Monthly Archives: January 2017

Archive of posts published in the specified Month

Jan
31

scavenge

skae v@nj transitive verb 1.  to look through in the hope of finding something usable. The boys scavenged the dump for car parts. 2.  to find or gather by searching, esp. through refuse. They scavenged any food they could find from the bins…

Jan
30

nonplus

nan pluhs transitive verb to cause (someone) to be unable to think of what to say, do, or decide; perplex; bewilder. He was nonplussed by the sudden and extreme change in her mood. edit

Jan
30

balk

bawk intransitive verb 1.  to stop suddenly and refuse to proceed. The horse balked at the unfamiliar gate. 2.  to refuse or be unwilling to do some act (usu. fol. by “at”). My son tends to balk at doing any chores around the…

Jan
27

assail

@ seIl transitive verb to attack with vigor or violence; assault. The sound of explosions  assailed our ears. She was assailed by a gang of ruffians. The politician was assailed with accusations amid the scandal. edit

Jan
26

subside

s@b saId intransitive verb 1.  to decrease or abate, as noise, emotion, or the like. Her anger subsided once the situation was explained. When you’ve gained some experience, your fears will subside. When the din subsided, we went back to our conversation. 2.…