16 November 2013 - LOST AND INTERESTING WORDS


LOST AND INTERESTING WORDS

G'day folks,

Let's see how smart you are, or how good your memory is. Here are some words I have never heard of.


Acrasial: Short tempered or ill tempered.

Adimpleate: To fill up; to make something full.

Aeipathy: Continued love or passion for something or someone.

Bajulate: To take the burden of; bear the burden.

Boscaresque: A scenic woodland; picturesque.

Buccellation: The art of making small morsels.

Coakatively: Artificially.

Ecstasiate: To enter an ecstatic level.


Exipotic: A purgatorial process.

Fallaciloquence: A pretentious speech.

Foppotee: A simpleton.

Gnathonize: To flatter someone.

Graviloquence: A sad or grave speech.

Homerkin: An outdated measure for beer.

Ictuate: To put stress on; to emphasize.

Jobler: Someone who does petty jobs.

Kexy: Dry and brittle.

Lignicide: An ancient word for woodcutter.

Misqueme: To offend or displease.

Nepheliad: A sky nymph.

Obstrigillate: To resist; refuse; protest.

Phalerate: Decorated; made beautiful.

Quadrimular: A phenomenon lasting for four years.



Rhodologist: A person who studies and classifies roses.

Sacricolist: A devoted worshiper.

Tecnolatry: Act of idolizing children.

Vacivity: Hollow or emptiness.






And then …



ablegate: papal envoy or legate



ablepsia: blindness



abliguration:extravagance in cooking and serving



abligurition:lavish spending on food and drink



ablow: in a blowing state



abluent: cleanser or cleansing product



ablutomania: an insatiable mania for washing oneself



ablutophobia: the fear of bathing



abnegate: to renounce or repudiate



abnormous: misshapen



abodement: an omen; a foretelling



aboideau: tide gate



abolla:  Roman military cloak





abomasum: the fourth of the four stomachs of a ruminant



abord: to accost; to approach



aborning: during birth; while being born



aborticide: killing of a fetus; abortion



abortuary: anti-abortion term for an abortion clinic



aboulia: loss of ability to make decisions



aboulomania: pathological indecisiveness



aboutsledge: largest blacksmith's hammer


abra: narrow mountain pass



abradant: a substance that abrades



abraid: to awaken or rouse



Clancy's comment: So, how did you go? Know any at all? Mm ... yeah, right!

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