Wednesday, April 26, 2017

skb's list of nifty words

omething put together by oceanagrpher Steven k Baum back in the 1990
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
logically a more obvious truth if a preceding assertion
is true; by inference; all the more so (W)

a' l'envoi - in emulation:  in a spirit of emulation or rivalry (W)

a' outrance - to excess:  to the utmost; supremely; to the bitter
end (W)

a' propos de bottes - on the subject of boots:  an expression used
to 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
seriously (W)

ab ovo - from the egg:  from the very beginning, hence completely
and in great detail; throughly or voluminously (W)

abattoir (n.) - a slaughterhouse (B)

abderian (adj.) - pertaining to foolish or excessive laughter (B)

abderite (n.) - a simpleton or dimwitted yokel, and one with
a tendency to scoff at everything (originally a person from
ancient Thrace) (E)

abdominous (adj.) - having or pertaining to a distended stomach (G)

abecedarian (adj.) - simple; elementary; rudimentary; introductory; or
alphabetical (G)

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 ill-will:  no 
offense intended (W)

absquatulate (v.) - to leave hurriedly, suddenly, or secretly (B)

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,W)

acediast (n.) - a person who is slothful or wickedly lax when
it comes to spiritual or religious matters (E)

acephalist (n.) - the balky maverick who acknowledges no head or
superior or authority (E)

acersecomic (n.) - one who has never had a haircut (E)

acervuline (adj.) - resembling small heaps (B)

acherontic (adj.) - darky, gloomy, forbidding (B)

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, profound (B)

acrocephalic (n.,adj.) - pertaining to pointed heads; someone with a
pointed head (B)

ad baculum, a baculo - to the rod:  appealing to or suggesting the
use of force to settle the question (W)

ad captandum benevolentiam - with intent to win good will or favor (W)

ad captandum vulgus - with intent to take in the public:  designed to
court the crowd emotionally, even if using unsound reason (W)

ad crumenam - to the purse:  appealing to greed or to the hearer's
pocket (W)

ad ignorantium - to ignorance:  depending for its effect on the
hearer's not knowing something essential; arguing that something
is true because it has not been proven false, or challenging another
to disprove rather than endeavoring to prove (W)

ad judicium - to judgment:  appealing to the common sense of mankind
or to the judgment of the people (W)

ad misericordiam - to compassion:  appealing to a sense of pity or
mercy; asking compassion (W)

ad populum - to the people:  appealing to popular sentimental weaknesses
rather than to facts or reasons (W)

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,
reverence for authority, or sense of prestige; requiring an
opponent to offend against decorum (W)

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
nor salubrious (B)

adjectitious (adj.) - added, thrown in (B)

adminicle (n.) - something that helps or supports; corroboratory evidence;
explanatory proof (B)

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, or passages;
commonplace book (W)

adynaton (n.) - magnifying or exaggerating an actual event by reference
to something impossible (rhetoric term) (W)

aenos (n.) - use of erudite words or allusions to appeal to the
learned (rhetoric term) (W)

aeolistic (adj.) - long-winded (B)

aerophagist (n.) - the neurotic or somewhat hysterical gaper who
swallows or gulps in air at times of stress (E)

Aesopian language - political doubletalk or euphemism that has a
special meaning to its advocates or initiates; a vocabulary of
stock phrases, code words, and value judgments; dissembling
or propagandistic jargon (W)

aesculapian (adj.) - relating to that which is medical or to the art
of healing (G)

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 three
nights, was considered one of the family (Saxon law) (B)

agenocratia (n.) - opposition to birth control (B)

agglutination (n.) - compound-word formation from discrete word
elements, or the creation of derivatives and inflections, by
added affixes, e.g. 'disestablishment' from 'dis', 'establish',
and 'ment' (W)

agitprop (n.) - the vociferous, propagandistic agitator or
sloganeer (E)

agnogenic (n.) - of unknown cause (B)

agnoiology (n.) - the study of ignorance (B)

agnosy (n.) - ignorance; especially ignorance shared by the whole
human race (B)

agonist (n.) - a struggler; a person who is contending, whether in
a mental or spiritual conflict or against an opponent for an
athletic prize (E)

agonistic (n.) - combative; strained for the sake of effect (B)

agroof (n.) - flat on one's face (Scottish) (B)

aide-me'moire (n.) - memory helper:  document outlining or summarizing
points of a communication, proposal, or agreement (W)

ailurophobe (n.) - the person who can't stand cats (E)

airmonger (n.) - the man or woman who is attracted to visionary
ideas and projects (E)

aischrolatreia (n.) - worship of filth, dirt, smut; obscenity cult (B)

aldiborontiphoscophornio (n.) - a pompous person (from an old English
burlesque and later used by Walter Scott) (E)

aleatory (adj.) - dependent upon chance, luck, or an uncertain
outcome (B,E)

alectoromachy (n.) - cockfighting

algedonic (adj.) - pertaining to pain, especially when associated with
pleasure (B)

algedonica (n.) - the science of pleasure and pain (B)

algidity (n.) - coldness

algolagnic (adj.) - relating to the perception of pleasure from
inflicting or suffering pain (G,E)

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
work (W)

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
has ended up as mostly an old fart (E)

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;
devious (B,W)

ambiloquence (n.) - competence in double-talk (W)

ambivert (n.) - someone whose personality strikes a nice balance between
outgoing sociability and pensive or hesitant self-concern (E)

amblysia - phrasing in such a way as to forewarn or to cushion a dire
announcement, but sometimes thereby alarming in itself (rhetoric
term) (W)

amende honorable - an honorable fine:  a full and frank apology, however
humiliating its admissions (W)

ami de cour (n.) - the fairweather or foul-hearted friend (E)

amicus humani generis (n.) - a philathropist (E)

amniomancy (n.) - fortune telling by examining the embryonic sac
or amniotic fluid

amphibolous (adj.) - susceptible of two meanings; ambiguous; equivocal,
e.g. 'We'll engage them in battle hopefully after our reinforcements
arrive." (G,W)

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
impossible (B)

anaclitic (adj.) - overly dependent on another (B)

anacoluthon (n.) - an abrupt shift in midsentence in syntax to
another construction, sometimes for rhetorical effect, e.g.
"Why don't I--but, no, you should do it yourself." (W)

anacreontic (adj.) - jovial, festive and amatory (B,G)

anadiplosis (n.) - repeating the final words or words of a phrase
or clause as the beginning of the ensuing phrase (rhetoric
term) (W)

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
character, of one thought to be lost (classical drama term)

anagogig (adj.) - relating to things spiritual and mystical; occult;
gnostic (B,G)

analects (n.) - selected parts of a literary work or works (W)

analeptic (adj.) - serving to renew strength and vigor; invigorating (B,G)

analphabet (n.) - an illiterate, or one who is literally ignorant
of the ABC's (E)

anamnestic (adj.) - reminiscent; aiding the memory (B)

ananias (n.) - a teller of untruths; liar (from a follower of the
apostles who was struck dead for lying) (E,G)

ananym (n.) - a pseudonym devised by spelling one's name backward (B,W)

anaphora (n.) - repitition of a word or phrase in successive clauses,
sentences, or paragraphs for rhetorical effect, e.g. "A sure man,
a sure alternative, a sure vote!" (W)

anapodictic (adj.) - undemonstrable (B)

anastrophe (n.) - inversion of the usual order of words, or withholding
of them, for rhetorical effect or emphasis, e.g. "came the day
when", "into the store I went" (W)

anatreptic (adj.) - defeating, refuting (B)

anautarchia (n.) - perpetual unhappiness (B)

anax andron (n.) - a leader or men, a take-charge guy (applied to
Agamemnon by Homer) (E)

anaxiphilia (n.) - act of falling in love with a schtoonk by someone
who should know better (B)

ancilla (n.) - a sidekick who helps another to accomplish or master
something difficult or complicated (E)

andabate (n.) - one who is hoodwinked, in the dark or virtually blind
to the realities of a situation (E)

androlepsia (n.) - international governmental kidnapping for
political gain (B)

anfractuous (adj.) - winding, tortuous (B,)

angary (n.) - the right of a warring nation to use or destroy a
neutral's property, subject to full indemnification (B)

angst (n.) - anxiety, fear; not fear of anything specific but a dread
of nothingness

anhedonia (n.) - the inability to be happy (B)

aniconic (adj.) - not using or permitting images, effigies, or idols (B,G)

anicular (adj.) - old-womanish, weak; feeble-minded (B)

anililagnia (n.) - sexual desire for older women (B)

anile (adj.) - old womanish; lacking in force, strength or effectiveness;
faltering (G)

animadversion (n.) - generally adverse criticism (B,E,G)

ankylophobia (n.) - abnormal fear of stiff or immobile joints

anodyne (adj.) - painless, soothing (G)

anomy (n.) - the collapse of the social structures governing a
given society

anonym (n.) - a person remaining nameless; psuedonym; anonymous
publication; idea, vagary, or phenomenon that has no term that
precisely expresses it (W)

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
of one's disease (B)

Anschauung (n.) - intuition; sense awareness of perception (B)

antanaclasis (n.) - a phrasing in which the topic or key word is
repeated, sometimes with a different sense or connotation, for
a play on words, e.g. "The business of America is business" (W)

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
a strking effect (rhetoric term) (W)

anthorism (n.) - a counterdefinition, or a delineation or description
differing from that of an opponent (W)

anthropophaginia (n.) - a cannibal (E)

anthropophobia (n.) - fear of meeting people; fear of society (B)

antibromic (adj.) - causing the elimination of odors; deodorizing (G)

antilogous (adj.) - contrary; inconsistent (B)

antinomian (n.) - a Christian who believes that faith alone will see
him through; or pertaining to such a doctrine (B)

antinomy (n.) - an inconsistency, or built-in contradiction; opposition
of one law to another (B,G,W)

antipedobaptism (n.) - denial on scriptural grounds of the validity
of infant baptism

antiphrasis (n.) - a word used to mean its opposite; calling something
its opposite for an ironic or satirical purpose, e.g. the comment
"How attractive!" on seeing something ugly (B,W)

antiscians (n.) - people living on the same meridian, but on different
sides of the equator (B)

antistasis (n.) - the defense of an action that prevented something
worse from happening (B)

antithalian (adj.) - against enjoyment (B)

antonomasia (n.) - substitution of an epithet or nickname for a 
person's proper name, or of a proper name for a common
noun, e.g. "a Caspar Milquetoast", "a Jezebel" (B,W)

anuptaphobia (n.) - fear of staying single (B,E)

aolist (n.) - a person who claims to be inspired--to feel within that
sudden wind of genius or artistic urgency; the wind is sometimes
more like a draft (E)

apaetesis (n.) - the angry putting aside of a matter to be taken
up later (rhetoric term) (W)

apagogic (adj.) - pertaining to a proof by reductio ad absurdum; an 
indirect demonstration of a proof; the proposition is
emphasized by disproving its contradiction (B,W)

apanthropy (n.) - dislike of being with people; love of solitude (B)

apercu (n.) - a quick, penetrating insight; immediate impression,
intuition, or estimate (W)

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, etc., of doubtful authenticity
or questionable authorship (W)

apodiabolosis (n.) - diabolical treatment (B)

apodictic (adj.) - absolutely certain or necessarily true;
uncontestable (W)

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
won't mention his filthy habits."  (B,W)

aporia (n.) - professing to be at a loss as to what to say, where to
begin, or how to express something; true or feigned doubt or
deliberation about an issue (W)

aposiopesis (n.) - a conscious breaking off in the middle of a sentence
because of emotion, a dramatic change in thought, or, sometimes,
a shifting to understatement or irony (W)

apothegm (n.) - a concise formulation of a truth; an aphorism (G)

apotheosis (n.) - an exalted position, highest development, quintessential
or ultimate fulfillment (G)

appellation (n.) - a name, designation, or title (W)

apposite (adj.) - appropriate, fitting, apt, suitable (G)

appropinquate (v.) - to approach (B)

aptronym (n.) - a name befitting the occupation, role or nature
of a person or character, e.g. Doctor Sawbones (W)

arcadian (adj.) - ideally simple and contented (G)

argyrothecology (n.) - collecting of money boxes as found in
churches or dispensing machines

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
unreasonably (B)

artuate (v.) - to tear limb from limb (B)

ascian (n.) - one without a shadow:  applied to the inhabitants of the
torrid zone, where the sun is vertical at noon for a few days
every year (B)

asphalia (n.) - emphatic guaranteeing of what one is saying, as by
assuring others, wagering about the truth of something (rhetoric
term) (W)

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-upper-lip
afraid to admit to weakness of any sort (E)

astucious (adj.) - having keen perception; of astute and penetrating
discernment (G)

asyndetic (adj.) - not connected by conjunctions:  I came, I saw, I
conquered (G)

ataraxia (n.) - imperturbability; utter calmness (B)

ataraxic (adj.) - of or pertaining to freedom from anxiety or emotional
disturbance; calm and imperturbable (G)

atelophobe (n.) - the driven perfectionist, one with a morbid fear of
having things less than perfect (E)

athanasia (n.) - immortality (B)

athetise (v.) - to spurn, reject (B)

atrabilarian (n.) - a gloomy hypochondriac (E)

au grand serieux - with great earnestness or, often, with undue
gravity (W)

augean (adj.) - filthy and difficult to clean; requiring hard work (from
the stables of Augeas, not cleaned for thirty years) (B,G)

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-governing (B)

autochthonous (adj.) - native, aboriginal, indigenous (B,E,G)

autoclesis (n.) - introducing an idea or subject by seeming to
refuse discussion of it, thereby arousing interest (rhetoric
term) (W)

autodidact (n.) - one self-taught (B,E)

autognosis (n.) - knowledge of self, especially the appreciation of
one's own emotional conflicts (B,)

autological (adj.) - self-descriptive, or being a word that exemplifies
what it means, e.g. "English" is English, "polysyllabic" is
polysyllabic (W)

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
(as autophoby) an abnormal fear of being egotistical

autoschediastic (adj.) - impromptu; on the spur of the moment (B)

autotelic (adj.) - having in itself an end or excuse for being,
as opposed to being didactic or utiliatarian (B,W)

autotelism (n.) - nonutilitarian theory of art holding that a
work of art is an end in itself

autothaumaturgist (n.) - the coy or cagey person whose mission is to
appear mysterious or quite remarkable (E)

autotheist (n.) - the individual who is not only self-centered but
self-deifying, or at least self-worshipping (E)

auxesis (n.) - an ordering of thoughts expressed in a sequence of
ascending importance (rhetoric term) (W)

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, as at a rousing orgy or
let-it-all-hang-out cult ceremony (D)

backberend (adj.) - a thief caught with the goods (B)

badaud (n.) - an idle, markedly stupid individual who believes just
about anything and is a half-witted gossip (D)

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, soothing, balmy (B)

banausic (adj.) - common, ordinary, and undistinguished; dull and
insipid (G,W)

bandersnatch (n.) - an uncouth or unconventional person, especially
one deemed a menace or nuisance (G)

baptisiphily (n.) - interest in collecting Christian baptismal

baragouin (n.) - gibberish (B,W)

bardolatry (n.) - Shakespeare worship (B)

barrator (n.) - those constant inciters of lawsuits who would rather
have a day in court than a day at the beach (D)

barratrous (adj.) - pertaining to the habitual causing of fights (B)

bashawism (n.) - tyranny and imperiousness

bashi-bazouk (n.) - a dangerously out-of-control, undisciplined
individual who knows no law (D)

bastinado (n.) - striking the soles of the fet with a stick, or a blow
or beating with a stick (G)

bathetic (adj.) - emotionally jumping off the deep end, insincere,
overdone, anticlimactic (B,E)

bathos (n.) - overdone pathos; descent from the sublime to the ridiculous

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
writing or speaking (B)

bavardage (n.) - small talk or chitchat; idle chatter (W)

bdelygmia - a litany of abuse; string of execrations (rhetoric
term) (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 with belles-lettres (fine 
literature) (G)

bellwether (n.) - a leader of a sheeplike and foolish crowd (B)

belomancy (n.) - fortune-telling by marking arrows and drawing
them from a quiver at random

ben trovato - well thought up:  describing a notion or anecdote
that is untrue but appropriate or memorable (from the Italian
"Si non e vero e ben trovato" tr. "Not true but well put") (W)

bibacious (adj.) - addicted to alcohol (B)

bibble (v.) - to drink often or much; or to drink or eat noisily (B)

biblia abiblia - books that are no books:  books of no human interest
or worthless as literature (W)

bibliobibuli (n.) - those who read too much, and hence tend to be
unaware of or oblivious to the real world (D)

bibliokleptomania (n.) - abnormal compulsion to steal books

bibliopegy (n.) - the art of binding books

bibliopolism (n.) - the selling of books, esp. rare or
secondhand volumes

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
or maturation of the main character (B,)

billingsgate (n.) - coarse, abusive, and vulgar language (from a London
fish market notorious for bad language) (B,G)

biophilism (n.) - belief that animals have rights which human beings
should respect (B)

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
water supply (B)

blinkard (n.) - one with bad eyes; a stupid or obtuse person;
someone who ignores or avoids something (B,D)

blissom (adj.) - in heat; or (v.) to copulate with a ewe (B)

bloviate (v.) - to orate verbosely and windily; hold forth
bumptiously (W)

blowtop (n.) - a person who becomes angry very easily or quickly (D)

boanthropy (n.) - a type of insanity in which a man thinks
he's an ox (B)

bodewash (n.) - cow dung (B)

boobocracy (n.) - government by boobs; plebianism ad absurdum (B)

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, or practitioner of spurcitious--
foul and obscene--language  (D)

bos in lingua - an ox on the tongue:  a weighty reason for silence (W)

boustrophedon (n.) - an ancient style of writing in which the
direction of the lines alternated (B)

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
baker's dozen (B)

brummagem (n.) - making an imposing display but inferior and of little
worth; showy but cheap (G)

brutum fulmen - failed thunderbolt:  empty noise or idle threat (W)

bruxomania (n.) - the habit of unconsciously grinding the teeth,
especially in sleep, or under stress (B)

bumbledom (n.) - the world of petty and incompetent officials

bumfodder (n) - toilet paper; an opprobrious name for a collection
of documents

bumbledom (n.) - the world of petty and
incompetent officials)

buncombe (n.) - empty, insincere speechmaking (G)

burke (v.) - to smother people in order to sell their bodies for
dissection (B)

bushwah (n.) - something poor, mean, contemptible (B)

bustluscious (adj.) - having or characterized by shapely mammalia, usually
of substantial size; stacked (by e. e. cummings) (G)

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)

cacoethes carpendi - a mania for fault-finding (W)

cacoethes loquendi - a mania for talking (W)

cacoethes scribendi - the compulsion to write (W)

cacogen (n.) - a anti-social person (B)

cacology (n.) - bad pronunciation; impropriety of wording or
unacceptable diction (W)

cacophenism (n.) - an unfairly harsh or derogatory word or
description (B)

cacophrenic (adj.) - pertaining to an inferior intellect (B)

cacotechny (n.) - a corrupt state of art (B)

cacozelia (n.) - studied affectation in diction or style, as in a
speech filled with pedantic Latinisms and inkhorn words (W)

cadge (v.) - to hawk or peddle, as fish; or to beg, sponge or fleece (G)

cadit quaestio - the investigation drops:  the argument or case
collapses; that dispenses with the issue (W)

caducous - fleeting; transient; unenduring (G)

cagamosis (n.) - unhappy marriage (B)

cainophobia (n.) - abnormal dislike of novelty or innovation

caitiff (adj.) - base; despicable; cowardly; wicked (B,G)

calascent - increasing in warmth (G)

calcographer (n.) - one who draws with crayons (B)

calepin (n.) - a dictionary, esp. a polyglot dictionary (W)

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)

canard (n.) - a groundless and hence false report, esp. one
deliberately fabricated and spread; specious anecdote (W)

canoodle (v.) - to caress (B)

cantabank (n.) - second-rate ballad singer (B)

capernoited (adj.) - tipsy, lightly pifflecated, slightly
nimptopsical (B)

caprylic - of or pertaining to an animal odor (G)

captation (n.) - trying to cadge acceptance by flattery (B,W)

captious (adj.) - intended to confuse or artfully entangle in
argument; deceptive or sophistical (W)

carking - distressing; annoying; perplexing (G)

carminative (adj.) - pertaining to farting (B)

carriwitchet (n.) - an absurd, riddling question, somewhat of
a hoax; teasing quibble; pun (W)

castrophrenia (n.) - the belief that one's thoughts are being
stolen by enemies (B)

casuistry (n.) - the determining of right and wrong in matters
of conduct or conscience, or the applying or principles of
ethics, particulary in instances that are complex or
ambiguous; false, deceptive reasoning about law or morals (W)

catachresis (n.) - incorrect use of a word or phrase, especially
from any etymological misunderstanding (B)

catacosmesis (n.) - an ordering of words in descending order of
importance; anticlimactic sequence in phrasing (rhetoric
term) (W)

catarolysis (n.) - cursing to let off steam (W)

catawamptious (adj.) - fierce, destructive; or diagonal or crooked (B)

catchpenny (adj.) - describing a book or publication existing solely
for the ignorant or unwary; popular but superficial (W)

caterwaul - wail, screech, or howl shrill, discordant sounds, like
a cat; or quarreling like cats (G)

causerie (n.) - a light and informal conversation; brief,
conversational essay (W)

cervesial (adj.) - pertaining to beer (B)

ceteris paribus - all other things beings equal or remaining
unchanged (W)

charette (n.) - the eleventh-hour efforts of architecture
students to solve their design-problem assignments; or applied
more generally to other work with specific due dates (B)

Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg (n.) - Indian name
for a Massachusetts lake ("You fish on your side, I fish on
my side, nobody fish in the middle.") (B)

charientism (n.) - a gracefully veiled insult (B,W)

chartulary (n.) - a book containing charters

chasmophilous (adj.) - fond of nooks, crannies, crevices, and
chasms (B)

chef d'oeuvre - a masterpiece (W)

cheimaphobia (n.) - abnormal fear or dislike of cold

cherophobia (n.) - fear of gaiety (B)

cherubimical (adj.) - drunk (B)

cheval de bataille - war-horse:  one's favorite subject or
argument, often to a tiresome degree (W)

cheville (n.) - an unnecessary word added to round off a sentence
or complete a line of verse (W)

chiasmus (n.) - the inverting of the second or latter of two phrases
that would otherwise be parallel in form, e.g., "I like the
idea; it's execution, I don't." (W)

choplogic (n.) - absurdly convoluted, sophistical, or illogical
argumentation; glib and specious reasoning (W)

chorizontist (n.) - critic of Homeric literature who claims that
the Iliad and Odyssey had different authors

chrestomathy (n.) - a collection of choice literary pieces (B)

chronique scandaleuse - a history or account that deals with the
intimate lives, love affairs, intrigues, etc. of the great
and famous, esp. a personal or eyewitness account (W)

chronogram (n.) - an inscription containing the correlative date
in Roman numerals (Man of sCience and huManity, bertrand
russelL's eXample gIves life eXtra meaning = MCMLXIX or 1969,
the year of Bertrand Russell's death) (B)

chthonic - dwelling or reigning in the underworld as deities or
as spirits; infernal; ghostly (G)

circumbendibus (n.) - a roundabout process or story;
circumlocution (W)

circumforaneous (adj.) - wandering from market to market, or
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.) - use of euphemisms for protection against the
black magic perpetrated by plain words; the eschewing of
unlucky words (B,W)

cleocentric (adj.) - pertaining to the belief that fame is
everything (B)

clerihew (n.) - an amusing quatrain about contemporary notables (B)

clinchpoop (n.) - a lout, jerk, clod, boor, slob, boob, fathead,
sap (B)

clinomania (n.) - excessive desire to stay in bed (B)

clinquant (n.) - showy but valueless writing or literary effects;
artistic tinsel (W)

clishmaclaver (n.) chatter; gossip (Scottish) (W)

clodpolish (adj.) - awkward (B)

clyster (n.) - an injection into the anus; an enema (B)

coarctation - the act of confining in a narrow space, or
restriction of liberty

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
conference (W)

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 or books; a
deceased writer of popular songs (W)

colubrine (adj.) - snaky, sneaky, cunning (B) 

comatulid - having hair that is neatly curled (G)

comitology - the study of the committee as a phenomenon (G)

comity - courteous behavior, politeness, civility

commentitious (adj.) - imaginary (B)

commination (n.) - denunciation; threatening or cursing (B)

comminatory - accusing publicly; denunciatory; threatening (G)

commoratio (n.) - dwelling on a point by repeating it in
different words (rhetoric term) (W)

commorient (adj.) - dying together (B)

complect (v.) - to connect together; intertwine (B)

compotation (n.) - drinking togethe, usually to excess (B)

comprachico (n.) - one who buys or sells children after first
deforming them (Spanish) (B)

comprobatio (n.) - complimenting one's judges or audience to
gain their favor (rhetoric term) (W)

compurgation (n.) - vindication; that which vindicates (B)

comstockery (n.) - zealous censorship of books or art because
of supposed immorality or salaciousness; literary prudery (W)

conation (n.) - mental effort (B)

concatervate (adj.) - heaped up (B)

concettism - love of or use of literary conceits, intellectual
analogies, or erudite comparisons (W)

conciliabule (n.) - a secret meeting of plot-hatchers (B)

concinnity (n.) - skill and harmony, esp. of style, in a literary
work; elegant arrangement (W)

concupiscence (n.) - strong appetite; excessive sexual desire (B)

confabulate - converse in an informal, familiar way; chat (G,W)

conflation (n.) - a combining or blending of two or more versions
of a text; confusion or mixing up (W)

consectaneous (adj.) - logical consequence; corollary (B)

consensus gentium fallacy - the fallacy of arguing that an idea
is true because most people believe it or because it has been
said throughout history (W)

consilience (n.) - a change happening or coincidence

conspectus (n.) - a general survey or overview; synopsis or
summary (W)

conspissation (n.) - thickness; the act of thickening (B)

conspurcate (v.) - to pollute; defile (B)

constructio ad sensum - construction according to sense, or framing
a sentence from word sense rather than by adhering to standard
grammar (W)

constuprate (v.) - to violate, to debauch (B)

consuetude (n.) - custom, tradition (B)

contemn - view with contempt, scorn, and disdain; despise (G)

contortuplicate (adj.) - twisted back upon itself (B)

contraremonstrant (n.) - a remonstrator against remonstrance (B)

contrectation (n.) - handling; the love play preceding sexual
intercourse; act of caressing someone, especially furtively
or against their will (B)

contumacy (n.) - a refusal to obey, or defiance

contumely (n.) - rude, abrasive insult in speech or writing;
vituperation or scornful candor (W)

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, a religious
movement, a political party or group (E)

costermongering (n.) - tampering with a great composer's orchestral
of choral works (from Sir Michael Costa's tamperings with Handel) (B)

costive - slow or stiff in the expression of opinions and in
action and reaction generally (G)

countercaster (n.) - a contemptuous word for a bookkeeper or accountant;
a person dealing in numbers (B)

coup de plume - stroke of the pen:  a literary attack (W)

coup d'essai - trial stroke:  a trial or warmup piece; an effort
serving as practice (W)

covinous (adj.) - deceitful, conspiring (B)

cozen - cheat; deceive; bequile by some paltry trick (G)

crambe repetita - warmed-over cabbage:  annoying repitition or
a tiresome, harped-on old story (W)

crapulous (adj.) - given to gross excess in drinking or eating; debauched
intemperance (B,G)

crassilingual (adj.) - thick-tongued (B)

craven conditional - use of politely cautious or periphrastic
subjunctives or catch phrases, e.g. constant resort to
"on the one hand," "on the other hand" (W. Safire) (W)

crepehangar (n.) - a gloomy person; a pessimist (B)

crepuscular (adj.) - referring to dusk, twilight; sometimes shady in a
wicked sense:  "crepuscular sexual practices and tastes"

cri de coeur - cry from the heart:  an ardent, impassioned declaration,
appeal or lament (W)

cri de guerre - war cry:  a martial motto or slogan, as used on
a heraldic device (W)

criticaster (n.) - an incompetent, inferior critic (B,W)

crurophilous (adj.) - liking legs (B)

crux criticorum - cross for critics:  a riddle or puzzle for the
critics (W)

cui bono - to whose benefit:  to what end or for what good (more
strictly, "who stands to gain from this") (W)

cumyxaphily (n.) - collecting match boxes

cunctative (adj.) - tardy, dilatory (B)

curiosa felicitas - agreeable style due to care; apt and elegant
expressism; studied felicity (W)

curlicism (n.) - literary indecency (W)

currente calamo - with a running pen:  fluidly or offhand (W)

cyprian (adj.) - lecherous, licentious, and lewd (B)

cypripareunia (n.) - sexual intercourse with a prostitute (B)

dacrygelosis (n.) - condition of alternating laughing and crying (B)

daedal (adj.) - ingeniously contrived or intricate; skillfully
and artistically crafted (W)

dasypygal (adj.) - having hairy buttocks (B)

de omnibus rebus et quibusdam aliis - about everything and a few
things besides:  a remark about books that are rambling and
wordy (W)

de profundis - out of the depths:  an expression of profound sorrow
or misery; 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)

defenestration - the act of throwing a thing or person out of
a window (G)

dehortatory (adj.) - dissuading (B)

deictic (adj.) - proving directly; indicating or pointing to
specifically, such as the pronouns 'that' and 'those' (W)

deipnophobia (n.) - fear of dining and dinner conversation

deipnosophist (n.) - a skillful dinner conversationalist (B)

deja lu - already read:  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
used for study

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; (b) created
the material world (B)

demophobe (n.) - a people-hater (B)

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, esp. with
great interest or fervor (W)

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 of
another or others, as in absogoddamlutely (B)

diallage - concentration of several separate arguments upon a
single point (rhetoric term) (W)

dialogue des sourds - dialogue of the deaf: a discussion in which
the participants pay no attention to one another's argument (W)

dialysis - rational disposing of reasons for or against something;
"dismembering" or reasoning away (rhetoric term) (W)

diaskeuasis (n.) - editorial revision (B)

diasyrm - arch disparagement, as by mocking praise (rhetoric
term) (W)

diatyposis - vivid presentation by means of exciting language
(rhetoric term) (W)

dicacity (n.) - oral playfulness; talkativeness (B)

dichaeologia - a defense of failure or disgrace, as by blaming
extenuating circumstances, inadequate help, or betrayal
by friends (see Nixon) (rhetoric term) (W)

dictum de dicto - saying from a saying:  a secondhand report,
hearsay (W)

didactic - overburdened with moral emphasis, therefore dull, pompous
(an autodidact is a self-taught person)

diffugient (adj.) - scattering (B)

dilogical (adj.) - ambiguous; having a double meaning (B)

dilogy (n.) - equivocal expression (not due to syntax) in which there
are two apparent meanings but only one of them ostensibly
intended, e.g. "Friends--I know you too well to call you
Ladies and Gentlemen..." (W)

dimbox (n.) - the smoother-over of disputes, an expert at getting
others to make up (E)

dingbat (n.) - an ornamental piece of type used on a page, such
as an asterisk or bullet (W)

dingbatted maledicta (n.) - term for typographical symbols or
punctuation marks to represent obscene language (Reinhold
Aman) (W)

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 - scattered members:  disjointed quotations or
fragments; verbal bits and pieces (W)

disquisition - formal discussion, discourse

dissemble - to pretend, to feign, to conceal one's true feelings
through deception

dissentaneous (adj.) - disagreeable; negative (B)

distaff - women's work or domain; characteristic of or suitable
for women (G)

dithyrambic - any wild, frenzied, or emotional speech or writing

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, permissible
bargaining and cunning in selling, as in the case of a
merchant's overpraising of his products (W)

dolus malus - evil deceit:  in Roman and civil law, unlawful
deceit or misrepresentation growing out of evil intent
or malice (W)

doppelganger - a person's ghostly counterpart and companion, or
just a double generally (N)

dontopedalogy - the aptitude for putting one's foot in one's mouth
(coined by Prince Philip unwittingly for Spiro Agnew) (G)

doxastic (adj.) - pertaining to opinion (B)

dryasdust (n.) - a dull, pedantic speaker or writer (after "Dr.
Jonas Dryasdust, a fictitious character to whom Scott dedicated
some of this novels) (B)

duckspeak (n.) - term for speech so unconscious, thoughtless and
meaningless as to be a form of rote verbal noise; reflexive
talk that is senseless, tautological, or otherwise asinine,
however formal (G. Orwell) (W)

dvandva (n.) - a compound word, neither element of which is subordinated
to the other, as bitter-sweet (B)

dysphemism (n.) - the use of a disparaging or disagreeable term as
a substitute for a standard, inoffensive one, e.g. "old lady"
for "girlfriend"; gratuitous derogatory expression (W)

earwig (v.) - to pester with private persuasion, warnings, etc.;
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-consuming devotion to the church (B)

ecdemic (adj.) - of foreign origin (B)

ecdemomania (n.) - compulsive wandering (B)

ecdysiast (n.) - a stripper (H. L. Mencken) (B)

echolalia (n.) - habitual or pathological repitition of others'
words or remarks (B,W)

echopraxia (n.) - a habit of mimicking people (B)

echt (adj.) - genuine, authentic, the McCoy

eclaircissement (n.) - clarification (B)

eclipsis (n.) - omission of a grammatical element necessary to the
full meaning of a sentence (W)

ecmnesia (n.) - loss of recent memory with 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 - personal description, as a head-to-foot catalogue of
one's outward appearance (rhetoric term) (W)

effiguration - elaborate, detailed description of an object or
an event (rhetoric term) (W)

efflation (n.) - an emanation; a puff (B)

effleurage (n.) - a gentle rubbing with the palm of the hand (B)

eidetic (adj.) - pertaining to the ability of visualizing something
previously seen (B)

eirenicon (n.) - a statement to bring into harmony or sythesize
conflicting doctrines; articulated compromise or
reconciliation (W)

eisegesis (n.) - the interpreting of a text by 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, ghastly (B)

eleemosynary (adj.) - pertaining to charity; living on charity (B)

elenchus (n.) - a refutation of an opponent's conclusion, esp. through
a syllogistic proof of an alternative conclusion (W)

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 and

embolalia (n.) - the use of virtually meaningless filler words,
phrases, or stammerings (or so-called hesitation-forms) in
speech, whether as unconscious utterings while arranging one's
thoughts or as a vacuous, inexpressive mannerism (W)

embrocation (n.) - lubricating or rubbing the body with liniment,
oil, etc. (B)

embulalia (n.) - inserting of nonsense into speech, as in
schizophrenia (B)

embusque (n.) - a shirker, a slacker (French = in ambush or hiding) (B)

emenctae naris - of a wiped nose:  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, as in unclassified military
communication (W)

endiablee (v.) - to put the devil into (B)

energumen (n.) - a person supposedly possessed by an evil
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, 
years, etc. (B)

enosiophobia (n.) - fear of having committed an unpardonable
sin (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.) - an argument (syllogism) or formulated conclusion
in which a premise is understood but not stated, whether in
reasoning, advertising, or humor, e.g., "He supports the
nuclear freeze.  He's warm to Communism." (W)

entwicklungsroman (n.) - a novel dealing with the protagonist's
character development from childhood to maturity (German) (B)

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)

epagogue (n.) - method of induction where enumeration of
particulars leads to the inferred generalization

epanorthosis - correcting or retracting a statement even while making
it, or thinking better of what one has begun to say (rhetoric
term) (W)

epenthis (n.) - insertion of a letter or syllable into a word
for pronunciation ease (the b in mumble) (B)

epexegetic (adj.) - providing additional explanation or 
clarification (B,G)

ephebic (adj.) - of a youth just entering manhood (G)

ephemeromorph (n.) - lower forms of life that defy animal or
vegetable classification (B)

epicaricacy (n.) - taking pleasure in others' misfortune (B)

epicene (adj.) - 1. effeminate, unmanly
2. belonging to or partaking of the characteristics of
both sexes (G) 

epicrisis - praising or disparaging by paraphrasing or citing
somebody else (rhetoric term) (W)

epideictic (n.) - for rhetorical or impressive effect; demonstrative
or dramatic (B,W)

epigones (n.) - followers who are less gifted, lesser lights,
inferior imitators (W)

epilegomenon (n.) - an added remark (B)

epiphoric (adj.) - pertaining to a torrent of tears (B)

epiplexis - asking a question as a form of reproach, or arguing
that a sensible person must surely see the truth (rhetoric
term) (W)

episcopicide (n.) - the killing of a bishop (B)

epistemophilia (n.) - abnormal preoccupation with knowledge (B)

episyllogism (n.) - syllogism whose premises are the conclusions
of preceding syllogisms

epithymetic (adj.) - pertaining to appetite, sexual and otherwise (B)

epitrope - conceding a point in an argument in such a qualified
or ironic way as to make it seem unimportant or injurious
to one's opponent, or to make one's opponent to butt of
ridicule (rhetoric term) (W)

epizeuxis (n.) - emphatic verbal repitition (B)

equivoque (n.) - an ambiguous statement or passage, often intentionally
evasive or phrased to have two possible interpretations (W)

eremitism (n.) - the state of being a hermit or an attitude
favoring solitude and seclusion

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
(variant of ergoism?)

erigible (adj.) - capable of being erected (B)

erinaceous (adj.) - pertaining to the hedgehog (B)

eristic (adj.) - provoking strife or controversy or discord;
(n.) the art of disputation

erotographomania (n.) - mania for writing love letters (B)

erotology (n.) - the description of methods of lovemaking; the science
of love (W)

errabund (n.) - wandering; erratic (B)

errinophily (n.) - collecting of stamps other than postage stamps

eructation - the action of voiding wind from the stomach through
the mouth; belching (B,G)

erythromania (n.) - mania for blushing

eschrolalia (n.) - dirty (fecal) language (B)

esemplastic (adj.) - forming, by imagination, disparate parts
into a whole; aesthetically unifying (W)

esprit de l'escalier - wishful thinking of a witty comment or
retort that one should have made earlier; hindsight wit (W)

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-to-date knowledge about
a subject, as opposed to new information or original thought (W)

ethnophaulism (n.) - an ethnic slur (B,W)

etiolation (n.) - paleness of color due to illness or
exclusion from light

eucharistia - profuse praise as an expression of gratitude and
confused emotion (rhetoric term) (W)

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 (B)

eumorphous (adj.) - well-formed (B)

euneirophrenia (n.) - peace of mind after a pleasant dream (B)

eunym (n.) - a name that is suitable or appropriate (W)

euphelicia (n.) - healthiness resulting from having all one's
wishes granted (B)

euphuistic (adj.) - displaying excessive elegance of language; high-flown
and affected diction (G,W)

eusystolism (n.) - the use of initials, instead of full words,
in the interests of delicacy, e.g. SOB (W)

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 or by the
right of one's office, as by a papal declaration (W)

ex concesso - reasoning on the basis of an opponent's premise
or admission of something (W)

ex nihilo - out of nothing:  out of nowhere (W)

ex parte - in part:  from one side only or form but one point of
view; partisan (W)

ex professo - expressly or avowedly (W)

ex silentio - from silence:  basing an argument on the lack or
absence of evidence, data, firm proof, etc. (W)

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;
a curse (W)

exegesis (n.) - explanatory comment, esp. the critical analysis and
interpretation of a text (W)

exemplum (n.) - a brief tale or anecdote offered to bolster an
argument or suggest a moral, as in a medieval sermon (W)

exenterate (v.) - to literally or figuratively disembowel (B)

exergasia - repeating a point by using different figures of speech
to give the impression of saying something new (rhetoric
term) (W)

exoculate (v.) - to put out the eye of (B)

exoptable (adj.) - extremely desirable (B)

exosculate (v.) - the kiss, esp. heartily (B)

expatiate (v.) - to discourse at length or in detail; hold forth (W)

expeditio - quickly rejecting or passing over minor points to come
to the main point (rhetoric term) (W)

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, correct,
or dissuade (W)

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

fartleberries (n.) - excrement clinging to the hairs around
the anus (B)

fastuous (adj.) - arrogant, stuck-up or showy (B)

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.) - pertaining to a feuilleton, 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)

filipendulous - hanging by a thread or string (G)

fimblefamble (n.) - excuse, particulary a phony one (B)

fimetarious (n.) - growing or living in excrement (B)

finicalism (n.) - an conscious and occasionally affected
fastidiousness and undue concern with trifles, especially
those involving elegance

fissilingual (adj.) - having a forked tongue (B)

flabellation (n.) - fanning, or otherwise cooling someone (B)

flagitate (v.) - to plead (B)

flagitious - outrageous, flagrantly wicked, scandalous,
vicious (B,E,G)

flaneur (n.) - an intellectual trifler (W)

flatulopetic (adj.) - pretentious, pompous, inflated (B)

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)

flummox - to confuse, perplex, or abash, always with the idea
of shocking or victimizing (G)

focillate (v.) - to comfort (B)

folie a' deux - a shared psychosis or delusion, especially one
passed from one to another (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, dazzling (B)

framis (n.) - comic doubletalk blending actual words with made-up
words (W)

frampold (adj.) - peevish, touchy, quarrelsome (B)

franion (n.) - the perennial hedonist, reveler (B)

fremd (adj.) - alien, strange, unfriendly (B)

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.) - someone who gets their kicks by rubbing against
people in crowds (B)

froward (adj.) - perverse; willfully contrary; obstinately disobedient;
refractory (G)

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 to the point of being in 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, beggar (B)

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 (coined
by Lewis Carroll in "Through the Looking Glass"); or to prance
in a self-satisfied, triumphant manner (G)

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
stares (B)

garboil (n.) - confusion (B)

gardyloo (n.) - a warning cry given before tossing slopes and
garbage from the windows of old Edinburgh (B)

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
that have traveled from one language to another (B)

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 by one who is dissatisfied
with their partner (B)

gephyrophobia (n.) - fear of crossing bridges (B)

gerascophobia (n.) - fear of growing old (B)

geromorphism (n.) - condition of appearing older than one is (B)

gestalt - configuration; perception of the whole

ghoom (v.) - to hunt in the dark (Anglo-Indian) (B)

giddhom (n.) - a frantic galloping movement made by cows when
plagued with flies (B)

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
to follow trends

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 for prolonged
periods at anything out of the ordinary (G)

grammaticaster (n.) - a petty grammarian; a pretentious grammatical
pedant (B)

grammatolatry (n.) - worship of letters or words (B)

grandgousier (n.) - a glutton; someone with an enormous gullet who
will swallow anything (father of Rabelais's Gargantua (B)

grandiloquence (n.) - lofty, extravagantly styled language (B)

grandisonant (adj.) - stately sounding (B)

grangerism (n.) - augmenting the illustrative material in a book
with material not found in the original edition, or the
mutilation of books to acquire illustrative material

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
they will ask you to join them (B)

grobianism (n.) - rudeness; boorishness (B)

growtnoul (n.) - a blockhead (A)

grundyism (n.) - censorship of personal conduct based upon narrow
and unintelligent conventionalism

gugusse (n.) - a young, effeminate man who trysts with priests (B)

gulosity (n.) - enormous appetite; greediness (B)

gyascutus (n.) - a huge, imaginary, four-legged beast with legs
on one side longer than on the other, enabling it to walk
easily on hillsides (B)

gymnophobia (n.) - fear of nudity (B)

gynandry (n.) - hermaphroditism (B)

gynecoid - of or like a woman (G)

gyneolatry (n.) - worship of woman (B)

gynotikolobomassophile (n.) - one who likes to nibble on a
woman's earlobe (B)

gyromancy (n.) - fortunetelling by walking in a circle until
dizzy; the fortune is determined by where the person

gyrovagues (n.) - monks accustomed to wander from monastery
to monastery (B)

habnab (adj.) - at random; hit or miss (B)

habromania (n.) - extreme euphoria (B)

hadeharia (n.) - constant use of the word 'hell' (B)

haecceity (n.) - that which makes something different from
anything else (B)

hagborn (adj.) - born of a hag or witch (B)

hagiarchy (n.) - government by religious types (B)

hagiolatry (n.) - worship of saints (B)

halieutics (n.) - fishing (B)

hallucal - of or pertaining to the big toe (G)

halotic (adj.) - easy to catch (B)

hamartiology (n.) - the study of sin (B)

hamartithia (n.) - mistake-prone (B)

hamartophobia (n.) - fear of sin or sinning (B)

haptodysphoria (n.) - unpleasant sensation felt by some people
when touching peaches, cotton, or similar surfaces (B)

harageous (adj.) - rough and bold (B)

harpaxophobia (n.) - fear of robbers or of being robbed (B)

harpocratic (adj.) - relating to silence (B)

haruspex (n.) - a fortuneteller who used animal innards and
lightning for her predictions (B)

heautontimorumenos (n.) - masochist (title of a play by
Menander) (B)

hebdomadal (adj.) - once every seven days; weekly (G)

hebesphalmology (n.) - study of juvenile delinquency (B)

hebetude (n.) - dullness, stupidity (B)

heliolater (n.) - a sun worshipper (B)

helminthophobia (n.) - fear of being, or becoming, infested
with worms (B)

hemeraphonia (n.) - able to speak only at night (B)

hemerobaptism (n.) - the practice of daily ceremonial baptisms
or ablutions by ancient Jewish and early Christian sects

henism (n.) - the theory that existence is a single principle (B)

hesperian (adj.) - of the west; western; occidental (G)

hesternopothia (n.) - a pathologic yearning for the good old
days (B)

hesychastic (adj.) - soothing, calming, as some ancient Greek
music (from the Hesychasts, fourteenth century Eastern
mystics who contemplated their navels, seeing therein
the Divine Light) (B)

hetaerism (n.) - extra-marital sex; communal marriage (B)

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 very, very
long word (B)

hircismus (n.) - stinky armpits (B)

hirsutorufous (adj.) - red-haired (B)

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 (longest
word in Shakespeare) (B)

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 (from Hotspur in
Shakespeare's "Henry V") (B)

hoydenism (n.) - ill-bred, boisterous, or tomboyish behavior
in a woman

hubristic (adj.) - insolent; contemptuous; wantonly arrogant (G)

humicubation (n.) - lying on the ground in penitence (B)

hunkerousness (n.) - opposition to progress; old-fogyism (B)

hygeioloatry (n.) - health fanaticism (B)

hypengyophobia (n.) - fear of responsibility (B)

hyperhedonia (n.) - abnormal pleasure from doing ho-hum things (B)

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, obsessive idea; unyielded notion, conviction
or focus (W)

idem per idem - the same by the same:  describing an allusion,
illustration, or reference that adds nothing to the understanding
of a matter (W)

idem sonans - sounding the same:  the principle in law that the
misspelling of a word or name in a case, contract, etc., does
not invalidate the document (W)

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)

ignoratio elenchi - ignorance of the refutation:  the fallacy of
arguing astray from the point at issue; stressing or 'proving'
what is irrelevant (W)

ignoscency (n.) - forgiveness; a forgiving nature (B)

ignotum per ignotius - the unknown (explained) by means of the more
unknown:  an annoyingly obscure explanation (W)

illachrymable (adj.) - unable to cry (B)

illaqueate (v.) - to catch or trap (B)

illeism (n.) - affected or excessive use of the third-person pronoun
'he' or 'one', esp. in reference to oneself (W)

illicitator (n.) - an auctioneer's shill (B)

illocutionary (adj.) - pertaining to or describing an utterance that,
reflecting the speaker's emotions, conveys more or something other
than its literal meaning, 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 into
the Eucharistic cookie (B)

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-will or to excite prejudice (W)

in malam partem - in bad part:  in a bad sense (W)

in media res - in the middle of the thing, or directly into the
course of a story of plot without any preliminaries (W)

inaniloquent (adj.) - loquacious, windy, garrulous (B)

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, incriminate (B)

incunabula (n.) - extant books printed before 1500 A.D.

indictum sit - let it be unsaid (W)

indurated (adj.) - obstinate, hardened, unyielding, made unfeeling

ineffable (adj.) - unable to be spoken, as though there were no words
vile or low enough to express one's loathing

ineluctable (adj.) - inevitable; irresistable (B)

inenerrable (adj.) - indescribable (B)

inexpugnable (adj.) - that cannot be taken by assault or storm; 
unconquerable; impregnable (G)

inexsuperable (adj.) - insurmountable, impassable (B)

infandous (adj.) - too horrible to mention, unspeakably awful (B)

infibulation (n.) - sewing up the vulva or sewing down the
foreskin to prevent sexual intercourse (B), or the
process of confining with a buckle or padlock 

inficete (adj.) - dull, unfunny, deadly serious, humorless (B)

infracaninophile (n.) - champion of the underdog (B)

infralapsarianism (n.) - the doctrine that God foresaw and permitted
the fall of man from grace and that His plan of salvation
for some people followed and was a consequence of the fall (G)

infucation (n.) - putting on make-up (B)

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, intense

insuetude (n.) - state of disuse (B)

insulse (adj.) - tasteless, flat, insipid (B)

insusurration (n.) - whispering in the ear; insinuation (B)

intempestive (adj.) - untimely; inopportune (B)

inter alia - among other things (W)

intercalation (n.) - an insertion or interposing, as of a word
between other words in a sentence (W)

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 regarding
an action or policy (W)

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, discontent, resentment

invita Minerva - Minerva being unwilling:  without any natural
talent or inspiration (W)

invultuation (n.) - wishing death or injury on by melting a wax image,
or sticking it with pins (B)

ipse dixit - he himself has said (it):  an unsupported assertion, or
a presumption bearing no evidence of its truth or validity (W)

ipsedixitism (n.) - dogmatism (B)

ipsism (n.) - masturbation (B)

ipsissima verba - the very words (W)

iracund (adj.) - easily provoked, quick-tempered, irascible (B)

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
above them

jactancy (n.) - boasting, bragging (B)

jactitation (n.) - loud or public bragging; or excessive twitching
and restlessness (B)

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)

jeremiad (n.) - a writing or speech in a strain of grief or distress;
a lamentation (G)

jiggery-pokert (n.) - low cunning or devious and underhanded

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; or to cut
the throat of (G)

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, incapacitated, destroyed

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, din (B)

kauderwelsch (n.) - jargon; gibberish (German) (W)

kedogenous (adj.) - produced by worry (B)

kef (n.) - drug-induced tranquility (B)

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, excitement (B)

kitsch (n.) - contemptuous characterization of sensational, slushy,
slick writing or art designed for popular appeal

kitthoge (adj. & n.) - left-handed or awkward; or a left-handed or
awkward person (B)

kneippism (n.) - treatment of disease by walking barefoot on wet
grass, originate by Dr. [of divinity] Sebastian Kneipp (B)

knipperdolling (n.) - a disciple of Bernhard Knipperdollinck, a
German Anabaptist fanatic and polygamist; or any fanatic (B)

knissomancy (n.) - fortunetelling by incense-burning (B)

kombinationsfahigkeit (n.) - the way a medium picks up clues:  by
noting various involuntary reactions (B)

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 (W)

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, a simple verbal confusion rather than a malapropism
or mixed metaphor, e.g. "He looks so much older than he did
when he was younger." (Willard Espy) (W)

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 literary
or musical work, in association with a particular idea, person,
circumstance or emotion (W)

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)

lexiphanicism (or lexiphantism) (n.) - priggish, over-Latinized
writing; pretentious vocabulary or grandiose phraseology (W)

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 by use of a negative
or inverted phrasing, i.e. "not bad" or "I'm not exactly
displeased" (W)

lobcock (n.) - a dull, sluggish lout; or a large, relaxed penis (B)

locus classicus - a place of the highest class:  illustrative, model
passage from a literary work or classic that is commonly cited
for its style, usage, etc. (W)

locus communis - a public place:  commonplace passage that is often
quoted; cliche expression (W)

loganamnosis (n.) - a mania to recall forgotten words (W)

logicaster (n.) - a person pedantic in argument; a person whose 
logic is less valid than he thinks

logodaedaly (n.) - verbal legerdemain, esp. in the imaginative or
capricious coining of new words; word skill (W)

logolept (n.) - a word maniac (B)

logomachy (n.) - a dispute over words; semantic contentious getting away
from issues or reality; 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, such as the writing of
repiprocally flattering reviews; conniving literary cronyism
or back scratching (W)

longanimity (n.) - silent suffering while planning revenge (B)

longinquity (n.) - remoteness (B)

longueur (n.) - a long and tedious section of a book, play, etc. (W)

okigklopeleiolagoiosiraiobaphetraganopterygon (n.) - a goulash
composed from the meals of the leftovers from the meals of the
last two weeks, or hash (from Aristophanes' "The Ecclesiazusae") (B)

loquaciousness (n.) - extreme talkativenss; garrulousness (W)

lost positives - whimsically coined or archaic words of which only
the negative or an inflected (prefixed) form is in common
usage, e.g. 'ept' (from 'inept') (W)

lovertine (adj.) - addicted to love-making (B)

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, and lewd (B)

lurgulary (n.) - the act of poisoning water (B)

lutarious (adj.) - pertaining to, living in, or looking
like mud (B)

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-lived (B)

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-flown, lofty speech; pompous
language (W)

maieusiophobia (n.) - abnormal fear of childbirth

maieutic (adj.) - of the Socratic method of bringing into full
consciousness latent ideas or memories; intellectual
midwifery (G)

mala fide - in bad faith:  falsely, deceitfully, or insincerely (W)

malacissation (n.) - the process of making something soft and
pliable (B)

malacodermous (adj.) - soft-skinned (B)

malapert (n.) - impudent, outspoken, lively (Shakespeare) (B)

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-handed, or -sidedness (B)

mangonize (v.) - to traffic in slaves (B)

mania-a-potu (n.) - madness resulting from too much gargle (B)

maniaphobia (n.) - fear of insanity (B)

manipulandum (n.) - something that is to be manipulated (B)

mansuetude (n.) - tameness, gentleness, mildness (B)

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-up (B)

marasmic (adj.) - of the gradual loss of flesh and strength; of a wasting
of the body (G)

marcescent (adj.) - withered, decayed, weak (B)

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-wielding (B)

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 (B)

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
as less or more minor than it actually is as a form of ironic
emphasis (W)

melioration (n.) - an elevation or bettering:  in language, a hitherto
or otherwise derogatory word's acqiring a favorable meaning (W)

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
a pointed complaint is implied (rhetoric term) (W)

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-smelling; noxious (G)

meracious (adj.) - unadulterated, full-strength, pure (B)

meraculous (adj.) - demi-dirty, slightly filthy (B)

merdivorous (adj.) - eating dung (B)

merism (n.) - a pairing of contrasted terms to express a totality,
and thus form a synecdoche, e.g. "now and then" (W)

merkin (n.) - female genitalia; or false pubic hair (B)

merulator (n.) - a wine-bibber (B)

metagnostic (adj.) - unknowable (B)

metagrobolize (v.) - the mystify (B)

metallege (n.) - spoonerism (B) 

metastasis - casual mention of a subject as if it were unimportant;
responding to a person's criticism or insult with a riposte that
uses or plays on his or her words (rhetoric term) (W)

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-letter enzyme
with 267 amino acids (anybody found a longer one?) (B)

metonymy (n.) - the figurative or symbolic use of the name of one
thing for that of another with which it is associated, or of
an attribute for the whole, e.g. 'brass' for military officers (W)

metoposcopy (n.) - judging character by studying the face (B)

metromania (n.) - a mania for writing verse (B)

miasmatic (adj.) - noxious, contagious, blechhy (B)

microcephalous (adj.) - small-headed (B)

microlipet (n.) - someone bothered by trifles (B)

micrology (n.) - excessive attention to or discussion of details or
minor differences; nitpicking (W)

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. one's own (B)

misopolemiac (n.) - a war-hater (B)

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
gradually 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, caustic (B)

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:  containing or suggesting much in
few words; holophrastic (W)

mumpsimus (n.) - an erroneous word or spelling that, through long
usage, has become absorbed into the language; an incorrect
manuscript reading blindly adhered to by some scholar; stubborn
adherence to a mistaken verbal form in the face of correction (W)

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
relevant differences having been considered (W)

mycterism (n.) - derision or sarcasm that is somewhat veiled; subtle
or partly concealed gibe (W)

myrmidon (n.) - a blindly loyal, though unscrupulous, factotum (B)

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-finding, idle chatter

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
in increasing usage; a new meaning for an old word (W)

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, ignorant, and stupid (B)

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,
certification by an examining censor that a book contains
nothing contrary to church doctrine in faith and morals;
seal of approval (W)

nikhedonia (n.) - pleasure derived from anticipating success (B)

nimgimmer (n.) - a doctor who cures the clap (British slang) (B)

nimiety (n.) - excess, redundancy, superfluity, pleonasm

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,
opposite of phenomenon (B)

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, of no consequence

nullifidian (adj.) - skeptical (B)

nulliparous (adj.) - pertaining to a woman who has never foaled (B)

numbles (n.) - edible deer innards (B)

nummamorous (adj.) - money-loving (B)

nuncupate (v.) - to declare orally (B)

nychthemeron (n.) - a twenty-four-hour period (B)

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, or scolding;
harsh criticism (W)

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; abusive condemnation (W)

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 - it smells of the lamp:  describing something written
that is belabored or overwrought (W)

oligophrenia (n.) - feeble-mindedness (B)

olisbos (n.) - a dildo (B)

omadhaun (n.) - an idiot, fool (B)

ombibulous (adj.) - drinking everything (B)

omnilegent (adj.) - reading or having read everything; having
encyclopedia curiosity and knowledge (W)

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
English to emulate or ape British English (H. L. "" Mencken) (W)

omphaloskepsis (n.) - contemplation of the navel for the purpose of
obtaining philosophic calm (G)

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-worship (B)

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; use of imitative or echoic words (W)

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
by another that is modified and indirect (W)

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)

osseocarnisanguineoviscericartilaginonervomedullary - the structure
of the human body (coined by Thomas Love Peacock in "Headlong
Hall") (G)

otiose - futile, functionless, sterile, idle

oubliette (n.) - a secret place of imprisonment, usually with
only one opening and that at the top, as found in some
old castles

outrecuidance (n.) - egomania; gross conceit (B)

overweening - excessively proud; arrogant; conceited; or
exaggerated; excessive (G)

oxythymous (adj.) - quick-tempered; easily riled (B)

pachycephalic (adj.) - thick-skulled (B)

pageism (n.) - masochism fantasy of a man imagining himself as
servant to a beautiful woman (B)

pagophagia (n.) - eating a tray of ice daily for two months to
help 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 which
earlier writing has been removed to allow for reuse

palinode (n.) - a song or poem retracting statements in previous
songs 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
beggars and who use trickery to arouse sympathy (B)

palpebrate (v.) - to wink (B)

paltripolitan (n.) - an insular city dweller (B)

pandiculation (n.) - stretching and yawning (B)

panjandrum - a self-important local official; pompous minor
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 and
illicit manifestations; erotic (G)

paracoita (n.) - a female sexual partner (B)

paracoitus (n.) - a male sexual partner (B)

paradiastole (n.) - a euphemistic half-truth (B)

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 
supplement containing them

paralipophobia (n.) - fear of responsibility (B)

paralogism (n.) - reasoning method that contradicts logical
rules, especially via faulty syllogisms

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
to a vow of perpetual silence (B)

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
one's illness (B)

pathodixia (n.) - talking to excess about one's illness and
flaunting its signs (B)

pathognomy (n.) - the study of emotions by their outward
signs (B)

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
imaginary crime (B)

peckerwood (n.) - a poor southern Anglo-Saxon Protestant (B)

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
disease (B)

pentapopemptic (n.) - divorced five times (B)

pentheraphobia (n.) - fear or dislike of one's mother-in-law (B)

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;
roundabout; circumlocutory (G)

perissotomist (n.) - a knife-happy surgeon (B)

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
guilty of dangerous influence or ambition; practiced
in ancient Syracuse

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
imperfection (B)

pharisaical - of persons of rigid adherence to outward forms and
rituals instead of to the true spirit (E,G)

phatic - establishing an atmosphere of sociability rather than
communicating ideas

philalethe (n.) - one who loves to forget (B)

philauty (n.) - self-love; selfishness (B)

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
controversy (B)

philopornist (n.) - a lover of prostitutes (B)

philosophastering (adj.) - pseudo-philosophizing (B)

philotheoparoptesism - the process of slowly cooking those who
have suffered the church's displeasure (coined by Thomas
Love Peacock in "Maid Marian") (G)

philoxenist (n.) - one who is happiest while entertaining
strangers (B)

phrontifugic (adj.) - relieving anxiety (B)

physagogue (n.) - carminative, or medicine to induce farting (B)

piacular - serving to atone or make amends for; expiatory; or
sinful; wicked (G)

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
extension, a subtle reasoner

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-chested (B)

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
possessions (B)

plerophory (n.) - state of full confidence or absolute certainty

pococurante (adj.) - nonchalant, indifferent (B)

poculation (n.) - wine-bibbing (B)

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
craving for drink

popination (n.) - bar-hopping (B)

popliteal - pertaining to or connected with the hollow area back
of the knee (G)

pornerastic (adj.) - licentious, lascivious, lewd and horny (B)

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
past (B)

priapean (adj.) - phallic (B)

priapism (n.) - persistent and painful erection (B)

procrustean - aiming or tending to produce uniformity by violent
or arbitrary means (G)

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
it can be made

prolix - verbose, repititious, protracted, unduly prolonged,

pronovalence (n.) - ability to have sexual intercourse in a prone
position only (B)

propaedeutic - of or pertaining to preliminary instruction;
introductory (G)

prosonomasia (n.) - use of a humorous modification of a person's
name (B)

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
the withdrawal of state support from an established church (B)

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, doubts,
tics and phobias (B)

pteronophobia (n.) - abnormal fear of feathers

pudency (n.) - modesty or shyness; embarassment

puerile - childish, immature, unworthy of an adult

pullulate - teem, swarm

purulent - of, containing, or discharging pus; suppurating (G)

pygophilous (adj.) - buttock-loving (B)

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
is going on; a gossip (B)

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
an apology for farting at a friend

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, forbidding, repellent

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, shining (B)

reify - literally "to make a thing"; given definite, concrete
form to something that is abstract

remontado (n.) - someone who has fled to the mountains; a person
who has renounced civilization (B)

remplissage (n.) - filling or padding used in music and
literature (see Piers Anthony) (B)

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
experience (B)

resupination (n.) - turning to an upside-down position (B)

retrocopulation (n.) - woof (B)

retromancy (n.) - fortunetelling by things seen over one's
shoulder (B)

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
longer than its predecessor (B)

rhyparography - the printing or painting of sordid and filty
pictures (G)

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, or producing laughter (B)

rixation (n.) - quarreling (B)

rodomontade - arrogant boasting; pretentious blustering, ranting,
or bragging (G)

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
thinly disguised (B)

rubricism (n.) - tenacious adherence to rules of behavior or

ructation (n.) - belching (B)

rudesby (n.) - a loud-mouthed ill-mannered boor (B)

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
in drama; staginess, melodrama (B)

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
theologists (B)

saturnalia - period of unrestrained license and orgiastic
revelry (G)

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
covering them with honey and letting the sun and the insects
finish the job (B)

scaramouch (n.) - a cowardly buffoon (B)

scaturient (adj.) - gushing forth; effusive (B)

schadenfreude - a feeling of enjoyment derived from the misfortunes
of others

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
enemy (B)

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
are effective in human affairs (B)

scissile (adj.) - capable of being cut smoothly or split
easily (B)

scofflaw (n.) - one who scoffs at, hence, violates, the law,
a term proposed during prohibition (B)

scolecophagous (adj.) - eating worms (B)

scolion (n.) - an impromptu party song begun by one and
continued by others (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
expressed in an uncomplimentary way

scribacious - given to or fond of writing (G)

scrofulous - morally corrupt; degenerate (G)

scungilaginous - of the semifluid gelatinous consistency of
the male genitalia (G)

sebastomania (n.) - religious insanity (B)

sectary (n.) - a fanatic disciple (B)

sedentarize - to take up, or cause to take up, a permanent
residence after a life of nomadic wandering (G)

sedulous (adj.) - diligent, persistent, persevering (B)

seeksorrow (n.) - masochist (B)

sententious - wordy, verbose, ponderously trite, excessively

sequacious - given to the slavish or unreasoning serving or
following of others (G)

sermocination (n.) - a speaker quickly answering his own question (B)

shaconian (n.) - someone convinced that Bacon ghosted Shakespeare's
plays (B)

shaftsbury (n.) - a gallon jug of wine (B)

shamateur (n.) - a bogus tyro (B)

shardborn (adj.) - born in dung (B)

shilpit (adj.) - feeble, puny, worthless, insipid (B)

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, or otherwise making a profit from
sacred or spiritual things (G)

simper - to smile in a silly, self-conscious, or affected way;
smirk (G)

skibbile (adj.) - wonderfully witty; sexually irresistible (S)

skibbalalia (n.) - the overwhelming desire to purchase an
alcoholic beverage for someone skibbile (S)

skoptsy (n.) - self-castration (B)

skybald (n.) - a good-for-nothing; a worthless person, animal
or thing (B)

smatchet (n.) - a small, nasty person or a nasty child (B)

smellfungus (n.) - a malcontent; a grumbler or fault-fidner (B)

snafu (adj. & n.) - situation normal, all fucked up [also:
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]

sneckdraw (n.) - a sly person (B)

snollygoster - a clever, shrewd, but unscrupulous person (G)

sockdolager (n.) - a telling blow (B)

solatium (n.) - anything that compensates for suffering or loss;
an additional allowance (B)

solifidium (n.) - someone who believes that faith alone is sufficient
for salvation (B)

somniloquacious (adj.) - pertaining to talking in one's sleep (B)

soodle - to walk, stroll, or saunter in a slow, leisurely
manner (G)

sophomania (n.) - delusion of exceptional intelligence (B)

sophrosyne (n.) - sober, sensible, prudent and rational (B)

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
pain on a 'lower' animal like a hamster, but not when the
victim is a dog

spodogenous (adj.) - pertaining to or due to presence of
waste matter (B)

spoffokins (n.) - a whore pretending to be a wife (B)

spousebreach (n.) - adultery (B)

spraints (n.) - otter dung (B)

spurcidical (adj.) - foul-mouthed (B)

squidgereen (n.) - a short, insignificant person (B)

stagorium - an establishment (bar or resort hotel) that serves as
a meeting place for unmarrieds (G)

stasivalence (n.) - ability to have sexual intercourse only
while standing (B)

steatopygous - pertaining to or characterized by protuberant
buttocks; fat rumped (G)

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-destroying (B)

strepitous - making a great clamor; noisy; boisterous (G)

stricture - an adverse criticism or remark, censure

stultiloquence - foolish or senseless talk; babble; twaddle (G)

Sturm und Drang - a German romantic literary movement of the late
18th century, the works of which typically depicted the impulsive
man struggling against conventional society

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
presents on his incipient bride (B)

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
booze (B)

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-moving, sluggish (B)

tartuffish (adj.) - pertaining to the pious hypocrisy of Tartuffe,
the protagonist in Moliere's play by the same name

tathagatagarbha (n.) - the eternal and absolute essence of all
reality according to Buddhism (B)

tauromachian (adj.) - pertaining to bullfights (B)

tautegorical (adj.) - saying the same thing with different
words, opposite of allegorical (B)

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
of the lines spell a name (B)

temerarious - reckless; heedless; rash (G)

temulance (n.) - drunkenness (B)

tendentious - promoting a particular view or tendency; hence,
biased, not impartial

tenebrific (adj.) - dark or obscure (B)

tenesmic (adj.) - pertaining to a painful but ineffectual effort
to urinate or defecate (B)

tentiginous (adj.) - sensuous, lascivious (B)

teratology (n.) - the study of monsters (B)

tergiversation (n.) - abandoning a religion or cause (B), or
the act or process of subterfuge or evasion

testudineous (adj.) - slow, like a tortoise (B)

tetricity (n.) - austerity, harshness, gloominess (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;
magic (G)

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
or shapes

transude - to pass or ooze through or out, as sweat through
pores (G)

trichoschisticism (n.) - hair-splitting in an argument;
the making of overly fine points

tripudiation (n.) - the act of dancing

triskaidekaphobia - fear of the number 13 or Friday the 13th (G)

triturate - to rub, grind, or otherwise crush into fine
particles; pulverize; comminute (G)

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
does this, especially an ignorant or presumptuous critic (G)

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
one's illness (B)

valorization - government price-fixing (B)

vaniloquence - vain and foolish talk (B)

vapulate - to beat, whip (B)

varietist - an unorthodox person; or someone who practices
unorthodox sex (B)

variorum - pertaining to a literary classic annotated by
sundry contemporaries (B)

vastation - purification through fire (B)

vecordious - senseless, insane, mad (B)

velitation - a petty fight; a skirmish (B)

velleity - slight or faint desire; inclination (B)

vellicate - to pull at, off, or out with a sudden jerk; to
pluck; or to move with spasmodic convulsions; twitch (G)

venery - the pursuit of sexual pleasure or indulgence

ventoseness - windiness; flatulence (B)

ventricumbent - lying face down; prone (B)

ventripotent - fat-bellied; gluttonous (B)

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
as long as it's true (B)

vernalagnia - spring fever (B)

vesticate - to blister (G)

vestryism (n.) - selfishness and parochialism said to be
characteristic of rural parishioners

viaggiatory - on the move; traveling around (B)

vicissitudinary - pertaining to change, alteration, mutation (B)

vigesimation - killing every twentieth person (B)

vilipend - to belittle, to disparage (B)

viparious - life-renewing (B)

virago - a scold, a shrew, a termagent

vitilitigate - to be particularly quarrelsome (B)

vivisepulture - live burial (B)

volitient - exercising free will (B)

vomituration - retching, ineffectual vomiting, dry heaves (B)

vulpinism (n.) - the quality of being foxlike, esp. crafty or

waghalter - a rogue, rascal or knave (B)

wamble - to fell nauseous; or to move unsteadily, to stagger;
to writhe or shake (B)

wampus - a stupid, dull, loutish clod (B)

wantwit - a fool (B)

Weltanschauung - a comprehensive world view, especially from
a specified standpoint

Weltschmerz - sadness over the evils of the world, especially as
an expression of romantic pessimism

wergild - money paid by the killer's family to the family of
the victim to avert a blood feud (B)

withernam - taking one thing as reprisal for something else taken
previously (B)

witzelsucht - emotional state characterized by futile attempts
at humor (B)

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
that appears (B)

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
of an era (B)

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-shaped (B)

zygomancy - fortune telling with weights (B)

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