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chinoiserie [sheen-wah-zuh-ree]

Noun

1. a style of ornamentation current chiefly in the 18th century in Europe, characterized by intricate patterns and an extensive use of motifs identified as Chinese.

2. an object decorated in this style or an example of this style: The clock was an interesting chinoiserie.

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os·ten·ta·tious

[os-ten-tey-shuhs, -tuhn-]

adjective

1. characterized by or given to pretentious or conspicuous show in an attempt to  impress others: an ostentatious dresser.
2. (of actions, manner, qualities exhibited, etc.) intended to attract notice: Lady  Bountiful’s ostentatious charity.
“An ostentatious rock on the right finger is fashion’s most fabulous talisman, darling.”

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ubiquitous [yoo-bik-wi-tuhs]

adjective

Existing or being everywhere, especially at the same time

“With broadband becoming ubiquitous, internet video is the hottest new thing and YouTube is the place to check it out.”

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hyperacusis  hy·per·a·cu·sis
noun. 
Abnormally acute hearing due to heightened irritability of the sensory neural mechanism.

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fiduciary

[fi-doo-shee-er-ee,] 

noun, plural fi·du·ci·ar·ies.
1. Law. a person to whom property or power is entrusted for the benefit of another
adjective

2. Law. of or pertaining to the relation between a fiduciary and his or her principal: a fiduciary capacity; a fiduciary duty.
3. of, based on, or in the nature of trust and confidence, as in public affairs: a fiduciary obligation of government employees.
4. depending on public confidence for value or currency, as fiat money.

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Ascertain

as·cer·tain

Verb

1. To discover with certainty, as through examination or experimentation. See Synonyms at discover.
2. Archaic To make certain, definite, and precise.

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Enthesis

enthesis [en´thĕ-sis]

the site of attachment of a muscle or ligament to bone.

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Williwaw

williwaw WIL-ee-wawnoun:

a violent squall that blows in near-polar latitudes, as in the Strait of Magellan, Alaska, and the Aleutian Islands.

 

Outside, a new note has crept into the wind, a black williwaw sound straight from the terrible wastes to the north.
— Walker Percy, The Moviegoer, 1961

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scuttle

scut·tle

1  [skuht-l]

noun

1. a deep bucket for carrying coal.
2. British Dialect . a broad, shallow basket.
Origin: 
before 1050; Middle English; Old English scutel  dish, trencher, platter < Latin scutella,  diminutive of scutra shallow pan

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Floccinaucinihilipilification

floc·ci·nau·ci·ni·hil·i·pil·i·fi·ca·tion

[flok-suh-naw-suh-nahy-hil-uh-pil-uh-fi-key-shuhn]

noun

Rare. the estimation of something as valueless (encountered mainly as an example of one of the longestwords in the English language).
Origin: 
1735–45;  < Latin floccī  + naucī  + nihilī  + pilī  all meaning “of little or no value, trifling”