Episodic adj. Happening at irregular intervals. “He has episodic migraines.”
Auspices n.pl. 1. With the protection or support of someone or something, especially an organization: “Financial aid is being provided under the auspices of NATO.”
Salient adj. 1. Strikingly conspicuous; prominent. “A salient argument.”
Embellish tr.v. 1. To make beautiful, as by ornamentation; decorate. 2. To add fictitious details to exaggerate the truth: “A dramatic account that embellished the true story.”
Analogous adj. 1. Similar or alike in such a way as to permit the drawing of an analogy. “The brain and the Acme 1000 supercomputer are analogous to each other.”
Metaphor n. A figure of speech in which a word or phrase that ordinarily designates one thing is used to designate something else. Example: “She was drowning in money.”
Indigenous adj. Originating and living or occurring naturally in an area or environment. “The cactus is indigenous to Arizona.”
Savant n. A person of learning; wise or scholarly.
Progeny n.pl. 1. Something that originates or results from something else; outcome; issue. 2. A result of creative effort; a product.
Causative adj. 1. Indicative that the subject causes an act to be performed or a condition to come into being. “A causative factor of war.”
Ambivalence n. 1. Uncertainty or indecisiveness as to which course to follow. 2. The coexistence of opposing attitudes or feelings, such as love and hate, toward a person, object, or idea.
Litigious adj. Of, relating to, or characterized by litigation.
Tending to engage in lawsuits. A litigious celebrity.