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This is a list of lowercase non-hyphenated single words found in the 2008-12-27 issue of The Guardian which did not have English entries in the English Wiktionary when this list was created.

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2008-12-27[edit]

  1. absurdists
    But, although often bracketed with absurdists such as Beckett and Ionesco, he was an instinctively political writer
  2. aperitif
    Some people have drinks parties on the day itself, which you don't get in England - it seems to be a holdover from when Christmas was just another bank holiday, an aperitif for Hogmanay
  3. archaeometallurgist
    "You really didn't want to have that happen," said Dr Alan Williams, an archaeometallurgist and consultant to the Wallace Collection, the London museum which has one of the best assemblies of ancient weapons in the world
  4. aubretia
    November • A surprising number of flowers, such as vibernum and aubretia, bloom in gardens
  5. carabinieri
    "The mystery skier was not masked, we have a rough description of him and we are appealing to all holiday skiers to help us track him down," said Davido Perasso, of the Bolzano carabinieri paramilitary police
  6. chatshow
    If Christine Agwero lived in the UK, she would probably have her own TV chatshow by now
  7. clifftop
    He had been reported as being in distress on the clifftop shortly before he fell
  8. craneflies
    The charity says three wet summers in a row in many regions could mean that creatures - ranging from craneflies (often called daddy-long-legs) to species of butterflies, members of the tit family, puffins and bats - may struggle to survive in some places
  9. cybermen
    An animated dog and his Wensleydale-loving owner, the return of Albert Square villain "nasty" Nick Cotton and the spectacle of two Doctor Whos battling cybermen on the snow-covered streets of Victorian London helped the BBC record an emphatic victory in the traditional Christmas ratings battle
  10. depoliticisation
    The depoliticisation of power was a luxury for the good times, when decisions were devolved to selected groups and reviews, and above all lawyers, whose extended grandeur will be marked in October when the supreme court comes into being
  11. depoliticised
    Timothy Garton Ash The age of depoliticised power will come to a thudding end Next year will see the apex and decline of democracy's fashionable deference to independent expertise
  12. disappropriation
    At York Minster, he said: "True charity repudiates the idea of personal gain as a result of lending money to make ruthless gain - usury - bringing about permanent disappropriation and enslavement
  13. dramatised
    And in No Man's Land, premiered at the National Theatre in 1975 with Ralph Richardson and John Gielgud, he dramatised a collision between two desperate men, one haunted and cursed by memories and the other constantly seeking to reinvent himself in the moment
  14. duloxetine
    We saw how the drug company Lilly published strikingly similar data on duloxetine - a new-ish antidepressant drug - twice over, in two entirely separate scientific papers
  15. earthtongue
    Twenty-six species of waxcap, including the very rare olive earthtongue, found at Tyntesfield in Somerset
  16. encomia
    It blew people's minds." It did too: if you consult UTN1's MySpace page, you'll find encomia from around the world
  17. fabulator
    Review: Baldo, Volumes 1 and 2 by Teofilo Folengo Olivier Burckhardt dips into the boisterous netherworld of a monk turned fabulator
  18. froideur
    There was a distinct froideur after my review of his play Betrayal at the National Theatre in 1978
  19. hoverflies
    • A poor summer for insects such as butterflies, moths, hoverflies, ladybirds and dragonflies
  20. hutching
    Only the nearest rocks were occupied, but already the rising tide necessitated ungainly hutching and shuffling as the seals shifted their bulk from the encroaching water
  21. incarnational
    Saint John is more interested in recording the factual, the eternal and the incarnational significance
  22. jobcentres
    The middle classes will be shocked by how little money they get on jobseeker's allowance, and by the fact that jobcentres aren't geared to help with higher-level jobs
  23. joza
    The band also uses the joza, a violin-like instrument which Hassan describes as having "its own special scale of sadness"
  24. kerbside
    One of his tasks, in a high density borough, is to persuade us to sort our garbage properly: kerbside collections from the 1980s and the provision of free orange bags from 2006 spurred us on, but he says he has now hit a plateau of resistance
  25. lakeland
    Despite never having participated in any sport, Mann was sufficiently intrigued to turn up at the next event, close to her West Sussex home, with her elderly border cross lakeland terrier Tess, and give it a go
  26. latterday
    I thought of myself as a latterday DH Lawrence
  27. leftfield
    If Channel 4 had wanted to put up a leftfield Iranian voice to provoke thought, why not invite Maurice Motamed, the only Jewish member of the Iranian parliament, a voice of Iran's 25,000 Jews - the second largest Jewish community in the Muslim world - and someone who has spoken out against Ahmadinejad's Holocaust denial
  28. overlegislated
    Rather than applauding what may be the first truly satisfactory union between eco-consciousness and capitalism, US authorities have mounted an investigation as it is illegal in America to use human waste to power motor vehicles (and you think WE are overlegislated
  29. penning
    On the other hand, there was the closet writer, penning poems, prose sketches and an autobiographical novel, eventually published as The Dwarfs in 1990
  30. rapturing
    I didn't follow the big musical production-style services, with their cast of thousands, choirs and dynamic preachers; I was fascinated by the shows which featured a single fellow in a suit, drily explaining how the Bible predicted this or that current world event, and how it fitted in with the narrative of the coming Armageddon, the second coming of Christ and the rapturing of the American faithful to heaven in a divine liposuctory slurp
  31. razorbills
    In June, coastal birds such as choughs, kittiwakes and razorbills bred late and reared few young
  32. renationalise
    Crucially, though, most of the oligarchs will be unable to repay the government loans, allowing the Kremlin to renationalise the Russian economy
  33. rightwards
    Overall, this will cause an outbreak of soul-searching about moving rightwards
  34. santa
    A set of wooden kitchen spoons was tagged: "Unwanted secret santa gift from work ..
  35. showground
    Conditions were scarcely better after they were moved to makeshift tents in the town's agricultural showground, along with 20,000 others
  36. snarkless
    Jon Blyth: Shooting Stars was snarkless and brilliant
  37. swordsmiths
    He and Tony Fry, a senior researcher at the National Physical Laboratory in Teddington, south-west London, have solved a riddle that the Viking swordsmiths may have sensed but didn't quite understand
  38. talkshow
    See talkshow host Jay Leno discuss the news that he is to get a new prime-time NBC show in 2009
  39. timelord
    The second most popular show proved to be the latest Doctor Who Christmas special, which starred outgoing timelord David Tennant and David Morrissey, who is tipped to replace him
  40. turnstones
    Meanwhile, ignoring the fuss, the turnstones searched methodically, flicking weed aside industriously as they worked their way along the less steep sides of the pile
  41. unmistakeable
    All three films were based on novels, yet all three bear Pinter's unmistakeable imprint
  42. unpublicised
    In a world where rigorous evidence from scientific research languishes unpublicised, the media continued to churn out bogus wacky science stories
  43. waterpark
    Over the past three days, Hamas has pounded Israel's neighbouring southern townships with 36 rockets, 30 of which were fired on Wednesday, hitting a waterpark, a house and a factory
  44. waxcap
    Twenty-six species of waxcap, including the very rare olive earthtongue, found at Tyntesfield in Somerset

Rejected[edit]

  1. liposuctory — protologism, no evidence
    I didn't follow the big musical production-style services, with their cast of thousands, choirs and dynamic preachers; I was fascinated by the shows which featured a single fellow in a suit, drily explaining how the Bible predicted this or that current world event, and how it fitted in with the narrative of the coming Armageddon, the second coming of Christ and the rapturing of the American faithful to heaven in a divine liposuctory slurp
  1. boobline — neologism, maybe citable as "boob line" (does that make this count).
    People like to say that actually you need to be really clever to write for a tabloid, although nobody at the Sun spotted that their Cambridge mathematician's Britney boobline equation ("0*70x(20*5+32)/75") gave an answer of zero, not 123.2