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RARE WORDS, P - Z


P-

  • palter : to act insincerely; to equivocate, be unwilling to fully commit while seeming like one has
  • pavid : timid
  • piddle : (v) to idle; to work lazily or without effort
    ------------- (n) trivia, unimportant matters
  • pilpul : unproductive, hair-splitting debate or discussion. Especially when (a) diverting from the original subject, and/or (b) in an attempt to display one's cleverness
  • pirl : to wrap or twist into a rippling, wavy pattern
  • potlatch/potshall : a social event or celebration which features reciprocal gift-giving
  • praught : splendour


R-

  • rackle : impetuous, headstrong
  • rax : to stretch, pull apart
  • redding : salvation, redemption, release from captivity
  • reem : to boast, to be haught, overly prideful
  • reone/re-one : to reconcile, reconstitute unity or relationship
  • reremouse : a type of bat
  • reeth : to be cruel, ruthless, unsparing
  • riant : mirthful, playful, lighthearted, happy
  • rill : a very small brook
  • risping : harvest, reaping-time
  • rith : a very small brook
  • riving : division, schism, internecine battling
  • rizzle : cooking grease, fat
  • rood : the Cross of Christ, and other cross-symbols derived from it.
  • roose : to heap praise upon someone
  • ruddock : (dial.) robin
  • rull : to shudder

S-

  • sain : to make the sign of the cross on oneself or over something, in order to bless it
  • sealship : society
  • semling/samling : congregation; church, parish, synagogue
  • sook/soke : jurisdiction, area of authority
  • sooth : a truth, a secured fact

T-

  • takeaway : take-out restaurant food
  • taken short : had a sudden need to use the toilet
  • tanter : to vex, harass, torment
  • tarn : a small, steep-banked mountain lake or pool
  • taw : to make something ready for use; to prepare something
  • tawy/tawie : tractable
  • thild : patience
  • thrim : majesty, overpowering greatness and grace
  • tilk : very sweet baked goods (cakes, brownies, etc.)
  • tilth : cultivated ('tilled') soil; the art/science of soil cultivation
  • tiver : purple, vermilion
  • toft : a grove of trees
  • tole : to allure, entice; to attract with bait
  • tor : a high, craggy hill
  • tungle : (poetic) star
    ----------- tunglecraft : astrology

Tr-

  • transsectite : those who act, dress, or take on the flavor of a religious group they are not a part of
  • treastening : consolation
  • treppverter : great comebacks that are thought up too late for the use or after the event
  • trig/trey : (adj) precise to the max
    ----------- (v) to prevent something from moving or shifting by the use of wedges
    ----------- trig up : to tidy up
  • trone : a device for determining weight
  • trull : prostitute, strumpet

U- and V-

  • urp : to vomit
  • viscid : gooey, icky, yet flowing; the texture of a liquid with the consistency of a sewage flow

W-

  • wailstow : (relig.) Hell, as a place of wailing
  • wammel : barf, hurlings, vomit
  • wanhope : despair, weakening in hope
  • warrow : (derog.) a criminally-involved child of the street; juvenile delinquent
  • welk : cloud
  • wen : (1) wart; tumor; > (2) a congested industrial city
  • winland : Paradise, Land of Joy
  • wintle : to stagger, reel
  • wittow : one who predicts, knows in advance; prophet
  • wobbly : (in the phrase 'throw a wobbly') : tantrum, fit
  • wotcher : a verbal salutation, like 'hi!'
  • wuldor : glory, honor, renown.

Wh-

  • whalve : to capsize
  • wherry : a passenger-bearing rowboat
  • whetch : demon -- as vexer, harasser, haranguer
  • whild : respite, brief rest, short quiet period in the midst of an activity or happening
  • whinge : to whine, complain
  • whist/whissed : hushed; silent enough to hear a light breeze

Wr-

  • wrackard : rogue, bad-guy, one who willfully does harm to others
  • wrackling : (shipbuilding) a large nail for nailing planks
  • wrain-bolt : (nautical) a tapered bolt that is made to fit into a ring attached to an object
  • wray : to denounce, usu. by way of gossip; to fink on, rat out, inform on
  • wrete/wreat : snout of a boar or wild pig
  • wriggard : demon; evil dragon or serpent
  • wrixle : to exchange; to mix up with; to intermingle; to confuse, confound
  • wrolter : to walk wobbly, waddle
  • wrox/wross : to foam at the mouth; crazy, conflicted of mind




Y-

  • Y-fronts : jockey shorts
  • yannough : justice
  • yerm : to torture, cause anguish
  • yeartide : season, time of year
  • yim : the smallest fragment or part of something that is still identifiable as that something

Z-

  • zizz : a snooze or nap