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microcosm
noun 1. a little world; a world in miniature (opposed to macrocosm).
2. anything that is regarded as a world in miniature.
3. human beings, humanity, society, or the like, viewed as an epitome or miniature of the world or universe.
Apocryphal
1. of doubtful authorship or authenticity.
2. Ecclesiastical. a. of or pertaining to the Apocrypha.
b. of doubtful sanction; uncanonical.

3. false; spurious:

Ex He told an apocryphal story about the sword, but the truth was later revealed.
Gesundheit
(German)
Used to wish good health to a person who has just sneezed.
Sophomoric
adjective
1. of or pertaining to a sophomore or sophomores.
2. suggestive of or resembling the traditional sophomore; intellectually pretentious, overconfident, conceited,
Glean
1. to gather slowly and laboriously, bit by bit.
2. to gather (grain or the like) after the reapers or regular gatherers.
3. to learn, discover, or find out, usually little by little or slowly.
–verb (used without object) 4. to collect or gather anything little by little or slowly.
5. to gather what is left by reapers.
Voluptuary
noun 1. a person whose life is devoted to the pursuit and enjoyment of luxury and sensual pleasure.
–adjective 2. of, pertaining to, or characterized by preoccupation with luxury and sensual pleasure: voluptuary tastes.