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Monday, April 4, 2011

Doublupdate, I Avoid Technology

Belabor: to attack, strike, to explain or insist on excessively, scold
Epithelium: type of body tissue
Trapezoid: quadrilateral having two parallel sides
Proscenium: Greek or Roman theater stage, the part of a stage in front of the curtain
Radii: pl. the radius of a circle/sphere is any line segment from its center to its perimeter
Gallimaufry: jumble, hodgepodge, mélange, imbroglio, farrago, miscellany
Vertiginous: of, relating to, typified by, or affected with vertigo or dizziness, whirling
Odium: disgrace from a hateful action, enmity, opprobrium, strong dislike, contempt
Incendiary: causing or capable of causing fire, combustible, inflammatory
Uniaxial: having one, of, relating to, or affecting one axis
Exigent: needing immediate action, urgent, requiring much effort or expense, demanding
Matutinal: of, relating to, or occurring in the morning, early
Rostrum: dais, pulpit, podium, or other elevated platform for public speaking
Apoplexy: stroke, impairment or neuralgia from cerebral hemorrhage
Causerie: informal discussion or chat, short conversational piece of writing or criticism
Transverse: extending or lying across, in a crosswise direction, at angles to the long axis
Thalassocrat: one who has maritime supremacy, of a ruler, expert seaman, or trader
Dirigisme: economic planning and control by the state
Panopticon: prison designed so that the overseer can see all of the prisoners at all times
Castanet: small, percussion instruments made of hard material which are clicked together
Escritoire: writing desk, desk designed for studies
Impetus: a drive or compelling force, motivation, a reason to do something
Riparian: of, on, or relating to the banks of a natural course of water, stream, or river
Corrigenda: error to be revised, especially a printer's error, list of errors with corrections
Mosaic: artwork, picture, or design made by setting small colored pieces into a surface 
Scythestone: stone for sharpening scythes, a whetstone 
Aegis: auspices, kindly endorsement and guidance, a shield
Cinnabar: bright red, glowing red
Synapse: junction or network of nerve impulses
Elliptical: of, relating to, or having the shape of an ellipse, with a word or words omitted
Demigod: the offspring of a god and a mortal, usually gifted with exceptional powers 
Chatoyant: like or resembling a cat’s eye
Esculent: edible, able or safe to be eaten
Polymerization: chemical process that combines several monomers to form a polymer 
Reredos: back of a hearth of a fireplace, ornate screen on the wall at the back of an altar 
Acherontic: infernal, gloomy, dismal, moribund, fiery, dark
Gendarmerie: French police force, force of gendarmes
Cyrenaic: pertaining to a philosophical tenet (that pleasure is the only good in life)
Scholium: marginal annotation or comment, annotation, note in an appendix
Hybrid: word made of parts from different languages, offspring of two different things
Guerdon: to reward, a reward, recompense, payment
Termagant: quarrelsome, scolding woman, a shrew, harridan 
Vale: the world, life, mortal or earthly life
Doldrums: a spell or state of listlessness or despondency, blues, period of ennui
Impluvium: of a Roman house, rectangular pool in an atrium used to gather rain water 

Comatose: of, relating to, or affected with coma, unconscious, marked by lethargy, torpid
Quidnunc: one who is curious and given to speculating, especially about trivial things
Espionage: act or practice of spying or of using spies to obtain secret information 
Triumvirate: group of three men responsible for public administration or civil authority 
Raconteur: one who tells stories and anecdotes with skill, brio, and wit, skilled storyteller
Autumnal: pertaining to, like, relating, or evocative of Autumn
Garrison: body of troops stationed in a fortified place, permanent military post
Erudite: characterized by great knowledge or insight, learned or scholarly 
Rubicon: point of no return, limit which, when reached, requires absolute commitment
Vacillate: to waver between actions or decisions, to hesitate
Petard: explosive device used in warfare to breach a wall, kind of firecracker 
Rendezvous: meeting at a given time and place, to go to or arrive at a meeting place 
Annihilate: to destroy completely, eliminate, kill in large numbers, obliterate
Cerebellum: part of the brain that regulates coordination and voluntary muscle movement
Evanescent: brief, transient, ephemeral
Vehement: zealous, ardent, impassioned, typified by influence of expression or fervor
Seraglio: harem, harem house, brothel, living quarters thereof
Jaguar: large, spotted feline mammal of Central and South America 
Polyglot: one who speaks multiple languages, containing matter in several languages
Gossamer: delicate, light, flimsy, transparent and thin, like a spider’s silk
Expostulate: to reason earnestly with someone to dissuade or correct, remonstrate
Denizen: inhabitant, resident, one that frequents a particular place, occupant
Requiescat: prayer for the repose of the soul of the dead or a dead person
Salmagundi: mixture or assortment, potpourri, medley
Tremulous: marked by trembling, quivering, or shaking
Congelifraction: splitting or disintegration of rocks as a result of the freezing of the water 
Quintessence: fifth element, perfect embodiment
Rigmarole: complex protocol or procedure, confused, rambling, or incoherent discourse
Opacity: opaqueness, obscurity, impenetrability
Metallurgical: of, pertaining to, or relating to metallurgy
Exegesis: critical explanation, analysis, or interpretation of a text or portion of a text
Colcothar: brownish-red oxide of iron 
Fulcrum: point, structure, or support on which a lever pivots
Belvedere: roofed structure, on top of another building, which commands a large view
Parallax: apparent dislocation of an object seen from two points not perceived as the same
Solarium: sunroom, room, gallery, or glassed-in porch exposed to the sun 
Vaticinate: prophesy, prognosticate, augur, foretell
Equilibrium: state of rest or balance due to the equal action of opposing forces 
Kakistocracy: government lead by unscrupulous, unsuitable, or unqualified people 
Modicum: small, moderate, or token amount, a limited quantity or amount, small portion
Inenubilable: incapable of being cleared of clouds, unclear, indistinct, inexplicable 
Bellwether: leader or indicator of future trends, trendsetter
Testatrix: a female testator, a woman writing her last will and testament
Oyez: “yes”, “hear, hear”, used thrice in a row to conduct the opening of a court of law 
Eucalyptus: tall type of Australian tree

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