All terms in this list:
Alkaid: A star in the constellation of Ursa Major, the east-most star of the Plough
apotheosis: The fact or action of becoming a god; deification.
Circean: pleasing but dangerous
cornucopia: A goat's horn endlessly overflowing with fruit, flowers and grain; or full of whatever its owner wanted.
ellipsis: A mark consisting of three periods, historically with spaces in between, before, and after them “ . . . ”, nowadays a single character “…” (used in printing to indicate an omission).
audacious: Showing willingness to take bold risks; recklessly daring.
expiate: To atone or make reparation for.
lascivious: Feeling or revealing an overt and often offensive sexual desire
ileum: The last, and usually the longest, division of the small intestine; the part between the jejunum and large intestine.
Luddite: A person opposed to increased industrialization or new technology
maven: A self-styled expert in a given field.
obfuscate: Render obscure, unclear, or unintelligible
puerile: Childishly silly and trivial
sepsis: The presence in tissues of harmful bacteria and their toxins, typically through infection of a wound
sybarite: A person who is self-indulgent in their fondness for sensuous luxury
tacit: Understood or implied without being stated
tyro: a learner or beginner
ubiquitous: Being everywhere at once: omnipresent.
whinge: Complain persistently and in a peevish or irritating way
zeitgeist: The spirit of the age; the taste, outlook, and spirit characteristic of a period.
harbinger: A person or thing that foreshadows or foretells the coming of someone or something.
dearth: A scarcity or lack of something
penultimate: Coming next-to-last in a sequence.
coup: A sudden, violent, and illegal seizure of power from a government
xenophobia: An exaggerated or abnormal fear of strangers or foreigners.