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Madi
12-23-2015, 05:50 AM
Anyone in for a new alphabet game?

Games are usually quick and easy, let's try something different. Let's make a list of unusual words, words you do not use every day.

I'll start with A ofcourse:

A Arachnophobia (fear of spiders)

Who's up for B

clarabear
12-23-2015, 06:07 AM
Meeeee!!

B - Balderdash

Sexy__Eyes
12-23-2015, 06:22 AM
C-circumstance

marijke
12-23-2015, 06:26 AM
D - dactylology
study of sign language

ritacica
12-23-2015, 07:37 AM
e - euphemism
(the substitution of a mild, indirect, or vague expression for one thought to be offensive, harsh, or blunt. )

Gerli
12-23-2015, 09:10 AM
f - fandango

Ellen
12-23-2015, 05:26 PM
gratification

scrap-genie
12-23-2015, 09:59 PM
h - homily
(sermon; moralizing lecture)

janedee
12-23-2015, 10:42 PM
I - ichthyology (the study of fish)

ptabbert
12-23-2015, 11:00 PM
J - jargonelle (early pear)

Ellen
12-24-2015, 03:24 AM
kenophobia- fear of empty spaces

Madi
12-25-2015, 08:04 AM
l lapideous (stony)

marijke
12-25-2015, 10:36 AM
m - macrology - much talk with little to say

clarabear
12-26-2015, 12:58 AM
N - nephrology

Ellen
12-26-2015, 04:42 AM
obscurantisme- keeping information from the public

faerywings
12-26-2015, 06:40 AM
m - macrology - much talk with little to sayI think that is "Me!!" LOL

P - palatine having royal authority over a region

Madi
12-26-2015, 12:07 PM
Q Quirky (unsual, strange but fun and cool?)

Ellen
12-27-2015, 04:48 AM
R resofincular resembling a wire hanger

faerywings
12-28-2015, 07:07 AM
salsitude saltiness; brackishness
(This cracks me up because when my kids have attitudes with each other, they call it being "salty"-- It kind of works!)

clarabear
12-29-2015, 01:46 AM
T - taction

Madi
12-29-2015, 09:33 AM
U ultramarine, deep dark colour blue

Ellen
12-29-2015, 01:39 PM
V- Vaporimeter--- instrument for measuring vapour pressure

Madi
12-30-2015, 06:15 AM
W wallfish (snail!)

faerywings
12-30-2015, 06:32 AM
X
xeric dry; lacking in moisture

I told my kids last night about salsitude, and now they are going to call each other "brackish" instead of "salty." Ha!!!

Ellen
12-30-2015, 02:25 PM
y yowie- a little ewe

AnikA68
12-31-2015, 03:44 AM
Z Zeppelin
A Zeppelin was a type of rigid airship named after the German Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin who pioneered rigid airship development at the beginning of the 20th century

Ellen
01-01-2016, 05:49 AM
a- ablutomania = mania for washing yourself

faerywings
01-01-2016, 07:32 AM
y yowie- a little ewe
That is adorable! Don't ask me why, but it is! :sheep1

faerywings
01-01-2016, 07:34 AM
B ballyhoo- bombastic or pretentious nonsense

(Because I like words like tomfoolery and shenanigans)

janedee
01-01-2016, 11:58 AM
C - castellated (having battlements or turrets)

Ellen
01-02-2016, 05:55 AM
d debridement - the removal of foreign matter from a wound

marijke
01-02-2016, 08:28 AM
e - eolation - geological effects of the wind

Ellen
01-03-2016, 05:48 AM
f facultative

faerywings
01-03-2016, 06:39 AM
G gustatory : relating to, affecting, associated with, or being the sense of taste

petey111
01-03-2016, 08:21 AM
fa·ce·tious
fəˈsēSHəs
adjective
treating serious issues with deliberately inappropriate humor; flippant.

I actually use this one!!

Ellen
01-03-2016, 05:29 PM
hamshackle- to restrain

Madi
01-04-2016, 01:42 AM
I ickle (little)

Ellen
01-04-2016, 07:56 AM
j jabberwocky - speaking nonsense

clarabear
01-04-2016, 11:59 AM
K - kainotophobia: fear of change

scrap-genie
01-04-2016, 03:29 PM
l - loquacious (very talkative)

Ellen
01-05-2016, 04:01 AM
m
macarize to declare to be happy or blessed

Madi
01-06-2016, 04:19 AM
N natiform (shaped like buttocks)

Ellen
01-06-2016, 05:45 AM
o

obganiate to irritate someone by constantly repeating oneself

janedee
01-06-2016, 05:37 PM
P

palaeography - study of ancient writing or inscriptions

Ellen
01-07-2016, 03:48 AM
q quacksalver one who falsely pretends to knowledge of medicine

Madi
01-08-2016, 05:11 AM
R Rataplan (sound of drumming)

Ellen
01-09-2016, 07:10 AM
saginate to fatten animals

Madi
01-11-2016, 09:12 AM
t tombola (lottery)

scrap-genie
01-11-2016, 12:58 PM
u - unctuous (greasy, characterized by affected or insincere earnestness)

Ellen
01-11-2016, 05:44 PM
vermeology study of worms

Madi
01-17-2016, 07:40 AM
W wanhope (despair)

Ellen
01-17-2016, 01:15 PM
x Xanthippe- ill tempered woman

Madi
01-27-2016, 07:43 AM
Y yuke - to itch

Ellen
01-27-2016, 09:09 AM
z zappy = lively; entertaining

Ellen
02-18-2016, 03:09 AM
a aboral away from the mouth

Gerli
02-18-2016, 04:08 AM
b - boggle (a word game)

faerywings
02-18-2016, 04:56 AM
C cantankerous

Ellen
02-19-2016, 03:55 AM
d diverticulitis

Gerli
02-19-2016, 04:55 AM
e - Ecclesiastical (Terms)

Ellen
02-20-2016, 04:11 AM
f fadoodle = nonsense

Madi
02-20-2016, 08:57 AM
G gaita = spanish bagpipes

Ellen
02-20-2016, 01:23 PM
h hallux big toe

Madi
02-29-2016, 02:38 PM
i ichthyophile - loving fish

Ellen
03-01-2016, 03:48 AM
j jitterbug dance

Madi
03-01-2016, 04:20 PM
k kudu (animal like antilope)

Ellen
03-02-2016, 11:40 AM
l laniferous wool-bearing

Madi
03-07-2016, 07:50 AM
m mabsoot (happy)

Ellen
03-08-2016, 03:17 PM
N nary not at all

Madi
03-09-2016, 04:27 AM
o olivaceous - colour of olives!

Ellen
03-10-2016, 03:55 AM
pallescent turning pale

Madi
03-16-2016, 04:50 PM
q quatch (a word or sound)

Ellen
03-21-2016, 05:43 PM
r rudimentary

Madi
04-01-2016, 06:36 AM
s scissel (scrap metal)

Ellen
04-01-2016, 07:29 AM
t thalassic relating to the sea

Madi
04-04-2016, 09:09 AM
U ufology

Ellen
04-05-2016, 04:26 AM
V vardo gypsy caravan

Madi
04-09-2016, 07:30 AM
w wang (cheek)

Ellen
04-10-2016, 01:29 PM
x xanthous yellow or red-haired

Ellen
04-15-2016, 05:08 AM
y yarling wailing; howling

Ellen
05-14-2016, 04:18 AM
z zealous ( strong support)

Madi
05-21-2016, 02:48 AM
A awkward

Ellen
05-21-2016, 04:14 AM
b balderdash nonsense; a jumble of words

Ellen
05-31-2016, 01:30 PM
c cachet a seal of approval; a mark of prestige

Madi
06-04-2016, 06:36 AM
D dik-dik, antilope

Ellen
06-12-2016, 04:45 AM
e echolalia echo-like repetition of another's words

Madi
06-14-2016, 07:21 AM
F

Fanks , thanks

Ellen
06-15-2016, 05:48 AM
g garret room just under the roof of a house; attic

Madi
06-15-2016, 09:44 AM
h hallux ; big toe

Ellen
06-16-2016, 02:55 PM
ickle -- little

Adryane
11-21-2018, 11:46 PM
j

jasperated -- mottled; streaked with various colors

Nickel
11-22-2018, 05:13 PM
k kampong

Madi
08-06-2019, 04:26 AM
L Lorgnon - eyeglass

Betty Jo
10-10-2020, 03:03 PM
M machair - low-lying beach

faerywings
10-11-2020, 07:19 AM
N
naganaor n'ga·na[ nuh-gah-nuh ]
noun Veterinary Pathology.
a disease of horses and other animals, widespread in parts of Africa, caused by the organism Trypanosoma brucei, and transmitted by a variety of tsetse fly.
any trypanosomal disease of animals that is transmitted by the tsetse fly.

from dictionary.com

Betty Jo
10-11-2020, 12:01 PM
O
obeliscolychny - lighthouse

vickyday
10-23-2020, 05:33 PM
P
Pabouche - a slipper

vickyday
10-25-2020, 02:15 PM
Q
Quagswagging - Shaking something back and forward.

Betty Jo
11-13-2020, 05:57 PM
R
razzmatazz - nonsense

vickyday
11-13-2020, 09:50 PM
S
sabaton foot-covering as part of suit of armour

vickyday
11-25-2020, 12:52 PM
tacent silent

Betty Jo
11-25-2020, 01:03 PM
U
Ululate - howl like a wolf