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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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Cabal
1. a small group of plotters, esp. against a government
2. the plottings of such a group
3. a clique
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Cacophonous
having an unpleasant sound or bombardment of sound
- Greg Graffin
Cacophony
1. jarring, dischording sound; dissonance
2. the use of harsh or dischordent sound s in literary composition
- Greg Graffin
Callow
Inexperienced and immature.
- Brett Gurewitz
Canticle
A chant, hymn or song, especially a nonmetrical one, with words from a biblical text
- Brett Gurewitz
Capitulate
1. To surrender under specified conditions; come to terms.
2. To give up all resistance; acquiesce
- Greg Graffin
Caroming
To collide and rebound; glance
- Brett Gurewitz
Caste
Any of four classes, comprising numerous subclasses, constituting Hindu society
- Greg Graffin
Catalyst
Someone or something that helps or encourages progress or change
- Brett Gurewitz
- Greg Graffin
Catastrophist
A group of people, who following the rise of socialism, theorized that the supremacy of the industrial working class would follow a social catastrophe, such as a general strike
- Greg Graffin
Cauldron
A state or situation of great distress or unrest felt to resemble a boiling kettle or vat:
- Greg Graffin
Charade
A false pretense or show
- Greg Graffin
- Greg Graffin
- Greg Graffin
- Greg Graffin
Chasm
1. A deep, steep-sided opening in the earth's surface; an abyss or gorge.
2. A sudden interruption of continuity; a gap.
- Brett Gurewitz
Chicanery
Trickery, deception
- Greg Graffin
Churn
To move about violently
- Brett Gurewitz
- Greg Graffin
Cipher
A person or thing of no influence or importance
- Greg Graffin, Brett Gurewitz
Clairvoyant
Having or claiming to have the power of seeing objects or actions beyond the range of natural vision.
- Greg Graffin
Clan
A group of people with common characteristics, aims, or interests
- Greg Graffin, Brett Gurewitz
Communion
The act of sharing; community; participation.
- Brett Gurewitz
Compelling
1. to force or drive, esp. to a course or action
2. to have a powerful effect or influence
- Greg Graffin
Complicity
The state of being an accomplice; partnership or involvement in wrongdoing
- Brett Gurewitz
Concede
1. to acknowledge as true, just or proper
2. to grant as a right or privilege
- Greg Graffin
Conceit
1. An over-high esteem of oneself; vain pride
2. Something conceived, especially, a novel or fanciful idea
- Greg Graffin
Conflagrations
Large, destructive fires
- Brett Gurewitz
Conflated
To combine, To bring together
- Greg Graffin
Congeal
To solidify by or as if by freezing,
- Greg Graffin
Congregation
A large gathering of people
- Brett Gurewitz
Conscientious
Involving or taking great care; painstaking; diligent.
- Greg Graffin
Consternation
a sudden, alarming amazement or dread that results in utter confusion; dismay
- Greg Graffin
Continuum
A continuous extent, series, or whole
- Brett Gurewitz
Contritely
1. overcome by a sense of guilt and desirous of atonement
2. showing remorse
- Brett Gurewitz
Convulsion
An intense, paroxysmal, involuntary muscular contraction
- Greg Graffin
Covert
Not openly practiced, avowed, engaged in, accumulated, or shown
- Greg Graffin, Greg Hetson, Brian Baker
Creed
1. A formal statement of religious belief; a confession of faith.
2. A system of belief, principles, or opinions
- Greg Graffin
- Greg Graffin
Criterion
A standard, rule, or test on which a judgment or decision can be based
- Greg Graffin
Cultivate
To nurture; tend
- Greg Graffin
Cultivation
Refinement; culture
- Brett Gurewitz
Curtain call
The moment at the end of a performance when actors come back on the stage and thank the audience for applauding them for their performance.
- Brett Gurewitz
- Brett Gurewitz
Cyanide
Any of a large group of chemical compounds containing the radical CN, especially the very poisonous salts sodium cyanide and potassium cyanide. Cyanides are used to make plastics and to extract and treat metals.
- Brett Gurewitz
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