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plaudit
1) an act or round of applause 2) Enthusiastic approval —usually used in plural.
trestle
1) A braced frame serving as a support. 2) A horse 3) A braced framework of timbers, piles, or steelwork for carrying a road or railroad over a depression
laud
Verb) To praise or extol in words or song. Noun) Praise. Acclaim.
consubstantial
of the same substance
scintillating
brilliantly lively, stimulating, or witty
cruller
1) A small sweet cake in the form of a twisted strip fried in deep fat. 2) (Northern & Midland): an unraised doughnut
disconsolate
1) Cheerless 2) Dejected; downcast.
dyspepsia
1) Indegestion. 2) Ill humor; disgruntlement.
ingenuous
1a) Showing innocent or childlike simplicity and candidness. 1b) Lacking craft or subtlety. 2) (Obselete) Noble; honorable
laconic
Using or involving the use of a minimum of words; concise to the point of seeming rude or mysterious.
frippery
a) An elegant or showy garment b) Something showy, frivolous, or nonessential c) ostentation, especially something foolish or affectedly elegant
suppurate
to form or discharge pus
gormless
(Chiefly British) Lacking intelligence; stupid
trundle
1a) To propel by causing to rotate. Roll. 1b) (archaic) To cause to revolve; spin 2) To transport in or as if in a wheeled vehicle. 3) To progress by revolving. 4) To move on or as if on wheels.
philter
1) A potion credited with magical power. 2) A potion, drug, or charm held to have the power to arouse sexual passion