Word Power

Some words whose meanings I have learned this month:

belicose

adj. Warlike / hostile in manner / temperament

bumptious

adj. arrogant; pushy; offensively self-assertive; conceited

de facto

In reality or fact

de facto standard: Accepted by custom, convention or common practice

dendroglyph

noun. Tree carving, often geometric, found in Australia and the Chatham Islands

nonce

noun. Single occasion; the present call or purpose

pellucid

adj. Admitting the passage of light; transparent or translucent.

vertiginous

adj. Having / causing a whirling sensation; whirling; turning; revolving; liable to falling; affected with vertigo; giddy; dizzy

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