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A continuation of the original TBD Topic.

New and unfamiliar words and phrases. Sound like you know what you're talking about, even when you don't! Hopefully, we can do this in an intersting way, that will make us smile as well as learn.

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crapulous,
adjective:
1.Given to or characterized by gross excess in drinking or eating.
2.Suffering from or due to such excess.

(from Late Latin crapulosus, from Latin crapula, from Greek kraipale, drunkenness and its consequences, nausea, sickness, and headache.

when the worker emerged from the sewer, he look positively crapulous.
dung hut - abode made out of animal dung. (built by the Masai tribe of Africa.

Speaking of dung, why are some pants called dungaree?
eldritch
adjective:
1.Strange; unearthly; weird; eerie.


An elritch is a geriatric one of these

(and probably subscribes to TBD)
logorrhea
noun:
1.Pathologically incoherent, repetitious speech.
2.Incessant or compulsive talkativeness; wearisome volubility


Logorrhea is what you call all that stuff in your fireplace/barbecue/grille after you've had a marshmallow roast.
phrontistery -noun
an establishment for study and learning (sometimes including modern universities)

Have you been to a phrontistery lately?
conjurer - noun. Date: 14th century.-one that practices magic arts : wizard

The conjurer didn't attend jury duty due to his spells.
Actually, a conjuror is how the none dissenting vote in a n otherwise-unanimous jury.
panache
1 : an ornamental tuft (as of feathers) especially on a helmet
2 : dash or flamboyance in style and action : verve
Panache is what I got after I overcooked a steak!
thaumaturge or thaumaturgist- a performer of miracles; magician

Nick went to see his thaumaturgist, because he had a severe case of wiccatropy.
Necromancy (pronounced /ˈnɛkrɵmænsi/) is a form of magic in which the practitioner seeks to summon "operative spirits" or "spirits of divination", for multiple reasons, from spiritual protection to wisdom.

Lily employed Necromancy to conjure a romancing elf. lol
Nick resorted to nec-romancing Miss Catrina Calvera, but he was repelled by her boney neck. hahahahhahahahha
yeah, it could almost be an onomatopoeia.

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