• decathect, v. - to withdraw one's feelings of attachment from (a person, idea, or object), as in anticipation of a future loss
  • doodlesack, n. - a bagpipe
  • featly, adj. - neatly, elegantly; accomplished with technical skill; adroit.
  • heartsome, adj. (Scottish) - giving cheer, spirit, or courage, as in a heartsome wine.
  • kerkos, n. (Ancient Greek, κέρκος) (slang) - penis
    • Kerkylas, from the island of Andros - allegedly, Sappho's husband. Recent conjecture, however, has presented the possibility that her "husband" and his name were invented jokingly, as his name translates to something roughly like "Penis of Man-Island" (or, as put by this, "Dick Allcocks from Man-Island")
  • paralipsis, n. - the suggestion, by deliberately concise treatment of a topic, that much of significance is being omitted, as in “not to mention other faults.”
    • ex. "--not to mention the hypocrisy of owning a yacht in the first place, but you catch my drift."
  • indelible, adj. - making marks that cannot be erased, removed, or the like; that cannot be eliminated, forgotten, or changed.
  • priory, n. - a religious house governed by a prior or prioress, often dependent upon an abbey.
  • prebend, n. - a stipend allotted from the revenues of a cathedral or a collegiate church to a canon or member of the chapter.
  • ladytestant, n. - a female contestant on the reality TV show The Bachelor
  • contesticle, n. - a male contestant on the reality TV show, The Bachelorette.
  • garden brow, n. - a superciliary cosmetic trend whose "look consists of a grass-hued base which is then embellished with everything from flowers to butterflies to create the perfect blossoming look" (from Orlaith Condon's article at Her.ie; trend originated from fashion blogger/lifestyle icon, Taylor R ((YouTube) [], (main site) [])
  • Emancipation Day, n. - is a national or federal holiday observed in many former European colonies in the Caribbean and areas of the United States on various dates to commemorate the emancipation of enslaved people of African descent.
  • euthymic
  • mirativity
  • panacea magna
  • whataboutery
  • minnie
  • heartland
  • cordilleria
  • suborn
  • hypocorism
  • pococurante
  • omnishambles
  • victual
  • lineament
  • gymnosophist
  • adumbrate
  • Gunther's disease
  • Ambras's disease
  • écarté, n. - a card game for only two players
  • supererogatory
  • sublunary
  • Cyclopean
  • objets d'art (orig. French
  • processual -
  • abstracta (pl.) -
  • sub rosa (idiom, orig. Latin) -
  • Grand Guignol, n. - _(full name: Le Théâtre du Grand-Guignol, literally translated, "The Theater of the Great Puppet") a theater in France which had shown horror plays from 1897-1962; often used as a term to refer to amoral, naturalistic horror in media.
  • antehmia, n.
  • klismos
  • Order of Odd Fellows, n.
  • tramp art, n.
  • (fire) bellow, n.
  • ebonize, v. -
  • mushikago, n. (Japanese) -
  • celadon
  • scordatura, n.
  • ideologue, n.
  • tulipmania, n. (psychology) - a mass hysteria in Holland during the early 1600s in which tulips were so insanely overvalued that some rare bulbs were selling for the same price as houses. By extension, it may also mean any economic spasm in which a commodity becomes bizarrely overpriced. They occur with surprising frequency.
  • Penn face, n. (colloquialism) -
  • himpathy, n.
  • phlogiston, n. - a nonexistent chemical that, prior to the discovery of oxygen, was thought to be released during combustion.
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