Eke: (eek) To earn a living, to supplement, or to make something last with great effort. (usually used in the phrase “to eke out”) From Old English ecan (increase). Ultimately from the Indo-European root aug- (increase), which also gave us auction, author, auctorial authorize, inaugurate, augment, august, auxiliary, nickname (“a nickname” is a splitting of the earlier “an ekename”, literally, an additional name), and wax (the verb). Earliest documented use: 888.
Assay: A-SAY. To analyze (something, such as an ore) for one or more specific components. From the same root, the Middle French essai, meaning "test" or "effort"
Turpitude: TER-puh-tood. Inherent baseness: depravity; also: a base act. Turpitude came to English from Latin turpitudo by way of Middle French. Turpitudo comes from turpis, which means "vile" or "base."
Ludic: LOO-dik of, relating to, or characterized by play : playful.
The word was created in 1940 by psychologists. They wanted a term to describe what children do, and they came up with "ludic activity." It can refer to architecture that is playful, narrative that is humorous and even satirical, and literature that is light. Ludic is ultimately from the Latin noun ludus, which refers to a whole range of fun things—stage shows, games, sports, even jokes. The more familiar word ludicrous also traces back to the same source.
Unus: one, single, alone
Incipere: to begin