suff or sa-ow
(of the wind in trees, the sea, etc.) make a moaning, whistling, or rushing sound.
A word that probably warrants two separate entries as it can be pronounced in two totally different ways and can also be used as a noun [in singular] A moaning, whistling, or rushing sound as made by the wind in the trees or the sea.
“The wind soughed in the grass and there was the hiss of the tumbling river.”
“A sough escapes her lips as her body lands on the ground.”
Manage to obtain (something, or information) by using persuasion or guile: Steal (something) in a violent robbery or raid.
With its origin coming from the French blaguer ‘tell lies’ this word is also used as a noun: An act of using persuasion or guile to obtain something: A violent robbery or raid.
Affectedly dainty behaviour, primness: Speaking in a prissy manner, usually with pursed lips.
First used in the mid eighteenth century and attributed to David Garrick (1717–1779), actor and playwright mimping has fallen out of use and is now considered archaic.