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Of or pertaining to style, clothing, tailors, or their trade.
sartorial
A person who worries over trifles.
fusspot
A conclusion or inference that does not follow the evidence or premises.
non sequitur
Any thin, airy, delicate variety of gauze, used esp. for veils.
gossamer
State of dreamy meditation or fanciful musing.
reverie
French term for an accomplished and presumably irreversible deed or fact.
fait accompli (~plee)
An extremely ignorant person.
ignoramus
An authoritative ronouncement; judicial assertion.
dictum
Attempted reconciliation or union of different or opposing principles, practices, or parties, as in philosophy or religion.
syncretism
Small or narrow space or interval between things or parts, esp. when one of a series of alternating uniform spaces and parts; an interval of time.
interstice
A new word, usage, or phrase.
neologism
To cry in a thin voice.
pule
Disposed to be silent or not to speak freely.
reticent
A chattering or flighty, light-headed person.
flibbertigibbet
A salutation wishing health to a person, used in England in early times when presenting a cup of drink or when drinking to the person.
wassail
Tending to promote peace or reconciliation.
irenic
Something made or put together using whatever materials happen to be available.
bricolage
To wipe out; do away with.
efface
Mental or emotional stability or composure, esp. under tension or strain.
equanimity
Having the polish and suavity regarded as characteristic of sophisticated social life in major cities.
urbane
A small container used to hold writing ink; affectedly or ostentatiously learned.
inkhorn
To march out from a narrow or confined place into open country; to flow from a small valley into a larger one.
debouch
A platitude or trite saying or one who is platitudinous and boring.
bromide (potassium bromide is used as a sedative)
Causing or capable of causing laughter.
risible
To detract, as from authority, estimation, etc.
derogate