Vocabulary Time Part 6
the fear of foreign hospitality (worry about foreign hotels)
(a) (Class. Antiq.) A house for the reception of strangers. (b) In the Middle Ages, a room in a monastery for the reception and entertainment of strangers and pilgrims, and for the relief of paupers. [Called also Xenodocheion.]
1. One who refuses to join, or withdraws from, a trade union. [Cant, Eng.]
2. A stick, cane, or club terminating in a knob; esp., such a stick or club used as a weapon or missile; a knobkerrie.
effulgence \i-FUL-juhn(t)s\, noun:
The state of being bright and radiant; splendor; brilliance.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
To diverge at a wide angle; spread apart.