noun: A hearty welcome or greeting, often insincere; verb tr., intr.: To greet warmly, often insincerely.
- vamp noun: 1. The front upper part of a shoe. 2. Something patched up or improvised. 3. A short, introductory musical passage, usually improvised, repeated several times. verb tr: 1. To provide a shoe with a new vamp. 2. To piece together; to improvise. verb intr.: 1. To play a short, introductory musical passage several times. noun: A woman who uses her charm to exploit men.…
- pythagorize verb intr.: To philosophize or speculate in the manner of Pythagoras or the Pythagoreans. verb tr.: To convert (a person or thing) into another.
- philippize verb intr.: To behave, especially to speak or write, as if corruptly influenced.
- ossify verb tr., intr.: 1. To convert or change into bone. 2. To make or become rigid in thinking, attitudes, habits, etc.