I'm tidying up, ready to ... (15 Jun 2004)

I'm tidying up, ready to move home. Just next to my desk I've a piece of paper upon which I scribble down words that I don't know and later I lookup the definitions. Since any scrap of paper will get lost in the move I've typed it up:

chutzpah utter nerve
trite lacks power because of overuse
churl a bad tempered person
entheogenesis creating the divine within
paragon excellence, a peerless example
experiential from experience
exonym a name given by secondary persons
Mesopotamia between the rivers (Greek)
panspermia interplanetary seeding
monograph definitive work on the subject
miscegenation breeding between whites and non-whites