Thursday, June 04, 2020

In other words, arbitrium and arboretum

  • arbitrium, noun. Power or ability to act, decide, or judge; will; authority.
  • arboretum, noun. A specially designed garden of different types of trees.
  • dataveillance, noun. The collection or monitoring of (esp. digital) data relating to personal details or activities, regarded as a form of surveillance.
  • dicker, verb, intransitive. Originally: to arrange a trade, barter, or other deal. In later use: to engage in bargaining or negotiation; (sometimes) spec. to dispute small or trivial details while bargaining or negotiating (for or over something); to haggle.
  • eschatology, noun. (Theology) Any system of doctrines concerning last, or final, matters, as death, the Judgment, the future state, etc.; the branch of theology dealing with such matters.
  • herbose, adjective. Abounding with herbs.
  • literose, adjective. Literary in a studied or affected way.
  • locuplete, adjective. Ample; richly supplied.
  • logophile, noun. A lover of words.
  • longueur, noun. A dull and tedious portion (as of a book) — usually used in plural.
  • philobiblist, noun. A lover of books.
  • pilose, adjective. Covered with hairs, especially fine soft ones.
  • propinquity, noun. nearness in place (proximity); nearness of relation (kinship); nearness in time; affinity of nature (similarity).
  • stupor mundi, noun. The wonder of the world; a person who or thing which is an object of general or widespread astonishment, admiration, or bewilderment; a marvel, a prodigy.
  • vehemence, noun. Great or excessive passion; eagerness or fervour of personal feeling, action, expression, etc.; passionate force, intensity, or excitement.
  • vel sim., phrase. (Latin, to wish or see similar) Used after a word, statement, etc., to indicate the possibility of similar alternatives.
  • verbose, adjective. Characterized by the use of many or too many words; wordy.

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