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#46 RachelF

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Posted 06 November 2008 - 02:36 PM

Not exactly word of the day, but word related:

Adopt a word
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#47 jannism

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Posted 07 November 2008 - 05:05 PM

Ooh, some cracking words on there, RachelF.

Oppugnant (noun) - combative, antagonistic, or contrary

Hmm.

#48 jannism

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Posted 05 December 2008 - 12:06 PM

Especially for Summit Lover:

Dentophobia (n) - fear of dentists and dental procedures. :)

Odontophobia being a fear of teeth.

On a related note: Iatrophobia is a fear of going to the doctor.

Edited by jannism, 05 December 2008 - 12:10 PM.


#49 Ziwa

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Posted 17 December 2008 - 05:53 PM

a great phrase just posted by beefqueen:
'as helpful as a chocolate teapot'

as a non-native to these tea-lapped shores I hadn't heard that before but its perfect!

#50 Summit Lover

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Posted 17 December 2008 - 11:47 PM

Especially for Summit Lover:

Dentophobia (n) - fear of dentists and dental procedures. :)

Odontophobia being a fear of teeth.

On a related note: Iatrophobia is a fear of going to the doctor.


Ah ... you have me banged to rights on the old dentophobia.

Atrophobia escapes me though, love going to see the old quacks.

#51 RachelF

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Posted 07 August 2010 - 05:37 AM

On a related note
words not found in the English language
I am going to inject as many of these words into conversation as possible (and no one will know what I am talking about.)
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Posted 06 October 2010 - 03:42 PM

gloaming
Quite romantic, that one. = twilight or dusk.
prolix - lengthy wordy, tedious.
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Posted 24 November 2010 - 12:30 PM

chthonic. Have we had htat one. Means relating to the underworld.
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