abbé
priest
acrimony
bitterness
acumen
discernment
adulation
excessive flattery
alacrity
eagerness
à propos de bottes
turning to another subject
armoire à glace
wardrobe with a mirror
artifice
trick
ashrama
dewelling of a Hindu sage
assiduity
diligence
bad hats
troublemakers
badinage
banter
bandbox
cylindrical box for storing hats, cuffs, light articles of attire
bandied
discussed in an offhand way
bat
binge
bawdy-house
bordello
benignity
graciousness
bitch
botch
blighter
jerk
bluff
good-naturedly frank
bonne à tout faire
maid
bruited
reported
bunker
sand trap or similar hazard on a golf course
cajoled
coaxed, persuaded
caporal
a strong, coarse dark tobacco
carped
found fault
censorious
critical
chaff
banter
chaffed
teased
chargé d'affaires
subordinate diplomat
chid
reprove, scold
cloisonné
a decorative style of enamel, usually on metal
colloquial
informal, conversational
commode
low chest of drawers
competence
sufficiency of means for the necessities and conveniences of life
concupiscence
sexual desire
condoled
sympathized
condottiere
mercenary soldier
continence
self-restraint
cretonne
a strong cotton or linen cloth
delectation
delight
desultory
directionless
dickering
bargaining
diffidence
reserve, distrust
dilatory
tardy, procrastinating
divine
clergyman
dowager
widow with property
drabs
sluts
draught
current
eschew
shun
expostulation
remonstrance, protest
Far East
the countries of East Asia and the Malay Archipelago
fatuously
foolishly
felicity
pleasing manner
flagon
a vessel for wine, with handle, lid, and spout
frowst
stuffiness, stifling warmth
fug
stuffiness
gabardine
a long, loose outer garment
Gallic
French
gimcrack
showy
grip
suitcase
haberdashery
men's clothing and accessories
harassing
exhausting
harum-scarum
reckless
hauteur
arrogance
hennaed
dyed with henna, to a shade of reddish brown
hob
stovetop
hoi polloi
masses
horse sense
common sense
illimitable
measureless
impecunious
poor
incommoded
inconvenienced
indited
dictated
ineffable
indescribable, unspeakable
ineradicable
indestructible
insoluble
unsolvable
Jerries
Germans
jiggered
caught off guard?, fucked?, surprised?, doomed?
knick
curtsy
lacqueur
a durable, high-shine varnish
lancinating
piercing, stabbing
let
impediment
loaf
idle
lustral
purifying
magnanimous
showing nobility and generosity of spirit
marocain
a ribbed, crepe fabric
marquetry
decorative inlay of wood or ivory, often on furniture
mawkish
sickly sentimental
megrims
migraines
menus plaisirs
simple pleasures
meretricious
pretentious, superficial
mollified
appeased
molls
gangsters' girlfriends
mortify
subdue, subject to pain and discomfort
mummery
hypocritical, pretentious ceremony
nefarious
wicked
niblick
a type of iron golf club, now obsolete
noblesse oblige
the obligation of honorable, responsible behavior associated with high rank
omnibuses
buses
pedantry
ostentatious show of learning
Peking
Beijing
petit point
embroidery made with a short, "tent" stitch
pfennigs
pennies
pickling
treating furniture by bleaching, or painting and wiping
plebian
common
pneumatic
worked by air pressure
porte cochère
a passageway through a building allowing vehicles to pass from the street to an interior courtyard
prattle
chatter
prepossessing
attractive
propitiated
appeased
prosaic
ordinary
prospect
view
raddled
lacking composure
rake-off
percentage or cut taken
reach-me-down
hand-me-down, second-hand
rebuff
snub
recalcitrant
resistant
reticent
reserved
roisterers
merrymakers
rubicund
ruddy
salver
tray
scamped
dealt with in a neglectful manner
scion
heir
scrubby
shabby
servitor
male servant
shanty
of low economic or social class
shirk
evade
singlet
jersey
slap-up
first-rate
slatternly
careless
sojourn
temporary stay
soused
drunk
stave off
forestall
stock
wide band or scarf worn around the neck
suite
set of matched furniture
supercilious
haughty
tawdry
cheap, inelegant
tidy
substantial
topee
a lightweight helmet-shaped hat made of pith or cork
tremulous
trembling
trencherman
hearty eater
trumpery
worthless
trundled
rolled
unabashed
unapologetic
unassailable
beyond attack
unconscionably
unreasonably
uncouth
clumsy, coarse
unction
spiritual fervour
unctuousness
false earnestness
uremia
a toxic condition associated with kidney disease
vacancy
empty space
verisimilitude
semblance of truth
wildcat
unsound and risky
withal
together with this
wraithlike
ghostly