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Nyctinasty The opening and closing of petals or leaves in response to changes in light or temperature
84.6%
An abnormal fear of the dark or of the night
15.4%
Waddy A straight stick used as a club by the Aboriginal people of Australia
75%
A word that originated from the south of England meaning to have confidence on the stage
19.2%
Neogamist A person recently married
67.3%
A musician who performs on the viola di gamba
23.1%
Gnathonize To flatter and fawn over someone
65.4%
To pull the wings off flying insects
28.8%
Tortulous Having swellings at regular intervals, like a knotted cord
59.6%
From classic legend, a warrior son of Priam
26.9%
Ferronière A jewel held on the forehead by a chain
59.6%
A red dye used for colouring and staining wood
26.9%
Borborgymus The rumbling sound of the stomach caused by trapped wind or gas
55.8%
A type of bracken with feathery leaves and a sticky underside
38.5%
Twankay A type of green Chinese tea
53.8%
A serious Japanese play or drama where the woman plays the male lead
40.4%
Penanggalan A female vampire of Malaysian mythology
51.9%
A very large ornate pendant worn around the neck by high priests in ancient Rome
34.6%
Affuage The right to cut wood in a forest for a family fire
46.2%
A type of handcraft that involves covering objects
44.2%
Alphamegamia An elderly man who takes a much younger wife
46.2%
A man who has children by more than one wife
42.3%
Kuru A fatal disease caused by a virus occurring in New Guinea often called 'the trembling sickness'
46.2%
A small Japanese indoor pond used to store live fish
44.2%
Brevirostrate Having a very short nose
44.2%
A short quick bow to mark greetings
50%
Fanal A lighthouse or beacon
44.2%
A large decorative fan on a pole used by the servants to fan their masters and mistresses
42.3%
Cleymes Self inflicted sores, used by beggars to elicit sympathy
44.2%
A type of wild onion found in North America used to season meats
46.2%
Dodrantal Pertaining to something that is nine inches in length
42.3%
Metal fretwork of very fine intricate design used on ceiling and walls in churches and palaces in Europe
48.1%
Hambo A very popular Swedish folk dance
42.3%
A hut or barn in a medieval village
46.2%
Oikology The science of housekeeping and home economics
38.5%
The study and science in the manufacture of gardening tools
48.1%
Pannage The right to pasture swine
34.6%
A flour of lesser quality added to good quality flour
51.9%
Runcution To clear a garden or piece of land of weeds
32.7%
A word to describe the chewing action of a horse eating hay
57.7%

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