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  • palabra ("Now poetic and rare. A word. Also: talk, esp. of an unnecessary, profuse, or idle nature; occasionally figurative. Cf. pocas palabras int. and palaver n. 2b.")
  • seductious ("That seduces or is liable to seduce (in various senses of seduce v.); esp. seductive, alluring."
  • folklorically ("With regard to or in terms of folklore; in the manner or style of folklore.")
  • anti-Arminian ("Christian Church. Now historical." [One who is] [o]pposed to Arminius or Arminian doctrines; characterized by or involving such opposition. See Arminian adj."
  • lairize ("Australian slang. Now rare. intransitive. To act ostentatiously; to show off; to behave like a lair (lair n.4).")
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  • foulder ("Obsolete. transitive. To send (something) forth with a flash or clap in the manner of a thunderbolt. Also intransitive: to flash forth like a thunderbolt. Also in figurative contexts.")
    • Derivatives: fouldering adj. "That flashes forth in the manner of a thunderbolt."
  • chookie ("colloquial (chiefly Scottish, Irish English (northern), Australian, and New Zealand).")
    1. "A chicken; (more generally) any bird. Also in chookie birdie. Cf. chook n. 1a, chucky n. 2."
      • "Often in speech to or by young children.
      "In the form chookie birdie frequently alluding to the Scottish nursery rhyme cited in quot. 1948.
      "In quot. 1877 (with reduplication) apparently as a call to chickens."
    2. "A chicken or its flesh used as food. Occasionally in chookie birdie. Cf. chook n. 1b."
  • e hoa ma ("New Zealand. As a form of address to a group of people: friends, mates.")
    • "In quot. 1881 used to address a single person; cf. e hoa n."
  • deep-fet ("Obsolete. Of a sigh, sob, etc.: originating in or coming from deep in the chest or lungs; made with a deep breath (chiefly with the implication of deeply-felt emotion). See also deep-fetched adj.")
  • Turkey work ("Chiefly historical after 18th cent. Tapestry work of Turkish origin or produced in imitation of Turkish style, having a knotted pile, and used esp. for upholstery and carpeting. In early use also as a count noun: †an article of such work (obsolete). Frequently as a modifier, as in Turkey-work carpet, Turkey-work chair, etc. Cf. Turkish knot n. 2.")
    • Derivatives: Turkey-worked adj. "Consisting of, or upholstered with, Turkey work."
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  • consentment ("Now rare. The action or fact of consenting to or agreeing something; consent; acquiescence; approval.")
  • Turkesco ("Obsolete. rare. Turkish.")

  • evangelistary
    1. "A lectionary containing the passages from the Gospels that form part of the liturgy. Later also more generally: a copy of, or a volume containing, the Gospels."
    2. † "The position or office of a preacher or evangelist (evangelist n. 3). Also: a pulpit. Obsolete."
      • "Both senses are apparently only attested in dictionaries."
        • 1656, T. Blount, Glossographia: "Evangelistary, the office of an Evangelist; also a Pulpit, or the place where the Gospel is delivered."
        • 1676, E. Coles, Eng. Dict.: "Evangelistary, a pulpit, also the office of an Evangelist."
  • antichronically ("Obsolete. rare. Not in correct chronological position or order.")
    • "Apparently only attested in dictionaries or glossaries." Cf. modern-day achronological.
      • 1847, J. Craig, New Universal Dict.: "Antichronically, in an antichronical manner." "[Also in later dictionaries.]"
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  • bub ("colloquial.")
    1. "A baby, a small child. Often as a nickname or form of address."
      • "Now relatively uncommon in British English."
    2. "Australian regional (chiefly in Victoria). In plural, often with the. The first class of a primary school. Also in bubs grade. Now somewhat dated."
  • warb ("Australian colloquial (now dated). A low-class, disreputable, or contemptible person; a lazy person; a loafer. Also (later chiefly Police slang): a person without a settled home; a homeless person. Occasionally: an unkempt or scruffy person. Also in figurative contexts.")
    • "Of uncertain origin." Derivation from warble has been conjectured.
  • wharenui ("New Zealand. In Māori communities: a large central building, usually carved and decorated, where assemblies take place; = meeting house n. 3.")
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  • misocapnist ("Obsolete. rare. A person who hates tobacco smoke." Based on "ancient Greek καπνός smoke.")
    • 1839, ‘J. Fume’, Paper on Tobacco 70: "Offending the nostrils of all misocapnists with the fumes of his mundungus."
  • hoot
    1. † "New Zealand. According to Māori custom: compensation or recompense for injury suffered. Cf. utu n. 1. Obsolete. rare."
    2. "colloquial (New Zealand and Australian). Money; cash."
  • deep-seated
    1. "Esp. of an emotion or opinion: firmly established, entrenched; strong."
    2. "Esp. of an infection, ailment, etc.: originating or existing far beneath the surface."
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  • half groat ("Now historical. An English silver coin having the value of two pence, first issued in 1351 during the reign of Edward III. Also: a Scottish silver coin, originally having the value of two pence Scots, first issued in 1357, during the reign of David II. Cf. groat n. 2a.")
  • Kiwiness ("colloquial (chiefly New Zealand). The quality or fact of being from New Zealand. Also: characteristics as typical of New Zealand or New Zealanders. Cf. kiwi n. 2.")
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  • bonhomous ("Characterized by bonhomie or cheerful friendliness; genial, affable.")
  • Shintoist ("A follower of the religion of Shinto.")
  • swaggie ("colloquial (Australian and New Zealand). Now historical. A person (esp. a man) who travels around looking for work, carrying a swag (swag n.1 10). Cf. swagman n. (b) at swag n.1 Compounds 1.")
  • antiparliamental ("Obsolete. rare. Opposed to the authority or legitimacy of Parliament.")
    • "In quot. 1643 applied to opponents of the Long Parliament. In quot. 1660 with explicit reference to quot. 1643, as part of a condemnation of Prynne's position."
      • 1643, W. Prynne, Soveraigne Power Parl. ii. To Rdr.: "These Anti-parliamentall Momusses."
      • 1660, Scutum Regale: Royal Buckler 243: "But is not Mr. Prynne the Anti-parliamental Momus and Viper?"
  • toki ("New Zealand. Now chiefly historical. A Māori axe or adze, typically consisting of a pounamu or greenstone blade attached to a wooden handle, and used for fighting and cutting wood, and in ceremonies relating to the building of houses, etc.")
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  • antinomial ("Obsolete. Of or relating to the beliefs and practices of the antinomians; immoral, licentious. Cf. antinomian n.")
    • "In quot. 1663 with punning allusion to antimonial cup, an emetic: see antimonial cups n."
      • 1663, E. Gayton, Relig. of Physician 79: "How far short are our Sectarians at home, who hold not forth indeed a Golden Cup, but..an..Antinomial Cup."
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  • char kway teow ("Chiefly in Malaysian and Singaporean cookery: a dish consisting of flat rice noodles stir-fried in soy sauce and shrimp paste with whole prawns, cockles, and bean sprouts.")
  • idolillo ("A small idol; (now) spec. a small figurine of a type associated with indigenous cultures in Mexico and the Caribbean, esp. in the pre-Columbian period.")
  • consentaneously
    1. "In accordance; consistently. Frequently with to, unto, with."
    2. † "Concurrently, simultaneously. Obsolete."
    3. "With or by common consent; unanimously."
  • evangelistarium ("A lectionary containing the passages from the Gospels that form part of the liturgy; (occasionally more generally) a copy of, or a volume containing, the Gospels. Cf. evangelistary n. 1.")
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  • kalian ("A Persian tobacco pipe with a long tube that draws the smoke through water; a hookah.")
    • "[Borrowed from] Persian qalyān/qalyūn/qālyūn [through] Arabic ḡalyūn."
  • antipelargy ("Obsolete. rare. A reciprocal love or kindness, esp. of a child towards a parent.")
  • crazy quilt ("Originally and chiefly U.S.")
    1. "A type of patchwork quilt having an irregular pattern composed of different shapes, colours, and types of fabric which are applied to a foundation using a variety of stitch patterns and decorated with embroidery. Cf. crazy patchwork n."
    2. "figurative. A disorganized collection of things; a hotchpotch. Frequently as a modifier."
  • Zarathustrian
    • A. adj.
      1. "Of, relating to, or characteristic of Zoroastrianism or its followers; designating a follower or adherent of Zoroastrianism; = Zoroastrian adj. Also: of or relating to the ancient Persian prophet, Zarathustra (also called Zoroaster). Cf. Zarathustric adj."
        • "Use relating to the prophet individually is often to draw a distinction with Zoroastrian, as applied to the whole religious tradition."
      2. "Characteristic or reminiscent of a Nietzschean superman; advocating or supporting a Nietzschean view of morality."
    • B. n. "A follower or adherent of Zoroastrianism; = Zoroastrian n."
  • groomswoman ("A woman who is chosen to act as an attendant of a groom at a wedding, either alone or as part of a group.")
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  • anti-huff ("U.S. Obsolete. A food additive used in the manufacture of skimmed milk cheese, intended to act as a preservative or to prevent expansion of gas bubbles within the cheese. Also as a modifier.")
  • senilizing ("rare. That causes a person or thing to grow old or become senile.")
  • antiphonic ("Of, involving, or characteristic of singing, recitation, or playing performed alternately by two groups; characterized by the use of responses; = antiphonal adj.")
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  • feechie ("Scottish (chiefly north-eastern). Dirty, filthy; disgusting. Also (of weather): foul, rainy.")
    • Will also double as an FA/IB pool title soon enough, as it sounds close enough to a certain word for excreta.
  • anti-federalism ("Originally U.S. Opposition or hostility to federalism, esp. in the early years of American independence; support for or advocacy of this position.")
  • crazy ("colloquial (chiefly U.S.). Extremely; exceedingly; very.")
    • "In early use frequently in crazy drunk."
    • This sense formed part of the 2010s Pop Tarts slogan "Crazy Good!".
  • sool
    1. "transitive. English regional (Lincolnshire), Australian, and New Zealand. Of a dog or other animal: to attack or chase (a person or animal). Chiefly in imperative."
      • "In quot. 1866 the transitivity of the verb is unclear."
        • "1866, J. E. Brogden, Provinc. Words Lincs.: "Soole, an expression used to incite dogs to fight."
    2. "Australian and New Zealand."
      • a. "transitive. To incite or urge (a dog) to attack or chase. Frequently with adverbs and prepositions, esp. in to sool on, to sool on to."
      • b. "transitive. In extended use: to encourage (a person or group) to fight or attack (physically or verbally); (formerly) spec. to urge (a person) to enlist in military service."
    3. "intransitive. Australian and New Zealand. To race; to run swiftly or excitedly."
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  • Sodom apple
    a. "A fruit (now usually identified with that of the mudar, Calotropis procera (family Apocynaceae)) which, according to legend, appears tempting but dissolves into smoke and ashes when grasped. Frequently figurative: something which does not live up to expectations. Cf. apple of Sodom n. (a) at apple n. Phrases 3f, Dead Sea apple n. at Dead Sea n. Compounds."
    b. "The plant producing this fruit (now usually identified as Calotropis procera). Also: any of various plants producing fruits which are bitter or poisonous, esp. nightshades of the genus Solanum (family Solanaceae)."
    1. † "A variety of cider apple. Obsolete. rare."
  • antipose ("rare. transitive. To set (something) in opposition (to something else); to oppose (something).")
  • tykish ("colloquial. Of, relating to, or characteristic of a tyke; esp. characteristic or typical of people from Yorkshire (cf. tyke n. 3).")
    • Derivatives: tykishness "n. the state or quality of being tykish or a tyke."
  • stopbank ("New Zealand. An embankment built to prevent a river from flooding the surrounding area; = dike n.1 7.")
  • subvariant ("A subsidiary or secondary variant of something; (in later use) spec. a secondary variant of a virus or disease.")
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  • waygate ("Chiefly Scottish and English regional (northern).")
    1. "Room or space in which to move; (in early use) esp. room to pass through or forward; passage. Also figurative."
      • This could serve as a "Bland-Name Product" for real-estate/housing services in both the Dixwell and Sevton universes, and most likely a planned-neighbourhood name in the latter.
    2. "Speed in walking, working, etc.; progress, headway; (also) the drive or energy to make progress or work quickly."
  • epilepsian ("Obsolete. rare. Of, relating to, or of the nature of epilepsy; = epileptic adj. 1b.")
  • Turcological ("Of or relating to the study of Turkish or Turkic language, history, and culture. Cf. Turcology n."
  • endoscopic
    1. † "Mathematics. In J. J. Sylvester's usage: (of a method for expressing or solving an equation, etc.) regarding coefficients as functions or roots of other elements, rather than as independent elements in the equation or expression. Cf. exoscopic adj. at exo- prefix. Obsolete. rare."
    2. "Medicine and Surgery. Performed by means of an endoscope; designating diagnostic and therapeutic procedures performed under the guidance of an endoscope or using instruments passed through an endoscope; of, relating to, or used in such procedures."
    3. "Botany. Designating, relating to, or exhibiting orientation of the apical pole of the embryo plant towards the base of the archegonium, as in lycopods, some ferns, and seed plants."
  • deep fat fry ("transitive and intransitive. To cook (a food) by immersing it completely in fat or oil heated to a very high temperature, typically resulting in a crisp exterior; = deep fry v.")
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  • washikong ("Trinidad, Tobago, and Grenada. A light canvas shoe with a rubber sole, a plimsoll; a trainer or running shoe.")
    • "Of unknown origin. It has been suggested that the word was borrowed < an unattested Chinese compound or phrase with the elements huā flower, xié shoe, and kǒng hole, but this is unlikely for phonological, formal, and semantic reasons."
  • antigram ("An anagram that has an opposite or contradictory meaning to the original word or phrase.")
    • 1986, P. Hellweg, Insomniac's Dict. xix. 147: "In the antigram, the resulting phrase is the antithesis of the original word or phrase. For example..: Funeral = Real fun."
  • Templar
    1. "A member of a military and religious order consisting of knights, chaplains, and men-at-arms, founded c1118 (originally for the protection of Christian lands in, and Christian pilgrims to, the Holy Land) and suppressed in 1312. Frequently in plural: this order as a whole. Cf. Knight Templar n. 1. historical after Middle English."
      • "The Templars were so called because they established headquarters on the Temple Mount, on a site next to the Dome of the Rock traditionally believed to be the location of the First Temple (Solomon’s Temple), which they occupied until 1187.
      "Other terms for the order include Knights Templar, Knights of the Temple, and Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon."
    2. "A person, esp. a barrister, who occupies chambers in the Inner or Middle Temple, two of the four Inns of Court in London (cf. temple n.1 7, Inns of Court)."
    3. a. "A member of any of various orders of, or associated with, Freemasons; = Knight Templar n. 2."
      b. "A member of the International Organization of Good Templars (originally the Independent Order of Good Templars), which promotes temperance or total abstinence from alcohol; = Good Templar n."
  • emigrated ("Physiology. Of a cell or a group of cells: that has moved from its site of origin, or its usual position, into another area of the body. Cf. emigrate v. 3.")
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  • barber's block
    1. "A rounded block on which wigs are made and displayed. Now chiefly historical."
    2. "In extended use (humorous or depreciative).
      a. "The head. Obsolete."
      b. "A man who is well-groomed or good-looking but whose appeal is mitigated by vanity, lack of intelligence, etc.; (sometimes more generally) a stupid or dull person. Cf. clothes-horse n. b. Now rare."
  • smoodging ("colloquial (Australian and New Zealand). The action of smoodge v.2; affectionate or amorous behaviour, such as kissing, cuddling, etc.")
    • "Earliest as a modifier."
  • fetisher ("Originally and chiefly with reference to West Africa.")
    1. † "An inanimate object believed to have magic powers or to be inhabited by a spirit; = fetish n. 1. Obsolete. rare."
    2. "A person, esp. a traditional healer, believed to have power over fetishes (see fetish n. 1); = fetish priest n. Cf. fetisheer n."
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  • tamariki ("New Zealand. Chiefly with plural agreement. In Māori contexts: children.")
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  • toyo ("Philippine English. Soy sauce." From "Tagalog toyo < Chinese (Hokkien) tāu-iû ( < tāu (soy) bean + oil).")
  • anti-paedobaptist ("Christian Church. An opponent of infant baptism; opposed to infant baptism.")
  • Turco- ("Forming compounds relating to Turkey or (formerly) the Ottoman Empire or to Turkish peoples.")
    1. a. "Forming nouns and adjectives relating to or denoting people of mixed Turkish and other descent, or of another race or ethnic origin living under Turkish rule; relating to or denoting things of mixed Turkish and non-Turkish origin, or combining foreign and Turkish elements."
      b. "Combined with adjectives (and occasionally nouns) relating to the names of countries, nations, etc., with the senses ‘between the Turks (or Ottomans) and ——’, ‘jointly Turkish (or Ottoman) and ——’, as in Turco-American, Turco-German, Turco-Italian, Turco-Russian, etc."
    2. "Forming compounds relating to the Turkish language or to the Turkic language family."
    3. "Used as a combining form of Turk n.1, forming chiefly adjectives and nouns."
  • kuki ("New Zealand. Now historical. A person of low rank or status; a servant or (occasionally) an enslaved person." Borrowed back in English from the Maori phonetic rendition of cook.)
  • senilizing ("rare. That causes a person or thing to grow old or become senile.")
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  • geeksville ("A place or state characterized by geekiness.")
  • antipopular ("Opposed to, or harmful to the interests of, the people or the popular cause; esp. politically conservative or reactionary. In later use also: intentionally not in accordance with popular taste, elitist.")
  • deep etching ("A process for eroding the outer layers of a substrate selectively and more deeply than usual, typically by distributing corrosive fluids over a patterned protective mask; an instance of this.")
    • "Deep etching was originally used to etch metallic printing plates, decorative glassware, etc., but is now also used to form integrated circuits and microscopic machines, and to prepare specimens for visual or microscopic examination."
  • forslow ("Obsolete (rare and archaic after 17th cent.).")
    1. a. transitive. To defer or postpone (an action); to be slow or reluctant to do (something); to lose or spoil (something beneficial or desirable), through neglect, laziness, or reluctance to act; to miss or waste (an opportunity, time) in this way. Also occasionally with infinitive or that-clause as object. Cf. forsloth v."
      b. intransitive. To defer or postpone action; to act or proceed slowly or reluctantly; to delay."
    2. "transitive. To cause (movement or action) to become slow or slower; to delay or hinder (progress, a journey, etc.). Also intransitive."
  • anti-Americanism ("Hostility towards the United States, or towards Americans; opposition to American ideals or characteristics.")
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  • wharepuni ("New Zealand. In Māori communities: a large building used for sleeping (traditionally by adult male members of the community or guests), typically having a sloping thatched roof, an earth floor, and usually an interior hearth. Also: a large building used for gatherings; a meeting house. Cf. whare n.2 1.")
  • anti-fascism ("Opposition or resistance to fascism or (later) other forms of extreme right-wing ideology.")
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  • cabinet particulier ("Now chiefly historical. In French contexts: a small room or booth in a restaurant for customers wishing to dine in private.")
  • consentience
    1. "The quality or condition of being consentient (in various senses of consentient adj.); esp. agreement of opinion or intent within a group of people; concurrence, accord."
    2. "Psychology. The faculty of integrating sensory impressions without the input of intellectual processes, contrasted with true consciousness. Now historical and rare."
  • antigraphe ("Obsolete. A written response to a charge, in which the accused seeks to clear himself or herself.")
  • suss ("Chiefly British (originally Police slang and Criminals' slang, now colloquial).")
    1. "transitive. Police slang and Criminals' slang. To suspect (a person) of a crime. Cf. sus n. 1."
    2. a. "transitive. With that-clause as object. To come to understand or realize (that something is the case); to comprehend, grasp. Also with out."
      b. "transitive. To work out or discover the true nature or character of (someone or something); to understand or grasp the truth about. Frequently with out."
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  • adumbrant ("Now rare. Casting shadows; shadowy, shady. In extended use: represented in outline; vague, indistinct.")
  • Tsotsitaal ("South African. An Afrikaans-influenced township patois, originating in Johannesburg in the mid 20th century, and most commonly spoken in Gauteng.")
    • "Originally a form of criminal slang, but now a widely used urban dialect. In the wider use sometimes not distinguished from Isicamtho."
  • Turkisher ("Obsolete. A Turk.")
    • "Apparently an isolated use."
      • 1607, R. C. tr. H. Estienne, World of Wonders To Friend 13: "I soone perceiued that it was my onely course to preuent these turkishers, by being mine owne interpreter [Fr. de preuenir, & estre moymesme mon trucheman]."
  • Hughie ("colloquial (Australian and New Zealand). humorous. The name of a supreme being held to be responsible for the weather, invoked (often humorously) to encourage rain, as in send her (also it) down, Hughie, or to provide favourable conditions for surfing, as in send them up, Hughie.")
    • "Although several historical figures have been proposed as inspiration for the name, none of the suggestions is convincing, and it is much more likely that the forename Hughie was selected more or less at random. This is further supported by occasional variants of the phrase send her (also it) down, Hughie which employ different forenames, as send her down, Steve (1919 or earlier), send it down, David (1919 or earlier)."
  • evangelican ("Not in regular use after 19th cent.; subsequent examples are often typographical errors for evangelical.")
    • A. adj. "Originally: Protestant (cf. evangelical adj. 2a). From the mid-19th cent. usually: of or belonging to an evangelical movement, group, or church within Christianity; designating such a church (cf. evangelical adj. 2b)."
    • B. n.
      1. † "A Lutheran, as opposed to a member of another Protestant church or sect. Cf. evangelical n. 1. Obsolete."
      2. "Usually with capital initial. A member of an evangelical movement, group, or church within Christianity; (originally) spec. a member of the evangelical tradition within the Anglican communion. Cf. evangelical n. 2a."
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  • noctilucent
    1. "Luminescent at night or in the dark; (also) shining at night or in the dark. rare."
    2. "Meteorology. Designating a cloud that appears luminescent at night; spec. designating a silvery or bluish-white cloud occasionally seen at night in summer in high latitudes, forming at the mesopause at a height of about 50 miles (80 kilometres). Cf. nacreous cloud n."
      • "The composition of noctilucent clouds is unresolved; they appear to consist of meteoric or cosmic dust particles, ice particles, or a combination of these."
  • lawic ("Scottish. Obsolete. Of a person: not in holy orders, not clerical; lay. Of a thing: secular. Cf. lewd adj. 1.")
    • "lawic patronage n. patronage of the Crown as opposed to the Church; = lewd patronage n."
    • "Alteration of lawit, Scots variant of lewd adj., after post-classical Latin laicus (see laic adj.) and (in later use) laic adj."
  • antiphonary ("Roman Catholic Church. Now chiefly historical. Originally: a book containing a set of antiphons or antiphonal compositions. In later use: a book containing plainsong for the Divine Office.")
  • anti-political
    1. † "Not in accordance with sound political principles. Obsolete."
    2. "Opposed or antagonistic to politics or politicians; characterized by or involving such opposition or antagonism."
      • A longstanding primary trait of the average Rogatian.
  • cuckoldy ("Now archaic and rare. Of a person (esp. a man): of the nature of or resembling a cuckold. Also more generally, expressing contempt: inept, ineffectual, foolish. Cf. cuckoldly adj. 1.")
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  • zelotypia ("rare after 17th cent. Now historical. Jealousy; esp. obsessive or excessive jealousy, sometimes characterized as an illness.")
  • evangelism
    1. † "A message of spiritual good news; spec. the teaching or revelation of Christ; the Christian gospel. Also: belief in the message of the Christian gospels; Christian faith. Cf. evangel n.1 3. Obsolete."
    • "Apparently only in regular use in the 17th cent."
    1. "The action or work of spreading the Christian gospel by public preaching or by giving personal testimony about the experience of conversion; the work of an evangelist."
    2. "A tradition within Protestant churches and groups, emphasizing the authority of the Bible, the doctrine of salvation by faith, and (hence) the importance of personal conversion; adherence to the principles, doctrines, etc., associated with this tradition, or to a church or group espousing or following these principles and doctrines; evangelicalism."
      "In early use usually depreciative: see note at evangelical adj. 2b(a)."
    3. "Zealous advocacy for a particular cause; extremely enthusiastic support for an idea, project, etc."
  • kaitiaki ("New Zealand. Chiefly in Māori contexts: a guardian or steward, esp. of the natural resources of an environment or place. Cf. kaitiakitanga n.")
  • antinomy ("Obsolete. A person who believes that Christians are freed by grace from the obligation of observing the moral law; spec. a member of any of various radical Protestant groupings of the 16th and 17th centuries that were said to hold this opinion, and were often accused of immoral and licentious practices. See antinomian n. Only in plural.")
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  • juju ("slang. Marijuana; a marijuana cigarette.")
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  • milver ("A person with whom one shares a strong interest in a particular topic, esp. that of words and wordplay.")
    • "Logan Pearsall Smith's coinage [see etymology notes below] was of the general sense, later writers attaching the specific sense because of Smith's personal interests."
      • 1936, L. P. Smith, Reperusals & Re-coll. v. 52: "Language being never adequate to describe all the relationships of people to each other, I have invented the word milver to describe those who share a fad in common."
    • "Alteration of silver n., coined by the American writer, Logan Pearsall Smith (1865–1946), apparently with the intention of forming a new word which would also provide a rhyme for a word otherwise lacking one:
    1974, o. barfield in J. Beer, Coleridge's Variety ix. 204: "They [sc. Logan Pearsall Smith and Walter de la Mare] decided to invent one and they further decided that, in doing so, they would apply a new principle of courage. This was, to look around for some especially lovely word, with which there happened to be no available rhyme, and to invent a rhyme for it. The existing word they hit on was ‘silver’ and the word they invented was ‘milver’."
    "Chilver n. in fact provides an earlier English rhyme, although now only found in regional use."
  • deep-seen ("Obsolete. Learned, educated; expert in a subject.")
  • deep-cleaning ("That cleans thoroughly; designed to clean thoroughly and carefully, esp. in order to prevent the spread of germs and infection.")
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  • paanwallah ("South Asian. A person who sells paan (and sometimes other refreshments)." From "Hindi pānvālā.")
  • Shintoistic ("Of, relating to, or characteristic of Shinto or its followers.")
  • idolatrizer
    1. "A person who idolizes a person or thing. rare after 17th cent. Cf. idolatrize v. 1b."
    2. "A person who practises (or is considered to practise) idolatry; an idolater. Frequently derogatory. Cf. idolatrize v. 1a, idolatry n. 1."
  • eidolon
    1. † "In early theories of perception: (probably) the mental image of an object. Cf. idolon n.' 1a. Obsolete. rare."
    2. a. "An insubstantial manifestation of a person or (occasionally) thing; a spirit, a phantom; an apparition. Also in extended use."
      b. "Optics. In the writings of G. W. Royston-Pigott: a spurious image appearing at the focal plane of an optical device, esp. a microscope. Chiefly in plural. Obsolete. rare."
    3. "A character in a literary work who represents or embodies the author or through whose eyes the reader experiences the action of the text; a fictional authorial or editorial persona adopted by the writer or writers of a text."
      • "Now chiefly in contexts relating to 18th cent. British periodicals."
    4. "An idealized, conceptualized, or representative version of a person or thing; an embodiment or epitome of a particular type, concept, quality, etc."
    5. "In ancient Greek art: a small winged figure used (esp. on vases) to represent a supernatural or incorporeal being, esp. the soul or spirit of a deceased person."
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  • wayfere ("Obsolete. A person who travels by road; a wayfarer. Also: a fellow traveller, a travelling companion. Cf. wayferer n.")
  • tsotsism ("South African. The characteristic behaviour, activities, or lifestyle of tsotsis. Also in extended use, denoting behaviour or methods reminiscent of those of tsotsis.")
  • antimetathesis ("Chiefly Rhetoric. A figure of speech in which two terms (words or phrases) are repeated in successive statements, the order of their appearance being reversed from the first statement to the second, changing the relationship between the terms; = antimetabole n. Cf. chiasmus n.")
    • "Sometimes distinguished from antimetabole as involving the transposition of more closely adjacent words."
  • antilogy ("Now somewhat archaic. Contradiction in terms or ideas; an example of this. Also in early use: a discourse that contradicts or argues against something (obsolete).")
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  • tar-brusher ("A person who sullies the reputation of another. Cf. tar brush n. 2c, tar v.1 c.")
  • crazy
    1. † "transitive. Perhaps: to spoil, damage. Obsolete. rare."
      • "Perhaps compare craze v. 2a."
    2. "transitive. To cause (a person) to behave in a wild or irrational way; to drive (a person) to distraction; to affect the mental health of (a person). Chiefly in passive in early use. Cf. craze v. 5a."
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  • Gordon Bennett ("British colloquial. Expressing surprise, incredulity, or exasperation.")
    • "Probably < the name of James Gordon Bennett Jr. (1841–1918), U.S. publisher, editor, and sponsor of sporting events, perhaps as a euphemistic substitution for gorblimey int."
  • Turkdom ("The state or condition of being Turkish, Turkishness; (also) Turkish or Turkic-speaking peoples collectively. Cf. Turkeydom n.")
  • yachtie ("colloquial (originally Australian and New Zealand). A person who owns, manages, or frequently spends time on a yacht; (later also) a worker on a yacht.")
  • antichristendom ("Now rare. The realm or sphere of those opposed to Christendom or Christianity; (also) the dominion of the Antichrist.")
    • "Sometimes with anti-Catholic connotation: cf. Antichrist n. 2."
  • antipodic ("Diametrically opposed or contrary (to something); (also) of or relating to the antipodes, esp. situated on the opposite side of the globe (to a specified place).")
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  • blood and thunder
    • A. int. Expressing anger or exasperation. Cf. blood n. 6. Now rare and archaic."
    • B. n.
      1. "Violent action and language, esp. of a melodramatic kind; the representation of this; (now also in weakened sense) aggressive or bad-tempered physical confrontation, typically in a sporting context."
      2. "A work of fiction featuring or characterized by bloodshed and violence; a sensationally violent story, drama, etc. Cf. blood n. 23."
    • Compounds: "General attributive, esp. with reference to violent language or action, or sensational fiction."
      • "With reference to oratory, rhetoric, etc.: characterized by anger, or forthright ideas and expression."
  • Zoroastric ("= Zoroastrian adj.")
  • evangelizationer ("depreciative. Obsolete. A person engaged in evangelization; an evangelizer; a missionary.")