Abapical - lowest point, opposite of apex.
Abask - in the sunshine, basking.
Abditory – a safe repository for valuables; place for hiding or preserving articles of value.
Aberuncator – long handled tool for pruning tall branches; a pruning device mounted on a pole, to reach high branches; a weeding machine.
Ablegate – to banish; send away, abroad or to a distance; a papal envoy who has important duties abroad.
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.
Absquatulate – leave or depart abruptly, abscond; flee; make off with something or someone.
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.
Addlepated – befuddled; confused; eccentric, peculiar.
Adonize – to adorn, beautify or titivate; dandify; make somebody, especially a man, look more appealing.
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.
Adventitious – added extrinsically; arising or occurring sporadically or in other than the usual location; not essentially inherent or innate; happening or carried on according to chance rather than design; coming from outside, imported, not native; accidental or acquired; not natural or hereditary; adventitial.
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; to commit the first act of hostility or offence; make an attack; go on the offensive.
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.
Allocution – formal speech, especially one of an authoritative, incontrovertible or hortatory nature; the formal inquiry by a judge of an accused person, convicted of a crime, as to whether the person has any legal cause to show why judgment should not be pronounced against him or her or as to whether the person has anything to say to the court before being sentenced; a pronouncement delivered by the pope to a secret consistory, especially on a matter of policy or of general importance.
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 – adverse or harsh criticism or disapproval; unfavourable remark, censure; a critical and usually censorious remark.
Animadvert - comment critically or unfavourably; express criticism; pass censure.
Animadvert – pass criticism or censure on; speak out against; comment unfavorably or critically; a critical or censorious remark.
Anoesis - mere reception of impressions without understanding or intellectual effort; a state of mind consisting of pure sensation or emotion without cognitive content; not subject to conscious attention; having an indefinite, relatively passive, conscious being.
Anomia – the inability to recall names of people or objects or to recognise the written or spoken names of objects.
Anserine - of or pertaining to the subfamily Anserinae, of the family Anatidae, comprising the true geese; of or resembling a goose; gooselike; stupid, foolish, silly.
Antediluvian - of or belonging to the period before the flood; very old, old-fashioned, or out of date; antiquated; primitive.
Anzac – official acronym for the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps; a soldier in the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps; anyone, especially a member of the armed services, from Australia or New Zealand; a biscuit popular in Australia and New Zealand whose ingredients include rolled oats, flour, coconut, sugar, butter and golden syrup.
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.
Apothegm – a short, witty, and instructive saying; concise formulation or maxim; pithy, cryptic remark containing some general or generally accepted truth;an aphorism.
Apotheosis – elevation to divine rank or stature or to a pre-eminent or transcendent position; deification; an exalted or glorified example; a model of excellence or perfection of a kind; the highest point in the development of something; culmination or climax.
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.
Arcanum – deep secret,; mystery; a supposed great secret of nature that the alchemists sought to discover; information known only to a special group; mysterious or specialised knowledge, language, or information accessible or possessed only by the initiate; a secret and powerful remedy.
Argute – sharp, shrill; shrewd; sagacious; acute; subtle.
Aroha -affection, sympathy, charity, compassion, love, empathy; to love, feel pity, feel concern for, feel compassion, empathise.
Arriviste - a new and uncertain arrival; self-seeking person who has recently acquired unaccustomed wealth, social status or success, especially by dubious means and without earning concomitant esteem; person who has recently attained high position or great power but not general acceptance or respect; an upstart; social climber; a bounder.
Arsle – to move backwards; resile, recoil, retreat, or draw back; the desire to constantly fidget or become distracted by other thoughts, as opposed to focusing on the moment.
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.
Ataraxy – a state of serene calmness; a state of freedom from emotional disturbance and anxiety; tranquillity; of or relating to a drug or other agent that has a tranquillising effect.
Atrabilious – inclined to melancholy, gloomy; having a peevish disposition; surly, irritable; ill-natured.
Atavistic – recurrence in an organism of a trait or character typical of an ancestral form and usually due to genetic recombination;recurrence of or reversion to a past style, manner, outlook, approach, or activity.
Aubade – a song or instrumental composition concerning, accompanying, or evoking dawn; a piece sung or played outdoors at dawn, usually as a compliment to someone; poem or song of or about lovers separating at dawn.
Autolatry – self-worship.
Avuluse – to cut, pull, separate or tear away forcibly.
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.
Banterous – a person or situation steeped in good-natured and usually witty and animated joking.
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.
Begorra – an interjection or mild minced oath regarded as a characteristic utterance of Irish people; a euphemistic alteration of “by God”.
Benedick – a newly married man, especially one who was a confirmed bachelor.
Beneficence – practice of doing good; the state or quality of being kind, charitable, or beneficial; active goodness; feeling beneficent; a charitable act or gift.
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.
Benison - blessing, benediction.
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.
Bibelot – a small, decorative ornament or trinket; a small object of curiosity, beauty, or rarity; a miniature book, especially one that is finely crafted.
Blague – humbug, pretentious nonsense; practical joke, playful deception.
Blatteroon - a senseless babbler, a person who won’t stop talking.
Blessing – the act of one who blesses; a short prayer said before or after a meal; grace; something promoting or contributing to happiness, well-being, or prosperity; a boon; a happy event or state of affairs; approbation; approval.
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Bletcherous – disgusting in design or function; aesthetically unappealing.
Bliss – perfect joy, utter happiness; something causing such happiness; heaven.
Bloggbävning – blog quake; the process by which a topic explodes in the blogosphere and is then picked up by more mainstream media outlets.
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.
Bodger – – a wood-carver or wood turner, specifically one who makes chairs from beechwood; a labourer who traditionally lived and worked in the forest, making chairs from felling trees; one who makes or builds something from a mishmash of found or improvised materials; an expert in bodging; worthless or second-rate.
Bombilate – loudy hum or buzz continuously.
Bomb - an explosive weapon detonated by impact, proximity to an object, a timing mechanism, or other means; a projectile, formerly usually spherical, filled with a bursting charge and exploded by means of a fuse, by impact, or otherwise, now generally designed to be dropped from an aircraft.; any similar missile or explosive device used as a weapon, to disperse crowds; a vessel for compressed gases; something really bad; a failure; a very long pass or shot in sport; explode by means of a bomb or explosive; bombard; to deliberately cause (a computer system) to fail with a programme written for the purpose.
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.
Bootless – ineffectual; useless; unavailing; without advantage or benefit.
Boulevardier – a wealthy, fashionable socialite; man aobut town; frequenter of the Parisian boulevards.
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 – spread a report or rumour widely; to noise abroad; a rumour; clamour, din. loud outcry; an abnormal sound heard in auscultation.
Brumal – indicative of, occurring in or pertaining to winter; wintry.
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.
Bushwa – rubbish; nonsense; baloney; bunkum, hooey, bull.
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.
Calyculus – a small cup-shaped structure; a group of bracts simulating a calyx as in a carnation or hibiscus.
Canorous – pleasant sounding; richly melodious; tuneful; resonant.
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.
Carom – to strike and rebound; to glance; a rebound following a collision; a glancing off; a shot in billiards in which the cue ball successively strikes two other balls; a shot in pool in which an object ball strikes another ball before falling into a pocket.
Casuistry - specious or excessively subtle reasoning intended to rationalise or mislead; the determination of right and wrong in questions of conduct or conscience by analyzing cases that illustrate general ethical rules; resolving of specific cases of conscience, duty, or conduct through interpretation of ethical principles or religious doctrine.
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.
Cathexis – concentration or investment of mental energy on one particular idea, person, or object, especially to an unhealthy degree; the charge of psychic energy so invested.
Cavil – find fault unnecessarily; raise petty or trivial objections; a petty or trivial objection.
Celerity – rapidity of motion or action; quickness; swiftness of movement.
Ceilidh – an Irish or Scottish social gathering with traditional music, dancing, and storytelling.
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.
Cheeky – impudent or irreverent, typically in an endearing or amusing way; slightly rude or showing no respect, but often in a funny way;impertinently bold.
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.
Chthonic – about, belonging to or inhabiting the underworld; dwelling in or under the earth.
Cingular – of or pertaining to a cingulum, an anatomical band or girdle on an animal or plant; encircling, girdling, surrounding.
Circumbendibus – a roundabout route or process; a roundabout, indirect, or confusing manner of speech or writing; circumlocution.
Claque – a group of fawning admirers; group of sycophantic followers; people hired to applaud at a performance.
Clinquant – glittering; especially with tinsel; tinsel; imitation gold leaf; decked with garish finery.
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.
Commensal – of, relating to, or characterised by a symbiotic relationship in which one species is benefited while the other is unaffected; of or relating to those who habitually eat together.
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.
Concomitant – naturally accompanying or associated; attending; occurring or existing concurrently; an attendant phenomenon that naturally accomphttps://homepaddock.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=21423&action=edit&message=1anies or follows something.
Condign - appropriate or suitable to the crime or fault; fitting and deserved; adequate.
Confabulate – to chat, discuss, talk casually; fill in gaps in one’s memory with fabrications that one believes to be facts.
Confabulation – chat; familiar talk; easy, unrestrained, unceremonious conversation; a plausible but imagined memory that fills in gaps in what is remembered; filling in gaps in one’s memory with fabrications that one believes to be facts; a a memory disturbance that is characterized by verbal statements or actions that inaccurately describe history, background, and present situations.
Conflagration – a large destructive fire; a blaze; conflict; war.
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.
Consanguineous – of the same blood; relationship by blood or by a common ancestor; of the same lineage or origin; a close affinity or connection.
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, especially one having legal force; a 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.
Cornucopia – horn of plenty; goat’s horn overflowing with fruit, flowers, and grain, signifying prosperity and nourishment; ornamental container shaped like such a horn; overflowing supply; abundance.
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.
Cosset - pamper; care for and protect in an over indulgent way; a pet, especially a lamb; a lamb brought up without its dam.
Cote – a shelter, small shed or coop for animals or birds; a cottage or small house; to go around by the side of, skirt or pass by.
Crapehanger – a morose, gloomy, or pessimistic person; doomsayer; killjoy.
Cribber – a horse that habitually grips objects with its teeth and sucks air into its stomach.
Crikey - an Australian exclamation of surprise or bewilderment interchangable with blimey or struth.
Culpon – a piece cut off; a fragment, shred, slice or strip.
Cumshaw – a present; gratuity; tip, reward for service; expression of thanks.
Cunctator – one who delays, hesitates or postpones; procrastinator; someone who postpones work, especially out of laziness or habitual carelessness.
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; ingenious and complex in design or function; intricate; finely or skilfully made or employed.
Darg – a specific quantity or fixed amount of work; a day’s work; a work quota.
Dastard – a dishonerable or despicable person, villain.
Dasypygal - having hairy buttocks/posterior.
Debouch – to emerge, or march from a narrow or confined space into a wide, open area; to issue.
Declivity – downwards slope, inclination downwards.
Decussate – To intersect, cross or become crossed to form an X; arranged on a stem in opposite pairs at right angles to those above or below, resulting in four vertical rows.
Deracinate – uproot, tear out by the roots; to remove or separate from a native or accustomed environment or culture.
Decorticate – remove the bark, rind, or husk from; remove the surface layer, membrane, or fibrous cover of an organ or structure; the position of a comatose patient in which the upper extremities are rigidly flexed at the elbows and at the wrists.
Decrescent – decreasing gradually, lessening; waning.
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.
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.
Derogate – disparage; take away or detract from; deviate from an expectation or standard; go astray.
Desideratum - something that is needed, desired or wanted.
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.
Diktat – a harsh, unilaterally imposed settlement with a defeated party; an authoritative or dogmatic order, statement or decree.
Diriment – causing to become wholly void; invalidating; nullifying.
Disapprobation - strong disapproval, typically on moral or social grounds; the act or state of disapproving; the state of being disapproved; condemnation.
Discerp - to tear in pieces, rend; separate, cut off from a whole, disunite.
Discrepant – incompatible with other facts; divergence or disagreement, as between facts or claims; difference; marked by disagreement, incompatibility, or inconsistency.
Dissever – to break up, divide into parts, separate or sever; to become separated or disunited.
Distracted – having the attention diverted; suffering conflicting emotions; distraught.
Distrait – distracted or absent-minded; inattentive or preoccupied; divided or withdrawn in attention, especially because of anxiety.
Desultory – having no set plan or purpose; haphazard or random; erratic; inconsistent; wandering from one thing to another.
Dog - domesticated carnivorous mammal; any of various carnivorous mammals of the family Canidae, such as the dingo; a worthless or contemptible person; any of various usually simple mechanical devices for holding, gripping, or fastening that consist of a spike, bar, or hook; uncharacteristic or affected stylishness or dignity; one inferior of its kind; an investment not worth its price; : an undesirable piece of merchandise; an unattractive person; spurious; to hunt, track, or follow like a hound; to worry as if by pursuit with dogs; to bother or pester persistently; totally; completely.
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).
Dryasdust – a boring, dull, pedantic speaker or writer.
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 state or 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.
Dyslogistic- conveying or expressing disapproval or censure; not complimentary or eulogistic; opprobrious.
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.
Eclaircissement – clarification of an obscure point; explanation; enlightenment.
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.
Eldritch – unearthly; weird; eerie, ghostly or spooky; sinister.
Eleemosynary - of or pertaining to alms, charity, or charitable donations; charitable; derived from or provided by charity; dependent on or supported by charity; contributed as an act of charity; gratuitous.
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.
Empyrean – belonging to or deriving from heaven; he highest reaches of heaven; the sky.
Enantiodromia – the principle whereby the superabundance of one force inevitably produces its opposite, as with physical equilibrium; the changing of something into its opposite.
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.
Encomium – glowing and warmly enthusiastic praise; the expression of such praise; a speech or piece of writing that praises someone or something highly; tribute; eulogy.
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 short-lived or transitory thing; an insect that lives only for a day or a few days.
Epicaricacy – schadenfreude; pleasure derived from the misfortunes of others.
Equipoise - balance of forces or interests; state of being equally balanced; quality in distribution, as of weight, relationship, or emotional forces; equilibrium; counter balance.
Ergasiophobia – an abnormal and persistent fear (or phobia) of work, finding work or functioning; aversion to work; diffidence about tackling a job.
Erinaceous – like, of, pertaining or relating to, or resembling a hedgehog.
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.
Eschatological – of, relating to, dealing with or regarding the ultimate destiny of mankind and the world; a branch of theology concerned with the final events in the history of the world or of humankind; a belief concerning death, the end of the world, or the ultimate destiny of humankind.
Esculent – fit or suitable to be eaten; edible.
Esthesia/Aesthesia – capacity for sensation; sensibility; sensitivity, feeling.
Esurient – hungry, greedy, starving.
Etiolate – to make pale or sickly; make weak by stunting the growth or development of; bleach and alter the natural development of (a green plant) by excluding sunlight; developed without chlorophyll by being deprived of light.
Euphonious – pleasing to the ear; sweet sounding; agreeable sound, especially in the phonetic quality of words.
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.
Excresance - a distinct outgrowth on a human or animal body or on a plant, esp. one that is the result of disease or abnormality; a a disfiguring or unwanted mark, an unattractive or superfluous addition.
Exculpate – to clear from a charge of guilt or fault; free from blame; vindicate.
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.
Exegete – to expound or interpret; one who explains or interprets difficult parts of written works.
Exigency – the state or quality of requiring much effort or immediate action; demanding immediate action or remedy; a pressing or urgent situation; that which is required in a particular situation.
Exiguous - very small in size or amount; excessively scanty; inadequate, meager.
Exsibilation – the collective hisses of a disapproving audience.
Expostulate - express strong disapproval or disagreement; reason earnestly with someone in an effort to dissuade or correct; remonstrate.
Exscind - to cut out or off; excise; extirpate.
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 not required or compulsory; incidental; occurring optionally in response to circumstances rather than by nature; capable of but not restricted to a particular function or mode of life; not obligatory but rather capable of adapting to different conditions; able to occur or not; contingent; conferring a faculty, privilege, permission, or the power of doing or not doing something.
Fadaise – a vapid, obvious, silly or meaningless remark; nonsense.
Fainaigue – to evade work or shirk responsibility; to cheat; to deceive by flattery; to renege to renege on a debt or in card games.
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.
Farrago – an assortment; medley; conglomeration; confused mixture; hodgepodge.
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.
Fatidic – of, relating to, or characterised by prophecy; prophetic; having power to foretell future events.
Favonian – of like or pertaining to the west wind; propitious; mild or favourable.
Feminacy – effeminate; soft; womanly; feminine nature.
Fencible – capable of being defended, defensible; (formerly) a person who undertook military service in immediate defence of his homeland only.
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.
Filipendulous - hanging or suspended by or strung upon a thread.
Flagitious – criminal, felonious, villainous; infamous; scandalous; shamefully wicked; heinous or flagrant.
Flaneur – one who strolls or saunters about aimlessly; a lounger; a loafer; idler; dawdler.
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; a fuss over a matter of little importance; disturbance or to-do over a trifle.
Foudroyant – dazzling or stunning; having an awesome and overwhelming effect; occurring suddenly and severely (of disease).
Frabjous – a blend of fair, fabulous, and joyous; wonderful, elegant, superb, or delicious.
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.
Fremdschämen - the process of being vicariously embarrassed by someone else; to feel someone else’s embarrassment; external shame; mutual embarrassment, vicarious shame.
Fripper – old clothing; a dealer in frippery or used clothes; a fripperer.
Froligozene - rejoice, be happy.
Fugacious - fleeting; transitory, lasting a short time; ephemeral, momentary, passing.
Fuliginous – pertaining to or resembling soot; sooty; obscure; murky; having a dark or dusky colour; coloured by, or as if by, soot.
Funambulist – tight-rope walker.
Furbelow – a pleated or gathered flounce on a woman’s garment; a ruffle; showy finery, ornamentation or trimming; something superfluous.
Fustian – thick, durable twilled cloth with a short nap, usually dyed in dark colours; pompous or pretentious speech or writing.
Fustigate – cudgel; to beat with a club; punish severely; criticise harshly.
Fweeling – feeling with extra hand waving.
Gaberlunzie – a wandering ne’er-do-well; licensed beggar; mendicant.
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.
Galvanic – of, pertaining to, or producing a direct current of electricity, especially when produced chemically; sudden and dramatic; affecting or affected as if by an electric shock; having an electric effect : intensely exciting; startling; shocking; stimulating; energizing.
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.
Gift - something given voluntarily without payment or compensation in return, as to show favour toward someone, honour an occasion, or make a gesture of assistance; a present; the act, right, or power of giving.
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.
Glom – steal; seize or grab; become stuck or attached to; latch on to; a glimpse or quick look.
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).
Gordian- intricate; inextricable; an exceedingly complicated problem or deadlock; pertaining to Gordius, king of Phrygia, or to a knot tied by him.
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.
Grimalkin – a cat, especially an old, evil-looking, female one; old woman considered to be ill-tempered.
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.
Guerdon -a reward or recompense; to give a reward to someone.
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.
Hardscrabble – returning little in exchange for great effort; yielding a bare or meagre living with great labour or difficulty; earning a bare subsistence, as on the land; being or relating to a place of barren, marginal or barely arable soil; characterised by chronic poverty and hardship.
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.
Hent – to take hold of by force; seize; grasp; anything that has been grasped, especially by the mind.
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.
Heterodox – not conforming or agreeing with accepted or orthodox standards, beliefs or doctrines; contrary to or differing from some acknowledged standard; holding unorthodox opinions.
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
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.
Hoa - friend, companion, mate, partner, spouse, ally.
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.
Horripilation – the bristling of the body hair; a temporary local change in the skin when it becomes rougher due to erection of little muscles, as from cold, fear, or excitement; goose bumps.
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.
Hortative – tending to exhort; giving exhortation; encouraging; seeking to advise or warn.
Houp-doup – the sound made when transitioning from sitting to standing.
Hugger-mugger – disorderly confusion; muddle; in utter disorder; secret, clandestine.
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.
Idiopathic – arising spontaneously or from an obscure or unknown cause; peculiar to the individual.
Ignavia – idleness, laziness, laxity, sloth.
Ignotism - mistake due to ignorance.
Illatration – the act of barking at something or someone.
Incogitant – thoughtless, inconsiderate.
Imbonity – want of goodness; lack of good qualities.
Immanence – remaining within; indwelling; inherent; restricted entirely to the mind; subjective.
Immanent – existing, operating or remaining within; inherent; spread throughout; subjective; taking place within the mind and having no effect outside of it.
Impassible – not subject to harm, pain or suffering; unfeeling, impassive; inaccessible to injury; impossible to pass, cross or overcome.
Imprecate – curse, wish harm upon; call down or invoke evil upon.
Impigrous – quick, efficient.
Imprimis – in the first place; first in order.
Importunate – persistent, esp. to the point of annoyance or intrusion; overly persistent in request or demand; troublesomely urgent; unreasonably solicitous; pressingly entreating.
Inamorata- a woman with whom one is in love or has an intimate relationship; a woman who loves or is loved, female sweetheart.
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.
Inerrancy - exemption from error; infallibility.
Inquorate - having insufficient numbers for a quorum.
Internecine – of or relating to conflict or a struggle within a nation, an organisation, or a group; mutually destructive, ruinous or fatal to both sides; involving or accompanied by mutual slaughter; deadly; destructive.
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.
Irrefragable – impossible to refute or disprove; incontestable; undeniable.
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.
Jellygraph – Wikipedia 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.
Jettatura - casting of, or curse by, the evil eye.
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.
Karma – action, seen as bringing upon oneself inevitable results, good or bad, either in this life or in a reincarnation, in Hinduism one of the means of reaching Brahman; the doctrine of inevitable consequence; the cosmic principle according to which each person is rewarded or punished in one incarnation according to that person’s deeds in the previous incarnation; action, seen as bringing upon oneself inevitable results, good or bad; fate, destiny; the good or bad emanations felt to be generated by someone or something; distinctive aura, atmosphere, or feeling.
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.
Knaggy – full of or covered with gnarled, knotty protuberances; craggy, knotty, rough or rugged; , rough in temper.
Knismeisis - light, feather-like tickling.
Kopophobia – fear of physical or mental exhaustion or fatigue.
Kummerspeck – (German): literally grief bacon; weight gained as a direct result from emotional overeating; added fat caused by stress-induced overeating.
Kvetch – to complain persistently; a chronic, habitual and/or whining complainer; a nagging complaint.
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.
Lagniappe – a small gift presented with a purchase to a customer, by way of compliment, bonus or for good measure; an extra or unexpected gift or benefit.
Lalochezia – emotional relief from the use of indecent or vulgar language; relief of tension through filthy talk; the use of foul or abusive language to relieve pain or stress.
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; enunciation.
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.
Laugh – to express mirth or delight, derision, or nervousness with an audible, vocal expulsion of air by a series of spontaneous or usually unarticulated sounds often accompanied by corresponding facial and bodily movements; show or feel amusement or good humour; feel or express derision or contempt; mock; produce sounds resembling laughter; affect, influence or express by laughter; to drive, put or bring by or with laughter; something amusing, absurd, or contemptible; fun.
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.
Leitmotif – a dominant and recurring theme; a recurrent theme throughout a musical or literary composition, associated with a particular person, idea, or situation.
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.
Liminal – of or relating to a transitional or initial stage of a process; occupying a position at, or on both sides of, a boundary or threshold.
Limn – depict or describe in painting or words; represent; portray a scene or events; suffuse or highlight (something) with a bright colour or light.
Limning – depict or describe in painting or words; suffuse or highlight (something) with a bright colour or light.
Lollapalooza – an extraordinary or unusual thing, person, or event; person or thing that is particularly impressive or attractive; an exceptional example or instance.
Locavor – a person who tries to eat only locally grown or produced food.
Logomachy- controversy marked by verbiage; an argument or dispute about words and their meanings; an argument or dispute carried out in words only; a battle of words; an argument or debate marked by the reckless or incorrect use of words.
Losel – good for nothing, worthless.
Louche – of questionable taste or morality; disreputable or indecent; dubious; shady; sordid in a rakish or appealing way.
Lucubration – a piece of writing, typically a pedantic or over elaborate one; that which is composed by night; that which is produced by meditation in retirement; laborious work, study or thought, especially at night; the act of studying by candlelight; nocturnal study; meditation.
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.
Malapert – impudently bold in speech or manner; saucy; boldly disrespectful; an impudent, saucy person; a lunar crater that lies near the southern limb of the moon.
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.
Mallemaroking – carousing of seamen on icebound ships; the boisterous and drunken exchange of hospitality between sailors in extreme northern waters.
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.
Maritorious – being fond of one’s husband to the point of obsession; excessively fond of one’s husband.
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.
Maunder – to talk incoherently or aimlessly; talk in a rambling, foolish or meaningless manner; move or act aimlessly or vaguely or in a confused manner; wander.
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.
Melliferous – bearing, forming, producing or yielding honey.
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.
Mephitic – foul-smelling; noxious; poisonous; putrid.
Meretricious – alluring by a show of flashy or vulgar attractions; tawdry; apparently attractive but having no real value; based on pretense, deception, or insincerity; pertaining to or characteristic of a prostitute.
Milagro - (Spanish) miracle.
Militate – to have force or influence; bring about an effect or a change; have weight or substantial effect; argue against; to cast doubt on.
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 - distrust or hatred of argument, enlightenment, logic, reason or reasoning.
Misosophy - hatred of knowledge or wisdom.
Mizzle -to rain in fine, mist-like drops.
Moiety -one of the portions into which something is divided; component; one of two social or ritual groups into which a tribe or community is divided on the basis of unilineal descent.
Moil- to drudge, labour, toil, or slave; work hard;to whirl or churn ceaselessly; twist; eddy; drudgery; confusion, turmoil.
Mondegreen - the mishearing or misinterpretation of a phrase as a result of near-homophony, in a way that gives it a new meaning; a word or phrase resulting from mishearing a word or phrase, especially in song lyrics.
Mondongo – a Latin American soup made from tripe; fortitude and determination.
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.
Mother – a woman who gives birth or who has the responsibility of physical and emotional care for specific children; female parent; woman in authority; the superior of a religious community of women; woman who creates, originates, or founds something; creative source; an origin; woman respected for her wisdom and age; maternal love and tenderness; biggest or most extreme or ultimate example of its kind especially in terms of scale; to bring up a child or children with care and affection.
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; a traditional custom or notion adhered to although shown to be unreasonable; someone person who obstinately adheres to such a custom or notion; an ignorant and bigoted opponent of reform.
Mulct – extract money from (someone) by fine or taxation; penalise or deprive someone by fining or demanding forfeiture; acquire by trickery or deception; defraud or swindle.
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; a subordinate who executes orders unquestioningly or unscrupulously; 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.
Nescient – lacking knowledge or awareness; ignorant; agnosticism.
Neoteric – recent, new, modern; a person who advocates new ideas.
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.
Niggler – person who pays excessive attention to trifles or petty details; person who criticises or finds fault constantly or repeatedly; a carper.
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.
Nisus – an effort or endeavour to realise an aim; a mental or physical effort to attain an end; a striving toward a particular goal or attainment.
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.
Obeisance – a gesture expressing deferential respect, such as a bow or curtsy; deference, homage.
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.
Officious – marked by excessive eagerness in offering services or advice where they are neither requested nor needed; objectionably aggressive in offering one’s unrequested and unwanted services, help, or advice; meddlesome; interfering; informal, unofficial.
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.
Omnishambles - something which is completely and continuously shambolic; a situation that has been comprehensively mismanaged, characterized by a string of blunders and miscalculations.
This is Oxford Dictionaries’ UK word of the year.
Why omnishambles? Well, it was a word everyone liked, which seemed to sum up so many of the events over the last 366 days in a beautiful way. It’s funny, it’s quirky, and it has broken free of its fictional political beginnings, firstly by spilling over into real politics, and then into other contexts. If influence is any indication of staying power, it has already staked its claim by being linguistically productive in its own right, producing a number of related coinages. While many of them are probably humorous one-offs, their very existence shows that the omnishambles itself has entered at least the familiar parlance, if not quite the common parlance. And for every Romneyshambles (coined in the UK to describe US presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s doubts that London had what it took to host a successful Olympic Games) and omnivoreshambles (detailing the furore over the proposed badger cull in England and Wales) there is the far more sober adjective omnishambolic. . .
Operose – done with or requiring much toil; linvolving or displaying much industry or effort; 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; naive, trite, insipid, or simplistic entertainment, intellectual fare, writing, speech, or conceptualisation; pap.
Pacable - lenient, mild, lamb-like, benign, meek; willing to forgive, able to be appeased.
Paladin – any of the twelve peers of Charlemagne’s court, of whom the count palatine was the chief; a knight renowned for heroism and chivalry; an advocate, champion, strong supporter or defender of a cause.
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.
Panoptic – including everything visible in one view; showing or seeing the whole at one view; considering all parts or elements; all inclusive.
Paraesthesia – abnormal, morbid or perverted sensation; a sensation of tingling, burning, prickling, tickling, or pricking of a person’s skin with no apparent long-term physical effect.
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.
Peccable – liable or prone to sin or error; susceptible to temptation.
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.
Perdurable – enduring continuously; imperishable; long lasting; extremely durable, permanent.
Perfervid – extremely or extravagantly eager; impassioned or zealous; intense; ardent.
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.
Persiflage – frivolous, flippant or bantering talk; a frivolous manner of treating any subject, whether serious or otherwise; light raillery; light and slightly contemptuous mockery or banter.
Perspicaciousness – keenness of perception and discernment; having or showing penetrating mental discernment; clear-sighted.
Pertinacious – adhering resolutely or holding tenaciously to a design, purpose, belief, opinion, or course of action; stubbornly or perversely persistent; stubborn or obstinate.
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.
Poetaster – an inferior poet; a writer of insignificant, meretricious, or shoddy poetry.
Poliorcetics – the art of siege warfare; art of conducting and resisting sieges.
Politpopper – politically correct and correctly dressed, (German, literally a square politician).
Pollicitation - a promsie made but not yet accepted.
Polyhistor – a polymath; a person of great and varied learning.
Polylemma – a choice involving multiple undesirable options; an argument analogous to a dilemma in which many alternatives are presented in the major premise; a debate forcing a choice between contradictory positions.
Polyphloisboian - making a loud racket or terrible noise.
Popinjay – a vain or conceited person; a person given to vain, pretentious displays and empty chatter; coxcomb; fop; a woodpecker; the figure of a parrot usually fixed on a pole and used as a target in archery and gun shooting.
Poseur – a person who habitually pretends to be something s/he is not or to have qualities that s/he does not have; one who affects a particular attribute, attitude, or identity to impress or influence others.
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.
Prestidigitation – performance of or skill in performing magic or conjuring tricks with the hands; sleight of hand; show of skill or deceitful cleverness.
Preterition – the act of passing by, disregarding, or omitting; the passing over by a testator of an heir otherwise entitled to a portion; the passing over by God of those not elected to salvation or eternal life.
Primogeniture – the state of being the first born or eldest child of the same parents; the right of the eldest child, historically the eldest son, to inherit the entire estate of one or both parents; the right of succession belonging to the first born child, especially the feudal rule by which the whole real estate of an intestate passed to the eldest son.
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.
Prolegomenon - preliminary discussion, especially a formal essay introducing a work of considerable length or complexity; prefatory remark or observation; introductory essay; prologue.
Profligate – a licentious, dissolute person; recklessly extravagant or wasteful in the use of resources.
Prolix – extending to a great or unnecessary length; using or containing too many words; tediously lengthy or prolonged; wordy; tending to speak or write at excessive length;
Progonoplexia – bragging about one’s forebears; obsession with aancestors or past glories.
Prolepsis - the anticipation of possible objections in order to answer them in advance; the anachronistic representation of something as existing before its proper or historical time; the representation or assumption of a future act or development as if presently existing or accomplished; prochronism; a fundamental conception or assumption in Epicureanism or Stoicism arising spontaneously in the mind without conscious reflection; thought provoked by sense perception; the return of an attack of a periodic disease or of a paroxysm before the expected time or at progressively shorter intervals.
Prorogue - to defer, postpone; discontinue a session of parliament without dissolving it.
Prospagnosia – the inability to recognise familiar faces.
Protean – tending or able to change frequently or easily; readily assuming different forms, meanings or shapes; able to do many different things; displaying or exhibiting great diversity or variety; very variable; versatile.
Psephology -the statistical study of elections and trends in voting; academic study of elections and electoral behaviour.
Psithrism - a whispering sound, the sound wind makes when it rustles leaves.
Pudency – modesty; shame; prudishness.
Puissant – having great power, influence, prowess or strength; mighty, forcible.
Pulveratricious -covered in dust; dust-coloured; nesting on the ground.
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.
Pyrrhic – a metrical foot of two short or unaccented syllables; (of a victory) won at too great a cost to have been worthwhile for the victor; won at such a devastating cost that it carries the implication that another such victory will ultimately lead to defeat.
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.
Qualmless – without qualms; doubtless.
Quean – a woman, especially one who is young or unmarried; an overly forward, impudent or badly behaved girl or woman; shrew; hussy; prostitute.
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.
Quillet – trivial or banal objection; a subtlety; a quibble; small tract of land.
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.
Ranz-des-vaches – literally rows of cows; simple, but often irregular, melodies played on the alpenhorn by Swiss herdsmen/women to call cattle in for milking or back to the pasture.
Ratiocinate – form judgments by a process of logic; think, reason or argue logically or methodically.
Ratiocination – of, relating to, marked by, or skilled in methodical and logical reasoning; the process of exact thinking; conscious deliberate inference.
Rebarbative – unattractive and objectionable; tending to irritate; repellent.
Rebuild – to build again after damage or destruction; make extensive structural repairs to; dismantle and reassemble with new parts or materials; remodel or make extensive changes; restore to a previous state.
Receptary - accepted as fact but unproved; generally or popularly admitted or received.
Recherché – exquisite; choice; lavishly elegant and refined; tasteful in appearance or behaviour or style; exotic; uncommon, rare; affected, showy or pretentious; lavishly elegant; excessively refined; affected; pretentious; overblown.
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.
Recrudescent – breaking out again; the revival of an unfortunate situation after a period of abatement; coming into renewed activity after a period of quiescence.
Rectilinearly – moving in, forming, consisting of, bounded or characterised by a straight line or lines; following a rectilinear path.
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).
Reify – to regard or treat an abstraction as if it had concrete or material existence; make something abstract more concrete or real; bring into being.
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.
Repine – to feel or express discontent or gloom; be dicontented, brooding or in low spirits; fret; yearn after something.
Resilience – bouyancy; the ability to recover from change, disaster, illness, misfortune or tragedy.
Residuum – that which remains; residue; remainder; quantity or body of matter remaining after evaporation, combustion, distillation, etc.
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.
Resolution – a firm decision to do or not to do something; a formal expression of opinion or intention made, usually after voting, by a formal organization, a legislature, a club, or other group; the act of analysing a complex notion into simpler ones; the act of answering or determining.
Restraint – holding back or keeping in check; an influence that inhibits or restrains; a limitation; control or repression of feelings, constraint.
Rident laughing; smiling; cheerful.
Rive – to rend or tear apart; break or divide into pieces, as by a blow; wrench open; cleave or split asunder; break, distress, harrow or rend.
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.
Roister – to engage in boisterous merrymaking; act in an uproarious manner; revel noisily; behave in a blustering way; swagger.
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.
Ruth – feeling of pity, distress, or grief; sympathy; compassion.
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.
Satisfice- decide on and pursue a course of action satisfying the minimum requirements to achieve a goal or particular result; to settle for enough, whether you’re satisfied or not; a decision-making strategy that aims for a satisfactory or adequate result, rather than the optimal solution.
Satori – sudden enlightenment; spiritual awakening sought in Zen Buddhism, often coming suddenly.
Scapegrace – a reckless and unprincipled reprobate; an idle mischievous person; a wild person; a complete rogue or rascal; a habitually unscrupulous person; scamp.
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.
Scream – utter a long, loud, piercing cry or cries expressing extreme emotion or pain; emit a shrill, piercing sound; speak or write with intense or hysterical emotion; laugh immoderately or uncontrollably; shout or speak shrilly, especially with harsh or exaggerated words; produce harsh high tones; produce a vivid startling effect; a loud sharp penetrating cry or noise; a very funny person or thing.
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.
Sedulously - involving or accomplished with careful perseverance; diligent or persevering and constant in effort or application; assiduous; carefully maintained.
Serry – a crowd or massed bunch of people; to crowd closely together.
Sequacious – lacking independence or originality of thought; following, imitating, or serving another person, especially unreasoningly; easily influenced or led; servile; compliant; persisting in a continuous intellectual or stylistic direction; having a sequence.
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.
Skookum- powerful; excellent, first-rate; impressive; strong; brave.
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.
Slangwhanger – one who verbally attacks others; one who uses abusive slang; a ranting partisan; a newspaper columnist who was free to express personal opinions; political orator; bar-room pundit; hell-fire preacher; bullying court lawyer.
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.
Sockdolager – something that settles a matter; a decisive, heavy or knock-down blow, answer or remark; finisher; something outstanding or exceptional.
Soggy – heavy, saturated or sodden with moisture or water; soaked; waterlogged; heavy or doughy because of imperfect cooking; lacking spirit; dull; humid, sultry.
Soigne - showing sophisticated elegance; fashionable; polished and well groomed; carefully or elegantly done.
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.
Stentorian – loud and powerful in sound or of voice.
Stertorous – respiration characterised by a heavy snoring or gasping sound; harsh, noisy breathing; full of or characterised by loud and non-musical sounds.
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.
Sumpsimus – a correct expression that replaces a popular but incorrect one; adherence to or persistence in using a strictly correct term; holding to a precise practice, etc., as a rejection of an erroneous but more common form; a person who is obstinate or zealous about such strict correctness.
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.
Supererogatory - excess: more than is needed, desired, or required; observed or performed to an extent not enjoined or required; payment beyond what is due or asked; superfluous, unnecessary.
Supernal - of or relating to the sky or the heavens; celestial; celestial; of exceptional quality or extent; heavenly, ethereal; being or coming from on high; lofty; of more than earthly or human excellence, powers, etc.
Supposititious- substituted for the real thing; not genuine; falsely presented as a genuine heir; illegitimate; substituted with fraudulent intent; spurious; hypothetical; supposed; imaginary.
Surd – irrational; lacking sense; a voiceless consonant; number that can’t be simplified to remove a square root; not capable of being expressed in rational numbers.
Susurrus – a soft rustling or whispering sound; a murmur.
Swivet – a state of anxiety, discomposure, panic or agitation; affright; tizzy.
Swoopstake – in an indiscriminate manner; altogether.
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.
Tchotchke – a small object that is decorative rather than strictly functional; small bauble or miscellaneous item; trinket, knickknack; pretty girl or woman.
Temerarious – recklessly or presumptuously daring; rash; marked by temerity.
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; falsification by means of vague or ambiguous language; equivocation; desertion of a cause, position, party or faith; betrayal; repeated change of attitude or opinion; abandonment or desertion of a cause, party, etc.
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.
Tohubohu – chaos, confusion, disorder; empty and formless.
Towardliness – a good disposition towards something, willingness, docility, promise.
Towardly – appearing likely to succeed; promising; advantageous; favourable; compliant; propitious or suitable; tractable; docile;. friendly; affable; in the direction of something.
Tragedy – calamity; serious accident; an event resulting in great misfortune and loss;
Tragematopolist – a confectioner or seller of sweets.
Trammel- to hinder or restrain; to enmesh in or as if in a fishing net; restriction or impediment to someone’s activity, expression, freedom of action or progress; a vertically set fishing net of three layers, consisting of a finely meshed net between two nets of coarse mesh; an instrument for describing ellipses; an instrument for gauging and adjusting parts of a machine; a tram; an arrangement of links and a hook in a fireplace for raising and lowering a kettle; a shackle used to teach a horse to amble.
Transhumance – The action or practice of moving livestock from one grazing ground to another in a seasonal cycle, usually to lowlands in winter and higher country in summer.
Triskaidekaphobia - irrational fear of things or events associated with the number 13.
Tristful – full of sadness or melancholy; sorrowful; gloomy.
Truckle - a small barrel-shaped cheese, esp. cheddar; small wheel or roller; a caster; to yield or bend obsequiously to the will of another; to act in a subservient manner; submit or behave obsequiously; to be servile or submissive.
Truth – the quality or state of being true; the body of real things, events, and facts; actuality; conformity with fact or reality; verity; fidelity to an original or to a standard or ideal.
Tumid – swollen, distended, protuberant, bulging; pompous, bombastic; overblown.
Turbid – not clear or transparent because of stirred-up sediment or the like; clouded; opaque; obscured; heavy with smoke or mist; thick, dense; confused; disordered.
Turpitude – baseness, deprarvity, vileness.
Tutelary - being or serving as a protector, guardian, or patron; or relating to protection or a guardian; having the guardianship of someone or something.
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.
Ukase – a proclamation by a Russian emperor or government having the force of law; an order or decree issued by an authority; an edict.
Uliginous – marshy, muddy, oozy, slimy, swampy; growing in swamps or muddy places.
Ultracrepidarian – one who speaks above his level of knowledge, experience or expertise.
Ululate – to howl, wail, or lament loudly; to utter howling sounds, as in shrill, wordless lamentation.
Unasinous - being asinine; characterised by equal stupidity.
Undulant – having a rising and falling motion or appearance like that of waves; undulating; resembling waves in form, motion, pattern or occurrence.
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.
Vituperate – to overwhelm with wordy abuse; blame or insult in strong or violent language; rebuke or criticise harshly or abusively; berate, revile.
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.
Yonderly – something located in the distance; mentally or emotionally distant; absent-minded; aloof; reserved; morose or gloomy.
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.
Zugzwang – a position where one is forced to make an undesirable move; a situation in which the obligation to make a move in one’s turn is a serious, often decisive, disadvantage.
悲しみ – sorrow.
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Perfervid – extremely or extravagantly eager; impassioned or zealous; intense; ardent.
Boulevardier – a wealthy, fashionable socialite; man aobut town; frequenter of the Parisian boulevards.