Glossary of Terrible Words!

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noun | \ə-ˈpərt-nən(t)s, -ˈpər-tə-nən(t)s\
1: an incidental right (as a right-of-way) attached to a principal property right and passing in possession with it
2: a subordinate part of adjunct <the appurtenance of welcome is fashion and ceremony – Shakespeare>
3: plural: accessory objects: APPARATUS <the appurtenances of wealth>
First known use: 14th C.

noun | \ˈkast also ˈkäst\
1: one of the hereditary social classes in Hinduism that restrict the occupation of their members and their association with the members of other castes
2a : a division of society based on differences of wealth, inherited rank or privilege, profession, occupation, or race b : the position conferred by caste standing : prestige
3: a system of rigid social stratification characterized by hereditary status, endogamy, and social barriers sanctioned by custom, law, or religion
4: a specialized form (as the worker of an ant or bee) of a polymorphic social insect that carries out a particular function in the colony
caste·ism noun
First known use: 1613

noun | \kən-ˈstrü-əl\
INTERPRETATION 1 <political contruals of reality: R.J. Neuhaus>
First known use: 1948

adj | \kən-ˈviv-yəl, -ˈvi-vē-əl\
: relating to, occupied with, or fond of feasting, drinking, and good company <a convivial host> <a convivial gathering>
con·viv·i·al·i·ty noun
con·viv·ial·ly adverb
First known use: circa 1668

Disinfotainment (cannot find this in the dictionary!) So instead:

noun | \(ˌ)dis-ˌin-fər-ˈmā-shən\
: false information deliberately and often covertly spread (as by the planting of rumors) in order to influence public opinion or obscure the truth
First known use: 1939

noun | \ˈe-shə-ˌlän\
a : one of a series of levels or grades in an organization or field of activity <involved employees at every echelon>
b : a group of individuals at a particular level or grade in an organization <the upper echelons of the bureaucracy>
First known use: 1798

verb | \i-ˈlü-sə-ˌdāt\
transitive verb
: to make lucid especially by explanation or analysis <elucidate a text>
intransitive verb
: to give a clarifying explanation
elu·ci·da·tion noun
elu·ci·da·tive adjective
elu·ci·da·tor noun
First known use: circa 1568

noun | \hi-ˈje-mə-nē, -ˈge-; ˈhe-jə-ˌmō-nē\
1: preponderant influence or authority over others : domination <battled for hegemony in Asia>
2: the social, cultural, ideological, or economic influence exerted by a dominant group
heg·e·mon·ic adjective
First known use: 1567

noun | /həˈmäjənē/
Variant of homogeneity (source:

adj | \i-ˈgrē-jəs\
2: CONSPICUOUS; especially: conspicuously bad: FLAGRANT <egregious errors> <egregious padding of the evidence – Christopher Hitchins>
Egre-gious-ly adverb
Egre-gious-ness noun
First known use: circa 1534

noun | \ˌfa-lə-ˈbi-lə-tē\
: liability to err
First known use: 1634

noun | \ˈlə-ˌdīt\
: one of a group of early 19th century English workmen destroying laborsaving machinery as a protest; broadly : one who is opposed to especially technological change
Luddite adjective
First known use: 1811

noun | \ˌmȯr-ə-ˈtȯr-ē-əm, ˌmär-\
plural mor·a·to·riums or mor·a·to·ria
1a : a legally authorized period of delay in the performance of a legal obligation or the payment of a debt
  b : a waiting period set by an authority
2: a suspension of activity
First known use: 1875

noun | \ˌpa-nə-ˈsē-ə\
: a remedy for all ills or difficulties : cure-all
pan·a·ce·an adjective
First known use: 1548

noun | \ˈpa-nə-plē\
plural pan-o-plies
1(a): a full suit of armour
1(b): ceremonial attire
2: something forming a protective covering
3(a): a magnificent or impressive array <the full panoply of a military funeral>
3(b): a display of all appropriate appurtenances <no need for the panoply of power>
First known use: 1632

adj | \pə-ˈrō-kē-əl\
1: of or relating to a church parish
2: of or relating to a parish as a unit of local government
3: confined or restricted as if within the borders of a parish : limited in range or scope (as to a narrow area or region) : provincial, narrow
First known use: 14th Century

adj | \pər-ˈni-shəs\
1: highly injurious or destructive : deadly
2: archaic : wicked<
per·ni·cious·ly adverb
per·ni·cious·ness noun
First known use: 15th Century

verb | \ˈprä-məl-ˌgāt; prō-ˈməl-, prə-ˈ, ˈprō-(ˌ)\
transitive verb
1: to make (as a doctrine) known by open declaration: PROCLAIM
2a: to make known or public the terms of (a proposed law)
2b: to put (a law) into action or force
-pro-mul-ga-tion noun
-pro-mul-ga-tor noun
<her ideas have been widely promulgated on the internet>
First known use: 1530

adj | \prō-ˈzā-ik\
1a : characteristic of prose as distinguished from poetry : factual b : dull, unimaginative <prosaic advice>
2: everyday, ordinary <heroic characters wasted in prosaic lives — Kirkus Reviews>
pro·sa·i·cal·ly adverb
First known use: circa 1656

verb | \ˈrā-ə-ˌfī, ˈrē-\
re-ified | re-ify-ing
transitive verb
:to regard (something abstract) as a material or concrete thing
First known use: 1854

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