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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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Daunting
discouraging through fear
- Greg Graffin
- Greg Graffin, Brian Baker
Dearth
A scarce supply; a lack
- Greg Graffin
- Greg Graffin
Debonair
Of pleasant manners; courteous, gracious, and charming
- Greg Graffin
Deceit
The act or practice of deceiving; concealment or distortion of the truth for the purpose of misleading; duplicity; fraud; cheating
- Greg Graffin
- Brett Gurewitz
Decline
1. Downward movement, fall
2. A weakening
- Greg Graffin, Greg Hetson
- Greg Graffin
Decoration
1. the act of decorating
2. adornment or ornament
3. a badge, medal, etc., conferred
- Greg Graffin
Decree
An authoritative order having the force of law
- Greg Graffin
- Greg Graffin, Brian Baker, Bobby Schayer
- Greg Graffin
Deem
To regard as; consider
- Greg Graffin
Deficit
Inadequacy or insufficiency
- Greg Graffin
Deities
1. A god or goddess
2. The state of being divine [Latin deus god]
- Greg Graffin
Deity
1. A god or goddess
2. The state of being divine [Latin deus god]
- Brett Gurewitz
Delegate
1. To authorize someone to be a delegate
2. To commit a task to someone, especially a subordinate
- Greg Graffin
Delusion
A false belief or opinion
- Greg Graffin
- Greg Graffin
- Greg Graffin
Demise
Death
- Brett Gurewitz
- Greg Graffin
- Greg Graffin
- Brett Gurewitz
- Greg Graffin
Demonstrative
1. expressing one's feelings openly
2. serving to prove, show or illustrate
- Brett Gurewitz
Demoralize
To destroy morale; to dishearten
- Greg Graffin
Denouement
In literature, a denouement consists of a series of events that follow the climax of a drama or narrative, and thus serves as the conclusion of the story
- Greg Graffin
Depict
To represent in words; describe.
- Greg Graffin
- Greg Graffin
- Greg Graffin
Deplore
1. To feel or express strong disapproval of; condemn.
2. To express sorrow or grief over.
- Greg Graffin
- Brett Gurewitz
Depravation
1. The act of depraving, or making anything bad; the act of corrupting
2. Change for the worse; deterioration
- Greg Graffin
Depravity
A corrupt act or practice
- Greg Graffin
- Brett Gurewitz
Deprecate
1. To express disapproval of
2. To recommend against use of
- Greg Graffin
Derision
Contemptuous or jeering laughter; ridicule
- Brett Gurewitz
Desolation
1. devastation or ruin
2. loneliness or wretchedness
3. sorrow or grief
- Brett Gurewitz, Jay Bentley, Bobby Schayer
Despair
Total loss of hope
- Brett Gurewitz
- Brett Gurewitz
- Brett Gurewitz
- Greg Graffin
- Greg Graffin
- Greg Graffin
- Brett Gurewitz
- Brett Gurewitz
- Brett Gurewitz
Despicable
Fit or deserving to be despised; contemptible; mean; vile; worthless
- Greg Graffin, Brett Gurewitz
Despondency
Depression of spirits from loss of hope, confidence, or courage; dejection.
- Brett Gurewitz
Destitute
Lacking something; devoid; especially lacking money; poor
- Greg Graffin
- Greg Graffin
- Greg Graffin
Dharma
Lit. that which upholds, supports or maintains the regulatory order of the universe. It means Law or Natural Law and is a concept of central importance in Indian philosophy and religion.
- Brett Gurewitz
Dichotomy
1. Division into two, usually contradictive parts
2. Branching characterized by successive folklore into two approximately equal divisions
- Greg Graffin
- Greg Graffin
Diffidence
Timidity or shyness.
- Greg Graffin
Din
A loud unpleasant confused noise
- Greg Graffin
Diogenes
(412-323 B.C.) a Greek cynic philosopher
- Greg Graffin
Discomfiture
1. frustration of hopes or plans
2. confusion; embarrassment
3. defeat in battle
- Greg Graffin
Discontent
Dissatisfaction
- Greg Graffin
- Greg Graffin
- Greg Graffin, Brian Baker, Bobby Schayer
- Brett Gurewitz
Disdain
Despise
- Greg Graffin
Dismal
Characterized by ineptness or lack of skill, competence, effectiveness, imagination, or interest; pitiful
- Greg Graffin
- Greg Graffin
Disparate
fundamentally different or distinct in quality or kind
- Greg Graffin
Disparity
Distinctness in kind
- Greg Graffin
- Greg Graffin
Disposition
1. mental outlook or mood
2. an inclination or tendency
- Brett Gurewitz
- Greg Graffin
Disrelish
To have distaste for; dislike
- Greg Graffin
Dissident
One who disagrees or dissents
- Greg Graffin
Dissipate
To drive away, disperse
- Greg Graffin
Dissipation
Unrestrained indulgence in physical pleasures
- Brett Gurewitz
Dissuade
To advise against
- Brett Gurewitz
Dodo
A clumsy, flightless, extinct bird
- Greg Graffin, Brian Baker
Dogma
a specific tenet or doctrine authoritatively laid down, as by a church
- Greg Graffin
Downtrodden
1. trampled on or down
2. oppressed; subjugated; tyrannized over
- Greg Graffin
Dreg
Rubbish; lowest form of human life; anything thrown away
- Brett Gurewitz
Drone
To make a dull, continued, monotonous sound
- Greg Graffin
- Greg Graffin
Duress
1. compulsion by threat
2. wrongful imprisonment
- Greg Graffin
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