Wednesday, January 30, 2013

2012 wordsoup

All 2012 101 in 1001 words!

Primipara- a woman who is giving birth for the first time.
Numinous- having a strong religious or spiritual quality; indicating or suggesting the presence of a divinity
Eschatologically- The branch of theology that is concerned with the end of the world or of humankind.
Pappy- soft and bland
Cicatrix- A scar resulting from the formation and concentration of fibrous tissue in a wound.
Plenipotentiary- That which confers full powers OR a person invested with "full powers."
Macrocephalic- Abnormal largeness of the head.
Hircine- of, or pertaining to, a goat.
Prevarication- a false or deliberate misstatement
Agglutination- the state of being thus united; adhesion of parts
Chilblains- the painful inflammation of small blood vessels in your skin that occur in response to sudden warming from cold temperatures
Expiate- make amends for
Puissant- having great power or influence
Zaftig- (of a woman) having a full, rounded figure; plump
Fanfaronade- arrogant or boastful talk
Apiary- a place where bees are kept; a collection of beehives
Casuist- a person who uses clever but unsound reasoning, esp. in relation to moral questions; a sophist.
Anthropophagy- the eating of human flesh by human beings
Ingluvies- The crop, or craw, of birds  
Foulard- A lightweight twill or plain-woven fabric of silk or silk and cotton, usually having a small printed design  
Soubrette- A saucy, coquettish, intriguing maidservant in comedies or comic opera  
Ursprache- any hypothetical extinct and unrecorded language reconstructed from groups of related recorded languages. For example, Germanic is an Ursprache reconstructed by comparison of English, Dutch, German, the Scandinavian languages, and Gothic; Indo-European is an Ursprache reconstructed by comparison of the Germanic group, Latin, Sanskrit, etc. 
Pettifog- to bicker or quibble over trifles or unimportant matters.
Pfui- an exclamation indicating disagreement or rejection of an argument; contempt
Fichu- a woman's kerchief or shawl, generally triangular in shape, worn draped over the shoulders or around the neck with the ends drawn together on the breast.
Bain-marie- (in cooking) a receptacle containing hot or boiling water into which other containers are placed to warm or cook the food in them.
Orison- A prayer
Bloviated- To discourse at length in a pompous or boastful manner
Charnier- A mass grave
Ossuaries- a chest, building, well, or site made to serve as the final resting place of human skeletal remains
Mephitic- (esp. of a gas or vapor) Foul-smelling; noxious
Mendicant- a member of a religious order (as the Franciscans) combining monastic life and outside religious activity and originally owning neither personal nor community property
Sinsemilla- highly potent marijuana from female plants that are specially tended and kept seedless by preventing pollination in order to induce a high resin content
Badinage- Humorous conversation
Demimonde- a class of women on the fringes of respectable society supported by wealthy lovers
Descry- Catch sight of
Deliquesce- Become liquid, typically during decomposition
Reconnoitering- Make a military observation of (a region)
Debility- being weak or feeble
Patera- a shallow ceramic or metal libation bowl
Paresthesia- a sensation of tickling, tingling, burning, pricking, or numbness of a person's skin with no apparent long-term physical effect
Sansculotte- an extreme radical republican in France at the time of the French Revolution
Jocunditie- the quality or condition of being merry or cheerful
Vicregal- Of or relating to a viceroy
Purlieus- A person's usual haunts
Fulness- In Christianity, the dispensation (or administration) of the fulness of times is thought to be a world order or administration in which the heavens and the earth are under the political and/or spiritual government of Jesus. The phrase is derived from a passage in Ephesians 1:10 (KJV), which reads: "That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him."
Irreticence- Not reticent, wanting in reticence. (Coined by V. Woolf)
Equerry- A personal attendant to the British royal household
Pother- A state of nervous activity; a fuss
Shallop- A large heavy boat, usually having two masts and carrying fore-and-aft or lugsails

2011 words here.
2010 words here.

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