ENGLESKI

phillumenist

noun: A collector of matchboxes, matchbooks, or their labels.

cynophobia

noun: A fear of dogs.

plummy

adjective: 1. Of or relating to plums. 2. Choice; desirable. 3. Rich and mellow (voice). 4. Carefully articulated and affected (accent), thought typical of the English upper class.

top banana

noun: The leader of a company, group, etc.

grapevine

noun: An informal transmission of information, rumors, gossip, etc., by word of mouth.

fig leaf

noun: Something used to cover, usually inadequately, what may be shameful or embarrassing.

apple-polish

verb tr., intr.: To ingratiate oneself.

contund

verb tr.: To thrash or bruise.

subduct

verb tr., intr.: To push or move below something.

rowel

noun: A small spiked wheel at the end of a spur attached behind the shoes of a horse rider; used to goad a horse. verb tr.: To prick; to vex.

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