My friends! I have decided to start this "discussion" to place all the words and their definitions here. Now, I am posting all the words you had guessed by last Sunday. From now on, I would ask each winner to add a comment with the word he/she has guessed and its definition together with some examples. I think it makes more sense than to ask a host to do it. Of course, the host should make corrections if the winner is wrong in his explanations. If both are wrong or not exact, we will add our comments. I hope, I have made myself clear and hope, you will like it as it is one of the ways to learn and remember new words.
Well, here are the words we already know:
Uninhibited (adj). If you describe a person or their behavior as uninhibited, you mean that they express their opinions and feelings openly, and behave as they want to, without worrying what other people think.
EXIMIOUS (adj.). It is not one of the words we usualy use. It is of Latin origin and it rather means a famous, outstanding person. It is very close to EMINENT. On the other hand, we can use it describing some piece of art meaning it is unique, there is nothing else like that.
PROFLIGATE (adj.). This word is mostly used to define a person who is reckless in wasting money or other sources. Besides, it defines a person, mostly a man, who is shamelessly immoral.
Equipoise (noun, verb). It is used to show even balancing, equal value and/or weight.
Scrumptious (adj.). Speaking of food that is extremely appetizing or delicious.
Hagiography (noun). It is about writing and/or analytical/critical study of the lives of the saints.
Indefatigability (noun). This noun defines the human ability to suppress fatigue and to do without sleep or rest for long.
Obnoxious (adg.) It means extremely unpleasant.
SUPERCILIOUSNESS (noun). It is a kind of behavior when a person behaves, looks or speaks as though he were superior to others.
COMPUNCTION (noun). It is feeling of guilt or moral scruple that prevents or follows the doing of something bad.
QUINQUENNIUM (noun). It is five year period.
SOLILOQUISE (the more regular spelling is "soliloquize")(verb) is a verb defining an action when a person talks to himself.
To gawk may mean some imprudent look, but may also be a synonym of STARE, i.e., looking intently.
Assessment (noun) is evaluation and/or estimation.
Embonpoint (noun) is plumpness or stoutness. This word is mostly used to describe the plump or fleshy part of a person's body, in particular a woman's bosom.
To catch the ball before the bound means to say or to do something ahead of time.
To have what it takes means to be able to act efficiently and effectively.
To be the in-thing means to be popular or/and fashionable at the time.
To be broke - to be out of money.
To make ends meet. If you find it difficult to make ends meet, you can only just manage financially because you hardly have enough money for the things you need.
To work out - to happen or develop in a particular way.
To be in the red - to have debts. In American it may also mean "to be unprofitable".
In the long run (British) - at last, in the end, finaly, eventually.
A GURNEY (American) is a weeled stretcher to put a person into an anbulance, for example.
A MORTARBOARD is an academic cap.
A LIRIPIPE is a tassel on an academic cap or a hood.
A TZITZIT is a tassel decoratind a tallit (Jewish ceremonial wear).
TO SCREW UP (American) means to make a mistake, fail, mismanage or mishandle a situation.
A MIXOLOGIST (American) is a person skilled in mixing cocktails.
TO GIVE SMBD THE SILENT TREATMENT means a stubborn refusal to talk to someone, especially after a recent argument or disagreement.
A DRY RUN is a rehearsal of a performance or procedure before the real one.
MORONITY is the same as DEMENTIA, i.e., mental deficiency.
TO FLIP OVER means to make 180 degree turn or to be mad about someone/something, to like/love very much.
HYPNOBATIA is the same as SOMNABULISM. It means doing something while sleeping.
A KEG is a rather small (not more than 40 litres) metal barrel for keeping beer.
A ROLLING PIN is a kitchen stuff for flattering dough or telling a husband he is wrong! Hahaha!
A BOFFOLA is a very funny joke said in time or a line of the script written in place that makes you laugh.
TO SLEEP LIKE A LOG/TO BE DEAD TO THE WORLD means to sleep tight.
A DEIPNOSOPHIST is a person who is a master of dinner-table conversations, the life of the party.
A TRANSOM is a ventilator window above the ourside door.
TO AGGRANDIZE means:
A MOUSE POTATO is a person who spends much time before the computer screen.
A COUCH POTATO is a person who spends much time on the couch watching TV.
1.to widen in scope; increase in size or intensity; enlarge; extend.
2.to make great or greater in power, wealth, rank, or honor.
3.to make (something) appear greater
I hope, you will like this new activity.