Vocabulary Time Part 8

It is vocabulary time again. Here is part one, part two, part three, part four, part five, part 6 and part seven. As always we'll try not to repeat ourselves.

Also, I noticed that I made a mistake last time and didn't list the definition of the words alongside them. I'll rectify that lower down in the post. Here are your new words:
Otiant- idle; resting.
machicolation- n. apertures in parapet or floor of gallery for firing upon persons below. machicolate, v.t. furnish with these
Secern- To discern as separate; discriminate.
prothalamion -A song in celebration of a wedding; an epithalamium.
a capite ad calcem-From head to heel.
ad internecionem- To extermination.
Abusus non tollit usum-Wrong use does not preclude proper use.
ad captandum vulgus-To attract or to please the rabble.
From part seven
Ollendorffian- in the stilted language of foreign phrase-books.
gerascophobia-a morbid, irrational fear of, or aversion to, growing old.
bathysiderodrophobia-the fear of subways, undergrounds or metros.
hormephobia-Fear of shock.
cacoethes loquendi- the irresistible urge to speak.
cacoethes scribendi-.the irresistible urge to write

2 comments:

Pragmatician said...

interesting, I wish there was any chance I'd remember these words tomorrow though.

Jack Steiner said...

Flash cards.

One More Dance

 He figured he had one more dance left in him. One more chance to waltz around the floor and then make a decision. There would be a partner ...