surfeit [sur-fit] noun

1. excess; an excessive amount: a surfeit of speechmaking.

2. excess or overindulgence in eating or drinking.

3. an uncomfortably full or crapulous feeling due to excessive eating or drinking.

4. general disgust caused by excess or satiety.

shibboleth [shib-uh-lith, leth] noun

1. a peculiarity of pronunciation, behavior, mode of dress, etc., that distinguishes a particular class or set of persons.

2. a slogan; catchword.

3.a common saying or belief with little current meaning or truth.


[fan-taz-muh-gawr-ee-uh, -gohr-] noun

1. a shifting series of phantasms, illusions, or deceptive appearances, as in a dream or as created by the imagination.

2. a changing scene made up of many elements.

3. an optical illusion produced by a magic lantern or the like in which figures increase or diminish in size, pass into each other, dissolve, etc.


[koh-tuh-ree] noun

1. a group of people who associate closely.

2. an exclusive group; clique.


  1. Naive, simplistic, and superficial.
  2. (of ideas or writings) Dry and uninteresting.

[kon-kom-i-tuhnt, kuhn-]
existing or occurring with something else, often in a lesser way; accompanying; concurrent: an event and its concomitant circumstances.

Synonym: associated

incondite \in-KON-dit\, adjective:

1. Ill-constructed; unpolished: incondite prose.
2. Crude; rough; unmannerly.=

intrapreneur \in-truh-pruh-NUR\, noun:

An employee of a large corporation who is given freedom and financial support to create new products, services, systems, etc., and does not have to follow the corporation’s usual routines or protocols.

precipitancy \pri-SIP-i-tuhn-see\, noun:

1. Headlong or rash haste.

qualia \KWAH-lee-uh\, noun:

1. A quality, as bitterness, regarded as an independent object.

cathect \kuh-THEKT\, verb:

To invest emotion or feeling in an idea, object, or another person.

foible \FOI-buhl\, noun:

1. A minor weakness or failing of character; slight flaw or defect: an all-too-human foible.
2. The weaker part of a sword blade, between the middle and the point (opposed to forte).

guff \guhff\, noun:

1. Empty or foolish talk; nonsense.
2. Insolent talk.

very sheer and light; almost completely transparent or translucent.
delicately hazy.

orectic \aw-REK-tik\, adjective:

Of or pertaining to desire; appetitive.

This, at any rate, would follow from the assumption that he believed us to be persons by reason of physical existence, of the soul’s faculties, and of that blending of the reason with the orectic soul which we call will.
— John Addington Symonds, The Aristotelian System


Transcendentally objective. Having an independent existence, but dependent on the state of the observer to access, experience and verify. Transjective truths are not universally verifiable by just anyone, as only those with sufficient conscious development can access and realize them. Transjective phenomena are not universally experienceable because they, too, depend on the observer. Examples include gnostic revelations and paranormal experiences.

Whereas objective truths and phenomena are strictly those based in our physical realm of existence, transjective truths and phenomena may be based in other realms and higher planes of existence. Senses other than the first five may be required to perceive them.

There is no equivalent English term for this idea because human language has yet to catch up with the facts of quantum mechanics.

phlegmatic  adj.
1. not easily excited to action or display of emotion; having a calm or apathetic temperament.

pillory \PIL-uh-ree\, verb:

1. To expose to public derision, ridicule, or abuse.
2. To set in the pillory.

fallow \FAL-oh\, adjective:

1. Not in use; inactive: My creative energies have lain fallow this year.

aseptic \uh-SEP-tik\, adjective:

1. Free from the living germs of disease, fermentation, or putrefaction.

concatenate \kon-KAT-n-eyt\, verb:

1. To link together; unite in a series or chain.

belletristic \bel-li-TRIS-tik\, adjective:

Related to literature regarded as a fine art, especially as having a purely aesthetic function.