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Definition Page

Welcome to my Definition Page!

 
      Being french, on many occasions I would read a novel and come across a word I was unfamiliar with. I would then look up these words to understand their meaning, but often forget them since they are not common vocabulary. So I decided to create this page to write down these words in the hopes of remembering them.

 
This list will be updated each time I will research a new word. Please pardon the formating, as it seems to be an issue on this page. These definitions were found using a simple Google search.



  • Emphraxis(em-frak'sis)

    • noun: emphraxis
      • A clogging or obstruction of the mouth of the sweat gland.
      • An impaction.
  • Festoon (fes·toon)
    • verb, past tense; festooned
      • 1. adorn (a place) with ribbons, garlands, or other decorations. "the room was festooned with balloons and streamers"
  • Harpsichord (harp·si·chord)
    • noun: harpsichor
      • a horizontally strung stringed keyboard instrument, triangular in shape, consisting usually of two manuals controlling various sets of strings plucked by pivoted plectrums mounted on jacks. Some harpsichords have a pedal keyboard and stops by which the tone colour may be varie


  • Incarnadine (in·car·na·dine)
    • noun: incarnadin
      • a bright crimson or pinkish-red color
    • adjective: incarnadin
      • of a crimson or pinkish-red color
    • verb: incarnadine; 3rd person present: incarnadines; past tense: incarnadined; past participle: incarnadined; gerund or present participle: incarnadining
      • color (something) a bright crimson or pinkish-red.

  • Laconic (la·con·ic)
    • adjective; laconic
      • (of a person, speech, or style of writing) using very few words. ‘’his laconic reply suggested a lack of interest in the topic’’

  • Mellifluous (mel·lif·lu·ous)
    • adjective: mellifluou
      • (of a voice or word) sweet or musical; pleasant to hear ‘’the voice was mellifluous and smooth’’

  • Oleaginous (o·le·a·gi·nous)
    • adjective: oleaginous
      • having the nature or qualities of oil.
      • containing or producing oil.
      • unctuous; fawning; smarmy.

  • Panegyric (pan·e·gy·ric)
    • noun: panegyric
      • a formal public commendation; eulogy
      • formal or elaborate praise.

  • Prolegomenon (pro·le·gom·e·non)
    • noun: prolegomenon; plural noun: prolegomena
      • a preliminary discussion; introductory essay, as prefatory matter in a book; a prologue.
      • Usually, prolegomena. (sometimes used with a singular verb) a treatise serving as a preface or introduction to a book.

  • Pugilistic (pu·gi·lis·tic)
    • adjective: pugilistic
      • of or relating to pugilism or pugilists; "a pugilistic career"
    • noun: pugilist, pugulism
      • a person who fights with the fists; a boxer, usually a professional.
      • The skill, practice, and sport of fighting with the fists

  • Quotidian (quo·ti·di·an)
    • adjective: quotidian
      • Daily: a quotidian report.
      • usual or customary; everyday: quotidian needs.
      • ordinary; commonplace: paintings of no more than quotidian artistry.
      • (of a fever, ague, etc.) characterized by paroxysms that recur daily.
    • noun: quotidia
      • something recurring daily.
      • a quotidian fever or ague


  • Riotous (ri·ot·ous)
    • adjective; riotou
      • marked by or involving public disorder
      • characterized by wild and uncontrolled behavior
      • having a vivid, varied appearance. "a riotous display of bright red, green, and yellow vegetables’
      • hilariously funny. "a riotous account of the making of the movie’’

  • Segue (se·gue)
    • verb: segue; 3rd person present: segues; past tense: segued; past participle: segued; gerund or present participle: seguein
      • (in music and film) move without interruption from one song, melody, or scene to another. "allowing one song to segue into the next"
    • noun: segue; plural noun: segue
      • an uninterrupted transition from one piece of music or film scene to another


      • Seminole (sem·i·nole)
        • noun: Seminole; plural noun: Seminole; plural noun: Seminoles
          • a member of an American Indian people of the Creek confederacy and their descendants, noted for resistance in the 19th century to encroachment on their land in Georgia and Florida. Many were resettled in Oklahoma.
          • either of the Muskogean languages, usually Creek, spoken by the Seminole.
        • adjective: Seminol
          • of or relating to the Seminole or their language.


                • Sheisty (shei·sty)
                  • adjective: sheisty, also written shiesty, shysty
                    • suspicious, shady; sneaky. ''He's a sheisty guy''
                    • Like a shyster; unscrupulous : a sheisty thing to do


                        • Syzygy (syz·y·gy)
                          • noun: syzygy; plural noun: syzygies
                            •  conjunction or opposition, especially of the moon with the sun "the planets were aligned in syzygy"
                            • a pair of connected or corresponding things. "animus and anima represent a supreme pair of opposites, the syzygy"

                        • Vociferous (vo·ci·fe·rous)

                          • adjective: vociferou
                            • characterized by vehemence, clamour, or noisiness: vociferous protests.
                            • making an outcry or loud noises; clamorous: a vociferous mob.
                            • characterized by or uttered with vociferation: a vociferous manner of expression.


                        • Wainscot (wain·scot)
                          • noun: wainscot, wainscoting
                            • wood, especially oak and usually in the form of paneling, for lining interior walls.
                            • the lining itself, especially as covering the lower portion of a wall.
                            • a dado, especially of wood, lining an interior wall.
                            • British. oak of superior quality and cut, imported from the Baltic countries for fine woodwork.
                          • verb (used with object), wainscoted, wainscoting or (especially British) wainscotted, wainscotting.
                            • to line the walls of (a room, hallway, etc.) with or as if with woodwork:
                              • a room wainscoted in oak.