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guttural

sounded in the throat; hence, harsh, grating, or rasping

ostensible

outwardly appearing as such

nom de plume

pen name; pseudonym

contradistinguish

to distinguish by contrasting qualities

impropriety

the quality of not conforming to expected behaviors

mundane

ordinary, commonplace

insouciance

casual lack of concern; indifference

abrogate

to repeal, cancel, declare null and void

titillate

to excite; to stimulate; to tease

accretion

a growth in size; an increase in amount

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