Words that Shouldn’t Wither

February 8, 2011

Our lexicon is based on popular usage. As such, some words go out of use. As a result, they fall from their place in our lexicon’s library: the dictionary.

We think that all words should be kept around. And really, they are: you just need to look for them sometimes.

Here’s a list of 20 words that shouldn’t wither:

Lexicomane: a lover of dictionaries.

Monology: when one chatters away with or to one’s self without necessarily having anything else but one’s own company.

Borborygmus:
the sound that gas makes in your intestines when it becomes audible externally.

Polylemma: a situation where there are multiple options.

Also on the list: Nikhedonia, Metagrobolize, Hypoprosexia, Filipendulous, Agowilt, Eristic, Hebdomadal, Lethonomia, Tachyphagia, Nutation, Agastopia, Verbigeration, Chaetophorous, Pococurante, Sternutation, and Antistatis.

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