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LOL. Good word. That's at least three from you in just a few days, including "panache" and "aplomb."
You might know from that I'm also a logophile, and keep various word documents (pun intended) about interesting words. One such list is words that sound like they mean the opposite of what they actually do mean, to which I've just added caliginous. The word sounds to me like it should have something to do with warmth or light:
OPPOSITE SOUNDING WORDS
Enervate - sap, deplete
Puissant - powerful
Quean - lewd Woman
Redoubtable - evoking respect
Restive - restless
Spendthrift wasteful person
Licentious - unrestrained by law or general morality
Toothsome - sexually alluring
Firmament the heavens
Inflammable - burnable
Meretritious prostitute-like, vulgar, tawdry
Cupidity - greed
Prosaic - dull, unimaginative
Nonplussed in a state of utter perplexity.
Caliginous dark, dim, obscure
Enervate sounds like energize. Restive sounds like restful. Shouldn't the firmament be the hard stuff under is? Shouldn't puissant mean pussified and licentious legal? Meritricious sounds like meritorious. Would you like to be fixed up with somebody described as toothsome or pulchritudinous? And why respect somebody who is described as redoubtable?
Just for the fun of it, here are three more word such lists. I'm certain that you can discern their themes:
 Animadversion - an unfavorable or censorious comment, or the act of criticizing.
 Aspersion - a damaging or derogatory remark, or the act of slandering.
 Calumny - false and malicious statement designed to injure a reputation
 Castigate - criticize or punish someone severely.
 Censure - strong or vehement expression of disapproval
 Contumely - insolent or insulting language or treatment.
 Defamation - unjustified injury of the reputation of another, as by slander or libel; calumny
 Derogate disparage, belittle
 Ignominy - disgrace; dishonor; public contempt, shameful or dishonorable quality or
 Impugn - question the truthfulness or validity of a statement.
 Invective - vehement denunciation, vituperation, an insulting or abusive word or expression
 Obloquy - censure, blame, or abusive language, especially by numerous persons, the bad repute resulting from it
[|3] Opprobrium - a shameful act or the disgrace of a shameful act.
 Oppugn - oppose with argument; criticize adversely; call in question
 Pejorative disparaging or belittling.
 Reproach - find fault with; blame; censure, upbraid.
 Reprove - reprimand or censure someone.
 Upbraid - condemn or criticize severely.
 Vituperation - verbal abuse or castigation; violent denunciation or condemnation.
 Criticaster - shitty or inferior critic
 Grammaticaster shitty or inferior grammarian
 Historiaster - shitty or inferior historian
 Logicaster shitty or inferior logician
 Mathematicaster - shitty or inferior mathematician
 Medicaster shitty or inferior physician
 Musicaster shitty or inferior musician
 Philosophaster - shitty or inferior philosopher
 Poestaster - shitty or inferior poet
 Politicaster shitty or inferior politician
 Scientaster shitty or inferior scientist
 Theologaster shitty or inferior theologian
 apostasy - desertion of a post or of a religion
 apocryphal - of doubtful authenticity
 apotheosis - elevation to god status
 apologetics - theological defense
 apostolic - related to a missionary or disciple
 apocalypse - the violent end of the world
That's a good list of words to have on hand.
No doubt Dim has a short list of all the fancy words he can think up. Unfortunately for him, there's only so far you can go with words of one syllable.