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Moar vocab

07/10/2009

This seems to help me remember the words better. And no one reads this (that I know of, sneaker mcsneakersons) so it’ll only annoy me when it comes time to scroll.

proviso: a stipulated condition (Princeton WordNet, hereafter known as PWN)

breviary: RCC – a book of prayers to be recited daily certain priests and members of religious orders (PWN)

gynecopia: DFW-constructed. Use your imagination.

solecistic: solecism- a grammatical mistake or absurdity. (wiki)

lissome: flexible (Webster)

cui bono: “to whose benefit?” is a Latin adage that is used either to suggest a hidden motive or to indicate that the party responsible for something may not be who it appears at first to be. (wiki)

falcate: shaped like a sickle (wiki)

Anchluss: (German for “link-up”), also known as the ”””, was the 1938 incorporation of Austria into Greater Germany by Nazi Germany. (wiki. Don’t know what’s going on with those wild air-quotes)

blepharoprothesis: prothesis for the eyelid (South Plains College Biology)

corticate: sheathed in bark or in a cortex (wiki)

mucronate: having an abruptly tapering point (wiki)

hyperfloriate: floriate : made of or decorated with floral ornamentation. (dictionary.com)
Over flowered?

attenuate: reduce in strength (PWN)

a-clef : ? does the context have anything to do with music? I can’t remember.

ablate:

  • wear away through erosion or vaporization
  • remove an organ or bodily structure (PWN)

redemised: Reconveyed, as an estate. (Webster’s 1828 dictionary)

Gaudeamas Igitur : De Brevitate Vitae (on the Shortness of Life), more commonly known as the Gaudeamus, is a popular academic commercium song in many European countries, mainly sung or performed at University graduation ceremonies. Despite its use as a formal graduation hymn, it is a jocular, light-hearted composition that pokes fun at university life. The song dates back to 1287[1], and was already known by the time of the founding of the alma mater of all European universities, the University of Bologna. It is in the tradition of carpe diem (seize the day), with its exhortations to enjoy life. (thank you wiki)

frisson: an almost pleasurable sensation of fright; “a frisson of surprise shot through him”
(PWN, I must start using this word)

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