• Mimetically
    1. characterized by, exhibiting, or of the nature of imitation or mimicry: mimetic gestures. 2. mimic or make-believe.
  • Elide
    1. to omit (a vowel, consonant, or syllable) in pronunciation. 2. to suppress; omit; ignore; pass over. 3. Law. to annul or quash.
  • dialectic
    1. of, pertaining to, or of the nature of logical argumentation. 2. the art or practice of logical discussion as employed in investigating the truth of a theory or opinion. 3. logical argumentation.
  • ineluctable
    adj. Not to be avoided or escaped; inevitable.
  • Gnomon
    1. the raised part of a sundial that casts the shadow; a style. 2. an early astronomical instrument consisting of a vertical shaft, column, or the like, for determining the altitude of the sun or the latitude of a position by measuring the length of its shadow cast at noon. 3. Geometry. the part of a parallelogram that remains after a similar parallelogram has been taken away from one of its corners.
  • Recondite
    1. dealing with very profound, difficult, or abstruse subject matter: a recondite treatise. 2. beyond ordinary knowledge or understanding; esoteric: recondite principles. 3. little known; obscure: a recondite fact.
  • Sybaritic
    1. pertaining to or characteristic of a sybarite; characterized by or loving luxury or sensuous pleasure: 'to wallow in sybaritic splendor'. 2. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of Sybaris or its inhabitants.
  • Prevaricate speak falsely or misleadingly; deliberately misstate or create an incorrect impression; lie. 2.To stray from or evade the truth; equivocate. deliberately ambiguous or unclear in order to mislead or withhold information
  • Eudaemonic
    1) producing happiness and well-being
  • Sententious
    1. abounding in or given to pompous or aphoristic moralizing 2. preachy, didactic, sanctimonious, moralistic
  • Antediluvian
    1. Extremely old and antiquated. 2. (Bible): Occurring or belonging to the era before the Flood.
  • Apogee
    1. The point in the orbit of the moon or of an artificial satellite most distant from the center of the earth. 2. The point in an orbit most distant from the body being orbited. 3. The farthest or highest point; the apex:
  • Anamnesis
    1. the recollection or remembrance of the past; reminiscence. 2. Platonism. recollection of the Ideas, which the soul had known in a previous existence, esp. by means of reasoning. 3. the medical history of a patient.
  • Hagiography
    the writing and critical study of the lives of the saints; hagiology.
  • Eleemosynary
    of or pertaining to alms, charity, or charitable donations; charitable
  • Quiescent
    being at rest; quiet; still; inactive or motionless: a quiescent mind.
  • Bespoke
    (of clothes) made to individual order; custom-made: a bespoke jacket.
  • Profligate
    utterly and shamelessly immoral or dissipated
  • Revenant
    someone who returns from the dead or after a lengthy absence
  • Eremite
    recluse or hermit; esp religious
  • Abnegate
    to relinquish; give up.
  • Accretive
    an increase by natural growth or by gradual external addition; growth in size or extent.
  • Narthex
    an enclosed passage between the main entrance and the nave of a church.
  • Caissons
    A watertight structure within which construction work is carried on under water.
  • Diathesis
    A hereditary predisposition of the body to a disease, a group of diseases, an allergy, or another disorder.

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