Having superior skills and knowledge, mainly in practical matters; savvy.


—Only the noble Mr∙ Savvinous can solve this roomlocked mystery!— sobbed the old woman with a full nose and hastily began to rummage in her black handbag. Hubert politely offered her a napkin, but she merely wrinkled her nose and fished out a roll of linen wrapped in wire. —Since then, not a foot stepped inside.— she assured the Doctor as she set to unwrapping the rag package... (Context: A visiting old lady introduces a new case to Dr∙ Barton in her rural language, calling him flatteringly "Mr∙ Savvinous", thus adding urgency to her begging. Source: J∙ Okram - The Mystery of the Rammed Key.)

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Julion Okram's Word Explainer is a concise dictionary of uncommon, less standard and expert words appearing in mystery thrillers and science fiction adventures. It contains little-known or fictional geographical names, scientific terms, slang, professional jargons, archaisms, dialects, neologisms, composite expressions, etc⋅. Find word definitions, alternative meanings, occasional notes about etymology and stems, and story-related contextual remarks. The entire vocabulary is searchable online. Readers wishing to go offline or have a printed reference at hand can download this full glossary as a wordbook in PDF format.