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pitch-perfect

adjective: 1. Perfect in every way, especially in being sensitive to a particular situation. 2. Right tone, pitch, mood, etc.

Pygmalion

noun: A mentor, especially a man who mentors a woman. adjective: Describing a word considered offensive, such as a swear word.

maecenatism

noun: Patronage, for example, the support or financial sponsorship provided to artists, musicians, or writers.

stan

noun: An extremely zealous or obsessive fan. verb tr., intr.: To be or act as such a fan.

galvanic

adjective: 1. Stimulating; energizing; shocking. 2. Relating to electric current, especially direct current.

graymail

noun: 1. A defense tactic in an espionage trial where the accused threatens to reveal secrets to avoid prosecution. 2. Email that …

mailed fist

noun: A threat or show of force to maintain control.

postal

adjective: 1. Relating to the mail or the post office. 2. Very angry, insane, or violent.

greenmail

noun: The practice of buying a large quantity of a company’s stock as a means of hostile takeover, then selling it back …

snail mail

noun: The physical delivery of letters and other material. Also, a piece of such mail. verb tr., intr.: To send a letter …

asymptote

noun: 1. Something or someone that gets closer and closer but never touches. 2. A straight line whose distance to a curve …

tangent

noun: 1. A line of thought or action that diverges from the main topic or course. 2. A line that touches a …

squarely

adverb: 1. In a straightforward or frank manner. 2. Firmly. 3. Directly. 4. At right angles.

triangulation

noun: 1. Determining the position of a point by measuring angles to it from two points a known distance apart. 2. Positioning …

elliptic

adjective: 1. Marked by extreme economy of expression in speech or writing. 2. Cryptic, ambiguous, or obscure. 3. Marked by ellipsis: the …

gustatory

adjective: Relating to the sense of taste.

amusia

noun: The inability to recognize, reproduce, or appreciate music.

macrosmatic

adjective: Having a well-developed sense of smell.

proprioception

noun: The awareness of location of parts of one’s body.

zoolatry

noun: 1. The worship of animals. 2. Extreme devotion to animals, for example, to one’s pets.

arithmomania

noun: An obsessive preoccupation with numbers, calculations, and counting.