I've read several books this month, two of which have outdated or botanical words that aren't in modern use at all. I'm not even putting those in the list for you. However, one word that was used twice in Travels in West Africa seemed pretty straightforward, but I can't find a definition even online. It is "ibet," as in "...unboiled water being my ibet." Downfall? Limit of tolerance? Dang! I like that word. I vote for resurrecting it. You can read free if you follow the link. It was written in 1897 and it's hilarious. (But Om says you have to have had adventures go bad to appreciate the humor).
Anyway- take some guesses, leave some daffynitions, enjoy some words that were either new or rediscovered by me this month.
a. worthy of discussion
c. a type of knitting
d. a standard
a. to carry, such as a noise
c. a red dog from the West End of London
d. to have an effect or consequence
a. a workshop or studio
b. a shopkeeper or hawker
c. trees trained in a pattern of growth
d. a maker of fine suits
d. a mountain lake
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