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MILLION DOLLAR. LEXICOLOGY This branch of linguistics is about the application and signification of words. Mathematicians will say abstruse, and a geometrician.

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1 MILLION DOLLAR

2 LEXICOLOGY This branch of linguistics is about the application and signification of words. Mathematicians will say abstruse, and a geometrician will say obtuse. Hapax legomenoa (Greek) concerns words, as does hagiology. Good writers will avoid writing recombinant when they mean recombine. This presentation is about million dollar words—words that you are unlikely to hear in everyday speech. (Some of them you may not hear in your lifetime.) As such, this presentation is to increase your English vocabulary. Speakers and writers,who use some of these words, will astonish and perplex their listeners and readers. Usually, such erudition will establish or increase speakers’ and writers’ reputations. In addition, this presentation can just be fun.

3 Asthenosphere Borborygmus Cadastral Dichotomy Eigenvector Fuliginous Guenon Heuristic Insouciance Jounce Kyanite Levorotatory Marquisette Nacreous Ostracon Pteridology Quincunx Rhyton Spiegeleisen Tesselate Unction Variorum Wight Yottabyte Zoisite A noun, the asthenosphere is underground. This area is below the lithosphere (the area that extends to the surface, and includes the crust and outer layer of the mantle), and is the layer that is quick to yield to persistent stresses. If correct, on this layer, earthquakes begin.

4 Borborygmus Asthenosphere Cadastral Dichotomy Eigenvector Fuliginous Guenon Heuristic Insouciance Jounce Kyanite Levorotatory Marquisette Nacreous Ostracon Pteridology Quincunx Rhyton Spiegeleisen Tesselate Unction Variorum Wight Yottabyte Zoisite Did you eat at your usual time? If you did not eat at your usual time, borborygmus (noun, intestinal rumbling) will often result. This is because the human intestine establishes an alimentary rhythm. Foods and beverages that contain excessive gas will also cause borborygmus.

5 Cadastral Asthenosphere Borborygmus Dichotomy Eigenvector Fuliginous Guenon Heuristic Insouciance Jounce Kyanite Levorotatory Marquisette Nacreous Ostracon Pteridology Quincunx Rhyton Spiegeleisen Tesselate Unction Variorum Wight Yottabyte Zoisite “She had cadastral (adjective) duties in Gotham City.” “The cattlemen and the sheep herders fought bitterly about their cadastral rights.” Cadastral refers to property boundaries. As you can see, this could be a source of contention among cattlemen and sheep herders.

6 Dichotomy Asthenosphere Borborygmus Cadastral Eigenvector Fuliginous Guenon Heuristic Insouciance Jounce Kyanite Levorotatory Marquisette Nacreous Ostracon Pteridology Quincunx Rhyton Spiegeleisen Tesselate Unction Variorum Wight Yottabyte Zoisite Dichotomy has nothing to do with two cots, rather it concerns the division into two, exclusive groups or two, contradictory groups. An unauthenticated example is the Mycenaeans dividing into the Athenians and Spartans.Mycenaeans

7 Eigenvector Asthenosphere Borborygmus Cadastral Dichotomy Fuliginous Guenon Heuristic Insouciance Jounce Kyanite Levorotatory Marquisette Nacreous Ostracon Pteridology Quincunx Rhyton Spiegeleisen Tesselate Unction Variorum Wight Yottabyte Zoisite A noun, eigenvector refers to a nonzero vector, vector space (not outer space) and a linear transformation (not lunar transformation). You will need to be good at advanced mathematics to figure this out.

8 Fuliginous Asthenosphere Borborygmus Cadastral Dichotomy Eigenvector Guenon Heuristic Insouciance Jounce Kyanite Levorotatory Marquisette Nacreous Ostracon Pteridology Quincunx Rhyton Spiegeleisen Tesselate Unction Variorum Wight Yottabyte Zoisite An adjective, fuliginous means sooty, murky, and consisting of dark colors. For example, “The house had a fuliginous chimney.” “Sherlock Holmes tread cautiously through the fuliginous moors.”

9 Guenon Asthenosphere Borborygmus Cadastral Dichotomy Eigenvector Fuliginous Heuristic Insouciance Jounce Kyanite Levorotatory Marquisette Nacreous Ostracon Pteridology Quincunx Rhyton Spiegeleisen Tesselate Unction Variorum Wight Yottabyte Zoisite A guenon is an African monkey that is widespread in sub- Saharan Africa. These long-tailed simians belong to two genera- Cercopithecus and Erythrocebus. Therefore, you will not see them in Planet of the Apes movies.guenon Planet of the Apes

10 Heuristic Asthenosphere Borborygmus Cadastral Dichotomy Eigenvector Fuliginous Guenon Insouciance Jounce Kyanite Levorotatory Marquisette Nacreous Ostracon Pteridology Quincunx Rhyton Spiegeleisen Tesselate Unction Variorum Wight Yottabyte Zoisite Heuristic is an adjective. This adjective refers to learning processes; specifically, methods that instructors can use to assist learning. Such methods can be trial-and-error and experimental.

11 Insouciance Asthenosphere Borborygmus Cadastral Dichotomy Eigenvector Fuliginous Guenon Heuristic Jounce Kyanite Levorotatory Marquisette Nacreous Ostracon Pteridology Quincunx Rhyton Spiegeleisen Tesselate Unction Variorum Wight Yottabyte Zoisite Peter Pan Peter Pan and the Munchkins in The Wizard of Oz exhibited insouciance. Perhaps you have concluded, and rightly so, that insouciance is an adjective that means lighthearted unconcern.Munchkins The Wizard of Oz

12 Jounce Asthenosphere Boborygmus Cadastral Dichotomy Eigenvector Fuliginous Guenon Heuristic Insouciance Kyanite Levorotatory Marquisette Nacreous Ostracon Pteridology Quincunx Rhyton Spiegeleisen Tesselate Unction Variorum Wight Yottabyte Zoisite “The cowboy jounced in his saddle.” “Participants in the pogo stick competition jounced around the course.” Jounce is a verb that means to move in an up and down motion. A pogo stick jounces.

13 Kyanite Asthenosphere Boborygmus Cadastral Dichotomy Eigenvector Fuliginous Guenon Heuristic Insouciance Jounce Levorotatory Marquisette Nacreous Ostracon Pteridology Quincunx Rhyton Spiegeleisen Tesselate Unction Variorum Wight Yottabyte Zoisite Kyanite Kyanite is an aluminum silicate mineral. Andalusite and sillimanite (both minerals) are present in kyanite.Andalusite sillimanite

14 Levorotatory Asthenosphere Boborygmus Cadastral Dichotomy Eigenvector Fuliginous Guenon Heuristic Insouciance Jounce Kyanite Marquisette Nacreous Ostracon Pteridology Quincunx Rhyton Spiegeleisen Tesselate Unction Variorum Wight Yottabyte Zoisite To tighten some bolts and screws, you need to apply levorotatory motions. Whirlpools in Earth’s Southern Hemisphere will likely turn in levorotatory (counterclockwise) motions.

15 Marquisette Asthenosphere Boborygmus Cadastral Dichotomy Eigenvector Fuliginous Guenon Heuristic Insouciance Jounce Kyanite Levorotatory Nacreous Ostracon Pteridology Quincunx Rhyton Spiegeleisen Tesselate Unction Variorum Wight Yottabyte Zoisite Are not fabrics wonderful? Without them, people would walk around naked; Velcro® fasteners would be nonfunctional; and sheep shearers would go bankrupt. Marquisette fabrics are sheer fabrics; you will see them in meshed clothing, curtains and mosquito nets.VelcroMarquisette

16 Nacreous Asthenosphere Boborygmus Cadastral Dichotomy Eigenvector Fuliginous Guenon Heuristic Insouciance Jounce Kyanite Levorotatory Marquisette Ostracon Pteridology Quincunx Rhyton Spiegeleisen Tesselate Unction Variorum Wight Yottabyte Zoisite Nacreous objects have luster. Good examples for this adjective are pearls. True pearls, whether they are white or black, will be nacreous.

17 Ostracon Asthenosphere Boborygmus Cadastral Dichotomy Eigenvector Fuliginous Guenon Heuristic Insouciance Jounce Kyanite Levorotatory Marquisette Nacreous Pteridology Quincunx Rhyton Spiegeleisen Tesselate Unction Variorum Wight Yottabyte Zoisite If a piece of pottery has an engraving, “Kilroy slept here.” it is an ostracon. Ostracons can be engravings, printing, writings or drawings, but they are always on pottery fragments.

18 Pteridology Asthenosphere Boborygmus Cadastral Dichotomy Eigenvector Fuliginous Guenon Heuristic Insouciance Jounce Kyanite Levorotatory Marquisette Nacreous Ostracon Quincunx Rhyton Spiegeleisen Tesselate Unction Variorum Wight Yottabyte Zoisite If you traveled back in time to study pterodactyls, you might think that you could call yourself a pteridologist. However, you would be in error. Pteridology is the study of ferns. Ferns belong to the Filicophyta, plant division and the Filicopsida, plant class.

19 Quincunx Asthenosphere Boborygmus Cadastral Dichotomy Eigenvector Fuliginous Guenon Heuristic Insouciance Jounce Kyanite Levorotatory Marquisette Nacreous Ostracon Pteridology Rhyton Spiegeleisen Tesselate Unction Variorum Wight Yottabyte Zoisite Some uncommon, playing cards may be quincunxes. This does not mean that they only exist in The Twilight Zone. A quincunx is an arrangement of five items in a square or rectangle. The items have positions on each corner and in the middle.

20 Rhyton Asthenosphere Boborygmus Cadastral Dichotomy Eigenvector Fuliginous Guenon Heuristic Insouciance Jounce Kyanite Levorotatory Marquisette Nacreous Ostracon Pteridology Quincunx Spiegeleisen Tesselate Unction Variorum Wight Yottabyte Zoisite Some people like to drink exotic beverages like Singapore Slings, Pollyanna Cocktails, Pike’s Peak Coolers, Jamaica Granitos and Monte Carlo Imperial Highballs. If they drink these exotic drinks from a drinking vessel shaped like an animal, the drinking vessel is a rhyton.

21 Spiegeleisen Asthenosphere Boborygmus Cadastral Dichotomy Eigenvector Fuliginous Guenon Heuristic Insouciance Jounce Kyanite Levorotatory Marquisette Nacreous Ostracon Pteridology Quincunx Rhyton Tesselate Unction Variorum Wight Yottabyte Zoisite Spiegels is a famous, mail order, department store that was founded in the early 1900s. You may assume that Spiegeleisen founded this store; however, you would be in error. Spiegeleisen is an iron composition that contains manganese and carbon.

22 Tesselate Asthenosphere Boborygmus Cadastral Dichotomy Eigenvector Fuliginous Guenon Heuristic Insouciance Jounce Kyanite Levorotatory Marquisette Nacreous Ostracon Pteridology Quincunx Rhyton Spiegeleisen Unction Variorum Wight Yottabyte Zoisite If you are an amateur or professional artist creating a mosaic, you are tesselating. One of your friends can tesselate by adorning a wall with a mosaic.

23 Unction Asthenosphere Boborygmus Cadastral Dichotomy Eigenvector Fuliginous Guenon Heuristic Insouciance Jounce Kyanite Levorotatory Marquisette Nacreous Ostracon Pteridology Quincunx Rhyton Spiegeleisen Tesselate Variorum Wight Yottabyte Zoisite Unction can be the process of performing a baptism or the holy water used in the baptism. Religious fervor can also be unction.

24 Variorum Asthenosphere Boborygmus Cadastral Dichotomy Eigenvector Fuliginous Guenon Heuristic Insouciance Jounce Kyanite Levorotatory Marquisette Nacreous Ostracon Pteridology Quincunx Rhyton Spiegeleisen Tesselate Unction Wight Yottabyte Zoisite Variorum is other than various types of rum. As a noun, variorum is a written work that contains notes by different persons. As a adjective, variorum means variant.

25 Wight Asthenosphere Boborygmus Cadastral Dichotomy Eigenvector Fuliginous Guenon Heuristic Insouciance Jounce Kyanite Levorotatory Marquisette Nacreous Ostracon Pteridology Quincunx Rhyton Spiegeleisen Tesselate Unction Variorum Yottabyte Zoisite As a noun, a wight is a living being, mainly human beings. However, in its widest context, other creatures can be wights. (I doubt that extraterrestrials can be wights.) As an adjective (Scandinavian origin), wight means to be valiant.

26 Yottabyte Asthenosphere Boborygmus Cadastral Dichotomy Eigenvector Fuliginous Guenon Heuristic Insouciance Jounce Kyanite Levorotatory Marquisette Nacreous Ostracon Pteridology Quincunx Rhyton Spiegeleisen Tesselate Unction Variorum Wight Zoisite A yottabyte is a lot of bytes! In fact, this is one septillion bytes Numerically expressed, a yottabyte is 100,000,000,000,000,000,00,000,0 00.

27 Zoisite Asthenosphere Boborygmus Cadastral Dichotomy Eigenvector Fuliginous Guenon Heuristic Insouciance Jounce Kyanite Levorotatory Marquisette Nacreous Ostracon Pteridology Quincunx Rhyton Spiegeleisen Tesselate Unction Variorum Wight Yottabyte You may think that a zoisite is the site for a zoo. If so, you would be in error. Zoisite is a mineral. This mineral contains calcium silicates and aluminum silicates.


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