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malapropism
ludicrous misuse of a word
nonplussed
perplexed
postlude
concluding section
hierarchy
ranking
portly
stout
interdiction
prohibition
vide
see
omnibus
covering many things
monolithic
massive and uniform
imponderable
difficult to ponder
benediction
blessing
incredulous
not beliveing
omniscient
all knowing
neophyte
beginner
unilateral
onesided
hypothecate
pledge as security
heterodox
unorthodox
paterfamilias
male head of the family
putative
thought to be
aver
affirm or declare
megaton
force of million tons of dynamite
sangfroid
calm
alter ego
second self
altercation
heated dispute
contravene
go against
confluence
flowing together
circumlocution
talking in circles
soliloquy
speech to oneself
mollify
soften
gregarious
sociable
declaim
speak rhetorically
sotto voce
in a low voice
translucent
semitransparent
forte
strong point
fortissimo
very loudly
acerbity
sharpness of temper
perambulate
wander through
perfidy
breach of faith
impugn
attack as false
non sequitur
an idea which does not follow
egocentric
self centered
loquacious
talkative
sacrosanct
sacred
cacophony
bad noise
tangible
touchable
obiter dictum
passing remark
obsequious
servilely following
abase
to lower
pathetic fallacy
ascribing feelings to things
ratiocination
methodical thinking
mutatis mutandis
with necessary changes
interstice
small space
terra incognita
unknown land
sedate
calm
retort
swift reply
nihilism
belief in nothing
supercede
replace
inanimate
lifeless
condescend
lower oneself
epigram
witty comment
anthropocentric
man-centered
gastronome
a gourmet or epicure
autodidact
self taught person
monism
doctrine that reality is one
in medias res
in the middle of things
lycanthrope
werewolf
circumambient
surrounding
transmogrify
change form
REIFY
treat as real
au contraire
to the contrary
vivacious
lively
circumvent
get around
heliotropic
sun following
exculpate
free from blame
introspective
inward looking
anthropocentric
man-centered
gastronome
a gourmet or epicure
autodidact
self taught person
monism
doctrine that reality is one
in medias res
in the middle of things
lycanthrope
werewolf
circumambient
surrounding
transmogrify
change form
REIFY
treat as real
au contraire
to the contrary
vivacious
lively
circumvent
get around
heliotropic
sun following
exculpate
free from blame
introspective
inward looking
a priori
from theory
a posteriori
from observation
parthenognesis
unfertilized birth
assonce
vowel reptition
objurgation
rebuke
demotic
of the common people
soporific
sleep inducing
internecine
mutually destructive
sesquipedalian
very long words
sui generis
unique
plutocracy
government of wealthy
delineate
to outline
dichotomy
two part division
epiphany
revelation
tortuous
twisting
syllogism
three part division
metonymy
association name
anaphora
repetition in successive phrase
bowdlerize
censor prudishly
locus classicus
classical example
reiterate
repeat
desultory
rambling
funambulist
tightrope walker
lyssophobia
fear of insanity
idee fixe
obsession
schism
division
apothesis
raising to god status
precursor
forerunner
cosmology
study of universe
euphony
beautiful sound
prolix
tediously wordy
narcissism
self infatuation
miscreant
evil unbeliever
physiognomy
facial character
patrician
aristocratic
apostasy
desertion of principle
hedonism
devotion to pleasure
sententious
full of maxims
on the qui vive
on the alert
manumission
release from slavery
sanction
authorize
terra firma
firm land
synopsis
summary
colloquy
conversation
in loco parentis
in place of parents
valediction
farewell speech
protagnist
leading person
maladroit
clumsy
stoicisim
indifference to sensation
sarcohphagus
stone coffin
ignominious
disgraceful
surrealistic
unrealistically imaginary
analects
selected writings
expository
explanatory
exegesis
critical interpretation
magnum opus
great work
moribund
dying
supercilious
scornful
diction
word choice
emissary
messenger
euthansia
mercy killing
ineffable
inexpressible
expatiate
to elaborate
hagiography
saint's biography
mirabile dictu
wonderful to say
mellifluous
honeyed
patronize
condescend to
autochthonous
native
interalia
among other things
bellicose
warlike
anthropomphoric
manshaped
malediction
a curse
xenophobia
fear of foreigners
specious
false
expedite
hasten
nonpareil
something unequaled
malefic
causing harm
contiguous
touching
metempsychosis
transmigration of souls
biogenesis
theory of life from life
bas-relief
low relief sculpture
postprandial
after dinner
equilibrist
tightrope walker
punctilio
point of conduct
superannuated
obsolete
intractable
stubborn
egregious
blatant
abjure
renounce
analgesic
painkiller
diatribe
abusive speech
tautology
needless repetition
eschatology
theology of last things
opprobrium
disgrace
apocryphal
not authentic
transom
window or door crossbar
commiserate
sympathisize
epistemology
study of knowledge
misogynist
woman hater
morphology
study of form
diffident
shy
cognizant
aware
stringent
binding
temporize
delay
somnambulist
sleepwalker
aquiline
eaglelike
malfeasance
public misconduct
costermonger
vegatable vendor
gynecocracy
government of women
tenebrous
dark and gloomy
superego
unconscious conscious
expostulate
to earnestly object
monograph
paper on one subject
lacustrine
of lakes
pungent
sharp
megalomania
delusions of greatness
syndrome
complex of symptoms
euphemism
pleasant name
dissonant
inharmonious
narcolepsy
attacks of sleep
discursive
rambling
remonstrate
doctrine:only self exists
ineluctable
not escapable
truculent
fiercely savage
superorgatory
beyond what's asked
infra dig
beneath dignity
recondite
abstruse
disinter
unearth
disjecta membra
scattered fragments
obloquy
verbal abuse
abrogate
annul
acronym
intials name
pugnacious
combative
incisive
sharp
diatribe
abusive speech
solipsism
doctrine:only self exists
paragon
excellent model
antipathy
strong dislike
abyss
bottomless figure
dissemble
conceal through pretense
insidious
sly
impecunious
poor
kinesiology
science of motion
beatify
make blissfully happy
execrate
denounce or curse
ne plus ultra
peak of perfection
vociferous
loud
corpulent
full bodied
perihelion
orbital point nearest sun
cryptic
having hidden meaning
sanctimonious
affectedly holy