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noun
: abnormally vivid or complete memory or recall of the past
hypermnesia
adjective
: hasty
festinate
verb
: to utilize present information or ideas to infer or explain (a past event or state of affairs)
retrodict
noun
: bellyache
collywobbles
noun
1 : an ungrammatical combination of words in a sentence; also : a minor blunder in speech
2 : something deviating from the proper, normal, or accepted order
*3 : a breach of etiquette or decorum
solecism
noun
*1 : a private meeting or secret assembly; especially : a meeting of Roman Catholic cardinals secluded continuously while choosing a pope
2 : a gathering of a group or association
conclave
noun
1 : image, representation
*2 : an insubstantial form or semblance of something : trace
simulacrum
adjective
*1 a : adhering resolutely to an opinion or purpose b : perversely persistent
2 : stubbornly unyielding or tenacious
pertinacious
verb
: to deprive especially wrongfully of seisin (land) : dispossess
disseise
adjective
*1 : triumphantly boastful : exulting
2 : awry
cock-a-hoop
noun
: exemption or freedom from punishment, harm, or loss
impunity
adjective
: marked by, conducive to, or suggestive of companionship : sociable
companionable
adjective
: weak, powerless
impuissant
noun
1 *a : neglect or wrong performance of official duty b : concealment of treason or felony by one who is not a participant in the treason or felony c : seditious conduct against the government or the courts
2 : misunderstanding, misinterpretation
misprision
adverb
: soon, gladly
lief
verb
: to accept, comply, or submit tacitly or passively
acquiesce
means "to comply quietly," from Latin quiescere meaning "to be quiet"
noun
: a realm of fantasy or of whimsical or foolish behavior
cloud-cuckoo-land
noun
1 : biography of saints or venerated persons
*2 : idealizing or idolizing biography
hagiography
Greek from "graphein" meaning "to write" and "hagio" meaning "holy or saintly"
adjective
*1 : consisting of or measured in money
2 : of or relating to money
pecuniary
from the Latin word "pecunia," which means "money"
noun
: a timid, meek, or unassertive person
milquetoast
noun, often capitalized
1 : any of several prophetesses usually accepted as 10 in number and credited to widely separate parts of the ancient world (as Babylonia, Egypt, Greece, and Italy)
*2 a : prophetess b : fortune-teller
Sibyl
noun
: an instance of trees being blown down by the wind; also : a tree blown down
blowdown