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yamen
n. - official residence.
 
yammer
v. -i. complain peevishly; whine; howl.
 
yarborough
n. - hand of cards containing no card above a nine.
 
yardang
n. - ridged area of land caused by wind erosion
 
yare
adj. - nimble, brisk; ready.
 
yashmak
n. - veil of Muslim women.
 
yataghan
n. - Muslim long curved knife.
 
yawl
n. - ship's small rowing-boat; small sailing vessel with from one to three lugsails; small fore-and-aft rigged vessel with mizzen-mast abaft rudder post.
 
yaws
n. - contagious skin disease resembling syphilis.
 
yclept
adj. - word which means so-named
 
ydromancy
n. - fortunetelling with water
 
yean
v. - bring forth (lamb or kid). yeanling, n. lamb or kid.
 
yestreen
n. - the night before
 
yom
n. - 'day'. yom Kippur, 'day of atonement', a solemn Jewish fast. yom Tob, 'good day'; religious festival; Sabbath.
 
ypsiliform
adj. - shaped like Greek Upsilon. ypsiloid, adj.
 

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