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ventriduct
ventriduct

ventriduct

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v. to bring towards the belly (usually medical, meaning to bend a patient’s head forward)

After abdominal surgery, one may find oneself unable to ventriduct one’s head.

toison

toison

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n. lamb’s wool

A poodle’s toison hair is not only soft but also hypoallergenic.

requiescat
requiescat

requiescat

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n. prayer for the dead

“Rest in Peace” is the English translation of requiēscat in pāce.

kimkhab
kimkhab

kimkhab

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n. Indian silk brocade with gold and silver threads (also kincob)

In addition to the gold jewelry, the bride’s resplendent gown of scarlet kimkhab must have weighed nearly twenty pounds.

hypocorism
hypocorism

hypocorism

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n. pet name; use of pet names

In the multi-lingual crowd, the cuteness of the dog inspired diverse hypocorism of her name.

pogonip
pogonip

pogonip

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n. fog of ice particles (from the Shoshone word payinappih)

A haze of pogonip is dramatic and beautiful so long as you have somewhere warm to view it.

pip emma
pip emma

pip emma

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adj. -adv. World War One signaller’s slang for post meridiem

To sound dignified and old-timey, refer to the afternoon as “pip emma.”

malacophonous
malacophonous

malacophonous

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adj. soft-voiced

The heart of Airplane! is the gentle, malacophonous Julie Hagerty.

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