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January
1. matutinal - of relating to or occurring in the morning
2. neoteric - modern, new, recent
3. elevenses - a midmorning break for refreshments
4. funambulist - a tightrope walker
5. abstemious - indulging only very moderately in something, especially food and drink
6. noisome - having an offensive smell
7. coffret - a small box or container
8. polemic - a strong verbal or written attack on someone or something
9. pawky - cunning, sly
10. enervated - without vigor, force or strength
11. keek - peep surreptitiously
12. iceblink - a yellowish luminosity near the horizon or on the underside of a cloud caused by the reflection of light from sea ice
13. carom - to strike and rebound
14. o-o - a honeyeater (bird) found in Hawaii, now probably extinct, which had a thin curved bill and climbed about on tree trunks
15. clepsydra - an ancient time-measuring device worked by a flow of water
16. internecine - destructive to both sides in a conflict
17. salvific - leading to salvation
18. crepuscular - of relating to or resembling twilight; dim; indistinct
19. freegan - a person who buys as little as possible and makes use of recycled or discarded goods and materials in an effort to reduce waste and limit environmental impact
20. puerile - childishly silly and immature
21. abeyance - temporary inactivity, cessation or suspension
22. encephalon - the brain
23. clowder - a group of cats
24. ipsedixitism - a dogmatic assertion of a fact without giving any supporting evidence
25. hornswoggle - to bamboozle or deceive
26. yidaki - a didgeridoo, typically one made by an Australian Aborigine using traditional techniques
27. pellucid - translucently clear; easily understood clear and pure in tone
28. frippet - a frivolous young woman
29. buzzwig - a person of consequence; a large bushy wig
30. lethonomia - the inability to recall the right name
31. gibble-gabble - senseless chatter

February
1. sirenic - melodious, tempting or alluring
2. eximious - excellent, distinguished, eminent, notable
3. cultivar - a plant variety that has been produced in cultivation by selective breeding
4. rigmarole - an elaborate or complicated procedure
5. scorbutic - relating to or affected with scurvy
6. temerity - reckless, boldness, rashness
7. palladium - a rare metallic element of the platinum group, silver-white, ductile and malleable, harder and fusing more readily than platinum: used chiefly as a catalyst and in dental and other alloys
8. arcana - secrets or mysteries
9. botryoidal - having a shape reminiscent of a cluster of grapes
10. prebuttal - an argument constructed in anticipation of a criticism
11. ternary - composed of three parts
12. pusillanimous - showing a lack of courage or determination; timid
13. synastry - the comparison of two or more natal charts in order to analyze or forecast the interaction of the individuals involved
14. hurkle-durkle - to lounge languorously in bed a little longer than you should
15. onomastic - of or relating to proper names
16. devoir - a person's duty
17. milieu - surroundings, especially of a social or cultural nature
18. hok - an enclosure for domestic animals
19. pulchritude - physical beauty; comeliness
20. hirsute - hairy
21. afforce - reinforce (a body of people) with new members
22. futilitarian - a person who believes that human hopes are vain and human strivings unjustified
23. torpor - a state of physical or mental inactivity
24. halidom - a holy place, as a church or sanctuary
25. puffery - undue or exaggerated praise
26. cozen - to cheat, deceive, or trick
27. echolalia - meaningless repetition of another person's spoken words as a symptom of a psychiatric disorder
28. petrichor - a distinctive scent, usually described as earthy, pleasant or sweet, produced by rainfall on very dry ground

March
1. tergiversate - to change repeatedly one's attitude or opinions with respect to a cause, subject, etc
2. animus - strong dislike or enmity; hostile attitude; animosity
3. gadabout - a person who moves about restlessly or aimlessly, especially from one social activity to another
4. pettifog - to bicker or quibble over trifles or unimportant matters
5. cacography - bad handwriting or spelling
6. nice-nellyism - excessive modesty, prudishness, a euphemism
7. heiligenschein - a ring of light around the shadow cast by a person's head, especially on a dewy sunlit lawn caused by reflection and diffraction of light rays
8. zelig - a person who is able to change their appearance, behavior, or attitudes, so as to be comfortable in any situation
9. forswunk - totally worn out from work
10. spica - a bandage folded into a spiral arrangement resembling an ear of wheat or barley
11. abecedarian - of or relating to the alphabet, alphabetically arranged
12. cacoethes - an urge to do something inadvisable
13. diffidence - the quality or state of lacking confidence in one's ability, worth, or fitness; timidity
14. zarzuela - a Spanish traditional form of musical comedy
15. sophistry - the use of clever but false arguments, especially with the intention of deceiving
16. sump - a pit or hollow in which liquid collects, especially one in the floor of a mine or cave
17. shillelagh - a thick stick of blackthorn or oak used in Ireland, typically as a weapon
18. vaatjie - a small cask for carrying water or wine
19. obscurantism - opposition to the increase and spread of knowledge
20. blunderbuss - a short musket of wide bore with an expanded muzzle to scatter shot, bullets, or slugs at close range
21. palimpsest - a parchment or the like from which writing has been partially or completely erased to make room for another text
22. ratiocinate - form judgments by a process of logic; reason
23. strabismus - abnormal alignment of the eyes; the condition of having a squint
24. dulcify - sweeten; calm or soothe
25. blatherskite - a person who talks at great length without making much sense
26. decoct - to extract the flavor of by boiling
27. polyglot - speaking or writing several languages; multilingual
28. mal-entendu - a misunderstanding
29. jiaozi - in Chinese cookery: a crescent-shaped dumpling of thin pastry dough, stuffed with a finely minced paste (typically made of pork, cabbage, and garlic chives) and steam-fried, deep-fried, grilled or boiled
30. kakistocracy - government by the least suitable or competent citizens of a state
31. velutinous - having a soft velvety surface, as certain plants

April
1. gobemouche - someone so gullible they'll believe anything
2. pediculosis - infestation with lice
3. oscitation - the action or an act of yawning from drowsiness
4. timocracy - a form of government in which possession of property is required in order to hold power
5. brummagem - not genuine, tawdry
6. portend - to indicate in advance, to foreshadow or presage, as an omen does
7. vademecum - something a person carries about for frequent or regular use
8. ignominy - public shame or disgrace
9. opusculum - a minor work (as of literature) - usually used in plural
10. arsle - to go backwards on a task or mission rather than forward, to the point where you wonder why you started it in the first place
11. mycotoxin - any toxic substance produced by a fungus
12. panoply - an extensive or impressive collection
13. hwyl - a stirring feeling of emotional motivation and energy
14. vennel - a narrow lane or passage between buildings, an alley
15. katzenjammer - distress, depression, or confusion caused by a hangover
16. nidus - a place in which bacteria have multiplied or may multiply; a focus of infection
17. execrate - feel or express great loathing for
18. lese majesty - an attack on any custom, institution, belief, etc, held sacred or revered by numbers of people
19. tabanca - a painful feeling of unrequited love, typically for a former lover and causing unbalanced or violent behavior
20. jingoism - extreme patriotism, especially in the form of aggressive or warlike foreign policy
21. lavabo - (in the Roman Catholic Church) the ritual washing of the celebrant's hands at the offertory of the mass
22. zariba - a thorn fence fortifying a camp or village
23. bardolatry - great or excessive adoration of or reverence for William Shakespeare
24. hamartia - a fatal flaw leading to the downfall of a tragic hero or heroine
25. viscoelasticity - the property of a substance of exhibiting both elastic and viscous behaviour, the application of stress causing temporary deformation if the stress is quickly removed but permanent deformation if it is maintained
26. inexorable - impossible to stop or prevent
27. azygous - (of an organic structure) single; not existing in pairs
28. senescence - the condition or process of deterioration with age
29. campestral - of or relating to fields or open country
30. fernweh - the longing to travel to a distant place

May
1. retrofuturism - the use of a style or aesthetic considered futuristic in an earlier era
2. deracinate - uproot (someone) from their natural, geographical, social, or cultural environment
3. usageaster - a self-appointed expert on language usage, especially one regarded as having ill-informed, conservative, or pedantic views
4. glabella - the smooth part of the forehead above and between the eyebrows
5. yashmak - a veil concealing all of the face except the eyes, worn by some Muslim women in public
6. trompe l'oeil - a visual illusion in art, especially as used to trick the eye into perceiving a painted detail as a three-dimensional object
7. abstruse - difficult to understand, obscure
8. nomothetic - relating to the study or discovery of general scientific laws
9. bravura - great technical skill and brilliance, shown in a performance or activity
10. quixotic - extremely idealistic, unrealistic, and impractical
11. williwaw - a sudden violent wind
12. hapkido - a Korean martial art characterized by kicking and circular movements
13. eponym - a person after whom a discovery, invention, place, etc is named or thought to be named
14. obnubilate - darken or cover with or as if with a cloud; obscure
15. jeremiad - a long, mournful complaint or lamentation; a list of woes
16. soss - the sound of a heavy body flumping onto a soft surface
17. vigneron - a person who cultivates grapes for winemaking
18. coprolalia - the involuntary and repetitive use of obscene language, as a symptom of mental illness or organic brain disease
19. miasm - a supposed predisposition to a particular disease, either inherited or acquired
20. zari - a type of gold thread used decoratively on Indian clothing
21. phrenology - the detailed study of the shape and size of the cranium as a supposed indicator of character and mental abilities
22. isagogics - introductory study, especially of the literary and external history of the Bible prior to exegesis
23. koiwi - human skeletal remains
24. xeric - (of an environment or habitat) containing little moisture; very dry
25. largesse - generosity in bestowing money or gifts upon others
26. batik - a method of producing colored designs on textiles by dyeing them, having first applied wax to the parts to be left undyed
27. altiloquence - the quality of being loud, elevated, pompous or high-flown in manner or expression
28. roborant - a medicine, treatment, etc that has a strengthening or restorative effect
29. suspire - to utter with a sigh
30. farouche - sullen or shy in company
31. clement - mild or merciful in disposition or character; lenient; compassionate; (of the weather) mild or temperate; pleasant

June
1. gibbous - (of the moon) having the illuminated part greater than a semicircle and less than a circle
2. nonpareil - having no match or equal; unrivaled
3. harbinger - a person or thing that announces or signals the approach of another
4. dilatancy - the phenomenon exhibited by some fluids, sols, or gels in which they become more viscous or solid under pressure
5. omakase - a type of meal consisting of dishes selected by the chef
6. thaumaturgy - the working of wonders or miracles; magic
7. whilom - formerly; in the past
8. lassitude - a state of physical or mental weariness; lack of energy
9. axon - the long threadlike part of a nerve cell along which impulses are conducted from the cell body to other cells
10. recalcitrant - having an obstinately uncooperative attitude towards authority or discipline
11. becloud - to make obscure or muddled
12. verdigris - a bright blueish-green encrustation or patina formed on copper or brass by atmospheric oxidation, consisting of basic copper carbonate
13. klebsiella - a bacterium which causes respiratory, urinary, and wound infections
14. quia timet - so as to prevent a probable future injury
15. zawn - a fissure or cave in a coastal cliff
16. canard - an unfounded rumor or story
17. morass - an area of muddy or boggy ground
18. epiphonema - a sentence that is an exclamation, a general or striking comment, or a succinct summary of what has been previously said
19. insuperable - incapable of being surmounted overcame, passed over or solved
20. xylophagous - feeding on or boring into wood
21. fusillade - a series of shots fired or missiles thrown all at the same time or in quick succession
22. placage - in 18th and 19th-century Louisiana, the custom among many white men of setting up a black or mixed-race woman in her own household in addition to or in place of a wife
23. uveitis - inflammation of the uvea
24. jolie laide - a woman whose face is attractive despite having ugly features
25. soupcon - a very small quantity of something
26. yokeag - dried Indian corn finely ground and mixed with sugar
27. amphiscians - inhabitants of the tropics
28. hypocaust - an ancient Roman heating system, comprising of a hollow space under the floor of a building, into which hot air was directed
29. lalochezia - emotional relief gained by using indecent or vulgar language
30. nooi - a female employer; also as a term of respect used by a subordinate to address a woman in authority

July
1. orgulous - haughty; proud
2. morbidezza - a delicate representation of flesh tones in paintings
3. syllogism - a deductive scheme of a formal argument consisting of a major and minor premise and a conclusion
4. dwam - a state of semi-consciousness or reverie
5. thalassic - of or relating to seas and oceans
6. gricer - a fanatical railway enthusiast
7. jirble - to spill liquid as a result of unsteady hands
8. zelatrix - a nun who monitors the behavior of other nuns
9. wodenism - the worship of Woden (Odin), the highest god of the Germanic pantheon; the mythology and religious doctrine of the ancient Germanic peoples, especially the Anglo-Saxons, before the introduction of Christianity
10. animadversion - criticism or censure
11. epiphenomenon - a secondary effect or by-product
12. voluble - (of a person)talking fluently, readily, or incessantly; (of speech) characterized by fluency and readiness of utterance
13. nosology - the branch of medical science dealing with the classification of diseases
14. quiescence - inactivity or dormancy
15. beguinage - a house for members of a lay sisterhood in the Low Countries
16. imbroglio - an extremely confused, complicated, or embarrassing situation
17. yoni - the vulva, especially as a symbol of divine procreative energy conventionally represented by a circular stone
18. plunderbund - an alliance or cartel of political, commercial or financial interests engaged in exploiting the public
19. unvitiated - pure and uncorrupted
20. lusk - to tuck oneself away and laze
21. confelicity - feeling joy in the happiness of others
22. xylography - the art of engraving on wood or of printing from woodblocks
23. feckful - powerful, effective, efficient, vigourous
24. ruga - a fold, a ridge, a wrinkle usually in plural
25. hoar - greyish white; grey or grey-haired with age
26. koinonia - Christian fellowship or communion with God or more commonly with fellow Christians
27. bidungsroman - a novel about the moral and psychological growth of the main character
28. jusqu'auboutiste - a person who advocates carrying on a conflict until the bitter end, or until a conclusive victory has been gained or all of one's aims achieved
29. miasma - an unpleasant or unhealthy smell or vapour
30. opifex - a worker, a maker, a creator; specifically God
31. deaccession - officially remove (an item) from a library, museum, or art gallery in order to sell it

August
1. semaphore - a system of sending messages by holding the arms or two flags or poles in certain positions according to an alphabetic code
2. gavelkind - a system of inheritance in which a deceased person's land is divided equally among all male heirs
3. apotheosis - the highest point in the development of something; a culmination, or climax
4. jouissance - physical or intellectual pleasure, delight, or ecstasy
5. xoanon - (In Ancient Greece) a primitive wooden image of a deity
6. orogeny - a process in which a section of the earth's crust is folded and deformed by lateral compression to form a mountain range
7. etagere - a piece of furniture with open shelves for displaying ornaments
8. verruca - a contagious and usually painful wart on the sole of the foot
9. kiddush - a ceremony of prayer and blessing over wine, performed by the head of a Jewish household at the meal ushering in the Sabbath (on a Friday night) or a holy day, or at the lunch preceding it
10. usufruct - the right to enjoy the use and advantages of another's property short of the destruction or waste of its substance
11. neap - a tide just after the first or third quarters of the moon when there is the least difference between high and low water
12. Yggdrasil - (In Scandinavian mythology) a huge ash tree located at the center of the earth, with three roots, one extending to Niflheim (the underworld), one extending to Jotunheim (land of the giants) and one extending to Asgard (land of the gods)
13. bellicose - demonstrating aggression and willingness to fight
14. qila - a fort or fortress
15. insalubrious - seedy and rundown; unwholesome
16. zenana - (In India and Iran) the part of the house for the seclusion of women
17. daigou - a person outside of China who buys consumer goods on behalf of people living in China, in situations where particular goods are not available or are more expensive in China itself
18. trabeation - the use of beams in architectural construction rather than arches or vaulting
19. lallation - imperfect speech, especially the repetition of meaningless sounds by babies
20. wye - a triangle of railway track used for turning locomotives or trains; (in plumbing) a short pipe with a branch joining it at an acute angle
21. fomites - objects or materials which are likely to carry infection, such as clothes, utensils, and furniture
22. plutocrat - a person whose power derives from their wealth
23. hypermnesia - unusual power or enhancement of memory, typically under abnormal conditions such as trauma, hypnosis, or narcosis
24. chiral - asymmetric in such a way that the structure and its mirror image are not superimposable
25. relache - a period of rest, an interval; a break from something
26. myopic - short-sighted
27. alluvium - a deposit of clay, silt, and sand left by flowing floodwater in a river valley or delta, typically producing fertile soil
28. specie - money in the form of coins rather than notes
29. ex-cathedra - with the full authority of office (especially that of the Pope, implying infallibility as defined in Roman Catholic doctrine)
30. gigglemug - someone who is relentlessly cheery
31. bathetic - producing an unintentional effect of anticlimax

September
1. jerepigo - a heavy, sweet, fortified dessert wine
2. opprobrium - harsh criticism or censure; public disgrace arising from shameful conduct
3. xenocryst - a crystal in an igneous rock which is not derived from the original magma
4. tartle - to hesitate awkwardly when greeting or introducing someone, as you've completely forgotten their name
5. scurryfunge - to frantically clean just before visitors arrive
6. drubbing - a beating, a thrashing
7. invaginate - be turned inside out or folded back on itself to form a cavity or pouch
8. redolent - strongly reminiscent or suggestive of
9. kalamkari - a type of cotton cloth printed by hand, originally made in southern India
10. furphy - a rumor or a story, especially one that is untrue or absurd
11. zugzwang - a situation in which the obligation to make a move in one's turn is a serious, often decisive disadvantage
12. paspalum - a grass of warm and tropical regions, which is grown for fodder, erosion control, and as a pasture grass
13. ghaghra - a long full skirt often decorated with embroidery, mirrors, or bells
14. ailurophile - a cat lover
15. valetudinarian - a person who is unduly anxious about their health
16. manque - having failed to become what one might have been
17. incipient - beginning to happen or develop
18. bascule - a type of bridge with a section which can be raised or lowered using counterweights
19. yngling - a type or class of racing keelboat designed to sail with a two or three-person crew
20. whakapohane - (in Maori culture) exposure of the buttocks as a gesture of disapproval or contempt
21. negaholic - a person with an excessively or habitually pessimistic outlook
22. hypocalcaemia - deficiency of calcium in the bloodstream
23. endoglossic - denoting or relating to an indigenous language that is used as the first language or official language in a country or a community
24. levade - a movement performed in classical riding in which the horse lifts its forelegs from the ground and balances on its deeply bent hind legs
25. ullage - the amount by which a container falls short of being full
26. chromakey - a digital technique by which a block of a particular color (often blue or green) in a film or video image can be replaced by another color or image, enabling, for example, a weather forecaster to appear against a background of a computer-generated weather map
27. quafftide - that time at the end of a long day where you can finally collapse and raise a glass
28. shaadi - a wedding
29. ben trovato - (of an anecdote) invented but plausible
30. odalisque - a female slave or concubine in a harem, especially one in the seraglio of the sultan of Turkey

October
1. pasalubong - a gift or souvenir given to a friend or relative by a person who has returned from a trip or arrived for a visit
2. demagogue - a political leader who seeks support by appealing to the desires and prejudices of ordinary people rather than by using rational argument
3. vagarious - erratic and unpredictable in behavior or direction
4. lacuna - an unfilled space; a gap; a missing portion in a book or manuscript; a cavity or depression, especially in bone
5. renitence - resistance, reluctance or unwillingness to be compelled or persuaded
6. anthophobia - an abnormal fear of flowers
7. milagro - In Mexico and among Hispanic Americans: a small object frequently an ornament or piece of jewelry, representing the subject of petitionary prayer, usually fastened to the image of the Virgin or of a saint to strengthen the petition or give thanks that the petition has been granted
8. yukata - a light cotton kimono
9. invacuate - confine (people) to a space in an emergency
10. usucaption - the acquisition of a title or right to property by uninterrupted and undisputed possession for a prescribed term
11. cantle - the raised curved part at the back of a horse's saddle
Note Added
301 - Folderol - A useless ornament or acessory

302 - Muliebrity - Womanly qualities, womanhood

303 - Bloviate - Talk at length; especially in an inflated or empty way

304 - Codicil - An addition or supplement that explains, modifies or revokes a will or part of one

305 - Minatory - Expressing or conveying a threat.

306 - Facultative - Left to one's option or choice; optional

307 - Rostrum - A small raised area that you stand on so that you can be seen, for example, by an audience or an orchestra

308 - Shot-Clog - One who is tolerated only because he pays the shot or reckoning, for the rest of the company; otherwise a mere clog on them.

309 - Malapert - Impudently bold in speech or manner; saucy

310 - Palimpsest - A manuscript or piece of writing material on which the original writing has been effaced to make room for later writing but of which traces remain

311 - Rataplan - A drumming or beating sound.

312 - Handsel - A gift given for good luck at the beginning of the year or to mark an acquisition or start of an enterprise

313 - Eleutheromaniac - Having a passionate mania for freedom

314 - Bumf - Reading materials (documents, written information) that is not important or interesting. Toilet paper.

315 - Progenitor - A person or thing from the past that a person, an animal or a plant that is alive now is related to.

316 - Usufruct - The right of enjoying all the advantages derived from the use of something that belongs to another, as far as is compatible with the substance of the thing not being destroyed or injured.

317 - Fructify - Make something fruitful or productive

318 - Flagitious - Of a person or their actions criminal; villainous.

319 - Tocsin - An alarm bell or signal

320 - Calumny - A misrepresentation intended to harm another's reputation. The act of uttering false charges or misrepresentations maliciously calculated to harm another's reputation.

321 - Higgledy-piggledly - In a disordered manner

322 - Abnegation - The act of renouncing or rejecting something

323 - Farceur - A writer or performer in farces; a joker or comedian

324 - Raddled - Showing the wearing effects of overwork or care or suffering.

325 - Ken - Understanding, knowledge or perception

326 - Irrupt - Enter forcibly or suddenly

327 - Simulacrum - An image or representation of someone or something

328 - Gnomic - Short and clever, but difficult to understand

329 - Inamorata - A woman whom one is in love with; a mistress

330 - Impecunious - Having little or no money

331 - Ossify - Turn into bone or bony tissue

332 - Effrontery - Insolent or impertinent behavior

333 - Latitudinarian - Not insisting on strict conformity to a particular doctrine or standard

334 - Prolix - Using or containing too many words; tediously lengthy

335 - Superannuated - Obsolete through age or new technological or intellectual developments

336 - Shunpike - A secondary road to avoid expressways and turnpikes

337 - Whinge - Complain, especially in a way that annoys other people

338 - Kyoodle - To make loud, useless noises

339 - Execrable - Deserving to be execrated; detestable, abominable. Extremely bad; of poor quality

340 - Vexillology - The study of flags

341 - Nonage - The state or condition of being under legal age

342 - Exiguity - The quality of being meager.

343 - Odalisque - A female servant in a Turkish harem

344 - Turpitude - Vile, Shameful, immoral person or behavior

345 - Platitudinous - Dull and tiresome but with pretensions of significance or originality

346 - Crapulous - Suffering from excessive eating or drinking

347 - Hobson's Choice - A choice of taking what is available or nothing at all

348 - Imprimatur - An authoritative approval or official license

349 - Evince - Constitute outward evidence of; show plainly

350 - Purblind - Having impaired or defective vision. Slow or unable to understand; dimwitted.

351 - Passim - Used in notes for a book or article for showing that something is mentioned in many places in it.

352 - Inveigh - Speak or write about something with great hostility

353 - Impecunious - Having little or no money

354 - Raillery - Good-humored teasing

355 - Rodomontade - Boastful or inflated talk or behavior

356 - Boustrophedon - (Of written words) from right to left and from left to right in alternate lines

357 - Fillip - Something which acts as a stimulus or boost to an activity

358 - Aptonym - A proper name that aptly describes the occupation or character of the person, especially by coincidences

359 - Putsch - A violent attempt to overthrow a government

360 - Troglodyte - Literally, a cave-dweller. More frequently, a backward, mentally sluggish person.

361 - Dopester - A person who collects and supplies information; typically on sporting events or elections.

362 - Neologism - A newly created word, meaning , phrase or doctrine

363 - Mulct - A fine or compulsory payment

364 - Recusant - Refusing to submit to authority

365 - Desiccated - Lacking interest, passion or energy
Note Added
301 - Folderol - A useless ornament or acessory

302 - Muliebrity - Womanly qualities, womanhood

303 - Bloviate - Talk at length; especially in an inflated or empty way

304 - Codicil - An addition or supplement that explains, modifies or revokes a will or part of one

305 - Minatory - Expressing or conveying a threat.

306 - Facultative - Left to one's option or choice; optional

307 - Rostrum - A small raised area that you stand on so that you can be seen, for example, by an audience or an orchestra

308 - Shot-Clog - One who is tolerated only because he pays the shot or reckoning, for the rest of the company; otherwise a mere clog on them.

309 - Malapert - Impudently bold in speech or manner; saucy

310 - Palimpsest - A manuscript or piece of writing material on which the original writing has been effaced to make room for later writing but of which traces remain

311 - Rataplan - A drumming or beating sound.

312 - Handsel - A gift given for good luck at the beginning of the year or to mark an acquisition or start of an enterprise

313 - Eleutheromaniac - Having a passionate mania for freedom

314 - Bumf - Reading materials (documents, written information) that is not important or interesting. Toilet paper.

315 - Progenitor - A person or thing from the past that a person, an animal or a plant that is alive now is related to.

316 - Usufruct - The right of enjoying all the advantages derived from the use of something that belongs to another, as far as is compatible with the substance of the thing not being destroyed or injured.

317 - Fructify - Make something fruitful or productive

318 - Flagitious - Of a person or their actions criminal; villainous.

319 - Tocsin - An alarm bell or signal

320 - Calumny - A misrepresentation intended to harm another's reputation. The act of uttering false charges or misrepresentations maliciously calculated to harm another's reputation.

321 - Higgledy-piggledly - In a disordered manner

322 - Abnegation - The act of renouncing or rejecting something

323 - Farceur - A writer or performer in farces; a joker or comedian

324 - Raddled - Showing the wearing effects of overwork or care or suffering.

325 - Ken - Understanding, knowledge or perception

326 - Irrupt - Enter forcibly or suddenly

327 - Simulacrum - An image or representation of someone or something

328 - Gnomic - Short and clever, but difficult to understand

329 - Inamorata - A woman whom one is in love with; a mistress

330 - Impecunious - Having little or no money

331 - Ossify - Turn into bone or bony tissue

332 - Effrontery - Insolent or impertinent behavior

333 - Latitudinarian - Not insisting on strict conformity to a particular doctrine or standard

334 - Prolix - Using or containing too many words; tediously lengthy

335 - Superannuated - Obsolete through age or new technological or intellectual developments

336 - Shunpike - A secondary road to avoid expressways and turnpikes

337 - Whinge - Complain, especially in a way that annoys other people

338 - Kyoodle - To make loud, useless noises

339 - Execrable - Deserving to be execrated; detestable, abominable. Extremely bad; of poor quality

340 - Vexillology - The study of flags

341 - Nonage - The state or condition of being under legal age

342 - Exiguity - The quality of being meager.

343 - Odalisque - A female servant in a Turkish harem

344 - Turpitude - Vile, Shameful, immoral person or behavior

345 - Platitudinous - Dull and tiresome but with pretensions of significance or originality

346 - Crapulous - Suffering from excessive eating or drinking

347 - Hobson's Choice - A choice of taking what is available or nothing at all

348 - Imprimatur - An authoritative approval or official license

349 - Evince - Constitute outward evidence of; show plainly

350 - Purblind - Having impaired or defective vision. Slow or unable to understand; dimwitted.
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276 - Esemplastic - Molding into one; unifying

277 - Benison - A blessing

278 - Velleity - A wish or inclination not strong enough to lead to action.

279 - Obduracy - A state of refusing to change feelings, beliefs or course of action with no reason

280 - Abjure - Solemnly renounce a believe, cause or claim.

281 - Abrade - Scrape or wear away by friction or erosion.

282 - Tocsin - An alarm bell or signal.

283 - Leitmotif - A recurrent theme throughout a musical or literary composition, associated with a particular person, idea or situation

284 - Emulous - Desiring or aiming to equal or surpass another; competitive. Characterized by or arising from emulation or imitation.

285 - Athanasy - An absence of death or the condition of everlasting life, deathless, immortality

286 - Busk - Perform music or other entertainment in the street or other public place for monetary donations

287 - Anfractuous - Sinuous or circuitous

288 - Panglossian - Marked by the view that all is for the best in this best of possible worlds

289 - Mansuetude - Meekness, gentleness

290 - Tendentious - Expressing or intending to promote a particular cause or point of view, especially a controversial one.

291 - Moue - A pouting expression used to convey annoyance or distaste

292 - Putsch - A violent attempt to overthrow a government

293 - Gnathonic - Flattering; deceitful

294 - Valetudinarian - Showing undue concern about one's health

295 - Constellate - To unite in a cluster. To set or adorn with or as if with constellations.

296 - Epigone - A less distinguished follower or imitator of someone; especially an artist or philosopher

297 - Panjandrum - A powerful personage or pretentious official.

298 - Hypermnesia - Unusual power or enhancement of memory, typically under abnormal conditions such as trauma, hypnosis or narcosis.

299 - Arenicolous - Living or burrowing, or growing in the sand.

300 - Synecdoche - The use of a word or phrase, when a part of something is used in order to refer to the whole of it, or the whole to refer to a part of it.
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251 - Defenestration - The action of throwing someone or something out of a window. The action of dismissing someone from a position of power or authority.

252 - Heterodox - Contrary to or different from an acknowledged standard, a traditional form, or an established religion. Holding unorthodox opinions or doctrines

253 - Lachrymose - Tearful or given to weeping.

254 - Stentorian - Loud and powerful

255 - Sapid - Having a strong and pleasant taste.

256 - Ailurophobia - Abnormal fear of cats

257 - Incommodious - Causing inconvenience or discomfort

258 - Dastard - a dishonorable or despicable person

259 - Natatorial - pertaining to, or adapted for, or characterized by swimming

260 - Superannuated - Obsolete through age or new technological or intellectual developments

261 - Surcease - A stopping.

262 - Glabrous - Chiefly of the skin or a leaf, free from hair or down; smooth

263 - Palmary - That bears or is worhty to bear the palm; holding the first or highest place; pre-eminent; excellent

264 - Prolepsis - Anticipating and answering objections in advance

265 - Nescience - Lack of knowledge; ignorance

266 - Tatterdemalion - Tattered or dilapidated

267 - Dubiety - The state or quality of being doubtful; uncertainty

268 - Parageusia - An abnormal or hallucinatory sense of taste

269 - Inveigle - To win over by coaxing, flattery or artful talk. To obtain by cajolery

270 - Insuperable - impossible to overcome

271 - Opusculum - A small or minor literary or musical work

272 - Raffish - Unconventional and slightly disreputable, especially in an attractive manner

273 - Blaterskite - A person who talks at great length without making much sense

274 - Arrant - Complete, utter

275 - Fantod - A state or attack of uneasiness or unreasonableness
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226 - Bathetic - Producing an unintentional effect of anticlimax

227 - Eristic - Of or characterized by debate or argument

228 - Hamartia - A fatal flaw leading to the downfall of a tragic hero or heroine

229 - Manticore - A mythical beast typically depicted as having the body of a lion, the face of a man, and the sting of a scorpian

230 - Sylph - A mythical being like a sprite or fairy

231 - Collywobbles - Pain in the abdomen and especially the stomach

232 - Termagant - A harsh-tempered or overbearing woman

233 - Confabulate - Engage in conversation; talk

234 - Pellucid - Translucently clear. Easily understood; lucid.

235 - Battology - The unnecessary repetition of words

236 - Thrasonical - Boastful, vainglorious

237 - Bowdlerize - Remove material that is considered improper or offensive from a text or account, especially with the result that it becomes weaker or less effective

238 - Gaucherie - A socially awkward or tactless act.

239 - Puchritude - Physical beauty; comeliness

240 - Guttle - Eat or drink greedily and noisily

241 - Adjuration - A solemn and earnest appeal to someone to do something

242 - Solecism - A grammatical mistake in speech or writing. A breach of good manners; a piece of incorrect behavior

243 - Nocebo - A substance that causes undesirable side effects as a result of a patient's perception that it is harmful rather than as a result of causative ingredients

244 - Truckle - Submit or behave obsequiously

245 - Embonpoint - Plumpness of person

246 - Swivet - A fluster or panic

247 - Comminuted - Reduced to minute particles or fragments

248 - Penurious - Extremely poor; poverty-stricken

249 - Chaptalize - To add sugar to a fermenting wine to increase the alcohol content

250 - Sybaritic - Fond of sensuous luxury or pleasure; self-indulgent
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175 - Tutelary - Providing protective supervision; watching over or safeguarding

176 - Quotidian - Of or occurring every day; daily

177 - Rodomontade - Boastful or inflated talk or behavior

178 - Gewgaw - a Showy thing, especially one that is useless or worthless

179 - Tintinnabulation - The ringing or sounding of bells

180 - Arriviste - An ambitious or ruthlessly self-seeking person, especially one who has recently acquired wealth or social status

181 - Astraphobia - An abnormal fear of lightning and thunder

182 - Tyro - A person with little experience; a beginner/novice

183 - Harridan - A strict, bossy or belligerent old woman

184 - Interregnum - The time between two reigns, governments, etc.

185 - Vapid - Offering nothing that is stimulating or challenging

186 - Badinage - Humorous or witty conversation

187 - Prognathous - Having a projecting lower jaw or chin

188 - Brobdingnagian - marked by tremendous size

189 - Raddled - Showing the wearing effects of overwork or care or suffering

190 - Sibylline - Relating to or characteristic of a sibyl; prophetic and mysterious

191- Prescind - Leave out of consideration

192 - Imperium - Absolute Power

193 - Temerarious - Reckless/rash

194 - Lucubration - Study, meditation

195 - Raffish - Unconventional and slightly direputable, especially in an attractive manner.

196 - Factotum - An employee who does all kinds of work

197 - Brannigan - A brawl or violent argument

198 - Shunpike - A secondary road used to avoid turnpikes and expressways

199 - Nocuous - Noxious, harmful or poisonous

200 - Bonzer - Excellent; first-rate

201 - Parvenue - A person of obscure origin who has gained wealth, influence or celebrity

202 - Icarian - Relating to or characteristic of Icarus, especially in being excessively ambitious

203 - Prolix - (Of speech or writing) using or containing too many words; tediously lengthy.

204 - Odalisque - A female servant in a Turkish harem

205 - Arable - Used or suitable for growing crops

206 - Surcease - A stopping.

207 - Risible - Arousing or provoking laughter

208 - Selenian - Of or relating to the moon.

209 - Nugatory - Of no value or importance. Useless.

210 - Skosh - A small amount; a little.

211 - Superjacent - Lying over or above something else; overlying

212 - Condign - Appropriate to the crime or wrongdoing; fitting and deserved

213 - Widdershins - In a left-handed, wrong or contrary direction

214 - Clerisy - A distinct class of learned or literary people.

215 - Raconteur - A person who tells anecdotes in a skillful and amusing way

216 - Perorate - Speak at length

217 - Bathetic - PRoducing an unintentional effect of anticlimax

218 - Vox populi - The opinions or beliefs of the majority

219 - Pablum - Worthless or oversimplified ideas. A soft form of cereal for infants.

220 - Defalcation - Misappropriation of money or funds held by an official, trustee, or other fiduciary. The sum misappropriated.

221 - Supernumerary - Present in excess of the normal or requisite number

222 - Flummery - Empty compliments, nonsense. A sweet dish made with beaten eggs, milk sugar and flavorings

223 - Orgulous - Haughty

224 - Sedulous - Showing dedication and diligence

225 - Refulgent - Shining radiantly; resplendent
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1 - Amanuensis - A literary or artistic assistant, in particular, one who takes dictation or copies manuscripts.

2 - Donnybrook - A scene of uproar and disorder; a heated argument

3 - Venial - Easily excused or forgivable

4 - Aflattus - A devise creative impulse or inspiration

5 - Agnoistic - Combative, polemical

6 - Oligopsony - A state of the market in which only a small number of buyers exists for a product

7 - Canorous - Melodious or resonant

8 - Clinquant - Glittering with gold and silver; tinseled.

9 - Pilose - Covered with long soft hairs.

10 - Tintinnabulation - The ringing or sounding of bells. A jingling or tinkling sound as if of bells.

11 - Gibe - A remark that is intended to hurt someone or make them feel stupid.

12 - Bibulous - Excessively fond of drinking alcohol.

13 - Regnant - Reigning; ruling.

14 - Susurrus - A whispering or rustling sound.

15 - Snowclone - a verbal formula that is adapted for reuse by changing only a few words so that the allusion to the original phrase remains clear

16 - Absquatulate - Run away; usually includes taking taking something or somebody along.

17 - Mythomane - A person with a strong or irresistible propensity for fantasizing, lying or exaggerating.

18 - Panegyric - A public speech or published text in praise of someone or something.

19 - Aspersion - An attack on the reputation or integrity of someone or something.

20 - Cereology - The study or investigation of crop circles.

21 - Vitiate - To make (something) less effective; to ruin or spoil (something).

22 - Nemophilist - Someone with a love or fondness for forests, woods or woodland scenery, or someone who often visits them.

23 - Contumacious - Stubbornly or willfully disobedient to authority

24 - Canorous - melodious or resonant

25 - Macerate - soften or become softened by soaking in liquid

26 - Hobbledehoy - A clumsy or awkward youth

27 - Indite - Write; compose

28 - Poltroon - An utter coward

29 - Neologism - A newly created word, meaning, phrase or doctrine

30 - Hortatory - Tending or aiming to exhort

31 - Casuistry - Argumentation that is specious or excessively subtle and intended to be misleading. Moral philosophy based on the application of general ethical principles to resolve moral dilemmas.

32 - Minatory - Expressing or conveying a threat

33 - Inveterate - Having a particular habit, activity or interest that is long-established and unlikely to change.

34 - Cavil - Make petty or unnecessary objections

35 - Vulpine - Relating to a fox or foxes. Crafty; cunning.

36 - Athanasy - An absence of death or the condition of everlasting life, deathless, immortality

37 - Transpontine - Situated on the other side of a bridge Similar to or characteristic of melodramas once performed in London theaters located South of the Thames River.

38 - Capacious - Capable of holding much; spacious or roomy.

39 - Pabulum - A substance that gives nourishment, food. Intellectual nourishment.

40 - Ineluctable - Unable to be resisted or avoided. inescapable.

41 - Raffish - Unconventional and slightly disreputable, especially in an attractive manner

42 - Greenmail - The practice of buying enough of a company's stock to threaten a hostile takeover and reselling it to the company at a price above market value.

43 - Nonage - The state or condition of being under legal age. The period during which one is under legal age. A period of immaturity.

44 - Bon vivant - A person who enjoys a sociable and luxurious lifestyle.

45 - Jingoism - Extreme patriotism

46 - Captious - Marked by an often ill-natured inclination to stress faults and raise objections. Calculated to confuse, entrap or entangle in an argument.

47 - Debouch - Emerge from a narrow or confined space into a wide, open area.

48 - Blandishment - A flattering or pleasing statement or action used to persuade someone gently to do something.

49 - Aposiopesis - A sudden breaking off of a thought in the middle of a sentence, as though the speaker were unwilling or unable to continue.

50 - Bonzer - Excellent; first-rate.

51 - Coeval - Having the same age or date of origin; contemporary.

52 - Stridulation - To produce a shrill, grating sound, as a cricket does, by rubbing together certain parts of the body.

53 - Oblation - A thing presented or offered to God or a god. The presentation of bread and wine to God in the Eucharist.

54 - Xeriscape - A landscaping method developed especially for arid and semiarid climates that utilizes water-conserving techniques such as the use of drought-tolerant plants, mulch and efficient irrigation.

55 - Loutish - Uncouth and aggressive.

56 - Nemophilist - Someone with a love or fondness for forests, woods or woodland scenery, or someone who often visits them.

57 - Interregnum - The time between two reigns, governments, etc.

58 - Extirpate - Root out and destroy completely.

59 - Ersatz - A substitute product, not real or genuine and usually inferior.

60 - Leitmotif - a recurrent theme throughout a musical or literary composition, assocated with a particular person, idea or situation.

61 - Imbroglio - An extremely confused, complicated, embarrassing situation.

62 - Camarilla - a small group of people, especially a group of advisers to a ruler or politician, with a shared, typically nefarious purpose.

63 - Footle - To act or talk in a foolish or silly way

64 - Solipsim - A theory holding that the self can know nothing but its own modifications and that the self is the only existent thing

65 - Uxorious - Having or showing an excessive or submissive fondness for one's wife

66 - Perspicacity - The quality of having a ready insight into things; shrewdness

67 - Esculent - Suitable for eating

68 - Otiose - Serving no practical purpose or result.

69 - Disputatious - Fond of or causing heated arguments

70 - Plangent - Of a sound: loud, deep, and often sad.

71 - Gelid: Icy; extermely cold

72 - Inchmeal - By inches; little by little

73 - Deliquesce - Become liquid, typically during decomposition. Become liquid by absorbing moisture from the air.

74 - Alexithymia - Inability to express one's feelings

75 - Perspicuous - transparently clear; easily understandable

76 - Tergiversate - Make conflicting or evasive statements; equivocate

77 - Coeval - Having the same age or date of origin; contemporary

78 - Coruscate - Flash or sparkle

79 - Fervid - Intensely enthusiastic or passionate

80 - Meretricious - Apparently attractive but having in reality no value or integrity

81 - Burgeon - Begin to grow or increase rapidly

82 - Execrable - Deserving to be execrated; detestable

83 - Vexillology - The study of flags

84 - Diaphanous - Light, delicate and translucent

85 - Insuperable - Impossible to overcome

86 - Bumf - Reading materials that is not important or interesting

87 - Sententious - Given to moralizing in a pompous or affected manner

88 - Magniloquent - Using high-flown or bombastic language

89 - Axiomatic - Self-evident or unquestionable

90 - Crabwise - sideways. In a sidling or cautiously indirect manner

91 - Boustrophedon - Of written words, from right to left and from left to right in laternate lines

92 - Salubrious - Health-giving; healthy

93 - Onomasticon - A list or collection of proper names or specialized terms

94 - Sheeple - People compared to sheep in being docile, foolish or easily led

95 - Lineament - a distinctive feature or characteristic; especially of the face

96 - Neoteric - Belonging to recent times

97 - Martinet - A strict disciplinarian; someone who insists on absolutely adherence to the rules

98 - Cockade - A decoration (usually circular) that is worn on a hat especially as a part of a uniform to show a person's status, rank, etc.

99 - Chimerical - Existing only as the product of unchecked imagination

100 - Benison - A blessing

101 - Tautology - The saying of the same thing twice in different words; generally considered to be a fault of style

102 - Inglenook - a Cozy place by the hearth; a space or corner by an open fireplace

103 - Hoi Polloi - Ordinary people; people who are not rich, famous, etc.,

104 - Bloviate - Talk at length; especially in infalted or empty ways

105 - Legerity - Lightness in movement or action

106 - Imbroglio - An extremely confused, complicated embarrassing situation

107 - Autochthonous - INdigenous rather than descended from migrants or colonists

108 - Concatenation - A series of interconnected things or events.

109 - Abstruse - Difficult to understand.

110 - Legerity - Lightness in movement or action

111 - Collywobbles - Pain in the abdomen and especially in the stomach

112 - Extremophile - A microorganism, especially an archaean, that lives in conditions of extreme temperature, acidity, alkalinity or chemical concentration.

113 - Blithesome - Lighthearted

114 - Pari passu - At an equal rate or pace.

115 - Supposititious - Substituted for the real thing; not genuine

116 - Privy Purse - Allowance for a monarch's personal expenses

117- Cavil - Make petty or unnecessary objections

118 - Suasion - Persuasion as opposed to force or compulsion

119 - Consanguineous - Of the same blood or origin; descended from the same ancestor

120 - Meliorism - The belief that the world tends to improve and that humans can aid its betterment

121 - Degust - Taste carefully, so as to appreciate it fully

122 - Boulevardier - A wealthy, fashionable socialite

123 - Icarian - Relating to or characteristic of Icarus, especially in being excessively ambitious

124 - Chelonian - Of or relating to or resembling or being a turtle or tortoise

125 - Vertiginous - Characterized by or suffering from vertigo or dizziness

126 - Atavastic - Primitive feelings or behavior

127 - Kyoodle - To make loud, useless noises

128 - Subfusc - Dark or dull in color; drab, dusky

129 - Opprobrium - Something that brings disgrace

130 - Uxorious - Having or showing an excessive or submissive fondness for one's wife

131 - Descry - Catch sight of

132 - Sesquipedalian - Polysyllabic; long. Characterized by long words; long-winded.

133 - Pilose - Covered with long soft hairs

134 - Irrupt - Enter forcibly or suddenly

135 - Mansuetude - Meekness, gentleness

136 - Crepuscular - Of, resembling or relating to twilight

137 - Faineant - Lazy, idle, do-nothing, ineffectual, inactive. A person who has these features.

138 - Meliorism - The belief that the world tends to improve and that humans can aid this betterment.

139 - Compendious - Containing or presenting the essential facts of something in a comprehensive but concise way

140 - Penurious - Extremely poor; poverty-stricken.

141 - Regicide - The action of killing a king

142 - Caesura - A break or pause in the middle of a verse line

143 - Stentorian - Loud and powerful

144 - Antimacassar - Chair back, a small cloth placed over the backs or arms of chairs, to prevent soiling of the permanent fabric

145 - Footle - To act or talk in a foolish or silly way

146 - Bedaub - Smear or daub with a sticky substance

147 - Perspicacious - Having a ready insight into and understanding of things

148 - Oligopsony - A state of the market in which only a small number of buyers exists for a product

149 - Subaltern - Of lower status

150 - Fatidic - Relating to or characterized by prophecy; prophetic

151 - Eremite - A Christian hermit or recluse.

152 - Pertinacious - HOlding firmly to an opinion or a course of action

153 - Galanthophile - A person who collects snowdrops

154 - Insouciant - Showing a casual lack of concern; indifferent

155 - Cavil - Make petty or unnecessary objections

156 - Dubiety - The state or quality of being doubtful; uncertainty

157 - Piacular - Making or requiring atonement

158 - Lenity - Kindness; gentleness

159 - Millefleur - A pattern of flowers and leaves used in tapestry, on porcelain or in other decorative items.

160 - Behst - A person's orders or commands

161 - Regicide - the action of killing a king

162 - Absquatulate - Run awa; usually includes taking something or somebody along

163 - Abstemious - Not self-indulgent, especially when eating and drinking

164 - Fuliginous - Sooty; dusky

165 - Pellucid - Translucently clear; Easily understood; lucid

165 - Irenic - Aiming or aimed at peace

166 - Exordium - A beginning or introduction especially to a discourse or composition

167 - Frisson - A sudden, strong feeling of excitement

168 - Usufruct - The right of enjoying all the advantages derivable from the use of something that belongs to another

169 - Esculent - Suitable for eating; edible

170 - Asserverate - State categorically

171 - Fetor - A strong, foul smell

172 - Earcon - A brief, structured, abstract sound pattern used to represent a specific item or event

173 - Nomothetic - Relating to the study or discovery of general scientific laws

174 - Wetanschauung - A particular philosophy or view of life; the worldview of an individual or group

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1 - Syzygy: The straight line configuraiton of 3 celestial bodies ( as the sun, earth and moon) in a gravitational system.

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