Word of the day

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Abapical – lowest point, opposite of apex.

Abask –  in the sunshine, basking.

Abscissin – plant hormone which triggers the fall of autumn leaves.

Aberuncator – long handled tool for pruning tall branches; a pruning device mounted on a pole, to reach high branches; a weeding machine.

Abligurition – prodigal expense on food and drink.

Abluent – carrying off or washing away impurities;  cleanser or cleaning products.

Abscissin – plant hormone which triggers the fall of autumn leaves.

Abulia –  loss or deficiency of will power, initiative, drive, ability to make decisions or act independently; reduction in speech, movement, thought, and emotional reaction, often as the result of a stroke.

Aby –  to pay the penalty for; make ammends, expiate, atone for; suffer, endure.

Acalculia – inability to work with numbers; an acquired impairment characterised by difficulty in performing mathematical tasks.

Accismus: a type of coyness when someone feigns disinterest in something/someone in who s/her actually desires.

Acclimate – to accustom or become accustomed to a new environment or situation; adapt; respond physiologically or behaviourally to a change in a single environmental factor

Accolent – one who dwells near by, neighbour.

Acrasia – excess; intemperance; lack of self-control.

Accretion- the process of growth or increase, typically by the gradual external addition, fusion, inclusion or accumulation of additional layers or matter;  a thing formed or added by such growth or increase; asset growth through internal expansion or acquisition.

Adoxography -skilled writing on a trivial topic.

Adumbrate – to give a sketchy outline, prefigure indistinctly; foreshadow; to disclose partially or guardedly;  overshadow, shadow or obscure.

Aeoloist – a pretender to inspiration; a pompous, windy bore who pretends to have inspiration or spiritual insight.

Agelast – someone who never laughs, a mirthless person.

Aggress – to initiate an onslaught, war, quarrel, or fight; make an attack.

Agitprop – agitation and  propaganda, especially political and supportive of communism disseminated chiefly through art, drama, literature or music.

Agley – askew, awry.

Aleatoric – dependent on chance, luck or an uncertain outcome; of or characterised by gambling; music in which elements traditionally determined by the composer are determined either by a process of random selection chosen by the composer or by the exercise of choice by the performer/s; indeterminate.

Alembic -anything that transforms, purifies, distils or refines; apparatus consisting of two vessels connected by a tube, formerly used for distilling liquids; a device that purifies or alters by a process comparable to distillation

Alexiteric – resisting poison; obviating the effects of venom;  preservative against contagious and infectious diseases, and the effects of poison in general.

Ambsace –bad luck, misfortune; the smallest amount or distance; the lowest throw at dice, the double ace (two ones).

Ambulant –  continually active; walking or moving about from place to place, itinerant; able to walk, not confined to bed.

Amigo/a – friend.

Amphigory – a nonsensical piece of writing, usually in verse, especially one that parodies a serious piece of writing; a nonsense verse or composition; a rigmarole with apparent meaning which proves to be meaningless.

Anabiosis – resurrection; restoration to life after death or apparent death.

Anacoluthia – an abrupt change within a sentence from one syntactic structure to another; lack of grammatical sequence or coherence, especially in a sentence.

Anecdotard  – an old man given to telling tales.

Anguish – severe phyical or mental pain.

Animadversion – harsh criticism or disapproval; a critical or censorious remark.

Animadvert – pass criticism or censure on; speak out against; comment unfavorably or critically; a critical or censorious remark.

Anomia – the inability to recall names of people or objects or to recognise the written or spoken names of objects.

Antediluvian –  of or belonging to the period before the flood; very old, old-fashioned, or out of date; antiquated; primitive.

Apocryphal – of doubtful authenticity, although widely circulated as being true; often considered to be true, but probably false; of questionable authorship or authenticity; erroneous; fictitious; of or belonging to the Apocrypha.

Appolloian – of or relating to Apollo or his cult; harmonious; serene; ordered ; denoting or relating to the set of static qualities that encompass form, reason, harmony, sobriety; the power of critical reason as opposed to the creative-intuitive.

Apposite – highly appropriate and well-suited to the circumstance; apt; of striking relevance.

Appurtenant–   appertaining, belonging, pertaining or pertinent; something added to another, more important thing; relating to something that is added but is not essential; an appendage a right, privilege, or improvement belonging to and passing with a principal property.

Argute – sharp, shrill; shrewd; sagacious; acute; subtle.

Aroha -affection, sympathy, charity, compassion, love, empathy;  to love, feel pity, feel concern for, feel compassion, empathise.

Asseverate – to affirm, aver or declare positively or earnestly or with solemnity.

Assiduous – Constant in application or attention; devoted; attentive; performed with constant diligence or attention; unremitting; persistent.

Atrabilious – inclined to melancholy, gloomy; having a peevish disposition; surly, irritable; ill-natured.

Autolatry – self-worship.

Babag – argument or fight; barrier, blockade,  hazard, obstruction; thwart.

Baccivorous  – eating or subsisting on berries.

Badaud – an idle, markedly stupid individual who believes just about anything and is a half-witted gossip; a person given to idle observation of everything, with wonder or astonishment; a credulous or gossipy idler.

Badinage – playful or frivolous  banter,  raillery or  repartee; to banter with or tease (someone) playfully.

Bafflegab – confusing or generally unintelligible jargon; gobbledygook.

Balatron – a joker, clown, babbler, buffoon.

Banausic –  mundane, routine, common, ordinary, undistinguished; dull and insipid.

Bandersnatch – an imaginary wild animal of fierce disposition; a person of uncouth or unconventional habits, attitudes, etc., especially one considered a menace, nuisance, or the like.

Baragouin –  language so altered as to be unintelligible; outlandish, unintelligible speech; gibberish.

Barbigerous – bearded, hairy.

Barrator – one who habitually enters into quarrels and law-suits, incites litigation or spreads false rumours.

Bas-bhualadh (Gaelic) – extol by clapping hands; clap hands from joy or grief.

Battologist – one who needlessly and tiresomely repeats the same thing in speaking or writing.

Battology- needless or futile repetition of words in speaking or writing.

Bauble – a small, showy ornament of little value; a trinket; something of trifling appeal; mock scepter carried by a court jester.

Bdelygmia – litany of abuse, series of critical epithets, descriptions, or attributes.

Bebother –  bring extreme trouble upon.

Benedick – a newly married man, especially one who was a confirmed bachelor.

Benefit – an advantage or profit gained from something/someone; a public performance or other entertainment, the profit from which is donated to a charitable cause; a payment or gift from an employer, insurance company or state; financial assistance in time of need; to receive advantage or gain from; to bring advantage to.

Bescumber – to spray with excrement, to discharge ordure or dung upon.

Betimes – before the usual or expected time, early; in good time; seasonably; Promptly, speedily; once in a while, occasionally.

Bibacious – overly fond or addicted to drinking.

Blague – humbug, pretentious nonsense; practical joke, playful deception.

Blatteroon – a senseless babbler, a person who won’t stop talking.

Bletcherous – disgusting in design or function; aesthetically unappealing.

Bliss – perfect joy, utter happiness; something causing such happiness; heaven.

Blossom – a flower or mass of flowers on a tree or bush, the flower of a plant, especially of one producing an edible fruit.; to produce a flower or mass of flowers, the state of flowering.

Bloviate: speak or write in a pompous manner; to discourse verbosely and windily; talk at length in an inflated or empty way.

Bombilate – loudy hum or buzz continuously.

Bonza  – excellent; very good, wonderful.

Booboisie – a segment of the general populace composed of the uneducated and uncultured; a group or class of people regarded as foolish or stupid.

Boondoggling – the act of pretending to be busy.

Bouleversement –  convulsion, overthrow, overturning, ruin, turmoil, tumult, violent uproar or disturbance, upset.

Braw – grand, super; fine or fine looking; dressed in a splendid manner or gaudy fashion.

Brobdingnagian – colossal, huge, immense, enoromous.

Brontide – the low rumbling sound of distant thunder, probably caused by seismic activity.

Bruit – a report or rumour;  din; a clamour; a sound or murmur heard in auscultation, especially an abnormal one;  to voice abroad; to spread a rumour.

Budget – an estimate of expected income and expenditure for a set period of time; a plan of operations based on such an estimate; an estimate of costs, revenues, and resources over a specified period, reflecting a reading of future financial conditions and goals; an itemized allotment of funds, time, etc., for a given period; the total sum of money set aside or needed for a purpose; a limited stock or supply of something.

Bumfuzzle – to confuse.

BureauPrat – Professional scientist/clinician who has joined the administrative workforce.

Busachd – the deformity of blubber lips.

Cacaesthesia –  morbid sensation; abnormal dysfunctional sensations on the skin; such as numbness, tingling, prickling, or a burning or cutting pain; heightened sensitivity.

Cabas – a flat basket or frail for figs, etc.; woman’s work basket or handbag.

Cacemphaton – a harsh sounding word or phrase; combination of sounds producing an illsounding, unpleasant or vulgar utterance.

Cachinnate – to laugh loudly and immoderately, inappropriately or too much.

Cacoethes –  irresistible desire to do something inadvisable; an uncontrollable urge, especially for something harmful; mania.

Cacography – bad hand writing or spelling.

Cacoethes  – bad habit; insaitable urge; uncontrolled desire; mania.

Cacology – socially unacceptable diction, faulty pronunciation, defective speech, poor choice of words.

Canossa – a place or occasion of submission, humiliation, or penance ; a village of north-central Italy in the Apennines where the Holy Roman emperor Henry IV did penance.

Caitiff –   a base, cowardly, evil or mean person; cowardly; despicable; mean.

Celebreation –  celebrating while eating. Hat tip: Craft is the New Black

Calliopean – resembling a calliope in sound; piercingly loud.

Callipygia – shapely buttocks (from ancient Greek).

Callithumpian – noisy demonstration; participant in a noisy mock serenade;  a member of an unspecified nonconformist religious sect;  a member of an unspecified political party or creed; a holder of any unspecified belief.

Camarilla –  a  small group of people, esp. a group of advisers to a ruler or politician, with a shared, typically nefarious, purpose; a usually secret group of confidential, often scheming advisers; a cabal.

Canard –  a false  or unfounded report or story; especially : a fabricated report; a groundless rumor or belief;a  short winglike control surface projecting from the fuselage of an aircraft.

Caritative – charitable, generous.

Captious – Marked by an ill-natured inclination to stress shortcomings and raise objections; disposition to find and point out trivial faults;  calculated to confuse, entrap or entangle in argument.

Cerebration – working of the brain; the act or product of thinking; use of the power of reason.

Chambradeese –  a parlour; best bedroom.

Charlatan – trickster, con artist, swindler, quack; person practicing quackery or some similar confidence trick in order to obtain money, fame or other advantages via some form of pretense or deception; person who pretends or claims to have more knowledge or skill than he or she possesses.

Charientism – an artfully veiled insult; a taunt softened by jest.

Chauvinist – one with a militant devotion to the glorification of one’s own country, fanatical patriotism; person with a prejudiced belief in the superiority of her/his own gender, group or kind.

Cheese – the curd of milk separated from the whey and prepared as a food; a definite mass of this substance, often in the shape of a wheel or cylinder; something of similar shape or consistency, as a mass of pomace in cider-making;  partly digested milk curds sometimes spit up by infants; an important person (big cheese); to forge (an ingot or billet) into a cheese.

Chimerical – wildly fanciful, imaginary unreal; given to or indulging in fantasies; highly improbably, existing only as the product of unchecked imagination; fantastically visionary or improbable; given to fantastic schemes.

Cingular – of or pertaining to a cingulum, an anatomical band or girdle on an animal or plant; encircling, girdling, surrounding.

Chthonic – about, belonging to or inhabiting the underworld; dwelling in or under the earth.

Cobber – friend, mate.

Cocinnous – neat, elegant; harmonious.

Comity – legal reciprocity, principle by which the courts of one jurisdiction may accede or give effect to the laws or decisions of another; friendly social atmosphere, social harmony; a loose widespread community based on common social institutions; courtesy; respect; a disposition to perform some official act out of goodwill and tradition rather than obligation or law.

Commination – a formal denunciation; threatening divine vengeance; the recital of divine threats against sinners in the Anglican Liturgy for Ash Wednesday.

Comminute – grind; reduce to small pieces or particles by pounding or abrading; reduce to powder; pulverise.

Committee –   a person or group of persons elected or appointed to perform some service or function, as to investigate, report on, or act upon a particular matter; an individual to whom the care of a person or a person’s estate is committed; a person to whom a trust or charge is committed. .

–  a cul-de-sac down which ideas are lured and then quietly strangled.

– a group of people that forms when the stupidity of one person won’t suffice; A multi-legged creature with no brain; the unwilling, appointed by the unfit, to do the unnecessary.

Compassionate – having or showing compassion, mercifulness, tender heartedness; granted because of unusual distressing circumstances affecting an individual.

Comport – to behave or conduct oneself in a particuar manner; to accord with or agree with.

Concilliabule – a secret meeting between people who are hatching a plot.

Concinnity –  studied elegance and facility; harmony or elegance of design especially of literary style in adaptation of parts to a whole or to each other; a balanced, graceful, polished quality, especially in a literary work.

Condign – appropriate or suitable to the crime or fault; fitting and deserved; adequate.

Confute – to prove to be wrong or in error; refute conclusively or decisively; overcome by argument; to confound.

Consanguineous: of the same blood,  lineage or origin; descended from the same ancestor.

Conscience– an inner feeling or voice viewed as acting as a guide to the rightness or wrongness of one’s behavior; the inner sense of what is right or wrong in one’s conduct or motives, impelling one toward right action; source of moral or ethical judgment or pronouncement; conformity to one’s own sense of right conduct; the awareness of a moral or ethical aspect to one’s conduct together with the urge to prefer right over wrong; the complex of ethical and moral principles that controls or inhibits the actions or thoughts of an individual; an inhibiting sense of what is prudent; the part of the superego in psychoanalysis that transmits commands and admonitions to the ego.

Consuetudinary – customary or traditional; an established custom or usage, esp. one having legal forcea manual describing the customs of a particular group (especially the ceremonial practices of a monastic order).

Contradistinguish – to distinguish by contrasting or opposite qualities; discriminate by direct contrast.

Contumacious – obstinately,  stubbornly or willfully disobedient or rebellious; insubordinate.

Contumacy – stubborn refusal to obey authority; wilful contempt of the order or summons of a court.

Contumely– rudeness or contempt arising from arrogance; insolence; an insolent or arrogant remark or act.

Corgi – dwarf dog; either of two long-bodied short-legged sturdy breeds of dog, the Cardigan and the Pembroke, also called Welsh corgi.

Corrigible – capable of being corrected, improved, rectified, reformed or set right.

Cortege – a procession, especially a ceremonial one; a funeral procession; a train of attendants, as of a distinguished person; a retinue.

Coterminous – having the same or coincident boundaries; coextensive in scope or duration; a suppplemental loan with a maturity that is the same as the senior, or original, loan.

Coruscate – to reflect or emit vivid flashes of light; sparkle; gleam, glitter; to exhibit brilliant, sparkling techniques; to scintillate.

Crikey – an Australian exclamation of surprise or bewilderment interchangable with blimey or struth.

Cynosure – an object that serves as a focal point or centre of attention and admiration; something that serves to guide.

Dacrygelosis – alternating laughing and crying; a mental condition characterised by mood swings.

Dacryops – watery state of the eyes; excessive tears.

Dactylonomy – numbering or counting by using ones fingers.

Daedal – ingeniously contrived; complex in design; intricate; finely or skillfully and artistically crafted; artistic.

Dastard – a dishonerable or despicable person, villain.

Dasypygal –  having hairy buttocks/posterior.

Declivity – downwards slope, inclination downwards.

Degage – free of constraint; relaxed in manner; nonchalant; without strain or anxiety;  uncommitted, uninvolved, detached; extended with toe pointed in preparation for a ballet step.

Decrescent – decreasing gradually, lessening; waning.

Deglutition – the act, power or process of swallowing.

Deipnosophist – an adept conversationalist at table; a master of the art of dinner table conversation.

Delassation – fatigue, tiredness.

Demotic – denoting or relating to  ordinary people; of or pertaining to the ordinary, everyday, current form of a language; vernacular; popular or colloquial;  of, relating to, or written in a simplified form of the ancient Egyptian hieratic writing.

Demulcent – serving to soothe or soften; bland; a soothing, usually mucilaginous or oily substance, such as glycerin or lanolin, used
especially to relieve pain in inflamed or irritated mucous membranes.

Dephlogisticate – to make something fire-proof, to take away the aiblity to burn.

Depravity – moral corruption or degradation;  a corrupt or immoral act or practice.

Desiderium – ardent longing, yearning.

Deturpate – to defile, disfigure, make ugly.

Diatribe – a forceful and bitter verbal or written attack against or  denunciation of someone or something; a prolonged discourse; ironic or satirical criticism.

Discerp – to tear in pieces, rend; separate, cut off from a whole, disunite.

Distracted – having the attention diverted; suffering conflicting emotions; distraught.

Desultory – having no set plan or purpose; haphazard or random; erratic; inconsistent; wandering from one thing to another.

Dol – unit for measuring the intensity of pain; acronym for dying of laughter.

Dolent  – sorrowful, doleful, mourning.

Dort – to sulk, take offence.

Doublethink – thought marked by the acceptance of gross contradictions and falsehoods, especially when used as a technique of self-indoctrination; the acceptance of two mutually contradictory beliefs as correct at the same time, often in distinct social contexts.

Draggle – to make wet or dirty by trailing on the ground; bedraggle; to follow slowly, lag behind, straggle.

Druthers –  choice, preference or way; (contraction of would rather).

Dubiety – a feeling of doubt that often results in wavering; a usually hesitant uncertainty that tends to cause vacillation; the condition or quality of being doubtful; a matter of doubt.

Duck – a waterbird with a broad blunt bill, short legs, webbed feet, and a waddling gait;  a quick lowering of the head or body;  strong untwilled linen or cotton fabric, used chiefly for casual or work clothes and sails; to lower the head or the body quickly to avoid a blow or so as not to be seen; to avoid.

Dulce – sweet.

Duty  An act or a course of action that is required of one by position, social custom, law, or religion: moral obligation; the compulsion felt to meet such obligation; a service, function, or task assigned to one, especially in the armed forces; function or work.

A tax charged by a government, especially on imports; the work performed by a machine under specified conditions; a measure of efficiency expressed as the amount of work done per unit of energy used the total volume of water required to irrigate a given area in order to cultivate a specific crop until harvest.

Dundrearies – long, flowing sideburns worn with a clean-shaven chin; mutton chop whiskers.

Dyscalculia – inability to perform mathematical calculations, usually as a result of brain dysfunction.

Dyslogy – an inability to express ideas or reasoning in speech because of a mental disorder; dispraise, uncomplimentary remarks.

Ebberman – one who fishes under bridges.

Ébrillade – jerking a horse’s reins when it doesn’t turn.

Ecdemomania – morbid impulse or obsession to travel; compulsive wandering.

Edacious – devouring; voracious; consuming.

Edippol – a mild oath.

Edulcorate – to sweeten or purify;   to free from harshness of attitude; to make pleasant;to free from soluble impurities by washing.

Effluvium – unpleasant odour, secretion or discharge.

Eirenicism/Irenicism – act or state of mind promoting peace; theology aimed at religious unity.

Eleemosynary – of or pertaining to alms, charity, or charitable donations; charitable; derived from or provided by charity; dependent on or supported by charity.

Elucubrate – to produce (especially literary work) by long and intensive effort; to work diligently; to work out or express by studious effort.

Embonpoint – the condition of  being plump; stoutness; the plump or fleshy part of the body, in particular a woman’s bosom; a pleasing fullness of figure.

Emnuctory – serving to carry waste from the body, excretory; blowing of a nose.

Emolument– advantage, benefit,  profit, or wage received  as compensation from labour, being employed  or holding an office.

Enchufe – a cushy job; a contact, someone who has some kind of power or influence and can help you.

Enceinte – pregnant; an enclosure or the enclosing wall of a fortified castle, town or other area.

Enough – as much or as many as required;  adequate for the want or need; sufficient for the purpose or to satisfy desire; expression of impatient desire for an end to undesirable behaviour or speech.

Entermete – to interfere, meddle.

Epeolatry – the worship of words.

Ephemeron – a shortlived or transitory thing.

Ergasiophobia –  an abnormal and persistent fear (or phobia) of work, finding work or functioning;  aversion to work; diffidence about tackling a job.

Eristic – given to or characterised by disputatious, often specious argument; pertaining to argument for its own sake; one given to or expert in dispute or argument; who engages in disputation; controversialist;  art or practice of disputation and polemics.

Ersatz – made or used as an imitation or substitute, typically an inferior one; not real or genuine; artificial.

Eructation – the act, process or an instance of belching; a belch; the release of gas from the intestinal tract through the mouth; that which is regurgitated in belching.

Esthesia/Aesthesia – capacity for sensation; sensibility; sensitivity, feeling.

Esurient – hungry, greedy, starving.

Evanescence – gradual fading, vanishing from sight.

Evanescent– soon passing out of sight, memory, or existence; quickly fading or disappearing, fleeting; vanishing or likely to vanish like vapor; denoting a field or wave that extends into a region where it cannot propagate and whose amplitude therefore decreases with distance.

Excogitate – to consider; think carefully and thoroughly; plan; devise.

Excursus – lengthy, appended exposition of a topic or point; digression or incidental excursion, as in a narrative.

Execrate – to detest utterly, abhor, loathe; abominate; to declare to be detestable, evil, hateful or abhorrent; to to speak abusively or contemptuously of, curse, denounce, imprecate evil upon; damn.

Execrable –  extremely bad or unpleasant; utterly detestable; abominable; abhorrent;  deserving of execration; hateful.

Excresance – a  distinct outgrowth on a human or animal body or on a plant, esp. one that is the result of disease or abnormality; an unattractive or superfluous addition

Exigency – a pressing or urgent situation; requiring immediate action or remedy, much effort or expense; demanding.

Exiguous – very small in size or amount; excessively scanty; inadequate, meager.

Exiguous – very small in size or amount; excessively scanty; inadequate, meager.

Exsibilation –  the collective hisses of a disapproving audience.

Extirpate – to root out, completely destroy.

Facinorous – depraved, infamous, atrociously wicked.

Factious – turbulent; given to faction; seditious; relating to, produced by or characterised by internal dissension.

Factitious – artificial, contrived, unnatural; spurious; lacking authenticity or genuineness.

Faculative – discretionary, optional.

Fadaise – a vapid, obvious, silly or meaningless remark; nonsense.

Fainéant – Doing nothing, shiftless, disinclined to work or exertion; a do-nothing, an idle person, a sluggard.

Falsidical – having a false basis; giving a false impression.

Famicide – slanderer, destroyer of reputation.

Fanfaronade – bragging or blustering manner or behavior; bravado; boasting talk or showy action; a fanfare.

Fantod – a state of nervous irritability or tension, an emotional fit.

Farctate – crammed or stuffed (as distinct from hollow or tubular); the state of being stuffed with food/ having overeaten.

Fardel – pack; cumbersome bundle; burden; misfortune.

Father – any male ancestor, especially the founder of a race, family, or line; progenitor;   a man who sires, adopts or raises a child; paternal protector or provider;  a man who creates, originates, or founds something; an elderly or venerable man; one of the leading men, as of a city; the eldest or most senior man in an organisation or group; a priest or clergyman in the Roman Catholic or Anglican churches; to procreate (offspring) as the male parent; to act or serve as a father; to create, found, or originate; to acknowledge responsibility for; to attribute the paternity, creation, or origin of; to assign falsely or unjustly; foist.

Favonian – of like or pertaining to the west wind; propitious; mild or favourable.

Feriation – keeping a holiday; refraining or cessation from work.

Ferly – a wonder or marvel;  something amazing, strange, unusual, or unexpected; something causing wonder or terror; to wonder or be surprised.

Flagitious – criminal, felonious, villainous; infamous; scandalous; shamefully wicked; heinous or flagrant.

Fleshment –  excitement associated with a successful beginning; the act of fleshing, or the excitement attending a first success.

Flext – to text so extensively and in such a manner that it is flirting;  to strike a body builder-like pose while sending a text message.

Floccinaucinihilipilification – – the act or instance of judging something to be worthless or trivial; to establish or state that something has no value.

FOMO – fear of missing out.

Foofaraw – a great deal of fuss or attention given to a minor matter; showy frills added unnecessarily; an excessive amount of decoration or ornamentation, as on a piece of clothing, a building, etc.

Foudroyant – dazzling or stunning; having an awesome and overwhelming effect; occurring suddenly and severely (of disease).

Frail – a rush basket for holding fruit, especially dried fruit; the quantity of fruit, such as raisins or figs, that such a basket can hold.

Frangible – capable of being broken; easily broken; fragile; brittle.

Froligozene – rejoice, be happy.

Fugacious –  fleeting; transitory, lasting a short time; ephemeral, momentary, passing

Funambulist – tight-rope walker.

Fustian – thick, durable twilled cloth with a short nap, usually dyed in dark colours; pompous or pretentious speech or writing.

Fweeling – feeling with extra hand waving.

Gadarene – headlong rush, uncontrolled and rapid movement, precipitate.

Gadzookery – the use of archaic words or expressions.

Galeanthropy – the belief that one is a cat.

Galimatias – meaningless talk, gibberish, nonsense, confused mix of unrelated things.

Gallimaufry – odds and ends, mottley assortment of things, hodge-podge, jumble; stew made from meat scraps.

Gallionic –  indifferent; careless, irresponsible, uncaring.

Gambrinous –  to be full of beer; to be content owing to being full of beer.

Gallophile – lover of France and the French; Francophile.

Gamidolatry – worship of marriage.

Gangrel – lean and awkward; a lanky, loose jointed person; a wandering beggar, vagabond, vagrant.

Garble – to mix up or distort to such an extent as to make misleading or incomprehensible; to confuse unintentionally or ignorantly; jumble; to scramble (a signal or message), as by erroneous encoding or faulty transmission; to sort out; cull.

Garboil – a state of commotion, noise and confusion; disturbance; uproar.

Gargalesthesia – the sensation caused by tickling.

Gasconade – boastfulness, bravado; to show off, to bluster.

Gastrolater – glutton; worshipper of food.

Gastrosophy – the science of good eating.

Gedankenexperiment – a thought experiment; an experiment carried out in imagination only;  a hypothetical experiment which is possible in principle and is  analysed (but not performed) to test some hypothesis.

Gelastic – pertaining to or inclined to laughter; laugh provoking conduct or speech.

Generica  – features of the built landscape (malls, motels, housing . . . ) which are exactly the same wherever you are.

Gerent – one who directs, manages or rules.

Germinal – relating to the nature of a germ cell or embryo; the earliest stage of development.

Giddhom – the frantic galloping of cows when plagued by flies.

Gimcrack – a showy but useless or worthless object; a geegaw; flimsy or poorly made but deceptively attractive; cheap and tasteless; gaudy.

Girouettism – the practice of frequently altering one’s opinions or principles to follow popular trends.

Glabrous – free of down, hair or projections; smooth.

Glossalgos – talking until one’s tongue hurts.

Gloze – to minimise, underplay or explain away; use flattery; shine brightly; a comment; pretence.

Gold– a precious yellow metallic element, highly malleable and ductile, and not subject to oxidation or corrosion; an alloy of this; a quantity of gold coins; a monetary standard based on this metal; money; wealth; riches; something that is precious, beautiful, brilliant or superior; deep lustrous yellow or yellow-brown color; fiftieth event in a series or anniversary;  the bull’s eye of a target, scoring nine points in archery; the ultimate goal, target or reward; medal for first place.

Gongoozler – an idle spectator; one who stares endlessly at something unusual; someone who watches but does not contribute to the content or interest of an event.

Googleganger  – person with the same name as you, whose online references are mixed with yours among search results for your name.  (Macquarie Dictionary’s 2010 Word of the Year)

Gosstitutes –  people who are paid not to have sex but to talk about having sex so the media can run their uncorroborated tales of steamy lust.

Gourmandise – relish and taste for good food; appreciation of or interest in good food and drink.

Grá  (Irish) – great love or affection for someone or something; swetheart.

Graupel –  soft or granular snow pellets; soft hail.

Greadan – (Gaelic) spending a considerable time and giving all one’s might to anything.

Grok -to understand profoundly through intuition or empathy;  to intimately and completely share the same reality or line of thinking with another physical or conceptual entity; to communicate sympathetically; establish a rapport.

Habiliments –  special dress or garb associated with an occasion or office; clothes as worn in a particular profession, purpose or way of life.

Habromania –  morbid impulse toward gaiety; insanity featuring cheerful delusions.

Haggis – a traditional Scottish dish made of  the heart, liver and lungs of a sheep or calf mixed with oatmeal,seasonings and boiled in the stomach of the animal.

Hamartia – tragic flaw in a character leading to his/her downfall.

Hamartithia – prone to mistakes.

Handsel –  gift to express goodwill at start of new year or enterprise; a first insallment or payment;  inaugural gift; a speciman or foretaste of what’s to come.

Hangry – feeling of frustration and/or irritability resulting from lack of food.

Haptodysphoria – the uncomfortable or unpleasant sensation some people get when touching soft surfaces for instance cotton wool or peach skins.

Haruspication – divination from natural phenomena, especially the inspection of animal entrails.

Haysel – haymaking season.

Hebetate – to make or become dull or obtuse;  having a blunt or soft point.

Hebetude – the state of being dull, enervated or lethargic; dullness of mind, mental lethargy.

Heimganger – someone who stays at home; a stay at home mother.

Heroine –  a woman of distinguished courage, daring action or ability; a woman admired and emulated for her brave deeds and noble qualities; a woman noted for special achievement in a particular field; a mythological or legendary woman having the qualities of a hero; the principal female character in a novel, poem, or dramatic presentation.

Hesternopothia – pathological yearning for the good old days, beyond notalgia.

Heterophemy – accidental speaking or writing of words different from those meant; unconcious use of words other than those intended.

Hinchinarfer – a grumpy woman; gruff-voiced woman, with shrieking
sisterhood tendencies.

Hiraeth – homesickness;  the sense of loss that comes from having been separated from one’s home; missing the feeling of being home, of having a place; longing or nostalgia especially for Wales and things Welsh.

Hodger – a guest who eats and drinks all his/her host’s food and drink.

Hogmanay -the eve of New Year’s Day; a present requested or given on this day.

Hokum– something apparently impressive or legitimate but actually untrue or insincere; pretentious nonsense, bunkum;  a device used (as by  showmen) to evoke a desired audience response; elements of low comedy introduced into a play, novel, etc., for the laughs they may bring; sentimental matter of an elementary or stereotyped kind introduced into a play or the like; false or irrelevant material introduced into a speech, essay, etc., in order to arouse interest, excitement, or amusement.

Honorificabilitudinitatibus – with honour, characterised by honour, deserving respect.

Horatory – an effort to persuade; marked by a strong urging; serving to encourage or incite.

Hope –   to cherish a desire with anticipation; to desire with expectation of obtainment; to trust with confident expectation of good; to cherish hopes of; to entertain or indulge hope; to cherish a desire of good or to look forward to as a thing desirable, or of something welcome, with expectation of obtaining it or belief that it is obtainable; one who, or that which, gives hope, furnishes ground of expectation, or promises desired good.

Hopium – a combination of hope and optimism; a political narcotic.

Horme – energetic activity; goal directed or purposeful behaviour; eagerness for a task; setting oneself in motion.

Horrescent –  expressing or showing horror.

Houp-doup – the sound made when transitioning from sitting to standing.

Hwyl – enthusiasm, good spirit; emotional state capable of arousing intense eloquence.

Hypnopompic – the partially conscious state that precedes complete awakening from sleep; the fuzzy state between sleeping and waking.

Hypocorism – pet name or endearment, especially one using a diminutive suffix.

Iamatology  – branch of medicine which deals with remedies.

Ichthyomancy – divination through the examination of fish entrails.

Ides – The 15th day of March, May, July, or October or the 13th day of the other months in the ancient Roman calendar.

Ideopraxist – one impelled to act by the force of an idea; one who devotes his/her energies to the carrying out of an idea; one who puts ideas into practice.

Idiocrasis – idiocracy; peculiarity of temperament or constitution; idiosyncrasy.

Idiolect –  a variety of a language unique to an individual; distinctive individual form of speech.

Idoneous – adequate, apt, fit, proper, suitable.

Ignavia – idleness, laziness, laxity, sloth.

Ignotism – mistake due to ignorance.

Illatration – the act of barking at something or someone.

Imbonity – want of goodness; lack of good qualities.

Immanence – remaining within; indwelling; inherent; restricted entirely to the mind; subjective.

Impigrous – quick, efficient.

Inaniloquent – given to talking inanely; loquacious, garrulous; speaking foolishly, saying silly things.

Inclement –  severe in temper or action; harsh, unkind, unmerciful; physically severe; rough; stormy.

Incohate – not yet completed or fully developed; in an initial or early stage; just begun; ; imperfectly formed or developed; formless; rudimentary; incipient; incoherent; not organised; lacking order.

Incompt – lacking grace and elegance; unpolished;messy, unkempt.

Independence – freedom from the control, influence, support, aid, or the like, of others.

Idoneous – appropriate; suitable; proper; fit; adequate.

Indurate – to make hard, harden; to inure as to hardship or ridicule; to make callous or obdurate.

Ineptocracy – a  system of Government where the least capable of leading are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers; a system of government where people who are unqualified to do the job are elected by people without jobs, who are sustained by taxes collected from people who do have jobs.

Ineluctable – impossible to avoid, or evade; inescapable, inevitable.

Inficete – not witty, heavy footed.

Inkhorn – a small container made of horn or a similar material, formerly used to hold ink for writing; affectedly or ostentatiously learned; pedantic.

Inquorate –  having insufficient numbers for a quorum.

Intromit –  to admit, send, introduce, allow or permit to enter.

Irredentism – a national policy advocating the acquisition of a region in another country with common linguistic, cultural, historical, ethnic, or racial ties; the policies of a 19th-century Italian party that sought to annex parts of certain neighboring regions with chiefly Italian populations.

Insuperable – incapable of being negotiated, overcome, passed over, or solved; insurmountable.

Irenic – conciliatory; conducive to, favouring or promoting peace.

Ithand – industrious; assiduous; continually busy; diligent;constant, continuous, persistent; continual; plodding; conscientious; considerate; careful; watchful; attentive.

Jackass – a foolish or stupid person; a blockhead; a male ass or donkey.

Jacitation – loud or public bragging;  false boasting or claim, especially one detrimental to the interests of another; tossing.

Jactancy – boastfulness, vainglory.

Jaculate – to cast, hurl or throw, as a dart or spear; to throw out; to emit.

Jaculiferous – bearing prickles or dart-like spines; covered with sharp points.

Jargogle –  to befuddle, confuse, jumble.

Jaunce – to prounce or cause a horse to prounce.

Jejune –  devoid of interest or significance; dull or insipid; lacking knowledge or experience; uninformed; dry; empty; immature; childish, juvenile.

JellygraphWikipedia says it’s also know as a hectograph or gelatin duplicator –  a printing process which involves transfer of an original, prepared with special inks, to a pan of gelatin or a gelatin pad pulled tight on a metal frame.

Jobation – castigation, scolding, tedious criticism or reproof.

Jobbernowl –blockhead, fool.

Journullism –  news stories which have no news value.

Hat Tip: Another neogilism needed at Dim Post (There’s other clever sugestions in the comments).

Jovialist –  a convivial person; one who leads a jovial or merry life.

Judas – one treacherous enough to betrays a friend for personal gain; a one-way peep-hole in a door; purple-flowered Eurasian tree, Cercis siliquastrum, of the legume family;

Jumentous – having a strong animal odour, smelling like horse or donkey urine.

Kalon – moral and physical beauty; beauty which is more than skin-deep.

Kalopsia – state in which things appear more beautiful than they really are.

Katowse – ruckus, tumult, din.

Katzenjammer – a loud disagreeable noise; a state of bewilderment or depression;  unpleasant after effects from the use of drugs especially alcohol; hangover.

Kedogenous – brought about by anxiety, produced by worry.

Kemspeckle – conspicuous, easily recognised.

Killcow – a bully; a swaggerer.

Kinkle – a slight kink.

Knismeisis – light, feather-like tickling.

Kopophobia – fear of physical or mental exhaustion or fatigue.

Laager– A camp, especially one protected by a circle of wagons or armored vehicles; a mobile or temporary fortification made of wagons; an entrenched policy or viewpoint; to enclose in a defensive encirclement.

Labefactation – loosening, shaking,weakening, fall, deterioration, downfall; the process of coming apart or falling into decay.

Labile – easily altered; emotionally unstable; constantly undergoing, or likely to undergo, change.

Labour – productive work, especially physical toil done for wages; workers, especially manual workers, considered collectively or as a social class or political force; difficult or arduous work or effort; a particular job or task, especially of a difficult nature; the process or effort of childbirth or the time during which this takes place; work at an unskilled manual occupation; to strive; to be burdened by or at a disadvantage because of; to make one’s way with difficulty; to deal with or treat too persistently; to be in labour; to pitch,roll or toss (of a ship); work noisily and with difficulty (of an engine).

Lachrymogenic – causing tears or weeping.

Lachrymose – tearful or given to shedding tears or weeping; inducing tears, sad, mournful.

Lactivorous – feeding, living or subsisting on milk.

Lacuna – an unfilled space or interval; a gap; a  missing portion in a book or manuscript; a  small cavity, pit, or discontinuity in an anatomical structure.

Lalochezia – emotional relief from the use of  indecent or vulgar language; relief of tension through filthy talk.

Lambent –  flickering; glowing, gleaming; running lightly over a surface; dealing lightly with a subject; brilliantly playful.

Lamoprophony – speaking in loud, clear tones; loudness and clarity of voice.

Laodicean –  lukewarm or healf-hearted, especially in regard to religion or politics; a person with such an attitude.

Largition – to give bountifully, the bestowing of largess or a gift.

Larmoyant – tearful, weeping.

Larrup – a blow; tobeat flog, thrash or whip.

Lapactic – cathartic, purgative.

Latitudinarian – holding or expressing broad and tolerant views, especially in religious matters; a person who is broadminded and tolerant, one who displays freedom of thinking.

Laxism – the belief that an unlikely opinion may be safely followed; belief that allows adherents to follow the opinion that favours liberty and against the law even though the opinion is improbable.

Leggiadrous – elegant; graceful; pleasing.

Lethologica – inability to recall the precise word; difficulty recalling words.

Liberty – being free from restriction or control; freedom from unjust or undue government control or restriction; freedom from arbitrary or despotic control; the right and power to act, believe, or express oneself as one chooses or pleases;  being physically and legally free from confinement, servitude, or forced labour; the right or immunity to engage in certain actions without control or interference; the positive enjoyment of various social, political, or economic rights and privileges; breach or overstepping of propriety or social convention; statement, attitude, or action not warranted by conditions or actualities; unwarranted risk; a chance; a, usually short,  period of shore leave for a sailor.

Limbeck – to rack the brain in serach of a new idea.

Locavor – a person who tries to eat only locally grown or produced food.

Losel – good for nothing, worthless.

Ludic – aimlessly playful; showing spontaneous and undirected playfulness.

Lummox – a clumsy, stupid person; a large, gangly, lanky person.

Lumpen – of or relating to dispossessed, often displaced people who have been cut off from the socioeconomic group with which they would ordinarily be identified; vulgar or common; plebeian.

Lunarist – someone who believes the moon affects the weather.

Lupine – of or relating to or characteristic of wolves; savage; ravenous; predatory; Any of numerous plants of the genus Lupinus in the pea family, having palmately compound leaves and variously coloured flowers.

Mabsoot – a happy person.

Macarism – pleasure in another’s happiness; a beatitude.

Macrophobia – fear of long waits.

Macroseism – major earthquake.

Maculate – blotched, spotted or stained; impure; to blemish, spot or pollute.

Maieutic –  helping to bring forth ideas; of or relating to the aspect of the Socratic method that induces a respondent to formulate latent concepts through a dialectic or logical sequence of questions.

Maffick – to rejoice with an extravagant and boisterous public celebration.

Magoozlum – hooey, nonsense, tosh, tripe, twaddle.

Mahy – a word wizard; literary genius; writer with the gift of  scansion and sense of verbal play.

Malapropos – inappropriate; out of place; inopportune; untimely, unseasonable; at an awkward or improper time or place.

Maledicent – someone addicted to abusive speech; one who enjoys speaking slanderously or reproachfully.

Malefaction –  criminal, evil doer; evil doing.

Malism – belief that the world is mostly bad.

Malversation – misbehaviour, corruption, misuse of public or other funds; misconduct in public office; corrupt administration.

Mana – (Maori) prestige, authority, control, power, influence, status, spiritual power, charisma; an impersonal force or quality that resides in people; supernatural force believed to dwell in a person or sacred object.

Mansuetude –  meekness, tameness, gentleness  of manner, mildness; sweetness of temper.

Mātauranga – education, knowledge, skill, understanding, wisdom.

Matripotestal – of or pertaining to the authority exercised by a mother or a mother’s blood relatives; maternal control.

Matutolypea – ill-humour in the morning; getting out on wrong side of bed; being ill-tempered and easily annoyed especially in the morning.

Mediagenic –  tending to convey a favourable impression when portrayed by the media; attrractive and appealing to readers/listeners/veiwers of news media.

Megrim – depression, low spirits, unhappiness; a caprice, fancy or whim; migraine; vertigo; any disease of animals marked by disturbance of equilibrium and abnormal gait and behavior.

Melange – assortment, mixture.

Mendacious – given to or characterised by deception or falsehood or divergence from absolute truth; telling lies, especially habitually; dishonest; lying; untruthful.

Mensch – a decent, upright, mature, and responsible person; one of admirable character; a person of integrity.

Milagro – (Spanish) miracle.

Millenarianism -belief by a religious, social, or political group or movement in a coming major transformation of society, after which all things will be changed, based on a one-thousand-year cycle.

–  belief in a coming ideal society, especially one created by revolutionary action.

Minatory – expressing or conveying a threat; of a menacing or threatening nature.

Misocapnist – someone who hates smoking or tobacco smoke in any form.

Misology – hatred of argument, enlightenment, logic or reason.

Misosophy – hatred of knowledge or wisdom.

Mizzle -to rain in fine, mist-like drops.

Moil– to drudge, labour, toil, or slave; work hard;to whirl or churn ceaselessly; twist; eddy; drudgery; confusion, turmoil.

Monomyth –   a cyclical journey or quest undertaken by a mythical hero.

Mopery –  a violation of a trivial or imaginary law or rule; mopish behaviour.

Mordant– sharply caustic or sarcastic; bitingly painful; incisive and trenchant; burning, corrosive; serving to fix colors in dyeing; reagent, such as tannic acid, that fixes dyes to cells, tissues, or textiles or other materials; a corrosive substance, such as an acid, used in etching.

Mubble-fubbles/ mubblefubbles – depression for no apparent reason, melancholy.

Mucronate- coming to or ending in a hard, sharp point;.

Muculency – acting snottitly or arrogantly; snottiness, arrogance.

Mumpsimus –  A traditional custom or notion adhered to although shown to be unreasonable;  a person who obstinately adheres to such a custom or notion;  adherence to or persistence in an erroneous use of language, memorization, practice, belief, etc., out of habit or obstinacy; an ignorant and bigoted opponent of reform; an obvious error that is obstinately repeated despite correction.

Munted – broken, broken, bent, scraped, splintered, shattered, crashed, crushed, smashed, snapped, squashed, lascerated, punctured, peirced, cracked, destroyed, burst,  demolished, trashed, disintegrated, fractured, fragmented, pounded, pulverized, slammed, squashed, squished, or ruined; abnormal or peculiar  (of a person) ; drunk or intoxicated.

Murcid – lazy, slothful; shirking work or duty.

Myrmidon – a loyal follower;  a hired ruffian or unscrupulous subordinate; a member of a warlike Thessalian people led by Achilles at the siege of Troy.

Nap – to sleep for a brief period, often during the day; doze; snooze; to be unaware of imminent danger or trouble; be off guard; a brief sleep, siesta.

Nasute – keen scented, critically discriminating, having a big nose.

Naufragous – causing ship wreck.

Nebbish – a timid, meek, weak-willed or ineffectual person.

Nebulochaotic – chaotic, confused, hazy.

Nelipot – barefooted person, one who walks without shoes.

Nemophilous – forest loving, fond of woods and groves; inhabiting woodlands.

Nepenthe – medicine for sorrow; drug of forgetfullness; a potion capable of making one forget suffering.

Nepotation – riotous behaviour, profligacy.

Nescience – absence of awareness or knowledge; ignorance; agnosticism.

Nigroglobulate – to exclude someone by a negative vote or veto; to blackball.

Nihilarian – one who does useless work, had a meaningless job or deals with unimportant things.

Nimiety – excess, superfluity.

Nodus – a difficulty; a complicated, knotty or problematic idea or situation.

Nomogamosis – marriage between people highly suitable for each other.

Nomophobia – fear of being out of mobile phone contact.

Nonage – period of youth or immaturity; infancy or minority;  lack of requisite legal age.

Nosism –  the editorial or royal we; the use of we when referring to oneself.

Notabilia – things worthy of notice or worth noting.

Nugacity – trifling talk or behaviour; triviality,futility, drollery.

Nugatory–  of little or no value or importance, trifling; useless, futile; having no force, ineffective.

Numinous – the power or presence of a divinity;  awe-inspiring, profoundly spiritual; of, like or pertaining to a deity; suffused with religious awe.

Nummamorous – money-loving; devoted to making money.

Nuncupative – spoken rather than written; declared orally rather than in writing.

Nuppence – no charge or cost; to be paid nothing,

Nyurrugu – the noise of talking heard a long way off when the words cannot be made out.

Oath – vocal affirmation of the truth of one’s statements, generally made by appealing to a deity; a solemn appeal to a deity, or to some revered person or thing, to witness one’s determination to speak the truth, to keep a promise; to testify upon oath;  a solemn, formal declaration or promise to fulfill a pledge, often calling on God, a god, or a sacred object as witness; a statement or promise strengthened by such an appeal; a formally affirmed statement or promise accepted as an equivalent of an appeal to a deity or to a revered person or thing; affirmation; the form of words in which such a statement or promise is made; an irreverent or blasphemous use of the name of God or anything sacred.

Obambulate – to wander about.

Obganiate – to irritate with reiteration; to annoy someone by constant repetition.

Obedible – docile, capable of obedience.

Obelize -to mark with an obelus;  to condemn as spurious, doubtful or corrupt.

Objurgate – to berate, chide, rebuke, scold.

Objurgation – harsh rebuke or criticism, earnest denunciation, rebuke, scolding.

Obloquy – strong public criticism or verbal abuse;  censure, blame, or abusively detractive language or utterance aimed at a person or thing, especially by numerous persons or by the general public; calumny;  discredit, disgrace, or bad repute resulting from public blame, abuse, or denunciation.

Obscurantism – opposition to the spread of knowledge; being deliberately vague or obscure,the practice of deliberately preventing the facts or the full details of some matter from becoming known; a style in art and literature characterised by deliberate vagueness or obscurity.

Obstriction – being bound, constrained or obliged; obligation, bond.

Obtenebrate – to darken, cast a shadow over.

Oculoplania – letting one’s eyes wander while assessing someone’s charms.

Odditorium – place for displaying oddities; a miscellaneous collection.

Odium – strong dislike, contempt, or aversion; a state of infamy or disgrace resulting from hateful or detestable conduct; the reproach, discredit, or opprobrium attaching to something hated or repugnant.

Oikophobia –  fear of the familiar; the disposition, in any conflict, to side with ‘them’ against ‘us’, and the felt need to denigrate the customs, culture and institutions that are identifiably ‘ours. ; a fear of houses, homes, or being stuck in a house.

Oleaginous – rich in, covered with, or producing oil; oily or greasy; exaggeratedly and distastefully complimentary; falsely or smugly earnest; obsequious; unctuous.

Operose – done with or requiring much toil; laborious; diligent, industrious; very busy, active.

Oppugn – call into question the truth or validity of;  oppose or contradict; fight against.

Opsimath – one who begins or continues learning late in life.

Oriflamme – a banner, symbol, or ideal inspiring devotion or courage; a principle that serves as a rallying point in a struggle;  the red or orange-red flag of the Abbey  of Saint Denis in France, used as a standard by the early kings of France.

Ort – a scrap or morsel of food left at a meal.

Orotund – full, round, and imposing; sonorous; bombastic; pompous; pretentious.

Ostrobogulous – slightly risqué or indecent; bizarre, interesting, unusual or weird.

Otiant – idle, resting; to make someone else grow dull.

Otiose –  serving no practical purpose or result; functionless, superfluous, useless; indolent, idle, indolent, lazy; ,ineffective; being at leisure.

Outrance –  to the limit; the utmost extremity; unsparingly.

Pabulum – food, provender; a subtance that gives sustenance; insipid intellectual nourishment.

Pacable –  lenient, mild, lamb-like, benign, meek; willing to forgive, able to be appeased.

Paleomnesia – having a good memory for events of the distant past.

Palinoia – compulsive repetition of an act until it is perfect.

Palpebrate – having eyelids; to blink or wink, espeically repeatedly.

Palliate – allay or moderate; relieve or lessen without curing; mitigate; alleviate; make (an offense or crime) seem less serious; extenuate.

Pallucid – transparent, translucent. shining through; reflecting light evenly from all surfaces; admitting the passage of light; easily understood, clear.

Paludal – of or relating to a swamp or marsh.

Pandect – acomplete body of the laws of a country; a legal code; a treatise covering an entire subject; a compendium in 50 books of the Roman civil law made by order of Justinian in the 6th century.

Pandemonism – belief that every object (animate or inanimate), idea (abstract or concrete), and action is inhabited by its own independent supernatural spirit; worship spirits dwelling in all forms of nature; belief in a universe that is infused by an evil spirit.

Pandiculation the act of stretching and yawning.

Paralipsis – drawing attention to something while claiming to be passing over it; the device of giving emphasis by professing to say little or nothing about a subject.

Paronomasia – word play exploiting multiple meanings; pun.

Peace – freedom from disturbance; quiet and tranquility; the normal, nonwarring condition of a nation, group of nations, or the world;  freedom from civil commotion and violence of a community; cessation of or freedom from any strife or dissension;  public order and security agreement or treaty between warring or antagonistic nations or groups; to end hostilities and abstain from further fighting or antagonism; a state of mutual harmony between people or groups, especially in personal relations;  freedom from disquieting or oppressive thoughts or emotions.

Peradventure – maybe, perhaps, possibly; uncertainty, doubt.

Perdegana – an agreement in certain games whereby the loser wins.

Perihelion – the point nearest the sun in the orbit of a planet, or other celestial body.

Peripatetic – a person who travels fro place to place; pedestrian, itinerant; a follower of Aristotle or adherent of Aristotelianism; travelling from place to place, especially working or based in various places for relatively short periods; walking about or from place to place; travelling on foot; of or relating to the philosophy or teaching methods of Aristotle, who conducted discussions while walking about in the Lyceum of ancient Athens.

Perspicaciousness – keenness of perception and discernment; having or showing penetrating mental discernment; clear-sighted.

Pervicacious – stubborn, willful, obstinate, refractory.

Pestiferous – bearing or bringing disease, moral harm, or annoyance; pernicious; constituting a pest or nuisance; bothersome;  morally evil or deadly.

Petrichor – the smell of rain on dry ground.

Phew  –  exclamation of relief, surprise, disbelief, weariness.

Philanthropy – goodwillto fellow members of the human race; active effort to promote human welfare; an act or gift done or made for humanitarian purposes; the effort or inclination to increase the well-being of humankind, as by charitable aid or donations; an organization distributing or supported by funds set aside for humanitarian purposes.

Philosophunculist – one who pretends to know more than they do to impress others.

Philostorgy – natural affection such as parents have for their children.

Phew  –  exclamation of relief, surprise, disbelief, weariness.

Plangent –  reverberating with a loud or deep sound; expressing or suggesting sadness; plaintive.

Pleionosis – the exageration of one’s own importance.

Pleonasm – the use of more words than necesary to express an idea; a superfluous word or phrase; redundancy.

Plonking – acting stupidly especially in depserate effort to gain publicity; doing anything which earns the title plonker.

Pluvial – rainy; of or pertaining toor characterised by rain; marked or formed by abundant rainfall; a geologic change resulting from the action of rain; a period marked by increased rainfall.

Pluviose – rainy, characterised by heavy rain.

Politpopper – politically correct and correctly dressed, (German, literally a square politician).

Pollicitation – a promsie made but not yet accepted.

Polyphloisboian –  making a loud racket or terrible noise.

Possum – an opossum; tree-dwelling Australasian marsupial (Petauridae and other families); drinking game in which participants sit in a tree, drinking beer until they fall out; term of endearment.

Postprandial – during or relating to the period after dinner or lunch; occurring after a meal, especially dinner.

Povertous – impoverished, poor, poverty-stricken.

Predacious – living by seizing or taking prey; habitually hunting and killing other animals for food; given to victimizing, plundering, or destroying for one’s own gain; preying on others.

Premonish – to forewarn; admonish beforehand.

Preponderate – to exceed in amount, influence, importance or weight; To be greater than something else in force, power or quantity,  predominate.

Prepone – to reschedule or bring forward to an earlier time.

Presentism – evaluating past events and people by present-day values.

Pressure– the exertion of force upon a surface by an object, fluid, etc., in contact with it, the action of a force against an opposing force;  the force or thrust exerted over a surface divided by its area;  the force of selection that results from one or more agents and tends to reduce a population of organisms; the pressure exerted in every direction by the weight of the atmosphere; a sensation aroused by moderate compression of a body part or surface; the state of being pressed or compressed; to force (someone) toward a particular end; influence; a moral force that compels; to constrain or compel, as by the application of moral force; an urgent claim or demand; the burden of physical or mental distress; the constraint of circumstance; the weight of social or economic imposition; the stress or urgency of matters demanding attention.

Prink – to primp; Spend time making minor adjustments to one’s appearance; to adorn oneself in a showy manner; dress or groom oneself with elaborate care or vanity; fuss over one’s dress, especially before the mirror.

Private – Secluded from the sight, presence, or intrusion of others; designed or intended for one’s exclusive use;of or confined to the individual; personal; undertaken on an individual basis; of, relating to, or receiving special hospital services and privileges; not available for public use, control, or participation;  belonging to a particular person or persons, as opposed to the public or the government;  of, relating to, or derived from nongovernment sources; conducted and supported primarily by individuals or groups not affiliated with governmental agencies or corporations; not for public knowledge or disclosure; secret; not appropriate for use or display in public; intimate; placing a high value on personal privacy; a noncommissioned rank in the army.

Privilege–  special advantage, favour, immunity, permission, right, or benefit granted to or enjoyed by an individual, class, or caste; such an advantage, immunity, or right held as a prerogative of status or rank, and exercised to the exclusion or detriment of others; the principle of granting and maintaining a special right or immunity; protection from being forced to disclose confidential communications in certain relationships, as between attorney and client, physician and patient, or priest and confessor; protection from being sued for defamation for making otherwise actionable statements in a context or forum where open and candid expression is deemed desirable for reasons of public policy;  an option to buy or sell a stock; to grant a privilege to; to free or exempt.

Procellous – stormy, tempestuous.

Procrustean – producing or designed to produce strict conformity by arbitrary, ruthless or violent means; enforcing uniformity or conformity without regard to natural variation or individuality; marked by arbitrary often ruthless disregard of individual differences or special circumstances;   relating to, or typical of Procrustes.

Profligate – a licentious, dissolute person; recklessly extravagant or wasteful in the use of resources.

Progonoplexia – bragging about one’s forebears; obsession with aancestors or past glories.

Prorogue – to defer, postpone; discontinue a session of parliament without dissolving it.

Prospagnosia – the inability to recognise familiar faces.

Psithrism – a whispering sound, the sound wind makes when it rustles leaves.

Pudency – modesty; shame; prudishness.

Pulveratricious –covered in dust.

Purlieu – piece of land on edge of forest; outlying district or region; environs or neighbourhood; place where one may range at large; a person’s haunt or resort.

Pusillanimity – a cowardly, irresolute, or fainthearted condition; lacking courage or determination; the vice of being timid and cowardly, and thus not living up to one’s full potential.

Quadrivial – having or being four roads meeting in a point,  concerning a four-way junction; of the quadrivium; leading in four directions.

Quantophrenia – an obsession with and exaggerated reliance upon mathematical methods or results, especially in research connected with the social sciences; a psychological compulsion to grasp for the numeric.

Quaesitum – the object of a search, that which is sought; answer to a problem; the true value.

Quagswag – to shake to and fro.

Quaintise – elegance, beauty; craft; subtlety; cunning, ingenuity; a trick or strategum.

Querernt – a complainant, a plaintiff; one who inquires or seeks.

Querulent – abnormally given to suspicion and accusation; habitually and abnormally suspicious; constantly complaining.

Quiddity –  the essence or nature of something; petty or trifling distinction; quibble.

Quidnunc – one who always wants to know what’s happening; a gossip or busybody.

Quiescent – at rest; still; inactive; in repose; tranquilly at rest; causing no trouble or symptoms.

Quisguous  – perplexing, puzzling.

Quobled – hands that are shrivilled and wrinkled from doing too much washing up.

Quomodocunquize – to make money by any means possible.

Quotha – expression of surprise or contempt.

Ragabash – an idle, ragged, worthless person;

Ragmatical – wild, riotous, ill-behaved.

Rāhiri – to welcome, receive cordially; admire, esteem, respect, venerate, ppreciate; to grieve over, mourn, sorrow for.

Raisonneur – character in a novel or play who voices the central theme, philosophy or point of view of the work; a character who acts a a mouthpiece for the author.

Ramuliferous – bearing ramuli or branchlets.

Rancidification – chemical decomposition of fats, oils and other lipids; disagreeable odour or taste of decomposing oils or fats; rank; repugnant; nasty, rancid remarks.

Ratiocinate – form judgments by a process of logic; reason or argue logically.

Ratiocination – of, relating to, marked by, or skilled in methodical and logical reasoning; the process of exact thinking; conscious deliberate inference.

Receptary – accepted as fact but unproved; generally or popularly admitted or received.

Recherché – elegant, exquisite, tasteful; uncommon, rare; forced, over-refined; pretentious.

Réclame – art or practice by which publicity or notoriety is secured; a gift for dramatisation or publicity; hunger for publicity, flair for getting attention; showmanship;  public acclaim.

Recondite – difficult to understand; not known by most people; abstruse.

Repine – to feel or express discontent; be in low spirits; fret; yearn after something.

Recumbentibus – a knock-out blow, physical or verbal.

Rectalgia  – pain in the rectum.

Redivivus – living again, brought back to life, revived.

Redundant – no longer needed or useful; superfluous; able to be omitted without loss of meaning or function; characterized by verbosity or unnecessary repetition in expressing ideas; being in excess; exceeding what is usual or natural; having some unusual or extra part or feature; characterized by superabundance or superfluity.

In engineering:  a structural member not necessary for resisting statically determined stresses; a structure with members designed to resist other than statically determined stresses; hyperstatic; noting a complete truss having additional members for resisting eccentric loads; a device, circuit, computer system, etc with excess or duplicate parts that can continue to perform in the event of malfunction of some of the parts.

Refocillate – to restore, refresh, revive, reanimate; comfort.

Refudiate – reject. ( Oxford American Dictionary ‘s word of the year).

Reintarnation – coming back as a hillbilly.

Relations – the way in which two or more concepts, objects, or people are connected; a thing’s effect on or relevance to another;  the way in which two or more people, countries, or organisations feel about and behave toward each other;  existing connections; significant associations between or among people or things; logical or natural associations between two or more things; sexual intercourse; connections between people by blood or marriage; relevance of one to another.

Renitent – resistant to physical pressure or compulsion; recalcitrant; unyielding.

Resilience – bouyancy; the ability to recover from change, disaster, illness, misfortune or tragedy.

Resilient – able to recoil or spring back into shape after bending, stretching, or being compressed; able to withstand or recover quickly from change, difficult conditions, illness, or misfortune; bouyant.

Resipiscence – acknowledgement of a mistake; recognition of error, change to better frame of mind; widsom derived from experience.

Restraint – holding back or keeping in check; an influence that inhibits or restrains; a limitation; control or repression of feelings, constraint.

Roborant – restoring strength or vigour; a restorative tonic; tending to energise, fortify or increase strength.

Rodomontade – pretentious, bragging; boastful or inflated talk or behavior; bluster.

Rudd – to put  personal ambition before party good; to be blinded by vanity; to miscalculate.

Rumblegumption – a considerable portion of understanding, common sense.

Runcation – weeding.

Rusticate – go or send to, live, reside or spend time in the country; follow a rustic life; to suspend a student from university;  fashion masonry in large blocks with sunk joints and a roughened surface.

Rutilent – glittering with ruddy light;  glowing ruddily; shining.

Sacrifice  – the offering of animal, plant, or human life or of some material possession to a deity, as in propitiation or homage; the person, animal, or thing so offered; the surrender or destruction of something prized or desirable for the sake of something considered as having a higher or more pressing claim; the thing so surrendered or devoted; a loss incurred in selling something below its value; the surrender of something of value as a means of gaining something more desirable  or of preventing some evil; something given up or lost.

Saginate  – to pamper or make fat.

Sanguisugent –blood sucking, blood thirsty.

Saltus – breach of continuity in a sequence, especially the omission of a necessary step in a logical argument; jump to a conclusion.

Salvor – one who salvages or assists in salvaging a ship or its cargo;  a ship used in salvage.

Sapience – discernment, judgement.

Sass – impudence, cheek; to talk disrespectfully, especially to someone older or in authority; stewed fruit; fruit sauce; fresh vegetables.

Schlemiel – a stupid, awkward or unlucky person; a habitual bungler, a dolt.

Sciolism –  pretence to wisdom; conceit due to it; giving an opinion on a subject of which one has no knowledge; superficial knowledgeability.

Scobiform –  like sawdust or scrapings.

Scofflaw –  a person who flouts the law, especially by failing to comply with one that is difficult to enforce effectively; one who habitually  violates the law or fails to answer court summonses or pay fines; a person who flouts rules, conventions, or accepted practices.

Screever – a professional writer of begging letters; also a pavement artist.

Scurryfunge –  to rush around tidying when expecting visitors; a hasty tidying of the house between the unexpected news of approaching visitors and their arrival.

Sedulous – diligent in application or attention; persevering; assiduous;  persistently or carefully maintained; involving great care, effort, and persistence.

Selcouth – rare; unfamiliar,  unusual; strange; marvelous, wonderful.

Sesquipedalian –   given to or characterised by the use of long words; long and ponderous; a long word, polysyllabic.

Sgiomlaireached –  the habit of dropping in at mealtimes.

Sipid – having a pleasing taste or flavour; of agreeably distinctive character.

Slacktivist – An activist who seeks projects and causes that require the least amount of effort; one who supports causes and people, without doing anything difficult or inconvenient;  one who undertakes  ”feel-good” measures, in support of an issue or social cause, that have little or no practical effect other than to make the person doing it feel good.

Sláinte – cheers.

Slangevar – cheers, good health.

Slick– smooth and glossy; sleek; smooth in manners, speech; suave; sly; shrewdly adroit; ingenious; cleverly devised; slippery, especially from being covered with ice, water, or oil;  floating film of oil; trail of garbage;  paddlelike tool for smoothing a surface,  implement used to make a surface slick, especially a chisel used for smoothing and polishing; a wide tyre without a tread, used in racing;  magazine, usually of large popular readership, printed on high-quality glossy paper; unarmed military aircraft, especially a helicopter; to make smooth, glossy, or oily;  make neat, trim, or tidy.

Snow – frozen precipitation in the form of white or translucent hexagonal ice crystals that fall in soft, white flakes; a falling of snow; a snow storm.

Snuggery – a comfortable or cosy place.

Snuzzle – A pleasant combination of snuggling and nuzzling, much like a cat does on it’s owner’s leg; to poke around with one’s nose as dogs do; to thrust the nose against; rub closely with the nose.

Soligenous – produced by the sun.

Someotherbody – someone else (in memory of my Scottish aunt who introduced it to me).

Somnolent – drowsy, slumberous, slumbery, sleepy.

Spirituel – having or evidencing a refined mind and wit; relating to, consisting of, or having the nature of spirit; not tangible or material; relating to the soul or spirit.

Splenetic – affected or marked by ill humor; bad-temperedirritable; peevish; spiteful.

Spurious –  fake, not genuine; false; illigitimate.

Stalworth – stalwart, strong, dependable, firm.

Stiction – the frictional force to be overcome to set one object in motion when it is in contact with another; resistance to the start of motion, usually measured as the difference between the driving values required to overcome static friction upscale and down scale.

Stochastic – involving chance;  probabilistic; randomly determined; having a random probability distribution or pattern that may be analysed statistically but may not be predicted; involving or containing a random variable or variables; of, relating to, or characterised by conjecture; conjectural.

Stravage – to wander aimlessly; saunter or stroll; roam.

Strikhedonia – the freedom or pleasure of being able to say “to hell with it”; the pleasure of leaving for somewhere new.

Subfusc – dusky; ; dingy; drab; of  a dark, dull, or sombre colour.

Subitize – to perceive at a glance the number of a group of items without counting them.

Suffrage – the right to vote in political elections; the exercise of that right; franchise;  a vote cast in deciding a disputed question or in electing a person to office or trust; a series of intercessory prayers or petitions.

Sumptuary – regulating or limiting personal expenditure or extravagance; regulating commercial or real-estate activities; intended to regulate personal habits on moral or religious grounds.

Supererogate – to do more than is expected, ordered or required; to spend over and above.

Susurrus – a soft rustling or whispering sound; a murmur.

Swivet – a state of anxiety, discomposure, panic or agitation; affright; tizzy.

Synteresis –  conscience as a guide to action; intuitive moral knowledge; innate knowledge of right and wrong.

Tacenda – things to be passed over in silence, matters not to be mentioned.

Tacent – silent.

Talionic – pertaining to revenge in kind, punishment identical to the offence – an eye for an eye.

Tartle – to hesitate while introducing someone because you’ve forgotten her/his name.

Taphephobia – fear of being buried alive.

Taraadin – a compromise, a way of solving a problem without anyone losing face; a win-win solution.

Taradiddle – a small lie, fabrication, fib; pretentious nonsense.

Tardy – delaying or delayed beyond the right, scheduled or expected time; late; slow in action or response; sluggish.

Tautegorical – expressing the same thing with different words.

Tendentious – expressing or intending to promote a particular cause or point of view; biased, partial, partisan.

Tergiversation – evasion of straight forward action or clear cut statement;  equivocation; desertion of a cause, position, party or faith; betrayal.

Thanatoid – apparently dead; death-like; resembling death; mortal; deadly.

Thanksgiving –  the act of giving thanks; a prayer of gratitude; a public acknowledement or celebration of divine goodness; a celebration in Canada and the United States, generally observed as an expression of gratitude on the fourth Thursday of November in the U.S. and in Canada on the second Monday of October.

Thanatopsis – meditation or reflection on, or contemplation of death.

Thelemic – allowing people to do as they like.

Theriake – antitdote against a poisonous bite; practice of giving medicine in sugar syrup to disguise its taste.

Thrasonical – bragging, boastful.

Threnody – a poem, song or speech of mourning or lamentation; a dirge.

Tikanga – correct procedure, custom, habit, lore, method, manner, rule, way, code, meaning, plan, practice, convention.

Tired – exhausted, fatigued, sleepy; weary or bored; overused, hackneyed or stale; impatient.

Tittynope – a small quantity of anything leftover.

Tocsin – an alarm bell or the ringing of it;  a warning signal; an omen.

Togogata – to turn one’s attention and anger from one person to another.

Towardliness – a good disposition towards something, willingness, docility, promise.

Tragedy – calamity; serious accident; an event resulting in great misfortune and loss;

Tragematopolist – a confectioner or seller of sweets.

Triskaidekaphobia – irrational fear of things or events associated with the number 13.

Tristful – full of sadness or  melancholy; sorrowful; gloomy.

Tumid – swollen, distended, protuberant, bulging; pompous, bombastic; overblown.

Turpitude – baseness, deprarvity, vileness.

Tychism –  theory that accepts the role of chance.

Ubiety –  state of being in a particular place; thereness.

Uberous –  abundant, fruitful, yielding an abundance of milk.

Ucalegon –  a neighbour whose house is on fire.

Ugsome  – disgusting, loathsome.

Uliginous – marshy, muddy, oozy, slimy, swampy; growing in swamps or muddy places.

Ultracrepidarian – one who speaks above his level of knowledge, experience or expertise.

Unasinous – being asinine; characterised by equal stupidity.

Unthirlable –  unthinkable; undesirable, unlikely to be considered a possibility.

Usufruct – a temporary right to use and derive income from another’s property without destroying it.

Utile – advantageous; being of use or service; useful; a large tropical African hardwood tree.

Uxorious – excessively devoted or submissive to one’s wife.

Vafrous – crafty, cunning, sly.

Valentine – a card or message, usually amatory, containing professions of love, usually sentimental but sometimes satirical or comical or burlesque, or a token or gift sent by one person to the object of his/her affection on Valentine’s day; a sweetheart chosen on Valentine’s day.

Valorise – give or ascribe value or validity  to something; to establish and maintain price by government action; to set a fixed arbitrary price.

Vapulate – to beat, flog, whip.

Varevare – to be very young and still quite hopeless.

Vecordious – crazy, insane, lunatic, mad senseless.

Velleity – slightest wish, merest inclination, volition at its weakest.

Ventose – windy, flatulent, puffed up with conceit.

Ventripotent – large bellied, gluttonous.

Verbile – one whose mental imagery consists of words; one whose mental processes are most easily stimulated by words.

Vermin – wild mammals and birds that are destructive, annoying and/or injurious to health and/or that carry disease; noxious, objectionable, or disgusting animals collectively, especially those of small size that appear commonly and are difficult to control;  parasitic worms or insects; irritating or obnoxious people.

Vigorish –  a charge taken on bets, as by a bookie or gambling establishment; the rate or amount of such a charge; interest, especially excessive interest, paid to a moneylender.

Vetitive –  having the power to forbid or veto; expressing the wish that something will not happen.

Vilipend – regard or treat as worthless, of little value or with contempt; despise; speak slightingly or abusively of; vilify; disparage; depreciate.

Villiority – being cheaper or of less value.

Visceral – of, pertaining to or affecting the viscera; characterised by or proceeding from instinct rather than intellect; characterised by or dealing with coarse or base emotions; earthy.

Vitiate –  to reduce the value or impair the quality of;  corrupt morally; debase; make ineffective, faulty or imperfect; invalidate; make void; to destroy or annul.

Vitilitigation – vexatious wrangling; frivolous or sophistical objection; cavillation.

Vivify – to give or bring life to; endue with life or renewed life; to enliven, animate; to make more lively, intense, or striking; to impart vitality or vividness to.

Vocifierate – to bawl; to cry out loudly and vehemently, especially in protest; to shout, complain or argue loudly.

Volunteer – someone who renders aid, performs or undertakes a service; someone who expresses willingness to serve or assumes an obligation voluntarily;  someone who holds property under a deed made without consideration;  a cultivated plant growing from self-sown or accidentally dropped seed; to give or offer to give voluntarily; to perform or offer to perform a service of one’s own free will; to do work, usually charitable, without pay.

Vote– a formal expression of preference for a candidate for office or for a proposed resolution of an issue; a means by which such a preference is made known, such as a raised hand or a marked ballot; a choice or decision expressed by the voice, by hand or by writing;  the number of votes cast in an election or to resolve an issue; a group of voters alike in some way; the act or process of voting; the result of an election or referendum; the right to participate as a voter, suffrage.

Wabbit (Scottish) – tired, exhausted; slightly unwell.

Wadmal – thick coarse wool.

Wanion – bad luck, curse, misfortune, plague often attributed to the waning of the moon.

Wellaway  – an expression of sorrow, grief, woe or distress; a lamentation.

Whatabouts – matters with which one is occupied.

Whisternefet – A sharp slap.

Whizzer -extraordinary or  wonderful person or thing;  someone/something that whizzes; a centrifugal machine for drying grain, sugar, clothes etc; an arm lock trapping one’s arms against the opponent’s body from behind.

Wibble – the trembling of the lower lip just shy of crying.

Widdershins – anti-clockwise, backwards, in the reverse order or direction to normal, to take a course opposite the apparent motion of the sun.

Witzelsucht –  excessive facetiousness;

–   feeble or inappropriate humour especially in reference to an abnormal condition;

–   a set of rare neurological symptoms characterised by the patient’s uncontrollable tendency to make puns, tell inappropriate jokes and pointless or irrelevant stories at inconvenient moments. The patient nevertheless finds these utterances intensely amusing.

Worsification – the composition of bad poetry.

Xenobombulate – to malinger.

Xeonophobia – an unreasonable fear or hatred of strangers or foreigners or of anything that is strange or foreign.

Yahrzeit – Jewish commemoration or remembrance of the anniversary of someone’s death.

Yare – characterised by speed and agility, nimble, lively; handy, ready; brisk; maneuverable.

Yarrish – having a rough, dry taste.

Yemeles – careless, negligent.

Yokelnomics – policies which would take a country back to an 11th century peasant economy.

Yomp – a long distance march carrying full kit; to carry heavy equipment over difficult terrain.

Yuyin -the remnants of sound which remain in the ears of the hearer.

Zassledit‘  (Russian) –  to leave dirty footprints.

Zatetic – pondering, questioning.

Zaftig – alluringly plump; curvaceous; well proportioned; having a full, shapely figure; Rubenesque.

Zeigarnik – the psychological tendency to remember an uncompleted task rather than a completed one.

Zelotypia – morbid jealousy;  abnormal or excessive zeal.

Zoilism – resemblance to Zoilus in style or manner; carping criticism; detraction.

悲しみ – sorrow.

References:

Brownlielocks

Dictionary.com

Dr Words

I Never Knew There Was A Word For It – by Adam Jacot de Boinod

Luciferous Logolepsy

Phrontistery – free 0nline dictionary.

TalkTalk

Thinkexist.c0m

Unusual Words – seldom used words.

Websters

Wiktionary

Wordnik

Wordsmith a word a day

World Wide Words

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