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rhomb
(noun) (geom.) a rhombus
thalassocracy
(noun) maritime supremacy
propadeutic (or propaedeutic)
(noun) an introduction to an art or science. (adj) preceding and preparing for something
transpicuous
(adj) transparent
weal
(noun) 1. (archaic) a sound or prosperous state; 2. (obs.) the body politic; the state
selvedge
(noun) 1. the edge of a fabric made to prevent unraveling; 2. the edge plate of a lock
marl
(noun) 1. a kind of earth fertilizer; 2. (poetic) earth
swart or swarthy
(adj) dark coloured
rake (geography)
(noun) a slope
scree
(noun) (British) a pebble; a heap of stones
conatus
(noun) (sing. & pl.) 1. striving; inclination; nisus 2. a natural tendency or impulse
tripudiate
(verb) to dance for joy
invective
(noun) a violent denunciation; hence, harsh or defamatory expression
lacustrine
(adj) relating to lakes
piquant
(adj) 1. pleasantly tart or pungent to the taste; 2. engagingly provocative
inveigh
(verb) to rail bitterly; to denounce severely; harangue
serry
(verb) to press together; esp., in ranks
diegesis
(noun) 1. (rhetoric) presentation of the facts by the speaker; (film, literature) presentation of the setting, characters, etc.; narration; telling the story as opposed to showing it
pertinacious
(adj) unyielding, tenacious, persistent
picaresque
(adj) characteristic of rogues or rascals; specif., a type of fiction with a rogue as hero