noun: A lecture of a moralizing or admonishing nature, usually tedious and trite.
- long-winded Definition: (adjective) Using or containing too many words. Synonyms: verbose, wordy, tedious, windy. Usage: To say the politician's speech was long-winded would be to utter an understatement as unequaled as his pontification was protracted. Discuss
- hookah Definition: (noun) An oriental tobacco pipe with a long flexible tube connected to a container where the smoke is cooled by passing through water. Synonyms: calean, chicha, hubble-bubble, kalian, narghile, shisha, water pipe. Usage: Though I constantly lecture him about the dangers of smoking, my Iranian grandfather refuses to get rid of his hookah. Discuss
- deadening Definition: (adjective) So lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness. Synonyms: boring, ho-hum, irksome, tedious, tiresome, wearisome, dull, slow. Usage: He envied Joe, down in the village,… fantastically and gloriously drunk and forgetful of Monday morning and the week of deadening toil to come. Discuss
- skitterbrook noun: A coward.