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  • 121rowdy — [adj] boisterous, noisy disorderly, lawless, loud, loudmouthed, loutish, mischievous, obstreperous, rambunctious, raucous, rebellious, rough, roughhouse, rude, turbulent, unruly, uproarious, wild; concept 401 Ant. calm, moderate, quiet,… …

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  • 122tu̯ei-2, extended tu̯ei-s- —     tu̯ei 2, extended tu̯ei s     English meaning: to excite, shake, move around; to shimmer     Deutsche Übersetzung: “erregen, hin and her bewegen, schũtteln, erschũttern, also seelisch”     Grammatical information: (s present; to es stem… …

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  • 123roughhouse — AND roughneck 1. n. a mean kid; a boisterous child, usually male. □ Jimmy! Stop acting like such a roughhouse. □ Tell that young roughneck to straighten up and behave. 2. in. to be boisterous. □ Stop roughnecking in my living room …

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  • 124rumbustious — ► ADJECTIVE informal, chiefly Brit. ▪ boisterous or unruly. ORIGIN probably an alteration of archaic robustious «boisterous, robust» …

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  • 125tomboy — [16] Tomboy originally denoted a ‘rude or boisterous boy’, but before the end of the 16th century it was being applied to a ‘girl who behaves like a boisterous boy’. Tom (the familiar form of Thomas) is presumably being used to denote ‘maleness’… …

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  • 126hoyden — [hoid′ n] n. [Early ModE, a rude fellow < ? Du heiden, akin to OE hæthen, HEATHEN] a bold, boisterous girl; tomboy adj. bold and boisterous; tomboyish hoydenish adj …

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  • 127revel — [rev′əl] vi. reveled or revelled, reveling or revelling [ME revelen < MFr reveler, to revel, lit., to rebel < L rebellare: see REBEL] 1. to make merry; be noisily festive 2. to take much pleasure; delight (in) [to revel in one s freedom] n …

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  • 128roaring — [rôr′iŋ] n. 1. the act of an animal, person, etc. that roars 2. the loud, deep sound made by an animal, etc. that roars 3. a disease of horses, characterized by loud, hoarse, rasping breathing adj. 1. a) that roars; loud; noisy b) boisterous,… …

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  • 129romp — [rämp] n. [< earlier ramp, vulgar woman, hussy, prob. < ME rampen < OFr ramper: see RAMP2] 1. a person who romps, esp. a girl 2. [< ROMP the vi.] boisterous, lively play or frolic 3. a) an easy, winnin …

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  • 130termagant — [tʉr′mə gənt] n. [ME Tervagant < OFr, name of an imaginary Muslim deity prob. introduced by the Crusaders] 1. [T ] an imaginary deity supposed by medieval Christians to be worshiped by Muslims and represented in morality plays as a boisterous …

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  • 131boisterousness — noun 1. a turbulent and stormy state of the sea • Derivationally related forms: ↑boisterous • Hypernyms: ↑storminess 2. the property of being noisy and lively and unrestrained • Derivationally related forms: ↑boisterous …

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  • 132rumbustious — adj. colloq. boisterous, noisy, uproarious. Derivatives: rumbustiously adv. rumbustiousness n. Etymology: prob. var. of robustious boisterous, ROBUST …

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  • 133knock|a|bout — «NOK uh BOWT», noun, adjective. –n. 1. a small, easily handled sailboat having one mast, a mainsail, and a jib, but without a bowsprit. 2. something suitable for rough use, such as a car: »He drives an old knockabout. 3. British. a) slapstick;… …

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  • 134rois´ter|ing|ly — rois|ter «ROYS tuhr», verb, noun. –v.i. to be boisterous; revel noisily; swagger: »these genial, roistering dare devils [soldiers] who…are supposed to carry their lives in their hands (George du Maurier). –n. Arcic. a boisterous fellow; noisy… …

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  • 135rois´ter|er — rois|ter «ROYS tuhr», verb, noun. –v.i. to be boisterous; revel noisily; swagger: »these genial, roistering dare devils [soldiers] who…are supposed to carry their lives in their hands (George du Maurier). –n. Arcic. a boisterous fellow; noisy… …

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  • 136rois|ter — «ROYS tuhr», verb, noun. –v.i. to be boisterous; revel noisily; swagger: »these genial, roistering dare devils [soldiers] who…are supposed to carry their lives in their hands (George du Maurier). –n. Arcic. a boisterous fellow; noisy reveler.… …

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  • 137Allision — Al*li sion, n. [L. allisio, fr. allidere, to strike or dash against; ad + laedere to dash against.] The act of dashing against, or striking upon. [1913 Webster] The boisterous allision of the sea. Woodward. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 138bantering facetious tongue-in-cheek witty — humourous humourous adj. same as {humorous}; causing amusement or laughter. [Narrower terms: {bantering, facetious, tongue in cheek, witty ; {boisterous, knockabout, slapstick ; {buffoonish, clownish, zany}; {comic, comical, funny, laughable,… …

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  • 139Bluster — Blus ter, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Blustered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Blustering}.] [Allied to blast.] [1913 Webster] 1. To blow fitfully with violence and noise, as wind; to be windy and boisterous, as the weather. [1913 Webster] And ever threatening… …

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  • 140Blustered — Bluster Blus ter, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Blustered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Blustering}.] [Allied to blast.] [1913 Webster] 1. To blow fitfully with violence and noise, as wind; to be windy and boisterous, as the weather. [1913 Webster] And ever… …

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