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The Factor Vocabulary Word List
You asked, so we answered... here's a list of some of the Factor's favorite obscure and obsolete words as mentioned by Bill O'Reilly.

agog
highly excited by eagerness, curiosity, anticipation

bellicose
aggressively hostile; belligerent; pugnacious

bilge
stupid talk or writing; nonsense

blatherskite
a person given to voluble, empty talk

blooter
a fool; an oaf; a blunderer

bloviate
to speak pompously

buffoon
person who amuses others by tricks, jokes: undignified joking

cantankerous
ill-tempered and quarrelsome; disagreeable

chameleon
a changeable, fickle, or inconstant person

churlish
boorish; rude

codswallop
nonsensical talk or writing

contentious
tending to argument or strife; quarrelsome

couillon
a stupid or silly person; a dolt

curmudgeon
a bad-tempered, difficult, cantankerous person

dumbledore
a busybody

dunderhead
a dunce; a blockhead

feckless
generally incompetent and ineffectual

flapdoodle
foolish talk; nonsense

foppish
excessively refined and fastidious in taste and manner

fuddy-duddy
a person who is fussy or picayune about details

harridan
a scolding, vicious woman

hubris
excessive pride or self-confidence; arrogance

incubus
someone who depresses or worries others

jabberwocky
an example of writing or speech consisting of or containing meaningless words

jackanapes
a conceited or impudent person

jejune
not interesting; dull

jobbernowl
a blockhead

lilliputian
petty; trivial, a person who is narrow or petty in outlook

lugubrious
mournful, dismal, or gloomy

malevolent
malicious

maudlin
foolishly sentimental

mendacious
dishonest; lying; untruthful

meretricious
based on pretense, deception, or insincerity

misanthrope
one who hates or mistrusts humankind

mordant
sharply caustic or sarcastic

morose
sullenly melancholy; gloomy

nebbish
a person regarded as weak-willed or timid

nefarious
extremely wicked or villainous

nimrod
Informal. A person regarded as silly, foolish, or stupid

ninnyhammer
a fool or simpleton

nitpick
to criticize by focusing on inconsequential details

nitwit
a slow-witted, stupid, or foolish person

obtuse
not quick or alert in perception, feeling, or intellect; dull

palter
to talk or act insincerely or deceitfully

pawky
shrewd and cunning

pecksniffian
sanctimonious

pejorative
disparaging; belittling

perspicacious
having keen mental perception and understanding; discerning

pettifogger
one who raises annoying petty objections

poltroon
characterized by complete cowardliness

popinjay
a vain and talkative person

procrustean
tending or designed to produce conformity by ruthless methods

pugnacious
eager or quick to quarrel or fight

puzzlewit
one who is puzzled; a stupid or silly person

quidnunc
person who is eager to know the latest news and gossip; busybody

rapscallion
one who is playfully mischievous; a deceitful and unreliable scoundrel

sagacious
acutely insightful and wise

shpilkes
nervous energy; to be feeling "antsy," to be "sitting on pins and needles"

siren
an enticing, dangerous woman

snollygoster
a clever, unscrupulous person

spurious
not genuine, authentic, or true; counterfeit

superbious
Proud; haughty

supercilious
having or showing arrogant superiority to, and disdain of, those one views as unworthy

surly
unfriendly or hostile

tendentious
having or showing a bias

terse
concise; brief and pithy

truculent
brutally harsh; vitriolic; scathing

umbrage
a feeling of anger caused by being offended

vacillate
to waver in mind or opinion; be indecisive or irresolute

vainglorious
characterized by or exhibiting excessive vanity; boastful

virago
a loud-voiced, ill-tempered, scolding woman; shrew

yawping
talk noisily and foolishly or complainingly







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