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These are the correct answers for the examples in Good Grammer: Them’s the Rules.

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Below are the correct answers for Well-Defined:
Note: (OED)
means that a reliable and complete definition of the word in question is not found in most dictionaries, only in the Oxford English Dictionary [20 volumes]. 

Arcadian
pronunciation: are-kay-dee-an
adjective 1. of Arcadia. 2. rural, rustic, or pastoral, especially suggesting simple, innocent contentment. noun 3. a native of Arcadia. 4. the dialect of ancient Greek spoken in Arcadia.


Bally
pronunciation:ball-ee
adjective, adverb (British Slang) damned (euphemism for bloody ).

Batrachian
pronunciation: buh-tray-kee-uhn
adjective 1. belonging or pertaining to the Batrachia, a former group comprising the amphibians, and sometimes restricted to the salientians.noun  2. an amphibian, especially a salientian

Becking
Obeisant gesture such as a nod, a bow, a curtsey (OED)

Boatswain
pronunciation:  sun
A warrant officer or petty officer in charge of a ship’s rigging, anchors, cables, and deck crew

Burdock
a composite plant of the genus Arctium, especially A. lappa, a coarse, broad-leaved weed bearing prickly heads of burs that stick to the clothing.

Caboose
pronunciation: kuh-boos n  1. a car on a freight train, used chiefly as the crew’s quarters and usually attached to the rear of the train.
2. British . a kitchen on the deck of a ship; galley

Campomg
pronunciation: kahm-pong
a native village in Malaysia

Cassis
pronunciation: ka-sees
noun 1. a black currant 2. a brandy distilled from black currants

Chaplet
pronunciation: chap-lit
noun  a wreath or garland for the head. string of beads.
Architecture . a small molding carved to resemble a string of beads

Cormorant
Pronunciation: core more ant
Long-necked sea bird; [fig.] a greedy person

Crepitant
[adj.] crackling, rustling

Cucumiform
pronunciation: cue cue nĭ form
[adj.] shaped like a cucumber (OED)

Farrago
pronunciation: f
ar go
Confused mixture [lit. a mixture of grains] 

Fustian
pronunciation:  fuss tee an
Inflated or haughty language [lit. stout cloth]

Gharry
Pronunciation: rhymes with Gary
A horse-drawn carriage, used primarily in Egypt and India, often as a cab.

Gripe
Pronunciation: grīp
To complain naggingly or petulantly; grumble. To have sharp pains in the bowels. To irritate; annoy: Her petty complaints really gripe me.

Hoarding
a temporary fence made of boards, often used for posting of bills [(advertisements]  AKA billboard (OED)

Hostler
Caretaker of horses at a stable or inn

In primus
Pronunciation: in preemus
[Latin] in the first place

Inanition
Pronunciation: in ah-nish-un
The exhausted state due to prolonged undernutrition; starvation. n. Exhaustion

Inarticulo Mortis
Pronunciation: in ahr-tik you-lo mor´tis
[Latin] at the moment of death.

Jackdaws
Chiefly British black birds

Janissary
Pronunciation: jăn  ĭ-sĕr ‘ ē
A member of a group of elite, highly loyal supporters. Originally a soldier in an elite Turkish guard organized in the 14th century and abolished in 1826.

Jim Crow
Pronunciation: jĭm  ‘krō
The systematic practice of discriminating against and segregating Black people

Kine
Pronunciation: kyne
cattle

Kris
Pronunciation: Chris (also creese)
A Malayan dagger with a wavy double-edged blade

Lagniappe
Pronunciation: lawn yawp

Lascar
Pronunciation: lass cur
an Indian sailor, army servant, or artilleryman

Matutinal
Pronunciation  mah-too tĭ-nal
adjective pertaining to or occurring in the morning; early
in the day

Metes and bounds
Pronunciation: meets and bounds
Metes and bounds is a system or method of describing land,
real property (in contrast to personal property) or real estste. The system has
been used in England
for many centuries, and is still used there in the definition
of general boundaries. By custom, it was applied in the original thirteen colonies

that became the United States.

Molucca
Pronunciation: mall oo ka
(a.k.a Spice Islands), a group of islands in the eastern Malay Archipelago, in Indonesia, lying between Sulawesi and New
Guinea

Mot d’ordre
Pronunciation: moe’ d0rd
[French]  password

Outer roadster
A nautical vessel located in a roadstead [a safe place to anchor
just offshore] (OED)

Pantaloon
A stock character in commedia dell’arte, usually a slender,
foolish old man wearing tight trousers extending to the feet a
similar figure in modern pantomime  also Trousers; pants.
Often used in the plural

Parbleu!
Pronunciation: par blue
French exclamation similar to Wow!, Golly! etc. in English

Parsee
Pronunciation: : Par·see
A member of a Zoroastrian religious sect in India

Peculation
Pronunciation:  peck you lay shun
wrongful appropriation or embezzlement of shared or public
property, usually by a person entrusted with the guardianship
of that property.

Plongeurs
Pronunciation: plawn jure
[French] dishwashers

Pothouse
Tavern     First known use of pothouse circa 1658

Propinquity
Pronunciation:  pro pink quit tee
Proximity; nearness. Kinship. Similarity in nature.

Punkah
Pronunciation: punk ah
A fan used especially in India that consists of a canvas-covered frame suspended from the ceiling and that is operated by a cord

Rapine
Pronunciation: rap pine rhymes with pine
Forcible seizure of another’s property; plunder

Reticle
noun   a small purse or bag, originally of network but later of silk, rayon, etc.

Rusty
[Bot] Refers to plants affected by rust-colored spots or mildew (OED)

Serang
Pronunciation: sĕrang
The boatswain of a Lascar or East Ondian crew

Sering
Pronunciation:: sĕring
(Dutch) wild lilac

Shindy
Pronunciation: shin dee
A commotion, uproar, also shindig

Soughing
Pronunciation: soffing
To make a soft murmuring or rustling sound. n. A soft murmuring or rustling sound, as of the wind or a gentle surf.

Soutane
Pronunciation: sue tän
A cassock, especially one that buttons up and down the front

Spinnery
A small wooded area, especially one intended to attract and shelter game birds. (OED)

Stanchion
Pronunciation: stan shun
An upright post or bar intended to support a floor or deck

Stickleback
Any of various small freshwater and marine fishes of the family Gasterosteidae,having erectile spines along the back. [Middle
English stikelbak]

Tiffin
Pronunciation: tĭf  ĭn
Chiefly British A meal at midday; a luncheon. [Short for tiffing , gerund of tiff , to sip.]

Tophet
Pronunciation: towfet
An extremely unpleasant or painful condition or place. Hell
[Middle English, from Hebrew tōpeta place where children were
burned in sacrifice.]

Truckling
To be servile or submissive. Synonym of fawning

Unrove
v. A past tense of unreeve Definition of UNREEVE. transitive
verb: to withdraw (a rope) from an opening (as a ship’s block
or thimble)  First Known Use of UNREEVE. 1600

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