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1. (n) A forked stick with an elastic band fastened to the two prongs, used by children for shooting small stones
2. (n) A military machine worked by a lever and ropes for hurling large stones or other missiles
3. (n) A mechanical device for launching a glider or other aircraft, especially from the deck of a ship
4. (v) Hurl or launch (something) with or as if with a catapult
Move suddenly or at great speed as though hurled by a catapult


guise (n)

An external form, appearance, or manner of presentation, typically concealing the true nature of something



1. (n) A metal container used for cooking food in
2. (n) A bowl or other container, in particular
3. (v) Criticize severely
4. (v) Wash gravel in a pan to separate out (gold)
(pan out) (Of gravel) yield gold
5. (pan out) End up; conclude
6. (v) Swing (a video or film camera) in a horizontal or vertical plane, typically to give a panoramic effect or follow a subject
7. (n) A panning movement


insouciance (n)

Casual lack of concern; indifference


prologue / prolog (US) (n)

1. A separate introductory section of a literary, dramatic, or musical work
2. An event or act that leads to another
(In professional cycling) a short preliminary time trial held before a race to establish a leader


rightfully (adv)

In accordance with a legitimate right or claim to property, position, or status


strife (n)

Angry or bitter disagreement over fundamental issues; conflict



1. (v) (Especially of a large group of people) move through a place in a violent and uncontrollable manner
2. (n) A period of violent and uncontrollable behaviour by a group of people


homily (n)

A religious discourse which is intended primarily for spiritual edification rather than doctrinal instruction
A tedious moralizing lecture


edification (n)

The moral or intellectual instruction or improvement of someone


coda (n)

The concluding passage of a piece or movement, typically forming an addition to the basic structure
The concluding section of a dance
A concluding event, remark, or section


coltish (adj)

Energetic but awkward in one’s movements or behaviour


tremulous (adj)

Shaking or quivering slightly
Timid; nervous


listless (adj)

(Of a person or their manner) lacking energy or enthusiasm


ominously (adv)

In a way that suggests that something bad is going to happen:


simpatico (adj)

(Of a person) likeable and easy to get on with
Having or characterized by shared attributes or interests; compatible