affectation…behavior, speech, or writing that is artificial and designed to impress
approbation…approval or praise
assiduities…constant or close attention to what one is doing
bill of fare…menu
bolster…a long, thick pillow that is placed under other pillows for support
cantankerous…bad-tempered, argumentative, and uncooperative
coxcomb…a vain and conceited man; a dandy
fopperies…behavior of a man who is concerned with his clothes and appearance in an affected and excessive way; behavior of a dandy. the man is referred to as a “fop.”

fortin…an archaic form of the world “fortune”
garnets…precious stones consisting of a deep red vitreous silicate mineral
genteel…polite, refined, or respectable, often in an affected or ostentatious way
levy…to impose (as in a tax, fee, or fine)
malady…a disease or ailment
mawkish…sentimental in a feeble or sickly way
omnes…a phrase used in play format to indicate the full cast is speaking
proxy…a person authorized to act on behalf of another
quotha…an archaic construction used to express surprise or sarcasm, after quoting the word or phrase of another
taffety cream…a dessert dish made of cream and eggs
trapesing…an archaic from of “traipsing,” it means walking about casually or needlessly.
trolloping…the actions of a woman perceived as sexually disreputable or promiscuous



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