A to Z of Hon. Patrick Obahiagbon Grammars & Their Meaning
Alacrit – great willingness or enthusiasm
Apotheosis – the highest point in the development of something
Audacious – lacking respect, impudent
Ballyhoo – extravagant publicity
Braggadocio – Boost full or arrogant behavior
Bugaboo – an object of fear
Cascading – a large amount of something hanging down
Conundrum – A confusing problem or question that is too difficult to solve
Crinkum-crankum – Elaborate or detailed (archaic)
Déjà vu – a feeling of having already experienced the present situation(FRENCH)
Egregious – Outstandingly bad and shocking.
Empyrean – literary relating to Heaven
Excrescence – an unattractive or superfluous feature
Ferocious – Fierce, cruel or violent.
Gargantuan –extremely large
Hierophants – A person especially a priest who interprets sacred or esoteric mysteries
Indubitable – impossible to doubt and unquestionable
Insalubrious – unwholesome and unhealthy
Jiggery-pokery – Tricky, misrepresentation and manipulation.
Kakistocracy – Government under the control of a nation’s worst or least-qualified citizens
Lampoon – public satire or ridicule
Lugubrious – mournful, sad, dismal
Malodorous – smelling very unpleasant
Megalomania – a mental illness or condition in which somebody has an exaggerated belief in their own importance or power.
Mendacious – Not telling the truth
Mephistophelean – wicked
Miasma – an unpleasant smell
Mobocracy – rule or domination by the masses
Mores – the customs of a society
Obfuscate – To make something less clear and more difficult to understand.
Objurgates – rare and severe
Odoriferous – having an odor.
Paraplegic – A person who suffers from paraplegia
Perfidy – deceitful or untrustworthy
Perfidy – The act of violating a promise, faith or vow
Phantasmagoria – a sequence of imaginary images
Plummeted – to fall from a high level or position
Pooh-pooh – Dismiss as being foolish or impractical
Proclivities – An inclination or predisposition
Quagmire – a complex or difficult situations
Ratiocination– The forming of judgment by a process of logical reason
Recumbent – Inactive, Idle.
Repugnant – extremely distasteful and unacceptable
Rosicrucian – a member of a secretive society concerned in the study of metaphysical, mystical and alchemical lore.
Sardonic – Scornfully mournful or cynical
Sui Generis – Unique
Termagant – a woman who is very strict and who tries to tell people to do things in an unpleasant
Terminus – The end of something
Tinge– to add a small amount of color to something
Vaudeville – a type of entertainment popular in the late th and early th centuries,that includes singing,dancing