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Gammon
To deceive
Dilatory
Tending to put off what ought to be done at once; given to procrastination
Panache
Dash of flamboyance in manner or style
Fey
Possessing or displaying a strange and other wordly aspect or quality; magical or fairylike; elfin
Punctilious
Showing great attention to detail or correct behavior
Revenant
A person who has returned, esp. supposedly from the dead.
Acme
The point at which someone or something is best, perfect, or most successful.
Irrefragable
Not able to be refuted or disproved; indisputable. Unable to prove wrong
Copacetic
In excellent order
Sapid
1. Having a strong, pleasant taste.
2. (of talk or writing) Pleasant or interesting.
gadabout
A habitual pleasure-seeker.
Portend
1. Be a sign or warning that (something, esp. something momentous or calamitous) is likely to happen.
2. Be a signal of.
Billow
Noun: A large undulating mass of something, typically cloud, smoke, or steam.
Verb: (of fabric) Fill with air and swell outward: "her dress billowed out around her".
Endemic
Regularly found among particular people or in a certain area.
Bandersnatch
1. An imaginary wild animal of fierce disposition.
2. A person of uncouth or unconventional habits, attitudes, etc., especially one considered a menace, nuisance, or the like.
Titubant
a disturbance of body equilibrium in standing or walking, resulting in an uncertain gait and trembling, especially resulting from diseases of the cerebellum.
Jaundiced
1. Affected with or exhibiting prejudice, as from envy or resentment.
2. Affected with or colored by or as if by jaundice; yellowed.
Etiology
1. the study of the causes of diseases.
2. the cause or origin of a disease.
Cosmogony
A theory or story of the origin and development of the universe.
Dorsal
Situated on the back
Moot
1. Open to discussion or debate; doubtful.
2. Of little or no practical value or meaning; purely academic.
Harrowing
extremely disturbing or distressing; grievous: a harrowing experience.
Loll
1. to recline or lean in a relaxed, lazy, or indolent manner; lounge: to loll on a sofa.
2. to hang loosely; droop; dangle: The dog stood in the heat with his tongue lolling out of his mouth.
Anoeisis
A state of mind consisting of pure sensation or emotion without cognitive content.
Mesmerize
1. To spellbind; fascinate.
2. To hypnotize.
Animadvert
1. To comment unfavorably or critically.
2. Obsolete. To take cognizance or notice of.
Berserk
violently or destructively frenzied; wild; crazed; deranged
Metempirical
1. Beyond or outside the field of experience.
2. Of or pertaining to metempirics.
Prehensible
able to be seized or grasped
Canny
careful; cautious; prudent; knowing; sagacious; skilled; thrifty:
Plebiscite
1. a direct vote of the qualified voters of a state in regard to some important public question.
2. the vote by which the people of a political unit determine autonomy or affiliation with another country.
Kef
1. a state of drowsy contentment, especially from the use of a narcotic.
2. Also, keef. a substance, especially a smoking preparation of hemp leaves, used to produce this state.
Fascicle
1. A section of a book or set of books published in installments as separate pamphlets or volumes.
2. A small bundle, tight cluster, or the like.
3. Botany. A close cluster, as of flowers or leaves.
4. Anatomy. A small bundle of nerve or muscle fibers.
Apocrypha
1. Various religious writings of uncertain origin regarded by some as inspired, but rejected by most authorities.
2. A group of 14 books, not considered canonical, included in the Septuagint and the Vulgate as part of the Old Testament, but usually omitted from Protestant editions of the Bible.
3. Writings, statements, etc., of doubtful authorship or authenticity.
Opuscule
1. A small or minor work. 2. A literary or musical work of small size.
Omnibus
a volume of reprinted works of a single author or of works related in interest or theme.
Salvo
1. a simultaneous or successive discharge of artillery, bombs, etc.
2. a round of fire given as a salute.
3. a round of cheers or applause.
Poltroon
1. A wretched coward; craven.
2. Marked by utter cowardice."
Crepitate
to make a crackling sound; crackle.
Panegyrize
To eulogize; to deliver or write a panegyric about.
Churlish
boorish or rude.
Serry
to crowd closely together.
Bobbery
a disturbance or a brawl.
Frondescence
leafage; foliage.
Weald
wooded or uncultivated country.
Boscage
a mass of trees or shrubs.
Bough
a branch of a tree, especially one of the larger or main branches.
Felonious
wicked; base; villainous.
Cortege
a procession, especially a ceremonial one.
Cleave
to adhere closely; stick; cling
Abrade
to scrape off
Ectype
a reproduction; copy
Lucent
shining; clear
Brogue
any strong regional accent
Solecism
a breach of good manners or etiquette
Fetial
Concerned with declarations of war and treaties of peace.