Interesting words

Epitome - (Noun) 1. a person or thing that is a perfect example of a particular quality or type. 2. a summary of a written work; an abstract.
NOTE: When I read this, it was in reference to #2. New one for me ;-D

Eviscerate - (Verb) to deprive of vital or essential parts

Sycophant - (Noun) A self seeking, servile flatterer; fawning parasite. A person who uses flattery to win favour from individuals wielding influence; toady

Recalcitrant - (Adjective) 1. resisting authority or control. 2. hard to deal with. 

Equanimity - ( Noun) mental or emotional stability. 

Expurgate - (Verb) to purge or cleanse of moral offensiveness. 

Ostensible - (Adjective) 1. outwardly appearing as such; professional; pretended. 2. apparent, evident, or conspicuous. 

Philately - (Noun) the collection of stamps and other postal matters as hobby or investment.
NOTE: This word just sounds happy to me ;-D

Antediluvian - (Adjective) 1. of or belonging to the period before the Flood. Gen. 7, 8.  2. very old, old-fashioned, or out of date; antiquated; primitive:
NOTE: Can be used as a noun to be the person of ...

Mercurial - adj. (of a person) subject to sudden or unpredictable changes of mood or mind. noun. a drug or other compound containing mercury. 

Anathema - something (person/thing) strongly disliked 

Psithurism - Sound of Rustling Leaves 

Turbidity - Cloudyness or mist in water. Unclear. 

Ermine - A Stoat 

Ebullient - Cheerful and energetic 

Detritus - a product of disintegration, destruction, or wearing away 

Misogynistic - a hatred of women 

Avaricious - greedy of gain 

Surrepticiously - acting or doing something clandestinely 

Duplicitous - Deceptive in words and/or action 

Mercurial -  Unpredictable change of mood 

Auspicious - Marked by success; favorable 

Doxology - An expression of praise to God 

Kerfuffle - Disturbance; Fuss 

Magnanimously - Courageously noble in mind and heart 

Fecundity - Creative Power 

Efficacious - producing a desired effect 

Paroxysm - Sudden outburst of emotion 

Ululation - to howl 

Assiduously - Persistant; diligent 

Tobacconist - Dealer of smoking supplies 

Bespectacled - Wearing eyeglasses 

Temerity - Recklessness; Disregard of danger 

Taciturn - Silent; Reserved 

Reticent - Inclined to keep one's thoughts, feelings, and personal affairs to oneself 

Nefarious - Evil, Wicked, Sinful 

Scintillate -  To be animated and brilliant 

Ameliorate - To make or become better; Improve 

Pharisaism - observance of the external forms of religion without genuine belief; hypocrisy 

Doxology - An expression of praise to God 

Dichotomy - division into two parts 

Inimitable - Cannot be imitated. No match 

Obsequious - obedient or attentive in an ingratiating or servile manner 

Recalcitrant -does not follow authority well 

Ambulation - Walk from place to place 

Pharisaic - self-righteous; hypocritical 

Senescence - growing old; aging 

Melee - confusion; turmoil 

Extole - to lift up; rise 

Anathema-a person or thing detested or loathed: That subject is anathema to him 

Sycophant - a person who uses flattery to win favour from individuals wielding influence 

Ennui - Feeling of utter weariness and discontent; boredom 

Omnipotent - Unlimited power; almighty 

Sovereignty - Supreme power; freedom from external control 

Undulating - Move in smooth wavelike motion 

Circuitous - Not direct or forthright in action 

Sussing - To discover; figure out or size up; study 

Susurrus - Soft, whispering or rustling sound; a murmur 

Pernicious - Having a harmful effect; causing insidious harm or ruin 

Cacophony - Jarring, discordant sound; dissonance 

Otalgia - Technical name for earache

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