lightning - A white flash of electricity that shoots out from the sky followed by thunder in the middle of a thunderstorm.
hang up (one's) helmet - To retire from racing.
solipsistic - describes a person who thinks of, by, and for himself only
California Roll - a sushi roll with crab meat, cucumber, and avocado on the inside
deteriorate - to worsen or rapidly decline in state or position
Tome - A large, thick, and heavy book
fork - Like a spoon, but instead of a rounded edge, it has 4 sharp prongs to dig into meats and other solid food.
fraternity - brotherhood
decathlon - an athletic competition that consists of 10 events
easement - right of way
cream cheese - A delicious dairy product, usually spread on a bagel
on the fence - Undecided. (No sexual connotation.)
picking up fag ends - Someone picking up the end or "last bits" of a conversation and thinking they know what the conversation is about.
IRA - Individual Retirement Arrangement
T or d - Truth or dare
slag glass - A type of art glass where two or more colors are swirled together.
QHHA - Qualitative Health Hazard Assessment
Puritan - a member of a group of Protestants that left the Anglican Church because they believed it was just as corrupt as the Church of Rome
Christianity - the religion based on the life, death, burial, resurrection, and teachings of Christ Jesus
APPRA - Asia-Pacific Policy Research Association
OFAAL - Oriental Fine Arts Academy of London
mac n' cheese - cooked macaroni pasta noodles in a cheese sauce; a slang or shortened way of saying "macaroni and cheese"
fluctuate - to change
to and fro - Alternately, left and right.
harbor - to hide a criminal in your house so he isn't caught by police
MILCM - Member of the Institute of Local Council Management
MUTA - Male Urogenital Teaching Associate
google - to use key words to search the Internet for best matches to the searched topic
Lovelies - A term of endearment used by George Michael when referring to his fans.
GDPR - General Data Protection Regulation - European rules on data protection