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Okay, we all come across those unusual words as we slide down the banister of life; some of us make us laugh, smile or scratch our heads, but they are worth sharing, especially on a writer's site.  This is a place to post them, whether they are historical, jargon or dialect.
 
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Witwanton - to engage in irreverent wit 
  



I think I may have been doing this for years without realising that there was a word for it!
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Pleniloquence - excessive talking; fullness of speech 

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PostSubject: Unusual Word of the day - Horripilation   Unusual Word of the Day - This is the place to share those obscure, strange, historical or arcane words you may come across    EmptyFri Jan 24, 2014 10:30 am


horripilation - process causing goose-bumps
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PostSubject: Unusual Word of the day - Stentor   Unusual Word of the Day - This is the place to share those obscure, strange, historical or arcane words you may come across    EmptySat Jan 25, 2014 4:58 am

Stentor - a loud-voiced person
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PostSubject: Unusual Word of the day - Keister   Unusual Word of the Day - This is the place to share those obscure, strange, historical or arcane words you may come across    EmptySun Jan 26, 2014 5:27 am

Keister - burglar's tool kit
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PostSubject: Unusual Word of the day - Balbutient   Unusual Word of the Day - This is the place to share those obscure, strange, historical or arcane words you may come across    EmptyMon Jan 27, 2014 11:06 am

Balbutient - stammering
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PostSubject: Unusual Word of the day - Maculose   Unusual Word of the Day - This is the place to share those obscure, strange, historical or arcane words you may come across    EmptyTue Jan 28, 2014 11:03 am

Maculose - spotted
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PostSubject: Unusual Word of the day - Ventriduct    Unusual Word of the Day - This is the place to share those obscure, strange, historical or arcane words you may come across    EmptyWed Jan 29, 2014 11:35 am

Ventriduct - to turn towards the belly
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Exungulation - paring of the nails
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Reliquiae - remains
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Tegestology - study and collecting of beer mats
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PostSubject: Unusual Word of the day - Canthus    Unusual Word of the Day - This is the place to share those obscure, strange, historical or arcane words you may come across    EmptySun Feb 02, 2014 3:46 am

Canthus - angle between eyelids at the corner of the eye
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Habromania - extreme euphoria
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PostSubject: Unusual Word of the day - Testudo    Unusual Word of the Day - This is the place to share those obscure, strange, historical or arcane words you may come across    EmptyTue Feb 04, 2014 11:10 am

Testudo - wheeled shelter used for protection from above attacks
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Jimswinger - a frock coat
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PostSubject: Unusual Word of the Day - Withernam   Unusual Word of the Day - This is the place to share those obscure, strange, historical or arcane words you may come across    EmptyThu Feb 06, 2014 9:50 am


Withernam - taking one thing as reprisal for something else taken previously

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Welkin - the vault of the sky; firmament; heaven
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Burke - to suppress quietly; to bypass or avoid
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Goliardy - riotous or lustful behaviour



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Bibble - to drink often; to eat and/or drink noisily

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Aubade - musical announcement of dawn; sunrise song
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Upas - poisonous or harmful institution or influence
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Onychophagist - nail-biter
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Deckle - ragged edge of paper
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Xenium - gift made to a guest or ambassador; any compulsory gift
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