Amor vincit omnia
Love conquers all
Argives
The inhabitants of Argos in Greece
Arrestis auribus
With ears pricked up; attentively
Augury
An event that is a sign of things to come
Bailiwick
Area of jurisdiction or of knowledge
Bakcheia
ecstatic frenzy/madness named after the god Bacchus (Dionysus)
Bibelots
A small decorative trinket
Bilious
Concerning bile; emitting bile
Cryptogram
A message written in code
Cuniculus molestus
An annoying rabbit
Deprendi miserum est
It is wretched to be found out
Dolorous
Sorrowful
Empirical
Derived from experiment or observation
en masse
Together/as a group.
Ennui
Boredom
Epicene
Having an ambiguous sexual identity
Exegesis
An explanation or interpretation
Exordium
The introductory part of a speech
Hermetic
Completely sealed, airtight
Incarnadine
Of a flesh-pink colour
Kaffeeklatsch
German: a casual meeting for coffee and a chat
Kleptomania
Compulsive stealing
Koine
Common Greek.
Lyceum
Place of education; a gymnasium near Athens
Mutability
Concerning change; prone to change
Omaphagia
Eating of raw flesh.
Ornithomanist
Someone who divines the future from birds
Pas de reponse
No reponse
Perspicuity
Clear and lucid
Philistine
Uninterested in intellectual pursuits
Propitious
Likely to succeed, favourable
raison d'etre
Reason for being.
Tesserae
The basic unit of a mosaic