I came across lots of interesting words today. I think it mostly had to do with a combination on Nowlin’s class and poetry workshop. Interesting words always get rhrown around in poetry workshop. Nowlin on the other hand just can’t say anything without throwing something eclectic in for good measure. He amuses me. I have to use Chthonic in something.

Autochthonic: [adj] originating where it is found; “the autochthonal fauna of Australia includes the kangaroo”; “autochthonous rocks and people and folktales”; [syn: autochthonal, autochthonous, endemic, indigenous]

chthonic: [adj] of the underworld; “nether regions” [syn: chthonian, lower, nether. Pertaining to the earth; earthy; as, chthonic religions.

Autodidact: [n] a person who is self-taught

Solipsism: [n] the philosophical theory that the self is all that you know to exist

Bucolic: [adj] 1: used of idealized country life; “a country life of arcadian contentment”; “a pleasant bucolic scene”; “charming in its pastoral setting”; “rustic tranquility” [syn: arcadian, pastoral, rustic] 2: relating to shepherds or herdsmen or devoted to raising sheep or cattle; “pastoral seminomadic people”; “pastoral land”; “a pastoral economy” [n] 1: a country person [syn: peasant, provincial] 2: a short descriptive poem of rural or pastoral life [syn: eclogue, idyll]

quotidian: [adj] found in the ordinary course of events; Anything returning daily; especially

Picaresque: [adj] involving clever rogues or adventurers especially as in a type of fiction; Applied to that class of literature in which the principal personage is the Spanish picaro, meaning a rascal, a knave, a rogue, an adventurer.

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