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Obscure Words

Strange. Amusing. Obscure. These words aren't used much these days, but perhaps we should think about resuscitating them.

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Anililagnia: an attraction to older women.
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Abligurition: excessive spending on food and drink.

Altiloquent: speaking pompously or in a high flown manner.

Anililagnia: an attraction to older women.

Armsaye: the armhole in clothing.

Boanthropy: a type of insanity in which a man thinks he is an ox.

Brandophile: one who collects cigar bands.

Cachinnation: loud or hysterical laughter.

Chanking: spat-out food (rinds or pits).

Cheiloproclitic: being attracted to a person's lips.

Dactylion: the tip of the middle finger.

Defenestration: the act of throwing someone or something out a window.

Dibble: to drink like a duck.

Diphallic terata: a disease in which a man has two penises.

Diplasiasmus: the incorrect doubling of a letter when spelling a word.

Dishabillophobia: the fear of undressing or undressing in front of someone.

Eugeria: normal and happy old age.

Euneirophrenia: peace of mind after a pleasent dream.

Eyeservice: work done only while the boss is watching.

Farctate: the state of being stuffed with food (overeating).

Feat: a dangling curl of hair.

Flocinaucinihilipiliphication: the action of estimation is worthless.

Fremescence: the grumbling sound of an unhappy mob of people.

Gambrinous: being full of beer.

Grapholagnia: the urge to stare at obscene pictures.

Groak: to watch people eat hoping that they will offer you some of their food.

Gynotikolobomassophile: one who likes to nibble on a woman's earlobe.

Haingle: to amble along in a feeble and listless manner.

Hebephrenic: a condition of adolescent silliness.

Horripilate: to get goose bumps.

Iatrogenic: illness or disease caused by doctors or by prescribed treatment.

Impecunious: having no cash or money.

Lachanophobia: the fear of vegetables.

Lapling: someone who enjoys resting in women's laps.

Librocubicularist: one who reads in bed.

Logorrhea: excessive talking (or verbal diarrhea).

Macron: the horizontal line above a vowel to symbolize a long sound.

Minimus: little finger or toe.

Misodoctakleidist: someone who hates practicing the piano.

Neanimorphic: looking younger than one's year.

Nelipot: someone who is walking without shoes.

Nostomania: overwhelming homesickness.

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Oniochalasia: buying as a means of mental relaxation.
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Notophile: one who collects bank notes.

Obdormition: numbness caused by pressure on a nerve (when a limb is "asleep").

Oniochalasia: buying as a means of mental relaxation.

Ophryon: space between the eyebrows on a line with the top of the eye sockets.

Pandiculation: stretching and yawning before going to bed or after waking up.

Parnel: a priest's stress.

Pilgarlic: a bald head that looks like a peeled garlic.

Polyorchid: a man who has at least three testicles.

Preantepenultimate: fourth from last.

Puricle: space between thumb and extended forefinger.

Quisquilian: consisting of trash and rubbish.

Rasceta: creases on the inside of the wrist.

Ruminant: cud chewer.

Scatophagy: religious practice of eating excrement.

Scroop: rustle of silk.

Spermologer: one who collects trivia.

Suppedaneim: foot support for crucifix victims.

Tapinophobia: a fear of small things.

Timmynoggy: a device the saves time and labor.

Venustaphobia: the fear of beautiful women.

Viraginity: the masculine qualities of some women.

Wether: a castrated sheep.

Wheeple: a poor attempt at whistling.

Witzelsucht: a feebly attempt at humor.

Zarf: a holder of a handless coffee cup.

Zenzizenzizenzic: a number raised to the eighth power.

Zills: the finger cymbals worn by belly dancers.

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