Listen to flippant pronounced

[FLIP-uhnt]

adjective. Lacking proper seriousness or respect; showing inappropriate levity; pert.

I wish I wasn’t so flippant over the news, but the fact that your uncle was arrested for engaging in coitus with a dog is too funny.

Listen to palimpsest pronounced

[PAL-imp-sest]

noun. An object or place whose older layers or aspects are apparent beneath its surface.

The old hag’s face looked like a palimsest; you could see former Botox treatments that had dried up into manifold layers of crust.

Listen to acta pronounced

[AK-tuh]

noun. Official records, as of acts, deeds, proceedings, transactions, or the like.

Christ, I’d love to get my hands on the Vatican’s acta that details all the sexual transgressions throughout the ages.