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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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Sagacious
Having or showing keen discernment, sound judgement and farsightedness
- Greg Graffin
Sage
1. A wise man; a man of gravity and wisdom; especially, a man venerable for years, and of sound judgment and prudence
2. Profoundly wise
- Greg Graffin, Brian Baker
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Sallow
Of a sickly, yellowish color
- Greg Graffin
Saltate
1. to dance or leap
2. to move abruptly
- Greg Graffin, Brett Gurewitz
Samsara
Literally meaning "continuous flow", is the repeating cycle of birth, life, death and rebirth (reincarnation) within Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Bön, Jainism, and Yoga.
- Brett Gurewitz
Sanctifies
To set apart for sacred use, to consecrate
- Greg Graffin
Sanctimonious
Pretending to be devout and righteous
- Greg Graffin
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Sartory
Relating to the art of the tailor
- Greg Graffin
Sate
To satisfy to excess
- Brett Gurewitz
Saunter
To walk in a leisurely manner; stroll
- Greg Graffin
- Brett Gurewitz
Savoir faire
Knowledge of just what to do in any situation; tact
- Greg Graffin
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Scalding
Burning, boiling, searing, blistering
- Greg Graffin
Scathing
Bitterly severe
- Greg Graffin
Scorn
Mockery, trickery
- Greg Graffin
- Brett Gurewitz
Scrutiny
1. Intense study of someone or something
2. Thorough inspection of a situation or a case
- Greg Graffin
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- Brett Gurewitz
Senescence
Growing old; aging.
- Greg Graffin
Senility
Mental infirmity as a consequence of old age; sometimes shown by foolish infatuations
- Greg Graffin
Sepsis
A toxic condition resulting from the spread of bacteria or their products from a focus of infection
- Greg Graffin
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Septic
Caused by a bacterial invasion of the body
- Greg Graffin
- Greg Graffin, Brian Baker
Sequestered
Secluded; isolated
- Greg Graffin
Severance
Separation; partition
- Greg Graffin, Jay Bentley, Brian Baker
Sheaves
(plural of sheaf) A bundle of cut stalks of grain or similar plants bound with straw or twine
- Greg Graffin
Sheepish
1. embarrassed, as by having done something wrong
2. like sheep, as in meekness
- Greg Graffin
Shoal
1. A stretch of shallow water
2. A sandbank or rocky area, esp. one that can be seen at low water
- Greg Graffin
Siam
Thailand. The country's official name was Siam until June 23, 1939,[12] when it was changed to Thailand.
- Greg Graffin
Sieve
A utensil of wire mesh or closely perforated metal, used for straining, sifting, ricing, or pureeing
- Brett Gurewitz
- Brett Gurewitz
Sinuous
Having curves in alternate directions; meandering
- Greg Graffin
Skein
A loosely coiled length of yarn or thread wound on a reel
- Brett Gurewitz
Skinner
Burrhus Frederic Skinner (March 20, 1904 – August 18, 1990) was an influential American psychologist, author, inventor, advocate for social reform, and poet.
- Greg Graffin
Slake
Make less active or intense
- Brett Gurewitz
Slumber
A very light state of sleep, almost awake
- Greg Graffin
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Smidgen
A very small amount
- Greg Graffin
Sordid
1. Dirty, depressing.
2. Involving immoral and selfish behaviour.
- Greg Graffin
Splendor
The quality of being magnificent or splendid or grand
- Brett Gurewitz
Sprawl
To spread out in a straggling or disordered fashion
- Greg Graffin
- Brett Gurewitz
Squander
To spend wastefully or extravagantly; dissipate
- Brett Gurewitz
Stalwart
1. (adj.) having or marked by imposing physical strength
2. firm and resolute; stout
1. (noun) one who is physically and morally strong
2. one who steadfastly supports an organization or a cause
- Greg Graffin
Stark
Harsh, unpleasant, and plain
- Greg Graffin
Staunch
Strong and loyal
- Greg Graffin
Stereotype
1. a printing plate made from a mold cast in type metal
2. an idea or expression lacking in freshness or originality
3. a conventional or standardized conception or image
- Greg Graffin
Sterile
1. free from germs or microorganisms
2. unimaginative and unfruitful
- Greg Graffin
- Greg Graffin, Brian Baker
Stimuli
Something external that influences an activity
- Greg Graffin
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Stimulus
Something external that influences an activity
- Greg Graffin
Stolid
Not easily stirred or moved mentally; unemotional; impassive
- Greg Graffin
Stratified
Former of arranged in layers
- Greg Graffin
Stratosphere
1. The atmospheric layer between about 15 and 50 km above the earth
2. An extremely high or the highest point or degree on a ranked scale
- Greg Graffin
Strife
Conflict, fight, struggle
- Greg Hetson
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Stripling
An adolescent youth
- Brett Gurewitz
Strive
To make a great effort
- Greg Graffin
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Subjugation
1. the act of bringing under complete control; conquering
2. the act of making one submissive or subserviant; enslavement
- Brett Gurewitz
Sublime
1. elevated or lofty, as in thought
2. inspiring awe or veneration
3. exalted or noble
- Greg Graffin
Subservient
Excessively submissive, subordinate
- Greg Graffin
Succumb
Give up or give in
- Greg Graffin
- Greg Graffin, Brett Gurewitz
- Greg Graffin
Suffrage
1. the right to vote
2. a prayer, esp. a short intercessory prayer or petition
- Greg Graffin
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Summon
1. To call people together; to convene
2. To ask someone to come; to send for
- Brett Gurewitz
Superficiality
1. lying on the surface; external
2. not deep or thorough
- Greg Graffin
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Superlative
1. something of the highest possible excellence
2. the highest degree; the acme
- Greg Graffin
Supine
Lying on the back of having the face upward. Lethargic; Passive
- Greg Graffin
Supplicate
1. to ask earnestly or humbly for, as by praying
2. to make a humble entry; beseech
3. to make a humble, earnest petition; beg
- Brett Gurewitz
- Brett Gurewitz
Surfeit
Excess; an excessive amount
- Brett Gurewitz
Surplus
An amount or a quantity in excess of what is needed.
- Greg Graffin
Surrey
A light, four-wheeled, two-seated carriage, with or without a top, for four persons
- Greg Graffin, Brett Gurewitz
Suspect device
A suspicious person or device, thought to cause or intend an undetermined outcome that is usually bad
- Greg Graffin, Jay Bentley, Brian Baker
Sustain
To keep in existence; maintain.
- Greg Graffin
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Susurration
A soft murmur; whisper
- Brett Gurewitz
Swath
A strip, belt, or long and narrow extension of anything
- Jay Bentley
Synapses
(plural of synapsis) The region of contact between the axon of one neuron and the dendrite or cell body of another neuron, across which nerve inpulses are transmitted in one direction only
- Greg Graffin
Syntactic
Pertaining to the study of grammatical sentences in a language
- Jay Bentley
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