2nd Dichotomy – (n.) a division or contrast between two things that are or are represented as being opposed or entirely different.
3rd Stygian – (adj.) relating to the River Styx in Greek mythology; very dark.
4th Cockaigne – (n.) an imaginary land of luxury and idleness
6th Renaissance – (n.) a revival of or renewed interest in something.
7th Quixotic – (adj.) extremely idealistic; unrealistic and impractical.
8th Rusticate – 1. To go into the country 2. To make rustic, as persons or manners 3. (British) to suspend a student from a university as punishment
9th Nikhedonia – (n.) the pleasure of anticipating victory or success
10th Ostensibly – (adv.) as appears or is stated to be true, though not necessarily so; apparently
12th Seminal – (adj.) strongly influencing later developments
13th Drapetomania – (n.) an overwhelming urge to run away
14th Ubiquitous – (adj.) present, appearing, or found everywhere
15th Elegy – (n.) a poem of serious reflection, typically a lament for the dead; (Greek and Latin verse) a poem written in elegiac couplets
16th Obfuscate – (v.) make obscure, unclear, or unintelligible; to bewilder someone
18th Refectory – (n.) a room used for communal meals in an educational or religious institution
19th Pertinacious – (adj.) holding firmly to an opinion or course of action
20th Bilious – (adj.) 1. Affected by or associated with nausea or vomiting, (of a color) lurid or sickly 2. Spiteful; bad-tempered 3. Relating to bile
21st Dilapidated – (adj.) in a state of disrepair or ruin as a result of age or neglect
23rd Apocryphal – (adj.) of doubtful authenticity, although widely circulated as being true
24th Pragmatic – (adj.) dealing with things sensibly and realistically in a way that is based on practical rather than theoretical considerations
25th Pandiculation – a stretching and stiffening especially of the body (as when fatigued and drowsy or after waking from sleep)
26th Midden – (n.) a dunghill or refuse heap
27th Avuncular – (adj.) kind and friendly towards a younger or less experienced person; (anthropology) relating to the relationship between men and the children of their siblings