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Vocab Advanced

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abbatial like or pertaining to abbots or an abbey
abecedarian like or pertaining to the order
abiectic like or pertaining to fir trees or fir sap
absinthial like or pertaining to wormwood; bitter
abyssopelagic like or pertaining to the depths
acarine like or pertaining to ticks or mites
accipitrine like or pertaining to falcons and hawks
acerate like or resembling a needle
acolouthic like or pertaining to an after-image or other after-sensation
acrologic like or pertaining to initials
addititious pertaining to or resulting from addition
adenoid like or pertaining to or like a gland
adipic like or pertaining to fatty substances
aeropleustic like or pertaining to aerial navigation
aeruginous
aestival like or pertaining to summer
agonistic like or pertaining to or being aggressive or argumentative
agravic having no gravity; pertaining to the condition zero-gravity
agrestic the fields; rural; unpolished
alar like or pertaining to the wing or shoulder
alaudine like or pertaining to skylarks
alcine like or pertaining to elks;
aliphatic like or pertaining to fat or fats in general
alliaceous like or pertaining to garlic; garlicky
alopecoid or resembling a fox
alpestrine like or pertaining to alpine regions
alveolate or like a honeycomb
alvine the belly
ampelidious like or pertaining to vines
amphiscian like or pertaining to torrid regions
amygdaloid almond-shaped; like or pertaining to tonsils
anacardic like or pertaining to cashews
anaclastic refractive; like or pertaining to refraction
anatine like or pertaining to ducks
anconoid like or pertaining to the elbow
ancoral shaped like or resembling an anchor
anguine like or pertaining to snakes
anguine like or pertaining to snakes
anopheline like or pertaining to malarial mosquitoes
anserine like or pertaining to geese
apatetic an animal's coloration or markings
apian like or pertaining to bees
apiarian like or pertaining to bees or beekeeping
apical or at the apex
aquiline like or pertaining to eagles; hooked like an eagle's beak
araneidan like or pertaining to spiders
archididascalian like or pertaining to headmasters
architectonics like or pertaining to the arrangement
areopagitic like or pertaining to tribunals or courts
arietine like or pertaining to rams
arval like or pertaining to ploughed land
asinine like or pertaining to asses; stupid
aularian like or pertaining to a hall in a university
aurantiaceous like or pertaining or pertaining to oranges or orange trees
auricular like or pertaining to the ear; spoken secretly
aval like or pertaining to a grandparent
avian like or pertaining to birds
avicular like or pertaining to birds
avuncular like an uncle; like or pertaining to uncles
baculine like or pertaining to the stick or cane;
basial like or pertaining to kissing
bathyorographical like or pertaining to depth underwater or elevation above sea level
bathysmal like or pertaining to the depths
batrachian like or pertaining to frogs or toads
bdelloid like or pertaining to leeches
benthic like or pertaining to the depths
bibitory like or pertaining or pertaining to drinking
binaural pertaining to or heard by both ears
bisontine like or pertaining to bison
biverbal like or pertaining to two words; having a double sense
blattoid like or pertaining to cockroaches
blennoid or resembling mucus
blepharal like or pertaining to eyelids
bolar like or pertaining to clay
bombic like or pertaining to silkworms
bombycine like or pertaining to silk or cotton
bovine like or pertaining to cows
branchial like or pertaining to gills
brumal like or pertaining to winter
bubaline like or pertaining to buffalo or antelopes
buccal like or pertaining to the mouth or cheek
bucolic like or pertaining to the tending
burgensic like or pertaining to a borough or its citizens
bursal like or pertaining to a state's revenues
buteonine like or pertaining to buzzards
butyric like or pertaining to butter
caballine like or pertaining to or suited to a horse
cacuminal retr lex pertaining to a point
calycine like or pertaining to a cup or calyx
cameline like or pertaining to camels
campestral like or pertaining to the country; pertaining to level ground
cancellarial like or pertaining to a chancellor
cancrine like or pertaining to crabs; palindromic
canicular like or pertaining to the dog star
canine like or pertaining to dogs
cantative like or pertaining to singing
capitulary like or pertaining to a chapter
capric having a goatlike smell; like or pertaining to goats
caprifoliaceous like or pertaining to the honeysuckle plant
caprine like or pertaining to goats
carceral like or pertaining to prisons
cardinalitial like or pertaining to church cardinals
caricous like or pertaining to figs
carious like or pertaining to dental cavities; decayed
carnificial like or pertaining to butchers or executioners
carpal like or pertaining to the wrist
castellar like or pertaining to a castle
castral or belonging to the camp
catalactic like or pertaining to exchange
catarrhine like or pertaining to Old World Monkeys
catenarian like or pertaining to chains
catoptric like or pertaining to reflection or reflected light
caudal like or pertaining to the tail
causidical like or pertaining to those who plead legal cases
cenatory like or pertaining to supper
centrobaric like or pertaining to the centre
cercopithecan like or pertaining to long-tailed monkeys
cervine pertaining to or resembling deer
cervisial like or pertaining or pertaining to beer
chelonian like or pertaining to tortoises or turtles
chiral like or pertaining to the hand or handedness
cholic like or pertaining to bile
chorepiscopal like or pertaining to an early local bishop
choreutic like or pertaining to a chorus
chrematistic like or pertaining to the pursuit
chrestomathic like or pertaining to useful knowledge
chthonian like or pertaining to the earth or the underworld
cibarious like or pertaining to food; useful for food
ciconine like or pertaining to storks
cinerary like or pertaining to ashes
clysmian like or pertaining to or caused by flood
cnemial like
cnidarian like
coeliac like or pertaining to the abdomen
colubrine like a snake; cunning; like or pertaining to snakes
columbaceous like or pertaining to doves or pigeons
columbine or like a dove; dove-coloured
compital like or pertaining to crossroads
conative like or pertaining to purposeful action or desire
connubial like or pertaining to marriage
coriaceous having a leathery appearance; consisting
corvine crow-like; like or pertaining to crows or ravens
cosmotellurian like or pertaining to both heaven and earth
costal like or pertaining to the ribs
cothurnal like or pertaining to tragedy
coticular like or pertaining to whetstones
creatic like or pertaining to flesh
credal like or pertaining to a creed
crenitic like or pertaining to mineral springs
crepuscular like or pertaining to twilight
cretaceous or resembling chalk;
crinal or related to the hair
crotaline like or pertaining to rattlesnakes
crural or belonging to the leg
cryptaesthetic like or pertaining to supranormal perception
cryptous like or pertaining to crypts
cuculine like or pertaining to cuckoos
cucurbitaceous like or pertaining to gourds
cupulate like or pertaining to a cup; cup-shaped
cutaneous or related to the skin
cynegetic or related to hunting
cyprinoid like or pertaining to carp
cypseline like or pertaining to swifts
decanal like or pertaining to a dean or deacon
decennoval like or pertaining to the number nineteen
decretal like or pertaining to a decree
delphine pertaining to the Dauphin France
delphinine like or pertaining to dolphins
demegoric like or pertaining to demagogues or demagogic speech
demogenic like or pertaining to membership by citizenship rather than kinship
demotic like or pertaining to the common people
denary one ten; tenfold;
deontic or relating to duty or obligation
deric like or pertaining to the skin
diaconal like or pertaining to a deacon
diacoustic like or pertaining to the refraction
diadermic like or pertaining to the puncturing
dianoetic capable like or pertaining to thought
didelphine like or pertaining to opossums
didine like or pertaining to dodos
diluvial like or pertaining to floods; especially mythical ones
dinic like or pertaining to vertigo or dizziness
discophoran like or pertaining to jellyfishes
distaff like or pertaining to the female branch
dolabrate like or pertaining to axes or hatchets
domal like or pertaining to a house or dome
doxastic like or pertaining to opinion
dromic like or pertaining to a racecourse
drupaceous like or pertaining to drupes or stone-fruits
duodenary like or pertaining to the number twelve
eburnean or like ivory; ivory-coloured
edaphic like or pertaining to the soil
elaphine like or belonging to a red deer;
elapid like or pertaining to cobras
eleemosynary like or pertaining to charity or giving alms; dependent on charity
elenctic like or pertaining to argument; cross-examination or refuting
elephantine like or pertaining to elephants
empaestic like or pertaining to the art
emporeutic like or pertaining to trade
empyreal like or pertaining to heaven; sublime; skyward
enteral pertaining to or within the intestine
entomical like or pertaining to insects
eoan like or pertaining to dawn
epedaphic like or pertaining to atmospheric conditions
epicedial like or pertaining to dirges or elegies
epistolary like or pertaining to letters
epithymetic like or pertaining to desire
epulary like or pertaining to banquets
equine like or pertaining to horses
eristic like or pertaining to controversy or argument
estival like or pertaining to summer
ethmoid or like a sieve
eupeptic like or pertaining to good digestion; cheerful
eusuchian like or pertaining to alligators and crocodiles
excrementitial like or pertaining to excrement
falconine like or pertaining to falcons or hawks
favonian like or pertaining to the west wind; mild and favourable
feline like or pertaining to cats
fenestral like or pertaining to windows
ferial like or pertaining to holidays
fictile capable being moulded;
fidicinal like or pertaining to stringed musical instruments
figuline like or pertaining to earthenware
fimetic like or pertaining to dung
fodient like or pertaining to digging
foraneous like or pertaining to forums
forcipate like or pertaining to forceps
formic like or pertaining to ants
formicine like or pertaining to ants
fringillaceous like or pertaining to finches
fringilline like or pertaining to finches
frumentarious like or pertaining to corn
fulgural like or pertaining to lightning
fuliginous sooty; dusky; soot-coloured; or pertaining to soot
fuliguline like or pertaining to sea ducks
fullonical like or pertaining or belonging to a fuller
fulmineous like or pertaining to thunder and lightning
funebral like or pertaining to a funeral
fungous or like fungus; s
funicular like or pertaining to a string or cable
furuncular like or pertaining to boils
gadoid resembling or pertaining to the cod
galactic like or pertaining to or obtained from milk
gallinaceous or resembling pheasants and other domestic birds
geal like or pertaining or pertaining to the earth
gelastic like or pertaining to or provoking laughter
gemmeous like or pertaining to gems; like a gem
genesic like or pertaining to procreation or the genitals
geocyclic like or pertaining to the rotation and revolution
georgic like or pertaining to agricultural or rustic affairs; rural; agrarian
geoselenic like or pertaining to both the Earth and the moon
geostrophic like or pertaining to deflection due to effects
gerontogenous like or pertaining to the Old World
gestatorial like or pertaining to carrying
gestic like or pertaining to gestures
glirine rodent-like; like or pertaining to rodents
glottogonic like or pertaining to the origins
glyptic like or pertaining to carving or gem-engraving
gnathal like or pertaining to the jaws
goetic like or pertaining to black magic
grallatory like or pertaining to wading birds
gramineous like or pertaining to grass; grassy
gravimetrical like or pertaining to measuring by weight
gregal like or pertaining to a flock
gromatic like or pertaining to surveys or surveying
gruine like or pertaining to cranes or similar birds
habilatory like or pertaining to clothes or dressing
haemal like or pertaining to blood
halcyonine like or pertaining to kingfishers
halibiotic like or pertaining to the entirety
halieutic like or pertaining to fishing
halolimnic like or pertaining to sea creatures who spend time in fresh water
haptic like or pertaining to the sense
hebamic like or pertaining to the socratic method
hebetic like or pertaining to puberty
hederaceous like or pertaining to ivy
hepatic like or pertaining to or acting upon the liver
hephaestic like or pertaining to iron-working and blacksmiths
hermeneutic like or pertaining to the interpretation
hermetic like or pertaining to sorcery or alchemy
herpetoid like or pertaining to snakes
hesternal like or pertaining to yesterday
hibernal like or pertaining to winter
hiemal like or pertaining to winter
hippiatric like or pertaining to the treatment
hippic like or pertaining to horses
hippoid equine; like or pertaining to horses
hircine goat-like; having a goatish smell; like or pertaining to smelly goats
hirudine like or pertaining to leeches
hirudinean like or pertaining to leeches
hirundine like or pertaining to swallows
histrionic like or pertaining to the stage or actors
hodiernal like or pertaining to the present day
homarine like or pertaining to lobsters
homiletical like or pertaining to homilies
horal like or pertaining to hours; hourly
horary like or pertaining to an hour; continuing for an hour; hourly
hordeaceous like or pertaining to barley
hortensial like or pertaining to gardens
hortulan like or pertaining to gardens
humoral like or pertaining to body fluid
hyaloid like or pertaining to glass
hydric like or pertaining to an abundance
hyetal rainy; like or pertaining to rainfall
hygeian like or pertaining to health; healthy
hygric like or pertaining to water or moisture
hylobatine like or pertaining to gibbons
hymeneal like or pertaining to marriage
hypnoetic like or pertaining to unconscious logical thought
hypnopompic like or pertaining to period between sleep and wakefulness
hypothecary like or pertaining to mortgages
hystricine like or pertaining to porcupines
ichneutic like or pertaining to a tracker or tracking
ichthyic resembling or pertaining to fish
icterical like or pertaining to or suffering from jaundice
icterine like or pertaining to orioles and related birds
ictic pertaining to
iliac like or pertaining to the loins
ilicic like or pertaining to holly
inescatory like or pertaining to baiting; adapted to bait
inguinal like or pertaining to the groin
institorial like or pertaining to an agent or factor
interstitial like or pertaining to the space between things
ipecacuanhic or relating to ipecac
iridaceous like
iridal or pertaining to the rainbow
iridic like or pertaining to the iris
ischiatic or pertaining to the ischium or hip
islandic or pertaining to an island
ixiodic like or pertaining to ticks
jecoral like or pertaining to the liver
jentacular like or pertaining to breakfast
juglandaceous like or pertaining to walnuts
juncaceous like or pertaining to rushes
jural like or pertaining to the law
juratory like or pertaining to an oath
kerygmatic like or pertaining to preaching the Gospel
lacertilian like or pertaining to lizards
lacuscular like or pertaining to pools
lacustrine like or pertaining to lakes
laic like or pertaining to lay people rather than clergy
lamiaceous minty; like or pertaining to the mint plant
laminary like or pertaining to thin plates or layer
lampyridine like or pertaining or pertaining to glow-worms or fireflies
laniary teeth or claws designed for tearing (canine teeth)
lapidarian like or pertaining to stones; inscribed on stones
lardaceous like or pertaining to lard
larine like or pertaining to gulls
laroid like or pertaining to gulls
lavic like or pertaining to lava
legatine like or pertaining to a legate
lemurine like or pertaining to lemurs
leonine like or pertaining to lions
leonine or like a lion; rhyming last two or three syllables in a line
leporine like or pertaining to the hare
lienal like or pertaining to the spleen
limacine like or pertaining to slugs
limicoline living on a shore; like or pertaining to wading birds
linaceous like or pertaining to flax
lingual like or pertaining to language
littoral like or pertaining to the shore
lobar like or pertaining to a lobe
loimic like or pertaining to plagues
loranthaceous like or pertaining to the mistletoe
lucernal like or pertaining to lamps
lumbricine like or pertaining to earthworms
lupanarian like or pertaining to a brothel
lupine like or pertaining to wolves
lupulic like or pertaining to hops
lutaceous like or pertaining to or comprised
lutrine like or pertaining to otters
macropodine like or pertaining to kangaroos
magistral like or pertaining to a master or teacher
malar like or pertaining to the cheek
malvaceous like or pertaining to the mallow family
manal like or pertaining to the hand
mandative like or pertaining to commands or leadership
mantic like or pertaining to divination; prophetic; divinely inspired
marmoreal or like marble
materteral or resembling an aunt
matinal like or pertaining to the morning
matrical like or pertaining to a womb or a matrix
matricular like or pertaining to a register
matriherital like or pertaining to inheritance along the female line
matripotestal like or pertaining to the power
matutinal like or pertaining to the morning; happening early in the day
maxillary like or pertaining to a jaw
medianic like or pertaining to spiritualists
megachiropteran like or pertaining to fruit bats
meleagrine like or pertaining to turkeys
mellaginous like or pertaining to or resembling honey
membral like or pertaining to the limbs rather than the trunk
mensal like or pertaining to the dinner-table; monthly
mental like or pertaining to the chin
meretricious like or pertaining to prostitution; superficially attractive but lacking value
metameric like or pertaining to serial division or segmentation
metopic like or pertaining to the forehead
milvine like or pertaining to kites and similar birds
mimetic imitative; like or pertaining to mimicry
miothermic like or pertaining to temperature conditions
mnesic like or pertaining to memory
molendinar like or pertaining to a mill or miller
molinary like or pertaining to mills or grinding
morassic like or pertaining to a morass
morganatic like or pertaining to a marriage between those
morphean like or pertaining to dreams
morphotic like or pertaining to formation or development
morsal like or pertaining to the cutting edge
mucopurulent mucus and pus
mulciberian like or pertaining to metalworking
murine like or pertaining to mice and rats
musal like or pertaining to poetry or the Muses
muscicapine like or pertaining to flycatchers and related birds
muscid like or pertaining to house-flies
muscoid like or pertaining to mosses; moss-like
musteline like or pertaining to weasels
mycteric like or pertaining to the nostrils
myelic like or pertaining to the spinal cord
myoxine like or pertaining to dormice
myrmecophagid like or pertaining to anteaters
myrmicine like or pertaining to ants
mystagogical like or pertaining to religious ritual initiation
nacreous or resembling mother-
narial like or pertaining to the nostrils
natalitial like or pertaining to a birthday
natricine like or pertaining to water-snakes
neanic like or pertaining to the adolescent period; young
nectareal or like nectar
nemaline or like a thread
nemoral a wood or grove
neoblastic like or pertaining to new growth
neophrastic like or pertaining to neologisms
nephric like or pertaining to the kidneys
nepionic like or pertaining to the embryonic period
nepotal like or pertaining to one's nephew
neurergic like or pertaining to the function or action
niccolic made like or pertaining to nickel
nicotian like or pertaining to tobacco
nidatory like or pertaining to nests
nimonic alloys used in high-temperature work
nobiliary like or pertaining to nobility
nosocomial like or pertaining to a hospital
novenary like or pertaining to the number nine
novercal like or pertaining to a stepmother
noxal like or pertaining to wrongful injury by object or animal
nucal like or pertaining to nuts
nuchal like or pertaining to the nape
numinous like or pertaining to a deity; suffused with religious awe
nummary like or pertaining to coins or money
nundinal like or pertaining to a fair or market
nutricial like or pertaining to nurses
nychthemeral like or pertaining to a nychthemeron or 24-hour period
nymphean like or pertaining to a nymph
obitual like or pertaining to obituaries
obsidional like or pertaining to a siege
occipital like or pertaining to the back
octonary like or pertaining to or consisting
oecodomic like or pertaining to architecture
oenopoetic like or pertaining to wine-making
olamic or belonging to a vast period or eon
oleic like or pertaining to or derived from oil
oleraceous the nature
oligodynamic like or pertaining to the effect
olitory like or pertaining to kitchen vegetables
oneiric like or pertaining to dreams
onomastic like or pertaining to a name or signature
ontal like or pertaining to reality or existence
onymatic like or pertaining to names
ophic like or pertaining to serpents
ophidian or like a snake
opisthosomal like or pertaining to posteriors
optimate the nobility or aristocracy
ordalian like or pertaining to an ordeal
orectic like or pertaining to appetite or desires
ornithic like or pertaining to birds
orobathymetric like or pertaining to map showing submerged heights and sea depths
oscheal like or pertaining to the scrotum
oscinine like or pertaining to song-birds
oscular like or pertaining to the mouth or to kissing
osteal like or pertaining to
ostracean like or pertaining to oysters
ostraceous like or pertaining to oysters
otarine like or pertaining to seals
otic like or pertaining to the ear
ovibovine like or pertaining to musk-oxen
ovine like or pertaining to sheep
pabulous like or pertaining to nourishment
paginal like or pertaining to pages or pagination
palladian like or pertaining to wisdom or learning
palmar like or pertaining to the palm
palpebral like or pertaining to the eyelid
paludal like or pertaining to marshes; marshy; malarial
panary like or pertaining to bread; bread store
papaverous like or pertaining to poppies
papilionaceous like or pertaining to butterflies
parastatic like or pertaining to protective mimicry
pardine like or pertaining to leopards
parietal a wall or walls especially anatomical walls
parine like or pertaining to titmouses
parthenian like or pertaining to virgins
pascual growing on land used for grazing; like or pertaining to pastures
passerine like or pertaining to sparrows
patibulary like or pertaining to the gallows
patrial like or pertaining to one’s native land
pavonian like or pertaining to peacocks
pavonine like or pertaining to peacocks
pectinal a comb; comb-like
pectineal the pubic bone
pecuniary like or pertaining to money; consisting
pedalian like or pertaining to the foot or to metrical feet
pedary like or pertaining to walking or feet
pedicular like or pertaining to lice
pedological like or pertaining to soils
pelargic like or pertaining to storks
pendular like or pertaining to a pendulum
penial like or pertaining to the penis
perdicine like or pertaining to partridges
peristeronic like or pertaining to pigeons
petrean like or pertaining to or made
phacochoerine like or pertaining to warthogs
phallic pertaining to or resembling a penis
phemic like or pertaining to speech
phenetic like or pertaining to classification by phenotype
philomelian like or pertaining to nightingales
philoprogenitive like or pertaining to instinctive love for
phocine like or pertaining to seals
phreatic like or pertaining to underground water supplying or wells
phrenic or near the midriff
phthongal pertaining to
phugoid like or pertaining to the longitudinal stability
picaresque like or pertaining or pertaining to rogues or roguish behaviour
picine like or pertaining to woodpeckers
piscatorial like or pertaining to fishing or fishers
piscine like or pertaining to fish
planetesimal like or pertaining to asteroids or similar tiny celestial bodies
plantar like or pertaining to the sole
plaustral like or pertaining to a wagon
plebeian the common people or vulgar classes
plenilunar like or pertaining to the full moon
pliothermic like or pertaining to periods
plumeopicean tar and feathers
poaceous like or pertaining or pertaining to grass
podalic like or pertaining to feet
poliorcectic like or pertaining to siegecraft or besiegement
pomaceous like or pertaining to or consisting
popliteal like or pertaining to the back
poral like or pertaining to pores
porcine like or pertaining to pigs; swinish
potamic like or pertaining to rivers
praedial like or pertaining to or connected with the land or farming
prandial like or pertaining to dinner
prebendal like or pertaining to stipends issued by a church
prenarial like or pertaining to or in front
preputial like or pertaining to the foreskin
presidial like or pertaining to a garrison
Priapean like or pertaining to male reproductive power; phallic
pridian like or pertaining to yesterday
primitial like or pertaining to first fruits; primeval
primogenous like or pertaining to the earliest or first developmental stage
procephalic like or pertaining to the front
proctal like or pertaining to the anus or rectum
procyonine like or pertaining to raccoons
proethnic like or pertaining to primitive races
prosodic like or pertaining to versification
prosopic like or pertaining to the face
psephitic like or pertaining to pebbles
psittacine like or pertaining to macaws
psittacine or like parrots
pteric like or pertaining to the wing or the shoulder
pteropine like or pertaining to flying foxes
puerperal like or pertaining to childbirth
pulicine like or pertaining to fleas
pullastrine like or pertaining to pigeons
pulmonic like or pertaining to the lungs
pyretic pertaining to or for the cure
pyrrhic like or pertaining to the dance or to the foot
pyrrhuline like or pertaining to bullfinches
quadragesimal like or pertaining to Lent; lasting forty days
quercine like or pertaining to oak trees
rabic like or pertaining to rabies
rachidian or concerning the spine
rameal like or pertaining to branches
rangiferine like or pertaining to or like reindeer
ranine like or pertaining to or like frogs
ranunculaceous like or pertaining to buttercups
raptorial predacious; like or pertaining to a bird
ratite like or pertaining to flightless birds
reginal like or pertaining to a queen
regnal a reign
renal like or pertaining to the kidneys
reptilian like or pertaining to reptiles
retiary nets; using nets as a weapon; catching insects in webs
reticular like or pertaining to nets; intricate
rhematic words or verbs; forming a word or words
rhinal like or pertaining to the nose
rhinocerotic like or pertaining to the rhinoceros
rhizic the root
rhonchial like or pertaining to snoring
rictal the gape;
riparian or inhabiting a riverbank; a riverside inhabitant
risorial like or pertaining to or causing laughter
roseaceous the rose family; roselike
rupicaprine like or pertaining to chamoises
sanguineous bloody; like or pertaining to blood; blood-red
saporine like or pertaining to the sense
sarcous flesh or muscle
sartorial like or pertaining to a tailor or tailored clothes
scabious like or pertaining to scabies or scabs
scacchic like or pertaining to chess
scarabaean like or pertaining to scarabs
schiztic like or pertaining to or marked by splitting
schoenabatic like or pertaining to rope walking
sciatheric like or pertaining to measurement
sciatic like or pertaining to the hip
scincoid or resembling a skink
scioptic like or pertaining to formation
sciurine like or pertaining to squirrels
sciuroid like or pertaining to squirrels or chipmunks
scolopacine like or pertaining to snipes
scorbutic or suffering from scurvy
scutal like or pertaining to shields
scytodepsic like or pertaining to tanning leather
sebaceous or like tallow
selachian like or pertaining to sharks or rays
selenic like or pertaining to the moon
semic like or pertaining to a sign or signs
septentrional northern; like or pertaining to the north
septimal like or pertaining to or based on the number seven
seral like or pertaining to the development
serous like or pertaining to serum; watery
serpentine like or pertaining to serpents or snakes
shrieval like or pertaining to a sheriff
sialic like or pertaining to saliva
sidereal like or pertaining to the stars
sigillary like or pertaining to a seal
simian like or pertaining to apes
sinal like or pertaining to the sinuses
siphonic like or pertaining to a siphon
skelic like or pertaining to the skeleton
soliterraneous like or pertaining to the joint effect
somnial like or pertaining to dreams
sophianic like or pertaining to wisdom
soricine like or pertaining to shrews
soricine shrewlike; like or pertaining to shrews
sororal like or pertaining to sisters
soterial like or pertaining to salvation
spatiotemporal like or pertaining to time and space
speluncar like or pertaining to caves
spermatic like or pertaining to sperm
sphingal like or pertaining to sphinxes
sphragistic like or pertaining to seals and signets
sphygmic like or pertaining to the pulse or heartbeat
spintrian like or pertaining to orgies or male sexual deviance
splenic like or pertaining to the spleen
squaloid like or pertaining to sharks
stadial like or pertaining to a stage
statuary pertaining to or suitable for sculpture
stercoraceous like or pertaining to feces
steric like or pertaining to the organization
sterquilinian like or pertaining to a dunghill
stibial like or pertaining to antimony
stochastic like or pertaining to a sequence
stradometrical like or pertaining to the measurement
stratonic an army or armies
strigine owl-like; like or pertaining to owls
struthious like or pertaining to ostriches
stylogalmaic like or pertaining to figures serving as columns or pillars
suberic or pertaining to cork
suberous like or having the appearance
suburbicarian like or pertaining to suburbs
succinic pertaining to or derived from amber
suidian like or pertaining to pigs
suilline like or pertaining to hogs
suilline like a pig; like or pertaining to pigs
sulcal a sulcus; grooved; furrowed
sulphorous like or pertaining to hellfire; infernal; blasphemous
sumptuary like or pertaining to expense or extravagance
superciliary on or near the eyebrow
sural like or pertaining to the calf
surficial like or pertaining to the surface
surnominal like or pertaining to surnames
sutorian like or pertaining to cobbling or sewing
sybotic like or pertaining to a swineherd
sylvestral like or pertaining to trees
synodical like or pertaining to conjunction
syringadenous like or pertaining to sweat glands
syrtic like or pertaining to quicksand
tabernacular like or pertaining to a tabernacle
tactual like or pertaining to or derived from the sense
talaric like or pertaining to or reaching the ankles
taurean like or pertaining to a bull
taurine like or pertaining to bulls
taxaceous like or pertaining to yew trees
technolithic like or pertaining to stone tools
tectonic like or pertaining to building; structural
tegmental like or pertaining to coverings or outer shells
tegular like or overlapping like tiles or slates
telestic like or pertaining to the mysteries
tellural like or pertaining to the earth
telodynamic like or pertaining to transmission
tergal like or pertaining to the back
terpsichorean like or pertaining to dancing
terraneous like or pertaining to the earth
terrene the earth; earthly; worldly; mundane
tesserarian like or pertaining to dice games
testaceous or having a hard shell; brick-red
testudinal like or pertaining to tortoises or tortoise-shell
textorial like or pertaining to weaving
textrine like or pertaining to weaving
thelematic like or pertaining to will or volition; voluntary
theriacal like or pertaining to antidotes
thermic like or pertaining to heat
thermonous like or pertaining to stimulation by heat
theroid like or pertaining to a beast or wild animal
thesaurarial or pertaining to the
thesial like or pertaining to a thesis
thionic like or pertaining to or containing sulphur
threptic like or pertaining to the rearing
thronal like or pertaining to a throne
tigrine like or pertaining to tigers
tinctorial like or pertaining to dyeing; giving colour
tolypeutine like or pertaining to armadillos
tonetic like or pertaining to tonal pronunciation or languages
tonsorial like or pertaining to a barber or a barber’s work
toponomastic like or pertaining to place names
torrentine like or pertaining to a torrent; having the character
toxophilite lover archery; an archer;
tribunitial like or pertaining to a tribune
tributorian like or pertaining to tribute or payment
tringoid like or pertaining to sandpipers
trochilic like or pertaining to rotatory motion
trochilidine like or pertaining to hummingbirds
trochiline like or pertaining to hummingbirds
troglodytine like or pertaining to wrens
truttaceous like or pertaining to trout
turdine like or pertaining to thrushes
turdine like or pertaining to thrushes
turrical like or pertaining to a tower or turret; like a turret
tussicular like or pertaining to coughs
uletic like or pertaining to the gums
ulmaceous or like elms
umbilical like or pertaining to the navel; related on the mother's side
uncial like or pertaining to an inch or an ounce
ungual a claw ho
unguentary like or pertaining to unguents; one who makes or sells unguents
uranic the palate
uretic like or pertaining to urine
ursine like or pertaining to bears
urticaceous like or pertaining to nettles
uxorial like or pertaining to a wife
vaccine like or pertaining to cows; preparation conferring immunity to disease
vadose like or pertaining to underground water above the water table
valetudinarian like or pertaining to ill-health; anxious about health
vapulatory like or pertaining to flogging
varietal like or pertaining to a variety
vascular like or pertaining to fluid-carrying vessels
vectigal like or pertaining to the paying
velamentous like or pertaining to or like a membrane or sail
venatic like or pertaining to hunting
venous like or pertaining to veins
ventral like or pertaining to the underside or the belly
vermicular like or pertaining to worms
vernal like or pertaining to spring
versicular or in verse
vertiginous like or pertaining to vertigo; dizzy; giddy
vesical like or pertaining to the bladder
vespal like or pertaining to wasps
vespertinal like or pertaining to the evening
vespine like or pertaining to hornets or wasps
vestiary robing-room; cloakroom; like or pertaining to clothes
viatical like or pertaining to roads or travel
vibronic or caused by electronic vibration
vicarial like or pertaining to a vicar or delegate
villar like or pertaining to a manor or village
villatic rural; like or pertaining to a villa
vinal or due to wine
vindemial like or pertaining to the vintage
vineatic like or pertaining to vines
viperine like or pertaining to vipers
viperous like
visceral the organs
visile like or pertaining to sight; learning easily by sight
visive like or pertaining to sight; visual; able to see or be seen
vitular like or pertaining to a calf or to calving
vituline like or pertaining to calves or veal
viverrine like or pertaining to civets and mongoose
viverrine like or pertaining to the civet
vocabularian like or pertaining to vocabulary
vocicultural like or pertaining to voice training
volar like or pertaining to the palm or the sole;
volitive like or pertaining to the will
volucrine like or pertaining to birds; bird-like
voluminal like or pertaining to volume or cubic capacity
voraginous like or pertaining to a whirlpool; voracious
vortical like or pertaining to a vortex; whirling
vulpecular like or pertaining to a young fox
vulpine like or pertaining to foxes; cunning
vulturine rapacious; like or pertaining to a vulture
vulvar like or pertaining to or resembling the vulva
xilinous like or pertaining to cotton
xylary like or pertaining to xylem
yogic or pertaining to yoga
zebrine like or pertaining to zebras
zibeline like or pertaining to the sable
zincic pertaining to or containing zinc
zirconic or pertaining to zirconium
zoic like or pertaining to animals; containing evidence
zonal or like a zone; arranged in zones
zonarious or pertaining to a girdle or purse
zonary or like a zone; arranged in zones
zoochorous seeds or spores spread by animals
zoonic like or pertaining to or derived from animals
zygal formed like the letter H; like or pertaining to a yoke or union
zymic like or pertaining to fermentation
zymotic like or pertaining to fermentation
aligerous winged
aluminiferous bearing aluminum
antenniferous bearing antennae
argentiferous bearing silver
armigerous entitled to bear arms
arundiferous bearing or producing reeds
bacciferous bearing berries
balaniferous acorn-bearing
barbigerous bearded; bearing a beard
belliferous bringing war
brachiferous bearing or having branches or arms
branchiferous having or bearing gills
bulbiferous bearing bulbs
byssiferous having tufts or threads
calcariferous having or bearing spurs
calciferous bearing lime
carboniferous bearing carbon
carniferous bearing flesh; fleshy
celliferous bearing cells
celluliferous bearing little cells
ceriferous producing wax
cheliferous bearing pincers or claws
chyliferous bearing chyle
chymiferous bearing chyme
clavigerous club-bearing
clavigerous keeping keys
cobaltiferous bearing cobalt
cocciferous bearing or yielding berries
conchiferous bearing a shell
conchyliferous bearing a shell
coniferous bearing cones
coralliferous bearing coral
cornigerous horned
crinigerous hairy
cruciferous bearing a cross
culmiferous bearing coal-dust
cupriferous bearing copper
cupuliferous bearing cupules
dentigerous toothed; bearing teeth
diamantiferous bearing diamonds
discigerous bearing a disc or discus
doloriferous bearing grief or pain
elytriferous having or bearing hardened forewings
estiferous producing heat
ferriferous bearing iron
filiferous thread-bearing
flagelliferous bearing a whip or flagellum
flammiferous producing flame
floriferous bearing flowers
foetiferous bearing or carrying a fetus
foliaceous bearing leaves; leaf-like
foraminiferous bearing foramina
fossiliferous bearing fossils
frigiferous bearing or bringing cold
frondiferous bearing or producing fronds
fructiferous bearing fruit
frugiferous bearing fruit
furciferous bearing a fork
furciferous bearing a forked appendage; rascally
galactophorous bearing or carrying milk
garnetiferous bearing garnets
gemmiferous bearing gems
glandiferous bearing acorns or nuts
glanduliferous bearing glands
globuliferous bearing globules
glumiferous bearing glumes
granuliferous bearing granules
guaniferous bearing dung
gummiferous bearing gum
guttiferous exuding drops
gypsiferous bearing gypsum
hederiferous ivy-bearing
igniferous bearing fire
jaculiferous having arrow-like prickles
lactiferous milk-bearing
laniferous wool-bearing
lanigerous bearing wool
laticiferous containing or conveying latex
lauriferous bearing laurels
lethiferous causing death; carrying or bearing death
libaniferous yielding or bearing incense
luciferous light-bringing; light-giving
lucriferous lucrative; yielding profit
luminiferous bearing or bringing light
maliferous harmful; unhealthy
mammiferous having breasts
manganiferous bearing manganese
margaritiferous pearl-bearing
mastigophorous bearing a whip
melaniferous containing or bearing melanin
melliferous producing or forming honey
mentatiferous telepathic
metalliferous bearing metal
morbiferous disease-bringing
morigerous obsequious or deferent
mortiferous death-bringing; fatal
moschiferous producing musk
motiferous conveying motion
muciferous conveying or secreting mucus
nectariferous producing nectar
nickeliferous bearing nickel
nubiferous cloud-bringing
nuciferous nut-bearing
odoriferous emitting a usually pleasant smell
oleiferous producing oil
omniferous bearing everything
ossiferous bearing bones
oviferous egg-carrying
ovigerous bearing eggs
ovuliferous bearing ovules
ozoniferous bearing ozone
papilliferous bearing papillae
papuliferous pimply; bearing or pertaining to pimples
pedigerous having or bearing feet
peltiferous bearing a shield
penniferous bearing feathers
pestiferous bringing plague or pestilence
petaliferous bearing petals
petroliferous bearing petroleum
piliferous bearing or growing hair
placentigerous bearing a placenta
platiniferous bearing platinum
plumbiferous bearing or yielding lead
plumigerous plumaged
polliniferous bearing pollen
pollinigerous pollen-bearing
pomiferous bearing apples
poriferous having pores
proligerous bearing offspring
pruniferous bearing plums
pubigerous hairy; bearing or growing hair
pupigerous bearing a puparium
pyritiferous bearing pyrite
quartziferous bearing quartz
quiniferous yielding quinine
racemiferous bearing clusters or bunches
ramiferous bearing branches
ramuliferous bearing small branches
resiniferous bearing resin
roriferous producing or bearing dew
rotiferous bearing rotifers
sacchariferous bearing sugar
sacciferous bearing a sac or sacs
saliferous salt-bearing
salutiferous conducive to health or well-being
sanguiferous bearing blood
scapigerous having a scape
scutigerous bearing a shield or scales
scyphiferous bearing a cup
sebiferous bearing fatty matter
securigerous bearing an axe
seminiferous seed-bearing
sensiferous conveying sensation
septiferous having barriers
serpentiferous bearing a snake; abounding in snakes
setiferous bearing bristles
setigerous bearing bristles
siliciferous bearing or containing silica
soboliferous bearing shoots or suckers
somniferous bearing sleep
soniferous producing sound
soporiferous bearing sleep
spicigerous bearing spikes
spiniferous bearing spines
spinigerous bearing spines
spinuliferous bearing spinules
sporiferous bearing spores
staminiferous bearing stamens
stanniferous bearing tin
stelliferous having many stars
stigmatiferous bearing stigma
stoloniferous bearing or having runners
stomatiferous having an orifice or mouth
strombuliferous bearing spirally coiled organs
styliferous bearing a bristle
succiferous bearing or producing sap
succiniferous bearing or producing amber
sudoriferous inducing or secreting sweat
surculigerous producing suckers
tediferous bearing a torch
thuriferous incense-bearing
titaniferous bearing titanium
toxiferous producing or bearing poison
trochiferous bearing a wheel or wheel-like organ
tuberiferous bearing tubers
turriferous bearing towers
umbelliferous bearing umbels
umbriferous giving or bearing shade
uraniferous bearing uranium
uriniferous bearing urine
vasiferous bearing a vessel or vas
veliferous bearing a sail or membrane
veneniferous carrying poison
vermigerous bearing containing or infested with worms
viruliferous bearing or containing a virus
vitiferous bearing vines
yttriferous bearing yttrium
zinciferous bearing zinc
zinkiferous bearing zinc
aeneous shining bronze colour
albicant whitish; becoming white
albugineous like the white of an eye or an egg; white-coloured
amaranthine immortal; undying; deep purple-red colour
argent the heraldic colour silver or white
atrous jet black
aubergine eggplant; a dark purple colour
aurulent gold-coloured
azuline blue
azure light or sky blue; the heraldic colour blue
badious chestnut-coloured
beige light creamy white-brown
brunneous dark brown
burnet dark brown; dark woollen cloth
caesious bluish or greyish green
cardinal deep scarlet red colour
castaneous chestnut-coloured
castory brown colour; brown dye derived from beaver pelts
celadon pale green; pale green glazed pottery
celeste sky blue
cerulean sky-blue; dark blue; sea-green
cesious bluish-grey
chartreuse yellow-green colour
chlorochrous green-coloured
chrysochlorous greenish-gold
cinerious ashen; ash-grey
cinnabar red crystalline mercuric sulfide pigment; deep red or scarlet colour
citreous lemon-coloured; lemony
citrine dark greenish-yellow
coccineous bright red
columbine of or like a dove; dove-coloured
coquelicot brilliant red; poppy red
corbeau blackish green
cramoisy crimson
cretaceous of or resembling chalk; of a whitish colour
croceate saffron-coloured
cyaneous sky blue
eau-de-nil pale green colour
eburnean of or like ivory; ivory-coloured
erythraean reddish colour
ferruginous of the colour of rust; impregnated with iron
filemot dead-leaf colour; dull brown
flammeous flame-coloured
flavescent yellowish or turning yellow
fuliginous sooty; dusky; soot-coloured; of or pertaining to soot
fulvous dull yellow; tawny
fuscous brown; tawny; dingy
gamboge reddish-yellow colour
glaucous sea-green; greyish-blue
goldenrod dark golden yellow
greige of a grey-beige colour
gridelin violet-grey
griseous pearl-grey or blue-grey; grizzled
haematic blood-coloured
heliotrope purplish hue; purplish-flowered plant; ancient sundial; signalling mirror
hoary pale silver-grey colour; grey with age
hyacinthine of a blue or purple colour
ianthine violet-coloured
ibis large stork-like bird; a pale apricot colour
icterine yellowish or marked with yellow
icteritious jaundiced; yellow
incarnadine carnation-coloured; blood-red
indigo deep blue-violet colour; a blue-violet dye
infuscate clouded or tinged with brown; obscured; cloudy brown colour
isabelline greyish yellow
jacinthe orange colour
jessamy yellow like a jasmine
kermes brilliant red colour; a red dye derived from insects
khaki light brown or tan
lateritious brick-red
leucochroic white or pale-coloured
liard grey; dapple-grey
lovat grey-green; blue-green
lurid red-yellow; yellow-brown
luteolous yellowish
luteous golden-yellow
lutescent yellowish
madder red dye made from brazil wood; a reddish or red-orange colour
magenta reddish purple
maroon brownish crimson
mauve light bluish purple
mazarine rich blue or reddish-blue colour
melanic black; very dark
melichrous having a honey-like colour
meline canary-yellow
miniaceous colour of reddish lead
minium vermilion; red lead
modena crimson
morel dark-coloured horse; blackish colour
nacarat bright orange-red
nankeen buff-coloured; durable buff-coloured cotton
nigricant of a blackish colour
nigrine black
niveous snowy; white
ochre yellowish or yellow-brown colour
ochroleucous yellowish white
olivaceous olive-coloured
pavonated peacock-blue
periwinkle a bluish or azure colour; a plant with bluish flowers
perse dark blue or bluish-grey; cloth of such a colour
phoeniceous bright scarlet-red colour
piceous like pitch; inflammable; reddish black
ponceau poppy red
porphyrous purple
porraceous leek-green
prasinous leek-green colour
primrose pale yellow
puccoon blood-root; dark red colour
puce brownish-purple; purplish-pink
puniceous bright or purplish red
purpure heraldic colour purple
purpureal purple
pyrrhous reddish; ruddy
rhodopsin visual purple
rubiginous rusty-coloured
rubious ruby red; rusty
rufous reddish or brownish-red
russet reddish brown
sable black; dark; of a black colour in heraldry
saffron orange-yellow
sage grey-green colour
sanguineous bloody; of like or pertaining to blood; blood-red
sapphire deep pure blue
sarcoline flesh-coloured
sepia fine brown
sinopia preparatory drawing for a fresco; reddish-brown colour
slate dull dark blue-grey
smalt deep blue
smaragdine emerald green
solferino purplish red
sorrel reddish-brown; light chestnut
spadiceous chestnut-coloured
stammel coarse woollen fabric usually dyed red; bright red colour
stramineous strawy; light; worthless; straw-coloured
suede light beige
sulphureous bright yellow
tan tawny brown
taupe brownish-grey
tawny brownish-yellow
teal greenish-blue
terracotta reddish-brown
testaceous of or having a hard shell; brick-red
tilleul pale yellowish-green
titian red-gold or reddish-brown
topaz dark yellow
turquoise blue-green
ultramarine deep blue
umber brownish red
vermeil bright red or vermilion colour; gilded silver
vermilion bright red
vinaceous wine-coloured
vinous deep red; burgundy
violaceous violet-coloured
violet bluish purple
virescent becoming green or greenish; of a greenish colour
virid green
viridian chrome green
vitellary bright yellow
wallflower yellowish-red
watchet pale blue
wheaten the golden colour of ripe wheat
whey off-white
willowish of the colour of willow leaves
xanthic yellow; yellowish
zinnober chrome green
aba garment of camel or goat hair; camel or goat-hair fabric
aerophane thin crinkled semi-transparent fabric
alepine mixed wool and silk or mohair and cotton fabric
alpaca fine wool made from alpaca hair
angora silk-like fabric made from wool of angora goats
ardass fine silk
armure twilled woollen or silk fabric
arrasene embroidery fabric of wool and silk
atlas rich satin fabric
bagging coarse fabric for making bags or sacks
baize coarse napped cotton or wool fabric
balbriggan knitted cotton fabric
baldachin rich embroidered silk and gold fabric
balzarine light cotton dress material
barathea pebbly silk or worsted fabric with broken rib weave
barege gauzy fabric of silk cotton
barracan fine silk cloth
barras coarse linen fabric
barrateen some kind of fabric
batiste fine soft sheer fabric of plain weave
bayadere fabric with horizontal stripes in strongly contrasting colours
beaupers linen fabric used for flags
bengaline crosswise ribbed fabric
bombazine twilled silk and worsted fabric
borato thin fabric
bouclé fabric of uneven looped yarn
brilliantine light lustrous cotton and worsted fabric
broadcloth dense twilled wool or worsted fabric
brocade rich silk fabric with raised patterns
buckram stiff-finished cotton or linen used for linings of garments
bump coarse cotton fabric
bunting light loosely woven fabric used for flags
burdet cotton fabric
burlap coarse plain-woven jute or hemp fabric
burnet dark brown; dark woollen cloth
burrel coarse russet cloth
calamanco satin twilled woollen fabric
calico plain white cotton
cambresine fine linen fabric
cambric fine thin white cotton or linen fabric
camlet strong waterproof silk or wool fabric
caneva fancy woollen fabric made to resemble canvas
canque Chinese cotton fabric
cashmere soft twilled fabric made of fine goat's wool
cashmerette soft imitation of cashmere
cassimere closely woven twilled cloth of fine wool
cendal silk fabric resembling taffeta
challis soft lightweight silk wool or cotton fabric
chambray lightweight fabric with coloured warp and white filling
chamois cotton fabric made in imitation of chamois leather
charmante silk fabric with a crepe back
charmeuse soft and satiny silk fabric
chenille velvety silk wool or cotton fabric with protruding pile
cheviot coarse heavy plain or twilled wool or worsted
chiffon sheer silk fabric
chino strong twilled cotton cloth
chintz glazed printed cotton fabric
cire fabric with a glazed finish
cloque fabric with an embossed design
coburg thin single-twilled worsted fabric with cotton or silk
cordovan soft goatskin leather
corduroy durable cotton piled fabric with vertical ribs
crash coarse drapery and towelling fabric
crepe light crinkled fabric
crepon heavy crepe fabric with lengthwise crinkles
cretonne heavy cotton or linen cloth
crin horsehair fabric
crinoline stiff flax or cotton fabric
cubica fine unglazed fabric resembling shalloon
cypress silk or cotton gauze fabric usually black
damask fine lustrous fabric with flat patterns and a satin weave
delaine light fabric of wool or mixed wool and cotton
denim firm and durable twilled cotton
dimity sheer and stout white cotton
domett plain cotton-wool blend
dornick stout linen
dowlas coarse linen
drabbet coarse linen
drap-de-Berry old woollen cloth
dreadnought heavy woollen cloth
drill durable twilled cotton
droguet ribbed woollen dress fabric
drugget coarse durable wool fabric
ducape plain-woven stout silk fabric
duck durable closely woven cotton fabric
duffel fabric of thick low-quality woolen cloth
dungaree heavy coarse durable twilled cotton usually coloured
dupion coarse silk
duroy coarse woollen
duvetyn smooth lustrous velvety fabric
ecarlate fine woollen cloth usually dyed scarlet
éolienne fine silk and wool
etamine light open-mesh cotton or worsted
eyelet small hole in fabric to allow passage of a cord; cotton fabric with small holes
faille shiny closely woven silk cotton or rayon fabric
farandine silk and wool cloth
filoselle coarse floss silk
flannel light woollen fabric
foulard soft lightweight plain-woven or twilled silk fabric
foulé light woollen fulled cloth
frieze rough heavy woollen cloth
fuji plain spun silk fabric
fustian coarse twilled cotton
gabardine closely woven cotton or wool twill
galatea striped cotton
gambroon twilled worsted and cloth
gazar silk organza fabric
genappe smooth worsted yarn
georgette thin silk
gingham striped cotton cloth
grenadine thin silk
grogram coarse loosely woven silk fabric
grosgrain heavy close-woven corded silk
gulix kind of fine linen
harn coarse linen
herringbone twilled fabric woven in rows of parallel sloping lines
hodden coarse undyed woollen cloth
holland coarse plain-woven cotton or linen
hopsack rough-surfaced loose fabric
houndstooth fabric with an irregular checked pattern
huckaback absorbent cotton or linen used for towels
jaconet stout cotton cloth
jacquard intricately-woven variegated fabric; loom for making jacquard
jaspe cotton or rayon cloth with shaded effect
jean durable twilled cotton material
jersey plain weft-knitted fabric of wool cotton
kalamkari fabric coloured by repeated dyeing
kelt coarse fabric made of black and white wool
kente hand-woven African silk fabric
kersey coarse woollen cloth
kerseymere twilled fine wool
khaddar homespun cotton cloth
kincob embroidered silk with gold and silver threads
lamé fabric in which metallic threads are interwoven
lasting sturdy cotton or worsted cloth
lawn fine sheer plain-woven cotton or linen
leno open-woven fabric
linsey coarse linen and wool blend
linsey-woolsey thin coarse fabric of wool and linen
lockram coarse linen
loden heavy waterproof woollen fabric
lustring glossy silk
lutestring plain glossy silk
mackinaw heavy napped and felted wool cloth
mackintosh lightweight rubberized waterproof cotton
madapollam fine cotton cloth
madras fine plain-woven cotton or silk
marabout thin downy silk
marcella cotton or linen in twill weave
marocain ribbed crepe fabric
marquisette sheer meshed cloth
matelassé having a quilted ornamentation; fabric with raised pattern as if quilted
melton strong and smooth heavy woollen cloth
merino soft wool of the merino sheep; any soft merino-like wool or wool and cotton cloth
messaline soft lightweight silk with a satin weave
mockado inferior quality woollen fabric
mogadore ribbed silk used in making neckties
mohair fabric made from silky hair of angora goats
moire watered silk
moleskin heavy durable cotton
moreen stout corded wool or cotton
mousseline fine sheer fabric
mull soft fine sheer cotton or silk fabric
muslin plain-woven fine cotton
musterdevillers archaic mixed grey woollen cloth
nainsook fine cotton fabric
nankeen buff-coloured; durable buff-coloured cotton
needlecord thinly ribbed cotton
ninon silk voile or other thin fabric
organdie fine translucent cotton
organza transparent thin silk or nylon
orleans interwoven cotton and worsted
osnaburg coarse linen or cotton
ottoman heavy clothing fabric with crosswise ribs
oxford soft durable plain-woven cotton
paduasoy corded silk
paisley soft wool fabric with ornamental pattern
panne heavy lustrous silk or rayon with waxy feel
paramatta worsted and cotton blend
pashmina fine goat's wool fabric used for making shawls
pekin fine soft silk
pellicule thin diaphanous fabric
percale closely woven lightweight cloth
percaline glossy lightweight cotton
perse dark blue or bluish-grey; cloth of such a colour
piqué stiff durable corded fabric of cotton rayon or silk
platilla fine white linen
plissé fabric with puckered finish
pongee thin soft fabric woven from raw silk
poodle coarsely looped or nubby fabric
poplin corded woven silk and worsted
prunella strong and heavy silk or wool
rabanna raffia fabric of Madagascar
ramie strong lustrous fabric resembling linen or silk
raploch coarse undyed woollen cloth
raschel light loosely kitted cloth
ratiné rough bulky plain-woven fabric
rep plain-woven fabric with crosswise ribs
reticella old Venetian lace-like fabric
romal handkerchief or headcloth; silk or cotton fabric
rumchunder fine silk
russel ribbed cotton and wool
russet coarse homespun cloth
sagathy light blend of silk and cotton or wool
samite rich and heavy silk sometimes interwoven with gold or silver
sarsenet fine and soft silk; soft or gentle
satara ribbed lustred wool
sateen glossy cotton or wool
satin closely woven silk with lustrous face
satinet thin silk satin or imitation thereof
saxony fine soft woollen fabric
say delicate woollen fabric
scarlet fine cloth
scrim durable plain-woven cotton fabric
seersucker light puckered cotton or linen fabric
sempiternum durable wool
sendal thin silk or linen
serge strong twilled worsted
shalloon light twilled wool or worsted
shantung plain rough silk or cotton
sharkskin smooth durable wool or worsted fabric
shetland lightweight loosely twisted wool fabric
shoddy woollen fabric made from rags
sicilienne ribbed silk
silesia thin twilled cotton or linen
silkaline soft light cotton fabric resembling silk
sindon fine linen
stammel coarse woollen fabric usually dyed red; bright red colour
stockinette soft elastic cotton fabric
surah soft twilled silk or rayon
swansdown heavy napped cotton flannel
swanskin soft napped fabric resembling flannel
tabaret striped watered silk and satin fabric
tabby plain-woven silk taffeta fabric
tabinet silk and wool watered fabric
taffeta thin glossy silk
tamin thin glazed worsted
tamis thin wool
tarlatan thin sheer stiff cotton
terry piled fabric consisting of uncut loops
ticking strong linen or cotton fabric used for mattress and pillow cases
tiffany transparent silk-like gauzy fabric
tiretaine wool cloth mixed with cotton or linen
toile plain or simple twilled fabric
tricolette silk or rayon knitted fabric
tricot plain knitted silk or woollen fabric
tricotine double-twilled worsted fabric
tulle sheer and delicate thin silk
tussah brownish silk fabric
tweed rough twilled wool
twill any diagonally woven fabric
velour piled velvety cotton
veloutine velvety corded wool
velvet soft piled fabric of silk cotton or synthetic material
velvetine cotton with silk pile
vicuna fabric made from wool of the vicuna a small ruminant
voile soft fine sheer fabric
wadmal thick coarse wool
whipcord fabric with bold twill used for making dresses
wigan stiff plain-woven cotton
wincey plain or twilled cotton
woolsey cotton and wool blend
worcester fine wool
worsted fine closely-woven wool
zanella mixed twilled umbrella fabric
zephyr lightweight wool or worsted fabric; the west wind
zibeline soft piled wool
Aegrotat ee'gro-tat n A medical certificate of illness excusing student's sickness
Almacantar al-me-kan'ter n A circle of altitude
Barathrum ba-rath'rum n An abyss; an insatiable person
Cancrizans kang'kri-zanz adj Moving backwards; especially
Carfax kar'faks n A place where four roads meet; an intersection of main roads at the center of a town
Colophon kol'e-fon n A publisher's emblem or inscription
Delenda de-len'da n pl Things to be deleted or destroyed
Diaglyph die'a-glif n A figure etched or engraved into a flat surface of a gem
Enchiridion en-kie-rid'ee-on n (Greek
Episemon ep-i-say'mon n A badge or characteristic device - in this sense
Famulus fam'yoo-lus n A private secretary or attendant
Farrago fe-rah'go n A confused mass of objects or people; any disordered mixture
Nonsense; a confused mixture of unrelated things
Growlery growl'er-ee n A retreat for times of ill humour
Haecceity hek-see'i-tee n The aspect of existence on which individuality depends; the hereness and nowness of reality
Hecatomb hek'a-toam n A large sacrifice or slaughter; the killing of one hundred animals or people
Incunabulum in-ku-nab'u-lum An early printed book; an early version or stage; the cradle or birthplace of something
Kenspeckle ken'spek-l adj Easily recognizable or distinguishable; conspicuous
Liripipe lir'i-pipe n The long tail of a graduate’s hood; a part or lesson committed to memory
Mascaron mas'ke-ron n A grotesque face on a door-knocker
Orphrey or'free n Gold or other rich embroidery
pan-op'ti-kon n A prison where all inmates can be watched from one point; an exhibition room
Xenium zee'ni-um n A gift made to a guest or ambassador; any compulsory gift
Yare Marked by quickness and agility; nimble; prepared; easily handled
Zetetic ze-tet'ik n or adj Proceeding by inquiry; a search or investigation; a skeptical seeker of knowledge
Twee affectedly or excessively dainty delicate
sesquipedalian A long word
fantod a state of extreme nervousness or restlessness
shamble to walk inan awkward or lazy manner
aeipathy continued passion; an unyielding disease
affictitious feigned; counterfeit
affuage right to cut wood in a forest for family fire
"agonarch " judge of a contest or activity
anthroposophy knowledge of the nature of humanity; human wisdom
chirosophy knowledge of palm-reading
cosmosophy knowledge of the cosmos
deipnosophy learned dinner-conversation
demonosopher one who is inspired by a demon or devil
gastrosopher a person skilled in matters of eating
gymnosophy deep contemplation performed while naked
helicosophy geometry that deals with spirals
hypnosophy knowledge of phenomena relating to sleep
misosophy hatred of knowledge or wisdom
morosophy foolish pretence of wisdom
mysteriosophy system of knowledge concerning secrets and mysteries
neutrosophy study of the origin and nature of philosophical neutralities
ontosophy knowledge of being or existence
palaeosophy ancient learning or thought
pansophy universal knowledge
pantosophy universal knowledge; pansophy
philosophy science of knowledge or wisdom
physiophilosophy system of knowledge concerning principles of natural history
physiosophy assumption of knowledge of nature
phytosophy knowledge of plants
pneumatophilosophy philosophy of spirits or the spirit world
pseudosophy pretension to wisdom
psilosophy shallow philosophy; limited knowledge
psychosophy doctrine or theory of the soul
pyrosophy knowledge of the properties of fire
rhabdology knowledge or learning concerning divining rods
sciosophy system of knowledge without basis in science
theanthroposophy system of belief concerning Christ as god and man
theosophy immediate divine illumination or wisdom
zoosophy knowledge or learning concerning animals
archigrapher principal or head secretary or clerk
archiloquy first part of a speech
aretaloger braggart; one who boasts about his own accomplishments
ascoliasm boys' game of beating each other with gloves or leather while hopping
assectation act of following after something else
austerulous somewhat or slightly harsh
autexousious exercising or possessing free will
bajulate to bear a heavy burden
bimarian pertaining to two seas
bonifate lucky; fortunate
boscaresque picturesque; scenically wooded
brabeum reward or prize
brochity projecting or crooked quality of teeth
bromography a treatise on food
bubulcitate to act as a cowherd; to cry like a cowherd
buccellation act of dividing into small morsels
bumposopher one learned in bumps; a phrenologist
cacozealous imitating badly; poorly affected
cameranious of or relating to a chamber
canitude greyness; hoariness; whiteness
caprizant of the pulse uneven or irregular
castaldy stewardship
cecograph writing device for the blind
celeripedean swift-footed
cestuan No cestuan improvements can negate the damage of such blows to the head
chermadic of a heavy weight used as a projectile
chronanagram an anagram
citharize to play the harp
cloakatively superficially
colaphize to beat or buffet
commendaces funeral orations; prayers for the dead
cosmogyral whirling round the universe
crassulent very fat; grossly obese
crebrity frequency; period between two occurrences
crocitation croaking; cawing
cynicocratical pertaining to rule by cynics
deartuate to dismember
decutient shaking down; beating down
defedate to defile; to pollute
desarcinate to unload; to unburden
devalgate bow-legged
dicaearchy just government
While we dream of living in a dicaearchy in truth we're governed by dicks
diffibulate to unbutton; to unbuckle
dignorate to mark or brand an animal
diloricate to rip open a sewn piece of clothing
dipsopathy medical treatment involving abstinence from liquids
diribitory place where pay is distributed to soldiers
divinipotent having strong divinatory powers
dodrantal of nine inches in length
Drollic of or pertaining to puppet shows
dromograph instrument for measuring velocity of blood flow
ducenarious pertaining to two hundred
ebaptization declaring that someone has not been properly baptized
ecstasiate to go into an ecstasy; to cause to become ecstatic
egrote to feign an illness
eicastic imitative
ejurate to renounce; to abjure
embaphium small vessel for measuring or serving medicine
embolimaeal intercalary; inserted into the calendar
epalpebrate lacking eyebrows
ephydriad water-nymph
essomenic showing things as they will be in the future
eternitarian one who believes in the eternity of the soul
eveniency coming to pass
excutient shaking off
exipotic purgative; cleansing the body of illness
exlineal out of the direct line of descent
fabrefaction act of fashioning or making a work of art
fallaciloquence deceitful speech
famelicose often or very hungry
famigerate to carry news from abroad
ficulnean of fig-tree wood; worthless
filicology study of ferns
findible able to be cleft or split
flosculation an embellishment or ornament in speech
foppotee simpleton
frenigerent bearing a bridle
fumificate to make or cause smoke or incense
gardeviance chest for valuables; a travelling trunk
gardevisure visor of a helmet as shown on heraldic devices
"abbatial of" like or pertaining to abbots or an abbey
"abecedarian of" like or pertaining to the order of the alphabet; rudimentary
"abiectic of" like or pertaining to fir trees or fir sap
"absinthial of" like or pertaining to wormwood; bitter
"abyssopelagic of" like or pertaining to the depths of the ocean
"acarine of" like or pertaining to ticks or mites
"accipitrine of" like or pertaining to falcons and hawks
"acerate of" like or resembling a needle
"acolouthic of" like or pertaining to an after-image or other after-sensation
"acrologic of" like or pertaining to initials
"addititious of" pertaining to or resulting from addition
"adenoid of" like or pertaining to or like a gland
"adipic of" like or pertaining to fatty substances
"aeropleustic of" like or pertaining to aerial navigation
"aeruginous of" like or pertaining to copper-rust or verdigris
"aestival of" like or pertaining to summer
"agonistic of" like or pertaining to or being aggressive or argumentative
"alar of" like or pertaining to the wing or shoulder
"alaudine of" like or pertaining to skylarks
"alcine of" like or pertaining to elks; of
"aliphatic of" like or pertaining to fat or fats in general
"alliaceous of" like or pertaining to garlic; garlicky
"alpestrine of" like or pertaining to alpine regions
"ampelidious of" like or pertaining to vines
"amphiscian of" like or pertaining to torrid regions
"amygdaloid almond-shaped; of" like or pertaining to tonsils
"anacardic of" like or pertaining to cashews
"anaclastic refractive; of" like or pertaining to refraction
"anatine of" like or pertaining to ducks
"anconoid of" like or pertaining to the elbow
"ancoral of" shaped like or resembling an anchor
"anguine of" like or pertaining to snakes
"anguine of" like or pertaining to snakes
"anopheline of" like or pertaining to malarial mosquitoes
"anserine of" like or pertaining to geese
"apian of" like or pertaining to bees
"apiarian of" like or pertaining to bees or beekeeping
"aquiline of" like or pertaining to eagles; hooked like an eagle's beak
"araneidan of" like or pertaining to spiders
"archididascalian of" like or pertaining to headmasters
"architectonics of" like or pertaining to the arrangement of knowledge
"areopagitic of" like or pertaining to tribunals or courts
"arietine of" like or pertaining to rams
"arval of" like or pertaining to ploughed land
"asinine of" like or pertaining to asses; stupid
"aularian of" like or pertaining to a hall in a university
"aurantiaceous of" like or pertaining or pertaining to oranges or orange trees
"auricular of" like or pertaining to the ear; spoken secretly
"aval of" like or pertaining to a grandparent
"avian of" like or pertaining to birds
"avicular of" like or pertaining to birds
"avuncular like an uncle; of" like or pertaining to uncles
"baculine of" like or pertaining to the stick or cane; of
"basial of" like or pertaining to kissing
"bathyorographical of" like or pertaining to depth underwater or elevation above sea level
"bathysmal of" like or pertaining to the depths of the ocean
"batrachian of" like or pertaining to frogs or toads
"bdelloid of" like or pertaining to leeches
"benthic of" like or pertaining to the depths of the ocean
"bibitory of" like or pertaining or pertaining to drinking
"binaural of" pertaining to or heard by both ears
"bisontine of" like or pertaining to bison
"biverbal of" like or pertaining to two words; having a double sense
"blattoid of" like or pertaining to cockroaches
"blepharal of" like or pertaining to eyelids
"bolar of" like or pertaining to clay
"bombic of" like or pertaining to silkworms
"bombycine of" like or pertaining to silk or cotton
"bovine of" like or pertaining to cows
"branchial of" like or pertaining to gills
"brumal of" like or pertaining to winter
"bubaline of" like or pertaining to buffalo or antelopes
"buccal of" like or pertaining to the mouth or cheek
"bucolic of" like or pertaining to the tending of cattle; rustic; rural
"burgensic of" like or pertaining to a borough or its citizens
"bursal of" like or pertaining to a state's revenues
"buteonine of" like or pertaining to buzzards
"butyric of" like or pertaining to butter
"caballine of" like or pertaining to or suited to a horse
"cacuminal retroflex" pertaining to a point
"calycine of" like or pertaining to a cup or calyx
"cameline of" like or pertaining to camels
"campestral of" like or pertaining to the country; pertaining to level ground
"cancellarial of" like or pertaining to a chancellor
"cancrine of" like or pertaining to crabs; palindromic
"canicular of" like or pertaining to the dog star
"canine of" like or pertaining to dogs
"cantative of" like or pertaining to singing
"capitulary of" like or pertaining to a chapter of an organization
"capric " like or pertaining to goats having a goatlike smell; of
"caprifoliaceous of" like or pertaining to the honeysuckle plant
"caprine of" like or pertaining to goats
"carceral of" like or pertaining to prisons
"cardinalitial of" like or pertaining to church cardinals
"caricous of" like or pertaining to figs
"carious of" like or pertaining to dental cavities; decayed
"carnificial of" like or pertaining to butchers or executioners
"carpal of" like or pertaining to the wrist
"castellar of" like or pertaining to a castle
"catalactic of" like or pertaining to exchange
"catarrhine of" like or pertaining to Old World Monkeys
"catenarian of" like or pertaining to chains
"catoptric of" like or pertaining to reflection or reflected light
"caudal of" like or pertaining to the tail
"causidical of" like or pertaining to those who plead legal cases
"cenatory of" like or pertaining to supper
"centrobaric of" like or pertaining to the centre of gravity
"cercopithecan of" like or pertaining to long-tailed monkeys
"cervine of" pertaining to or resembling deer
"cervisial of" like or pertaining or pertaining to beer
"chelonian of" like or pertaining to tortoises or turtles
"chiral of" like or pertaining to the hand or handedness
"cholic of" like or pertaining to bile
"chorepiscopal of" like or pertaining to an early local bishop
"choreutic of" like or pertaining to a chorus
"chrematistic of" like or pertaining to the pursuit of wealth or to business
"chrestomathic of" like or pertaining to useful knowledge
"chthonian of" like or pertaining to the earth or the underworld
"cibarious of" like or pertaining to food; useful for food
"ciconine of" like or pertaining to storks
"cinerary of" like or pertaining to ashes
"clysmian of" like or pertaining to or caused by flood
"cnemial of" like
"cnidarian of" like
"coeliac of" like or pertaining to the abdomen
"colubrine " like or pertaining to snakes like a snake; cunning; of
"columbaceous of" like or pertaining to doves or pigeons
"compital of" like or pertaining to crossroads
"conative of" like or pertaining to purposeful action or desire
"connubial of" like or pertaining to marriage
"coriaceous " ofhaving a leathery appearance; consisting
"corvine " like or pertaining to crows or ravens crow-like; of
"cosmotellurian of" like or pertaining to both heaven and earth
"costal of" like or pertaining to the ribs
"cothurnal of" like or pertaining to tragedy
"coticular of" like or pertaining to whetstones
"creatic of" like or pertaining to flesh
"credal of" like or pertaining to a creed
"crenitic of" like or pertaining to mineral springs
"crepuscular of" like or pertaining to twilight
"crotaline of" like or pertaining to rattlesnakes
"cryptaesthetic of" like or pertaining to supranormal perception
"cryptous of" like or pertaining to crypts
"cuculine of" like or pertaining to cuckoos
"cucurbitaceous of" like or pertaining to gourds
"cupulate of" like or pertaining to a cup; cup-shaped
"cyprinoid of" like or pertaining to carp
"cypseline of" like or pertaining to swifts
"decanal of" like or pertaining to a dean or deacon
"decennoval of" like or pertaining to the number nineteen
"decretal of" like or pertaining to a decree
"delphinine of" like or pertaining to dolphins
"demegoric of" like or pertaining to demagogues or demagogic speech
"demogenic of" like or pertaining to membership by citizenship rather than kinship
"demotic of" like or pertaining to the common people
"denary one of ten; tenfold; of" like or pertaining to group of ten
"deric of" like or pertaining to the skin
"diaconal of" like or pertaining to a deacon
"diacoustic of" like or pertaining to the refraction of sound
"diadermic of" like or pertaining to the puncturing of the skin
"dianoetic capable of" like or pertaining to thought
"didascalic Didactic" pertaining to education or teaching
"didelphine of" like or pertaining to opossums
"didine of" like or pertaining to dodos
"diluvial of" like or pertaining to floods; especially mythical ones
"dinic of" like or pertaining to vertigo or dizziness
"discophoran of" like or pertaining to jellyfishes
"distaff of" like or pertaining to the female branch of a family or women's work
"dolabrate of" like or pertaining to axes or hatchets
"domal of" like or pertaining to a house or dome
"doxastic of" like or pertaining to opinion
"dromic of" like or pertaining to a racecourse
"drupaceous of" like or pertaining to drupes or stone-fruits
"duodenary of" like or pertaining to the number twelve
"eburnean of " or like ivory; ivory-coloured
"edaphic of" like or pertaining to the soil
"edentate " without teeth; pertaining to aardvarks and sloths
"elaphine of" like or belonging to a red deer; of
"elapid of" like or pertaining to cobras
"eleemosynary of" like or pertaining to charity or giving alms; dependent on charity
"elenctic of" like or pertaining to argument; cross-examination or refuting
"elephantine of" like or pertaining to elephants
"empaestic of" like or pertaining to the art of embossing
"emporeutic of" like or pertaining to trade
"empyreal of" like or pertaining to heaven; sublime skyward
"emunctory conveying waste" pertaining to nose-blowing
"enteral of" pertaining to or within the intestine
"entomical of" like or pertaining to insects
"eoan of" like or pertaining to dawn
"epedaphic of" like or pertaining to atmospheric conditions
"epicedial of" like or pertaining to dirges or elegies
"epichoric " belonging or pertaining to a rural area
"epistolary of" like or pertaining to letters
"epithymetic of" like or pertaining to desire
"epulary of" like or pertaining to banquets
"equine of" like or pertaining to horses
"eristic of" like or pertaining to controversy or argument
"estival of" like or pertaining to summer
"ethmoid Of" or like a sieve
"eupeptic of" like or pertaining to good digestion; cheerful
"eusuchian of" like or pertaining to alligators and crocodiles
"excrementitial of" like or pertaining to excrement
"falconine of" like or pertaining to falcons or hawks
"familic " pertaining to a family; domestic
"favonian of" like or pertaining to the west wind; mild and favourable
"feline of" like or pertaining to cats
"fenestral of" like or pertaining to windows
"ferial of" like or pertaining to holidays
"fictile " capable of being moulded; of
"fidicinal of" like or pertaining to stringed musical instruments
"figuline of" like or pertaining to earthenware
"fimetic of" like or pertaining to dung
"fodient of" like or pertaining to digging
"foraneous of" like or pertaining to forums
"forcipate of" like or pertaining to forceps
"formic of" like or pertaining to ants
"formicine of" like or pertaining to ants
"fringillaceous of" like or pertaining to finches
"fringilline of" like or pertaining to finches
"frumentarious of" like or pertaining to corn
"fulgural of" like or pertaining to lightning
"fuliginous Sooty" dusky; soot-coloured; of or pertaining to soot
"fuliguline of" like or pertaining to sea ducks
"fullonical of" like or pertaining or belonging to a fuller
"fulmineous of" like or pertaining to thunder and lightning
"funebral of" like or pertaining to a funeral
"funicular of" like or pertaining to a string or cable
"furuncular of" like or pertaining to boils
"gadoid of" resembling or pertaining to the cod
"galactic of" like or pertaining to or obtained from milk
"geal of" like or pertaining or pertaining to the earth
"gelastic of" like or pertaining to or provoking laughter
"gemmeous of" like or pertaining to gems; like a gem
"genesic of" like or pertaining to procreation or the genitals
"geocyclic of" like or pertaining to the rotation and revolution of the Earth
"georgic of" like or pertaining to agricultural or rustic affairs; rural; agrarian
"geoselenic of" like or pertaining to both
"geostrophic of" like or pertaining to deflection due to effects of Earth's rotation
"gerontogenous of" like or pertaining to the Old World
"gestatorial of" like or pertaining to carrying
"gestic of" like or pertaining to gestures
"glirine rodent-like" like or pertaining to rodents
"glottogonic of" like or pertaining to the origins of language
"glyptic of" like or pertaining to carving or gem-engraving
"gnathal of" like or pertaining to the jaws
"gnomic " signifying general truth; pertaining to aphorisms or proverbs
"goetic of" like or pertaining to black magic
"grallatory of" like or pertaining to wading birds
"gramineous of" like or pertaining to grass; grassy
"gravimetrical of" like or pertaining to measuring by weight
"gregal of" like or pertaining to a flock
"gromatic of" like or pertaining to surveys or surveying
"gruine of" like or pertaining to cranes or similar birds
"habilatory of" like or pertaining to clothes or dressing
"haemal of" like or pertaining to blood
"halcyonine of" like or pertaining to kingfishers
"halibiotic of" like or pertaining to the entirety of life under the sea
"halieutic of" like or pertaining to fishing
"halolimnic of" like or pertaining to sea creatures who spend time in fresh water
"haptic of" like or pertaining to the sense of touch
"hebamic of" like or pertaining to the socratic method
"hebetic of" like or pertaining to puberty
"hederaceous of" like or pertaining to ivy
"hepatic of" like or pertaining to or acting upon the liver
"hephaestic of" like or pertaining to iron-working and blacksmiths
"hermeneutic of" like or pertaining to the interpretation of passages
"hermetic of" like or pertaining to sorcery or alchemy
"herpetoid of" like or pertaining to snakes
"hesternal of" like or pertaining to yesterday
"hibernal of" like or pertaining to winter
"hiemal of" like or pertaining to winter
"hippiatric of" like or pertaining to the treatment of horses' diseases
"hippic of" like or pertaining to horses
"hippoid Equine" like or pertaining to
"hircine goat-like" having a goatish smell like or pertaining to smelly goats
"hirudine of" like or pertaining to leeches
"hirudinean of" like or pertaining to leeches
"hirundine of" like or pertaining to swallows
"histrionic of" like or pertaining to the stage or actors
"hodiernal of" like or pertaining to the present day
"homarine of" like or pertaining to lobsters
"homiletical of" like or pertaining to homilies
"horal of" like or pertaining to hours; hourly
"horary of" like or pertaining to an hour; continuing for an hour; hourly
"hordeaceous of" like or pertaining to barley
"hortensial of" like or pertaining to gardens
"hortulan of" like or pertaining to gardens
"humoral of" like or pertaining to body fluid
"hyaloid of" like or pertaining to glass
"hydric of" like or pertaining to an abundance of moisture
"hyetal Rainy" of
"hygeian of" like or pertaining to health; healthy
"hygric of" like or pertaining to water or moisture
"hylobatine of" like or pertaining to gibbons
"hymeneal of" like or pertaining to marriage
"hypnagogic sleep-inducing" pertaining to drowsiness or sleep
"hypnoetic of" like or pertaining to unconscious logical thought
"hypnopompic of" like or pertaining to period between sleep and wakefulness
"hypothecary of" like or pertaining to mortgages
"hystricine of" like or pertaining to porcupines
"ichneutic of" like or pertaining to a tracker or tracking
"ichthyic of" resembling or pertaining to fish
"icterical of" like or pertaining to or suffering from jaundice
"icterine of" like or pertaining to orioles and related birds
"ictic of" pertaining to
"iliac of" like or pertaining to the loins
"ilicic of" like or pertaining to holly
"inescatory of" like or pertaining to baiting; adapted to bait
"inguinal of" like or pertaining to the groin
"institorial of" like or pertaining to an agent or factor
"intercrural " within or pertaining to the area between the legs
"interstitial of" like or pertaining to the space between things
"ipecacuanhic Of" or relating to ipecac
"iridaceous of" like or pertaining to iris plants
"iridal Of" or pertaining to the rainbow
"iridic of" like or pertaining to the iris of the eye
"ischiatic Of" or pertaining to the ischium or hip
"islandic of " or pertaining to an island
"ixiodic of" like or pertaining to ticks
"jecoral of" like or pertaining to the liver
"jentacular of" like or pertaining to breakfast
"juglandaceous of" like or pertaining to walnuts
"juncaceous of" like or pertaining to rushes
"jural of" like or pertaining to the law
"juratory of" like or pertaining to an oath
"kerygmatic of" like or pertaining to preaching the Gospel
"lacertilian of" like or pertaining to lizards
"lacuscular of" like or pertaining to pools
"lacustrine of" like or pertaining to lakes
"laic of" like or pertaining to lay people rather than clergy
"lamiaceous " ofMinty
"laminary of" like or pertaining to thin plates or layer
"lampyridine of" like or pertaining or pertaining to glow-worms or fireflies
"lapidarian of" like or pertaining to stones; inscribed on stones
"lardaceous of" like or pertaining to lard
"larine of" like or pertaining to gulls
"laroid of" like or pertaining to gulls
"lavic of" like or pertaining to lava
"legatine of" like or pertaining to a legate
"lemurine of" like or pertaining to lemurs
"leonine of" like or pertaining to lions
"leporine of" like or pertaining to the hare
"lienal of" like or pertaining to the spleen
"limacine of" like or pertaining to slugs
"limicoline " ofliving on a shore
"limnetic " pertaining to fresh water living in fresh water
"linaceous of" like or pertaining to flax
"lingual of" like or pertaining to language
"littoral of" like or pertaining to the shore of a body of water
"lobar of" like or pertaining to a lobe
"loimic of" like or pertaining to plagues
"loranthaceous of" like or pertaining to the mistletoe
"lucernal of" like or pertaining to lamps
"lumbricine of" like or pertaining to earthworms
"lupanarian of" like or pertaining to a brothel
"lupine of" like or pertaining to wolves
"lupulic of" like or pertaining to hops
"lutaceous of" like or pertaining to or comprised of mud
"lutrine of" like or pertaining to otters
"macropodine of" like or pertaining to kangaroos
"magistral of" like or pertaining to a master or teacher
"malar of" like or pertaining to the cheek
"malvaceous of" like or pertaining to the mallow family of plants
"manal of" like or pertaining to the hand
"mandative of" like or pertaining to commands or leadership
"mantic of" like or pertaining to divination; prophetic; divinely inspired
"matinal of" like or pertaining to the morning
"matrical of" like or pertaining to a womb or a matrix
"matricular of" like or pertaining to a register
"matriherital of" like or pertaining to inheritance along the female line
"matripotestal of" like or pertaining to the power of mothers
"matutinal of" like or pertaining to the morning; happening early in the day
"maxillary of" like or pertaining to a jaw
"medianic of" like or pertaining to spiritualists
"megachiropteran of" like or pertaining to fruit bats
"meleagrine of" like or pertaining to turkeys
"mellaginous of" like or pertaining to or resembling honey
"membral of" like or pertaining to the limbs rather than the trunk
"mensal of" like or pertaining to the dinner-table; monthly
"mental of" like or pertaining to the chin
"meretricious of" like or pertaining to prostitution; superficially attractive but lacking value
"metameric of" like or pertaining to serial division or segmentation of body
"metopic of" like or pertaining to the forehead
"milvine of" like or pertaining to kites and similar birds
"mimetic " like or pertaining to mimicry
"miothermic of" like or pertaining to temperature conditions of the present day
"mnesic of" like or pertaining to memory
"molendinar of" like or pertaining to a mill or miller
"molinary of" like or pertaining to mills or grinding
"morassic of" like or pertaining to a morass
"morganatic of" like or pertaining to a marriage between those of unequal rank
"morphean of" like or pertaining to dreams
"morphotic of" like or pertaining to formation or development
"morsal of" like or pertaining to the cutting edge of a knife
"mucopurulent Of" mucus and pus
"mulciberian of" like or pertaining to metalworking
"murine of" like or pertaining to mice and rats
"musal of" like or pertaining to poetry or the Muses
"muscicapine of" like or pertaining to flycatchers and related birds
"muscid of" like or pertaining to house-flies
"muscoid of" like or pertaining to mosses; moss-like
"musteline of" like or pertaining to weasels
"mycteric of" like or pertaining to the nostrils
"myelic of" like or pertaining to the spinal cord
"myoxine of" like or pertaining to dormice
"myrmecophagid of" like or pertaining to anteaters
"myrmicine of" like or pertaining to ants
"mystagogical of" like or pertaining to religious ritual initiation
"narial of" like or pertaining to the nostrils
"natalitial of" like or pertaining to a birthday
"natricine of" like or pertaining to water-snakes
"neanic of" like or pertaining to the adolescent period; young
"nectareal Of" or like nectar
"nemaline Of" or like a thread
"nemoral Of" a wood or grove
"neoblastic of" like or pertaining to new growth
"neophrastic of" like or pertaining to neologisms
"nephric of" like or pertaining to the kidneys
"nepionic of" like or pertaining to the embryonic period of development
"nepotal of" like or pertaining to one's nephew
"neurergic of" like or pertaining to the function or action of the nerves
"niccolic made of" like or pertaining to nickel
"nicotian of" like or pertaining to tobacco
"nidatory of" like or pertaining to nests
"nimonic Of" alloys used in high-temperature work
"nobiliary of" like or pertaining to nobility
"nosocomial of" like or pertaining to a hospital
"novenary of" like or pertaining to the number nine
"novercal of" like or pertaining to a stepmother
"noxal of" like or pertaining to wrongful injury by object or animal of another
"nucal of" like or pertaining to nuts
"nuchal of" like or pertaining to the nape of the neck
"numinous of" like or pertaining to a deity; suffused with religious awe
"nummary of" like or pertaining to coins or money
"nundinal of" like or pertaining to a fair or market
"nutricial of" like or pertaining to nurses
"nychthemeral of" like or pertaining to a nychthemeron or 24-hour period
"nymphean of" like or pertaining to a nymph
"obitual of" like or pertaining to obituaries
"obsidional of" like or pertaining to a siege
"occipital of" like or pertaining to the back of the head
"octonary of" like or pertaining to or consisting of eight things; grouped in eights
"oecodomic of" like or pertaining to architecture
"oenopoetic of" like or pertaining to wine-making
"oleic of" like or pertaining to or derived from oil
"oligodynamic of" like or pertaining to the effect of small quantities
"olitory of" like or pertaining to kitchen vegetables
"oneiric of" like or pertaining to dreams
"onomastic of" like or pertaining to a name or signature
"ontal of" like or pertaining to reality or existence
"onymatic of" like or pertaining to names
"ophic of" like or pertaining to serpents
"opisthosomal of" like or pertaining to posteriors
"ordalian of" like or pertaining to an ordeal
"orectic of" like or pertaining to appetite or desires
"ornithic of" like or pertaining to birds
"orobathymetric of" like or pertaining to map showing submerged heights and sea depths
"oscheal of" like or pertaining to the scrotum
"oscinine of" like or pertaining to song-birds
"oscular of" like or pertaining to the mouth or to kissing
"osteal of" like or pertaining to
"ostracean of" like or pertaining to oysters
"ostraceous of" like or pertaining to oysters
"otarine of" like or pertaining to seals
"otic of" like or pertaining to the ear
"ovibovine of" like or pertaining to musk-oxen
"ovine of" like or pertaining to sheep
"pabulous of" like or pertaining to nourishment
"paginal of" like or pertaining to pages or pagination
"palladian of" like or pertaining to wisdom or learning
"palmar of" like or pertaining to the palm
"palpebral of" like or pertaining to the eyelid
"paludal of" like or pertaining to marshes; marshy; malarial
"panary of" like or pertaining to bread; bread store
"papaverous of" like or pertaining to poppies
"papilionaceous of" like or pertaining to butterflies
"papuliferous Pimply" bearing or pertaining to pimples
"parastatic of" like or pertaining to protective mimicry of animals
"pardine of" like or pertaining to leopards
"parietal " especially anatomical walls of a wall or walls
"parine of" like or pertaining to titmouses
"parthenian of" like or pertaining to virgins
"pascual " growing on land used for grazing; of
"passerine of" like or pertaining to sparrows
"patibulary of" like or pertaining to the gallows
"patrial of" like or pertaining to one’s native land
"pavonian of" like or pertaining to peacocks
"pavonine of" like or pertaining to peacocks
"pectinal " of a comb comb-like
"pectineal " of the pubic bone
"pecuniary of" like or pertaining to money; consisting of money
"pedalian of" like or pertaining to the foot or to metrical feet
"pedary of" like or pertaining to walking or feet
"pedicular of" like or pertaining to lice
"pedological of" like or pertaining to soils
"pelargic of" like or pertaining to storks
"pendular of" like or pertaining to a pendulum
"penial of" like or pertaining to the penis
"perdicine of" like or pertaining to partridges
"peristeronic of" like or pertaining to pigeons
"petrean of" like or pertaining to or made of rock
"phacochoerine of" like or pertaining to warthogs
"phallic of" pertaining to or resembling a penis
"phemic of" like or pertaining to speech
"phenetic of" like or pertaining to classification by phenotype
"philomelian of" like or pertaining to nightingales
"philoprogenitive of" like or pertaining to instinctive love for offspring
"phocine of" like or pertaining to seals
"phreatic of" like or pertaining to underground water supplying or wells
"phthongal of" pertaining to
"phugoid of" like or pertaining to the longitudinal stability of aircraft
"picaresque of" like or pertaining or pertaining to rogues or roguish behaviour
"picine of" like or pertaining to woodpeckers
"piscatorial of" like or pertaining to fishing or fishers
"piscine of" like or pertaining to fish
"planetesimal of" like or pertaining to asteroids or similar tiny celestial bodies
"plantar of" like or pertaining to the sole of the foot
"plaustral of" like or pertaining to a wagon
"plenilunar of" like or pertaining to the full moon
"pliothermic of" like or pertaining to periods of above-average temperatures
"plumeopicean " of tar and feathers
"poaceous of" like or pertaining or pertaining to grass
"podalic of" like or pertaining to feet
"poliorcectic of" like or pertaining to siegecraft or besiegement
"pomaceous of" like or pertaining to or consisting of apples
"popliteal of" like or pertaining to the back of the knee
"poral of" like or pertaining to pores
"porcine of" like or pertaining to pigs; swinish
"potamic of" like or pertaining to rivers
"praedial of" like or pertaining to or connected with the land or farming
"prandial of" like or pertaining to dinner
"prebendal of" like or pertaining to stipends issued by a church
"prenarial of" like or pertaining to or in front of the nostrils
"preputial of" like or pertaining to the foreskin
"presidial of" like or pertaining to a garrison
"Priapean of" like or pertaining to male reproductive power; phallic
"pridian of" like or pertaining to yesterday
"primitial of" like or pertaining to first fruits; primeval
"primogenous of" like or pertaining to the earliest or first developmental stage
"procephalic of" like or pertaining to the front of the head
"proctal of" like or pertaining to the anus or rectum
"procyonine of" like or pertaining to raccoons
"proethnic of" like or pertaining to primitive races
"prosodic of" like or pertaining to versification
"prosopic of" like or pertaining to the face
"psephitic of" like or pertaining to pebbles
"psittacine of" like or pertaining to macaws
"psittacine Of" or like parrots
"pteropine of" like or pertaining to flying foxes
"puerperal of" like or pertaining to childbirth
"pulicine of" like or pertaining to fleas
"pullastrine of" like or pertaining to pigeons
"pulmonic of" like or pertaining to the lungs
"pygal " belonging to the rump end; pertaining to the rump
"pyretic of" pertaining to or for the cure of fevers
"pyrrhic of" like or pertaining to the dance or to the foot
"pyrrhuline of" like or pertaining to bullfinches
"quadragesimal of" like or pertaining to Lent; lasting forty days
"quercine of" like or pertaining to oak trees
"rabic of" like or pertaining to rabies
"rameal of" like or pertaining to branches
"rangiferine of" like or pertaining to or like reindeer
"ranine of" like or pertaining to or like frogs
"ranunculaceous of" like or pertaining to buttercups
"raptorial " of like or pertaining to a bird of prey
"ratite of" like or pertaining to flightless birds
"reginal of" like or pertaining to a queen
"regnal " of a reign
"renal of" like or pertaining to the kidneys
"reptilian of" like or pertaining to reptiles
"retiary " using nets as a weapon; catching insects in webs
"reticular of" like or pertaining to nets; intricate
"rhinal of" like or pertaining to the nose
"rhinocerotic of" like or pertaining to the rhinoceros
"rhizic Of" the root of an equation
"rhonchial of" like or pertaining to snoring
"risible " laughable
"risorial of" like or pertaining to or causing laughter
"rupicaprine of" like or pertaining to chamoises
"sanguineous " ofBloody
"saporine of" like or pertaining to the sense of taste
"sarcous " of flesh or muscle
"sartorial of" like or pertaining to a tailor or tailored clothes
"scabious of" like or pertaining to scabies or scabs
"scacchic of" like or pertaining to chess
"scarabaean of" like or pertaining to scarabs
"schiztic of" like or pertaining to or marked by splitting
"schoenabatic of" like or pertaining to rope walking
"sciatheric of" like or pertaining to measurement of time by shadows
"sciatic of" like or pertaining to the hip
"scioptic of" like or pertaining to formation of images in darkrooms
"sciurine of" like or pertaining to squirrels
"sciuroid of" like or pertaining to squirrels or chipmunks
"scolopacine of" like or pertaining to snipes
"scorbutic " of or suffering from scurvy
"scriptory by" in or pertaining to writing
"scutal of" like or pertaining to shields
"scytodepsic of" like or pertaining to tanning leather
"selachian of" like or pertaining to sharks or rays
"selenic of" like or pertaining to the moon
"semic of" like or pertaining to a sign or signs
"septentrional " like or pertaining to the north Northern
"septimal of" like or pertaining to or based on the number seven
"seral of" like or pertaining to the development of ecological communities
"serous of" like or pertaining to serum; watery
"serpentine of" like or pertaining to serpents or snakes
"shrieval of" like or pertaining to a sheriff
"sialic of" like or pertaining to saliva
"sidereal of" like or pertaining to the stars
"sigillary of" like or pertaining to a seal
"simian of" like or pertaining to apes
"sinal of" like or pertaining to the sinuses
"siphonic of" like or pertaining to a siphon
"skelic of" like or pertaining to the skeleton
"soliterraneous of" like or pertaining to the joint effect of the sun and earth
"somnial of" like or pertaining to dreams
"sophianic of" like or pertaining to wisdom
"soricine of" like or pertaining to shrews
"soricine of" like or pertaining to shrews
"sororal of" like or pertaining to sisters
"soterial of" like or pertaining to salvation
"spatiotemporal of" like or pertaining to time and space
"speluncar of" like or pertaining to caves
"spermatic of" like or pertaining to sperm
"sphingal of" like or pertaining to sphinxes
"sphragistic of" like or pertaining to seals and signets
"sphygmic of" like or pertaining to the pulse or heartbeat
"spintrian of" like or pertaining to orgies or male sexual deviance
"splenic of" like or pertaining to the spleen
"squaloid of" like or pertaining to sharks
"stadial of" like or pertaining to a stage
"statuary of" pertaining to or suitable for sculpture
"stercoraceous of" like or pertaining to feces
"steric of" like or pertaining to the organization of atoms in a molecule
"sterquilinian of" like or pertaining to a dunghill
"stibial of" like or pertaining to antimony
"stochastic of" like or pertaining to a sequence of random events
"stradometrical of" like or pertaining to the measurement of streets and roads
"stratonic " of an army or armies
"strigine owl-like" like or pertaining to owls
"struthious of" like or pertaining to ostriches
"stylogalmaic of" like or pertaining to figures serving as columns or pillars
"suberous of" like or having the appearance of cork; pertaining to cork
"suburbicarian of" like or pertaining to suburbs
"succinic of" pertaining to or derived from amber
"suidian of" like or pertaining to pigs
"suilline of" like or pertaining to hogs
"suilline " oflike a pig
"sulcal " grooved; furrowed of a sulcus
"sulphorous of" like or pertaining to hellfire; infernal blasphemous
"sumptuary of" like or pertaining to expense or extravagance
"superciliary of" on or near the eyebrow
"sural of" like or pertaining to the calf of the leg
"surficial of" like or pertaining to the surface of the earth
"surnominal of" like or pertaining to surnames
"sutorian of" like or pertaining to cobbling or sewing
"sybotic of" like or pertaining to a swineherd
"sylvestral of" like or pertaining to trees
"synodical of" like or pertaining to conjunction
"syringadenous of" like or pertaining to sweat glands
"syrtic of" like or pertaining to quicksand
"tabernacular of" like or pertaining to a tabernacle
"tactual of" like or pertaining to or derived from the sense of touch
"talaric of" like or pertaining to or reaching the ankles
"taurean of" like or pertaining to a bull
"taurine of" like or pertaining to bulls
"taxaceous of" like or pertaining to yew trees
"technolithic of" like or pertaining to stone tools
"tectonic of" like or pertaining to building; structural
"tegmental of" like or pertaining to coverings or outer shells
"tegular of" like or overlapping like tiles or slates
"telestic of" like or pertaining to the mysteries
"tellural of" like or pertaining to the earth
"telodynamic of" like or pertaining to transmission of power to a distance
"tergal of" like or pertaining to the back
"terpsichorean of" like or pertaining to dancing
"terraneous of" like or pertaining to the earth
"terrene " earthly; worldly; mundane of the earth
"tesserarian of" like or pertaining to dice games
"testaceous " of or having a hard shell; brick-red
"testudinal of" like or pertaining to tortoises or tortoise-shell
"textorial of" like or pertaining to weaving
"textrine of" like or pertaining to weaving
"thelematic of" like or pertaining to will or volition; voluntary
"theriacal of" like or pertaining to antidotes
"thermic of" like or pertaining to heat
"thermonous of" like or pertaining to stimulation by heat
"theroid of" like or pertaining to a beast or wild animal
"thesial of" like or pertaining to a thesis
"thionic of" like or pertaining to or containing sulphur
"threptic of" like or pertaining to the rearing of young
"thronal of" like or pertaining to a throne
"tigrine of" like or pertaining to tigers
"tinctorial of" like or pertaining to dyeing; giving colour
"tolypeutine of" like or pertaining to armadillos
"tonetic of" like or pertaining to tonal pronunciation or languages
"tonsorial of" like or pertaining to a barber or a barber’s work
"toponomastic of" like or pertaining to place names
"torrentine of" like or pertaining to a torrent; having the character of a torrent
"toxophilite " like or pertaining to archery lover of archery; an archer; of
"tribunitial of" like or pertaining to a tribune
"tributorian of" like or pertaining to tribute or payment
"tringoid of" like or pertaining to sandpipers
"trochilic of" like or pertaining to rotatory motion
"trochilidine of" like or pertaining to hummingbirds
"trochiline of" like or pertaining to hummingbirds
"troglodytine of" like or pertaining to wrens
"truttaceous of" like or pertaining to trout
"turdine of" like or pertaining to thrushes
"turdine of" like or pertaining to thrushes
"turrical of" like or pertaining to a tower or turret; like a turret
"tussicular of" like or pertaining to coughs
"tyroid " resembling cheese; cheesy
"uletic of" like or pertaining to the gums
"ulmaceous " of or like elms
"umbilical of" like or pertaining to the navel; related on the mother's side
"uncial of" like or pertaining to an inch or an ounce
"ungual of a claw" hoof
"unguentary of" like or pertaining to unguents; one who makes or sells unguents
"uranic " of the palate
"uretic of" like or pertaining to urine
"ursine of" like or pertaining to bears
"urticaceous of" like or pertaining to nettles
"uxorial of" like or pertaining to a wife
"vaccine of" like or pertaining to cows; preparation conferring immunity to disease
"vadose of" like or pertaining to underground water above the water table
"valetudinarian of" like or pertaining to ill-health; anxious about health
"vapulatory of" like or pertaining to flogging
"varietal of" like or pertaining to a variety
"vascular of" like or pertaining to fluid-carrying vessels
"vectigal of" like or pertaining to the paying of tribute or rent
"velamentous of" like or pertaining to or like a membrane or sail
"venatic of" like or pertaining to hunting
"venous of" like or pertaining to veins
"ventral of" like or pertaining to the underside or the belly
"vermicular of" like or pertaining to worms
"vernal of" like or pertaining to spring
"versicular " of or in verse
"vertiginous of" like or pertaining to vertigo; dizzy; giddy
"vesical of" like or pertaining to the bladder
"vespal of" like or pertaining to wasps
"vespertinal of" like or pertaining to the evening
"vespine of" like or pertaining to hornets or wasps
"vestiary robing-room" cloakroom; of
"vexillary " standard-bearer; pertaining to regimental colours or flags
"viatical of" like or pertaining to roads or travel
"vicarial of" like or pertaining to a vicar or delegate
"villar of" like or pertaining to a manor or village
"villatic Rural" of like or pertaining to a villa
"vinal " of or due to wine
"vindemial of" like or pertaining to the vintage
"vineatic of" like or pertaining to vines
"vinous " like wine; pertaining to wine; wine-coloured
"viperine of" like or pertaining to vipers
"viperous of" like
"visile of" like or pertaining to sight; learning easily by sight
"visive of" like or pertaining to sight; visual; able to see or be seen
"vitular of" like or pertaining to a calf or to calving
"vituline of" like or pertaining to calves or veal
"viverrine of" like or pertaining to civets and mongoose
"viverrine of" like or pertaining to the civet
"vocabularian of" like or pertaining to vocabulary
"vocicultural of" like or pertaining to voice training
"volar of" like or pertaining to the palm or the sole; of
"volitive of" like or pertaining to the will
"volucrine of" like or pertaining to birds; bird-like
"voluminal of" like or pertaining to volume or cubic capacity
"voraginous of" like or pertaining to a whirlpool; voracious
"vortical of" like or pertaining to a vortex; whirling
"vulpecular of" like or pertaining to a young fox
"vulpine of" like or pertaining to foxes; cunning
"vulturine " like or pertaining to a vulture rapacious; of
"vulvar of" like or pertaining to or resembling the vulva
"xilinous of" like or pertaining to cotton
"xylary of" like or pertaining to xylem
"zebrine of" like or pertaining to zebras
"zibeline of" like or pertaining to the sable
"zincic of" pertaining to or containing zinc
"zoic of" like or pertaining to animals; containing evidence of life
"zoonic of" like or pertaining to or derived from animals
"zygal " like or pertaining to a yoke or union formed like the letter H; of
"zymic of" like or pertaining to fermentation
"zymotic of" like or pertaining to fermentation
araba " wheeled Middle Eastern carriage "
Barouche " four-wheeled hooded carriage "
berlin " four-wheeled covered carriage "
britska " open four-wheeled carriage "
Brouette " small two-wheeled carriage "
brougham " one-horse closed carriage "
cabriolet " two-wheeled carriage "
calash " light low-wheeled carriage with folding top "
cariole " light open carriage "
caroche " stately carriage used on ceremonial occasions "
chaise " light open carriage for one or two people "
Charabanc " open tourist coach with benches "
clarence " four-wheeled carriage "
coupe " four-wheeled closed horse-drawn carriage "
dennet " light two-wheeled carriage "
Désobligeante " carriage for one passenger "
diligence " horse-drawn stage-coach "
dogcart " light two-wheeled carriage with seats back-to-back "
dos-a-dos " carriage where passengers seated back to back "
droskhy " low four-wheeled open carriage "
ekka " small one-horse carriage "
fiacre " hackney coach; cab "
fourgon " baggage-wagon "
gharry " box-like Middle Eastern horse-drawn cab "
gig " light two-wheeled one-horse carriage "
hackney " four-wheeled two-horse carriage "
hansom " light two-wheeled cab "
herdic " low-hung carriage with back entrance "
jinker " light horse-drawn passenger carriage "
karrozzin " Maltese horse-drawn carriage "
Landau " horse-drawn carriage with folding top "
noddy " plain two-wheeled horse-drawn cart "
phaeton " open four-wheeled carriage "
quadriga " two-wheeled carriage drawn by four horses "
roadster " light carriage "
rockaway " light four-wheeled carriage with fixed top and open sides "
rulley " flat four-wheeled wagon for carrying goods "
shandry " light cart on springs "
shay " open carriage or chaise "
sociable " four-wheeled open carriage with side-seats "
spider " light high-wheeled carriage "
stanhope " light open one-seated carriage "
sulky " light two-wheeled" one-person horse-drawn carriage
surrey " light four-wheeled carriage with two seats "
tandem " two-seated carriage with horses harnessed in series "
tarantas " four-wheeled carriage mounted on poles "
telega " four-wheeled springless wagon "
tilbury " light open two-wheeled carriage "
Timwhisky " light carriage for one or two people" pulled by one or two horses
tonga " light two-wheeled carriage "
trap " light one-horse carriage with springs "
troika " carriage drawn by three horses "
tum-tum " dog-cart "
vettura " carriage" cab or car
victoria " light open two-seated four-wheeled carriage "
vis-a-vis " light carriage with seats facing one another "
wagonette " carriage with one crosswise seat in front" two seats in back
Astrologaster " a foolish or petty astrologer "
criticaster " inferior or petty critic "
Grammaticaster " a piddling grammarian "
hereticaster " a petty or contemptible heretic "
latinitaster " a petty scholar of Latin "
logicaster " a petty logician "
Mathematicaster " minor or inferior mathematician "
medicaster " quack; charlatan "
militaster " soldier without skill or ability "
musicaster " a mediocre musician "
opiniaster " one who obstinately holds to an opinion "
parasitaster " a mean or sorry parasite "
Philologaster " petty or contemptible philologist "
philosophaster " amateur or superficial philosopher "
poetaster " petty poet; writer of contemptible verses "
politicaster " petty politician "
rhetoricaster " petty rhetorician "
scientaster " petty scientist "
theologaster " petty or shallow theologian "
usageaster " self-appointed and conservative language usage expert "
witticaster " a petty or inferior wit "
alieniloquy " speech on subjects other than the matter at hand; off-topic speech "
alloquy " speaking to another or many others; an address "
altiloquence " pompous or high speech "
ambiloquous " using dubious or ambiguous expressions "
amphoriloquy " cavernous voice of a patient heard over a patient's lung cavity "
anteloquy " a preface "
antiloquy " speaking against some idea; contradicting or gainsaying "
biloquist " one capable of speaking with two distinct voices "
blandiloquence " complimentary speech; flattery "
blesiloquent " speaking with a stammer or lisp "
breviloquence " short-windedness; tendency towards brevity in speech "
caverniloquy " cavernous voice of a patient heard over a patient's lung cavity "
centiloquy " work consisting of one hundred aphorisms" attributed to Ptolemy
colloquy " speaking together; mutual discourse "
dentiloquent " speaking with clenched teeth "
diversiloquent " speaking in different ways; speaking on different subjects "
doctiloquent " speaking learnedly "
dulciloquent " speaking sweetly "
eloquence " forceful and appealing speech "
falsiloquence " deceitful speech "
fatiloquent " speaking prophetically; declaring fate "
flexiloquent " speaking ambiguously or using words of doubtful meaning "
gastriloquist " ventriloquist "
grandiloquent " bombastic "
inaniloquent " prone to foolish or empty babbling "
ineloquence " unappealing speech "
largiloquent " talkative; full of words "
longiloquence " long-winded language "
loquence " speech "
magniloquent " speaking in a grand or pompous style "
melliloquent " speaking harmoniously or sweetly "
Mendaciloquence " lying speech "
multiloquence " talkativeness; use of many words "
obloquy " censure; calumny; slander; disgrace "
omniloquent " speaking on all subjects "
parciloquy " laconic speech "
pauciloquent " of few words; speaking little "
pectoriloquy " sound of patient’s voice as heard through stethoscope "
planiloquent " speaking plainly "
pleniloquence " excessive talking; fullness of speech "
polyloquent " speaking much; loquacious "
sanctiloquent " speaking on heavenly or holy matters "
sialoquent " spitting greatly while speaking "
soliloquent " speaking in soliloquies; prone to giving soliloquies "
soliloquy " talking or conversing with oneself; dramatic production of this nature "
somniloquence " talking in one’s sleep "
stultiloquence " foolish or senseless talk "
suaviloquence " pleasing or agreeable speech "
tardiloquent " speaking slowly "
tristiloquy " mournful manner of speech "
vaniloquence " vain or foolish talk "
ventriloquism " speaking so that the voice appears to come from elsewhere "
veriloquent " speaking truthfully; truthful "
abba " Syriac or Coptic bishop "
ablegate " papal envoy or legate "
absconce " lantern used in monasteries and night offices "
abthane " monastic region of the old Irish church "
accensor " acolyte "
adiaphoron " tenet or belief on which a theological system is indifferent "
adoptionism " belief that Christ was the adopted and not natural son of God "
advowson " right of presentation to church living "
adytum " sacred part of a temple or church; church chancel "
affusion " pouring on; as of baptismal water "
agape " selfless Christian love; a feast in celebration of such love "
agapeistic " characterized by Christian love "
agapetae " churchwomen who live platonically with celibate men "
aggiornamento " modernization of ideas of the Catholic church "
agrapha " sayings of Jesus not found in the canonical gospels "
alb " long white robe worn by priests "
almoner " giver of alms; social worker in a hospital "
altarage " payment to priest for mass; offerings at altar "
ambo " early Christian raised reading desk or pulpit "
ambry " recess for church vessels; cupboard or niche "
ambulatory " aisle down the east end of a church "
amice " strip of fine linen worn as cloak or wrap by priest at mass "
ampulla " vessel for holy oil or wine for coronations or rituals "
anamnesis " reminiscence; prayer recalling death and resurrection of Jesus "
anchorite " one withdrawn from the world for religious reasons "
ancress " female religious recluse "
anele " to administer extreme unction to "
angelus " prayer said in morning" at noon and at sunset
antechapel " anteroom to a chapel or church "
antependium " covering or cloth over pulpit or altar "
antilegomena " books of the New Testament not part of early Christian Bible "
antipedobaptism " denial of validity of infant baptism "
antiphon " anthem sung as a response during church service "
apocatastasis " final restitution of all things at the appearance of the Messiah "
apocrisiary " papal secretary "
apologetics " defense and proof of Christianity or other doctrine "
apse " rounded extension of church or other building "
archimandrite " head of a monastery or convent "
aspergillum " vessel for sprinkling holy water "
aspersory " vessel for holding holy water "
aureole " radiant light around head or body of holy personage "
autocephality " ecclesiastical self-government "
auto-da-fe " burning of a heretic "
autotheism " belief that one is God incarnate or that one is Christ "
baldaquin " covering or canopy over a throne or altar "
baptistery " part of church reserved for performing baptisms "
bardocucullus " hooded cloak worn by monks "
basilica " Roman Catholic church given special privileges "
beadle " church caretaker or usher "
beadsman " monk or almoner who prays for benefactor "
bema " raised part of an Eastern church containing the altar "
benefice " ecclesiastical office to which revenue is attached "
bethel " a place of worship for seamen; nonconformist chapel "
biretta " square three-ridged cap worn by Catholic clergy "
breviary " book containing daily church service "
bulla " round seal attached to a papal bull "
bullantic " capitalized and ornamented" as letters used on papal bulls
bullary " collection of papal bulls "
bursary " treasury of a monastery or college "
burse " square cloth case to carry the corporal during Communion service "
caesaropapism " control of the church by a secular ruler "
calefactory " a monastery sitting room "
calotte " Roman Catholic skullcap "
camerlengo " papal treasurer "
campanile " freestanding bell tower on church property "
canoness " woman living in a community under a religious rule "
canticle " short holy song or sung prayer "
cantorial " located on the north side of the choir in a church "
capuchin " pointed hooded cloak worn by friars "
cardinalitial " of" like or pertaining to church cardinals
cartulary " keeper of monastic records "
cassock " close-fitting ankle-length clergyman's garment "
catabaptism " belief in the wrongness of infant baptism "
catechumen " one undergoing instruction prior to conversion to Christianity "
cathedra " chair or throne of office for a bishop or other high official "
cathisma " short hymn used as response "
catholicos " primate of Armenian or Nestorian church "
cellarer " monastery official in charge of provisions "
cenacle " room where the Last Supper was eaten "
cenobite " monk; member of religious group "
cenoby " monastery or convent "
censer " vessel for burning incense in religious rituals "
cephalophore " decapitated saint depicted with head tucked under arm "
chancel " part of church containing altar and seats for choir "
chancery " church office dealing with legal matters and archives "
chantry " chapel or altar built for prayers for its benefactor's soul "
chaplet " circlet or wreath for the head; short string of prayer beads "
charterhouse " Carthusian monastic building "
chasuble " sleeveless ecclesiastical garment "
chevet " east end of a church "
chiliasm " belief that Jesus will reign on Earth for a thousand years "
chimere " loose sleeveless robes worn by Anglican bishops "
chrism " consecrated or holy oil "
chrismation " sacrament of baptism in Eastern churches "
chrismatory " vessel for holding holy oil "
chrisom " white robe put on newly baptised child "
christophany " appearance of Christ to men "
churching " church ceremony given to women after childbirth "
churchism " devotion to church rules over religious precepts "
ciborium " freestanding canopy to cover altar; vessel for holding eucharistic bread "
cilice " haircloth shirt worn as penance "
cimeliarch " church vestry or treasury "
cincture " to gird or surround; belt worn around ecclesiastical vestment "
cingulum " girdle or girdle-like structure; priest's belt "
circumincession " the reciprocal existence of three parts of the Trinity in each other "
classis " a group; governing body of Reformed churches "
clerestory " upper storey of a church; windows near the roof of a building "
coadjutor " bishop assisting a diocesan bishop and having the right of succession "
collegialism " theory that church is independent from the state "
colporteur " peddler of religious tracts and books "
compaternity " spiritual relationship between child's parents and godparents "
compline " prayer service held just before bedtime "
comprecation " prayer meeting "
concelebrate " to jointly recite the canon of the Eucharist in unison with others "
concordat " agreement between the pope and a secular government "
confirmand " candidate for religious confirmation "
confiteor " prayer of confession of sins "
consistory " a solemn assembly or council; a church tribunal "
consultor " advisor to a Catholic bishop "
conventicle " secret or illegal church assembly "
corporal " white cloth on which Communion bread and wine are placed "
credence " small table for holding sacred vessels "
credo " concise statement of doctrine; section of Mass followed by offertory "
crosier " pastoral staff or crook held by bishop or abbot "
cruet " vessel used in religious ceremonies" especially to hold the Eucharist
curate " assistant to a parish priest "
curia " papal court and its officials "
custos " guardian" custodian or keeper
dalmatic " ecclesiastical robe or other outer vestment "
datary " papal officer who registers and dates bulls and edicts "
decanal " located on south side of the choir in a church "
decretal " papal decree deciding a point of church law "
deiparous " bearing a god "
deodate " a gift to or from God "
diaconicon " sacristy for sacred vessels in Orthodox churches "
diphysitism " belief in the dual nature of Christ "
diptych " pair of pictures on hinged panels; register of bishops and saints "
discalced " without shoes; barefoot; a religious order wearing no shoes "
ditheletism " doctrine that Christ had two wills "
donative " benefice presented to church without reference to bishop "
dossal " ornamental cloth hung behind and above an altar "
doxology " hymn or verse of praise to God "
dulia " inferior veneration of saints and angels in comparison with God "
ecclesiastry " affairs of the church "
eirenics " theological doctrine of religious unification "
encolpion " reliquary; cross worn on the breast "
encyclical " letter sent by the pope to multiple bishops "
eparchy " diocese of an Eastern church "
epiclesis " calling on the Holy Spirit to consecrate the Eucharist "
epistoler " reader of the epistle in Anglican service "
epitrachelion " stole of an Orthodox priest or bishop "
eremite " hermit; religious recluse "
eschatology " doctrine of life and afterlife "
eschaton " end of the world; end time "
euchology " prayer book "
exarch " viceroy; rank below patriarch in Eastern church "
exeat " permission from bishop for clergyman to work elsewhere "
exedra " semicircular bench beside episcopal throne; outdoor bench or recess "
exegetic " explanatory" especially of Scripture
exequy " funeral rites; funeral procession "
faldstool " desk from which the Litany is read at church service "
fanion " cloth worn on priest's arm and used for handling holy vessels "
fenestella " recess in church wall for storing communion vessels "
feretory " shrine for relics during a procession or for a funeral bier "
feria " weekday of a church calendar on which no holiday falls "
festilogy " treatise on ecclesiastical festivals "
flèche " narrow wooden spire on church roof "
florilegium " anthology of writings" especially of church fathers
fossarian " clergyman moonlighting as a gravedigger "
frankalmoign " land tenure requiring religious obligations on part of tenant "
friary " a fraternity or group of friars "
frontal " cloth hanging over front of altar "
galilee " porch in front of church "
glebe " church land granted to clergyman "
gradual " part of mass between epistle and gospel "
guimpe " wide cloth covering neck and shoulders worn by nuns "
hagioscope " opening in wall to enable viewing of altar "
hanap " chalice used in communion whose cover is a second chalice "
hassock " kneeling cushion in a church "
hearsecloth " cloth lain over coffin during funeral "
hegumene " head of a nunnery "
hieratical " priestly; bound by religious convention "
hieromonach " monk who also serves as a priest "
holobaptism " belief in baptism with total immersion in water "
homolegomena " books of the Bible used in early Christianity "
housel " the eucharist; the act of taking the eucharist "
hymnal " collection of church hymns "
hymnody " hymns collectively; hymn-singing "
hyperdulia " veneration of the Virgin Mary above saints and angels "
iconostasis " screen or partition in Eastern churches with tiers of icons "
incardination " acceptance by a diocese of clergyman from another diocese "
indulgence " former Catholic pardon granted for remission of punishment for sins "
indult " special temporary dispensation granted by the Catholic church "
internuncio " messenger between two parties; low-ranking papal legate "
intinction " administering communion by dipping bread into wine "
introit " psalm or hymn sung at beginning of church service "
invination " presence of Christ's blood in sanctified wine "
invitatory " psalm or anthem sung before prayer during church service "
jube " ornamental choir-screen "
jubilarian " one who celebrates a jubilee" especially a priest
jubilate " the third Sunday after Easter "
kamelaukion " tall cylindrical hat worn by Orthodox priests "
kerygma " preaching of the Christian gospel "
kerygmatic " of" like or pertaining to preaching the Gospel
kirking " first attendance of a couple at church after marriage "
kyrie " religious petition for mercy "
laic " of" like or pertaining to lay people rather than clergy
laicisation " process of returning a clergyman to lay status "
laicism " doctrine of opposition to clergy and priests "
lappet " fold or flap on a garment or headdress worn by priest "
latria " highest degree of veneration" assigned to God over saints
lauds " prayer service held at dawn following matins "
lavabo " ceremony in which priest washes his hands; basin for the ceremony "
lavatory " wash-basin for washing bodies of newly dead; room where lavabo kept "
lavra " group of recluses’ cells "
lectern " desk or stand from which church lessons are read "
lectrice " female reader in church "
litany " prayer of supplication in responsive style "
liturgician " one who studies or recites church rituals "
lustration " ritual washing; ablution "
lychgate " roofed gate of a churchyard "
magisterium " teaching function of the Catholic church "
magnificat " canticle in praise of the Virgin Mary "
manciple " steward of a college or monastery; purveyor "
mandorla " oval panel containing a work of art; elliptical halo around holy person "
mandriarch " founder or leader of a monastic order "
maniple " clerical vestment worn on the left arm "
mantelletta " knee-length sleeveless garment worn by Catholic cardinals and bishops "
Mariolatry " worship of the virgin mother "
Mariology " study of the Virgin Mary "
marrano " Jew converted to Christianity to avoid persecution "
martyrium " shrine erected in memory of a martyr "
martyrolatry " excessive devotion to martyrs "
martyrology " study of martyrs "
matins " prayer service held in early morning hours "
mendicant " member of impoverished religious order "
menology " register or calendar of saints’ days "
mersion " dipping; as in baptism "
metropolitan " archbishop holding authority over other bishops "
midlenting " custom of giving gifts to parents on mid-Lent Sunday "
minster " church associated with a monastery "
missal " book containing complete service for mass "
miter " high headdress worn by bishop or archbishop "
modalism " belief in unity of Father" Son and Holy Spirit
monergism " theory that the Holy Spirit alone can act "
monial " a nun "
monkery " monks in general; monasticism; behaviour of monks "
monophysitism " belief that Christ was primarily divine but in human form "
Monotheletism " belief that Christ had only one will "
monstrance " vessel used to expose the Eucharist "
mozzetta " short cape with ornamental hood worn by Catholic prelates "
mystagogical " of" like or pertaining to religious ritual initiation
naos " temple; inner cell of a temple "
narthex " small entrance or porch to a church "
nave " largest part of church where congregation sits "
nipter " ecclesiastical ceremony of washing the feet "
nones " prayer service held at 3 p"
novena " series of Catholic church services held on nine successive days "
nuncio " one who brings tidings; high-ranking papal legate "
obit " religious office for a dead person "
oblate " layman living in a religious community under modified rule "
oblation " act of offering; a sacrifice; anything offered in worship "
oculus " round window" especially over main door in church
orant " representation of praying figure in early art "
orarion " deacon's stole in Orthodox church "
orarium " book of private devotions "
oratory " small chapel for private prayer; lectern for prayer "
ordinal " book containing religious rites" especially for ordination
ordo " calendar with list of services for each day of the year "
orison " prayer "
orphrey " gold or other rich embroidery on clerical robes "
osculatory " carved tablet kissed by priest during celebration of mass "
ostensory " container for holding consecrated Communion wafers "
paedobaptism " doctrine of infant baptism "
pall " covering cloth laid upon Communion chalice "
pallium " white woollen band symbolising archbishop's authority "
panegyricon " collection of sermons for Orthodox church festivals "
pannicle " thin sheet-like vestment "
pannychis " all-night vigil in preparation for Orthodox church feast "
paraclete " advocate or intercessor; the Holy Spirit acting in such a role "
parclose " railing in church enclosing altar" chapel or tomb
pardoner " one who raises money for religious works by selling indulgences "
parousia " second coming of Christ "
parvis " enclosed space at the front of a church "
passalorynchite " one who takes a religious vow of silence "
paten " plate; metal disk used to hold Communion bread "
pax " tablet decorated with sacred figure and kissed by participants in mass "
peculiar " parish or church exempt from jurisdiction of the bishop of its diocese "
pentateuch " the first five books of the Old Testament "
pericope " an excerpt or passage read during religious services "
pernoctate " to pass the night in vigil or prayer "
phonascus " person who maintains rhythm in church choir "
pieta " representation of Virgin Mary with dead Christ across her knees "
pietism " unquestioning or dogmatic religious devotion "
piscina " basin set in wall of church to drain away ceremonial water "
plebania " mother-church having authority over several local churches "
pluvial " floor-length open-fronted ecclesiastical garment "
pneumatophany " appearance of a spirit; especially the Holy Ghost "
poppyhead " raised ornament on top of upright end of seats in churches "
postlude " closing piece of music at end of church service "
postulant " candidate for a religious order "
postulator " official who presents case for canonization or beatification "
prebend " stipend or salary paid to clergyman "
prebendal " of" like or pertaining to stipends issued by a church
precentor " leader of the singing of a church choir "
predella " platform for altar; portable altar or decoration upon it "
prelacy " episcopal church government "
prelate " bishop or abbot of superior rank "
presbytery " part of church reserved for officiating clergy "
prime " prayer service held at 6 a"
procathedral " parish church serving as a cathedral "
pronaos " vestibule in front of a temple "
proper " elements of Christian mass that are variable "
proseuche " place of prayer; oratory "
Prothonotary " chief registrar of a court; keeper of canonisation records "
psalmodist " singer of psalms "
psalmody " act of singing psalms in church services "
pseudepigrapha " apocrypha; non-canonical books of the Bible "
pseudepiscopy " existence or rule of a spurious bishop "
psilanthropism " denial of Christ's divinity "
pulpitum " gigantic stone screen separating cathedral choir from the nave "
purificator " cloth used to wipe Eucharist chalice "
pyx " box or vessel in which coins or consecrated Eucharist are kept "
quaestionary " religious pardoner "
qualificator " one who prepares ecclesiastical cases for trial "
quaresimal " Lenten; having the meagreness of Lenten meals "
quartodeciman " early Christian who celebrated Easter on Passover even if not a Sunday "
rantize " to sprinkle with water during baptism "
rasophore " lowest rank of Greek Orthodox monk "
recusant " one who refuses to attend Catholic church services; nonconformist "
refectory " dining-hall of a monastery or other institution "
regula " rule of a religious order "
reliquary " a small box or shrine used to hold relics "
requiescat " prayer for the dead "
reredos " screen behind altar "
rescript " answer of pope or emperor to any legal question; edict or decree "
responsory " set of responses sung or said after liturgical reading "
retable " shelf or ornamental setting for panels behind an altar "
retrochoir " space in choir behind high altar "
rochet " surplice-like vestment of a bishop or abbot "
rogation " asking or supplication" especially in an ecclesiastical sense
rood " cross or crucifix at entrance to church chancel "
sacerdotalism " belief that priests are necessary mediators between God and mankind "
Sacramentarianism " belief that sacraments have unusual properties "
sacrarium " place where sacred objects are kept "
sacristan " church official in charge of vessels and the sacristy "
sacristy " room in church where sacred objects are kept "
saltire " X-shaped cross "
samarra " flame-decorated cassock worn by those condemned by the Inquisition "
scapular " badge of monastic order worn on the shoulders "
schola " church choir led by a cantor "
scholasticate " preparatory college for those intending to enter Catholic order "
scriptorium " writing room; room used by monastic scribes "
sedilia " stone seats for clergy in wall of chancel "
sempect " extremely elderly Benedictine monk "
sepulchre " receptacle in an altar for holding religious relics "
sext " prayer service held at noon "
sexton " church caretaker or bellringer "
shrive " to hear a confession from and give absolution "
sigillum " seal of the confession "
simony " buying or selling of ecclesiastical offices "
sinecure " ecclesiastical office or other job requiring little work "
situla " a holy bucket "
slype " covered passage between walls" or between transept and chapterhouse
solifidianism " doctrine that faith alone will ensure salvation "
soutane " priest's cassock "
squarson " clergyman who is also a land-holding squire "
starets " Eastern Orthodox spiritual advisor "
staurolatry " worship of the cross or crucifix "
sticharion " vestment like an alb worn by Orthodox priests "
stole " narrow ecclesiastical vestment or scarf "
stoup " vessel for holding holy water "
stylite " monk who spends much time on tops of pillars "
succinctorium " band or scarf worn from the Pope's girdle "
suffragan " assistant bishop "
superhumeral " ecclesiastical garment worn over the shoulders "
surplice " loose-fitting ankle length overgarment worn by clerics "
synaxarion " account of a saint's life "
synod " ecclesiastical assembly or council "
synthronus " joint throne for an Orthodox bishop and his presbyters "
tabernacle " ornamental container for storing Communion bread and wine "
taperer " one who bears a taper during a religious procession "
terce " prayer service held at 9 a"
tester " canopy over a bed" pulpit or altar
tetragrammaton " sacred word or acronym of four letters "
tetramorph " artistic representation of the four evangelists in one figure "
theanthroposophy " system of belief concerning Christ as god and man "
theodidact " student of God; one who is taught by God "
theody " hymn in praise of God "
theolepsy " seizure or possession by a god "
theologaster " petty or shallow theologian "
theometry " measurement or estimation of God "
theophany " manifestation or appearance of a god to people "
theotokos " title given to the Virgin Mary as bearer of God "
thurible " censer "
thurifer " altar boy who bears censer "
tiara " three-tiered crown worn by or carried in front of the pope "
tippet " long black scarf worn by Anglican clergy "
tonsure " shaving of small area on the crown of head of a priest or monk "
transept " part of a church off to one side of main structure "
Transubstantiation " miraculous changing of bread and wine into body and blood of Christ "
tremendum " feeling of overwhelming awe associated with religious experience "
trental " commemoratory service held thirty days after burial "
triduum " period of three days of prayer preceding Roman Catholic feasts "
triforium " gallery or arcade over an aisle; gallery over nave and choir "
tritheism " belief that the members of the Trinity are separate gods "
tropology " figurative language; moral interpretation of the Bible "
tunicle " short ecclesiastical vestment worn by bishop or subdeacon "
tympanum " space within an arch; arched recess at entrance of cathedral "
ubiquitarianism " belief that Christ is everywhere "
ultramontane " south of the Alps; supporting the Pope "
unalist " priest holding one benefice "
unaneled " without extreme unction "
unction " anointing as right of consecration or healing; warmth of address "
undercroft " crypt or vault under a church "
unhouseled " not having received the Eucharist shortly before death "
verger " church usher and attendant "
vernicle " cloth with image of Christ's face impressed upon it "
versicle " short verse in church service normally followed by response "
vespers " prayer service held in early evening "
vestry " priest's dressing room "
vesturer " keeper of vestments "
viaticum " money or provisions for journey; Eucharist for a dying person "
vicegod " hostile appellation applied to the Pope "
wicket " small door forming part of larger door of a church or castle "
wimple " cloth covering for head and neck worn by nuns "
xerophagy " eating of dry food; fast of dry food in the week preceding Easter "
zeta " small room or closet in a church "
zucchetto " round skullcap worn by Catholic clergy to indicate rank "
zymite " priest using leavened bread during communion "
a' bouche ouverte with open mouth: eagerly or uncritically gullibly (W)
a' coups de dictionnaire with blows of a dictionary: with continual or incessant reference to the dictionary (W)
a fortiori from the stronger: with greater reason or being
a' l'envoi in emulation: in a spirit of emulation or rivalry (W)
a' outrance to excess: to the utmost; supremely; to the bitter
a' propos de bottes on the subject of boots: an expression usedto change the subject (W)
a verbis ad verbera from words to blows (W)
ab initio from the beginning; from the very start or outset (W)
ab irato from an angry man: hence not to be taken too
ab ovo from the egg: from the very beginning hence completely
abattoir (n.) a slaughterhouse (B)
abderian (adj.) pertaining to foolish or excessive laughter (B)
abderite (n.) a simpleton or dimwitted yokel and one with
abdominous (adj.) having or pertaining to a distended stomach (G)
abecedarian (adj.) simple; elementary; rudimentary; introductory; or
abliguration (n.) extravagance in cooking and serving (B)
ablutomania (n.) a mania for washing oneself (B)
abscotchalater (n.) one in hiding from the police (B)
absit invidia verbo let it be said without illoffense intended (W)
absquatulate (v.) to leave hurriedly suddenly
abstersive (adv.) serving to cleanse or purge (G)
abstemious (adj.) practicing temperance
acalculia (n.) the inability to work with numbers (B)
acataleptic (adj.) incomprehensible (B)
acceptilation (n.) the settlement of a debt without payment (B)
accismus (n.) a phony refusal hypocritical modesty (rhetoric term) (B
acediast (n.) a person who is slothful or wickedly lax when
acephalist (n.) the balky maverick who acknowledges no head or
acersecomic (n.) one who has never had a haircut (E)
acervuline (adj.) resembling small heaps (B)
acherontic (adj.) darky gloomy
achluphobia (n.) abnormal fear of darkness
acouasm (n.) a ringing sound in the head (B)
acroatic (adj.) pertaining to profound learning (B)
acroamatic (adj.) esoteric abstruse
acrocephalic (n. adj
ad baculum a baculo to the rod: appealing to or suggesting the
ad captandum benevolentiam with intent to win good will or favor (W)
ad captandum vulgus with intent to take in the public: designed to
ad crumenam to the purse: appealing to greed or to the hearer's
ad ignorantium to ignorance: depending for its effect on the
ad judicium to judgment: appealing to the common sense of mankind
ad misericordiam to compassion: appealing to a sense of pity or
ad populum to the people: appealing to popular sentimental weaknesses
ad rem to the matter: to the point; pertinent to the matter (W)
ad unguem to the fingernail: with great precision; finely (W)
ad verbum to the word: word for word; literally; verbatim (W)
ad verecundiam to modesty: appealing to traditional values
adephagous (adj.) gluttonous (B)
adevism (n.) the denial of legendary gods (B)
adiaphoristic (adj.) theologically indifferent (B E)
adiaphorous (adj.) neutral; neither right nor wrong; neither deleterious
adjectitious (adj.) added thrown in (B)
adminicle (n.) something that helps or supports; corroboratory evidence;
adnomination (n.) punning (B)
adoxography (n.) good writing on a trivial subject (B)
adscititious (adj.) not essential; supplemental; superfluous (B G)
adventitious (adj.) accidental added by chance; not inherent
adversaria (n.) miscellaneous notes comments
adynaton (n.) magnifying or exaggerating an actual event by reference
aenos (n.) use of erudite words or allusions to appeal to the
aeolistic (adj.) long
aerophagist (n.) the neurotic or somewhat hysterical gaper who
Aesopian language political doubletalk or euphemism that has a
aesculapian (adj.) relating to that which is medical or to the art
afflatus (n.) an artistic inspiration (B)
afterwit (n.) the locking of the barn door after the cows have gone (B)
agastopia (n.) admiration of a particular part of someone's body (B)
agathism (n.) the concept that all is for the better (B E)
agathokakological (adj.) composed of both good and evil (B)
agelast (n.) somebody who never but never laughs (E)
agenhina (n.) a guest at an inn who after having stayed for threenights
agenocratia (n.) opposition to birth control (B)
agglutination (n.) compound
agitprop (n.) the vociferous propagandistic agitator or
agnogenic (n.) of unknown cause (B)
agnoiology (n.) the study of ignorance (B)
agnosy (n.) ignorance; especially ignorance shared by the whole
agonist (n.) a struggler; a person who is contending whether in
agonistic (n.) combative; strained for the sake of effect (B)
agroof (n.) flat on one's face (Scottish) (B)
ailurophobe (n.) the person who can't stand cats (E)
airmonger (n.) the man or woman who is attracted to visionary
aischrolatreia (n.) worship of filth dirt
aldiborontiphoscophornio (n.) a pompous person (from an old English
aleatory (adj.) dependent upon chance luck
alectoromachy (n.) cockfighting
algedonic (adj.) pertaining to pain especially when associated with
algedonica (n.) the science of pleasure and pain (B)
algidity (n.) coldness
algolagnic (adj.) relating to the perception of pleasure from
allagrugous (adj.) grim and ghastly (G)
allision (n.) the ramming of one object by another (B)
allochthonous (adj.) foreign (B)
allonym (n.) another person's name used as a pen name; a ghostwritten
allotheism (n.) worship of strange gods (B)
allotriophagy (n.) the craving for weird food (B)
alogism (n.) unreasonableness; absurdity; illogical statement(B)
alopecia (n.) baldness (B)
alopecoid (adj.) foxy (B)
alter kocker (n.) a canny stubborn old man who has been around but
altiloquence (n.) pompous speech (B W)
amaranthine (adj.) eternally beautiful; unfading; everlasting (E G)
amatorculist (n.) an insignificant or hypocritical lover (B)
ambagious (adj.) talking or doing things in an indirect manner;
ambiloquence (n.) competence in double
ambivert (n.) someone whose personality strikes a nice balance between
amblysia phrasing in such a way as to forewarn or to cushion a dire
amende honorable an honorable fine: a full and frank apology however
ami de cour (n.) the fairweather or foul
amicus humani generis (n.) a philathropist (E)
amniomancy (n.) fortune telling by examining the embryonic sac
amphibolous (adj.) susceptible of two meanings; ambiguous; equivocal
amphigean (adj.) found or occuring throughout the world (B)
amphigory (n.) nonsensical writing (B W)
amphilogy (n.) a statement open to more than one interpretation
ampollosity (n.) bombast; pompous style (B W)
amurcous (adj.) stinking; filled with dregs (B)
amyctic (adj.) irritating; abrasive (B)
anacampserote (n.) something which can bring back a lost love (B)
anachorism (n.) foreign to a certain locality; geographically
anaclitic (adj.) overly dependent on another (B)
anacoluthon (n.) an abrupt shift in midsentence in syntax to
anacreontic (adj.) jovial festive and amatory (B
anadiplosis (n.) repeating the final words or words of a phrase
anadipsic (adj.) pertaining to excessive thirst (B)
anagapesis (n.) lack of interest in former loved ones (B)
anagnorisis (n.) recognition or discovery as of a disguised
anagogig (adj.) relating to things spiritual and mystical; occult;
analects (n.) selected parts of a literary work or works (W)
analeptic (adj.) serving to renew strength and vigor; invigorating (B G)
anamnestic (adj.) reminiscent; aiding the memory (B)
ananias (n.) a teller of untruths; liar (from a follower of the
ananym (n.) a pseudonym devised by spelling one's name backward (B W)
anaphora (n.) repitition of a word or phrase in successive clauses
anapodictic (adj.) undemonstrable (B)
anastrophe (n.) inversion of the usual order of words or withholding
anatreptic (adj.) defeating refuting (B)
anautarchia (n.) perpetual unhappiness (B)
anax andron (n.) a leader or men a take
anaxiphilia (n.) act of falling in love with a schtoonk by someone
ancilla (n.) a sidekick who helps another to accomplish or master
andabate (n.) one who is hoodwinked in the dark or virtually blind
androlepsia (n.) international governmental kidnapping for
anfractuous (adj.) winding tortuous (B
angary (n.) the right of a warring nation to use or destroy a
angst (n.) anxiety fear; not fear of anything specific but a dread
anhedonia (n.) the inability to be happy (B)
aniconic (adj.) not using or permitting images effigies
anicular (adj.) old
anililagnia (n.) sexual desire for older women (B)
anile (adj.) old womanish; lacking in force strength or effectiveness;
animadversion (n.) generally adverse criticism (B E
ankylophobia (n.) abnormal fear of stiff or immobile joints
anodyne (adj.) painless soothing (G)
anomy (n.) the collapse of the social structures governing a
anonym (n.) a person remaining nameless; psuedonym; anonymous
anonymuncule (n.) an insignificant anonymous writer (B)
anorchous (adj.) without testicles; or gutless (B E)
anosognosia (n.) the lack of interest or belief in the existence
Anschauung (n.) intuition; sense awareness of perception (B)
antanaclasis (n.) a phrasing in which the topic or key word is
antelucan (adj.) pertaining to or occurring before dawn (G)
antephialtic (adj.) preventive of nightmares (G)
anthimeria (n.) the using of one part of speech for another for
anthorism (n.) a counterdefinition or a delineation or description
anthropophaginia (n.) a cannibal (E)
anthropophobia (n.) fear of meeting people; fear of society (B)
antilogous (adj.) contrary; inconsistent (B)
antinomian (n.) a Christian who believes that faith alone will see
antinomy (n.) an inconsistency or built
antipedobaptism (n.) denial on scriptural grounds of the validityof infant baptism
antiphrasis (n.) a word used to mean its opposite; calling something
antiscians (n.) people living on the same meridian but on different
antistasis (n.) the defense of an action that prevented somethingworse from happening
antithalian (adj.) against enjoyment (B)
antonomasia (n.) substitution of an epithet or nickname for a
anuptaphobia (n.) fear of staying single (B E)
aolist (n.) a person who claims to be inspiredsudden wind of genius or artistic urgency; the wind is sometimes
apaetesis (n.) the angry putting aside of a matter to be taken
apagogic (adj.) pertaining to a proof by reductio ad absurdum; an
apanthropy (n.) dislike of being with people; love of solitude (B)
apercu (n.) a quick penetrating insight; immediate impression
aphephobe (n.) the person who doesn't like being touched (E)
aphilophrenia (n.) a feeling that one is unloved or unwanted (B)
apocarteresis (n.) suicide by starvation (B)
apocrisis (n.) replying to one's own arguments (rhetoric term) (W)
apocrypha (n.) writings reports
apodiabolosis (n.) diabolical treatment (B)
apodictic (adj.) absolutely certain or necessarily true;
apodysophilia (n.) feverish desire to undress (B)
apolaustic (adj.) given to enjoyment; self indulgent (B G)
apomnemonysis (n.) quoting an approved authority (rhetoric term) (W)
apophasis (n.) mentioning something by saying it won't be mentioned: "We
aporia (n.) professing to be at a loss as to what to say where to
aposiopesis (n.) a conscious breaking off in the middle of a sentence
apothegm (n.) a concise formulation of a truth; an aphorism (G)
apotheosis (n.) an exalted position highest development
appellation (n.) a name designation
apposite (adj.) appropriate fitting
appropinquate (v.) to approach (B)
aptronym (n.) a name befitting the occupation role or nature
arcadian (adj.) ideally simple and contented (G)
argyrothecology (n.) collecting of money boxes as found in
aristarchian (adj.) extremely critical (B E)
aristophrenia (n.) condition of having a superior intellect (B)
arithmocracy (n.) rule of the numerical majority (B)
arriviste (n.) on overly ambitious person; an opportunist (B)
arrogate (v.) to appropriate or claim unjustly; to attribute
artuate (v.) to tear limb from limb (B)
ascian (n.) one without a shadow: applied to the inhabitants of the
asphalia (n.) emphatic guaranteeing of what one is saying as by
aspheterism (n.) denial of private property (B)
asportation (n.) theft (B)
asseverate (v.) to state positively emphatically (B)
assuetude (n.) custom or habit (B)
asteism (n.) an ingeniously polite insult (B W)
asthenophobe (n.) the circumspect stoic the stiff
astucious (adj.) having keen perception; of astute and penetrating
asyndetic (adj.) not connected by conjunctions: I came I saw
ataraxia (n.) imperturbability; utter calmness (B)
ataraxic (adj.) of or pertaining to freedom from anxiety or emotional
atelophobe (n.) the driven perfectionist one with a morbid fear of
athanasia (n.) immortality (B)
athetise (v.) to spurn reject (B)
atrabilarian (n.) a gloomy hypochondriac (E)
au grand serieux with great earnestness or often
augean (adj.) filthy and difficult to clean; requiring hard work (from
auscultation (n.) the process of listening (G)
autarchia (n.) perpetual happiness (B)
autoangelist (n.) one who does his own communicating (E)
autocephalous (adj.) ecclesiastically self
autochthonous (adj.) native aboriginal
autoclesis (n.) introducing an idea or subject by seeming to
autodidact (n.) one self
autognosis (n.) knowledge of self especially the appreciation of
autological (adj.) self
autologophagist (n.) one who eats his words (B E)
automysophobia (n.) abnormal fear of being dirty
autophobe (n.) the socializer who does not like to be alone or
autoschediastic (adj.) impromptu; on the spur of the moment (B)
autotelic (adj.) having in itself an end or excuse for being
autothaumaturgist (n.) the coy or cagey person whose mission is toappear mysterious or quite remarkable (E)
autotheist (n.) the individual who is not only self
auxesis (n.) an ordering of thoughts expressed in a sequence of
avering (n.) a boy's begging in the nude to arouse sympathy (B)
azygophrenia (n.) the psychoneurosis of everyday unmarried life (B)
a' bouche ouverte with open mouth: eagerly or uncritically gullibly (W)
a' coups de dictionnaire with blows of a dictionary: with continual or incessant reference to the dictionary (W)
a fortiori from the stronger: with greater reason or being
a' l'envoi in emulation: in a spirit of emulation or rivalry (W)
a' outrance to excess: to the utmost; supremely; to the bitter
a' propos de bottes on the subject of boots: an expression usedto change the subject (W)
a verbis ad verbera from words to blows (W)
ab initio from the beginning; from the very start or outset (W)
ab irato from an angry man: hence not to be taken too
ab ovo from the egg: from the very beginning hence completely
abattoir (n.) a slaughterhouse (B)
abderian (adj.) pertaining to foolish or excessive laughter (B)
abderite (n.) a simpleton or dimwitted yokel and one with
abdominous (adj.) having or pertaining to a distended stomach (G)
abecedarian (adj.) simple; elementary; rudimentary; introductory; or
abliguration (n.) extravagance in cooking and serving (B)
ablutomania (n.) a mania for washing oneself (B)
abscotchalater (n.) one in hiding from the police (B)
absit invidia verbo let it be said without illoffense intended (W)
absquatulate (v.) to leave hurriedly suddenly
abstersive (adv.) serving to cleanse or purge (G)
abstemious (adj.) practicing temperance
acalculia (n.) the inability to work with numbers (B)
acataleptic (adj.) incomprehensible (B)
acceptilation (n.) the settlement of a debt without payment (B)
accismus (n.) a phony refusal hypocritical modesty (rhetoric term) (B
acediast (n.) a person who is slothful or wickedly lax when
acephalist (n.) the balky maverick who acknowledges no head or
acersecomic (n.) one who has never had a haircut (E)
acervuline (adj.) resembling small heaps (B)
acherontic (adj.) darky gloomy
achluphobia (n.) abnormal fear of darkness
acouasm (n.) a ringing sound in the head (B)
acroatic (adj.) pertaining to profound learning (B)
acroamatic (adj.) esoteric abstruse
acrocephalic (n. adj
ad baculum a baculo to the rod: appealing to or suggesting the
ad captandum benevolentiam with intent to win good will or favor (W)
ad captandum vulgus with intent to take in the public: designed to
ad crumenam to the purse: appealing to greed or to the hearer's
ad ignorantium to ignorance: depending for its effect on the
ad judicium to judgment: appealing to the common sense of mankind
ad misericordiam to compassion: appealing to a sense of pity or
ad populum to the people: appealing to popular sentimental weaknesses
ad rem to the matter: to the point; pertinent to the matter (W)
ad unguem to the fingernail: with great precision; finely (W)
ad verbum to the word: word for word; literally; verbatim (W)
ad verecundiam to modesty: appealing to traditional values
adephagous (adj.) gluttonous (B)
adevism (n.) the denial of legendary gods (B)
adiaphoristic (adj.) theologically indifferent (B E)
adiaphorous (adj.) neutral; neither right nor wrong; neither deleterious
adjectitious (adj.) added thrown in (B)
adminicle (n.) something that helps or supports; corroboratory evidence;
adnomination (n.) punning (B)
adoxography (n.) good writing on a trivial subject (B)
adscititious (adj.) not essential; supplemental; superfluous (B G)
adventitious (adj.) accidental added by chance; not inherent
adversaria (n.) miscellaneous notes comments
adynaton (n.) magnifying or exaggerating an actual event by reference
aenos (n.) use of erudite words or allusions to appeal to the
aeolistic (adj.) long
aerophagist (n.) the neurotic or somewhat hysterical gaper who
Aesopian language political doubletalk or euphemism that has a
aesculapian (adj.) relating to that which is medical or to the art
afflatus (n.) an artistic inspiration (B)
afterwit (n.) the locking of the barn door after the cows have gone (B)
agastopia (n.) admiration of a particular part of someone's body (B)
agathism (n.) the concept that all is for the better (B E)
agathokakological (adj.) composed of both good and evil (B)
agelast (n.) somebody who never but never laughs (E)
agenhina (n.) a guest at an inn who after having stayed for threenights
agenocratia (n.) opposition to birth control (B)
agglutination (n.) compound
agitprop (n.) the vociferous propagandistic agitator or
agnogenic (n.) of unknown cause (B)
agnoiology (n.) the study of ignorance (B)
agnoiology (n~) the study of ignorance (B)
agnosy (n~) ignorance; especially ignorance shared by the whole
agonist (n~) a struggler; a person who is contending whether in
agonistic (n~) combative; strained for the sake of effect (B)
agroof (n~) flat on one's face (Scottish) (B)
ailurophobe (n~) the person who can't stand cats (E)
airmonger (n~) the man or woman who is attracted to visionary
aischrolatreia (n~) worship of filth dirt
aldiborontiphoscophornio (n~) a pompous person (from an old English
aleatory (adj~) dependent upon chance luck
alectoromachy (n~) cockfighting
algedonic (adj~) pertaining to pain especially when associated with
algedonica (n~) the science of pleasure and pain (B)
algidity (n~) coldness
algolagnic (adj~) relating to the perception of pleasure from
allagrugous (adj~) grim and ghastly (G)
allision (n~) the ramming of one object by another (B)
allochthonous (adj~) foreign (B)
allonym (n~) another person's name used as a pen name; a ghostwritten
allotheism (n~) worship of strange gods (B)
allotriophagy (n~) the craving for weird food (B)
alogism (n~) unreasonableness; absurdity; illogical statement(B)
alopecia (n~) baldness (B)
alopecoid (adj~) foxy (B)
alter kocker (n~) a canny stubborn old man who has been around but
altiloquence (n~) pompous speech (B W)
amaranthine (adj~) eternally beautiful; unfading; everlasting (E G)
amatorculist (n~) an insignificant or hypocritical lover (B)
ambagious (adj~) talking or doing things in an indirect manner;
ambiloquence (n~) competence in double
ambivert (n~) someone whose personality strikes a nice balance between
amblysia phrasing in such a way as to forewarn or to cushion a dire
amende honorable an honorable fine: a full and frank apology however
ami de cour (n~) the fairweather or foul
amicus humani generis (n~) a philathropist (E)
amniomancy (n~) fortune telling by examining the embryonic sac
amphibolous (adj~) susceptible of two meanings; ambiguous; equivocal
amphigean (adj~) found or occuring throughout the world (B)
amphigory (n~) nonsensical writing (B W)
amphilogy (n~) a statement open to more than one interpretation
ampollosity (n~) bombast; pompous style (B W)
amurcous (adj~) stinking; filled with dregs (B)
amyctic (adj~) irritating; abrasive (B)
anacampserote (n~) something which can bring back a lost love (B)
anachorism (n~) foreign to a certain locality; geographically
anaclitic (adj~) overly dependent on another (B)
anacoluthon (n~) an abrupt shift in midsentence in syntax to
anacreontic (adj~) jovial festive and amatory (B
anadiplosis (n~) repeating the final words or words of a phrase
anadipsic (adj~) pertaining to excessive thirst (B)
anagapesis (n~) lack of interest in former loved ones (B)
anagnorisis (n~) recognition or discovery as of a disguised
anagogig (adj~) relating to things spiritual and mystical; occult;
analects (n~) selected parts of a literary work or works (W)
analeptic (adj~) serving to renew strength and vigor; invigorating (B G)
anamnestic (adj~) reminiscent; aiding the memory (B)
ananias (n~) a teller of untruths; liar (from a follower of the
ananym (n~) a pseudonym devised by spelling one's name backward (B W)
anaphora (n~) repitition of a word or phrase in successive clauses
anapodictic (adj~) undemonstrable (B)
anastrophe (n~) inversion of the usual order of words or withholding
anatreptic (adj~) defeating refuting (B)
anautarchia (n~) perpetual unhappiness (B)
anax andron (n~) a leader or men a take
anaxiphilia (n~) act of falling in love with a schtoonk by someone
ancilla (n~) a sidekick who helps another to accomplish or master
andabate (n~) one who is hoodwinked in the dark or virtually blind
androlepsia (n~) international governmental kidnapping for
anfractuous (adj~) winding tortuous (B
angary (n~) the right of a warring nation to use or destroy a
angst (n~) anxiety fear; not fear of anything specific but a dread
anhedonia (n~) the inability to be happy (B)
aniconic (adj~) not using or permitting images effigies
anicular (adj~) old
anililagnia (n~) sexual desire for older women (B)
anile (adj~) old womanish; lacking in force strength or effectiveness;
animadversion (n~) generally adverse criticism (B E
ankylophobia (n~) abnormal fear of stiff or immobile joints
anodyne (adj~) painless soothing (G)
anomy (n~) the collapse of the social structures governing a
anonym (n~) a person remaining nameless; psuedonym; anonymous
anonymuncule (n~) an insignificant anonymous writer (B)
anorchous (adj~) without testicles; or gutless (B E)
anosognosia (n~) the lack of interest or belief in the existence
Anschauung (n~) intuition; sense awareness of perception (B)
antanaclasis (n~) a phrasing in which the topic or key word is
antelucan (adj~) pertaining to or occurring before dawn (G)
antephialtic (adj~) preventive of nightmares (G)
anthimeria (n~) the using of one part of speech for another for
anthorism (n~) a counterdefinition or a delineation or description
anthropophaginia (n~) a cannibal (E)
anthropophobia (n~) fear of meeting people; fear of society (B)
antilogous (adj~) contrary; inconsistent (B)
antinomian (n~) a Christian who believes that faith alone will see
antinomy (n~) an inconsistency or built
antipedobaptism (n~) denial on scriptural grounds of the validityof infant baptism
antiphrasis (n~) a word used to mean its opposite; calling something
antiscians (n~) people living on the same meridian but on different
antistasis (n~) the defense of an action that prevented somethingworse from happening
antithalian (adj~) against enjoyment (B)
antonomasia (n~) substitution of an epithet or nickname for a
anuptaphobia (n~) fear of staying single (B E)
aolist (n~) a person who claims to be inspiredsudden wind of genius or artistic urgency; the wind is sometimes
apaetesis (n~) the angry putting aside of a matter to be taken
apagogic (adj~) pertaining to a proof by reductio ad absurdum; an
apanthropy (n~) dislike of being with people; love of solitude (B)
apercu (n~) a quick penetrating insight; immediate impression
aphephobe (n~) the person who doesn't like being touched (E)
aphilophrenia (n~) a feeling that one is unloved or unwanted (B)
apocarteresis (n~) suicide by starvation (B)
apocrisis (n~) replying to one's own arguments (rhetoric term) (W)
apocrypha (n~) writings reports
apodiabolosis (n~) diabolical treatment (B)
apodictic (adj~) absolutely certain or necessarily true;
apodysophilia (n~) feverish desire to undress (B)
apolaustic (adj~) given to enjoyment; self indulgent (B G)
apomnemonysis (n~) quoting an approved authority (rhetoric term) (W)
apophasis (n~) mentioning something by saying it won't be mentioned: "We
aporia (n~) professing to be at a loss as to what to say where to
aposiopesis (n~) a conscious breaking off in the middle of a sentence
apothegm (n~) a concise formulation of a truth; an aphorism (G)
apotheosis (n~) an exalted position highest development
appellation (n~) a name designation
apposite (adj~) appropriate fitting
appropinquate (v~) to approach (B)
aptronym (n~) a name befitting the occupation role or nature
arcadian (adj~) ideally simple and contented (G)
argyrothecology (n~) collecting of money boxes as found in
aristarchian (adj~) extremely critical (B E)
aristophrenia (n~) condition of having a superior intellect (B)
arithmocracy (n~) rule of the numerical majority (B)
arriviste (n~) on overly ambitious person; an opportunist (B)
arrogate (v~) to appropriate or claim unjustly; to attribute
artuate (v~) to tear limb from limb (B)
ascian (n~) one without a shadow: applied to the inhabitants of the
asphalia (n~) emphatic guaranteeing of what one is saying as by
aspheterism (n~) denial of private property (B)
asportation (n~) theft (B)
asseverate (v~) to state positively emphatically (B)
assuetude (n~) custom or habit (B)
asteism (n~) an ingeniously polite insult (B W)
asthenophobe (n~) the circumspect stoic the stiff
astucious (adj~) having keen perception; of astute and penetrating
asyndetic (adj~) not connected by conjunctions: I came I saw
ataraxia (n~) imperturbability; utter calmness (B)
ataraxic (adj~) of or pertaining to freedom from anxiety or emotional
atelophobe (n~) the driven perfectionist one with a morbid fear of
athanasia (n~) immortality (B)
athetise (v~) to spurn reject (B)
atrabilarian (n~) a gloomy hypochondriac (E)
au grand serieux with great earnestness or often
augean (adj~) filthy and difficult to clean; requiring hard work (from
auscultation (n~) the process of listening (G)
autarchia (n~) perpetual happiness (B)
autoangelist (n~) one who does his own communicating (E)
autocephalous (adj~) ecclesiastically self
autochthonous (adj~) native aboriginal
autoclesis (n~) introducing an idea or subject by seeming to
autodidact (n~) one self
autognosis (n~) knowledge of self especially the appreciation of
autological (adj~) self
autologophagist (n~) one who eats his words (B E)
automysophobia (n~) abnormal fear of being dirty
autophobe (n~) the socializer who does not like to be alone or
autoschediastic (adj~) impromptu; on the spur of the moment (B)
autotelic (adj~) having in itself an end or excuse for being
autothaumaturgist (n~) the coy or cagey person whose mission is toappear mysterious or quite remarkable (E)
autotheist (n~) the individual who is not only self
auxesis (n~) an ordering of thoughts expressed in a sequence of
avering (n~) a boy's begging in the nude to arouse sympathy (B)
azygophrenia (n~) the psychoneurosis of everyday unmarried life (B)
bacchante (n ) - a frenzied woman
backberend (adj ) - a thief caught with the goods (B)
badaud (n ) - an idle markedly stupid individual
baffona (n ) - a woman with a slight moustache (D)
baksheesh (n ) - a tip; gratuity (Egypt and points east) (B)
balatron (n ) - a joker; a clown (B)
balneography (n ) - treatise on baths and bathing
balsamical (adj ) - unctuous mitigating
banausic (adj ) - common ordinary
bandersnatch (n ) - an uncouth or unconventional person
baptisiphily (n ) - interest in collecting Christian baptismal
baragouin (n ) - gibberish (B W)
bardolatry (n ) - Shakespeare worship (B)
barrator (n ) - those constant inciters of lawsuits
barratrous (adj ) - pertaining to the habitual causing of fights (B)
bashawism (n ) - tyranny and imperiousness
bashi-bazouk (n ) - a dangerously out-of-control undisciplined
bastinado (n ) - striking the soles of the fet with a stick
bathetic (adj ) - emotionally jumping off the deep end insincere
bathycolpian (adj ) - deep-bosomed (B)
bathysiderodromophobe (n ) - somebody extremely fearful of subways (D)
batten (v ) - to thrive and grow fat by feeding (G)
battological (adj ) - pertaining to unnecessarily repetitive
bavardage (n ) - small talk or chitchat; idle chatter (W)
beadledom (n ) - the world of petty and incompetent officials
bedlamite (n ) - a madman (B)
bedswerver (n ) - an unfaithful spouse (B)
beldam (n ) - a repulsive older woman (D)
belletristic (adj ) - of or concerned (fine literature) (G)
bellwether (n ) - a leader of a sheeplike and foolish crowd (B)
belomancy (n ) - fortune-telling by marking arrows
bibacious (adj ) - addicted to alcohol (B)
bibble (v ) - to drink often or much; or to drink or eat noisily (B)
bibliobibuli (n ) - those who read too much
bibliokleptomania (n ) - abnormal compulsion to steal books
bibliopegy (n ) - the art of binding books
bibliopolism (n ) - the selling
bibliotaphy (n ) - the hoarding or hiding of books
bibulous (adj ) - intoxicating; addicted to or fond of alcoholic drinks
bildungsroman (n ) - a novel that deals with the development or education
billingsgate (n ) - coarse abusive
biophilism (n ) - belief that animals have rights
biunial (adj ) - combining two in one
blandiloquence (n ) - mildly flattering talk (B)
blateroon (n ) - a constant talker one afflicted with logorrhea (D)
blennophobia (n ) - abnormal fear or dislike of slime
bletonism (n ) - the alleged ability to perceive an underground
blinkard (n ) - one with bad eyes; a stupid or obtuse person;
blissom (adj ) - in heat; or (v
bloviate (v ) - to orate verbosely and windily; hold forth
blowtop (n ) - a person who becomes angry very easily or quickly (D)
boanthropy (n ) - a type of insanity in which a man thinks
bodewash (n ) - cow dung (B)
boobocracy (n ) - government by boobs; plebianism
booboisie (n ) - the mass rabble (B)
boodler (n ) - the opportunist who gladly takes bribes (D)
bloviate (v ) - to deliver an oration that is verbose or windy
borborology (n ) - the stomach-like rumbling of unclean talk (G)
borborygm (n ) - the noise made by gas in the bowels; a fart (B)
borborygmite (n ) - a dirty mouth
bovrilise (v ) - to condense an ad to essentials; to epitomize (B)
brachylogy (n ) - brevity; condensation omitting all non-essentials (B)
brandophily (n ) - collecting cigar bands
breedbate (n ) - someone looking for an argument (B)
brimborion (n ) - something useless or nonsensical (B)
brobdingnagian (adj ) - gigantic enormous (B)
bromidrosis (n ) - the secretion of foul-smelling sweat; body odor (G)
brotus (n ) - any extra measure without charge such as a
brummagem (n ) - making an imposing display but inferior
bruxomania (n ) - the habit of unconsciously grinding the teeth
bumbledom (n ) - the world of petty and incompetent officials
bumbledom (n ) - the world of petty and incompetent officials)
buncombe (n ) - empty insincere speechmaking (G)
burke (v ) - to smother people to sell their bodies for dissection (B)
bushwah (n ) - something poor mean
bustluscious (adj ) - having or characterized by shapely mammalia
cacation (n ) - excretion (B)
cacemphaton (n ) - a harsh-sounding word or phrase (B W)
cacestogenous (adj ) - caused by unfavorable home environment (B)
cachinnation (n ) - loud or immoderate laughter (B G)
cacique (n ) - a slightly pompous person (B)
cacodoxical (adj ) - heretical (B)
cacoethes (n ) - a mania or bad habit (B)
cacogen (n ) - a anti-social person (B)
cacology (n ) - bad pronunciation; impropriety of wording
cacophenism (n ) - an unfairly harsh or derogatory
cacophrenic (adj ) - pertaining to an inferior intellect (B)
cacotechny (n ) - a corrupt state of art (B)
cacozelia (n ) - studied affectation in diction or style
cadge (v ) - to hawk or peddle as fish; or to beg
cagamosis (n ) - unhappy marriage (B)
cainophobia (n ) - abnormal dislike of novelty or innovation
caitiff (adj ) - base; despicable; cowardly; wicked (B G)
calcographer (n ) - one who draws with crayons (B)
calepin (n ) - a dictionary esp
caliginous (adj ) - obscure; dim; misty; dark (B G)
callipygous (or callipygian) (adj ) - having shapely buttocks (B )
callithumpian (n ) - a noisy demonstration (B)
callomania (n ) - the delusion that one is beautiful (B)
canoodle (v ) - to caress (B)
cantabank (n ) - second-rate ballad singer (B)
capernoited (adj ) - tipsy lightly pifflecated nimptopsical (B)
captation (n ) - trying to cadge acceptance by flattery (B W)
captious (adj ) - intended to confuse or artfully
carminative (adj ) - pertaining to farting (B)
carriwitchet (n ) - an absurd riddling question
castrophrenia (n ) - one's thoughts are beingstolen by enemies (B)
casuistry (n ) - deceptive reasoning about law or morals (W)
catachresis (n ) - incorrect use of a word or phrase
catacosmesis (n ); anticlimactic sequence in phrasing
catarolysis (n ) - cursing to let off steam (W)
catawamptious (adj ) - fierce destructive; or diagonal or crooked (B)
catchpenny (adj ) - popular but superficial (W)
causerie (n ) - a light and informal conversation;
cervesial (adj ) - pertaining to beer (B)
charette (n ) - the eleventh-hour efforts
charientism (n ) - a gracefully veiled insult (B W)
chasmophilous (adj ) - fond of nooks crannies
cheimaphobia (n ) - abnormal fear or dislike of cold
cherophobia (n ) - fear of gaiety (B)
cherubimical (adj ) - drunk (B)
cheville (n ) - an unnecessary word added to round off a sentence
chiasmus (n ) - the inverting of the second or latter of two phrases
choplogic (n ) - absurdly convoluted sophistical
chrestomathy (n ) - a collection of choice literary pieces (B)
circumbendibus (n ) - a roundabout process or story;
circumforaneous (adj ) - place to place (B)
cisvestitism (n ) - wearing weird or inappropriate clothes (B)
cittosis (n ) - an abnormal desire for strange foods (B)
clamjamfry (n ) - the mob or rabble (Scottish) (B)
cledonism (n ) - the eschewing of unlucky words
cleocentric (adj ) - pertaining to the belief that fame iseverything (B)
clerihew (n ) - an amusing quatrain about contemporary notables (B)
clinchpoop (n ) - a lout jerk fathead
clinomania (n ) - excessive desire to stay in bed (B)
clinquant (n ) - showy but valueless writing or literary effects;
clishmaclaver (n ) chatter; gossip (Scottish) (W)
clodpolish (adj ) - awkward (B)
clyster (n ) - an injection into the anus; an enema (B)
codswallop (n ) - baloney or hot air; gammon or humbug (British) (W)
coevalneity (adj ) - the state of being alike in age or duration
cogger (n ) - a phoney flatterer (B)
cogitabund (adj ) - meditative (B)
colloquy (n ) - a conversation or dialogue; serious or formal
colluctation (n ) - conflict (B)
colluvial (adj ) - pertaining to a mass of filth (B)
collybist (n ) - a usurer or miser (B)
collywobbles (n ) - pain or looseness in the bowels (B)
colporteur (n ) - a peddler of religious tracts
colubrine (adj ) - snaky sneaky
commentitious (adj ) - imaginary (B)
commination (n ) - denunciation; threatening or cursing (B)
commoratio (n ) - dwelling on a point
commorient (adj ) - dying together (B)
complect (v ) - to connect together; intertwine (B)
compotation (n ) - drinking together usually to excess (B)
comprachico (n ) - one who buys or sells children
comprobatio (n ) - complimenting one's judges or audience
compurgation (n ) - vindication; that which vindicates (B)
comstockery (n ) - zealous censorship of books or art
conation (n ) - mental effort (B)
concatervate (adj ) - heaped up (B)
conciliabule (n ) - a secret meeting of plot-hatchers (B)
concinnity (n ) - skill and harmony in a literary work; elegant arrangement (W)
concupiscence (n ) - strong appetite; excessive sexual desire (B)
conflation (n ) - a combining or blending of two or more versions
consectaneous (adj ) - logical consequence; corollary (B)
consilience (n ) - a change happening or coincidence
conspectus (n ) - a general survey or synopsis or summary (W)
conspissation (n ) - thickness; the act of thickening (B)
conspurcate (v ) - to pollute; defile (B)
constuprate (v ) - to violate to debauch (B)
consuetude (n ) - custom tradition (B)
contortuplicate (adj ) - twisted back upon itself (B)
contraremonstrant (n ) - a remonstrator against remonstrance (B)
contrectation (n ) - act of caressing someone especially furtively
contumacy (n ) - a refusal to obey or defiance
contumely (n ) - rude abrasive insult in speech or writing;
copoclephily (n ) - collecting key rings containing advertising
coprolalia (n ) - the use of words relating to dirt or excrement (B)
coprophemia (n ) - obscene language (B)
coprophobia (n ) - abnormal fear of feces
coryphaeus (n ) - a leader of a school of thought
costermongering (n ) - tampering with a composer's orchestral works
countercaster (n ) - a contemptuous word for a bookkeeper or accountant;
covinous (adj ) - deceitful conspiring (B)
crapulous (adj ) - given to gross excess in drinking or eating
crassilingual (adj ) - thick-tongued (B)
crepehangar (n ) - a gloomy person; a pessimist (B)
cri de coeur an ardent impassioned declaration
cri de guerre war cry:
criticaster (n~) an incompetent inferior critic (B
crurophilous (adj~) liking legs (B)
crux criticorum a riddle or puzzle for the critics (W)
cui bono "who stands to gain from this") (W)
cumyxaphily (n~) collecting match boxes
cunctative (adj~) tardy dilatory (B)
curiosa felicitas apt and elegant expressism;
curlicism (n~) literary indecency (W)
currente calamo with a running pen: fluidly or offhand (W)
cyprian (adj~) lecherous licentious
cypripareunia (n~) sexual intercourse with a prostitute (B)
dacrygelosis (n~) condition of alternating laughing and crying (B)
daedal (adj~) skillfully and artistically crafted (W)
dasypygal (adj~) having hairy buttocks (B)
de profundis agonized plaint or lament (W)
deblaterate (v~) to babble (B)
decoct extract the essence of flavor of as by boiling (G)
decollate (v~) to behead (B)
decussate (v~) to make an X; intersect (B)
defalcate (v~) to embezzle (B)
defeneration (n~) usury (B)
dehortatory (adj~) dissuading (B)
deictic (adj~) pointing to specifically eg pronouns 'that' and 'those' (W)
deipnophobia (n~) fear of dining and dinner conversation
deipnosophist (n~) a skillful dinner conversationalist (B)
deja lu a sense of familiarity or recognition in something read (W)
dejecture (n~) excrement (B)
delator (n~) an informer or accuser (B)
delectus (n~) a book of passages from Greek and Latin authors
agnoiology (n~) the study of ignorance (B)
agnosy (n~) ignorance; especially ignorance shared by the whole
agonist (n~) a struggler; a person who is contending whether in
agonistic (n~) combative; strained for the sake of effect (B)
agroof (n~) flat on one's face (Scottish) (B)
ailurophobe (n~) the person who can't stand cats (E)
airmonger (n~) the man or woman who is attracted to visionary
aischrolatreia (n~) worship of filth dirt
aldiborontiphoscophornio (n~) a pompous person (from an old English
aleatory (adj~) dependent upon chance luck
alectoromachy (n~) cockfighting
algedonic (adj~) pertaining to pain especially when associated with
algedonica (n~) the science of pleasure and pain (B)
algidity (n~) coldness
algolagnic (adj~) relating to the perception of pleasure from
allagrugous (adj~) grim and ghastly (G)
allision (n~) the ramming of one object by another (B)
allochthonous (adj~) foreign (B)
allonym (n~) another person's name used as a pen name; a ghostwritten
allotheism (n~) worship of strange gods (B)
allotriophagy (n~) the craving for weird food (B)
alogism (n~) unreasonableness; absurdity; illogical statement(B)
alopecia (n~) baldness (B)
alopecoid (adj~) foxy (B)
alter kocker (n~) a canny stubborn old man who has been around but
altiloquence (n~) pompous speech (B W)
amaranthine (adj~) eternally beautiful; unfading; everlasting (E G)
amatorculist (n~) an insignificant or hypocritical lover (B)
ambagious (adj~) talking or doing things in an indirect manner;
ambiloquence (n~) competence in double
ambivert (n~) someone whose personality strikes a nice balance between
amblysia phrasing in such a way as to forewarn or to cushion a dire
amende honorable an honorable fine: a full and frank apology however
ami de cour (n~) the fairweather or foul
amicus humani generis (n~) a philathropist (E)
amniomancy (n~) fortune telling by examining the embryonic sac
amphibolous (adj~) susceptible of two meanings; ambiguous; equivocal
amphigean (adj~) found or occuring throughout the world (B)
amphigory (n~) nonsensical writing (B W)
amphilogy (n~) a statement open to more than one interpretation
ampollosity (n~) bombast; pompous style (B W)
amurcous (adj~) stinking; filled with dregs (B)
amyctic (adj~) irritating; abrasive (B)
anacampserote (n~) something which can bring back a lost love (B)
anachorism (n~) foreign to a certain locality; geographically
anaclitic (adj~) overly dependent on another (B)
anacoluthon (n~) an abrupt shift in midsentence in syntax to
anacreontic (adj~) jovial festive and amatory (B
anadiplosis (n~) repeating the final words or words of a phrase
anadipsic (adj~) pertaining to excessive thirst (B)
anagapesis (n~) lack of interest in former loved ones (B)
anagnorisis (n~) recognition or discovery as of a disguised
anagogig (adj~) relating to things spiritual and mystical; occult;
analects (n~) selected parts of a literary work or works (W)
analeptic (adj~) serving to renew strength and vigor; invigorating (B G)
anamnestic (adj~) reminiscent; aiding the memory (B)
ananias (n~) a teller of untruths; liar (from a follower of the
ananym (n~) a pseudonym devised by spelling one's name backward (B W)
anaphora (n~) repitition of a word or phrase in successive clauses
anapodictic (adj~) undemonstrable (B)
anastrophe (n~) inversion of the usual order of words or withholding
anatreptic (adj~) defeating refuting (B)
anautarchia (n~) perpetual unhappiness (B)
anax andron (n~) a leader or men a take
anaxiphilia (n~) act of falling in love with a schtoonk by someone
ancilla (n~) a sidekick who helps another to accomplish or master
andabate (n~) one who is hoodwinked in the dark or virtually blind
androlepsia (n~) international governmental kidnapping for
anfractuous (adj~) winding tortuous (B
angary (n~) the right of a warring nation to use or destroy a
angst (n~) anxiety fear; not fear of anything specific but a dread
anhedonia (n~) the inability to be happy (B)
aniconic (adj~) not using or permitting images effigies
anicular (adj~) old
anililagnia (n~) sexual desire for older women (B)
anile (adj~) old womanish; lacking in force strength or effectiveness;
animadversion (n~) generally adverse criticism (B E
ankylophobia (n~) abnormal fear of stiff or immobile joints
anodyne (adj~) painless soothing (G)
anomy (n~) the collapse of the social structures governing a
anonym (n~) a person remaining nameless; psuedonym; anonymous
anonymuncule (n~) an insignificant anonymous writer (B)
anorchous (adj~) without testicles; or gutless (B E)
anosognosia (n~) the lack of interest or belief in the existence
Anschauung (n~) intuition; sense awareness of perception (B)
antanaclasis (n~) a phrasing in which the topic or key word is
antelucan (adj~) pertaining to or occurring before dawn (G)
antephialtic (adj~) preventive of nightmares (G)
anthimeria (n~) the using of one part of speech for another for
anthorism (n~) a counterdefinition or a delineation or description
anthropophaginia (n~) a cannibal (E)
anthropophobia (n~) fear of meeting people; fear of society (B)
antilogous (adj~) contrary; inconsistent (B)
antinomian (n~) a Christian who believes that faith alone will see
antinomy (n~) an inconsistency or built
antipedobaptism (n~) denial on scriptural grounds of the validityof infant baptism
antiphrasis (n~) a word used to mean its opposite; calling something
antiscians (n~) people living on the same meridian but on different
antistasis (n~) the defense of an action that prevented somethingworse from happening
antithalian (adj~) against enjoyment (B)
antonomasia (n~) substitution of an epithet or nickname for a
anuptaphobia (n~) fear of staying single (B E)
aolist (n~) a person who claims to be inspiredsudden wind of genius or artistic urgency; the wind is sometimes
apaetesis (n~) the angry putting aside of a matter to be taken
apagogic (adj~) pertaining to a proof by reductio ad absurdum; an
apanthropy (n~) dislike of being with people; love of solitude (B)
apercu (n~) a quick penetrating insight; immediate impression
aphephobe (n~) the person who doesn't like being touched (E)
aphilophrenia (n~) a feeling that one is unloved or unwanted (B)
apocarteresis (n~) suicide by starvation (B)
apocrisis (n~) replying to one's own arguments (rhetoric term) (W)
apocrypha (n~) writings reports
apodiabolosis (n~) diabolical treatment (B)
apodictic (adj~) absolutely certain or necessarily true;
apodysophilia (n~) feverish desire to undress (B)
apolaustic (adj~) given to enjoyment; self indulgent (B G)
apomnemonysis (n~) quoting an approved authority (rhetoric term) (W)
apophasis (n~) mentioning something by saying it won't be mentioned: "We
aporia (n~) professing to be at a loss as to what to say where to
aposiopesis (n~) a conscious breaking off in the middle of a sentence
apothegm (n~) a concise formulation of a truth; an aphorism (G)
apotheosis (n~) an exalted position highest development
appellation (n~) a name designation
apposite (adj~) appropriate fitting
appropinquate (v~) to approach (B)
aptronym (n~) a name befitting the occupation role or nature
arcadian (adj~) ideally simple and contented (G)
argyrothecology (n~) collecting of money boxes as found in
aristarchian (adj~) extremely critical (B E)
aristophrenia (n~) condition of having a superior intellect (B)
arithmocracy (n~) rule of the numerical majority (B)
arriviste (n~) on overly ambitious person; an opportunist (B)
arrogate (v~) to appropriate or claim unjustly; to attribute
artuate (v~) to tear limb from limb (B)
ascian (n~) one without a shadow: applied to the inhabitants of the
asphalia (n~) emphatic guaranteeing of what one is saying as by
aspheterism (n~) denial of private property (B)
asportation (n~) theft (B)
asseverate (v~) to state positively emphatically (B)
assuetude (n~) custom or habit (B)
asteism (n~) an ingeniously polite insult (B W)
asthenophobe (n~) the circumspect stoic the stiff
astucious (adj~) having keen perception; of astute and penetrating
asyndetic (adj~) not connected by conjunctions: I came I saw
ataraxia (n~) imperturbability; utter calmness (B)
ataraxic (adj~) of or pertaining to freedom from anxiety or emotional
atelophobe (n~) the driven perfectionist one with a morbid fear of
athanasia (n~) immortality (B)
athetise (v~) to spurn reject (B)
atrabilarian (n~) a gloomy hypochondriac (E)
au grand serieux with great earnestness or often
augean (adj~) filthy and difficult to clean; requiring hard work (from
auscultation (n~) the process of listening (G)
autarchia (n~) perpetual happiness (B)
autoangelist (n~) one who does his own communicating (E)
autocephalous (adj~) ecclesiastically self
autochthonous (adj~) native aboriginal
autoclesis (n~) introducing an idea or subject by seeming to
autodidact (n~) one self
autognosis (n~) knowledge of self especially the appreciation of
autological (adj~) self
autologophagist (n~) one who eats his words (B E)
automysophobia (n~) abnormal fear of being dirty
autophobe (n~) the socializer who does not like to be alone or
autoschediastic (adj~) impromptu; on the spur of the moment (B)
autotelic (adj~) having in itself an end or excuse for being
autothaumaturgist (n~) the coy or cagey person whose mission is toappear mysterious or quite remarkable (E)
autotheist (n~) the individual who is not only self
auxesis (n~) an ordering of thoughts expressed in a sequence of
avering (n~) a boy's begging in the nude to arouse sympathy (B)
azygophrenia (n~) the psychoneurosis of everyday unmarried life (B)
bacchante (n ) - a frenzied woman
backberend (adj ) - a thief caught with the goods (B)
badaud (n ) - an idle markedly stupid individual
baffona (n ) - a woman with a slight moustache (D)
baksheesh (n ) - a tip; gratuity (Egypt and points east) (B)
balatron (n ) - a joker; a clown (B)
balneography (n ) - treatise on baths and bathing
balsamical (adj ) - unctuous mitigating
banausic (adj ) - common ordinary
bandersnatch (n ) - an uncouth or unconventional person
baptisiphily (n ) - interest in collecting Christian baptismal
baragouin (n ) - gibberish (B W)
bardolatry (n ) - Shakespeare worship (B)
barrator (n ) - those constant inciters of lawsuits
barratrous (adj ) - pertaining to the habitual causing of fights (B)
bashawism (n ) - tyranny and imperiousness
bashi-bazouk (n ) - a dangerously out-of-control undisciplined
bastinado (n ) - striking the soles of the fet with a stick
bathetic (adj ) - emotionally jumping off the deep end insincere
bathycolpian (adj ) - deep-bosomed (B)
bathysiderodromophobe (n ) - somebody extremely fearful of subways (D)
batten (v ) - to thrive and grow fat by feeding (G)
battological (adj ) - pertaining to unnecessarily repetitive
bavardage (n ) - small talk or chitchat; idle chatter (W)
beadledom (n ) - the world of petty and incompetent officials
bedlamite (n ) - a madman (B)
bedswerver (n ) - an unfaithful spouse (B)
beldam (n ) - a repulsive older woman (D)
belletristic (adj ) - of or concerned (fine literature) (G)
bellwether (n ) - a leader of a sheeplike and foolish crowd (B)
belomancy (n ) - fortune-telling by marking arrows
bibacious (adj ) - addicted to alcohol (B)
bibble (v ) - to drink often or much; or to drink or eat noisily (B)
bibliobibuli (n ) - those who read too much
bibliokleptomania (n ) - abnormal compulsion to steal books
bibliopegy (n ) - the art of binding books
bibliopolism (n ) - the selling
bibliotaphy (n ) - the hoarding or hiding of books
bibulous (adj ) - intoxicating; addicted to or fond of alcoholic drinks
bildungsroman (n ) - a novel that deals with the development or education
billingsgate (n ) - coarse abusive
biophilism (n ) - belief that animals have rights
biunial (adj ) - combining two in one
blandiloquence (n ) - mildly flattering talk (B)
blateroon (n ) - a constant talker one afflicted with logorrhea (D)
blennophobia (n ) - abnormal fear or dislike of slime
bletonism (n ) - the alleged ability to perceive an underground
blinkard (n ) - one with bad eyes; a stupid or obtuse person;
blissom (adj ) - in heat; or (v
bloviate (v ) - to orate verbosely and windily; hold forth
blowtop (n ) - a person who becomes angry very easily or quickly (D)
boanthropy (n ) - a type of insanity in which a man thinks
bodewash (n ) - cow dung (B)
boobocracy (n ) - government by boobs; plebianism
booboisie (n ) - the mass rabble (B)
boodler (n ) - the opportunist who gladly takes bribes (D)
bloviate (v ) - to deliver an oration that is verbose or windy
borborology (n ) - the stomach-like rumbling of unclean talk (G)
borborygm (n ) - the noise made by gas in the bowels; a fart (B)
borborygmite (n ) - a dirty mouth
bovrilise (v ) - to condense an ad to essentials; to epitomize (B)
brachylogy (n ) - brevity; condensation omitting all non-essentials (B)
brandophily (n ) - collecting cigar bands
breedbate (n ) - someone looking for an argument (B)
brimborion (n ) - something useless or nonsensical (B)
brobdingnagian (adj ) - gigantic enormous (B)
bromidrosis (n ) - the secretion of foul-smelling sweat; body odor (G)
brotus (n ) - any extra measure without charge such as a
brummagem (n ) - making an imposing display but inferior
bruxomania (n ) - the habit of unconsciously grinding the teeth
bumbledom (n ) - the world of petty and incompetent officials
bumbledom (n ) - the world of petty and incompetent officials)
buncombe (n ) - empty insincere speechmaking (G)
burke (v ) - to smother people to sell their bodies for dissection (B)
bushwah (n ) - something poor mean
bustluscious (adj ) - having or characterized by shapely mammalia
cacation (n ) - excretion (B)
cacemphaton (n ) - a harsh-sounding word or phrase (B W)
cacestogenous (adj ) - caused by unfavorable home environment (B)
cachinnation (n ) - loud or immoderate laughter (B G)
cacique (n ) - a slightly pompous person (B)
cacodoxical (adj ) - heretical (B)
cacoethes (n ) - a mania or bad habit (B)
cacogen (n ) - a anti-social person (B)
cacology (n ) - bad pronunciation; impropriety of wording
cacophenism (n ) - an unfairly harsh or derogatory
cacophrenic (adj ) - pertaining to an inferior intellect (B)
cacotechny (n ) - a corrupt state of art (B)
cacozelia (n ) - studied affectation in diction or style
cadge (v ) - to hawk or peddle as fish; or to beg
cagamosis (n ) - unhappy marriage (B)
cainophobia (n ) - abnormal dislike of novelty or innovation
caitiff (adj ) - base; despicable; cowardly; wicked (B G)
calcographer (n ) - one who draws with crayons (B)
calepin (n ) - a dictionary esp
caliginous (adj ) - obscure; dim; misty; dark (B G)
callipygous (or callipygian) (adj ) - having shapely buttocks (B )
callithumpian (n ) - a noisy demonstration (B)
callomania (n ) - the delusion that one is beautiful (B)
canoodle (v ) - to caress (B)
cantabank (n ) - second-rate ballad singer (B)
capernoited (adj ) - tipsy lightly pifflecated nimptopsical (B)
captation (n ) - trying to cadge acceptance by flattery (B W)
captious (adj ) - intended to confuse or artfully
carminative (adj ) - pertaining to farting (B)
carriwitchet (n ) - an absurd riddling question
castrophrenia (n ) - one's thoughts are beingstolen by enemies (B)
casuistry (n ) - deceptive reasoning about law or morals (W)
catachresis (n ) - incorrect use of a word or phrase
catacosmesis (n ); anticlimactic sequence in phrasing
catarolysis (n ) - cursing to let off steam (W)
catawamptious (adj ) - fierce destructive; or diagonal or crooked (B)
catchpenny (adj ) - popular but superficial (W)
causerie (n ) - a light and informal conversation;
cervesial (adj ) - pertaining to beer (B)
charette (n ) - the eleventh-hour efforts
charientism (n ) - a gracefully veiled insult (B W)
chasmophilous (adj ) - fond of nooks crannies
cheimaphobia (n ) - abnormal fear or dislike of cold
cherophobia (n ) - fear of gaiety (B)
cherubimical (adj ) - drunk (B)
cheville (n ) - an unnecessary word added to round off a sentence
chiasmus (n ) - the inverting of the second or latter of two phrases
choplogic (n ) - absurdly convoluted sophistical
chrestomathy (n ) - a collection of choice literary pieces (B)
circumbendibus (n ) - a roundabout process or story;
circumforaneous (adj ) - place to place (B)
cisvestitism (n ) - wearing weird or inappropriate clothes (B)
cittosis (n ) - an abnormal desire for strange foods (B)
clamjamfry (n ) - the mob or rabble (Scottish) (B)
cledonism (n ) - the eschewing of unlucky words
cleocentric (adj ) - pertaining to the belief that fame iseverything (B)
clerihew (n ) - an amusing quatrain about contemporary notables (B)
clinchpoop (n ) - a lout jerk fathead
clinomania (n ) - excessive desire to stay in bed (B)
clinquant (n ) - showy but valueless writing or literary effects;
clishmaclaver (n ) chatter; gossip (Scottish) (W)
clodpolish (adj ) - awkward (B)
clyster (n ) - an injection into the anus; an enema (B)
codswallop (n ) - baloney or hot air; gammon or humbug (British) (W)
coevalneity (adj ) - the state of being alike in age or duration
cogger (n ) - a phoney flatterer (B)
cogitabund (adj ) - meditative (B)
colloquy (n ) - a conversation or dialogue; serious or formal
colluctation (n ) - conflict (B)
colluvial (adj ) - pertaining to a mass of filth (B)
collybist (n ) - a usurer or miser (B)
collywobbles (n ) - pain or looseness in the bowels (B)
colporteur (n ) - a peddler of religious tracts
colubrine (adj ) - snaky sneaky
commentitious (adj ) - imaginary (B)
commination (n ) - denunciation; threatening or cursing (B)
commoratio (n ) - dwelling on a point
commorient (adj ) - dying together (B)
complect (v ) - to connect together; intertwine (B)
compotation (n ) - drinking together usually to excess (B)
comprachico (n ) - one who buys or sells children
comprobatio (n ) - complimenting one's judges or audience
compurgation (n ) - vindication; that which vindicates (B)
comstockery (n ) - zealous censorship of books or art
conation (n ) - mental effort (B)
concatervate (adj ) - heaped up (B)
conciliabule (n ) - a secret meeting of plot-hatchers (B)
concinnity (n ) - skill and harmony in a literary work; elegant arrangement (W)
concupiscence (n ) - strong appetite; excessive sexual desire (B)
conflation (n ) - a combining or blending of two or more versions
consectaneous (adj ) - logical consequence; corollary (B)
consilience (n ) - a change happening or coincidence
conspectus (n ) - a general survey or synopsis or summary (W)
conspissation (n ) - thickness; the act of thickening (B)
conspurcate (v ) - to pollute; defile (B)
constuprate (v ) - to violate to debauch (B)
consuetude (n ) - custom tradition (B)
contortuplicate (adj ) - twisted back upon itself (B)
contraremonstrant (n ) - a remonstrator against remonstrance (B)
contrectation (n ) - act of caressing someone especially furtively
contumacy (n ) - a refusal to obey or defiance
contumely (n ) - rude abrasive insult in speech or writing;
copoclephily (n ) - collecting key rings containing advertising
coprolalia (n ) - the use of words relating to dirt or excrement (B)
coprophemia (n ) - obscene language (B)
coprophobia (n ) - abnormal fear of feces
coryphaeus (n ) - a leader of a school of thought
costermongering (n ) - tampering with a composer's orchestral works
countercaster (n ) - a contemptuous word for a bookkeeper or accountant;
covinous (adj ) - deceitful conspiring (B)
crapulous (adj ) - given to gross excess in drinking or eating
crassilingual (adj ) - thick-tongued (B)
crepehangar (n ) - a gloomy person; a pessimist (B)
cri de coeur an ardent impassioned declaration
cri de guerre war cry:
criticaster (n~) an incompetent inferior critic (B
crurophilous (adj~) liking legs (B)
crux criticorum a riddle or puzzle for the critics (W)
cui bono "who stands to gain from this") (W)
cumyxaphily (n~) collecting match boxes
cunctative (adj~) tardy dilatory (B)
curiosa felicitas apt and elegant expressism;
curlicism (n~) literary indecency (W)
currente calamo with a running pen: fluidly or offhand (W)
cyprian (adj~) lecherous licentious
cypripareunia (n~) sexual intercourse with a prostitute (B)
dacrygelosis (n~) condition of alternating laughing and crying (B)
daedal (adj~) skillfully and artistically crafted (W)
dasypygal (adj~) having hairy buttocks (B)
de profundis agonized plaint or lament (W)
deblaterate (v~) to babble (B)
decoct extract the essence of flavor of as by boiling (G)
decollate (v~) to behead (B)
decussate (v~) to make an X; intersect (B)
defalcate (v~) to embezzle (B)
defeneration (n~) usury (B)
dehortatory (adj~) dissuading (B)
deictic (adj~) pointing to specifically eg pronouns 'that' and 'those' (W)
deipnophobia (n~) fear of dining and dinner conversation
deipnosophist (n~) a skillful dinner conversationalist (B)
deja lu a sense of familiarity or recognition in something read (W)
dejecture (n~) excrement (B)
delator (n~) an informer or accuser (B)
delectus (n~) a book of passages from Greek and Latin authors
deliquesce melt away; gradually dissolve (G)
delirament (n~) raving; a foolish story (B)
delitescent (adj~) hidden; inactive (B)
deltiology (n~) collecting picture postcards
demiurge (n~) a secondary god who (a) created evil;
demophobe (n~) a people
dentiloquist (n~) one who speaks with clenched teeth (W)
deorsumversion (n~) a turning downward (B)
deosculate (v~) to kiss affectionately (B)
depeculation (n~) an embezzling of public funds (B)
dephlogisticate (v~) to make fireproof (B)
deracinate extirpate; eradicate; abolish completely (G)
derism (n~) an expression of scorn or contempt (W)
descant (n~) a commenting or discussing at length
desiderata (n~) list of books sought by a collector or library
desidious (adj~) slothful (B)
desipient (adj~) foolish silly (B)
despumate (v~) to skim; to take the scum off (B)
desquamate (v~) to peel off (B)
desuetude (n~) disuse (B)
devenustate (v~) to deprive of beauty (B)
devil's mass indiscriminate cursing (W)
diacope (n~) the separation of a word by the interpolation
diallage concentration of several separate arguments
dialogue des sourds dialogue of the deaf:
dialysis rational disposing of reasons for or against something;
diaskeuasis (n~) editorial revision (B)
diasyrm arch disparagement as by mocking praise
diatyposis vivid presentation by means of exciting language
dicacity (n~) oral playfulness; talkativeness (B)
dichaeologia a defense of failure or disgrace
dictum de dicto a secondhand report hearsay (W)
didactic overburdened with moral emphasis therefore dull
autodidact is a self
diffugient (adj~) scattering (B)
dilogical (adj~) ambiguous; having a double meaning (B)
dilogy (n~) equivocal expression
dimbox (n~) an expert at getting others to make up (E)
dingbat (n~) an ornamental piece of type used on a page
dioristically (adv~) in a distinguishing manner (B)
diplasiasmus (n~) the incorrect doubling of a singgle [sic] letter (B)
dippoldism (n~) beating or whipping school children (B)
diremption (n~) a violent or final separation (B)
discalced without shoes; barefoot; unshod (G)
disceptation (n~) controversy or argument
discommode disturb; annoy; put to inconvenience (G)
disjecta membra verbal bits and pieces (W)
disquisition formal discussion discourse
dissemble to pretend to feign
dissentaneous (adj~) disagreeable; negative (B)
dithyrambic any wild frenzied
divagate to wonder or stray; or digress; deviate (G)
divarication (n~) a difference of opinion
diversivolent (adj~) looking for trouble or an argument (B)
dixit (n~) an unconfirmed sometimes dogmatic statement (B)
docta ignorantia learned ignornace (W)
dolorifuge (n~) something that relieves sadness (B)
dolus bonus good deceit: in Roman and civil law
diacope (n~) the separation of a word by the interpolation
diallage concentration of several separate arguments
dialogue des sourds dialogue of the deaf:
dialysis rational disposing of reasons for or against something;
diaskeuasis (n~) editorial revision (B)
diasyrm arch disparagement as by mocking praise
diatyposis vivid presentation by means of exciting language
dicacity (n~) oral playfulness; talkativeness (B)
dichaeologia a defense of failure or disgrace
dictum de dicto a secondhand report hearsay (W)
didactic overburdened with moral emphasis therefore dull
autodidact is a self
diffugient (adj~) scattering (B)
dilogical (adj~) ambiguous; having a double meaning (B)
dilogy (n~) equivocal expression
dimbox (n~) an expert at getting others to make up (E)
dingbat (n~) an ornamental piece of type used on a page
dioristically (adv~) in a distinguishing manner (B)
diplasiasmus (n~) the incorrect doubling of a singgle [sic] letter (B)
dippoldism (n~) beating or whipping school children (B)
diremption (n~) a violent or final separation (B)
discalced without shoes; barefoot; unshod (G)
disceptation (n~) controversy or argument
discommode disturb; annoy; put to inconvenience (G)
disjecta membra verbal bits and pieces (W)
disquisition formal discussion discourse
dissemble to pretend to feign
dissentaneous (adj~) disagreeable; negative (B)
dithyrambic any wild frenzied
divagate to wonder or stray; or digress; deviate (G)
divarication (n~) a difference of opinion
diversivolent (adj~) looking for trouble or an argument (B)
dixit (n~) an unconfirmed sometimes dogmatic statement (B)
docta ignorantia learned ignornace (W)
dolorifuge (n~) something that relieves sadness (B)
dolus bonus good deceit: in Roman and civil law
diacope (n~) the separation of a word by the interpolation
diallage concentration of several separate arguments
dialogue des sourds dialogue of the deaf:
dialysis rational disposing of reasons for or against something;
diaskeuasis (n~) editorial revision (B)
diasyrm arch disparagement as by mocking praise
diatyposis vivid presentation by means of exciting language
dicacity (n~) oral playfulness; talkativeness (B)
dichaeologia a defense of failure or disgrace
dictum de dicto a secondhand report hearsay (W)
didactic overburdened with moral emphasis therefore dull
autodidact is a self
diffugient (adj~) scattering (B)
dilogical (adj~) ambiguous; having a double meaning (B)
dilogy (n~) equivocal expression
dimbox (n~) an expert at getting others to make up (E)
dingbat (n~) an ornamental piece of type used on a page
dioristically (adv~) in a distinguishing manner (B)
diplasiasmus (n~) the incorrect doubling of a singgle [sic] letter (B)
dippoldism (n~) beating or whipping school children (B)
diremption (n~) a violent or final separation (B)
discalced without shoes; barefoot; unshod (G)
disceptation (n~) controversy or argument
discommode disturb; annoy; put to inconvenience (G)
disjecta membra verbal bits and pieces (W)
disquisition formal discussion discourse
dissemble to pretend to feign
dissentaneous (adj~) disagreeable; negative (B)
dithyrambic any wild frenzied
divagate to wonder or stray; or digress; deviate (G)
divarication (n~) a difference of opinion
diversivolent (adj~) looking for trouble or an argument (B)
dixit (n~) an unconfirmed sometimes dogmatic statement (B)
docta ignorantia learned ignornace (W)
dolorifuge (n~) something that relieves sadness (B)
dolus bonus good deceit: in Roman and civil law
dolus malus evil deceit: in Roman and civil law
doppelganger a person's ghostly counterpart and companion
dontopedalogy the aptitude for putting one's foot in one's mouth
doxastic (adj~) pertaining to opinion (B)
dryasdust (n~) a dull pedantic speaker or writer
dvandva (n~) a compound word as bitter
dysphemism (n~)
epiphoric (adj~) pertaining to a torrent of tears (B)
epiplexis asking a question as a form of reproach
episcopicide (n~) the killing of a bishop (B)
epistemophilia (n~) abnormal preoccupation with knowledge (B)
epithymetic (adj~) pertaining to appetite sexual and otherwise (B)
epitrope conceding a point in such a qualified ironic way
epizeuxis (n~) emphatic verbal repitition (B)
equivoque (n~) an ambiguous statement or passage
eremitism (n~) the state of being a hermit or an attitude
ereption (n~) the act of snatching away (B)
erethism (n~) excessive irritability or excitability (B)
ergoism (n~) fussy adherence to logical protocols or forms (W)
ergotism (n~) quibbling and wrangling; sophistical reasoning
erigible (adj~) capable of being erected (B)
erinaceous (adj~) pertaining to the hedgehog (B)
eristic (adj~) provoking strife or controversy or discord;
erotographomania (n~) mania for writing love letters (B)
erotology (n~) the description of methods of lovemaking;
errabund (n~) wandering; erratic (B)
errinophily (n~) collecting of stamps other than postage stamps
erythromania (n~) mania for blushing
eschrolalia (n~) dirty (fecal) language (B)
esemplastic (adj~) forming disparate parts into a whole; aesthetically unifying (W)
esprit de l'escalier wishful thinking of a witty comment
estivate to spend the summer (G)
estrapade (n~) a horse's attempt to dump its rider (B)
esurient hungry (E) greedy; avaricious; covetous (G)
etat present an exhaustive summary of up
ethnophaulism (n~) an ethnic slur (B W)
etiolation (n~) paleness of color due to illness exclusion from light
eucharistia profuse praise as an expression of gratitude and emotion
eudaemonia (n~) true happiness (B)
euhemerism (n) the theory that all myths are based on reality (B)
eumoirous (adj~) someone who is lucky or happy as a result of being good
eumorphous (adj~) well
earwig (v~) attempt to influence or insinuate oneself through flattery (W)
ebberman (n~) one who fishes below bridges (B)
ebriection (n~) mental breakdown from too much boozing (B)
ebrious (adj~) tending to overimbibe; slightly drunk (B)
ecclesiolatry (n~) an all
ecdemic (adj~) of foreign origin (B)
ecdemomania (n~) compulsive wandering (B)
ecdysiast (n~) a stripper (H
echolalia (n~) pathological repitition of others' words or remarks (B W)
echopraxia (n~) a habit of mimicking people (B)
echt (adj~) genuine authentic
eclaircissement (n~) clarification (B)
eclipsis (n~) omission of a grammatical element necessary
ecmnesia (n~) loss of recent memory w retention of earlier memories (B)
ecphonesis (n~) exclamation (W)
edacious (adj~) eats a lot; voracious (B)
edea (n~) the external genitals (B)
edipol (n~) a mild oath (B)
edulcorate (v~) to sweeten or purify (B)
eesome (adj~) pleasing to the eye (B)
effictio as a head
efflation (n~) an emanation; a puff (B)
effleurage (n~) a gentle rubbing with the palm of the hand (B)
eidetic (adj~) ability of visualizing something previously seen (B)
eisegesis (n~) sneaking in one's own ideas as the author's (B)
eisteddfod (n~) an annual assembly of Welsh poets and musicians (B)
eldritch (adj~) weird eerie
eleemosynary (adj~) pertaining to charity; living on charity (B)
elenchus (n~) a refutation of an opponent's conclusion
eleutheromania (n~) a mania for freedom (B)
elucubrate (v~) to work studiously (B)
elumbated (adj~) weak in the loins (B)
elutriation (n~) the process of purification by washing andstraining
embolalia (n~) the use of virtually meaningless filler words
embrocation (n~) lubricating or rubbing the body
embulalia (n~) inserting of nonsense into speech
embusque (n~) a shirker a slacker (French = in ambush or hiding) (B)
emenctae naris of matured judgment; of nice discernment (W
) emmenology (n~) the study of menstruation (B)
empleomania (n~) a mania for holding public office (B)
empressement (n~) extreme politeness (B)
enchiridion (n~) a manual or handbook (B)
enchorial (adj~) native endemic (B)
en clair in plain uncoded language
endiablee (v~) to put the devil into (B)
energumen (n~) a person possessed by an spirit; a fanatic (B)
engastration (n~) the stuffing of one bird inside another (B)
enissophobia (n~) fear of being reproached (B)
enneatic (adj~) occurring once every nine times days
enosiophobia (n~) fear of having committed an unpardonablesin (B)
ensynopticity (n~) the ability of taking a general view of something (B)
entheomania (n~) an abnormal state in which one thinks one is inspired (B)
enthymeme (n~) a premise is understood but not stated
entwicklungsroman (n~) a novel dealing with the protagonist's development
eo ipso by it itself: by that fact alone (W)
eonism (n~) acting and dressing like a woman (B)
eosophobia (n~) depression caused by fear of dawn (B)
eunym (n~) a name that is suitable or appropriate (W)
euphelicia (n~) healthiness having all one's wishes granted (B)
euphuistic (adj~) displaying excessive elegance of language;
eusystolism (n~) the use of initials instead of full words
euthymia (n~) mental tranquility (B)
evagation (n~) mental wandering; digression (B)
evancalous (adj~) pleasant to embrace (Greek) (B)
eventerate (v~) to rip open; to open by ripping the belly (B)
evulgate (v~) to publish; divulge (B)
ex animo from the soul: form the heart sincerely (W)
ex cathedra pronounced from the seat of authority
ex concesso reasoning on the basis of an opponent's premise
ex nihilo out of nothing: out of nowhere (W)
ex parte in part: view; partisan (W)
ex professo expressly or avowedly (W)
ex silentio basing an argument on the lack or absence of evidence
exaugurate (v~) to secularize; to desecrate (B)
excerebrose (adj~) having no brains (B)
excrescent (adj~) constituting an excess; superfluous; supernumerary (G)
execration (n~) contemptuous denunciation; express loathing;
exegesis (n~) explanatory comment esp
exemplum (n~) a brief tale or anecdote
exenterate (v~) to literally or figuratively disembowel (B)
exergasia repeating a point by using different figures of speech
exoculate (v~) to put out the eye of (B)
exoptable (adj~) extremely desirable (B)
exosculate (v~) the kiss esp
expatiate (v~) to discourse at length or in detail; hold forth (W)
expeditio quickly rejecting or passing over minor points
expergefaction (n~) an awakening (B)
expiscate (v~) to examine or discover skillfully (B)
explaterate (v~) to talk a lot (B)
expostulate (v~) to reason earnestly in order to demur
exsibilate (v~) to reject with a hissing sound (B)
extradictionary (adj~) consisting not in words but in deeds (B)
eyeservice (n~) work done only when the boss is watching (B)
facinorous (adj~) extremely wicked; depraved; infamous (B G)
facon de parler way of speaking: manner of expression (W)
facundity (n~) eloquence (B)
fadaise (n~) an obvious or silly remark (W)
faineant (adj~) lazy indolent (B)
famicide (n~) a slanderer; a destroyer of one's reputation (B)
famulus (n~) the servant of a medieval scholar or magician (B)
fanfaronade (n~) bravado; braggadocio (B W)
farctate (adj~) full; crammed; plethoric (G)
farrago (n~) a mixture of diverse objects hodgepodge
fastuous (adj~) arrogant stuck
fatidic foretelling the future; prophetic; divinatory (G)
fatiferous (adj~) destructive; deadly (B)
faux naif falsely simple or naive; feigning artlessness (W)
favonian (adj~) like the west wind; mild (B)
feazings (n~) an unraveled rope end (B)
februation (n~) exorcism; religious purification (B)
fedifragous (adj~) treacherous deceitful (B)
fefnicute (n~) hypocrite; sneak (B)
felicific (adj~) producing happiness (B)
fellness (n~) destructive cruelty (B)
feneration (n~) usury (B)
fenks (n~) leftover whale blubber used as manure (B)
feracious productive of good results; fruitful (G)
feriation (n ) - taking a holiday; not working (B)
fescennine (adj ) - obscene; lewd; licentious; scurrilous (B G)
festination (n ) - walking faster and faster involuntarily (B)
feuilletonistic (adj ) - or newspaper section devoted to literary trivia (B)
fewterer (n ) - a dog-keeper (B)
fico (n ) - giving the finger (B)
fideism (n ) - depending on faith rather than reason (B)
fidimplicitary (adj ) - fully trusting someone (B)
filiopietistic (adj ) - pertaining to ancestor worship (B)
fimblefamble (n ) - excuse particulary a phony one (B)
fimetarious (n ) - growing or living in excrement (B)
finicalism (n ) - an conscious affected undue concern with trifles
fissilingual (adj ) - having a forked tongue (B)
flabellation (n ) - fanning or otherwise cooling someone (B)
flagitate (v ) - to plead (B)
flaneur (n ) - an intellectual trifler (W)
flatulopetic (adj ) - pretentious pompous
fleer (v ) - to laugh lecherously or derisively (B)
flexanimous (adj ) - mentally flexible (B)
floccify (v ) - to consider worthless
floccilation (n ) - searching for imaginary objects (G)
floccipaucinihilipilification (n ) - the action of estimating as worthless trivia (B)
focillate (v ) - to comfort (B)
footle (v ) - to waste time talk nonsense (B)
forisfamiliate (v ) - to disinherit; to shed parental authority (B)
formication (n ) - the feeling that bugs are crawling on you (B)
ankylophobia (n ) - abnormal fear of stiff or immobile joints
forslug (v ) - to lose or destroy by sluggishness (B)
fossarian (n ) - a clergyman moonlighting as a gravedigger (B)
foudroyant (adj ) - striking as lightning; sudden
framis (n ) - comic doubletalk blending actual words with made-up words (W)
frampold (adj ) - peevish touchy
franion (n~) the perennial hedonist reveler (B)
fremd (adj~) alien strange
fremescent (adj~) an incipient murmur; becoming noisy (B)
fribble (adj~) of little value or importance; trifling; paltry (G)
fricatrice (n~) a whore (B)
frotteur (n~) kicks by rubbing against people in crowds (B)
froward (adj~) perverse; willfully contrary; obstinately disobedient;
fructuous (adj~) productive; fruitful; profitable (G)
frustraneous (adj~) vain useless (B)
fubsy (adj~) short and stout (B)
fucatory (adj~) counterfeit; deceitful (B)
fugacious (adj~) fleeting; ephemeral; transitory; evanescent (G)
fulgurant (adj~) shining dazzling
fuliginous (adj~) sooty (B)
fulsome (adj~) excessive or overdone bad taste or even at times nauseating
fumacious (adj~) fond of smoking (B G)
fumet (n~) a flavoring agent for sauces; or deer shit (B)
funambulist (n~) a tightrope walker (B)
funest (adj~) harbinger of evil or death (B)
funkify (v~) to retreat fearfully (B)
furacious (adj~) thievish (B)
furibund (adj~) furious enraged (B)
furor loquendi a passion to speak (W)
furor scribendi a passion to write (W)
fussock (n~) a big fat woman (B)
fustian (n~) pompousness pretentiousness
fustigate (v~) to beat; to criticize severely (B)
fustilugs (n~) a fat unwieldy person (B)
gaberlunzie (n~) a wandering or licensed
galactophagist (n~) a milk drinker (B)
deliquesce melt away; gradually dissolve (G)
delirament (n~) raving; a foolish story (B)
delitescent (adj~) hidden; inactive (B)
deltiology (n~) collecting picture postcards
demiurge (n~) a secondary god who (a) created evil;
demophobe (n~) a people
dentiloquist (n~) one who speaks with clenched teeth (W)
deorsumversion (n~) a turning downward (B)
deosculate (v~) to kiss affectionately (B)
depeculation (n~) an embezzling of public funds (B)
dephlogisticate (v~) to make fireproof (B)
deracinate extirpate; eradicate; abolish completely (G)
derism (n~) an expression of scorn or contempt (W)
descant (n~) a commenting or discussing at length
desiderata (n~) list of books sought by a collector or library
desidious (adj~) slothful (B)
desipient (adj~) foolish silly (B)
despumate (v~) to skim; to take the scum off (B)
desquamate (v~) to peel off (B)
desuetude (n~) disuse (B)
devenustate (v~) to deprive of beauty (B)
devil's mass indiscriminate cursing (W)
diacope (n~) the separation of a word by the interpolation
diallage concentration of several separate arguments
dialogue des sourds dialogue of the deaf:
dialysis rational disposing of reasons for or against something;
diaskeuasis (n~) editorial revision (B)
diasyrm arch disparagement as by mocking praise
diatyposis vivid presentation by means of exciting language
dicacity (n~) oral playfulness; talkativeness (B)
dichaeologia a defense of failure or disgrace
dictum de dicto a secondhand report hearsay (W)
didactic overburdened with moral emphasis therefore dull
autodidact is a self
diffugient (adj~) scattering (B)
dilogical (adj~) ambiguous; having a double meaning (B)
dilogy (n~) equivocal expression
dimbox (n~) an expert at getting others to make up (E)
dingbat (n~) an ornamental piece of type used on a page
dioristically (adv~) in a distinguishing manner (B)
diplasiasmus (n~) the incorrect doubling of a singgle [sic] letter (B)
dippoldism (n~) beating or whipping school children (B)
diremption (n~) a violent or final separation (B)
discalced without shoes; barefoot; unshod (G)
disceptation (n~) controversy or argument
discommode disturb; annoy; put to inconvenience (G)
disjecta membra verbal bits and pieces (W)
disquisition formal discussion discourse
dissemble to pretend to feign
dissentaneous (adj~) disagreeable; negative (B)
dithyrambic any wild frenzied
divagate to wonder or stray; or digress; deviate (G)
divarication (n~) a difference of opinion
diversivolent (adj~) looking for trouble or an argument (B)
dixit (n~) an unconfirmed sometimes dogmatic statement (B)
docta ignorantia learned ignornace (W)
dolorifuge (n~) something that relieves sadness (B)
dolus bonus good deceit: in Roman and civil law
diacope (n~) the separation of a word by the interpolation
diallage concentration of several separate arguments
dialogue des sourds dialogue of the deaf:
dialysis rational disposing of reasons for or against something;
diaskeuasis (n~) editorial revision (B)
diasyrm arch disparagement as by mocking praise
diatyposis vivid presentation by means of exciting language
dicacity (n~) oral playfulness; talkativeness (B)
dichaeologia a defense of failure or disgrace
dictum de dicto a secondhand report hearsay (W)
didactic overburdened with moral emphasis therefore dull
autodidact is a self
diffugient (adj~) scattering (B)
dilogical (adj~) ambiguous; having a double meaning (B)
dilogy (n~) equivocal expression
dimbox (n~) an expert at getting others to make up (E)
dingbat (n~) an ornamental piece of type used on a page
dioristically (adv~) in a distinguishing manner (B)
diplasiasmus (n~) the incorrect doubling of a singgle [sic] letter (B)
dippoldism (n~) beating or whipping school children (B)
diremption (n~) a violent or final separation (B)
discalced without shoes; barefoot; unshod (G)
disceptation (n~) controversy or argument
discommode disturb; annoy; put to inconvenience (G)
disjecta membra verbal bits and pieces (W)
disquisition formal discussion discourse
dissemble to pretend to feign
dissentaneous (adj~) disagreeable; negative (B)
dithyrambic any wild frenzied
divagate to wonder or stray; or digress; deviate (G)
divarication (n~) a difference of opinion
diversivolent (adj~) looking for trouble or an argument (B)
dixit (n~) an unconfirmed sometimes dogmatic statement (B)
docta ignorantia learned ignornace (W)
dolorifuge (n~) something that relieves sadness (B)
dolus bonus good deceit: in Roman and civil law
diacope (n~) the separation of a word by the interpolation
diallage concentration of several separate arguments
dialogue des sourds dialogue of the deaf:
dialysis rational disposing of reasons for or against something;
diaskeuasis (n~) editorial revision (B)
diasyrm arch disparagement as by mocking praise
diatyposis vivid presentation by means of exciting language
dicacity (n~) oral playfulness; talkativeness (B)
dichaeologia a defense of failure or disgrace
dictum de dicto a secondhand report hearsay (W)
didactic overburdened with moral emphasis therefore dull
autodidact is a self
diffugient (adj~) scattering (B)
dilogical (adj~) ambiguous; having a double meaning (B)
dilogy (n~) equivocal expression
dimbox (n~) an expert at getting others to make up (E)
dingbat (n~) an ornamental piece of type used on a page
dioristically (adv~) in a distinguishing manner (B)
diplasiasmus (n~) the incorrect doubling of a singgle [sic] letter (B)
dippoldism (n~) beating or whipping school children (B)
diremption (n~) a violent or final separation (B)
discalced without shoes; barefoot; unshod (G)
disceptation (n~) controversy or argument
discommode disturb; annoy; put to inconvenience (G)
disjecta membra verbal bits and pieces (W)
disquisition formal discussion discourse
dissemble to pretend to feign
dissentaneous (adj~) disagreeable; negative (B)
dithyrambic any wild frenzied
divagate to wonder or stray; or digress; deviate (G)
divarication (n~) a difference of opinion
diversivolent (adj~) looking for trouble or an argument (B)
dixit (n~) an unconfirmed sometimes dogmatic statement (B)
docta ignorantia learned ignornace (W)
dolorifuge (n~) something that relieves sadness (B)
dolus bonus good deceit: in Roman and civil law
dolus malus evil deceit: in Roman and civil law
doppelganger a person's ghostly counterpart and companion
dontopedalogy the aptitude for putting one's foot in one's mouth
doxastic (adj~) pertaining to opinion (B)
dryasdust (n~) a dull pedantic speaker or writer
dvandva (n~) a compound word as bitter
dysphemism (n~)
epiphoric (adj~) pertaining to a torrent of tears (B)
epiplexis asking a question as a form of reproach
episcopicide (n~) the killing of a bishop (B)
epistemophilia (n~) abnormal preoccupation with knowledge (B)
epithymetic (adj~) pertaining to appetite sexual and otherwise (B)
epitrope conceding a point in such a qualified ironic way
epizeuxis (n~) emphatic verbal repitition (B)
equivoque (n~) an ambiguous statement or passage
eremitism (n~) the state of being a hermit or an attitude
ereption (n~) the act of snatching away (B)
erethism (n~) excessive irritability or excitability (B)
ergoism (n~) fussy adherence to logical protocols or forms (W)
ergotism (n~) quibbling and wrangling; sophistical reasoning
erigible (adj~) capable of being erected (B)
erinaceous (adj~) pertaining to the hedgehog (B)
eristic (adj~) provoking strife or controversy or discord;
erotographomania (n~) mania for writing love letters (B)
erotology (n~) the description of methods of lovemaking;
errabund (n~) wandering; erratic (B)
errinophily (n~) collecting of stamps other than postage stamps
erythromania (n~) mania for blushing
eschrolalia (n~) dirty (fecal) language (B)
esemplastic (adj~) forming disparate parts into a whole; aesthetically unifying (W)
esprit de l'escalier wishful thinking of a witty comment
estivate to spend the summer (G)
estrapade (n~) a horse's attempt to dump its rider (B)
esurient hungry (E) greedy; avaricious; covetous (G)
etat present an exhaustive summary of up
ethnophaulism (n~) an ethnic slur (B W)
etiolation (n~) paleness of color due to illness exclusion from light
eucharistia profuse praise as an expression of gratitude and emotion
eudaemonia (n~) true happiness (B)
euhemerism (n) the theory that all myths are based on reality (B)
eumoirous (adj~) someone who is lucky or happy as a result of being good
eumorphous (adj~) well
earwig (v~) attempt to influence or insinuate oneself through flattery (W)
ebberman (n~) one who fishes below bridges (B)
ebriection (n~) mental breakdown from too much boozing (B)
ebrious (adj~) tending to overimbibe; slightly drunk (B)
ecclesiolatry (n~) an all
ecdemic (adj~) of foreign origin (B)
ecdemomania (n~) compulsive wandering (B)
ecdysiast (n~) a stripper (H
echolalia (n~) pathological repitition of others' words or remarks (B W)
echopraxia (n~) a habit of mimicking people (B)
echt (adj~) genuine authentic
eclaircissement (n~) clarification (B)
eclipsis (n~) omission of a grammatical element necessary
ecmnesia (n~) loss of recent memory w retention of earlier memories (B)
ecphonesis (n~) exclamation (W)
edacious (adj~) eats a lot; voracious (B)
edea (n~) the external genitals (B)
edipol (n~) a mild oath (B)
edulcorate (v~) to sweeten or purify (B)
eesome (adj~) pleasing to the eye (B)
effictio as a head
efflation (n~) an emanation; a puff (B)
effleurage (n~) a gentle rubbing with the palm of the hand (B)
eidetic (adj~) ability of visualizing something previously seen (B)
eisegesis (n~) sneaking in one's own ideas as the author's (B)
eisteddfod (n~) an annual assembly of Welsh poets and musicians (B)
eldritch (adj~) weird eerie
eleemosynary (adj~) pertaining to charity; living on charity (B)
elenchus (n~) a refutation of an opponent's conclusion
eleutheromania (n~) a mania for freedom (B)
elucubrate (v~) to work studiously (B)
elumbated (adj~) weak in the loins (B)
elutriation (n~) the process of purification by washing andstraining
embolalia (n~) the use of virtually meaningless filler words
embrocation (n~) lubricating or rubbing the body
embulalia (n~) inserting of nonsense into speech
embusque (n~) a shirker a slacker (French = in ambush or hiding) (B)
emenctae naris of matured judgment; of nice discernment (W
) emmenology (n~) the study of menstruation (B)
empleomania (n~) a mania for holding public office (B)
empressement (n~) extreme politeness (B)
enchiridion (n~) a manual or handbook (B)
enchorial (adj~) native endemic (B)
en clair in plain uncoded language
endiablee (v~) to put the devil into (B)
energumen (n~) a person possessed by an spirit; a fanatic (B)
engastration (n~) the stuffing of one bird inside another (B)
enissophobia (n~) fear of being reproached (B)
enneatic (adj~) occurring once every nine times days
enosiophobia (n~) fear of having committed an unpardonablesin (B)
ensynopticity (n~) the ability of taking a general view of something (B)
entheomania (n~) an abnormal state in which one thinks one is inspired (B)
enthymeme (n~) a premise is understood but not stated
entwicklungsroman (n~) a novel dealing with the protagonist's development
eo ipso by it itself: by that fact alone (W)
eonism (n~) acting and dressing like a woman (B)
eosophobia (n~) depression caused by fear of dawn (B)
eunym (n~) a name that is suitable or appropriate (W)
euphelicia (n~) healthiness having all one's wishes granted (B)
euphuistic (adj~) displaying excessive elegance of language;
eusystolism (n~) the use of initials instead of full words
euthymia (n~) mental tranquility (B)
evagation (n~) mental wandering; digression (B)
evancalous (adj~) pleasant to embrace (Greek) (B)
eventerate (v~) to rip open; to open by ripping the belly (B)
evulgate (v~) to publish; divulge (B)
ex animo from the soul: form the heart sincerely (W)
ex cathedra pronounced from the seat of authority
ex concesso reasoning on the basis of an opponent's premise
ex nihilo out of nothing: out of nowhere (W)
ex parte in part: view; partisan (W)
ex professo expressly or avowedly (W)
ex silentio basing an argument on the lack or absence of evidence
exaugurate (v~) to secularize; to desecrate (B)
excerebrose (adj~) having no brains (B)
excrescent (adj~) constituting an excess; superfluous; supernumerary (G)
execration (n~) contemptuous denunciation; express loathing;
exegesis (n~) explanatory comment esp
exemplum (n~) a brief tale or anecdote
exenterate (v~) to literally or figuratively disembowel (B)
exergasia repeating a point by using different figures of speech
exoculate (v~) to put out the eye of (B)
exoptable (adj~) extremely desirable (B)
exosculate (v~) the kiss esp
expatiate (v~) to discourse at length or in detail; hold forth (W)
expeditio quickly rejecting or passing over minor points
expergefaction (n~) an awakening (B)
expiscate (v~) to examine or discover skillfully (B)
explaterate (v~) to talk a lot (B)
expostulate (v~) to reason earnestly in order to demur
exsibilate (v~) to reject with a hissing sound (B)
extradictionary (adj~) consisting not in words but in deeds (B)
eyeservice (n~) work done only when the boss is watching (B)
facinorous (adj~) extremely wicked; depraved; infamous (B G)
facon de parler way of speaking: manner of expression (W)
facundity (n~) eloquence (B)
fadaise (n~) an obvious or silly remark (W)
faineant (adj~) lazy indolent (B)
famicide (n~) a slanderer; a destroyer of one's reputation (B)
famulus (n~) the servant of a medieval scholar or magician (B)
fanfaronade (n~) bravado; braggadocio (B W)
farctate (adj~) full; crammed; plethoric (G)
farrago (n~) a mixture of diverse objects hodgepodge
fastuous (adj~) arrogant stuck
fatidic foretelling the future; prophetic; divinatory (G)
fatiferous (adj~) destructive; deadly (B)
faux naif falsely simple or naive; feigning artlessness (W)
favonian (adj~) like the west wind; mild (B)
feazings (n~) an unraveled rope end (B)
februation (n~) exorcism; religious purification (B)
fedifragous (adj~) treacherous deceitful (B)
fefnicute (n~) hypocrite; sneak (B)
felicific (adj~) producing happiness (B)
fellness (n~) destructive cruelty (B)
feneration (n~) usury (B)
fenks (n~) leftover whale blubber used as manure (B)
feracious productive of good results; fruitful (G)
feriation (n ) - taking a holiday; not working (B)
fescennine (adj ) - obscene; lewd; licentious; scurrilous (B G)
festination (n ) - walking faster and faster involuntarily (B)
feuilletonistic (adj ) - or newspaper section devoted to literary trivia (B)
fewterer (n ) - a dog-keeper (B)
fico (n ) - giving the finger (B)
fideism (n ) - depending on faith rather than reason (B)
fidimplicitary (adj ) - fully trusting someone (B)
filiopietistic (adj ) - pertaining to ancestor worship (B)
fimblefamble (n ) - excuse particulary a phony one (B)
fimetarious (n ) - growing or living in excrement (B)
finicalism (n ) - an conscious affected undue concern with trifles
fissilingual (adj ) - having a forked tongue (B)
flabellation (n ) - fanning or otherwise cooling someone (B)
flagitate (v ) - to plead (B)
flaneur (n ) - an intellectual trifler (W)
flatulopetic (adj ) - pretentious pompous
fleer (v ) - to laugh lecherously or derisively (B)
flexanimous (adj ) - mentally flexible (B)
floccify (v ) - to consider worthless
floccilation (n ) - searching for imaginary objects (G)
floccipaucinihilipilification (n ) - the action of estimating as worthless trivia (B)
focillate (v ) - to comfort (B)
footle (v ) - to waste time talk nonsense (B)
forisfamiliate (v ) - to disinherit; to shed parental authority (B)
formication (n ) - the feeling that bugs are crawling on you (B)
ankylophobia (n ) - abnormal fear of stiff or immobile joints
forslug (v ) - to lose or destroy by sluggishness (B)
fossarian (n ) - a clergyman moonlighting as a gravedigger (B)
foudroyant (adj ) - striking as lightning; sudden
framis (n ) - comic doubletalk blending actual words with made-up words (W)
frampold (adj ) - peevish touchy
franion (n~) the perennial hedonist reveler (B)
fremd (adj~) alien strange
fremescent (adj~) an incipient murmur; becoming noisy (B)
fribble (adj~) of little value or importance; trifling; paltry (G)
fricatrice (n~) a whore (B)
frotteur (n~) kicks by rubbing against people in crowds (B)
froward (adj~) perverse; willfully contrary; obstinately disobedient;
fructuous (adj~) productive; fruitful; profitable (G)
frustraneous (adj~) vain useless (B)
fubsy (adj~) short and stout (B)
fucatory (adj~) counterfeit; deceitful (B)
fugacious (adj~) fleeting; ephemeral; transitory; evanescent (G)
fulgurant (adj~) shining dazzling
fuliginous (adj~) sooty (B)
fulsome (adj~) excessive or overdone bad taste or even at times nauseating
fumacious (adj~) fond of smoking (B G)
fumet (n~) a flavoring agent for sauces; or deer shit (B)
funambulist (n~) a tightrope walker (B)
funest (adj~) harbinger of evil or death (B)
funkify (v~) to retreat fearfully (B)
furacious (adj~) thievish (B)
furibund (adj~) furious enraged (B)
furor loquendi a passion to speak (W)
furor scribendi a passion to write (W)
fussock (n~) a big fat woman (B)
fustian (n~) pompousness pretentiousness
fustigate (v~) to beat; to criticize severely (B)
fustilugs (n~) a fat unwieldy person (B)
gaberlunzie (n~) a wandering or licensed
galactophagist (n~) a milk drinker (B)
galeanthropy (n~) the delusion that one has become a cat (B)
galericulate (adj~) covered with a hat (B)
galimatias (n~) gibberish; confused meaningless jargon (B)
galliardise (n~) great merriment (B)
gallinaceous (adj~) like a chicken or pheasant (B)
gallionic (adj~) indifferent; careless; irresponsible (B)
galumph (v~) to move or march along heavily or clumsily
galumptious (adj~) tiptop; first-rate; superlatively good (G)
gambrinous (adj~) full of beer (B)
gamophobia (n~) fear of marriage (B)
ganch (v~) to execute by impaling on stakes or hooks (B)
gapeseed (n~) anything that causes stares; or someone who sares (B)
garboil (n~) confusion (B)
gardyloo (n~) a warning cry given before tossing slopes
gasconade (n~) boasting; bravado (B)
gawkocracy (n~) persons who watch television (G)
gawsie (adj~) large and jolly; lusty (B)
gazophylacium (n~) a treasury (B)
geck (n~) an object of scorn; a dupe (B)
geflugelte Worte winged words: eloquent language; expressions
gelastic (adj~) pertaining to or used in laughing (B)
gelogenic (adj~) laughter-provoking (B)
geloscopy (n~) determining someone's character or future by the way they laugh (B)
gemebund (adj~) a constant moaning (B)
gemutlichkeit (n~) agreeable agreeableness; congeniality
genethliacon (n~) a birthday poem (B)
genicon (n~) a sexual partner imagined
gephyrophobia (n~) fear of crossing bridges (B)
gerascophobia (n~) fear of growing old (B)
geromorphism (n~) condition of appearing older than one is (B)
ghoom (v~) to hunt in the dark (Anglo-Indian) (B)
giddhom (n~) a frantic galloping movement made by cows
gigmanism (n~) the habit of narrowmindedness or philistinism
gilravage (v~) to celebrate noisily; to go on a rampage (B)
girning (v~) act or process of contorting one's face; snarling (G)
girouettism (n~) frequently altering one's opinions or principles
glabrous (adj~) free from hair or down; hairless; bald (G)
glossolalia (n~) nonsensical talk; gibberish (B)
gnathonic (adj~) falsely flattering; fawning; sycophantic; parasitic (G)
gnomic (adj~) full of aphorisms or maxims; or wise and pithy (G)
gobemouche (n~) a gullible person (B)
godemiche (n~) a dildo (B)
gongoozler (n~) an inquisitive idler who stares and gawks
grammaticaster (n~) a petty grammarian;
grammatolatry (n~) worship of letters or words (B)
grandgousier (n~) a glutton; someone with an enormous gullet
grandiloquence (n~) lofty extravagantly styled language (B)
grandisonant (adj~) stately sounding (B)
grangerism (n~) augmenting the illustrative material in a book
grapholagnia (n~) a more than passing interest in obscene pictures (B)
graphospasm (n~) a writer's cramp (B)
grassation (n~) act of attacking violently; a lying in wait to attack (B)
gratis dictum an unsolicited or voluntary remark; mere assertion (B)
gratulant (adj~) expressing joy or satisfaction; congratulatory (G)
graveolent (adj~) having a rank smell; fetid; stinking (G)
gravific (adj~) that which makes heavy or produces weight (G)
gregarian (adj~) belonging to the herd or common sort (G)
grinagog (n~) a perpetual grinner (B)
grivoiserie (n~) lewd and lascivious behavior; a lewd act (B)
groak (v~) to watch people silently while they're eating hoping to join
grobianism (n~) rudeness; boorishness (B)
growtnoul (n~) a blockhead (A)
grundyism (n~) censorship of personal conduct based upon conventionalism
gugusse (n~) a young effeminate man who trysts with priests (B)
gulosity (n~) enormous appetite; greediness (B)
gyascutus (n~) a huge imaginary
hesternopothia (n~) a pathologic yearning for the good old days (B)
hesychastic (adj~) soothing calming
hetaerism (n~) extra
heterochthonous (adj~) foreign (B)
heterophemy (n~) Freudian slipsism (B)
heterotelic (adj~) existing for an outside or extraneous purpose (B)
hierofastidia (n~) dislike of holy things (B)
hieromachy (n~) a fight between men or owmen of the cloth (B)
hindermate (n~) a mate who is a hindrance (B)
hippopotomonstrosesquipedalian (adj~) pertaining to a long word (B)
hircismus (n~) stinky armpits (B)
hirsutorufous (adj~) red
hobberdehoy (n~) a youth entering manhood (B)
holmgang (n~) a duel fought on an island (B)
holophrasis (n~) a whole phrase or idea expressed in one word (B)
honorificabilitudinitatibus (n~) with honorablenesses
horapthia (n~) a neurotic preoccupation with one's youth (B)
horripilation (n~) bristling of the hair on the skin; gooseflesh (G)
horrisonous (adj~) sounding very bad; horribly discordant (G)
hotspur (n~) a hotheaded impetuous man (B)
hoydenism (n~) ill
hubristic (adj~) insolent; contemptuous; wantonly arrogant (G)
humicubation (n~) lying on the ground in penitence (B)
hunkerousness (n~) opposition to progress; old
hygeioloatry (n~) health fanaticism (B)
hypengyophobia (n~) fear of responsibility (B)
hyperhedonia (n~) abnormal pleasure from doing ho
hypnagogic inducing sleep (G)
hypnopompic dispelling sleep; waking (G)
hypobulia (n~) difficulty in making decisions (B)
hypophobia (n~) lack of fear (B)
iatromisia (n~) dislike of doctors (B)
ichnogram (n~) a footprint (B)
ichthyomancy (n~) fortunetelling with fish offal
iconolagny (n~) sexual stimulation from pictures or statues (B)
idee fixe a fixed
hesternopothia (n~) a pathologic yearning for the good old days (B)
hesychastic (adj~) soothing calming
hetaerism (n~) extra
heterochthonous (adj~) foreign (B)
heterophemy (n~) Freudian slipsism (B)
heterotelic (adj~) existing for an outside or extraneous purpose (B)
hierofastidia (n~) dislike of holy things (B)
hieromachy (n~) a fight between men or owmen of the cloth (B)
hindermate (n~) a mate who is a hindrance (B)
hippopotomonstrosesquipedalian (adj~) pertaining to a long word (B)
hircismus (n~) stinky armpits (B)
hirsutorufous (adj~) red
hobberdehoy (n~) a youth entering manhood (B)
holmgang (n~) a duel fought on an island (B)
holophrasis (n~) a whole phrase or idea expressed in one word (B)
honorificabilitudinitatibus (n~) with honorablenesses
horapthia (n~) a neurotic preoccupation with one's youth (B)
horripilation (n~) bristling of the hair on the skin; gooseflesh (G)
horrisonous (adj~) sounding very bad; horribly discordant (G)
hotspur (n~) a hotheaded impetuous man (B)
hoydenism (n~) ill
hubristic (adj~) insolent; contemptuous; wantonly arrogant (G)
humicubation (n~) lying on the ground in penitence (B)
hunkerousness (n~) opposition to progress; old
hygeioloatry (n~) health fanaticism (B)
hypengyophobia (n~) fear of responsibility (B)
hyperhedonia (n~) abnormal pleasure from doing ho
hypnagogic inducing sleep (G)
hypnopompic dispelling sleep; waking (G)
hypobulia (n~) difficulty in making decisions (B)
hypophobia (n~) lack of fear (B)
iatromisia (n~) dislike of doctors (B)
ichnogram (n~) a footprint (B)
ichthyomancy (n~) fortunetelling with fish offal
iconolagny (n~) sexual stimulation from pictures or statues (B)
idee fixe a fixed
illaqueate (v ) - to catch or trap (B)
illeism (n ) - affected or excessive use of the third-person pronoun
illicitator (n ) - an auctioneer's shill (B)
illocutionary (adj ) - such as a question implying dissatisfaction (W)
illutation (n ) - a mud bath (B)
imbonity (n ) - lack of good qualities (B)
immarcescible (adj ) - indestructible (B)
immerd (v ) - to cover with excrement (B)
immorigerous (adj ) - rude boorish (B)
immund (adj ) - unclean; foul; filthy (G)
impanation (n ) - cannibalistic doctrine of baking christ
idiolalia (n ) - mental state characterized by use of invented language (B)
ideopraxist (n ) - one who puts ideas into practice (B)
idioticon (n ) - a dialect dictionary (B)
idoneous (adj ) - apt; suitable (B)
ignavia (n ) - idleness; laziness (B)
ignoscency (n ) - forgiveness; a forgiving nature (B)
illachrymable (adj ) - unable to cry (
illaqueate (v ) - to catch or trap (B)
illeism (n ) - affected or excessive use of the third-person pronoun
illicitator (n ) - an auctioneer's shill (B)
illocutionary (adj ) - such as a question implying dissatisfaction (W)
illutation (n ) - a mud bath (B)
imbonity (n ) - lack of good qualities (B)
immarcescible (adj ) - indestructible (B)
immerd (v ) - to cover with excrement (B)
immorigerous (adj ) - rude boorish (B)
immund (adj ) - unclean; foul; filthy (G)
impanation (n ) - cannibalistic doctrine of baking christ
idiolalia (n ) - mental state characterized by use of invented language (B)
ideopraxist (n ) - one who puts ideas into practice (B)
idioticon (n ) - a dialect dictionary (B)
idoneous (adj ) - apt; suitable (B)
ignavia (n ) - idleness; laziness (B)
ignoscency (n ) - forgiveness; a forgiving nature (B)
illachrymable (adj ) - unable to cry (
impavid (adj~) not afraid; fearless; undaunted (G)
impeccant (adj~) sinless (B)
imperdible (adj~) incapable of being lost (B)
imperscriptible (adj~) not supported or backed by written authority (British) (W)
impinguate (v~) to fatten (B)
improcreant (adj~) impotent (B)
improlificate (v~) to impregnate (B)
impudicity (n~) lack of shame or modesty
in extenso at full length (W)
in invidiam in ill
in malam partem in bad part: in a bad sense (W)
in media res in the middle of the thing
inaniloquent (adj~) loquacious windy
inconcinnity (n~) unsuitableness; ineptitude (B)
incondite (adj~) crude unfinished (B)
incrassate (v~) to make or become thick or thicker; to thicken; inspissate (G)
increpation (n~) criticism censure (B)
incruental (adj~) bloodless (B)
inculpate (v~) to blame accuse
incunabula (n~) extant books printed before 1500 A
indictum sit let it be unsaid (W)
indurated (adj~) obstinate hardened
ineffable (adj~) unable to be spoken
ineluctable (adj~) inevitable; irresistable (B)
inenerrable (adj~) indescribable (B)
inexpugnable (adj~) that cannot be taken by assault or storm;
inexsuperable (adj~) insurmountable impassable (B)
infandous (adj~) too horrible to mention unspeakably awful (B)
infibulation (n~) sewing up the vulva
inficete (adj~) dull unfunny
infracaninophile (n~) champion of the underdog (B)
infralapsarianism (n~) the doctrine that God foresaw and
infucation (n~) putting on make
ingannation (n~) deception; fraud (B)
ingeminate (v~) repeat; reiterate; to emphasize by repetition (G)
ingluvious (adj~) gluttonous (B)
ingravidate (v~) to impregnate (B)
ingustable (adj~) tasteless (B)
innascible (adj~) without a beginning (B)
inquinate (v~) to corrupt (B)
insalubrious (adj~) unhealthy deleterious (B)
insapory (adj~) tasteless (B)
inspissated (adj~) thickened heavy
insuetude (n~) state of disuse (B)
insulse (adj~) tasteless flat
insusurration (n~) whispering in the ear; insinuation (B)
intempestive (adj~)
inter alia among other things (W)
intercalation (n~) an insertion or interposing
interdigitate (v~) to interlace the fingers (B)
intergern (v~) to snarl back (B)
internecion (n~) mutual destruction (B)
interpellation (n~) a formal questioning or challenging
intersilient (adj~) suddenly emerging in the midst of something (B)
intussusception (n~) a taking within (B)
inusitate (adj~) obsolete (B)
invidious (adj~) likely to cause ill will envy
invita Minerva without any natural talent or inspiration (W)
invultuation (n~) wishing death or injury on by melting a wax image
ipse dixit an unsupported assertion or a presumption bearing no evidence
ipsedixitism (n~) dogmatism (B)
ipsism (n~) masturbation (B)
ipsissima verba the very words (W)
iracund (adj~) easily provoked quick
irrefragable (adj~) undeniable; indisputable; that cannot be refuted (G)
irrefrangible (adj~) that cannot or should not be broken; inviolable (G)
irreptitious (adj~) creeping stealthily (B)
irrumation (n~) fellatio (B)
isagogic (adj~) introductory (G)
jacquerie (n~) a revolt of peasants against the social classes
jactancy (n~) boasting bragging (B)
jactitation (n~) loud or public bragging; or excessive twitching
jaculative (adj~) darting sporadic (B)
janissaries (n~) any loyal submissive follower or supporter
jape (v~) to jest; jibe; play tricks (G)
jejunator (n~) one who fasts (B)
jentacular (adj~) pertaining to breakfast (B)
jiggery pokert (n
jobation (n~) tedious criticism (B)
jobbernowl (n~) a blockhead (B)
jocoserious (adj~) a combination of funny and serious (B)
jugulate (v~) to check or suppress by extreme measures;
jumentous (adj~) having a strong animal smell (B)
junkettaceous (adj~) frivolous worthless (B)
jus et norma loquendi the law and rule of speaking: common usage (W)
kakistocracy (n~) government by the worst citizens (B)
kakorrhaphiophobia (n~) fear of failure (B)
kalokagathia (n~) a combination of the good and the beautiful in a person (B)
kalon (n~) the kind of beauty that is more than skin deep (B)
kalopsia (n~) condition where things appear more beautiful than they really are (B)
kaput (adj~) broken wrecked
karimption (n~) a crowd; a mass (B)
kashruth (n~) the state of being kosher (B)
katabasis (n~) a going down; descent; or a retreat especially a military retreat (G)
kathenotheism (n~) polytheism with a head god (B)
katowse (n~) a ruckus tumult
kauderwelsch (n~) jargon; gibberish (German) (W)
kedogenous (adj~) produced by worry (B)
kef (n~) drug
kenophobia (n~) fear of empty or open spaces (B)
keraunophobia (n~) fear of thunder and lightning (B)
keraunoscopia (n~) fortunetelling by thunder (B)
kerdomeletia (n~) excessive attention to material wealth (B)
kerlerap (v~) to cavort; to play (B)
kerygma (n~) Christian preaching (B)
kippage (n~) commotion confusion
kitthoge (adj~ & n~) left
kneippism (n~) treatment of disease by walking barefoot on wet grass
knipperdolling (n~) fanatic and polygamist; or any fanatic (B)
knissomancy (n~) fortunetelling by incense
kombinationsfahigkeit (n~) the way a medium picks up clues:
kompology (n~) braggadocio (B)
kopophobia (n~) fear of physical or mental exhaustion (B)
kosmokrator (n~) the ruler of the world (B)
kreatophagia (n~) the eating of raw meat (B)
kwistgoed (n~) a spendthrift (B)
kymatology (n~) the science of waves (B)
labefy (v~) to weaken (B)
labeorphily (n~) collecting beer bottle labels
labile (adj~) prone to change; unstable (G)
laciniate (adj~) fringed (B)
laclabphily (n~) the collecting of cheese labels
lactivorous (adj~) living on milk (B)
lagnosis (n~) satyriasis (B)
lagotic (adj~) having rabbitlike ears (B)
lallation (n~) pronunciation of "R" so that it sound like "L"; or baby talk or infantile utterance)
lallophobia (n~) fear of speaking (B)
lalochezia (n~) filthy talk to relieve tension (W)
lampadomancy (n~) fortunetelling with the flame of a torch (B)
lamprophony (n~) shining ringing oratory (W)
languescent (adj~) becoming tired (B)
laodiceanism (n~) being indifferent in politics or religion
lapsus calami a slip of the pen; lapsus pennae (W)
lapsus comicus term for an amusingly truistic or tautological statement
lapsus linguae a slip of the tongue; lapsus loquendi (W)
larrikinism (n~) state of being noisy rowdy or disorderly
lassipedes (n~) tired feet (B)
lasslorn (adj~) stood up by one's lady (B)
latitidinarian (n~) characterized by liberality in opinion or in action; tolerant in one's views (G)
latrant (adj~) snarling complaining (B)
lecanomancy (n~) fortunetelling by looking at water in a basin (B)
lecheur (n~) a devotee of oral intercourse; a licker (B)
leggiadrous (adj~) graceful (B)
leitmotif (n~) a specific recurring theme or expression in a literaryor musical work
lenity (n~) being gentle or merciful
lenocinant (adj~) lewd (B)
lentiginous (adj~) full of freckles (G)
leodicean (adj~) lacking religious fervor; or lacking strong feelings generally; indifferent (G)
leptologia (n~) subtle speech or quibbling (W)
leptodactylous (adj~) having slender toes (G)
lethiforous (adj~) deadly; destructive (B)
lethologica (n~) inability to remember the right word (W)
lethonomia (n~) a propensity for forgetting names (W)
levisomnous (adj~) watchful (B)
limophoitos (n~) insanity due to lack of food (B)
limosis (n~) a mania for eating chalk (B)
lipsanography (n~) the research and composition of treatises about relics
litotes (n~) understatement irony or innuendo
lobcock (n~) a dull sluggish lout; or a large
locus classicus a place of the highest class:
locus communis a public place: cliche expression (W)
loganamnosis (n~) a mania to recall forgotten words (W)
logicaster (n~) a person whose logic is less valid than he thinks
logodaedaly (n~) verbal legerdemain
logolept (n~) a word maniac (B)
logomachy (n~) a dispute over words; dual wit opprobrious words (W)
logomisia (n~) disgust for particular words (W)
logorrhea (n~) protracted or uncontrollable talk; compulsive garrulousness (W)
logrolling (n~) the exchanging of favors repiprocally flattering reviews
longanimity (n~) silent suffering while planning revenge (B)
longinquity (n~) remoteness (B)
longueur (n~) a long and tedious section of a book play
loquaciousness (n~) extreme talkativenss; garrulousness (W)
lovertine (adj~) addicted to love
loxotic (adj~) slanting distorted (B)
lubricity (n~) the condition of being uncertain or unstable or the capacity for reducing friction
luciferous (adj~) illuminating literally and figuratively (B)
lucriferous (adj~) profitable lucrative (B)
lucripetous (adj~) money hungry (B)
luctation (n~) a struggle for success (B)
luctiferous (adj~) sad and sorry (B)
lucubration (n~) to burn the midnight oil; suggesting pretentious laborious study
luculent (adj~) readily understood; clear; lucid (G)
lucus a non lucendo an absurd word derivation; illogical explanation or non sequitur (W)
ludibrious (adj~) ludicrous; making fun of (B)
ludibundness (n~) playfulness (B)
ludicropathetic (adj~) ludicrous and pathetic (B)
ludification (n~) deriding (B)
luftmensch (n~) someone with his head in the clouds
lupanariam (n~) lubricious lascivious
lurgulary (n~) the act of poisoning water (B)
lutarious (adj~) pertaining to living in
lycanthropy (n~) insanity in which the patient thinks he's a wolf (B)
lygophilia (n~) love of darkness (B)
lymacatexis (n~) neurotic preoccupation with dirt (B)
lypophrenia (n~) a vague feeling of sadness seemingly without cause (B)
lyssophobia (n~) fear of becoming mad (B)
macarize (v~) to make happy; to praise (B)
macerate (v~) to oppress; torment (B)
macilent (adj~) lean; thin (B)
macrobian (adj~) long
macrology (n~) excessive or repititious words or phrases (W)
macromastic (adj~) pertaining to large breasts (B)
macrophobia (n~) fear of long waits (B)
macrosmatic (adj~) having a supersensitive nose (B)
macrosomatous (adj~) having an abnormally large body (B)
macrotous (adj~) having large ears (G)
mactation (n~) sacrificial murder (B)
maculate (adj~) defiled; impure (G)
madefy (v~) to wet (B)
magniloquence (n~) grandly high
maieusiophobia (n~) abnormal fear of childbirth
maieutic (adj~) of the Socratic method of bringing into full consciousness latent ideas
macarize (v~) to make happy; to praise (B)
macerate (v~) to oppress; torment (B)
macilent (adj~) lean; thin (B)
macrobian (adj~) long
macrology (n~) excessive or repititious words or phrases (W)
macromastic (adj~) pertaining to large breasts (B)
macrophobia (n~) fear of long waits (B)
macrosmatic (adj~) having a supersensitive nose (B)
macrosomatous (adj~) having an abnormally large body (B)
macrotous (adj~) having large ears (G)
mactation (n~) sacrificial murder (B)
maculate (adj~) defiled; impure (G)
madefy (v~) to wet (B)
magniloquence (n~) grandly high
maieusiophobia (n~) abnormal fear of childbirth
maieutic (adj~) of the Socratic method of bringing into full consciousness latent ideas
mala fide in bad faith: falsely deceitfully
malacissation (n~) the process of making something soft and pliable (B)
malacodermous (adj~) soft
malapert (n~) impudent outspoken
maliferous (adj~) producing evil; unhealthy as a climate (B)
malism (n~) the theory that the world is mostly bad (B)
malneirophrenia (n~) depress following a nightmare (B)
malnoia (n~) a vague feeling of mental discomfort (B)
mammothrept (n~) a spoiled child (B)
mancinism (n~) left
mangonize (v~) to traffic in slaves (B)
mania a
maniaphobia (n~) fear of insanity (B)
manipulandum (n~) something that is to be manipulated (B)
mansuetude (n~) tameness gentleness
mantology (n~) fortunetelling; a fortuneteller (B)
manubiary (ad~) relating to the spoils of war (B)
manumission (n~) formal liberation of a slave (B)
manustupration (n~) masturbation (B)
maquillage (n~) make
marasmic (adj~) of the gradual loss of flesh and strength; of a wasting of the body (G)
marcescent (adj~) withered decayed
margaritaceous (adj~) pearly (B)
maritodespotism (n~) ruthless domination by a husband (B)
marlish (adj~) easygoing (B)
marlock (v~) to cavort frolic (B)
maschalephidrosis (n~) massive sweating of the armpits (B)
mastigophobia (n~) fear of punishment (B)
mastigophoric (adj~) whip
mataeology (n~) useless of pointless discourse; worthless conversation (W)
mataeotechny (n~) an unprofitable science or art (B)
matripotestal (adj~) pertaining to maternal control (B)
mattoid (n~) a congenitally insane person (B)
matutolagnia (n~) antemerdian sexual desire (B)
matutolypea (n~) getting up on the wrong side of the bed (B)
maumetry (n~) idolatry (B)
mauvaise plaisanterie an inappropriate or badly timed joke (W)
mawkish (adj~) characterized by sickly weak sentimentality (G)
mazomancy (n~) fortunetelling by a nursing baby (B)
mazophilous (adj~) pertaining to mammary mania (B)
meable (adj~) capable of being easily penetrated (B)
meacock (n~) an effeminate or cowardly man (B)
meadophily (n~) study of beer bottle labels
mechanomorphism (n~) the doctrine that the universe is fully explicable in mechanistic terms
meconology (n~) the study of opium and its effects (B)
meconophagism (n~) opium addiction (B)
medicaster (n~) a medical quack (B)
megacephalous (adj~) having a large head (B)
megalonisus (n~) a tendency to exaggerate (B)
megalophobia (n~) fear of large things (B)
megalopsychy (n~) generosity of spirit or magnanamity
meiosis (n~) rhetorical understatement
melioration (n~) an elevation or bettering
melliloquence (n~) euphonious speech; sweet talk (W)
melissophobia (n~) fear of bees (B)
melomaniac (n~) a music lover (B)
mempsis an impassioned but somewhat caustic supplication
menacme (n~) the menstruating part of a woman's life (B)
mendaciloquence (n~) lying as a fine art; adroit prevarication (W)
menticide (n~) brainwashing (B)
mentimutation (n~) change of mind (B)
mentulate (adj~) well hung (B)
mephitic bad
meracious (adj~) unadulterated full
meraculous (adj~) demi
merdivorous (adj~) eating dung (B)
merism (n~) a pairing of contrasted terms to express a totality synecdoche
merkin (n~) female genitalia; or false pubic hair (B)
merulator (n~) a wine
metagnostic (adj~) unknowable (B)
metagrobolize (v~) the mystify (B)
metallege (n~) spoonerism (B)
metempsychosis (n~) alleged transmigration of souls (B)
metheglin (n~) mead (B)
metonymy (n~) the figurative or symbolic use of the name of one thing for that of another
metoposcopy (n~) judging character by studying the face (B)
metromania (n~) a mania for writing verse (B)
miasmatic (adj~) noxious contagious
microcephalous (adj~) small
microlipet (n~) someone bothered by trifles (B)
micrology (n~) excessive attention to or discussion of details or minor differences; nitpicking
micturition (n~) need for frequent urination (B)
midden (n~) a dunghill (B)
migniard (adj~) dainty delicate; mincing (B)
militaster (n~) an insignificant military man (B)
minatory (adj~) portending punishment; threatening; menacing (G)
minauderie (n~) coquetry (B)
minimifidianism (n~) having almost no faith or belief (B)
minimus (n~) a tiny creature (B)
mirabile dictu wonderful to relate (W)
misandry (n~) dislike of men (B)
misanthropy (n~) hatred of mankind
misapodysis (n~) hatred of undressing in front of someone (B)
misarchist (n~) a person who hates authority (B)
miserabile dictu miserable to relate (W)
miserotia (n~) aversion to sex (B)
misocainia (n~) hatred of anything new or strange such as new ideas (B)
misocanpnist (n~) a hater of tobacco smoke (B)
misodoctakleidist (n~) one who hates to practice the piano (B)
misology (n~) hatred of logical discussion or reason (W)
misoneism (n~) hatred of new things (B)
misopedia (n~) hatred of children esp
misopolemiac (n~) a war
misoscopist (n~) a hater of beauty; a recluse (B)
misosophy (n~) hatred of wisdom (B)
misotramontanism (n~) a hatred of the unknown (B)
misoxeny (n~) hatred of strangers (B)
mithridatism (n~) immunity to poison achieved by takinggradually increased doses (B)
moanworthy (adj~) lamentable pitiful (B)
mogigraphia (n~) writers' cramp (B)
moliminous (adj~) massive; momentous (B)
moloch (n~) a system or method that requires frightful sacrifice (G)
molysmophobia (n~) fear of dirt or contamination (B)
mome (n~) a crashing bore; a buffoon (B)
monorchid (adj~) having one testicle (B)
mordacious (adj~) biting acrid
mordant (adj~) biting; caustic; cutting; sarcastic (G)
morigerous (adj~) obedient; obsequious (B)
morology (n~) deliberate nonsense of foolishness for effect (W)
mot juste the perfect fitting word or phrase; precisely apt expression (W)
mot propre the correct or necessary word (W)
motatorious (adj~) constantly active (B)
motitation (n~) a quivering moment (B)
mulct (v~) to punish by means of a fine (G)
mulierose (adj~) extremely fond of women (B)
multum in parvo much in little: holophrastic (W)
mumpsimus (n~) an erroneous word or spelling that
mundivagant (n~) wandering over the world (B)
musard (n~) an absentminded dreamer or fool (B)
mutatis mutandis the relevant differences having been considered (W)
mycterism (n~) derision or sarcasm that is somewhat veiled; subtle or partly concealed gibe
myrmidon (n~) a blindly loyal though unscrupulous
mythomania (n~) compulsively telling lies and believing them (B)
nanism (n~) dwarfishness (B)
naology (n~) the study of holy buildings (B)
naprapathy (n~) the manipulation of strained ligaments i the belief that they cause disease (B)
nates (n~) the buttocks (B)
nattering (adj~) grumbling fault
naufragous (adj~) causing shipwrecks (B)
neanilagnia (n~) a yen for nymphets (B)
neanimorphism (n~) looking younger than one's years (B)
nebulaphobia (n~) fear of fog (B)
nebulochaotic (adj~) chaotic confused (B)
necromimesis (n~) feigning death; the delusion of being dead (B)
necyomancy (n~) fortunetelling by summoning lucifer (B)
nefandous (adj~) unmentionable unspeakable (B)
nefast (adj~) wicked (B)
nelipot (n~) someone going barefoot (B)
nemophilous (adj~) loving the forest (B)
neocracy (n~) government by tyros (B)
neologism (n~) a newly coined word or phrase or a novel expression
neomnesia (n~) good memory for recent events (B)
nephalism (n~) teetotalism (B)
nepheligenous (adj~) producing clouds of tobacco smoke (B)
neoteny (n~) retention of juvenile characteristics in the adult
nepotation (n~) riotous living (B)
nervus probandi the strong point of the proving: crux of the argument (W)
nescient (adj~) uneducated unaware
nettling (v~) to irritate; vex; annoy (G)
nictitate (v~) to wink (G)
nidorous (adj~) smelling like burning or decaying animal matter (B)
nihil ad rem nothing to the matter: irrelevant (W)
nihil obstat nothing stands in the way:
nikhedonia (n~) pleasure derived from anticipating success (B)
nimgimmer (n~) a doctor who cures the clap (British slang) (B)
nimiety (n~) excess redundancy
nimious (adj~) extravagant (B)
nimptopsical (adj~) drunk (B)
nimshy (n~) a silly ass (B)
nipperkin (n~) amount of liquor roughly equivalent to a half pint (B)
nippitatum (n~) exceptionally good and strong ale (B)
noctivagation (n~) wandering around at night (B)
non est disputandum it is not to be disputed (W)
non possumus a statement of inability to do something (W)
nosism (n~) use of 'we' in speaking of oneself; conceit or self
nostrificate (v~) to accept as one's own (B)
nothosonomia (n~) calling someone a bastard (W)
noumenon (n~) an object implied by intuition rather than evidence opposite of phenomenon
nubilate (v~) to obscure (B)
nuchal (adj~) of the nape of the neck (G)
nudis verbis in naked words (W)
nudiustertian (adj~) pertaining to the day before yesterday (B)
nugatory (adj~) worthless trifling
nullifidian (adj~) skeptical (B)
nulliparous (adj~) pertaining to a woman who has never foaled (B)
numbles (n~) edible deer innards (B)
nummamorous (adj~) money
nanism (n~) dwarfishness (B)
naology (n~) the study of holy buildings (B)
naprapathy (n~) the manipulation of strained ligaments i the belief that they cause disease (B)
nates (n~) the buttocks (B)
nattering (adj~) grumbling fault
naufragous (adj~) causing shipwrecks (B)
neanilagnia (n~) a yen for nymphets (B)
neanimorphism (n~) looking younger than one's years (B)
nebulaphobia (n~) fear of fog (B)
nebulochaotic (adj~) chaotic confused (B)
necromimesis (n~) feigning death; the delusion of being dead (B)
necyomancy (n~) fortunetelling by summoning lucifer (B)
nefandous (adj~) unmentionable unspeakable (B)
nefast (adj~) wicked (B)
nelipot (n~) someone going barefoot (B)
nemophilous (adj~) loving the forest (B)
neocracy (n~) government by tyros (B)
neologism (n~) a newly coined word or phrase or a novel expression
neomnesia (n~) good memory for recent events (B)
nephalism (n~) teetotalism (B)
nepheligenous (adj~) producing clouds of tobacco smoke (B)
neoteny (n~) retention of juvenile characteristics in the adult
nepotation (n~) riotous living (B)
nervus probandi the strong point of the proving: crux of the argument (W)
nescient (adj~) uneducated unaware
nettling (v~) to irritate; vex; annoy (G)
nictitate (v~) to wink (G)
nidorous (adj~) smelling like burning or decaying animal matter (B)
nihil ad rem nothing to the matter: irrelevant (W)
nihil obstat nothing stands in the way:
nikhedonia (n~) pleasure derived from anticipating success (B)
nimgimmer (n~) a doctor who cures the clap (British slang) (B)
nimiety (n~) excess redundancy
nimious (adj~) extravagant (B)
nimptopsical (adj~) drunk (B)
nimshy (n~) a silly ass (B)
nipperkin (n~) amount of liquor roughly equivalent to a half pint (B)
nippitatum (n~) exceptionally good and strong ale (B)
noctivagation (n~) wandering around at night (B)
non est disputandum it is not to be disputed (W)
non possumus a statement of inability to do something (W)
nosism (n~) use of 'we' in speaking of oneself; conceit or self
nostrificate (v~) to accept as one's own (B)
nothosonomia (n~) calling someone a bastard (W)
noumenon (n~) an object implied by intuition rather than evidence opposite of phenomenon
nubilate (v~) to obscure (B)
nuchal (adj~) of the nape of the neck (G)
nudis verbis in naked words (W)
nudiustertian (adj~) pertaining to the day before yesterday (B)
nugatory (adj~) worthless trifling
nullifidian (adj~) skeptical (B)
nulliparous (adj~) pertaining to a woman who has never foaled (B)
numbles (n~) edible deer innards (B)
nummamorous (adj~) money
nanism (n~) dwarfishness (B)
naology (n~) the study of holy buildings (B)
naprapathy (n~) the manipulation of strained ligaments i the belief that they cause disease (B)
nates (n~) the buttocks (B)
nattering (adj~) grumbling fault
naufragous (adj~) causing shipwrecks (B)
neanilagnia (n~) a yen for nymphets (B)
neanimorphism (n~) looking younger than one's years (B)
nebulaphobia (n~) fear of fog (B)
nebulochaotic (adj~) chaotic confused (B)
necromimesis (n~) feigning death; the delusion of being dead (B)
necyomancy (n~) fortunetelling by summoning lucifer (B)
nefandous (adj~) unmentionable unspeakable (B)
nefast (adj~) wicked (B)
nelipot (n~) someone going barefoot (B)
nemophilous (adj~) loving the forest (B)
neocracy (n~) government by tyros (B)
neologism (n~) a newly coined word or phrase or a novel expression
neomnesia (n~) good memory for recent events (B)
nephalism (n~) teetotalism (B)
nepheligenous (adj~) producing clouds of tobacco smoke (B)
neoteny (n~) retention of juvenile characteristics in the adult
nepotation (n~) riotous living (B)
nervus probandi the strong point of the proving: crux of the argument (W)
nescient (adj~) uneducated unaware
nettling (v~) to irritate; vex; annoy (G)
nictitate (v~) to wink (G)
nidorous (adj~) smelling like burning or decaying animal matter (B)
nihil ad rem nothing to the matter: irrelevant (W)
nihil obstat nothing stands in the way:
nikhedonia (n~) pleasure derived from anticipating success (B)
nimgimmer (n~) a doctor who cures the clap (British slang) (B)
nimiety (n~) excess redundancy
nimious (adj~) extravagant (B)
nimptopsical (adj~) drunk (B)
nimshy (n~) a silly ass (B)
nipperkin (n~) amount of liquor roughly equivalent to a half pint (B)
nippitatum (n~) exceptionally good and strong ale (B)
noctivagation (n~) wandering around at night (B)
non est disputandum it is not to be disputed (W)
non possumus a statement of inability to do something (W)
nosism (n~) use of 'we' in speaking of oneself; conceit or self
nostrificate (v~) to accept as one's own (B)
nothosonomia (n~) calling someone a bastard (W)
noumenon (n~) an object implied by intuition rather than evidence opposite of phenomenon
nubilate (v~) to obscure (B)
nuchal (adj~) of the nape of the neck (G)
nudis verbis in naked words (W)
nudiustertian (adj~) pertaining to the day before yesterday (B)
nugatory (adj~) worthless trifling
nullifidian (adj~) skeptical (B)
nulliparous (adj~) pertaining to a woman who has never foaled (B)
numbles (n~) edible deer innards (B)
nummamorous (adj~) money
nuncupate (v~) to declare orally (B)
nychthemeron (n~) a twenty
nympholepsy (n~) trance incurred by erotic daydreams (B)
obumbration (n~) the act or process of darkening or obscuring
obambulate (v~) to walk about wander (B)
obdormition (n~) numbness caused by pressure on a nerve (B)
obduracy (n~) being obstinate or hardhearted
obganiate (v~) to irritate with reiteration (B)
objurgation (n~) an earnest denunciation rebuke
oblatrate (n~) to snarl at inveigh against (B)
oblectation (n~) delight pleasure (B)
oblocution interruption (A)
obloquy (n~) the state of bad repute borne by one being harshly criticized;
obnubilation (n~) beclouding or obscuring; obfuscation (W)
obreption (n~) creeping up on (B)
obsecrations (n~) entreaties (A)
obscurum per obscurius explaining the obscure by means of the more obscure (W)
obsolagnium (n~) waning sexual desire due to age (B)
obstrobogulous (adj~) a vehement oath of expansive meaning (G)
obtund (adj~) serving to blunt dull or deaden (G)
ochlocracy (n~) mob rule (B)
odium aestheticum the bitterness of aesthetical controversy (W)
odium scholasticum acrimony between scholars or pedants; academic quibbling (W)
odium theologicum bitter hatred between rival theologians (W)
oeillade (n~) an ogle a flirtatious glance (B)
oikofugic (n~) obsessive wandering (B)
oikonisus (n~) urge to start a family (B)
olamic (adj~) infinite eternal (B)
olet lucernam itdescribing something written that is belabored or overwrought (W)
oligophrenia (n~) feeble
olisbos (n~) a dildo (B)
omadhaun (n~) an idiot fool (B)
ombibulous (adj~) drinking everything (B)
omnilegent (adj~) having encyclopedia curiosity and knowledge (W)
omphalomancy (n~) predicting the number of children a mother will
omphalopsychites (n~) term for literary Anglophiles who wish
omphaloskepsis (n~) contemplation of the navel for the purpose of obtaining philosophic calm
oneirataxia (n~) inability to distinguish between fantasy and reality (B)
oneiric (adj~) having to do with dreams (E G)
oniochalasia (n~) buying as a means of mental relaxation (B)
onolatry (n~) ass
onomastic (adj~) pertaining to a proper name or names (W)
onomatomania (n~) preoccupation with words and names (B)
onomatophobia (n~) fear of hearing a certain word (B)
onomatopoeia (n~) the forming of or use of a word that imitates in sound what it denotes onus probandi
operose (adj~) involving much labor; laborious (G)
ophelimity (n~) the ability to please sexually (B)
oppugnant (adj~) opposing; antagonistic; contrary (G)
ophthalmophobia (n~) fear of being stared at (B)
opiparous (adj~) sumptuous (B)
oppilations (n~) obstructions (A)
opsablepsia (n~) not looking into another's eyes (B)
opuscule (n~) a minor composition or work (W)
oratio obliqua indirect speech: reported speech or relating by another that is modified
oratio recta straight speech: actual or direct speech (W)
orchidectomy (n~) castration (B)
ore rotundo with a round mouth: eloquently with considered emphasis (W)
orgulous (adj~) proud and haughty; swelling (G)
orismology (n~) the science of defining or explaining technical terms (W)
otiose futile functionless
oubliette (n~) a secret place of imprisonment
outrecuidance (n~) egomania; gross conceit (B)
overweening excessively proud; arrogant; conceited; or exaggerated; excessive (G)
oxythymous (adj~) quick
pachycephalic (adj~) thick
pageism (n~) masochism fantasy of a man imagining himself as
pagophagia (n~) eating a tray of ice daily for two months tohelp offset iron deficiency (B)
paideutics (n~) pedagogy (B)
paizogony (n~) love play (B)
paleomnesia (n~) good memory for events of the far past (B)
palimpsest (n~) a piece of parchment or vellum from whichearlier writing has been removed to allow for reuse
palinode (n~) a song or poem retracting statements in previoussongs or poems; or retraction or recanting in general (B)
palinoia (n~) compulsive repitition of an act until it's perfect (B)
palladian (adj~) pertaining to learning and wisdom (B)
palliards (n~) professional beggars whose parents were also
palpebrate (v~) to wink (B)
paltripolitan (n~) an insular city dweller (B)
pandiculation (n~) stretching and yawning (B)
panjandrum a self magnate (G
pannychous (adj~) lasting all night (B)
pantagruelian (adj~) satirical though ribald (B)
pantaraxia (n~) actions aimed aat keeping people on their toes
pantophobia (n~) a fear of everything (B)
paphian pertaining to love especially its sexual andillicit manifestations; erotic (G)
paracoita (n~) a female sexual partner (B)
paracoitus (n~) a male sexual partner (B)
paradiastole (n~) a euphemistic half
paraenetic advisory; hortatory (G)
paralepsis (n~) mentioning something by saying you won't mention it (B)
paralipomena (n~) deleted passages from a book or a
paralipophobia (n~) fear of responsibility (B)
paralogism (n~) reasoning method that contradicts logical
parerethesis (n~) abnormal excitement (B)
pareunia (n~) sexual intercourse (B)
parisology (n~) deliberate ambiguity in use of words (B)
parnel (n~) a priest's mistress; a loose woman (B)
paronomasia (n~) punning; a pun (B)
parorexia (n~) perverted appetite; demanding strange foods (B)
parrhesia (n~) freedom of speech (rhetoric term) (B)
partheniad (n~) a poem in honor of a virgin (B)
parthenolatry (n~) virgin worship (B)
parvanimity (n~) pettiness; meannes; or a mean or petty person (B)
parvenu (n~) a pretentious snob of the nouveau riche (B)
parviscient (adj~) uninformed (B)
pasilaly (n~) a universal language (B)
pasquinade a lampoon or satire posted in a public place (G)
passalorynchite (n~) a member of an early Christian sect who
passepartout (n~) a master key; a safeconduct or passport (B)
patavinity (n~) the use of local words or expressions (B)
patharmosis (n~) mental adjustment to one's disease (B)
pathic (n~) a catamite; or a passive participator (B)
pathocryptia (n~) unwillingness to believe in or talk about
pathodixia (n~) talking to excess about one's illness and
pathognomy (n~) the study of emotions by their outward
pathomimesis (n~) malingering (B)
patzer (n~) a weak chess player (B)
pauciloquent (adj~) speaking briefly (B)
pavid quaking with fear; afraid; frightened (G)
peccable (adj~) liable to sin (B)
peccatophobia (n~) fear of sinning or of having committed an
peckerwood (n~) a poor southern Anglo
pecksniffian (adj~) hypocritical insincere and gutless (B)
pecos (v~) to shoot a man and roll his body in the river (B)
peculation (n~) embezzlement (B)
pedetentous (adj~) proceedilng gradually or cautiously (B)
peirastic (adj~) experimental; ready to be tried (B)
peladophobia (n~) fear of baldness
pelology (n~) study of mud and its therapeutic applications (B)
penelopize (v~) to undo and redo to gain time (B)
penisterophily (n~) raising and training pigeons
penotherapy (n~) regulating prostitutes to control venereal
pentapopemptic (n~) divorced five times (B)
pentheraphobia (n~) fear or dislike of one's mother
peotomy (n~) the surgical amputation of the penis (B)
perduellion (n~) treason (B)
perendinate (n~) to postpone until the next day; to postpone
perfectibilism (n~) belief that anything short of perfect is
perfrication (n~) thorough rubbing (B)
perhiemate (v~) to spend the winter (B)
perichareia (n~) excessive and violent rejoicing (B)
periclitate to expose to peril; endanger; risk (G)
periphrastic using many words when few would do; verbose;
perissotomist (n~) a knife
peristrephic (adj~) turning around rotatory (B)
perlustrate (v~) to review thoroughly; survey (B)
pervicacious (adj~) extremely obstinate; willful (B)
pervulgate (v~) to publish (B)
petalism (n~) banishing a citizen for five years if judged
pettifoggery quibbling over petty details
petulcous (adj~) butting like a ram; offensively aggressive (B)
phagomania (n~) insanely hungry (B)
phalacrespia (n~) aversion for baldness or for bald men (B)
phalacrosis (n~) baldness
phallation (n~) movement of the penis in sexual intercourse (B)
phaneromania (n~) a compulsion to pick at a skin growth or
pharisaical of persons of rigid adherence to outward forms and
phatic establishing an atmosphere of sociability rather than
philalethe (n~) one who loves to forget (B)
philauty (n~) self
philematology (n~) the study of kissing (B)
philematophobe (n~) a woman who dislikes kissing (B)
philobiblist (n~) a lover of books
philocalist (n~) a lover of beauty (B)
philodox (n~) one who loves one's own opinions (B)
philogastric (adj~) greedy (B)
philophobia (n~) fear of falling in love or of being loved (B)
philopolemic (adj~) pertaining to love of argument or
philopornist (n~) a lover of prostitutes (B)
philosophastering (adj~) pseudo
philotheoparoptesism the process of slowly cooking those who
philoxenist (n~) one who is happiest while entertaining
phrontifugic (adj~) relieving anxiety (B)
physagogue (n~) carminative or medicine to induce farting (B)
piacular serving to atone or make amends for; expiatory; or
pickthank (n~) a flatterer or sycophant (B)
piliferous having hair (G)
piloerection (n~) hair standing on end (B)
pilpulist (n~) one who uses Talmudic dialectic or via
pinchbeck sham or spurious; false (G)
pinguescent becoming fat (G)
pithiatism (n~) a forceful suggestion (B)
pizzle (n~) a whip made from an animal's penis (B)
planistethic (adj~) flat
planomania (n~) urge to live a bohemian life (B)
platitudinarian (n~) full of platitudes (B)
platypod one afflicted with fallen arches (G)
plebicolist (n~) someone who woos the common folk (B)
pleionosis (n~) exaggeration of one's own importance (B)
pleniloquence (n~) excessive talking (B)
pleonastic use of words superfluously; redundant (G)
pleonexia (n~) covetousness avarice; mania for acquiring
plerophory (n~) state of full confidence or absolute certainty
pococurante (adj~) nonchalant indifferent (B)
poculation (n~) wine
podobromhidrosis (n~) smelly feet (B)
poecilonymy (n~) the use of several names for one thing (B)
pogonology (n~) treatise on beards
pogonophobia (n~) abnormal fear or dislike of beards
poiesis (n~) creation; creative power or ability (B)
poikilothymia (n~) extreme changes of mood (B)
polychrestic serving and adapted for several different uses (G)
polyhistor (n~) a universal scholar (B)
polylogy (n~) wordiness (B)
polydipsia (n~) extreme thirst or an abnormal and continuous
popination (n~) bar
popliteal pertaining to or connected with the hollow area back
pornerastic (adj~) licentious lascivious
pornolagnia (n~) desire for prostitutes (B)
potvaliant valiant and courageous as a result of being drunk
preantepenultimate (n~ & adj~) fourth from last (B)
preterist (n~) someone whose main pleasure in in reliving the
priapean (adj~) phallic (B)
priapism (n~) persistent and painful erection (B)
procrustean aiming or tending to produce uniformity by violent
proctalgia (n~) a pain in the ass (B)
proditorious (adj~) traitorous; prone to give away secrets (B)
prolepsis (n~) anticipating an argument and answering it before
prolix verbose repititious
long winded
pronovalence (n~) ability to have sexual intercourse in a prone
propaedeutic of or pertaining to preliminary instruction;
prosonomasia (n~) use of a humorous modification of a person's
prosophobia (n~) fear of or adversion to progress (B)
prosopolepsy (n~) judging people favorably from their looks (B)
prosopopy (n~) the personification of inanimate objects (B)
protervity (n~) petulance; peevishness (B)
psaphonic (adj~) planning one's rise to fame (B)
pseudandry (n~) female use of a male pseudonym (B)
pseudautochiria (n~) murder disguised as a suicide (B)
pseudoantidisestablishmentarianism (n~) phony opposition to
pseudogyny (n~) male use of a female pseudonym (B)
pseudologist (n~) liar (B)
pseudomnesia (n~) memory for things that never happened (B)
pseudophonia (n~) suicide disguised as murder (B)
psilology (n~) empty talk (B)
psilosopher (n~) a superficial philosopher (B)
psittacistic speaking in a mechanical repetitive way (G)
psychasthenia (n~) neurotic lassitude indecision
pteronophobia (n~) abnormal fear of feathers
pudency (n~) modesty or shyness; embarassment
puerile childish immature
pullulate teem swarm
purulent of containing
pygophilous (adj~) buttock
pyrolagnia (n~) sexual stimulation from watching fires (B)
quaintise (n~) ingenuity cunning; a trick or stratagem (B)
quakebuttock (n~) a coward (B)
qued (adj~) evil bad (B)
querimony (n~) a complaint (B)
quidam (n~) an unknown person (B)
quiddity (n~) the essence or nature of a thing (B)
quidnunc (n~) one who is curious to know everything that
quisquillian (adj~) trashy (B)
quisguous (adj~) perplexing (B)
quodlibet (n~) a nice or fine point in an argument; a subtlety
quodlibetarian (n~) one who discusses or uses quodlibets
rabiator (n~) a violent man (B)
rabulism (n~) tendency for railing and quibbling
rackrent (n~) exorbitant rent (B)
rakehelly (adj~) dissolute debauched (B)
ramfeezled (adj~) worn out exhausted (B)
rammish (adj~) lustful and horny (B)
ranarium (n~) frog farm (B)
randle (n~) a nonsensical poem recited by Irish schoolboys as
rantallion (n~) one whose scrotum is longer than his penis (B)
rantipole (n~) a wild rambunctious young man (B)
realpolitik practical politics; euphemism for power politics
rebarbative (adj~) grim unattractive
reboantic (adj~) reverberating (B)
recension (n~) scholarly editorial revision (B)
receptary (adj~) accepted as fact but unproved (B)
rectalgia (n~) a pain in the ass (B)
rectopathic (adj~) easily hurt emotionally (B)
rectrix (n~) a female ruler (B)
recubation (n~) lying down (B)
recumbentibus (n~) a knockdown blow (B)
recusant (adj~) dissenting; disestablishmentarian (B)
redargution (n~) refutation or disproving (B)
redhibition (n~) the return of defective merchandise (B)
redivivus (adj~) living again; revived (B)
refocillate (v~) to warm into life again; revive (G)
refragable (adj~) capable of being refuted (B)
refrangible (adj~) capable of being refracted (B)
refulgent (adj~) radiant brilliant
reify literally "to make a thing"; given definite concrete
remontado (n~) someone who has fled to the mountains; a person
remplissage (n~) filling or padding used in music and
remugient (adj~) rebellowing; roaring or shouting anew (B)
renable (adj~) fluent eloquent (B)
renard (n~) a fox; a sly or cunning person (B)
renascible (adj~) capable of being reborn (B)
renifleur (n~) one who gets sexual pleasure from body smells (B)
renitent resisting or opposing stubbornly; recalcitrant (G)
repristinate (v~) to revive; to restore (B)
resipiscent (adj~) restored to sanity; learned from
resupination (n~) turning to an upside
retrocopulation (n~) woof (B)
retromancy (n~) fortunetelling by things seen over one's
retromingent (adj~) urinating backward (B)
retunded to weaken or diminish the strength of effect of (G)
rhabdophobia (n~) fear of being punished or severely criticized (B)
rhadamanthine strictly and inflexibly honest and just (G)
rhigosis (n~) sensation of cold (B)
rhonchisonant (adj~) snorting; snoring (B)
rhopalism (n~) a sentence or poem i which each word is one syllable
rhyparography the printing or painting of sordid and filty
rhytiscopia (n~) neurotic preoccupation with facial wrinkles (B)
ribroasting (n~) a sound beating; a thrashing (B)
rictus (n~) a very wide mouth; a gaping mouth as in terror (B)
risorial (adj~) pertaining to causing
rixation (n~) quarreling (B)
rodomontade ~ arrogant boasting; pretentious blustering ranting
roil~ vex; disturb; irritate; rile (G)
roinous (adj~) mean nasty and contemptible (B)
roitelet (n~) a petty king (B)
roman a clef (n~) a novel whose characters are actual people
rubricism (n~) tenacious adherence to rules of behavior or
ructation (n~) belching (B)
rudesby (n~) a loud
rugose having wrinkles (G)
rumgumption (n~) shrewdness (B)
runcible (adj~) sensuous (B)
sacerdotophrenia (n~) clerical stagefright (B)
saltimbanco (n~) a mountebank a quack (B)
sanguisugent bloodsucking; bloodthirsty (G)
sapidity (n~) flavorful; tastiness (B)
saponaceous (adj~) soapy slippery; or evasively ingratiating (B)
saprostomous (adj~) having bad breath (B)
sardanapalian luxuriously effeminate (G)
sardoodledum (n~) stereotyped or unrealistic characterization
sarmassation (n~) love play (B)
sarmassophobe (n~) a woman who dislikes love play (B)
sarmassophobitch (n~) a woman who dislikes love play with me (B)
satisdiction (n~) enough said (B)
satispassion (n~) satisfactory suffering according to
saturnalia period of unrestrained license and orgiastic
scacchic pertaining to or like chess (G)
scaldabanco (n~) a hotheaded debator; a fiery preacher (B)
scaphism (n~) an old Persian method of executing criminals by
scaramouch (n~) a cowardly buffoon (B)
scaturient (adj~) gushing forth; effusive (B)
schadenfreude a feeling of enjoyment derived from the misfortunes
schesis (n~) mocking another's accent or manner (B)
schizothemia (n~) digression by a long reminescence (B)
schmaltz something stickily sentimental banal
schoenabatist (n~) a tightrope walker (B)
sciamachy (n~) fighting with a shadow or with an imaginary
sciapodous (adj~) having very large feet (B)
scibile (n~) something knowable (B)
sciolist one who pretends to scholarship or knowledge
sciotheism (n~) the belief that disembodied spirits
scissile (adj~) capable of being cut smoothly or split
scofflaw (n~) one who scoffs at hence
scolecophagous (adj~) eating worms (B)
scolion (n~) an impromptu party song begun by one and
scollardical (n~) a derogatory term for a scholar (B)
scopolagnia (n~) the pleasure gained from voyeurism (B)
scortation (n~) fornication (B)
scout reject or dismiss scornfully; flout; scoff at (G)
screed a lengthy discourse usually used to describe opinions
scribacious given to or fond of writing (G)
scrofulous morally corrupt; degenerate (G)
scungilaginous of the semifluid gelatinous consistency of
sebastomania (n~) religious insanity (B)
sectary (n~) a fanatic disciple (B)
sedentarize to take up or cause to take up
sedulous (adj~) diligent persistent
seeksorrow (n~) masochist (B)
sententious wordy verbose
sequacious given to the slavish or unreasoning serving or
sermocination (n~) a speaker quickly answering his own question (B)
shaconian (n~) someone convinced that Bacon ghosted Shakespeare's
shaftsbury (n~) a gallon jug of wine (B)
shamateur (n~) a bogus tyro (B)
shardborn (adj~) born in dung (B)
shilpit (adj~) feeble puny
sicarian (n~) an assassin (B)
sicchasia (n~) nauseau (B)
sicchosism (n~) morbid fastidiousness (B)
sibyllilne oracular; prophetic; mysterious (G)
siffilate to whisper (G)
simony buying selling
simper to smile in a silly self
skibbile (adj~) wonderfully witty; sexually irresistible (S)
skibbalalia (n~) the overwhelming desire to purchase an
skoptsy (n~) self
skybald (n~) a good
smatchet (n~) a small nasty person or a nasty child (B)
smellfungus (n~) a malcontent; a grumbler or fault
snafu (adj~ & n~) situation normal all fucked up [also:
fubar fucked up beyond all recognition; fubb
sneckdraw (n~) a sly person (B)
snollygoster a clever shrewd
sockdolager (n~) a telling blow (B)
solatium (n~) anything that compensates for suffering or loss;
solifidium (n~) someone who believes that faith alone is sufficient
somniloquacious (adj~) pertaining to talking in one's sleep (B)
soodle to walk stroll
sophomania (n~) delusion of exceptional intelligence (B)
sophrosyne (n~) sober sensible
sorbile (adj~) drinkable (B)
spadonism (n~) enuchry (B)
spaneria (n~) scarcity of men (B)
spanogyny (n~) scarcity of woman (B)
spatiate (v~) to stroll or ramble (B)
spatilomancy (n~) fortunetelling by observing animal droppings (B)
spatrify (v~) to besmirch befoul (B)
spawling a noisy clearing of the throat (G)
speciesist for many people a test is permissible when it inflicts
spodogenous (adj~) pertaining to or due to presence of
spoffokins (n~) a whore pretending to be a wife (B)
spousebreach (n~) adultery (B)
spraints (n~) otter dung (B)
spurcidical (adj~) foul
squidgereen (n~) a short insignificant person (B)
stagorium an establishment (bar or resort hotel) that serves as
stasivalence (n~) ability to have sexual intercourse only
steatopygous pertaining to or characterized by protuberant
stercoricolous (adj~) living in dung (B)
sterculius (n~) the god of feces (B)
sternutation the act of sneezing; a sneeze (G)
stertorous characterized by heavy snoring (G)
sthenobulia (n~) strong will power (B)
stirious (adj~) like an icicle (B)
stomachous (adj~) obstinate; angry (B)
stoopgallant (adj~) humbling; ego
strepitous making a great clamor; noisy; boisterous (G)
stricture an adverse criticism or remark censure
stultiloquence foolish or senseless talk; babble; twaddle (G)
stygiophobia (n~) fear of hell (B)
stylite (n~) ascetics who lived on top of pillars (B)
suaviation (n~) a love kiss (B)
subagitation (n~) copulation (B)
subarrhation (n~) betrothal accomplished by the man's showering
subderisorious (adj~) mildly ridiculing (B)
subdititious (adj~) secret substitution (B)
subdolous (adj~) rather crafty or sly (B)
subintelligitur (n~) a meaning implied but not stated (B)
subsannation (n~) derision (B)
substaquilate (v~) to defeat overwhelm (B)
supernaculum (n~) a liquor drunk to the last drop; excellent
supervacaneous (adj~) needlessly added (B)
supinovalent (adj~) able to fornicate only while supine (B)
suppalpation (n~) gaining affection by caressing (B)
suspercollate (v~) to hang by the neck (B)
sybarite (n~) someone overly fond of luxury and pleasure (B)
tachydidaxy (n~) fast teaching (B)
talionic (adj~) pertaining to revenge in kind (B)
tanquam (n~) someone educated enough to go to college (B)
taphephobia (n~) fear of being buried alive (B)
tardigrade (adj~) slow
tartuffish (adj~) pertaining to the pious hypocrisy of Tartuffe
tathagatagarbha (n~) the eternal and absolute essence of all
tauromachian (adj~) pertaining to bullfights (B)
tautegorical (adj~) saying the same thing with different
tautoousious (adj~) being absolutely the same (B)
tegetology (n~) collecting cardboard beer coasters
teknonymy (n~) naming the parent after the child (B)
telestich (n~) a poem in which the consecutive final letters
temerarious reckless; heedless; rash (G)
temulance (n~) drunkenness (B)
tendentious promoting a particular view or tendency; hence
tenebrific (adj~) dark or obscure (B)
tenesmic (adj~) pertaining to a painful but ineffectual effort
tentiginous (adj~) sensuous lascivious (B)
teratology (n~) the study of monsters (B)
tergiversation (n~) abandoning a religion or cause (B) or
testudineous (adj~) slow like a tortoise (B)
tetricity (n~) austerity harshness
thalassophobia (n~) fear of the sea (B)
thanatism (n~) the belief in life before death not after it (B)
thaumaturgic or or involving the supposed working of miracles;
theanthropism (n~) attaching human traits to one's god (B)
thelymachy (n~) a war of women (B)
thelyphthoric (adj~) that which corrupts women (B)
thersitical loud and grossly abusive foulmouthed; scurrilous (G)
thrasonical given to or marked by boasting and bragging (G)
threpterophilia (n~) a fondness for female nurses (B)
timonism (n~) misanthropy (B)
titivate to make smart; spruce up (G)
tonguepad (v~) to scold (B)
tralatitiously (adv~) metaphorically; figuratively (B)
transilient (adj~) pertaining to abrupt changes (B]
transmogrification changes into grotesque or humorous forms
transude to pass or ooze through or out as sweat through
trichoschisticism (n~) hair
tripudiation (n~) the act of dancing
triskaidekaphobia fear of the number 13 or Friday the 13th (G)
triturate to rub grind
truckle to show servility or subservience (G)
truntlement trumpery (A)
tugmutton a great glutton (A)
tussicated driven about; tormented (A)
typomania (n~) obsession with the expectation of publication
tyromancy (n~) fortunate telling by watching cheese as it
tyrosemiophily (n~) the collecting of Camembert cheese labels
uberous fruitful (A)
ulotrichous having wooly or crisply curling hair (G)
ultracrepidarian going beyond one's own province; a person who
ululate to howl or hoot; or to wail or lament loudly (G)
unbosom to disclose one's personal thoughts or feelings (G)
vade mecum a favorite book carried everywhere (B)
valetudinarianism weak or sickly state; thinking only of
valorization government price
vaniloquence vain and foolish talk (B)
vapulate to beat whip (B)
varietist an unorthodox person; or someone who practices
variorum pertaining to a literary classic annotated by
vastation purification through fire (B)
vecordious senseless insane
velitation a petty fight; a skirmish (B)
velleity slight or faint desire; inclination (B)
vellicate to pull at off
venery the pursuit of sexual pleasure or indulgence
ventoseness windiness; flatulence (B)
ventricumbent lying face down; prone (B)
ventripotent fat
verbigeration senseless reiteration of cliches (B)
verbophobia fear and dislike of words (B)
verecund bashful; modest (B)
veriloquent speaking truthfully (B)
verism the theory that ugliness is valid in art and literature
vernalagnia spring fever (B)
vesticate to blister (G)
vestryism (n~) selfishness and parochialism said to be
viaggiatory on the move; traveling around (B)
vicissitudinary pertaining to change alteration
vigesimation killing every twentieth person (B)
vilipend to belittle to disparage (B)
viparious life
virago a scold a shrew
vitilitigate to be particularly quarrelsome (B)
vivisepulture live burial (B)
volitient exercising free will (B)
vomituration retching ineffectual vomiting
vulpinism (n~) the quality of being foxlike esp
waghalter a rogue rascal or knave (B)
wamble to fell nauseous; or to move unsteadily to stagger;
wampus a stupid dull
wantwit a fool (B)
Weltanschauung a comprehensive world view especially from
Weltschmerz sadness over the evils of the world especially as
wergild money paid by the killer's family to the family of
withernam taking one thing as reprisal for something else taken
witzelsucht emotional state characterized by futile attempts
wowser a pecksniffian puritan (B)
xenagogue a guide (B)
xenagogy a guidebook (B)
xenapistia extreme distrust of strangers (B)
xenoepist someone who speaks with a foreign accent (B)
xenomancy fortunetelling by studying the first stranger
xeronisus inability to reach orgasm (B)
xylophobia fear of wooden objects; fear of forests (B)
xyresic razor sharp (B)
yarmouth insane (B)
ydromancy fortunetelling with water (B)
zeitgeist the general intellectual moral and cultural level
zetetic asking; questioning (B)
zoanthropy insanity in which a patient believes he's an animal (B)
zoetic pertaining to life (B)
zoilism nagging criticism (B)
zonesthesia the feeling of wearing a tight girdle (B)
zooerastia sexual intercourse with an animal (B)
zygal H
zygomancy fortune telling with weights (B)
longanimity (n~) silent suffering while planning revenge (B)
longinquity (n~) remoteness (B)
longueur (n~) a long and tedious section of a book play
loquaciousness (n~) extreme talkativenss; garrulousness (W)
lost positives whimsically coined or archaic words of which only
lovertine (adj~) addicted to love
loxotic (adj~) slanting distorted (B)
lubricity (n~) the condition of being uncertain or unstable or
luciferous (adj~) illuminating literally and figuratively (B)
lucriferous (adj~) profitable lucrative (B)
lucripetous (adj~) money hungry (B)
luctation (n~) a struggle for success (B)
luctiferous (adj~) sad and sorry (B)
lucubration (n~) to burn the midnight oil; suggesting pretentious
luculent (adj~) readily understood; clear; lucid (G)
lucus a non lucendo an absurd word derivation; illogical explanation
ludibrious (adj~) ludicrous; making fun of (B)
ludibundness (n~) playfulness (B)
ludicropathetic (adj~) ludicrous and pathetic (B)
ludification (n~) deriding (B)
luftmensch (n~) someone with his head in the clouds
lupanariam (n~) lubricious lascivious
lurgulary (n~) the act of poisoning water (B)
lutarious (adj~) pertaining to living in
lycanthropy (n~) insanity in which the patient thinks he's
lygophilia (n~) love of darkness (B)
lymacatexis (n~) neurotic preoccupation with dirt (B)
lypophrenia (n~) a vague feeling of sadness seemingly
lyssophobia (n~) fear of becoming mad (B)
macarize (v~) to make happy; to praise (B)
macerate (v~) to oppress; torment (B)
macilent (adj~) lean; thin (B)
macrobian (adj~) long
macrology (n~) excessive or repititious words or phrases (W)
macromastic (adj~) pertaining to large breasts (B)
macrophobia (n~) fear of long waits (B)
macrosmatic (adj~) having a supersensitive nose (B)
macrosomatous (adj~) having an abnormally large body (B)
macrotous (adj~) having large ears (G)
mactation (n~) sacrificial murder (B)
maculate (adj~) defiled; impure (G)
madefy (v~) to wet (B)
magniloquence (n~) grandly high
maieusiophobia (n~) abnormal fear of childbirth
maieutic (adj~) of the Socratic method of bringing into full
mala fide in bad faith: falsely deceitfully
malacissation (n~) the process of making something soft and
malacodermous (adj~) soft
malapert (n~) impudent outspoken
maliferous (adj~) producing evil; unhealthy as a climate (B)
malism (n~) the theory that the world is mostly bad (B)
malneirophrenia (n~) depress following a nightmare (B)
malnoia (n~) a vague feeling of mental discomfort (B)
mammothrept (n~) a spoiled child (B)
mancinism (n~) left
mangonize (v~) to traffic in slaves (B)
mania a
maniaphobia (n~) fear of insanity (B)
manipulandum (n~) something that is to be manipulated (B)
mansuetude (n~) tameness gentleness
mantology (n~) fortunetelling; a fortuneteller (B)
manubiary (ad~) relating to the spoils of war (B)
manumission (n~) formal liberation of a slave (B)
manustupration (n~) masturbation (B)
maquillage (n~) make
marasmic (adj~) of the gradual loss of flesh and strength; of a wasting
marcescent (adj~) withered decayed
margaritaceous (adj~) pearly (B)
maritodespotism (n~) ruthless domination by a husband (B)
marlish (adj~) easygoing (B)
marlock (v~) to cavort frolic (B)
maschalephidrosis (n~) massive sweating of the armpits (B)
mastigophobia (n~) fear of punishment (B)
mastigophoric (adj~) whip
mataeology (n~) useless of pointless discourse; worthless
mataeotechny (n~) an unprofitable science or art (B)
matripotestal (adj~) pertaining to maternal control (B)
mattoid (n~) a congenitally insane person (B)
matutolagnia (n~) antemerdian sexual desire (B)
matutolypea (n~) getting up on the wrong side of the bed (B)
maumetry (n~) idolatry (B)
mauvaise plaisanterie an inappropriate or badly timed joke (W)
mawkish (adj~) characterized by sickly weak sentimentality (G)
mazomancy (n~) fortunetelling by a nursing baby (B)
mazophilous (adj~) pertaining to mammary mania (B)
meable (adj~) capable of being easily penetrated (B)
meacock (n~) an effeminate or cowardly man (B)
meadophily (n~) study of beer bottle labels
mechanomorphism (n~) the doctrine that the universe is fully
meconology (n~) the study of opium and its effects (B)
meconophagism (n~) opium addiction (B)
medicaster (n~) a medical quack (B)
megacephalous (adj~) having a large head (B)
megalonisus (n~) a tendency to exaggerate (B)
megalophobia (n~) fear of large things (B)
megalopsychy (n~) generosity of spirit or magnanamity
meiosis (n~) rhetorical understatement or representing something
melioration (n~) an elevation or bettering: in language a hitherto
melliloquence (n~) euphonious speech; sweet talk (W)
melissophobia (n~) fear of bees (B)
melomaniac (n~) a music lover (B)
mempsis an impassioned but somewhat caustic supplication in which
menacme (n~) the menstruating part of a woman's life (B)
mendaciloquence (n~) lying as a fine art; adroit prevarication (W)
menticide (n~) brainwashing (B)
mentimutation (n~) change of mind (B)
mentulate (adj~) well hung (B)
mephitic bad
meracious (adj~) unadulterated full
meraculous (adj~) demi
merdivorous (adj~) eating dung (B)
merism (n~) a pairing of contrasted terms to express a totality
merkin (n~) female genitalia; or false pubic hair (B)
merulator (n~) a wine
metagnostic (adj~) unknowable (B)
metagrobolize (v~) the mystify (B)
metallege (n~) spoonerism (B)
metastasis casual mention of a subject as if it were unimportant;
metempsychosis (n~) alleged transmigration of souls (B)
metheglin (n~) mead (B)
methionyl ~~ inylserine (n~) the chemical name for
tryptophan synthetase A protein a 1 913
metonymy (n~) the figurative or symbolic use of the name of one
metoposcopy (n~) judging character by studying the face (B)
metromania (n~) a mania for writing verse (B)
miasmatic (adj~) noxious contagious
microcephalous (adj~) small
microlipet (n~) someone bothered by trifles (B)
micrology (n~) excessive attention to or discussion of details or
micturition (n~) need for frequent urination (B)
midden (n~) a dunghill (B)
migniard (adj~) dainty delicate; mincing (B)
militaster (n~) an insignificant military man (B)
minatory (adj~) portending punishment; threatening; menacing (G)
minauderie (n~) coquetry (B)
minimifidianism (n~) having almost no faith or belief (B)
minimus (n~) a tiny creature (B)
mirabile dictu wonderful to relate (W)
misandry (n~) dislike of men (B)
misanthropy (n~) hatred of mankind
misapodysis (n~) hatred of undressing in front of someone (B)
misarchist (n~) a person who hates authority (B)
miserabile dictu miserable to relate (W)
miserotia (n~) aversion to sex (B)
misocainia (n~) hatred of anything new or strange such as
misocanpnist (n~) a hater of tobacco smoke (B)
misodoctakleidist (n~) one who hates to practice the piano (B)
misology (n~) hatred of logical discussion or reason (W)
misoneism (n~) hatred of new things (B)
misopedia (n~) hatred of children esp
misopolemiac (n~) a war
misoscopist (n~) a hater of beauty; a recluse (B)
misosophy (n~) hatred of wisdom (B)
misotramontanism (n~) a hatred of the unknown (B)
misoxeny (n~) hatred of strangers (B)
mithridatism (n~) immunity to poison achieved by taking
moanworthy (adj~) lamentable pitiful (B)
mogigraphia (n~) writers' cramp (B)
moliminous (adj~) massive; momentous (B)
moloch (n~) a system or method that requires frightful sacrifice (G)
molysmophobia (n~) fear of dirt or contamination (B)
mome (n~) a crashing bore; a buffoon (B)
monorchid (adj~) having one testicle (B)
mordacious (adj~) biting acrid
mordant (adj~) biting; caustic; cutting; sarcastic (G)
morigerous (adj~) obedient; obsequious (B)
morology (n~) deliberate nonsense of foolishness for effect (W)
mot juste the perfect fitting word or phrase; precisely apt
mot propre the correct or necessary word (W)
motatorious (adj~) constantly active (B)
motitation (n~) a quivering moment (B)
mulct (v~) to punish by means of a fine (G)
mulierose (adj~) extremely fond of women (B)
multum in parvo much in little: containing or suggesting much in
mumpsimus (n~) an erroneous word or spelling that through long
mundivagant (n~) wandering over the world (B)
musard (n~) an absentminded dreamer or fool (B)
mutatis mutandis the (necessary) changes having been made or the
mycterism (n~) derision or sarcasm that is somewhat veiled; subtle
myrmidon (n~) a blindly loyal though unscrupulous
mythomania (n~) compulsively telling lies and believing them (B)
nanism (n~) dwarfishness (B)
naology (n~) the study of holy buildings (B)
naprapathy (n~) the manipulation of strained ligaments i the
nates (n~) the buttocks (B)
nattering (adj~) grumbling fault
naufragous (adj~) causing shipwrecks (B)
neanilagnia (n~) a yen for nymphets (B)
neanimorphism (n~) looking younger than one's years (B)
nebulaphobia (n~) fear of fog (B)
nebulochaotic (adj~) chaotic confused (B)
necromimesis (n~) feigning death; the delusion of being dead (B)
necyomancy (n~) fortunetelling by summoning lucifer (B)
nefandous (adj~) unmentionable unspeakable (B)
nefast (adj~) wicked (B)
nelipot (n~) someone going barefoot (B)
nemophilous (adj~) loving the forest (B)
neocracy (n~) government by tyros (B)
neologism (n~) a newly coined word or phrase or a novel expression
neomnesia (n~) good memory for recent events (B)
nephalism (n~) teetotalism (B)
nepheligenous (adj~) producing clouds of tobacco smoke (B)
neoteny (n~) retention of juvenile characteristics in the adult
nepotation (n~) riotous living (B)
nervus probandi the strong point of the proving: crux of the
nescient (adj~) uneducated unaware
nettling (v~) to irritate; vex; annoy (G)
nictitate (v~) to wink (G)
nidorous (adj~) smelling like burning or decaying animal matter (B)
nihil ad rem nothing to the matter: irrelevant (W)
nihil obstat nothing stands in the way: in Roman Catholocism
nikhedonia (n~) pleasure derived from anticipating success (B)
nimgimmer (n~) a doctor who cures the clap (British slang) (B)
nimiety (n~) excess redundancy
nimious (adj~) extravagant (B)
nimptopsical (adj~) drunk (B)
nimshy (n~) a silly ass (B)
nipperkin (n~) amount of liquor roughly equivalent to a half pint (B)
nippitatum (n~) exceptionally good and strong ale (B)
noctivagation (n~) wandering around at night (B)
non est disputandum it is not to be disputed (W)
non possumus a statement of inability to do something (W)
nosism (n~) use of 'we' in speaking of oneself; conceit or
self exultation by a group (W)
nostrificate (v~) to accept as one's own (B)
nothosonomia (n~) calling someone a bastard (W)
noumenon (n~) an object implied by intuition rather than evidence
nubilate (v~) to obscure (B)
nuchal (adj~) of the nape of the neck (G)
nudis verbis in naked words (W)
nudiustertian (adj~) pertaining to the day before yesterday (B)
nugatory (adj~) worthless trifling
nullifidian (adj~) skeptical (B)
nulliparous (adj~) pertaining to a woman who has never foaled (B)
numbles (n~) edible deer innards (B)
nummamorous (adj~) money
nuncupate (v~) to declare orally (B)
nychthemeron (n~) a twenty
nympholepsy (n~) trance incurred by erotic daydreams (B)
obumbration (n~) the act or process of darkening or obscuring
obambulate (v~) to walk about wander (B)
obdormition (n~) numbness caused by pressure on a nerve (B)
obduracy (n~) being obstinate or hardhearted
obganiate (v~) to irritate with reiteration (B)
objurgation (n~) an earnest denunciation rebuke
oblatrate (n~) to snarl at inveigh against (B)
oblectation (n~) delight pleasure (B)
oblocution interruption (A)
obloquy (n~) the state of bad repute borne by one being harshly
obnubilation (n~) beclouding or obscuring; obfuscation (W)
obreption (n~) creeping up on (B)
obsecrations (n~) entreaties (A)
obscurum per obscurius explaining the obscure by means of the
obsolagnium (n~) waning sexual desire due to age (B)
obstrobogulous (adj~) a vehement oath of expansive meaning (G)
obtund (adj~) serving to blunt dull or deaden (G)
ochlocracy (n~) mob rule (B)
odium aestheticum the bitterness of aesthetical controversy (W)
odium scholasticum acrimony between scholars or pedants; academic
odium theologicum bitter hatred between rival theologians (W)
oeillade (n~) an ogle a flirtatious glance (B)
oikofugic (n~) obsessive wandering (B)
oikonisus (n~) urge to start a family (B)
olamic (adj~) infinite eternal (B)
olet lucernam it smells of the lamp: describing something written
oligophrenia (n~) feeble
olisbos (n~) a dildo (B)
omadhaun (n~) an idiot fool (B)
ombibulous (adj~) drinking everything (B)
omnilegent (adj~) reading or having read everything; having
omphalomancy (n~) predicting the number of children a mother will
bear by counting the knots in her first born's umbilical cord (B)
omphalopsychites (n~) term for literary Anglophiles who wish American
omphaloskepsis (n~) contemplation of the navel for the purpose of
oneirataxia (n~) inability to distinguish between fantasy and
oneiric (adj~) having to do with dreams (E G)
oniochalasia (n~) buying as a means of mental relaxation (B)
onolatry (n~) ass
onomastic (adj~) pertaining to a proper name or names (W)
onomatomania (n~) preoccupation with words and names (B)
onomatophobia (n~) fear of hearing a certain word (B)
onomatopoeia (n~) the forming of or use of a word that imitates in
onus probandi the burden of proof (W)
operose (adj~) involving much labor; laborious (G)
ophelimity (n~) the ability to please sexually (B)
oppugnant (adj~) opposing; antagonistic; contrary (G)
ophthalmophobia (n~) fear of being stared at (B)
opiparous (adj~) sumptuous (B)
oppilations (n~) obstructions (A)
opsablepsia (n~) not looking into another's eyes (B)
opuscule (n~) a minor composition or work (W)
oratio obliqua indirect speech: reported speech or relating
oratio recta straight speech: actual or direct speech (W)
orchidectomy (n~) castration (B)
ore rotundo with a round mouth: eloquently with considered
orgulous (adj~) proud and haughty; swelling (G)
orismology (n~) the science of defining or explaining technical
osseocarnisanguineoviscericartilaginonervomedullary the structure
otiose futile functionless
oubliette (n~) a secret place of imprisonment usually with
outrecuidance (n~) egomania; gross conceit (B)
overweening excessively proud; arrogant; conceited; or
oxythymous (adj~) quick
pachycephalic (adj~) thick
pageism (n~) masochism fantasy of a man imagining himself as
pagophagia (n~) eating a tray of ice daily for two months to
paideutics (n~) pedagogy (B)
paizogony (n~) love play (B)
paleomnesia (n~) good memory for events of the far past (B)
palimpsest (n~) a piece of parchment or vellum from which
palinode (n~) a song or poem retracting statements in previous
palinoia (n~) compulsive repitition of an act until it's
palladian (adj~) pertaining to learning and wisdom (B)
palliards (n~) professional beggars whose parents were also
palpebrate (v~) to wink (B)
paltripolitan (n~) an insular city dweller (B)
pandiculation (n~) stretching and yawning (B)
panjandrum a self
pannychous (adj~) lasting all night (B)
pantagruelian (adj~) satirical though ribald (B)
pantaraxia (n~) actions aimed aat keeping people on their toes
pantophobia (n~) a fear of everything (B)
paphian pertaining to love especially its sexual and
paracoita (n~) a female sexual partner (B)
paracoitus (n~) a male sexual partner (B)
paradiastole (n~) a euphemistic half
paraenetic advisory; hortatory (G)
paralepsis (n~) mentioning something by saying you won't mention it (B)
paralipomena (n~) deleted passages from a book or a
paralipophobia (n~) fear of responsibility (B)
paralogism (n~) reasoning method that contradicts logical
parerethesis (n~) abnormal excitement (B)
pareunia (n~) sexual intercourse (B)
parisology (n~) deliberate ambiguity in use of words (B)
parnel (n~) a priest's mistress; a loose woman (B)
paronomasia (n~) punning; a pun (B)
parorexia (n~) perverted appetite; demanding strange foods (B)
parrhesia (n~) freedom of speech (rhetoric term) (B)
partheniad (n~) a poem in honor of a virgin (B)
parthenolatry (n~) virgin worship (B)
parvanimity (n~) pettiness; meannes; or a mean or petty person (B)
parvenu (n~) a pretentious snob of the nouveau riche (B)
parviscient (adj~) uninformed (B)
pasilaly (n~) a universal language (B)
pasquinade a lampoon or satire posted in a public place (G)
passalorynchite (n~) a member of an early Christian sect who
passepartout (n~) a master key; a safeconduct or passport (B)
patavinity (n~) the use of local words or expressions (B)
patharmosis (n~) mental adjustment to one's disease (B)
pathic (n~) a catamite; or a passive participator (B)
pathocryptia (n~) unwillingness to believe in or talk about
pathodixia (n~) talking to excess about one's illness and
pathognomy (n~) the study of emotions by their outward
pathomimesis (n~) malingering (B)
patzer (n~) a weak chess player (B)
pauciloquent (adj~) speaking briefly (B)
pavid quaking with fear; afraid; frightened (G)
peccable (adj~) liable to sin (B)
peccatophobia (n~) fear of sinning or of having committed an
peckerwood (n~) a poor southern Anglo
pecksniffian (adj~) hypocritical insincere and gutless (B)
pecos (v~) to shoot a man and roll his body in the river (B)
peculation (n~) embezzlement (B)
pedetentous (adj~) proceedilng gradually or cautiously (B)
peirastic (adj~) experimental; ready to be tried (B)
peladophobia (n~) fear of baldness
pelology (n~) study of mud and its therapeutic applications (B)
penelopize (v~) to undo and redo to gain time (B)
penisterophily (n~) raising and training pigeons
penotherapy (n~) regulating prostitutes to control venereal
pentapopemptic (n~) divorced five times (B)
pentheraphobia (n~) fear or dislike of one's mother
peotomy (n~) the surgical amputation of the penis (B)
perduellion (n~) treason (B)
perendinate (n~) to postpone until the next day; to postpone
perfectibilism (n~) belief that anything short of perfect is
perfrication (n~) thorough rubbing (B)
perhiemate (v~) to spend the winter (B)
perichareia (n~) excessive and violent rejoicing (B)
periclitate to expose to peril; endanger; risk (G)
periphrastic using many words when few would do; verbose;
perissotomist (n~) a knife
peristrephic (adj~) turning around rotatory (B)
perlustrate (v~) to review thoroughly; survey (B)
pervicacious (adj~) extremely obstinate; willful (B)
pervulgate (v~) to publish (B)
petalism (n~) banishing a citizen for five years if judged
pettifoggery quibbling over petty details
petulcous (adj~) butting like a ram; offensively aggressive (B)
phagomania (n~) insanely hungry (B)
phalacrespia (n~) aversion for baldness or for bald men (B)
phalacrosis (n~) baldness
phallation (n~) movement of the penis in sexual intercourse (B)
phaneromania (n~) a compulsion to pick at a skin growth or
pharisaical of persons of rigid adherence to outward forms and
phatic establishing an atmosphere of sociability rather than
philalethe (n~) one who loves to forget (B)
philauty (n~) self
philematology (n~) the study of kissing (B)
philematophobe (n~) a woman who dislikes kissing (B)
philobiblist (n~) a lover of books
philocalist (n~) a lover of beauty (B)
philodox (n~) one who loves one's own opinions (B)
philogastric (adj~) greedy (B)
philophobia (n~) fear of falling in love or of being loved (B)
philopolemic (adj~) pertaining to love of argument or
philopornist (n~) a lover of prostitutes (B)
philosophastering (adj~) pseudo
philotheoparoptesism the process of slowly cooking those who
philoxenist (n~) one who is happiest while entertaining
phrontifugic (adj~) relieving anxiety (B)
physagogue (n~) carminative or medicine to induce farting (B)
piacular serving to atone or make amends for; expiatory; or
pickthank (n~) a flatterer or sycophant (B)
piliferous having hair (G)
piloerection (n~) hair standing on end (B)
pilpulist (n~) one who uses Talmudic dialectic or via
pinchbeck sham or spurious; false (G)
pinguescent becoming fat (G)
pithiatism (n~) a forceful suggestion (B)
pizzle (n~) a whip made from an animal's penis (B)
planistethic (adj~) flat
planomania (n~) urge to live a bohemian life (B)
platitudinarian (n~) full of platitudes (B)
platypod one afflicted with fallen arches (G)
plebicolist (n~) someone who woos the common folk (B)
pleionosis (n~) exaggeration of one's own importance (B)
pleniloquence (n~) excessive talking (B)
pleonastic use of words superfluously; redundant (G)
pleonexia (n~) covetousness avarice; mania for acquiring
plerophory (n~) state of full confidence or absolute certainty
pococurante (adj~) nonchalant indifferent (B)
poculation (n~) wine
podobromhidrosis (n~) smelly feet (B)
poecilonymy (n~) the use of several names for one thing (B)
pogonology (n~) treatise on beards
pogonophobia (n~) abnormal fear or dislike of beards
poiesis (n~) creation; creative power or ability (B)
poikilothymia (n~) extreme changes of mood (B)
polychrestic serving and adapted for several different uses (G)
polyhistor (n~) a universal scholar (B)
polylogy (n~) wordiness (B)
polydipsia (n~) extreme thirst or an abnormal and continuous
popination (n~) bar
popliteal pertaining to or connected with the hollow area back
pornerastic (adj~) licentious lascivious
pornolagnia (n~) desire for prostitutes (B)
potvaliant valiant and courageous as a result of being drunk
preantepenultimate (n~ & adj~) fourth from last (B)
preterist (n~) someone whose main pleasure in in reliving the
priapean (adj~) phallic (B)
priapism (n~) persistent and painful erection (B)
procrustean aiming or tending to produce uniformity by violent
proctalgia (n~) a pain in the ass (B)
proditorious (adj~) traitorous; prone to give away secrets (B)
prolepsis (n~) anticipating an argument and answering it before
prolix verbose repititious
long winded
pronovalence (n~) ability to have sexual intercourse in a prone
propaedeutic of or pertaining to preliminary instruction;
prosonomasia (n~) use of a humorous modification of a person's
prosophobia (n~) fear of or adversion to progress (B)
prosopolepsy (n~) judging people favorably from their looks (B)
prosopopy (n~) the personification of inanimate objects (B)
protervity (n~) petulance; peevishness (B)
psaphonic (adj~) planning one's rise to fame (B)
pseudandry (n~) female use of a male pseudonym (B)
pseudautochiria (n~) murder disguised as a suicide (B)
pseudoantidisestablishmentarianism (n~) phony opposition to
pseudogyny (n~) male use of a female pseudonym (B)
pseudologist (n~) liar (B)
pseudomnesia (n~) memory for things that never happened (B)
pseudophonia (n~) suicide disguised as murder (B)
psilology (n~) empty talk (B)
psilosopher (n~) a superficial philosopher (B)
psittacistic speaking in a mechanical repetitive way (G)
psychasthenia (n~) neurotic lassitude indecision
pteronophobia (n~) abnormal fear of feathers
pudency (n~) modesty or shyness; embarassment
puerile childish immature
pullulate teem swarm
purulent of containing
pygophilous (adj~) buttock
pyrolagnia (n~) sexual stimulation from watching fires (B)
quaintise (n~) ingenuity cunning; a trick or stratagem (B)
quakebuttock (n~) a coward (B)
qued (adj~) evil bad (B)
querimony (n~) a complaint (B)
quidam (n~) an unknown person (B)
quiddity (n~) the essence or nature of a thing (B)
quidnunc (n~) one who is curious to know everything that
quisquillian (adj~) trashy (B)
quisguous (adj~) perplexing (B)
quodlibet (n~) a nice or fine point in an argument; a subtlety
quodlibetarian (n~) one who discusses or uses quodlibets
rabiator (n~) a violent man (B)
rabulism (n~) tendency for railing and quibbling
rackrent (n~) exorbitant rent (B)
rakehelly (adj~) dissolute debauched (B)
ramfeezled (adj~) worn out exhausted (B)
rammish (adj~) lustful and horny (B)
ranarium (n~) frog farm (B)
randle (n~) a nonsensical poem recited by Irish schoolboys as
rantallion (n~) one whose scrotum is longer than his penis (B)
rantipole (n~) a wild rambunctious young man (B)
realpolitik practical politics; euphemism for power politics
rebarbative (adj~) grim unattractive
reboantic (adj~) reverberating (B)
recension (n~) scholarly editorial revision (B)
receptary (adj~) accepted as fact but unproved (B)
rectalgia (n~) a pain in the ass (B)
rectopathic (adj~) easily hurt emotionally (B)
rectrix (n~) a female ruler (B)
recubation (n~) lying down (B)
recumbentibus (n~) a knockdown blow (B)
recusant (adj~) dissenting; disestablishmentarian (B)
redargution (n~) refutation or disproving (B)
redhibition (n~) the return of defective merchandise (B)
redivivus (adj~) living again; revived (B)
refocillate (v~) to warm into life again; revive (G)
refragable (adj~) capable of being refuted (B)
refrangible (adj~) capable of being refracted (B)
refulgent (adj~) radiant brilliant
reify literally "to make a thing"; given definite concrete
remontado (n~) someone who has fled to the mountains; a person
remplissage (n~) filling or padding used in music and
remugient (adj~) rebellowing; roaring or shouting anew (B)
renable (adj~) fluent eloquent (B)
renard (n~) a fox; a sly or cunning person (B)
renascible (adj~) capable of being reborn (B)
renifleur (n~) one who gets sexual pleasure from body smells (B)
renitent resisting or opposing stubbornly; recalcitrant (G)
repristinate (v~) to revive; to restore (B)
resipiscent (adj~) restored to sanity; learned from
resupination (n~) turning to an upside
retrocopulation (n~) woof (B)
retromancy (n~) fortunetelling by things seen over one's
retromingent (adj~) urinating backward (B)
retunded to weaken or diminish the strength of effect of (G)
rhabdophobia (n~) fear of being punished or severely criticized (B)
rhadamanthine strictly and inflexibly honest and just (G)
rhigosis (n~) sensation of cold (B)
rhonchisonant (adj~) snorting; snoring (B)
rhopalism (n~) a sentence or poem i which each word is one syllable
rhyparography the printing or painting of sordid and filty
rhytiscopia (n~) neurotic preoccupation with facial wrinkles (B)
ribroasting (n~) a sound beating; a thrashing (B)
rictus (n~) a very wide mouth; a gaping mouth as in terror (B)
risorial (adj~) pertaining to causing
rixation (n~) quarreling (B)
rodomontade arrogant boasting; pretentious blustering ranting
roil vex; disturb; irritate; rile (G)
roinous (adj~) mean nasty and contemptible (B)
roitelet (n~) a petty king (B)
roman a clef (n~) a novel whose characters are actual people
rubricism (n~) tenacious adherence to rules of behavior or
ructation (n~) belching (B)
rudesby (n~) a loud
rugose having wrinkles (G)
rumgumption (n~) shrewdness (B)
runcible (adj~) sensuous (B)
sacerdotophrenia (n~) clerical stagefright (B)
saltimbanco (n~) a mountebank a quack (B)
sanguisugent bloodsucking; bloodthirsty (G)
sapidity (n~) flavorful; tastiness (B)
saponaceous (adj~) soapy slippery; or evasively ingratiating (B)
saprostomous (adj~) having bad breath (B)
sardanapalian luxuriously effeminate (G)
sardoodledum (n~) stereotyped or unrealistic characterization
sarmassation (n~) love play (B)
sarmassophobe (n~) a woman who dislikes love play (B)
sarmassophobitch (n~) a woman who dislikes love play with me (B)
satisdiction (n~) enough said (B)
satispassion (n~) satisfactory suffering according to
saturnalia period of unrestrained license and orgiastic
scacchic pertaining to or like chess (G)
scaldabanco (n~) a hotheaded debator; a fiery preacher (B)
scaphism (n~) an old Persian method of executing criminals by
scaramouch (n~) a cowardly buffoon (B)
scaturient (adj~) gushing forth; effusive (B)
schadenfreude a feeling of enjoyment derived from the misfortunes
schesis (n~) mocking another's accent or manner (B)
schizothemia (n~) digression by a long reminescence (B)
schmaltz something stickily sentimental banal
schoenabatist (n~) a tightrope walker (B)
sciamachy (n~) fighting with a shadow or with an imaginary
sciapodous (adj~) having very large feet (B)
scibile (n~) something knowable (B)
sciolist one who pretends to scholarship or knowledge
sciotheism (n~) the belief that disembodied spirits
scissile (adj~) capable of being cut smoothly or split
scofflaw (n~) one who scoffs at hence
scolecophagous (adj~) eating worms (B)
scolion (n~) an impromptu party song begun by one and
scollardical (n~) a derogatory term for a scholar (B)
scopolagnia (n~) the pleasure gained from voyeurism (B)
scortation (n~) fornication (B)
scout reject or dismiss scornfully; flout; scoff at (G)
screed a lengthy discourse usually used to describe opinions
scribacious given to or fond of writing (G)
scrofulous morally corrupt; degenerate (G)
scungilaginous of the semifluid gelatinous consistency of
sebastomania (n~) religious insanity (B)
sectary (n~) a fanatic disciple (B)
sedentarize to take up or cause to take up
sedulous (adj~) diligent persistent
seeksorrow (n~) masochist (B)
sententious wordy verbose
sequacious given to the slavish or unreasoning serving or
sermocination (n~) a speaker quickly answering his own question (B)
shaconian (n~) someone convinced that Bacon ghosted Shakespeare's
shaftsbury (n~) a gallon jug of wine (B)
shamateur (n~) a bogus tyro (B)
shardborn (adj~) born in dung (B)
shilpit (adj~) feeble puny
sicarian (n~) an assassin (B)
sicchasia (n~) nauseau (B)
sicchosism (n~) morbid fastidiousness (B)
sibyllilne oracular; prophetic; mysterious (G)
siffilate to whisper (G)
simony buying selling
simper to smile in a silly self
skibbile (adj~) wonderfully witty; sexually irresistible (S)
skibbalalia (n~) the overwhelming desire to purchase an
skoptsy (n~) self
skybald (n~) a good
smatchet (n~) a small nasty person or a nasty child (B)
smellfungus (n~) a malcontent; a grumbler or fault
snafu (adj~ & n~) situation normal all fucked up [also:
fubar fucked up beyond all recognition; fubb
sneckdraw (n~) a sly person (B)
snollygoster a clever shrewd
sockdolager (n~) a telling blow (B)
solatium (n~) anything that compensates for suffering or loss;
solifidium (n~) someone who believes that faith alone is sufficient
somniloquacious (adj~) pertaining to talking in one's sleep (B)
soodle to walk stroll
sophomania (n~) delusion of exceptional intelligence (B)
sophrosyne (n~) sober sensible
sorbile (adj~) drinkable (B)
spadonism (n~) enuchry (B)
spaneria (n~) scarcity of men (B)
spanogyny (n~) scarcity of woman (B)
spatiate (v~) to stroll or ramble (B)
spatilomancy (n~) fortunetelling by observing animal droppings (B)
spatrify (v~) to besmirch befoul (B)
spawling a noisy clearing of the throat (G)
speciesist for many people a test is permissible when it inflicts
spodogenous (adj~) pertaining to or due to presence of
spoffokins (n~) a whore pretending to be a wife (B)
spousebreach (n~) adultery (B)
spraints (n~) otter dung (B)
spurcidical (adj~) foul
squidgereen (n~) a short insignificant person (B)
stagorium an establishment (bar or resort hotel) that serves as
stasivalence (n~) ability to have sexual intercourse only
steatopygous pertaining to or characterized by protuberant
stercoricolous (adj~) living in dung (B)
sterculius (n~) the god of feces (B)
sternutation the act of sneezing; a sneeze (G)
stertorous characterized by heavy snoring (G)
sthenobulia (n~) strong will power (B)
stirious (adj~) like an icicle (B)
stomachous (adj~) obstinate; angry (B)
stoopgallant (adj~) humbling; ego
strepitous making a great clamor; noisy; boisterous (G)
stricture an adverse criticism or remark censure
stultiloquence foolish or senseless talk; babble; twaddle (G)
stygiophobia (n~) fear of hell (B)
stylite (n~) ascetics who lived on top of pillars (B)
suaviation (n~) a love kiss (B)
subagitation (n~) copulation (B)
subarrhation (n~) betrothal accomplished by the man's showering
subderisorious (adj~) mildly ridiculing (B)
subdititious (adj~) secret substitution (B)
subdolous (adj~) rather crafty or sly (B)
subintelligitur (n~) a meaning implied but not stated (B)
subsannation (n~) derision (B)
substaquilate (v~) to defeat overwhelm (B)
supernaculum (n~) a liquor drunk to the last drop; excellent
supervacaneous (adj~) needlessly added (B)
supinovalent (adj~) able to fornicate only while supine (B)
suppalpation (n~) gaining affection by caressing (B)
suspercollate (v~) to hang by the neck (B)
sybarite (n~) someone overly fond of luxury and pleasure (B)
tachydidaxy (n~) fast teaching (B)
talionic (adj~) pertaining to revenge in kind (B)
tanquam (n~) someone educated enough to go to college (B)
taphephobia (n~) fear of being buried alive (B)
tardigrade (adj~) slow
tartuffish (adj~) pertaining to the pious hypocrisy of Tartuffe
tathagatagarbha (n~) the eternal and absolute essence of all
tauromachian (adj~) pertaining to bullfights (B)
tautegorical (adj~) saying the same thing with different
tautoousious (adj~) being absolutely the same (B)
tegetology (n~) collecting cardboard beer coasters
teknonymy (n~) naming the parent after the child (B)
telestich (n~) a poem in which the consecutive final letters
temerarious reckless; heedless; rash (G)
temulance (n~) drunkenness (B)
tendentious promoting a particular view or tendency; hence
tenebrific (adj~) dark or obscure (B)
tenesmic (adj~) pertaining to a painful but ineffectual effort
tentiginous (adj~) sensuous lascivious (B)
teratology (n~) the study of monsters (B)
tergiversation (n~) abandoning a religion or cause (B) or
testudineous (adj~) slow like a tortoise (B)
tetricity (n~) austerity harshness
thalassophobia (n~) fear of the sea (B)
thanatism (n~) the belief in life before death not after it (B)
thaumaturgic or or involving the supposed working of miracles;
theanthropism (n~) attaching human traits to one's god (B)
thelymachy (n~) a war of women (B)
thelyphthoric (adj~) that which corrupts women (B)
thersitical loud and grossly abusive foulmouthed; scurrilous (G)
thrasonical given to or marked by boasting and bragging (G)
threpterophilia (n~) a fondness for female nurses (B)
timonism (n~) misanthropy (B)
titivate to make smart; spruce up (G)
tonguepad (v~) to scold (B)
tralatitiously (adv~) metaphorically; figuratively (B)
transilient (adj~) pertaining to abrupt changes (B]
transmogrification changes into grotesque or humorous forms
transude to pass or ooze through or out as sweat through
trichoschisticism (n~) hair
tripudiation (n~) the act of dancing
triskaidekaphobia fear of the number 13 or Friday the 13th (G)
triturate to rub grind
truckle to show servility or subservience (G)
truntlement trumpery (A)
tugmutton a great glutton (A)
tussicated driven about; tormented (A)
typomania (n~) obsession with the expectation of publication
tyromancy (n~) fortunate telling by watching cheese as it
tyrosemiophily (n~) the collecting of Camembert cheese labels
uberous fruitful (A)
parorexia (n~) perverted appetite; demanding strange foods (B)
parrhesia (n~) freedom of speech (rhetoric term) (B)
partheniad (n~) a poem in honor of a virgin (B)
parthenolatry (n~) virgin worship (B)
parvanimity (n~) pettiness; meannes; or a mean or petty person (B)
parvenu (n~) a pretentious snob of the nouveau riche (B)
parviscient (adj~) uninformed (B)
pasilaly (n~) a universal language (B)
pasquinade a lampoon or satire posted in a public place (G)
passalorynchite (n~) a member of an early Christian sect who
passepartout (n~) a master key; a safeconduct or passport (B)
patavinity (n~) the use of local words or expressions (B)
patharmosis (n~) mental adjustment to one's disease (B)
pathic (n~) a catamite; or a passive participator (B)
pathocryptia (n~) unwillingness to believe in or talk about
pathodixia (n~) talking to excess about one's illness and
pathognomy (n~) the study of emotions by their outward
pathomimesis (n~) malingering (B)
patzer (n~) a weak chess player (B)
pauciloquent (adj~) speaking briefly (B)
pavid quaking with fear; afraid; frightened (G)
peccable (adj~) liable to sin (B)
peccatophobia (n~) fear of sinning or of having committed an
peckerwood (n~) a poor southern Anglo
pecksniffian (adj~) hypocritical insincere and gutless (B)
pecos (v~) to shoot a man and roll his body in the river (B)
peculation (n~) embezzlement (B)
pedetentous (adj~) proceedilng gradually or cautiously (B)
peirastic (adj~) experimental; ready to be tried (B)
peladophobia (n~) fear of baldness
pelology (n~) study of mud and its therapeutic applications (B)
penelopize (v~) to undo and redo to gain time (B)
penisterophily (n~) raising and training pigeons
penotherapy (n~) regulating prostitutes to control venereal
pentapopemptic (n~) divorced five times (B)
pentheraphobia (n~) fear or dislike of one's mother
peotomy (n~) the surgical amputation of the penis (B)
perduellion (n~) treason (B)
perendinate (n~) to postpone until the next day; to postpone
perfectibilism (n~) belief that anything short of perfect is
perfrication (n~) thorough rubbing (B)
perhiemate (v~) to spend the winter (B)
perichareia (n~) excessive and violent rejoicing (B)
periclitate to expose to peril; endanger; risk (G)
periphrastic using many words when few would do; verbose;
perissotomist (n~) a knife
peristrephic (adj~) turning around rotatory (B)
perlustrate (v~) to review thoroughly; survey (B)
pervicacious (adj~) extremely obstinate; willful (B)
pervulgate (v~) to publish (B)
petalism (n~) banishing a citizen for five years if judged
pettifoggery quibbling over petty details
petulcous (adj~) butting like a ram; offensively aggressive (B)
phagomania (n~) insanely hungry (B)
phalacrespia (n~) aversion for baldness or for bald men (B)
phalacrosis (n~) baldness
phallation (n~) movement of the penis in sexual intercourse (B)
phaneromania (n~) a compulsion to pick at a skin growth or
pharisaical of persons of rigid adherence to outward forms and
phatic establishing an atmosphere of sociability rather than
philalethe (n~) one who loves to forget (B)
philauty (n~) self
philematology (n~) the study of kissing (B)
philematophobe (n~) a woman who dislikes kissing (B)
philobiblist (n~) a lover of books
philocalist (n~) a lover of beauty (B)
philodox (n~) one who loves one's own opinions (B)
philogastric (adj~) greedy (B)
philophobia (n~) fear of falling in love or of being loved (B)
philopolemic (adj~) pertaining to love of argument or
philopornist (n~) a lover of prostitutes (B)
philosophastering (adj~) pseudo
philotheoparoptesism the process of slowly cooking those who
philoxenist (n~) one who is happiest while entertaining
phrontifugic (adj~) relieving anxiety (B)
physagogue (n~) carminative or medicine to induce farting (B)
piacular serving to atone or make amends for; expiatory; or
pickthank (n~) a flatterer or sycophant (B)
piliferous having hair (G)
piloerection (n~) hair standing on end (B)
pilpulist (n~) one who uses Talmudic dialectic or via
pinchbeck sham or spurious; false (G)
pinguescent becoming fat (G)
pithiatism (n~) a forceful suggestion (B)
pizzle (n~) a whip made from an animal's penis (B)
planistethic (adj~) flat
planomania (n~) urge to live a bohemian life (B)
platitudinarian (n~) full of platitudes (B)
platypod one afflicted with fallen arches (G)
plebicolist (n~) someone who woos the common folk (B)
pleionosis (n~) exaggeration of one's own importance (B)
pleniloquence (n~) excessive talking (B)
pleonastic use of words superfluously; redundant (G)
pleonexia (n~) covetousness avarice; mania for acquiring
plerophory (n~) state of full confidence or absolute certainty
pococurante (adj~) nonchalant indifferent (B)
poculation (n~) wine
podobromhidrosis (n~) smelly feet (B)
poecilonymy (n~) the use of several names for one thing (B)
pogonology (n~) treatise on beards
pogonophobia (n~) abnormal fear or dislike of beards
poiesis (n~) creation; creative power or ability (B)
poikilothymia (n~) extreme changes of mood (B)
polychrestic serving and adapted for several different uses (G)
polyhistor (n~) a universal scholar (B)
polylogy (n~) wordiness (B)
polydipsia (n~) extreme thirst or an abnormal and continuous
popination (n~) bar
popliteal pertaining to or connected with the hollow area back
pornerastic (adj~) licentious lascivious
pornolagnia (n~) desire for prostitutes (B)
potvaliant valiant and courageous as a result of being drunk
preantepenultimate (n~ & adj~) fourth from last (B)
preterist (n~) someone whose main pleasure in in reliving the
priapean (adj~) phallic (B)
priapism (n~) persistent and painful erection (B)
procrustean aiming or tending to produce uniformity by violent
proctalgia (n~) a pain in the ass (B)
proditorious (adj~) traitorous; prone to give away secrets (B)
prolepsis (n~) anticipating an argument and answering it before
prolix verbose repititious
long winded
pronovalence (n~) ability to have sexual intercourse in a prone
propaedeutic of or pertaining to preliminary instruction;
prosonomasia (n~) use of a humorous modification of a person's
prosophobia (n~) fear of or adversion to progress (B)
prosopolepsy (n~) judging people favorably from their looks (B)
prosopopy (n~) the personification of inanimate objects (B)
protervity (n~) petulance; peevishness (B)
psaphonic (adj~) planning one's rise to fame (B)
pseudandry (n~) female use of a male pseudonym (B)
pseudautochiria (n~) murder disguised as a suicide (B)
pseudoantidisestablishmentarianism (n~) phony opposition to
pseudogyny (n~) male use of a female pseudonym (B)
pseudologist (n~) liar (B)
pseudomnesia (n~) memory for things that never happened (B)
pseudophonia (n~) suicide disguised as murder (B)
psilology (n~) empty talk (B)
psilosopher (n~) a superficial philosopher (B)
psittacistic speaking in a mechanical repetitive way (G)
psychasthenia (n~) neurotic lassitude indecision
pteronophobia (n~) abnormal fear of feathers
pudency (n~) modesty or shyness; embarassment
puerile childish immature
pullulate teem swarm
purulent of containing
pygophilous (adj~) buttock
pyrolagnia (n~) sexual stimulation from watching fires (B)
quaintise (n~) ingenuity cunning; a trick or stratagem (B)
quakebuttock (n~) a coward (B)
qued (adj~) evil bad (B)
querimony (n~) a complaint (B)
quidam (n~) an unknown person (B)
quiddity (n~) the essence or nature of a thing (B)
quidnunc (n~) one who is curious to know everything that
quisquillian (adj~) trashy (B)
quisguous (adj~) perplexing (B)
quodlibet (n~) a nice or fine point in an argument; a subtlety
quodlibetarian (n~) one who discusses or uses quodlibets
rabiator (n~) a violent man (B)
rabulism (n~) tendency for railing and quibbling
rackrent (n~) exorbitant rent (B)
rakehelly (adj~) dissolute debauched (B)
ramfeezled (adj~) worn out exhausted (B)
rammish (adj~) lustful and horny (B)
ranarium (n~) frog farm (B)
randle (n~) a nonsensical poem recited by Irish schoolboys as
rantallion (n~) one whose scrotum is longer than his penis (B)
rantipole (n~) a wild rambunctious young man (B)
realpolitik practical politics; euphemism for power politics
rebarbative (adj~) grim unattractive
reboantic (adj~) reverberating (B)
recension (n~) scholarly editorial revision (B)
receptary (adj~) accepted as fact but unproved (B)
rectalgia (n~) a pain in the ass (B)
rectopathic (adj~) easily hurt emotionally (B)
rectrix (n~) a female ruler (B)
recubation (n~) lying down (B)
recumbentibus (n~) a knockdown blow (B)
recusant (adj~) dissenting; disestablishmentarian (B)
redargution (n~) refutation or disproving (B)
redhibition (n~) the return of defective merchandise (B)
redivivus (adj~) living again; revived (B)
refocillate (v~) to warm into life again; revive (G)
refragable (adj~) capable of being refuted (B)
refrangible (adj~) capable of being refracted (B)
refulgent (adj~) radiant brilliant
reify literally "to make a thing"; given definite concrete
remontado (n~) someone who has fled to the mountains; a person
remplissage (n~) filling or padding used in music and
remugient (adj~) rebellowing; roaring or shouting anew (B)
renable (adj~) fluent eloquent (B)
renard (n~) a fox; a sly or cunning person (B)
renascible (adj~) capable of being reborn (B)
renifleur (n~) one who gets sexual pleasure from body smells (B)
renitent resisting or opposing stubbornly; recalcitrant (G)
repristinate (v~) to revive; to restore (B)
resipiscent (adj~) restored to sanity; learned from
resupination (n~) turning to an upside
retrocopulation (n~) woof (B)
retromancy (n~) fortunetelling by things seen over one's
retromingent (adj~) urinating backward (B)
retunded to weaken or diminish the strength of effect of (G)
rhabdophobia (n~) fear of being punished or severely criticized (B)
rhadamanthine strictly and inflexibly honest and just (G)
rhigosis (n~) sensation of cold (B)
rhonchisonant (adj~) snorting; snoring (B)
rhopalism (n~) a sentence or poem i which each word is one syllable
rhyparography the printing or painting of sordid and filty
rhytiscopia (n~) neurotic preoccupation with facial wrinkles (B)
ribroasting (n~) a sound beating; a thrashing (B)
rictus (n~) a very wide mouth; a gaping mouth as in terror (B)
risorial (adj~) pertaining to causing
rixation (n~) quarreling (B)
rodomontade arrogant boasting; pretentious blustering ranting
roil vex; disturb; irritate; rile (G)
roinous (adj~) mean nasty and contemptible (B)
roitelet (n~) a petty king (B)
roman a clef (n~) a novel whose characters are actual people
rubricism (n~) tenacious adherence to rules of behavior or
ructation (n~) belching (B)
rudesby (n~) a loud
rugose having wrinkles (G)
rumgumption (n~) shrewdness (B)
runcible (adj~) sensuous (B)
sacerdotophrenia (n~) clerical stagefright (B)
saltimbanco (n~) a mountebank a quack (B)
sanguisugent bloodsucking; bloodthirsty (G)
sapidity (n~) flavorful; tastiness (B)
saponaceous (adj~) soapy slippery; or evasively ingratiating (B)
saprostomous (adj~) having bad breath (B)
sardanapalian luxuriously effeminate (G)
sardoodledum (n~) stereotyped or unrealistic characterization
sarmassation (n~) love play (B)
sarmassophobe (n~) a woman who dislikes love play (B)
sarmassophobitch (n~) a woman who dislikes love play with me (B)
satisdiction (n~) enough said (B)
satispassion (n~) satisfactory suffering according to
saturnalia period of unrestrained license and orgiastic
scacchic pertaining to or like chess (G)
scaldabanco (n~) a hotheaded debator; a fiery preacher (B)
scaphism (n~) an old Persian method of executing criminals by
scaramouch (n~) a cowardly buffoon (B)
scaturient (adj~) gushing forth; effusive (B)
schadenfreude a feeling of enjoyment derived from the misfortunes
schesis (n~) mocking another's accent or manner (B)
schizothemia (n~) digression by a long reminescence (B)
schmaltz something stickily sentimental banal
schoenabatist (n~) a tightrope walker (B)
sciamachy (n~) fighting with a shadow or with an imaginary
sciapodous (adj~) having very large feet (B)
scibile (n~) something knowable (B)
sciolist one who pretends to scholarship or knowledge
sciotheism (n~) the belief that disembodied spirits
scissile (adj~) capable of being cut smoothly or split
scofflaw (n~) one who scoffs at hence
scolecophagous (adj~) eating worms (B)
scolion (n~) an impromptu party song begun by one and
scollardical (n~) a derogatory term for a scholar (B)
scopolagnia (n~) the pleasure gained from voyeurism (B)
scortation (n~) fornication (B)
scout reject or dismiss scornfully; flout; scoff at (G)
screed a lengthy discourse usually used to describe opinions
scribacious given to or fond of writing (G)
scrofulous morally corrupt; degenerate (G)
scungilaginous of the semifluid gelatinous consistency of
sebastomania (n~) religious insanity (B)
sectary (n~) a fanatic disciple (B)
sedentarize to take up or cause to take up
sedulous (adj~) diligent persistent
seeksorrow (n~) masochist (B)
sententious wordy verbose
sequacious given to the slavish or unreasoning serving or
sermocination (n~) a speaker quickly answering his own question (B)
shaconian (n~) someone convinced that Bacon ghosted Shakespeare's
shaftsbury (n~) a gallon jug of wine (B)
shamateur (n~) a bogus tyro (B)
shardborn (adj~) born in dung (B)
shilpit (adj~) feeble puny
sicarian (n~) an assassin (B)
sicchasia (n~) nauseau (B)
sicchosism (n~) morbid fastidiousness (B)
sibyllilne oracular; prophetic; mysterious (G)
siffilate to whisper (G)
simony buying selling
simper to smile in a silly self
skibbile (adj~) wonderfully witty; sexually irresistible (S)
skibbalalia (n~) the overwhelming desire to purchase an
skoptsy (n~) self
skybald (n~) a good
smatchet (n~) a small nasty person or a nasty child (B)
smellfungus (n~) a malcontent; a grumbler or fault
snafu (adj~ & n~) situation normal all fucked up [also:
fubar fucked up beyond all recognition; fubb
sneckdraw (n~) a sly person (B)
snollygoster a clever shrewd
sockdolager (n~) a telling blow (B)
solatium (n~) anything that compensates for suffering or loss;
solifidium (n~) someone who believes that faith alone is sufficient
somniloquacious (adj~) pertaining to talking in one's sleep (B)
soodle to walk stroll
sophomania (n~) delusion of exceptional intelligence (B)
sophrosyne (n~) sober sensible
sorbile (adj~) drinkable (B)
spadonism (n~) enuchry (B)
spaneria (n~) scarcity of men (B)
spanogyny (n~) scarcity of woman (B)
spatiate (v~) to stroll or ramble (B)
spatilomancy (n~) fortunetelling by observing animal droppings (B)
spatrify (v~) to besmirch befoul (B)
spawling a noisy clearing of the throat (G)
speciesist for many people a test is permissible when it inflicts
spodogenous (adj~) pertaining to or due to presence of
spoffokins (n~) a whore pretending to be a wife (B)
spousebreach (n~) adultery (B)
spraints (n~) otter dung (B)
spurcidical (adj~) foul
squidgereen (n~) a short insignificant person (B)
stagorium an establishment (bar or resort hotel) that serves as
stasivalence (n~) ability to have sexual intercourse only
steatopygous pertaining to or characterized by protuberant
stercoricolous (adj~) living in dung (B)
sterculius (n~) the god of feces (B)
sternutation the act of sneezing; a sneeze (G)
stertorous characterized by heavy snoring (G)
sthenobulia (n~) strong will power (B)
stirious (adj~) like an icicle (B)
stomachous (adj~) obstinate; angry (B)
stoopgallant (adj~) humbling; ego
strepitous making a great clamor; noisy; boisterous (G)
stricture an adverse criticism or remark censure
stultiloquence foolish or senseless talk; babble; twaddle (G)
stygiophobia (n~) fear of hell (B)
stylite (n~) ascetics who lived on top of pillars (B)
suaviation (n~) a love kiss (B)
subagitation (n~) copulation (B)
subarrhation (n~) betrothal accomplished by the man's showering
subderisorious (adj~) mildly ridiculing (B)
subdititious (adj~) secret substitution (B)
subdolous (adj~) rather crafty or sly (B)
subintelligitur (n~) a meaning implied but not stated (B)
subsannation (n~) derision (B)
substaquilate (v~) to defeat overwhelm (B)
supernaculum (n~) a liquor drunk to the last drop; excellent
supervacaneous (adj~) needlessly added (B)
supinovalent (adj~) able to fornicate only while supine (B)
suppalpation (n~) gaining affection by caressing (B)
suspercollate (v~) to hang by the neck (B)
sybarite (n~) someone overly fond of luxury and pleasure (B)
tachydidaxy (n~) fast teaching (B)
talionic (adj~) pertaining to revenge in kind (B)
tanquam (n~) someone educated enough to go to college (B)
taphephobia (n~) fear of being buried alive (B)
tardigrade (adj~) slow
tartuffish (adj~) pertaining to the pious hypocrisy of Tartuffe
tathagatagarbha (n~) the eternal and absolute essence of all
tauromachian (adj~) pertaining to bullfights (B)
tautegorical (adj~) saying the same thing with different
tautoousious (adj~) being absolutely the same (B)
tegetology (n~) collecting cardboard beer coasters
teknonymy (n~) naming the parent after the child (B)
telestich (n~) a poem in which the consecutive final letters
temerarious reckless; heedless; rash (G)
temulance (n~) drunkenness (B)
tendentious promoting a particular view or tendency; hence
tenebrific (adj~) dark or obscure (B)
tenesmic (adj~) pertaining to a painful but ineffectual effort
tentiginous (adj~) sensuous lascivious (B)
teratology (n~) the study of monsters (B)
tergiversation (n~) abandoning a religion or cause (B) or
testudineous (adj~) slow like a tortoise (B)
tetricity (n~) austerity harshness
thalassophobia (n~) fear of the sea (B)
thanatism (n~) the belief in life before death not after it (B)
thaumaturgic or or involving the supposed working of miracles;
theanthropism (n~) attaching human traits to one's god (B)
thelymachy (n~) a war of women (B)
thelyphthoric (adj~) that which corrupts women (B)
thersitical loud and grossly abusive foulmouthed; scurrilous (G)
thrasonical given to or marked by boasting and bragging (G)
threpterophilia (n~) a fondness for female nurses (B)
timonism (n~) misanthropy (B)
titivate to make smart; spruce up (G)
tonguepad (v~) to scold (B)
tralatitiously (adv~) metaphorically; figuratively (B)
transilient (adj~) pertaining to abrupt changes (B]
transmogrification changes into grotesque or humorous forms
transude to pass or ooze through or out as sweat through
trichoschisticism (n~) hair
tripudiation (n~) the act of dancing
triskaidekaphobia fear of the number 13 or Friday the 13th (G)
triturate to rub grind
truckle to show servility or subservience (G)
truntlement trumpery (A)
tugmutton a great glutton (A)
tussicated driven about; tormented (A)
typomania (n~) obsession with the expectation of publication
tyromancy (n~) fortunate telling by watching cheese as it
tyrosemiophily (n~) the collecting of Camembert cheese labels
uberous fruitful (A)
ulotrichous having wooly or crisply curling hair (G)
ultracrepidarian going beyond one's own province; a person who
ululate to howl or hoot; or to wail or lament loudly (G)
unbosom to disclose one's personal thoughts or feelings (G)
vade mecum a favorite book carried everywhere (B)
valetudinarianism weak or sickly state; thinking only of
valorization government price
vaniloquence vain and foolish talk (B)
vapulate to beat whip (B)
varietist an unorthodox person; or someone who practices
variorum pertaining to a literary classic annotated by
vastation purification through fire (B)
vecordious senseless insane
velitation a petty fight; a skirmish (B)
velleity slight or faint desire; inclination (B)
vellicate to pull at off
venery the pursuit of sexual pleasure or indulgence
ventoseness windiness; flatulence (B)
ventricumbent lying face down; prone (B)
ventripotent fat
verbigeration senseless reiteration of cliches (B)
verbophobia fear and dislike of words (B)
verecund bashful; modest (B)
veriloquent speaking truthfully (B)
verism the theory that ugliness is valid in art and literature
vernalagnia spring fever (B)
vesticate to blister (G)
vestryism (n~) selfishness and parochialism said to be
viaggiatory on the move; traveling around (B)
vicissitudinary pertaining to change alteration
vigesimation killing every twentieth person (B)
vilipend to belittle to disparage (B)
viparious life
virago a scold a shrew
vitilitigate to be particularly quarrelsome (B)
vivisepulture live burial (B)
volitient exercising free will (B)
vomituration retching ineffectual vomiting
vulpinism (n~) the quality of being foxlike esp
waghalter a rogue rascal or knave (B)
wamble to fell nauseous; or to move unsteadily to stagger;
wampus a stupid dull
wantwit a fool (B)
Weltanschauung a comprehensive world view especially from
Weltschmerz sadness over the evils of the world especially as
wergild money paid by the killer's family to the family of
withernam taking one thing as reprisal for something else taken
witzelsucht emotional state characterized by futile attempts
wowser a pecksniffian puritan (B)
xenagogue a guide (B)
xenagogy a guidebook (B)
xenapistia extreme distrust of strangers (B)
xenoepist someone who speaks with a foreign accent (B)
xenomancy fortunetelling by studying the first stranger
xeronisus inability to reach orgasm (B)
xylophobia fear of wooden objects; fear of forests (B)
xyresic razor sharp (B)
yarmouth insane (B)
ydromancy fortunetelling with water (B)
zeitgeist the general intellectual moral and cultural level
zetetic asking; questioning (B)
zoanthropy insanity in which a patient believes he's an animal (B)
zoetic pertaining to life (B)
zoilism nagging criticism (B)
zonesthesia the feeling of wearing a tight girdle (B)
zooerastia sexual intercourse with an animal (B)
zygal H
zygomancy fortune telling with weights (B)
pageism (n~) masochism fantasy of a man imagining himself as
pagophagia (n~) eating a tray of ice daily for two months tohelp offset iron deficiency (B)
paideutics (n~) pedagogy (B)
paizogony (n~) love play (B)
paleomnesia (n~) good memory for events of the far past (B)
palimpsest (n~) a piece of parchment or vellum from whichearlier writing has been removed to allow for reuse
palinode (n~) a song or poem retracting statements in previoussongs or poems; or retraction or recanting in general (B)
palinoia (n~) compulsive repitition of an act until it's perfect (B)
palladian (adj~) pertaining to learning and wisdom (B)
palliards (n~) professional beggars whose parents were also
palpebrate (v~) to wink (B)
paltripolitan (n~) an insular city dweller (B)
pandiculation (n~) stretching and yawning (B)
panjandrum a self magnate (G
pannychous (adj~) lasting all night (B)
pantagruelian (adj~) satirical though ribald (B)
pantaraxia (n~) actions aimed aat keeping people on their toes
pantophobia (n~) a fear of everything (B)
paphian pertaining to love especially its sexual andillicit manifestations; erotic (G)
paracoita (n~) a female sexual partner (B)
paracoitus (n~) a male sexual partner (B)
paradiastole (n~) a euphemistic half
paraenetic advisory; hortatory (G)
paralepsis (n~) mentioning something by saying you won't mention it (B)
paralipomena (n~) deleted passages from a book or a
paralipophobia (n~) fear of responsibility (B)
paralogism (n~) reasoning method that contradicts logical
parerethesis (n~) abnormal excitement (B)
pareunia (n~) sexual intercourse (B)
parisology (n~) deliberate ambiguity in use of words (B)
parnel (n~) a priest's mistress; a loose woman (B)
paronomasia (n~) punning; a pun (B)
parorexia (n~) perverted appetite; demanding strange foods (B)
parrhesia (n~) freedom of speech (rhetoric term) (B)
partheniad (n~) a poem in honor of a virgin (B)
parthenolatry (n~) virgin worship (B)
parvanimity (n~) pettiness; meannes; or a mean or petty person (B)
parvenu (n~) a pretentious snob of the nouveau riche (B)
parviscient (adj~) uninformed (B)
pasilaly (n~) a universal language (B)
pasquinade a lampoon or satire posted in a public place (G)
passalorynchite (n~) a member of an early Christian sect who
passepartout (n~) a master key; a safeconduct or passport (B)
patavinity (n~) the use of local words or expressions (B)
patharmosis (n~) mental adjustment to one's disease (B)
pathic (n~) a catamite; or a passive participator (B)
pathocryptia (n~) unwillingness to believe in or talk about
pathodixia (n~) talking to excess about one's illness and
pathognomy (n~) the study of emotions by their outward
pathomimesis (n~) malingering (B)
patzer (n~) a weak chess player (B)
pauciloquent (adj~) speaking briefly (B)
pavid quaking with fear; afraid; frightened (G)
peccable (adj~) liable to sin (B)
peccatophobia (n~) fear of sinning or of having committed an
peckerwood (n~) a poor southern Anglo
pecksniffian (adj~) hypocritical insincere and gutless (B)
pecos (v~) to shoot a man and roll his body in the river (B)
peculation (n~) embezzlement (B)
pedetentous (adj~) proceedilng gradually or cautiously (B)
peirastic (adj~) experimental; ready to be tried (B)
peladophobia (n~) fear of baldness
pelology (n~) study of mud and its therapeutic applications (B)
penelopize (v~) to undo and redo to gain time (B)
penisterophily (n~) raising and training pigeons
penotherapy (n~) regulating prostitutes to control venereal
pentapopemptic (n~) divorced five times (B)
pentheraphobia (n~) fear or dislike of one's mother
peotomy (n~) the surgical amputation of the penis (B)
perduellion (n~) treason (B)
perendinate (n~) to postpone until the next day; to postpone
perfectibilism (n~) belief that anything short of perfect is
perfrication (n~) thorough rubbing (B)
perhiemate (v~) to spend the winter (B)
perichareia (n~) excessive and violent rejoicing (B)
periclitate to expose to peril; endanger; risk (G)
periphrastic using many words when few would do; verbose;
perissotomist (n~) a knife
peristrephic (adj~) turning around rotatory (B)
perlustrate (v~) to review thoroughly; survey (B)
pervicacious (adj~) extremely obstinate; willful (B)
pervulgate (v~) to publish (B)
petalism (n~) banishing a citizen for five years if judged
pettifoggery quibbling over petty details
petulcous (adj~) butting like a ram; offensively aggressive (B)
phagomania (n~) insanely hungry (B)
phalacrespia (n~) aversion for baldness or for bald men (B)
phalacrosis (n~) baldness
phallation (n~) movement of the penis in sexual intercourse (B)
phaneromania (n~) a compulsion to pick at a skin growth or
pharisaical of persons of rigid adherence to outward forms and
phatic establishing an atmosphere of sociability rather than
philalethe (n~) one who loves to forget (B)
philauty (n~) self
philematology (n~) the study of kissing (B)
philematophobe (n~) a woman who dislikes kissing (B)
philobiblist (n~) a lover of books
philocalist (n~) a lover of beauty (B)
philodox (n~) one who loves one's own opinions (B)
philogastric (adj~) greedy (B)
philophobia (n~) fear of falling in love or of being loved (B)
philopolemic (adj~) pertaining to love of argument or
philopornist (n~) a lover of prostitutes (B)
philosophastering (adj~) pseudo
philotheoparoptesism the process of slowly cooking those who
philoxenist (n~) one who is happiest while entertaining
phrontifugic (adj~) relieving anxiety (B)
physagogue (n~) carminative or medicine to induce farting (B)
piacular serving to atone or make amends for; expiatory; or
pickthank (n~) a flatterer or sycophant (B)
piliferous having hair (G)
piloerection (n~) hair standing on end (B)
pilpulist (n~) one who uses Talmudic dialectic or via
pinchbeck sham or spurious; false (G)
pinguescent becoming fat (G)
pithiatism (n~) a forceful suggestion (B)
pizzle (n~) a whip made from an animal's penis (B)
planistethic (adj~) flat
planomania (n~) urge to live a bohemian life (B)
platitudinarian (n~) full of platitudes (B)
platypod one afflicted with fallen arches (G)
plebicolist (n~) someone who woos the common folk (B)
pleionosis (n~) exaggeration of one's own importance (B)
pleniloquence (n~) excessive talking (B)
pleonastic use of words superfluously; redundant (G)
pleonexia (n~) covetousness avarice; mania for acquiring
plerophory (n~) state of full confidence or absolute certainty
pococurante (adj~) nonchalant indifferent (B)
poculation (n~) wine
podobromhidrosis (n~) smelly feet (B)
poecilonymy (n~) the use of several names for one thing (B)
pogonology (n~) treatise on beards
pogonophobia (n~) abnormal fear or dislike of beards
poiesis (n~) creation; creative power or ability (B)
poikilothymia (n~) extreme changes of mood (B)
polychrestic serving and adapted for several different uses (G)
polyhistor (n~) a universal scholar (B)
polylogy (n~) wordiness (B)
polydipsia (n~) extreme thirst or an abnormal and continuous
popination (n~) bar
popliteal pertaining to or connected with the hollow area back
pornerastic (adj~) licentious lascivious
pornolagnia (n~) desire for prostitutes (B)
potvaliant valiant and courageous as a result of being drunk
preantepenultimate (n~ & adj~) fourth from last (B)
preterist (n~) someone whose main pleasure in in reliving the
priapean (adj~) phallic (B)
priapism (n~) persistent and painful erection (B)
procrustean aiming or tending to produce uniformity by violent
proctalgia (n~) a pain in the ass (B)
proditorious (adj~) traitorous; prone to give away secrets (B)
prolepsis (n~) anticipating an argument and answering it before
prolix verbose repititious
long winded
pronovalence (n~) ability to have sexual intercourse in a prone
propaedeutic of or pertaining to preliminary instruction;
prosonomasia (n~) use of a humorous modification of a person's
prosophobia (n~) fear of or adversion to progress (B)
prosopolepsy (n~) judging people favorably from their looks (B)
prosopopy (n~) the personification of inanimate objects (B)
protervity (n~) petulance; peevishness (B)
psaphonic (adj~) planning one's rise to fame (B)
pseudandry (n~) female use of a male pseudonym (B)
pseudautochiria (n~) murder disguised as a suicide (B)
pseudoantidisestablishmentarianism (n~) phony opposition to
pseudogyny (n~) male use of a female pseudonym (B)
pseudologist (n~) liar (B)
pseudomnesia (n~) memory for things that never happened (B)
pseudophonia (n~) suicide disguised as murder (B)
psilology (n~) empty talk (B)
psilosopher (n~) a superficial philosopher (B)
psittacistic speaking in a mechanical repetitive way (G)
psychasthenia (n~) neurotic lassitude indecision
pteronophobia (n~) abnormal fear of feathers
pudency (n~) modesty or shyness; embarassment
puerile childish immature
pullulate teem swarm
purulent of containing
pygophilous (adj~) buttock
pyrolagnia (n~) sexual stimulation from watching fires (B)
quaintise (n~) ingenuity cunning; a trick or stratagem (B)
quakebuttock (n~) a coward (B)
qued (adj~) evil bad (B)
querimony (n~) a complaint (B)
quidam (n~) an unknown person (B)
quiddity (n~) the essence or nature of a thing (B)
quidnunc (n~) one who is curious to know everything that
quisquillian (adj~) trashy (B)
quisguous (adj~) perplexing (B)
quodlibet (n~) a nice or fine point in an argument; a subtlety
quodlibetarian (n~) one who discusses or uses quodlibets
rabiator (n~) a violent man (B)
rabulism (n~) tendency for railing and quibbling
rackrent (n~) exorbitant rent (B)
rakehelly (adj~) dissolute debauched (B)
ramfeezled (adj~) worn out exhausted (B)
rammish (adj~) lustful and horny (B)
ranarium (n~) frog farm (B)
randle (n~) a nonsensical poem recited by Irish schoolboys as
rantallion (n~) one whose scrotum is longer than his penis (B)
rantipole (n~) a wild rambunctious young man (B)
realpolitik practical politics; euphemism for power politics
rebarbative (adj~) grim unattractive
reboantic (adj~) reverberating (B)
recension (n~) scholarly editorial revision (B)
receptary (adj~) accepted as fact but unproved (B)
rectalgia (n~) a pain in the ass (B)
rectopathic (adj~) easily hurt emotionally (B)
rectrix (n~) a female ruler (B)
recubation (n~) lying down (B)
recumbentibus (n~) a knockdown blow (B)
recusant (adj~) dissenting; disestablishmentarian (B)
redargution (n~) refutation or disproving (B)
redhibition (n~) the return of defective merchandise (B)
redivivus (adj~) living again; revived (B)
refocillate (v~) to warm into life again; revive (G)
refragable (adj~) capable of being refuted (B)
refrangible (adj~) capable of being refracted (B)
refulgent (adj~) radiant brilliant
reify literally "to make a thing"; given definite concrete
remontado (n~) someone who has fled to the mountains; a person
remplissage (n~) filling or padding used in music and
remugient (adj~) rebellowing; roaring or shouting anew (B)
renable (adj~) fluent eloquent (B)
renard (n~) a fox; a sly or cunning person (B)
renascible (adj~) capable of being reborn (B)
renifleur (n~) one who gets sexual pleasure from body smells (B)
renitent resisting or opposing stubbornly; recalcitrant (G)
repristinate (v~) to revive; to restore (B)
resipiscent (adj~) restored to sanity; learned from
resupination (n~) turning to an upside
retrocopulation (n~) woof (B)
retromancy (n~) fortunetelling by things seen over one's
ulotrichous having wooly or crisply curling hair (G)
ultracrepidarian going beyond one's own province; a person who
ululate to howl or hoot; or to wail or lament loudly (G)
unbosom to disclose one's personal thoughts or feelings (G)
vade mecum a favorite book carried everywhere (B)
valetudinarianism weak or sickly state; thinking only of
valorization government price
vaniloquence vain and foolish talk (B)
vapulate to beat whip (B)
varietist an unorthodox person; or someone who practices
variorum pertaining to a literary classic annotated by
vastation purification through fire (B)
vecordious senseless insane
velitation a petty fight; a skirmish (B)
velleity slight or faint desire; inclination (B)
vellicate to pull at off
venery the pursuit of sexual pleasure or indulgence
ventoseness windiness; flatulence (B)
ventricumbent lying face down; prone (B)
ventripotent fat
verbigeration senseless reiteration of cliches (B)
verbophobia fear and dislike of words (B)
verecund bashful; modest (B)
veriloquent speaking truthfully (B)
verism the theory that ugliness is valid in art and literature
vernalagnia spring fever (B)
vesticate to blister (G)
vestryism (n~) selfishness and parochialism said to be
viaggiatory on the move; traveling around (B)
vicissitudinary pertaining to change alteration
vigesimation killing every twentieth person (B)
vilipend to belittle to disparage (B)
viparious life
virago a scold a shrew
vitilitigate to be particularly quarrelsome (B)
vivisepulture live burial (B)
volitient exercising free will (B)
vomituration retching ineffectual vomiting
vulpinism (n~) the quality of being foxlike esp
waghalter a rogue rascal or knave (B)
wamble to fell nauseous; or to move unsteadily to stagger;
wampus a stupid dull
wantwit a fool (B)
Weltanschauung a comprehensive world view especially from
Weltschmerz sadness over the evils of the world especially as
wergild money paid by the killer's family to the family of
withernam taking one thing as reprisal for something else taken
witzelsucht emotional state characterized by futile attempts
wowser a pecksniffian puritan (B)
xenagogue a guide (B)
xenagogy a guidebook (B)
xenapistia extreme distrust of strangers (B)
xenoepist someone who speaks with a foreign accent (B)
xenomancy fortunetelling by studying the first stranger
xeronisus inability to reach orgasm (B)
xylophobia fear of wooden objects; fear of forests (B)
xyresic razor sharp (B)
yarmouth insane (B)
ydromancy fortunetelling with water (B)
zeitgeist the general intellectual moral and cultural level
zetetic asking; questioning (B)
zoanthropy insanity in which a patient believes he's an animal (B)
zoetic pertaining to life (B)
zoilism nagging criticism (B)
zonesthesia the feeling of wearing a tight girdle (B)
zooerastia sexual intercourse with an animal (B)
zygal H
zygomancy fortune telling with weights (B)
pageism (n~) masochism fantasy of a man imagining himself as
pagophagia (n~) eating a tray of ice daily for two months tohelp offset iron deficiency (B)
paideutics (n~) pedagogy (B)
paizogony (n~) love play (B)
paleomnesia (n~) good memory for events of the far past (B)
palimpsest (n~) a piece of parchment or vellum from whichearlier writing has been removed to allow for reuse
palinode (n~) a song or poem retracting statements in previoussongs or poems; or retraction or recanting in general (B)
palinoia (n~) compulsive repitition of an act until it's perfect (B)
palladian (adj~) pertaining to learning and wisdom (B)
palliards (n~) professional beggars whose parents were also
palpebrate (v~) to wink (B)
paltripolitan (n~) an insular city dweller (B)
pandiculation (n~) stretching and yawning (B)
panjandrum a self magnate (G
pannychous (adj~) lasting all night (B)
pantagruelian (adj~) satirical though ribald (B)
pantaraxia (n~) actions aimed aat keeping people on their toes
pantophobia (n~) a fear of everything (B)
paphian pertaining to love especially its sexual andillicit manifestations; erotic (G)
paracoita (n~) a female sexual partner (B)
paracoitus (n~) a male sexual partner (B)
paradiastole (n~) a euphemistic half
paraenetic advisory; hortatory (G)
paralepsis (n~) mentioning something by saying you won't mention it (B)
paralipomena (n~) deleted passages from a book or a
paralipophobia (n~) fear of responsibility (B)
paralogism (n~) reasoning method that contradicts logical
parerethesis (n~) abnormal excitement (B)
pareunia (n~) sexual intercourse (B)
parisology (n~) deliberate ambiguity in use of words (B)
parnel (n~) a priest's mistress; a loose woman (B)
paronomasia (n~) punning; a pun (B)
parorexia (n~) perverted appetite; demanding strange foods (B)
parrhesia (n~) freedom of speech (rhetoric term) (B)
partheniad (n~) a poem in honor of a virgin (B)
parthenolatry (n~) virgin worship (B)
parvanimity (n~) pettiness; meannes; or a mean or petty person (B)
parvenu (n~) a pretentious snob of the nouveau riche (B)
parviscient (adj~) uninformed (B)
pasilaly (n~) a universal language (B)
pasquinade a lampoon or satire posted in a public place (G)
passalorynchite (n~) a member of an early Christian sect who
passepartout (n~) a master key; a safeconduct or passport (B)
patavinity (n~) the use of local words or expressions (B)
patharmosis (n~) mental adjustment to one's disease (B)
pathic (n~) a catamite; or a passive participator (B)
pathocryptia (n~) unwillingness to believe in or talk about
pathodixia (n~) talking to excess about one's illness and
pathognomy (n~) the study of emotions by their outward
pathomimesis (n~) malingering (B)
patzer (n~) a weak chess player (B)
pauciloquent (adj~) speaking briefly (B)
pavid quaking with fear; afraid; frightened (G)
peccable (adj~) liable to sin (B)
peccatophobia (n~) fear of sinning or of having committed an
peckerwood (n~) a poor southern Anglo
pecksniffian (adj~) hypocritical insincere and gutless (B)
pecos (v~) to shoot a man and roll his body in the river (B)
peculation (n~) embezzlement (B)
pedetentous (adj~) proceedilng gradually or cautiously (B)
peirastic (adj~) experimental; ready to be tried (B)
peladophobia (n~) fear of baldness
pelology (n~) study of mud and its therapeutic applications (B)
penelopize (v~) to undo and redo to gain time (B)
penisterophily (n~) raising and training pigeons
penotherapy (n~) regulating prostitutes to control venereal
pentapopemptic (n~) divorced five times (B)
pentheraphobia (n~) fear or dislike of one's mother
peotomy (n~) the surgical amputation of the penis (B)
perduellion (n~) treason (B)
perendinate (n~) to postpone until the next day; to postpone
perfectibilism (n~) belief that anything short of perfect is
perfrication (n~) thorough rubbing (B)
perhiemate (v~) to spend the winter (B)
perichareia (n~) excessive and violent rejoicing (B)
periclitate to expose to peril; endanger; risk (G)
periphrastic using many words when few would do; verbose;
perissotomist (n~) a knife
peristrephic (adj~) turning around rotatory (B)
perlustrate (v~) to review thoroughly; survey (B)
pervicacious (adj~) extremely obstinate; willful (B)
pervulgate (v~) to publish (B)
petalism (n~) banishing a citizen for five years if judged
pettifoggery quibbling over petty details
petulcous (adj~) butting like a ram; offensively aggressive (B)
phagomania (n~) insanely hungry (B)
phalacrespia (n~) aversion for baldness or for bald men (B)
phalacrosis (n~) baldness
phallation (n~) movement of the penis in sexual intercourse (B)
phaneromania (n~) a compulsion to pick at a skin growth or
pharisaical of persons of rigid adherence to outward forms and
phatic establishing an atmosphere of sociability rather than
philalethe (n~) one who loves to forget (B)
philauty (n~) self
philematology (n~) the study of kissing (B)
philematophobe (n~) a woman who dislikes kissing (B)
philobiblist (n~) a lover of books
philocalist (n~) a lover of beauty (B)
philodox (n~) one who loves one's own opinions (B)
philogastric (adj~) greedy (B)
philophobia (n~) fear of falling in love or of being loved (B)
philopolemic (adj~) pertaining to love of argument or
philopornist (n~) a lover of prostitutes (B)
philosophastering (adj~) pseudo
philotheoparoptesism the process of slowly cooking those who
philoxenist (n~) one who is happiest while entertaining
phrontifugic (adj~) relieving anxiety (B)
physagogue (n~) carminative or medicine to induce farting (B)
piacular serving to atone or make amends for; expiatory; or
pickthank (n~) a flatterer or sycophant (B)
piliferous having hair (G)
piloerection (n~) hair standing on end (B)
pilpulist (n~) one who uses Talmudic dialectic or via
pinchbeck sham or spurious; false (G)
pinguescent becoming fat (G)
pithiatism (n~) a forceful suggestion (B)
pizzle (n~) a whip made from an animal's penis (B)
planistethic (adj~) flat
planomania (n~) urge to live a bohemian life (B)
platitudinarian (n~) full of platitudes (B)
platypod one afflicted with fallen arches (G)
plebicolist (n~) someone who woos the common folk (B)
pleionosis (n~) exaggeration of one's own importance (B)
pleniloquence (n~) excessive talking (B)
pleonastic use of words superfluously; redundant (G)
pleonexia (n~) covetousness avarice; mania for acquiring
plerophory (n~) state of full confidence or absolute certainty
pococurante (adj~) nonchalant indifferent (B)
poculation (n~) wine
podobromhidrosis (n~) smelly feet (B)
poecilonymy (n~) the use of several names for one thing (B)
pogonology (n~) treatise on beards
pogonophobia (n~) abnormal fear or dislike of beards
poiesis (n~) creation; creative power or ability (B)
poikilothymia (n~) extreme changes of mood (B)
polychrestic serving and adapted for several different uses (G)
polyhistor (n~) a universal scholar (B)
polylogy (n~) wordiness (B)
polydipsia (n~) extreme thirst or an abnormal and continuous
popination (n~) bar
popliteal pertaining to or connected with the hollow area back
pornerastic (adj~) licentious lascivious
pornolagnia (n~) desire for prostitutes (B)
potvaliant valiant and courageous as a result of being drunk
preantepenultimate (n~ & adj~) fourth from last (B)
preterist (n~) someone whose main pleasure in in reliving the
priapean (adj~) phallic (B)
priapism (n~) persistent and painful erection (B)
procrustean aiming or tending to produce uniformity by violent
proctalgia (n~) a pain in the ass (B)
proditorious (adj~) traitorous; prone to give away secrets (B)
prolepsis (n~) anticipating an argument and answering it before
prolix verbose repititious
long winded
pronovalence (n~) ability to have sexual intercourse in a prone
propaedeutic of or pertaining to preliminary instruction;
prosonomasia (n~) use of a humorous modification of a person's
prosophobia (n~) fear of or adversion to progress (B)
prosopolepsy (n~) judging people favorably from their looks (B)
prosopopy (n~) the personification of inanimate objects (B)
protervity (n~) petulance; peevishness (B)
psaphonic (adj~) planning one's rise to fame (B)
pseudandry (n~) female use of a male pseudonym (B)
pseudautochiria (n~) murder disguised as a suicide (B)
pseudoantidisestablishmentarianism (n~) phony opposition to
pseudogyny (n~) male use of a female pseudonym (B)
pseudologist (n~) liar (B)
pseudomnesia (n~) memory for things that never happened (B)
pseudophonia (n~) suicide disguised as murder (B)
psilology (n~) empty talk (B)
psilosopher (n~) a superficial philosopher (B)
psittacistic speaking in a mechanical repetitive way (G)
psychasthenia (n~) neurotic lassitude indecision
pteronophobia (n~) abnormal fear of feathers
pudency (n~) modesty or shyness; embarassment
puerile childish immature
pullulate teem swarm
purulent of containing
pygophilous (adj~) buttock
pyrolagnia (n~) sexual stimulation from watching fires (B)
quaintise (n~) ingenuity cunning; a trick or stratagem (B)
quakebuttock (n~) a coward (B)
qued (adj~) evil bad (B)
querimony (n~) a complaint (B)
quidam (n~) an unknown person (B)
quiddity (n~) the essence or nature of a thing (B)
quidnunc (n~) one who is curious to know everything that
quisquillian (adj~) trashy (B)
quisguous (adj~) perplexing (B)
quodlibet (n~) a nice or fine point in an argument; a subtlety
quodlibetarian (n~) one who discusses or uses quodlibets
rabiator (n~) a violent man (B)
rabulism (n~) tendency for railing and quibbling
rackrent (n~) exorbitant rent (B)
rakehelly (adj~) dissolute debauched (B)
ramfeezled (adj~) worn out exhausted (B)
rammish (adj~) lustful and horny (B)
ranarium (n~) frog farm (B)
randle (n~) a nonsensical poem recited by Irish schoolboys as
rantallion (n~) one whose scrotum is longer than his penis (B)
rantipole (n~) a wild rambunctious young man (B)
realpolitik practical politics; euphemism for power politics
rebarbative (adj~) grim unattractive
reboantic (adj~) reverberating (B)
recension (n~) scholarly editorial revision (B)
receptary (adj~) accepted as fact but unproved (B)
rectalgia (n~) a pain in the ass (B)
rectopathic (adj~) easily hurt emotionally (B)
rectrix (n~) a female ruler (B)
recubation (n~) lying down (B)
recumbentibus (n~) a knockdown blow (B)
recusant (adj~) dissenting; disestablishmentarian (B)
redargution (n~) refutation or disproving (B)
redhibition (n~) the return of defective merchandise (B)
redivivus (adj~) living again; revived (B)
refocillate (v~) to warm into life again; revive (G)
refragable (adj~) capable of being refuted (B)
refrangible (adj~) capable of being refracted (B)
refulgent (adj~) radiant brilliant
reify literally "to make a thing"; given definite concrete
remontado (n~) someone who has fled to the mountains; a person
remplissage (n~) filling or padding used in music and
remugient (adj~) rebellowing; roaring or shouting anew (B)
renable (adj~) fluent eloquent (B)
renard (n~) a fox; a sly or cunning person (B)
renascible (adj~) capable of being reborn (B)
renifleur (n~) one who gets sexual pleasure from body smells (B)
renitent resisting or opposing stubbornly; recalcitrant (G)
repristinate (v~) to revive; to restore (B)
resipiscent (adj~) restored to sanity; learned from
resupination (n~) turning to an upside
retrocopulation (n~) woof (B)
retromancy (n~) fortunetelling by things seen over one's
retromingent (adj~) urinating backward (B)
retunded to weaken or diminish the strength of effect of (G)
rhabdophobia (n~) fear of being punished or severely criticized (B)
rhadamanthine strictly and inflexibly honest and just (G)
rhigosis (n~) sensation of cold (B)
rhonchisonant (adj~) snorting; snoring (B)
rhopalism (n~) a sentence or poem i which each word is one syllable
rhyparography the printing or painting of sordid and filty
rhytiscopia (n~) neurotic preoccupation with facial wrinkles (B)
ribroasting (n~) a sound beating; a thrashing (B)
rictus (n~) a very wide mouth; a gaping mouth as in terror (B)
risorial (adj~) pertaining to causing
rixation (n~) quarreling (B)
rodomontade arrogant boasting; pretentious blustering ranting
roil vex; disturb; irritate; rile (G)
roinous (adj~) mean nasty and contemptible (B)
roitelet (n~) a petty king (B)
roman a clef (n~) a novel whose characters are actual people
rubricism (n~) tenacious adherence to rules of behavior or
ructation (n~) belching (B)
rudesby (n~) a loud
rugose having wrinkles (G)
rumgumption (n~) shrewdness (B)
runcible (adj~) sensuous (B)
sacerdotophrenia (n~) clerical stagefright (B)
saltimbanco (n~) a mountebank a quack (B)
sanguisugent bloodsucking; bloodthirsty (G)
sapidity (n~) flavorful; tastiness (B)
saponaceous (adj~) soapy slippery; or evasively ingratiating (B)
saprostomous (adj~) having bad breath (B)
sardanapalian luxuriously effeminate (G)
sardoodledum (n~) stereotyped or unrealistic characterization
sarmassation (n~) love play (B)
sarmassophobe (n~) a woman who dislikes love play (B)
sarmassophobitch (n~) a woman who dislikes love play with me (B)
satisdiction (n~) enough said (B)
satispassion (n~) satisfactory suffering according to
saturnalia period of unrestrained license and orgiastic
scacchic pertaining to or like chess (G)
scaldabanco (n~) a hotheaded debator; a fiery preacher (B)
scaphism (n~) an old Persian method of executing criminals by
scaramouch (n~) a cowardly buffoon (B)
scaturient (adj~) gushing forth; effusive (B)
schadenfreude a feeling of enjoyment derived from the misfortunes
schesis (n~) mocking another's accent or manner (B)
schizothemia (n~) digression by a long reminescence (B)
schmaltz something stickily sentimental banal
schoenabatist (n~) a tightrope walker (B)
sciamachy (n~) fighting with a shadow or with an imaginary
sciapodous (adj~) having very large feet (B)
scibile (n~) something knowable (B)
sciolist one who pretends to scholarship or knowledge
sciotheism (n~) the belief that disembodied spirits
scissile (adj~) capable of being cut smoothly or split
scofflaw (n~) one who scoffs at hence
scolecophagous (adj~) eating worms (B)
scolion (n~) an impromptu party song begun by one and
scollardical (n~) a derogatory term for a scholar (B)
scopolagnia (n~) the pleasure gained from voyeurism (B)
scortation (n~) fornication (B)
scout reject or dismiss scornfully; flout; scoff at (G)
screed a lengthy discourse usually used to describe opinions
scribacious given to or fond of writing (G)
scrofulous morally corrupt; degenerate (G)
scungilaginous of the semifluid gelatinous consistency of
sebastomania (n~) religious insanity (B)
sectary (n~) a fanatic disciple (B)
sedentarize to take up or cause to take up
sedulous (adj~) diligent persistent
seeksorrow (n~) masochist (B)
sententious wordy verbose
sequacious given to the slavish or unreasoning serving or
sermocination (n~) a speaker quickly answering his own question (B)
shaconian (n~) someone convinced that Bacon ghosted Shakespeare's
shaftsbury (n~) a gallon jug of wine (B)
shamateur (n~) a bogus tyro (B)
shardborn (adj~) born in dung (B)
shilpit (adj~) feeble puny
sicarian (n~) an assassin (B)
sicchasia (n~) nauseau (B)
sicchosism (n~) morbid fastidiousness (B)
sibyllilne oracular; prophetic; mysterious (G)
siffilate to whisper (G)
simony buying selling
simper to smile in a silly self
skibbile (adj~) wonderfully witty; sexually irresistible (S)
skibbalalia (n~) the overwhelming desire to purchase an
skoptsy (n~) self
skybald (n~) a good
smatchet (n~) a small nasty person or a nasty child (B)
smellfungus (n~) a malcontent; a grumbler or fault
snafu (adj~ & n~) situation normal all fucked up [also:
fubar fucked up beyond all recognition; fubb
sneckdraw (n~) a sly person (B)
snollygoster a clever shrewd
sockdolager (n~) a telling blow (B)
solatium (n~) anything that compensates for suffering or loss;
solifidium (n~) someone who believes that faith alone is sufficient
somniloquacious (adj~) pertaining to talking in one's sleep (B)
soodle to walk stroll
sophomania (n~) delusion of exceptional intelligence (B)
sophrosyne (n~) sober sensible
sorbile (adj~) drinkable (B)
spadonism (n~) enuchry (B)
spaneria (n~) scarcity of men (B)
spanogyny (n~) scarcity of woman (B)
spatiate (v~) to stroll or ramble (B)
spatilomancy (n~) fortunetelling by observing animal droppings (B)
spatrify (v~) to besmirch befoul (B)
spawling a noisy clearing of the throat (G)
speciesist for many people a test is permissible when it inflicts
spodogenous (adj~) pertaining to or due to presence of
spoffokins (n~) a whore pretending to be a wife (B)
spousebreach (n~) adultery (B)
spraints (n~) otter dung (B)
spurcidical (adj~) foul
squidgereen (n~) a short insignificant person (B)
stagorium an establishment (bar or resort hotel) that serves as
stasivalence (n~) ability to have sexual intercourse only
steatopygous pertaining to or characterized by protuberant
stercoricolous (adj~) living in dung (B)
sterculius (n~) the god of feces (B)
sternutation the act of sneezing; a sneeze (G)
stertorous characterized by heavy snoring (G)
sthenobulia (n~) strong will power (B)
stirious (adj~) like an icicle (B)
stomachous (adj~) obstinate; angry (B)
stoopgallant (adj~) humbling; ego
strepitous making a great clamor; noisy; boisterous (G)
stricture an adverse criticism or remark censure
stultiloquence foolish or senseless talk; babble; twaddle (G)
stygiophobia (n~) fear of hell (B)
stylite (n~) ascetics who lived on top of pillars (B)
suaviation (n~) a love kiss (B)
subagitation (n~) copulation (B)
subarrhation (n~) betrothal accomplished by the man's showering
subderisorious (adj~) mildly ridiculing (B)
subdititious (adj~) secret substitution (B)
subdolous (adj~) rather crafty or sly (B)
subintelligitur (n~) a meaning implied but not stated (B)
subsannation (n~) derision (B)
substaquilate (v~) to defeat overwhelm (B)
supernaculum (n~) a liquor drunk to the last drop; excellent
supervacaneous (adj~) needlessly added (B)
supinovalent (adj~) able to fornicate only while supine (B)
suppalpation (n~) gaining affection by caressing (B)
suspercollate (v~) to hang by the neck (B)
sybarite (n~) someone overly fond of luxury and pleasure (B)
tachydidaxy (n~) fast teaching (B)
talionic (adj~) pertaining to revenge in kind (B)
tanquam (n~) someone educated enough to go to college (B)
taphephobia (n~) fear of being buried alive (B)
tardigrade (adj~) slow
tartuffish (adj~) pertaining to the pious hypocrisy of Tartuffe
tathagatagarbha (n~) the eternal and absolute essence of all
tauromachian (adj~) pertaining to bullfights (B)
tautegorical (adj~) saying the same thing with different
tautoousious (adj~) being absolutely the same (B)
tegetology (n~) collecting cardboard beer coasters
teknonymy (n~) naming the parent after the child (B)
telestich (n~) a poem in which the consecutive final letters
temerarious reckless; heedless; rash (G)
temulance (n~) drunkenness (B)
tendentious promoting a particular view or tendency; hence
tenebrific (adj~) dark or obscure (B)
tenesmic (adj~) pertaining to a painful but ineffectual effort
tentiginous (adj~) sensuous lascivious (B)
teratology (n~) the study of monsters (B)
tergiversation (n~) abandoning a religion or cause (B) or
testudineous (adj~) slow like a tortoise (B)
tetricity (n~) austerity harshness
thalassophobia (n~) fear of the sea (B)
thanatism (n~) the belief in life before death not after it (B)
thaumaturgic or or involving the supposed working of miracles;
theanthropism (n~) attaching human traits to one's god (B)
thelymachy (n~) a war of women (B)
thelyphthoric (adj~) that which corrupts women (B)
thersitical loud and grossly abusive foulmouthed; scurrilous (G)
thrasonical given to or marked by boasting and bragging (G)
threpterophilia (n~) a fondness for female nurses (B)
timonism (n~) misanthropy (B)
titivate to make smart; spruce up (G)
tonguepad (v~) to scold (B)
tralatitiously (adv~) metaphorically; figuratively (B)
transilient (adj~) pertaining to abrupt changes (B]
transmogrification changes into grotesque or humorous forms
transude to pass or ooze through or out as sweat through
trichoschisticism (n~) hair
tripudiation (n~) the act of dancing
triskaidekaphobia fear of the number 13 or Friday the 13th (G)
triturate to rub grind
truckle to show servility or subservience (G)
truntlement trumpery (A)
tugmutton a great glutton (A)
tussicated driven about; tormented (A)
typomania (n~) obsession with the expectation of publication
tyromancy (n~) fortunate telling by watching cheese as it
tyrosemiophily (n~) the collecting of Camembert cheese labels
uberous fruitful (A)
ulotrichous having wooly or crisply curling hair (G)
ultracrepidarian going beyond one's own province; a person who
ululate to howl or hoot; or to wail or lament loudly (G)
unbosom to disclose one's personal thoughts or feelings (G)
vade mecum a favorite book carried everywhere (B)
valetudinarianism weak or sickly state; thinking only of
valorization government price
vaniloquence vain and foolish talk (B)
vapulate to beat whip (B)
varietist an unorthodox person; or someone who practices
variorum pertaining to a literary classic annotated by
vastation purification through fire (B)
vecordious senseless insane
velitation a petty fight; a skirmish (B)
velleity slight or faint desire; inclination (B)
vellicate to pull at off
venery the pursuit of sexual pleasure or indulgence
ventoseness windiness; flatulence (B)
ventricumbent lying face down; prone (B)
ventripotent fat
verbigeration senseless reiteration of cliches (B)
verbophobia fear and dislike of words (B)
verecund bashful; modest (B)
veriloquent speaking truthfully (B)
verism the theory that ugliness is valid in art and literature
vernalagnia spring fever (B)
vesticate to blister (G)
vestryism (n~) selfishness and parochialism said to be
viaggiatory on the move; traveling around (B)
vicissitudinary pertaining to change alteration
vigesimation killing every twentieth person (B)
vilipend to belittle to disparage (B)
viparious life
virago a scold a shrew
vitilitigate to be particularly quarrelsome (B)
vivisepulture live burial (B)
volitient exercising free will (B)
vomituration retching ineffectual vomiting
vulpinism (n~) the quality of being foxlike esp
waghalter a rogue rascal or knave (B)
wamble to fell nauseous; or to move unsteadily to stagger;
wampus a stupid dull
wantwit a fool (B)
Weltanschauung a comprehensive world view especially from
Weltschmerz sadness over the evils of the world especially as
wergild money paid by the killer's family to the family of
withernam taking one thing as reprisal for something else taken
witzelsucht emotional state characterized by futile attempts
wowser a pecksniffian puritan (B)
xenagogue a guide (B)
xenagogy a guidebook (B)
xenapistia extreme distrust of strangers (B)
xenoepist someone who speaks with a foreign accent (B)
xenomancy fortunetelling by studying the first stranger
xeronisus inability to reach orgasm (B)
xylophobia fear of wooden objects; fear of forests (B)
xyresic razor sharp (B)
yarmouth insane (B)
ydromancy fortunetelling with water (B)
zeitgeist the general intellectual moral and cultural level
zetetic asking; questioning (B)
zoanthropy insanity in which a patient believes he's an animal (B)
zoetic pertaining to life (B)
zoilism nagging criticism (B)
zonesthesia the feeling of wearing a tight girdle (B)
zooerastia sexual intercourse with an animal (B)
zygal H
zygomancy fortune telling with weights (B)
longanimity (n~) silent suffering while planning revenge (B)
longinquity (n~) remoteness (B)
longueur (n~) a long and tedious section of a book play
loquaciousness (n~) extreme talkativenss; garrulousness (W)
lost positives whimsically coined or archaic words of which only
lovertine (adj~) addicted to love
loxotic (adj~) slanting distorted (B)
lubricity (n~) the condition of being uncertain or unstable or
luciferous (adj~) illuminating literally and figuratively (B)
lucriferous (adj~) profitable lucrative (B)
lucripetous (adj~) money hungry (B)
luctation (n~) a struggle for success (B)
luctiferous (adj~) sad and sorry (B)
lucubration (n~) to burn the midnight oil; suggesting pretentious
luculent (adj~) readily understood; clear; lucid (G)
lucus a non lucendo an absurd word derivation; illogical explanation
ludibrious (adj~) ludicrous; making fun of (B)
ludibundness (n~) playfulness (B)
ludicropathetic (adj~) ludicrous and pathetic (B)
ludification (n~) deriding (B)
luftmensch (n~) someone with his head in the clouds
lupanariam (n~) lubricious lascivious
lurgulary (n~) the act of poisoning water (B)
lutarious (adj~) pertaining to living in
lycanthropy (n~) insanity in which the patient thinks he's
lygophilia (n~) love of darkness (B)
lymacatexis (n~) neurotic preoccupation with dirt (B)
lypophrenia (n~) a vague feeling of sadness seemingly
lyssophobia (n~) fear of becoming mad (B)
macarize (v~) to make happy; to praise (B)
macerate (v~) to oppress; torment (B)
macilent (adj~) lean; thin (B)
macrobian (adj~) long
macrology (n~) excessive or repititious words or phrases (W)
macromastic (adj~) pertaining to large breasts (B)
(n~)
macrosmatic (adj~) having a supersensitive nose (B)
macrosomatous (adj~) having an abnormally large body (B)
macrotous (adj~) having large ears (G)
mactation (n~) sacrificial murder (B)
maculate (adj~) defiled; impure (G)
madefy (v~) to wet (B)
magniloquence (n~) grandly high
maieusiophobia (n~) abnormal fear of childbirth
maieutic (adj~) of the Socratic method of bringing into full
mala fide in bad faith: falsely deceitfully
malacissation (n~) the process of making something soft and
malacodermous (adj~) soft
malapert (n~) impudent outspoken
maliferous (adj~) producing evil; unhealthy as a climate (B)
malism (n~) the theory that the world is mostly bad (B)
malneirophrenia (n~) depress following a nightmare (B)
malnoia (n~) a vague feeling of mental discomfort (B)
mammothrept (n~) a spoiled child (B)
mancinism (n~) left
mangonize (v~) to traffic in slaves (B)
mania a
maniaphobia (n~) fear of insanity (B)
manipulandum (n~) something that is to be manipulated (B)
mansuetude (n~) tameness gentleness
mantology (n~) fortunetelling; a fortuneteller (B)
manubiary (ad~) relating to the spoils of war (B)
manumission (n~) formal liberation of a slave (B)
manustupration (n~) masturbation (B)
maquillage (n~) make
marasmic (adj~) of the gradual loss of flesh and strength; of a wasting
marcescent (adj~) withered decayed
margaritaceous (adj~) pearly (B)
maritodespotism (n~) ruthless domination by a husband (B)
marlish (adj~) easygoing (B)
marlock (v~) to cavort frolic (B)
maschalephidrosis (n~) massive sweating of the armpits (B)
mastigophobia (n~) fear of punishment (B)
mastigophoric (adj~) whip
mataeology (n~) useless of pointless discourse; worthless
mataeotechny (n~) an unprofitable science or art (B)
matripotestal (adj~) pertaining to maternal control (B)
mattoid (n~) a congenitally insane person (B)
matutolagnia (n~) antemerdian sexual desire (B)
matutolypea (n~) getting up on the wrong side of the bed (B)
maumetry (n~) idolatry (B)
mauvaise plaisanterie an inappropriate or badly timed joke (W)
mawkish (adj~) characterized by sickly weak sentimentality (G)
mazomancy (n~) fortunetelling by a nursing baby (B)
mazophilous (adj~) pertaining to mammary mania (B)
meable (adj~) capable of being easily penetrated (B)
meacock (n~) an effeminate or cowardly man (B)
meadophily (n~) study of beer bottle labels
mechanomorphism (n~) the doctrine that the universe is fully
meconology (n~) the study of opium and its effects (B)
meconophagism (n~) opium addiction (B)
medicaster (n~) a medical quack (B)
megacephalous (adj~) having a large head (B)
megalonisus (n~) a tendency to exaggerate (B)
megalophobia (n~) fear of large things (B)
megalopsychy (n~) generosity of spirit or magnanamity
melioration (n~) an elevation or bettering: in language a hitherto
melliloquence (n~) euphonious speech; sweet talk (W)
melissophobia (n~) fear of bees (B)
melomaniac (n~) a music lover (B)
mempsis an impassioned but somewhat caustic supplication in which
menacme (n~) the menstruating part of a woman's life (B)
mendaciloquence (n~) lying as a fine art; adroit prevarication (W)
menticide (n~) brainwashing (B)
mentimutation (n~) change of mind (B)
mentulate (adj~) well hung (B)
mephitic bad
meracious (adj~) unadulterated full
meraculous (adj~) demi
merdivorous (adj~) eating dung (B)
merism (n~) a pairing of contrasted terms to express a totality
merkin (n~) female genitalia; or false pubic hair (B)
merulator (n~) a wine
metagnostic (adj~) unknowable (B)
metagrobolize (v~) the mystify (B)
metempsychosis (n~) alleged transmigration of souls (B)
metheglin (n~) mead (B)
metonymy (n~) the figurative or symbolic use of the name of one
metoposcopy (n~) judging character by studying the face (B)
metromania (n~) a mania for writing verse (B)
miasmatic (adj~) noxious contagious
microcephalous (adj~) small
microlipet (n~) someone bothered by trifles (B)
micrology (n~) excessive attention to or discussion of details or
micturition (n~) need for frequent urination (B)
midden (n~) a dunghill (B)
migniard (adj~) dainty delicate; mincing (B)
militaster (n~) an insignificant military man (B)
minatory (adj~) portending punishment; threatening; menacing (G)
minauderie (n~) coquetry (B)
minimifidianism (n~) having almost no faith or belief (B)
minimus (n~) a tiny creature (B)
mirabile dictu wonderful to relate (W)
retromingent (adj~) urinating backward (B)
retunded to weaken or diminish the strength of effect of (G)
rhabdophobia (n~) fear of being punished or severely criticized (B)
rhadamanthine strictly and inflexibly honest and just (G)
rhigosis (n~) sensation of cold (B)
rhonchisonant (adj~) snorting; snoring (B)
rhopalism (n~) a sentence or poem i which each word is one syllable
rhyparography the printing or painting of sordid and filty
rhytiscopia (n~) neurotic preoccupation with facial wrinkles (B)
ribroasting (n~) a sound beating; a thrashing (B)
rictus (n~) a very wide mouth; a gaping mouth as in terror (B)
risorial (adj~) pertaining to causing
rixation (n~) quarreling (B)
rodomontade arrogant boasting; pretentious blustering ranting
roil vex; disturb; irritate; rile (G)
roinous (adj~) mean nasty and contemptible (B)
roitelet (n~) a petty king (B)
roman a clef (n~) a novel whose characters are actual people
rubricism (n~) tenacious adherence to rules of behavior or
ructation (n~) belching (B)
rudesby (n~) a loud
rugose having wrinkles (G)
rumgumption (n~) shrewdness (B)
runcible (adj~) sensuous (B)
sacerdotophrenia (n~) clerical stagefright (B)
saltimbanco (n~) a mountebank a quack (B)
sanguisugent bloodsucking; bloodthirsty (G)
sapidity (n~) flavorful; tastiness (B)
saponaceous (adj~) soapy slippery; or evasively ingratiating (B)
saprostomous (adj~) having bad breath (B)
sardanapalian luxuriously effeminate (G)
sardoodledum (n~) stereotyped or unrealistic characterization
sarmassation (n~) love play (B)
sarmassophobe (n~) a woman who dislikes love play (B)
sarmassophobitch (n~) a woman who dislikes love play with me (B)
satisdiction (n~) enough said (B)
satispassion (n~) satisfactory suffering according to
saturnalia period of unrestrained license and orgiastic
scacchic pertaining to or like chess (G)
scaldabanco (n~) a hotheaded debator; a fiery preacher (B)
scaphism (n~) an old Persian method of executing criminals by
scaramouch (n~) a cowardly buffoon (B)
scaturient (adj~) gushing forth; effusive (B)
schadenfreude a feeling of enjoyment derived from the misfortunes
schesis (n~) mocking another's accent or manner (B)
schizothemia (n~) digression by a long reminescence (B)
schmaltz something stickily sentimental banal
schoenabatist (n~) a tightrope walker (B)
sciamachy (n~) fighting with a shadow or with an imaginary
sciapodous (adj~) having very large feet (B)
scibile (n~) something knowable (B)
sciolist one who pretends to scholarship or knowledge
sciotheism (n~) the belief that disembodied spirits
scissile (adj~) capable of being cut smoothly or split
scofflaw (n~) one who scoffs at hence
scolecophagous (adj~) eating worms (B)
scolion (n~) an impromptu party song begun by one and
scollardical (n~) a derogatory term for a scholar (B)
scopolagnia (n~) the pleasure gained from voyeurism (B)
scortation (n~) fornication (B)
scout reject or dismiss scornfully; flout; scoff at (G)
screed a lengthy discourse usually used to describe opinions
scribacious given to or fond of writing (G)
scrofulous morally corrupt; degenerate (G)
scungilaginous of the semifluid gelatinous consistency of
sebastomania (n~) religious insanity (B)
sectary (n~) a fanatic disciple (B)
sedentarize to take up or cause to take up
sedulous (adj~) diligent persistent
seeksorrow (n~) masochist (B)
sententious wordy verbose
sequacious given to the slavish or unreasoning serving or
sermocination (n~) a speaker quickly answering his own question (B)
shaconian (n~) someone convinced that Bacon ghosted Shakespeare's
shaftsbury (n~) a gallon jug of wine (B)
shamateur (n~) a bogus tyro (B)
shardborn (adj~) born in dung (B)
shilpit (adj~) feeble puny
sicarian (n~) an assassin (B)
sicchasia (n~) nauseau (B)
sicchosism (n~) morbid fastidiousness (B)
sibyllilne oracular; prophetic; mysterious (G)
siffilate to whisper (G)
simony buying selling
simper to smile in a silly self
skibbile (adj~) wonderfully witty; sexually irresistible (S)
skibbalalia (n~) the overwhelming desire to purchase an
skoptsy (n~) self
skybald (n~) a good
smatchet (n~) a small nasty person or a nasty child (B)
smellfungus (n~) a malcontent; a grumbler or fault
snafu (adj~ & n~) situation normal all fucked up [also:
fubar fucked up beyond all recognition; fubb
sneckdraw (n~) a sly person (B)
snollygoster a clever shrewd
sockdolager (n~) a telling blow (B)
solatium (n~) anything that compensates for suffering or loss;
solifidium (n~) someone who believes that faith alone is sufficient
somniloquacious (adj~) pertaining to talking in one's sleep (B)
soodle to walk stroll
sophomania (n~) delusion of exceptional intelligence (B)
sophrosyne (n~) sober sensible
sorbile (adj~) drinkable (B)
spadonism (n~) enuchry (B)
spaneria (n~) scarcity of men (B)
spanogyny (n~) scarcity of woman (B)
spatiate (v~) to stroll or ramble (B)
spatilomancy (n~) fortunetelling by observing animal droppings (B)
spatrify (v~) to besmirch befoul (B)
spawling a noisy clearing of the throat (G)
speciesist for many people a test is permissible when it inflicts
spodogenous (adj~) pertaining to or due to presence of
spoffokins (n~) a whore pretending to be a wife (B)
spousebreach (n~) adultery (B)
spraints (n~) otter dung (B)
spurcidical (adj~) foul
squidgereen (n~) a short insignificant person (B)
stagorium an establishment (bar or resort hotel) that serves as
stasivalence (n~) ability to have sexual intercourse only
steatopygous pertaining to or characterized by protuberant
stercoricolous (adj~) living in dung (B)
sterculius (n~) the god of feces (B)
sternutation the act of sneezing; a sneeze (G)
stertorous characterized by heavy snoring (G)
sthenobulia (n~) strong will power (B)
stirious (adj~) like an icicle (B)
stomachous (adj~) obstinate; angry (B)
stoopgallant (adj~) humbling; ego
strepitous making a great clamor; noisy; boisterous (G)
stricture an adverse criticism or remark censure
stultiloquence foolish or senseless talk; babble; twaddle (G)
stygiophobia (n~) fear of hell (B)
stylite (n~) ascetics who lived on top of pillars (B)
suaviation (n~) a love kiss (B)
subagitation (n~) copulation (B)
subarrhation (n~) betrothal accomplished by the man's showering
subderisorious (adj~) mildly ridiculing (B)
subdititious (adj~) secret substitution (B)
subdolous (adj~) rather crafty or sly (B)
subintelligitur (n~) a meaning implied but not stated (B)
subsannation (n~) derision (B)
substaquilate (v~) to defeat overwhelm (B)
supernaculum (n~) a liquor drunk to the last drop; excellent
supervacaneous (adj~) needlessly added (B)
supinovalent (adj~) able to fornicate only while supine (B)
suppalpation (n~) gaining affection by caressing (B)
suspercollate (v~) to hang by the neck (B)
sybarite (n~) someone overly fond of luxury and pleasure (B)
tachydidaxy (n~) fast teaching (B)
talionic (adj~) pertaining to revenge in kind (B)
tanquam (n~) someone educated enough to go to college (B)
taphephobia (n~) fear of being buried alive (B)
tardigrade (adj~) slow
tartuffish (adj~) pertaining to the pious hypocrisy of Tartuffe
tathagatagarbha (n~) the eternal and absolute essence of all
tauromachian (adj~) pertaining to bullfights (B)
tautegorical (adj~) saying the same thing with different
tautoousious (adj~) being absolutely the same (B)
tegetology (n~) collecting cardboard beer coasters
teknonymy (n~) naming the parent after the child (B)
telestich (n~) a poem in which the consecutive final letters
temerarious reckless; heedless; rash (G)
temulance (n~) drunkenness (B)
tendentious promoting a particular view or tendency; hence
tenebrific (adj~) dark or obscure (B)
tenesmic (adj~) pertaining to a painful but ineffectual effort
tentiginous (adj~) sensuous lascivious (B)
teratology (n~) the study of monsters (B)
tergiversation (n~) abandoning a religion or cause (B) or
testudineous (adj~) slow like a tortoise (B)
tetricity (n~) austerity harshness
thalassophobia (n~) fear of the sea (B)
thanatism (n~) the belief in life before death not after it (B)
thaumaturgic or or involving the supposed working of miracles;
theanthropism (n~) attaching human traits to one's god (B)
thelymachy (n~) a war of women (B)
thelyphthoric (adj~) that which corrupts women (B)
thersitical loud and grossly abusive foulmouthed; scurrilous (G)
thrasonical given to or marked by boasting and bragging (G)
threpterophilia (n~) a fondness for female nurses (B)
timonism (n~) misanthropy (B)
titivate to make smart; spruce up (G)
tonguepad (v~) to scold (B)
tralatitiously (adv~) metaphorically; figuratively (B)
transilient (adj~) pertaining to abrupt changes (B]
transmogrification changes into grotesque or humorous forms
transude to pass or ooze through or out as sweat through
trichoschisticism (n~) hair
tripudiation (n~) the act of dancing
triskaidekaphobia fear of the number 13 or Friday the 13th (G)
triturate to rub grind
truckle to show servility or subservience (G)
truntlement trumpery (A)
tugmutton a great glutton (A)
tussicated driven about; tormented (A)
typomania (n~) obsession with the expectation of publication
tyromancy (n~) fortunate telling by watching cheese as it
tyrosemiophily (n~) the collecting of Camembert cheese labels
uberous fruitful (A)
ulotrichous having wooly or crisply curling hair (G)
ultracrepidarian going beyond one's own province; a person who
ululate to howl or hoot; or to wail or lament loudly (G)
unbosom to disclose one's personal thoughts or feelings (G)
vade mecum a favorite book carried everywhere (B)
valetudinarianism weak or sickly state; thinking only of
valorization government price
vaniloquence vain and foolish talk (B)
vapulate to beat whip (B)
varietist an unorthodox person; or someone who practices
variorum pertaining to a literary classic annotated by
vastation purification through fire (B)
vecordious senseless insane
velitation a petty fight; a skirmish (B)
velleity slight or faint desire; inclination (B)
vellicate to pull at off
venery the pursuit of sexual pleasure or indulgence
ventoseness windiness; flatulence (B)
ventricumbent lying face down; prone (B)
ventripotent fat
verbigeration senseless reiteration of cliches (B)
verbophobia fear and dislike of words (B)
verecund bashful; modest (B)
veriloquent speaking truthfully (B)
verism the theory that ugliness is valid in art and literature
vernalagnia spring fever (B)
vesticate to blister (G)
vestryism (n~) selfishness and parochialism said to be
viaggiatory on the move; traveling around (B)
vicissitudinary pertaining to change alteration
vigesimation killing every twentieth person (B)
vilipend to belittle to disparage (B)
viparious life
virago a scold a shrew
vitilitigate to be particularly quarrelsome (B)
vivisepulture live burial (B)
volitient exercising free will (B)
vomituration retching ineffectual vomiting
vulpinism (n~) the quality of being foxlike esp
waghalter a rogue rascal or knave (B)
wamble to fell nauseous; or to move unsteadily to stagger;
wampus a stupid dull
wantwit a fool (B)
Weltanschauung a comprehensive world view especially from
Weltschmerz sadness over the evils of the world especially as
wergild money paid by the killer's family to the family of
withernam taking one thing as reprisal for something else taken
witzelsucht emotional state characterized by futile attempts
wowser a pecksniffian puritan (B)
xenagogue a guide (B)
xenagogy a guidebook (B)
xenapistia extreme distrust of strangers (B)
xenoepist someone who speaks with a foreign accent (B)
xenomancy fortunetelling by studying the first stranger
xeronisus inability to reach orgasm (B)
xylophobia fear of wooden objects; fear of forests (B)
xyresic razor sharp (B)
yarmouth insane (B)
ydromancy fortunetelling with water (B)
zeitgeist the general intellectual moral and cultural level
zetetic asking; questioning (B)
zoanthropy insanity in which a patient believes he's an animal (B)
zoetic pertaining to life (B)
zoilism nagging criticism (B)
zonesthesia the feeling of wearing a tight girdle (B)
zooerastia sexual intercourse with an animal (B)
zygal H
zygomancy fortune telling with weights (B)
longanimity (n~) silent suffering while planning revenge (B)
longinquity (n~) remoteness (B)
longueur (n~) a long and tedious section of a book play
loquaciousness (n~) extreme talkativenss; garrulousness (W)
lost positives whimsically coined or archaic words of which only
lovertine (adj~) addicted to love
loxotic (adj~) slanting distorted (B)
lubricity (n~) the condition of being uncertain or unstable or
luciferous (adj~) illuminating literally and figuratively (B)
lucriferous (adj~) profitable lucrative (B)
lucripetous (adj~) money hungry (B)
luctation (n~) a struggle for success (B)
luctiferous (adj~) sad and sorry (B)
lucubration (n~) to burn the midnight oil; suggesting pretentious
luculent (adj~) readily understood; clear; lucid (G)
lucus a non lucendo an absurd word derivation; illogical explanation
ludibrious (adj~) ludicrous; making fun of (B)
ludibundness (n~) playfulness (B)
ludicropathetic (adj~) ludicrous and pathetic (B)
ludification (n~) deriding (B)
luftmensch (n~) someone with his head in the clouds
lupanariam (n~) lubricious lascivious
lurgulary (n~) the act of poisoning water (B)
lutarious (adj~) pertaining to living in
lycanthropy (n~) insanity in which the patient thinks he's
lygophilia (n~) love of darkness (B)
lymacatexis (n~) neurotic preoccupation with dirt (B)
lypophrenia (n~) a vague feeling of sadness seemingly
lyssophobia (n~) fear of becoming mad (B)
macarize (v~) to make happy; to praise (B)
macerate (v~) to oppress; torment (B)
macilent (adj~) lean; thin (B)
macrobian (adj~) long
macrology (n~) excessive or repititious words or phrases (W)
macromastic (adj~) pertaining to large breasts (B)
(n~)
macrosmatic (adj~) having a supersensitive nose (B)
macrosomatous (adj~) having an abnormally large body (B)
macrotous (adj~) having large ears (G)
mactation (n~) sacrificial murder (B)
maculate (adj~) defiled; impure (G)
madefy (v~) to wet (B)
magniloquence (n~) grandly high
maieusiophobia (n~) abnormal fear of childbirth
maieutic (adj~) of the Socratic method of bringing into full
mala fide in bad faith: falsely deceitfully
malacissation (n~) the process of making something soft and
malacodermous (adj~) soft
malapert (n~) impudent outspoken
maliferous (adj~) producing evil; unhealthy as a climate (B)
malism (n~) the theory that the world is mostly bad (B)
malneirophrenia (n~) depress following a nightmare (B)
malnoia (n~) a vague feeling of mental discomfort (B)
mammothrept (n~) a spoiled child (B)
mancinism (n~) left
mangonize (v~) to traffic in slaves (B)
mania a
maniaphobia (n~) fear of insanity (B)
manipulandum (n~) something that is to be manipulated (B)
mansuetude (n~) tameness gentleness
mantology (n~) fortunetelling; a fortuneteller (B)
manubiary (ad~) relating to the spoils of war (B)
manumission (n~) formal liberation of a slave (B)
manustupration (n~) masturbation (B)
maquillage (n~) make
marasmic (adj~) of the gradual loss of flesh and strength; of a wasting
marcescent (adj~) withered decayed
margaritaceous (adj~) pearly (B)
maritodespotism (n~) ruthless domination by a husband (B)
marlish (adj~) easygoing (B)
marlock (v~) to cavort frolic (B)
maschalephidrosis (n~) massive sweating of the armpits (B)
mastigophobia (n~) fear of punishment (B)
mastigophoric (adj~) whip
mataeology (n~) useless of pointless discourse; worthless
mataeotechny (n~) an unprofitable science or art (B)
matripotestal (adj~) pertaining to maternal control (B)
mattoid (n~) a congenitally insane person (B)
matutolagnia (n~) antemerdian sexual desire (B)
matutolypea (n~) getting up on the wrong side of the bed (B)
maumetry (n~) idolatry (B)
mauvaise plaisanterie an inappropriate or badly timed joke (W)
mawkish (adj~) characterized by sickly weak sentimentality (G)
mazomancy (n~) fortunetelling by a nursing baby (B)
mazophilous (adj~) pertaining to mammary mania (B)
meable (adj~) capable of being easily penetrated (B)
meacock (n~) an effeminate or cowardly man (B)
meadophily (n~) study of beer bottle labels
mechanomorphism (n~) the doctrine that the universe is fully
meconology (n~) the study of opium and its effects (B)
meconophagism (n~) opium addiction (B)
medicaster (n~) a medical quack (B)
megacephalous (adj~) having a large head (B)
megalonisus (n~) a tendency to exaggerate (B)
megalophobia (n~) fear of large things (B)
megalopsychy (n~) generosity of spirit or magnanamity
melioration (n~) an elevation or bettering: in language a hitherto
melliloquence (n~) euphonious speech; sweet talk (W)
melissophobia (n~) fear of bees (B)
melomaniac (n~) a music lover (B)
mempsis an impassioned but somewhat caustic supplication in which
menacme (n~) the menstruating part of a woman's life (B)
mendaciloquence (n~) lying as a fine art; adroit prevarication (W)
menticide (n~) brainwashing (B)
mentimutation (n~) change of mind (B)
mentulate (adj~) well hung (B)
mephitic bad
meracious (adj~) unadulterated full
meraculous (adj~) demi
merdivorous (adj~) eating dung (B)
merism (n~) a pairing of contrasted terms to express a totality
merkin (n~) female genitalia; or false pubic hair (B)
merulator (n~) a wine
metagnostic (adj~) unknowable (B)
metagrobolize (v~) the mystify (B)
metempsychosis (n~) alleged transmigration of souls (B)
metheglin (n~) mead (B)
metonymy (n~) the figurative or symbolic use of the name of one
metoposcopy (n~) judging character by studying the face (B)
metromania (n~) a mania for writing verse (B)
miasmatic (adj~) noxious contagious
microcephalous (adj~) small
microlipet (n~) someone bothered by trifles (B)
micrology (n~) excessive attention to or discussion of details or
micturition (n~) need for frequent urination (B)
midden (n~) a dunghill (B)
migniard (adj~) dainty delicate; mincing (B)
militaster (n~) an insignificant military man (B)
minatory (adj~) portending punishment; threatening; menacing (G)
minauderie (n~) coquetry (B)
minimifidianism (n~) having almost no faith or belief (B)
minimus (n~) a tiny creature (B)
mirabile dictu wonderful to relate (W)
retromingent (adj~) urinating backward (B)
retunded to weaken or diminish the strength of effect of (G)
rhabdophobia (n~) fear of being punished or severely criticized (B)
rhadamanthine strictly and inflexibly honest and just (G)
rhigosis (n~) sensation of cold (B)
rhonchisonant (adj~) snorting; snoring (B)
rhopalism (n~) a sentence or poem i which each word is one syllable
rhyparography the printing or painting of sordid and filty
rhytiscopia (n~) neurotic preoccupation with facial wrinkles (B)
ribroasting (n~) a sound beating; a thrashing (B)
rictus (n~) a very wide mouth; a gaping mouth as in terror (B)
risorial (adj~) pertaining to causing
rixation (n~) quarreling (B)
rodomontade arrogant boasting; pretentious blustering ranting
roil vex; disturb; irritate; rile (G)
roinous (adj~) mean nasty and contemptible (B)
roitelet (n~) a petty king (B)
roman a clef (n~) a novel whose characters are actual people
rubricism (n~) tenacious adherence to rules of behavior or
ructation (n~) belching (B)
rudesby (n~) a loud
rugose having wrinkles (G)
rumgumption (n~) shrewdness (B)
runcible (adj~) sensuous (B)
sacerdotophrenia (n~) clerical stagefright (B)
saltimbanco (n~) a mountebank a quack (B)
sanguisugent bloodsucking; bloodthirsty (G)
sapidity (n~) flavorful; tastiness (B)
saponaceous (adj~) soapy slippery; or evasively ingratiating (B)
saprostomous (adj~) having bad breath (B)
sardanapalian luxuriously effeminate (G)
sardoodledum (n~) stereotyped or unrealistic characterization
sarmassation (n~) love play (B)
sarmassophobe (n~) a woman who dislikes love play (B)
sarmassophobitch (n~) a woman who dislikes love play with me (B)
satisdiction (n~) enough said (B)
satispassion (n~) satisfactory suffering according to
saturnalia period of unrestrained license and orgiastic
scacchic pertaining to or like chess (G)
scaldabanco (n~) a hotheaded debator; a fiery preacher (B)
scaphism (n~) an old Persian method of executing criminals by
scaramouch (n~) a cowardly buffoon (B)
scaturient (adj~) gushing forth; effusive (B)
schadenfreude a feeling of enjoyment derived from the misfortunes
schesis (n~) mocking another's accent or manner (B)
schizothemia (n~) digression by a long reminescence (B)
schmaltz something stickily sentimental banal
schoenabatist (n~) a tightrope walker (B)
sciamachy (n~) fighting with a shadow or with an imaginary
sciapodous (adj~) having very large feet (B)
scibile (n~) something knowable (B)
sciolist one who pretends to scholarship or knowledge
sciotheism (n~) the belief that disembodied spirits
scissile (adj~) capable of being cut smoothly or split
scofflaw (n~) one who scoffs at hence
scolecophagous (adj~) eating worms (B)
scolion (n~) an impromptu party song begun by one and
scollardical (n~) a derogatory term for a scholar (B)
scopolagnia (n~) the pleasure gained from voyeurism (B)
scortation (n~) fornication (B)
scout reject or dismiss scornfully; flout; scoff at (G)
screed a lengthy discourse usually used to describe opinions
scribacious given to or fond of writing (G)
scrofulous morally corrupt; degenerate (G)
scungilaginous of the semifluid gelatinous consistency of
sebastomania (n~) religious insanity (B)
sectary (n~) a fanatic disciple (B)
sedentarize to take up or cause to take up
sedulous (adj~) diligent persistent
seeksorrow (n~) masochist (B)
sententious wordy verbose
sequacious given to the slavish or unreasoning serving or
sermocination (n~) a speaker quickly answering his own question (B)
shaconian (n~) someone convinced that Bacon ghosted Shakespeare's
shaftsbury (n~) a gallon jug of wine (B)
shamateur (n~) a bogus tyro (B)
shardborn (adj~) born in dung (B)
shilpit (adj~) feeble puny
sicarian (n~) an assassin (B)
sicchasia (n~) nauseau (B)
sicchosism (n~) morbid fastidiousness (B)
sibyllilne oracular; prophetic; mysterious (G)
siffilate to whisper (G)
simony buying selling
simper to smile in a silly self
skibbile (adj~) wonderfully witty; sexually irresistible (S)
skibbalalia (n~) the overwhelming desire to purchase an
skoptsy (n~) self
skybald (n~) a good
smatchet (n~) a small nasty person or a nasty child (B)
smellfungus (n~) a malcontent; a grumbler or fault
snafu (adj~ & n~) situation normal all fucked up [also:
fubar fucked up beyond all recognition; fubb
sneckdraw (n~) a sly person (B)
snollygoster a clever shrewd
sockdolager (n~) a telling blow (B)
solatium (n~) anything that compensates for suffering or loss;
solifidium (n~) someone who believes that faith alone is sufficient
somniloquacious (adj~) pertaining to talking in one's sleep (B)
soodle to walk stroll
sophomania (n~) delusion of exceptional intelligence (B)
sophrosyne (n~) sober sensible
sorbile (adj~) drinkable (B)
spadonism (n~) enuchry (B)
spaneria (n~) scarcity of men (B)
spanogyny (n~) scarcity of woman (B)
spatiate (v~) to stroll or ramble (B)
spatilomancy (n~) fortunetelling by observing animal droppings (B)
spatrify (v~) to besmirch befoul (B)
spawling a noisy clearing of the throat (G)
speciesist for many people a test is permissible when it inflicts
spodogenous (adj~) pertaining to or due to presence of
spoffokins (n~) a whore pretending to be a wife (B)
spousebreach (n~) adultery (B)
spraints (n~) otter dung (B)
spurcidical (adj~) foul
squidgereen (n~) a short insignificant person (B)
stagorium an establishment (bar or resort hotel) that serves as
stasivalence (n~) ability to have sexual intercourse only
steatopygous pertaining to or characterized by protuberant
stercoricolous (adj~) living in dung (B)
sterculius (n~) the god of feces (B)
sternutation the act of sneezing; a sneeze (G)
stertorous characterized by heavy snoring (G)
sthenobulia (n~) strong will power (B)
stirious (adj~) like an icicle (B)
stomachous (adj~) obstinate; angry (B)
stoopgallant (adj~) humbling; ego
strepitous making a great clamor; noisy; boisterous (G)
stricture an adverse criticism or remark censure
stultiloquence foolish or senseless talk; babble; twaddle (G)
stygiophobia (n~) fear of hell (B)
stylite (n~) ascetics who lived on top of pillars (B)
suaviation (n~) a love kiss (B)
subagitation (n~) copulation (B)
subarrhation (n~) betrothal accomplished by the man's showering
subderisorious (adj~) mildly ridiculing (B)
subdititious (adj~) secret substitution (B)
subdolous (adj~) rather crafty or sly (B)
subintelligitur (n~) a meaning implied but not stated (B)
subsannation (n~) derision (B)
substaquilate (v~) to defeat overwhelm (B)
supernaculum (n~) a liquor drunk to the last drop; excellent
supervacaneous (adj~) needlessly added (B)
supinovalent (adj~) able to fornicate only while supine (B)
suppalpation (n~) gaining affection by caressing (B)
suspercollate (v~) to hang by the neck (B)
sybarite (n~) someone overly fond of luxury and pleasure (B)
tachydidaxy (n~) fast teaching (B)
talionic (adj~) pertaining to revenge in kind (B)
tanquam (n~) someone educated enough to go to college (B)
taphephobia (n~) fear of being buried alive (B)
tardigrade (adj~) slow
tartuffish (adj~) pertaining to the pious hypocrisy of Tartuffe
tathagatagarbha (n~) the eternal and absolute essence of all
tauromachian (adj~) pertaining to bullfights (B)
tautegorical (adj~) saying the same thing with different
tautoousious (adj~) being absolutely the same (B)
tegetology (n~) collecting cardboard beer coasters
teknonymy (n~) naming the parent after the child (B)
telestich (n~) a poem in which the consecutive final letters
temerarious reckless; heedless; rash (G)
temulance (n~) drunkenness (B)
tendentious promoting a particular view or tendency; hence
tenebrific (adj~) dark or obscure (B)
tenesmic (adj~) pertaining to a painful but ineffectual effort
tentiginous (adj~) sensuous lascivious (B)
teratology (n~) the study of monsters (B)
tergiversation (n~) abandoning a religion or cause (B) or
testudineous (adj~) slow like a tortoise (B)
tetricity (n~) austerity harshness
thalassophobia (n~) fear of the sea (B)
thanatism (n~) the belief in life before death not after it (B)
thaumaturgic or or involving the supposed working of miracles;
theanthropism (n~) attaching human traits to one's god (B)
thelymachy (n~) a war of women (B)
thelyphthoric (adj~) that which corrupts women (B)
thersitical loud and grossly abusive foulmouthed; scurrilous (G)
thrasonical given to or marked by boasting and bragging (G)
threpterophilia (n~) a fondness for female nurses (B)
timonism (n~) misanthropy (B)
titivate to make smart; spruce up (G)
tonguepad (v~) to scold (B)
tralatitiously (adv~) metaphorically; figuratively (B)
transilient (adj~) pertaining to abrupt changes (B]
transmogrification changes into grotesque or humorous forms
transude to pass or ooze through or out as sweat through
trichoschisticism (n~) hair
tripudiation (n~) the act of dancing
triskaidekaphobia fear of the number 13 or Friday the 13th (G)
triturate to rub grind
truckle to show servility or subservience (G)
truntlement trumpery (A)
tugmutton a great glutton (A)
tussicated driven about; tormented (A)
typomania (n~) obsession with the expectation of publication
tyromancy (n~) fortunate telling by watching cheese as it
tyrosemiophily (n~) the collecting of Camembert cheese labels
uberous fruitful (A)
ulotrichous having wooly or crisply curling hair (G)
ultracrepidarian going beyond one's own province; a person who
ululate to howl or hoot; or to wail or lament loudly (G)
unbosom to disclose one's personal thoughts or feelings (G)
vade mecum a favorite book carried everywhere (B)
valetudinarianism weak or sickly state; thinking only of
valorization government price
vaniloquence vain and foolish talk (B)
vapulate to beat whip (B)
varietist an unorthodox person; or someone who practices
variorum pertaining to a literary classic annotated by
vastation purification through fire (B)
vecordious senseless insane
velitation a petty fight; a skirmish (B)
velleity slight or faint desire; inclination (B)
vellicate to pull at off
venery the pursuit of sexual pleasure or indulgence
ventoseness windiness; flatulence (B)
ventricumbent lying face down; prone (B)
ventripotent fat
verbigeration senseless reiteration of cliches (B)
verbophobia fear and dislike of words (B)
verecund bashful; modest (B)
veriloquent speaking truthfully (B)
verism the theory that ugliness is valid in art and literature
vernalagnia spring fever (B)
vesticate to blister (G)
vestryism (n~) selfishness and parochialism said to be
viaggiatory on the move; traveling around (B)
vicissitudinary pertaining to change alteration
vigesimation killing every twentieth person (B)
vilipend to belittle to disparage (B)
viparious life
virago a scold a shrew
vitilitigate to be particularly quarrelsome (B)
vivisepulture live burial (B)
volitient exercising free will (B)
vomituration retching ineffectual vomiting
vulpinism (n~) the quality of being foxlike esp
waghalter a rogue rascal or knave (B)
wamble to fell nauseous; or to move unsteadily to stagger;
wampus a stupid dull
wantwit a fool (B)
Weltanschauung a comprehensive world view especially from
Weltschmerz sadness over the evils of the world especially as
wergild money paid by the killer's family to the family of
withernam taking one thing as reprisal for something else taken
witzelsucht emotional state characterized by futile attempts
wowser a pecksniffian puritan (B)
xenagogue a guide (B)
xenagogy a guidebook (B)
xenapistia extreme distrust of strangers (B)
xenoepist someone who speaks with a foreign accent (B)
xenomancy fortunetelling by studying the first stranger
xeronisus inability to reach orgasm (B)
xylophobia fear of wooden objects; fear of forests (B)
xyresic razor sharp (B)
yarmouth insane (B)
ydromancy fortunetelling with water (B)
zeitgeist the general intellectual moral and cultural level
zetetic asking; questioning (B)
zoanthropy insanity in which a patient believes he's an animal (B)
zoetic pertaining to life (B)
zoilism nagging criticism (B)
zonesthesia the feeling of wearing a tight girdle (B)
zooerastia sexual intercourse with an animal (B)
zygal H
zygomancy fortune telling with weights (B)
longanimity (n~) silent suffering while planning revenge (B)
longinquity (n~) remoteness (B)
longueur (n~) a long and tedious section of a book play
loquaciousness (n~) extreme talkativenss; garrulousness (W)
lost positives whimsically coined or archaic words of which only
lovertine (adj~) addicted to love
loxotic (adj~) slanting distorted (B)
lubricity (n~) the condition of being uncertain or unstable or
luciferous (adj~) illuminating literally and figuratively (B)
lucriferous (adj~) profitable lucrative (B)
lucripetous (adj~) money hungry (B)
luctation (n~) a struggle for success (B)
luctiferous (adj~) sad and sorry (B)
lucubration (n~) to burn the midnight oil; suggesting pretentious
luculent (adj~) readily understood; clear; lucid (G)
lucus a non lucendo an absurd word derivation; illogical explanation
ludibrious (adj~) ludicrous; making fun of (B)
ludibundness (n~) playfulness (B)
ludicropathetic (adj~) ludicrous and pathetic (B)
ludification (n~) deriding (B)
luftmensch (n~) someone with his head in the clouds
lupanariam (n~) lubricious lascivious
lurgulary (n~) the act of poisoning water (B)
lutarious (adj~) pertaining to living in
lycanthropy (n~) insanity in which the patient thinks he's
lygophilia (n~) love of darkness (B)
lymacatexis (n~) neurotic preoccupation with dirt (B)
lypophrenia (n~) a vague feeling of sadness seemingly
lyssophobia (n~) fear of becoming mad (B)
macarize (v~) to make happy; to praise (B)
macerate (v~) to oppress; torment (B)
macilent (adj~) lean; thin (B)
macrobian (adj~) long
macrology (n~) excessive or repititious words or phrases (W)
macromastic (adj~) pertaining to large breasts (B)
(n~)
macrosmatic (adj~) having a supersensitive nose (B)
macrosomatous (adj~) having an abnormally large body (B)
macrotous (adj~) having large ears (G)
mactation (n~) sacrificial murder (B)
maculate (adj~) defiled; impure (G)
madefy (v~) to wet (B)
magniloquence (n~) grandly high
maieusiophobia (n~) abnormal fear of childbirth
maieutic (adj~) of the Socratic method of bringing into full
mala fide in bad faith: falsely deceitfully
malacissation (n~) the process of making something soft and
malacodermous (adj~) soft
malapert (n~) impudent outspoken
maliferous (adj~) producing evil; unhealthy as a climate (B)
malism (n~) the theory that the world is mostly bad (B)
malneirophrenia (n~) depress following a nightmare (B)
malnoia (n~) a vague feeling of mental discomfort (B)
mammothrept (n~) a spoiled child (B)
mancinism (n~) left
mangonize (v~) to traffic in slaves (B)
mania a
maniaphobia (n~) fear of insanity (B)
manipulandum (n~) something that is to be manipulated (B)
mansuetude (n~) tameness gentleness
mantology (n~) fortunetelling; a fortuneteller (B)
manubiary (ad~) relating to the spoils of war (B)
manumission (n~) formal liberation of a slave (B)
manustupration (n~) masturbation (B)
maquillage (n~) make
marasmic (adj~) of the gradual loss of flesh and strength; of a wasting
marcescent (adj~) withered decayed
margaritaceous (adj~) pearly (B)
maritodespotism (n~) ruthless domination by a husband (B)
marlish (adj~) easygoing (B)
marlock (v~) to cavort frolic (B)
maschalephidrosis (n~) massive sweating of the armpits (B)
mastigophobia (n~) fear of punishment (B)
mastigophoric (adj~) whip
mataeology (n~) useless of pointless discourse; worthless
mataeotechny (n~) an unprofitable science or art (B)
matripotestal (adj~) pertaining to maternal control (B)
mattoid (n~) a congenitally insane person (B)
matutolagnia (n~) antemerdian sexual desire (B)
matutolypea (n~) getting up on the wrong side of the bed (B)
maumetry (n~) idolatry (B)
mauvaise plaisanterie an inappropriate or badly timed joke (W)
mawkish (adj~) characterized by sickly weak sentimentality (G)
mazomancy (n~) fortunetelling by a nursing baby (B)
mazophilous (adj~) pertaining to mammary mania (B)
meable (adj~) capable of being easily penetrated (B)
meacock (n~) an effeminate or cowardly man (B)
meadophily (n~) study of beer bottle labels
mechanomorphism (n~) the doctrine that the universe is fully
meconology (n~) the study of opium and its effects (B)
meconophagism (n~) opium addiction (B)
medicaster (n~) a medical quack (B)
megacephalous (adj~) having a large head (B)
megalonisus (n~) a tendency to exaggerate (B)
megalophobia (n~) fear of large things (B)
megalopsychy (n~) generosity of spirit or magnanamity
melioration (n~) an elevation or bettering: in language a hitherto
melliloquence (n~) euphonious speech; sweet talk (W)
melissophobia (n~) fear of bees (B)
melomaniac (n~) a music lover (B)
mempsis an impassioned but somewhat caustic supplication in which
menacme (n~) the menstruating part of a woman's life (B)
mendaciloquence (n~) lying as a fine art; adroit prevarication (W)
menticide (n~) brainwashing (B)
mentimutation (n~) change of mind (B)
mentulate (adj~) well hung (B)
mephitic bad
meracious (adj~) unadulterated full
meraculous (adj~) demi
merdivorous (adj~) eating dung (B)
merism (n~) a pairing of contrasted terms to express a totality
merkin (n~) female genitalia; or false pubic hair (B)
merulator (n~) a wine
metagnostic (adj~) unknowable (B)
metagrobolize (v~) the mystify (B)
metempsychosis (n~) alleged transmigration of souls (B)
metheglin (n~) mead (B)
metonymy (n~) the figurative or symbolic use of the name of one
metoposcopy (n~) judging character by studying the face (B)
metromania (n~) a mania for writing verse (B)
miasmatic (adj~) noxious contagious
microcephalous (adj~) small
microlipet (n~) someone bothered by trifles (B)
micrology (n~) excessive attention to or discussion of details or
micturition (n~) need for frequent urination (B)
midden (n~) a dunghill (B)
migniard (adj~) dainty delicate; mincing (B)
militaster (n~) an insignificant military man (B)
minatory (adj~) portending punishment; threatening; menacing (G)
minauderie (n~) coquetry (B)
minimifidianism (n~) having almost no faith or belief (B)
minimus (n~) a tiny creature (B)
mirabile dictu wonderful to relate (W)
misandry (n~) dislike of men (B)
misanthropy (n~) hatred of mankind
misapodysis (n~) hatred of undressing in front of someone (B)
misarchist (n~) a person who hates authority (B)
miserabile dictu miserable to relate (W)
miserotia (n~) aversion to sex (B)
misocainia (n~) hatred of anything new or strange such as
misocanpnist (n~) a hater of tobacco smoke (B)
misodoctakleidist (n~) one who hates to practice the piano (B)
misology (n~) hatred of logical discussion or reason (W)
misoneism (n~) hatred of new things (B)
misopedia (n~) hatred of children esp
misopolemiac (n~) a war
misoscopist (n~) a hater of beauty; a recluse (B)
misosophy (n~) hatred of wisdom (B)
misotramontanism (n~) a hatred of the unknown (B)
misoxeny (n~) hatred of strangers (B)
mithridatism (n~) immunity to poison achieved by taking
moanworthy (adj~) lamentable pitiful (B)
mogigraphia (n~) writers' cramp (B)
moliminous (adj~) massive; momentous (B)
moloch (n~) a system or method that requires frightful sacrifice (G)
molysmophobia (n~) fear of dirt or contamination (B)
mome (n~) a crashing bore; a buffoon (B)
monorchid (adj~) having one testicle (B)
mordacious (adj~) biting acrid
mordant (adj~) biting; caustic; cutting; sarcastic (G)
morigerous (adj~) obedient; obsequious (B)
morology (n~) deliberate nonsense of foolishness for effect (W)
mot juste the perfect fitting word or phrase; precisely apt
mot propre the correct or necessary word (W)
motatorious (adj~) constantly active (B)
motitation (n~) a quivering moment (B)
mulct (v~) to punish by means of a fine (G)
mulierose (adj~) extremely fond of women (B)
multum in parvo much in little: containing or suggesting much in
mumpsimus (n~) an erroneous word or spelling that through long
mundivagant (n~) wandering over the world (B)
musard (n~) an absentminded dreamer or fool (B)
mutatis mutandis the (necessary) changes having been made or the
mycterism (n~) derision or sarcasm that is somewhat veiled; subtle
myrmidon (n~) a blindly loyal though unscrupulous
mythomania (n~) compulsively telling lies and believing them (B)
nanism (n~) dwarfishness (B)
naology (n~) the study of holy buildings (B)
naprapathy (n~) the manipulation of strained ligaments i the
nates (n~) the buttocks (B)
nattering (adj~) grumbling fault
naufragous (adj~) causing shipwrecks (B)
neanilagnia (n~) a yen for nymphets (B)
neanimorphism (n~) looking younger than one's years (B)
nebulaphobia (n~) fear of fog (B)
nebulochaotic (adj~) chaotic confused (B)
necromimesis (n~) feigning death; the delusion of being dead (B)
necyomancy (n~) fortunetelling by summoning lucifer (B)
nefandous (adj~) unmentionable unspeakable (B)
nefast (adj~) wicked (B)
nelipot (n~) someone going barefoot (B)
nemophilous (adj~) loving the forest (B)
neocracy (n~) government by tyros (B)
neologism (n~) a newly coined word or phrase or a novel expression
neomnesia (n~) good memory for recent events (B)
nephalism (n~) teetotalism (B)
nepheligenous (adj~) producing clouds of tobacco smoke (B)
neoteny (n~) retention of juvenile characteristics in the adult
nepotation (n~) riotous living (B)
nervus probandi the strong point of the proving: crux of the
nescient (adj~) uneducated unaware
nettling (v~) to irritate; vex; annoy (G)
nictitate (v~) to wink (G)
nidorous (adj~) smelling like burning or decaying animal matter (B)
nihil ad rem nothing to the matter: irrelevant (W)
nihil obstat nothing stands in the way: in Roman Catholocism
nikhedonia (n~) pleasure derived from anticipating success (B)
nimgimmer (n~) a doctor who cures the clap (British slang) (B)
nimiety (n~) excess redundancy
nimious (adj~) extravagant (B)
nimptopsical (adj~) drunk (B)
nimshy (n~) a silly ass (B)
nipperkin (n~) amount of liquor roughly equivalent to a half pint (B)
nippitatum (n~) exceptionally good and strong ale (B)
noctivagation (n~) wandering around at night (B)
non est disputandum it is not to be disputed (W)
non possumus a statement of inability to do something (W)
nostrificate (v~) to accept as one's own (B)
nothosonomia (n~) calling someone a bastard (W)
noumenon (n~) an object implied by intuition rather than evidence
nuchal (adj~) of the nape of the neck (G)
nudis verbis in naked words (W)
nudiustertian (adj~) pertaining to the day before yesterday (B)
nugatory (adj~) worthless trifling
nullifidian (adj~) skeptical (B)
nulliparous (adj~) pertaining to a woman who has never foaled (B)
numbles (n~) edible deer innards (B)
nummamorous (adj~) money
nuncupate (v~) to declare orally (B)
nychthemeron (n~) a twenty
nympholepsy (n~) trance incurred by erotic daydreams (B)
obumbration (n~) the act or process of darkening or obscuring
obambulate (v~) to walk about wander (B)
obdormition (n~) numbness caused by pressure on a nerve (B)
obduracy (n~) being obstinate or hardhearted
obganiate (v~) to irritate with reiteration (B)
objurgation (n~) an earnest denunciation rebuke
oblatrate (n~) to snarl at inveigh against (B)
oblectation (n~) delight pleasure (B)
oblocution interruption (A)
obloquy (n~) the state of bad repute borne by one being harshly
obnubilation (n~) beclouding or obscuring; obfuscation (W)
obreption (n~) creeping up on (B)
obsecrations (n~) entreaties (A)
obscurum per obscurius explaining the obscure by means of the
obsolagnium (n~) waning sexual desire due to age (B)
obstrobogulous (adj~) a vehement oath of expansive meaning (G)
obtund (adj~) serving to blunt dull or deaden (G)
ochlocracy (n~) mob rule (B)
odium aestheticum the bitterness of aesthetical controversy (W)
odium scholasticum acrimony between scholars or pedants; academic
odium theologicum bitter hatred between rival theologians (W)
oeillade (n~) an ogle a flirtatious glance (B)
oikofugic (n~) obsessive wandering (B)
oikonisus (n~) urge to start a family (B)
olamic (adj~) infinite eternal (B)
olet lucernam it smells of the lamp: describing something written
oligophrenia (n~) feeble
olisbos (n~) a dildo (B)
omadhaun (n~) an idiot fool (B)
ombibulous (adj~) drinking everything (B)
omnilegent (adj~) reading or having read everything; having
omphalomancy (n~) predicting the number of children a mother will
omphalopsychites (n~) term for literary Anglophiles who wish American
omphaloskepsis (n~) contemplation of the navel for the purpose of
oneirataxia (n~) inability to distinguish between fantasy and
oneiric (adj~) having to do with dreams (E G)
oniochalasia (n~) buying as a means of mental relaxation (B)
onolatry (n~) ass
onomastic (adj~) pertaining to a proper name or names (W)
onomatomania (n~) preoccupation with words and names (B)
onomatophobia (n~) fear of hearing a certain word (B)
onomatopoeia (n~) the forming of or use of a word that imitates in
onus probandi the burden of proof (W)
operose (adj~) involving much labor; laborious (G)
ophelimity (n~) the ability to please sexually (B)
oppugnant (adj~) opposing; antagonistic; contrary (G)
ophthalmophobia (n~) fear of being stared at (B)
opiparous (adj~) sumptuous (B)
oppilations (n~) obstructions (A)
opsablepsia (n~) not looking into another's eyes (B)
opuscule (n~) a minor composition or work (W)
oratio obliqua indirect speech: reported speech or relating
oratio recta straight speech: actual or direct speech (W)
orchidectomy (n~) castration (B)
ore rotundo with a round mouth: eloquently with considered
orgulous (adj~) proud and haughty; swelling (G)
orismology (n~) the science of defining or explaining technical
otiose futile functionless
oubliette (n~) a secret place of imprisonment usually with
outrecuidance (n~) egomania; gross conceit (B)
overweening excessively proud; arrogant; conceited; or
oxythymous (adj~) quick
pachycephalic (adj~) thick
pageism (n~) masochism fantasy of a man imagining himself as
pagophagia (n~) eating a tray of ice daily for two months to
paideutics (n~) pedagogy (B)
paizogony (n~) love play (B)
paleomnesia (n~) good memory for events of the far past (B)
palimpsest (n~) a piece of parchment or vellum from which
palinode (n~) a song or poem retracting statements in previous
palinoia (n~) compulsive repitition of an act until it's
palladian (adj~) pertaining to learning and wisdom (B)
palliards (n~) professional beggars whose parents were also
palpebrate (v~) to wink (B)
paltripolitan (n~) an insular city dweller (B)
pandiculation (n~) stretching and yawning (B)
panjandrum a self
pannychous (adj~) lasting all night (B)
pantagruelian (adj~) satirical though ribald (B)
pantaraxia (n~) actions aimed aat keeping people on their toes
pantophobia (n~) a fear of everything (B)
paphian pertaining to love especially its sexual and
paracoita (n~) a female sexual partner (B)
paracoitus (n~) a male sexual partner (B)
paradiastole (n~) a euphemistic half
paraenetic advisory; hortatory (G)
paralepsis (n~) mentioning something by saying you won't mention it (B)
paralipomena (n~) deleted passages from a book or a
paralipophobia (n~) fear of responsibility (B)
paralogism (n~) reasoning method that contradicts logical
parerethesis (n~) abnormal excitement (B)
pareunia (n~) sexual intercourse (B)
parisology (n~) deliberate ambiguity in use of words (B)
parnel (n~) a priest's mistress; a loose woman (B)
paronomasia (n~) punning; a pun (B)
parorexia (n~) perverted appetite; demanding strange foods (B)
parrhesia (n~) freedom of speech (rhetoric term) (B)
partheniad (n~) a poem in honor of a virgin (B)
parthenolatry (n~) virgin worship (B)
parvanimity (n~) pettiness; meannes; or a mean or petty person (B)
parvenu (n~) a pretentious snob of the nouveau riche (B)
parviscient (adj~) uninformed (B)
pasilaly (n~) a universal language (B)
pasquinade a lampoon or satire posted in a public place (G)
passalorynchite (n~) a member of an early Christian sect who
passepartout (n~) a master key; a safeconduct or passport (B)
patavinity (n~) the use of local words or expressions (B)
patharmosis (n~) mental adjustment to one's disease (B)
pathic (n~) a catamite; or a passive participator (B)
pathocryptia (n~) unwillingness to believe in or talk about
pathodixia (n~) talking to excess about one's illness and
pathognomy (n~) the study of emotions by their outward
pathomimesis (n~) malingering (B)
patzer (n~) a weak chess player (B)
pauciloquent (adj~) speaking briefly (B)
pavid quaking with fear; afraid; frightened (G)
peccable (adj~) liable to sin (B)
peccatophobia (n~) fear of sinning or of having committed an
peckerwood (n~) a poor southern Anglo
pecksniffian (adj~) hypocritical insincere and gutless (B)
pecos (v~) to shoot a man and roll his body in the river (B)
peculation (n~) embezzlement (B)
pedetentous (adj~) proceedilng gradually or cautiously (B)
peirastic (adj~) experimental; ready to be tried (B)
peladophobia (n~) fear of baldness
pelology (n~) study of mud and its therapeutic applications (B)
penelopize (v~) to undo and redo to gain time (B)
penisterophily (n~) raising and training pigeons
penotherapy (n~) regulating prostitutes to control venereal
pentapopemptic (n~) divorced five times (B)
pentheraphobia (n~) fear or dislike of one's mother
peotomy (n~) the surgical amputation of the penis (B)
perduellion (n~) treason (B)
perendinate (n~) to postpone until the next day; to postpone
perfectibilism (n~) belief that anything short of perfect is
perfrication (n~) thorough rubbing (B)
perhiemate (v~) to spend the winter (B)
perichareia (n~) excessive and violent rejoicing (B)
periclitate to expose to peril; endanger; risk (G)
perissotomist (n~) a knife
peristrephic (adj~) turning around rotatory (B)
perlustrate (v~) to review thoroughly; survey (B)
pervicacious (adj~) extremely obstinate; willful (B)
pervulgate (v~) to publish (B)
petalism (n~) banishing a citizen for five years if judged
pettifoggery quibbling over petty details
petulcous (adj~) butting like a ram; offensively aggressive (B)
phagomania (n~) insanely hungry (B)
phalacrespia (n~) aversion for baldness or for bald men (B)
phalacrosis (n~) baldness
phallation (n~) movement of the penis in sexual intercourse (B)
phaneromania (n~) a compulsion to pick at a skin growth or
pharisaical of persons of rigid adherence to outward forms and
phatic establishing an atmosphere of sociability rather than
philalethe (n~) one who loves to forget (B)
philauty (n~) self
philematology (n~) the study of kissing (B)
philematophobe (n~) a woman who dislikes kissing (B)
philobiblist (n~) a lover of books
philocalist (n~) a lover of beauty (B)
philodox (n~) one who loves one's own opinions (B)
philogastric (adj~) greedy (B)
philophobia (n~) fear of falling in love or of being loved (B)
philopolemic (adj~) pertaining to love of argument or
philopornist (n~) a lover of prostitutes (B)
philosophastering (adj~) pseudo
philotheoparoptesism the process of slowly cooking those who
philoxenist (n~) one who is happiest while entertaining
phrontifugic (adj~) relieving anxiety (B)
physagogue (n~) carminative or medicine to induce farting (B)
piacular serving to atone or make amends for; expiatory; or
pickthank (n~) a flatterer or sycophant (B)
piliferous having hair (G)
piloerection (n~) hair standing on end (B)
pilpulist (n~) one who uses Talmudic dialectic or via
pinchbeck sham or spurious; false (G)
pinguescent becoming fat (G)
pithiatism (n~) a forceful suggestion (B)
pizzle (n~) a whip made from an animal's penis (B)
planistethic (adj~) flat
planomania (n~) urge to live a bohemian life (B)
platitudinarian (n~) full of platitudes (B)
platypod one afflicted with fallen arches (G)
plebicolist (n~) someone who woos the common folk (B)
pleionosis (n~) exaggeration of one's own importance (B)
pleniloquence (n~) excessive talking (B)
pleonastic use of words superfluously; redundant (G)
pleonexia (n~) covetousness avarice; mania for acquiring
plerophory (n~) state of full confidence or absolute certainty
pococurante (adj~) nonchalant indifferent (B)
poculation (n~) wine
podobromhidrosis (n~) smelly feet (B)
poecilonymy (n~) the use of several names for one thing (B)
pogonology (n~) treatise on beards
pogonophobia (n~) abnormal fear or dislike of beards
poiesis (n~) creation; creative power or ability (B)
poikilothymia (n~) extreme changes of mood (B)
polychrestic serving and adapted for several different uses (G)
polyhistor (n~) a universal scholar (B)
polylogy (n~) wordiness (B)
polydipsia (n~) extreme thirst or an abnormal and continuous
popination (n~) bar
popliteal pertaining to or connected with the hollow area back
pornerastic (adj~) licentious lascivious
pornolagnia (n~) desire for prostitutes (B)
potvaliant valiant and courageous as a result of being drunk
preantepenultimate (n~ & adj~) fourth from last (B)
preterist (n~) someone whose main pleasure in in reliving the
priapean (adj~) phallic (B)
priapism (n~) persistent and painful erection (B)
procrustean aiming or tending to produce uniformity by violent
proctalgia (n~) a pain in the ass (B)
proditorious (adj~) traitorous; prone to give away secrets (B)
prolepsis (n~) anticipating an argument and answering it before
prolix verbose repititious
pronovalence (n~) ability to have sexual intercourse in a prone
propaedeutic of or pertaining to preliminary instruction;
prosonomasia (n~) use of a humorous modification of a person's
prosophobia (n~) fear of or adversion to progress (B)
prosopolepsy (n~) judging people favorably from their looks (B)
prosopopy (n~) the personification of inanimate objects (B)
protervity (n~) petulance; peevishness (B)
psaphonic (adj~) planning one's rise to fame (B)
pseudandry (n~) female use of a male pseudonym (B)
pseudautochiria (n~) murder disguised as a suicide (B)
pseudoantidisestablishmentarianism (n~) phony opposition to
pseudogyny (n~) male use of a female pseudonym (B)
pseudologist (n~) liar (B)
pseudomnesia (n~) memory for things that never happened (B)
pseudophonia (n~) suicide disguised as murder (B)
psilology (n~) empty talk (B)
psilosopher (n~) a superficial philosopher (B)
psittacistic speaking in a mechanical repetitive way (G)
psychasthenia (n~) neurotic lassitude indecision
pteronophobia (n~) abnormal fear of feathers
pudency (n~) modesty or shyness; embarassment
puerile childish immature
pullulate teem swarm
purulent of containing
pygophilous (adj~) buttock
pyrolagnia (n~) sexual stimulation from watching fires (B)
quaintise (n~) ingenuity cunning; a trick or stratagem (B)
qued (adj~) evil bad (B)
querimony (n~) a complaint (B)
quidam (n~) an unknown person (B)
quiddity (n~) the essence or nature of a thing (B)
quidnunc (n~) one who is curious to know everything that
quisquillian (adj~) trashy (B)
quisguous (adj~) perplexing (B)
quodlibet (n~) a nice or fine point in an argument; a subtlety
quodlibetarian (n~) one who discusses or uses quodlibets
rabiator (n~) a violent man (B)
rabulism (n~) tendency for railing and quibbling
rackrent (n~) exorbitant rent (B)
rakehelly (adj~) dissolute debauched (B)
ramfeezled (adj~) worn out exhausted (B)
rammish (adj~) lustful and horny (B)
ranarium (n~) frog farm (B)
randle (n~) a nonsensical poem recited by Irish schoolboys as
rantallion (n~) one whose scrotum is longer than his penis (B)
rantipole (n~) a wild rambunctious young man (B)
realpolitik practical politics; euphemism for power politics
rebarbative (adj~) grim unattractive
reboantic (adj~) reverberating (B)
recension (n~) scholarly editorial revision (B)
receptary (adj~) accepted as fact but unproved (B)
rectalgia (n~) a pain in the ass (B)
rectopathic (adj~) easily hurt emotionally (B)
rectrix (n~) a female ruler (B)
recubation (n~) lying down (B)
recumbentibus (n~) a knockdown blow (B)
recusant (adj~) dissenting; disestablishmentarian (B)
redargution (n~) refutation or disproving (B)
redhibition (n~) the return of defective merchandise (B)
redivivus (adj~) living again; revived (B)
refocillate (v~) to warm into life again; revive (G)
refragable (adj~) capable of being refuted (B)
refrangible (adj~) capable of being refracted (B)
refulgent (adj~) radiant brilliant
reify literally "to make a thing"; given definite concrete
remontado (n~) someone who has fled to the mountains; a person
remplissage (n~) filling or padding used in music and
remugient (adj~) rebellowing; roaring or shouting anew (B)
renable (adj~) fluent eloquent (B)
renard (n~) a fox; a sly or cunning person (B)
renascible (adj~) capable of being reborn (B)
renifleur (n~) one who gets sexual pleasure from body smells (B)
renitent resisting or opposing stubbornly; recalcitrant (G)
repristinate (v~) to revive; to restore (B)
resipiscent (adj~) restored to sanity; learned from
resupination (n~) turning to an upside
retrocopulation (n~) woof (B)
retromancy (n~) fortunetelling by things seen over one's
retromingent (adj~) urinating backward (B)
retunded to weaken or diminish the strength of effect of (G)
rhabdophobia (n~) fear of being punished or severely criticized (B)
rhadamanthine strictly and inflexibly honest and just (G)
rhigosis (n~) sensation of cold (B)
rhonchisonant (adj~) snorting; snoring (B)
rhopalism (n~) a sentence or poem i which each word is one syllable
rhyparography the printing or painting of sordid and filty
rhytiscopia (n~) neurotic preoccupation with facial wrinkles (B)
ribroasting (n~) a sound beating; a thrashing (B)
rictus (n~) a very wide mouth; a gaping mouth as in terror (B)
risorial (adj~) pertaining to causing
rixation (n~) quarreling (B)
rodomontade arrogant boasting; pretentious blustering ranting
roil vex; disturb; irritate; rile (G)
roinous (adj~) mean nasty and contemptible (B)
roitelet (n~) a petty king (B)
roman a clef (n~) a novel whose characters are actual people
rubricism (n~) tenacious adherence to rules of behavior or
ructation (n~) belching (B)
rudesby (n~) a loud
rugose having wrinkles (G)
rumgumption (n~) shrewdness (B)
runcible (adj~) sensuous (B)
sacerdotophrenia (n~) clerical stagefright (B)
saltimbanco (n~) a mountebank a quack (B)
sanguisugent bloodsucking; bloodthirsty (G)
sapidity (n~) flavorful; tastiness (B)
saponaceous (adj~) soapy slippery; or evasively ingratiating (B)
saprostomous (adj~) having bad breath (B)
sardanapalian luxuriously effeminate (G)
sardoodledum (n~) stereotyped or unrealistic characterization
sarmassation (n~) love play (B)
sarmassophobe (n~) a woman who dislikes love play (B)
sarmassophobitch (n~) a woman who dislikes love play with me (B)
satisdiction (n~) enough said (B)
satispassion (n~) satisfactory suffering according to
saturnalia period of unrestrained license and orgiastic
scacchic pertaining to or like chess (G)
scaldabanco (n~) a hotheaded debator; a fiery preacher (B)
scaphism (n~) an old Persian method of executing criminals by
scaramouch (n~) a cowardly buffoon (B)
scaturient (adj~) gushing forth; effusive (B)
schadenfreude a feeling of enjoyment derived from the misfortunes
schesis (n~) mocking another's accent or manner (B)
schizothemia (n~) digression by a long reminescence (B)
schmaltz something stickily sentimental banal
schoenabatist (n~) a tightrope walker (B)
sciamachy (n~) fighting with a shadow or with an imaginary
sciapodous (adj~) having very large feet (B)
scibile (n~) something knowable (B)
sciolist one who pretends to scholarship or knowledge
sciotheism (n~) the belief that disembodied spirits
scissile (adj~) capable of being cut smoothly or split
scofflaw (n~) one who scoffs at hence
scolecophagous (adj~) eating worms (B)
scollardical (n~) a derogatory term for a scholar (B)
scopolagnia (n~) the pleasure gained from voyeurism (B)
scortation (n~) fornication (B)
scout reject or dismiss scornfully; flout; scoff at (G)
screed a lengthy discourse usually used to describe opinions
scribacious given to or fond of writing (G)
scrofulous morally corrupt; degenerate (G)
scungilaginous of the semifluid gelatinous consistency of
sebastomania (n~) religious insanity (B)
sectary (n~) a fanatic disciple (B)
sedentarize to take up or cause to take up
sedulous (adj~) diligent persistent
seeksorrow (n~) masochist (B)
sententious wordy verbose
sequacious given to the slavish or unreasoning serving or
sermocination (n~) a speaker quickly answering his own question (B)
shaconian (n~) someone convinced that Bacon ghosted Shakespeare's
shaftsbury (n~) a gallon jug of wine (B)
shamateur (n~) a bogus tyro (B)
shardborn (adj~) born in dung (B)
shilpit (adj~) feeble puny
sicarian (n~) an assassin (B)
sicchasia (n~) nauseau (B)
sicchosism (n~) morbid fastidiousness (B)
sibyllilne oracular; prophetic; mysterious (G)
siffilate to whisper (G)
simony buying selling
simper to smile in a silly self
skibbile (adj~) wonderfully witty; sexually irresistible (S)
skibbalalia (n~) the overwhelming desire to purchase an
skoptsy (n~) self
skybald (n~) a good
smatchet (n~) a small nasty person or a nasty child (B)
smellfungus (n~) a malcontent; a grumbler or fault
snafu (adj~ & n~) situation normal all fucked up [also:
fubar fucked up beyond all recognition; fubb
sneckdraw (n~) a sly person (B)
snollygoster a clever shrewd
sockdolager (n~) a telling blow (B)
solatium (n~) anything that compensates for suffering or loss;
solifidium (n~) someone who believes that faith alone is sufficient
somniloquacious (adj~) pertaining to talking in one's sleep (B)
soodle to walk stroll
sophomania (n~) delusion of exceptional intelligence (B)
sophrosyne (n~) sober sensible
sorbile (adj~) drinkable (B)
spadonism (n~) enuchry (B)
spaneria (n~) scarcity of men (B)
spanogyny (n~) scarcity of woman (B)
spatiate (v~) to stroll or ramble (B)
spatilomancy (n~) fortunetelling by observing animal droppings (B)
spatrify (v~) to besmirch befoul (B)
spawling a noisy clearing of the throat (G)
speciesist for many people a test is permissible when it inflicts
spodogenous (adj~) pertaining to or due to presence of
spoffokins (n~) a whore pretending to be a wife (B)
spousebreach (n~) adultery (B)
spraints (n~) otter dung (B)
spurcidical (adj~) foul
squidgereen (n~) a short insignificant person (B)
stagorium an establishment (bar or resort hotel) that serves as
stasivalence (n~) ability to have sexual intercourse only
steatopygous pertaining to or characterized by protuberant
stercoricolous (adj~) living in dung (B)
sterculius (n~) the god of feces (B)
sternutation the act of sneezing; a sneeze (G)
stertorous characterized by heavy snoring (G)
sthenobulia (n~) strong will power (B)
stirious (adj~) like an icicle (B)
stomachous (adj~) obstinate; angry (B)
stoopgallant (adj~) humbling; ego
strepitous making a great clamor; noisy; boisterous (G)
stricture an adverse criticism or remark censure
stultiloquence foolish or senseless talk; babble; twaddle (G)
stygiophobia (n~) fear of hell (B)
stylite (n~) ascetics who lived on top of pillars (B)
suaviation (n~) a love kiss (B)
subagitation (n~) copulation (B)
subarrhation (n~) betrothal accomplished by the man's showering
subderisorious (adj~) mildly ridiculing (B)
subdititious (adj~) secret substitution (B)
subdolous (adj~) rather crafty or sly (B)
subintelligitur (n~) a meaning implied but not stated (B)
subsannation (n~) derision (B)
substaquilate (v~) to defeat overwhelm (B)
supernaculum (n~) a liquor drunk to the last drop; excellent
supinovalent (adj~) able to fornicate only while supine (B)
suppalpation (n~) gaining affection by caressing (B)
suspercollate (v~) to hang by the neck (B)
sybarite (n~) someone overly fond of luxury and pleasure (B)
tachydidaxy (n~) fast teaching (B)
talionic (adj~) pertaining to revenge in kind (B)
tanquam (n~) someone educated enough to go to college (B)
taphephobia (n~) fear of being buried alive (B)
tardigrade (adj~) slow
tartuffish (adj~) pertaining to the pious hypocrisy of Tartuffe
tathagatagarbha (n~) the eternal and absolute essence of all
tauromachian (adj~) pertaining to bullfights (B)
tautegorical (adj~) saying the same thing with different
tautoousious (adj~) being absolutely the same (B)
tegetology (n~) collecting cardboard beer coasters
teknonymy (n~) naming the parent after the child (B)
telestich (n~) a poem in which the consecutive final letters
temerarious reckless; heedless; rash (G)
temulance (n~) drunkenness (B)
tendentious promoting a particular view or tendency; hence
tenebrific (adj~) dark or obscure (B)
tenesmic (adj~) pertaining to a painful but ineffectual effort
tentiginous (adj~) sensuous lascivious (B)
teratology (n~) the study of monsters (B)
tergiversation (n~) abandoning a religion or cause (B) or
testudineous (adj~) slow like a tortoise (B)
thalassophobia (n~) fear of the sea (B)
thanatism (n~) the belief in life before death not after it (B)
thaumaturgic or or involving the supposed working of miracles;
theanthropism (n~) attaching human traits to one's god (B)
thelymachy (n~) a war of women (B)
thelyphthoric (adj~) that which corrupts women (B)
thersitical loud and grossly abusive foulmouthed; scurrilous (G)
thrasonical given to or marked by boasting and bragging (G)
threpterophilia (n~) a fondness for female nurses (B)
titivate to make smart; spruce up (G)
tonguepad (v~) to scold (B)
tralatitiously (adv~) metaphorically; figuratively (B)
transilient (adj~) pertaining to abrupt changes (B]
transmogrification changes into grotesque or humorous forms
transude to pass or ooze through or out as sweat through
trichoschisticism (n~) hair
tripudiation (n~) the act of dancing
triskaidekaphobia fear of the number 13 or Friday the 13th (G)
triturate to rub grind
truckle to show servility or subservience (G)
truntlement trumpery (A)
tugmutton a great glutton (A)
tussicated driven about; tormented (A)
typomania (n~) obsession with the expectation of publication
tyromancy (n~) fortunate telling by watching cheese as it
tyrosemiophily (n~) the collecting of Camembert cheese labels
uberous fruitful (A)
ulotrichous having wooly or crisply curling hair (G)
ultracrepidarian going beyond one's own province; a person who
unbosom to disclose one's personal thoughts or feelings (G)
vade mecum a favorite book carried everywhere (B)
valetudinarianism weak or sickly state; thinking only of
valorization government price
vaniloquence vain and foolish talk (B)
vapulate to beat whip (B)
varietist an unorthodox person; or someone who practices
variorum pertaining to a literary classic annotated by
vastation purification through fire (B)
vecordious senseless insane
velitation a petty fight; a skirmish (B)
velleity slight or faint desire; inclination (B)
vellicate to pull at off
venery the pursuit of sexual pleasure or indulgence
ventricumbent lying face down; prone (B)
ventripotent fat
verbigeration senseless reiteration of cliches (B)
verbophobia fear and dislike of words (B)
verecund bashful; modest (B)
veriloquent speaking truthfully (B)
verism the theory that ugliness is valid in art and literature
vernalagnia spring fever (B)
vesticate to blister (G)
vestryism (n~) selfishness and parochialism said to be
viaggiatory on the move; traveling around (B)
vicissitudinary pertaining to change alteration
vigesimation killing every twentieth person (B)
vilipend to belittle to disparage (B)
viparious life
vitilitigate to be particularly quarrelsome (B)
vivisepulture live burial (B)
volitient exercising free will (B)
vomituration retching ineffectual vomiting
vulpinism (n~) the quality of being foxlike esp
waghalter a rogue rascal or knave (B)
wamble to fell nauseous; or to move unsteadily to stagger;
wampus a stupid dull
wantwit a fool (B)
Weltanschauung a comprehensive world view especially from
Weltschmerz sadness over the evils of the world especially as
wergild money paid by the killer's family to the family of
withernam taking one thing as reprisal for something else taken
witzelsucht emotional state characterized by futile attempts
wowser a pecksniffian puritan (B)
xenagogue a guide (B)
xenagogy a guidebook (B)
xenapistia extreme distrust of strangers (B)
xenoepist someone who speaks with a foreign accent (B)
xenomancy fortunetelling by studying the first stranger
xylophobia fear of wooden objects; fear of forests (B)
xyresic razor sharp (B)
yarmouth insane (B)
ydromancy fortunetelling with water (B)
zeitgeist the general intellectual moral and cultural level
zetetic asking; questioning (B)
zoanthropy insanity in which a patient believes he's an animal (B)
zoetic pertaining to life (B)
zoilism nagging criticism (B)
zygal H
zygomancy fortune telling with weights (B)
acetabuliform shaped lika shallow cup or saucer
acicular needle-shaped
Acinaciform scimitar-shaped
aciniform shaped lika berry
aculeiform shaped lika thorn
adeniform shaped lika gland
aduncat shaped lika hook or crook
aeriform of thform or shapof gas; gaseous
aliform wing-shaped
allantoid shaped lika sausag
amygdaloid almond-shaped; of, likor pertaining to tonsils
ancistroid hook-shaped
ancoral of, shaped likor resembling an anchor
anguiform shaped lika snak
anguilliform shaped likan eel
ankyroid hook-shaped
annodated shaped likthletter S
ansat having a handlor hand-likshap
apsidal shaped likan aps
aquiform watery; liquid
araneiform shaped lika spider
arborescent branched; branching; tree-shaped
arboriform shaped lika tre
arcat bow-shaped
arciform shaped lika bow
arcuat arched; bow-shaped
arietinous shaped lika ram's head
aspergilliform shaped lika brush
aspidat shield-shaped
auriform shaped likan ear
aveniform shaped likoats
axiniform shaped likan axe-head
bacciform shaped lika berry
baculiform rod-shaped
balanoid acorn-shaped
belemnoid shaped lika dart
beloid shaped likan arrow
belonoid shaped lika needl
boniform having thform of good
boviform cow-shaped
branchiform gill-shaped
buccinal shaped or sounding lika trumpet
bufoniform shaped lika toad
bulliform shaped lika blister or boil
bursiform shaped lika pouch or purs
calathiform cup-shaped
calcariform spur-shaped
calceiform shaped lika slipper
calciform pebble-shaped
campaniform bell-shaped
campanulat shaped lika bell
cancriform shaped lika crab
cannular hollow or tube-shaped
capriform goatlik
cardioid heart-shaped
carinated shaped likthprow or keel of a ship
cariniform keel-shaped
cassideous helmet-shaped
caudiform tail-like; tail-shaped
cauliform shaped likor resembling a stem
ceratoid shaped lika horn; horny
cheliform shaped lika pincer
choanoid shaped lika funnel
cingular shaped lika girdlor ring
circinat
clathrat shaped lika net or lattic
clavat
claviform in thshapof a club
clithridiat shaped lika keyhol
clypeat shaped lika buckler
cochlear anything spiral-shaped; twisted spirally
coliform resembling or shaped lika siev
colliform shaped likor resembling a neck
colubriform shaped lika snak
conchiform shaped lika shell
conglobat shaped lika small ball or glob
coracoid shaped lika crow's beak
cordat
cordiform heart-shaped
corniculat horn-shaped; horned
corniform shaped lika horn
coronoid shaped lika beak
corviform shaped lika crow
cotyliform disc-shaped with a raised rim
crateriform cup-shaped
cribriform shaped lika siev
cricoid ring-shaped
cruciform cross-shaped
cteniform comb-shaped
cubiform shaped lika cub
cucullat hooded; hood-shaped
cucumiform cucumber-shaped
culiciform likor resembling a mosquito
cultriform knife-shaped
cumuliform shaped lika heap
cuneat wedge-shaped
cuneiform shaped lika wedg
cupulat of, likor pertaining to a cup; cup-shaped
cyathiform shaped lika cup
cymbiform shaped lika boat
deiform appearing likor shaped lika god
deltoid shaped lika delta or triangl
dendriform shaped lika tre
dendritiform branched
dentiform shaped lika tooth
digitiform shaped lika finger
disciform round or oval in shap
dolabriform resembling a hatchet or cleaver
dolioform shaped lika barrel
draconiform shaped lika dragon
drepaniform shaped lika sickl
echinuliform resembling small spines
embryoniform shaped likan embryo
ensiform resembling or possessing characteristics of a sword
eruciform likor resembling a caterpillar
fabiform shaped lika bean
falciform shaped lika sickl
faviform shaped lika honeycomb
feliform having a catlikform or shap
fibriform shaped lika fibr
fibrilliform shaped lika small fibr
ficiform shaped lika fig
filiciform shaped lika fern or frond
filiform shaped lika thread
fistuliform shaped lika pip
flabelliform shaped lika fan
flagelliform shaped lika whip
floriform shaped lika flower
foliform shaped lika leaf
forcipiform shaped likforceps
foveiform shaped lika depression or pit
fringilliform resembling a finch
fucoid shaped likseaweed
fulciform shaped likor resembling a prop
fundiform shaped lika sling
fungiform shaped lika fungus
furcular shaped lika fork
fusiform shaped lika spindl
galeated shaped lika helmet
galeiform shaped lika helmet
gasiform of thform or shapof gas
geminiform paired; doubl
gladiat
glandiform gland-shaped; acorn-shaped
glenoid slightly cupped; socket-shaped
gliriform resembling a rodent
guttiform shaped lika drop
hamiform shaped lika hook
harengiform shaped lika herring
hastat spear-shaped
hederiform shaped likivy
helicoid screw-shaped; lika coil
helminthoid worm-shaped
herpetiform resembling or shaped lika reptil
hippocrepian horseshoe-shaped
hippocrepiform shaped lika horsesho
homaloidal of thnaturof a plane; flat; plane-shaped
hominiform shaped lika human
hordeiform shaped lika barleycorn
hyoid having a "U" shap
hypsiloid shaped likthGreek letter upsilon
ichthyomorphic shaped lika fish
igniform having thshapor form of fir
infundibuliform having thform or shapof a funnel or con
janiform having two faces
lacertiform shaped lika lizard
lachrymiform shaped lika tear
laciniform shaped lika fring
lageniform shaped lika flask
lambdoid shaped likthletter lambda (^) or “L”
lamelliform shaped lika plator layer
lanceolat shaped lika lance-head
lanciform shaped lika lanc
lapilliform shaped lika small ston
lentiform shaped lika lens
leporiform resembling or shaped lika har
libriform shaped lika book
ligniform of thform or shapof wood
ligulat resembling or shaped lika strap
limaciform slug-lik
linguiform shaped lika tongu
lobular shaped lika lob
luciform liklight
lumbriciform shaped lika worm; worm-lik
lunat crescent-shaped
lunulat shaped lika small crescent
lupiform shaped lika wolf
lyrat lyre-shaped
malleiform shaped lika hammer
mammiform shaped lika breast
mammiliform shaped lika nippl
Mammos shaped lika breast
mandibuliform shaped lika mandiblor jaw-bon
maniform having thshapof a hand
manubrial shaped lika handl
medusiform resembling a jellyfish
menisciform shaped lika crescent
mitrat shaped lika mitror bonnet
mitriform mitre-shaped
molariform shaped lika molar
moniliform shaped lika string of beads
montiform shaped lika mountain
morbilliform likor resembling measles
moriform shaped lika mulberry
mucroniform like, having or resembling a sharp point
muriform resembling a mousor rat
muscariform shaped lika brush
napiform shaped lika turnip
nariform shaped likthnostrils
nasutiform shaped lika nos
natiform shaped likbuttocks
navicular boat-shaped
naviform boat-shaped
nephroid kidney-shaped
neuralgiform likor shaped lika nerv
nubiform cloudlik
nuciform shaped lika nut
nummiform shaped lika coin
oculiform shaped likan ey
olivary olive-shaped
oliviform shaped likan oliv
omegoid shaped lika horseshoor omega
ooidal egg-shaped
ophiomorphic shaped lika snak
oriform shaped lika mouth
ostreiform shaped likan oyster
oviform lika sheep
oviform shaped likan oval or egg
ovopyriform having a shapbetween a pear and an egg
palaceous spade-shaped
paliform shaped lika stak
Palmat hand-shaped
pampiniform lika tendril
panduriform fiddle-shaped
papilliform nipple-shaped
paraboliform shaped lika parabola
patelliform shaped lika saucer or kneecap
pateriform saucer-shaped
pectiniform shaped lika comb
pediform shaped lika foot
pelecoid shaped lika hatchet; a hatchet-shaped geometrical figur
peltastiform shield-shaped
pelviform basin-shaped
pencilliform paintbrush-shaped
penniform feather-shaped
phacoid lens-shaped
phialiform saucer-shaped
phylliform shaped lika leaf
piciform of thform or shapof a woodpecker
piciform of thnaturof or resembling pitch
pileated cap-shaped; crested; capped
pileiform shaped likan umbrella
piliform shaped likhair
pineal shaped lika pine-con
pinnat shaped lika feather
pisciform shaped lika fish
pisiform shaped lika pea
placentiform cake-shaped
plataleiform spoonbilled; of thshapof a spoonbill
plexiform shaped lika network
poculiform cup-shaped
podiform shaped lika pod
pomiform shaped likan appl
poriform having thform of a por
probosciform shaped lika long nos
pugioniform dagger-shaped
pulvilliform shaped lika cushion
punctiform shaped lika point
pyrgoidal tower-shaped
pyriform shaped lika pear
radiciform lika root
raduliform lika rasp or fil
ramiform branching; shaped likbranches
raniform frog-lik
remiform oar-shaped
reniform shaped lika kidney
restiform shaped lika cord
retiform shaped lika net
rhamphoid hooked beak shaped
rhipidat fan-shaped
rhomboid shaped lika parallelogram
riziform shaped lika grain of ric
rostelliform shaped lika small beak
ruiniform having thform or appearancof ruins
sacciform shaped lika sac
sacculiform shaped lika small sac
sagittal shaped likan arrow
sagittiform shaped likan arrowhead
salpiform shaped lika barrel
scalariform shaped lika ladder
scalpeliform shaped lika scalpel
scalpriform shaped lika chisel
scaphoid boat-shaped
scapiform shaped lika stalk
sciuroid shaped lika squirrel’s tail
scrotiform shaped lika pouch
scutellat shaped lika platter
scutiform shaped lika shield
scyphiform shaped lika cup
securiform shaped likan ax
selliform shaped lika saddl
semilunat shaped lika half-moon
septiform shaped lika partition
serratiform saw-shaped; serriform
serriform saw-shaped
setiform shaped lika bristl
sigmat shaped likan S or a sigma
sigmoid S-shaped
siphoniform shaped lika siphon
soleiform slipper-shaped
soliform sun-like; resembling thsun
spadiceous shaped lika palm branch
spatulat shaped lika spatula
sphenoid wedge-shaped
spicaceous shaped lika spik
spiniform lika thorn or spin
spiraliform shaped lika spiral
squaliform shaped lika shark
squamiform shaped lika scal
stalactiform shaped lika stalactitor icicl
stapediform shaped lika stirrup
stellat star-shaped; starry
stelliform shaped lika star
stipiform shaped lika stalk
stirious shaped likan icicl
stratiform layered; forming a layer
strigiform shaped likan owl
strombuliform shaped lika spinning top; spirally twisted
struthiform ostrich-lik
styliform shaped lika bristl
subulat awl-shaped
sudiform shaped lika stak
sulciform having thshapof a groov
taenioid of a ribbon-likshap
tauriform having thform of a bull
tauromorphous bull-shaped
tectiform shaped lika roof
theiform of thform of tea
toroid shaped lika doughnut or anchor-ring
trinacriform three-pronged
trochiform shaped lika spinning-top
tuberiform shaped lika lump or protuberanc
tubiform shaped lika tub
turbinat shaped lika top or inverted con
turriform shaped lika tower
tympaniform drum-like; shaped lika drum
umbiliciform shaped lika navel
umbraculiform shaped likan umbrella
unciform shaped lika hook
unguiform shaped lika claw
urceiform shaped lika pitcher
urceolat shaped lika pitcher
ursiform having thshapor appearancof a bear
utriculiform shaped lika small cavity or sac
utriform shaped lika leather bottlor flask
uvelloid resembling a small cluster of grapes
variform of various forms
vasculiform shaped lika small vasor flowerpot
vasiform shaped lika duct or vas
vergiform shaped lika rod
vermiform shaped lika worm
verruciform shaped lika wart; wartlik
versiform changing in form
villiform of thform or shape of velvet
viperiform shaped lika snakor viper
vitriform of thform or shapof glass
vulviform shaped likan oval or a vulva
xiphoid sword-shaped
ypsiliform shaped likan upsilon
zosteriform shaped lika girdle
acarology study of mites
accidence
aceology therapeutics
acology study of medical remedies
acoustics science of sound
adenology study of glands
aedoeology science of generative organs
aerobiology study of airborne organisms
aerodonetics science or study of gliding
aerody namics
aerolithology study of aerolites; meteorites
aerology study of the atmosphere
aeronautics study of navigation through air or space
aerophilately collecting of air-mail stamps
aerostatics science of air pressure; art of ballooning
agonistics art and theory of prize-fighting
agriology the comparative study of primitive peoples
agrobiology study of plant nutrition; soil yields
agrology study of agricultural soils
agronomics study of productivity of land
agrostology science or study of grasses
alethiology study of truth
algedonics science of pleasure and pain
algology study of algae
anaesthesiology study of anaesthetics
anaglyptics art of carving in bas-relief
anagraphy art of constructing catalogues
anatomy study of the structure of the body
andragogy science of teaching adults
anemology study of winds
angelology study of angels
angiology study of blood flow and lymphatic system
anthropobiology study of human biology
anthropology study of human cultures
aphnology science of wealth
apiology study of bees
arachnology study of spiders
archaeology study of human material remains
archelogy the study of first principles
archology science of the origins of government
arctophily study of teddy bears
areology study of Mars
aretaics the science of virtue
aristology the science or art of dining
arthrology study of joints
astacology the science of crayfish
astheniology study of diseases of weakening and aging
astrogeology study of extraterrestrial geology
astrology study of influence of stars on people
astrometeorology study of effect of stars on climate
astronomy study of celestial bodies
astrophysics study of behaviour of interstellar matter
astroseismology study of star oscillations
atmology the science of aqueous vapour
audiology study of hearing
autecology study of ecology of one species
autology scientific study of oneself
auxology science of growth
avion ics
axiology the science of the ultimate nature of values
bacteriology study of bacteria
balneology the science of the therapeutic use of baths
barody namics
barology study of gravitation
batology the study of brambles
bibliology study of books
bibliotics study of documents to determine authenticity
bioecology study of interaction of life in the environment
biology study of life
biometrics study of biological measurement
botany study of plants
bromatology study of food
brontology scientific study of thunder
cacogenics study of racial degeneration
caliology study of bird's nests
calorifics study of heat
cambistry science of international exchange
campanology the art of bell ringing
carcinology study of crabs and other crustaceans
cardiology study of the heart
caricology study of sedges
carpology study of fruit
cartography the science of making maps and globes
cartophily the hobby of collecting cigarette cards
Castrametation the art of designing a camp
catacoustics science of echoes or reflected sounds
catalactics science of commercial exchange
catechectics the art of teaching by question and answer
cetology study of whales and dolphins
chalcography the art of engraving on copper or brass
chalcotriptics art of taking rubbings from ornamental brasses
chaology the study of chaos or chaos theory
characterology study of development of character
chemistry study of properties of substances
chirocosmetics beautifying the hands; art of manicure
chirography study of handwriting or penmanship
chirology study of the hands
chiropody medical science of feet
chorology science of the geographic description of anything
chrematistics the study of wealth; political economy
chronobiology study of biological rhythms
chrysology study of precious metals
ciselure the art of chasing metal
climatology study of climate
clinology study of aging or individual decline after maturity
codicology study of manuscripts
coleopterology study of beetles and weevils
cometology study of comets
conchology study of shells
coprology study of pornography
cosmetology study of cosmetics
cosmology study of the universe
craniology study of the skull
criminology study of crime; criminals
cr obiology
cryptology study of codes
cryptozoology study of animals for whose existence there is no conclusive proof
ctetology study of the inheritance of acquired characteristics
cynology scientific study of dogs
cytology study of living cells
dactyliology study of rings
dactylography the study of fingerprints
dactylology study of sign language
deltiology the collection and study of picture postcards
demology study of human behaviour
demonology study of demons
dendrochronology study of tree rings
dendrology study of trees
deontology the theory or study of moral obligation
dermatoglyphics the study of skin patterns and fingerprints
dermatology study of skin
desmology study of ligaments
diabology study of devils
diagraphics art of making diagrams or drawings
dialectology study of dialects
dioptrics study of light refraction
diplomatics science of deciphering ancient writings and texts
diplomatology study of diplomats
docimology the art of assaying
dosiology the study of doses
dramaturgy art of producing and staging dramatic works
dysgenics the study of racial degeneration
dysteleology study of purposeless organs
ecclesiology study of church affairs
eccrinology study of excretion
ecology study of environment
economics study of material wealth
edaphology study of soils
Egyptology study of ancient Egypt
ekistics study of human settlement
Electrochemistry study of relations between electricity and chemicals
electrology study of electricity
electrostatics study of static electricity
embryology study of embryos
emetology study of vomiting
emmenology the study of menstruation
endemiology study of local diseases
endocrinology study of glands
enigmatology study of enigmas
entomology study of insects
entozoology study of parasites that live inside larger organisms
enzymology study of enzymes
ephebiatrics branch of medicine dealing with adolescence
epidemiology study of diseases; epidemics
epileptology study of epilepsy
epistemology study of grounds of knowledge
eremology study of deserts
ergology study of effects of work on humans
ergonomics study of people at work
escapology study of freeing oneself from constraints
eschatology study of death; final matters
ethnogeny study of origins of races or ethnic groups
ethnology study of cultures
ethnomethodology study of everyday communication
ethnomusicology study of comparative musical systems
ethology study of natural or biological character
ethonomics study of economic and ethical principles of a society
etiology the science of causes; especially of disease
etymology study of origins of words
euthenics science concerned with improving living conditions
exobiology study of extraterrestrial life
floristry the art of cultivating and selling flowers
fluviology study of watercourses
folkloristics study of folklore and fables
futurology study of future
garbology study of garbage
gastroenterology study of stomach; intestines
gastronomy study of fine dining
gemmology study of gems and jewels
genealogy study of descent of families
genesiology study of reproduction and heredity
genethlialogy the art of casting horoscopes
geochemistry study of chemistry of the earth's crust
geochronology study of measuring geological time
geogeny science of the formation of the earth's crust
geogony study of formation of the earth
geography study of surface of the earth and its inhabitants
geology study of earth's crust
geomorphogeny study of the origins of land forms
geoponics study of agriculture
geotechnics study of increasing habitability of the earth
geratology study of decadence and decay
gerocomy study of old age
gerontology study of the elderly; aging
gigantology study of giants
glaciology study of ice ages and glaciation
glossology study of language; study of the tongue
glyptography the art of engraving on gems
glyptology study of gem engravings
gnomonics the art of measuring time using sundials
gnosiology study of knowledge; philosophy of knowledge
gnotobiology study of life in germ-free conditions
graminology study of grasses
grammatology study of systems of writing
graphemics study of systems of representing speech in writing
graphology study of handwriting
gromatics science of surveying
gynaecology study of women’s physiology
gyrostatics the study of rotating bodies
haemataulics study of movement of blood through blood vessels
hagiology study of saints
halieutics study of fishing
hamartiology study of sin
harmonics study of musical acoustics
hedonics part of ethics or psychology dealing with pleasure
helcology study of ulcers
heliology science of the sun
helioseismology study of sun's interior by observing its surface oscillations
helminthology study of worms
hematology study of blood
heortology study of religious feasts
hepatology study of liver
heraldry study of coats of arms
heresiology study of heresies
herpetology study of reptiles and amphibians
hierology science of sacred matters
hippiatrics study of diseases of horses
hippology the study of horses
histology study of the tissues of organisms
histopathology study of changes in tissue due to disease
historiography study of writing history
historiology study of history
homiletics the art of preaching
hoplology the study of weapons
horography art of constructing sundials or clocks
horology science of time measurement
horticulture study of gardening
hydrobiology study of aquatic organisms
hydrodynamics study of movement in liquids
hydrogeology study of ground water
hydrography study of investigating bodies of water
hydrokinetics study of motion of fluids
hydrology study of water resources
hydrometeorology study of atmospheric moisture
hydropayht study of treating diseases with water
hyetology science of rainfall
hygiastics science of health and hygiene
hygienics study of sanitation; health
hygiology hygienics; study of cleanliness
hygrology study of humidity
hygrometry science of humidity
hymnography study of writing hymns
hymnology study of hymns
hypnology study of sleep; study of hypnosis
hypsography science of measuring heights
iamatology study of remedies
iatrology treatise or text on medical topics; study of medicine
iatromathematics archaic practice of medicine in conjunction with astrology
ichnography art of drawing ground plans; a ground plan
ichnology science of fossilized footprints
ichyhtology study of fish
iconography study of drawing symbols
iconology study of icons; symbols
ideogeny study of origins of ideas
ideology science of ideas; system of ideas used to justify behaviour
idiomology study of idiom, jargon or dialect
idiopsychology psychology of one's own mind
immunogenetics study of genetic characteristics of immunity
immunology study of immunity
immunopathology study of immunity to disease
insectology study of insects
irenology the study of peace
iridology study of the iris; diagnosis of disease based on the iris of the eye
kalology study of beauty
karyology study of cell nuclei
kidology study of kidding
kinematics study of motion
kinesics study of gestural communication
kinesiology study of human movement and posture
kinetics study of forces producing or changing motion
koniology study of atmospheric pollutants and dust
ktenology science of putting people to death
kymatology study of wave motion
labeorphily collection and study of beer bottle labels
larithmics study of population statistics
laryngology study of larynx
lepidopterology study of butterflies and moths
leprology study of leprosy
lexicology study of words and their meanings
lexigraphy art of definition of words
lichenology study of lichens
limacology study of slugs
limnobiology study of freshwater ecosystems
limnology study of bodies of fresh water
linguistics study of language
lithology study of rocks
liturgiology study of liturgical forms and church rituals
loimology study of plagues and epidemics
loxodromy study of sailing along rhumb-lines
magirics art of cookery
magnanerie art of raising silkworms
magnetics study of magnetism
malacology study of molluscs
malariology study of malaria
mammalogy study of mammals
Manège the art of horsemanship
Mariology study of the Virgin Mary
martyrology study of martyrs
mastology study of mammals
mathematics study of magnitude, number, and forms
mazology mammalogy; study of mammals
mechanics study of action of force on bodies
meconology study of or treatise concerning opium
melittology study of bees
mereology study of part-whole relationships
mesology ecology
metallogeny study of the origin and distribution of metal deposits
metallography study of the structure and constitution of metals
metallurgy study of alloying and treating metals
metaphysics study of principles of nature and thought
metapolitics study of politics in theory or abstract
metapsychology study of nature of the mind
meteoritics the study of meteors
meteorology study of weather
metrics study of versification
metrology science of weights and measures
microanatomy study of microscopic tissues
microbiology study of microscopic organisms
microclimatology study of local climates
micrology study or discussion of trivialities
micropalaeontology study of microscopic fossils
microphy ology
microscopy study of minute objects
mineralogy study of minerals
molinology study of mills and milling
momilogy study of mummies
morphology study of forms and the development of structures
muscology the study of mosses
museology the study of museums
musicology study of music
mycology study of funguses
myology study of muscles
myrmecology study of ants
mythology study of myths; fables; tales
naology study of church or temple architecture
nasology study of the nose
nautics art of navigation
nematology the study of nematodes
neonatology study of newborn babies
neossology study of nestling birds
nephology study of clouds
nephrology study of the kidneys
neurobiology study of anatomy of the nervous system
neurology study of nervous system
neuropsychology study of relation between brain and behaviour
neurypnology study of hypnotism
neutrosophy study of the origin and nature of philosophical neutralities
nidology study of nests
nomology the science of the laws; especially of the mind
noology science of the intellect
nosology study of diseases
nostology study of senility
notaphily collecting of bank-notes and cheques
numerology study of numbers
numismatics study of coins
nymphology study of nymphs
obstetrics study of midwifery
oceanography study of oceans
oceanology study of oceans
odology science of the hypothetical mystical force of od
odontology study of teeth
oenology study of wines
oikology science of housekeeping
olfactology study of the sense of smell
ombrology study of rain
oncology study of tumours
oneirology study of dreams
onomasiology study of nomenclature
onomastics study of proper names
ontology science of pure being; the nature of things
oology study of eggs
ophiology study of snakes
ophthalmology study of eye diseases
optics study of light
optology study of sight
optometry science of examining the eyes
orchidology study of orchids
ornithology study of birds
orology study of mountains
orthoepy study of correct pronunciation
orthography study of spelling
orthopterology study of cockroaches
oryctology mineralogy or paleontology
osmics scientific study of smells
osmology study of smells and olfactory processes
osphresiology study of the sense of smell
osteology study of bones
otology study of the ear
otorhinolary ngology
paedology study of children
paedotrophy art of rearing children
paidonosology study of children's diseases; pediatrics
palaeoanthropology study of early humans
palaeobiology study of fossil plants and animals
palaeoclimatology study of ancient climates
palaeolimnology study of ancient fish
palaeolimnology study of ancient lakes
palaeontology study of fossils
palaeopedology study of early soils
paleobotany study of ancient plants
paleo-osteology study of ancient bones
palynology study of pollen
papyrology study of paper
parapsychology study of unexplained mental phenomena
parasitology study of parasites
paroemiology study of proverbs
parthenology study of virgins
pataphysics the science of imaginary solutions
pathology study of disease
patrology study of early Christianity
pedagogics study of teaching
pedology study of soils
pelology study of mud
penology study of crime and punishment
periodontics study of gums
peristerophily pigeon-collecting
pestology science of pests
petrology study of rocks
pharmacognosy study of drugs of animal and plant origin
pharmacology study of drugs
pharology study of lighthouses
pharyngology study of the throat
phenology study of organisms as affected by climate
phenomenology study of phenomena
philately study of postage stamps
philematology the act or study of kissing
phillumeny collecting of matchbox labels
philology study of ancient texts; historical linguistics
philosophy science of knowledge or wisdom
phoniatrics study and correction of speech defects
phonology study of speech sounds
photobiology study of effects of light on organisms
phraseology study of phrases
phrenology study of bumps on the head
phycology study of algae and seaweeds
physics study of properties of matter and energy
phy siology
phytology study of plants; botany
piscatology study of fishes
pisteology science or study of faith
planetology study of planets
plutology political economy; study of wealth
pneumatics study of mechanics of gases
podiatry study and treatment of disorders of the foot; chiropody
podology study of the feet
polemology study of war
pomology study of fruit-growing
posology science of quantity or dosage
potamology study of rivers
praxeology study of practical or efficient activity; science of efficient action
primatology study of primates
proctology study of rectum
prosody study of versification
protistology study of protists
proxemics study of man’s need for personal space
psalligraphy the art of paper-cutting to make pictures
psephology study of election results and voting trends
pseudology art or science of lying
pseudoptics study of optical illusions
psychobiology study of biology of the mind
psychogenetics study of internal or mental states
psychognosy study of mentality, personality or character
psychology study of mind
psychopathology study of mental illness
psychophy sics
pteridology study of ferns
pterylology study of distribution of feathers on birds
pyretology study of fevers
pyrgology study of towers
pyroballogy study of artillery
pyrography study of woodburning
quinology study of quinine
raciology study of racial differences
radiology study of X-rays and their medical applications
reflexology study of reflexes
rhabdology knowledge or learning concerning divining rods
rhabdology art of calculating using numbering rods
rheology science of the deformation or flow of matter
rheumatology study of rheumatism
rhinology study of the nose
rhochrematics science of inventory management and the movement of products
runology study of runes
sarcology study of fleshy parts of the body
satanology study of the devil
scatology study of excrement or obscene literature
schematonics art of using gesture to express tones
sciagraphy art of shading
scripophily collection of bond and share certificates
sedimentology study of sediment
seismology study of earthquakes
selenodesy study of the shape and features of the moon
selenology study of the moon
semantics study of meaning
semantology science of meanings of words
semasiology study of meaning; semantics
semiology study of signs and signals
semiotics study of signs and symbols
serology study of serums
sexology study of sexual behaviour
siderography art of engraving on steel
sigillography study of seals
significs science of meaning
silvics study of tree's life
sindonology study of the shroud of Turin
Sinology study of China
sitology dietetics
sociobiology study of biological basis of human behaviour
sociology study of society
somatology science of the properties of matter
sophiology science of ideas
soteriology study of theological salvation
spectrology study of ghosts
spectroscopy study of spectra
speleology study and exploration of caves
spermology study of seeds
sphagnology study of peat moss
sphragistics study of seals and signets
sphygmology study of the pulse
splanchnology study of the entrails or viscera
spongology study of sponges
stasiology study of political parties
statics study of bodies and forces in equilibrium
stemmatology study of relationships between texts
stoichiology science of elements of animal tissues
stomatology study of the mouth
storiology study of folk tales
stratigraphy study of geological layers or strata
stratography art of leading an army
stylometry studying literature by means of statistical analysis
suicidology study of suicide
symbology study of symbols
symptomatology study of symptoms of illness
synecology study of ecological communities
synectics study of processes of invention
syntax study of sentence structure
syphilology study of syphilis
systematology study of systems
taxidermy art of curing and stuffing animals
tectonics science of structure of objects, buildings and landforms
tegestology study and collecting of beer mats
teleology study of final causes; analysis in terms of purpose
telmatology study of swamps
teratology study of monsters, freaks, abnormal growths or malformations
teuthology study of cephalopods
textology study of the production of texts
thalassography science of the sea
thanatology study of death and its customs
thaumatology study of miracles
theology study of religion; religious doctrine
theriatrics veterinary medicine
theriogenology study of animals' reproductive systems
thermody namics
thermokinematics study of motion of heat
thermology study of heat
therology study of wild mammals
thremmatology science of breeding domestic animals and plants
threpsology science of nutrition
tidology study of tides
timbrology study of postage stamps
tocology obstetrics; midwifery
tonetics study of pronunciation
topology study of places and their natural features
toponmics study of place-names
toreutics study of artistic work in metal
toxicology study of poisons
toxophily love of archery; archery; study of archery
traumatology study of wounds and their effects
tribology study of friction and wear between surfaces
trichology study of hair and its disorders
trophology study of nutrition
tsiganology study of gypsies
turnery art of turning in a lathe
typhlology study of blindness and the blind
typography art of printing or using type
typology study of types of things
ufology study of alien spacecraft
uranography descriptive astronomy and mapping
uranology study of the heavens; astronomy
urbanology study of cities
urenology study of rust molds
urology study of urine; urinary tract
venereology study of venereal disease
vermeology study of worms
vexillology study of flags
victimology study of victims
vinology scientific study of vines and winemaking
virology study of viruses
vitrics glassy materials; glassware; study of glassware
volcanology study of volcanoes
vulcanology study of volcanoes
xylography art of engraving on wood
xylology study of wood
zenography study of the planet Jupiter
zoiatrics veterinary surgery
zooarchaeology study of animal remains of archaeological sites
zoochemistry chemistry of animals
zoogeography study of geographic distribution of animals
zoogeology study of fossil animal remains
zoology study of animals
zoonomy animal physiology
zoonosology study of animal diseases
zoopathology study of animal diseases
zoophysics physics of animal bodies
zoophysiology study of physiology of animals
zoophytology study of plant-like animals
zoosemiotics study of animal communication
zootaxy science of classifying animals
zootechnics science of breeding animals
zygology science of joining and fastening
zymology science of fermentation
zymurgy branch of chemistry dealing with brewing and distilling
arborolatry worship of trees
archaeolatry worship of or belief in angels
astrolatry worship of stars
autolatry self-worship
bardolatry Excessive devotion to shakespear
bibliolatry excessive devotion to or worship of books
Christolatry worship of Christ
cosmolatry worship of the world
cynolatry worship of dogs
demonolatry worship of or devotion to demons
dendrolatry worship of trees
ecclesiolatry excessive devotion to church tradition and form
epeolatry worship of words
episcopolatry worship of bishops
gamidolatry worship of marriage
gastrolatry gluttony; excessive love of food
geolatry earth-worship
grammatolatry worship of letters and words
gyniolatry deep respect or devotion for women
hagiolatry worship or reverence for saints
heliolatry sun worship
hierolatry worship of saints or sacred things
hygeiolatry excessive devotion to health
ichthyolatry the worship of fish
iconolatry image-worship
ideolatry worship of ideas
idiolatry self-worship; egotism
idolatry worship of idols
ignicolist fire-worshipper
litholatry stone-worship
lordolatry worship of nobility
Mariolatry worship of the virgin mother
martyrolatry excessive devotion to martyrs
mechanolatry worship of machines
monolatry worship of one god without excluding belief in others
necrolatry worship of the dead
neolatry worship of novelty
onolatry worship of asses or donkeys
ophiolatry worship of snakes
ophism snake-worship
pandemonism worship of spirits dwelling in all forms of nature
parthenolatry worship of the Virgin Mary
patriolatry excessive devotion or worship of one's native country
physiolatry nature-worship
planetolatry worship of the planets
plutolatry worship of wealth
poetolatry worship of poets
pseudolatry false worship
pyrolatry fire-worship
selenolatry worship of the moon
statolatry worship of the state
staurolatry worship of the cross or crucifix
symbolatry undue worship of symbols
thaumatolatry worship of miracles or wonders
theriolatry animal-worship
Created by: mikburger on 2010-08-12



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