upright post with a transverse piece
  • noun a marking that consists of lines that cross each other
    crisscross; mark.

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crusty

  • adjective satellite having a hardened crust as a covering
    crusted; encrusted; crustlike.
  • adjective satellite brusque and surly and forbidding
    gruff; ill-humored; ill-humoured; curmudgeonly.
    • crusty remarks
    • a crusty old man
    • his curmudgeonly temper
    • gruff manner
    • a gruff reply

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cuckold

  • noun a man whose wife committed adultery
  • verb be sexually unfaithful to one's partner in marriage
    cheat; cheat on; betray; wander.
    • She cheats on her husband
    • Might her husband be wandering?

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fubsy

Plump; chubby; short and stuffy; as a fubsy sofa. Eng.
A fubsy, good-humored, silly . . . old maid. Mme. D'Arblay.

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wrinkly

  • adjective marked by wrinkles
    wrinkled.
    • tired travelers in wrinkled clothes

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clattery

  • adjective satellite a rattling sound as of hard things striking together
    • a clattery typewriter
    • the clattery sound of dishes

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shack

  • noun small crude shelter used as a dwelling
    hut; hutch; hovel; shanty.
  • verb make one's home in a particular place or community
    reside; domiciliate; domicile.
    • may parents reside in Florida

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lacer

  • noun a workman who laces shoes or footballs or books (during binding)

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grumpy

  • adjective satellite annoyed and irritable
    crabby; grouchy; ill-tempered; crabbed; cross; bad-tempered; fussy.

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driveler

A slaverer; a slabberer; an idiot; a fool. Written also driveller.

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velveted

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jaloppy

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friesic

Of or pertaining to Friesland, a province in the northern part of the Netherlands.

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ornery

  • adjective satellite having a difficult and contrary disposition
    crotchety; cantankerous.
    • a cantankerous and venomous-tongued old lady"- Dorothy Sayers

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prelate

  • noun a senior clergyman and dignitary
    hierarch; high priest; primate; archpriest.

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dithery

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hag

  • noun an ugly evil-looking old woman
    crone; beldam; witch; beldame.
  • noun eellike cyclostome having a tongue with horny teeth in a round mouth surrounded by eight tentacles; feeds on dead or trapped fishes by boring into their bodies
    slime eels; hagfish.

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bachelorism

Bachelorhood; also, a manner or peculiarity belonging to bachelors. W. Irving.

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doddering

  • adjective satellite mentally or physically infirm with age
    senile; gaga; doddery.
    • his mother was doddering and frail
  • verb walk unsteadily
    totter; waddle; paddle; coggle; dodder; toddle.
    • small children toddle

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fogyism

The principles and conduct of a fogy. Colloq.

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venerable

  • adjective satellite impressive by reason of age
    • a venerable sage with white hair and beard
  • adjective satellite profoundly honored
    revered; august.
    • revered holy men

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chinwag

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underwitted

Weak in intellect; half-witted; silly. R. Bp. Kennet.

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codger

  • noun used affectionately to refer to an eccentric but amusing old man
    old codger.

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cranky

  • adjective satellite (used of boats) inclined to heel over easily under sail
    tender; tippy; crank.
  • adjective satellite easily irritated or annoyed
    peckish; nettlesome; testy; tetchy; petulant; techy; fractious; irritable; scratchy; pettish; peevish.
    • an incorrigibly fractious young man
    • not the least nettlesome of his countrymen

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seadog

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wax

  • noun any of various substances of either mineral origin or plant or animal origin; they are solid at normal temperatures and insoluble in water
  • verb cover with wax
    • wax the car

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stoneface

  • noun any plant of the genus Lithops native to Africa having solitary yellow or white flowers and thick leaves that resemble stones
    stone-face; living stone; lithops; stone plant; flowering stone; stone life face.

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rum

  • noun liquor distilled from fermented molasses
  • noun a card game based on collecting sets and sequences; the winner is the first to meld all their cards
    rummy.

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maidhood

  • noun the childhood of a girl
    girlhood; maidenhood.

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crotchety

  • adjective satellite having a difficult and contrary disposition
    ornery; cantankerous.
    • a cantankerous and venomous-tongued old lady"- Dorothy Sayers

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mumpsimus

  • noun a traditional notion that is obstinately held although it is unreasonable
    • he still holds to the old mumpsimus that a woman's place is in the kitchen

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fatheaded

  • adjective satellite (used informally) stupid
    duncical; loggerheaded; blockheaded; duncish; boneheaded; thick; wooden-headed; thick-skulled; thickheaded.

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battleax

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capcase

A small traveling case or bandbox; formerly, a chest.
A capcase for your linen and your plate. Beau. & Fl.

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tottery

  • adjective satellite unsteady in gait as from infirmity or old age
    tottering.
    • a tottering skeleton of a horse
    • a tottery old man

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rattletrap

Any machine or vehicle that does not run smoothly. Colloq. A. Trollope.

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raddled

  • adjective satellite used until no longer useful
    worn-out.
    • battered trumpets and raddled radios
    • worn-out shoes with flapping soles
  • verb twist or braid together, interlace
    raddle; ruddle.

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curmudgeonly

  • adjective satellite brusque and surly and forbidding
    gruff; ill-humored; crusty; ill-humoured.
    • crusty remarks
    • a crusty old man
    • his curmudgeonly temper
    • gruff manner
    • a gruff reply

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fusspot

  • noun thinks about unfortunate things that might happen
    worrier; fuss-budget; worrywart.

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scroungy

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resident

  • noun someone who lives at a particular place for a prolonged period or who was born there
    occupier; occupant.
  • noun a physician (especially an intern) who lives in a hospital and cares for hospitalized patients under the supervision of the medical staff of the hospital
    house physician; resident physician.
    • the resident was receiving special clinical training at the hospital

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unsubduable

  • adjective satellite impossible to subdue
    never-say-die; indomitable.

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delude

  • verb be false to; be dishonest with
    cozen; lead on; deceive.

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grotty

  • adjective satellite very unpleasant or offensive
    • a grotty little play

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shandrydan

A jocosely depreciative name for a vehicle. Ireland

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whiskery

  • adjective satellite having hair on the cheeks and chin
    bewhiskered; bearded; whiskered; barbate.

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cruddy

  • adjective satellite characterized by obscenity
    smutty; nasty; filthy; foul.
    • had a filthy mouth
    • foul language
    • smutty jokes

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fogey

  • noun someone whose style is out of fashion
    dodo; fogy; fossil.

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stuffy

  • adjective satellite lacking fresh air
    airless; close; unaired.
    • a dusty airless attic
    • the dreadfully close atmosphere
    • hot and stuffy and the air was blue with smoke
  • adjective satellite excessively conventional and unimaginative and hence dull
    stodgy.
    • why is the middle class so stodgy, so utterly without a sense of humor?
    • a stodgy dinner party

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clunk

  • noun a heavy dull sound (as made by impact of heavy objects)
    thud; clump; thumping; thump.
  • verb make or move along with a sound as of a horse's hooves striking the ground
    clump; clop; plunk.

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frowsty

  • adjective satellite stale and unclean smelling
    musty; fusty.

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ravel

  • noun a row of unravelled stitches
    ladder; run.
    • she got a run in her stocking
  • noun French composer and exponent of Impressionism (1875-1937)
    Maurice Ravel.

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prim

  • verb assume a prim appearance
    • They mince and prim
  • verb contract one's lips
    • She primmed her lips after every bite of food

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twaddler

  • noun someone who twaddles; someone who writes or talks twaddle

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refurbish

  • verb make brighter and prettier
    renovate; freshen up.
    • we refurbished the guest wing
    • My wife wants us to renovate

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geezer

  • noun a man who is (usually) old and/or eccentric

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fusty

  • adjective satellite stale and unclean smelling
    musty; frowsty.
  • adjective satellite old-fashioned and out of date
    nonprogressive; unprogressive; standpat.

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crowbait

  • noun an emaciated horse likely soon to become carrion and so attractive to crows
    crow-bait.

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wrinkly

  • adjective marked by wrinkles
    wrinkled.
    • tired travelers in wrinkled clothes

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ratty

  • adjective of or characteristic of rats
  • adjective satellite showing signs of wear and tear
    moth-eaten; tatty; shabby.
    • a ratty old overcoat
    • shabby furniture
    • an old house with dirty windows and tatty curtains

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deaf

  • noun people who have severe hearing impairments
    • many of the deaf use sign language
  • verb make or render deaf
    deafen.
    • a deafening noise

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tabaret

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dewlap

  • noun a hanging fold of loose skin on an elderly person's neck

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sobersides

  • noun a serious and sedate individual

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goudy

  • noun United States printer noted for designing typefaces (1865-1947)
    Frederic William Goudy; Frederic Goudy.

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ageless

  • adjective satellite continuing forever or indefinitely
    unending; unceasing; perpetual; eternal; eonian; everlasting; aeonian.
    • the ageless themes of love and revenge
    • eternal truths
    • life everlasting
    • hell's perpetual fires
    • the unending bliss of heaven

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clunkers

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crabby

  • adjective satellite annoyed and irritable
    grouchy; ill-tempered; crabbed; cross; bad-tempered; grumpy; fussy.

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ladyish

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gnarly

  • adjective satellite used of old persons or old trees; covered with knobs or knots
    gnarled; knotted; knobbed; knotty.
    • gnarled and knotted hands
    • a knobbed stick

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weazen

Thin; sharp; withered; wizened; as, a weazen face.
They were weazen and shriveled. Dickens.

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codger

  • noun used affectionately to refer to an eccentric but amusing old man
    old codger.

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hoary

  • adjective satellite showing characteristics of age, especially having grey or white hair
    gray-headed; gray; grey-haired; grey-headed; grizzly; grey; white-haired; hoar; gray-haired.
    • whose beard with age is hoar"-Coleridge
    • nodded his hoary head
  • adjective satellite ancient
    rusty.
    • hoary jokes

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seadogs

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knackered

  • adjective satellite very tired
    drained.

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mossback

  • noun an extremely old-fashioned conservative

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crossgrained

Having the grain or fibers run diagonally, or more or less transversely an irregularly, so as to interfere with splitting or planing.
If the stuff proves crossgrained, . . . then you must turn your stuff to plane it the contrary way. Moxon.

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fogy

  • noun someone whose style is out of fashion
    fogey; dodo; fossil.

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clunky

  • adjective satellite lacking grace in movement or posture
    clumsy; gawky; unwieldy; ungainly.
    • a gawky lad with long ungainly legs
    • clumsy fingers
    • what an ungainly creature a giraffe is
    • heaved his unwieldy figure out of his chair
  • adjective satellite making a clunking sound

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horologer

  • noun someone who makes or repairs watches
    watchmaker; horologist.

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haggish

Like a hag; ugly; wrinkled.
But on both did haggish age steal on. Shak.

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fogy

  • noun someone whose style is out of fashion
    fogey; dodo; fossil.

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snorty

  • adjective satellite (British informal) ill-tempered or annoyed
    shirty.

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stager

  • noun someone who supervises the physical aspects in the production of a show and who is in charge of the stage when the show is being performed
    stage manager.
  • noun an experienced person who has been through many battles; someone who has given long service
    old stager; warhorse; veteran; oldtimer; old hand; old-timer.

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swaybacked

  • adjective satellite having abnormal sagging of the spine (especially in horses)
    lordotic; dipped; swayback.

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