Glossary

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ABATE
to shorten To cast down To blunt
ABATEMENT
diminution
ABHOR
protest; disgust
ABIDE
to sojourn to expiate
ABLE
to uphold
ABRIDGEMENT
a short play
ABROAD
away, apart
ABROOK
to brook, abide
ABSEY-BOOK
a primer
ABSOLUTE
positive, certain Complete
ABUSE
to deceive
ABUSE
deception
ABY
to expiate a fault
ABYSM
abyss
ACCITE
to cite, summon
ACCUSE
accusation
ACHIEVE
to obtain
ACKNOWN
'to be acknown' is to acknowledge
ACQUITTANCE
a receipt or discharge
ACTION-TAKING
litigious
ACTURE
action
ADDITION
title, attribute
ADDRESS
to prepare oneself
ADDRESSED
prepared
ADVANCE
to prefer, promote to honour
ADVERTISEMENT
admonition
ADVERTISING
attentive
ADVICE
consideration, discretion
ADVISE
sometimes neuter, sometimes reflective, to consider, reflect
ADVISED
considerate
ADVOCATION
pleading, advocacy
AFEARED
afraid
AFFECT
to love
AFFY
to affiance To trust
AFRONT
in front
AGAZED
looking in amazement
AGLET-BABY
the small figure engraved on a jewel
AGNISE
to acknowledge, confess
A-GOOD
a good deal, plenteously
A-HOLD
a sea-term
AIERIE
the nest of a bird of prey
AIM
a guess
ALDER-LIEFEST
most loved of all
ALE
alehouse
ALLOW
to approve
ALLOWANCE
approval
AMES-ACE
two aces, the lowest throw of the dice
AMORT
dead, dejected
AN
if
ANCHOR
an anchorite, hermit
ANCIENT
an ensign-bearer
ANGEL
a coin, so called because it bore the image of an angel
ANIGHT
by night
ANSWER
retaliation
ANTHROPOPHAGINIAN
a cannibal
ANTICK
the fool in the old plays
ANTRE
a cave
APPARENT
heir-apparent
APPEAL
accusation
APPEAL
to accuse
APPEARED
made apparent
APPLE-JOHN
a kind of apple
APPOINTMENT
preparation
APPREHENSION
opinion
APPREHENSIVE
apt to apprehend or understand
APPROBATION
probation
APPROOF
approbation, proof
APPROVE
to prove To justify, make good
APPROVER
one who proves or tries
ARCH
chief
ARGAL
a ridiculous word intended for the Latin ergo
ARGENTINE
silver
ARGIER
Algiers
ARGOSY
originally a vessel of Ragusa or Ragosa, a Ragosine; hence any ship of burden
ARGUMENT
subject
ARMIGERO
a mistake for Armiger, the Latin for Esquire
AROINT
found only in the imperative mood, get thee gone
A-ROW
in a row
ARTICULATE
to enter into articles of agreement to exhibit in articles
ASK
to require
ASPECT
regard, looks
ASPERSION
sprinkling; hence blessing, because before the Reformation benediction was generally accompanied by the sprinkling of holy water
ASSAY
attempt
ASSAY
to attempt, test, make proof of
ASSINEGO
an ass
ASSUBJUGATE
to subjugate
ASSURANCE
deed of assurance
ASSURED
betrothed
ATOMY
an atom Used in contempt of a small person
ATONE
to put people at one, to reconcile to agree
ATTACH
to seize, lay hold on
ATTASKED
taken to task, reprehended
ATTEND
to listen to
ATTENT
attentive
ATTORNEY
an agent
ATTORNEY
to employ as an agent To perform by an agent
AUDACIOUS
spirited, daring, but without any note of blame attached to it
AUGUR
augury
AUTHENTIC
clothed with authority
AVAUNT
int. be gone, a word of abhorrence
AVE
the Latin for hail; hence acclamation
AVE-MARY
the angelic salutation addressed to the Blessed Virgin Mary
AVERRING
confirming
AVOID
get rid of
AWFUL
worshipful
AWKWARD
contrary

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BACCARE
keep back
BACKWARD
the hinder part; hence, when applied to time, the past
BAFFLE
embarrass
BALKED
heaped, as on a ridge
BALLOW
a cudgel
BALM
the oil of consecration
BAN
to curse
BANK
to sail by the banks
BARM
yeast
BARN
a child
BARNACLE
a shellfish, supposed to produce the sea-bird of the same name
BASE
a game, sometimes called Prisoners' base
BASES
an embroidered mantle worn by knights on horseback, and reaching from the middle to below the knees
BASILISK
a kind of ordnance
BASTA
enough
BASTARD
raisin wine
BATE
to flutter, as a hawk
BATE
to except To abate
BAT-FOWLING
catching birds with a clap-net by night
BATLET
a small bat, used for beating clothes
BATTLE
army
BAVIN
used as an a piece of waste wood, applied contemptuously to anything worthless
BAWCOCK
a fine fellow
BAWD
procurer
BAY
the space between the main timbers of the roof
BEADSMAN
one who bids bedes, that is, prays prayers for another
BEARING-CLOTH
a rich cloth in which children were wrapt at their christening
BEAT
to flutter as a falcon, to meditate, consider earnestly
BEAVER
the lower part of a helmet
BEETLE
a mallet
BEING
dwelling
BEING
since, inasmuch as
BE-METE
to measure
BE-MOILED
daubed with dirt
BENDING
stooping under a weight
BENVENUTO
(Italian), welcome
BERGOMASK
a rustic dance
BESHREW
evil befal
BESTRAUGHT
distraught, distracted
BETEEM
to pour out
BETID
happened
BEZONIAN
a beggarly fellow
BIDING
abiding-place
BIGGEN
a night-cap
BILBERRY
the whortleberry
BILBO
a sword, from Bilboa, a town in Spain where they were made
BILBOES
fetters or stocks
BILL
a bill-hook, a weapon
BIN
been, are
BIRD-BOLT
a bolt to be shot from a crossbow at birds
BIRDING
part. hawking at partridges
BISSON
blind
BLANK
the white mark in the middle of a target; hence, metaphorically, that which is aimed at
BLENCH
to start aside, flinch
BLENT
blended
BLOOD-BOLTERED
smeared with blood
BLOW
to inflate
BOARD
to make advances to; accost
BOB
a blow, metaph. a sarcasm
BOB
to strike, metaph. to ridicule, or to obtain by raillery
BODGE
to botch, bungle
BODIKIN
a corrupt word used as an oath. 'Od's Bodikin,' God's little Body
BOITIER VERT
green box
BOLD
to embolden
BOLLEN
swollen
BOLTED
sifted, refined
BOLTER
a sieve
BOLTING-HUTCH
a hutch in which meal was sifted
BOMBARD
a barrel, a drunkard
BOMBAST
padding
BONA-ROBA
a harlot
BOND
that to which one is bound
BOOK
a paper of conditions
BOOT
help, use
BOOT
to help, to avail
BOOTLESS
without boot or advantage, useless
BOOTS
bots, a kind of worm
BORE
calibre of a gun; hence, metaph. size, weight, importance
BOSKY
covered with underwood
BOSOM
wish, heart's desire
BOTS
worms which infest horses
BOURN
a boundary A brook
BRACE
armour for the arm, state of defence
BRACH
a hound bitch
BRAID
deceitful
BRAVE
handsome, well-dressed
BRAVE
boast
BRAVERY
finery Boastfulness
BRAWL
a kind of dance
BREAST
voice
BREATHE
to exercise
BREATHING
exercising
BREECHING
liable to be whipt
BREED-BATE
a breeder of debate, a fomenter of quarrels
BREESE
the gadfly
BRIBE-BUCK
a buck given away in presents
BRING
to attend one on a journey
BROCK
a badger, a term of contempt
BROKE
to act as a procurer
BROKEN
having lost some teeth by age
BROKEN MUSIC
the music of stringed instruments
BROKER
an agent
BROTHERHOOD
trading company
BROWNIST
a sectary, a follower of Brown, the founder of the Independents
BRUIT
noise, report, rumour
BRUIT
to noise abroad
BRUSH
rude assault
BUCK
suds or lye for washing clothes in
BUCK-BASKET
the basket in which clothes are carried to the wash
BUCKING
washing
BUCK-WASHING
washing in lye
BUG
a bugbear, a spectre
BULLY-ROOK
a bragging cheater
BURGONET
a kind of helmet
BURST
to break
BUSKY
bushy
BUTT-SHAFT
a light arrow for shooting at a target
BUXOM
obedient
BY'RLAKIN
by our little Lady: an oath

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CADDIS
worsted galloon, so called because it resembles the caddis-worm
CADE
a cask or barrel
CAGE
a prison
CAIN-COLOURED
red (applied to hair)
CAITIFF
a captive, a slave; hence, a witch
CALCULATE
prophesy
CALIVER
a hand-gun
CALLET
a trull
CALLING
appellation
CALM
qualm
CAN
to know, be skillful in
CANAKIN
a little can
CANARY
a wine brought from the Canary Islands
CANDLE-WASTERS
persons who sit up all night to drink
CANKER
a caterpillar The dog-rose
CANSTICK
a candlestick
CANTLE
a slice, corner
CANTON
a canto
CANVAS
to sift: hence, metaphorically, to prove
CAPABLE
subject to Intelligent Capable of inheriting Ample, capacious
CAPITULATE
make a combined force
CAPOCCHIA
a simpleton
CAPRICIO
caprice
CAPRICIOUS
lascivious
CAPTIOUS
capacious
CARACK
a large ship of burden
CARBONADO
meat scotched for broiling
CARBONADO
to scotch for broiling
CARD
the taper on which the points of the compass are marked under the mariner's needle
CAREIRE
the curvetting of a horse
CARKANET
a necklace
CARL
a churl
CARLOT
a churl
CASTILIAN
a native of Castile; used as a cant term
CASTILIANO VULGO
a cant term, meaning, apparently, to use discreet language
CATAIAN
a native of Cathay, a cant word
CATLING
cat-gut
CAUTEL
deceit
CAUTELOUS
insidious
CAVALERO
a cavalier, gentleman
CAVIARE
the roe of sturgeon pickled; metaph. a delicacy not appreciated by the vulgar
CEASE
decease
CEASE
put off, made to cease
CENSURE
judgment
CENSURE
to judge, criticise
CENTURY
a hundred of anything, whether men, prayers, or anything else
CEREMONY
a ceremonial vestment, religious rite, or anything ceremonial
CERTES
certainly
CESS
rate, reckoning
CHACE
a term at tennis
CHAMBER
a species of great gun
CHAMBERER
an effeminate man
CHANSON
a song
CHARACT
affected quality
CHARACTER
a letter, handwriting
CHARACTER
to carve or engrave
CHARACTERY
handwriting That which is written
CHARE
a turn of work
CHARGE-HOUSE
a free-school
CHARLES' WAIN
the constellation called also Ursa Major, or the Great Bear
CHARNECO
a species of sweet wine
CHAUDRON
entrails
CHEATER
for escheator, an officer who collected the fines to be paid into the Exchequer A decoy
CHEQUE
a technical term in falconry; when a falcon flies at a bird which is not her proper game she is said to cheque at it
CHEQUES
perhaps intended for ethics
CHEER
fortune, countenance
CHERRY-PIT
a game played with cherrystones
CHEVERIL
kid leather
CHEWIT
cough
CHILDING
pregnant
CH'ILL
vulgar for 'I will.'
CHIRURGEONLY
in a manner becoming a surgeon
CHOPIN
a high shoe or clog
CHRISTENDOM
the state of being a Christian
CHRISTOM
clothed with a chrisom, the white garment which used to be put on newly-baptized children
CHUCK
chicken, a term of endearment
CHUFF
a coarse blunt clown
CINQUE PACE
a kind of dance
CIPHER
to decipher
CIRCUMSTANCE
an argument
CITAL
recital
CITE
to incite
CITTERN
a guitar
CLACK-DISH
a beggar's dish
CLAP I' THE CLOUT
to shoot an arrow into the bull's eye of the target
CLAW
to flatter
CLEPE
to call
CLIFF
clef, the key in music
CLING
to starve
CLINQUANT
glittering
CLIP
to embrace, enclose
CLOUT
the mark in the middle of a target
COAST
to advance
COBLOAF
a big loaf
COCK
a cockboat
COCK
a euphemism for God
COCK-AND-PIE
an oath
COCKLE
tares or darnel
COCKNEY
a cook
COCK-SHUT-TIME
the twilight, when cocks and hens go to roost
COG
to cheat, dissemble
COGNIZANCE
badge, token
COIGN
projecting corner stone
COIL
tumult, turmoil
COLLECTION
drawing a conclusion
COLLIED
blackened. Othello;
COLOUR
pretence
COLOURABLE
specious
COLT
to defraud, befool
CO-MART
a joint bargain
COMBINATE
betrothed
COMBINE
to bind
COMMODITY
interest, profit
COMMONTY
used ludicrously for comedy
COMPACT
compacted, composed
COMPARATIVE
drawing comparisons
COMPARATIVE
rival
COMPARE
comparison
COMPASSIONATE
moving comparison
COMPETITOR
one who seeks the same thing, an associate in any object
COMPLEMENT
accomplishment
COMPLEXION
passion
COMPOSE
to agree
COMPOSTION
composition
COMPTIBLE
tractable
CON
to learn by heart To acknowledge
CONCEIT
conception, opinion, fancy
CONCUPY
concubine
CONDITION
temper, quality
CONDOLEMENT
grief
CONDUCT
escort
CONFECT
to make up into sweetmeats
CONFOUND
to consume, destroy Coriolanus;
CONJECT
conjecture
CONSIGN
to sign a common bond, to confederate
CONSORT
company
CONSORT
to accompany
CONSTANCY
consistency
CONSTANT
settled, determined
CONSTANTLY
firmly
CONSTER
to construe
CONTEMPTIBLE
contemptuous
CONTINENT
that which contains anything That which is contained
CONTINUATE
uninterrupted
CONTRACTION
the marriage contract
CONTRARY
to oppose
CONTRIVE
to conspire to wear away
CONTROL
to confute
CONVENT
to convene, summon to be convenient
CONVERT
to change
CONVERTITE
a convert
CONVEY
to manage To filch
CONVEYANCE
theft, fraud
CONVICT
convicted
CONVICTED
overpowered, vanquished A doubtful word
CONVINCE
to conquer, subdue
CONVIVE
to feast together
CONVOY
escort
CONY-CATCH
to cheat
CONY-CATCHING
poaching, pilfering
COOLING CARD
used metaphorically for an insurmountable obstacle
COPATAIN HAT
a high-crowned hat
COPE
to reward, to give in return
COPY
theme
CORAGIO
courage!
CORAM
an ignorant mistake for Quorum
CORANTO
lively dance
CORINTH
a cant term for a brothel
CORINTHIAN
a wencher
CORKY
dry like cork
CORNUTO
a cuckold
COROLLARY
a surplus
CORPORAL
corporeal, bodily CORPORAL
OF THE FIELD
an aide-de-camp
CORRIVAL
rival
COSTARD
the head
COSTER-MONGER
peddling, mercenary
COTE
a cottage
COTE
to quote, instance
COTE
to come alongside, overtake
COT-QUEAN
an effeminate man, molly-coddle
COUCHINGS
crouchings
COUNT CONFECT
a nobleman composed of affectation
COUNTENANCE
fair shew
COUNTERFEIT
portrait A piece of base coin
COUNTERPOINT
a counterpane
COUNTERVAIL
to counterpoise, outweigh
COUNTRY
belonging to one's country
COUNTY
count, earl
COUPLEMENT
union
COURT HOLY-WATER
flattery
COVENT
a convent
COVER
to lay the table for dinner
COWISH
cowardly
COWL-STAFF
the staff on which a vessel is supported between two men
COX MY PASSION
an oath, a euphemism for 'God's Passion.'
COY
to stroke, fondle to condescend with difficulty
COYSTRIL
a kestrel, a cowardly kind of hawk
COZEN
to cheat
COZENAGE
cheating
COZENER
a cheater
COZIER
a tailor
CRACK
to boast
CRACK
a loud noise, clap A forward boy
CRACKER
boaster
CRACK-HEMP
a gallows-bird
CRANK
a winding passage
CRANKING
winding
CRANTS
garlands. A doubtful word
CRARE
a ship of burden
CRAVEN
a dunghill cock
CREATE
formed, compounded
CREDENT
creditable Credible Credulous
CREDIT
report
CRESCIVE
increasing
CRESTLESS
not entitled to bear arms, lowborn
CRISP
curled, winding
CROSS
a piece of money, so called because the coin was formerly stamped with a cross
CROW-KEEPER
one who scares crows
CROWNER
a coroner
CROWNET
a coronet
CRY
the yelping of hounds A pack of hounds A company, use contemptuously
CRY AIM
to encourage
CUE
the last words of an actor's speech, which is the signal for the next actor to begin
CUISSES
pieces of armour to cover the thighs
CULLION
a base fellow
CUNNING
skill
CUNNING
skilful
CURB
to bend, truckle
CURRENTS
occurrences
CURST
CURSTNESS
shrewishness
CURTAIL
a cur
CURTAL
a docked horse
CURTAL-AXE
a cutlass
CUSTALORUM
a ludicrous mistake for Custos Rotulorum
CUSTARD-COFFIN
the crust of a custard-pudding
CUSTOMER
a common woman
CUT
a cheat 'To draw cuts' is to draw lots
CYPRESS
a kind of crape

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DAFF
to befool To put off; this seems to be a corruption of 'doff.'
DAMN
to condemn
DANGER
reach, control, power
DANSKER
a Dane
DARE
to challenge
DARKLING
in the dark
DARRAIGN
to set in array
DAUB
to disguise
DAUBERY
imposition
DAY-WOMAN
a dairy-maid
DEAR
dire That which has to do with the affections Piteous Important
DEARN
lonely
DEBOSHED
debauched, drunken
DECK
to bedew. This is probably a form of the verb 'to dag,' now a provincial word
DECK
a pack of cards
DECLINE
to enumerate, as in going through the cases of a noun
DECLINED
fallen
DEEM
doom, judgment
DEFEAT
to undo, destroy
DEFEAT
destruction
DEFEATURE
disfigurement
DEFENCE
art of fencing
DEFEND
to forbid
DEFENSIBLE
having the power to defend
DEFTLY
dexterously
DEFY
renounce
DEGREES
a step
DELAY
to let slip by delaying
DEMERIT
merit, desert
DEMURELY
solemnly
DENAY
denial
DENIER
the 12th part of a French sol coin
DENOTEMENT
marking Note or manifestation
DENY
to refuse
DEPART
departure
DEPART
to part
DEPARTING
parting, separation
DEPEND
to be in service
DERIVED
born, descended
DEROGATE
degraded
DESCANT
a variation upon a melody, hence, metaphorically, a comment on a given theme
DESIGN
to draw up articles
DESPATCH
to deprive, bereave
DESPERATE
determined, bold
DETECT
to charge, blame
DETERMINE
to conclude
DICH
optative mood, perhaps contracted for 'do it.'
DIET
food regulated by the rules of medicine
DIET
to have one's food regulated by the rules of medicine
DIFFUSED
confused
DIGRESSING
transgressing, going out of the right way
DIGRESSION
transgression
DIG-YOU-GOOD-DEN
give you good evening
DILDO
the chorus or burden of a song
DINT
stroke
DIRECTION
judgment, skill
DISABLE
to disparage
DISAPPOINTED
unprepared
DISCASE
to undress
DISCONTENT
a malcontent
DISCOURSE
power of reasoning
DISDAINED
disdainful
DISLIMN
to disfigure, transform
DISME
a tenth or tithe
DISPARK
to destroy a park
DISPONGE
to squeeze out as from a sponge
DISPOSE
disposal
DISPOSE
to conspire
DISPOSITION
maintenance
DISPUTABLE
disputatious
DISPUTE
to argue, examine
DISSEMBLY
used ridiculously for assembly
DISTASTE
to corrupt
DISTEMPERED
discontented
DISTRACTION
a detached troop or company of soldiers
DISTRAUGHT
distracted, mad
DIVERTED
turned from the natural course
DIVISION
a phrase or passage in a melody
DIVULGED
published, spoken of
DOFF
to do off, strip To put off with an excuse
DOLT
a small Dutch coin
DOLE
portion dealt Grief, lamentation
DON
to do on, put on
DONE
'done to death,' put to death
DOTANT
one who dotes, a dotard
DOUT
to do out, quench
DOWLAS
a kind of coarse sacking
DOWLE
the swirl of a feather
DOWN-GYVED
hanging down like gyves or fetters
DRAB
a harlot
DRABBING
whoring
DRAUGHT
a privy
DRAWN
having his sword drawn
DRAWN
drunk, having taken a good draught
DRIBBLING
weak
DRIVE
to rush impetuously
DROLLERY
a puppet-show
DRUMBLE
to dawdle
DRY
thirsty
DUC-DAME
perhaps the Latin duc-ad-me, bring him to me
DUDGEON
a dagger
DULL
soothing
DULLARD
a dull person
DUMP
complaint
DUP
to do up, Lift up

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EAGER
sour Harsh Biting
EANLING
a yeanling, a lamb
EAR
to plough
ECHE
to eke out
EFT
ready, convenient
EISEL
vinegar
ELD
old age
EMBOSSED
swollen into protuberances Covered with foam
EMBOWELLED
disembowelled, emptied
EMBRASURE
embrace
EMINENCE
exalted station
EMPERY
empire
EMULATION
jealousy, mutiny
EMULOUS
jealous
ENCAVE
to place oneself in a cave
END
'Still an end,' continually for ever
ENFEOFF
to place in possession in fee simple
ENGINE
a machine of war
ENGLUT
to swallow speedily
ENGROSS
to make gross or fat
ENGROSSMENT
immoderate acquisition
ENKINDLE
to make keen
ENMEW
to shut up, as a hawk is shut up in a mew
ENSCONCE
to cover as with a fort
ENSEAMED
fat, rank
ENSHIELD
hidden
ENTERTAIN
encounter Experience
ENTERTAINMENT
treatment A disposition to entertain a proposal Service
ENTREATMENTS
interviews
EPHESIAN
a toper, a cant term
EQUIPAGE
attendance
EREWHILE
a short time since
ESCOT
to pay a man's reckoning, to maintain
ESPERANCE
hope, used as a war-cry
ESPIAL
a scout or spy
ESTIMATION
conjecture
ESTRIDGE
ostridge
ETERNE
eternal
EVEN
coequal
EVEN
to equal
EXAMINE
to question
EXCREMENT
that which grows outwardly from the body and has no sensation like the hair or nails Any outward show
EXECUTOR
an executioner
EXEMPT
excluded
EXERCISE
a religious service
EXHALE
to hale or draw out to draw the sword
EXHIBITION
allowance, pension
EXIGENT
death, ending
EXION
ridiculously used for 'action.'
EXPECT
expectation
EXPEDIENCE
expedition, undertaking Haste
EXPEDIENT
expeditious, swift
EXPIATE
completed
EXPOSTULATE
to expound, discuss
EXPOSTURE
exposure
EXPRESS
to reveal
EXPULSE
to expel
EXSUFFICATE
that which has been hissed off, contemptible
EXTEND
to seize
EXTENT
a seizure
EXTERN
outward
EXTIRP
to extirpate
EXTRACTING
distracting
EXTRAUGHT
part. extracted, descended
EXTRAVAGANT
foreign, wandering
EXTREMES
extravagance of conduct Extremities
EYAS
a nestling hawk
EYAS-MUSKET
a nestling of the musket or merlin, the smallest species of British hawk
EYE
a glance, oeillad
EYE
a shade of colour, as in shot silk
EYNE
eyes

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FACINOROUS
wicked
FACT
guilt
FACTIOUS
instant, importunate
FACULTY
essential virtue or power
FADGE
to suit
FADING
a kind of ending to a song
FAIN
glad
FAIN
gladly
FAIR
beauty
FAITOR
a traitor
FAll
to let fall
FALLOW
fawn-coloured
FALSE
falsehood
FALSING
deceptive
FAMILIAR
a familiar spirit
FANCY
FANCY-FREE
untouched by love
FANG
to seize in the teeth
FANTASTIC
a fantastical person
FAP
drunk
FAR
farther
FARCED
stuffed
FARDEL
a burden
FARTUOUS
used ridiculously for ' virtuous.'
FAST
assuredly, unalterably
FAT
dull
FAVOUR
countenance Complexion Quality
FEAR
the object of fear
FEAR
to affright
FEARFUL
subject to fear, timorous
FEAT
dexterous
FEAT
to make fine
FEATER
comp. degree. more neatly
FEATLY
nimbly, daintily
FEATURE
beauty
FEDERARY
confederate
FEEDER
agent, servant
FEE-GRIEF
a grief held, as it were, in fee-simple, or the peculiar property of him who possesses it
FEERE
a companion, husband
FEHEMENTLY
used ridiculously for 'vehemently.'
FELL
the hide
FENCE
art or skill in defence
FEODARY
one who holds an estate by suit or service to a superior lord; hence one who acts under the direction of another
FESTER
to rankle, grow virulent
FESTINATELY
quickly
FET
fetched
FICO
a fig
FIELDED
in the field of battle
FIG
to insult
FIGHTS
clothes hung round a ship to conceal the men from the enemy
FILE
a list or catalogue
FILE
to defile To smooth or polish To make even
FILL-HORSE
shaft-horse
FILLS
the shafts
FILTH
a whore
FINE
end
FINE
to make fine or specious
FINELESS
endless
FIRAGO
ridiculously used for 'Virago.'
FIRE-DRAKE
Will o' the Wisp
FIRE-NEW
with the glitter of novelty on, like newly- forged metal
FIRK
to chastise
FIT
a canto or division of a song A trick or habit
FITCHEW
a polecat
FIVES
a disease incident to horses
FLAP-DRAGON
raisins in burning brandy
FLAP-JACK
a pan-cake
FLAT
certain
FLATNESS
lowness, depth
FLAW
a gust of wind sudden emotion, or the cause of it
FLAW
to make a flaw in, to break
FLECKED
spotted, streaked
FLEET
to float To pass away to pass the time
FLEETING
inconstant
FLESHMENT
the act of fleshing the sword, hence the first feat of arms
FLEWED
furnished with hanging lips, as hounds are
FLIGHT
a particular mode of practising archery
FLIRT-GILL
a light woman
FLOTE
wave, sea
FLOURISH
an ornament
FLOURISH
to ornament, disguise with ornament
FLUSH
fresh, full of vigour
FOIL
defeat, disadvantage
FOIN
to fence, fight
FOISON
plenty
FOND
foolish, foolishly affectionate
FOOT-CLOTH
a saddle-cloth hanging down to the ground
FOR
for that, because
FORBID
accursed, outlawed
FORBODE
forbidden
FORCE
to stuff, for 'farce.'
FORCED
falsely attributed
FORDO
to kill, destroy To weary
FOREIGN
obliged to live abroad
FOREPAST
former
FORESLOW
to delay
FORFEND
to forbid
FORGETIVE
inventive
FORKED
horned
FORMAL
regular, retaining its proper and essential characteristic
FORSPEAK
to speak against
FORSPENT
exhausted, weary
FORTHRIGHT
a straight path; forthrights and meanders, straight paths and crooked ones
FORWEARY
to weary, exhaust
FOSSET-SELLER
one who sells the pipes inserted into a vessel to give vent to the liquor, and stopped by a spigot
FOX
a sword; a cant word
FOX-SHIP
the cunning of the fox
FRAMPOLD
peevish, unquiet
FRANK
the feeding place of swine
FRANKED
confined
FRANKLIN
a freeholder, a small squire
FRAUGHT
freighted
FRAUGHTAGE
freight
FRAUGHTING
to fraught. loading or constituting the cargo of a ship
FRESH
a spring of fresh water
FRET
the stop of a guitar
FRET
to wear away To variegate
FRIEND
to befriend
FRIPPERY
an old-clothes shop
FROM
prep. contrary to
FRONT
to affront, oppose
FRONTIER
opposition
FRONTLET
that which is worn on the forehead
FRUSH
to break or bruise
FRUSTRATE
frustrated
FUB OFF
to put off
FULFILL
to fill full
FULL
complete
FULLAM
a loaded die
FULSOME
lustful
FURNISHED
equipped
FURNITOR
furnitory, an herb

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GABERDINE
a loose outer coat, or smock frock
GAD
a pointed instrument, a goad Upon the gad, with impetuous haste, upon the spur of the moment
GAIN-GIVING
misgiving
GAIT
going, steps
GALLIARD
a kind of dance
GALLIASSE
a kind of ship
GALLIMAUFRY
a ridiculous medley
GALLOW
to scare
GALLOWGLASS
the irregular infantry of Ireland, and the Highlands of Scotland
GAMESTER
a frolicsome person A loose woman
GARBOIL
disorder, uproar
GARISH
gaudy, staring
GARNER
to lay by, as corn in a barn
GAST
frightened
GAUDY
festive
GAZE
an object of wonder
GEAR
matter of business of any kind
GECK
a fool
GENERAL
the generality, common people
GENERATIONS
children
GENEROSITY
noble birth
GENEROUS
noble
GENTILITY
good manners
GENTLE
gentlefolk
GENTLE
noble
GENTLE
to ennoble
GENTRY
complaisance, conduct becoming gentlefolk
GERMAN
akin Appropriate
GERMEN
seed, embryo
GEST
period
GIB
a he-cat
GIFTS
talents, endowment
GIGLOT
a wanton girl
GILDER
a coin of the value of 1s. 6d. or 2s
GILT
money State of wealth
GIMMAL
double
GIMMOR
contrivance
GING
gang
GIRD
to gibe
GIRD
a sarcasm or gibe
GLEEK
to scoff
GLEEK
a scoff
GLOSE
to comment; hence, to be garrulous
GLUT
to swallow
GNARL
to snarl
GOOD-DEED
indeed
GOOD-DEN
good-evening, contracted from 'Good-even.' GOOD-YEAR or GOOD-JER a corruption of the French goujere; the venereal disease
GORBELLIED
corpulent
GOURD
a species of game of chance
GOUT
a drop
GOVERNMENT
discretion
GRACIOUS
abounding in grace Divine
GRAINED
engrained
GRAMERCY
int. grand mercy, much thanks
GRANGE
the farmstead attached to a monastery, a solitary farm-house
GRATILLITY
used ridiculously for 'gratuity.'
GRATULATE
to congratulate
GRAVE
to bury
GREASILY
grossly
GREEK
a bawd
GREEN
immature, fresh, unused
GREENLY
foolishly
GREET
to weep
GRIZE
a step
GROSSLY
palpably
GROUNDLING
one who sits in the pit of a theatre
GROWING
accruing
GUARD
decoration
GUARD
to decorate
GUARDAGE
guardianship
GUINEA-HEN
the pintado, a cant term
GULES
red, a term in heraldry
GULF
the throat
GUN-STONE
a cannon ball
GUST
taste, relish
GYVE
to fetter

-- H --

HACK
to become common
HAGGARD
a wild or unreclaimed hawk
HAG-SEED
seed or offspring of a hag
HAIR
course, order, grain
HALIDOM
holiness, sanctification, Christian fellowship; used as an oath, and analogous to 'By my faith.'
HALL
an open space to dance in
HALLOWMAS
All Hallows' Day
HAP
chance, fortune
HAPPILY
accidentally
HANDSAW
perhaps a corruption of Heronshaw; a hern
HARDIMENT
defiance, brave deeds
HARLOCK
charlock, wild mustard
HARRY
to annoy, harass
HAUGHT
haughty
HAUNT
company
HAVING
property, fortune
HAVIOUR
behavior
HAY
a term in fencing
HEADY
violent, headlong
HEAT
of 'to heat,' heated
HEBENON
henbane
HEFT
a heaving
HEFT
furnished with a handle: hence, metaphorically, finished off, delicately formed
HELM
to steer, manage
HENCE
henceforward
HENCHMAN
a page or attendant
HENT
to seize, take
HERMIT
a beadsman, one bound to pray for another
HEST
command
HIGH
used in composition with adjectives to heighten or emphasize their signification, as, high- fantastical
HIGHT
called
HILD
held
HILDING
a paltry fellow
HINT
suggestion
HIREN
a prostitute. with a pun on the word 'iron.'
HIT
to agree
HOISE
to hoist, heave up on high
HOIST
hoisted
HOLP
to help; helped
HOME
to the utmost
HONEST
chaste
HONESTY
chastity
HONEY-STALKS
the red clover
HOODMAN-BLIND
the game now called blindman's-buff
HORN-MAD
probably, 'harn-mad,' that is, brain-mad
HOROLOGE
a clock
HOT-HOUSE
a brothel
HOX
to hamstring
HUGGER-MUGGER
secresy
HULL
to drift on the sea like a wrecked ship
HUMOROUS
fitful, or, perhaps, hurried
HUNT-COUNTER
to follow the scent the wrong way
HUNTS-UP
a holla used in hunting when the game was on foot
HURLY
noise, confusion
HURTLE
to clash
HURTLING
noise, confusion
HUSBANDRY
frugality Management
HUSWIFE
a jilt

-- I --

ICE-BROOK
an icy-cold brook
I'FECKS
int. in faith, a euphemism
IGNOMY
ignominy
IMAGE
representation
IMBARE
to bare, lay open
IMMEDIACY
close connexion
IMMOMENT
unimportant
IMP
to graft. to splice a falcon's broken feathers
IMP
a scion, a child
IMPAWN
to stake, compromise
IMPEACH
to bring into question
IMPEACH
impeachment
IMPEACHMENT
cause of censure, hindrance
IMPERCEIVERANT
duff of perception
IMPETICOS
to pocket
IMPORTANCE
importunity
IMPORTANT
importunate
IMPORTING
significant
IMPOSE
imposition, meaning command or task imposed upon any one
IMPOSITIONS
command
IMPRESE
a device with a motto
IMPRESS
to compel to serve
INCAPABLE
unconscious
INCARNARDINE
to dye red
INCENSED
incited, egged on
INCH-MEAL
by inch-meal, by portions of inches
INCLINING
compliant
INCLINING
inclination
INCLIP
to embrace
INCLUDE
conclude
INCONY
fine, delicate
INCORRECT
ill-regulated
IND
India
INDENT
to compound or bargain
INDEX
a preface
INDIFFERENT
ordinary
INDIGEST
disordered
INDITE
to invite To convict
INDUCTION
introduction, beginning
INDURANCE
delay
INFINITE
infinite power
INGRAFT
to engraff, engrafted
INHABITABLE
uninhabitable
INHERIT
to possess
INHOOPED
penned up in hoops
INKHORN-MATE
a contemptuous term for an ecclesiastic, or man of learning
INKLE
a kind of narrow fillet or tape
INLAND
civilized, well-educated
INLY
inward
INLY
inwardly
INQUISITION
enquiry
INSANE
that which causes insanity
INSCONCE
to arm, fortify
INSTANCE
example Information Reason, proof
INTEND
to pretend
INTENDING
regarding
INTENDMENT
intention
INTENTIVELY
attentively
INTERESSED
allied
INTERMISSION
pause, delay
INTRENCHMENT
not capable of being cut
INTRINSE
intricate
INTRINSICATE
intricate
INVENTION
imagination
INWARD
an intimate friend intimate
INWARDNESS
intimacy
IRREGULOUS
lawless, licentious
ITERATION
reiteration

-- J --

JACK
a mean fellow
JACK-A-LENT
a puppet thrown at in Lent
JACK GUARDANT
a jack in office
JADE
to whip, to treat with contempt
JAR
the ticking of a clock
JAR
to tick as a clock
JAUNCE
to prance
JESS
a strap of leather attached to the talons of a hawk, by which it is held on the fist
JEST
to tilt in a tournament
JET
to strut
JOURNAL
daily
JOVIAL
appertaining to Jove
JUDICIOUS
critical
JUMP
to agree to hazard
JUMP
hazard
JUMP
exactly, nicely
JUSTICER
a judge, magistrate
JUT
to encroach
JUTTY
a projection
JUTTY
to jut out beyond
JUVENAL
youth, young man

-- K --

KAM
crooked
KECKSY
hemlock
KEECH
a lump of tallow
KEEL
to skin
KEEP
to restrain
KEISAR
Caesar, Emperor
KERN
the rude foot soldiers of the Irish
KIBE
a chilblain
KICKSHAW
a made dish
KICKSY WICKSY
a wife, used in disdain
KILN-HOLE
the ash-hole under a kiln
KIND
nature
KINDLE
to bring forth young; used only of beasts
KINDLESS
unnatural
KINDLY
natural
KIRTLE
a gown
KNAP
to snap, crack
KNAVE
a boy A serving-man
KNOT
a figure in garden beds
KNOW
to acknowledge

-- L --

LABRAS
lips
LACED-MUTTON
a courtesan
LAG
the lowest of the people
LAG
late, behindhand
LAKIN
ladykin, little lady, an endearing term applied to the Virgin Mary in the oath, 'By our lakin.'
LAND-DAMN
perhaps to extirpate; Hanmer thinks it means to kill by stopping the urine
LAPSED
taken, apprehended
LARGE
licentious, free
LARGESS
a present
LASS-LORN
deserted by a mistress
LATCH
to smear To catch
LATED
belated
LATTEN
made of brass
LAUND
lawn
LAVOLTA
a dance
LAY
wager
LEAGUE
besieging army
LEASING
lying
LEATHER-COATS
a kind of apple
LEECH
a physician
LEER
countenance, complexion
LEET
a manor court
LEGE
to allege
LEGERITY
lightness
LEIGER
an ambassador resident abroad
LEMAN
a lover or mistress
LENTEN
meagre That which may be eaten in Lent
L'ENVOY
the farewell or moral at the end of a tale or poem
LET
to hinder to binder
LET
hindrance
LETHE
death
LEVEL
to aim
LEVEL
that which is aimed at
LEWD
ignorant, foolish
LEWDLY
wickedly
LEWDSTER
a lewd person
LIBBARD
a leopard
LIBERAL
licentious
LIBERTY
libertinism
LICENCE
licentiousness
LIEF
dear
LIFTER
a thief
LIGHT O' LOVE
a tune so called
LIGHTLY
easily, generally
LIKE
to please
LIKE
to liken, compare
LIKE
likely
LIKELIHOOD
promise, appearance
LIKING
condition
LIMBECK
an alembick, a still
LIMBO
or Limbo patrum, the place where good men under the Old Testament were believed to be imprisoned till released by Christ after his crucifixion
LIME
bird-lime
LIME
to entangle as with bird-lime To smear with bird-lime To mix lime with beer or other liquor
LIMN
to draw
LINE
to cover on the inside To strengthen by inner works
LINSTOCK
a staff with a match at the end of it used by gunners in firing cannon
LIST
a margin, hence a bound or enclosure
LITHER
lazy
LITTLE
miniature
LIVELIHOOD
appearance of life
LIVERY
a law phrase, signifying the act of delivering a freehold into the possession of the heir or purchaser
LIVING
lively, convincing
LOACH
a fish so called
LOB
a looby
LOCKRAM
a sort of coarse linen
LODE-STAR
the leading-star, pole-star
LOFFE
to laugh
LOGGATS
the game called nine-pins
LONGLY
longingly
LOOF
to lull, bring a vessel up to the wind
LOON
a low contemptible fellow
LOT
a prize in a lottery
LOTTERY
that which falls to a man by lot
LOWT
a clown
LOWT
to treat one as a lowt, with contempt
LOZEL
a spendthrift
LUBBER
a leopard
LUCE
n. the pike or jack, a fresh-water fish
LUMPISH
duff, dejected
LUNES
fits of lunacy
LURCH
to defeat, to win
LURCH
to shift, to play tricks
LURE
a thing stuffed to resemble a bird with which the falconer allures a hawk
LUSH
juicy, luxuriant
LUSTIG
lusty, cheerful
LUXURIOUS
lascivious
LUXURY
lust
LYM
a limer or slow hound

-- M --

MADE
having his fortune made
MAGNIFICO
the chief magistrate at Venice
MAGOT-PIE
a magpie, a pie which feeds on magots
MAIL
covered as with a coat of mail
MAIN-COURSE
a sea-term
MAKE
to do up, bar To do
MALKIN
a familiar name for Mary; hence a servant wench
MALLECHO
mischief
MAMMERING
hesitating
MAMMETS
a woman's breasts A doll
MAMMOCK
to break, tear
MAN
to tame a hawk
MANAGE
management
MANDRAGORA
or Mandrake a plant of soporiferous quality, supposed to resemble a man
MANKIND
having a masculine nature
MARCHES
frontiers, borders
MARCHPANE
a kind of sweet biscuit
MARGENT
margin
MARRY TRAP
an oath
MARTLEMAS
the Feast of St. Martin, which occurs on the 11th of Nov. when the fine weather generally ends; hence applied to an old man
MATCH
an appointment
MATE
to confound, dismay
MEACOCK
tame, cowardly
MEALED
mingled
MEAN
instrument used to promote an end
MEAN
the tenor part in a harmony
MEAN
opportunity, power
MEASURE
reach A stately dance
MEAZEL
a leper, spoken in contempt of a mean person
MEDAL
a portrait in a locket
MEDICINE
a physician
MEED
reward, hire Merit
MEHERCLE
by Hercules
MEINY
retinue
MELL
to mix, to meddle
MEMORISE
to cause to be remembered
MEPHISTOPHILUS
the name of a familiar spirit
MERCATANTE
a foreign trader
MERELY
simply, absolutely
MESS
a company of four
METAPHYSICAL
supernatural
METE-YARD
measuring-wand
MEW UP
to confine
MICHER
a truant
MICKLE
much
MILL-SIXPENCE
a milled sixpence
MINCE
to do any thing affectedly
MINCING
affected
MISCREATE
illegitimate
MISDOUBT
to suspect
MISERY
avarice
MISPRISE
to despise To mistake
MISPRISION
mistake
MISSIVE
messenger
MISTEMPERED
angry
MISTHINK
to think ill of
MISTRESS
the jack in bowling
MOBLED
muffled
MODERN
commonplace
MODULE
a model, image
MOE
and more. Of frequent occurrence
MOIETY
a portion
MOME
a stupid person
MOMENTANY
momentary
MONTHS-MIND
a monthly commemoration of the dead, but used ludicrously to mean a great mind or strong desire
MOOD
anger
MOON-CALF
a nick-name applied to Caliban
MOONISH
inconstant
MOP
nod
MORISCO
a Moor
MORRIS-PIKE
Moorish-pike
MORT
death, applied to animals of the chase
MORT-DU-VINAIGRE
a ridiculous oath
MORTAL
fatal, deadly Murderous
MORTIFIED
ascetic
MOSE
a doubtful word, applied to some disease in a horse
MOTION
solicitation Emotion
MOTION
a puppet
MOTIVE
one who moves That which moves
MOTLEY
or the many-coloured coat of a fool, or a fool
MOTLEY-MINDED
foolish
MOUSE-HUNT
a weasel
MOW
to make grimaces
MOY
a coin, probably a moidore
MUCH
int. significant of contempt
MUCH
used ironically
MURE
a wall
MUST
a scramble
MUTINE
to mutiny
MUTINE
a mutineer

-- N --

NAPKIN
a handkerchief
NATURAL
an idiot
NAYWARD
towards denial
NAYWORD
a catch-word, by-word
NEB
the beak
NEELD
a needle
NEIF
hand
NEPHEW
a grandson
NETHER-STOCKS
stockings
NEXT
nearest
NICE
foolish
NICK
score or reckoning
NICK
to brand with folly
NIGHTED
black as night
NIGHT-RULE
nightly solemnity
NINE MEN'S MORRIS
a place set apart for a Moorish dance by nine men
NINNY
a fool, jester
NOBILITY
nobleness
NOBLE
a coin, worth 6s. 8d
NODDY
a dolt
NONCE
for the nonce, corrupted from 'for then once,' for the occasion
NOOK-SHOTTEN
indented with bays and creeks
NOURISH
a nurse
NOVUM
a game at dice
NOWL
head
NUTHOOK
a hook for pulling down nuts, hence a thief

-- O --

O
a circle
OAR
to row as with oars
OBSEQUIOUS
behaving as becomes one who attends funeral obsequies
OBSEQUIOUSLY
funereally
OBSTACLE
ridiculously used for 'obstinate.'
OCCUPATION
persons occupied in business
OCCURENT
an incident
OD'S BODY
| 'Od's in these
OD'S HEARTLINGS
| and all similar | exclamations is
OD'S PITTIKINS
| a euphemism
OD'S PLESSED WILL
| for 'God's.'
OEILLIAD
an amorous glance
O'ERPARTED
having too important a part to act
O'ER-RAUGHT
overreached overtasked
OFFERING
challenging
OFFICE
benefit, kindness use, function
OLD
a cant term for great, as we say fine, or pretty
ONCE
some time
ONEYER
a banker. A doubtful word
OPE
open
OPE
to open to open
OPEN
plain Public
OPEN
to give tongue as a hound
OPERANT
active
OPINIONED
used ridiculously for pinioned
OPPOSITE
adversary
OPPOSITION
combat
OR
before
ORDER
measures
ORDINANCE
rank, order
ORGULOUS
proud
ORT
leaving, refuse
OSTENT
show, appearance
OSTENTATION
show, appearance
OUNCE
a beast of prey of the tiger kind
OUPHE
a fairy
OUSEL-COCK
the blackbird
OUT
all out, fully
OUT-LOOK
to face down
OUTWARD
not in the secret of affairs
OUTWARD
outside
OWE
to own

-- P --

PACK
to practise unlawful confederacy
PACK
a number of people confederated
PADDOCK
a toad
PAID
punished
PALABRAS
words, a cant term, from the Spanish
PALE
to enclose
PALL
to wrap as with a pall
PALLED
impaired
PALMER
one who bears a palm-branch, in token of having made a pilgrimage to Palestine
PALMY
victorious
PARCELLED
belonging to individuals
PARD
the leopard
PARITOR
an apparitor
PARLE
talk
PARLOUS
perilous keen, shrewd
PARTED
endowed, gifted
PARTIZAN
a pike
PASH
the face
PASH
to strike violently, to bruise, crush
PASS
to practise To surpass expectation
PASSANT
a term of heraldry, applied to animals represented on the shield as passing by at a trot
PASSING
surpassingly, exceedingly
PASSION
to have feelings
PASSIONATE
to suffer
PASSY-MEASURE
a kind of dance
PASTRY
the room where pastry was made
PATCH
a mean fellow
PATCHED
dressed in motley
PATCHERY
trickery
PATH
to walk
PATHETICAL
affected, hypocritical
PATIENT
to make patient, to compose
PATINE
the metal disc on which the bread is placed in the administration of the Eucharist
PATTERN
to give an example of Afford a pattern for
PAUCA VERBA
few words
PAUCAS
few, a cant word
PAVIN
a dance
PAX
a small image of Christ
PAY
to despatch
PEAT
a term of endearment for a child
PEDASCULE
a pedant, schoolmaster
PEER
to peep out
PEIZE
to balance, weigh down
PELTING
paltry
PERDU
lost
PERDURABLE
durable
PERDY
a euphemism for Par Dieu
PERFECT
certain
PERFECT
to inform perfectly
PERIAPTS
charms worn round the neck
PERJURE
a perjured person
PERSEVER
to persevere
PERSPECTIVE
a telescope, or some sort of optical glass
PEW-FELLOW
a comrade
PHEEZE
to comb, fleece, curry
PIA-MATER
the membrane covering the brain, the brain itself
PICK
to pitch, throw
PICKED
chosen, selected
PICKERS
(and stealers), the fingers, used ridiculously
PICKING
insignificant
PICKT-HATCH
a place noted for brothels. Merry Wives of Windsor
PIED
motley-coated, wearing the motley coat of a jester
PIELED
shaven
PLIGHT
pitched
PILCHER
a scabbard
PILL
to pillage
PIN
a malady of the eye The centre of a target
PINFOLD
a pound, a place to confine lost cattle
PIONED
digged
PLACKET
a petticoat-front
PLAIN SONG
a simple air
PLAITED
intricate
PLANCHED
made of boards
PLANTATION
colonizing, planting a colony
PLAUSIVE
plausible
PLEACHED
interwoven
POINT
a lace furnished with a tag by which the breeches were held up
POINT-DE-VICE
faultless
POISE
balance Doubt
POLLED
bare
POMANDER
a perfumed ball
POMEWATER
a kind of apple
POOR-JOHN
a herring
POPINJAY
a parrot
PORT
pomp, state
PORT
a gate
PORTABLE
bearable
PORTANCE
conduct, behavior
POSSESS
to inform
POTCH
to push violently
POTENT
a potentate
POUNCET-BOX
a box for holding perfumes
POWER
forces, army
PRACTISE
wicked stratagem
PRACTISANT
a confederate
PRANK
to dress up
PRECEPT
a justice's summons
PRECIOUSLY
in business of great importance
PREGNANCY
fertility of invention
PREGNANT
fertile of invention Ready Obvious
PRENOMINATE
to name beforehand, to prophesy
PRE-ORDINANCE
old-established law
PRESENCE
the presence-chamber High bearing
PREST
ready
PRETENCE
design
PRETEND
to portend To intend
PREVENT
to anticipate
PRICK
the mark denoting the hour on a dial
PRICK
to incite To choose by pricking a hole with a pin opposite the name
PRICK-SONG
music sung in parts by note
PRICKET
a stag of two years
PRIDE
heat
PRIG
to steal
PRIME
rank, lecherous
PRIMER
more-important
PRIMERO
a game at cards
PRINCIPALITY
that which holds the highest place
PRINCOX
a coxcomb
PRISER
a prize-fighter
PROCURE
to bring
PREFACE
interj. much good may it do you
PROFANE
outspoken
PROGRESS
a royal ceremonial journey
PROJECT
to shape or contrive
PROMPTURE
suggestion
PRONE
ready, willing
PROOF
strength of manhood
PROPAGATE
to advance, to forward
PROPAGATION
obtaining
PROPER-FALSE
natural falsehood
PROPERTIED
endowed with the properties of
PROPERTIES
scenes, dresses, &c. used in a theatre
PROPERTY
to take possession of
PROPOSE
to suppose, for the sake of argument To converse
PROPOSE
conversation
PROROGUE
to defer
PROVAND
provender
PROVISION
forecast
PUCELLE
a virgin, the name given to Joan of Arc
PUDENCY
modesty
PUGGING
thieving
PUN
to pound
PURCHASE
to acquire, win
PURCHASE
gain, winnings
PUT
to compel
PUTTER-ON
an instigator
PUTTER-OUT
one who lends money at interest
PUTTING-ON
instigation
PUTTOCK
a kite

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QUAIL
to faint, be languid, be afraid to cause to quail
QUAINT
curiously beautiful
QUAKE
to cause to quake or tremble
QUALIFY
to moderate
QUALITY
those of the same nature Rank or condition
QUARREL
a suit, cause
QUARRY
game, a heap of game
QUART D'ECU
a quarter crown
QUARTER
the post allotted to a soldier
QUAT
a pimple; used in contempt of a person
QUEASY
squeamish, unsettled
QUELL
murder
QUENCH
to grow cool
QUERN
a hand-mill
QUEST
enquiry, search, inquest, jury
QUESTRIST
one who goes in search of another
QUICK
so far gone in pregnancy that the child is alive
QUICKEN
to come to life
QUIDDIT
| a subtle question
QUIDDITY
|
QUILLET
quidebet, a subtle case in law
QUINTAIN
a post for tilting at
QUIP
sharp jest, a taunt
QUIRE
to sing in concert
QUIT
to requite, respond
QUIT
past tense of the verb to quit, quitted
QUITANCE
requital
QUIVER
active
QUOTE
to note

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RABATO
a ruff
RABBIT-SUCKER
a weasel
RACE
breed; inherited nature
RACK
wreck
RACK
to enhance the price of anything To drive as clouds
RAG
a term of contempt applied to persons
RAKE
to cover
RAPT
transported with emotion
RAPTURE
a fit
RASCAL
a lean deer
RASH
quick, violent
RATE
opinion, judgment
RATE
to assign, to value To scold
RATOLORUM
a ludicrous mistake for Rotulorum
RAUGHT
past tense of reach
RAVIN
ravenous
RAVIN
to devour
RAWLY
inadequately
RAWNESS
unprovided state
RAYED
arrayed, served
RAZED
slashed
REAR-MOUSE
the bat
REBATE
to deprive of keenness
REBECK
a three-stringed fiddle
RECEIPT
money received
RECEIVING
capacity
RECHEAT
a point of the chase to call back the hounds
RECORD
to sing
RECORDER
a flute
RECURE
to cure, recover
RED-LATTICE
suitable to an ale-house, because ale-houses had commonly red lattices
RED-PLAGUE
erysipelas
REDUCE
to bring back
REECHY
smoky, dirty
REFELL
to refute
REFER
to reserve to
REGIMENT
government
REGREET
a salutation
REGREET
to salute
REGUERDON
requital
RELATIVE
applicable
REMEMBER
to remind
REMORSE
pity
REMORSEFUL
full of pity, compassionate
REMOTION
removal
REMOVED
sequestered, remote
RENDER
to describe you
RENDER
account
RENEGE
to renounce, to deny
REPAIR
to renovate, comfort
REPEAL
to reverse the sentence of exile. Two Gentlemen of Verona
REPROOF
confutation
REPUGN
to resist
REQUIEM
mass for the dead, so called because it begins with the words, Requiem eternam dona eis, Domine
RESOLVE
to satisfy To dissolve
RESPECT
consideration
RESPECTIVE
respectful, thoughtful
RESPECTIVE
corresponding
RESPECTIVELY
respectfully
RETAILED
handed down
RETIRE
retreat
RETIRE
to draw back
REVERB
to echo
REVOLT
a rebel
RIB
to enclose as within ribs
RID
to destroy
RIFT
to split to split
RIFT
a split
RIGGISH
wanton
RIGOL
a circle
RIPE
drunk
RIVAGE
the shore
RIVAL
a partner
RIVALITY
equal rank
RIVE
to fire
ROAD
the high road, applied to a common woman
ROISTING
roistering, violent
ROMAGE
unusual stir
RONVON
a term of contempt applied to a woman
ROOD
the crucifix
ROOK
a cheater
ROPERY
roguery
ROPE-TRICKS
tricks such as are played by a rope-dancer
ROUND
to whisper To become great with child to finish off
ROUND
a diadem
ROUND
unceremonious
ROUNDEL
a dance or song
ROUNDURE
an enclosure
ROUSE
carousal
ROYNISH
mangy
RUBIOUS
ruddy
RUDDOCK
the redbreast
RUSH
to push
RUSHLING
rustling

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SACRIFICIAL
reverent, as words used in religious worship
SACRING-BELL
the little bell rung at mass to give notice that the elements are consecrated
SAD
serious
SADLY
seriously
SADNESS
seriousness
SAFE
to make safe
SAG
to hang down
SALT
lascivious
SALT
taste
SANDED
marked with yellow spots
SANS
without
SAUCY
lascivious
SAW
a moral saying
SAY
silken
SAY
assay, taste, relish
SCAFFOLDAGE
the gallery of a theatre
SCALD
scurvy, scabby
SCALE
to weigh in scales
SCALL
a scab, a word of reproach
SCAMBLE
to scramble
SCAMEL
probably a misprint for sea-mel, sea-mew
SCAN
to examine subtly
SCANT
to cut short, to spare
SCANT
scanty, short scarcely
SCANTLING
a small portion
SCAPE
to escape
SCAPE
a sally
SCATHE
injury
SCATHE
to injure
SCATHFUL
destructive
SCONCE
the head
SCOTCH
to bruise or cut slightly
SCRIMER
a fencer
SCROYLE
a scabby fellow
SCULL
a shoal of fish
SCURVY
scabby; metaph. mean
SEAL
to set one's seal to a deed; hence, to confirm
SEAM
fat
SEAMY
showing the seam or sewing
SEAR
scorched, withered
SEAR
to stigmatise
SEARCH
to probe; hence, to apply a healing remedy
SEATED
fixed, confirmed
SECT
a slip or scion A political party
SECURELY
inconsiderately
SEEL
to close
SEELING
closing, blinding
SEEMING
seemly, becomingly
SEEMING
outward manner and appearance
SEEN
versed, instructed
SELD
seldom
SELF-BOUNTY
native goodness
SEMBLABLY
alike
SENIORY
seniority
SENNET
a flourish of trumpets
SEPULCHRE
to bury
SEQUESTRATION
separation
SERE
dry
SERJEANT
a bailiff
SERPIGO
a cutaneous disease
SERVICEABLE
'serviceable vows,' vows that you will do her service, or be her servant
SETEBOS
the name of a fiend
SETTER
one who watches travellers to give information to thieves
SEVERAL
land which is not common but appropriated
SHAME
to be ashamed
SHAME
modesty
SHARDS
shreds, broken fragments of pottery
SHARDS
the wing cases of beetles; hence 'sharded,' and 'shard-borne,'
SHARKED
snatched up, as a shark does his prey
SHEEN
brilliancy
SHEER
pure Unmixed
SHENT
rebuked, blamed Hurt
SHERIFF'S-POST
a post at the door of a sheriff, to which royal proclamations were fixed
SHIVE
slice
SHOT
the reckoning at an ale-house
SHOUGHS
shaggy dogs
SHOULDERED
plunged
SHOVEL-BOARD
game played by sliding metal pieces along a board at a mark
SHREWD
mischievous
SHRIFT
confession Absolution
SHRIVE
to confess
SHRIVING-TIME
time for confession
SHROUD
to enshroud oneself, cover oneself up
SIDE-SLEEVES
loose hanging sleeves
SIEGE
seat Stool Rank
SIGHT
an aperture in a helmet
SIGHTLESS
invisible Unsightly
SIGN
to give an omen
SILLY
simple, rustic
SIMULAR
counterfeit, feigned
SINGLE
feeble
SIR
a title applied to a bachelor of arts at the Universities
SITH
since
SITHENCE
since
SIZES
allowances
SKAINS-MATES
scapegraces
SKILL
to be of importance
SKILLESS
ignorant
SKIMBLE-SKAMBLE
rambling, disjointed
SKINKER
a drawer of liquor
SKIRR
to scour
SLACK
slacken
SLAVE
to turn to slavish uses
SLEAVE
floss-silk
SLEDDED
sledged
SLEIDED
untwisted, raw, applied to silk (Gower)
SLEIGHTS
artifices
SLIPPER
slippery
SLIPS
a kind of noose, or leash A piece of base money
SLIVER
to slice
SLIVER
a slice
SLOPS
loose breeches
SLUBBER
to slur over
SMIRCHED
smeared, soiled
SMOOTH
to flatter
SMOOTHED
flattered, fawned upon
SNEAP
taunt, sarcasm
SNEAPED
pinched
SNECK-UP
go hang!
SNUFF
anger 'To take in snuff' is to take offence
SOFTLY
gently
SOIL
spot, taint
SOLICIT
solicitation
SOLIDARE
a small coin
SOLVE
solution
SOMETIMES
formerly
SOOTH
truth Conciliation
SOOTH
true
SOREL
a buck of the third year
SORRIEST
most sorrowful
SORRY
sorrowful, dismal
SORT
a company Rank, condition Lot 'In a sort,' in a manner
SORT
to choose to suit To consort
SOT
fool
SOUL-FEARING
soul-terrifying
SOWL
to lug, drag
SOWTER
name of a dog
SPECIALLY
a special contract
SPED
settled, done for
SPEED
fortune
SPERR
to bolt, fasten
SPIAL
spy
SPILL
to destroy
SPILTH
spilling
SPLEEN
violent haste Used of the lightning flash
SPRAG
quick
SPRING
shoot, bud Beginning
SPRINGHALT
stringhalt, a disease of horses
SPRITED
haunted
SPURS
roots of trees
SQUANDERED
scattered
SQUARE
to quarrel
SQUARE
the front part of a woman's dress, stomacher
SQUARE
equitable
SQUARER
quarreller
SQUASH
an unripe peascod
SQUIER
a square or rule
SQUINY
to squint
STAGGERS
a disease in horses, attended with giddiness: hence any bewildering distress
STAIN
to disfigure
STALE
a decoy A gull A prostitute
STALE
to make stale, deprive anything of its freshness
STAND UPON
to be incumbent on
STANIEL
an inferior kind of hawk
STARK
stiff
STARKLY
stiffly
STATE
a canopied chair
STATION
attitude Act of standing
STATIST
a statesman
STATUA
a statue
STATUE
image, picture
STATUTE
security, obligation
STATUTE-CAPS
woollen caps worn by citizens
STAY
a cheque
STEAD
to profit
STEELED
set or fixed
STERNAGE
steerage, course
STICKLER
an arbitrator in combats
STIGMATIC
a deformed person
STIGMATICAL
deformed
STILL
constant
STILL
constantly
STILLY
softly
STINT
to stop to stop
STITHY
a smith's forge
STITHY
to forge
STOCCADO
a stoccata, or thrust in fencing
STOCK
a stocking
STOMACH
courage, stubbornness Appetite, inclination
STONE-BOW
a cross-bow for throwing stones
STOUP
a cup
STOUT
strong, healthy
STOVER
fodder
STRACHY
A word of doubtful meaning
STRAIGHT
immediately
STRAIN
lineage Disposition
STRAITED
straitened
STRANGE
foreign Coy, reserved Marvellous
STRANGENESS
coyness, reserve
STRANGER
foreigner
STRAPPADO
a kind of punishment
STRICTURE
strictness
STROSSERS
trowsers
STUCK
a thrust of a sword
STUCK IN
corruption of stoccata
STUFF
baggage Material, substance
STUFFED
filled, stored
STY
to lodge as in a sty
SUBSCRIBE
to yield to succumb
SUCCESS
issue, consequence Succession
SUCCESSIVE
succeeding
SUCCESSIVELY
in succession
SUDDEN
hasty, rash
SUDDENLY
hastily
SUFFERANCE
suffering
SUGGEST
to tempt, entice
SUGGESTION
temptation, enticement
SUITED
dressed
SULLEN
doleful, melancholy
SUMPTER
a horse that carries provisions on a journey
SUPPOSE
a trick, imposition
SUPPOSED
counterfeit
SURCEASE
to cease
SURCEASE
cessation, end
SURPRISE
to capture by surprise
SUR-REINED
over-worked
SUSPECT
suspicion
SUSPIRE
to breathe
SWABBER
a sweeper of the deck of a ship
SWARTH
black
SWARTH
quantity of grass cut down by one sweep of the scythe
SWASHER
swaggerer
SWASHING
dashing, smashing
SWATH
The same as 'swarth.'
SWATHLING
swaddling
SWAY
to move on
SWEAR
to adjure
SWEAR OVER
to out-swear
SWIFT
ready, quick
SWINGE-BUCKLER
a bully

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TABLE
a tablet, note-book
TABLE-BOOK
note-book
TABLES
the game of backgammon A note-book
TABOUR
a small side-drum
TABOURER
a player on the tabour
TABOURINE
tambourine, drum
TAG
the rabble
TAINT
tainted
TAINTURE
defilement
TAKE
to infect, blast, bewitch
TAKE IN
to conquer
TAKE OUT
to copy
TAKE UP
to borrow money, or buy on credit To make up a quarrel
TAKING
infection, malignant influence
TAKING UP
buying on credit
TALE
counting, reckoning
TALL
strong, valiant
TALLOW-CATCH
a lump of tallow
TANG
twang, sound
TANG
to sound
TANLING
anything tanned by the sun
TARRE
to excite, urge on
TARRIANCE
delay
TARTAR
Tartarus
TASK
to tax Challenge
TASKING
challenging
TASTE
to try
TAWDRY-LACE
a rustic necklace
TAXATION
satire, sarcasm
TAXING
satire
TEEN
grief
TELL
to count
TEMPER
to mix
TEMPERANCE
temperature
TEMPERED
mixed
TEND
to attend to
TENDER
to hold, to esteem To have consideration for
TENT
to probe as a wound
TENT
a probe for searching a wound
TERCEL
the male of the goshawk
TERMAGANT
a ranting character in old plays
TESTED
pure, assayed
TESTERN
to reward with a tester, or six-pence
THARBOROUGH
a constable
THEORICK
theory
THEWES
sinews, muscles
THICK
rapidly
THICK-PLEACHED
thickly intertwined
THIRD-BOROUGH
a constable
THOUGHT
anxiety, grief So 'to take thought' is to give way to grief
THRASONICAL
boastful
THREE-MAN BEETLE
a wooden mallet worked by three men
THREE-MAN-SONG-MEN
singers of glees in three parts
THREE-PILE
three-piled velvet
THRENE
lament
THRID
thread, fibre
THROE
to put in agonies
THRUM
the tufted end of a thread in weaving
THRUMMED
made od coarse ends or tufts
TICKLE
ticklish
TIGHT
nimble, active
TIGHTLY
briskly, promptly
TIKE
a cur
TILLY-VALLY
int. an exclamation of contempt
TILTH
tillage
TIMELESS
untimely
TINCT
stain, dye
TIRE
attire, head-dress
TIRE
to tear as a bird of prey Hence, metaphorically, to feed
TIRE
to attire, dress
TANG
twang, sound
TOD
to yield a tod of wool
TOKENED
marked with plague spots
TOKENS
plague spots
TOLL
to exact toll To pay toll
TOO TOO
excessively
TOPLESS
supreme, without superior
TOUCH
touchstone for testing gold Trait An acute feeling
TOUCHED
pricked
TOUSE
to pull, drag
TOWARD
nearly ready
TOWARDS
nearly ready
TOYS
trifles, foolish tricks
TRADE
beaten path
TRANECT
a ferry
TRANSLATED
transformed
TRASH
to cheque, as a huntsman his hounds
TRAVAIL
labour, toil
TRAY-TRIP
an old game played with dice
TREACHERS
traitors
TREATIES
entreaties
TRENCHED
carved
TRICK
technically, a copy of a coat of arms; hence, any peculiarity which distinguishes voice or feature
TRICK
to dress up
TRICKED
blazoned
TRICKING
ornament
TRICKSY
elegantly quaint
TRIPLE
third
TROJAN
a cant word for a thief
TROL-MY-DAMES
the name of a game; also called pigeon-holes
TROTH-PLIGHT
betrothed
TROW
to trust, think
TRUE
honest
TRUNDLE-TAIL
a long-tailed dog
TUCKET-SONANCE
a flourish on the trumpet
TUNDISH
a funnel
TURLYGOOD
a name adopted by bedlam-beggars
TURN
to modulate
TWANGLING
twanging
TWIGGEN
made of twigs, wicker
TWILLED
Retained by woven branches
TWINK
a twinkling
TWIRE
to peep, twinkle

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UMBERED
stained, dark, as with umber
UNANELED
without extreme unction
UNAVOIDED
unavoidable
UNBARBED
untrimmed
UNBATED
unblunted
UNBOLT
to disclose
UNBOLTED
unsifted, unrefined
UNBREATHED
unpractised
UNCAPE
to throw off the hounds
UNCHARGED
undefended, applied to the gates of a city
UNCLEW
to unravel, undo
UNCOINED
unalloyed, unfeigned
UNDERGO
to undertake
UNDERTAKER
one who takes up another's quarrel
UNDER-WROUGHT
undermined
UNEATH
hardly
UNEXPRESSIVE
inexpressible
UNFAIR
to deprive of beauty
UNHAPPILY
censoriously
UNHAPPY
mischievous
UNHATCHED
undisclosed
UNHOUSELED
without receiving the sacrament
UNIMPROVED
unreproved
UNION
a pearl
UNJUST
dishonest
UNKIND
unnatural
UNLIVED
bereft of life
UNMANNED
untamed, applied to a hawk
UNOWED
unowned
UNPREGNANT
stupid
UNPROPER
common to all
UNQUESTIONABLE
not inquisitive
UNREADY
undressed
UNRESPECTIVE
inconsiderate
UNSISTING
unresting
UNSTANCHED
incontinent
UNTEMPERING
unsoftening
UNTENTED
unsearchable
UNTRADED
unused, uncommon
UNTRIMMED
spoiled of grace or ornament
UNTRUE
untruth
UNVALUED
invaluable
UPSPRING REEL
a boisterous dance
URCHIN
the hedge-hog
USANCE
usury
USE
interest
UTIS
riotous merriment, which accompanied the eighth day of a festival
UTTER
to expel, put forth
UTTERANCE
extremity

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VADE
to fade
VAIL
to lower
VAILING
lowering
VAINNESS
vanity
VALANCED
adorned with a valence or fringe; applied to the beard
VALIDITY
value
VANTAGE
advantage
VANTBRACE
armour for the front of the arm
VARLET
a servant, valet
VAST
properly a waste-place, metaphorically, the dead of night A gulf
VASTIDITY
immensity
VASTLY
like a waste
VASTY
vast, waste
VAUNT
the van, that which precedes
VAUNT-COURIERS
forerunners
VAWARD
the van, vanguard, advanced guard of an army Hence, metaphorically, the first of anything
VEGETIVES
herbs
VELURE
velvet
VELVET-GUARDS
literally, velvet trimmings; applied metaphorically to the citizens who wore them
VENEW
a bout in fencing, metaphorically applied to repartee and sallies of wit
VENEY
a bout at fencing
VENGE
to avenge
VENTAGES
holes in a flute or flageolet
VERBAL
wordy
VERY
true, real
VIA
int. off with you!
VICE
to screw
VICE
the buffoon in the old morality plays
VIE
to challenge; a term at cards To play as for a wager
VIEWLESS
invisible
VILLAIN
a lowborn man
VINEWED
mouldy
VIOL-DE-GAMBOYS
a bass viol
VIRGINALLING
playing as on the virginals, a kind of a spinet
VIRTUE
the essential excellence valour
VIRTUOUS
excellent Endowed with virtues
VIZAMENT
advisement
VOLUBLE
fickle
VOLUNTARY
volunteer
VOTARIST
votary, one who has taken a vow
VULGAR
the common people
VULGAR
common
VULGARLY
publicly

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WAFT
to wave, beckon To turn
WAFTAGE
passage
WAFTURE
waving, beckoning
WAGE
to reward as with wages
WAILFUL
lamentable
WAIST
the middle of a ship
WANNION
'with a vengeance.'
WAPPENED
withered, overworn
WARD
guard Prison
WARDEN
a large pear used for baking
WARDER
truncheon
WARN
to summon
WASSAIL
a drinking bout Festivity
WAT
a familiar word for a hare
WATCH
a watch light
WATCH
to tame by keeping constantly awake
WATER-GALL
a secondary rainbow
WATER-RUG
a kind of dog
WATER-WORK
painting in distemper
WAX
to grow
WAXEN
perhaps, to hiccough
WEALTH
weal, advantage
WEAR
fashion
WEATHER-FEND
to defend from the weather
WEB AND PIN
the cataract in the eye
WEE
small, tiny
WEE
to think
WEED
garment
WEET
to wit, know
WEIGH OUT
to outweigh
WELKIN
the sky
WELKIN
sky-blue
WELL-LIKING
in good condition
WELL SAID
int. well done!
WEND
to go
WESAND
the wind-pipe
WHELK
a weal
WHELKED
marked with whelks or protuberances
WHEN
an exclamation of impatience
WHEN AS
when
WHERE
whereas
WHERE
a place
WHIFFLER
an officer who clears the way in processions
WHILE-ERE
a little while ago
WHILES
until
WHIP-STOCK
handle of a whip
WHIST
hushed, silent
WHITE
the centre of an archery butt
WHITELY
pale-faced. A doubtful word
WHITING-TIME
bleaching time
WHITSTER
bleacher
WHITTLE
a clasp knife
WHOO-BUB
hubbub
WHOOP
to cry out with astonishment
WICKED
noisome, baneful
WIDOW
to give a jointure to
WIDOWHOOD
widow's jointure
WIGHT
person
WILD
weald
WILDERNESS
wildness
WIMPLED
veiled, hooded
WINDOW-BARS
lattice-work across a woman's stomacher
WINDRING
winding
WINTER-GROUND
to protect (a plant) from frost
WIS
in the compound 'I wis,' certainly
WISH
to commend
WISTLY
wistfully
WIT
knowledge, wisdom
WITHOUT
beyond
WITS
five, the five senses
WITTOL
a contented cuckold
WITTY
intelligent
WOMAN-TIRED
hen-pecked
WONDERED
marvellously gifted
WOOD
mad
WOODCOCK
a simpleton
WOODMAN
a forester, huntsman A cant term for a wencher
WOOLWARD
shirtless
WORD
to flatter or put off with words To repeat the words of a song
WORLD
'To go to the world' is to get married So 'a woman of the world' is a married woman
WORM
a serpent
WORSER
worse
WORSHIP
to honour
WORTH
wealth, fortune
WORTS
cabbages
WOT
to know
WOUND
twisted about
WREAK
vengeance
WREAK
to avenge
WREAKFUL
revengeful, avenging
WREST
an instrument used for tuning a harp
WRIT
gospel, truth
WRITHLED
shrivelled
WROTH
calamity, misfortune
WRUNG
twisted, strained
WRY
to swerve

-- X --

XANTHIPPE
Socrate's scolding wife

-- Y --

YARE
ready, being understood
YARELY
readily
YAW
out of control
Y-CLAD
clad
Y-CLEPED
called, named
YEARN
to grieve, vex
YELLOWNESS
jealousy
YELLOWS
a disease of horses
YEOMAN
a sheriff's officer
YIELD
to reward To report
YOND
and yonder
YOUNKER
tyro

-- Z --

ZANY
a clown, gull


Matty Farrow