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adjective:
Intended to teach; moralistic
didactic \dy-DAK-tik\
verb:
To become accustomed to a new climate, environment, or situation.
acclimate \AK-luh-mayt\
adjective:
Differing from some acknowledged standard; unorthodox
heterodox \HET-uh-ruh-doks\
adjective:
Dry; withered.
sere \SEER\
adjective:
Being produced or born.
aborning \uh-BOR-ning\
adjective:
Relating to money; monetary.
pecuniary \pih-KYOO-nee-air-ee\
adverb:
At times; on occasion; early, before it is late
betimes \\bih-TYMZ\\
noun:
Something desired or considered necessary.
desideratum \dih-sid-uh-RAY-tum\
pl. desiderata
noun:
A morbid fear of the number 13 or the date Friday the 13th.
triskaidekaphobia \\tris-ky-dek-uh-FOH-bee-uh\\
adjective:
Wordy; using more words than are necessary
verbose \vuhr-BOHS\
adjective:
Fruitful; productive.
fructuous \FRUHK-choo-uhs\
adjective:
Resulting from divine direction or intervention; peculiarly fortunate or appropriate.
providential \prov-uh-DEN(T)-shuhl\
noun:
A medley; a hodgepodge.
gallimaufry \gal-uh-MAW-free\
noun:
A small decorative object without practical utility; a trinket.
bibelot \BEE-buh-loh\
adjective:
Marked by repeated turns and bends; highly involved or intricate
tortuous \\TOR-choo-us\\
noun:
The time of life before a person becomes legally of age; A period of youth or immaturity.
nonage \\NON-ij\\
noun:
The incarnation of a deity; An embodiment, as of a quality, concept, philosophy, or tradition
avatar \AV-uh-tar\
adverb or adjective:
Spoken low or in an undertone, as not to be overheard; (Music) In very soft tones.
sotto voce \\SAH-toh-VOH-chee\\
adjective:
Characterized by force and vigor; Caustic; severe; Distinct; clear-cut.
trenchant \TREN-chunt\
noun:
A quick and effective reply by word or act; A quick thrust in fencing
riposte \rih-POST\
noun:
Familiar talk; easy, unrestrained, unceremonious conversation; (Psychology) A plausible but imagined memory that fills in gaps in what is remembered.
confabulation \kon-FAB-yuh-lay-shuhn\
noun:
The phenomenon of making fortunate accidental discoveries.
serendipity \ser-uhn-DIP-uh-tee\
verb:
To give off bright beams or flashes of light; to sparkle; To exhibit brilliant technique or style.
coruscate \\\\KOR-uh-skayt\\\\
adjective:
Relating to or occurring in the morning; early.
matutinal \muh-TOOT-n-uhl\
noun:
An ambush.
verb:
To attack by surprise from a concealed place; to ambush.
ambuscade \AM-buh-skayd\