Sexuality

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(SEK-shoo-A-lih-tee) A person's behaviors, desires, and attitudes related to sex and physical intimacy with others.

Glossary of human sexuality

  • aaron copland - noun United States composer who developed a distinctly American music (1900-1990)
  • abortion - noun termination of pregnancy; failure of a plan
  • abraham - noun the first of the Old Testament patriarchs and the father of Isaac; according to Genesis, God promised to give Abraham's family (the Hebrews) the land of Canaan (the Promised Land); God tested Abraham by asking him to sacrifice his son
  • abstinence - noun act or practice of refraining from indulging an appetite; the trait of abstaining (especially from alcohol)
  • abuse - noun a rude expression intended to offend or hurt; cruel or inhumane treatment; improper or excessive use; verb use wrongly or improperly or excessively; use foul or abusive language towards; change the inherent purpose or function of something; treat badly
  • academic - adj. hypothetical or theoretical and not expected to produce an immediate or practical result; marked by a narrow focus on or display of learning especially its trivial aspects; associated with academia or an academy; noun an educator who works at a college or university
  • accident - noun anything that happens by chance without an apparent cause; a mishap; especially one causing injury or death
  • accused - noun a defendant in a criminal proceeding
  • acrosome - noun a process at the anterior end of a sperm cell that produces enzymes to facilitate penetration of the egg
  • acrylamide - noun a white crystalline amide of propenoic acid can damage the nervous system and is carcinogenic in laboratory animals
  • activist - adj. advocating or engaged in activism; noun a militant reformer
  • activity - noun any specific behavior; (chemistry) the capacity of a substance to take part in a chemical reaction; the trait of being active; moving or acting rapidly and energetically; an organic process that takes place in the body; a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings); the state of being active
  • actor - noun a theatrical performer; a person who acts and gets things done
  • adenomyosis - noun the presence of endometrium elsewhere than in the lining of the uterus; causes premenstrual pain and dysmenorrhea
  • aditi - noun a Hindu goddess who releases from sin or disease; mother of the Adityas
  • adrenosterone - noun a steroid having androgenic activity; obtained from the cortex of the adrenal gland
  • adultery - noun extramarital sex that willfully and maliciously interferes with marriage relations
  • aegisthus - noun (Greek mythology) the seducer of Clytemnestra and murderer of Agamemnon who usurped the throne of Mycenae until Agamemnon's son Orestes returned home and killed him
  • aengus - noun Celtic god of love and beauty; patron deity of young men and women
  • affair - noun a vaguely specified social event; a usually secretive or illicit sexual relationship; a vaguely specified concern
  • affection - noun a positive feeling of liking
  • agape - adj. with the mouth wide open as in wonder or awe; noun a religious meal shared as a sign of love and fellowship; selfless love of one person for another without sexual implications (especially love that is spiritual in nature); (Christian theology) the love of God or Christ for mankind
  • agdistis - noun Asiatic epithet for Rhea or Cybele
  • age of consent - noun the minimum age for marrying without parental consent or the minimum age for consensual sexual relations; intercourse at an earlier age can result in a charge of assault or statutory rape; the age differs in different states of the Union
  • agent - noun an active and efficient cause; capable of producing a certain effect; a businessman who buys or sells for another in exchange for a commission; a representative who acts on behalf of other persons or organizations; any agent or representative of a federal agency or bureau; a substance that exerts some force or effect; the semantic role of the animate entity that instigates or causes the happening denoted by the verb in the clause
  • akka - noun a town and port in northwestern Israel in the eastern Mediterranean
  • alabama - noun the Muskhogean language of the Alabama; a state in the southeastern United States on the Gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War; a river in Alabama formed by the confluence of the Coosa and Tallapoosa Rivers near Montgomery; flows southwestward to become a tributary of the Mobile River; a member of the Muskhogean people formerly living in Alabama; a member of the Creek Confederacy
  • alan turing - noun English mathematician who conceived of the Turing machine and broke German codes during World War II (1912-1954)
  • algolagnia - noun sexual pleasure derived from inflicting or experiencing pain
  • alive - adj. capable of erupting; possessing life; (often followed by `with') full of life and spirit; (followed by `to' or `of') aware of; having life or vigor or spirit; (usually followed by `to') showing acute awareness; mentally perceptive; in operation
  • alla nazimova - noun United States actress (born in Russia) (1879-1945)
  • allen ginsberg - noun United States poet of the beat generation (1926-1997)
  • altruism - noun the quality of unselfish concern for the welfare of others
  • amastia - noun absence of the mammary glands (either through surgery or developmental defect)
  • ambassador - noun a diplomat of the highest rank; accredited as representative from one country to another; an informal representative
  • american football - noun a game played by two teams of 11 players on a rectangular field 100 yards long; teams try to get possession of the ball and advance it across the opponents goal line in a series of (running or passing) plays
  • amphetamine - noun a central nervous system stimulant that increases energy and decreases appetite; used to treat narcolepsy and some forms of depression
  • anabolic steroid - noun any of a group of synthetic steroid hormones used to stimulate muscle and bone growth; more than 100 have been developed and each requires a prescription to be used legally in the United States; sometimes used illicitly by athletes to increase their strength
  • anal sex - noun intercourse via the anus, committed by a man with a man or woman
  • androgen - noun male sex hormone that is produced in the testes and responsible for typical male sexual characteristics
  • andromeda - noun a constellation in the northern hemisphere between Cassiopeia and Pegasus; contains the Andromeda galaxy; (Greek mythology) an Ethiopian princess and daughter of Cassiopeia; she was fastened to a rock and exposed to a sea monster that was sent by Poseidon, but she was rescued by Perseus and became his wife; any of several shrubs of the genus Andromeda having leathery leaves and clusters of small flowers; broad-leaved evergreen Asiatic shrub with glossy leaves and drooping clusters of white flowers
  • androsterone - noun an androgenic hormone that is less active than testosterone
  • angel - noun the highest waterfall; has more than one leap; flow varies seasonally; spiritual being attendant upon God; invests in a theatrical production; person of exceptional holiness
  • angelique - noun any of various tall and stout herbs of the genus Angelica having pinnately compound leaves and small white or greenish flowers in compound umbels
  • anime - noun any of various resins or oleoresins; a hard copal derived from an African tree
  • anorgasmia - noun absence of an orgasm in sexual relations
  • anovulation - noun the absence of ovulation due to immaturity or post-maturity or pregnancy or oral contraceptive pills or dysfunction of the ovary
  • anthony comstock - noun United States reformer who led moral crusades against art and literature that he considered obscene (1844-1915)
  • anthropologist - noun a social scientist who specializes in anthropology
  • antidiuretic - noun a drug that limits the formation of urine
  • antler - noun deciduous horn of a member of the deer family
  • aphrodisiac - adj. exciting sexual desire; noun a drug or other agent that stimulates sexual desire
  • aphrodite - noun goddess of love and beauty and daughter of Zeus in ancient mythology; identified with Roman Venus
  • apomorphine - noun a morphine derivative that is not as strong as morphine; used as an emetic and in small doses as a sedative
  • archives - noun collection of records especially about an institution
  • areola - noun small circular area such as that around the human nipple or an inflamed area around a pimple or insect bite; small space in a tissue or body part such as the area between veins on a leaf or an insect's wing
  • aristotle - noun one of the greatest of the ancient Athenian philosophers; pupil of Plato; teacher of Alexander the Great (384-322 BC)
  • armstrong - noun United States jazz trumpeter and bandleader (1900-1971); United States astronaut; the first man to set foot on the moon (July 20, 1969) (1930-)
  • artemisia - noun any of various composite shrubs or herbs of the genus Artemisia having aromatic green or greyish foliage
  • artist - noun a person whose creative work shows sensitivity and imagination
  • asexuality - noun having no evident sex or sex organs
  • ashley montagu - noun United States anthropologist (born in England) who popularized anthropology (1905-)
  • astarte - noun an ancient Phoenician goddess of love and fertility; the Phoenician counterpart to Ishtar
  • atonement - noun compensation for a wrong; the act of atoning for sin or wrongdoing (especially appeasing a deity)
  • attar - noun essential oil or perfume obtained from flowers
  • australia - noun a nation occupying the whole of the Australian continent; aboriginal tribes are thought to have migrated from southeastern Asia 20,000 years ago; first Europeans were British convicts sent there as a penal colony; the smallest continent; between the South Pacific and the Indian Ocean
  • author - noun someone who originates or causes or initiates something; writes (books or stories or articles or the like) professionally (for pay); verb be the author of
  • aversion therapy - noun any technique of behavior modification that uses unpleasant stimuli in a controlled fashion to alter behavior in a therapeutic way; primarily used for alcoholism or drug abuse (but with little success)
  • avoidance - noun deliberately avoiding; keeping away from or preventing from happening
  • baal - noun any of numerous local fertility and nature deities worshipped by ancient Semitic peoples; the Hebrews considered Baal a false god
  • baby - noun a project of personal concern to someone; a very young mammal; (slang) sometimes used as a term of address for attractive young women; the youngest member of a group (not necessarily young); a very young child (birth to 1 year) who has not yet begun to walk or talk; an immature childish person; verb treat with excessive indulgence
  • baby boom - noun the larger than expected generation in United States born shortly after World War II
  • bacchanalia - noun a wild gathering involving excessive drinking and promiscuity; an orgiastic festival in ancient Greece in honor of Dionysus (= Bacchus)
  • bachelor party - noun stag party held for a bachelor (usually on the night before he is married)
  • back street - noun a narrow street with walls on both sides
  • backlash - noun an adverse reaction to some political or social occurrence; a movement back from an impact; verb come back to the originator of an action with an undesired effect
  • badge - noun any feature that is regarded as a sign of status (a particular power or quality or rank); an emblem (a small piece of plastic or cloth or metal) that signifies your status (rank or membership or affiliation etc.); verb put a badge on
  • balanitis - noun inflammation of the head of the penis
  • ball and chain - noun heavy iron ball attached to a prisoner by a chain
  • band - noun a thin flat strip of flexible material that is worn around the body or one of the limbs (especially to decorate the body); an adornment consisting of a strip of a contrasting color or material; a restraint put around something to hold it together; a strip of material attached to the leg of a bird to identify it (as in studies of bird migration); a thin flat strip or loop of flexible material that goes around or over something else; a stripe or stripes of contrasting color; a range of frequencies between two limits; instrumentalists not including string players; jewelry consisting of a circlet of precious metal (often set with jewels) worn on the finger; a cord-like tissue connecting two larger parts of an anatomical structure; an unofficial association of people or groups; a group of musicians playing popular music for dancing; verb bind or tie together, as with a band; attach a ring to the foot of, in order to identify
  • bandeau - noun an undergarment worn by women to support their breasts
  • barbary coast - noun the Mediterranean coast of northern Africa that was famous for its Moorish pirates; a part of a city that is notorious for gambling dens and brothels and saloons and riotous night life (especially the waterfront of San Francisco after the gold rush of 1849)
  • bareback - adj. riding without a saddle; adv. without a saddle
  • barth - noun United States novelist (born in 1930); Swiss Protestant theologian (1886-1968)
  • baseball - noun a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs; a ball used in playing baseball
  • basketball - noun a game played on a court by two opposing teams of 5 players; points are scored by throwing the ball through an elevated horizontal hoop; an inflated ball used in playing basketball
  • basque - noun the language of the Basque people; of no known relation to any other language; a member of a people of unknown origin living in the western Pyrenees in France and Spain
  • bata - noun a Chadic language spoken south of Lake Chad
  • beachy - adj. (of a shore or shoreline) having an extensive gently sloping area covered with sand or gravel or shingle down to the water line
  • bear - noun massive plantigrade carnivorous or omnivorous mammals with long shaggy coats and strong claws; an investor with a pessimistic market outlook; an investor who expects prices to fall and so sells now in order to buy later at a lower price; verb move while holding up or supporting; bring forth, "The apple tree bore delicious apples this year"; take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person; have rightfully; of rights, titles, and offices; have; have on one's person; cause_to_be_born; be pregnant with; put up with something or somebody unpleasant; support or hold in a certain manner; bring in; behave in a certain manner; contain or hold; have within
  • beard - noun hairy growth on or near the face of certain mammals; the hair growing on the lower part of a man's face; a person who diverts suspicion from someone (especially a woman who accompanies a male homosexual in order to conceal his homosexuality); a tuft or growth of hairs or bristles on certain plants such as iris or grasses; tuft of strong filaments by which e.g. a mussel makes itself fast to a fixed surface; verb go along the rim, like a beard around the chin
  • beefcake - noun a photograph of a muscular man in minimal attire
  • beethoven - noun the music of Beethoven; German composer of instrumental music (especially symphonic and chamber music); continued to compose after he lost his hearing (1770-1827)
  • bell - noun a hollow device made of metal that makes a ringing sound when struck; the flared opening of a tubular device; the sound of a bell being struck; United States inventor (born in Scotland) of the telephone (1847-1922); English painter; sister of Virginia Woolf; prominent member of the Bloomsbury Group (1879-1961); a phonetician and father of Alexander Graham Bell (1819-1905); the shape of a bell; (nautical) each of the eight half-hour units of nautical time signaled by strokes of a ship's bell; eight bells signals 4:00, 8:00, or 12:00 o'clock, either a.m. or p.m.; a percussion instrument consisting of a set of tuned bells that are struck with a hammer; used as an orchestral instrument; a push button at an outer door that gives a ringing or buzzing signal when pushed; verb attach a bell to
  • bell-bottoms - noun trousers with legs that flare; worn by sailors; absurdly wide hems were fashionable in the 1960s
  • belladonna - noun an alkaloidal extract or tincture of the poisonous belladonna plant that is used medicinally; perennial Eurasian herb with reddish bell-shaped flowers and shining black berries; extensively grown in United States; roots and leaves yield atropine
  • berry - noun any of numerous small and pulpy edible fruits; used as desserts or in making jams and jellies and preserves; United States rock singer (born in 1931); a small fruit having any of various structures, e.g., simple (grape or blueberry) or aggregate (blackberry or raspberry); verb pick or gather berries
  • berserk - adj. in a murderous frenzy as if possessed by a demon; noun one of the ancient Norse warriors legendary for working themselves into a frenzy before a battle and fighting with reckless savagery and insane fury
  • bertrand russell - noun English philosopher and mathematician who collaborated with Whitehead (1872-1970)
  • bestiality - noun sexual activity between a person and an animal; the stupid brutal quality of a beast
  • bigamy - noun the offense of marrying someone while you have a living spouse from whom no valid divorce has occurred; having two spouses at the same time
  • billy graham - noun United States evangelical preacher famous as a mass evangelist (born in 1918)
  • bimbo - noun a young woman indulged by rich and powerful older men
  • biologist - noun (biology) a scientist who studies living organisms
  • biology - noun the science that studies living organisms; characteristic life processes and phenomena of living organisms; all the plant and animal life of a particular region
  • birth rate - noun the ratio of live births in an area to the population of that area; expressed per 1000 population per year
  • bisexuality - noun sexual activity with both men and women; showing characteristics of both sexes
  • bishop - noun (chess) a piece that can be moved diagonally over unoccupied squares of the same color; port wine mulled with oranges and cloves; a clergyman having spiritual and administrative authority; appointed in Christian churches to oversee priests or ministers; considered in some churches to be successors of the twelve apostles of Christ
  • bizarre - adj. conspicuously or grossly unconventional or unusual
  • black cat - noun large dark brown North American arboreal carnivorous mammal
  • blind date - noun a date with a stranger; a participant in a blind date (someone you meet for the first time when you have a date with them)
  • blindfold - adj. wearing a blindfold; noun a cloth used to cover the eyes; verb cover the eyes of (someone) to prevent him from seeing
  • bliss - noun a state of extreme happiness
  • blow - noun forceful exhalation through the nose or mouth; a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon; an impact (as from a collision); street names for cocaine; an unpleasant or disappointing surprise; an unfortunate happening that hinders or impedes; something that is thwarting or frustrating; a strong current of air; verb exhale hard; free of obstruction by blowing air through; burst suddenly; shape by blowing; allow to regain its breath; cause to be revealed and jeopardized; lay eggs; spout moist air from the blowhole; cause to move by means of an air current; cause air to go in, on, or through; play or sound a wind instrument; make a sound as if blown; sound by having air expelled through a tube; spend lavishly or wastefully on; be blowing or storming; melt, break, or become otherwise unusable; show off; leave; informal or rude; be in motion due to some air or water current; provide sexual gratification through oral stimulation; spend thoughtlessly; throw away; make a mess of, destroy or ruin
  • blowfish - noun delicacy that is highly dangerous because of a potent nerve poison in ovaries and liver; any of numerous marine fishes whose elongated spiny body can inflate itself with water or air to form a globe; several species contain a potent nerve poison; closely related to spiny puffers
  • bombshell - noun an explosive bomb or artillery shell; a shocking surprise; an entertainer who has a sensational effect
  • bondage - noun sexual practice that involves physically restraining (by cords or handcuffs) one of the partners; the state of being under the control of another person; the state of being under the control of a force or influence or abstract power
  • book - noun physical objects consisting of a number of pages bound together; a number of sheets (ticket or stamps etc.) bound together on one edge; a major division of a long written composition; a written work or composition that has been published (printed on pages bound together); a collection of rules or prescribed standards on the basis of which decisions are made; a collection of playing cards satisfying the rules of a card game; the sacred writings of the Christian religions; the sacred writings of Islam revealed by God to the prophet Muhammad during his life at Mecca and Medina; a compilation of the known facts regarding something or someone; a written version of a play or other dramatic composition; used in preparing for a performance; a record in which commercial accounts are recorded; verb engage for a performance; record a charge in a police register; register in a hotel booker; arrange for and reserve (something for someone else) in advance
  • book of daniel - noun an Old Testament book that tells of the apocalyptic visions and the experiences of Daniel in the court of Nebuchadnezzar
  • boon - adj. very close and convivial; noun a desirable state
  • boston tea party - noun demonstration (1773) by citizens of Boston who (disguised as Indians) raided three British ships in Boston harbor and dumped hundreds of chests of tea into the harbor; organized as a protest against taxes on tea
  • bound - adj. confined by bonds; secured with a cover or binding; often used as a combining form; (usually followed by `to') governed by fate; confined in the bowels; held with another element, substance or material in chemical or physical union; headed or intending to head in a certain direction; often used as a combining form as in `college-bound students'; bound by an oath; bound by contract; covered or wrapped with a bandage; noun a light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards; the greatest possible degree of something; the line or plane indicating the limit or extent of something; a line determining the limits of an area; verb form the boundary of; be contiguous to; place limits on (extent or access); spring back; spring away from an impact; move forward by leaps and bounds
  • boycott - noun a group's refusal to have commercial dealings with some organization in protest against its policies; verb refuse to sponsor; refuse to do business with
  • boyfriend - noun a man who is the lover of a girl or young woman
  • brand - noun a recognizable kind; identification mark on skin, made by burning; a piece of wood that has been burned or is burning; a cutting or thrusting weapon that has a long metal blade and a hilt with a hand guard; a symbol of disgrace or infamy; a name given to a product or service; verb burn with a branding iron to indicate ownership; of animals; mark or expose as infamous; to accuse or condemn or openly or formally or brand as disgraceful
  • breast - noun the front part of the trunk from the neck to the abdomen; either of two soft fleshy milk-secreting glandular organs on the chest of a woman; meat carved from the breast of a fowl; verb reach the summit; meet at breast level; confront bodily
  • breast implant - noun an implant for cosmetic purposes to replace a breast that has been surgically removed
  • breath - noun the process of taking in and expelling air during breathing; a slight movement of the air; the air that is inhaled and exhaled in respiration; a short respite; an indirect suggestion
  • breeder - noun a person who breeds animals
  • brewer - noun the owner or manager of a brewery; someone who brews beer or ale from malt and hops and water
  • broadcaster - noun a mechanical device for scattering something (seed or fertilizer or sand etc.) in all directions; someone who broadcasts on radio or television
  • brothel - noun a building where prostitutes are available
  • bubble dance - noun a solo dance similar to a fan dance except large balloons are used instead of fans
  • bugger - noun someone who engages in anal copulation (especially a male who engages in anal copulation with another male); verb practice anal sex upon
  • buggery - noun intercourse via the anus, committed by a man with a man or woman
  • bundling - noun the act of shoving hastily; the act of binding something into a bundle; a onetime custom during courtship of unmarried couples occupying the same bed without undressing
  • burlesque - adj. relating to or characteristic of a burlesque; noun a theatrical entertainment of broad and earthy humor; consists of comic skits and short turns (and sometimes striptease); a composition that imitates somebody's style in a humorous way; verb make a parody of
  • burns - noun celebrated Scottish poet (1759-1796); United States comedian and film actor (1896-1996)
  • burroughs - noun United States novelist and author of the Tarzan stories (1875-1950); United States inventor who patented the first practical adding machine (1855-1898); United States writer noted for his works portraying the life of drug addicts (1914-1997)
  • businessman - noun a person engaged in commercial or industrial business (especially an owner or executive)
  • butterfly - noun a swimming stroke in which the arms are thrown forward together out of the water while the feet kick up and down; diurnal insect typically having a slender body with knobbed antennae and broad colorful wings; verb cut and spread open, as in preparation for cooking; flutter like a butterfly; talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions
  • buttocks - noun the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on
  • calan - noun a drug (trade names Calan and Isoptin) used as an oral or parenteral calcium blocker in cases of hypertension or congestive heart failure or angina or migraine
  • caligula - noun Roman Emperor who succeeded Tiberius and whose uncontrolled passions resulted in manifest insanity; noted for his cruelty and tyranny; was assassinated (12-41)
  • call girl - noun a female prostitute who can be hired by telephone
  • callisto - noun the second largest of Jupiter's satellites
  • calmness - noun a feeling of calm; an absence of agitation or excitement; an absence of strong winds or rain; steadiness of mind under stress
  • calvin klein - noun United States fashion designer noted for understated fashions (born in 1942)
  • campaign - noun an overland journey by hunters (especially in Africa); a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end; several related operations aimed at achieving a particular goal (usually within geographical and temporal constraints); a race between candidates for elective office; verb go on a campaign; go off to war; run, stand, or compete for an office or a position; exert oneself continuously, vigorously, or obtrusively to gain an end or engage in a crusade for a certain cause or person; be an advocate for
  • candy - noun a rich sweet made of flavored sugar and often combined with fruit or nuts; verb coat with something sweet, such as a hard sugar glaze
  • cangue - noun an instrument of punishment formerly used in China for petty criminals; consists of a heavy wooden collar enclosing the neck and arms
  • caning - noun work made of interlaced slender branches (especially willow branches)
  • cape fear - noun a cape in southeastern North Carolina extending into the Atlantic Ocean
  • cardamom - noun aromatic seeds used as seasoning like cinnamon and cloves especially in pickles and barbecue sauces; rhizomatous herb of India having aromatic seeds used as seasoning
  • careful - adj. exercising caution or showing care or attention; with care and dignity; mindful of the future in spending money; cautiously attentive; full of cares or anxiety
  • carnal knowledge - noun the act of sexual procreation between a man and a woman; the man's penis is inserted into the woman's vagina and excited until orgasm and ejaculation occur
  • carol - noun a joyful song (usually celebrating the birth of Christ); joyful religious song celebrating the birth of Christ; verb sing carols
  • carrageenan - noun a colloidal extract from carrageen seaweed and other red algae
  • carver - noun United States botanist and agricultural chemist who developed many uses for peanuts and soy beans and sweet potatoes (1864-1943); someone who carves the meat; an artist who creates sculptures; makes decorative wooden panels
  • cassandra - noun (Greek mythology) a prophetess in Troy during the Trojan War whose predictions were true but were never believed
  • castration - noun surgical removal of the testes or ovaries (usually to inhibit hormone secretion in cases of breast cancer in women or prostate cancer in men); neutering a male animal by removing the testicles; the deletion of objectionable parts from a literary work
  • castrato - noun a male singer who was castrated before puberty and retains a soprano or alto voice
  • catamite - noun a boy who submits to a sexual relationship with a man
  • catullus - noun Roman lyric poet remembered for his love poems to an aristocratic Roman woman (84-54 BC)
  • celery - noun stalks eaten raw or cooked or used as seasoning; widely cultivated herb with aromatic leaf stalks that are eaten raw or cooked
  • celibacy - noun an unmarried status; abstaining from sexual relations (as because of religious vows)
  • censor - noun a person who is authorized to read publications or correspondence or to watch theatrical performances and suppress in whole or in part anything considered obscene or politically unacceptable; someone who censures or condemns; verb subject to political, religious, or moral censorship; forbid the public distribution of ( a movie or a newspaper)
  • centerfold - noun a magazine center spread; especially a foldout of a large photograph or map or other feature
  • century - noun a period of 100 years
  • ceres - noun the largest asteroid and the first discovered; (Roman mythology) goddess of agriculture; counterpart of Greek Demeter
  • cervical cap - noun a contraceptive device consisting of a small thimble-shaped cup that is placed over the uterine cervix to prevent the entrance of spermatozoa
  • cervicitis - noun inflammation of the uterine cervix
  • cervix - noun necklike opening to the uterus; the part of an organism that connects the head to the rest of the body
  • chancre - noun a small hard painless nodule at the site of entry of a pathogen (as syphilis)
  • character - noun (genetics) an attribute (structural or functional) that is determined by a gene or group of genes; the inherent complex of attributes that determine a persons moral and ethical actions and reactions; an actor's portrayal of someone in a play; a formal recommendation by a former employer to a potential future employer describing the person's qualifications and dependability; a written symbol that is used to represent speech; a person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities); good repute; a characteristic property that defines the apparent individual nature of something; an imaginary person represented in a work of fiction (play or film or story); verb engrave or inscribe characters on
  • charity - noun an activity or gift that benefits the public at large; a kindly and lenient attitude toward people; an institution set up to provide help to the needy; a foundation created to promote the public good (not for assistance to any particular individuals); pinnate-leaved European perennial having bright blue or white flowers
  • charles fourier - noun French sociologist and reformer who hoped to achieve universal harmony by reorganizing society (1772-1837)
  • chastity - noun abstaining from sexual relations (as because of religious vows); morality with respect to sexual relations
  • cheesecake - noun a photograph of an attractive woman in minimal attire; made with sweetened cream cheese and eggs and cream baked in a crumb crust
  • chef - noun a professional cook
  • cherry - adj. of a color at the end of the color spectrum (next to orange); resembling the color of blood or cherries or tomatoes or rubies; noun a red fruit with a single hard stone; any of numerous trees and shrubs producing a small fleshy round fruit with a single hard stone; many also produce a valuable hardwood; wood of any of various cherry trees especially the black cherry; a red the color of ripe cherries
  • chic - adj. elegant and stylish; noun elegance by virtue of being fashionable
  • chicago - noun largest city in Illinois; a bustling Great Lakes port that extends 26 miles along the southwestern shoreline of Lake Michigan; a gambling card game in which chips are placed on the ace and king and queen and jack of separate suits (taken from a separate deck); a player plays the lowest card of a suit in his hand and successively higher cards are played until the sequence stops; the player who plays a card matching one in the layout wins all the chips on that card
  • chicken - adj. easily frightened; noun a domestic fowl bred for flesh or eggs; believed to have been developed from the red jungle fowl; a foolhardy competition; a dangerous activity that is continued until one competitor becomes afraid and stops; the flesh of a chicken used for food; a person who lacks confidence, is irresolute and wishy-washy
  • chickenpox - noun an acute contagious disease caused by herpes varicella zoster virus; causes a rash of vesicles on the face and body
  • china - noun high quality porcelain originally made only in China; a communist nation that covers a vast territory in eastern Asia; the most populous country in the world; dishware made of high quality porcelain; a government on the island of Taiwan established in 1949 by Chiang Kai-shek after the conquest of mainland China by the communists led by Mao Zedong
  • chlamydia - noun coccoid rickettsia infesting birds and mammals; cause infections of eyes and lungs and genitourinary tract; a sexually transmitted infection caused by bacteria of the genus Chlamydia
  • chocolate - noun a medium brown to dark-brown color; a food made from roasted ground cacao beans; a beverage made from cocoa powder and milk and sugar; usually drunk hot
  • choke - noun a valve that controls the flow of air into the carburetor of a gasoline engine; a coil of low resistance and high inductance used in electrical circuits to pass direct current and attenuate alternating current; verb breathe with great difficulty, as when experiencing a strong emotion; constrict (someone's) throat and keep from breathing; reduce the air supply; be too tight; rub or press; wring the neck of; check or slow down the action or effect of; fail to perform adequately due to tension or agitation; cause to retch or choke; struggle for breath; have insufficient oxygen intake; pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life; suppress the development, creativity, or imagination of; become stultified, suppressed, or stifled; impair the respiration of or obstruct the air passage of; become or cause to become obstructed
  • chub - noun European freshwater game fish with a thick spindle-shaped body
  • chyloderma - noun swelling of the scrotum resulting from chronic lymphatic obstruction
  • cinderella - noun a fictional young girl who is saved from her stepmother and stepsisters by her fairy godmother and a handsome prince; a woman whose merits were not been recognized but who then achieves sudden success and recognition
  • class - noun elegance in dress or behavior; people having the same social or economic status; a collection of things sharing a common attribute; (biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more orders; a body of students who are taught together; a body of students who graduate together; a league ranked by quality; education imparted in a series of lessons or meetings; verb arrange or order by classes or categories
  • clean - adj. free of drugs; free from clumsiness; precisely or deftly executed; not carrying concealed weapons; (of a record) having no marks of discredit or offense; free from dirt or impurities; or having clean habits; (of behavior or especially language) free from objectionable elements; fit for all observers; not spreading pollution or contamination; especially radioactive contamination; ritually clean or pure; thorough and without qualification; exhibiting or calling for sportsmanship or fair play; (of a manuscript) having few alterations or corrections; morally pure; without difficulties or problems; free from impurities; (of sound or color) free from anything that dulls or dims; free of restrictions or qualifications; (of a surface) not written or printed on; free from sepsis or infection; adv. completely; used as intensifiers; in conformity with the rules or laws and without fraud or cheating; noun a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then jerked overhead; verb remove unwanted substances from, such as feathers or pits; remove shells or husks from; remove while making clean; make clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from; remove all contents or possession from, or empty completely; deprive wholly of money in a gambling game, robbery, etc.; be cleanable; clean one's body or parts thereof, as by washing; remove unwanted substances from; clean and tidy up the house
  • clear - adj. of complexion; without such blemishes as e.g. acne; clear to the mind; free from cloudiness; allowing light to pass through; free from confusion or doubt; free from clouds or mist or haze; characterized by ease and quickness in perceiving; clear and distinct to the senses; easily perceptible; (especially of a title) free from any encumbrance or limitation that presents a question of fact or law; free from contact or proximity or connection; easily deciphered; clear of charges or deductions; affording free passage or view; free from flaw or blemish or impurity; characterized by freedom from troubling thoughts (especially guilt); accurately stated or described; freed from any question of guilt; (of sound or color) free from anything that dulls or dims; free of restrictions or qualifications; adv. completely; in an easily perceptible manner; noun the state of being free of suspicion; a clear or unobstructed space or expanse of land or water; verb free (the throat) by making a rasping sound; remove; make a way or path by removing objects; remove the occupants of; remove (people) from a building; rid of instructions or data; make clear, bright, light, or translucent; make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear; settle, as of a debt; pass an inspection or receive authorization; pass by, over, or under without making contact; go away or disappear; sell; be debited and credited to the proper bank accounts; clear from impurities, blemishes, pollution, etc.; free from payment of customs duties, as of a shipment; rid of obstructions; grant authorization or clearance for; pronounce not guilty of criminal charges; earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages; make as a net profit; yield as a net profit; go unchallenged; be approved; become clear
  • cleavage - noun the act of cleaving or splitting; the line formed by a groove between two parts (especially the separation between a woman's breasts); (embryology) the repeated division of a fertilised ovum; the breaking of a chemical bond in a molecule resulting in smaller molecules; the state of being split or cleft
  • click - noun depression of a button on a computer mouse; a hinged catch that fits into a notch of a ratchet to move a wheel forward or prevent it from moving backward; a stop consonant made by the suction of air into the mouth (as in Bantu); a short light metallic sound; verb become clear or enter one's consciousness or emotions; produce a click; make a clicking or ticking sound; make a clucking sounds, characteristic of hens; cause to make a snapping sound; move or strike with a noise; click repeatedly or uncontrollably
  • clinton - noun a town in east central Iowa; United States politician who as governor of New York supported the project to build the Erie Canal (1769-1828); 42nd President of the United States (1946-); wife of President Clinton and later a woman member of the United States Senate (1947-)
  • clitoris - noun a female sexual organ homologous to the penis
  • clostridia - noun spindle-shaped bacterial cell especially one swollen at the center by an endospore
  • clothing - noun a covering designed to be worn on a person's body
  • club - noun stout stick that is larger at one end; a playing card in the minor suit that has one or more black trefoils on it; a formal association of people with similar interests; a spot that is open late at night and that provides entertainment (as singers or dancers) as well as dancing and food and drink; a building that is occupied by a social club; golf equipment used by a golfer to hit a golf ball; a team of professional baseball players who play and travel together; verb strike with a club or a bludgeon; gather and spend time together; unite with a common purpose
  • cohabitation - noun the act of living together and having a sexual relationship (especially without being married)
  • colette - noun French writer of novels about women (1873-1954)
  • collar - noun a figurative restraint; a band that fits around the neck and is usually folded over; a band of leather or rope that is placed around an animal's neck as a harness or to identify it; the stitching that forms the rim of a shoe or boot; the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal); necklace that fits tightly around a woman's neck; verb take into custody; furnish with a collar; seize by the neck or collar
  • colostrum - noun milky fluid secreted for the first day or two after parturition
  • comedian - noun a professional performer who tells jokes and performs comical acts; an actor in a comedy
  • comic strip - noun a sequence of drawings telling a story in a newspaper or comic book
  • companion - noun one paid to accompany or assist or live with another; a person who is frequently in the company of another; a traveler who accompanies you; verb be a companion to somebody
  • company - noun an institution created to conduct business; a unit of firefighters including their equipment; a social gathering of guests or companions; organization of performers and associated personnel (especially theatrical); small military unit; usually two or three platoons; the state of being with someone; crew of a ship including the officers; the whole force or personnel of a ship; a band of people associated temporarily in some activity; a social or business visitor; verb be a companion to somebody
  • compassion - noun the humane quality of understanding the suffering of others and wanting to do something about it; a deep awareness of and sympathy for another's suffering
  • concept - noun an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances
  • concubinage - noun cohabitation without being legally married
  • condom - noun contraceptive device consisting of a sheath of thin rubber or latex that is worn over the penis during intercourse
  • connecticut - noun a New England state; one of the original 13 colonies; one of the British colonies that formed the United States; a river in the northeastern United States; flows south from northern New Hampshire along the border between New Hampshire and Vermont and through Massachusetts and Connecticut where it empties into Long Island Sound
  • consent - noun permission to do something; verb give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to
  • consul - noun a diplomat appointed by a government to protect its commercial interests and help its citizens in a foreign country
  • consummation - noun the act of bringing to completion or fruition; the completion of marriage by sexual intercourse
  • contentment - noun happiness with one's situation in life
  • controversy - noun a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement
  • cooper - noun a craftsman who makes or repairs wooden barrels or tubs; United States novelist noted for his stories of American Indians and the frontier life (1789-1851); United States film actor noted for his portrayals of strong silent heroes (1901-1961); United States industrialist who built the first American locomotive; founded Cooper Union in New York City to offer free courses in the arts and sciences (1791-1883); verb make barrels and casks
  • coprolalia - noun an uncontrollable use of obscene language; often accompanied by mental disorders
  • copycat - noun someone who copies the words or behavior of another
  • corset - noun a woman's close-fitting foundation garment; verb dress with a corset
  • cougar - noun large American feline resembling a lion
  • country - noun the territory occupied by a nation; an area outside of cities and towns; the people who live in a nation or country; a politically organized body of people under a single government; a particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography)
  • country-dance - noun a type of folk dance in which couples are arranged in sets or face one another in a line; verb perform a contradance
  • coupling - noun the act of pairing a male and female for reproductive purposes; a mechanical device that serves to connect the ends of adjacent objects; a connection (like a clamp or vise) between two things so they move together
  • courage - noun a quality of spirit that enables you to face danger or pain without showing fear
  • courtier - noun an attendant at the court of a sovereign
  • courtly love - noun (Middle Ages) a highly conventionalized code of conduct for lovers
  • courtship - noun a man's courting of a woman; seeking the affections of a woman (usually with the hope of marriage)
  • covering - noun the act of protecting something by covering it; an artifact that covers something else (usually to protect or shelter or conceal it); a natural object that covers or envelops; the work of applying something; the act of concealing the existence of something by obstructing the view of it
  • coyote - noun small wolf native to western North America; a forest fire fighter who is sent to battle remote and severe forest fires (often for days at a time); someone who smuggles illegal immigrants into the United States (usually across the Mexican border)
  • crab louse - noun infests the pubic region of the human body
  • crank - adj. (used of boats) inclined to heel over easily under sail; noun a hand tool consisting of a rotating shaft with parallel handle; an amphetamine derivative (trade name Methedrine) used in the form of a crystalline hydrochloride; used as a stimulant to the nervous system and as an appetite suppressant; a whimsically eccentric person; a bad-tempered person; verb bend into the shape of a crank; fasten with a crank; rotate with a crank; start by cranking; travel along a zigzag path
  • crawford - noun United States film actress (1908-1977); United States neoclassical sculptor (1814-1857)
  • cred - noun credibility among young fashionable urban individuals
  • cricketer - noun an athlete who plays cricket
  • criminal - adj. guilty of crime or serious offense; involving or being or having the nature of a crime; bringing or deserving severe rebuke or censure; noun someone who has committed (or been legally convicted of) a crime
  • criminal law - noun the body of law dealing with crimes and their punishment
  • critic - noun someone who frequently finds fault or makes harsh and unfair judgments; anyone who expresses a reasoned judgment of something; a person who is professionally engaged in the analysis and interpretation of works of art
  • crone - noun an ugly evil-looking old woman
  • crop - noun the stock or handle of a whip; the output of something in a season; a collection of people or things appearing together; a cultivated plant that is grown commercially on a large scale; the yield from plants in a single growing season; a pouch in many birds and some lower animals that resembles a stomach for storage and preliminary maceration of food; verb cut short; feed as in a meadow or pasture; let feed in a field or pasture or meadow; yield crops; cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of; prepare for crops
  • cross dressing - noun the practice of adopting the clothes or the manner or the sexual role of the opposite sex
  • crossroads - noun a point where a choice must be made; a community of people smaller than a village; a crisis situation or point in time when a critical decision must be made
  • cryptococcosis - noun a fungal infection characterized by nodular lesions--first in the lungs and spreading to the nervous system
  • cryptorchidism - noun failure of one or both testes to move into the scrotum as the male fetus develops
  • crystallization - noun a mental synthesis that becomes fixed or concrete by a process resembling crystal formation; the formation of crystals; a rock formed by the solidification of a substance; has regularly repeating internal structure; external plane faces
  • cuckold - noun a man whose wife committed adultery; verb be sexually unfaithful to one's partner in marriage
  • cuddling - noun affectionate play (or foreplay without contact with the genital organs)
  • cunnilingus - noun oral stimulation of the vulva or clitoris
  • cunt - noun obscene terms for female genitals; a woman who is thoroughly disliked
  • cupboard love - noun a show of affection motivated by selfishness
  • cupid - noun a symbol for love in the form of a cherubic naked boy with wings and a bow and arrow; (Roman mythology) god of love; counterpart of Greek Eros
  • cybersex - noun sexual arousal involving communication on the internet
  • cystocele - noun hernia in which the urinary bladder protrudes through the wall of the vagina; sometimes occurs after childbirth
  • cytherea - noun goddess of love and beauty and daughter of Zeus in ancient mythology; identified with Roman Venus
  • daddy - noun an informal term for a father; probably derived from baby talk
  • dalton - noun English chemist and physicist who formulated atomic theory and the law of partial pressures; gave the first description of red-green color blindness (1766-1844)
  • damage - noun the act of damaging something or someone; loss of military equipment; the occurrence of a change for the worse; any harm or injury resulting from a violation of a legal right; the amount of money needed to purchase something; verb inflict damage upon
  • daphne - noun (Greek mythology) a nymph who was transformed into a laurel tree to escape the amorous Apollo; any of several ornamental shrubs with shiny mostly evergreen leaves and clusters of small bell-shaped flowers
  • date rape - noun rape in which the rapist is known to the victim (as when they are on a date together)
  • dating - noun use of chemical analysis to estimate the age of geological specimens
  • david - noun (Old Testament) the 2nd king of the Israelites; as a young shepherd he fought Goliath (a giant Philistine warrior) and killed him by hitting him in the head with a stone flung from a sling; he united Israel with Jerusalem as its capital; many of the Psalms are attributed to David (circa 1000-962 BC); French neoclassical painter who actively supported the French Revolution (1748-1825); patron saint of Wales (circa 520-600)
  • dead-end - adj. lacking opportunities for development or advancement
  • deadhead - noun a train or bus or taxi traveling empty; a nonenterprising person who is not paying his way
  • debonair - adj. having a sophisticated charm; having a cheerful, lively, and self-confident air
  • deference - noun a courteous expression (by word or deed) of esteem or regard; courteous regard for people's feelings; a disposition or tendency to yield to the will of others
  • dehumanization - noun the act of degrading people with respect to their best qualities
  • deity - noun any supernatural being worshipped as controlling some part of the world or some aspect of life or who is the personification of a force
  • delaware - noun the Algonquian language spoken by the Delaware; a Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies; one of the British colonies that formed the United States; a river that rises in the Catskills in southeastern New York and flows southward along the border of Pennsylvania with New York and New Jersey to northern Delaware where it empties into Delaware Bay; a member of an Algonquian people formerly living in New Jersey and New York and parts of Delaware and Pennsylvania
  • deliverance - noun recovery or preservation from loss or danger
  • demeter - noun (Greek mythology) goddess of fertility and protector of marriage in ancient mythology; counterpart of Roman Ceres
  • denis diderot - noun French philosopher who was a leading figure of the Enlightenment in France; principal editor of an encyclopedia that disseminated the scientific and philosophical knowledge of the time (1713-1784)
  • dermoid cyst - noun a cystic tumor (usually benign) with a wall lined with epithelium and a cavity containing other material
  • descent - noun the act of changing your location in a downward direction; a movement downward; a downward slope or bend; the kinship relation between an individual and the individual's progenitors; properties attributable to your ancestry; the descendants of one individual
  • description - noun sort or variety; a statement that represents something in words; the act of describing something
  • designer - noun a person who devises plots or intrigues; someone who creates plans to be used in making something (such as buildings); someone who designs clothing; a person who specializes in designing architectural interiors and their furnishings
  • desire - noun an inclination to want things; the feeling that accompanies an unsatisfied state; something that is desired; verb feel or have a desire for; want strongly; express a desire for; expect and wish
  • device - noun any clever maneuver; an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; an emblematic design (especially in heraldry); any ornamental pattern or design (as in embroidery); something in an artistic work designed to achieve a particular effect
  • dialogue - noun a literary composition in the form of a conversation between two people; the lines spoken by characters in drama or fiction; a conversation between two persons; a discussion intended to produce an agreement
  • diaphragm - noun a mechanical device in a camera that controls size of aperture of the lens; electro-acoustic transducer that vibrates to receive or produce sound waves; a contraceptive device consisting of a flexible dome-shaped cup made of rubber or plastic; it is filled with spermicide and fitted over the uterine cervix; (anatomy) a muscular partition separating the abdominal and thoracic cavities; functions in respiration
  • dick - noun someone who is a detective; obscene terms for penis
  • dildo - noun a vibrating device that substitutes for an erect penis to provide vaginal stimulation
  • dionysus - noun (Greek mythology) god of wine and fertility and drama; the Greek name of Bacchus
  • director - noun someone who controls resources and expenditures; someone who supervises the actors and directs the action in the production of a show; member of a board of directors; the person who leads a musical group; the person who directs the making of a film
  • discipline - noun training to improve strength or self-control; the act of punishing; the trait of being well behaved; a system of rules of conduct or method of practice; a branch of knowledge; verb punish in order to gain control or enforce obedience; train by instruction and practice; especially to teach self-control
  • disease - noun an impairment of health or a condition of abnormal functioning
  • disgrace - noun a state of dishonor; verb damage the reputation of; reduce in worth or character, usually verbally; bring shame or dishonor upon
  • display - noun something shown to the public; a visual representation of something; an electronic device that represents information in visual form; something intended to communicate a particular impression; exhibiting openly in public view; behavior that makes your feelings public; verb attract attention by displaying some body part or posing; of animals; to show, make visible or apparent; make clear and visible
  • dobson - noun large soft-bodied insect having long slender mandibles in the male; aquatic larvae often used as bait; large brown aquatic larva of the dobsonfly; used as fishing bait
  • dogging - adj. relentless and indefatigable in pursuit or as if in pursuit
  • dogtooth - noun a carved pyramidal ornament; used in 13th century England; one of the four pointed conical teeth (two in each jaw) located between the incisors and the premolars; perennial woodland spring-flowering plant; widely cultivated
  • dominatrix - noun a dominating woman (especially one who plays that role in a sadomasochistic sexual relationship)
  • don juan - noun any successful womanizer (after the legendary profligate Spanish nobleman); a legendary Spanish nobleman and philanderer who became the hero of many poems and plays and operas
  • doomsday - noun an unpleasant or disastrous destiny; (New Testament) day of the Last Judgment when God will decree the fates of all men according to the good and evil of their earthly lives; (New Testament) day of the Last Judgment when God will decree the fates of all men according to the good and evil of their earthly lives
  • douche - noun irrigation with a jet of water or medicated solution into or around a body part (especially the vagina) to treat infections or cleanse from odorous contents; a small syringe with detachable nozzles; used for vaginal lavage and enemas; verb direct a spray of water into a bodily cavity, for cleaning
  • douglas - noun United States politician who proposed that individual territories be allowed to decide whether they would have slavery; he engaged in a famous series of debates with Abraham Lincoln (1813-1861)
  • drew - noun United States actor (born in Ireland); father of Georgiana Emma Barrymore (1827-1862)
  • drop out - verb give up in the face of defeat of lacking hope; admit defeat; leave school or an educational program prematurely
  • drug - noun a substance that is used as a medicine or narcotic; verb administer a drug to; use recreational drugs
  • drummer - noun someone who plays a drum
  • duncan grant - noun Scottish painter; cousin of Lytton Strachey and member of the Bloomsbury Group (1885-1978)
  • dyke - noun a barrier constructed to contain the flow of water or to keep out the sea; offensive terms for a lesbian who is noticeably masculine; verb enclose with a dike
  • ecstasy - noun a state of being carried away by overwhelming emotion; a state of elated bliss; street names for methylenedioxymethamphetamine
  • eden - noun a beautiful garden where Adam and Eve were placed at the Creation; when they disobeyed and ate the forbidden fruit from the tree of knowledge of good and evil they were driven from their paradise (the fall of man); any place of complete bliss and delight and peace
  • edging - noun border consisting of anything placed on the edge to finish something (such as a fringe on clothing or on a rug)
  • effeminacy - noun the trait of being effeminate (derogatory of a man)
  • egg cell - noun the female reproductive cell; the female gamete
  • ejaculation - noun an abrupt emphatic exclamation expressing emotion; the discharge of semen in males
  • ejaculatory duct - noun a part of the seminal duct formed by the duct from the seminal vesicle and the vas deferens; passes through the prostate gland
  • electra complex - noun a complex of females; sexual attraction to the father
  • elgar - noun British composer of choral and orchestral works including two symphonies as well as songs and chamber music and music for brass band (1857-1934)
  • eli whitney - noun United States inventor of the mechanical cotton gin (1765-1825)
  • elves - noun an acronym for emissions of light and very low frequency perturbations due to electromagnetic pulse sources; extremely bright extremely short (less than a msec) electrical flashes forming a huge ring (up to 400 km diameter) in the ionosphere
  • emasculation - noun loss of power and masculinity; neutering a male animal by removing the testicles
  • emma goldman - noun United States anarchist (born in Russia) who opposed conscription; was deported to the Soviet Union in 1919 (1869-1940)
  • empedocles - noun Greek philosopher who taught that all matter is composed of particles of fire and water and air and earth (fifth century BC)
  • enchanted - adj. influenced as by charms or incantations
  • endogamy - noun marriage within one's own tribe or group as required by custom or law
  • enema - noun injection of a liquid through the anus to stimulate evacuation; sometimes used for diagnostic purposes
  • entertainer - noun a person who tries to please or amuse
  • epictetus - noun Greek philosopher who was a Stoic (circa 50-130)
  • epididymis - noun a convoluted tubule in each testis; carries sperm to vas deferens
  • epiphany - noun a divine manifestation; twelve days after Christmas; celebrates the visit of the three wise men to the infant Jesus
  • epona - noun (possibly Roman mythology) Celtic goddess of horses and mules and asses
  • equestrian - adj. of or relating to or featuring horseback riding; of or relating to or composed of knights; noun a man skilled in equitation
  • equus - noun type genus of the Equidae: only surviving genus of the family Equidae
  • erection - noun a structure that has been erected; an erect penis; the act of building or putting up
  • erica jong - noun United States writer (born in 1942)
  • erogenous zone - noun any area of the body especially sensitive to sexual stimulation
  • eros - noun (Greek mythology) god of love; son of Aphrodite; identified with Roman Cupid; a desire for sexual intimacy
  • erotica - noun creative activity (writing or pictures or films etc.) of no literary or artistic value other than to stimulate sexual desire
  • eroticism - noun a state of anticipation of sexuality; the arousal of feelings of sexual desire
  • escapology - noun the study of methods of escaping (especially as a form of entertainment)
  • escort - noun the act of accompanying someone or something in order to protect them; an attendant who is employed to accompany someone; someone who escorts and protects a prominent person; a participant in a date; verb accompany as an escort; accompany or escort
  • estrogen - noun a general term for female steroid sex hormones that are secreted by the ovary and responsible for typical female sexual characteristics
  • eubacterium - noun a large group of bacteria having rigid cell walls; motile types have flagella
  • eudaimonia - noun a contented state of being happy and healthy and prosperous
  • eugene - noun a city in eastern Oregon on the Willamette River; site of a university; Austrian general in the service of the Holy Roman Empire during the War of the Spanish Succession (1663-1736)
  • eunuch - noun a man who has been castrated and is incapable of reproduction
  • euphoria - noun a feeling of great (usually exaggerated) elation
  • euphrosyne - noun (Greek mythology) one of the three Graces
  • europa - noun the 4th largest of Jupiter's satellites; covered with a smooth shell of frozen water
  • europe - noun the nations of the European continent collectively; the 2nd smallest continent (actually a vast peninsula of Eurasia); the British use `Europe' to refer to all of the continent except the British Isles; an international organization of European countries formed after World War II to reduce trade barriers and increase cooperation among its members
  • eusebius - noun Christian bishop of Caesarea in Palestine; a church historian and a leading early Christian exegete (circa 270-340)
  • exarch - noun a viceroy who governed a large province in the Roman Empire; a bishop in eastern Christendom who holds a place below a patriarch but above a metropolitan; a bishop in one of several Eastern Orthodox churches in North America
  • excalibur - noun the legendary sword of King Arthur
  • executive - adj. having the function of carrying out plans or orders etc.; noun persons who administer the law; a person responsible for the administration of a business; someone who manages a government agency or department
  • exhibitionism - noun the perverse act of exposing and attracting attention to your own genitals; extravagant and conspicuous behavior intended to attract attention to yourself
  • exogamy - noun marriage to a person belonging to a tribe or group other than your own as required by custom or law
  • eye contact - noun contact that occurs when two people look directly at each other; a meeting of the eyes between two people that expresses meaningful nonverbal communication
  • eyes - noun opinion or judgment
  • facial - adj. of or pertaining to the outside surface of an object; of or concerning the face; noun care for the face that usually involves cleansing and massage and the application of cosmetic creams; cranial nerve that supplies facial muscles
  • fade - noun gradually ceasing to be visible; a golf shot that curves to the right for a right-handed golfer; verb become less clearly visible or distinguishable; disappear gradually or seemingly; lose freshness, vigor, or vitality; become feeble; disappear gradually
  • faggot - noun a bundle of sticks and branches bound together; offensive terms for an openly homosexual man; verb bind or tie up in or as if in a faggot; fasten together rods of iron in order to heat or weld them; ornament or join (fabric) by faggot stitch
  • faith - noun loyalty or allegiance to a cause or a person; complete confidence in a person or plan etc; a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny; an institution to express belief in a divine power
  • falconer - noun a person who breeds and trains hawks and who follows the sport of falconry
  • fallopian tube - noun either of a pair of tubes conducting the egg from the ovary to the uterus
  • family business - noun a corporation that is entirely owned by the members of a single family
  • fan dance - noun a solo dance in which large fans are manipulated to suggest or reveal nakedness
  • fandom - noun the fans of a sport or famous person
  • fashion - noun characteristic or habitual practice; consumer goods (especially clothing) in the current mode; the latest and most admired style in clothes and cosmetics and behavior; how something is done or how it happens; verb make out of components (often in an improvising manner)
  • faust - noun an alchemist of German legend who sold his soul to Mephistopheles in exchange for knowledge
  • fear - noun an emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight); a profound emotion inspired by a deity; an anxious feeling; verb be afraid or scared of; be frightened of; be uneasy or apprehensive about; be sorry; used to introduce an unpleasant statement; be afraid or feel anxious or apprehensive about a possible or probable situation or event; regard with feelings of respect and reverence; consider hallowed or exalted or be in awe of
  • fecundity - noun the intellectual productivity of a creative imagination; the quality of something that causes or assists healthy growth; the state of being fertile; capable of producing offspring
  • feed - noun food for domestic livestock; verb introduce continuously; give food to; take in food; used of animals only; serve as food for; be the food for; feed into; supply; provide as food; gratify; support or promote; provide with fertilizers or add nutrients to; profit from in an exploitatory manner; move along, of liquids
  • feeling - noun the experiencing of affective and emotional states; an intuitive understanding of something; a physical sensation that you experience; the sensation produced by pressure receptors in the skin; a vague idea in which some confidence is placed; the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people
  • fellatio - noun oral stimulation of the penis
  • female bonding - noun the formation of a close personal relationship between women
  • feminism - noun a doctrine that advocates equal rights for women; the movement aimed at equal rights for women
  • feminization - noun the process of becoming feminized; the development of female characteristics (loss of facial hair or breast enlargement) in a male because of hormonal disorders or castration
  • fertilisation - noun making fertile as by applying fertilizer or manure; creation by the physical union of male and female gametes; of sperm and ova in an animal or pollen and ovule in a plant
  • fertility - noun the state of being fertile; capable of producing offspring; the property of producing abundantly and sustaining vigorous and luxuriant growth; the ratio of live births in an area to the population of that area; expressed per 1000 population per year
  • fetish - noun excessive or irrational devotion to some activity; a form of sexual desire in which gratification depends to an abnormal degree on some object or item of clothing or part of the body; a charm superstitiously believed to embody magical powers
  • fetishism - noun sexual arousal or gratification resulting from handling a fetish (or a specific part of the body other than the sexual organs); a belief in the magical power of fetishes (or the worship of a fetish)
  • fetus - noun an unborn or unhatched vertebrate in the later stages of development showing the main recognizable features of the mature animal
  • fibroadenoma - noun benign and movable and firm and not tender tumor of the breast; common in young women and caused by high levels of estrogen
  • filament - noun a thin wire (usually tungsten) that is heated white hot by the passage of an electric current; a threadlike structure (as a chainlike series of cells); the stalk of a stamen; a very slender natural or synthetic fiber
  • film - noun a thin coating or layer; photographic material consisting of a base of celluloid covered with a photographic emulsion; used to make negatives or transparencies; a thin sheet of (usually plastic and usually transparent) material used to wrap or cover things; a medium that disseminates moving pictures; a form of entertainment that enacts a story by a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement; verb make a film or photograph of something; record in film
  • film festival - noun a cinematic festival that features films (usually films produced during the past year)
  • filmmaker - noun a producer of motion pictures
  • fingering - noun touching something with the fingers; the placement of the fingers for playing different notes (or sequences of notes) on a musical instrument
  • firefly - noun nocturnal beetle common in warm regions having luminescent abdominal organs; tropical American click beetle having bright luminous spots
  • fishnet - noun a net that will enclose fish when it is pulled in
  • fitch - noun dark brown mustelid of woodlands of Eurasia that gives off an unpleasant odor when threatened
  • fitness - noun the condition of being suitable; the quality of being qualified; good physical condition; being in shape or in condition; fitness to traverse the seas
  • fixation - noun (histology) the preservation and hardening of a tissue sample to retain as nearly as possible the same relations they had in the living body; the activity of fastening something firmly in position; an unhealthy and compulsive preoccupation with something or someone; an abnormal state in which development has stopped prematurely
  • flagellation - noun beating with a whip or strap or rope as a form of punishment
  • flapper - noun a young woman in the 1920s who flaunted her unconventional conduct and dress
  • flirting - noun playful behavior intended to arouse sexual interest
  • flora - noun a living organism lacking the power of locomotion; all the plant life in a particular region or period
  • florida - noun a state in southeastern United States between the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War
  • flower child - noun someone who rejects the established culture; advocates extreme liberalism in politics and lifestyle
  • flower power - noun a counterculture of young people in the US during the 1960s and 70s
  • food - noun any substance that can be metabolized by an organism to give energy and build tissue; anything that provides mental stimulus for thinking; any solid substance (as opposed to liquid) that is used as a source of nourishment
  • fool's gold - noun a common mineral (iron disulfide) that has a pale yellow color
  • footballer - noun an athlete who plays American football
  • foreplay - noun mutual sexual fondling prior to sexual intercourse
  • forever - adv. for a very long or seemingly endless time; seemingly without interruption; often and repeatedly; for a limitless time
  • forgiveness - noun the act of excusing a mistake or offense; compassionate feelings that support a willingness to forgive
  • foursome - noun four people considered as a unit
  • fragmentation - noun the scattering of bomb fragments after the bomb explodes; (computer science) the condition of a file that is broken up and stored in many different locations on a magnetic disk; the disintegration of social norms governing behavior and thought and social relationships; separating something into fine particles
  • fragonard - noun French artist whose rococo paintings typified the frivolity of life in the royal court of France in the 18th century (1732-1806)
  • frances wright - noun United States early feminist (born in Scotland) (1795-1852)
  • frank - adj. clearly manifest; evident; characterized by directness in manner or speech; without subtlety or evasion; noun a smooth-textured sausage of minced beef or pork usually smoked; often served on a bread roll; a member of the ancient Germanic peoples who spread from the Rhine into the Roman Empire in the 4th century; verb exempt by means of an official pass or letter, as from customs or other checks; stamp with a postmark to indicate date and time of mailing
  • frank baum - noun United States writer of children's books (1856-1919)
  • free - adj. not literal; unconstrained or not chemically bound in a molecule or not fixed and capable of relatively unrestricted motion; able to act at will; not hampered; not under compulsion or restraint; not held in servitude; not occupied or in use; not fixed in position; not taken up by scheduled activities; costing nothing; adv. without restraint; noun people who are free; verb free or remove obstruction from; grant freedom to; free from confinement; free from obligations or duties; make (information) available publication; make (assets) available; let off the hook; remove or force out from a position; part with a possession or right; relieve from; grant relief or an exemption from a rule or requirement to
  • free love - noun sexual intercourse between individuals who are not married to one another
  • freedom - noun the condition of being free; the power to act or speak or think without externally imposed restraints; immunity from an obligation or duty
  • french kiss - noun an openmouthed kiss in which your tongue is inserted into the other's mouth
  • frenzy - noun state of violent mental agitation
  • freyja - noun (Norse mythology) goddess of love and fecundity; daughter of Njorth and sister of Frey
  • freyr - noun (Norse mythology) god of earth's fertility and peace and prosperity; son of Njorth and brother of Freya; originally of the Vanir; later with the Aesir
  • friedman - noun United States economist noted as a proponent of monetarism and for his opposition to government intervention in the economy (born 1912)
  • frigg - noun (Norse mythology) goddess of the heavens and married love; wife of Odin
  • fruit - noun the consequence of some effort or action; the ripened reproductive body of a seed plant; an amount of a product; verb bear fruit; cause to bear fruit
  • fruit machine - noun a coin-operated gambling machine that produces random combinations of symbols (usually pictures of different fruits) on rotating dials; certain combinations win money for the player
  • fryer - noun flesh of a medium-sized young chicken suitable for frying
  • fuck - noun slang for sexual intercourse; verb have sexual intercourse with
  • fulbright - noun United States senator who is remembered for his creation of grants that fund exchange programs of teachers and students between the United States and other countries (1905-1995)
  • full house - noun a poker hand with 3 of a kind and a pair
  • galactocele - noun a cystic tumor containing milk or a milky substance (especially in the mammary glands)
  • gale - noun a strong wind moving 45-90 knots; force 7 to 10 on Beaufort scale
  • game - adj. willing to face danger; disabled in the feet or legs; noun an amusement or pastime; a contest with rules to determine a winner; a single play of a sport or other contest; frivolous or trifling behavior; your occupation or line of work; animal hunted for food or sport; the game equipment needed in order to play a particular game; the flesh of wild animals that is used for food; (games) the score at a particular point or the score needed to win; a secret scheme to do something (especially something underhand or illegal); verb place a bet on
  • gang-rape - verb rape (someone) successively with several attackers
  • ganymede - noun the largest of Jupiter's satellites; (Greek mythology) a Trojan boy who was so beautiful that Zeus carried him away to serve as cupbearer to the gods
  • garrison - noun a fortified military post where troops are stationed; the troops who maintain and guard a fortified place; United States abolitionist who published an anti-slavery journal (1805-1879); verb station (troops) in a fort or garrison
  • gary cooper - noun United States film actor noted for his portrayals of strong silent heroes (1901-1961)
  • gawain - noun (Arthurian legend) a nephew of Arthur and one of the knights of the Round Table
  • gaze - noun a long fixed look; verb look at with fixed eyes
  • gemma - noun small asexual reproductive structure in e.g. liverworts and mosses that detaches from the parent and develops into a new individual
  • gender identity - noun your identity as it is experienced with regard to your individuality as male or female; awareness normally begin in infancy and is reinforced during adolescence
  • gender role - noun the overt expression of attitudes that indicate to others the degree of your maleness or femaleness
  • gene - noun (genetics) a segment of DNA that is involved in producing a polypeptide chain; it can include regions preceding and following the coding DNA as well as introns between the exons; it is considered a unit of heredity
  • genesis - noun the first book of the Old Testament: tells of creation; Adam and Eve; the Fall of Man; Cain and Abel; Noah and the flood; God's covenant with Abraham; Abraham and Isaac; Jacob and Esau; Joseph and his brothers; a coming into being
  • genital herpes - noun an infection caused by herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) that is usually transmitted by sexual contact; marked by recurrent attacks of painful eruptions on the skin and mucous membranes of the genital area
  • genital wart - noun a small benign wart on or around the genitals and anus
  • genre - noun a class of art (or artistic endeavor) having a characteristic form or technique; a kind of literary or artistic work; an expressive style of music; a style of expressing yourself in writing
  • gent - noun port city in northwestern Belgium and industrial center; famous for cloth industry; informal abbreviation of `gentleman'; a boy or man
  • genus - noun a general kind of something; (biology) taxonomic group containing one or more species
  • geophysicist - noun a geologist who uses physical principles to study the properties of the earth
  • german - adj. of or pertaining to or characteristic of Germany or its people or language; of a more or less German nature; somewhat German; noun the standard German language; developed historically from West Germanic; a person of German nationality
  • gertrude stein - noun experimental expatriate United States writer (1874-1946)
  • gibson girl - noun the idealized American girl of the 1890s as pictured by C. D. Gibson
  • gift - noun something acquired without compensation; the act of giving; natural abilities or qualities; verb give as a present; make a gift of; give qualities or abilities to
  • gigolo - noun a man who has sex with and is supported by a woman
  • girl - noun a young woman; a friendly informal reference to a grown woman; a female human offspring; a youthful female person; a girl or young woman with whom a man is romantically involved
  • girlfriend - noun a girl or young woman with whom a man is romantically involved; any female friend
  • gladiator - noun (ancient Rome) a professional combatant or a captive who entertained the public by engaging in mortal combat; a professional boxer
  • glans penis - noun the conical mass of erectile tissue that forms the head of the penis
  • glass - noun a container for holding liquids while drinking; glassware collectively; the quantity a glass will hold; a brittle transparent solid with irregular atomic structure; a small refracting telescope; a mirror; usually a ladies' dressing mirror; an amphetamine derivative (trade name Methedrine) used in the form of a crystalline hydrochloride; used as a stimulant to the nervous system and as an appetite suppressant; verb put in a glass container; enclose with glass; scan (game in the forest) with binoculars; furnish with glass; become glassy or take on a glass-like appearance
  • glass ceiling - noun a ceiling based on attitudinal or organizational bias in the work force that prevents minorities and women from advancing to leadership positions
  • glory hole - noun a small locker at the stern of a boat or between decks of a ship
  • gold digger - noun a woman who associates with or marries a rich man in order to get valuables from him through gifts or a divorce settlement; a miner who digs or pans for gold in a gold field
  • goldberg - noun United States cartoonist who drew intricate diagrams of very complicated and impractical contraptions that accomplished little or nothing (1883-1970)
  • golden boy - noun a man who is unusually successful at an early age
  • gonorrhea - noun a common venereal disease caused by the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae; symptoms are painful urination and pain around the urethra
  • gossip - noun a report (often malicious) about the behavior of other people; a person given to gossiping and divulging personal information about others; light informal conversation for social occasions; verb talk socially without exchanging too much information; wag one's tongue; speak about others and reveal secrets or intimacies
  • gratification - noun the act or an instance of satisfying; state of being gratified; great satisfaction
  • greaves - noun the residue that remains after animal fat has been rendered
  • griffith - noun United States film maker who was the first to use flashbacks and fade-outs (1875-1948)
  • grok - verb get the meaning of something
  • groupie - noun an enthusiastic young fan (especially a young woman who follows rock groups around)
  • guitarist - noun a musician who plays the guitar
  • gumma - noun a small rubbery granuloma that is characteristic of an advanced stage of syphilis
  • hair - noun a filamentous projection or process on an organism; any of the cylindrical filaments characteristically growing from the epidermis of a mammal; a covering for the body (or parts of it) consisting of a dense growth of threadlike structures (as on the human head); helps to prevent heat loss; filamentous hairlike growth on a plant; cloth woven from horsehair or camelhair; used for upholstery or stiffening in garments; a very small distance or space
  • halfback - noun the position of a back on a football team; (football) the running back who plays the offensive halfback position
  • hall - noun a large building for meetings or entertainment; a large room for gatherings or entertainment; a large building used by a college or university for teaching or research; United States astronomer who discovered Phobos and Deimos (the two satellites of Mars) (1829-1907); United States explorer who led three expeditions to the Arctic (1821-1871); United States chemist who developed an economical method of producing aluminum from bauxite (1863-1914); United States child psychologist whose theories of child psychology strongly influenced educational psychology (1844-1924); English writer whose novel about a lesbian relationship was banned in Britain for many years (1883-1943); a large entrance or reception room or area; a college or university building containing living quarters for students; an interior passage or corridor onto which rooms open; the large room of a manor or castle; a large and imposing house
  • halloween - noun the evening before All Saints' Day; often devoted to pranks played by young people
  • hamburg - noun a port city in northern Germany on the Elbe River that was founded by Charlemagne in the 9th century and is today the largest port in Germany; in 1241 it formed an alliance with Lubeck that became the basis for the Hanseatic League
  • hamilton - noun the capital of Bermuda; a port city in southeastern Ontario at the western end of Lake Ontario; United States statesman and leader of the Federalists; as the first Secretary of the Treasury he establish a federal bank; was mortally wounded in a duel with Aaron Burr (1755-1804); United States toxicologist known for her work on industrial poisons (1869-1970); English beauty who was the mistress of Admiral Nelson (1765-1815); Irish mathematician (1806-1865)
  • handmaiden - noun a personal maid or female attendant; in a subordinate position
  • hannibal - noun a town in northeast Missouri on the Mississippi River; boyhood home of Mark Twain; general who commanded the Carthaginian army in the second Punic War; crossed the Alps and defeated the Romans but was recalled to defend Carthage and was defeated (247-182 BC)
  • happening - adj. taking place; noun an event that happens
  • happiness - noun emotions experienced when in a state of well-being; state of well-being characterized by emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy
  • hardcore - adj. extremely explicit; intensely loyal
  • harden - verb become hard or harder; make hard or harder; cause to accept or become hardened to; habituate; make fit; harden by reheating and cooling in oil
  • hardy - adj. able to survive under unfavorable conditions; having rugged physical strength; inured to fatigue or hardships; resolute and without fear; noun English novelist and poet (1840-1928); United States slapstick comedian who played the pompous and overbearing member of the Laurel and Hardy duo who made many films (1892-1957)
  • harold lloyd - noun United States comic actor in silent films; he used physical danger as a source of comedy (1893-1971)
  • harry - verb make a pillaging or destructive raid on (a place), as in wartimes; annoy continually or chronically
  • hart - noun male red deer; United States lyricist who collaborated with Richard Rodgers (1895-1943); United States playwright who collaborated with George S. Kaufman (1904-1961)
  • hatred - noun the emotion of hate; a feeling of dislike so strong that it demands action
  • haunted - adj. having or showing excessive or compulsive concern with something; inhabited by or as if by apparitions; showing emotional affliction or disquiet
  • helen keller - noun United States lecturer and writer who was blind and deaf from the age of 19 months; Anne Sullivan taught her to read and write and speak; Helen Keller graduated from college and went on to champion the cause of blind and deaf people (1880-1968)
  • helen of troy - noun (Greek mythology) the beautiful daughter of Zeus and Leda who was abducted by Paris; the Greek army sailed to Troy to get her back which resulted in the Trojan War
  • hell - noun noisy and unrestrained mischief; (Christianity) the abode of Satan and the forces of evil; where sinners suffer eternal punishment; a cause of difficulty and suffering; any place of pain and turmoil; violent and excited activity; (religion) the world of the dead
  • hello - noun an expression of greeting
  • hematocele - noun swelling caused by blood collecting in a body cavity (especially a swelling of the membrane covering the testis)
  • hematocolpos - noun accumulation of menstrual blood in the vagina (usually due to an imperforate hymen)
  • henry - noun United States physicist who studied electromagnetic phenomena (1791-1878); a leader of the American Revolution and a famous orator who spoke out against British rule of the American colonies (1736-1799); English chemist who studied the quantities of gas absorbed by water at different temperatures and under different pressures (1775-1836); a unit of inductance in which an induced electromotive force of one volt is produced when the current is varied at the rate of one ampere per second
  • henry lee - noun soldier of the American Revolution (1756-1818)
  • hepatitis b - noun an acute (sometimes fatal) form of viral hepatitis caused by a DNA virus that tends to persist in the blood serum and is transmitted by sexual contact or by transfusion or by ingestion of contaminated blood or other bodily fluids
  • hera - noun queen of the Olympian gods in ancient Greek mythology; sister and wife of Zeus remembered for her jealously of the many mortal women Zeus fell in love with; identified with Roman Juno
  • herbert - noun United States musician and composer and conductor noted for his comic operas (1859-1924)
  • herbert spencer - noun English philosopher and sociologist who applied the theory of natural selection to human societies (1820-1903)
  • hercules - noun a large constellation in the northern hemisphere between Lyra and Corona Borealis; (classical mythology) a hero noted for his strength; performed 12 immense labors to gain immortality
  • hermaphrodite - adj. of animal or plant; having both male female reproductive organs; noun one having both male and female sexual characteristics and organs; at birth an unambiguous assignment of male or female cannot be made
  • hermaphroditus - noun (Greek mythology) son of Hermes and Aphrodite who merged with the nymph Salmacis to form one body
  • herpes simplex - noun a herpes virus that affects the skin and nervous system; an infection caused by the herpes simples virus; affects the skin and nervous system; produces small temporary (but sometimes painful) blisters on the skin and mucous membranes
  • heterosexism - noun discrimination in favor of heterosexual and against homosexual people
  • heterosexuality - noun a sexual attraction to (or sexual relations with) persons of the opposite sex
  • hibiscus - noun any plant of the genus Hibiscus
  • hill - noun a local and well-defined elevation of the land; risque English comedian (1925-1992); United States railroad tycoon (1838-1916); structure consisting of an artificial heap or bank usually of earth or stones; (baseball) the slight elevation on which the pitcher stands; verb form into a hill
  • hippie - noun someone who rejects the established culture; advocates extreme liberalism in politics and lifestyle
  • hippies - noun a youth subculture (mostly from the middle class) originating in San Francisco in the 1960s; advocated universal love and peace and communes and long hair and soft drugs; favored acid rock and progressive rock music
  • hobble - noun the uneven manner of walking that results from an injured leg; a shackle for the ankles or feet; verb hamper the action or progress of; strap the foreleg and hind leg together on each side (of a horse) in order to keep the legs on the same side moving in unison; walk impeded by some physical limitation or injury
  • hobble skirt - noun a long skirt very narrow below the knees, worn between 1910 and 1914
  • hogg - noun Scottish writer of rustic verse (1770-1835); a sheep up to the age of one year; one yet to be sheared
  • holiday - noun a day on which work is suspended by law or custom; leisure time away from work devoted to rest or pleasure; verb spend or take a vacation
  • home - adj. inside the country; used of your own ground; relating to or being where one lives or where one's roots are; adv. at or to or in the direction of one's home or family; to the fullest extent; to the heart; on or to the point aimed at; noun an institution where people are cared for; the country or state or city where you live; where you live at a particular time; place where something began and flourished; an environment offering affection and security; housing that someone is living in; (baseball) base consisting of a rubber slab where the batter stands; it must be touched by a base runner in order to score; a social unit living together; the place where you are stationed and from which missions start and end; verb return home accurately from a long distance; provide with, or send to, a home
  • homoeroticism - noun a sexual attraction to (or sexual relations with) persons of the same sex
  • homophile - adj. homosexual or arousing homosexual desires; noun someone who practices homosexuality; having a sexual attraction to persons of the same sex
  • homophobia - noun prejudice against (fear or dislike of) homosexual people and homosexuality
  • homosexuality - noun a sexual attraction to (or sexual relations with) persons of the same sex
  • honor killing - noun an ancient Muslim tradition still sometimes observed; a male member of the family kills a female relative for tarnishing the family image
  • host - noun an animal or plant that nourishes and supports a parasite; it does not benefit and is often harmed by the association; a technical name for the bread used in the service of Mass or Holy Communion; archaic terms for army; any organization that provides resources and facilities for a function or event; the owner or manager of an inn; a person who invites guests to a social event (such as a party in his or her own home) and who is responsible for them while they are there; (medicine) recipient of transplanted tissue or organ from a donor; (computer science) a computer that provides client stations with access to files and printers as shared resources to a computer network; a vast multitude; a person who acts as host at formal occasions (makes an introductory speech and introduces other speakers); verb be the host of or for
  • hot-rod - noun a car modified to increase its speed and acceleration
  • house party - noun a party lasting over one or more nights at a large house
  • howard - noun Queen of England as the fifth wife of Henry VIII who was accused of adultery and executed (1520-1542); English actor of stage and screen (1893-1943)
  • human nature - noun the shared psychological attributes of humankind that are assumed to be shared by all human beings
  • hume cronyn - noun Canadian actor who frequently played character parts with his wife Jessica Tandy (1911-2003)
  • humiliation - noun depriving one of self-esteem; an instance in which you are caused to lose your prestige or self-respect; state of disgrace or loss of self-respect; strong feelings of embarrassment
  • humility - noun a disposition to be humble; a lack of false pride; a humble feeling
  • humongous - adj. (used informally) very large
  • hump - noun something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings; verb have sexual intercourse with; arch one's back
  • hung - adj. (usually followed by `with' or used in a combining form) having items suspended on or from a support
  • hunter - noun a watch with a hinged metal lid to protect the crystal; someone who hunts game; a person who searches for something; a constellation on the equator east of Taurus; contains Betelgeuse and Rigel
  • hush money - noun a bribe paid to someone to insure that something is kept secret
  • hustler - noun a shrewd or unscrupulous person who knows how to circumvent difficulties; a prostitute who attracts customers by walking the streets
  • hymen - noun a fold of tissue that partly covers the entrance to the vagina of a virgin; (Greek mythology) the god of marriage
  • hypatia - noun Greek philosopher and astronomer; she invented the astrolabe (370-415)
  • hypogonadism - noun incompetence of the gonads (especially in the male with low testosterone); results in deficient development of secondary sex characteristics and (in prepubertal males) a body with long legs and a short trunk
  • hysteria - noun excessive or uncontrollable fear; neurotic disorder characterized by violent emotional outbreaks and disturbances of sensory and motor functions; state of violent mental agitation
  • ice hockey - noun a game played on an ice rink by two opposing teams of six skaters each who try to knock a flat round puck into the opponents' goal with angled sticks
  • immanuel kant - noun influential German idealist philosopher (1724-1804)
  • implantation - noun a surgical procedure that places something in the human body; the act of planting or setting in the ground; (embryology) the organic process whereby a fertilized egg becomes implanted in the lining of the uterus of placental mammals
  • implement - noun instrumentation (a piece of equipment or tool) used to effect an end; verb apply in a manner consistent with its purpose or design; pursue to a conclusion or bring to a successful issue; ensure observance of laws and rules
  • imprint - noun a device produced by pressure on a surface; a distinctive influence; an impression produced by pressure or printing; an identification of a publisher; a publisher's name along with the date and address and edition that is printed at the bottom of the title page; a concavity in a surface produced by pressing; verb establish or impress firmly in the mind; mark or stamp with or as if with pressure
  • imprinting - noun a learning process in early life whereby species specific patterns of behavior are established
  • inanna - noun consort of Dumuzi (Tammuz)
  • inbreeding - noun the act of mating closely related individuals
  • incest - noun sexual intercourse between persons too closely related to marry (as between a parent and a child)
  • incontinence - noun involuntary urination or defecation; indiscipline with regard to sensuous pleasures
  • indiana - noun a state in midwestern United States
  • inertia - noun (physics) the tendency of a body to maintain is state of rest or uniform motion unless acted upon by an external force; a disposition to remain inactive or inert
  • inexcusable - adj. not excusable; without excuse or justification
  • infatuation - noun an object of extravagant short-lived passion; foolish and usually extravagant passion or love or admiration; temporary love of an adolescent
  • infertility - noun the state of being unable to produce offspring; in a woman it is an inability to conceive; in a man it is an inability to impregnate
  • inguinal hernia - noun hernia in which a loop of intestine enters the inguinal canal; the most common type of hernia in males
  • insemination - noun the introduction of semen into the genital tract of a female; the act of sowing (of seeds in the ground or, figuratively, of germs in the body or ideas in the mind, etc.)
  • insert - noun an artifact that is inserted or is to be inserted; a folded section placed between the leaves of another publication; (film) a still picture that is introduced and that interrupts the action of a film; (broadcasting) a local announcement inserted into a network program; verb introduce; put or introduce into something; insert casually; fit snugly into
  • intercourse - noun communication between individuals; the act of sexual procreation between a man and a woman; the man's penis is inserted into the woman's vagina and excited until orgasm and ejaculation occur
  • interrupted - adj. discontinued temporarily; intermittently stopping and starting
  • inventor - noun someone who is the first to think of or make something
  • ironwood - noun exceptionally tough or hard wood of any of a number of ironwood trees; medium-sized hop hornbeam of eastern North America; a small slow-growing deciduous tree of northern Iran having a low domed shape; handsome East Indian evergreen tree often planted as an ornamental for its fragrant white flowers that yield a perfume; source of very heavy hardwood used for railroad ties
  • isaac asimov - noun United States writer (born in Russia) noted for his science fiction (1920-1992)
  • isadora duncan - noun United States dancer and pioneer of modern dance (1878-1927)
  • iseult - noun (Middle Ages) the bride of the king of Cornwall who (according to legend) fell in love with the king's nephew (Tristan) after they mistakenly drank a love potion that left them eternally in love with each other
  • isolde - noun (Middle Ages) the bride of the king of Cornwall who (according to legend) fell in love with the king's nephew (Tristan) after they mistakenly drank a love potion that left them eternally in love with each other
  • italy - noun a republic in southern Europe on the Italian Peninsula; was the core of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire between the 4th century BC and the 5th century AD
  • jackson - noun a town in south central Michigan; capital of the state of Mississippi on the Pearl River; a town in western Tennessee; a town in western Wyoming; 7th president of the US; successfully defended New Orleans from the British in 1815; expanded the power of the presidency (1767-1845); general in the Confederate Army during the American Civil War whose troops at the first Battle of Bull Run stood like a stone wall (1824-1863); United States writer of romantic novels about the unjust treatment of Native Americans (1830-1885); United States civil rights leader who led a national campaign against racial discrimination and ran for presidential nomination (born in 1941); United States singer who did much to popularize gospel music (1911-1972); United States singer who began singing with his four brothers and later became a highly successful star during the 1980s (born in 1958); English film actress who later became a member of British Parliament (born in 1936)
  • james - noun a river that rises in North Dakota and flows southward across South Dakota to the Missouri; a river in Virginia that flows east into Chesapeake Bay at Hampton Roads; (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; brother of John; author of the Epistle of James in the New Testament; writer who was born in the United States but lived in England (1843-1916); United States pragmatic philosopher and psychologist (1842-1910); United States outlaw who fought as a Confederate soldier and later led a band of outlaws that robbed trains and banks in the West until he was murdered by a member of his own gang (1847-1882); the first Stuart to be king of England and Ireland from 1603 to 1625 and king of Scotland from 1567 to 1625; he was the son of Mary Queen of Scots and he succeeded Elizabeth I; he alienated the British Parliament by claiming the divine right of kings (1566-1625); the last Stuart to be king of England and Ireland and Scotland; overthrown in 1688 (1633-1701); a Stuart king of Scotland who married a daughter of Henry VII; when England and France went to war in 1513 he invaded England and died in defeat at Flodden (1473-1513); a New Testament book attributed to Saint James the Apostle
  • james baldwin - noun United States author who was an outspoken critic of racism (1924-1987)
  • janis joplin - noun United States singer who died of a drug overdose at the height of her popularity (1943-1970)
  • japan - noun lacquer with a durable glossy black finish, originally from the orient; lacquerware decorated and varnished in the Japanese manner with a glossy durable black lacquer; a string of more than 3,000 islands east of Asia extending 1,300 miles between the Sea of Japan and the western Pacific Ocean; a constitutional monarchy occupying the Japanese Archipelago; a world leader in electronics and automobile manufacture and ship building; verb coat with a lacquer, as done in Japan
  • jealousy - noun zealous vigilance; a feeling of jealous envy (especially of a rival)
  • jefferson - noun 3rd President of the United States; chief drafter of the Declaration of Independence; made the Louisiana Purchase in 1803 and sent out the Lewis and Clark Expedition to explore it (1743-1826)
  • jeremy bentham - noun English philosopher and jurist; founder of utilitarianism (1748-1831)
  • jerome robbins - noun United States choreographer who brought human emotion to classical ballet and spirited reality to Broadway musicals (1918-1998)
  • jewelry - noun an adornment (as a bracelet or ring or necklace) made of precious metals and set with gems (or imitation gems)
  • jigsaw - noun fine-toothed power saw with a narrow blade; used to cut curved outlines; a portable power saw with a reciprocating blade; can be used with a variety of blades depending on the application and kind of cut; generally have a plate that rides on the surface that is being cut
  • jocasta - noun (Greek mythology) queen of Thebes who unknowingly married her own son Oedipus
  • jock - noun a support for the genitals worn by men engaging in strenuous exercise; a person trained to compete in sports
  • john - noun the last of the four Gospels in the New Testament; (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; traditionally said to be the author of the 4th Gospel and three epistles and the book of Revelation; youngest son of Henry II; King of England from 1199 to 1216; succeeded to the throne on the death of his brother Richard I; lost his French possessions; in 1215 John was compelled by the barons to sign the Magna Carta (1167-1216); a room or building equipped with one or more toilets; a prostitute's customer
  • john cage - noun United States composer of avant-garde music (1912-1992)
  • john cheever - noun United States writer of novels and short stories (1912-1982)
  • john stuart mill - noun English philosopher and economist remembered for his interpretations of empiricism and utilitarianism (1806-1873)
  • johnson - noun 17th President of the United States; was elected vice president and succeeded Lincoln when Lincoln was assassinated; was impeached but acquitted by one vote (1808-1875); 36th President of the United States; was elected vice president and succeeded Kennedy when Kennedy was assassinated (1908-1973); English writer and lexicographer (1709-1784)
  • jonah - noun a book in the Old Testament that tells the story of Jonah and the whale; a person believed to bring bad luck to those around him; (Old Testament) Jonah did not wish to become a prophet so God caused a great storm to throw him overboard from a ship; he was saved by being swallowed by a whale that vomited him out onto dry land
  • jones - noun English phonetician (1881-1967); one of the first great English architects and a theater designer (1573-1652); American naval commander in the American Revolution (1747-1792); United States golfer (1902-1971); United States railroad engineer who died trying to stop his train from crashing into another train; a friend wrote a famous ballad describing the incident (1864-1900); United States labor leader (born in Ireland) who helped to found the Industrial Workers of the World (1830-1930)
  • journal - noun the part of the axle contained by a bearing; a record book as a physical object; a periodical dedicated to a particular subject; a daily written record of (usually personal) experiences and observations; a ledger in which transactions have been recorded as they occurred
  • journalist - noun a writer for newspapers and magazines; someone who keeps a diary or journal
  • judge - noun a public official authorized to decide questions brought before a court of justice; an authority who is able to estimate worth or quality; verb determine the result of (a competition); put on trial or hear a case and sit as the judge at the trial of; form a critical opinion of; judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time); pronounce judgment on
  • justice - noun the administration of law; the act of determining rights and assigning rewards or punishments; the quality of being just or fair; the United States federal department responsible for enforcing federal laws (including the enforcement of all civil rights legislation); created in 1870; a public official authorized to decide questions brought before a court of justice
  • kama - noun god of love and erotic desire; opposite of Mara
  • kami - noun one the Shinto deities (including mythological beings, spirits of distinguished men, forces of nature)
  • kaposi's sarcoma - noun a sarcoma that starts with purplish spots on the feet and legs and spreads from the skin to lymph nodes and internal organs; a common manifestation of AIDS
  • karma - noun (Hinduism and Buddhism) the effects of a person's actions that determine his destiny in his next incarnation
  • kelly - noun United States dancer who performed in many musical films (1912-1996); United States film actress who retired when she married into the royal family of Monaco (1928-1982); United States circus clown (1898-1979)
  • kerb crawler - noun someone who drives slowly along the curb seeking sex from prostitutes or other women
  • kindness - noun a kind act; the quality of being warmhearted and considerate and humane and sympathetic; tendency to be kind and forgiving
  • king - noun (chess) the weakest but the most important piece; one of the four playing cards in a deck bearing the picture of a king; a checker that has been moved to the opponent's first row where it is promoted to a piece that is free to move either forward or backward; a male sovereign; ruler of a kingdom; a competitor who holds a preeminent position; United States charismatic civil rights leader and Baptist minister who campaigned against the segregation of Blacks (1929-1968); United States guitar player and singer of the blues (born in 1925); United States woman tennis player (born in 1943); preeminence in a particular category or group or field; a very wealthy or powerful businessman
  • kink - noun a difficulty or flaw in a plan or operation; an eccentric idea; a person with unusual sexual tastes; a sharp bend in a line produced when a line having a loop is pulled tight; a painful muscle spasm especially in the neck or back (`rick' and `wrick' are British); verb form a curl, curve, or kink; curl tightly
  • kiss - noun a light glancing touch; the act of caressing with the lips (or an instance thereof); any of several bite-sized candies; a cookie made of egg whites and sugar; verb touch with the lips or press the lips (against someone's mouth or other body part) as an expression of love, greeting, etc.; touch lightly or gently
  • kiss of peace - noun (Roman Catholic Church) a greeting signifying Christian love for those assisting at the Eucharist
  • kite - noun any of several small graceful hawks of the family Accipitridae having long pointed wings and feeding on insects and small animals; plaything consisting of a light frame covered with tissue paper; flown in wind at end of a string; a bank check drawn on insufficient funds at another bank in order to take advantage of the float; a bank check that has been fraudulently altered to increase its face value; verb fly a kite; soar or fly like a kite; get credit or money by using a bad check; increase the amount (of a check) fraudulently
  • klimt - noun Austrian painter influenced by art nouveau (1862-1918)
  • knight - noun a chessman shaped to resemble the head of a horse; can move two squares horizontally and one vertically (or vice versa); originally a person of noble birth trained to arms and chivalry; today in Great Britain a person honored by the sovereign for personal merit; verb raise (someone) to knighthood
  • ku klux klan - noun a secret society of white Southerners in the United States; was formed in the 19th century to resist the emancipation of slaves; used terrorist tactics to suppress Black people
  • kyoto - noun a city in central Japan on southern Honshu; a famous cultural center that was once the capital of Japan
  • lack - noun the state of needing something that is absent or unavailable; verb be without
  • lactation - noun the production and secretion of milk by the mammary glands; the period following birth during which milk is secreted; feeding an infant by giving suck at the breast
  • lactiferous duct - noun ducts of the mammary gland that carry milk to the nipple
  • lancelot - noun (Arthurian legend) one of the knights of the Round Table; friend of King Arthur until (according to some versions of the legend) he became the lover of Arthur's wife Guinevere
  • land - adj. relating to or characteristic of or occurring on land; noun the solid part of the earth's surface; material in the top layer of the surface of the earth in which plants can grow (especially with reference to its quality or use); United States inventor who incorporated Polaroid film into lenses and invented the one-step photographic process (1909-1991); the land on which real estate is located; agriculture considered as an occupation or way of life; the people who live in a nation or country; a politically organized body of people under a single government; the territory occupied by a nation; territory over which rule or control is exercised; extensive landed property (especially in the country) retained by the owner for his own use; a domain in which something is dominant; verb reach or come to rest; cause to come to the ground; arrive on shore; bring ashore; deliver (a blow); bring into a different state; shoot at and force to come down
  • lasher - noun a driver who urges the animals on with lashes of a whip
  • latency stage - noun (psychoanalysis) the fourth period (from about age 5 or 6 until puberty) during which sexual interests are supposed to be sublimated into other activities
  • laughter - noun the activity of laughing; the manifestation of joy or mirth or scorn; the sound of laughing
  • lawyer - noun a professional person authorized to practice law; conducts lawsuits or gives legal advice
  • lazarus - noun the diseased beggar in Jesus' parable of the rich man and the beggar; the person who Jesus raised from the dead after four days in the tomb; this miracle caused the enemies of Jesus to begin the plan to put him to death
  • leather - noun an animal skin made smooth and flexible by removing the hair and then tanning; verb beat with a lather strap
  • leda - noun (Greek mythology) a queen of Sparta who was raped by Zeus who had taken the form of a swan; Helen of Troy was conceived in the rape of Leda
  • lesbian - adj. of female homosexuality; noun a resident of Lesbos; a female homosexual
  • lesbos - noun an island of eastern Greece in the eastern Aegean Sea; in antiquity it was famous for lyric poetry
  • leukorrhea - noun discharge of white mucous material from the vagina; often an indication of infection
  • leydig cell - noun a cell in the testes that secretes the hormone testosterone
  • libertine - adj. unrestrained by convention or morality; noun a dissolute person; usually a man who is morally unrestrained
  • liberty - noun freedom of choice; personal freedom from servitude or confinement or oppression; an act of undue intimacy; immunity from arbitrary exercise of authority: political independence; leave granted to a sailor or naval officer
  • libido - noun (psychoanalysis) a Freudian term for sexual urge or desire
  • life - noun living things collectively; the experience of being alive; the course of human events and activities; a motive for living; a living person; the organic phenomenon that distinguishes living organisms from nonliving ones; the course of existence of an individual; the actions and events that occur in living; a characteristic state or mode of living; the period during which something is functional (as between birth and death); the period between birth and the present time; the period from the present until death; animation and energy in action or expression; an account of the series of events making up a person's life; the condition of living or the state of being alive; a prison term lasting as long as the prisoner lives
  • linus pauling - noun United States chemist who studied the nature of chemical bonding (1901-1994)
  • literature - noun the profession or art of a writer; the humanistic study of a body of literature; creative writing of recognized artistic value; published writings in a particular style on a particular subject
  • little - adj. small in a way that arouses feelings (of tenderness or its opposite depending on the context); (of a voice) faint; lowercase; (quantifier used with mass nouns) small in quantity or degree; not much or almost none or (with `a') at least some; (of children and animals) young, immature; (informal) small and of little importance; limited or below average in number or quantity or magnitude or extent; of short duration or distance; adv. not much; noun a small amount or duration
  • locke - noun English empiricist philosopher who believed that all knowledge is derived from sensory experience (1632-1704)
  • lolita - noun a sexually precocious young girl
  • loneliness - noun the state of being alone in solitary isolation; a disposition toward being alone; sadness resulting from being forsaken or abandoned
  • long - adj. having or being more than normal or necessary:"long on brains"; primarily spatial sense; of relatively great or greater than average spatial extension or extension as specified; primarily temporal sense; being or indicating a relatively great or greater than average duration or passage of time or a duration as specified; (of speech sounds or syllables) of relatively long duration; holding securities or commodities in expectation of a rise in prices; involving substantial risk; of relatively great height; planning prudently for the future; good at remembering; adv. for an extended time or at a distant time; for an extended distance; verb desire strongly or persistently
  • lorenz hart - noun United States lyricist who collaborated with Richard Rodgers (1895-1943)
  • louis aragon - noun French writer who generalized surrealism to literature (1897-1982)
  • love - noun any object of warm affection or devotion; a deep feeling of sexual desire and attraction; a strong positive emotion of regard and affection; a score of zero in tennis or squash; sexual activities (often including sexual intercourse) between two people; a beloved person; used as terms of endearment; verb have a great affection or liking for; be enamored or in love with; get pleasure from; have sexual intercourse with
  • love letter - noun a personal letter to a loved one expressing affection
  • love-song - noun a song about love or expressing love for another person
  • loyalty - noun the quality of being loyal; feelings of allegiance; the act of binding yourself (intellectually or emotionally) to a course of action
  • lucky - adj. blessed with good fortune; having or bringing good fortune; favoring or bringing good luck
  • lulu - noun a very attractive or seductive looking woman
  • lumpectomy - noun surgical removal of a tumor without removing much of the surrounding tissue or lymph nodes; performed in some cases of breast cancer
  • lust - noun self-indulgent sexual desire (personified as one of the deadly sins); a strong sexual desire; verb have a craving, appetite, or great desire for
  • lymphoma - noun a neoplasm of lymph tissue that is usually malignant; one of the four major types of cancer
  • macaroni - noun pasta in the form of slender tubes; a British dandy in the 18th century who affected Continental mannerisms
  • macarthur - noun United States general who served as chief of staff and commanded Allied forces in the South Pacific during World War II; he accepted the surrender of Japan (1880-1964)
  • madonna - noun United States pop singer and sex symbol during the 1980s (born in 1958); the mother of Jesus; Christians refer to her as the Virgin Mary; she is especially honored by Roman Catholics
  • magazine - noun a storehouse (as a compartment on a warship) where weapons and ammunition are stored; product consisting of a paperback periodic publication as a physical object; a light-tight supply chamber holding the film and supplying it for exposure as required; a periodic publication containing pictures and stories and articles of interest to those who purchase it or subscribe to it; a business firm that publishes magazines; a metal frame or container holding cartridges; can be inserted into an automatic gun
  • magnolia - noun any shrub or tree of the genus Magnolia; valued for their longevity and exquisite fragrant blooms; dried bark of various magnolias; used in folk medicine
  • maia - noun type genus of the Majidae; nearly cosmopolitan in distribution
  • make love - verb have sexual intercourse with
  • male - adj. being the sex (of plant or animal) that produces gametes (spermatozoa) that perform the fertilizing function in generation; for or pertaining to or composed of men or boys; characteristic of a man; noun an animal that produces gametes (spermatozoa) that can fertilize female gametes (ova); the capital of Maldives in the center of the islands; a person who belongs to the sex that cannot have babies
  • male bonding - noun the formation of a close personal relationship between men
  • male chauvinism - noun activity indicative of belief in the superiority of men over women
  • mammography - noun a diagnostic procedure to detect breast tumors by the use of X rays
  • mandate - noun the commission that is given to a government and its policies through an electoral victory; a document giving an official instruction or command; a territory surrendered by Turkey or Germany after World War I and put under the tutelage of some other European power until they are able to stand by themselves; verb assign authority to; make mandatory; assign under a mandate
  • mandrill - noun baboon of west Africa with a bright red and blue muzzle and blue hindquarters
  • manet - noun French painter whose work influenced the impressionists (1832-1883)
  • maniac - adj. wildly disordered; noun a person who has an obsession with or excessive enthusiasm for something; an insane person
  • manliness - noun the trait of being manly; having the characteristics of an adult male
  • manque - adj. unfulfilled or frustrated in realizing an ambition
  • mantis - noun predacious long-bodied large-eyed insect of warm regions; rests with forelimbs raised as in prayer
  • marc blitzstein - noun United States pianist and composer of operas and musical plays (1905-1964)
  • margaret sanger - noun United States nurse who campaigned for birth control and planned parenthood; she challenged Gregory Pincus to develop a birth control pill (1883-1966)
  • marie stopes - noun birth-control campaigner who in 1921 opened the first birth control clinic in London (1880-1958)
  • mariticide - noun the murder of a husband by his wife
  • marquis - noun nobleman (in various countries) ranking above a count; humorist who wrote about the imaginary life of cockroaches (1878-1937)
  • marquis de sade - noun French soldier and writer whose descriptions of sexual perversion gave rise to the term `sadism' (1740-1814)
  • marriage - noun the act of marrying; the nuptial ceremony; two people who are married to each other; the state of being a married couple voluntarily joined for life (or until divorce); a close and intimate union
  • martin - noun any of various swallows with squarish or slightly forked tail and long pointed wings; migrate around Martinmas; United States singer (1917-1995); United States actress (1913-1990); United States actor and comedian (born in 1945); French bishop who is a patron saint of France (died in 397)
  • martin v - noun Italian pope from 1417 to 1431 whose election as pope ended the Great Schism (1368-1431)
  • massage parlor - noun a business establishment that offers therapeutic massage; a place where illicit sex is available under the guise of therapeutic massage
  • mastectomy - noun surgical removal of a breast to remove a malignant tumor
  • master - noun an original creation (i.e., an audio recording) from which copies can be made; an authority qualified to teach apprentices; directs the work of other; someone who holds a master's degree from academic institution; an officer who is licensed to command a merchant ship; key that secures entrance everywhere; presiding officer of a school; an artist of consummate skill; a person who has general authority over others; a combatant who is able to defeat rivals; verb have a firm understanding or knowledge of; be on top of; be or become completely proficient or skilled in; get on top of; deal with successfully; have dominance or the power to defeat over
  • mastitis - noun inflammation of a breast (or udder)
  • mastopexy - noun plastic surgery to lift or reshape the breasts
  • masturbation - noun manual stimulation of the genital organs (of yourself or another) for sexual pleasure
  • matchmaking - noun mediation in order to bring about a marriage between others
  • mating - noun the act of pairing a male and female for reproductive purposes
  • matriarchy - noun a form of social organization in which a female is the family head and title is traced through the female line
  • maundy thursday - noun the Thursday before Easter; commemorates the Last Supper
  • mauritania - noun a country in northwestern Africa with a provisional military government; achieved independence from France in 1960; largely western Sahara Desert
  • maxim - noun a saying that is widely accepted on its own merits; English inventor (born in the United States) who invented the Maxim gun that was used in World War I (1840-1916)
  • medication - noun the act of treating with medicines or remedies; (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
  • medicine - noun the learned profession that is mastered by graduate training in a medical school and that is devoted to preventing or alleviating or curing diseases and injuries; (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease; the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques; punishment for one's actions; verb treat medicinally, treat with medicine
  • medusa - noun one of two forms that coelenterates take: is the free-swimming sexual stage in the life cycle of a coelenterate and has a gelatinous umbrella-shaped body and tentacles; (Greek mythology) a woman transformed into a Gorgon by Athena; she was slain by Perseus; any of numerous usually marine and free-swimming coelenterates that constitute the sexually reproductive forms of hydrozoans and scyphozoans
  • megaspore - noun larger of the two types of spore produced in heterosporous plants; develops in ovule into a female gametophyte
  • meme - noun a cultural unit (an idea or value or pattern of behavior) that is passed from one generation to another by non-genetic means (as by imitation)
  • memoir - noun an essay on a scientific or scholarly topic; an account of the author's personal experiences
  • memory - noun an electronic memory device; the power of retaining and recalling past experience; the cognitive processes whereby past experience is remembered; something that is remembered; the area of cognitive psychology that studies memory processes
  • menarche - noun the first occurrence of menstruation in a woman
  • mepacrine - noun a drug (trade name Atabrine) used to treat certain worm infestations and once used to treat malaria
  • mestranol - noun a synthetic form of estrogen used in combination with a progestin in oral contraceptives
  • methamphetamine - noun an amphetamine derivative (trade name Methedrine) used in the form of a crystalline hydrochloride; used as a stimulant to the nervous system and as an appetite suppressant
  • mike - noun device for converting sound waves into electrical energy
  • miller - noun machine tool in which metal that is secured to a carriage is fed against rotating cutters that shape it; someone who works in a mill (especially a grain mill); United States playwright (born 1915); United States novelist whose novels were originally banned as pornographic (1891-1980); United States bandleader of a popular big band (1909-1944); any of various moths that have powdery wings
  • mills - noun United States architect who was the presidentially appointed architect of Washington D.C. (1781-1855)
  • milt - noun seminal fluid produced by male fish; fish sperm or sperm-filled reproductive gland; having a creamy texture
  • mine - noun explosive device that explodes on contact; designed to destroy vehicles or ships or to kill or maim personnel; excavation in the earth from which ores and minerals are extracted; verb lay mines; get from the earth by excavation
  • miscegenation - noun reproduction by parents of different races (especially by white and non-white persons)
  • mist - noun a thin fog with condensation near the ground; verb become covered with mist; spray finely or cover with mist; make less visible or unclear
  • modern man - noun subspecies of Homo sapiens; includes all modern races
  • modesty - noun formality and propriety of manner; freedom from vanity or conceit
  • monasticism - noun asceticism as a form of religious life; usually conducted in a community under a common rule and characterized by celibacy and poverty and obedience
  • monocarpic - adj. dying after bearing fruit only once
  • monogamy - noun having only one spouse at a time
  • monster - noun (medicine) a grossly malformed and usually nonviable fetus; an imaginary creature usually having various human and animal parts; a cruel wicked and inhuman person; a person or animal that is markedly unusual or deformed; someone or something that is abnormally large and powerful
  • morgan - noun an American breed of small compact saddle horses; United States financier and philanthropist (1837-1913); soldier in the American Revolution who defeated the British in the battle of Cowpens, South Carolina (1736-1802); a Welsh buccaneer who raided Spanish colonies in the West Indies for the English (1635-1688); United States biologist who formulated the chromosome theory of heredity (1866-1945); United States anthropologist who studied the Seneca (1818-1881)
  • motherfucker - noun insulting terms of address for people who are stupid or irritating or ridiculous
  • movement - noun the act of changing the location of something; the driving and regulating parts of a mechanism (as of a watch or clock); a major self-contained part of a symphony or sonata; a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something; a group of people with a common ideology who try together to achieve certain general goals; the act of changing location from one place to another; a change of position that does not entail a change of location; a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end; a general tendency to change (as of opinion); an optical illusion of motion produced by viewing a rapid succession of still pictures of a moving object; a euphemism for defecation
  • munch - noun a large bite; Norwegian painter (1863-1944); verb chew noisily
  • murder - noun unlawful premeditated killing of a human being by a human being; verb kill intentionally and with premeditation; alter so as to make unrecognizable
  • murderer - noun a criminal who commits homicide (who performs the unlawful premeditated killing of another human being)
  • murray - noun an southeast Australian river; flows westward and then south into the Indian Ocean at Adelaide; Scottish philologist and the lexicographer who shaped the Oxford English Dictionary (1837-1915); British classical scholar (born in Australia) who advocated the League of Nations and the United Nations (1866-1957)
  • music - noun musical activity (singing or whistling etc.); punishment for one's actions; any agreeable (pleasing and harmonious) sounds; (music) the sounds produced by singers or musical instruments (or reproductions of such sounds); an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
  • musical - adj. characteristic of or resembling or accompanied by music; talented in or devoted to music; characterized by or capable of producing music; containing or constituting or characterized by pleasing melody; noun a play or film whose action and dialogue is interspersed with singing and dancing
  • musician - noun artist who composes or conducts music as a profession; someone who plays a musical instrument (as a profession)
  • mycoplasma - noun any of a group of small parasitic bacteria that lack a cell walls and can survive without oxygen; can cause pneumonia and urinary tract infection
  • mystique - noun an aura of heightened value or interest or meaning surrounding a person or thing
  • mythology - noun the study of myths; myths collectively; the body of stories associated with a culture or institution or person
  • n-th - adj. last or greatest in an indefinitely large series
  • naked - adj. lacking any cover; devoid of elaboration or diminution or concealment; bare and pure; having no protecting or concealing cover; (of the eye or ear e.g.) without the aid of an optical or acoustical device or instrument; completely unclothed
  • nandrolone - noun an androgen (trade names Durabolin or Kabolin) that is used to treat testosterone deficiency or breast cancer or osteoporosis
  • naples - noun a port and tourist center in southwestern Italy; capital of the Campania region
  • nashville - noun capital of the state of Tennessee; located in the north central part of the state on the Cumberland River; known for country music
  • nazi germany - noun the Nazi dictatorship under Hitler (1933-1945)
  • nazi party - noun the political party founded in Germany in 1919 and brought to power by Hitler in 1933
  • necrophilia - noun an irresistible sexual attraction to dead bodies
  • nero - noun Roman Emperor notorious for his monstrous vice and fantastic luxury (was said to have started a fire that destroyed much of Rome in 64) but the Empire remained prosperous during his rule (37-68)
  • nerthus - noun the Teutonic goddess of fertility; later identified with Norse Njord
  • nerves - noun control of your emotions; an uneasy psychological state
  • nevada - noun a state in the western United States
  • new hampshire - noun a state in New England; one of the original 13 colonies; one of the British colonies that formed the United States
  • newport - noun a port city in southeastern Wales; a resort city in southeastern Rhode Island; known for the summer homes of millionaires; important yachting center
  • newsreader - noun someone who reads out broadcast news bulletin
  • next - adj. immediately following in time or order; nearest in space or position; immediately adjoining without intervening space; (of elected officers) elected but not yet serving; adv. at the time or occasion immediately following
  • nightmare - noun a terrifying or deeply upsetting dream; a situation resembling a terrifying dream
  • ninhursag - noun the great mother goddess; worshipped also as Aruru and Mama and Nintu
  • nipple - noun a flexible cap on a baby's feeding bottle or pacifier; the small projection of a mammary gland
  • nipple shield - noun a rubber or plastic shield to protect the nipples of nursing women
  • norethandrolone - noun a synthetic progestational hormone (trade name Norlutin) used in oral contraceptives and to treat endometriosis
  • norgestrel - noun synthetic progestin used in oral contraceptives
  • novel - adj. pleasantly new or different; original and of a kind not seen before; noun a printed and bound book that is an extended work of fiction; a extended fictional work in prose; usually in the form of a story
  • nymphomania - noun abnormally intense sexual desire in women
  • objectification - noun the act of representing an abstraction as a physical thing; a concrete representation of an abstract idea or principle
  • obscenity - noun an obscene act; the trait of behaving in an obscene manner; an offensive or indecent word or phrase
  • obsession - noun an unhealthy and compulsive preoccupation with something or someone; an irrational motive for performing trivial or repetitive actions against your will
  • oceanographer - noun a scientist who studies physical and biological aspects of the seas
  • odalisque - noun a woman who cohabits with an important man
  • oedipus - noun (Greek mythology) a tragic king of Thebes who unknowingly killed his father Laius and married his mother Jocasta; the subject of the drama `Oedipus Rex' by Sophocles
  • oedipus complex - noun a complex of males; desire to possess the mother sexually and to exclude the father; said to be a source of personality disorders if unresolved
  • oedipus rex - noun (Greek mythology) a tragic king of Thebes who unknowingly killed his father Laius and married his mother Jocasta; the subject of the drama `Oedipus Rex' by Sophocles
  • ohio - noun a midwestern state in north central United States in the Great Lakes region; a river that is formed in western Pennsylvania and flows westward to become a tributary of the Mississippi River
  • olympia - noun a plain in Greece in the northwestern Peloponnese; the chief sanctuary of Zeus and the site of the original Olympian Games; capital of the state of Washington; located in western Washington on Puget Sound
  • omaha - noun thoroughbred that won the triple crown in 1935; the Dhegiha dialect spoken by the Omaha; largest city in Nebraska; located in eastern Nebraska on the Missouri river; a major transportation center of the Midwest; a member of the Siouan people formerly living in the Missouri river valley in northeastern Nebraska
  • one-way - adj. moving or permitting movement in one direction only
  • open house - noun an informal party of people with hospitality for all comers
  • open marriage - noun a marriage in which each partner is free to enter into extraneous sexual relationships without guilt or jealousy from the other
  • opera - noun a building where musical dramas are performed; a commercial browser; a drama set to music; consists of singing with orchestral accompaniment and an orchestral overture and interludes
  • oral sex - noun oral stimulation of the genitals
  • oregon - noun a state in northwestern United States on the Pacific
  • organisation - noun the act of forming something; the activity or result of distributing or disposing persons or things properly or methodically; the act of organizing a business or an activity related to a business; an ordered manner; orderliness by virtue of being methodical and well organized; an organized structure for arranging or classifying; a group of people who work together; the persons (or committees or departments etc.) who make up a body for the purpose of administering something
  • organist - noun a person who plays an organ
  • organization - noun the activity or result of distributing or disposing persons or things properly or methodically; the act of organizing a business or an activity related to a business; an ordered manner; orderliness by virtue of being methodical and well organized; a group of people who work together; the act of forming something; an organized structure for arranging or classifying; the persons (or committees or departments etc.) who make up a body for the purpose of administering something
  • orgasm - noun the moment of most intense pleasure in sexual intercourse
  • orgy - noun a wild gathering involving excessive drinking and promiscuity; secret rite in the cults of ancient Greek or Roman deities involving singing and dancing and drinking and sexual activity; any act of immoderate indulgence
  • osiris - noun Egyptian god of the underworld and judge of the dead; husband and sister of Isis; father of Horus
  • othello - noun the hero of William Shakespeare's tragedy who would not trust his wife
  • out of the blue - adj. not anticipated; adv. in a way that was not expected
  • outbreak - noun a sudden violent spontaneous occurrence (usually of some undesirable condition)
  • outrage - noun a wantonly cruel act; the act of scandalizing; a disgraceful event; a feeling of righteous anger; verb strike with disgust or revulsion; force (someone) to have sex against their will; violate the sacred character of a place or language
  • ovary - noun (vertebrates) one of usually two organs that produce ova and secrete estrogen and progesterone; the organ that bears the ovules of a flower
  • overkill - noun any effort that seems to go farther than would be necessary to achieve its goal; the capability to obliterate a target with more weapons (especially nuclear weapons) than are required
  • ovid - noun Roman poet remembered for his elegiac verses on love (43 BC - AD 17)
  • oxytocin - noun hormone secreted by the posterior pituitary gland (trade name Pitocin); stimulates contractions of the uterus and ejection of milk
  • oyster - noun marine mollusks having a rough irregular shell; found on the sea bed mostly in coastal waters; a small muscle on each side of the back of a fowl; edible body of any of numerous oysters; verb gather oysters, dig oysters
  • pack - noun a convenient package or parcel (as of cigarettes or film); a bundle (especially one carried on the back); a sheet or blanket (either dry or wet) to wrap around the body for its therapeutic effect; a cream that cleanses and tones the skin; a complete collection of similar things; a group of hunting animals; an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose; an association of criminals; a large indefinite number; verb treat the body or any part of it by wrapping it, as with blankets or sheets, and applying compresses to it, or stuffing it to provide cover, containment, or therapy, or to absorb blood; carry, as on one's back; arrange in a container; load with a pack; compress into a wad; seal with packing; fill to capacity; set up a committee or legislative body with one's own supporters so as to influence the outcome; have the property of being packable or of compacting easily; press down tightly; hike with a backpack; press tightly together or cram; have with oneself; have on one's person
  • painter - noun a line that is attached to the bow of a boat and used for tying up (as when docking or towing); an artist who paints; a worker who is employed to cover objects with paint; large American feline resembling a lion
  • pandora's box - noun (Greek mythology) a box that Zeus gave to Pandora with instructions that she not open it; she gave in to her curiosity and opened it; all the miseries and evils flew out to afflict mankind
  • paris - noun the capital and largest city of France; and international center of culture and commerce; a town in northeastern Texas; (Greek mythology) the prince of Troy who abducted Helen from her husband Menelaus and provoked the Trojan War; sometimes placed in subfamily Trilliaceae
  • parvati - noun wife of Siva and a benevolent aspect of Devi: goddess of plenty
  • passer-by - noun a person who passes by casually or by chance
  • passion - noun strong feeling or emotion; a feeling of strong sexual desire; the suffering of Jesus at the crucifixion; the trait of being intensely emotional; any object of warm affection or devotion; an irrational but irresistible motive for a belief or action; something that is desired intensely
  • pastor - noun only the rose-colored starlings; in some classifications considered a separate genus; a person authorized to conduct religious worship
  • pastoral - adj. of or relating to a pastor; suggestive of an idyll; charmingly simple and serene; used of idealized country life; relating to shepherds or herdsmen or devoted to raising sheep or cattle; noun a literary work idealizing the rural life (especially the life of shepherds); a letter from a pastor to the congregation; a musical composition that evokes rural life
  • patch - noun a piece of cloth used as decoration or to mend or cover a hole; a short set of commands to correct a bug in a computer program; a piece of soft material that covers and protects an injured part of the body; a protective cloth covering for an injured eye; sewing that repairs a worn or torn hole (especially in a garment); a connection intended to be used for a limited time; a small contrasting part of something; a small area of ground covered by specific vegetation; a period of indeterminate length (usually short) marked by some action or condition; verb mend by putting a patch on; to join or unite the pieces of; provide with a patch; also used metaphorically; repair by adding pieces
  • patchouli - noun a heavy perfume made from the patchouli plant; small East Indian shrubby mint; fragrant oil from its leaves is used in perfumes
  • pathology - noun the branch of medical science that studies the causes and nature and effects of diseases; any deviation from a healthy or normal condition
  • patriarchy - noun a form of social organization in which a male is the family head and title is traced through the male line
  • peace - noun a treaty to cease hostilities; the absence of mental stress or anxiety; harmonious relations; freedom from disputes; the state prevailing during the absence of war; the general security of public places
  • pederasty - noun sexual relations between a man and a boy (usually anal intercourse with the boy as a passive partner)
  • pen pal - noun a person you come to know by frequent friendly correspondence
  • penelope - noun a genus of guans (turkey-like arboreal birds valued as game and food birds); (Greek mythology) the wife of Odysseus and a symbol of devotion and fidelity; for 10 years while Odysseus fought the Trojan War she resisted numerous suitors until Odysseus returned and killed them
  • penetration - noun the act of entering into or through something; the act (by a man) of inserting his penis into the vagina of a woman; an attack that penetrates into enemy territory; the depth to which something penetrates (especially the depth reached by a projectile that hits a target); the ability to make way into or through something; clear or deep perception of a situation
  • penis - noun the male organ of copulation (`member' is a euphemism)
  • penis envy - noun (psychoanalysis) a female's presumed envy of the male's penis; said to explain femininity
  • penthouse - noun an apartment located on the top floors of a building
  • performer - noun an entertainer who performs a dramatic or musical work for an audience
  • persephone - noun (Greek mythology) daughter of Zeus and Demeter; made queen of the underworld by Pluto in ancient mythology; identified with Roman Proserpina
  • person - noun a human being; a human body (usually including the clothing); a grammatical category of pronouns and verb forms
  • persuasion - noun the act of persuading (or attempting to persuade); communication intended to induce belief or action; a personal belief or judgment that is not founded on proof or certainty
  • perversion - noun the action of perverting something (turning it to a wrong use); an aberrant sexual practice that is preferred to normal intercourse; a curve that reverses the direction of something
  • pessary - noun a contraceptive device consisting of a flexible dome-shaped cup made of rubber or plastic; it is filled with spermicide and fitted over the uterine cervix
  • petroleum jelly - noun a semisolid mixture of hydrocarbons obtained from petroleum; used in medicinal ointments and for lubrication
  • phallic stage - noun (psychoanalysis) the third stage in a child's development when awareness of and manipulation of the genitals is supposed to be a primary source of pleasure
  • phalloplasty - noun reconstructive surgery on the penis to repair congenital abnormality or injury
  • phallus - noun genus of fungi having the cap or pileus hanging free around the stem; the male organ of copulation (`member' is a euphemism)
  • pharmacologist - noun someone trained in the science of drugs (their composition and uses and effects)
  • philia - noun a positive feeling of liking
  • philosopher - noun a specialist in philosophy; a wise person who is calm and rational; someone who lives a life of reason with equanimity
  • philosophy - noun any personal belief about how to live or how to deal with a situation; the rational investigation of questions about existence and knowledge and ethics; a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school
  • phimosis - noun an abnormal tightness of the foreskin preventing retraction over the glans
  • photographer - noun someone who takes photographs professionally
  • physician - noun a licensed medical practitioner
  • physiology - noun processes and functions of an organism; the branch of the biological sciences dealing with the functioning of organisms
  • pianist - noun a person who plays the piano
  • pickle - noun vegetables (especially cucumbers) preserved in brine or vinegar; informal terms for a difficult situation; verb preserve in a pickling liquid
  • pierce - noun 14th President of the United States (1804-1869); verb make a hole into; penetrate or cut through with a sharp instrument; cut or make a way through; move or affect (a person's emotions or bodily feelings) deeply or sharply; sound sharply or shrilly
  • pillory - noun a wooden instrument of punishment on a post with holes for the wrists and neck; offenders were locked in and so exposed to public scorn; verb punish by putting in a pillory; expose to ridicule or public scorn; criticize harshly or violently
  • pillow talk - noun intimate conversation between lovers (typically occurring in bed)
  • pin-up - noun a very pretty girl who works as a photographer's model
  • pine - noun a coniferous tree; straight-grained durable and often resinous white to yellowish timber of any of numerous trees of the genus Pinus; verb have a desire for something or someone who is not present
  • pink - adj. of a light shade of red; noun a light shade of red; any of various flowers of plants of the genus Dianthus cultivated for their fragrant flowers; a person with mildly leftist political views; verb cut in a zigzag pattern with pinking shears, in sewing; sound like a car engine that is firing too early; make light, repeated taps on a surface
  • pink lady - noun a cocktail made of gin and brandy with lemon juice and grenadine shaken with an egg white and ice
  • plato - noun ancient Athenian philosopher; pupil of Socrates; teacher of Aristotle (428-347 BC)
  • platoon - noun a military unit that is a subdivision of a company; usually has a headquarters and two or more squads; usually commanded by a lieutenant; a team of policemen working under the military platoon system; a group of persons who are engaged in a common activity
  • play - noun the act using a sword (or other weapon) vigorously and skillfully; activity by children that is guided more by imagination than by fixed rules; gay or light-hearted recreational activity for diversion or amusement; a preset plan of action in team sports; utilization or exercise; a dramatic work intended for performance by actors on a stage; a theatrical performance of a drama; a state in which action is feasible; the act of playing for stakes in the hope of winning (including the payment of a price for a chance to win a prize); (game) the activity of doing something in an agreed succession; a deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skill; an attempt to get something; movement or space for movement; verbal wit or mockery (often at another's expense but not to be taken seriously); a weak and tremulous light; the removal of constraints; (in games or plays or other performances) the time during which play proceeds; verb engage in an activity as if it were a game rather than take it seriously; exhaust by allowing to pull on the line; participate in games or sport; employ in a game or in a specific position; use or move; shoot or hit in a particular manner; bet or wager (money); put (a card or piece) into play during a game, or act strategically as if in a card game; make bets; use to one's advantage; discharge or direct or be discharged or directed as if in a continuous stream; perform on a certain location; be performed; cause to emit recorded sounds; emit recorded sound; pretend to be somebody in the framework of a game or playful activity; replay (as a melody); play on an instrument; perform music on (a musical instrument); move or seem to move quickly, lightly, or irregularly; cause to move or operate freely within a bounded space; act or have an effect in a specified way or with a specific effect or outcome; engage in recreational activities rather than work; occupy oneself in a diversion; be at play; be engaged in playful activity; amuse oneself in a way characteristic of children; behave in a certain way; be received or accepted or interpreted in a specific way; pretend to have certain qualities or state of mind; consider not very seriously; contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle; stake on the outcome of an issue; manipulate manually or in one's mind or imagination; cause to happen or to occur as a consequence; play a role or part; perform on a stage or theater; behave carelessly or indifferently
  • playboy - noun a man devoted to the pursuit of pleasure
  • pleasure - noun sexual gratification; an activity that affords enjoyment; a formal expression; a fundamental feeling that is hard to define but that people desire to experience; something or someone that provides pleasure; a source of happiness
  • plethysmograph - noun a measuring instrument for measuring changes in volume of a part or organ or whole body (usually resulting from fluctuations in the amount of blood it contains)
  • poem - noun a composition written in metrical feet forming rhythmical lines
  • poet - noun a writer of poems (the term is usually reserved for writers of good poetry)
  • pointer - noun a strong slender smooth-haired dog of Spanish origin having a white coat with brown or black patches; scents out and points game; an indicator as on a dial; (computer science) indicator consisting of a movable spot of light (an icon) on a visual display; moving it allows the user to point to commands or screen positions; a mark to indicate a direction or relation
  • politician - noun a person active in party politics; a leader engaged in civil administration; a schemer who tries to gain advantage in an organization in sly or underhanded ways
  • polyandry - noun having more than one husband at a time
  • polygamy - noun having more than one spouse at a time
  • polygyny - noun having more than one wife at a time
  • pomegranate - noun large globular fruit having many seeds with juicy red pulp in a tough brownish-red rind; shrub or small tree native to southwestern Asia having large red many-seeded fruit
  • porno - noun creative activity (writing or pictures or films etc.) of no literary or artistic value other than to stimulate sexual desire
  • pornography - noun creative activity (writing or pictures or films etc.) of no literary or artistic value other than to stimulate sexual desire
  • position - noun the act of positing; an assumption taken as a postulate or axiom; a job in an organization; (in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player; the spatial property of a place where or way in which something is situated; the arrangement of the body and its limbs; a rationalized mental attitude; a way of regarding situations or topics etc.; the particular portion of space occupied by something; the appropriate or customary location; the post or function properly or customarily occupied or served by another; the act of putting something in a certain place; an item on a list or in a sequence; an opinion that is held in opposition to another in an argument or dispute; a point occupied by troops for tactical reasons; a condition or position in which you find yourself; the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society; verb cause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation; put into a certain place or abstract location
  • post office - noun a children's game in which kisses are exchanged for pretended letters; a local branch of the United States Post Office; an independent agency of the federal government responsible for mail delivery (and sometimes telecommunications) between individuals and businesses in the United States
  • powell - noun English physicist who discovered the pion (the first known meson) which is a subatomic particle involved in holding the nucleus together (1903-1969); United States general who was the first African American to serve as chief of staff; later served as Secretary of State under President George W. Bush (born 1937)
  • precious - adj. of high worth or cost; obviously contrived to charm; characterized by feeling or showing fond affection for; adv. extremely
  • pregnancy - noun the state of being pregnant; the period from conception to birth when a woman carries a developing fetus in her uterus
  • pressure group - noun a group of people who try actively to influence legislation
  • priapism - noun condition in which the penis is continually erect; usually painful and seldom with sexual arousal
  • priapus - noun (classical mythology) god of male procreative power and guardian of gardens and vineyards
  • priest - noun a clergyman in Christian churches who has the authority to perform or administer various religious rites; one of the Holy Orders; a person who performs religious duties and ceremonies in a non-Christian religion
  • procedure - noun a mode of conducting legal and parliamentary proceedings; a particular course of action intended to achieve a result; a process or series of acts especially of a practical or mechanical nature involved in a particular form of work; a set sequence of steps, part of larger computer program
  • producer - noun something that produces; someone who finds financing for and supervises the making and presentation of a show (play or film or program or similar work); someone who manufactures something
  • profanity - noun vulgar or irreverent speech or action
  • progestogen - noun any of a group of steroid hormones that have the effect of progesterone
  • prolactin - noun gonadotropic hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary; in females it stimulates growth of the mammary glands and lactation after parturition
  • promiscuity - noun indulging in promiscuous (casual and indiscriminate) sexual relations
  • promoter - noun someone who is an active supporter and advocate; a sponsor who books and stages public entertainments
  • prophet - noun an authoritative person who divines the future; someone who speaks by divine inspiration; someone who is an interpreter of the will of God
  • proserpina - noun goddess of the underworld; counterpart of Greek Persephone
  • prostate - adj. relating to the prostate gland; noun a firm partly muscular chestnut sized gland in males at the neck of the urethra; produces a viscid secretion that is the fluid part of semen
  • protein - noun any of a large group of nitrogenous organic compounds that are essential constituents of living cells; consist of polymers of amino acids; essential in the diet of animals for growth and for repair of tissues; can be obtained from meat and eggs and milk and legumes
  • providence - noun the guardianship and control exercised by a deity; the prudence and care exercised by someone in the management of resources; the capital and largest city of Rhode Island; located in northeastern Rhode Island on Narragansett Bay; site of Brown University; a manifestation of God's foresightful care for his creatures
  • psychiatrist - noun a physician who specializes in psychiatry
  • psycho - noun a person afflicted with psychosis
  • psychoanalysis - noun a set of techniques for exploring underlying motives and a method of treating various mental disorders; based on the theories of Sigmund Freud
  • ptosis - noun drooping of the upper eyelid caused by muscle paralysis and weakness
  • publisher - noun a firm in the publishing business; a person engaged in publishing periodicals or books or music; the proprietor of a newspaper
  • pulling - noun the act of pulling; applying force to move something toward or with you
  • push - noun the act of applying force in order to move something away; an effort to advance; the force used in pushing; an electrical switch operated by pressing; enterprising or ambitious drive; verb press, drive, or impel (someone) to action or completion of an action; move with force, "He pushed the table into a corner"; press against forcefully without moving; move strenuously and with effort; approach a certain age or speed; sell or promote the sale of (illegal goods such as drugs); make publicity for; try to sell (a product); make strenuous pushing movements during birth to expel the baby; strive and make an effort to reach a goal; exert oneself continuously, vigorously, or obtrusively to gain an end or engage in a crusade for a certain cause or person; be an advocate for
  • pussy - adj. "a purulent wound"; noun informal terms referring to a domestic cat; obscene terms for female genitals
  • pygmy - noun any member of various peoples having an average height of less than five feet; an unusually small individual
  • quality of life - noun your personal satisfaction (or dissatisfaction) with the cultural or intellectual conditions under which you live (as distinct from material comfort)
  • quarterback - noun the position of the football player in the backfield who directs the offensive play of his team; (football) the person who plays quarterback; verb play the quarterback
  • queen - noun the only fertile female in a colony of social insects such as bees and ants and termites; its function is to lay eggs; an especially large mole rat and the only member of a colony of naked mole rats to bear offspring which are sired by only a few males; (chess) the most powerful piece; one of four face cards in a deck bearing a picture of a queen; a female sovereign ruler; the wife or widow of a king; something personified as a woman who is considered the best or most important of her kind; female cat; offensive terms for an openly homosexual man; a competitor who holds a preeminent position; verb become a queen; promote to a queen, as of a pawn in chess
  • queer - adj. beyond or deviating from the usual or expected; homosexual or arousing homosexual desires; noun offensive terms for an openly homosexual man; verb put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position; hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of
  • questioning - adj. perplexed (as if being expected to know something that you do not know); showing curiosity; marked by or given to doubt; noun a request for information
  • quetzalcoatl - noun an Aztec deity represented as a plumed serpent
  • ranch - noun farm consisting of a large tract of land along with facilities needed to raise livestock (especially cattle); verb manage or run a ranch
  • rape - noun the crime of forcing a woman to submit to sexual intercourse against her will; the act of despoiling a country in warfare; Eurasian plant cultivated for its seed and as a forage crop; verb destroy and strip of its possession; force (someone) to have sex against their will
  • real - adj. capable of being treated as fact; being or occurring in fact or actuality; having verified existence; not illusory; no less than what is stated; worthy of the name; being value measured in terms of purchasing power; not to be taken lightly; (of property) fixed or immovable; having substance or capable of being treated as fact; not imaginary; coinciding with reality; being or reflecting the essential or genuine character of something; adv. used as intensifiers; `real' is sometimes used informally for `really'; `rattling' is informal; noun an old small silver Spanish coin; any rational or irrational number
  • rebound - noun the act of securing possession of the rebounding basketball after a missed shot; a reaction to a crisis or setback or frustration; a movement back from an impact; verb return to a former condition; spring back; spring away from an impact
  • redemption - noun the act of purchasing back something previously sold; (Christianity) the act of delivering from sin or saving from evil; repayment of the principal amount of a debt or security at or before maturity (as when a corporation repurchases its own stock)
  • reid - noun Scottish philosopher of common sense who opposed the ideas of David Hume (1710-1796)
  • reporter - noun a person who investigates and reports or edits news stories
  • reproduction - noun the sexual activity of conceiving and bearing offspring; the act of making copies; recall that is hypothesized to work by storing the original stimulus input and reproducing it during recall; the process of generating offspring; copy that is not the original; something that has been copied
  • restraint - noun the of act controlling by restraining someone or something; a device that retards something's motion; discipline in personal and social activities; a rule or condition that limits freedom; lack of ornamentation; the state of being physically constrained
  • rete testis - noun network of tubules carrying sperm from the seminiferous tubules to the vasa efferentia
  • rewrite - noun something that has been written again; verb write differently; alter the writing of; rewrite so as to make fit to suit a new or different purpose
  • rhea - noun larger of two tall fast-running flightless birds similar to ostriches but three-toed; found from Brazil to Patagonia; smaller of two tall fast-running flightless birds similar to ostriches but three-toed; found from Peru to Strait of Magellan; fertility goddess in ancient Greek mythology; wife of Cronus and mother of Zeus; identified with Roman Ops and Cybele of ancient Asia Minor
  • rhea silvia - noun (Roman mythology) a vestal virgin who became the mother by Mars of the twins Romulus and Remus
  • ribaldry - noun ribald humor; behavior or language bordering on indelicacy
  • ring - noun jewelry consisting of a circlet of precious metal (often set with jewels) worn on the finger; a square platform marked off by ropes in which contestants box or wrestle; a characteristic sound; the sound of a bell ringing; a toroidal shape; a strip of material attached to the leg of a bird to identify it (as in studies of bird migration); a rigid circular band of metal or wood or other material used for holding or fastening or hanging or pulling; an association of criminals; (chemistry) a chain of atoms in a molecule that forms a closed loop; verb attach a ring to the foot of, in order to identify; sound loudly and sonorously; make (bells) ring, often for the purposes of musical edification; get or try to get into communication (with someone) by telephone; ring or echo with sound; be around
  • roar - noun the sound made by a lion; a very loud utterance (like the sound of an animal); a deep prolonged loud noise; verb laugh unrestrainedly and heartily; make a loud noise, as of wind, water, or vehicles; act or proceed in a riotous, turbulent, or disorderly way; utter words loudly and forcefully; emit long loud cries; make a loud noise, as of animal
  • rob roy - noun a manhattan cocktail made with Scotch whiskey; Scottish clan leader and outlaw who was the subject of a 1817 novel by Sir Walter Scott (1671-1734)
  • robinson - noun United States film actor noted for playing gangster roles (1893-1973); United States poet; author of narrative verse (1869-1935); United States baseball player; first Black to play in the major leagues (1919-1972); United States historian who stressed the importance of intellectual and social events for the course of history (1863-1936); Irish playwright and theater manager in Dublin (1886-1958); United States prizefighter who won the world middleweight championship five times and the world welterweight championship once (1921-1989); English chemist noted for his studies of molecular structures in plants (1886-1975)
  • rogue - noun a deceitful and unreliable scoundrel
  • romance - adj. relating to languages derived from Latin; noun a novel dealing with idealized events remote from everyday life; the group of languages derived from Latin; an exciting and mysterious quality (as of a heroic time or adventure); a story dealing with love; a relationship between two lovers; verb tell romantic or exaggerated lies; have a love affair with; talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions; make amorous advances towards
  • rome - noun the leadership of the Roman Catholic Church; capital and largest city of Italy; on the Tiber; seat of the Roman Catholic Church; formerly the capital of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire
  • rotten - adj. having or disintegrated; usually implies foulness; very bad; damaged by decay; hence unsound and useless
  • ruined - adj. brought to ruin; destroyed physically or morally; doomed to extinction
  • rush - adj. done under pressure; not accepting reservations; noun (American football) an attempt to advance the ball by running into the line; a sudden burst of activity; a sudden forceful flow; physician and American Revolutionary leader; signer of the Declaration of Independence (1745-1813); grasslike plants growing in wet places and having cylindrical often hollow stems; the act of moving hurriedly and in a careless manner; the swift release of a store of affective force; verb urge to an unnatural speed; act or move at high speed; attack suddenly; step on it; run with the ball, in football; cause to occur rapidly; cause to move fast or to rush or race
  • russell - noun English philosopher and mathematician who collaborated with Whitehead (1872-1970); Irish writer whose pen name was A.E. (1867-1935); United States astronomer who developed a theory of stellar evolution (1877-1957); United States entertainer remembered for her roles in comic operas (1861-1922); United States basketball center (born in 1934); English film director (born in 1927); United States religious leader who founded the sect that is now called Jehovah's Witnesses (1852-1916)
  • safe sex - noun sexual activity (especially sexual intercourse) with the use of measures (such as latex condoms) to avoid the transmission of disease (especially AIDS)
  • sailor - noun any member of a ship's crew; a stiff hat made of straw with a flat crown; a serviceman in the navy
  • sally forth - verb set out in a sudden, energetic or violent manner
  • salmacis - noun nymph who merged with Hermaphroditus to form one body
  • salman rushdie - noun British writer of novels who was born in India; one of his novels is regarded as blasphemous by Muslims and a fatwa was issued condemning him to death (born in 1947)
  • salome - noun woman whose dancing beguiled Herod into giving her the head of John the Baptist
  • salvador - noun a republic on the Pacific coast of Central America
  • samuel beckett - noun a playwright and novelist (born in Ireland) who lived in France; wrote plays for the theater of the absurd (1906-1989)
  • san francisco - noun a port in western California near the Golden Gate that is one of the major industrial and transportation centers; it has one of the world's finest harbors; site of the Golden Gate Bridge
  • sanctuary - noun a consecrated place where sacred objects are kept; area around the altar of a church for the clergy and choir; often enclosed by a lattice or railing; a shelter from danger or hardship
  • sapphire - adj. of something having the color of a blue sapphire; noun a transparent piece of sapphire that has been cut and polished and is valued as a precious gem; a precious transparent stone of rich blue corundum valued as a gemstone; a light shade of blue
  • saul - noun (Old Testament) the first king of the Israelites who defended Israel against many enemies (especially the Philistines); (New Testament) a Christian missionary to the Gentiles; author of several Epistles in the New Testament; even though Paul was not present at the Last Supper he is considered an apostle
  • savannah - noun a port in eastern Georgia near the mouth of the Savannah river; a river in South Carolina that flows southeast to the Atlantic; a flat grassland in tropical or subtropical regions
  • scandal - noun disgraceful gossip about the private lives of other people; a disgraceful event
  • scavenger - noun any animal that feeds on refuse and other decaying organic matter; a chemical agent that is added to a chemical mixture to counteract the effects of impurities; someone who collects things that have been discarded by others
  • schiller - noun German romantic writer (1759-1805)
  • scientist - noun a person with advanced knowledge of one or more sciences
  • score - noun the act of scoring in a game or sport; the facts about an actual situation; a written form of a musical composition; parts for different instruments appear on separate staves on large pages; a set of twenty members; grounds; a number that expresses the accomplishment of a team or an individual in a game or contest; a slight surface cut (especially a notch that is made to keep a tally); an amount due (as at a restaurant or bar); a seduction culminating in sexual intercourse; a number or letter indicating quality (especially of a student's performance); a resentment strong enough to justify retaliation; verb make underscoring marks; gain points in a game; get a certain number or letter indicating quality or performance; make small marks into the surface of; write a musical score for; assign a grade or rank to, according to one's evaluation; induce to have sex
  • screw - noun a fastener with a tapered threaded shank and a slotted head; a propeller with several angled blades that rotates to push against water or air; a simple machine of the inclined-plane type consisting of a spirally threaded cylindrical rod that engages with a similarly threaded hole; slang for sexual intercourse; someone who guards prisoners; verb tighten or fasten by means of screwing motions; cause to penetrate, as with a circular motion; turn like a screw; defeat someone in an expectation through trickery or deceit; have sexual intercourse with
  • scrotum - noun the external pouch that contains the testes
  • sculpture - noun creating figures or designs in three dimensions; a three-dimensional work of plastic art; verb shape (a material like stone or wood) by whittling away at it; create by shaping stone or wood or any other hard material
  • seattle - noun a major port of entry and the largest city in Washington; located in west central Washington on the protected waters of Puget Sound with the snow-capped peaks of the Cascade Range and Mount Ranier visible to the south and east; an aerospace and computer center; site of the University of Washington
  • seduction - noun enticing someone astray from right behavior; an act of winning the love or sexual favor of someone
  • self - adj. (used as a combining form) relating to--of or by or to or from or for--the self; noun your consciousness of your own identity; a person considered as a unique individual
  • self-esteem - noun a feeling of pride in yourself; the quality of being worthy of esteem or respect
  • self-love - noun an exceptional interest in and admiration for yourself; feelings of excessive pride
  • semen - noun the thick white fluid containing spermatozoa that is ejaculated by the male genital tract
  • seraglio - noun living quarters reserved for wives and concubines and female relatives in a Muslim household
  • serenade - noun a song characteristically played outside the house of a woman; a musical composition in several movements; has no fixed form; verb sing and play for somebody
  • sergei diaghilev - noun Russian ballet impresario who founded the Russian ballet and later introduced it to the West (1872-1929)
  • serial killer - noun someone who murders more than three victims one at a time in a relatively short interval
  • sertoli cell - noun elongated cells found in the seminiferous tubules of the testis; apparently they nourish the spermatids
  • servitude - noun state of subjection to an owner or master or forced labor imposed as punishment
  • sex manual - noun a manual containing instruction in sexual techniques; intended to enhance the reader's sexual life
  • sex offender - noun someone who has been convicted of a sex crime
  • sex segregation - noun the traditional Hindu or Muslim system of keeping women secluded
  • sexism - noun discriminatory or abusive behavior towards members of the opposite sex
  • sexual abuse - noun a statutory offense that provides that it is a crime to knowingly cause another person to engage in an unwanted sexual act by force or threat
  • sexual assault - noun a statutory offense that provides that it is a crime to knowingly cause another person to engage in an unwanted sexual act by force or threat
  • sexual inversion - noun a term formerly used to mean taking on the gender role of the opposite sex
  • sexuality - noun the properties that distinguish organisms on the basis of their reproductive roles
  • shakers - noun a celibate and communistic Christian sect in the United States
  • sharp - adj. having or made by a thin edge or sharp point; suitable for cutting or piercing; keenly and painfully felt; as if caused by a sharp edge or point; quick and forceful; very sudden and in great amount or degree; raised in pitch by one chromatic semitone; harsh; marked by practical hardheaded intelligence; (of something seen or heard) clearly defined; extremely steep; having or emitting a high-pitched and sharp tone or tones; having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions; ending in a sharp point; adv. changing suddenly in direction and degree; noun a long thin sewing needle with a sharp point; a musical notation indicating one half step higher than the note named
  • shelf - noun a support that consists of a horizontal surface for holding objects; a projecting ridge on a mountain or submerged under water
  • shipping - noun conveyance provided by the ships belonging to one country or industry; the commercial enterprise of moving goods and materials
  • shock treatment - noun treatment of certain psychotic states by the administration of shocks that are followed by convulsions
  • shocker - noun a sensational message (in a film or play or novel); a shockingly bad person
  • shuffle - noun the act of mixing cards haphazardly; walking with a slow dragging motion without lifting your feet; verb mix so as to make a random order or arrangement; walk by dragging one's feet; move about, move back and forth
  • siegfried - noun (German mythology) mythical German warrior hero of the Nibelungenlied who takes possession of the accursed treasure of the Nibelungs by slaying the dragon that guards it and awakens Brynhild and is eventually killed; Sigurd is the Norse counterpart
  • sildenafil - noun virility drug (trade name Viagra) used to treat erectile dysfunction in men
  • simpson - noun Scottish obstetrician and surgeon who pioneered in the use of ether and discovered the anesthetic effects of chloroform (1811-1870); United States divorcee whose marriage to Edward VIII created a constitutional crisis leading to his abdication
  • singapore - noun an island south of the Malay Peninsula; a country in southeastern Asia on the island of Singapore; achieved independence from Malaysia in 1965; the capital of Singapore; one of the world's biggest ports
  • singer - noun a person who sings; United States writer (born in Poland) of Yiddish stories and novels (1904-1991); United States inventor of an improved chain-stitch sewing machine (1811-1875)
  • singles - noun tennis played with one person on each side; badminton played with one person on each side
  • siren - noun eellike aquatic North American salamander with small forelimbs and no hind limbs; have permanent external gills; an acoustic device producing a loud often wailing sound as a signal or warning; a warning signal that is a loud wailing sound; a sea nymph (part woman and part bird) supposed to lure sailors to destruction on the rocks where the nymphs lived; a woman who is considered to be dangerously seductive
  • sissy - adj. having unsuitable feminine qualities; noun a timid man or boy considered childish or unassertive
  • sitcom - noun a humorous television program based on situations that could arise in everyday life; a humorous drama based on situations that might arise in day-to-day life
  • skin - noun an outer surface (usually thin); a bag serving as a container for liquids; it is made from the hide of an animal; a natural protective body covering and site of the sense of touch; a person's skin regarded as their life; the tissue forming the hard outer layer (of e.g. a fruit); body covering of a living animal; the rind of a fruit or vegetable; verb strip the skin off; bruise, cut, or injure the skin or the surface of; remove the bark of a tree; climb awkwardly, as if by scrambling
  • skinny-dip - noun a naked swim; verb bathe in the nude
  • slang - noun a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves); informal language consisting of words and expressions that are not considered appropriate for formal occasions; often vituperative or vulgar; verb abuse with coarse language; use slang or vulgar language; fool or hoax
  • slave - adj. held in servitude; noun a person who is owned by someone; someone who works as hard as a slave; someone entirely dominated by some influence or person; verb work very hard, like a slave
  • sliver - noun a thin fragment or slice (especially of wood) that has been shaved from something; a small thin sharp bit or wood or glass or metal; verb form into slivers; divide into slivers or splinters; break up into splinters or slivers
  • slut - noun a woman adulterer; a dirty untidy woman
  • smegma - noun a white secretion of the sebaceous glands of the foreskin
  • smith - noun someone who works metal (especially by hammering it when it is hot and malleable); someone who works at something specified; Scottish economist who advocated private enterprise and free trade (1723-1790); English explorer who helped found the colony at Jamestown, Virginia; was said to have been saved by Pocahontas (1580-1631); religious leader who founded the Mormon Church in 1830 (1805-1844); United States blues singer (1894-1937); United States suffragist who refused to pay taxes until she could vote (1792-1886); United States singer noted for her rendition of patriotic songs (1909-1986); United States sculptor (1906-1965); Rhodesian statesman who declared independence of Zimbabwe from Great Britain (born in 1919)
  • snow - noun English writer of novels about moral dilemmas in academe (1905-1980); precipitation falling from clouds in the form of ice crystals; a layer of snowflakes (white crystals of frozen water) covering the ground; street names for cocaine; verb fall as snow; conceal one's true motives from especially by elaborately feigning good intentions so as to gain an end
  • snuff - adj. snuff colored; of a greyish to yellowish brown; noun finely powdered tobacco for sniffing up the nose; a pinch of smokeless tobacco inhaled at a single time; the charred portion of a candlewick; sensing an odor by inhaling through the nose; verb inhale audibly through the nose; sniff or smell inquiringly
  • social - adj. marked by friendly companionship with others; living together or enjoying life in communities or organized groups; tending to move or live together in groups or colonies of the same kind; composed of sociable people or formed for the purpose of sociability; relating to human society and its members; relating to or belonging to or characteristic of high society; noun a party of people assembled to promote sociability and communal activity
  • social scientist - noun someone expert in the study of human society and its personal relationships
  • sociobiology - noun the branch of biology that conducts comparative studies of the social organization of animals (including human beings) with regard to its evolutionary history
  • sodom - noun (Old Testament) an ancient city near the Dead Sea that (along with Gomorrah) was destroyed by God for the wickedness of its inhabitants; any location known for vice and corruption
  • sodomy - noun intercourse via the anus, committed by a man with a man or woman
  • somerset - noun a county in southwestern England on the Bristol Channel; an acrobatic feat in which the feet roll over the head (either forward or backward) and return
  • somerset maugham - noun English writer (born in France) of novels and short stories (1874-1965)
  • song - noun the act of singing; a short musical composition with words; a distinctive or characteristic sound; a very small sum; the characteristic sound produced by a bird; the imperial dynasty of China from 960 to 1279; noted for art and literature and philosophy
  • song of songs - noun an Old Testament book consisting of a collection of love poems traditionally attributed to Solomon but actually written much later
  • south korea - noun a republic in the southern half of the Korean Peninsula; established in 1948
  • space - noun the unlimited expanse in which everything is located; a blank area; a blank character used to separate successive words in writing or printing; one of the areas between or below or above the lines of a musical staff; an area reserved for some particular purpose; an empty area (usually bounded in some way between things); (printing) a block of type without a raised letter; used for spacing between words; the interval between two times; verb place at intervals
  • spain - noun a parliamentary monarchy in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula; a former colonial power
  • speak - verb use language; make a characteristic or natural sound; express in speech; exchange thoughts; talk with; give a speech to
  • special delivery - noun mail that is delivered by a special carrier (for an additional charge)
  • speciation - noun the evolution of a biological species
  • sperm - noun the male reproductive cell; the male gamete
  • spermatic cord - noun a structure resembling a cord that suspends the testis within the scrotum and contains the vas deferens and other vessels and nerves
  • spermatid - noun an immature gamete produced by a spermatocyte; develops into a spermatozoon
  • spermatocyte - noun a male gametocyte that develops into four spermatids
  • spermatozoon - noun the male reproductive cell; the male gamete
  • spermicide - noun a contraceptive agent that kills spermatozoa
  • spin the bottle - noun a game in which a player spins a bottle and kisses the person that it points to when it stops spinning
  • spinster - noun an elderly unmarried woman; someone who spins (who twists fibers into threads)
  • spirit - noun a fundamental emotional and activating principle determining one's character; any incorporeal supernatural being that can become visible (or audible) to human beings; the vital principle or animating force within living things; the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people; an inclination or tendency of a certain kind; animation and energy in action or expression; the intended meaning of a communication; the state of a person's emotions (especially with regard to pleasure or dejection); verb infuse with spirit
  • splosh - verb dash a liquid upon or against; cause (a liquid) to spatter about, especially with force; walk through mud or mire; make a splashing sound
  • squealer - noun domestic swine; one who reveals confidential information in return for money
  • state - noun the way something is with respect to its main attributes; a politically organized body of people under a single government; the group of people comprising the government of a sovereign state; the territory occupied by one of the constituent administrative districts of a nation; a state of depression or agitation; the federal department in the United States that sets and maintains foreign policies; the territory occupied by a nation; (chemistry) the three traditional states of matter are solids (fixed shape and volume) and liquids (fixed volume and shaped by the container) and gases (filling the container); verb express in words; put before; indicate through a symbol, formula, etc.
  • statue - noun a sculpture representing a human or animal
  • statutory rape - noun sexual intercourse with a person (girl or boy) who has not reached the age of consent (even if both parties participate willingly)
  • stereotype - noun a conventional or formulaic conception or image; verb treat or classify according to a mental stereotype
  • sterilization - noun the procedure of making some object free of live bacteria or other microorganisms (usually by heat or chemical means); the act of making an organism barren or infertile (unable to reproduce)
  • stewart - noun Scottish philosopher and follower of Thomas Reid (1753-1828); United States film actor who portrayed incorruptible but modest heros (1908-1997)
  • sticky - adj. covered with an adhesive material; moist as with undried perspiration and with clothing sticking to the body; having the sticky properties of an adhesive; hard to deal with; especially causing pain or embarrassment; hot or warm and humid
  • stillbirth - noun a natural loss of the products of conception
  • stockbroker - noun an agent in the buying and selling of stocks and bonds
  • stocks - noun a former instrument of punishment consisting of a heavy timber frame with holes in which the feet (and sometimes the hands) of an offender could be locked; a frame for constraining an animal while it is receiving veterinary attention or while being shod; a frame that supports a boat while it is under construction
  • straitjacket - noun a garment similar to a jacket that is used to bind the arms tightly against the body as a means of restraining a violent person; anything immaterial that severely hinders or confines
  • strip poker - noun poker in which a player's losses are paid by removing an article of clothing
  • stripper - noun a performer who provides erotic entertainment by undressing to music; a worker who strips the stems from moistened tobacco leaves and binds the leaves together into books; a chemical compound used to remove paint or varnish; an oil well whose production has declined to less than ten barrels a day
  • striptease - noun a form of erotic entertainment in which a dancer gradually undresses to music; a performer who provides erotic entertainment by undressing to music
  • studio - noun workplace for the teaching or practice of an art; workplace consisting of a room or building where movies or television shows or radio programs are produced and recorded; an apartment with a living space and a bathroom and a small kitchen
  • sublimation - noun (psychology) modifying the natural expression of an impulse or instinct (especially a sexual one) to one that is socially acceptable; (chemistry) a change directly from the solid to the gaseous state without becoming liquid
  • sultan - noun the ruler of a Muslim country (especially of the former Ottoman Empire)
  • summer - noun the warmest season of the year; in the northern hemisphere it extends from the summer solstice to the autumnal equinox; verb spend the summer
  • superfecundation - noun fertilization of two or more ova released during the same menstrual cycle by sperm from separate acts of coitus (especially by different males)
  • susanna - noun an Apocryphal book consisting of text added to the Book of Daniel
  • sweater girl - noun a girl with an attractive bust who wears tight sweaters
  • sweden - noun a Scandinavian kingdom in the eastern part of the Scandinavian Peninsula
  • swimming - adj. applied to a fish depicted horizontally; filled or brimming with tears; noun the act of swimming
  • swinging - adj. characterized by a buoyant rhythm; noun changing location by moving back and forth
  • swish - adj. elegant and fashionable; noun a brushing or rustling sound; verb move with or cause to move with a whistling or hissing sound
  • symposium - noun a meeting or conference for the public discussion of some topic especially one in which the participants form an audience and make presentations
  • syphilis - noun a common venereal disease caused by the treponema pallidum spirochete; symptoms change through progressive stages; can be congenital (transmitted through the placenta)
  • tabes dorsalis - noun syphilis of the spinal cord characterized by degeneration of sensory neurons and stabbing pains in the trunk and legs and unsteady gait and incontinence and impotence
  • taboo - adj. forbidden to profane use especially in South Pacific islands; excluded from use or mention; noun an inhibition or ban resulting from social custom or emotional aversion; a prejudice (especially in Polynesia and other South Pacific islands) that prohibits the use or mention of something because of its sacred nature; verb declare as sacred and forbidden
  • tadalafil - noun virility drug (trade name Cialis) used to treat erectile dysfunction in men
  • taj mahal - noun beautiful mausoleum at Agra built by the Mogul emperor Shah Jahan (completed in 1649) in memory of his favorite wife
  • tarantula - noun large hairy tropical spider that can inflict painful but not highly venomous bites; large southern European spider once thought to be the cause of tarantism (uncontrollable bodily movement)
  • tarot - noun any of a set of (usually 72) cards that include 22 cards representing virtues and vices and death and fortune etc.; used by fortunetellers
  • tarzan - noun a man raised by apes who was the hero of a series of novels by Edgar Rice Burroughs; (sometimes used ironically) a man of great strength and agility (after the hero of a series of novels by Edgar Rice Burroughs)
  • tawse - noun a leather strap for punishing children
  • taylor - noun 12th President of the United States; died in office (1784-1850); United States film actress (born in England) who was a childhood star; as an adult she often co-starred with Richard Burton (born in 1932); United States composer and music critic (1885-1966)
  • teeth - noun the kind and number and arrangement of teeth (collectively) in a person or animal
  • television - noun a telecommunication system that transmits images of objects (stationary or moving) between distant points; broadcasting visual images of stationary or moving objects; an electronic device that receives television signals and displays them on a screen
  • template - noun a model or standard for making comparisons
  • tennessee - noun a state in east central United States; a river formed by the confluence of two other rivers near Knoxville; it follows a U-shaped course to become a tributary of the Ohio River in western Kentucky
  • term - noun any distinct quantity contained in a polynomial; a word or expression used for some particular thing; one of the substantive phrases in a logical proposition; a limited period of time; the end of gestation or point at which birth is imminent; (architecture) a statue or a human bust or an animal carved out of the top of a square pillar; originally used as a boundary marker in ancient Rome; (usually plural) a statement of what is required as part of an agreement; verb name formally or designate with a term
  • testicle - noun one of the two male reproductive glands that produce spermatozoa and secrete androgens
  • testosterone - noun a potent androgenic hormone produced chiefly by the testes; responsible for the development of male secondary sex characteristics
  • texas - noun the second largest state; located in southwestern United States on the Gulf of Mexico
  • thai - adj. of or relating to Thailand; of or relating to the languages of the Thai people; of or relating to or characteristic of Thailand or its people; noun a branch of the Tai languages; a native or inhabitant of Thailand
  • theater - noun a building where theatrical performances or motion-picture shows can be presented; the art of writing and producing plays; a region in which active military operations are in progress
  • thelarche - noun the start of breast development in a woman at the beginning of puberty
  • thomas - noun the Apostle who would not believe the resurrection of Jesus until he saw Jesus with his own eyes; Welsh poet (1914-1953); a radio broadcast journalist during World War I and World War II noted for his nightly new broadcast (1892-1981); United States socialist who was a candidate for president six times (1884-1968); United States clockmaker who introduced mass production (1785-1859)
  • thomas mann - noun German writer concerned about the role of the artist in bourgeois society (1875-1955)
  • threesome - noun three people considered as a unit
  • thunderstorm - noun a storm resulting from strong rising air currents; heavy rain or hail along with thunder and lightning
  • tie-dye - verb dye after knotting the fabric to produce an irregular pattern
  • tijuana - noun a Mexican city just south of San Diego on the Lower California peninsula; popular among American tourists for racetracks and bullfights
  • timothy leary - noun United States psychologist who experimented with psychoactive drugs (including LSD) and became a well-known advocate of their use (1920-1996)
  • tintoretto - noun Italian painter of the Venetian school (1518-1594)
  • titanic - adj. of great force or power
  • titus oates - noun English conspirator who claimed that there was a Jesuit plot to assassinate Charles II (1649-1705)
  • toklas - noun United States writer remembered as the secretary and companion of Gertrude Stein (1877-1967)
  • tomboy - noun a girl who behaves in a boyish manner
  • toronto - noun the provincial capital and largest city in Ontario (and the largest city in Canada)
  • torpedo - noun armament consisting of a long cylindrical self-propelled underwater projectile that detonates on contact with a target; a small explosive device that is placed on a railroad track and fires when a train runs over it; the sound of the explosion warns the engineer of danger ahead; a small firework that consists of a percussion cap and some gravel wrapped in paper; explodes when thrown forcefully against a hard surface; an explosive device that is set off in an oil well (or a gas well) to start or to increase the flow of oil (or gas); any sluggish bottom-dwelling ray of the order Torpediniformes having a rounded body and electric organs on each side of the head capable of emitting strong electric discharges; a large sandwich made of a long crusty roll split lengthwise and filled with meats and cheese (and tomato and onion and lettuce and condiments); different names are used in different sections of the United States; a professional killer who uses a gun; verb attack or hit with torpedoes
  • tort - noun (law) any wrongdoing for which an action for damages may be brought
  • tracy - noun United States film actor who appeared in many films with Katharine Hepburn (1900-1967)
  • trade - noun the skilled practice of a practical occupation; the commercial exchange (buying and selling on domestic or international markets) of goods and services; the business given to a commercial establishment by its customers; an equal exchange; a particular instance of buying or selling; people who perform a particular kind of skilled work; steady winds blowing from east to west above and below the equator; verb exchange or give (something) in exchange for; turn in as payment or part payment for a purchase; engage in the trade of; be traded at a certain price or under certain conditions; do business; offer for sale as for one's livelihood
  • tradition - noun an inherited pattern of thought or action; a specific practice of long standing
  • transvestite - adj. receiving sexual gratification from wearing clothing of the opposite sex; noun someone who adopts the dress or manner or sexual role of the opposite sex
  • tribadism - noun a form of lesbianism that simulates heterosexual intercourse
  • trigon - noun a triangular lyre of ancient Greece and Rome; (astrology) one of four groups of the zodiac where each group consists of three signs separated from each other by 120 degrees; a three-sided polygon
  • tristan - noun (Middle Ages) the nephew of the king of Cornwall who (according to legend) fell in love with his uncle's bride (Iseult) after they mistakenly drank a love potion that left them eternally in love with each other
  • trojan - adj. of or relating to the ancient city of Troy or its inhabitants; noun a program that appears desirable but actually contains something harmful; a native of ancient Troy
  • troll - noun angling by drawing a baited line through the water; a fisherman's lure that is used in trolling; (Scandanavian folklore) a supernatural creature (either a dwarf or a giant) that is supposed to live in caves or in the mountains; a partsong in which voices follow each other; one voice starts and others join in one after another until all are singing different parts of the song at the same time; verb speak or recite rapidly or in a rolling voice; praise or celebrate in song; sing loudly and without inhibition; angle with a hook and line drawn through the water; sing the parts of (a round) in succession; cause to move round and round; circulate, move around
  • trophy wife - noun a wife who is an attractive young woman; seldom the first wife of an affluent older man
  • tropic of cancer - noun a line of latitude about 23 degrees North of the equator
  • trouble - noun an effort that is inconvenient; a source of difficulty; an event causing distress or pain; an unwanted pregnancy; an angry disturbance; a strong feeling of anxiety; verb to cause inconvenience or discomfort to; cause bodily suffering to and make sick or indisposed; disturb in mind or make uneasy or cause to be worried or alarmed; move deeply; take the trouble to do something; concern oneself
  • tubal ligation - noun a sterilization procedure with women; both Fallopian tubes are tied in two places and the tubes removed in between the ligations
  • tuck - noun a narrow flattened pleat or fold that is stitched in place; (sports) a bodily position adopted in some sports (such as diving or skiing) in which the knees are bent and the thighs are drawn close to the chest; eatables (especially sweets); a straight sword with a narrow blade and two edges; verb fit snugly into; make a tuck or several folds in; draw fabric together and sew it tightly
  • tucker - noun a detachable yoke of linen or lace worn over the breast of a low-cut dress; a sewer who tucks; United States vaudevillian (born in Russia) noted for her flamboyant performances (1884-1966); United States anarchist influential before World War I (1854-1939); verb wear out completely
  • tug-of-war - noun any hard struggle between equally matched groups; a contest in which teams pull of opposite ends of a rope; the team dragged across a central line loses
  • tumescence - noun tumidity resulting from the presence of blood or other fluid in the tissues
  • tune in - verb regulate (a radio or television set) in order to receive a certain station or program
  • tunney - noun United States prizefighter who won the world heavyweight championship by defeating Jack Dempsey twice (1898-1978)
  • turn-on - noun something causing excitement or stimulating interest
  • twilight - adj. lighted by or as if by twilight; noun the diffused light from the sky when the sun is below the horizon but its rays are refracted by the atmosphere of the earth; a condition of decline following successes; the time of day immediately following sunset
  • twist - noun turning or twisting around (in place); social dancing in which couples vigorously twist their hips and arms in time to the music; was popular in the 1960s; a jerky pulling movement; any clever maneuver; the act of rotating rapidly; the act of winding or twisting; a hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair; an interpretation of a text or action; an unforeseen development; a miniature whirlpool or whirlwind resulting when the current of a fluid doubles back on itself; a circular segment of a curve; a sharp bend in a line produced when a line having a loop is pulled tight; a sharp strain on muscles or ligaments; verb twist suddenly so as to sprain; form into twists; practice sophistry; change the meaning of or be vague about in order to mislead or deceive; turn in the opposite direction; form into a spiral shape; do the twist; cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form; twist or pull violently or suddenly, especially so as to remove (something) from that to which it is attached or from where it originates; to move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling); extend in curves and turns
  • u-turn - noun complete reversal of direction of travel
  • udder - noun mammary gland of bovids (cows and sheep and goats)
  • ultimo - adj. in or of the month preceding the present one
  • ulysses - noun (Roman mythology) Roman spelling for Odysseus
  • unisex - adj. not distinguished on the basis of sex
  • united states - noun North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776; the executive and legislative and judicial branches of the federal government of the United States
  • untouched - adj. still full; not having come in contact; not influenced or affected; emotionally unmoved
  • uterine artery - noun a branch of the internal iliac artery that supplies the uterus and the upper part of the vagina
  • uterine cavity - noun the space inside the uterus between the cervical canal and the Fallopian tubes
  • uterus - noun a hollow muscular organ in the pelvic cavity of females; contains the developing fetus
  • utica - noun an ancient city on the north coast of Africa (northwest of Carthage); destroyed by Arabs around 700 AD; a city in central New York
  • uxoricide - noun the murder of a wife by her husband; a husband who murders his wife
  • v-day - noun the day of a victory
  • vagina - noun the lower part of the female reproductive tract; a moist canal in female mammals extending from the labia minora to the uterus
  • vaginal artery - noun a branch of the internal iliac that provides blood for the vagina and the base of the bladder and the rectum
  • vaginismus - noun muscular contraction that causes the vagina to close; usually an anxiety reaction before coitus or pelvic examination
  • vaginitis - noun inflammation of the vagina (usually associated with candidiasis)
  • vardenafil - noun virility drug (trade name Levitra) used to treat erectile dysfunction in men
  • varicocele - noun dilatation of the veins associated with the spermatic cord in the testes
  • vas deferens - noun a duct that carries spermatozoa from the epididymis to the ejaculatory duct
  • vasectomy - noun surgical procedure that removes all or part of the vas deferens (usually as a means of sterilization); is sometimes reversible
  • vasopressin - noun hormone secreted by the posterior pituitary gland (trade name Pitressin) and also by nerve endings in the hypothalamus; affects blood pressure by stimulating capillary muscles and reduces urine flow by affecting reabsorption of water by kidney tubules
  • veil - noun a garment that covers the head and face; a vestment worn by a priest at High Mass in the Roman Catholic Church; a silk shawl; the inner membrane of embryos in higher vertebrates (especially when covering the head at birth); verb to obscure, or conceal with or as if with a veil; make undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or concealing
  • venus - noun type genus of the family Veneridae: genus of edible clams with thick oval shells; the second nearest planet to the sun; visible from Earth as an early `morning star' or an `evening star'; goddess of love; counterpart of Greek Aphrodite
  • vermont - noun a state in New England
  • vestal virgin - noun (Roman mythology) one of the virgin priestesses consecrated to the Roman goddess Vesta and to maintaining the sacred fire in her temple
  • vibrator - noun mechanical device that produces vibratory motion; used for massage; a mechanical device that vibrates
  • video - noun the visible part of a television transmission; a recording of both the video and audio components (especially one containing a recording of a movie or television program); broadcasting visual images of stationary or moving objects
  • video game - noun a game played against a computer
  • vila - noun capital of Vanuatu
  • vinson - noun United States jurist who served as chief justice of the Supreme Court (1890-1953)
  • violet - adj. of a color intermediate between red and blue; noun a variable color that lies beyond blue in the spectrum; any of numerous low-growing violas with small flowers
  • virginia - noun a town in northeastern Minnesota in the heart of the Mesabi Range; a state in the eastern United States; one of the original 13 colonies; one of the Confederate States in the American Civil War; one of the British colonies that formed the United States
  • virginia woolf - noun English author whose work used such techniques as stream of consciousness and the interior monologue; prominent member of the Bloomsbury Group (1882-1941)
  • virginity - noun the condition or quality of being a virgin
  • virility - noun the masculine property of being capable of copulation and procreation; the trait of being manly; having the characteristics of an adult male
  • virilization - noun the abnormal development of male sexual characteristics in a female (usually as the result of hormone therapies or adrenal malfunction)
  • virtue - noun the quality of doing what is right and avoiding what is wrong; a particular moral excellence; morality with respect to sexual relations; any admirable quality or attribute
  • vixen - noun a malicious woman with a fierce temper
  • vocalization - noun the use of uttered sounds for auditory communication; the sound made by the vibration of vocal folds modified by the resonance of the vocal tract
  • voltaire - noun French writer who was the embodiment of 18th century Enlightenment (1694-1778)
  • voyager - noun a traveler to a distant land (especially one who travels by sea)
  • voyeurism - noun a perversion in which a person receives sexual gratification from seeing the genitalia of others or witnessing others' sexual behavior
  • vulvectomy - noun surgical removal of part or all of the vulva
  • wagner - noun the music of Wagner; German composer of operas and inventor of the music drama in which drama and spectacle and music are fused (1813-1883); Austrian architect and pioneer of modern architecture (1841-1918)
  • walker - noun an enclosing framework on casters or wheels; helps babies learn to walk; a light enclosing framework (trade name Zimmer) with rubber castors or wheels and handles; helps invalids or the handicapped or the aged to walk; a shoe designed for comfortable walking; United States writer (born in 1944); New Zealand runner who in 1975 became the first person to run a mile in less that 3 minutes and 50 seconds (born in 1952); a person who travels by foot
  • walker percy - noun United States writer whose novels explored human alienation (1916-1990)
  • wanda landowska - noun United States harpsichordist (born in Poland) who helped to revive modern interest in the harpsichord (1879-1959)
  • wanker - noun terms of abuse for a masturbator
  • warlord - noun supreme military leader exercising civil power in a region especially one accountable to nobody when the central government is weak
  • washington - noun the capital of the United States in the District of Columbia and a tourist mecca; George Washington commissioned Charles L'Enfant to lay out the city in 1791; a state in northwestern United States on the Pacific; 1st President of the United States; commander-in-chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolution (1732-1799); United States educator who was born a slave but became educated and founded a college at Tuskegee in Alabama (1856-1915); the federal government of the United States
  • wassermann test - noun a blood test to detect syphilis; a complement fixation test is used to detect antibodies to the syphilis organism treponema; a positive reaction indicates the presence of antibodies and therefore syphilis infection
  • weaning - noun the act of substituting other food for the mother's milk in the diet of a child or young mammal
  • weapon - noun any instrument or instrumentality used in fighting or hunting; a means of persuading or arguing
  • website - noun a computer connected to the internet that maintains a series of web pages on the World Wide Web
  • wet-nurse - noun a woman hired to suckle a child of someone else; verb give suck to
  • wham - verb hit hard
  • whatever - adj. one or some or every or all without specification
  • whip - noun a quick blow delivered with a whip or whiplike object; an instrument with a handle and a flexible lash that is used for whipping; (golf) the flexibility of the shaft of a golf club; a dessert made of sugar and stiffly beaten egg whites or cream and usually flavored with fruit; a legislator appointed by the party to enforce discipline; verb strike as if by whipping; thrash about flexibly in the manner of a whiplash; subject to harsh criticism; defeat thoroughly; beat severely with a whip or rod; whip with or as if with a wire whisk
  • white - adj. of or belonging to a racial group having light skin coloration; of summer nights in northern latitudes where the sun barely sets; being of the achromatic color of maximum lightness; having little or no hue owing to reflection of almost all incident light; (of hair) having lost its color; (of coffee) having cream or milk added; benevolent; without malicious intent; glowing white with heat; restricted to whites only; marked by the presence of snow; free from moral blemish or impurity; unsullied; anemic looking from illness or emotion; (of a surface) not written or printed on; noun (board games) the lighter pieces; the quality or state of the achromatic color of greatest lightness (bearing the least resemblance to black); a tributary of the Mississippi River that flows southeastward through northern Arkansas and southern Missouri; a member of the Caucasoid race; United States educator who in 1865 (with Ezra Cornell) founded Cornell University and served as its first president (1832-1918); United States writer noted for his humorous essays (1899-1985); United States architect (1853-1906); United States political journalist (1915-1986); Australian writer (1912-1990); United States jurist appointed chief justice of the United States Supreme Court in 1910 by President Taft; noted for his work on antitrust legislation (1845-1921); (usually in the plural) trousers made of flannel or gabardine or tweed or white cloth; the white part of an egg; the nutritive and protective gelatinous substance surrounding the yolk consisting mainly of albumin dissolved in water; verb turn white
  • whitehead - noun a small whitish lump in the skin due to a clogged sebaceous gland; English philosopher and mathematician who collaborated with Bertrand Russell (1861-1947)
  • whore - noun a woman who engages in sexual intercourse for money; verb have unlawful sex with a whore; corrupt by lewd intercourse
  • wiccan - adj. of or relating to Wicca; noun a believer in Wicca
  • wicked - adj. morally bad in principle or practice; intensely or extremely bad or unpleasant in degree or quality; highly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust; having committed unrighteous acts; naughtily or annoyingly playful
  • wilhelm reich - noun Austrian born psychoanalyst who lived in the United States; advocated sexual freedom and believed that cosmic energy could be concentrated in a human being (1897-1957)
  • william blake - noun visionary British poet and painter (1757-1827)
  • william saroyan - noun United States writer of plays and short stories (1908-1981)
  • william shockley - noun United States physicist (born in England) who contributed to the development of the electronic transistor (1910-1989)
  • william thompson - noun British physicist who invented the Kelvin scale of temperature and pioneered undersea telegraphy (1824-1907)
  • williams - noun United States playwright (1911-1983); English clergyman and colonist who was expelled from Massachusetts for criticizing Puritanism; he founded Providence in 1636 and obtained a royal charter for Rhode Island in 1663 (1603-1683); United States baseball player noted as a hitter (1918-2002); United States poet (1883-1963); English philosopher credited with reviving the field of moral philosophy (1929-2003); United States country singer and songwriter (1923-1953)
  • wilson - noun a peak in the San Juan mountains of Colorado (14,246 feet high); 28th President of the United States; led the United States in World War I and secured the formation of the League of Nations (1856-1924); United States literary critic (1895-1972); Scottish physicist who invented the cloud chamber (1869-1959); United States entomologist who has generalized from social insects to other animals including humans (born in 1929); American Revolutionary leader who was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence (1742-1798); Canadian geophysicist who was a pioneer in the study of plate tectonics (1908-1993); United States physicist honored for his work on cosmic microwave radiation (born in 1918); Scottish ornithologist in the United States (1766-1813); English writer of novels and short stories (1913-1991); author of the first novel by an African American that was published in the United States (1808-1870)
  • wine - noun a red as dark as red wine; fermented juice (of grapes especially); verb treat to wine; drink wine
  • wingman - noun the pilot who positions his aircraft outside and behind (on the wing of) the leader of a flying formation
  • wonderland - noun an imaginary realm of marvels or wonders; a place or scene of great or strange beauty or wonder
  • writer - noun writes (books or stories or articles or the like) professionally (for pay); a person who is able to write and has written something
  • y chromosome - noun the sex chromosome that is carried by men
  • yana - noun the Yanan language spoken by the Yana; a member of an extinct North American Indian people who lived in northern California
  • yaws - noun an infectious tropical disease resembling syphilis in its early stages; marked by red skin eruptions and ulcerating lesions
  • yellow - adj. of the color intermediate between green and orange in the color spectrum; of something resembling the color of an egg yolk; cowardly or treacherous; changed to a yellowish color by age; easily frightened; affected by jaundice which causes yellowing of skin etc; typical of tabloids; noun yellow color or pigment; the chromatic color resembling the hue of sunflowers or ripe lemons; verb turn yellow
  • young girl - noun a girl or young woman who is unmarried
  • zeno of citium - noun ancient Greek philosopher who founded the Stoic school (circa 335-263 BC)
  • zeus - noun type genus of the family Zeidae; (Greek mythology) the supreme god of ancient Greek mythology; son of Rhea and Cronus whom he dethroned; husband and brother of Hera; brother of Poseidon and Hades; father of many gods; counterpart of Roman Jupiter
  • zipper - noun a fastener for locking together two toothed edges by means of a sliding tab; verb close with a zipper
  • zoology - noun the branch of biology that studies animals; all the animal life in a particular region or period
  • zoophilia - noun a sexual attraction to animals
  • zygote - noun the cell resulting from the union of an ovum and a spermatozoon (including the organism that develops from that cell)


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