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lectern : Definition: (noun) Desk or stand with a slanted top used to hold a text at the proper height for a lecturer. Synonyms: reading desk. Usage: On the small rock platform stood an old bronze lectern or reading-stand, groaning under a great German Bible.
ragbag : Definition: (noun) A motley assortment of things. Synonyms: farrago, gallimaufry, hodgepodge, melange, mishmash, mingle-mangle, oddments, omnium-gatherum. Usage: The bottom drawer of the teacher’s desk contained a ragbag of confiscated items ranging from comic books to false teeth. Discuss
equitation : Definition: (noun) The sport of sitting on the back of a horse while controlling its movements. Synonyms: horseback riding. Usage: Arthur and Jennifer debated the finer points of equitation as they rode side by side across the field. Discuss
long-winded : Definition: (adjective) Using or containing too many words. Synonyms: verbose, wordy, tedious, windy. Usage: To say the politician’s speech was long-winded would be to utter an understatement as unequaled as his pontification was protracted. Discuss
choleric : Definition: (adjective) Quickly aroused to anger. Synonyms: hot-tempered, hotheaded, irascible, quick-tempered, short-tempered. Usage: Gordon was a man by nature ill-suited to be a schoolmaster: he was impatient and choleric. Discuss
hackbut : Definition: (noun) An obsolete firearm with a long barrel. Synonyms: arquebus, hagbut, harquebus. Usage: It is unusual to encounter a hackbut outside of a museum, as the weapon has no practical application in modern combat. Discuss
roly-poly : Definition: (adjective) Short and plump. Synonyms: pudgy, tubby, dumpy. Usage: He went about in fear and trembling of the fat roly-poly puppy who was unafraid of his snarl. Discuss
henchman : Definition: (noun) Someone who assists in a plot. Synonyms: collaborator, partner in crime, confederate. Usage: During the rest of that short and successful strike, Bill constituted himself Mary Condon’s henchman and messenger. Discuss
petiole : Definition: (noun) The slender stem that supports the blade of a leaf. Synonyms: leafstalk. Usage: Beth pruned her plants methodically, snipping dead leaves at their petioles and throwing them in the compost. Discuss
habitant : Definition: (noun) A person who inhabits a particular place. Synonyms: denizen, dweller. Usage: The cave’s only habitant appeared filthy and unshaven, suggesting that he had been living there for some time. Discuss