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Noun: Bibliomania  (bib-lee-oh-MEY-nee-uh) Definition: Excessive fondness for acquiring and possessing books. Sample sentence: My aunt’s bibliomania is very obvious when you step into her home and find floor to ceiling bookcases in almost every room, and every one of them is full.

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Adjective: Frabjous  (FRAB-juhs) Definition: Wonderful, elegant, superb. Sample sentence: Miss Withers had long looked forward to the frabjous day when she could retire from teaching.    

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Adjective: Louche  (LOOSH) Definition: Not reputable or decent. Sample sentence: The man was nicely dressed but had a hard-boiled, louche look about him that raised suspicion.

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Adjective: Astringent  (uh-STRIN-juhnt) Definition: 1. Contracting or constricting. 2. Caustic: pungent. 3. Stern: austere. Sample sentence: Unlike the apple and its other cousin the pear, quince flesh is hard and astringent and cannot be eaten raw.

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Verb: Defenestrate (dee-FEN-uh-streyt) Definition: To throw a person or a thing out of a window. Sample sentence: It has been such an awful day at work that I will be tempted to defenestrate the next lunkhead who puts more work on my desk.

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Noun: Bafflegab  (BAF-uhl-gab) Definition: Confusing or generally unintelligble jargon. Sample sentence: The insurance policy, written in bafflegab,  is very difficult for a lay person to understand.

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Verb: Cozen  (KUZ-un) Definition: 1. To deceive, win over, or induce to do something by artful coaxing and wheedling or shrewd trickery. 2. To gain by artful coaxing or tricky deception. Sample sentence: The young man used his charm to cozen elderly victims into pouring their savings into his investment scheme.  

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Adjective: Rococo  (ruh-KOH-koh) Definition: 1. Of or relating to an artistic style especially of the 18th century characterized by fanciful curved asymmetrical forms and elaborate ornamentation. 2. Excessively ornate or intricate. Sample sentence: Among the items being auctioned off is a beautiful set of six chairs carved in rococo style.

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Noun: Mogul  (MOH-gul) Definition 1. (capitalized Mogul) An Indian Muslim of or descended from one of several conquering groups of Mongol, Turkish, and Persian origin; especially: Great Mogul. 2. A person of rank, power, influence, or distinction often in a specified area. Sample sentence: The media mogul owned such a large number of newspapers and […]

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Adjective: Commodious  (kuh-MOH-dee-us) Definition: Comfortably or conveniently spacious: roomy. Sample sentence: We were very happy to find the new theater features commodius and densely padded soft vinyl seats.

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