Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Some words I learned from a David Foster Wallace book

glabrous*~
threnody
conferva~
saurian*
nacreous
copse
belletristic
topoi~
atavistic
anaclitic~
spirant*~
solmization~
eidetic
weltschmerz**~
lapidary
deltiology*~
loupe*~
gout (quantity)
peristaltic
prognathous
scotophilic*~
arch (adj.)
lalation~
avuncular*
hermeneutics
olla podrida~
onanism*
teratoid*~
epicanthic~
wen*
hierophantically~
dicker
erythema~
papule~
titivation*
preterit
martinetism~
bulkhead
spume*
zygomatic~
sybaritic
piacular~
glasswort
sapropel~
phatic*~
dado
fianchetto*~
murine~
strabismic~
popliteal~
pudendum
swart
purslane~

* indicates fav
** indicates No. 1 fav
~ indicates word unrecognized by spellcheck

4 comments:

c.harris.stevens said...

i think franke took off on onanism. go figure.

c.harris.stevens said...

and fianchetto sounds so dirty, doesn't it? let alone you can easily loose a castle with it.

wolves-for-breakfast said...

which book?

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