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  1. Interdiction
    A law or edict that prohibits something
  2. apothoesis
    an exhaulted or glorified example
  3. Asarya
    • The Asarya: [a] completely
    • evolved man (or woman) who could look upon the universe just as it is and affirm
    • every aspect of creation no matter how flawed or terrible..."I would say yes to
    • everything, if only I could"...
  4. Mentat
    In Frank Herbert's Dune, these are humans trained to mimic computers.
  5. inchoate
    in an initial or early stage "The act of writing forces one to clarify inchoate thoughts."
  6. ambrosial
    extremely pleasing to the senses, devine or delicious
  7. tyro
    beginner; person lacking experience or knowledge in a specific endeavor
  8. antediluvian
    ancient, outmoded
  9. perfidious
    deliberately treacherous, dishonest (n. perfidy)
  10. prodigal
    tashly wasteful
  11. cadge
    to get something by taking advantage of someone
  12. sedulous
    diligent; persevering; persistent
  13. encomium
    a formal eulogy or speech of praise
  14. aggrandize
    to make greater, increase, exaggerate
  15. iconoclast
    one who attacks traditional ideas of institutions or one who destroys sacred images
  16. occlude
    to close or shut off; to obstruct
  17. attenuate
  18. disabuse
    to free a person from falsehood or error
  19. sanguine
    cheerful, confident
  20. erudite
    scholarly, displaying deep intensive learning
  21. depredation
    the act of preying upon or plundering
  22. misanthrope
    one who hates people
  23. ephemeral
    lasting for only a brief time
  24. diffident
    lacking self-confidence, modest
  25. blandishment
    speesh or action intended to coax someone into doing something
  26. pernicious
    causing serious harm
  27. syllogisn
    a form of logical reasoning that contains two statements which lead to a conclusion
  28. abduction; abductive reasoning
    syllogism whose major premise is certain but whose minor premise is probable
  29. disambiguate
    to remove ambiguity
  30. peripatetic
    traveling from place to place, especially working or based in various places for relatively short periods.

    Or a person who travels from place to place.
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