Linkage Activiation

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Page 10

More words to slake anyone's gullet.

Lacquer: varnish that dries via evaporation
Revenant: specter, ghost, one who returns after a long absence
Millennium: one thousand years, period of a thousand years
Coquelicot: plant, red poppy
Tacenda: things to not be mentioned or things to be passed over in silence
Diaphanous: light, delicate, gossamer, translucent
Candelabra: pl. branched candlestick with several candles
Aeonian: continuing forever, eternal
Chevelure: head of hair, hair on the head, tresses, a nebulous envelop(as around a comet)
Dyslexia: disorder in which lexical figures are perceived in a chaotic order
Ozymandian: typified by great hubris or greed met with tragic destruction through vanity
Nacreous: iridescent, pearly, like mother-of-pearl or nacre
Quiddity: the real nature of a thing, the essence, quibble, eccentricity, trifling quirk
Mephitic: poisonous, noxious, lethally dangerous, insidious, toxic, putrid
Contretemps: inopportune or embarrassing occurrence or situation, dispute, argument
Eidolon: ghost, specter, revenant, reappearing, continuously visiting or persisting image
Aura: distinctive and pervasive quality or character, air, atmosphere, emanation
Xenoglossy: language learned spontaneously and without prior knowledge
Choreography: the art of creating and arranging dances or ballets
Novitiate: novice, the living place of a novice, the state of being a novice, neophyte
Doppelganger: double of a living person, especially one that haunts its counterpart
Lothario: man who seduces women, incubus, rake, roué
Maraschino: cordial made from the fermented juice of the marasca cherry
Interrobang: punctuation that is a question mark superimposed on an exclamation point 
Propaedeutic: needed as preparation for learning, study, or understanding
Magnesium: light, silvery-white, moderately hard metallic element 
Somnolent: drowsy, sleepy, inducing or tending to induce sleep, soporific 
Aphotic: devoid of light, especially of areas where no light naturally occurs
Nosism: the use of we in speaking of oneself, the act of speaking of oneself as multiples
Eschew: to avoid, shun, dispense with, abstain
Absinthe: wormwood liquor of a bright-green color
Gnosis: esoteric knowledge of spiritual truth, complex and thinly distributed knowledge
Pyre: heap of combustibles for burning a corpse as a funeral rite, heap of combustibles
Exorbitant: greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation, excessive, expensive
Omnibus: of, regarding, or giving many things or classes, having or including many items
Trillium: type of flower
Penumbra: partial shadow, space of partial illumination
Lagniappe: gift for extended patronage, gift or compensation for valued customers
Videlicet: to wit, that is, namely
Gaffe: clumsy social error, a faux pas, blunder, social miscommunication
Asymptote: line whose distance to a given curve tends to zero 
Cynophilist: dog-lover, one who loves or appreciates dogs
Bouleversement: reversal of fortunes, overturning, tumult
Sforzando: music, suddenly or strongly accented
Peccavi: admission of guilt or confession

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