Linkage Activiation

Sunday, March 20, 2011

6th Page of Coolest

Ahem, words, words, words.

Crucifix: representation of the cross on which Jesus died
Stygian: gloomy and dark, infernal, hellish, of or relating to the river Styx
Aerolith: meteorite, specific type of meteorite
Catacombs: pl. vault, tomb, crypt, ossuary, often labyrinthine
Hendiadys: rhetoric, such as grace and favor instead of gracious favor
Escadrille: a small squadron, usually of six, a small team, typically of six airplanes
Panjandrum: important or self-important person, self-important, pompous official
Ubiquitous: being or seeming to be everywhere at the same time, omnipresent
Breviloquence: speech characterized by brevity, shortness, briefness
Tergiversate: equivocate, to change one's attitude or opinions rapidly
Antanaclasis: stylistic trope of repeating a word, but with a different meaning each time
Elenchus: logical refutation by proving the opposite, argument thereof
Pantomime: communication through gestures and facial movements
Oeuvre: the corpus of an author, canon, or a collective symposium
Cataphract: suit of armor for a man and horse
Anathema: malison,  strong curse, that which one vehemently despises
Perturb: disturb in mind or make uneasy or cause to be worried or alarmed
Quaff: to drink, to drink heartily
Arithmetic: branch of math dealing with the properties and manipulation of numbers
Concomitant: phenomenon that naturally accompanies or follows something, concurrent
Alchemy: ancient chemistry, arcane chemistry, science of elements made to educe effects
Omniligent: reading or having read everything, characterized by encyclopedic reading
Jackanapes: impudent person, impertinent person, dislikable person
Sobriquet: nickname, moniker, adopted name
Cumulonimbus: type of cloud that augurs, foretells, or indicates bad weather
Paroxysm: convulsion, sudden attack or violent expression of an emotion or activity 
Testament: person’s last will, that which serves as evidence of a specific event or quality
Obtenebrate: to darken as if by shadowing, to darken, to make dark or evil
Circuitous: having a circular or winding course, indirect, roundabout
Arpeggio: notes of a chord played in succession, either ascending or descending 
Misericordia: amercement(law), thin-bladed dagger, luxury given to a member of a sect
Edifice: large building, construct, complex set of beliefs
Cloister: monastatic establishment, convent of living
Sybarite: person devoted to pleasure and luxury, a voluptuary, hedonist
Altazimuth: mount for astronomical telescopes that shows horizontal and vertical rotation 
Opprobrium: harsh criticism, censure, obloquy, disgrace due to poor social conduct
Emissary: an agent sent on a mission to represent or advance the interests of another 
Cadaver: corpse, specifically one dressed for a procedure
Lugubrious: gloomy or dismal, especially exaggerated
Vanguard: foremost leading group in an army, position of forefront of new developments
Berceuse: lullaby, song used to put someone to sleep
Intransigent: refusing to conduct a position, usually an extreme one, uncompromising 
Eschatology: philosophy or theology focused on the end of the world or analysis thereof
Dyspeptic: having a morose disposition, relating to dyspepsia, irritable
Photon: physics term, a quantum of electromagnetic radiation or energy

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