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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 1988-03-18 issue of the Chicago Reader (2009-01-17).

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41624 tokens ‧ 32021 valid lowercase tokens ‧ 6041 types ‧ 43 (~ 0.712%) words before cleaning ‧ 


  1. antiadversarial
    • Template:start year}1988, Marianna Beck, “What's a Wife Worth?”[1], Chicago Reader:
      The second difference is what Minton observes as his firm's antiadversarial stance.
  2. bacchanalian
    • Template:start year}1988, Lawrence Bommer, “The Frogs/Seaviews”[2], Chicago Reader:
      sung in a bacchanalian debauch, the eerie, minor-key "It's Only a Play" (a perfect ironic distillation of the Sondheim credo of art's power over life) performed in Roman tragedy masks, and a campy "Invocation to the Muses," in which an Esther Williams-style nymph rises from the pool in picturesque tableaux.
  3. bohemia
    • Template:start year}1988, Achy Obejas, “Calendar”[3], Chicago Reader:
      It's a hip place to be, Phyllis' Musical Inn: smoky, dusty, and dingy, it fulfills most expectations of contemporary urban bohemia.
  4. catcalled
    • Template:start year}1988, Cerinda Survant, “Dance Notes: resurrecting Nijinsky's Rite of Spring”[4], Chicago Reader:
      They booed, hissed, whistled, laughed, and catcalled, making so much noise they drowned out the orchestra; choreographer Vaslav Nijinsky was forced to call the dancers' counts to them from the wings.
  5. caviars
    • Template:start year}1988, Harold Henderson, “City File”[5], Chicago Reader:
      Five hundred conferees feasted on "rillettes of three smoked fish with their Illinois caviars, lightly smoked pumpkin soup with minted apple cream and sunflower seeds, Midwestern corn-fried quail with roasted shallot and tomato-parsley relish, and napa-wrapped sauteed walleye pike with scallion butter.
  6. codirectors
    • Template:start year}1988, Jonathan Rosenbaum, “D.O.A.”[6], Chicago Reader:
      Screenwriter Charles Edward Pogue and codirectors Rocky Morton and Annabel Jankel (the British creators of Max Headroom) work overtime in giving this story the kind of stylistic pizzazz that resembles a film course survey of the genre (characters, for instance, are given names like Nick Lang and Sydney Fuller, and iconographic references are just as plentiful); and stars Dennis Quaid, Meg Ryan, Charlotte Rampling, and Jane Kaczmarek deliver the punchy dialogue for all it's worth.
  7. dissatisfying
    • Template:start year}1988, Michael Miner, “The Old Man and the Kid/Broadcast News”[7], Chicago Reader:
      And it's dissatisfying, especially if you've drunk from the Pierian spring.
  8. essentialized
    • Template:start year}1988, Tom Valeo, “The Vampires”[8], Chicago Reader:
      Ed agrees, but becomes infuriated again when he sees how his brother has "essentialized" the script into a single page of dialogue.
  9. hellos
    • Template:start year}1988, David Wasserman, “Aspiring Angels”[9], Chicago Reader:
      They took no chances, and he received hundreds of warm smiles and friendly hellos.
  10. heraldries
    • Template:start year}1988, Ted Shen, “Apocalypse Then”[10], Chicago Reader:
      Also on display are colorful costumes and authentic heraldries.
  11. leftish
    • Template:start year}1988, David Fremon, “Power Politics--The Franchise Follies of 1947”[11], Chicago Reader:
      Bill Carr of the leftish Chicago Star put the matter more bluntly: "Francis X. Busch, Edison attorney, told Wagner and Turney that the company was not willing, as a matter of policy, to guarantee that it would not seek 'more' than a reasonable return.
  12. manwich
    • Template:start year}1988, Anthony Adler, “Macbeth”[12], Chicago Reader:
      And Jamie Baron's bearded sister--the manwich, as it were--serves as a twisted den mother to the others.
  13. nonmarital
    • Template:start year}1988, Marianna Beck, “What's a Wife Worth?”[13], Chicago Reader:
      The case was tried under a breach-of-contract theory and the court ruled in favor of Triola, ruling that an express oral contract between parties could be enforced even between nonmarital partners.
  14. oversings
    • Template:start year}1988, Franklin Soults, “Don Dixon”[14], Chicago Reader:
      Though I haven't heard his latest album, 1985's Most of the Girls Like to Dance but Only Some of the Boys Like To (Enigma) is almost as good as Lowe's late 70s output: the tunes are excellent pure pop for now people; the lyrics are varied and assured and familiar in an often surprising way ("You're a big girl now / No more flashing that fake ID"); and the singing is so easy and yet so committed (he oversings with both a sense of humor and genuine excitement) that it suggests he'd be worth seeing even in the most complacent of venues.
  15. overstrenuous
    • Template:start year}1988, Jonathan Rosenbaum, “D.O.A.”[15], Chicago Reader:
      It's a rare event for a remake to improve on the original, and while this spiffy new version of Rudolph Mate's 1949 film noir with Edmond O'Brien may not be an unqualified success--due to overstrenuous efforts to impress, and a hackneyed score--it manages to come dangerously close.
  16. pressroom
    • Template:start year}1988, David Fremon, “Power Politics--The Franchise Follies of 1947”[16], Chicago Reader:
      His office was located near the pressroom and people heard him shout 'I didn't get my $1,000!
  17. prologos
    • Template:start year}1988, Lawrence Bommer, “The Frogs/Seaviews”[17], Chicago Reader:
      The ebullient invocation or prologos (evocative of much Sondheim to come) merrily instructs the audience not to cough, swim, applaud (the echo is too great), strip, or smoke grass.
  18. ratemaking
    • Template:start year}1988, David Fremon, “Power Politics--The Franchise Follies of 1947”[18], Chicago Reader:
      The argument that the ratemaking clause would adversely affect the credit of the company and its ability to finance its capital operation is completely fallacious.
  19. reinterment
    • Template:start year}1988, Anthony Adler, “The Shiva House”[19], Chicago Reader:
      And what should be the seething issue of the drama, the dirty-down skeleton in the Kagan family closet, gets a perfunctory airing followed by a hasty reinterment.
  20. sambalike
    • Template:start year}1988, Lawrence Bommer, “The Frogs/Seaviews”[20], Chicago Reader:
      Other gems are a sambalike "Evoe!
  21. semisuicidal
    • Template:start year}1988, Lawrence Bommer, “The Frogs/Seaviews”[21], Chicago Reader:
      (Mindlessly confusing obsession with idealism, Seaviews hails this disturbed semisuicidal loser as some kind of uncompromising hero.)
  22. sexploits
    • Template:start year}1988, Franklin Soults, “Don Dixon”[22], Chicago Reader:
      Like Nick Lowe, Don Dixon loves rock 'n' roll as a cultural expose: his music revels in, mocks, and genuinely celebrates the teen-associated romances and not-so-teenage sexploits (love that word) that make up the form's colloquial vocabulary.
  23. skydrop
    • Template:start year}1988, Lawrence Bommer, “The Frogs/Seaviews”[23], Chicago Reader:
      Framed by set designer Russ Borski's gigantic smoking Pluto mask and billowing skydrop, Victoria Bussert's staging is briskly competent, even when reduced by the limited playing area (the pool's far deck and some space on each end) to ceremonial processions and some careful slapstick.
  24. stonefaced
    • Template:start year}1988, David Ehrenstein, “No Niggers”[24], Chicago Reader:
      But seeing this scene unspool before a mixed audience, with laughing and cheering blacks sitting beside confused or stonefaced whites, makes it clear that some spectators don't want to get the point.
  25. undepreciated
    • Template:start year}1988, David Fremon, “Power Politics--The Franchise Follies of 1947”[25], Chicago Reader:
      The revised form allowed the company a reasonable return on its "undepreciated capital.
  26. unexotic
    • Template:start year}1988, Tom Boeker, “Medea”[26], Chicago Reader:
      And so Medea turns out to be as phony and unexotic as a wicker coffee table from Pier One Imports.
  27. uninterest
    • Template:start year}1988, David Fremon, “Power Politics--The Franchise Follies of 1947”[27], Chicago Reader:
      "Paddy Bauler was the most obvious example of uninterest; he could care less.
  28. unseamed
    • Template:start year}1988, Anthony Adler, “Macbeth”[28], Chicago Reader:
      unseamed" his unlucky adversaries "from the nave to th' chops.
  29. wealthily
    • Template:start year}1988, Albert Williams, “Subtle Simon”[29], Chicago Reader:
      Salem Ludwig, as Eugene's aging socialist grandfather, and Bernice Massi, as Kate's wealthily married sister, round out Simon's wonder-filled vision of the family as the impermanent and eternal crucible of sustenance and shame, tears and laughter.