|A person tolerated only because he pays the shot, or reckoning, for the rest of the company, otherwise a mere clog on them. Thou common shot-clog, gull of all companies.- Chapman.|
producing or capable of producing offspring, fruit, vegetation, etc., in abundance; prolific; fruitful: fecund parents; fecund farmland.very productive or creative intellectually: the fecund years of the Italian Renaissance.
1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin fēcundus, equivalent to fē- (see fetus) + -cundus adj. suffix; replacing late Middle English fecounde < Anglo-FrenchRelated formsnon·fe·cund, adjectiveun·fe·cund, adjective
n. – admiration of a particular part of someone’s body
“This agastopia I have for your neck renders me insensate.”
“Have you ever noticed his agastopia? He cannot raise his eyes above waist level when a particularly callipygian woman walks by.”
treacles (plural noun)
thick, sticky dark syrup made from partly refined sugar; molasses. cloying sentimentality or flattery.” enough of this treacle—let’s get back to business
Middle English (originally denoting an antidote against venom): from Old French triacle, via Latin from Greek thēriakē ‘antidote against venom’, feminine of thēriakos (adjective), from thērion ‘wild beast British
Current senses date from the late 17th century.
NOUN rare – the skillful and harmonious arrangement or fitting together of the different parts of something. studied elegance of literary or artistic style.
ORIGIN mid 16th century: from Latin
obfuscates (third person present) · obfuscated (past tense) · obfuscated (past participle) · obfuscating (present participle)
render obscure, unclear, or unintelligible.
“the spelling changes will deform some familiar words and obfuscate their etymological origins”
obscure · confuse · make obscure/unclear · blur · muddle · jumble · complicate · garble · muddy · cloud · befog · muddy the waters
“it is more likely to obfuscate people than enlighten them”
bewilder · mystify · puzzle · perplex · baffle · confound · bemuse · befuddle · nonplus · flummox · wilder · maze · gravel
late Middle English: from late Latin obfuscat- ‘darkened’, from the verb obfuscare, based on Latin fuscus ‘dark’.