Accretion: An increase by natural growth or addition.
Bilk: Cheat somebody out of what is due, especially money.
Conflagration: A very intense and uncontrolled fire.
Dirge: A song or hymn of mourning as a memorial to a dead person.
Ephemeral: Anything short-lived, as an insect that lives only for a day.
Fatuous: Devoid of intelligence.
Grandiloquent: Lofty in style.
Heterogenous: Consisting of elements that are not of the same kind.
Impecunious: Not having enough money to pay for necessities.
Juxtaposition: The act of placing two things next to each other for implicit comparison.
Knotty: Complex; difficult to solve.
Laconic: Brief and to the point.
Multifarious: Having many aspects.
Nadir: The lowest point of anything.
Obstreperous: Noisily and stubbornly defiant.
Pellucid: Transparently clear; easily understandable.
Quixotic: Not sensible about practical matters.
Redoubtable: Inspiring fear.
Semaphore: An apparatus for visual signaling.
Truculent: Defiantly aggressive.
Ubiquitous: Being present everywhere at once.
Vituperate: Spread negative information about.
Wizened: Dry, shrunken, wrinkled.
Xerophagy: A restrictive diet (of bread and water, for example) as a punishment or religious form of discipline.
Yoke: To join, link.
Zephyr: A slight wind.