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Hexed Iron Druid

  Words from

  Hexed by Kevin Hearnes

  Iron Druid Chronicles Book 2

3-2-13 words

Solipsism: Something related to sunburned lips?

solipsism: noun

1. Philosophy . the theory that only the self exists, or can be proved to exist.
2. extreme preoccupation with and indulgence of one’s feelings, desires, etc.; egoistic self-absorption.

The solipsism of the rising star made casting of support actors difficult.leather bar

Philtre: Related to phial, British vial?

philtre (British) philter (US) noun

1. a drink supposed to arouse love, desire, etc

She broke my little bottle of philtre number nine.

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Fulminate: To culminate, fully?

fulminate:

verb (used without object) 1. to explode with a loud noise; detonate.
2. to issue denunciations or the like (usually followed by against ): The minister fulminated against legalized vice.

verb (used with object)3. to cause to explode.
4. to issue or pronounce with vehement denunciation, condemnation, or the like.

noun 5. one of a group of unstable, explosive compounds derived from fulminic acid, especially the mercury salt of fulminic acid, which is a powerful detonating agent.

The timer  was set to fulminate the bomb in thirty seconds.

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More words from

Hounded, Book 1 of The Iron Druid Chronicles by Kevin Hearne.

flibbertigibbet

flibbertigibbet? Not from the parchment bag in a frozen turkey.

flibbertigibbet: noun: 1. a chattering or flighty, light-headed person. 2. Archaic. a gossip.

People sometimes mistaken me for a flibbertigibbet.

dilatory

dilatory: Not something that happens during childbirth.

dilatory: adjective: 1. tending to delay or procrastinate; slow; tardy. 2. intended to cause delay, gain time, or defer decision: a dilatory strategy.

He avoided eye contact, rearranged paperwork, and deployed other dilatory tactics.

fomorian

Fomorians: I’m at a total loss… 

Formorian: noun, Irish Legend. One of a race of pirates or sea demons who raided and pillaged Ireland but were finally defeated: sometimes associated with the hostile powers of nature.

Hurricane Sandy ripped across the coast like a band of Fomorians of old.

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