cynosure

Anything to which attention is strongly turned; a center of attraction.

As filming wound down and the sun lowered in the yawning sky, the exhausted crew gathered around the director’s chair…

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dictum

[DIK-tuhm]

noun

An authoritative statement.

Let this dictum be known: I will not, under any circumstances, allow you to violate me with that strap on.

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stentorian

[sten-TOR-ee-uhn]

adj

Extremely loud.

I’d like to take a bat to the heads of these stentorian pricks next door.

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consanguineous

[kon-san(g)-GWIN-ee-us]

adjective

Of the same blood; related by birth.

Had I known about our consanguineous relation, I’d probably have opted not to impregnate her.

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myrmidon

[MUR-muh-don]

noun

A loyal follower, especially one who executes orders without question.

What do I look for in a mate? I want a myrmidon: someone who will execute any sexual act I demand, when I demand it.

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cosset

[KOSS-it]

trans

verb. To pamper.

Her ultimate goal in life was to find a suitor who would cosset her as her parents did…

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balneal

[bal-NEE-uhl]

adjective

Of or pertaining to baths or bathing.

The humidity in New York this summer is as balneal as a goddamned steam room in the gay part of San Fran.

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