Wordlover Wednesday Archive

Welcome to the Wordlover Wednesday archive. Below you will find all the weird, silly, crazy, fun, wonderful words that have been featured on my blog as part of Wordlover Wednesday :) Just click on a word to go back to its original post.

Risorial (rih-ZAWR-ee-uk) -  Producing laughter

Lollygag (lah-li-gaeg) - Spend time aimlessley; idle

Collywobbles (kale-wabelz) - Butterflies in the stomach; intense anxiety or nervousness

Kerfuffle (ker-fe-fal) - Commotion of fuss, esp. one caused by conflicting views

Halcyon (HAL-ss-uh n) - Happy, sunny, care-free

Gardyloo (gar-de-lu) - A warning shouted before throwing water from above

Taradiddle (tar-uh-DID-l) - A pretty lie; pretentious nonsense

Schwarmerei (shver-muh-RY) -  Extravagant enthusiasm; excessive sentimentality

Plursignification (ploo-ri-sig-ni-fi-KAY-shuhn) - The use of a word to convey multiple meanings at the same time.

Tintinnabulation (tin-tin-nab-u-la-tion) - A ringing or tinkling sound

Billet-Doux (bil-let-doux) - A love letter

Lulu (LOO-loo) -  A remarkable person, idea of thing.

Suss (suhs) - To inspect, investigate, or to figure out.

Naff (naf) - Very unstylish or unsophisticated

Histrionics (his-tree-ON-iks) - Melodramatic or hysterical behavior calculated for effect.

Pangloss (PAN-glos) - One who is optimistic regardless of the circumstances

Micawber (mih-KAW-buhr) - An eternal optimist

Mitty (MIT-ee) - An ordinary, timid person who indulges in daydreams involving great adventures and triumphs.

Cantankerous (kan-TANG-kuhr-uhs) - Difficult to deal with: ill-tempered, quarrelsome.

Abibliophobia - The Fear of running out of reading material

Arachibutyrophobia - Fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth

Omphalophobia - Fear of belly buttons

Xanthophobia -  Fear of the color yellow

Somniphobia - Fear of sleep

Textophobia - Fear of certain fabrics

Qualtagh - The first person you see after leaving your house

Pandiculation - Stretching and yawning before going to bed or after waking up

Petrichor - The smell of rain on the dry ground

Abliguration - Excessive spending on food and drink

Agelast - A person who never laughs

Cruciverbalist - One who loves doing crossword puzzles

Cachinnation - Loud or hysterical laughter

Sabrage - the act of opening a bottle with a sabre

Anopisthography - The practice of writing on one side of the paper

Eccedentesiast - One who fakes a smile, as on television

Concilliabule - A secret meeting of people who are hatching a plot

Brontide - The low rumbler of distant thunder

Estrapade - The action of a horse trying to dismount its rider

Mondegreen - A word of phrase resulting from mishearing a word or phrase, especially in song lyrics.

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