Saturday, June 26, 2021

In other words, autopistic and axiopistic

  • autopistic, adjective or noun. Related to looking inside of the text of the Bible to prove its merit; the self-authentication of Scripture.
  • axiopistic, adjective or noun. Related to looking outside of the text of the Bible to prove its merit (e.g. historical evidence).
  • comport, verb. (used with object) To bear or conduct (oneself), behave; (used without object) to be in agreement, harmony, or conformity (usually followed by with).
  • conjectural, adjective. Of, of the nature of, or involving conjecture; problematical; given to making conjectures.
  • debacle, noun. A general breakup or dispersion, sudden downfall or rout; a complete collapse or failure. Also, a breaking up of ice in a river.
  • embacle, noun. An accumulation of broken ice in a river.
  • fait accompli, noun. (French) An accomplished fact; a thing already done.
  • folly-largesse, noun. Reckless wastefulness of one’s property or means; foolish generosity; profligacy.
  • hebdomad, noun. A group of seven.
  • histrionics, noun. Exaggerated dramatic behavior designed to attract attention. Histrionic (singular) can mean an actor.
  • hygiene theater, noun. (most particularly related to COVID-19) The use of symbolic tactics or efforts that do little to prevent the spread of disease but may make some people feel safer.
  • internecine, adjective. Of, relating to, or involving conflict within a group; deadly; mutually destructive.
  • nexus, noun. A connection or series of connections linking two or more things; a connected group or series; the central and most important point or place.
  • nidus, noun. A place or situation in which something develops or is fostered; nest; breeding place.
  • oppugn, verb. To call into question the truth or validity of.
  • pluriformity, noun. Diversity or variety of forms.
  • pluviosity, noun. The quality of being rainy or of bringing rain; rainfall.
  • pogonotrophy, noun. The cultivation or growing of a beard.
  • prebend, noun. The portion of the revenues of a cathedral or collegiate church formerly granted to a canon or member of the chapter as his stipend.
  • prebendary, noun. An honorary canon.
  • relict, noun. A thing which has survived from an earlier period or in a primitive form; also, less commonly, a widow.

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