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congeries
a pile; an aggregation
consortium
a sharing together; a group working together
crux
crucial or critical point
emeritus
having earned; having served one's time; served with distinction
ergo
therefore; hence; accordingly
fiat
"Let it be done" a command that is to go into effect w/o further ado
gravamen
heaviness; the weight of a charge; the essential point; a formal charge
hiatus
a gap; interval; a lapse of time
ibidem
in the same place-- commonly used when citing references as footnotes--ibid.
imprimatur
approval; sanction
incubus
a nightmare; an oppressive burden
mores
customs; moral attitudes; moral code
nostrum
a secret remedy or medicine recommended by uts maker or seller--bad connotation-a supposed cure-all- a quack medicine
simulacrum
likeness; image; imitation
ad infinitrum
forever
alter ego
second self; best friend
antebellum
before teh war; usually in reference to the civil war
caveat emptor
"let the buyer beware"- caveat is a warning
corpus delicti
body of the crime ; evidence that a crime has been commited
cum laude
with praise; with honor--magna cum laude, summa cum laude
dramatis personnae
persons of the drama; the cast
facsimile
an exact copy
interim
meanwhile; provisional; tempory; an interval
in toto
in all; entirely
verbatim
word for word
viva voice
with the living voice; oral
vox populi
the people's voice
anachronism
an error in respect to dates or the order of historical events
bedizen
dress gaudilyq
benison
a blessing
bete noir
an object of aversion or dislike
chaparral
a dense thicket
charlatan
a pretender
cognizant
knowingly
deadal
intricate
debauch
corrupt
emollient
a substance that softens of soothes
engender
to cause
excoriate
to denounce or remove the skin from
film noir
a type of motion picture characterized by a grim setting and an aura of mystery
fruition
realization; attainment
harangue
a tirade
kismet
fate or destiny
languor
lack of spirit or vigor
lascivious
lewd; indecent
lugubrious
mournful
mirth
laughter
mundane
worldly
narcissism
abnormal tendency to admire one's own perfectiona
nepotism
undue favoritism to relatives
nonplus
perplex, confuse
obloquy
abusive language, slander
postulate
assert or assume as a basis for reasoning