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acedia (\uh-SEE-dee-uh\ noun) : apathy.. boredom
bilk (\bilk\.. verb.. noun) 1. to defraud; cheat 2. to frustrate 3. to escape from; elude 4. a trick; fraud; deceit. 5. a cheat.. swindler
blarney (\BLAR-nee\ noun) *1 : skillful flattery : blandishment 2 : nonsense.. humbug
bon ton (bon ton) noun: 1. Good form or style. 2. Something regarded as fashionably right. 3. High society.
clou (kloo) noun: A major point of interest.. or a central idea.
contretemps (\KAHN-truh-tahn\) An inopportune or embarrassing situation or event; a hitch.
cormorant (\KOR-mur-unt; -muh-rant\.. noun) 1. Any species of Phalacrocorax.. a genus of sea birds having a sac under the beak; the shag. -------- devour fish voraciously.. and have become the emblem of gluttony. They are generally black.. and hence are called sea ravens.. and coalgeese. 2. A gluttonous.. greedy.. or rapacious person.
crepuscular (\krih-PUHSS-kyuh-ler\ adjective) *1 : of.. relating to.. or resembling twilight : dim 2 : active in the twilight
dermatoglyphics (duhr-mat-uh-GLIF-iks.. -muh-tuh-) noun: 1. The ridge patterns of skin on the inner surface of the hands and feet. 2. The scientific study of these skin patterns.
diatribe (\DAHY-uh-trahyb\.. noun) a bitter verbal attack or speech
dicephalous (dai-SEF-uh-luhs) adjective: Having two heads.
diptych (DIP-tik) noun: A work of art on two hinged panels.. such as a painting or carving.
distend (\dih-STEND\ verb) 1 : extend 2 : to enlarge from internal pressure : swell *3 : to become expanded
dross (\DRAHSS\ adjective) 1 : the scum that forms on the surface of molten metal 2 : waste or foreign matter : impurity *3 : something that is base.. trivial.. or inferior
edentulous (\ee-DEN-chuh-luss\ adjective) : having no teeth : toothless
effete (\ih-FEET\ adjective) 1 : no longer fertile 2 a : having lost character.. vitality.. or strength b : marked by weakness or decadence *c : soft or delicate from or as if from a pampered existence; also : characteristic of an effete person 3 : effeminate
elucidate (\ih-LOO-si-dayt\.. transitive verb) To make clear or manifest; to render more intelligible; to illustrate; as.. an example will elucidate the subject.
epistolary (i-PIS-tuh-ler-ee) adjective: 1. Of or relating to letters. 2. Composed of letters (as a literary work).
equanimity (\ee-kwuh-NIM-uh-tee\ noun) *1 : evenness of mind especially under stress 2 : right disposition : balance
eyas (\EYE-us\ noun) : an unfledged bird; specifically : a nestling hawk
feckless (\FECK-lus\ adjective) *1 : weak.. ineffective 2 : worthless.. irresponsible
feckless (\FEK-lis\.. adjective) 1. Ineffective; having no real worth or purpose. 2. Worthless; irresponsible; generally incompetent and ineffectual.
flibbertigibbet (\flib-er-tee-JIB-ut\ noun) : a silly flighty person
gramineous (gruh-MIN-ee-uhs) adjective: Of or relating to grass.
hoke (\HOHK\ verb) : to give a contrived.. falsely impressive.. or hokey quality to -- usually used with ""up""
immoderate (\im-MAH-duh-rut\ adjective) : exceeding just.. usual.. or suitable bounds
inanition (\in-uh-NISH-uhn\.. noun) 1. The condition or quality of being empty. 2. Exhaustion.. as from lack of nourishment. 3. Lack of vitality or spirit.
incarnadine (\in-KAHR-nuh-dyne\ adjective) 1 : having the pinkish color of flesh *2 : red; especially : bloodred
incisive (\in-SAHY-siv\.. adjective) 1. penetrating; cutting; biting; trenchant 2. remarkably clear and direct; sharp; keen; acute 3. adapted for cutting or piercing 4. of or pertaining to the incisors
infundibuliform (in-fuhn-DIB-yuh-luh-form) adjective: Funnel-shaped.
lampoon (\lam-POON\.. noun.. verb) 1. a composition that imitates or misrepresents someone's style.. usually in a humorous way 2. a light.. good-humored satire 3. ridicule with satire
lepidopterology (lep-i-dop-tuh-ROL-uh-jee) noun: The study of butterflies and moths.
libation (\ly-BAY-shun\.. noun) 1. The act of pouring a liquid (usually wine) either on the ground or on a victim in sacrifice to some deity; also.. the wine or liquid thus poured out. 2. A beverage.. especially an alcoholic beverage. 3. An act or instance of drinking.
lucubrate (LOO-kyoo-brayt) verb intr.: To work (such as study.. write.. discourse) laboriously or learnedly.
ludic (\LOO-dik\.. adjective) Of or relating to play; characterized by play; playful.
mathematicaster (math-uh-mat-KAS-tuhr) noun: A minor or incompetent mathematician.
moue (moo) noun: Pout; grimace.
oligopsony (\ah-luh-GAHP-suh-nee\ noun) : a market situation in which each of a few buyers exerts a disproportionate influence on the market
osculation (\os-kyuh-LAY-shuhn\.. noun) The act of kissing; also: a kiss.
overslaugh (O-vuhr-slaw) verb tr.: 1. To pass over someone in favor of another.. as in a promotion. 2. To bar or to hinder.
pedestrian (\puh-DES-tree-uhn\.. noun.. adjective) 1. a person who gets about on foot; walker 2. going on foot; walking 3. without imagination; dull
perennial (\puh-REN-ee-ul\ adjective) 1 : present at all seasons of the year 2 : continuing to live from year to year *3 : recurring regularly : permanent
pied-a-terre (pee-ay-duh-TARE) noun: A place of lodging for temporary or secondary use.
pooh-bah (\POO-bah\ noun) 1 : a person holding many public or private offices *2 : a person in high position or of great influence
portmanteau (port-MAN-to.. -TOH.. PORT-) noun: 1. A word coined by blending two or more words. 2. A case opening in two parts.. used for carrying clothes while traveling.
propinquity (\pruh-PING-kwih-tee\.. noun) 1. Nearness in place; proximity. 2. Nearness in time. 3. Nearness of relation; kinship.
purfle (\PUR-ful\ verb) : to ornament the border or edges of
quodlibet (KWOD-li-bet) noun: 1. A subtle argument.. especially on a theological or philosophical issue. 2. A musical medley: a whimsical combination of popular tunes.
recrudescence (\ree-kroo-DESS-uns\ noun) : a new outbreak after a period of abatement or inactivity : renewal
Rosetta stone (\roh-ZET-uh-STOHN\ noun) 1 : a black basalt stone found in 1799 that bears an inscription in hieroglyphics.. demotic characters.. and Greek and is celebrated for having given the first clue to the decipherment of Egyptian hieroglyphics *2 : one that gives a clue to understanding
sanguine (\SANG-gwin\.. adjective.. noun) Also used as a noun.. red iron-oxide crayon used in making drawings: 1. cheerfully optimistic.. hopeful.. or confident 2. reddish; ruddy 3. (in old physiology) having blood as the predominating humor and consequently being ruddy-faced.. cheerful.. etc. 4. blood-red; red 5. Heraldry. a reddish-purple tincture. 6. a red iron-oxide crayon used in making drawings
schwerpunkt (SHVEHR-pungkt) noun: The point of focus; an area of concentrated effort.. especially in a military operation.
scintilla (\sin-TIL-uh\.. noun) A tiny or scarcely detectable amount; the slightest particle; a trace; a spark.
sciolism (\SYE-uh-liz-um\ noun) : a superficial show of learning
temerity (\tuh-MER-uh-tee\.. noun) Unreasonable or foolhardy contempt of danger; rashness.
tetchy (\TECH-ee\.. adjective) Peevish; testy; irritable.
thaumaturgy (\THAW-muh-tuhr-jee\.. noun) The performance of miracles or magic.
ululate (\UL-yuh-layt; YOOL-\.. intransitive verb) To howl.. as a dog or a wolf; to wail; as.. ululating jackals.
univocal (\yoo-NIV-uh-kul\ adjective) 1 : having one meaning only *2 : unambiguous
vatic (\VAT-ik\ adjective) : prophetic.. oracular
velleity (\veh-LEE-uh-tee; vuh-\.. noun) 1. The lowest degree of desire; imperfect or incomplete volition. 2. A slight wish or inclination.
zwieback (ZWY-bak.. ZWEE-.. SWY- SWEE-) noun: A crispy.. sweetened bread made by slicing a loaf and baking it a second time. Also known as a rusk.
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