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#11
'60s sounds right.
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#12
Monotreme

An egg laying mammal. Only the platypus and four species of echidna are still extant.
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#13
Recondite

Difficult to understand, abstruse.

"It's not too recondite for me."
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#14
ris·i·ble
/ˈrizəbəl/
adjective
Such as to provoke laughter. The root word ridēre is the same for ridiculous and ridicule, giving "risible" a harsher connotation than the commonly (over)used "laughable".

People's attempts to justify their support of Trump are downright risible.
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#15
bi·fur·ca·tion
/ˌbīfərˈkāSHən/
noun
The division of something into two branches or parts.
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#16
gorm·less
\ˈgȯrm-ləs\
adjective
Very stupid or foolish, lacking intelligence. Of particular interest, there is no English word, "gorm".
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#17
pecuniary
/pi-kyoo-nee-er-ee/
adjective

of or relating to money

"Therefore, I trust we may promptly negotiate, determine, and settle upon the nuptial agreements; and, of primary consideration and concern, the question of dowry, the pecuniary contribution the treasure the Princess brings as her marriage portion."
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#18
Buff·a·lo
/ˈbəf(ə)ˌlō/

1. noun, Bison. The same word is used for both the singular and plural.
2. verb, To bully.
3. noun, A city in New York, USA

"Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo."
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#19
quid-di-ty  
[kwid-i-tee]    

noun, plural quiddities.  

1.
the quality that makes a thing what it is; the essential nature of a thing.

2.
a trifling nicety of subtle distinction, as in argument.
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#20
be-to-ken   

[bih-toh-kuh n]
verb (used with object)  

1.
to give evidence of; indicate:
to betoken one's fidelity with a vow; a kiss that betokens one's affection.

2.
to be or give a token or sign of; portend:
a thunderclap that betokens foul weather; an angry word that betokens hostility.
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