The words below are from The Foreigners by Maxine Swann:
"But the truth was that, when she was among these people in this walled-in property outside the city, eating the famous Argentine barbecue, nothing touched her soul. She soon realized that it was a false piste."
: a trail, slope, or course for skiing
: a rectangular area for fencing bouts
“Anyway, so what we needed to make it work was a circulatory system, vivifying fluids put in motion, interconnecting the different organs, giving life to the modern state.”
: to give life to; animate; quicken
: to enliven; brighten; sharpen.
“Others, however, due to the lack of the delicate balance of controls, suddenly grow rampant or metamorphose, a calyx for example hypertrophying.”
: abnormal enlargement of a part or organ; excessive growth.
: excessive growth or accumulation of any kind.
The following word comes from Cleaning Nabokov's House by Leslie Daniels:
"(What followed was a revolting series of toppings and oozy junk that didn't belong together, the worst culinary miscegenation since the gastronomy expert Mark Bittman gave up fluffernutter as an ingredient in his midnight snacks.)"
: marriage or cohabitation between a man and woman of different races, especially, in the U.S., between a black and a white person.
: interbreeding between members of different races.