Words, Words, Words

  1. amicable
    amɪkəb(ə)l/ adjective characterized by friendliness and absence of discord. "an amicable settlement of the dispute"
  2. apt
    apt/adjective appropriate or suitable in the circumstances.
  3. array
    əˈreɪ/ noun an impressive display or range of a particular type of thing.
  4. articulate
    adjective ɑːˈtɪkjʊlət/ having or showing the ability to speak fluently and coherently.
  5. condescending
    kɒndɪˈsɛndɪŋ/ adjective having or showing an attitude of patronizing superiority.
  6. dearth
    /dəːθ/ noun a scarcity or lack of something.
  7. doctrine
    ˈdɒktrɪn noun a belief or set of beliefs held and taught by a religious, political party, or other group.
  8. ellipsis
    ɪˈlɪpsɪs/Submit noun the omission from speech or writing of a word or words that are superfluous or able to be understood from contextual clues. a set of dots (…) indicating an ellipsis.
  9. erroneous
    ɪˈrəʊnɪəs,ɛ-/ adjective wrong; incorrect.
  10. etymology
    ˌɛtɪˈmɒlədʒi/ noun the study of the origin of words and the way in which their meanings have changed throughout history.
  11. heathen
    ˈhiːð(ə)n/ noun derogatory plural noun: heathens a person who does not belong to a widely held religion (especially one who is not a Christian, Jew, or Muslim) as regarded by those who do. "my brother and I were raised, as my grandma puts it, as heathens"
  12. hyperbole
    hʌɪˈpəːbəli/ noun exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally.
  13. hypothetical
    ˌhʌɪpəˈθɛtɪk(ə)l/ adjective based on or serving as a hypothesis.
  14. infatuate
    ɪnˈfatʃʊeɪt,-tjʊ-/ verb be inspired with an intense but short-lived passion or admiration for.
  15. itinerary
    ʌɪˈtɪn(ə)(rə)ri,ɪ-/ noun noun: itinerary; plural noun: itineraries a planned route or journey.
  16. litigation
    lɪtɪˈɡeɪʃ(ə)n/ noun the process of taking legal action.
  17. maître d
    meɪtrə dəʊˈtɛl,French mɛtʀ dotɛl/ noun noun: maître d' the head waiter of a restaurant. the manager of a hotel.
  18. melancholy
    ˈmɛlənkəli noun a feeling of pensive sadness, typically with no obvious cause.
  19. mollify
    ˈmɒlɪfʌɪ verb appease the anger or anxiety of (someone).
  20. nuance
    ˈnjuːɑːns/ noun a subtle difference in or shade of meaning, expression, or sound.
  21. overmorrow
    The day after tomorrow.
  22. oxymoron
    ˌɒksɪˈmɔːrɒn noun a figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear in conjunction (e.g. faith unfaithful kept him falsely true ).
  23. paradox
    ˈparədɒks/ noun a seemingly absurd or contradictory statement or proposition which when investigated may prove to be well founded or true.
  24. pivotal
    ˈpɪvətl/ adjective of crucial importance in relation to the development or success of something else.
  25. pretence
    prɪˈtɛns/ noun: pretense 1. an attempt to make something that is not the case appear true. 2. a claim to have a particular skill or quality.
  26. prevail
    prɪˈveɪl/Submit verb prove more powerful or superior.
  27. recce
    ˈrɛki/ noun informal term for reconnaissance.
  28. touché
    tuːˈʃeɪ/ exclamation used as an acknowledgement during a discussion of a good or clever point made at one's expense by another person.
  29. verbatim
    vəːˈbeɪtɪm adverb & adjective in exactly the same words as were used originally.