If you have been playing alone at home you know by now that there are lots of words out there that I have somehow failed to learn. Here are some more...
The Pencil by Henry Petroski
Palimpsest: a parchment or the like from which writing has been partially or completely erased to make room for another text.
Ferule: a ring or cap, usually of metal, put around the end of a post, cane, or the like, to prevent splitting
Mucilaginous: of, pertaining to, or secreting mucilage.
2. of the nature of or resembling mucilage; moist, soft, and viscid.
Mucilage: any of various, usually liquid, preparations of gum, glue, or the like, used as an adhesive (I did know this but thought I should throw it in to go with the word above, which I had no idea was a real word until now.)
Friable: easily crumbled or reduced to powder; crumbly
Appurtenances: something subordinate to another, more important thing; adjunct; accessory
Frustum: the part of a conical solid left after cutting off a top portion with a plane parallel to the base
Hagiography: the writing and critical study of the lives of the saints; hagiology
The Beekeeper’s Apprentice by Laurie R. King
Peripatetic: walking or traveling about; itinerant
Peroration: a long speech characterized by lofty and often pompous language
Sybaritic: pertaining to or characteristic of a sybarite; characterized by or loving luxury or sensuous pleasure
Naphtha: a colorless, volatile petroleum distillate, usually an intermediate product between gasoline and benzine, used as a solvent, fuel, etc
Dottle: the plug of half-smoked tobacco in the bottom of a pipe after smoking