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twee: old fashioned, old hat, out of date, very uncool (I thought it might mean foolish.)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