A Quark of A Different Spin. (adameros) wrote,
A Quark of A Different Spin.

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23 Obscure and Obsolete Words

  1. BOANTHROPY - A type of insanity in which a man thinks he is an ox.
  2. CHANTEPLEURE - To sing and weep at the same time.
  3. DIBBLE - To drink like a duck, lifting up the head after each sip.
  4. EOSOPHOBIA - Fear of dawn.
  5. EUGERIA - Normal and happy old age.
  6. EUNEIROPHRENIA - Peace of mind after a pleasant dream.
  7. EYESERVICE - Work done only when the boss is watching.
  8. FELLOWFEEL - To crawl into the skin of another person so as to share his feelings, to empathise with.
  9. GROAK - To watch people silently while they are eating, hoping they will ask you to join them.
  10. GYNOTIKOLOBOMASSOPHILE - One who likes to nibble on a woman's earlobes.
  11. HEBEPHRENIC - A condition of adolescent silliness.
  12. IATROGENIC - Illness or disease caused by doctors or by prescribed treatment.
  13. LAPLING - Someone who enjoys resting in women's laps.
  14. LIBBERWORT - Food or drink that makes one idle and stupid, food of no nutritional value, `junk food'.
  15. MEUPAREUNIA - A sexual act gratifying to only one participant.
  16. NEANIMORPHIC - Looking younger than one's years.
  17. ONIOCHALASIA - Buying as a means of mental relaxation.
  18. PARNEL - A priest's mistress.
  19. PERISTEROPHOBIA - Fear of pigeons.
  20. PILGARLIC - A bald head that looks like a peeled garlic.
  21. PREANTEPENULTIMATE - Fourth from last.
  22. RESISTENTIALISM - Seemingly spiteful behaviour manifested by inanimate objects.
  23. SUPPEDANEUM - A foot support for crucifix victims.

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