December 31

scintilla

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scintilla [sin-TIL-uh] noun;

1. A tiny or scarcely detectable amount; the slightest particle; a trace; a spark.

I’m sorry to say, but it’s New Year’s Eve and there isn’t a scintilla of blow in this house.

December 30

placate

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[PLAK-ayt]

transitive verb. To appease; to pacify, especially by making concessions.

The apologetic brothel manager told us that the blonde was on the house, which barely placated my friend.

December 29

bellicose

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[BEL-ih-kohs]

adjective. Inclined to or favoring war or strife; warlike; pugnacious.

Our children know well enough to stay ten feet away from their mother when she’s fucking bellicose and on the war path.

December 25

exalt

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[ig-ZOLT]

verb. To praise, glorify, or honor.

During the holidays my family and I pretend to exalt a few of the Greek gods, just to piss off the Christian assholes next door.