Card Sharp, Argy-bargy, Arctic Char and Other Words Pirates Might Like to Say

Sixty-six words to expand your piratical vocabulary. Arg!

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  1. arbitrary
    based on or subject to individual discretion or preference
  2. particular
    unique or specific to a person or thing or category
  3. hardware
    tools or implements made of metal
  4. aardvark
    an African mammal with a long snout for eating insects
  5. agar-agar
    a colloidal extract of algae
  6. Agaricus arvensis
    coarse edible mushroom with a hollow stem and a broad white cap
  7. alizarin carmine
    any of various acid dyes; used for dyeing wool scarlet red
  8. alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma
    form of rhabdomyosarcoma occurring mainly in adolescents and young adults
  9. Amelia Earhart
    first woman aviator to fly solo nonstop across the Atlantic
  10. Aquarius the Water Bearer
    the eleventh sign of the zodiac
  11. arborary
    of or relating to or formed by trees
  12. Arches National Park
    a national park in Utah including mountains and the Colorado River gorge and huge rock formations caused by erosion
  13. Archosargus
    a genus of Sparidae
  14. Arctic char
    small trout of northern waters
  15. Arenaria
  16. areolar
    relating to or like or divided into areolae
  17. argle-bargle
    a verbal dispute; a wrangling argument
  18. Aristarchus
    an ancient Greek grammarian remembered for his commentary on the Iliad and Odyssey (circa 217-145 BC)
  19. Armerican cheddar
    hard smooth-textured cheese
  20. arm guard
    a pad worn by football players and hockey goalkeepers
  21. Armillaria
    genus of edible mushrooms having white spores an annulus and blue juice; some are edible; some cause root rot
  22. armored car
    an armor-plated truck with strong doors and locks used to transport money or valuables
  23. art department
    the academic department responsible for teaching art and art appreciation
  24. arteriolar
    of or relating to or involving arterioles
  25. Arthur Garfield Hays
    United States lawyer involved in several famous court trials
  26. artichoke heart
    the tender fleshy center of the immature artichoke flower
  27. artificial heart
    a pump that replaces the natural heart
  28. barbarian
    a member of an uncivilized people
  29. bar chart
    a chart with bars whose lengths are proportional to quantities
  30. barnyard
    a yard adjoining a barn
  31. bartlett pear
    juicy yellow pear
  32. bear market
    a market characterized by falling prices for securities
  33. billiard parlour
    a room in which billiards is played
  34. bill of Particulars
    the particular events to be dealt with in a criminal trial
  35. binary star
    a system of two stars that revolve around each other under their mutual gravitation
  36. boarding card
    a pass that allows you to board a ship or plane
  37. burglar alarm
    a warning device that is tripped off by the occurrence of a burglary
  38. car care
    keeping a car in good working order
  39. card sharp
    a professional card player who makes a living by cheating at card games
  40. carfare
    the fare charged for riding a bus or streetcar
  41. carob bar
    a bar of candy made with carob powder
  42. car park
    a lot where cars are parked
  43. charge card
    a card (usually plastic) that assures a seller that the person using it has a satisfactory credit rating and that the issuer will see to it that the seller receives payment for the merchandise delivered
  44. charivari
    a noisy mock serenade to a newly married couple
  45. Charles Darwin
    English natural scientist who formulated a theory of evolution by natural selection (1809-1882)
  46. Charlie Parker
    United States saxophonist and leader of the bop style of jazz (1920-1955)
  47. charm quark
    a quark with an electric charge of +2/3 and a mass 2900 times that of an electron and a charm of +1
  48. dartboard
    a circular board of wood or cork used as the target in the game of darts
  49. earthstar
    any fungus of the family Geastraceae
  50. farmer's market
    an open-air marketplace for farm products
  51. garden party
    a party of people assembled for social interaction out of doors
  52. Harare
    the capital and largest city of Zimbabwe
  53. harikari
    ritual suicide by self-disembowelment on a sword
  54. heart-to-heart
    openly straightforward and direct without reserve or secretiveness
  55. Karl Marx
    founder of modern communism
  56. library card
    a card certifying the bearer's right to use the library
  57. margarita
    a cocktail made of tequila and triple sec with lime and lemon juice
  58. marinara
    pasta sauce containing tomatoes, garlic, and herbs
  59. Mazar-i-Sharif
    a city in northern Afghanistan
  60. parallel-park
    park directly behind another vehicle
  61. safari park
    an area of parkland where wild animals are kept and can be viewed by visitors driving through
  62. Sarah Bernhardt
    French actress (1844-1923)
  63. Secretary of War
    head of a former executive department
  64. smart card
    a plastic card containing a microprocessor that enables the holder to perform operations requiring data that is stored in the microprocessor; typically used to perform financial transactions
  65. tartar
    an incrustation that forms on the teeth and gums
  66. thermonuclear warhead
    the warhead of a missile designed to deliver an atom bomb
Created on September 17, 2012 (updated September 17, 2012)

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