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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 beliving
omniscient
all-knowing
neophyte
beginner
unilateral
one-sided
hypothecate
pledge as security
heterodox
unorthodox
paterfamilias
mail head of family
putative
thought-to-be
aver
affirm or declare
megaton
force of a million tons of dynamite
sangfroid
cold-blooded composure
alter ego
second self
altercation
heated dispute
contravene
go against
confluence
a flowing together
circumlocution
talking in circles
soliloquy
speech to oneself
mollify
make soft
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
supersede
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
transmorgrify
change form
reify
treat as real
au cuntraire
to the contrary
vivacious
lively
circumvent
get around
heliotropic
sun-following
exculpate
free from blame
introspective
inward looking