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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.