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agnotology

/aɡˈnɒtɒlədʒi/

n.

  1. the study of deliberate spreading of confusion, typically to sell a product or win favour, particularly through the publication of inaccurate or misleading scientific data.

anachronism

/əˈnakrəˌnɪz(ə)m/

n.

  1. a thing belonging or appropriate to a period other than that in which it exists, especially a thing that is conspicuously old-fashioned.
  2. the action of attributing something to a period to which it does not belong.

aphorism

/ˈafərɪz(ə)m/

n.

  1. a pithy observation which contains a general truth.
  2. a concise statement of a scientific principle, typically by a classical author.

apostasy

/ə-ˈpä-stə-sē/

n.

  1. an act of refusing to continue to follow, obey, or recognize a religious faith
  2. abandonment of a previous loyalty

atavistic

/ˌatəˈvɪstɪk/

adj. relating to or characterized by reversion to something ancient or ancestral.

belabour

/bɪˈleɪbə/

v.

  1. attack (someone) physically or verbally.
  2. argue or discuss (a subject) in excessive detail.

cognizant

/ˈkɒ(ɡ)nɪz(ə)nt/

adj. having knowledge or awareness.

contemporaneous

/kənˌtɛmpəˈreɪnɪəs,kɒnˌtɛmpəˈreɪnɪəs/

adj. existing at or occurring in the same period of time.

coterie

/ˈkəʊt(ə)ri/

n. a small group of people with shared interests or tastes, especially one that is exclusive of other people.

daymark

/ˈdeɪˌmɑːk/

n. a marker visible to pilots as a navigation guide in daylight.

deluge

/ˈdɛljuːdʒ/

n., v.

  1. a severe flood.
  2. overwhelm with a flood.

embryonic

/ˌɛmbrɪˈɒnɪk/

adj.

  1. relating to an embryo."slight differences in embryonic
  2. (of a system, idea, or organization) in a rudimentary stage with potential for development.

ignominy

/ˈɪɡnəmɪni/

n. public shame or disgrace.

internecine

/in-ˈtər-nə-ˌsēn/

adj. destructive to both sides in a conflict

marginalia

/ˌmɑːdʒɪˈneɪlɪə/

n. notes written in the margins of a text.

misbegotten

/ˌmɪsbɪˈɡɒtn/

adj.

  1. badly conceived or planned.
  2. contemptible (used as a term of abuse).

opprobrium

/ə-ˈprō-brē-əm/

n. harsh criticism or censure.

preternatural

/ˌpriːtəˈnatʃ(ə)r(ə)l/

adj. beyond what is normal or natural.

prosody

/ˈprɒsədi/

n.

  1. the patterns of rhythm and sound used in poetry.
  2. the patterns of stress and intonation in a language.

pugnacious

/pʌɡˈneɪʃəs/

adj. eager or quick to argue, quarrel, or fight.

teleological

adj. reason or explanation for something as a function of its end, purpose, or goal

topos

/ˈtɒpɒs/

n. a traditional theme or formula in literature

ululation

/ˌəl-yə-ˈlā-shən,ˌyül-/

n. a loud utterance, usually a protracted, high-pitched, rhythmical sound especially as an expression of sorrow, joy, celebration, or reverence.

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