Some words I find useful:
elation - To make proud or joyful
portmanteau - a blend of two (or more) words or morphemes into one new word
onerous - (of a task, duty, or responsibility) Involving a burdensome amount of effort and difficulty.
triage - the sorting of and allocation of treatment to patients
ideation - Brainstorming is a guided, knowledge-based brainstorming approach
kludgy - awkward, unpolished, designed with complete disregard to established rules, potentially fatal.
seminal - (of a work, event, moment, or figure) Strongly influencing later developments.
anathematize - To cause to be, or to declare as, an anathema or evil.
polemic - An argument or controversy.
amorphous - having no definite form : shapeless
reveries - A state of being pleasantly lost in one's thoughts; a daydream:
ailing - In poor health.
ignoramus - An ignorant or stupid person.
cacophony - A harsh, discordant mixture of sounds
auspices - A divine or prophetic token.
efficacy - effectiveness: a remedy of great efficacy.
salient - Strikingly conspicuous
tacit -Understood or implied without being stated.
colonic - Colon cleansing
vicissitudes - A change of circumstances or fortune, typically one that is unwelcome or unpleasant.
vagaries - An unexpected and inexplicable change in a situation or in someone's behavior:
gravitas - seriousness or sobriety, as of conduct or speech.
diminution - A reduction in the size, extent, or importance of something.
infirmity - Physical or mental weakness:
impropriety - A failure to observe standards,show due honesty or modesty; improper language, behavior, or character.
expedient - A means of attaining an end, esp. one that is convenient but considered improper or immoral
eschewing - Deliberately avoid using; abstain from:
tenacious - tenacity- Not readily letting go of, giving up
vernacular - native or indigenous
suffuse - Gradually spread through or over:
purview - The scope of the influence or concerns of something
emphatically - In a forceful way.
avast - stop
elucidates - Make (something) clear; explain
credulity - willingness to believe or trust too readily
solace - Comfort or consolation in a time of distress or sadness
abiding - (of a feeling or a memory) Lasting a long time; enduring
insipid - Lacking flavor: "insipid coffee". Lacking vigor or interest:
ineffable - Too great or extreme to be expressed or described in words
innocuous - Not harmful or offensive
charlatan - a person practicing quackery or some similar confidence trick in order to obtain money
automaticity - is the ability to do things without occupying the mind with the low-level details
embryology - science which is about the development of an embryo from the fertilization to fetus
probiotics - are live microorganisms thought to be beneficial to the host organism.
grok - understand so thoroughly observer becomes a part of the observed—to merge, blend, intermarry, lose identity
idiosyncratic - meaning one thing for a person, as a knife could mean war, but someone else, symbolizes surgery
concatenate - string concatenation is joining two character strings end-to-end.
taxonomy - is the practice and science of classification.
oligarchy - a form of power structure in which power effectively rests with a small number of people.
petulant - Childishly sulky or bad-tempered.
exogenous - originating from outside; derived externally.
asinine- Extremely stupid or foolish.
pedagogy - is the study of being a teacher or the process of teaching.
tutelage - Protection of or authority over someone or something; guardianship.
catatonic - of, relating to, being, resembling, or affected by schizophrenia
hyperbole - e is the use of exaggeration as a rhetorical device or figure of speech.
antiquated - Old-fashioned or outdated.
salacious - Treating sexual matters in an indecent way. Lustful; lecherous:
august - inspiring reverence or admiration; of supreme dignity or grandeur;
genial - Friendly and cheerful. Pleasantly mild and warm.
collated - to gather or arrange in their proper sequence
oligopoly - market condition that exists when there are few sellers, as a result of which they can greatly influence price
hubris - excessive pride or self-confidence; arrogance.
diatribe - A forceful and bitter verbal attack against someone or something.
prosaic - Having the style or diction of prose; lacking poetic beauty. Commonplace; unromantic.
asymptote - a straight line approached by a given curve as one of the variables
macabre - gruesome and horrifying; ghastly; horrible.
proselytize - Convert or attempt to convert (someone) from one religion, belief, or opinion to another:
gratuitous - being without apparent reason, cause, or justification: a gratuitous insult.
libel -defamation by written or printed words, pictures, or in any form other than by spoken words or gestures.
panacea - a remedy for all disease or ills; cure-all.
usurped - Take (a position of power or importance) illegally or by force. Take the place of
anthropogenic - of, relating to, or resulting from the influence of human beings on nature
anachronism - an error in chronology; especially : a chronological misplacing of persons, events, objects, or customs
beguiled - Charm or enchant (someone), "a beguiling smile". Trick (someone) into doing something.
mitigated - Make less severe, serious, or painful: Lessen the gravity of (an offense or mistake).
antithesis - opposition; contrast
profligacy -1. Given over to dissipation; dissolute. 2. Recklessly wasteful; wildly extravagant.
pernicious - Having a harmful effect, esp. in a gradual or subtle way.
behoove - to be necessary or proper for, as for moral or ethical considerations; be incumbent on:
befouled - to make dirty or filthy; soil; defile; sully: a bird that befouls its own nest.
insidiously - intended to entrap or beguile:stealthily treacherous or deceitful
pedagogy - the function or work of a teacher; teaching.instructional methods.
parlance - a way or manner of speaking; vernacular;speech, especially a formal discussion or debate.
collegial - marked by power or authority vested equally in each of a number of colleagues
pall - a cloth, often of velvet, for spreading over a coffin, bier, or tomb.
proclivity - natural or habitual inclination or tendency;
opaque - 1. not transparent or translucent; impenetrable to light;
inscrutable - Impossible to understand or interpret; impenetrable; mysterious.
indomitable - Impossible to subdue or defeat: "indomitable spirit".. .
tantamount - Equivalent in seriousness to; virtually the same as:
providence - a manifestation of divine care or direction.
promulgated - to make known by open declaration; publish; to set forth or teach publicly
veracity - truthfulness: conformity to truth or fact;
imperious - Assuming authority without justification; arrogant; domineering.
despondent - In low spirits from loss of hope or courage.
ecumenical - general; universal. pertaining to the whole Christian church.
insidious - Proceeding in a gradual, subtle way, but with harmful effects: Treacherous; crafty:
propensity - An inclination or natural tendency to behave in a particular way.
ossified - Turn into bone or bony tissue. Cease developing; be stagnant or rigid.
voracious - Wanting or devouring great quantities of food. Having a very eager approach to an activity
pietistic - intensity of religious devotion or feeling
piety - reverence for god or devout fulfillment
sacrilege - the violation or profanation of anything sacred or held sacred.
lampoon - to mock or ridicule in a lampoon: to lampoon important leaders in the government.
succinctly - Characterized by clear, precise expression in few words
remise - to give up a claim to; surrender by deed.
tome - a book, especially a very heavy, large, or learned book.
ruminates - to chew the cud, as a ruminant. to meditate or muse; ponder.
gratuitous - given, done, bestowed, or obtained without charge or payment; free; voluntary.
inalienable - inviolable, absolute, unassailable, inherent.
inane - lacking sense, significance, or ideas; silly:
scatology - obscenity, especially words or humor referring to excrement.
tangential -Diverging from a previous course or line; erratic
lattices - In mathematics, a lattice is a partially ordered set
intonation - variation of pitch
archipelago - a large group or chain of islands:
vernacular - using a language or dialect native to a region
aggrandize - Increase the power, status, or wealth of.
cauterize - the process of destroying tissue with a cautery.
uncanny - having or seeming to have a supernatural or inexplicable basis; mysterious;
tenacious - highly retentive: a tenacious memory.
accosting - to confront boldly
auspicious - Conducive to success; favorable: "an auspicious moment to hold an election".
concomitant - existing or occurring with something else,
aggregates - formed by the conjunction or collection of particulars into a whole
accosting - to confront boldly:
prescient - knowledge of things before they exist or happen
pejoration - depreciation; a lessening in worth, quality, etc.
ameliorate - to make or become better, more bearable, or more satisfactory
multifarious -having many different parts,
animus - strong dislike or enmity; hostile attitude
obfuscate -to confuse, bewilder, or stupefy.
capricious - whim; erratic:Obsolete . fanciful or witty.
despotism - the rule of a despot; the exercise of absolute authority
industrious - working energetically and devotedly; hard-working; diligent: an industrious person.
sanguine - cheerfully optimistic, hopeful, or confident: a sanguine disposition; sanguine expectations.
modality - of or pertaining to mode, manner, or form.
malaise - a condition of general bodily weakness or discomfort, often marking the onset of a disease.
vitriol - something highly caustic or severe in effect, as criticism.
credulous - Having or showing too great a readiness to believe things.
paternalism - the system, principle, or practice of managing or governing individuals, businesses, nations, etc
patriarchy - a society, community, or country based on this social organization.
premonish: to warn beforehand.
prescience: knowledge of events before they take place.
splenetic: irritable; peevish; spiteful.
irenic: promoting peace.
autodidact: one who is self-taught.
philomath: a lover of learning; a scholar.
gravitas: high seriousness.
unctuous: marked by a false or smug earnestness or agreeableness.
irascible: easily provoked to anger.
canorous: melodious; musical.
tenterhooks: in a state of uneasy suspense or painful anxiety.
simpatico: congenial or like-minded.
oppugn: to assail by criticism, argument, or action
assail: to attack vigorously or violently; assault.
vociferate: to speak or cry out loudly or noisily; shout; bawl.
scurrilous: grossly or obscenely abusive.
mumbo jumbo: senseless or pretentious language, usually designed to obscure an issue, or the like.
osmose: to gradually or unconsciously assimilate some principle or object.
demagogue: a leader who obtains power by means of appeals to the emotions and prejudices of the populace.
epicene: having the characteristics of both the male and the female.
quaff: to drink heartily.
equivocate: to be deliberately ambiguous or unclear.
afflatus: a divine inspiration.
abscond: to depart secretly.
daedal: skillful; artistic; ingenious.
risible: exciting or provoking laughter.
halcyon: peaceful; undisturbed; happy.
exculpate: to clear from alleged fault or guilt.
prevaricate: to depart from or evade the truth.
sockdolager: a decisive blow or remark.
byzantine: complex or intricate.
creolize: to combine local and foreign elements into a new, distinct whole.
concupiscible: worthy of being desired.
cacoethes: an irresistible urge; mania.