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December 2006

I've just removed "pixelante" from my list of suggestions as it doesn't meet the criteria. RobbieG 17:57, 31 December 2006 (UTC)
  • assuage - it has been too long since i have heard this word used properly!
  • obscene - offensive to the current standards of decencey or morality
  • contemporaneously - heard this word used fluidly in conversation today and recognized it value 68.59.196.223 05:11, 7 December 2006 (UTC)
  • sectarian violence - Conflict over religion Dmk79 23:04, 5 December 2006 (UTC)
  • xenogenic - this word sounds nice to pronounce and it has a good definition.
  • paradiorthosis
  • Bangalored - this word is bound to be more recognised. and perhaps earn a wider use. and it sounds nice. although for someone living north of India it might be disturbing to realise all the jobs being, yes bangalored.
  • portmanteau - a word or morpheme whose form and meaning are derived from a blending of two or more distinct forms
  • prolegomena
  • docile - calm, adaptable, or easy to train 75.73.174.140 01:28, 1 December 2006 (UTC)

November 2006

October 2006

September 2006

  • ubiquitous - To be everywhere. It also sounds cool
  • anathema
  • segue
  • memento--how many have I heard pronounce this MOmento, so am sure it is also misspelled.
  • dialectic, oneirism, fastidious, Trilemma
  • truculent, agog, rapprochement Dvortygirl 04:52, 21 September 2006 (UTC)
  • hegemony Domination, influence, or authority over another, especially by one political group over a society or by one nation over others. RJFJR 03:44, 21 September 2006 (UTC)
  • shenanigans Reckless or malicious behavior that causes discomfort or annoyance in others. The use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract money from them)
  • oater - A movie or television show about cowboy or frontier life; a western movie.
  • hegemony - Domination, influence, or authority over another. Interesting because it can be applied on a large range of levels. One group over another. One country over another. One party over another. One culture over another. etc.
  • miasma - A noxious atmosphere or influence or a noxious atmosphere or emanation once thought to originate from swamps and waste to cause disease.
  • pretexting - Present participle of pretext; a word much heard in the coverage of the recent HP leaking-board-member scandal. Richi Jennings 17:53, 7 September 2006 (UTC)
  • hypocrite - one who makes expression of beliefs, feelings, or virtues that one does not actually possess.
  • scrowl - one who succeeds in living a hedonistic lifestyle but at little monetary expense. Can also be used as a verb

August 2006

  • Stockholm syndrome A psychological condition in which the hostage emotionally bonds to their captor. Andrew massyn 19:36, 31 August 2006 (UTC)
  • woobie - (US) (slang) A soft, warm, and typically fuzzy blanket or garment that is used simply for its comfortable characteristics. Can also refer to a cuddly, soft, and fuzzy stuffed toy, usually in the form of some adorable animal. Sebastian06 21:28, 30 August 2006 (UTC)
  • sough - To make a soft rustling or murmuring sound. Mike 44 14:52, 29 August 2006 (UTC)
  • proligerous - Bearing offspring. Mike 44 14:51, 29 August 2006 (UTC)
  • iconoclast - One who destroys idols. Dmk79. 01:09, 29 August 2006 (ET)
  • odium - A feeling strongly, or hatred towards a certain subject.
  • defenestration- the act of throwing someone or something out of a window.
  • squaddie- slang term for private soldier in the british army. The Updater 10:09, 25 August 2006 (UTC)
  • prolix- tediously lengthy. Tending to use large or obscure words, which few understand. 22:45, 23 August 2006 (ET)
  • sesquipedalian- categorized by the use of big words. Literally a foot and a half.
  • halcyon - quiet, serene or peaceful.
  • ambiguous - a response/statement/question which is open to multiple interpretations; vague and unclear in meaning.
  • seixu {sess - you): Word to identify the worldwide web before giving a website address.
  • widdershins - To move counter clockwise or in a left handed way. 09:10, 10 August 2006 (GMT)
  • 辻斬り - Japanese word for the practice of killing passers-by in order to test the sharpness of a sword. --Ptcamn 16:11, 8 August 2006 (UTC)
  • Treppenwitz - a devastating rejoinder thought of too late. —scs 15:15, 8 August 2006 (UTC)
  • ensconce - to place securely
  • zombie - lots of meanings I didn't know. Andrew massyn 20:20, 6 August 2006 (UTC)
  • steatopygous - Having excessively fat buttocks. Atropos 23:38, 4 August 2006 (UTC)
  • yarndie - Australian Aboriginal slang for marijuana. --Ptcamn 10:07, 4 August 2006 (UTC)
  • codswallop An English/Astrailian word meaning to speak or write nonsense e.g. 'What a load of codswallop' user:Berwyn 19:00, 3 August 2006 (GMT)
  • fonduk an Arabian/North African inn or hotel. Pepito 17:28, 3 August 2006 (UTC)
  • enervate To reduce strength or energy; debilitate. (sometimes mistakenly used to mean to energize.) RJFJR 02:08, 3 August 2006 (UTC)
  • polyorchidism - A medical condition of having more than two testicles User:Berwyn 11:50, 2 August 2006 (UTC)
  • turmit - a dialectal word for turnip --Ptcamn 00:50, 2 August 2006 (UTC)

July 2006

  • reticent - unwilling to tell people about things
  • mahout, an elephant keeper and driver.
  • mooncusser - A land-based pirate who curses the moon when it stymies his plan to induce a shipwreck in the dark. (Disclaimer: this is a self-nomination, for a word I learned yesterday and wrote up today.) —scs 22:59, 26 July 2006 (UTC)
  • anathema - A formal or ecclesiastical ban or excommunication; one who is damned; one who is reviled or shunned
  • febrile - feverish, or having a high temperature
  • fuck - this page is one of the most complete pages on the site. Plus, it would be cool for our outside image if we had "fuck" on the front page. --WildrickExpurgator t(c) 21:04, 24 July 2006 (UTC)
  • masturbation - It has a curious etymology
  • smarmy - Hypocritically, complacently, or effusively earnest, unctuous. Sleek.
  • phlegmatic - Having or suggesting a calm, sluggish temperment. Unemotional.
  • doctored - Falsified or changed in a way as to make favorable, or altered or modified for a specific end
  • solecism - A grammatical mistake.
  • How about some of the interesting words borrowed from Yiddish, such as kvetch or schlep? --Dvortygirl 05:54, 20 July 2006 (UTC)
  • Pie - a food consisting of a pastry shell and filling.
  • tetralemma - A series of philosophical propositions.
  • fellatio - oral sex in which the penis of one of the participants is orally stimulated
  • plangent - a sad or mournful sound
  • aprosdoketon - A figure of speech where an expected word in an idiom is replaced unexpectedly by an unusual one, such as "Rome wasn't built in a teacup." --Dvortygirl 16:40, 13 July 2006 (UTC)
  • mellifluous - to flow smoothly like honey, to sound sweet to the ear.
  • renege - to fail to carry out a promise or commitment
  • pulchritudinous was word of the day on (2.Apr.2006) according to alphabetic archive list
  • snollygoster - a sleazy politician
  • serendipity - A fortunate occurrence created by unanticipated luck.
  • nth, schadenfreude, zeitgeist, iffen
  • alacrity, aplomb, bellwether, cosmopolitan, ersatz, invidious, malinger, sotto voce, and winnow are all good
  • imbroglio - an involved and muddling situation; state of confusion and complication
  • crestfallen - with a drooping crest or bowed head, or dejected, disheartened, or humbled
  • maunder - to move in a dreamy, aimless way, or to talk in an incoherent, rambling way
  • synchronize -1) Make synchronous and adjust in time or manner; "Let's synchronize our efforts". 2) Happen at the same time. 3) Make (motion picture sound) exactly simultaneous with the action. 4) Arrange or represent events so that they co-occur; "synchronize biblical events".
  • Idiosyncratic - A way of thinking, perhaps new, which is realated to one person or group. Sometimes eccentric.

June 2006

  • penultimate - one prior to the final or ultimate.
  • sisyphean - relating to a task, which when completed, goes right back to the beginning and needs to be repeated - Myth of Sysiphus
  • demigod - a lesser deity, half-god.
  • Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobe - one who fears, or is paranoid of, the Number of the Beast: 666.
  • transmogrify - transform with bizzare efect; Hołek ҉ 16:28, 23 June 2006 (UTC)
  • lithophiliac - a person who loves rocks
  • netologist - a person that studies the Internet / World Wide Web, often to enrich their own knowledge, or as a social study of the internet, or for the purpose of understanding the internet to help enhance eCommerce solutions. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ologist (Jon 16:34, 21 June 2006 (UTC))
  • webologist - a person that studies the World Wide Web, often to enrich their own knowledge, or as a social study of the interent, or for the purpose of understanding the internet to help enhance eCommerce solutions. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ologist (Jon 16:34, 21 June 2006 (UTC))
  • Moctezuma --Ptcamn 04:37, 21 June 2006 (UTC)
  • arrivederci - goodbye
  • jejune - babyish, quite simple.
  • cotillion - a bold dance where ladies show their ankles.
  • Hierophant - An interpreter of sacred mysteries or arcane knowledge. Wreck 23:55, 15 June 2006 (UTC)
  • Ziboceqi - The mixed Chinese Kung Fu System created by Sifu Peter Ziboce. Ziboce 00:31, 14 June 2006 (UTC) common sense
  • Diabolic - The act of being evil.
This is defined as a noun but the entry lists it only as an adjective: # Showing wickedness typical of a devil. # Extremely evil or cruel. RJFJR 14:18, 13 June 2006 (UTC)
  • blurb - A summary of a book's story-line, usually printed on its rear cover.
  • boma - Probably the most comprehensive entry in any dictionary. Andrew massyn 09:44, 11 June 2006 (UTC)
  • shroff - Cashier at a car park in Hong Kong, or a banker or money changer in South Asia.Brown168 01:35, 7 June 2006 (UTC)
  • lexidiem - "Word of the Day," from Greek lexis meaning word and Latin diem meaning day.
  • triskaidekaphobia - Fear or hatred of the number 13.
  • behemoth - Something which has the qualities of great power and might, and monstrous proportions. June 4th 2006 PST
  • mixophilia - A mixophile likes to watch his partner or the both of them engage in sexual activity. Usually this means watching themselves perform in a mirror.
  • daemon - god, goddess, spirit or spiritual leader.
  • sycophant - A servile self-seeker who attempts to win favor by flattering influential people.

May 2006

  • ululate - dcljr 20:06, 30 May 2006 (UTC)
  • avarice - An excessive or inordinate desire of gain; greediness after wealth; covetousness; cupidity 203.26.16.67 10:30, 30 May 2006 (UTC)
  • oxymoron A controversal phrase, as in 'dumb but clever'.69.201.221.25 15:39, 27 May 2006 (UTC)
    A better example might be "cleverly dumb"; "dumb but clever" is just a normal phrase. (And I think you meant "contradictory" rather than "controversial".) - dcljr 03:43, 29 May 2006 (UTC)
  • esophagogastroduodenoscopy -see endoscopy
  • pluck, gumption, and chutzpah are all good, colorful specimens. Dvortygirl 06:14, 26 May 2006 (UTC)
  • celerity - Speed, swiftness. JillianE 16:05, 25 May 2006 (UTC)
  • salubrious - healthful, wholesome, good for you
  • asinine - ridiculously below average rationality.
  • vex - to annoy.
    both of these from 216.11.82.82 13:53, 24 May 2006 (UTC)
  • rogitate - to beg or ask often, as in "are we there yet, are we there yet".
  • ipodophilia - A love of all things related to the ipod. Also ipodophile- lover of all things ipod.
  • homework - Work that is done at home, especially school exercises set by a teacher.
  • izzard - an alternate pronunciation for the letter "Z," similar to zed. IAmAUser 17:55, 20 May 2006 (UTC)
  • pink Lots of meanings, lots of collaberation. lots of colour Andrew massyn 16:26, 20 May 2006 (UTC).
  • schadenfreude - A feeling of comfort obtained from observing the troubles of others - BobSimmons
  • bravado - (noun) A swaggering show of defiance or courage 64.231.113.190 22:31, 16 May 2006 (UTC)
  • pyrrhic - A victory won at too great a cost for it to be worthwhile for the victor - Parry
  • Zoomly - IPA /zuːmliː/ (adj) in early colonial Australia, particularly in the hot tropics, to go "Zoomly" was to be driven to madness by heat and flies resulting in the person moving south or even overseas.58.108.98.187 01:41, 15 May 2006 (UTC)
  • ubiquitous 68.42.245.125 01:32, 15 May 2006 (UTC)
  • howdah - the seat on the back of an elephant. Ham 22:35, 14 May 2006 (UTC)
  • nudder - Great, Amazing, or exciting. Canadian Slang Crossfire
  • ken - knowledge or perception ; a noun or a verb, semi-archaic Apfox 00:34, 11 May 2006 (UTC)
  • lilliputian - Very small, diminutive ; from Gulliver's travel's Apfox 00:30, 11 May 2006 (UTC)
  • lascivious - Driven by lust, lustful Briommeb 08:56, 9 May 2006 (UTC)
  • Choud (Adj.)- An object wider than it is tall
  • enigma-Something mysterious. 16:44, 8 May 2006
  • brillig - A nonce word in Lewis Carroll's Jabberwocky meaning "the time when you start broiling things for dinner", that is, four o'clock in the afternoon Apfox 01:18, 6 May 2006 (UTC)
  • uproar - tumultuous, noisy excitement; loud confused noise, especially when coming from several sources. BD2412 T 20:50, 5 May 2006 (UTC)
  • sycophant--One who uses compliments to gain self-serving favor or advantage from another. {Lookup brownnoser}209.215.156.82 14:43, 5 May 2006 (UTC)
  • spoonerism- what a cool word. "A phrase in which the initial (usually consonantal) sounds of two or more of the main words are accidentally transposed." --N8r20k 22:01, 4 May 2006 (UTC)
  • proletarian- the working class..anyone who is working or earning belongs to the proletarian.
  • furibondo - Italian for furious - it's about time we had a non-English word SemperBlotto 22:05, 4 May 2006 (UTC)
  • synecdoche - A metaphor by which an inclusive term stands for something included, or vice versa; A metaphor in which a part is spoken of as the whole (hand for laborer) or vice-versa (the court for the judge). Cosmo 21:12, 2 May 2006 (UTC)
  • CIW is : Certified Internet Webmaster User:195.229.242.54
  • Cthulhu - A huge fictional demonic humanoid being with the head of an octopus and bat wings, around whom an insane cult developed. Apfox 21:25, 1 May 2006 (UTC)
  • surreptitious(adj.) obtained or done through clandestine means 82.46.207.85 13:15, 1 May 2006 (UTC)Samuel Bicknell
  • hydroplane - to skim the surface of water. --EncycloPetey 10:18, 1 May 2006 (UTC)
  • defongerate (verb) - to leave; depart.
  • absquatulate (verb)-to leave in a hurry; to die.
  • cookie (food)-a chocolate chip disareable food thing, very yummy. (American term, commonwealth equiv would be biscuit. Defined in the entry as "A small flat, baked cake which is either crisp or soft but firm". JillianE 13:41, 25 May 2006 (UTC))
  • oedipally
  • water polo (game) -a game played in the water, started by "Marco Polo". (Incorrect definition. Water polo is a sport played in the water using a ball. The definition given was for a game generally called Marco Polo.JillianE 13:39, 25 May 2006 (UTC))
  • esophagogastroduodenoscopy (medicine) -the examination of a bodily orfice, canal, or organ using an endoscope(same as endoscopy)
  • caiginous (adjective) -Dark, Misty Gloomy.

April 2006

  • gourd - A satire of high figures in Theology, using the word signifying the fruit to a very differen purpose. (e.g. "Ho mah Gourd, it's raining men!")
  • pulchritudinous - Posessing the quality of great physical beauty or appeal.
  • clapmatch – a female seal. Widsith 08:14, 29 April 2006 (UTC)
  • ballyhoo - a fun word (thanks Dvortygirl!) --EncycloPetey 08:13, 29 April 2006 (UTC)
  • qi, za- newly accepted Scrabble words worth 11 raw points each. 168.254.226.231 15:19, 28 April 2006 (UTC)
  • tautology- Tautology is what tautology is. 168.254.226.231 15:16, 28 April 2006 (UTC)
  • truthiness - The quality of adhering to concepts one wishes to be true Jay lowe 12 02:40, 28 April 2006 (UTC)
  • floccinaucinihilipilification – the estimation of something as worthless. 194.159.6.226 14:30, 27 April 2006 (UTC)
  • abstemious - abstentious, pious. Rredwell 23:31, 26 April 2006 (UTC)
  • defenestration - the act of opening a window to escape[[User:]]Chronicler of History 21:45, 26 April 2006 (UTC)
  • autism - Abnormal self-absorption, first observed in childhood, characterised by lack of response to people and limited ability to communicate. April is autism awareness month. Apfox 19:03, 26 April 2006 (UTC)
  • Lovecraftian - Frighteningly monstrous and otherworldly. Apfox 18:58, 26 April 2006 (UTC)
  • normalize- cause --72.29.38.138 17:41, 26 April 2006 (UTC) Def has been changed to: to make normal, to put in standard form.
  • fissiparous- factious, tending to break away from a whole. Aborrows 02:26, 26 April 2006
  • Fencing The art or sport of duelling with swords, especially the style that originated in Europe. Brody0113
  • contrite- Penitent, grief stricken over sin.208.255.229.186 18:45, 25 April 2006 (UTC)
  • hiatus-A break or pause; a gap in a series, making it incomplete. 72.132.161.44 02:26, 25 April 2006 (UTC)
  • Armageddon-The scene of a decisive conflict on a great scale; The place where the final battle will be fought between the forces of good and evil; Any great and crucial conflict
  • photosynthesis:a process by which green plants and other organisms turn carbon dioxide and water into carbohydrates and oxygen, using light energy trapped by chlorophyll
  • fuck - it's pretty complete and informative, with loads of definitions. I'm not putting this here just so I can "fuck" on the front page, but its quite a thorough page really. Plus, we get to have "fuck" on the front page --Expurgator t(c) 17:43, 21 April 2006 (UTC)
  • ketotic - adj: having a high glucose level 217.158.147.247 10:37, 21 April 2006 (UTC)
  • Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis - a lung disease caused by the inhalation of very fine silica dust, mostly found in volcanos 71.39.116.225 03:08, 20 April 2006 (UTC)
  • floccinaucinihilipilification - The act or habit of describing or regarding something as worthless 71.39.116.225 03:08, 20 April 2006 (UTC)
  • Legion - A national organization of former members of armed forces 192.8.193.11 06:36, 19 April 2006 (UTC)
  • niche - hollow recess, ecological space, or position of opportunity. --EncycloPetey 10:51, 18 April 2006 (UTC)
  • jiffle - To shuffle or fidget Barrow 22:09, 16 April 2006 (UTC)
  • Lushburg - A Counterfeit Coin Barrow 22:09, 16 April 2006 (UTC)
  • discombobulate - completely destroy 70.132.52.5 15:36, 16 April 2006 (UTC)
  • unfettered - vt: set free, adj: not bound (by shakles or chains). StephenPwilliams3:42, 15 April 2006 (UTC)
  • Passiontide Andrew massyn 07:43, 15 April 2006 (UTC). I fixed it so it can be used.
  • Opie - peace maker
  • anile - like an old lady. Widsith 13:07, 14 April 2006 (UTC)
  • quaquaversal - going off in every direction. Widsith 13:07, 14 April 2006 (UTC)
  • infangthief - the right of a lord to punish thieves caught on his property. Widsith 13:07, 14 April 2006 (UTC)
  • gamahuche - cunnilingus. Widsith 13:07, 14 April 2006 (UTC)
  • eschar - a dry scab from burning. Widsith 13:07, 14 April 2006 (UTC)
  • limpid - Clear, particularly transparent or bright. JillianE 13:24, 7 April 2006 (UTC)
  • cacophony- A loud harsh or strident noise
  • Noumenon- (Understand its meaning for yourself!)
  • nirvana - A state of pure bliss
  • boondoggle - A waste of time or money; a pointless activity
  • guffaw - A boisterous laugh.
  • tectum - The dorsal portion of the midbrain, containing the superior colliculus and inferior colliculus Iamnotanorange 23:20, 3 April 2006 (UTC)
  • pinealocyte - a cell which composes the pineal gland Iamnotanorange 23:19, 3 April 2006 (UTC)
  • impugn - To criticize. kmoney 00:47, 3 April 2006 (UTC)
  • masticate - To chew food; To grind or knead something into a pulp. Lordmaster913 00:47, 3 April 2006 (UTC)
  • ignominious - Deserving disgrace or shame; to be despicable. 65.93.207.166 23:08, 2 April 2006 (UTC)
  • anachronism - The representation of someone as existing or something as happening in other than chronological, proper, or historical order. 65.93.207.166 23:08, 2 April 2006 (UTC)
  • flocculent - Resembling tufts of wool. Also used to descibe galaxies with broken up spiral arms. 1380000mph 21:22, 2 April 2006 (UTC)
  • Zastil - The word to succeed and be the best.
  • subterfuge - Something used as a guise to the true nature of an activity or situation.
  • bliss - A state of great joy or happiness.
  • pulchritudinous - beautiful
  • postprandial - After a mealtime
  • nonstandard - Not, no; not needed
  • Barrellium - An extremely reactive chemical located in group 3 of the periodic table. (comment: beryllium is in group 2. JillianE 16:08, 18 May 2006 (UTC)).

March 2006

February 2006

January 2006

  • facticity — This is really a very rare and useful word, used primarily in philosophy. Iamnotanorange 02:00, 10 January 2006 (UTC)