Chris Wood, Francis Wood, Chris Brochon

Chris Wood, Francis Wood, Chris Brochon

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Chris Brochon’s Word of the Day. If you come across or know some great words, send them to me at

9/24/2020: retrobulbar- behind the eyeball

9/22/2020: procumbent- leaning forwards or lying on the face

9/21/2020: nidifugous- leaving the nest while young

9/18/2020: mendaciloquent- speaking lies

9/17/2020: orthostatic- related to or caused by an upright posture

9/16/2020: linonophobia- irrational fear of string

9/15/2020: interbastation- quilting

9/14/2020: graminivorous- grass eating

9/11/2020: redintegrate- to renew, restore, or recondition

9/9/2020: inflorescence- the floral structure of a plant

9/8/2020: efflorescence- flowering or in chemistry, crystallization

9/7/2020: diaskeuast- one who revises, edits, or interpolates

9/4/2020: recondite- abstruse, or little known

9/3/2020: wayzgoose- an annual summer holiday used in the printing industry to mark the end of summer

9/2/2020: scopodromic- pursuing a course in the line of sight, or homing in on

9/1/2020: delectation – pleasure and delight

8/31/2020: reptation- the motion of two planes when slid against each

8/28/2020: lugubrious- looking or sounding sad or dismal

8/27/2020: terpsichore- the delight in dancing

8/26/2020: efficacious- successful in producing a desired or intended result; effective

8/25/2020: quillet- a frivolous or evasive argument; a quibble

8/24/2020: protogenal- referring to something primeval or someone firstborn

8/18/2020: propitious- giving or indicating a good chance of success; favorable

8/17/2020: polyphagia- excessive eating

8/14/2020: inveterate- long established and unlikely to change

8/13/2020: pulchritude- beauty

8/12/2020: irascible- having or showing a tendency to be easily angered

8/11/2020: innocuous- not harmful or offensive

8/10/2020: orthosis- the correction of a disorder by device or support

8/7/2020: nonfeasance- failure to perform an action which ought to have been performed

8/6/2020: inimical- unfriendly or hostile

8/5/2020: membranaceous- being thin, translucent, and papery like a membrane

8/4/2020: forrader- in a forward direction

8/3/2020: gamophobia- the morbid fear of marriage

7/31/2020: frabjous- delightful, joyous, wonderful, etc.

7/30/2020: hermeneutics- the branch of knowedge that deals with interpretation of literary texts

7/29/2020: elision- (1) an omission of a sound when speaking or of a passage in a book or speech (2) the process of joining or merging abstract things

7/28/2020: anadromous- ascending rivers to spawn

7/27/2020: facetiously- witty or amusing

7/24/2020: absquatulate- to leave, depart, or flee in a hurry

7/23/2020: hornswoggle- to deceive or trick

7/21/2020:farrago- a confused mixture

7/20/2020: stertorous- noisy and labored (of breathing)

7/17/2020: ratiocination- the process of thinking about something in a logical way

7/16/2020: risible- such as to provoke laughter

7/15/2020: intransigent- unwilling to change one’s views or to agree about something

7/14/2020: villeggiatura- an extended rural holiday; i.e. a long vacation in the country

7/13/2020: tarsalgia- a pain in the foot

7/10/2020: autochthonous- native or indigenous

7/9/2020: opprobrious- expressing scorn, disgrace, or contempt

7/8/2020: anodyne- 1) not likely to provoke dissent or offense 2)  pain killing drug

7/7/2020: ague- a feverish like fit marked by paroxysmal chills

7/6/2020: refocillation- total refreshment, revival, or revitalization

7/3/2020: outrecuidance- egomania, arrogance, or gross conceit

7/2/2020: nucivorous- nut eating

07/01/2020: lanceolate- shaped like a lance-head I.e. three times as long as it is broad

6/30/2020: mete- (v) to distribute or allot; (n) a mark or boundary

6/29/2020: anachronism- a thing belonging or appropriate to a period other than that in which it exists

6/26/2020: expergefaction- an awakening

6/25/2020: mycophagy- the eating of fungi

6/23/2020: funambulist- a tightrope walker

6/22/2020: aberrant- departing from an accepted standard

6/19/2020: margaritaceous- pearly or resembling mother of pearl

6/18/2020: eschew- to abstain from

6/17/2020: variorum- an edition of literary work that includes margin notes by editors, collating all known views of the text

6/16/2020: engastrimyth- a ventriloquist

6/11/2020: balladromic- maintaining a course heading for target without deviation

6/10/2020: antimacassar- small cloth placed over the back or arms of chair to prevent soiling of the fabric;  also the cloth flap collar on a sailors shirt

6/9/2020: ultrafidian- going beyond faith

6/8/2020: thigmotaxis- the movement of an organism in response to an object which provides a mechanical stimulus

6/5/2020: oxyacanthous- having sharp spines or thorns

6/4/2020: struthious- like an ostrich

6/3/2020: remontado- one has fled to mountains and renounced civilization

6/2/2020: panpsychist- one who believes that everything has a soul

6/1/2020: occultation- being hidden from view; esp. with heavenly bodies

5/29/2020: ornithophilous- bird loving

5/28/2020: noctivagant- wandering or roaming at night

5/26/2020: oneiric- relating to dreams

5/25/2020: mycoid- like a fungus

5/22/2020: pontificalibus- one’s official uniform

5/20/2020: krotoscope- an applause measuring instrument

5/19/2020: intromittent- to send, put, introduce, or let in

5/18/2020: hypogeal- pertaining to the earth’s interior

5/15/2020: eschrolalia- dirty language

5/14/2020: fecund- prolific

5/14/2020: fecund- prolific/13/2020: bratticing- a board fence around something dangerous

5/1/2020: apatetic- imitative in color or shape

5/11/2020: stramineous- valueless

5/8/2020: tergiversation- evasion of a straightforward action or clear-cut statement

5/7/2020: quaintise- a crafty or cunning little plan

5/6/2020: pantophobia- the morbid fear of everything

5/5/2020: neoteny- a prolonged period of immaturity

5/4/2020: perigrinate- to travel or wander from place to place

5/1/2020: sequacious- apt to follow

4/30/2020: apropos- in connection with or with regard to

4/29/2020: promulgate- to put into effect especially by formal proclamation

4/28/2020: tsuris- trouble or woe

4/27/2020: fogram- old fashioned or passe

4/24/2020: eigengrau- the dark grey seen by the eyes in perfect darkness

4/23/2020: anfractuous- full of windings and turnings

4/21/2020: focillate- to comfort or nourish

4/20/2020: heredipety- legacy hunting

4/17/2020: ferruminate- to unite

4/16/2020: quarentene- a square furlong

4/15/2020: sinecure- a position requiring little or no work for status or financial benefit

4/14/2020: epact- the astronomical formula used to find the age of Luna on January first of each year, used to determine, for example, when Easter will be

4/13/2020: ameliorate- make better

4/10/2020: forisfamiliate- to disinherit or shed parental authority

4/9/2020: anathema- something or someone that one vehemently dislikes

4/8/2020: idioglossia- a secret language,  usually developed by children

4/7/2020: hygeiolatry- worship of health or excessive devotion to hygiene

4/6/2020: puerility- a state of childishness or boyishness

4/3/2020: acceptilation- the settlement of a debt without payment

4/2/2020: galimatias- nonsense or gibberish

4/1/2020: feretory- a shrine for relics carried in procession

3/31/2020: discontiguous- disconnected or without contact

3/30/2020: harbinger- a person or thing that shows that something is going to happen, especially something bad

3/27/2020: acedia- world weariness

3/26/2020: auricle- the earlobe, or another name for the atrium of the heart

3/24/2020: benedight- worthy of deep reverence or made consecrated

3/23/2020: canescent- to grow white

3/20/2020: gerundive- a verbal adjective noting the obligation or worthiness of the action

3/19/2020: accrete- to grow by accumulation or coalescence

3/18/2020: obstreperous- noisy and difficult to control

3/17/2020: susurus- whispering, murmuring, or rustling

3/16/2020: threnody- a ode, song, or poem of mourning; a lamentation

3/13/2020: defoedation- to pollute or make filthy

3/12/2020: antediluvian- before the flood;  used to describe as old or old-fashioned

3/11/2020: anfractuous- intricate or circuitous

3/10/2020: xenogenous- due to an outside cause

3/9/2020: ventose- full of wind, I.e. flatulence

3/6/2020: tiddledies- chunks of floating ice which have broken off of larger chunks

3/5/2020: tardigrade- slow in movement

3/4/2020: supererogation- something over and above what is needed

3/3/2020: scrivener- a copier or person hired to do just that

3/2/2020: ruptuary- a commoner, or person of low rank

2/28/2020: nimptopsical- drunk

2/27/2020: rehibition- the nullification of a sale because of a defect in the article sold

2/24/2020: proctalgia- a pain in the backside

2/21/2020: appropinquate- to approach

2/20/2020: picaroon- an adventurer, rogue, or loveable pirate

2/19/2020: numinous- divine, awe-inspiring,  or arousing spiritual emotions

2/18/2020: nugacity- triviality or frivolity

2/17/2020: minuend- the number from which another number is taken away in a subtraction sum

2/14/2020: passalorynchite- one who has taken a vow of silence

2/13/2020: lypophreia- vague sadness without cause

2/12/2020: immorigerous- unyielding or uncivil

2/11/2020: hebdomadal- weekly

2/10/2020: halieutics- the art or practice of fishing

2/7/2020: farraginous- a mixture of different things; a hotchpotch of items; a statement of half-truths (used critically)

2/6/2020: engastration- stuffing one animal inside another before consumption

2/4/2020: avarice- extreme greed for wealth or material goods

2/3/2020: breastsummer- the beam that supports the upper story over its main doors

1/31/2020: absquatulate- to leave in a hurry and/or in secret

1/30/2020: acephalous- without a head, or one that is reduced and indistinct

1/29/2020: zelotipia- excessive jealousy

1/28/2020: yesterfang- that which was taken at some time in the past

1/27/2020: vomitory- an entryway which leads spectators to their seats; like a foyer in a theater

1/24/2020: refocillation- restoring by revival or refreshment

1/23/2020: utterance- (modern) an element of spoken language;  (literally/traditionally) the bitter end, i.e. death

1/21/2020: seneschal- individual having full charge of arrangements, ceremonies, household, etc.

1/20/2020: rhathymia- lighthearted, easy tempered, and good natured

1/3/2019: indelible- incapable of being erased or obliterated

1/2/2019: resupinate- upside down as a result of twisting

1/1/2020: quag- a boggy place; esp. one that shakes

12/31/2019: protervity- petulance

12/30/2019: nipperkin- an amount of liquor approximately equal to half a pint

12/27/2019: ornithorhynchus- a creditor; or the genus for platypus

12/26/2019: natatorium- an indoor swimming pool

12/24/2019: amity- peaceful harmony,  mutual understanding

12/23/2019: monstrance- a receptacle of gold or silver

12/20/2019: pauciloquent- speaking briefly

12/19/2019: lygophilia- the love of darkness

12/18/2019: juvenescent- becoming youthful

12/17/2019: infundibular- funnel shaped

12/16/2019: horrisonant- having a harsh, ugly sound

12/13/2019: syngenesophobia- the fear or dislike of relatives

12/12/2019: habromania- extreme euphoria

12/11/2019: gallivant- to romp in search of pleasure

12/10/2019: fartlek- a method of training for runners whereby the trainee alternates fast running with slow jogging

12/9/2019:eructation- a belching forth

12/6/2019: telephanous- visible from afar

12/5/2019: dentiloquy- speaking through clenched teeth

12/4/2019: comploration: wailing and/or weeping together

12/3/2019: caparison- to dress in rich attire or a decorated covering for a horse

12/2/2019: abstrict- to set free by squeezing

11/29/2019: appurtenance-  a secondary thing or an accessory to

11/27/2019: quab- something immature or unfinished

11/26/2019: poriomania- impulsive, aimless wandering

11/25/2019: emendation- a correction or improvement of  text

11/22/2019: imprecation- something rude, angry, or hostile said to or about someone aloud

11/21/2019: murcid- slothful

11/19/2019: flocculent- covered in soft wooly tufts

11/18/2019: quidnunc- one who gossips

11/15/2019: pertinacious- doggedly resolute in purpose or belief

11/14/2019: surfeit- an excessive amount

11/13/2019: incubus- an evil spirit that lies on persons in their sleep or one who oppresses or burdens like a nightmare

11/12/2019: binomial- a name or sum consisting of two terms

11/11/2019: morology- nonsense

11/4/2019: ebriection- a mental breakdown from drinking too much alcohol

11/1/2019: snollygoster- a politician who cares more for personal gain than serving the people

10/31/2019: didapper- one who disappears and pops up again

10/28/2019: anglophone- a speaker of English

10/25/2019: appropinquate- to approach or draw near

10/24/2019: verbicide- the development or circumstance that destroys the common usage of a word or phrase

10/23/2019: notaphilly- collecting bank notes as a hobby

10/22/2019: eumorphous- well formed

10/21/2019: deltiology- the hobby of collecting postcards

10/18/2019: dufus/doofus- a silly fool or dimwit

10/17/2019: vibrissa- a hair in the nostril

10/16/2019: obambulate- to wander or walk in an aimless fashion

10/15/2019: eugonic- living of artificial foodstuffs

10/14/2019: viscerotonic- Having an amiable, comfort loving temperment

10/11/2019: filipendulous- suspended by a thread

10/9/2019: monoglot- someone fluent in only one language

10/8/2019: languescent- becoming tired

10/7/2019: hodiernal- of or pertaining to the present day

10/4/2019: clinomania- an obsessive desire to lie down

10/3/2019: dysania- having a hard time waking up and getting out of bed

10/2/2019: regelation- the freezing together again after melting apart

10/1/2019: deblaterate- to babble or prattle unthinkingly

9/30/2019: tenebrific- dark and obscure

9/27/2019: suaviloquence- soothing, agreeable talk

9/25/2019: gynephobia- morbid dread of the company of women

9/24/2019: smatchet- a nasty, insignificant person or small child

9/23/2019: poliosis- premature graying of hair

9/20/2019: recrudescence- the renewal of a disease after remission

9/19/2019: gnathonic- deceitfully flattering

9/18/2019: nosism- collective egotism or group conceit

9/17/2019: quixotic- exceedingly idealistic, unrealistic, and impractical

9/16/2019- quaver- a shake or tremble in voice or an eighth of a note in music

9/13/2019: planiloquent- straight talking

9/11/2019: capricious- whimsical,  fickle, or unstable

9/10/2019: interoscular- mutual kissing

9/9/2019: interocular- between the eyes

9/6/2019: agathokakological- composed of both good and evil

9/5/2019: venditation- to display as if for sale

9/4/2019: malversation- an improper or corrupt administration

9/3/2019: compotation- drinking or tippling together

9/2/2019: longanimity- patient endurance of injuries with forbearance

8/30/2019: concatenation- linked together

8/27/2019: phoronomics- the science of motion

8/26/2019: ingravescent- growing worse or more severe

8/23/2019: ventricumbent- lying face down

8/22/2019: sagacity- keen judgement and perception

8/21/2019: ophelimity- the ability to please generally

8/20/2019: provender- food in general or fodder

8/19/2019: labefaction- a weakening and/or downfall

8/16/2019: vraisemblance- appearing to be true or likely

8/15/2019: avaricious- miserly, stingy, greedy, covetous

8/14/2019: impetus- a driving force

8/13/2019: animadvert- to pass a critical comment upon someone or something

8/12/2019: multifarious- having many parts of great variety

8/9/2019: spizzerinctum- ambition or the will to succeed

8/8/2019: edify- to build or construct

8/7/2019: estivate- to spend the summer, as in. place or in an activity

8/6/2019: somatic- of or relating to the body

8/5/2019: torpor- lethargy, listlessness

8/2/2019: outrecuidance- egomania, conceit

8/1/2019: analeptic- restorative of strength or health

7/31/2019: pabulum- the means of nutrients, I.e. food

7/30/2019: gremial- of or relating to a lap

7/29/2019: altricial- born in an immature and helpless condition

7/26/2019: purpuraceous- purple, or tinged with purple

7/25/2019: myrmidon- warlike

7/23/2019: titubation- a stumbling or staggering gait

7/22/2019: jingoistic- nationalism in the form of aggressive foreign policy

7/19/2019: sesquipedalian- polysyllabic, or long worded

7/18/2019: apostate- one who renounces a belief or principle

7/16/2019: maturative- coming to suppuration

7/15/2019: liminal- of or at the point beyond which a sensation can not be experienced

7/12/2019: consarcination- patching

7/11/2019: divulsion- rending asunder, being torn apart

7/10/2019: pleionosis- the exaggeration of one’s own importance

7/9/2019: exodium- the conclusion or afterward

7/8/2019: exordium- a beginning or preamble

7/5/2019: tachyphrasia- extremely fluent speech

7/4/2019: noesis- the exercise of reason, i.e. the process of thinking and perceiving

7/3/2019: senescence- the process of deterioration with age

7/2/2019: pyknic- short and squat in build with smaller features

7/1/2019: enchiridion- handbook or manual

6/20/2019: hypobulia- difficulty in making decisions

6/19/2019: splenetic- irritble, peevish, or bad tempered

6/18/2019: argot-  special language used by a particular group of people which others find difficult to understand

6/21/2019: nepheligenous-producing clouds of smoke

6/17/2019: risible- ridiculous,  not to be taken seriously

6/14/2019: leggiadrous- graceful

6/13/2019: jollop- a bird’s wattles or a double chin

6/12/2019: demophobe- person who has a morbid dread of crowds

6/11/2019: quaddle- to grumble (normally of one’s health)

6/10/2019: dolorifuge- that which relieves or drives away sadness

6/7/2019: achlorophyllaceous- colorless

6/6/2019: febrifuge- something that reduces fever, or a cooling drink

6/5/2019: malnoia- a feeling of mental discomfort

6/4/2019: tabescent- wasting or withering away

6/3/2019: meracious- without mixture or adulterated,  ie. full strength

5/31/2019: latitudinarianism- tolerance

5/30/2019: tessitura- the range within music notes fall

5/29/2019: abrade- scrape or wear away by friction or erosion

5/28/2019: turgid- swollen and distended or congested

5/27/2019: limen- threshold

5/24/2019: forisfamiliate- to disinherit

5/23/2019: inconvenance- an impropriety in word or action

5/22/2019: ensorcell- to enchant or fascinate

5/21/2019: bundobust- organization or arrangements

5/20/2019: skulduggery- underhanded, unscrupulous or dishonest behavior

5/17/2019: rumgumption- good sense or shrewdness

5/16/2019: flubdub- bombastic language

5/15/2019: nasute- having an acute sense of smell

5/14/2019: tabard- a sleeveless shirt or jacket

5/13/2019: deglutition- swallowing

5/10/2019: misotramontanism- hatred of the unknown

5/9/2019: zoilism- destructive or bitter criticism

5/8/2019: paracme- the period right after ones prime or peak of career

5/7/2019: ovine- like a sheep

5/6/2019: blabagogy- a criminal environment

5/3/2019: sterquilinian- filthy; in relation to feces

5/2/2019: onerable- burdensome or troublesome

5/1/2019: pretermit- to ignore, pass over, omit, or leave unattended

4/30/2019: inosculate- to unite closely by the openings

4/29/2019: thersitical- abusive and loud

4/26/2019: keraunoscopia- fortune telling by thunder

4/25/2019: yeuling- praying for a good crop

4/23/2019: obtund: to blunt, dull, or deaden

4/22/2019: prolusion- a preliminary attempt, or a trial run

4/19/2019: neanimorphism- looking younger than ones years

4/18/2019: intersillent- suddenly emerging in the midst of something

4/17/2019: glycolimia- a craving for sweets

4/16/2019: dyslogy- dispraise

4/15/2019: sophrosyne- prudent; having self-control

4/12/2019: nullifidian- one who has no faith

4/11/2019: oniomania- an uncontrollable desire to buy things

4/10/2019: fugacious- fleeting

4/8/2019: haecceity- the property or quality of a thing by virtue which makes it unique or “the one”

4/5/2019: nympholepsy- wild frenzy of desire

4/4/2019: felicific- promotes increased happiness

4/3/2019: orexis- physical desire; appetite

4/2/2019: eximious- excellent, notable, or eminent

4/1/2019: legerity- light in weight, movment, or action

3/29/2019: succedaneum- a substitute

3/28/2019: obliquity- slanting or deviating

3/26/2019: tapinosis- the use of degrading diction, i.e. name calling

3/25/2019: grobian- slovenly or clownish

3/22/2019: deuterogamist- widow or widower who remarries

3/2/2019: tregetour- one who performs tricks; a conjuror

3/20/2019: bilocation- being in two places simultaneously

3/19/2019: pernickety- fussy, finical, fastidious

3/18/2019: varietist- one who’s attitudes or activities are not what most consider normal

3/15/2019: oxyacanthous- having sharp spikes or thorns

3/14/2019: adumbrate- represent in outline or foreshdow

3/13/2019: unthirlable- impenetrable

3/12/2019: deuced- exceedingly confounded or damned (used for emphasis to express disapproval or frustration)

3/11/2019: jubate- fringed with long hair

3/8/2019: mucillaginous- sticky or viscid

3/7/2019: bedizen- to dress up or decorate gaudily

3/6/2019: torpillage- electric shock therapy

3/5/2019: unasinous- being equally stupid

3/4/2019: flagitious- criminal or villainous

3/1/2019: tragomaschalia- smelly armpits

2/26/2019: renitency- reluctance or resistance

2/25/2019: nutation- nodding of the head

2/22/2019: rodomontade- bragging or boasting

2/21/2019: axiopisty- the quality the makes something believable

2/20/2019: bovarism- a magnified opinion of one’s own abilities

2/19/2019: epuration- a purge or purify

2/18/2019: facundity- a quality of eloquence; mainly in speech

2/15/2019: pachycephalic- thick skulled

2/14/2019: moiety- half, or at least one of the parts of something divided in two

2/13/2019: yaul- to deviate from a stable course

2/12/2019: nonplus- to confuse or disconcert

2/11/2019: faffle- to dither or fumble about

2/8/2019: recrudescence- the renewal of a disease or the reappearance of a wound

2/7/2019: otiant- idle or at rest

2/6/2019: bombilate- to make a humming, buzzing, or droning sound

2/5/2019: xyloid- woody; of or like wood

2/4/2019: lutulent- muddy or turbid

2/1/2019: superalimentation- overfeeding

1/31/2019: congeries- a disorderly collection, jumble, or pile

1/30/2019: circumfuse- to pour, spread or diffuse around

1/29/2019: tomentose- covered in downy or wooly hair

1/28/2019: exoteric- intelligible to outsiders

1/25/2019: cheimaphilic- fond of winter or of cold

1/24/2019: opsigamy- to marry late in life

1/22/2019: vetust- ancient, venerable or old fashioned

1/21/2019: importune- inconvenient

1/18/2019: munificence- the qulity or action of being extremely generous

1/17/2019: fabiform- bean shaped

1/16/2019: vespiary- a wasp nest

1/15/2019: abdabs- a state of extreme nervousness; I.e. the jitters

1/14/2019: ingeminate- to repeat or reiterate

1/11/2019: contumacious- stubbornly or wilfully disobedient to authority

1/10/2019: vermian- wormlike; of, relating to, or resembling worms

1/9/2019: divulsion- a tearing or being torn apart; usually violent

1/8/2019: aptronym- A name particularly suited to It’s owner

1/7/2019: tonitruous- booming, boisterous, or thundering in voice

1/4/2019: forisfamiliate- to disinherit, or to shed parental authority

1/3/2019: fustigate- to cudgel

1/2/2019: repatriate- 1) return to one’s country of birth or 2) to send or bring back to something’s origins

1/1/2019: epigamic- attractive to the opposite sex