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idiom - expression whose meaning as a whole differs from the meanings of its individual words; distinctive style (of expression); Ex. idiom of the modern popular music; ADJ. idiomatic
aquiline - curved; hooked; of or like an eagle; Ex. aquiline nose
slipshod - slovenly; careless; sloppy; untidy; shabby; Ex. slipshod work
atone - make amends for; pay for; Ex. atone for
crochet - make (a piece of needlework) by looping thread with a hooked needle; N. CF. crotchet
thrash - beat with a whip or flail; defeat utterly; talk about thoroughly in order to find the answer; move wildly or violently; Ex. The fishes thrashed about in the net.
foresight - ability to foresee future happenings; prudence in providing for the future
scorch - sear; N.
motto - brief statement used to express a principle
germinal - pertaining to a germ; creative; Ex. germinal idea