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Re: For the sharing of obscure and rarely used words.

PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 10:51 pm
by Prolescum
Gnug215 wrote:Heh, I knew about "pecuniary", but I did not know there was an "im" version of it. :)


English: it's a bit like Lego :D

Re: For the sharing of obscure and rarely used words.

PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:08 am
by Lallapalalable
Cagamosis: n. Marital unhappiness

Re: For the sharing of obscure and rarely used words.

PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 3:09 pm
by Frenger
Con-fab-u-late: To fabricate imaginary experiences as compensation for loss of memory

Re: For the sharing of obscure and rarely used words.

PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 3:46 pm
by The Felonius Pope
Triskaidekaphobia= Fear of the number 13

Re: For the sharing of obscure and rarely used words.

PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:31 pm
by WarK
Lallapalalable wrote:Cagamosis: n. Marital unhappiness


Isn't that synonymous with marriage?

Re: For the sharing of obscure and rarely used words.

PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 11:22 pm
by Lallapalalable
Quite possibly, but I think the difference lies in that when using marriage, you imply happiness, no matter how rare or superficial (eg birthday sex, or that part in a romantic comedy where the bitter old married couple remember their love for each other), where as cagamosis paints the extreme unhappiness, such as "staying together for the kids," or learning you truly hate your spouse while also retaining the fact that you're a devout catholic.

Re: For the sharing of obscure and rarely used words.

PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 6:41 am
by Lallapalalable
Omnilegent: adj. Having read everything.

Re: For the sharing of obscure and rarely used words.

PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 9:57 pm
by Prolescum
Oligophrenia - Feeblemindedness; of extreme mental deficiency.

Re: For the sharing of obscure and rarely used words.

PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 6:24 pm
by Dean
Prolescum wrote:Oligophrenia - Feeblemindedness; of extreme mental deficiency.

National Spelling Bee:
For those of you who were never aware of it, a person named Snigdha Nandipati took the prize this time around. But the reason I mentioned this here, is because I watched a portion of the semi-finals somewhere on the internet, and as such I recall some of the words they either spelt correctly, or misspelt. Since this topic seems the appropriate place on the site, and since I jotted the words down on a piece of paper, I felt compelled to take this list ... and show it to you all:

    ouabain
    heiau
    phrontistery
    kanaima
    cholecystitis
    pejerrey
    kahikatea
    tirthankara
    pissaladiere

:lol:
Indeed, can you use any of those in a sentence?

Re: For the sharing of obscure and rarely used words.

PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 10:47 pm
by Lallapalalable
Dean wrote:...and as such I recall some of the words they either spelt correctly, or misspelt.

Wait, wouldnt that be, um, all the words in the bee? :P

Anyway, here are a bunch to make up for the lack of recent contribution on my part:

Scrannel - adj. unmelodious,

Felicificability - n. capacity for happiness,

Agnoiology - n. the study of ignorance,

Windlestraw - n. a tall, thin person,

Blatteroon - n. a senseless babbler or boaster,

Pernoctation - n. the act of staying up all night,

and

Gelogenic - adj. producing laughter

Re: For the sharing of obscure and rarely used words.

PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 11:13 pm
by Prolescum
Lactivorous - One who lives exclusively on milk.

Re: For the sharing of obscure and rarely used words.

PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 11:17 pm
by forgotten observer
Ah, I've missed this thread, I have one contribution, I'm not sure if it has already been said , and I have not the time to check the whole thread so anyway.

Taciturn: Reserved or uncommunicative in speech; saying little.

Re: For the sharing of obscure and rarely used words.

PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 11:06 pm
by malicious_bloke
Lutrinaciously - In the manner of something Otter-like

There is a possibility I just made that up, but then every other word in our languages was invented by people so NER NER NER etc.

;)

Re: For the sharing of obscure and rarely used words.

PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 8:43 pm
by forgotten observer
malicious_bloke wrote:Lutrinaciously - In the manner of something Otter-like

There is a possibility I just made that up, but then every other word in our languages was invented by people so NER NER NER etc.

;)


Maybe we need a thread called random and possibly untrue facts about otters :lol:

Re: For the sharing of obscure and rarely used words.

PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 2:24 am
by Lallapalalable
Brabble v. - to quarrel about trifles

Re: For the sharing of obscure and rarely used words.

PostPosted: Sat Dec 28, 2013 12:45 pm
by Lallapalalable
I expected this thread to have tens of pages by now. Muy disappoint. Here's a stimulus:


Lambitive - n. a medicine to be licked, such as a cough drop

Theic - n. one addicted to immoderate tea-drinking

Murgeon - n. a grimace

Frantling - n. the noise made by peacocks

Abequitate - v. to ride away

Anatiferous - adj. producing ducks or geese

Aspectabund - adj. having an expressive face

Noctuary - n. an account of what happens during a particular night

Maledicent - adj. given to evil-speaking; slanderous

Nefandous - adj. not to be spoken of, unmentionable

Ughten - n. the part of the night immediately before daybreak (my favorite time of day, just saying)

Ruelle - n. the space between a bed and the wall

Burgh-bote - n. a tax for the repair of fortresses

Periscii - n. the inhabitants of the polar circles: so called because in summer their shadows revolve around them

Euphuistic - adj. using high-flown and affected language

Epeolatry - n. the worship of words