Reader's Digest International - - Bonus Read -

1. saw­bones—[A] doc­tor. Cap­tain Kirk pulled strings to get his friend McCoy hired as the ship’s saw­bones. (Used in The Pick­wick Pa­pers)

2. catawam­pus—[A] fierce. The catawam­pus storm en­gulfed the tiny vil­lage. (Martin Chuz­zle­wit)

3. jog-trotty—[A] mo­not­o­nous. Will Lau­ren ever quit that jog-trotty data-en­try job? (Bleak House)

4. spoony—[C] lovey-dovey. Those spoony new­ly­weds just won’t stop canoodling! (David Cop­per­field)

5. rantipole—[C] ill-be­haved per­son. A gang of rantipoles van­dal­ized the his­toric build­ing. (Great Ex­pec­ta­tions)

6. gum-tick­ler—[B] strong drink. Ty downed a few gum-tick­lers to forget his trou­bles. (Our Mu­tual Friend)

7. stom­achic—

[B] tummy medicine. This new or­ganic stom­achic may be just the thing for your in­di­ges­tion. (David Cop­per­field)

8. sas­si­gas­sity— [B] cheeky at­ti­tude. No more of your sas­si­gas­sity, young lady! (“A Christ­mas Tree”) 9. com­foo­zled—[C] ex­hausted. We were all com­pletely com­foo­zled af­ter the 10K race. (The Pick­wick Pa­pers)

10. mud lark—[A] scav­eng­ing child. Some mud lark just snatched my piece of birth­day cake! (Our Mu­tual Friend)

11. plenipo­ten­tiary—[B] diplo­matic agent. Which of those muck­et­y­mucks is the head plenipo­ten­tiary around here? (Great Ex­pec­ta­tions)

12. toad­eater—[A] fawn­ing per­son. You toad­eaters will never dis­agree with your coach! (Dombey and Son)

13. slan­gu­lar—[B] us­ing street talk. Lady Clara was shocked by the slan­gu­lar chat­ter at high tea. (Bleak House)

14. marplot—[B] med­dler. The con men were ex­posed when a marplot snitched on them. (Our

Mu­tual Friend)

15. heeltap—

[C] sip of liquor left in a glass. “I must go,” said James Bond, down­ing the heeltap of his mar­tini. (The Pick­wick Pa­pers)

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