Thursday, June 15, 2006

Luciferous Logolepsy

It is a collection of over 9,000 words in English that are archaic, evocative, and are an experience to invite onto the tongue.

cynosure
n. - guiding star; object of common interest. cynosural, adj.

faveolate
adj. - honey-combed. faviform, adj. honeycomb-like.

keddah
n. - elephant trap.

nullibist
n. - person denying soul's existence in space.

rinderpest
n. - cattle plague.

ruderal
adj. - Botany, growing in refuse or waste ground.

uxorious
n. - submissive to one's wife

zeugma
n. - literary device of using a word to modify two other words with only one of which it is correctly used. zeugmatic, adj.


Luciferous Logolepsy: Dragging obscure words into the light of day.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Brian (not your brother) said...

ses•qui•pe•da•lian adj.
1. Given to the use of long words.
2. Long and ponderous; polysyllabic.

Monday, June 19, 2006 11:52:00 AM  

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