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regelation, noun, the action or process of freezing together again — eg Catherine and Blakey had forgotten about the freezing temperatures as they made passionate love in the middle of the field; but when their bodies cooled, regelation began, and their tight embrace was this time frozen forever
remontado, noun, someone who has gone to the hills to renounce civilization — eg Alex, Oli, and Bec couldn't stand society's stupidity any longer so they became remontados and fled to the refuge on Mount Rogers
tarsorrhaphy, noun, sewing the eyelids together — eg When his mother caught Troy perving at the gymnast, she decided tarsorrhaphy was the only solution (for Troy, not the gymnast)
unasinous, adjective, being equally stupid — eg Little did Catherine know that when she copied off her classmate in the spelling test, Catherine and her classmate were unasinous
venditation, noun, the action of putting forward or displaying in a favourable or ostentatious manner — eg "Buy this incredible vocabulary-building software, Ultimate Vocabulary" is not an example of venditation; rather, the statement is an example of simple truth and common sense
vibrissae, noun, stiff or bristly hairs, especially those growing about the mouth or other parts of the face in certain animals — eg When Chris hugged his cat Cleo, Chris felt Cleo's vibrissae against his skin
wayzgoose, noun, an annual festivity held in summer by the employees of a printing establishment, consisting of a dinner and usually an excursion into the country — eg When Ben's printing company announced the venue of this year's wayzgoose, a nudist retreat, he was worried about his coworkers' real intentions
witzelsucht, noun, joke addiction; a mental condition marked by the making of poor jokes and puns and the telling of pointless stories at which the speaker is intensely amused — eg Troy and Dylan have a friend, Hamish, who so continuously makes bad puns that they suspect he might suffer from witzelsucht
xenium, noun, a present given to a guest or stranger — eg Troy felt awkward receiving the Xena doll as some kind of xenium that his host, Jeff, had given him; he would have preferred the Hercules doll
yarborough, noun, a hand of playing cards that contains no card above a nine — eg Joshua wished he had not bet such high stakes on the final hand when he saw he had been dealt a yarborough
zeigarnik, noun, the psychological tendency to remember an uncompleted task rather than a completed one — eg Joshua could remember Amy's, Troy's, and Gordon's drinks orders, which Joshua was still preparing, but forgot what he had just sent out to Catherine and Jones, who had finished their drinks. This is an example of the zeigarnik effect.
Peter Bowler, The Superior Person's Second Book of Weird and Wondrous Words (2003)
Oxford English Dictionary Online
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