Word of the Week: The RoundUp Edition

For many moons, we used to run a word of the week page on our blog. Very cool right? We have now decided to round up of our fabulous words of the week into one long post for posterity.

This means if you are looking for a fantastic list of words to drop into your vocabulary, you can dip into these gems and enjoy being an apocrisiary.

Bombilate: To loudly hum or buzz continuouslyFarctate: The state of having overeaten

Adoxography: Skilled writing on an unimportant or trivial subjectAbibliophobia: The fear of running out of reading material

Quidnunc: Someone who always wants to know what is going on - a gossip or busybodyUltracrepidarian: Someone who speaks or offers opinions on matters beyond their knowledge

Capernoited:  Slightly intoxicated or tipsyGongoozler: An idle spectator

Autohagiographer : One who speaks or writes in a smug fashion about their own life & accomplishmentsExsibilation: The collective hisses of a disapproving audience

Mugwump: An independent politician who does not follow any partyColposinquanonia: Estimating a women's beauty based on her chest

Hippopotomonstrosesquipedalian: Pertaining to extremely long wordsEccedentesiast: Someone who fakes a smile

Borborygm: A rumbling of the stomachApodyopsis: The act of mentally undressing someone

Anopisthography: The practice of writing on only one side of the paperLalochezia:  The use of foul language to relieve stress or ease pain

Pandiculation: A full body stretchSlangwhanger: A loud abusive speaker or obnoxious writer

Autophoby - The fear of being egotistical by referring to yourself. The fear of using the pronouns "I" or "Me." A good example is Elmo of Sesame Street.  He never says those pronouns!Gradgrind - One who is interested in only the cold, hard facts.

Bogglish - To be uncertain, doubtful or a wee bit skittish about somethingParergon - Secondary work or business, separate from your main work or ordinary job. A synonym for moonlighting.

Woofits - An unwell feeling, especially a headache; a moody depressionFloccinaucinihilipilification - The estimation that something has no value

Accismus - When you pretend to be not interested in something or someone, when you really are interestedSternutation - The act of sneezing or a sneeze

Gammerstang - A tall, awkward womanSemiopathy - The tendency to read humorously inappropriate meanings into signs.Example: Wet Paint

Geason - Rare, Amazing, Extraordinary, UncommonClaque - A group of people hired to applaud at a performance

Peenge - The act of moaning or complaining in a whiny voiceAnagnorisis - The moment of recognition or discovery (in a play, movie, etc.)

Zoilist - A person who takes joy in finding fault, carping criticismApocrisiary- A person appointed to give answers. From the Greek word meaning "he who answers.

Nudiustertian - It means the day before yesterdayBumbledom - Behavior such as pettiness, fussiness, pomposity, arrogance and inefficiency by minor officials

Emunction is the act of blowing your noseGadzookery - Use of archaic words or expressions. Example is ye, thee, methinks, etc

Curwhibble - A word used to describe something when you cant remember its real name. A thing-a-ma-jig or a what-ya-ma-callitNaufragate - To wreck or ruin something

Mogigraphia - Writer's Cramp!Illecebrous - Pretty, Attractive, Alluring, Enticing

Infucate - To use makeup. To paint your faceOxter - A person's armpit

Resistentialism - The theory that inanimate objects demonstrate hostile behavior toward us.Obambulate - Wander about aimlessly

Nod-crafty - When someone nods with a manner of great wisdom

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Ingrid Cliff

Ingrid Cliff is the Chief Word Wizard (aka copywriter) with Heart Harmony Communications.With over a decade of experience in internet marketing combined with a degree in psychology, Ingrid leverages the power of words to create change and get results. Ingrid also provides one-on-one mentoring to small businesses.
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