English Words Orphic

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Edge city -(North American) an area on the outskirts of a city having a high density of office buildings, shopping malls, hotels, etc.
Pleonasm -the use of more words than are necessary to express an idea; redundancy.
Ruffian - (n.) a tough, lawless person; roughneck; bully.
Fecundity - (n.)the quality of being fecund; capacity, especially in female animals, of producing young in great numbers.
Entomophagy - (n.)the practice of eating insects, especially by people.
Jawbreaker - (n.a very hard, usually round, candy.2: (Informal) a word that is hard to pronounce.
Deipnosophist - (n.)a person who is an adept conversationalist at table.
Decubitus - (n.)(Medical) any position assumed by a patient when lying in bed.
Subfusc - (adj.) Dull; gloomy.
Minacious - (adj.)menacing; threatening.
Vicinal - (adj.)Neighbouring; adjacent
Rapture - (n.)ecstatic joy or delight; joyful ecstatic.
Barmecide - (n.)a person who offers benefits that are illusory or disappointing.
Esculent - (adj.)suitable for use as food; edible.
Phantasmagoric - (adj.)having a fantastic or deceptive appearance, as something in a dream or created by the imagination.
Prosopagnosia - (n.)an inability to recognize faces.
Abnegation - (n.)the act or an instance of abnegating, or denying oneself some rights, conveniences, etc.


Prolegomenon - (n.) 1: a preliminary discussion; introductory essay,
Turmoil - (n.) 1: a state of great commotion, confusion, or disturbance; tumult; agitation; disquiet.
Horology - (n.) 1: the art or science of making timepieces or of measuring time.
Spurrier - (n.) 1: A person who makes spurs.
Demagogue - (n.) 1: a person, especially an orator or political leader, who gains power and popularity by arousing the emotions, passions, and prejudices of the people.
Obliteration - (n.) 1: the act of obliterating or the state of being obliterated.
Borborygmus - (n.) 1: a rumbling or gurgling sound caused by the movement of gas in the intestines.
Sough - (v.) 1: to make a rushing, rustling, or murmuring sounds.
Elucidate - (v.) 1: to make lucid or clear; throw light upon; explain.
Scintillating - (adj.) 1: animated; vivacious; effervescent.
Chimerical - (adj.) 1: unreal; imaginary; visionary.
Higgler - (n.) 1: a person who travels around selling small items; a pedlar.
Sisyphean - (adj.) 1: endless and unavailing, as labor or a task.
Oceanicity - (n.) 1: the degree to which the climate of a place is influenced by the sea.