Words


Interesting words
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Stochastic - involving a random variable; involving chance or probability; many small sounds composed to create a pleasing wash

Panopticism - social theory named after the Panopticon, originally developed by French philosopher Michel Foucault in his book Discipline and Punish. The "panopticon" refers to an experimental laboratory of power in which behaviour could be modified, and Foucault viewed the panopticon as a symbol of the disciplinary society of surveillance.

Eudaimonia - a Greek word, which refers to a state of having a good indwelling spirit or being in a contented state of being healthy, happy and prosperous.

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 very old, old-fashioned, or out of date; antiquated; primitive: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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