Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Some Remarkable Verbs

1. absquatulate: to flee; abscond
2. bowdlerise: to expurgate (a written work) by removing or modifying passages considered vulgar or objectionable
3. fletcherise: to chew (food) slowly and thoroughly
4. hornswaggle: to swindle, cheat, hoodwink or hoax
5. lollygag: to to spend time idly; loaf
6. peculate: to steal or take dishonestly; embezzle
7. skedaddle: to run away hurriedly, flee
8. subtilize: to introduce subtleties into or argue subtly about
9. yaff: to bark; yelp
10. kibitz: chat, to converse

Quote of the day: A wise man man hears one word and understands two. - Yiddish Proverb