More words! The first two are for Lindsie. The rest I came across while reading “Tender is the Night” by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Undoubtedly there will be more. I just like saying “Funicular” hehe…
anthropomorphism: [n] the representation of objects (especially a god) as having human form or traits 2. The representation of the Deity, or of a polytheistic deity, under a human form, or with human attributes and affections. 3. The ascription of human characteristics to things not human
gestalt: [n] a configuration or pattern of elements so unified as a whole that it cannot be described merely as a sum of its parts
aegis: [n] 1. kindly endorsement and guidance; “the tournament was held under the auspices of the city council” [syn: auspices, protection] 2. armor plate that protects the chest; the front part of a cuirass [syn: breastplate, egis] 3. a goat skin, a shield shield or protective armor. [applied in mythology to the shield of Jupiter (Zeus) which he gave to Minerva(Athena). Also figurative: A shield; a protection.
Docent: Serving to instruct; teaching. [Obs.]
funicular: [adj] 1.relating to or operated by a cable; “funicular railway” [n] a railway up the side of a mountain pulled by a moving cable and having counterbalancing ascending and descending cars 2. Consisting of a small cord or fiber. 3. Dependent on the tension of a cord. 4. (Anat.) Pertaining to a funiculus; made up of, or resembling, a funiculus, or funiculi; as, a funicular ligament.
Elihu: [Whose God is he] (1.) “The son of Barachel, a Buzite” (Job 32:2), one of Job’s friends. When the debate between Job and his friends is brought to a close, Elihu for the first time makes his appearance, and delivers his opinion on the points at issue (Job 32-37). [Job being the one that was the subject of a contest between God and Satan. Job proved God right when he maintained his faith even through the words trials that Satan inflicted on him ~my note]
celerity: [n] a rate that is rapid [syn: quickness, rapidity]speedy: rapidity of motion; quickness; swiftness.
incipient: [adj] only partly in existence; imperfectly formed; “incipient civil disorder”; “an incipient tumor”; “a vague inchoate idea”. Beginning to be, or to show itself; commencing; initial; as, the incipient stage of a fever; incipient light of day.
sycophant: [n] a person who tries to please someone in order to gain a personal advantage [syn: toady, crawler, lackey] [n] a slanderer, deceiver, parasite, a false accuser, false adviser, literally, [L. sycophanta a slanderer, Gr. ? literally a fig shower; = a fig + ? to show:] 2. A base parasite; a mean or servile flatterer; especially, a flatterer of princes and great men.
insouciant: [adj] marked by blithe unconcern; “an ability to interest casual students”; “showed a casual disregard for cold weather”; “an utterly insouciant financial policy”; “an elegantly insouciant manner”; [syn: casual, nonchalant; careless; heedless; indifferent; unconcerned]