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nescience

\NESH-uhn(t)s; NESH-ee-uhn(t)s\, noun:
Lack of knowledge or awareness; ignorance.

From Latin nescire, "not to know." It is related to science. Nescient is the adjective form.
dubiety

\doo-BY-uh-tee; dyoo-\, noun:
1. The condition or quality of being doubtful or skeptical.
2. A matter of doubt.
flagitious
grossly wicked; scandalous.
pelf
money; riches.
fettle
a state or condition of fitness, order, or mind.
recondite
difficult to understand
palimpsest
an object or place whose older layers or aspects are apparent.
bete noire

\bet-NWAHR\, noun:
Something or someone particularly detested or avoided; a bugbear.
French for "black beast."
farrago
an assortment; a medley.
fulsome

\FUL-sum\, adjective:
1. Offensive to the taste or sensibilities.
2. Insincere or excessively lavish; especially, offensive from excess of praise.