elixir \eh-LIK-sehr\ (noun) - 1 : Like the philosopher's stone, a substance believed to have the power to change base metal into gold; 2 : a magic potion with a miraculous curative or restorative effect, sometimes ...Read More
treacle \TREE-kehl\ (noun) - 1 : Syrup, especially from the first pressing of sugar cane but also the molasses left over after the sugar crystals are removed; 2 : sugar-coating, cloying sentiment, sweetness of speech, ...Read More
grub \grehb\ (noun) - (Western US Slang) Plain food, 'eats,' victuals; also, a thick white larva of some insects that spends its life digging through the soil.
"That was some grub you rustled up for us tonight, Cookie;...Read More
recidivism \ri-SID-eh-viz-ehm\ (noun) - A relapse or reversion to a previous nature, character, or state; back-sliding.
"Recidivism among dieters peaks between Christmas and the New Year holidays."
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percolate \PEHR-keh-leyt\ (verb) - To seep downward through a granular substance or material, as rainwater percolates through the soil.
"Rumors percolating from the president's office have it that we are in for a shake-...Read More
victual \VIT-ehl\ (noun) - Human food; (Plural) food and provisions
"Carrie was quick to point out that they had enough victuals in the house to live for three months without leaving it."
From Old French vitaille (also...Read More