October Word List 2016

Here we are once again! I found that these words are more compliacted than ones I've had before, so I'm still learning them.


feigning - to pretend to be affected by a feeling, state, or injury.
cessation - the fact or process of ending or being brought to an end.
tithe - one tenth of annual produce or earnings, formerly taken as a tax for the support of the church and clergy.
ultimatum - a final demand or statement of terms
nuance - a subtle difference in or shade of meaning, expression, or sound.
ingenious - clever, original, and inventive
excalibur - the legendary sword of King Arthur
mete - dispense or allot justice, a punishment, or harsh treatment.
preliminary - an action or event preceding or preparing for something fuller or more important.
etymology - the study of the origin of words and the way in which their meanings have changed throughout history.
idiom - a group of words established by usage as having a meaning not deducible from those of the individual words
sans - without
elusive - difficult to find, catch, or achieve.

capricious - given to sudden and unaccountable changes of mood or behavior.
juggernaut - a huge, powerful, and overwhelming force or institution.
penetent - feeling or showing sorrow and regret for having done wrong

phallic - of, relating to, or resembling a phallus or erect penis.
discrepancy - a lack of compatibility or similarity between two or more facts.chronic - persisting for a long time or constantly recurring.
immogen - a female given name
cathartic - providing psychological relief through the open expression of strong emotions
deity - a god or goddess
regicide - the action of killing a king
certifiable - officially recognized as needing treatment for a mental disorder.
chauvinist - showing or relating to excessive or prejudiced loyalty or support for a particular group or cause.
reap - cut or gather
etiological - the study of causation, or origination
facist - an authoritarian and nationalistic right-wing system of government and social organization.
feasible - possible to do easily or conveniently.
moire - silk fabric that has been subjected to heat and pressure rollers after weaving to give it a rippled appearance.
encepolathy - a disease in which the functioning of the brain is affected by some agent or condition
phrenology - the detailed study of the shape and size of the cranium as a supposed indication of character and mental abilities.
yandere - a Japanese term for a person who is initially very loving and gentle to someone (or at least innocent) before their devotion becomes destructive in nature, often through violence and/or brutality.
tsundere - a Japanese term for a character development process that describes a person who is initially cold and even hostile towards another person before gradually showing a warmer side over time.
anhedonic - a core clinical feature of depression, schizophrenia, and some other mental illnesses
humvee - a type of four-wheel-drive all-terrain military vehicle.
biopsy - an examination of tissue removed from a living body to discover the presence, cause, or extent of a disease.
rhinoplasty - plastic surgery performed on the nose.
monastery - a building or buildings occupied by a community of monks living under religious vows.
contingent - subject to chance.
podiatrist - a branch of medicine devoted to the study of, diagnosis, and medical and surgical treatment of disorders of the foot, ankle and lower extremity.
duplicitous - deceitful
ergonomic - intended to provide optimum comfort and to avoid stress or injury.
draconian - excessively harsh and severe.
ubiquitous - present, appearing, or found everywhere.
linguist - a person skilled in foreign languages.
cynic - a person who believes that people are motivated purely by self-interest rather than acting for honorable or unselfish reasons.
sauntering - to walk in a slow, relaxed manner, without hurry or effort.
dodecahedron - a three-dimensional shape having twelve plane faces, in particular a regular solid figure with twelve equal pentagonal faces.
rooibos - an evergreen South African shrub of the pea family.
diuretic - causing increased passing of urine.
synth - short for synthesizer
prerequisite - a thing that is required as a prior condition for something else to happen or exist.
unscrupulous - having or showing no moral principles; not honest or fair.
impugn - dispute the truth, validity, or honesty of (a statement or motive); call into question.
repudiate - deny the truth or validity of.
tesselate - decorate (a floor) with mosaics.
auxiliary - providing supplementary or additional help and support.
expiating - the act of making amends or reparation for guilt or wrongdoing; atonement.
oracle - a priest or priestess acting as a medium through whom advice or prophecy was sought from the gods in classical antiquity.
anagram - a word, phrase, or name formed by rearranging the letters of another, such as cinema, formed from iceman.
integrity - the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles
coherent -  logical and consistent.
curated - select, organize, and look after the items
sexant - an instrument with a graduated arc of 60° and a sighting mechanism, used for measuring the angular distances between objects and especially for taking altitudes in navigation.
preponderance - the quality or fact of being greater in number, quantity, or importance.
epistemological - he theory of knowledge, especially with regard to its methods, validity, and scope. Epistemology is the investigation of what distinguishes justified belief from opinion.
hermetic - complete and airtight.
amity - a friendly relationship.
animosity - strong hostility
manifesto - a public declaration of policy and aims, especially one issued before an election by a political party or candidate.
eldritch - weird and sinister or ghostly.
percolate - filter gradually through a porous surface or substance.
precocious - having developed certain abilities or proclivities at an earlier age than usual.
audits - an official inspection of an individual's or organization's accounts, typically by an independent body.
stigmatism - a condition of the eye or lens where rays of light from a single point do not focus upon on a single point on the retina.
sporadic - occurring at irregular intervals or only in a few places; scattered or isolated.
schematic - symbolic and simplified.
metaphysics - the branch of philosophy that deals with the first principles of things, including abstract concepts such as being, knowing, substance, cause, identity, time, and space.
punultimate - last but one in a series of things; second to the last.
dissonance - lack of harmony among musical notes
quantum - a required or allowed amount, especially an amount of money legally payable in damages.
reconaissance - military observation of a region to locate an enemy or ascertain strategic features.
confluence - an act or process of merging.
prohibition - he action of forbidding something, especially by law.
animal welfare - he treatment that an animal receives is covered by other terms such as animalcare, animal husbandry, and humane treatment.
canthus - the outer or inner corner of the eye, where the upper and lower lids meet.
allocate - distribute (resources or duties) for a particular purpose.
altruist - a person who is unselfish regard for or devotion to the welfare of others.
hyperlogical - a logical inference
cavalier - showing a lack of proper concern; offhand.
inquisitive - curious or inquiring.
sordid - involving ignoble actions and motives; arousing moral distaste and contempt.
euphamistically the substitution of a mild, indirect, or vague expression for one thought to be offensive, harsh, or blunt.
maverick - an unorthodox or independent-minded person
abberant - departing from an accepted standard.
paternal - of or appropriate to a father.
enamour - to be filled with a feeling of love for.
cynical - believing that people are motivated by self-interest; distrustful of human sincerity or integrity.
fallacies - a mistaken belief, especially one based on unsound argument.
vindictive - having or showing a strong or unreasoning desire for revenge.
outsource - obtain (goods or a service) from an outside or foreign supplier, especially in place of an internal source.
grandoise - impressive or magnificent in appearance or style, especially pretentiously so.
paraplegic - paralysis of the legs and lower body, typically caused by spinal injury or disease.
solicited - ask for or try to obtain (something) from someone.
refined - with impurities or unwanted elements having been removed by processing.
incapicitate - deprived of strength or power; debilitated.
hollistic - characterized by comprehension of the parts of something as intimately interconnected and explicable only by reference to the whole.
courier - a messenger who transports goods or documents
highstrung - nervous and easily upset.
remiss - lacking care or attention to duty, negligent
reprieve - to cancel or postpone the punishment of someone, especially someone condemned to death.
glib - fluent and voluble but insincere and shallow.
adulation - obsequious flattery; excessive admiration or praise.
dissent - hold or express opinions that are at variance with those previously, commonly, or officially expressed.
colonics - an act or instance of colonic irrigation
sadist - someone who enjoys inflicting pain on others, sometimes in a sexual sense
loins - the region of the sexual organs, especially when regarded as the source of erotic or procreative power.
bullion - gold or silver in bulk before coining, or valued by weight.
compartmentalise - divide into sections or categories.
juxtapositions - the fact of two things being seen or placed close together with contrasting effect.
predecessors - a person who held a job or office before the current holder.
preternaturally - beyond what is normal or natural.
facilitate to make an action or process easy or easier.
propensities - an inclination or natural tendency to behave in a particular way.
delve - reach inside a receptacle and search for something.
tangible - perceptible by touch.
offshoring - the practice of basing some of a company's processes or services overseas, so as to take advantage of lower costs.
disembowled - cut open and remove the internal organs of.
incentives - a thing that motivates or encourages one to do something.
variance - the fact or quality of being different, divergent, or inconsistent.

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