Word

A logophile’s wet dream.

A

Aubade – A piece of music sung or played outdoors at dawn, usually as a compliment to someone (28/2/14)

August – Venerable, eminent; inspiring reverence or admiration (18/2/14)

B

Belligerent – Hostile, aggressive; engaged in war or conflict (16/6/14)

C

Cacophony – Harsh discordant mixture of sounds (16/6/14)

D

Delitescent – Concealed; hidden; latent (6/1/14)

E

F

G

Glut – an excessively abundant supply of something (4/2/14)

H

I

J

Jejune – Naive, simple, superficial; dry or uninteresting of ideas (12/12/13)

K

Kindred – Family; relationship by blood; similar in kind, related (16/6/14)

L

M

Malinger – To pretend illness, especially in order to shirk duty/avoid work (28/2/14)

Mellifluous – Pleasingly smooth and musical to hear (12/12/13)

Mensch – A person of integrity and honour (20/1/14)

Mirth – Amusement, especially as expressed in laughter (13/12/13)

Misoneism – Hatred or dislike of what is new or represents change (18/12/13)

N

O

Ochlophobia – Abnormal fear of crowds (11/12/13)

Osculate – Two curves or surfaces touching so as to create a common tangent at point of contact; kiss (12/12/13)

P

Patois – The dialect of a particular region, esp. one with a low status compared to the standard language; jargon/informal speech used by a particular social group (25/08/14)

Pluvial – Pertaining to rain; rainy (18/2/14)

Q

R

S

Schandenfreude – Pleasure derived from someone’s misfortune (12/12/13)

Schatzi – Slang for sweetheart/darling (18/2/14)

Sclerotic – Becoming rigid and unresponsive; losing the ability to adapt (15/07/14)

Sitzfleisch – Buttocks; stamina to endure or persevere in an activity (12/12/13)

Smattering – A superficial knowledge of a knowledge/subject; small amt of something (25/08/14)

Somnolent – Sleepy, drowsy (12/12/13)

Soporific – Sleep-inducing, boring (12/12/13)

Sozzled – Drunk; inebriated (6/1/14)

Strident – Loud and harsh sound; presenting an opinion (especially controversial) in a forceful manner (18/2/14)

Sultry – hot and humid (about the weather, or suggesting strong, sexual nature (of women)

T

U

Uxorious – Having or showing excessive fondness for one’s wife (12/12/13)

V

W

X

Y

Z

Zephyr – Soft gentle breeze (13/12/13)