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This is a list of lowercase non-hyphenated single words, lacking English entries in the English Wiktionary as of the most recent database dump, found in the 2008-04-27 issue of the New York Times (2009-03-13).

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161757 tokens ‧ 119035 valid lowercase tokens ‧ 12465 types ‧ 63 (~ 0.505%) words before cleaning ‧ 


  1. antisecession
    • 2008 April 27, William Safire, “Superdel”, New York Times:
      Three years ago, China’s congress adopted an antisecession law threatening to use military force against Taiwan if it declared independence, using fen lie for secession, or splittism.
  2. antitheological
    • 2008 April 27, Leon Wieseltier, “The Catastrophist”, New York Times:
      Sayyid Qutb is quickly overtaking Reinhold Niebuhr as the theologian about whom the un- or antitheological pronounce with the most serene authority.
  3. blugging
    • 2008 April 27, “Other Voices: Adjusting to Those New Indexes”, New York Times:
      The folks who want a quick snack can go onto their sacred BlackBerries or go blugging (thank you, Doris Lessing, for that brilliant knock on blogging).
  4. buffetings
    • 2008 April 27, Benjamin Black, “The Lemur”, New York Times:
      He suspected it was mainly for this that he married her, to be his shield against the world’s buffetings.
  5. capelike
    • 2008 April 27, Liza Ghorbani, “Mexican for the Soul”, New York Times:
      On this night he looked equal parts technocrat and sexy crooner: bespectacled, unshaven and slightly rumpled, yet style-conscious in Antwerpian threads — head-to-toe Martin Margiela — paired with a capelike plaid jacket by Bernhard Willhelm.
  6. churchly
    • 2008 April 27, William Safire, “Superdel”, New York Times:
      Nothing wrong with separatist (or the churchly schismaticist), but not even linguistic dissenters can object to a synonym with a history.
  7. curbless
    • 2008 April 27, Jake Mooney, “The Last Cut Is the Deepest”, New York Times:
      This may seem like a lot of fuss over a 10-foot-wide patch of curbless sidewalk.
  8. falanga
  9. fusionesque
    • 2008 April 27, Nate Chinen, “Trippy Rock, Relaxed Jazz and Other Delights”, New York Times:
      The alto saxophonist Pete Robbins favors a species of fusionesque post-bop that’s complex but welcoming, and ultimately light on its feet.
  10. gearset
    • 2008 April 27, Lindsay Brooke, “Two-Mode Technology: Borrowed From a Bus”, New York Times:
      In the Prius, a single planetary gearset within the variable-ratio transmission splits the gasoline engine’s power, routing it to drive the wheels or to charge the batteries for both city and highway driving.
  11. gearsets
  12. glowy
  13. grooviness
    • 2008 April 27, Stephanie Zacharek, “Natural Women”, New York Times:
      And I wasn’t Carly Simon, a privileged but somewhat troubled free-spirit-in-training, reveling in the grooviness of early 1960s Sarah Lawrence.
  14. groundstaff
    • 2008 April 27, Bloomberg News, “Ballack Gets Chelsea Even in the Premier League”, New York Times:
      The United players refused to leave, and a dispute broke out between the players and Chelsea stewards and groundstaff before the incident was resolved.
  15. handwrite
    • 2008 April 27, Richard Hell, “Lighght Verse”, New York Times:
      The back cover of Saroyan’s second Random House book, “Pages” (1969) carried this author’s note: “I write on a typewriter, almost never in hand (I can hardly handwrite, I tend to draw words), and my machine — an obsolete red-top Royal Portable — is the biggest influence on my work.
  16. hassenpfeffer
    • 2008 April 27, James Parker, “Odysseus Unplugged”, New York Times:
      The secondary characters are splendidly alive: Eurymachus, chief slob among Penelope’s suitors, derides the aged haruspex Halitherses as a “coffin-dodger” and bellows “Bring me some horse!” like the king in “Bugs Bunny” yelling for his hassenpfeffer.
  17. incarcerator
  18. involuted
    • 2008 April 27, Lee Siegel, “No Way Out”, New York Times:
      Such legerdemain might make the book sound involuted in a postmodern kind of way — and it does have occasional claustrophobic moments.
  19. jiujitsu
  20. kali *
    • 2008 April 27, David Mamet, “Hard Lessons Learned in the Ring”, New York Times:
      Dan is the world’s Sensei, or most revered teacher, of kali, or Filipino knife fighting.
  21. lardo *
    • 2008 April 27, Christine Muhlke, “Block Party”, New York Times:
      The recipe calls for 10 duck necks and 10 gizzards, to be minced with duck, pork belly, pistachios, house-cured bacon and something called veal deckle (the fatty part of the brisket), layered around a refined center of Earl Grey-and-Armagnac-steeped figs and wrapped in house-made lardo.
  22. lesbianish
    • 2008 April 27, Benoit Denizet-Lewis, “Young Gay Rites”, New York Times:
      “It was all very lesbianish of us,” Joshua told me.
  23. lypemania
    • 2008 April 27, Kathryn Harrison, “Diagnosis: Female”, New York Times:
      Victorian women who weren’t locked up for falling victim to lypemania (melancholy), monomania, homicidal monomania or “moral insanity” were at risk of neurasthenia, a “mirror image of rebellion” in which their “nervous depletion” was explained as the result of their “incursion into the masculine sphere of intellectual labor,” a strain that constitutions formed for tender sentiment couldn’t be expected to support.
  24. manless
    • 2008 April 27, Katie Roiphe, “Reclaiming the Shrew”, New York Times:
      “Though Ann Hathaway had been living manless for nearly 30 years,” Greer writes in a chapter on Shakespeare’s return from London around 1611, “no breath of scandal ever attached to her name, which, given the evidence of the surviving records of the Vicar’s Court, is itself remarkable.”
  25. measurables
  26. minicollections
    • 2008 April 27, Virginia Heffernan, “Sepia No More”, New York Times:
      She discovered how to create the minicollections called “photostreams”; how to create images that would look good shrunk, in “thumbnail” form; and how to flirt with the site’s visitors in the comments area to keep them coming back.
  27. mostarda *
    • 2008 April 27, “East 20s Al Fresco”, New York Times:
      Many of its dishes, like his signature duck meatballs with dried cherry mostarda or his house-made pastas, have a rustic bent — they’re as likely to arrive in terra-cotta bowls or copper pots as on preciously shaped plates.
  28. neoimperialist
    • 2008 April 27, “Terror and Dissent”, New York Times:
      You ran a review by a neoimperialist who praises a book by an “Atlantic man” (also a “Homo atlanticus redux”) who is “dapper,” related to Lyndon Baines Johnson , and whose book will be “read with pleasure by men of a certain age, class and education from Manhattan’s Upper East Side to London’s West End.”
  29. noncustomer
    • 2008 April 27, Rob Walker, “Empowering by Disempowerment”, New York Times:
      He says an optimistic attitude about the word-of-mouth potential of noncustomer fans has helped the brand survive.
  30. nonhybrids
    • 2008 April 27, Ken Belson, “The Greening of the Yellow Fleet”, New York Times:
      Matthew W. Daus, the Taxi and Limousine commissioner, said his agency was finding fewer problems during regular inspections with hybrids, compared with nonhybrids.
  31. nonsaccharine
    • 2008 April 27, Dwight Garner, “Inside the List”, New York Times:
      The “final lecture” he delivered was not about computer science — it was a wise, direct, nonsaccharine talk about how to live.
  32. nonscholastic
    • 2008 April 27, James Parker, “Odysseus Unplugged”, New York Times:
      The two men, both from the north of England, were filmed in a Manchester bar, chewing over the excellence of Morrissey’s lyric in an atmosphere of nonscholastic expertise.
  33. nonsparkling
    • 2008 April 27, John Tagliabue, “Produced in Champagne, but What Do You Call It?”, New York Times:
      So, too, do the winemakers here, who in the best of years before the ban sold about 110,000 bottles of their light, nonsparkling wine, but now, without the Champagne label, are down 70 percent.
  34. nonsystem
    • 2008 April 27, “Tracking the Spoils of the Private Sector”, New York Times:
      Right now, this is a willy-nilly nonsystem in which separate government agencies burned by bum contractors lack an efficient clearinghouse to swap warnings.
  35. novelistically
    • 2008 April 27, Leon Wieseltier, “The Catastrophist”, New York Times:
      The genital theory of history may be novelistically useful, but it is analytically silly.
  36. outhitting
  37. pranksterish
    • 2008 April 27, Dennis Lim, “The Return (and Reform?) of Harmony Korine”, New York Times:
      Even then, he said, he realized that it was partly his youthful hubris and pranksterish humor that made him such a tempting target.
  38. preacherly
    • 2008 April 27, John Mcwhorter, “Talking the Talk”, New York Times:
      He is channeling the most narcotic form of oratory in modern America for whites as well as blacks: a preacherly style of speaking rooted in black American tradition.
  39. redbelt
    • 2008 April 27, David Mamet, “Hard Lessons Learned in the Ring”, New York Times:
      In the film the redbelt is that unique honor possessed by the form’s most revered teacher.
  40. ryokan
    • 2008 April 27, “Gift to the Mailroom, From the Boardroom”, New York Times:
      Mr. Ducasse is pursuing plans for a new hotel one hour from central Tokyo, a cross between a ryokan, a traditional Japanese inn, and an auberge, a French country inn.
  41. semifunctional
    • 2008 April 27, Jori Finkel, “At the Ready When Artists Think Big”, New York Times:
      Is it possible to make a full-scale 70-foot model of the locomotive so that it is hyper-realistic and semifunctional — with wheels spinning as fast as 100 miles per hour and steam belching three times a day — and also make it lightweight enough to be safe?
  42. sexify
    • 2008 April 27, “Letters to the Editor”, New York Times:
      I wish her P.R. people didn’t try to sexify her because she doesn’t need it — her talent speaks for itself.
  43. sherried
    • 2008 April 27, Laraine Perri, “An Enigma Gliding Through Time”, New York Times:
      She strikes me as the kind of person who would eat lovely things accompanied by toast points — sherried chicken livers, steak tartare — but even a countess wouldn’t feed a brood that way.
  44. spazzing
    • 2008 April 27, Julie Klausner, “Was I on a Date or Baby-Sitting?”, New York Times:
      “i’m at home absolutely spazzing out because we’re leaving in a few days to make a record and i have to/really should finish a long list of songs. so, waving hello and/or re-hello! all the bestest.”
  45. splittism
    • 2008 April 27, William Safire, “Superdel”, New York Times:
      Will they provoke splittism?
  46. sprigged
    • 2008 April 27, “Girl in the Green Dress”, New York Times:
      As anyone who has seen the movie could tell him, Rhett is a guest at the Twelve Oaks party (actually a barbecue), where he first sees Scarlett in a green and white sprigged muslin dress.
  47. stickfighting
  48. textless
    • 2008 April 27, Charles Mcgrath, “Cover Story: The King of Visceral Design”, New York Times:
      What was remarkable then — and seems even more so now, when virtually every magazine cover is a thicket of text lines running behind or on top of one celebrity or another — is that the Lois covers were virtually textless.
  49. thanatism
    • 2008 April 27, Leon Wieseltier, “The Catastrophist”, New York Times:
      Or to put it in the bracingly original terms of “The Second Plane,” it is misology that is the cause of thanatism.
  50. triacetone
    • 2008 April 27, Leon Wieseltier, “The Catastrophist”, New York Times:
      He wants us to remember, about the Islamists in Britain, “their six-liter plastic tubs of hairdressing bleach and nail-polish remover, their crystalline triacetone triperoxide and chapatti flour.”
  51. trucklike
    • 2008 April 27, Bob Knoll, “Big S.U.V.’s Drink Less”, New York Times:
      More fundamentally, shoppers may want to reflect on whether they really need large trucklike vehicles like these instead of car-based crossovers that are inherently more efficient — like G.M.’s own Buick Enclave , GMC Acadia and Saturn Outlook .
  52. ultraluxurious
    • 2008 April 27, Valerie Cotsalas, “Refining the Rationale for Condos”, New York Times:
      Developers, undaunted by the numbers, maintain that they are seeing persistent demand for their projects — which include everything from the ultraluxurious to more affordable apartment- and town-house-style units.
  53. universalistic
    • 2008 April 27, John Mcwhorter, “Talking the Talk”, New York Times:
      He writes, “No more than Malcolm X ’s jail tutorial in the classic texts of white civilization did King’s mastery of white texts, fluency in universalistic idioms and ample supply of cultural capital extinguish his deep love of black culture.”
  54. unvoluptuary
    • 2008 April 27, Leon Wieseltier, “The Catastrophist”, New York Times:
      — that the sexual stringencies of Islamic law and morality do not differ significantly from the exceedingly unvoluptuary codes of other religions, and that many millions of Muslim men have not become mass murderers as a result of the traditional restrictions on tomcatting.
  55. wafty
    • 2008 April 27, Ann Hulbert, “Drawing Lessons”, New York Times:
      As unsatisfied with wafty promises that arts learning inspires “creativity” as with pledges that it boosts scores, the Project Zero researchers videotaped several very different classrooms in two schools with intensive arts instruction.
  56. winny *
    • 2008 April 27, Jim Squires, “Racing Faces Steroid Withdrawal”, New York Times:
      Winstrol, or winny, a version of stanozolol that can be injected, is what Roger Clemens ’s former personal trainer claims he shot into Clemens’s rear end in 1998.


  1. lamponi *
    • 2008 April 27, “Letters: Mutual Memories”, New York Times:
      In particular I shall never forget my first — and immediately second — taste of its astonishing lamponi (raspberries), which, alas, I have never been able quite to reproduce.