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flora

noun
(botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion

floral

adjective
resembling or made of or suggestive of flowers

to assail

verb
attack someone physically or emotionally

assailant

noun
someone who attacks

destitute

adjective
completely wanting or lacking

destitution

noun
a state without friends or money or prospects

stoic

adjective
seeming unaffected by pleasure or pain; impassive

stoicism

noun
an indifference to pleasure or pain

lingo

noun
a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves)

lingua

noun
a mobile mass of muscular tissue covered with mucous membrane and located in the oral cavity

lingual

adjective
consisting of or related to language

contemporaneous

adjective
of the same period

contemporary

adjective
characteristic of the present

vitriol

noun
abusive or venomous language used to express blame or censure or bitter deep-seated ill will

vitriolic

adjective
of a substance, especially a strong acid; capable of destroying or eating away by chemical action

extempore

adverb
without prior preparation

extemporaneous

adjective
with little or no preparation or forethought

to intermit

verb
cease an action temporarily

intermittent

adjective
stopping and starting at irregular intervals

intermittency

noun
the quality of being intermittent; subject to interruption or periodic stopping

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