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sui generis: In a class of its own; one of a kind.

solipsistic: the philosophical theory that the self is all that you know to exist

louche: of questionable taste or morality; decadent

laconic: Using as few words as possible; pithy and concise.

saturnine: (of a person or their manner) Slow and gloomy

antediluvian: ancient or antiquated; old; prehistoric.

epistemological: Of or pertaining to epistemology or theory of knowledge, as a field of study

penury: extreme want; poverty; destitution.

sumptuary: Relating to expense; regulating expense or expenditure.

schadenfreude: Malicious enjoyment derived from observing someone else's misfortune.

peripatetic: Walking about; itinerant; nomadic.

abstruse: concealed or hidden out of the way.

parlous: Attended with peril; dangerous; risky.

adenoidal: sounding as if the nose were pinched; "a whining nasal voice"

feckless: Lacking purpose.

solipsism: The theory that the self is the only thing that can be known and verified.

ersatz: Made in imitation; artificial, especially of an inferior quality.

fealty: Fidelity to one's lord; the feudal obligation by which the tenant or vassal was bound to be faithful to his lord; fidelity; allegiance; faithfulness.

sanguine: Having the colour of blood; red.

sartorial: Of or relating to the tailoring of clothing.

hagiography: The study of saints.

pandemic: Widespread; general.

hagiographic: A writing or expression congruous with the tenets of hagiography.

dauphin: The eldest son of the king of France.

antebellum: Of the time period prior to a war.

paroxysm: A random or sudden outburst (of activity).

risible: Of or pertaining to laughter.

interlocutor: A person who takes part in dialogue or conversation.

swine: Any of various omnivorous, even-toed ungulates of the family Suidae.

apotheosis: The fact or action of becoming a god; deification.

comity: Courtesy and considerate behavior toward others

banal: Common in a boring way, to the point of being predictable; containing nothing new or fresh.

profligacy: careless wastefulness

Sisyphean: Incessant or incessantly recurring, but futile.

inchoate: Recently started but not fully formed yet; just begun; only elementary or immature.

apoplectic: Marked by extreme anger or fury.

bildungsroman: A novel tracing the spiritual, moral, psychological, or social development and growth of the main character, usually from childhood to maturity.

peroration: The concluding section of a discourse, either written or oral, in which the orator or writer sums up and commends his topic to his audience, particularly as used in the technical sense of a component of ancient Roman oratorical delivery.

fungible: Able to be substituted for something of equal value.

recondite: Hidden from the mental or intellectual view; secret; abstruse.

bonobo: the pygmy chimpanzee, Pan paniscus, from Africa south of the Congo

phlogiston: The hypothetical fiery principle formerly assumed to be a necessary constituent of combustible bodies and to be given up by them in burning.

contretemps: An unforeseen, inopportune, or embarrassing event; a hitch

appurtenances: equipment used for a specific task or purpose; gear

glut: an excess, too much

fecklessness: worthlessness due to being feeble and ineffectual

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