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Nonce word
a word coined and used only for a particular occasion
Portmanteau word
a new word formed by joining two others and combining their meanings
Zenith
The point on the celestial sphere that is directly above the observer
Nadir
the point below the observer
Winsome
Charming, often in a childlike or naive way
Bumptious
Crudely or loudly assertive
Cleave-
To split with or as if with a sharp instrument
Abject
Brought low in condition or status
Ostensible
Represented or appearing as such
Faux pas
a social blunder.
Dilatory
Tending to postpone or delay
Celerity
Swiftness of action or motion
Cerulean
Azure; sky-blue
Neophyte
A beginner or novice
Mordant
Bitingly painful
Acerbic
harsh or severe, as of temper or expression
Alacrity
cheerful readiness, promptness, or willingness
Bailiwick
a person's area of skill, knowledge, authority, or work
Dearth
an inadequate supply; scarcity; lack
Panache
a grand or flamboyant manner; verve; style; flair
Ineffable-
incapable of being expressed or described in words; inexpressible
Doppelganger-
a ghostly double or counterpart of a living person
Pernicious-
causing insidious harm or ruin; ruinous; injurious; hurtful
Etymology-
the deviation of a word.
Ameliorate-
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to make or become better, more bearable, or more satisfactory
Sesquipedalian-
containing many syllables
Lionize-
to treat (a person) as a celebrity
Extrapolate-
to infer (an unknown) from something that is known