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11/1: fuliginous
11/2: analogue X
11/3: parse X
11/4: maelstrom X
11/5: requisite X
11/6: terraform
11/7: cockamamie X
11/8: mien
11/9: audacious X
11/10: suffuse
11/11: valorous
11/12: bugbear
11/13: gravitate X
11/14: exigent
11/15: chimera X
11/16: woebegone X
11/17: hallmark X
11/18: disabuse X
11/19: inordinate X
11/20: laissez-faire
11/21: ransack X
11/22: boilerplate X
11/23: scrumptious X
11/24: nebbish X
11/25: abnegate
11/26: olfactory X
11/27: culprit X
11/28: kinetic
11/29: detritus
11/30: felicitous
10/1: echt
10/2: confection X
10/3: faze X
10/4: splenetic
10/5: aficionado X
10/6: demarcate X
10/7: portentous
10/8: obtain X
10/9: juncture X
10/10: berserk X
10/11: voracity
10/12: gullible X
10/13: circumvent X
10/14: foliage X
10/15: hirsute X
10/16: acronym X
10/17: mollycoddle X
10/18: omnipotent X
10/19: quintessence
10/20: dubious X
10/21: inculcate
10/22: beholden X
10/23: threshold X
10/24: regale X
10/25: extraneous X
10/26: cadre X
10/27: shill X
10/28: irascible
10/29: pandemonium X
10/30: werewolf X
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9/1: embargo X
9/2: copacetic X
9/3: upbraid
9/4: gauntlet X
9/5: ambiguous X
9/6: pareidolia
9/7: disingenuous X
9/8: redound
9/9: bellwether X
9/10: orotund
9/11: injunction X
9/12: fallible
9/13: abstain X
9/14: harbinger X
9/15: demure X
9/16: mellifluous X
9/17: shofar
9/18: zenith X
9/19: pontificate X
9/20: churlish
9/21: regimen X
9/22: mesmerize X
9/23: tenebrous
9/24: lionize
9/25: quorum X
9/26: grok
9/27: nepotism X
9/28: fervid X
9/29: coax X
9/30: palmy
8/1: perquisite
8/2: contiguous X
8/3: incarcerate X
8/4: gumption X
8/5: aggrandize
8/6: debonair X
8/7: malaise X
8/8: preen X
8/9: reticent X
8/10: encomium
8/11: boycott X
8/12: fungible
8/13: travesty X
8/14: asunder X
8/15: nexus
8/16: chasten X
8/17: volatile X
8/18: inkling X
8/19: slake X
8/20: balmy X
8/21: frisson
8/22: lackluster X
8/23: duplicity X
8/24: empirical
8/25: quiescent
8/26: suffrage X
8/27: myriad X
8/28: assay
8/29: oxymoron X
8/30: caustic X
8/31: pundit X
7/1: whimsical X
7/2: prowess X
7/3: embezzle X
7/4: girandole
7/5: abscond X
7/6: dog days X
7/7: mitigate X
7/8: rectitude
7/9: thwart X
7/10: bon vivant
7/11: loquacious X
7/12: forte X
7/13: outlandish X
7/14: comprise X
7/15: salvo
7/16: cogent
7/17: homily
7/18: glom X
7/19: dauntless
7/20: vagary
7/21: ameliorate
7/22: illustrious X
7/23: corollary
7/24: evince
7/25: null X
7/26: stoic X
7/27: plaintive X
7/28: disavow X
7/29: bully pulpit
7/30: filch X
6/1: gist X
6/2: obstinate X
6/3: meet-cute X
6/4: concatenate
6/5: yips X
6/6: trenchant
6/7: blandishment
6/8: etiquette X
6/9: saturnine
6/10: advocate X
6/11: redux X
6/12: inchmeal
6/13: fruition X
6/14: dissemble
6/15: vox populi X
6/16: perennial
6/17: microcosm X
6/18: reconcile X
6/19: indomitable X
6/20: nudnik X
6/21: assuage X
6/22: jaundiced
6/23: hashtag X
6/24: sashay X
6/25: lambent
6/26: consigliere X
6/27: pungent X
6/28: kludge
6/29: dyed-in-the-wool
6/30: facilitate X
5/1: Beltane X
5/2: plausible X
5/3: importune
5/4: chivalry X
5/5: eponymous X
5/6: fulcrum X
5/7: satiate X
5/8: deepfake X
5/9: unctuous X
5/10: laden X
5/11: aftermath X
5/12: cordial X
5/13: florescence
5/14: engender
5/15: maudlin X
5/16: disapprobation
5/17: rarefied
5/18: zephyr
5/19: censure X
5/20: telegenic
5/21: gamut X
5/22: officious X
5/23: bower
5/24: adumbrate
5/25: hobbyhorse
5/26: sapient
5/27: interpolate X
5/28: flavedo
5/29: sacrosanct
5/30: nemesis X
5/31: enthrall X
4/1: shenanigans X
4/2: demarche
4/3: infantilize X
4/4: belated X
4/5: gerrymander X
4/6: seder X
4/7: equivocal
4/8: circumscribe
4/9: auspicious X
4/10: foible X
4/11: oracular
4/12: vicinity X
4/13: MacGyver X
4/14: lackadaisical X
4/15: contraption X
4/16: pacify X
4/17: hackles X
4/18: dolorous X
4/19: undergird
4/20: fortitude X
4/21: wistful X
4/22: beguile X
4/23: gravamen
4/24: reprehensible X
4/25: orthography
4/26: carouse X
4/27: vicissitudes
4/28: arboreal
4/29: expedite X
4/30: sinicure
3/1: fresco X
3/2: contretemps
3/3: accentuate X
3/4: proximate
3/5: repartee X
3/6: vindicate X
3/7: laudable X
3/8: cahoots X
3/9: ingratiate X
3/10: factotum
3/11: scrupulous X
3/12: divulge X
3/13: apotheosis
3/14: gallivant X
3/15: nadir
3/16: heterodox
3/17: erin go bragh
3/18: lacuna
3/19: tactile X
3/20: kith
3/21: fawn X
3/22: obdurate
3/23: symbiosis X
3/24: zany X
3/25: eighty-six X
3/26: cavalcade X
3/27: disparate
3/28: bildungsroman
3/29: immaculate X
3/30: golem
3/31: recuse X
Feb:
2/1: eleemosynary
2/2: portend
2/3: challah X
2/4: scrutinize X
2/5: weal
2/6: fraught X
2/7: acquiesce X
2/8: despot X
2/9: vapid X
2/10: ignis fatuus
2/11: besotted X
2/12: gambit X
2/13: magniloquent
2/14: coquetry X
2/15: divest X
2/16: lyrical X
2/17: anachronism X
2/18: impromptu X
2/19: cleave X
2/20: prerogative X
2/21: onerous X
2/22: rectify X
2/23: tantamount X
2/24: hiatus X
2/25: nurture X
2/26: foray X
2/27: ersatz
2/28: stultify
1 - museology - science or practice of organizing, arranging and managing museums
2 - Opsimath - a person who begins to learn late in life
3 - collodion - syrupy solution of nitrocellulose in a mixture of alcohol or ether, used for coating things - chiefly in surgery and in former photographic processes
4 - specious - having a false look of truth or genuineness
5 - contretemps - an unpleasant event or an embarrassing occasion when people disagree
6 - oocyst - cyst containing a zygote formed by a parasitic protozoan such as the malaria parasite
7 - deponent - passive or middle in form but active in meaning
8 - surcease - to stop an action
9 - polyandry - Polygamy where a woman has more than one husband
10 - Frippery - something showy, frivolous or nonessential
11 - Exigency - Urgency, especially for emergencies
12 - Eudaemonic - pertaining to or conducive to happiness
13 - Inconnu - A person or thing that is unknown; a stranger
14 - chaplet - A garland or wreath for a person's head
15 - Wheelwright - A person who makes or repairs wooden wheels
16 - Myoglobin - a red protein containing heme, which carries and stores oxygen in muscle cells. Similar structure to hemoglobin.
17 - Perfervid - Showing intense and often exaggerated feelings
18 - Ultracrepidarian - Person who criticizes, judges or gives advice on subjects that they don't know well
19 - Elegiac - relating to or characteristic of an elegy
20 - Plasmodium - parasitic protozoan of a genus which includes those causing malaria
21 - Otolith - each of the three small oval calcareous bodies in the inner ear of vertebrates, involved in sensing gravity & movement
22 - Slattern - a dirty, untidy woman
23 - Sang-froid - Composure under pressure
24 - Reductase - enzyme which promotes chemical reduction of a specified substance
25 - Plasminogen - the inactive precursor of the enzyme plasmin; present in blood
26 - Lagniappe - Something given as a bonus or extra gift
27 - Soporific - making you want to go to sleep
28 - vaticination - The act of prophesying
29 - Avulsion - the action of pulling or tearing away
30 - Perfidious - Inability to be reliable, unfaithful
31 - Basilar - of or situated at the base of something, especially of the skull or of the organ Corti in the ear
32 - Swivet - A state of being stressed or nervous; panic
33 - Dispraise - censure, criticism
34 - Hortatory - trying to strongly encourage or persuade someone to do something
35 - numismatic - relating to or consisting of coins, paper currency and medals
36 - Houri - a beautiful young woman; especially one of virgin companions of the faithful in the Muslim Paradise
37 - Megillah - One of five books of the Hebrew scriptures that are appointed to be read on certain Jewish notable days
38 - andante - at a moderately slow tempo
39 - doughty - brave and persistent
40 - cockade - a rosette or knot of ribbons worn in a hat as a badge of office or party, or as part of a livery
41 - maiolica - fine earthenware with colored decoration on an opaque white tin glaze originating in Italy during the renaissance
42 - choler - outrage or wrath; intense emotional state of displeasure with someone or something
43 - Pellucid - very clear; easily seen through
44 - stentorian - loud or booming when describing someone's voice
45 - escritoire - a small writing desk with drawers & compartments
46 - Hui - a club or association
47 - peripatetic - working in various different locations as a part of your profession
48 - Sone - a unit of subjective loudness; equal to 40 phons
49 - rotter - a cruel, stingy or unkind person
50 - Imperturbable - Unable to be upset or excited; calm
51 - Curare - bitter, resinous substance obtained from the bark and stems of some South American plants. It paralyzes the motor nerves and is traditionally used by some to poison arrows and blowpipe darts
52 - Postern - a back or side entrance
53 - Chaebol - A large family-owned business conglomerate (South Korea)
54 - catalyse - enzyme that catalyzes the reduction of hydrogen peroxide
55 - prodrome - an early symptome indicating the onset of a disease or illness
56 - collimator - device for producing a parallel beam of rays or radiation
57 - Octal - relating to or using a system of numerical notation that has 8 rather than 10 as a base
58 - retinue - a group of advisors, assistants or others accompanying an important person
59 - volar - relating to the palm of the hand or sole of the foot
60 - collimator - device for producing a parallel beam of rays or radiation
61 - cotyledon - embryonic leaf in seedbearing plants; one or more of which are the first leaves to appear from a germinating seed
62 - bruit - spread a report or rumor around
63 - Stultify - cause to lose excitement and drive, especially due to boredom or a tedious routine
64 - Pied - having two or more different colors - multicolored
65 - Myrmidon - a follower or subordinate of a powerful person, typically one who is unscrupulous or carries out orders unquestionably
66 - Quondam - at one time, previously
67 - Bluestocking - an intellectual or literary woman
68 - Escritoire - small writing desk with drawers and compartments
69 - Callow - young and inexperienced; immature
70 - Inveterate - firmly established over time (usually negative)
71 - Autarky - economic independence or self-sufficiency
72 - Avuncular - kind and patient with younger or less experienced people
73 - Banausic - ordinary and not refined
74 - Lebensraum - the territory that a state or nation believes is needed for its natural development
75 - Coppice - a thick growth of shrubbery, small trees or underbrush
76 - Pennon - a long triangular or swallow-tailed flag, especially one of a kind formerly attached to a lance or helmet
77 - Farrago - an unorganized mixture of various things
78 - Equipollent - Having equal power or force
79 - Virtu - knowledge or expertise in the fine arts
80 - Telamon - supporting pillar in architecture that resembles a male figure
81 - Tsuris - problems or troubles that cause difficulty
82 - Pelagic - having to do with the sea far away from land
83 - Sheepshead - any of a number of boldly marked edible game fishes which live in warm American waters
84 - Importunate - asking for something repeatedly in an annoying way
85 - Aliphatic - relating to or denoting organic compounds in which carbon atoms form open chains, not aromatic rings
86 - Tetchy - quick to anger or irritation
87 - Haricot - an edible bean of a variety with small white seeds, used especially to make baked beans - a navy bean
88 - Tyro - a beginner or novice in a particular field or activity
89 - Ambrosial - pleasantly sweet & fragrant
90 - Frowzy - untidy, unkempt or having a disheveled appearance
91 - Octal - relating to or using a system of numerical notation that has 8 rather than 10 as a base
92 - Lebensraum - the territory that a state or nation believes is needed for its natural development, especially associated with Nazi Germany
93 - Dieldrin - a toxic insecticide produced by the oxidation of aldrin; now largely banned
94 - Perfidy - behavior that is not loyal
95 - Isomer - each of two or more compounds with the same formula but a different arrangement of atoms in the molecule and different properties
96 - numinous - when in bhutan, a Buddhist kingdom in the Himalyas, one feels the numinous divinity all throughout
97 - Kraal - a traditional African village of huts, typically enclosed by a fence
98 - meed - a deserved share or reward
99 - calque - borrowing technique where a word or phrase from one language is directly translated into another language
100 - benignant - benevolent and kindly; beneficial
101 - sculpin - a chiefly marine fish of the northern hemisphere, with a broad flattened head and spiny scales and fins
102 - Pelisse - a woman's cloak with armholes or sleeves, reaching to the ankles
103 - eft - a newt
104 - Noisome - having a strong and unpleasant odor; stinky
105 - palp - each of a pair of elongated appendages near the mouth of an arthropod
106 - nebbish - a person, especially a man, who is regarded as pitifully ineffectual timid or submissive
107 - rubidium - chemical element of atomic number 37 - a rare, soft silvery reactive metal of the alkali metal group
108 - maladroit - inefficient or awkward; clumsy
109 - cynosure - center of attention or admiration
110 - purlieu - frequented locale or surrounding district
111 - cathexis - the concentration of mental energy on one particular person, idea or object, especially to an unhealthy degree
112 - cline - a continuum with an infinite number of graduations from one extreme to the other
113 - eft - a newt
114 - enervate - drain energy or vitality; weaken
115 - Telematics - the branch of information technology that deals with the long-distances transmission of computerized information
116 - Sinecure - a position or job that requires little or no work but still provides a salary or other benefits
117 - Equipollent - equal or equivalent in power, affect or significance
118 - Pachuco - a juvenile gang member of Mexican American ethnic origin
119 - deportment - person's behavior, manners or conduct, especially in terms of their posture, poise and overall demeanor
120 - Gastronome - a gourmet
121 - pleomorphism - the occurrence of more than one distinct form of a natural object, such as a crystaline substance, a virus, the cells in a tumor or an organism at different stages of the life cycle
122 - netball - a game with seven players on a side, similar to basketball except that a player receiving the ball must stand still until they have passed it to another player
123 - chiton - a long woolen tunic worn in ancient Greece
124 - Panoptic - offering a complete panoramic view or perspective
125 - Whinge - complain or white about something trivial in a persistent or annoying way
126 - Amide - an organic compound related to ammonia
127 - Pizzicato - plucking the strings of a violin or other stringed instrument with one's finger
128 - quidnune - person who is constantly seeking and spreading news and gossip
129 - Declivity - downward slope or descending surface
130 - Ashlar - masonry made of large square-cut stones, typically used as a facing on walls of brick or stone
131 - Lysozyme - enzyme that catalyzes the destruction of the cell walls of certain bacteria, occurring notably in tears and egg white
132 - Endothermic - accompanied by or requiring the absorption of heat
133 - Aerostat - an airship or hot air balloon; especially one that is tethered
134 - Asperity - severity, harshness or abrasiveness in a surface, situation or demeanor
135 - redoubtable - commanding respect or inspiring fear
136 - bromide - a commonplace saying intended to soothe
137 - ashlar - masonry made of large square-cut stones, typically used as a facing on walls of brick or stone
138 - thaumaturgy - the working of wonders or miracles; magic
139 - Spall - break into smaller pieces, especially in preparation for sorting
140 - ergometer - apparatus which measures work or energy expended during a period of physical exercise
141 - lycanthropy - the supernatural transformation of a person into a wolf, as recounted in folk tales
142 - Sawbuck - a sawhorse
143 - Williwaw - a violent gust of frigid air descending from a mountainous coast to the sea, stirring up heavy winds and waves
144 - Oneiric - relating to dreams or dreaming
145 - reify - to transform an abstract idea into something tangible
146 - saccade - a rapid movement of the eye between fixation points
147 - sprit - a small spar reaching diagonally from low on a mast to the upper outer corner of a sail
148 - Disquisition - a rigorous and detailed investigation, report or presentation about a particular subject
149 - Recrudescence - the resurgence of an undesirable condition, symptom or actively that had previously lay dormant
150 - mordant - sharply critical, sarcastic or biting; caustic
151 - Stoat - a small carnivorous mammal of the weasel family which has chestnut fur with white underparts and a black-tipped tail
152 - otic - relating to the ear
153 - prescind - leave out of consideration
154 - lagniappe - small gift or bonus, often given by a merchant to a customer
155 - Ashlar - masonry made of large square-cut stones, typically used as facing on walls of brick or stone
156 - ballista - a catapult used in ancient warfare for hurling large stones
157 - provender - animal fodder
158 - gnomon - the projecting piece on a sundial that shows the time by the position of its shadow
159 - panoply - a wide-ranging and impressive display or collection
160 - Inductance - property of an electric conductor or circuit that causes an electromotive force to be generated by a change in the currant flowing
161 - thaumaturgy - the practice of performing magic or miracles
162 - incorporeal - existing without material substance or form
163 - horripilation - an involuntary bristling of hairs on the skin due to cold, fear or excitement; goosebumps
164 - Valetudinarian - person who is excessively concerned with their own health, especially one who is weak or sickly
165 - tractable - easily managed or controlled
166 - mizzle - a type of light rain characterized by small, fine droplets
167 - parsimonious - frugal to the point of being stingy
168 - Balkanize - divide into smaller mutually hostile states or groups
169 - doeskin - leather made from the skin of a female fallow deer
170 - limerence - state of intense romantic fixation or obsession
171 - Brobdingnagian - gigantic
172 - Ballista - a catapult used in ancient warfare for hurling large stones
173 - Coeval - of the same age or time period
174 - Bloviate - talk at length, especially in an inflated or empty way
175 - Incipient - just beginning to develop or exist
176 - quartier - a district of a French city
177 - fribble - to waste time or resources
178 - incommodious - cramped, inconvenient or otherwise inhospitable
179 - assiduous - careful, attentive and diligent
180 - sprue - a channel through which metal or plastic is poured into a mold
181 - perambulate - to walk around an area; especially for pleasure
182 - perspicuous - clear and simple in expression or presentation
183 - spall - break ore rock, stone or concreate into smaller pieces, especially in preparation for sorting
184 - superposition - the act of placing one thing on or above another, especially so that they coincide
185 - augury - a sign or omen used to predict future events.
186 - cinephile - a person who is fond of motion pictures
187 - inductance - property of an electric conductor or circuit that causes an electromotive force to be generated by a change in the current flowing
188 - hoplite - a heavily armed foot soldier of ancient Greece
189 - Oeuvre - the works of a painter, composer or author regarded collectively
190 - Deontology - The study of the nature of duty and obligation.
191 - Eigengrau - The dark gray color seen by the eyes in perfect darkness as a result of signals from the optic nerves.
192 - Plaudit - a round of applause or other enthusiastic expression of approval
193 - Piquant - Having a pleasantly sharp taste or appetizing flavor
194 - Gadabout - A habitual pleasure-seeker.
195 - Vigesimal - Relating to or based on the number twenty.
196 - coruscant - shimmering, twinkling or gleaming brilliantly
197 - Favonian - Pertaining to the west wind
198 - prolepsis - the anticipation and answering of possible objections in rhetorical speech
199 - Pococurante - An indifferent or unconcerned person.
200 - Timorous - Showing or suffering from nervousness or a lack of confidence.
201 - Sybarite - a person devoted to the pursuit of luxury or pleasure
202 - nitrosamine - a compound containing the group NNO attached to two organic groups. Compounds of this kind are generally carcinogenic
203 - Surfeit - an excessive amount of something
204 - belabor - argue or elaborate in excessive detail
205 - Propinquity - state of being close to someone or something
206 - Mulct - A fine or compulsory payment
207 - Nitrosamine - a compound containing the group NNO attached to two organic groups. Compounds of this kind are generally carcinogenic
208 - Carboxyl - of or denoting the acid radical COOH, present in most organic acids
209 - recrudescence - recurrence of an undesirable condition
210 - frisson - a passing, intense feeling of excitement
211 - contumacious - willful, defiant and rebellious against authority
212 - echolalia - meaningless repetition of words just spoken by another person occurring as a symptom of mental conditions
213 - apposite - highly appropriate, suitable or fitting
214 - Compunction - a feeling of anxiety or guilt that prevents or follows wrongdoing
215 - pandiculation - the act of stretching and yawning upon wakening or from fatigue
216 - bibelot - a small trinket or decorative object; often of sentimental value
217 - bonhomie - feeling of warmth and friendly connection among a group of people
218 - chockablock - filled or packed; especially to the point of overflowing
219 - riparian - pertaining to or situated on the land bordering a river or stream
220 - superjacent - situated just above or resting upon
221 - insalubrious - unhealthy
222 - quiddity - the essential nature or quality that defines something and sets it apart from others
223 - proband - a person serving as the starting point for the genetic study of a family
224 - soi-disant - so-called
225 - Interrobang - A nonstandard punctuation mark (‽) indicating a question expressed in an exclamatory manner
226 - Sylphlike - gracefully slim and elegant
227 - sedulous - painstakingly diligent and hard working
228 - Demarche - a political step or initiative
229 - Horripilation - The erection of hairs on the skin due to cold, fear, or excitement.
230 - Felicitate - to congratulate
231 - lissome - gracefully slender and agile
232 - prepense - deliberate; intentional
233 - ineluctable - Unavoidable or inescapable
234 - peripeteia - a sudden reversal of fortune or change in circumstances; especially in reference to fictional narrative
235 - kroon - basic monetary unit of Estonia
236 - hoplite - a heavily armed foot soldier of ancient Greece
237 - rajah - an Indian king or prince
238 - Piquant - an agreeable sharp taste that stimulates the appetite
239 - rapine - the violent seizure of someone's property
240 - brigantine - two-masted sailing ship with a square rigged foremast and a fore and aft-rigged mainmast
241 - zaftig - having a full rounded figure; plump
242 - gambol - to frolic or engage in active play
241 - moribund - approaching death or in terminal decline
242 - Eau De Nil - A pale greenish color
243 - Noachian - relating to the biblical patriarch Noah or his time
244 - quercetin - yellow crystalline pigment present in plants; used as a food supplement to reduce allergic responses or boost immunity
245 - Gallimaufry - a diverse or jumbled collection of items
246 - stoichiometry - the relationship between the relative quantities of substances taking part in reaction or forming a compound, typically a ration of whole integers
247 - refulgent - shining brightly
248 - cosset - to excessively pamper or protect
249 - commissariat - department for the supply of food and equipment
250 - Copal - resin from any of a number of tropical trees, used to make varnish
251 - bumptious - overly confident, self-important or presumptuous
252 - Celerity - swiftness of movement
253 - A person's air or bearing, especially as it demonstrates their personality or mood
254 - Anodyne - intended to avoid offense or controversy
255 - cyclamen - a European plant of the primrose family, having pink, red or white flowers with backward-curving petals and widely grown as a winter-flowering houseplant
256 - Cartomancy - Fortunetelling by interpreting a random selection of playing cards
257 - Fain - pleased or willing under the circumstances
258 - Exoplanet - a planet that orbits a star outside the solar system
259 - commissariat - a department for the supply of food and equipment
260 - rusticate - to spend time in the countryside
261 - kroon - the basic monetary unit of Estonia, equal to 100 senti
262 -skeuomorph -An object or feature which imitates the design of a similar artifact made from another material.
263 - Dopant - a substance used to produce a desired electrical characteristic in a semiconductor
264 - Abecedarian - a person who is just starting out in a field of study or activity
265 - gimcrack - flimsy or poorly made but deceptively attractive
266 - digerati - people with expertise or professional involvement in information technology
267 - fuscous - dark or dusky
268 - totemic - resembling a totem by acting as a symbol of an identity or quality
269 - Riposte - a sharp or witty reply
270 - Verdure - lush greeness of flourishing vegetation
271 - attar - a fragrant essential oil, typically made from rose petals
272 - panegyric - formal speech or composition that lavishly praises someone or something
273 - esculent - fit to be eaten; edible
274 - specular - pertaining to or resembling a mirror
275 - vulpine - resembling a fox in slyness, cunning or appearance
276 - dopant -a substance used to produce a desired electrical characteristic in a semiconductor
277 - Benzyl - the radical, derived toluene
278 - cyclamen - a European plant of the primrose family
279 - copal - resin from any of a number of tropical trees; used to make varnish
280 - glister - sparkle or shimmer
281 - subfusc - dark drab or gloomy in appearance
282 - nudnik - a persistently annoying or bothersome person
283 - euphonious - pleasing & Harmonious
284 - rapscallion - playful troublemaker
285 - kidskin - leather made from the skin of a young goat
286 - benison - an expression of goodwill
287 - flexure - the action of bending or curving
288 - lachrymose - weepy or easily moved to tears
289 - fungible - interchangeable or replaceable in use or value
290 - fillip - something that sparks enthusiasm or increased activity
291 - Hadrosaur - large herbivorous, mainly bipedal dinosaur with jaws flattened like the bill of a duck
292 - dolmen - a megalithic tomb with a large flat stone laid on upright ones; chiefly found in Britain and France
293 - brio - energetic or spirited expression, especially in performance
294 - sempiternal - enduring & timeless
295 - sibilant - producing a hissing sound
296 - consanguinity - quality of being related by blood
297 - inchmeal - progressing or advancing with small, gradual steps
298 - zaibatsu - large Japanese business conglomerate
299 - Crofter - a person who farms a croft
300 - boodle - money, especially that gained or spent illegally or improperly
301 - virion - the complete, infective form of a virus outside a host cell
302 - dinkum - genuine, honest, true
303 - Perdurable - enduring continuously imperishable
304 - auteur -A filmmaker whose personal influence and artistic control over a movie are so great that the filmmaker is regarded as the author of the movie.
305 - sought - a soft rustling, murmuring or whistling sound
306 - cavil - to criticize or find fault for petty reasons
307 - bower - a shady area created by plants and trees
308 - logorrhea - excessive talkativeness; sometimes to the point of being incoherent
309 - Hebetude - a state of physical and mental sluggishness and lethargy
310 - volplane -Make a controlled dive or downward flight, especially with the engine shut off.
311 - stertorous - noisy and labored
312 - etic - relating to or denoting an approach to the study or description of a particular language or culture that is general, nonstructural and objective in its perspective.
313 -Farinaceous - consisting of or containing starch
314 - Howbeit - however, nonetheless
315 - Apodictic - Clearly established or beyond dispute
Using Miriam Webster app, X indicates a word I already know
Jan
1/1: annus mirabilis
1/2: precocious X
1/3: delegate X
1/4: genius X
1/5: fortuitous X
1/6: garner X
1/7: conundrum X
1/8: ascetic
1/9: charlatan X
1/10: teleological
1/11: bombast X
1/12: luscious X
1/13: countenance
1/14: recondite
1/15: neve
1/16: paladin
1/17: hoodwink X
1/18: implacable
1/19: misanthrope X
1/20: vulpine X
1/21: exacerbate X
1/22: short shrift X
1/23: endemic X
1/24: balkanize
1/25: marginalia
1/26: knackered X
1/27: wangle
1/28: doctrinaire
1/29: rubric
1/30: adapt
1/31: savant X
Hanabi (花火), the Japanese word for fireworks. From what I understand, it would mean "flower of fire".
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 behavior, 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

12. wirrwarr - a state of confusion or disorder

13. triskaidekaphobia - fear of the number 13

14. humgruffin - a constantly whinging, peevish, and all around obnoxious individual

15. eyas - a young hawk, especially (in falconry) an unfledged nesting taken from the nest for training

16. xerography - a dry copying process in which black or coloured powder adheres to parts of a surface remaining electrically charged after being exposed to light from an image of the document to be copied

17. obfuscate - to confuse, bewilder, or stupefy

18. gramadoelas - wild remote country

19. jougs - a hinged iron collar chained to a wall or post, used in medieval Scotland as an instrument of punishment

20. zucchetto - a Roman Catholic cleric's skullcap; black for a priest, purple for a bishop, red for a cardinal, and white for the Pope

21. semelparous - (of a plant) producing flowers and fruit only once before dying

22. fleadh - a festival of Irish and Celtic music, dancing, and culture

23. kapok - a fine, fibrous substance like cotton that grows around the seeds of the ceiba tree, used as stuffing for cushions, soft toys, etc

24. quidnunc - an inquisitive and gossipy person

25. bindweed - a twining plant with trumpet-shaped flowers, several kinds of which are invasive weeds

26. nolle prosequi - a formal notice of abandonment by a plaintiff or prosecution of all or part of a suit

27. pseudepigraphy - false ascription of authorship

28. acrasial - ill-regulated, intemperate, uncontrolled

29. vexillology - the study of flags

30. deontology - the study of the nature of duty and obligation

31. carlin - a witch



November

1. lig - take advantage of free parties, travel, or other benefits offered by companies for publicity purposes

2. rijsttafel - a meal of southeast Asian food consisting of a selection of spiced rice dishes

3. witblits - a type of raw spirits, often one that has been illicitly distilled

4. elide - omit (a sound or syllable) when speaking

5. hepatotoxic - damaging or destructive to liver cells

6. omalgia - pain in the shoulder

7. xeriscape - a garden or landscape created in a style that requires little or no irrigation or other maintenance, used in arid regions

8. allicient - having the power or quality of attracting or drawing towards; that attracts or entices; attractive

9. kashrut - the body of Jewish religious laws concerning the suitability of food, the use of ritual objects, etc

10. tilak - a mark worn by a Hindu on the forehead to indicate caste, status, or sect, or as an ornament

11. armistice - the temporary stopping of open acts of warfare by agreement between opponents

12. yataghan - a sword without a guard and typically with a double curved blade, used in Muslim countries

13. degage - unconcerned or unconstrained; relaxed

14. inquorate - (of an assembly) unable to proceed effectively because not enough members are present to make up a quorum

15. zeugma - a figure of speech in which a word applies to two others in different senses

16. baraza - a public meeting place

17. pozzolana - a type of volcanic ash used for mortar or for cement that sets underwater

18. mottle - mark with spots or smears of color

19. ungulate - a hoofed mammel

20. nescient - lacking knowledge; ignorant

21. fantod - a state or attack of uneasiness or unreasonableness

22. sirocco - a hot wind, often dusty or rainy, blowing from North Africa across the Mediterranean to southern Europe

23. jactation - the restless tossing of the body in illness

24. qasida - a classical Arabic or Persian monorhyme poem in uniform meter, consisting of ten or more distichs set in a usually tripartite episodic structure, frequently with a panegyric or elegiac theme

25. countermand - revoke or cancel (an order)

26. gossamer - a fine filmy substance consisting of cobwebs spun by small spiders, seen especially in autumn

27. vibrissae - long stiff hairs growing around the mouth or elsewhere on the face of many mammals, used as organs of touch; whiskers

28. erubescent - reddening, blushing

29. pyaemia - blood poisoning (septicaemia) caused by the spread in the bloodstream of pus forming bacteria released from an abscess

30. thenar - relating to the rounded fleshy part of the hand at the base of the thumb (the ball of the thumb)



December

1. nivation - the erosion of the ground beneath and at the sides of a snowbank, mainly as a result of alternate freezing and thawing

2. sialagogue - a drug that promotes the secretion of saliva

3. brise - a jump in which the dancer sweeps one leg into the air to the side while jumping off the other, brings both legs together in the air and beats them before landing

4. frabjous - delightful, joyous

5. yatra - a procession or pilgrimage, especially one with a religious purpose

6. jalfrezi - a medium-hot Indian dish consisting of chicken or lamb with fresh chilis, tomatoes and onions

7. rokelay - a short cloak worn by women especially during the 18th century

8. timorous - showing or suffering from nervousness or a lack of confidence

9. zwitterion - a molecule or ion having separate positively and negatively charged groups

10. profligacy - reckless extravagance or wastefulness in the use of resources; licentious or dissolute behavior

11. apotemnophilia - a disorder characterized by the desire for amputation of a healthy part of the body, especially a limb

12. whakapapa - a line of descent from one's ancestors; Geneology

13. ingeminate - repeat or reiterate (a word or statement), typically for emphasis

14. capitonym - a word that changes its meaning (and sometimes pronunciation) when it is Capitalized; the capitalization usually applies due to one form being a proper noun or eponym

15. quodlibet - a topic for exercise in philosophical or theological discussion; a light-hearted medley of well-known tunes

16. missiology - the study of religious (typically Christian) missions and their methods and purposes

17. evulsion - the act of plucking or pulling out; forcible extraction

18. vexatious - causing or tending to cause annoyance, frustration, or worry

19. deinotherium - a fossil elephant-like mammal found mainly in the Pliocene epoch, the lower jaw having tusks curved downwards and backward

20. kapellmeister - (In German-speaking countries) the leader or conductor of an orchestra or choir

21. hiemal - of, characteristic of, or occurring in winter

22. mishpocha - an extended family group, to belong to the same extended family to be related

23. xerophthalmia - abnormal dryness of the conjunctiva and cornea of the eye, with inflammation and ridge formation, typically associated with vitamin A deficiency

24. organon - an instrument of thought, especially a means of reasoning or a system of logic

25. luminaria - a traditional Mexican Christmas lantern originally consisting of a candle set in sand inside a paper bag

26. genialize - to make pleasant or agreeable; to impart cheerfulness to

27. Uroboros - a circular symbol depicting a snake or less commonly a dragon, swallowing its tail, as an emblem of wholeness or infinity

28. facultative - occurring optionally in response to circumstances rather than by nature

29. bulbospongiosus - a muscle in the perineum which acts to aid the emptying of the urethra in males and as a weak vaginal sphincter in females

30. pretermit - omit to do or mention; abandon (a custom or continuous action) for a time

31. sippet - a small piece of bread or toast used to dip into soup or sauce or as a garnish



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







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.





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.





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
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
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



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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New words learned:



Wed. April 25, 17

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



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