An alphabet of rarely spoken words. November 26 2013

  • Abderian: Given to incessant or idiotic laughter
  • Batrachophagous: One who eats frogs
  • Colposinquanonia: Estimating a woman's beauty based on her chest
  • Dippoldism: The act of beating or whipping school children
  • Exsibilation: The collective hisses of a disapproving audience
  • Floccinaucinihilipilification: An estimation of something as worthless
  • Gargalesthesia: The sensation caused by tickling
  • Hippopotomonstrosesquipedalian: Pertaining to extremely long words
  • Inaniloquent: Speaking foolishly or saying silly things
  • Jaunce: To prance
  • Kyphorrhinos: Having a nose with a bump in it
  • Lygerastia: The condition of one who is only amorous when the lights are out
  • Mallemaroking: The carousing of seamen on board Greenland whaling ships
  • Nudiustertian: Pertaining to the day before yesterday
  • Overmorrow: Pertaining to the day after tomorrow
  • Pyknic: Short and fat
  • Qualtagh: The first person you see after leaving your house
  • Runcation: The act of weeding
  • Scolecophagous: One who eats worms
  • Tarantism: Mania characterized by an uncontrollable impulse to dance
  • Ultracrepidarian: Of one who speaks or offers opinions on matters beyond their knowledge
  • Ventripotent: Big-bellied, gluttonous
  • Witzelsucht: A feeble attempt at humor
  • Xenobombulate: To malinger
  • Yclept: By the name of; called
  • Zenzizenzizenzic: A number raised to the eighth power