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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

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I'm aware that if you consulted an unabridged dictionary, you could invariably find every iota of the stuff posted here. This is meant to be a jumbled point of reference, in ways. And just to showcase specific elements of philology. But the lists are purty big. And I'm quite sure that the words are crommulent.

Jacqueminot: crimson rose
Intaglio: an engraving or incised figure in stone or other hard material
Wroth: angry, wrathful, furious, irate, full of wrath or rage
Diadem: crown worn as a sign of royalty, royal power or dignity, object worn as a crown
Elysian: blissful, delightful, pertaining to the Elysian Fields or Elysium
Treatise: formal essay, systematic, usually extensive written discourse on a subject
Orexis: the feeling and striving aspect of the mind as contrasted with the intellectual
Perplex: to cause to be puzzled over what is not understood or certain, confuse mentally
Thermonuclear: of, relating to, or derived from fusion of atomic nuclei at high heat
Behemoth: something of enormous size and power, huge animal, machine, or creature
Coeval: of the same age, date, or duration, equally old, lasting through the same era
Exhilaration: liveliness, high spirits, elation, state of stimulation, felicity
Paranoia: psychological disorder characterized by delusions of persecution or grandeur
Iambic: consisting of iambs or characterized by their predominance
Palingenesis: metempsychosis, doctrine of transmigration of souls
Bulwark: wall of material built for defense, rampart, protection from external danger
Theremin: melodic instrument of the electronic family
Ataxia: loss of the ability to coordinate muscular movement, failure of coordination
Xenophobe: person who fears or hates foreigners, strange customs, or strange places
Sempiternal: eternal, endless, lasting forever, ceaseless
Eucalyptus: tall type of Australian tree
Objet d’art: object of art, valuable or highly artistic piece or work
Facsimile: copy or reproduction of an item, typically a book
Coercion: the act of coercing, the use of pressure, threats, blackmail, or intimidation
Extrapolate: to infer or estimate by extending or projecting known information 
Hubris: excessive pride, overbearing arrogance, blind vanity 
Picayune: of little value, paltry, measly, meager, of minimal or low value
Moratorium: suspension of activity, period of time during when something is not allowed
Enigma: person, thing, or situation that is mysterious, puzzling, or ambiguous
Gambit: opening move, maneuver, stratagem, or ploy, usually one used at an early stage 
Implosion: the act of bursting inward, a volatile collapse with violent results
Symposium: conference for discussion of a particular topic
Quartz: common, gemstone-like material characterized by translucence
Risorgimento: a time of renewal or renaissance, revival 
Heliocentric: having or relating to the Sun as the center or core
Escutcheon: shield, shield on a coat of arms, ornamental or protective plate 
Vestibule: a small entryway between the outer door and the interior of a building
Cauterize: to burn or sear with a caustic brand, usually for medical purposes
Lacerate: to cut or tear irregularly, to distress, mangle, slash
Rhododendron: ornamental evergreen shrub
Idiosyncrasy: characteristic, habit, mannerism, etc., that is peculiar to an individual
Gymnastic: exercises designed to promote and show strength, balance, and agility 
Roseate: rose-colored, rosy, optimistic, cheerful and bright, promising
Fiasco: complete and utter failure, failure, disappointment, social gaffe or failure 
Ultimatum: serious, final statement of terms made by one party to another 

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