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The white of an egg, or preparations made from the white of an egg. French “glaire” < Latin “clarus”=clear, bright.


Something given to someone for free and willingly. Old English “gift” < Old Norse “gipt” < Old Germanic “*giftiz”=to give.

To act indecisively; to fail to make up one’s mind. Middle English “diddir”=to tremble, shake, shiver. Uncertain earlier origin.

Lying on your back, face upwards, palms up. Latin “supinus”=bent backwards.

To feel extreme sadness, usually because of a death. French “grever”=to burden, press heavily on < Latin “gravis”=heavy, burdensome.

Behaving self-importantly; arrogant. Anglo-Norman “pompe” < Latin “pompa”=procession < Greek “pompi”=parade.

Expressed very strongly without worrying about offending. Old French “trenchant”=cutting < Latin “truncare”=to cut, lop off.

Lying flat, face down. Latin “pronus”=leaning forward, inclined downward < “pro-“=forward, toward.

A box for holding valuables. Old French “coffre”=chest < Latin “cophinus” < Greek “kofinos”=basket.

Time towards end of the day, about 6:00 to bedtime. Old English “aefnung”=the coming on of dusk.