• Historiography is the study of the methods of historians in developing history as an academic discipline, and by extension is anybody of historical work on a particular subject.
• A place where a boat or ship is moored.
Usage: They tied up at Water Gypsy’s permanent moorings.
• Involving immoral or dishonourable actions and motives; arousing moral distaste and contempt.
Usage: The story paints a sordid picture of bribes and scams.
• Noisy and difficult to control.
Usage: The boy is cocky and obstreperous.
• Very small in size or amount.
Usage: The skill with which he managed the exiguous finances of the exiled court earned him further confidence and promotion.
• Feel or show triumphant elation or jubilation.
Usage: Exulting in his escape, Henry closed the door behind him.
• Amusement, especially as expressed in laughter.
Usage: His six-foot frame shook with mirth.
• Energy, style, and enthusiasm.
Usage: They performed with uncommon elan onstage.
• Of the weather unpleasantly cold or wet.
Usage: Walkers should be prepared for inclement weather.
• Not sufficiently strict, severe, or careful.
Usage: Lax security arrangements at the airport.