It's time for a veritable truckload of new words before the Full Circle goes on vacation for 2 weeks. Time to dump a bunch of new verbiage on my loyal (and disloyal) readership:
veritable - adj. being truly so called; real or genuine
Saponaceous - adj. having the nature or quality of soap. such as, um, soap. What else is saponaceous other than soap?
Hey, Joey, stop rubbing up against me, whaddya think, I'm saponaceous or something?
That ought to effectively attenuate my readership...
attenuate - v. to make slender, fine or small. to reduce in force, value, amount, or degree; weaken.
Moving on...I wish I could take credit for this, but last week Wordsmith.org chose a week's worth of 14 letter words, then defined each word in exactly 14 letters:
circumbendibus - n. circumlocution
Brobdingnagian - adj. Of gigantic size.
tinctumutation - n. Change of colour. (in this case, the rule only works if you're British)
tintinnabulate -v. To ring; to tinkle.
acritochromacy -n. Color blindness. (didn't need the Brits this time)
I can't take credit. But I'll do them one better. Or, that is, one less.
13 letter words! defined in 13 letters, let's do it!
indefatigable - adj. cannot be tired
jurisprudence - n. science of laws
prevarication -n. an intended lie
efflorescence - n. a flowery state
deuteragonist - n. second billing
speciesism - n. humans rule!
nidifugous - adj. fly away now
honorarium - n. service fee
bowdlerize - v. to bleep out
alimentary - adj. nourishing
Alimentary, my dear Watson. Simply delicious.