TO BILL

Verb:

  • To advertise by a bill or public notice. [W]

Igloo bills itself as “an intranet you’ll actually like”—

ON TENTERHOOKS

Idiom/Phrase:

  • In a state of suspense or apprehension. [W]

His opposition at home is on tenterhooks

SHINDIG

Noun:

  • Noisy party or festivities. [W]

'—that may be unveiled at the shindig.' [X]

STENTORIAN

Adjective:

  • (of a voice) Loud, powerful, booming, suitable for giving speeches to large crowds. [W]

But that quiet tone will soon change, and it will be quite stentorian.

Neva eva heard this one before…

TO LAMBAST(E)

Verb:

  • To scold, reprimand or criticize harshly. [W]

Watch Stephen Colbert lambast the NSA and Snowden at security conference' [X]

TO RICKROLL

Verb:

  • To coax one into clicking on a hyperlink which leads to something other than what is claimed. 
  • To harass with misleading hyperlinks of this kind. [W]

Rickroll your site visitors on nodes of your choice.

TO ENGRAFT

Verb:

  • To fix firmly into place.

[W]

PIECEMEAL

Adjective:

  • Made or done in pieces or one stage at a time. [W]

Do we combine the characteristics of an object in a piecemeal way in perception—

SUPERCILIOUS

Adjective:

  • Arrogantly superior; showing contemptuous indifference; haughty.

[W]

TO BROWBEAT

Verb:

  • To bully in an intimidating, bossy, or supercilious way. [W]

Too many mainstream game studios build their opening tutorials to leave no possibility of misunderstanding — they browbeat you out of fear that you won’t get it.' [X]

MIFFED

Adjective:

Euro registrars miffed about ICANN privacy delays

SIMILE

Noun:

  • A figure of speech in which one thing is compared to another, in the case of English generally using like or as. [W]

simile is like a metaphor.’

TO FEND OFF

Verb:

  • To ward off; to drive (something) away; to turn away; to defend against; to repel with force or effort. [W]

It was a bold, and aggressive attempt to fend off the rise of Internet companies that were destroying booksellers.' [X]

INDELIBLE

Adjective:

  • having the quality of being difficult to remove, wash away, blot out, or efface [W]

This ink spot on the contract is indelible.

CHICANERY

Noun:

  • Deception by use of trickery, quibbling, or subterfuge. [W]

I’ve seen screenshots from a slew of apps — including Facebook — that use similar chicanery so that only users who intend to rate the app with five stars are actually forwarded on to the store.' [X]