Etymology: grip (Middle English, from Old English gripe, “grasp” and gripa, “handful”) + -ulous (a suffix occurring in adjectives borrowed from Latin, with the meaning “inclined to do, habitually engaging in” the action specified by the initial element).
aspiring to great heights; ambitious; lofty in doctrine, aims, etc.
Etymology: ultimately from Latin altitūdō, from alti-, combining form of altus, high.
[Bryan Larsen - Young Icarus]
1. moving or directed away from a centre or axis.
2. operated by means of centrifugal force.
3. Physiology: transmitting nerve impulses away from the central nervous system; efferent.
4. Botany: developing or progressing outward from a centre or axis, as in a flower cluster in which the oldest flowers are in the centre and the youngest flowers are near the edge.
5. tending or directed away from centralisation, as of authority.
Etymology: from New Latin centrifugus, Latin centrum (the middle) + fugere (to flee).
lively, swinging, bold, spirited, jauntily.
Etymology: German, schwung “momentum, swing” + voll, “full”.
to sink; to decline.
Etymology: from Middle English devalen “to descend, sink”, from Middle French devaler, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin devallare, from Latin de “down, away” + (assumed) -vallare, from Latin valles, vallis “valley”.
1. Archaic: virginity - the state of never having had sexual intercourse.
2. Colloquial: innocence - freedom from guilt or wrongdoing.
Etymology: from Middle French pucelage, from pucelle > Old French pucele, from Late Latin pulicella ‘young girl’, a popular diminutive of puella ‘girl’.
[Howard David Johnson - The Virgin & the Unicorn]
venerable from antiquity; ancient; old.
Etymology: from Latin vetustus “old, ancient”.
2. the official title of a queen.
3. of or relating to a queen; queenly.
Etymology: ultimately from Latin rēgīna.
[a-hour - Mother of Dragons]
extremely cold; icy.
Etymology: from Latin gelidus, ”icy cold”, equivalent to gel(um), “frost, cold”.
Obsolete: wild; untamed; occurring, growing, or living in a natural state; not domesticated, cultivated, or tamed.
Etymology: from French ramage, ultimately from Latin ramus “a branch”.
[Marta de Andrés - Female Pan Queen]
Chinese: 狐狸 - fox; any of several carnivores of the dog family, especially those of the genus Vulpes, smaller than wolves, having a pointed, slightly upturned muzzle, erect ears, and a long, bushy tail.
flesh-eating or carnivorous; feeding on animals.
Etymology: from Greek kreophagos, from kreas (flesh) + -phagein (to consume).
[Madeline von Foerster]
1. lightness of mind, character, or behaviour; lack of appropriate seriousness or earnestness.
2. an instance or exhibition of this.
4. lightness in weight.
Synonyms: frivolity, flippancy, triviality, giddiness.
Etymology: from Latin levitās, “lightness, frivolity”, equivalent to levi(s), “light”.
an intense obsession or love for fungi, especially mushrooms.
Etymology: from Greek mukēs (fungus) + philia (love).