Important/Interesting Words

Words that you should know the meaning of, but likely don't, as well as words I encounter whilst reading that I think are cool
  1. Amorphous
    Without a clearly defined shape or form
  2. Peruse
    To read thoroughly (contrary to popular belief, that's the real definition)
  3. Ethereal
    Extremely delicate and light in a way that seems too perfect for this world
  4. Phantasmagoric
    Having a fantastic or deceptive appearance, as if created by a dream or an illusion
  5. Abeyance
    A state of temporary disuse or suspension
  6. Rufescent
    Tinged with red
  7. Higgledy-piggledy
    In confusion or disorder
  8. Bawd
    Woman in charge of a brothel
  9. Bawdy
    Dealing with sexual matters in a comical way; humorously indecent
  10. Precipitous
    1. Dangerously high or steep 2. Done without much thought or planning
  11. Inexorable
    Impossible to stop/persuade/prevent
  12. Hedonism
    The pursuit of pleasure; sensual self-indulgence
  13. Nihilism
    1. The rejection of all religious and moral principles, often in the belief that life is meaningless 2. Extreme skepticism maintaining that nothing in the world has a real existence
  14. Fervor
    Intense and passionate feeling
  15. Jaundice
    1. A medical condition with yellowing of the skin or the whites of eyes 2. Bitterness, resentment, or envy
  16. Snafu
    1. Noun. A state of confusion or chaos 2. Adj. In utter confusion or chaos 3. Verb. To throw into a state of confusion or chaos