New Words of 2013

by Josiah Audette

The following are 1,214 words I had either never heard before (Or had forgotten the definition to) in my readings during 2013. Garnering new words was and continues to be a New Years resolution for me. A preponderance of these words were collected from books I read and the others from either the lectures, radio, video, or conversation I encountered along the way. All of which I maintained in a list from my iPhone. Lest any consider me to be a coruscating intellect for such a collection of such multitudinous proportions, perhaps I would remind them that these are new words to me. They did not comprise the enlivened portion of my colloquialism up to their initial introduction to my list. So perhaps a more humbling title to this post would be “1,214 Words I Didn’t Know.”

Surreptitious, Dialectics, Deleterious, Entropy, Anthropocentric, Ataraxia, Mercurial, Besmirched, Trebled, Intramural, Ontic, Vertiginous, Aberration, Stupefaction, Vociferous, Indubitable, Didactic, Propaedeutic, Philidoxy, Empirical, Ampliative, Elucidation, Organon, Architectonically, Enumeration, Induction, Incontrovertibly, Apodictic, Dexterous, Extrapolate, Hegemony, Metanarrative, Metaphysical, Atonality, Polystylism, Pastiche, Penumbra, Vacillation, Emotive, Coruscating, Adjudicate, Datum, Subterfuge, Iambic, Erastianism, Incredulous, Chalcentrous, Pusillanimous, Polemist, Putative, Winnowing, Quotidian, Burnishing, Defloration, Anachronism, Parlance, Putative, Aggregate, Bibliophile, Ameliorated, Mausoleum, Mendacious, Oleaginous, Lucidity, Punctilious, Raconteur, Gulch, Esculent, Isthmus, Aegis, Peregrination, Peripatetic, Phrenology, Repartee, Luminiferous, Uxoriousness, Vituperation, Ebullition, Supercilious, Acrimonious, Meretricious, Portentous, Platitudinous, Impervious, Suppurating, Suborning, Macabre, fealty, Puerile, Pyrotechnic, Sordid, Denizens, Saturnalia, Dictum, Vertiginous, Etiolated, Pallid, Dystopian, adduce, Pensive, Gesticulating, Scabrous, Rued, Pantomime, Demented, Cadaverous, Parsimonious, Libidinous, Gravitas, Amelioration, Auspicious, Peripatetic, Gubernatorial, Debutante, Perturbation, Nefarious, Gregarious, Prescient, Finis, Aplomb, Beleaguered, Recalcitrant, Capacious, Arrhythmia, Dystopian, Cliquish, Indigence, Proletariat, Plenary, Angst, Jaundice, Pedant, Picard, Altruistic, Hyperborean, Nabob, Escutcheon, Nomothetic, Idiographic, Decompartmentalization, Lecherous, Peons, Lugubrious,Transmogrified, Patrimonies, Parsimonious, Ubiquitous, Grandiloquent, Quixotic, Rambunctious, Metallurgical, Charlatan, Aphorism, Desultory, Forays, Haberdasher, Immolation, Myopically, Voluptuaries, Prosaic, Offing, Commodious, Renascence, Amoebas, Maladroit, Maladjusted, Mellifluously, Ministrations, Ventricular, Sophist, Gregarious, Perturbation, Nomenclature, Circumlocution, Apotheosis, Germane, Sophist, Epicurean, Cogitating, Vivacious, Expectoration, Abstracts, Vacuity, Empyrean, Virulence, Axiomatic, Immolated, Precocity, Hubris, Petard, Stolid, Oscillation, Coalescing, Reverie, Analogous, Skein, Staid, Paroxysm, Taciturn, Nebulous, Garret, Phlegmatic, Buxom, Rigmarole, Cadaverous, Affidavit, Debonair, Paregoric, Coquettish, Calcined, Pertinacious, Virile, Piddle, Hokum, Piffle, Auspicious, Guillotine, Calumnies, Prelacy, Prelates, Vastation, Inveighing, Pecuniary, Mulcts, Cognizance, Remissness, Exchequer, Prodigious, Myoclonus, Propitiation, Diogenes, Anthropomorphism, Jocund, Alliteration, Boreal, Approbation, Excogitated, Interdict, Posterior, Regal, Curmudgeon, Barney, Veldt, Penurious, Patrician, Mottled, Sanctum, Anthropomorphic, Ostentatious, Bifurcation, Conterminous, Accouchement, Cerebrally, Invigilating, Panopticon, Redolent, Homonym, Antiquated, Grafters, Untrammeled, Fastidious, Promulgated, Disquietude, Bumptious, Ebullient, Dalliance, Sullied, Bonhomie, Donnybrooks, Raucous, Ensconced, Ducal, Comptroller, Largess, Indefatigable, Gadfly, Tawdry, Doctrinaire, Sycophantic, Obsequious, Askance, Anecdotes, Supernumerary, Trundled, Sonorous, Charade, Diminution, Verdant, Brobdingnagian, Prolixity, Garrulousness, Nostrums, Equipoise, Logorrhea, Loquacity, Pejoratively, Epithet, Obfuscation, Euphemism, Voluble, Flatulent, Prolix, Tautological, Pleonastic, Circuitous, Discursive, Laconic, Alleviated, Aver, Aspersion, Harangued, Aver, Cosy, Prevaricate, Cessation, Hiccoughed, Egad, Phlegm, Torpid, Metamorphosed, Paratively, Preponderance, Patriarchy, Aquiline, Hornswoggle, Salubrious, Squalid, Ribald, Vendetta, Ragamuffin, Innocuous, Effusive, Wizened, Presentiment, Dissembling, Perfunctory, Dilettantism, Detritus, Scintillating, Convivial, Mullioned, Execrable, Pudgy, Piqued, Miasma, Gaunt, Petulant, Corpulent, Obfuscation, Obsequious, Ponderously, Malevolently, Enigmatic, Gulled, Fusillade, Predilection, Alacrity, Morose, Mercurial, Obstreperous, Mollified, Recondite, scrivener, Mulish, Vagary, Pugilistic, Inveteracy, Ignominiously, Incipient, Dishabille, Defray, Attenuated, Nettled, Ruminating, Plume, Sagacious, Incubus, Accosted, Rheumatism, Farinaceous, Hypostasis, Subterfuge, Affable, Portmanteau, Equipage, Affianced, Imbued, Asseverated, Inveterate, Plenipotentiary, Teetotalers, Twaddle, Choleric, Eclectic, Quixotic, Contrapuntal, Anoxia, Propitiation, Gumption , Veridical, Parochial, Metrosexual, Tryst, Vestibule, Sonicallys, Elocution, Assiduity, Probation, Peerless, Prolix, Physiognomy, Indicative, Argus, Swag, Gridiron, Commiseration, Presentiment, Proffered, Exordium, Bilious, Apparition, Rheumatism, Verisimilitude, Feuilletons, Tautological, Masochism, Mordant, Polymorphous, Pachydermatous, Risible, Purveying, Rotundity, Patricide, Panjandrums, Portents, Casuistry, Fratricide, Posthumous, Duplicity, Incongruous, Proxy, in lieu, Demur, Alacrity, Tacitly, Chagrined, Sexton, Modiste, Solecisms, Superadding, Elocutionist, Desultory, Urn, Coterie, Mastication, Bevy, Evince, Remunerative, Novitiate, Quails, Phalanx, Beau, Execration, Novitiate, Quails, Phalanx, Coiffure, Sibilant, Decorous, Levity, Precocious, Hosiery, Coquetry, Plebeian, Dowdy, Pecuniary, Annuitant, Monied, Probity, Apothecaries, Stipendiary, Stipend, Munificently, Clandestinely, Mandamus, Emulation, Indelibly, Glossolalia, Onomatopoeia, Bumptious, Cordial, Solecistic, Rescind, Inviolable, Extirpating, Preponderates, Sumptuary, Prodigality, Impressionism, Luddite, Fetishization, Malarkey, Meme, McCoy, Grandees, Reticule, Hussar, Capered, Servility, Leonine, Ague, Scapegrace, Opiate, Regal, Ornithology, Bamboozled, Quietism, Maven, Borked, Churchillian, Indemnity, Tort, Bumptious, Obloquy, Vulgarian, Pizazz, Apotheosis, Panache, Manumission, Thralldom, Avocation, Profligate, Abstemious, Equivocate, Calumny, Arcana, Abnegation, Regicide, Caustic, Dithered, Enervate, Tittering, Reticent, Investiture, Sardonic, Parsimony, Rapacious, Bosh, Dosh, Gosh, Josh, Nosh, Mosh, Tosh, Dilate, Tintinnabulation, Pariah, Murrain, Blains, Pedigrees, Parsimony, Prodigality, Profusion, Exactions, Sumptuary, Antipathy, Logarithmically, Dapper, Retrograde, Primogeniture, Demesnes, Burghers, Munificent, Anterior, Rapine, Illusory, Motley, Incongruous, Precincts, Victualing, Emoluments, Harbinger, Pragmatics, Deictic, Egregious, Injudicious, Palliative, Odium, Avarice, Discountenancing, Pillory, Probity, Enjoined, Annex, Indemnify, Ignominious, Complaisance, Proxies, Bulimia, Ineffably, Teutonic, Wilily, Extirpate, Votaries, Chimera, Avidity, Connivance, Socage, Spencerian, Prate, Orisons, Quoth, Lazar, Buss, Anon, Untrussed, Mendicant, Mar, Lucre, Filial, Galling, Parity, Decrepit, Ruddy, Twain, Emporium, Positivism, Prolegomena, Dada, Subliminal, Bolide, Jurisprudence, Adumbration, Aeons, Servitor, Nascent, Vestry, Turgid, Megalomaniacs, Convocation, Insomniac Arcane, Regnant, Carnage, Sanguinary, Prefiguration, Saccharine, Interlocutor, Casuistry, Candor, Sycophant, Arraign, Occlude, Pelf, Incendiary, Sodality, Visceral, Vapid, Foppery, Excoriate, Adumbrate, Harbinger, Philander, Vagaries, Hapless, Epigrammatic, Aphoristic, Exigent, Gallant, Chapmen, Heterodox, Invidious, Concupiscence, Factious, Spencerian, Gadzooks, Antiquated, Derogate, Praetor, Rescript, Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis, Malaise, Caducity, Heterogeneous, Deportment, Dissembling, Odoriferous, Inimical, Ignominy, Eructations, Odium, Prudery, Disquisition, Slovenliness, Fetid, Abrogated, Atrophy, Saponify, Contumely, Curmudgeon, Tendrils, Delectation, Predaceous, Contumacy, Connivance, Poise, Maudlin, Bawd, Vamoose, Inimitable, Compendious, Vicissitude, Derogate, Disparage, Coarctation, Peremptory, Consonance,  Traduced, Ingenuous, Animadversion, Vermicular,  Extant, Traducement, Perfidious, Satiety, Vouched, Languor, Perfidious, Mickle, Participle, Indicative, Pulchritude, Abnegation, Jingoist, Precocious, Xeriscape, Mendacity, Myopic, Redoubtable, Fortuitous, Paragon, Malodorous, Moribund, Slapdash, Effrontery, Burgeoning, Maven, Panegyric, Commodious, Jejune, Pandect, Retinue, Laity, Anglophile, Pusillanimous, Opines, Turpitude, Flagitious, Contagion, Borne, Cupidity, Pernicious, Pudicity, Parison, Anathematize, Perfidy, Paramours, Concupiscence, Avarice, Venial, Tutelary, Sycophants, caveat, Accoutrement, Congruous, Mawkish, Driveling, Peerage, Donative, Diminution, Derogation, Placebo, Demure, Pinioned, Unguents, Timorous, Coppice, Sedentary, Oligarchies, Scutcheon, Escutcheon, Benign, Piquant, Penury, Impedimenta, Putrefy, Phantasmagoric, Phantasm, Choler, Adust, Retrograde, Votary, Copulate, Warble, Captious, Aculeate, Diurnal, Sustentation, Philology, Sententious, Janissary, Advoutress, Arietation, Blanch, Defficileness, Equipollent, Espial, Knap, Muniting, Oes, Proyne, Purpise, Staddle, Stirp, Stond, Votary, Slattern, Lucubration, Disquisition, Superadd, Perspicuous, Rescript, Simoniacal, Contradistinction, Antiquarian, Mimicry, Regalia, Matriculated, Reconnoiter, Countermanding, Encomium, Escheat, Protonotary, Gavelkind, Alderman, Debacle, Feoffment, Iddic, Mellifluous, Aphrodisiac,    Demur, Prissy, Denouement, Fugacious, Prestidigitation, Extempore, Coquette, Quorum, Sycophant, Boudoir, Valetudinarian, Tasseled, Vernal, Cerulean, Verdant, Anemone, Festal, Vestal, Capuchin, Pejoratively, Porous, Colloquium, Apothegm, Devolution, Abjuration, Parochial, Cinque, Macerate, Amerced, Indecorum, Splenetic, Primogeniture, Indefeasible, Refulgent, Sylvan, Pythonic, Scintillation, Elysian, Ambrosia, Porphyry, Guerdon, Montcalm, Suffuse, Azure, Matins, Panoply, Eremite, Gourds, Gamboled, Tresses, Flits, Effulgent, Iridescent, Opalescent, Alchemy, Epitaph, Livery, Natty, Factotum, Etymology, Colloquy, Scriptorium, Landau, Viaduct, Warren, Gyre, Absinthe, Voluble, Imperturbable, Lubricious, Bedlam, Polymath, Paragon, Apotheosis, Simian, Serendipity, Postlapsarian, Machinations, Indelibility, Tocsin, Breveted, Tenderloin, Monomania, Japanned, Sesquipedalian, Fricative, Consanguineous, Beshrew, Cham, Intelligentsia, Imprimatur, Amanuensis, Bravura, Oxonian, Corrugated, Athenaeum, Abeyance, Addendum, Quire, Gerund, Fascicles, Aardvark, Acatalectic, Agnate, Hymenopterous, Purview, Unflagging, Patina, Purlieus, Arcane, Vicinage, Mollified, Endogenous, Lodestone, Philogyny, Sainfoin, Terebinth, Loosestrife, Pellucid, Chance-medley, Cacoethes, Boustrophedon, Euchre, Temerity, Xenophobia, Compunction, Atrophied, Peremptorily, Nadir, Bellicose, Emoluments, Pyrrhic, Bellicose, Exiguous, Obstreperous, Plenitude, Evince, Scurrility, Maelstrom, Indomitable, Plebiscite, Viscounty, Exculpatory, Avuncular, Luridly, Cornucopia, Mendicants, Coyly, Pugilist, Elegiac, Jetsam, Flotsam, Viscosity, Viscous, Appellation, Terrene, Abjure, Prebendary, Nugatory, Peerage, Appendant, Curule, Excrescence, Victualer, Enervate, Meretricious, Inchoate, Incontinent, Coverture, Eleemosynary, Mortmain, Lucubrations, Exigences, Exigency, Stupefaction, Oligarchy, Conflagration, Nostrum, Deference, Sacerdotal, Hereditament, Arable, Rivulent, Usufruct, Glebe, Advowsons, Benefice, Predial, Diocesan, Sanctimonious, Appurtenant, Piscary, Turbary, Estovers, Palatine, Mortmain, Ablaut, Gradation, Allodial, Finesse, Opprobrium, Mesne, Villein, Compendious, Socage, Gins, Triage, Astroimaging, Fauna, Flora, Heliography, Viviparous, Fiduciary, Interregnum, Penchant, Emporium, Machiavellian, Caveat, Tangentially, Ambulatory, Aseity, Screed, Shill, Sinecure, Insouciance, Mage, Barrister, Apothegm, Masques, Remonstrance, Connivance, Sloven, Cashiered, Extirpation, Expatriate, Demagogues, Bedlam, Sagacious, Conflagration, Recalcitrant, Masochistic, Puissant, Sentient, Tonsorial, Anodyne, Dilettante, Auteur, Misanthropy, Adventitious, Solicitude, Rote, Mesne, Seisin, Escheat, Scutage, Luxuriant, Petit, Larceny, Manumit, Compendious, Unbellowing, Tapsters, Arrogate, Dunce, Amanuensis, Fustian, Trope, Pleonasms, Perturbation, Neoteric, Stomachosus, Irrefragable, Emmet, Amorous, Veriest, Execrable, Sottish, Vizard, Hotspur, Expostulate, Harpy, Parity, Cozen, Peevish, Liquorish, Lickerish, Lecherous, Quean, Volubility, Sapient, Tincture, Paynim, Provost, Jibe, Gybe, Gadabout, Sophism, Gendarmes, Filioque, Polyglotism, Vim, Apotropaic, Convexity, Putrefaction, Harangue, Perambulate, Inculcation, Heirological, Antecedent, Rote, Supernumerary, Heteroclite, misanthropic , Filial, Gauche, Louche, Bibliomane, Mack-amuck, Chrematophobia,  Boutique, Defalcation, Stygian, Hinterland, Bluenose, Redacting, Octogenarian, Histrionics, Homiletics, Homily, Chaffer, Passbook, Malapert, Charwoman, Sardonic, Milieu, Angelology, Cortège, Postdiluvian, Periphery, Brusque, Chic, Tetragrammaton, Aorist, Relegate, Extrude, Deleterious, Nexus, Barranty, Furore, Rabid, Acerbic, Brininess, Holpen, Churl, Cormorant, Oblation, Myopic, Quorum, Amorphous, Ossified, Qi,

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