"What do you read my lord?"acerbic - adj - of sour or astringent taste/severe temper.
"Words, words, words."
"Words, words, words."
bedizen - v - to dress or adorn in a showy, gaudy or vulgar manner.
bravura - n - a display of daring, a brilliant performance
catechism - n - A statement of beliefs or principals, or a particular book, a summary of Christian beliefs and values in the form of questions and answers.
codicil - n - an addition, appendix, post script, or afterthought.
conspectus - n - a general or comprehensive view, survey
crinoline - n - a type of petticoat resembling a hoop skirt (19th century fashion)
crofter - n - British, a person who rents and works a very small farm
didactic - adj - intended to instruct or tutor.
dissonance - n - an inharmonious or harsh sound; discord.
duplicity - n - deceitfulness in speech or conduct; double dealing.
efface - verb - to wipe out; destroy; do away with.
ephemeral- adj - lasting a very short time, transitory
exchequer - n - the treasury of a state or nation
importunate- adj - urgent or persistent in solicitation.
indigent - adj - lacking the necessities of life because of poverty; needy; poor; impoverished
inimical - adj - unfriendly, hostile, adverse in tendency, harmful.
interlocutor - n - a person who takes part in conversation or dialog
lede - n - the opening paragraphs of a print article
licentious - adj - Unconcerned with law or moral standards, especially a lack of sexual restraint
litany - n - a ceremonial or liturgical form of prayer consisting of a series of invocations or supplications with responses that are the same for a number of successions.
mien - n - air, bearing or aspect indicative of character.
moribund - adj - 1. near death 2. In a state of stagnation or obsolescence
multifarious - adjective - having many different parts, elements, or forms. Numerous and varied, manifold.
nescient - adj - according to Webster's a bit of a catch-all, but primarily ignorant, uneducated, lacking knowledge or sophistication. Also, unenlightened, innocent, artless, gutless, and illiterate.
obsequious - adj - servilely compliant or deferential.
paroxysm - n - any sudden, violent outburst, as of action or emotion.
perfidy - n - a deliberate breach of faith or trust, faithlessness; treachery.
perspicacious - adj - of ready intelligence, esp. discerning or insightful.
perspicuous - adj - clear in expression or statement, lucid.
phalanstery - n - (Fourierism) the building occupied by a phalanx, the community itself, or similar organization.
philander - v - to make love without serious intention, to carry on flirtations.
polemic - noun - A controversial argument, or, one who takes up a controversial argument.
prolepsis - n - 1. the anticipation of possible objections in order to answer them in advance. 2. the assigning of a person, event, etc. to a period earlier than the actual one: prochronism.
provendor - n - food or provisions, especially for livestock.
reticent - adj - disposed to be silent, reserved.
sacrosanct - adj - sacred or inviolable
salutary - adj - favourable to or promoting health.
samovar - n - A metal urn, used for heating tea in Russia.
scrofulous - adj - of the nature of, resembling, or affected with scrofula, a form of tuberculosis (swelling of the lymph glands, especially in the neck).
seminarian- n - a student of theology.
sententious- n - abounding with pithy aphorisms or maxims, as a book.
signet - n - a small official seal, as on a ring, sometimes used to mark wax seals.
solecism - n - a breach, error, impropriety or inconsistency, esp. in grammar or etiquette.
spermaceti - n - a waxy solid derived from the cranial cavity of sperm whales. Used as an emollient in 19th century cosmetics.
timourous - adj - full of fear, fearful.
vesper - n - 1. the evening star (Venus) 2. evening bells, songs, or religious services. 3. (Archaic) evening.
vivisect - v - to dissect the living body of an animal.