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alum

alum
(n.) A double sulphate formed of aluminium and some other element (esp. an alkali metal) or of aluminium. It has twenty-four molecules of water of crystallization.
(v. t.) To steep in, or otherwise impregnate with, a solution of alum; to treat with alum.

clam

clam
(n.) Claminess; moisture.
(n.) A crash or clangor made by ringing all the bells of a chime at once.
(v. i.) To be moist or glutinous; to stick; to adhere.
(v. t.) A bivalve mollusk of many kinds, especially those that are edible; as, the long clam (Mya arenaria), the quahog or round clam (Venus mercenaria), the sea clam or hen clam (Spisula solidissima), and other species of the United States. The name is said to have been given originally to the Tridacna gigas, a huge East Indian bivalve.
(v. t.) Strong pinchers or forceps.
(v. t.) A kind of vise, usually of wood.
(v. t.) To clog, as with glutinous or viscous matter.
(v. t. & i.) To produce, in bell ringing, a clam or clangor; to cause to clang.

clem

clem
(v. t. & i.) To starve; to famish.

clum

clum
(interj.) Silence; hush.

elam

elam
An ancient country in southwestern Asia to the east of the Tigris River (in what is modern Iran); was known for its warlike people

flam

flam
(n.) A freak or whim; also, a falsehood; a lie; an illusory pretext; deception; delusion.
(v. t.) To deceive with a falsehood.

glim

glim
(n.) Brightness; splendor.
(n.) A light or candle.

glom

glom
Seize upon or latch onto something; "The Republicans glommed onto Whitewater"
Take by theft; "Someone snitched my wallet!"

glum

glum
(a.) Moody; silent; sullen.
(n.) Sullenness.
(v. i.) To look sullen; to be of a sour countenance; to be glum.

plim

plim
(v. i.) To swell, as grain or wood with water.

plum

plum
(n.) The edible drupaceous fruit of the Prunus domestica, and of several other species of Prunus; also, the tree itself, usually called plum tree.
(n.) A grape dried in the sun; a raisin.
(n.) A handsome fortune or property; formerly, in cant language, the sum of £100,000 sterling; also, the person possessing it.

slam

slam
(n.) The act of one who, or that which, slams.
(n.) The shock and noise produced in slamming.
(n.) Winning all the tricks of a deal.
(n.) The refuse of alum works.
(v. i.) To come or swing against something, or to shut, with sudden force so as to produce a shock and noise; as, a door or shutter slams.
(v. t.) To shut with force and a loud noise; to bang; as, he slammed the door.
(v. t.) To put in or on some place with force and loud noise; -- usually with down; as, to slam a trunk down on the pavement.
(v. t.) To strike with some implement with force; hence, to beat or cuff.
(v. t.) To strike down; to slaughter.
(v. t.) To defeat (opponents at cards) by winning all the tricks of a deal or a hand.

slim

slim
(superl.) Worthless; bad.
(superl.) Weak; slight; unsubstantial; poor; as, a slim argument.
(superl.) Of small diameter or thickness in proportion to the height or length; slender; as, a slim person; a slim tree.

slum

slum
(n.) A foul back street of a city, especially one filled with a poor, dirty, degraded, and often vicious population; any low neighborhood or dark retreat; -- usually in the plural; as, Westminster slums are haunts for theives.
(n.) Same as Slimes.

ylem

ylem
(cosmology) the original matter that (according to the big bang theory) existed before the formation of the chemical elements