These words are from the novel "Jackson" by T.P. Jones.
Fillip = strike with the nail of a finger snapped from the end of the thumb; to tap or strike smartly.
Ukase = an edict or order; proclamation by an absolute or arbitrary authority.
Alter kocker = Someone who is inept at whatever he is trying to do.
Mahout = the keeper or driver of an elephant.
Obfuscation = confuse, bewilder, stupefy; make obscure or unclear.
Monstrance = a receptacle in which the consecrated Host is exposed for adoration.
Vitrine = a glass cabinet or case, esp. for displaying art objects.
Lunette = an area enframed by an arch or vault; a painting, sculpture or window filling such an area.
Gadfly = a person who persistently annoys or provokes others with criticism, schemes, ideas, demands, requests, etc.
Sunder = to separate; part; divide; sever.
Doyenne = a woman who is the senior member, as in age or rank, of a group, class, profession, etc.
Lappet = a small lap, flap, or loosely hanging part.
Dreck = worthless trash; junk.
Soughed = made a rushing, rustling or murmuring sound; preached in a whining, singsong voice.
Proscenium = the arch that separates a stage from the auditorium.
Verisimilitude = the appearance or semblance of truth; likelihood; probability.
Carrel = a small recess or enclosed area in a library stack, designed for individual study or reading.
Meshugge = senseless; crazy.
Momzer = a child born of a marriage forbidden in Judaism.
Bubke = absolutely nothing; something worthless.