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I like words. I found these in Mrs. Byrne's Dictionary of Unusual, Obscure, and Preposterous Words.
hippopotomonstrosesquipedalian: adj. pertaining to a very, very long word. see sesquipedalian .
olamic: adj. infinite, eternal
cymotrichous: adj. having wavy hair
ananym: n. a name written backward.
stratocracy: n. military government
labefy: v.t. to weaken
gynarachy: n. 1. government by women 2. an insect society where only the female parent takes part in establishing the colony
otosis: n. a hearing malfunction; not hearing correctly
recusant: adj. dissenting; disestablishmentarian.
hydromancy: n. fortunetelling by observing the tide
philophobia: n. fear of falling in love or of being loved
kerdomeletia: n. excessive attention to material wealth
whally: adj. having light-colored eyes
otolaryngologist: n. an ear, nose, and throat specialist
beray: v. t. to make foul; to soil
snafu: adj. & n. Situation Normal: All Fucked-Up fubar, Fucked-Up Beyond All Recognition, fubb, Fucked-Up Beyond Belief, fumtu, Fucked-Up More Than Usual, janfu, Joint Army and Navy Fuck-Up, sapfu, Surpassing All Previous Fuck-Ups, susfu, Situation Unchanged: Still Fucked-Up, tarfu, Things Are Really Fucked-Up (all army slang)
entwicklungsroman: n. a novel dealing with the protagonist's character development from childhood to maturity. See
bildungsroman: n. a novel dealing with the protagonist's early development or education
vastation: n. purification by fire
chirospasm: n. writer's cramp
paronomasia: n. punning; a pun
leiotrichous: adj. smooth-haired
chevy: n. a hunting cry; the hunt v.t.& i. 1. to hunt 2. to tease or torment
Here are some from dictionary.com
vituperation \vy-too-puh-RAY-shuhn, -tyoo-\, noun:
1. The act or an instance of speaking abusively to or about.
sempiternal \sem-pih-TUR-nuhl\, adjective:
Of never ending duration; having beginning but no end; everlasting; endless.
extol \ik-STOHL\, transitive verb:
egress \EE-gress\, noun:
\ee-GRESS\, intransitive verb:
pusillanimous \pyoo-suh-LAN-uh-muhs\, adjective:
Lacking in courage and resolution; contemptibly fearful; cowardly.
gamine \gam-EEN; GAM-een\, noun:
1. A girl who wanders about the streets; an urchin.
anodyne \AN-uh-dyn\, adjective:
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