6 July 2017 - LOST WORDS


LOST WORDS

G'day folks,

Welcome to some more lost words.


keleusmatically
adv
1885 -1885
imperatively; in an imperative mood
"Sit down!" the teacher instructed his wife keleusmatically, to her chagrin. 


kexy
adj
1608 -1884
dry, brittle, withered
The rustling of the kexy leaves alerted the campers to the bear's presence. 


krioboly
n
1850 -1882
sacrifice of many rams; bath in blood of rams
Contrary to rumour, pagan rituals do not involve krioboly or baby-eating. 


labascate
v
1727 -1727
to begin to fall or slide
He watched with helpless horror as the baby carriage labascated down the stairs. 


lagenarious
adj
1657 -1657
flagon-shaped
He brought our champagne in a lagenarious vessel, much to our embarassment. 


lambition
n
1658 -1800
act of licking or lapping
The child's lambition of the ice cream was interrupted by gravity, the cruellest master. 


lampistry
n
1874 -1874
art of decorating lamps
The church bazaar is always full of skilled needlework, lampistry and other crafts. 


lardlet
n
1659 -1659
small piece of bacon to put into meat to enrich with fat
The secret to her pot roasts is the use of lardlets to enhance the flavour of the meat. 


latibule
n
1623 -1691
hiding place
The girl emerged triumphantly from her latibule, only to find her friends had already left. 


leeftail
adj
1674 -1869
in great demand; having a quick sale
The new Corvettes are a leeftail product, no doubt because of the economic boom. 


legatarian
adj
1766 -1766
of or pertaining to a deputy or legate
The vice-president seems uncomfortable with his legatarian duties. 


leporicide
n
1788 -1914
killer or killing of hares or rabbits
Elmer Fudd's futile attempts at leporicide were always foiled by his intended prey. 


lignatile
adj
1855 -1855
living or growing on wood
She collected lignatile mushrooms on her hike, confident in her identifications. 


lignicide
n
1656 -1656
woodcutter
We will not tolerate the lignicides who would despoil our old-growth forests! 


lococession
n
1656 -1656
place for giving
Deposit your alms in the lococession we have provided, and you will be rewarded. 


locupletative
adj
1802 -1812
tending to enrich
Your locupletative contributions have helped furnish the new stadium lavishly. 


logarithmotechny
n
1724 -1775
the art of calculating logarithms
lubency
n
1623 -1669
willingness; pleasure
My lubency to help you in this matter will not be increased by your paltry bribes. 


lugent
adj
1656 -1889
weeping; mourning
After hearing of the attack, her brothers were lugent at first, then enraged. 


Lutherolatry
n
1859 -1883
worship of Martin Luther and his teachings
The priest was poorly received for his denunciation of Lutherolatry and paganism. 


macellarious
adj
1656 -1656
pertaining to butchers or meat markets
Some practitioners of the macellarious arts are more humane to animals than vegans. 


magastromancy
n
1652 -1652
magical astrology
Her reliance on magastromancy to decide the students' grades got her in trouble. 


magistricide
n
1670 -1670
the killing or killer of a teacher or master
While many have considered magistricide, few are bold or wicked enough to do so. 


magophony
n
1711 -1711
massacre of magi or priests
The acts of magophony that accompany religious intolerance are simply unacceptable. 


maleolent
adj
1657 -1727
having an ill odour
His maleolent recipe was avoided by all but the most courageous or polite guests. 


mancation
n
1727 -1727
maiming; mutilation
The general would suffer no mancation or execution of fallen enemy troops. 


mariturient
adj
1765 -1765
eager to marry
He was beset with offers from several distant cousins who were desperately mariturient. 


mecography
n
1603 -1890
measurement of the dimensions and weight of body parts
The condom company used mecography to obtain necessary data about its clientele. 


medioxumate
adj
1723 -1723
of gods of intermediate rank between those of heaven and of hell
Medioxumate deities such as those of the Greek pantheon are rarely worshipped today. 


melanochalcographer
n
1697 -1697
engraver of copper printing plates
No melanochalcographer can match a photographic print in quality of reproduction. 



Clancy's comment: Mm ... Understandably lost.

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