EPISTAXIS Noun (ep-i-stax-is) A nosebleed My daughter had unexplained EPISTAXIS when she was younger.
RUCTION Noun (ruc-tion) If someone or something is causing a RUCTION, they cause strong protests, quarrels, or other trouble. The RUCTION ended with everyone getting arrested.
ESTIVAL Adjective (es-tuh-vuh) Pertaining or appropriate to summer. During ESTIVAL Florida has it’s rainy season.
SEGUE Verb (sey-gwey) To make a transition from one topic to another smoothly and without interruption. Before the press conference the politician practiced his SEGUE until he was satisfied with the results.
ASSIDUOUS Adjective (as-sid-u-ous) Showing great care, attention and effort. My father’s nurse was ASSIDUOUS in caring for my father.
PROSCENIUM Noun (Pro-sce-ni-um) The part of a modern stage in front of the curtain. The substitute host walked onto the PROSCENIUM and the audience was stunned.
SCHADENFREUDE Noun (Scha-den-freu-de) A feeling of enjoyment that comes from seeing or hearing about the troubles of other people. The executive felt SCHADENFREUDE when he heard of his rival’s empire collapse.
REITERATE Verb (ree-it-uh-reyt) To say or do again repeatedly. The speaker at the seminar we attended would REITERATE the same information frequently.
PERSPICACIOUS Adjective (per-spi-ca-cious) Having or showing an ability to notice and understand things that are different or not obvious. The new student in class was unusually PERSPICACIOUS in his thoughts and actions.
VERISIMILITUDE Noun (veri-si-mil-i-tude) The quality of appearing to be real or true. Similarity to the truth. Many fiction authors use VERISIMILITUDE to make the story seem to be fact.