Other words I don’t know

or mostly don’t know

or wasn’t sure I knew for real.

tsores: trouble, aggravation

satyriasis: abnormally intense sexual desire in men

slubs: A slightly twisted roll of fiber, as of silk or cotton.

These words are from McNally’s Luck by Lawrence Sanders.

mansard: (in sentence with roof) a hip roof having two slopes on each side

pulchritude: physical beauty (I have known this one. I am not sure if I remembered when I was reading.)

grandiloquent: lofty in style

preprandial: preceding a meal, especially dinner (I thought it was before dinner.)

mingy: mean or miserly (I thought stingy.)

prolix: tediously prolonged or tending to speak or write at great length (I thought unclear.)

matutinal: pertaining to the morning (I thought it meant being friendly.)

pourboire: (I think it is some kind of tip.) gratuity: a relatively small amount of money given for services rendered

skivvy: (In the context, it appeared to mean maid or menial.) a female domestic servant who does all kinds of menial work

meshuga: (For this one I thought either crazy or unrelated.) crazy, senseless

maillot: A one-piece swimsuit with straps and scoop, squared or sweetheart neckline.

twee: old fashioned, old hat, out of date, very uncool (I thought it might mean foolish.)

trig: clean-cut: neat and smart in appearance (I wrote “nice?”)

analysand: a person who is undergoing psychoanalysis

nonplus: perplex, be a mystery or bewildering to, vexing

splenetic: (The context implied grumpy.) bristly; very irritable

taboret: a low stool in the shape of a drum

bacchanalia: A riotous, boisterous, or drunken festivity; a revel (That was pretty obvious from the context.)

suety: like or full of suet; “suety lamb chops”