Nerd Word of the Week: Purloin ~ to steal (something). As in: The sneaky bugger purloined half a dozen wallets that day.
Nerd Word of the Week: Douceur (pronounced "do-ser") ~ a financial inducement (gratuity or bribe). As in: He hid the douceur in plain site, carrying the briefcase to his office with none of his coworkers the wiser.
Nerd Word of the Week: Lutaceous ~ pertaining to or made of mud. As in: The only color in the lutaceous landscape lay in puddles of water that reflected the brilliant blue sky above.
Nerd Word of the Week: Coprolite ~ a piece of fossilized dung. As in: In some circles, pond slime is a delicacy and coprolite is made into jewelry.
Nerd Word of the Week: Ruche ~ a pleated, fluted, or gathered strip of fabric (noun) or to gather fabric in a repeating pattern to make a pleat or ruffle (verb). As in: Ruched in all the right places, the satin dress accentuated her hips.
Nerd Word of the Week: Insensate ~ lacking physical sensation. As in: A few moments barefoot left the cuffs of her pajamas stiff and her diminutive toes insensate.