OSTENSIBLE Adjective ((Ah-sten-suh-bul) Stated or appearing to be true, but no necessarily so. OSTENSIBLE purpose of the trip. Appearing or claiming to be one thing, when it is something else. When something is OSTENSIBLE it appears to be the case but might not be. The OSTENSIBLE cause of her enforced retirement was to make room…
EXCOGITATE Verb (eks-koj-i-teyt) To think out, devise, invent To study intently and carefully in order to grasp fully- comprehend fully To consider or think(something) our carefully and thoroughly To think over something carefully To consider fully My father used to EXCOGITATE his stock market holdings
ARROGATES Verb (air-uh-gays) To claim or seize without justification To make undue claim to having To claim on behalf of another If someone ARROGATES to themselves something as a responsibility or privilege, they claim or take it even though they have no right to do so The government can ARROGATE your property when it is…
RAILLERY Noun (rail-uh-ree) good natured ridicule banter an instance of joking or jest good humored teasing There is a lot of RAILLERY on the assembly line where I work
LAGNIAPPE Noun (lan-yap) Something given as a bonus or extra gift to a valued customer If you buy a dozen doughnuts and the bakery adds an extra roll in your box. You’ve just been given a LAGNIAPPE A small gift(especially one given by a merchant to a customer who makes a purchase) We received a…
LOGOMACHY Noun (lo-gom-a-chy) A fight about words is called LOGOMACHY Strife or contention in words only A dispute over or about words Every holiday family gathering my uncles get into LOGOMACHY over the correct pronouncement of words
STENTORIAN Adjective (Sten-tor-re-an) Voice is loud, powerful, booming; suitable for giving speeches to a large crowd He bellowed in a STENTORIAN voice
THEINE NOUN (THEE-EN-IN) Another name for caffeine, when present in tea Coffee excites, tea stimulates. THEINE lasts in your system for 6 to 8 hours. While caffeine gives a burst of energy for 2 to 3 hours. Black tea contains more THEINE than green tea.
EXPATRIATE EX-PAT Noun-adjective (eks-pey-tree-eyt) (eks-pat) Someone who does not live in their own country A person temporarily or permanently residing in a country other than their native country Many rock stars are EXPATRIATES OR EX-PATS
AMANUENSIS ADJECTIVE (a-man-uen-sis) A person whose job Is to write down what another person says or to copy what another person has written The king had an AMANUENSIS at all his council meetings.