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syzygy
(noun) (astronomy) the point of an orbit at which the planet is in conjunction or opposition
nisus
(noun) 1. a striving; conative state; 2. (physiol.) the procreative desire manifested by birds and other animals in the spring
deraign
(verb) to battle; to array for battle
supervene
(verb) to come as something additional, extraneous
fell
(adj) cruel, fierce
refractory
(adj) resistant to authority or control; unmanageable; stubborn
pathematic
(adj) (archaic) emotional
imbroglio
(noun) a complicated situation; a serious misunderstanding
cadastre
(noun) an official register of real estate for purposes of taxation
arbalast
(noun) a crossbow
crozier
(noun) a bishop's or abbot's staff, resembling a shepherd's crook
gravamen
(noun) the relevant part of a grievance or charge
eponym
(noun) the person after whom a city, race, etc is supposed to have taken its name
scato --
a combining form meaning "ordure"
redolent
(adj) fragrant, odorous
ersatz
(noun) a replacement. (adj) substitute
malaprop
(noun) an inappropriate use of a word
negus
(noun) a beverage of wine, hot water, sugar, nutmeg, and lemon juice
wherefore
(adv) why
meretricious
(adj) 1. like a prostitute; 2. alluring by false show