An ill-tempered person who finds fault in everything, taken from Laurence Sterne's A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy.
An important or self-important person, coined by the dramatist Samuel Foote.
Behavior befitting a second-rate actor, otherwise known as hamming it up for the audience.
An abnormal hatred of new ideas.
Senseless babble; foolish or stupid talk.
Divination by consulting with the shadows of the dead.