75-cent Words

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  1. ablution
    the act of washing oneself, as for ritual purposes
  2. absquatulate
    run away, taking something or somebody along
  3. abstemious
    marked by temperance in indulgence
  4. bacchanal
    a wild gathering
  5. cheeseparing
    giving or spending with reluctance
  6. contumely
    rude language intended to offend or hurt
  7. debacle
    a sudden and complete disaster
  8. dyspeptic
    suffering from indigestion
  9. ebullience
    eager enjoyment or approval
  10. epistemology
    the philosophical theory of knowledge
  11. garrulous
    full of trivial conversation
  12. hermeneutics
    theology that deals with principles of interpretation
  13. insensate
    devoid of feeling and consciousness and animation
  14. insipid
    lacking interest or significance or impact
  15. jejune
    lacking interest or significance or impact
  16. largesse
    liberality in bestowing gifts
  17. mellifluous
    pleasing to the ear
  18. munificence
    liberality in bestowing gifts
  19. niggardly
    petty or reluctant in giving or spending
  20. onomatopoeia
    using words that imitate the sound they denote
  21. parsimonious
    excessively unwilling to spend
  22. querulous
    habitually complaining
  23. quotidian
    found in the ordinary course of events
  24. raison d'etre
    the reason why something exists
  25. scrimy
    dirty and disgusting
  26. sphygmomanometer
    a pressure gauge for measuring blood pressure
  27. transubstantiation
    an act that changes the form or character or substance of something
  28. umbrage
    a feeling of anger caused by being offended
  29. vituperation
    abusive or venomous language to express blame or censure
  30. wanderlust
    very strong or irresistible impulse to travel
  31. xenophobia
    a fear of foreigners or strangers
  32. Yuletide
    period extending from Dec. 24 to Jan. 6
  33. zymurgy
    the branch of chemistry concerned with fermentation
Created on November 24, 2008

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