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This is a list of lowercase non-hyphenated single words found in the 1988-12-23 issue of the Chicago Reader which did not have English entries in the English Wiktionary when this list was created (2009-01-20).

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41137 tokens ‧ 31125 valid lowercase tokens ‧ 6106 types ‧ 52 (~ 0.852%) words before cleaning ‧ 

1988-12-23[edit]

  1. amphibrachic
    • 1988 December 23, Albert Williams, “Melissa, While She Sleeps”, Chicago Reader:
      But though we learn some things about her family history and her future (she will grow up to have long hair, a knack for the violin, an anonymous male admirer who writes her love poetry in amphibrachic tetrameter, and a son who dies in battle), and though, we are told a great deal about the linguistic roots of her name (it means bee, an all too obvious fertility symbol here), the person Melissa remains as unreal to us as the plastic baby doll used to portray her.
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  2. atrocityphiles
    • 1988 December 23, Don Rose, “Atrocious!”, Chicago Reader:
      Surely it was another vintage year, one for atrocityphiles to savor, though there was no single atrocity to compare with the City Council meeting of December 1-2, 1987.
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  3. braceleted
    • 1988 December 23, Bill Wyman, “Hospital Visit”, Chicago Reader:
      Robert Plant--a magnificent English tower of a man, bejeaned and braceleted, raining curls and charisma--stalked in with his band.
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  4. caricatural
    • 1988 December 23, Jonathan Rosenbaum, “Performance Art”, Chicago Reader:
      Bancroft's remarkable performance as a Jewish mother certainly has its caricatural side--it seems to derive in part from her wonderful role in Garbo Talks but it takes on layers and shadings that place it well beyond the realm of easy cliche.
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  5. caviars
    • 1988 December 23, Sondra Rosenberg, “Let Them Eat Quail”, Chicago Reader:
      Collins also sells, through Foodworks and other retail outlets, more conventional fish eggs--homegrown whitefish, salmon, trout, and sturgeon caviars that are far superior to supermarket lump-fish roe and whose prices provide a welcome relief from break-the-bank imports at Bloomingdale's, Neiman-Marcus, and their ilk.
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  6. clownlike
    • 1988 December 23, Jonathan Rosenbaum, “Performance Art”, Chicago Reader:
      While his tete-a-tete with the spectator may initially suggest Cabaret's Joel Grey, Fierstein's animated clownlike features and tragicomic show-biz persona actually hark back to an older tradition: the Jewish vaudeville associated with Al Jolson and Eddie Cantor (as well as Barbra Streisand)--a mixture of wisecracking irreverence and charismatic pathos that cuts into the material ("There are easier things in life than being a drag queen") like a stiletto.
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  7. commerciality
    • 1988 December 23, Bill Wyman, “Traveling Wilburys--Volume One”, Chicago Reader:
      (Chief among these must be Lynne's participation as a guarantor of commerciality.
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  8. curbside
    • 1988 December 23, Howard M. Helsinger, “Limited Resources”, Chicago Reader:
      Resource Center curbside collection programs in Chicago lose money.
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  9. dimestore
    • 1988 December 23, Cecil Adams, “The Straight Dope”, Chicago Reader:
      Martinus Scriblerus (dimestore Latin for "Martin the Scribbler") is a pseudonym of a sort in common use among Enlightenment satirists, and the quoted items are burlesques of actual treatises in Aquinas's Summa.
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  10. doming
    • 1988 December 23, Gary Houston, “The Beginning of the End”, Chicago Reader:
      And many must applaud the design of airport terminals, also of such buildings as the one that houses the Milwaukee Repertory, according to the skylit, bared-girder doming of pre-20th-century French train stations.
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  11. downstater
    • 1988 December 23, Harold Henderson, “The City File”, Chicago Reader:
      No, that's not a downstater gawking at the Sears Tower; it's a Chicagoan, who was on a fall tour sponsored by the Herrin-based Illinois South Project, viewing a strip-mining shovel up close in southern Illinois (Notes From Illinois South, Fall 1988).
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  12. effulgently
    • 1988 December 23, Neil Tesser, “Year of the Bird”, Chicago Reader:
      Bird--The Motion Picture Soundtrack; the three-CD set of The Complete Charlie Parker on Savoy; Bird at the Roost, volumes one through four; Bebop and Bird, volumes one and two; Bird Songs (Parker tunes played by the quartet Sphere); Charlie Porker at Storyville; Stone Bird (Parker tunes and solos performed in four-part harmony by the group Supersax); The Bird You Never Heard; and the beautifully boxed and effulgently annotated ten-CD set Bird: The Complete Charlie Parker on Verve, containing every false start, incomplete take, and previously undiscovered alternate in the vaults.
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  13. horrider
    • 1988 December 23, Hank De Zutter, “Yucky!”, Chicago Reader:
      We, on the other hand, fear that we've seen the future of the Clybourn corridor: it's horrider.
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  14. insectlike
    • 1988 December 23, Gary Houston, “The Beginning of the End”, Chicago Reader:
      They mill about the fifth level's huge circular window, or dine at the mall's top-floor Cityscape restaurant, and look down in rapt serenity upon Michigan Avenue's panorama of insectlike denizens, as if for the first time they understand how in the 30s it must have felt to have been rich and warm while outside and below scurried the poor and cold, a deliciousness of exemption that surpasses guilt.
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  15. leatherleaf
    • 1988 December 23, Peter Friederici, “Out of Town: a winter walk through the Volo Bog”, Chicago Reader:
      Inside the tamarack zone are shrubby species that tolerate acidic water, such as Willow and leatherleaf; then a reedy circle of sedges, ferns, and sphagnum moss; and in the center, the pond, an area of less than an acre.
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  16. multitracked
    • 1988 December 23, Ted Cox, “Don't Worry--Turn the Radio Off”, Chicago Reader:
      When I turned it up and found it was McFerrin doing his usual multitracked, a cappella shtick, I was at first charmed.
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  17. nonexerciser
    • 1988 December 23, S.L. Wisenberg, “Iron Mike Takes a Fall”, Chicago Reader:
      That folk hero's heart blew up almost, it was so big, but he was asking for it too--compulsive eater of fried objects, nonexerciser who looked it.
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  18. oraclelike
    • 1988 December 23, Tom Valeo, “Carne Vale”, Chicago Reader:
      This gives his commands an oraclelike quality that compels the actors to obey.
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  19. overexpanding
    • 1988 December 23, Lawrence Bommer, “I Can Get It for You Wholesale”, Chicago Reader:
      Inevitably Harry's undercapitalized and overexpanding empire collapses into bankruptcy.
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  20. overfondness
    • 1988 December 23, Ted Cox, “Don't Worry--Turn the Radio Off”, Chicago Reader:
      Where those old songs give one a reassuring feeling even as they discuss personal calamities--losing a lover, or a job, or family, or discovering an overfondness for something addictive like alcohol, or pot, or, again, love--McFerrin's calamities are of the easily overcome, cardboard sort that appear in brief glimpses during ads depicting Reagan's America, brief signs of the bad that we can shoo away if we only keep up a good mental attitude.
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  21. overlit
    • 1988 December 23, Jonathan Rosenbaum, “Performance Art”, Chicago Reader:
      This is clearly the rationale behind a flashback (reportedly added by Stone) that deals with the failure of Champlain's marriage, his earlier work as a clothes salesman, and his gradual rise to fame as a radio host--a self-consciously overlit sequence that winds up rasing more questions than it can satisfactorily answer.
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  22. oversensitivity
    • 1988 December 23, Albert Williams; Paul Handler and Paul Tarini, “Abetting the AIDS Crisis”, Chicago Reader:
      Compounding this political oversensitivity was a sometimes startling lack of real sensitivity to the situation.
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  23. phonily
    • 1988 December 23, Gary Houston, “The Beginning of the End”, Chicago Reader:
      Or in the 70s without its being a case in point that our need for nostalgia had, after the coming and going of scads of phonily rustic eateries, really reached absurd proportions.
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  24. porkypine
    • 1988 December 23, Lawrence Bommer, “Joads' Night Out”, Chicago Reader:
      He's got more dough than a porkypine has quills.
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  25. pseudostyle
    • 1988 December 23, Albert Williams; Paul Handler and Paul Tarini, “Abetting the AIDS Crisis”, Chicago Reader:
      The lack of planning and the emphasis on pseudostyle over serious substance displayed in these developments make them a fitting year-end comment on the issue of AIDS and how it has been handled by Chicago's Health Department under Lonnie Edwards.
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  26. raffine
    • 1988 December 23, Sondra Rosenberg, “Let Them Eat Quail”, Chicago Reader:
      " Now that nouvelle cuisine has gone the way of the dodo bird and kiwi fruit has become a culinary commonplace, more raffine embellishments, without which no chef would dare to harbor immortal longings, put the finishing touches to entrees all over the city.
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  27. ragpickers
    • 1988 December 23, Lawrence Bommer, “Joads' Night Out”, Chicago Reader:
      Why Rose of Sharon and I saw more out-of-luck ragpickers just drivin' up this here Mall-sted Street than any ten dust storms ever blew out of Oklahoma!
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  28. reinaugurated
    • 1988 December 23, Fran Zell, “This Garden Is Condemned”, Chicago Reader:
      "The state of Illinois passed a bill commending it; Mayor Washington carried a photo essay on it to the mayor of Osaka, and when Washington was reinaugurated they handed out packets of wildflower seeds along with information on his programs.
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  29. semimystical
  30. skylit
    • 1988 December 23, Gary Houston, “The Beginning of the End”, Chicago Reader:
      And many must applaud the design of airport terminals, also of such buildings as the one that houses the Milwaukee Repertory, according to the skylit, bared-girder doming of pre-20th-century French train stations.
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  31. stigmatalike
  32. stiltedness
    • 1988 December 23, Albert Williams, “Melissa, While She Sleeps”, Chicago Reader:
      These numerous personages are played by a six-person cast under the playwright's direction; several of the actors are individually quite good, but all suffer from the consistent stiltedness of the poetic monologues Abramson gives them to speak.
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  33. strainfulness
    • 1988 December 23, Gary Houston, “The Beginning of the End”, Chicago Reader:
      I sometimes dream a dream in which skylines from Chicago's receding past coexist in a violent, vibrating strainfulness (my best way of putting it) with skylines of the 80s.
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  34. tonier
    • 1988 December 23, Sondra Rosenberg, “Let Them Eat Quail”, Chicago Reader:
      Not long ago I found myself at one of Michigan Avenue's tonier hairdressing salons, seated next to a pair of roller-bedecked dowagers who were holding forth about California cuisine.
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  35. undercapitalized
    • 1988 December 23, Lawrence Bommer, “I Can Get It for You Wholesale”, Chicago Reader:
      Inevitably Harry's undercapitalized and overexpanding empire collapses into bankruptcy.
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  36. undistributed
    • 1988 December 23, Albert Williams; Paul Handler and Paul Tarini, “Abetting the AIDS Crisis”, Chicago Reader:
      Funding has generally been grudging and erratic; scarce federal moneys have frequently gone undistributed while AIDS agencies went begging; good personnel have been driven away from the department by inefficiency and politicization.
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