troth \trawth, trohth\ noun; 1. one’s word or promise, especially in engaging oneself to marry; 2. faithfulness, fidelity, or loyalty: by my troth.
curlicue \KUR-li-kyoo\ noun; an ornamental, fancy curl or twist, as in a signature.
rapt \rapt\ adjective; deeply engrossed or absorbed: a rapt listener.
sweven \SWEV-uhn\ noun; Archaic. a vision; dream.
ethos \EE-thos, EE-thohs, ETH-os, -ohs\ noun; 1. Sociology. the fundamental character or spirit of a culture; the underlying sentiment that informs the beliefs, customs, or practices of a group or society; dominant assumptions of a people or period.
pulchritudinous \puhl-kri-TOOD-n-uhs, -TYOOD-\ adjective; physically beautiful; comely.
crinose \KRAHY-nohs, KRIN-ohs\ adjective; hairy.
raze \reyz\ verb; to tear down; demolish; level to the ground: to raze a row of old buildings.
cherry-pick \CHER-ee-pik\ verb; Informal. to select with great care: You can cherry-pick your own stereo components.