Contact For those of you wishing to contact Dr. Stephen Chrisomalis, please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org, or use any of the following resources: My WSU Anthropology faculty page My Twitter page My CV My other site, The Phrontistery My academia.edu page Share this:FacebookTwitterLike this:Like Loading... 3 Comments NEW WORDS MAYBE! agastopia n. – admiration of a particular part of someone’s body bibble v. – to drink often; to eat and/or drink noisily cabotage n. – coastal navigation; the exclusive right of a country to control the air traffic within its borders NOT: v. – to sabotage with cabbage and/or Vermont Cabot Cheese doodle sack n. – old English word for bagpipe erinaceous adj. – of, pertaining to, or resembling a hedgehog Although she won’t know what it means, never, ever tell your date Erin that she is “looking quite erinaceous this evening.” firman n. – in Turkey and some other Oriental countries, a decree or mandate issued by the sovereign gabelle n. – a tax on salt halfpace n. – a platform of a staircase where the stair turns back in exactly the reverse direction of the lower flight impignorate v. – to pawn or mortgage something NOT: v. – to impregnate a pig jentacular adj. – pertaining to breakfast kakorrhaphiophobia n. – fear of failure This is the last word that someone with kakorrhaphiophobia would want to encounter in a spelling bee. lamprophony n. – loudness and clarity of enunciation macrosmatic adj. – having a good sense of smell nudiustertian n. – the day before yesterday NOT: n. – a martian nudist oxter n. – outdated word meaning “armpit” NOT: n. – a creature that is half ox, half otter pauciloquent adj. – uttering few words; brief in speech If you had to figure out how to use this word in context, you probably wouldn’t say much either. quire n. – two dozen sheets of paper ratoon n. – small shoot growing from the root of a plant NOT: n. – the offspring of interbreeding rats and raccoons salopettes n. – high-waisted skiing pants with shoulder straps tittynope n. – a small quantity of something left over Undoubtedly the biggest eyebrow-raiser on this list! ulotrichous adj. – having wooly or crispy hair First time you’ve heard this word? It’s probably a good indication that you don’t have wooly or crispy hair. Or that you do, and nobody uses this word anymore. valetudinarian n. – a sickly or weak person, especially one who is constantly and morbidly concerned with his or her health Think – “the valedictorian of hypochondriacs” winklepicker n. – style of shoe or boot in the 1950s with a sharp and long pointed toe A close second to “tittynope” in the eyebrow-raiser category xertz v. – to gulp down quickly and greedily yarborough n. – hand of cards containing no card above a nine zoanthropy n. – delusion of a person who believes himself changed into an animal How is it you left “RED” off your 3 letter word page? ‘RED’ is not on my ‘rare 3-letter words’ page because it is not a rare word. It is on my 3-letter Scrabble words page, however, because it is a valid Scrabble word. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google+ account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.