12 Words to Awesome


Polonius: What do you read, my lord?

Hamlet: Words, words, words

– Act 2, Scene 2

As M says in Skyfall, sometimes the old ways are the best. By ways I mean words. Can you fit one of these into a sentence? Can you put another sentence after that first one?

Don’t you love words?

  1. Facinorous – adj. – extremely wicked; depraved; infamous – Luciferous Logolepsy
  2. Curglaff: The shock felt in bathing when one first plunges into the cold water — John Jamieson’s Etymological Scottish Dictionary, 1808
  3. Fatiferous – adj. – destructive; deadly – Luciferous Logolepsy
  4. Resistentialism: The seemingly spiteful behavior shown by inanimate objects —www.ObsoleteWord.Blogspot.com
  5. Whisternefet – n. – a sharp slap – Luciferous Logolepsy
  6. Pussyvan: A flurry, temper — “The Word Museum: The Most Remarkable English Words Ever Forgotten” by Jeffrey Kacirk
  7. Bookwright: A writer of books; an author; a term of slight contempt — Daniel Lyons’s “Dictionary of the English Language”, 1897
  8. Witzelsucht – n. – emotional state characterized by futile attempts at humor – Luciferous Logolepsy
  9. Jirble: To pour out (a liquid) with an unsteady hand: as, he jirbles out a dram —www.Wordnik.com
  10. Wittol – n. – complacent cuckold. – Luciferous Logolepsy
  11. Lunting: Walking while smoking a pipe — John Mactaggart’s “Scottish Gallovidian Encyclopedia,” 1824
  12. Feliform – adj. – Cat-like, feline – Luciferous Logolepsy

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