Brad Warden / Personal / Words


Oxford Dictionary

obdurate - stubbornly refusing to change one's opinion or course of action: I argued this point with him, but he was obdurate.
cajole - persuade (someone) to do something by sustained coaxing or flattery: he hoped to cajole her into selling him her house
slalom - move or race in a winding path, avoiding obstacles: she drove with reckless speed, slaloming in and out of the stalled cars
reticent - not revealing one's thoughts or feelings readily: she was extremely reticent about her personal affairs
bifurcate - divide into two branches or forks
visceral - relating to deep inward feelings rather than to the intellect
penultimate - last but one in a series of things; second last: the penultimate chapter of the book
enamour - be filled with love for, have a liking or admiration for: it is not difficult to see why Edward is enamoured of her
stoicism - the endurance of pain or hardship without the display of feelings and without complaint
libido - sexual desire
morganatic - relating to or denoting a marriage in which neither the spouse of lower rank, nor any children, have any claim to the possessions or title of the spouse of higher rank
wadevs - whatevers, or whatever, (Australian slang)
secede - withdraw formally from membership of a federal union , an alliance, or a political or religious organization: the kingdom of Belgium seceded from the Netherlands in 1830 (thanks Brian)
eponymous - /ɪˈpɒnɪməs/ adjective (of a person) giving their name to something: the eponymous hero of the novel; (of a thing ) named after a particular person or group: their eponymous debut LP
vitriolic - /ˌvɪtrɪˈɒlɪk/ adjective - filled with bitter criticism or malice: vitriolic attacks on the politicians; vitriolic outbursts