Zalatwic (Polish) – the use of friends, bribes, personal charm or connections to get something done.
Capisce – an interrogative phrase meaning get it, do you understand?
Piquant - having a pleasantly sharp taste or appetizing flavour; agreeably stimulating, interesting, or attractive; sharp, pointed object; spec. a hedgehog spine.
Malicidity – a combination of malice and stupidity, treachery and boneheadedness.
Hat tip: Trans Tasman.
Jeremiad – a long, mournful complaint or lamentation; a list of woes; a tale of sorrow or disappointment, an angry tirade; a cautionary or angry harangue; a literary work or speech expressing a bitter lament or a righteous prophecy of doom.
Tyromancy – divination involving observation of cheese as it coagulates.
Quomodocunquize – to make money in any way possible.
Sluggerdegullion – a filthy, slobbering person; a sloven, a villain, a fiend, a louse; worthless person; wretch; dirty rascal, drunk or alcoholic person.
Uitwaaien (Dutch) – to take a brief break in the country side to clear one’s head; to walk in the wind.
Aidos - the ancient Greek concept of shame, modesty, or reverence, esp. as a motivating force; a personification or representation of this as a goddess, especially in art. (From the Greek goddess of shame, modesty, and humility, Aidos).
Snickersnee – a knife, especially one used as a weapon; a knife fight; to engage in cut-and-thrust fighting.
Nyaff - a small object; a trifle; a stupid, irritating, or insignificant person; a small or contemptible person.
Acedia – sloth; spiritual torpor or indifference; apathy.
Svengali – a person who exercises a controlling or mesmeric influence on another, especially for a sinister purpose; person who, with evil intent, tries to persuade another to do what is desired.
Taradiddle – a petty lie; a fib; pretentious nonsense.
Purgation - purification, purging or cleansing; the act of cleansing or exonerating one’s self of a crime, accusation, or suspicion of guilt by denying the charge on oath or by ordeal; evacuation of the bowels brought about by taking laxatives.
Cockalorum – a self-important man; a small man with an unduly high opinion of himself; a boastful and self-important person; a strutting little fellow; boastful talk; braggadocio.
Induratize – to make one’s own heart hardened or resistant to someone’s pleas or advances, or to the idea of love.
Atychiphobia – the abnormal, unwarranted, and persistent fear of failure; fear of not being good enough.