Linkage Activiation

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Page 2 of Coolest Words

Here's page 2 and the words spill out. Rare and obscure, they satiate most word-nerds.

Chicanery: trickery, buffoonery, deception by artful subterfuge or sophistry
Ectocanthion: point at which the outer ends of the upper and lower eyelids meet
Nepenthe: drug of forgetfulness, anti-depression drug, remedy for sorrow
Bdelygmia: a litany of abuse, a series of critical epithets, descriptions, or attributes
Outrecuidant: arrogant, cocksure, self-assertive
Mythopoeic: pertaining to the making of myths
Verdigris: patina formed on copper, brass, or bronze surfaces exposed to the atmosphere
Sisyphean: endless labor, pertaining to Sisyphus
Eclipsareon: a device for illustrating and demonstrating eclipses
Bersatrix: babysitter, maternal caretaker
Claque: group of fawning admirers, group of persons hired to applaud at a performance
Solipsism: philosophical idea that only one's own mind is sure to exist
Yestreen: during last evening, yesterday evening, last evening
Nimiety: excess, overabundance, superfluity
Expurgate: cleanse of something morally harmful, offensive or erroneous
Shibboleth: word or saying or image used by adherents of a party, sect, or belief
Coelacanth: prehistoric fish still alive today
Lethologica: inability to remember a word or put your finger on the right word
Anachronism: chronological misplacing of persons, events, objects, or customs
Theophany: religious epiphany or appearance of God to a person
Nebulae: pl. collection of astral gases
Wagnerian: of, relating to, or characteristic of Richard Wagner, his operas, or his theories
Cancrizans: backwards movement, crab walking, music moving backwards
Laconic: brief in speech, matter-of-fact, terse, using few words
Stentorian: powerful in sound, extremely loud, vociferous 
Aeipathy: continued passion, unyielding disease
Pasquinade: public farce, satire, or lampoon 
Coxswain: captain, steersman, person who steers a ship's boat and has charge of its crew
Quincunx: display of five objects with one at each corner of a square and one at the center 
Balistraria: arrow-slit, narrow opening through which arrows might be discharged 
Nenuphar: a water lily, especially an Egyptian lotus
Catafalque: decorated platform or framework on which a coffin rests
Kairos: opportune time and/or place, the right time to say or do the right or crucial thing
Azimuth: horizontal angular distance from a reference direction 
Seismic: of, subject to, or caused by an earthquake or earth vibration, earthshaking 
Matrix: situation within which something else originates, develops, or is contained 
Proprioception: the sense of the relative position of neighboring parts of the body 
Balustrade: architecture, series of balusters or parapet
Laodicean: indifferent or lukewarm in politics and or religion
Dirigible: an airship, vehicle or method of transportation using the air
Equinox: when the sun reaches a height, night and day equalize, annual event
Quisquose: something which is difficult to deal with
Zetetic: proceeding by inquiry, investigating, opening with a question
Snickersnee: knife resembling a sword, large knife, the act of fighting with knives
Cormorant: large, aquatic bird, a greedy, rapacious person 

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