So, how many of these can you define...

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The New York Times has given the world a list of the fifty most looked-up words on their web site.

Here are the top ten:

  1. panegyric
  2. immiscible
  3. Manichean
  4. inveighs
  5. crepuscular
  6. legerdemain
  7. churlish
  8. risible
  9. anathema
  10. recognizance
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  1. panegyric
  2. immiscible
  3. Manichean
  4. inveighs
  5. crepuscular
  6. legerdemain
  7. churlish
  8. risible
  9. anathema
  10. recognizance
  11. omertà
  12. superannuated
  13. perfidy
  14. hauteur
  15. samizdat
  16. avuncular
  17. inchoate
  18. duplicitous
  19. perfunctory
  20. dyspeptic
  21. opprobrium
  22. cronyism
  23. anomie
  24. alacrity
  25. buttress
  26. dilettante
  27. insouciance
  28. exegesis
  29. hubris
  30. schadenfreude
  31. excoriated
  32. surfeit
  33. ascetic
  34. realpolitik
  35. unambiguous
  36. misdemeanor
  37. protean
  38. pariah
  39. quixotic
  40. Blasphemy
  41. brinkmanship
  42. incarcerated
  43. sanguine
  44. feckless
  45. quorum
  46. nascent
  47. austerity
  48. ebullient
  49. juggernaut
  50. ubiquitous

What about you? How many could you define and how many did you need to look up? And what word do you use that would be added to the list if you were a NYT writer? Personally, I'd show off by using the word "sesquipedalian". If I wrote for the NYT that would be my addition to the list.

(TB)

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