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Xanthosis

A yellow discolor of skin.
Pulchritude

Physical beauty. (Derived from the Latin word Pulcher.)
Pluviosity

A quality of being rainy
Ratatouille

Dish of stewed vegetables, originally from southern France, usually consisting of tomatoes, onions, peppers, aubergines, and courgettes cooked slowly in olive oil.
Ratiocinate

To reason methodically and logically
Argillaceous

Of or relating to clay (from Latin "argilla" meaning clay).
Miscible

Able to be mixed together into a homogeneous mixture
Palynological

Of or relating to the scientific study of spores and pollen.
Scheherazadian

Weaving story after story without apparent end. (Scheherazade was the storytelling sultan's wife in The Arabian Nights entertainments, who told stories so engaging that her husband repeatedly spares her life to hear the next installment.)
Merovingian

Pertaining to dynasty of Frankish kings that ruled from the fifth to the eighth century.
Logorrhea

Excessive and often incoherrent talkativeness.
Prestidigitation

Sleight of hand
Xylem

The woody tissue of a plant.
Doubt

Uncertainty
Fanciful

Imaginative or whimsical.
Pterodactyl

prehistoric flying reptile.
Psoriasis

A skin condition in which red scaly patches appear on the skin.
Synecdoche

Using a part of something to refer to the whole, or a whole to refer to a part.
Grovel

To humble oneself in an abject manner.
Ambidextrous

Able to use both hands at an equal level; double dealing.
Placid

Calm or peaceful.
Love

Deep affection and attachment to another.
Staphylococci

A genus of gram-positive bacteria (plural)
Loquacious

Talkative
Embrocation

A lotion for diseased skin
Jambalaya


Rice cooked with meat and vegetables and seasoned with herbs
Jacquard

A fabric of intricate or figured weave or pattern
Effervescent

Producing gas in the form of tiny bubbles
Gabbro

A dark coarse-grained basic igneous rock containing calcium-rich plagioclase feldspar and pyroxene
Pastiche

A medly of ingredients, often in the arts
Madrigal

A song with parts for several usually unaccompanied voices that was popular in England in the 16th and 17th centuries.
Doublure

A lining, especially one made of leather or highly decorated, inside the cover of a book
Manifest

Clear to see or understand
Cabalistic

Of mystic arts or teachings.
Cognizant

Being fully aware or having knowledge of something.
Tzigane

A member of a Romany people, especially one from Hungary.
Psalmody

The singing of psalms, especially in public worship
Brunneous

Dark brown, used chiefly scientifically
Rhesus

A brownish yellow monkey of India.
Euphoric

Characterized by or feeling intense excitement.
Carmagnole

A lively song and street dance
Intussusception

Biology. growth of a cell wall by the deposition of new particles among the existing particles of the wall.
Hypertrophic

Of, relating to, or affected with hypertrophy
Affenpinscher

A breed of small dogs of European origin, having wiry, shaggy hair and a tufted muzzle.
Grallatorial

Belonging or pertaining to wading birds
Effleurage

"To skim" or to "lightly touch".
Soliterraneous

A symbiotic relationship of the sun and Earth
Malloseismic

Referring to an area that is likely to experience destructive earthquakes several times in a century.