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Re: Vocabulary Exploration
« Reply #90 on: September 04, 2019, 05:59:41 AM »
Contumacious: Rebellious Cerulean: sky blue


I cannot wait to paint a contumacious blue sky wash.
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« Reply #91 on: September 05, 2019, 03:05:10 PM »
Phillumenist: noun: A collector of matchboxes, matchbooks, or their labels.

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« Reply #92 on: September 05, 2019, 09:17:06 PM »
Nepenthe-
1: a potion used by the ancients to induce forgetfulness of pain or sorrow
2: something capable of causing oblivion of grief or suffering
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« Reply #93 on: September 06, 2019, 04:26:11 AM »
Guesstimate: verb tr.: To make an estimate based on guesswork. noun: An estimate based on guesswork.

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« Reply #94 on: September 06, 2019, 05:08:03 AM »
Ataraxia


Noun: a state of serene calmness.

Wikipedia:  (ἀταραξία, literally, "unperturbedness", generally translated as "imperturbability", "equanimity", or "tranquillity") is a Greek term first used in Ancient Greek philosophy by Pyrrho and subsequently Epicurus and the Stoics for a lucid state of robust equanimity characterized by ongoing freedom from distress.
‎Pyrrhonism · ‎Epicureanism · ‎Stoicism
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« Reply #95 on: September 07, 2019, 05:45:24 AM »
Gonzo: adjective: Having a bizarre, subjective, idiosyncratic style, especially in journalism.

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« Reply #96 on: September 07, 2019, 09:46:35 PM »
Effulgent -

ef·ful·gent
/əˈfo͝oljənt,əˈfəljənt/

adjective
LITERARY
shining brightly; radiant.
(of a person or their expression) emanating joy or goodness.
"standing there was my father with the most effulgent smile on his face"
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« Reply #97 on: September 09, 2019, 02:32:22 AM »
Charlatan: noun: One making false claim to having a certain expertise; a fraud or quack.

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« Reply #98 on: September 09, 2019, 06:40:21 PM »
Lachrymose: Tearful
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« Reply #99 on: September 10, 2019, 05:52:52 AM »
Prosopography: noun: A study of people in a group, identifying patterns, connections, etc.: a collective biography.

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« Reply #100 on: September 10, 2019, 09:25:52 AM »
Ubuntu noun

SOUTH AFRICAN
a quality that includes the essential human virtues; compassion and humanity.
"there is a need for understanding not vengeance, ubuntu not victimization"
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« Reply #101 on: September 11, 2019, 02:12:21 AM »
Watergate: noun: A scandal involving abuse of office, deceit, and cover-up.

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« Reply #102 on: September 11, 2019, 11:41:08 PM »

inveigle
in·vei·gle
/inˈvāɡəl/

verb
persuade (someone) to do something by means of deception or flattery.
"we cannot inveigle him into putting pen to paper"

synonyms: cajole, wheedle, coax, persuade, convince, talk; More
gain entrance to (a place) by persuading (someone) with deception or flattery.
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« Reply #103 on: September 12, 2019, 04:58:26 PM »
Xanthic: adjective: Yellow or yellowish.

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« Reply #104 on: September 14, 2019, 06:52:09 AM »
abeyance
1: a state of temporary inactivity : SUSPENSION —used chiefly in the phrase in abeyance
… new contracts on all but one existing mine … are in abeyance pending the outcome of a government inquiry to be carried out into Australia's role in the nuclear fuel cycle.
— Vimala Sarma
a plan that is currently being held in abeyance
"Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read." -Groucho Marx

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