Weird Words.

actinal

Having tentacles or rays (like jellyfish)

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aleatoric

by chance, random (e.g. of music)

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alexin

A complex system of proteins found in normal blood plasma that combines with antibodies to destroy pathogenic bacteria and other foreign cells.

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analects

collection of excerpts from literary works

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ananym

word spelled backwards

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anchorite

religious hermit

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anility

like old woman (senility)

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apodictic

expressing absolute certainty

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apolaustic

devoted to enjoyment

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apothegm

short, instructive saying

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asseverate

affirm; declare positively

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autochthonous

indigenous

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autodidact

self-taught

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bonze

Buddhist monk

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bricolage

construction using whatever comes to hand

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cachectic

Relating to cachexia (medical) - loss of weight, wasting away.

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cachinnate

To laugh loudly or immoderately.

cachinnate

caliginous

gloomy


cembalo

harpsicord

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cenobite

member of monastic community

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chthonian

relating to the underworld

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clepsydra

water clock

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congeries

collection; aggregate

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daven

to recite the Jewish prayers

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ecdysiast

stripper

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edacious

voracious

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eidolon

apparation; phantom

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energumen

one possessed by an evil spirit

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epigone

follower, disciple


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equipollent

equally powerful


eschatology

branch of theology concerned with the end of things

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eupeptic

cheerful, optimistic

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famulus

assistant to a professor

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fissiparous

breaking away - advocating separation


grallatorial

pertaining to wading birds

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hebetude

lethargy, dullness

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hierophant

A priest in ancient Greece; advocate.

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immiscible

incapable of being mixed

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irenic

promoting peace and harmony

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lacuna

blank space or missing part

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linsang

Asian catlike mammal with long tail

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litotes

an affirmative expressed by a negative of the contrary ("not unhappy")

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meme

an idea or usage that spreads from person to person within a culture

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mimetically

relating to mimicry


myrmecology

scientific study of ants

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noetic

relating to intellect


nosology

classification of diseases

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persiflage

frivolous talk, bantering

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phthisic

suffering from tuberculosis

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phatic

relating to speech - "small talk"

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pniese

elite warrior (North American Indian)


rodomontade

Bragging; vain, blustering (speech)

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saccade

small rapid jerky movement of eye

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soi disant

so called


tyrtæan

encouraging battle (as in a poem or song)


vatic

prophetic, oracular

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