noun: Practical details; essentials; realities.
- claptrap Definition: (noun) Pompous or pretentious talk or writing. Synonyms: blah, bombast, fustian, rant. Usage: He talks a lot of pretentious claptrap and rarely gets down to brass tacks. Discuss
- Fyodor Dostoyevsky Why is it that when you awake to the world of realities you nearly always feel, sometimes very vividly, that the vanished dream has carried with it some enigma which you have failed to solve? Discuss
- hackbut Definition: (noun) An obsolete firearm with a long barrel. Synonyms: arquebus, hagbut, harquebus. Usage: It is unusual to encounter a hackbut outside of a museum, as the weapon has no practical application in modern combat. Discuss
- pedantic adjective: Characterized by an excessive, narrow adherence to rules without practical judgment.