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Byzantine

Complex or intricate

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Totemic

Pertaining to an object or natural phenomenon with which a family or group considers itself closely related

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Austral

Southern

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Cacology

Defectively produced speech; socially unacceptable diction

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Luddite

One of a group of early 19th century English workmen destroying laborsaving machinery as a protest- one who is opposed to especially technological change

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Panglossian

Excessively or naively optimistic

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Fleer

To grin or laugh coarsely or mockingly; to sneer

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Land of nod

A state of sleep or mythical land of sleep

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Yawp

To utter a loud, harsh cry; to yelp, squawk or bawl

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Boniface

Any land lord or innkeeper

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Cyclopean

Gigantic; vast

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Bellweather

A leader of a movement or activity, a leading indicator of future trends

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Mayworn

Wearied by traveling

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Poltroom

A wretched coward; a craven

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Milieu

The physical or social setting in which people live or in which something happens; environment, setting

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Denizen

An inhabitant; a tweller

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Parvenu

One that has recently or suddenly risen to a higher social or economic class but has not gained social acceptance of others in that class; an upstart

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Peccadillo

A site offense; a petty fault; a small mistake

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Scintilla

A tiny or scarcely detectable amount; the slightest particle; a spark

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Miscreant

A disbeliver; a heretic, a scoundrel, a villain

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Quidnure

One who is curious to know everything that passes between people; one who knows or pretends to know all that is going on, a gossip; a busy body

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Cosset

To treat as a pet; to treat with excessive indulgence; to pamper

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Lucullan

Rich, magnificent and luxurious

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Métier

An occupation; a profession

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Meliorism

The belief that the world tends to become better and that humans can aid it's betterment

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Serotianal

Pertaining to or occurring in late summer

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Surly

I'll humored; churlish in manner or mood; sullen and gruff; menacing or threatening in appearance

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Monomania

Obsession with a single subject or idea

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Prima facie

At first view; first appearance

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Plenipotentiary

The person invested with full power to transact any business; especially an ambasitor or diplomatic agent full power to megotiate a treaty or to transact other business

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Billet-doux

A love letter

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Hobble dehoy

An awkward gawky young fellow

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Caveat

A warning or caution

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Fop

A man who is overly concerned with or vain about his dress and appearances; a dandy

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Glower

To look or stare angrily or with a scowl

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Furbelow

Something showy or an ornament on women's clothing

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Fiat

An obituary or authoritative command or order

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Anthimeria

Substitution of one part of speech for another

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Waif

A person, especially a child, who has no home or friends; a stray

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Pilomath

A lover of learning; a scholar

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Non- sequitar

An inference or a conclusion that does not follow from the premises

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Apogee

The highest point or farthest point in an orbit

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Gerry mander

The dividing of a state, country, etc. into election districts so as to give one political party a majority in many districts while simultaneously concentrating the voting strength of other party into as few districts as possible

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Salvo

Something to save a person's reputation or soothe a person's feelings

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Stonewall

To block, stall or resist intentionally; to be uncooperative, obstructive, or evasive

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Soiree

An evening or nightmare party or social gathering