Vocabulary Wednesday

It is vocabulary time again. Here is part one, part two, part three, part four and part five.


[F.] do-nothing-ness; indisposition to do anything; indifference, inactivity

fa·vo·ni·an (fə-vōnē-ən)

  1. Of or relating to the west wind.
  2. Mild; benign.


compulsive shouting; thus klazomaniac, one who shouts compulsively.


the eighth power of a number


[G.] in chess, a temporizing move (i.e., a delay in capturing, usually via a check)


[fr. L. oblivion-, forgetfulness + -ize]
now rare to consign to oblivion

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