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BR Lexicon
Well, we all know how smart the world's greatest punk band is. This lexicon should prove it! Herein lies most of the big words found in the lyrics of just about every Bad Religion song. Some words might not be so obscure to you, but when in doubt, we threw it in anyway. There should be something here for everybody. Enjoy!

Many thanks to Eric Legault!

Currently the lexicon contains 561 words.
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Abating
To make or become less strong
- Brett Gurewitz
Aberration
Deviation from the normal or usual: Derangement
- Greg Graffin
Absolve
1. to set free from consequences or penalties resulting from action
2. to release, as from some duty or obligation
- Greg Graffin, Greg Hetson, Brian Baker
- Greg Graffin
Abstain
To refrain voluntarily
- Greg Graffin
Accolade
1. a ceremonial embrace
2. a ceremony to mark the conferring of knighthood
3. a mark of acknowledgement; award
- Jay Bentley
Accretion
Growth or increase in size by gradual external addition, fusion, or inclusion.
- Brett Gurewitz
Acolyte
A follower or helper
- Brett Gurewitz
Adaptations
Adjustments to new conditions
- Greg Graffin
Adjective
A word that adds information about a noun or pronoun
- Greg Graffin
Adjudicate
1. To settle a legal case or other dispute
2. To act as a judge
- Greg Graffin
Aerosol
A gaseous suspension of fine solid or liquid particles (e.g. paint, detergent, or insecticide)
- Jay Bentley, Greg Hetson
Affectation
1. Behavior that is assumed rather than natural; artificiality.
2. A particular habit, as of speech or dress, adopted to give a false impression
- Brett Gurewitz
Affectatious
Having a false appearance of a state, quality or manner
- Greg Graffin
Affinity
Attractive force : Attraction, Sympathy
- Greg Graffin
- Greg Graffin
Affliction
1. Something that causes physical or mental suffering
2. A condition of great distress or suffering
- Brett Gurewitz
Alabaster
1. (in present times) a fine-grained white or lightly-tinted variety of gypsum, used ornamentally
2. (in ancient times) a variety of calcite, translucent and sometimes banded
- Greg Graffin
Allegory
A symbolic representation
- Greg Graffin
Alleviate
To make easier to endure; lessen; mitigate
- Jay Bentley
Alluring
Extremely attractive
- Greg Graffin, Brett Gurewitz
- Greg Graffin
Altruistically
[altruism] - Unselfish concern for the welfare of others; selflessness
- Greg Graffin
Ameliorate
To make better, to improve; to heal; to solve a problem
- Greg Graffin
Amenity
The quality of being pleasant or attractive; agreeableness.
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Amid
Surrounded by; in the middle of
- Brett Gurewitz
- Brett Gurewitz, Jay Bentley, Bobby Schayer
- Brett Gurewitz
- Brett Gurewitz
Analogue
Something that bears a similarity in some respects to something else that is otherwise dissimilar.
- Greg Graffin
Anechoic
(of a recording chamber, television studio or the like)
Having sound reverberations reduced to the lowest possible level
- Brett Gurewitz
Anesthesia
Loss of feeling, esp. as induced by certain drugs
- Brett Gurewitz
Ante
A price to be paid, especially as one's share; cost
- Greg Graffin
Anthropocentric
Considering man to be the most significant entity of the universe
- Greg Graffin
Anthropoid
1. resembling man
2. in the shape of a man
- Brett Gurewitz
Antithetic
Direct contrast, sharply contrasting ideas, direct opposites or opposition in ideas or thought
- Greg Graffin
Apathy
Lack of interest or enthusiasm
- Brett Gurewitz
Aptitude
Ability; skill; talent
- Brett Gurewitz
- Greg Graffin, Greg Hetson
Archetype
An original model on which something is patterned
- Greg Graffin
- Greg Graffin
Arid
Lacking interest or imaginativeness; sterile, unproductive
- Greg Graffin
Armageddon
According to the Bible, the place where the final battle will be fought between the forces of good and evil. (probably so called in reference to the battlefield of Megiddo. Rev 16:16)
- Greg Graffin
Aspiration
1. A strong desire for high achievement.
2. An object of such desire; an ambition.
- Brett Gurewitz
Assuage
To make something unpleasant less intense or severe.
- Brett Gurewitz
Astray
1. Away from the right path or direction
2. Far from the intended target
- Greg Graffin
- Greg Graffin, Brett Gurewitz
- Greg Graffin
- Greg Graffin
- Greg Graffin
- Greg Graffin, Brian Baker
- Greg Graffin
- Greg Graffin
Astute
1. Of keen penetration or discernment
2. Clever; cunning; ingenious; shrewd
- Greg Graffin
Attrition
Constant wearing down to weaken or destroy
- Brett Gurewitz
Audacity
1. Daring, bold
2. Insolent
- Greg Graffin, Brett Gurewitz
Austere
Stern and forbidding in appearance and manner
- Greg Graffin
Automaton
1. A self operating machine or mechanism, esp. a robot.
2. One that behaves or responds in a mechanical way.
- Greg Graffin
- Brett Gurewitz
Avalon
Avalon (probably from the Welsh word afal, meaning apple) is a legendary island featured in the Arthurian legend, famous for its beautiful apples.
- Greg Graffin
Avarice
Greed
- Brett Gurewitz
Averted
Turned away, esp. as an expression of feeling; also: offended
- Greg Graffin
Awry
Away from the correct course; amiss
- Greg Graffin, Brian Baker
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