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As a gift to our friends (you) in a time of crisis, we’ll be keeping a thread here of beautiful, obscure, and often quite useless words.
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Merriam-Webster Mar 19
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(Compiled by our in-house expert in pointless vocab .)
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Merriam-Webster Mar 19
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1. 'Solivagant': rambling alone : marked by solitary wandering
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Merriam-Webster Mar 19
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2. 'Filipendulous': suspended by or strung upon a thread
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Merriam-Webster Mar 19
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3. 'Flingee': one at whom anything is flung (Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd Ed., 1989)
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Merriam-Webster Mar 20
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4. 'Jentacular': pertaining to breakfast (Webster’s New International Dictionary, 2nd Ed., 1934)
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Merriam-Webster Mar 20
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5. 'Cacography': bad handwriting
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Merriam-Webster Mar 20
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6. 'Deipnosophist': a person skilled in table talk
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Merriam-Webster Mar 21
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7. 'Scripturient': having a strong urge to write
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Merriam-Webster Mar 21
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8. 'Penultimatum': a demand or proposal approaching an ultimatum (Webster’s New International Dictionary, 2nd Ed., 1934)
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Merriam-Webster Mar 22
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9. 'Matutinal': of, relating to, or occurring in the morning Here are some words that rhyme with it.
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Merriam-Webster Mar 22
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10. 'Makebate': one that excites contentions and quarrels
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Merriam-Webster Mar 23
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11. 'Acersecomicke': one whose hair was never cut (Henry Cockeram, English Dictionarie, 1623)
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Merriam-Webster Mar 23
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12. 'Empleomania': a mania for holding public office
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Merriam-Webster Mar 23
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13. 'Bêtise': an act of foolishness or stupidity
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Merriam-Webster Mar 24
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14. 'Patrizate': to imitate one's father or forebears
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Merriam-Webster Mar 24
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15. 'Catillate': to licke dishes (Henry Cockeram, English Dictionarie, 1623) This one gets bonus points for having an obsolete spelling in the definition of the obsolete word.
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Merriam-Webster Mar 24
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16: 'Tongue-hero': a self-professed hero; a braggart (Webster’s New International Dictionary, 2nd Ed., 1934)
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Merriam-Webster Mar 24
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17. 'Noctivagant': going about in the night : night-wandering
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Merriam-Webster Mar 25
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18. 'Agathokakological': composed of both good and evil
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Merriam-Webster Mar 25
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19. 'Cachinnate': to laugh loudly or immoderately
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Merriam-Webster Mar 26
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20. 'Peristeronic': of or relating to pigeons
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Merriam-Webster Mar 26
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21. 'Abligurition': a prodigal spending in Belly-Cheer (Nathan Bailey, An universal etymological English dictionary, 1724)
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Merriam-Webster Mar 26
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22. 'Bellycheer': gratification of the belly : gluttony
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Merriam-Webster Mar 27
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23. 'Sarcast': an adept in sarcasm : a sarcastic person
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Merriam-Webster Mar 27
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24. 'Shot-clog': a bore tolerated only because he pays the charge for others
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25: 'Philostorgie': the love of parents towards their children” (Thomas Blount, Glossographia, 1656)
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26: 'Frivol': to act frivolously : trifle
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