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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
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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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Note added by Ashleigh Barry. 3 days ago
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
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Note added by Cleopatra . 11 months ago
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slew- a large number
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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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