I am currently reading The Magicians trilogy and came upon a few words I don't know. They were interesting, so I thought I'd share.
Enjoy the return of My Vocabulary or Yours.
Persiflage- Light and slightly contemptuous mockery or banter.
Scintilla- A tiny trace or spark of a specified quality or feeling.
Fusillade- A series of shots fired or missiles thrown all at the same time or in quick succession.
Excrescence- A distinct outgrowth on a human or animal body or on a plant, especially one that is the result of disease or abnormality.
Potentate- A monarch or ruler, especially an autocratic one.
Sinecure- A position requiring little or no work but giving the holder status or financial benefit.
Semiotician- The study of signs and symbols as elements of communicative behavior.