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Eccentricity
n. Abnormal, established.
Dissemble
v. To disguise or conceal behind false appearance.
Faction
n. A group, a portion or an area.
From Latin - To do.
Flux
n. Flow or flowing
From Middle English - To flow
Dysentary - "The Flux"
Foray
n. A purposeful trip.
From Middle English - Plunder, to forage
Dipsomaniac
n. An insatiable craving for alcoholic beverages.
Hedonism
n. Pursuit or devotion to pleasure (ones senses)
Greek->toga parties->drunk->pleasure
Foppish
adj. Dandified, outlandish, over the top, effeminate, overdone.
Decadence
n. Immoral behavior.
Definitive
adj. Decisive, unconditional.
Iconoclastic
adj. Image breaking, destroying religious figures.
Hybrid
n. Something of mixed origin or composition.
Histrionic
adj. Excessively dramatic or emotional, affected
Gullible
adj. Easily deceived
Gourmet
n. A connoisseur of fine foods & drinks.
Fester
v. To undergo decay, rot. To generate pus. Or
To brew (emotions)
Fidelity
n. Faithfulness.
Flotilla
n. A small fleet of ships.
Disinterested
adj. Not interested, indifferent, having lost interest.
Devious
adj. Not straightforward/
Ennui
n. Listlessness resulting from bordom or dissatisfaction.
Deprecatory
adj. Expressing disapproval or criticism.
Hiatus
n. A gap/break in time.
Germane
adj. Being both pertinant and fitting.
Dogmatic
adj. Characterized by arrogant assertion of unproveable principles
Dour
adj. Silently ill humored, gloomy, stern or harsh
Dilettante
n. A lover of fine arts
adj. Superficial, amatuerish
Desultory
adj. Disconnected, jumping from one thing to another.
Dowdy
adj. Lacking stylishness or neatness
Evince
V. To manifest, to demonstrate clearly, to show.
From Latin - Intense, To Concur
Furtive
adj. Characterized by stealth, shifty, sneaky
Effigy
n. A crude figure or dummy representing a hated person or group.
-A likeness of image.
Encumber
v. To put a heavy load on, burden.
Elucidate
v. To make clear or to clarify.
Distraught
adj. Deeply agitated, as from emotional conflict.
Enthrall
v. To captivate, to hold spellbound, to be caught up, hypnotized.
Entity
n. The fact of existence, being, something that exists, an individual
Facet
n. One of numerous aspects of a subject
Jewels have facets.
Evoke
v. To summon or call forth, to bring something to the surfce.
Extricate
v. To untangle, to remove oneself from ones perplexities.
Equable
adj. Equal,uniform or level, steady.
Facetious
adj. Jocose, humorous, joking at an inappropriate time with a sarcastic tone.
Faux Pas
n. A social blunder
Gregarious
adj. Sociable
Gambol
v. To frolic
Forte
n. Something in which a person excels in.
Fortus - Strong
Cynic
n. One with little faith in humanity
Cryptic
adj. Having to do with a cult, shady.
Hirsute
adj. Hairy.
Cull
v. To cut away from, to remove something from a group.
100-150
Inveigle
v. To entice, to persuade, to lure.
Peculate
v. To take (money) for one's own use in validation of trust.
To steal money
Lithe
adj. Flexible, supple, bending with ease
Often used to describe dancers.
Permeate
v. To pass through the openings, to spread of flow throughout.
Ostentatious
adj. Boastful, showy, obnoxious
Pensive
adj. Deeply dreamily thoughtful.
Maelstrom
n. A violent or turblulent situation.
Languid
adj. Lacking vigor, listless, slow.
Maim
v. To disfigure, disable or harm. (in the body)
Jeopardy
n. Risk of loss or injury, danger.
Mollify
v. To appease, reduce severity
Misnomer
n. Name or term wrongly
Mete
v. To measure
Invidious
adj. Likely to excite resentment or indignation
Inane
adj. One that lacks sense or substance.
Mercantile
adj. Or or relating to merchants or trade.
Mentor
n. A wise trusted teacher or counselor.
Mendacious
adj. Lying untruthful, false
Meander
v. To follow or move about aimlessly.
Moot
adj. Debateable, undecided, irrelevant.
Ineffable
adj. Unspeakable, indescribable
Indict
v. To accuse of wrong doing.
Incongruity
n. The quality of disagreeing.
Ignoble
adj. Not noble in quality, character, purpose, base or mean.
Inept
adj. Not apt or fitting.
Impale
v. Tp pierce with a sharp stake or point, to enclose or surround.
Pechant
n. A definate or desparate liking.
"The pregnant woman had a penchant for icecream and pickles."
Malleable
adj. Capable of being shaped or formed, easily influenced.
Palpitate
v. To throb, shiver, tremble or shake.
Ostensible
adj. Shown, apparent, declared.
Perversion
n. A sexual practice or act considered abnormal.
Patent
n. A grant made for the sole right to use and sell an invention for a set period of time.
Open (Something that's open)
Liaison
n. A close relationship, connection or link.
Lesion
n. Injury to an organ, damage, cut
Integrity
n. The state of being unimpaired, high morals, stead fast.
Instigate
v. To provoke, urge on.
Ingratiate
v. To bring oneself into the favor of good graces of another.
Interment
n. The ritual of burying
Impromptu
adj. With little or no preparation
Novice
n. A beginner
Nostaligia
n. A bittersweet longing for things, persons or situations of the past.
Noisome
adj. Offensive to the point of arousing disgust.
Myriad
n. An indefinitely great number.
Obliterate
v. To do away with completely.
To abolish
Obdurate
adj. Stubborn, hardend against persuasion
Omnivorous
adj. Eating both animal and vegetable foods.
Or
Taking in everything available w/the mind.
Odious
adj. Hateful, intense displeasure.
Impecunious
adj. Lacking money, penniless.
Kiosk
n. Stall, cubicle.
Kiosks sell magazines, candy, cigarettes and drinks in a small stall or stand.
Perpetrate
v. To be responsible for or guilty of.
Jurisprudence
n. The philosophy or science of law.
Juxtapose
v. To place side by side for comparison.
Kinetic
adj. Of, relating to, or produced by motion.
Lechery
n. Excessive self indulgence in sexual activity, lewdness.
Lexicographer
n. One who writes, compiles or edits a dictionary.
Mandate
n. An authoritative command or instruction.
Marsupial
n. A mammal with a pouch(Non-placental)
Melange
n. A mixture of things that dont normally go together.
(Oil & Water)
Moor
n. A broad area of open land that is poorly drained with patches of peat bog...
-To fix in place
Millenium
n. A span of a thousand years.
Nautical
adj. Relating to or involving ships.
Obtreperous
adj. Noisily and stubbornly defiant.
Opus
n. A creative work, especially a musical composition.
Ornithology
n. The branch of zoology that studies birds.
Palliation
v. To make (an offence or crime) seem less serious or severe.
To extenuate.
Pathological
adj. Of, relating to or manifesting behavior that is habitual and compulsive.
"A pathological liar."
Piebald
adj. Spotted or patched.
Plausible
adj. Giving a deceptive impression of truth or reliability.
Valid, probable.
Plebiscite
n. A vote in which a population excercises the right of national self-determination.
Preempt
v. To seize for oneself beofore others.
To prevent something.
Prehensile
adj. Greedy, having keen intellect, insightful. Prehensile tails - Wrap around.
Prestige
n. The level of respect at which one is regarded by others.
Primogeniture
n. The state of being the first born eldest child of the same parents.
Proselytize
v. To induce someone to convery to ones own religious faith.
Prototype
n. An original type or form serving as a basis or standard
Rampart
n. A means of protection or defense.
Recherche
adj. Uncommon, rare, forced.
Refurbish
v. To clean, make fresh or bright again, renovate.
Rendition
n. An interpretation of a musical or dramatic piece.
Residue
n. The remainder of something after the removal of parts.