Autodidact – a self-taught person; a person who has learned a subject without the benefit of a teacher or formal education; someone who critically and willingly seeks out knowledge.
Halfpace – a raised floor or dais or a platform or footpace at the top of steps (as for a throne or an altar); small stage on which something stands; a landing of a staircase like a broad step between two half flights; a platform of a staircase where the stair turns back in exactly the reverse direction of the lower flight.
Sehnsucht – yearning; wistful longing; the inconsolable longing in the human heart for a far, familiar, non-earthly land one can identify as one’s home; the longing or yearning for something unachievable.
Hodophile – a lover of roads or travel; one who loves to travel.
Lection – a reading of a text found in a particular copy or edition; a liturgical reading for a particular day; a selection or text read in a religious service; a lesson to be read in church.
Mozz – to exert a malign influence on; jinx; a hoodoo; hex.
Dépaysement – the disorientation felt in a foreign country or culture; the feeling of being a fish out of water; change of scenery; exile.
Resfeber – the restless race of the traveler’s heart before the journey begins, when anxiety and anticipation are tangled together; the tangled feeling of fear and excitement before a journey begins.
Magniloquent – using high-flown or bombastic language; speaking in or characterised by a high-flown often bombastic style or manner; speaking or expressed in a lofty or grandiose style; pompous; bombastic; boastful.
Bovarism – a conception of oneself as other than one is to the extent that one’s general behavior is conditioned or dominated by the conception; an exaggerated, especially glamorised, estimate of oneself; conceit; domination by such an idealized, glamorised, glorified, or otherwise unreal conception of oneself that it results in dramatic personal conflict, markedly unusual behavior or great achievement
Paralogize – to reason falsely : to draw conclusions not warranted by the premises or given set of assumptions.
Ligger – a float that usually consists of a bundle of reeds with baited line attached for pike fishing; a footbridge (as a plank) across a ditch or drain; the horizontal timber of a scaffolding; a ledger; a nether millstone; a coverlet for a bed; an individual who attends parties, openings, social gatherings and events with the sole intention of obtaining free food and drink.
Satisdiction – the action of saying enough; enough said.
Didapper – a dabchick or other small glebe; a water-bird that is constantly dipping or diving under water.
Ulotrichous – belonging to a group of people having woolly or crisply curly hair.
Xertz – to gulp something down quickly and/or in a greedy fashion.
Dingle – a deep wooded valley or dell; a deep hollow, usually shaded with trees; a deep, narrow cleft between hills; shady dell.
Jurisdictional – relating to the official power to make legal decisions and judgements; relating to the territory or sphere of activity over which the legal authority of a court or other institution extends; the geographic area over which authority extends; power, authority, control.
Pruina – a woolly white covering on some lichens; frost; hoarfrost; rime.
Lappet – a fold or hanging piece of flesh in some animals; a fold or flap on a garment or headdress; a small lap, flap, or loosely hanging part; a brownish moth, the hairy caterpillars of which have fleshy lappets along each side of the body.