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31

atremor

a sudden feeling of fear or excitement.

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loach

active bottom dwelling scavengers ideally suited for the community aquarium

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khuli

a small eel-like freshwater fish belonging to the loach family

34

pignolas

pine nuts also known as pignola nuts (native to the Levant and Egypt)

35

daphnia

the most common species of the water flea

36

shaadi

A South Asian wedding.

37

croquette

a small roll of chopped vegetables, meat, or fish, fried in breadcrumbs.

38

saluki

a tall, swift, slender dog of a silky-coated breed with large drooping ears and fringed feet.

39

vermifuge

an agent that destroys or expels parasitic worms

40

rumtopf

A mixture of various kinds of fruit, high-strength rum, often Stroh's, and sugar is filled into a large stoneware pot (the eponymous rum pot) and matured for several months until the fruit is very soft and completely saturated with rum. Suitable fruit includes berries, cherries, plums and apricots

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droit morale

a French term for Moral Rights. It refers to the personal rights a creator has in their work. It protects artistic integrity and prevents others from altering the work of artists, or taking the artist’s name off work, without the artist’s permission. Moral rights are retained by an author even if all of the other rights granted by the Copyright Act are assigned to another. Moral rights cannot be assigned to anyone else by the author.

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dishabille

the state of being only partly or scantily clothed.

43

amaryllis

"naked lady" used for Amaryllis is also used for other bulbs with a similar growth and flowering pattern; some of these have their own widely used and accepted common names, such as the resurrection lily (Lycoris squamigera). The common name "naked lady" comes from the plant's pattern of flowering when the foliage has died down.[7]

44

halide

a binary compound, of which one part is a halogen atom and the other part is an element or radical that is less electronegative (or more electropositive) than the halogen, to make a fluoride, chloride, bromide, iodide, astatide, or theoretically ununseptide compound.

45

seiche

a French word meaning “to sway back and forth”, is a standing wave that oscillates in a lake as a result of seismic or atmospheric disturbances creating huge fluctuations of water levels in just moments.

46

slattern

a dirty, untidy woman.

47

culvert

a tunnel carrying a stream or open drain under a road or railroad.

48

hoisin

a thick, pungent sauce commonly used in Chinese cuisine as a glaze for meat, an addition to stir fries, or as dipping sauce. It is darkly coloured in appearance and sweet and salty in taste.

49

twee

excessively or affectedly quaint, pretty, or sentimental.

50

declasse

having fallen in social status.

51

neoprene

a synthetic polymer resembling rubber, resistant to oil, heat, and weathering.

52

skuzzwort

a dirty or disgusting person

53

dictum

a statement or well-known remark that expresses an important idea or rule

54

woebegone

sad or miserable in appearance.

55

tattersall

a check or plaid pattern woven into cloth. The pattern is composed of regularly-spaced thin, even vertical warp stripes, repeated horizontally in the weft, thereby forming squares

56

ammoniac

the aromatic gum resin of a southwest Asian herb (Dorema ammoniacum) of the carrot family used as an expectorant and stimulant and in plasters

57

tatami

a type of mat used as a flooring material in traditional Japanese-style rooms. Traditionally made using rice straw to form the core, the cores of contemporary tatami are sometimes composed of compressed wood chip boards or polystyrene foam.

58

canape

a small piece of bread or a cracker that has cheese, meat, fish, etc., on top of it and that is often served at a party.

59

saltpeter

Potassium nitrate (KNO3), a substance used in explosives (usually gunpowder) and fertilizers.

Contrary to popular urban legend, saltpeter has no effect on libido, and too many side effects (high fever, etc.) to be used even if it did.

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caparison

an ornamental covering for a horse. b : decorative trappings and harness. 2. : rich clothing : adornment.