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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 1988-04-01 issue of the Chicago Reader (2009-01-17).

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37494 tokens ‧ 28420 valid lowercase tokens ‧ 5254 types ‧ 35 (~ 0.666%) words before cleaning ‧ 


  1. bicoastal
    • 1988 April 1, Harold Henderson, “Addicted to Chess”[1], Chicago Reader:
      Chess, it seems, is even more bicoastal than the usual occasions of midwestern envy.
  2. bohos
    • 1988 April 1, Roger Moore, “Silos”[2], Chicago Reader:
      After all, after George Bush in overalls stumping for the farm vote, the last thing this country needs is a mannered bunch of Manhattan bohos who use textured harmonics and jingly guitars to create a carpetbagger's vision of the heartland.
  3. cokemaster
    • 1988 April 1, Jonathan Rosenbaum, “Dim Wits, Small Potatoes”[3], Chicago Reader:
      Similarly, when the hero in the movie is saying good-bye to his best friend and cokemaster, Tad Allagash (Kiefer Sutherland), at a decadent party where he's just encountered his wife, Amanda (Phoebe Cates), he delivers the following homily, which isn't in the book: "I just thought of something: you and Amanda would make a terrific couple.
  4. davil
    • 1988 April 1, Tom Valeo, “Anna Christie”[4], Chicago Reader:
      After his wife died, he had sent her to live on a cousin's farm in Minnesota to keep her away from "that old davil sea," but she found trouble anyway, becoming a prostitute.
  5. gregorian
    • 1988 April 1, David Jolliffe, “Easter Sunday: Wayland Rogers unveils a new mass”[5], Chicago Reader:
      We've got everything, from gregorian chant up through Stravinsky, using those words, and you can't help but have some of those ideals in mind.
  6. hippiedom
    • 1988 April 1, Achy Obejas, “Calendar”[6], Chicago Reader:
      The Psychotronic Film Society screens this look back at the seamy side of hippiedom (check out the width of the bell bottoms, for Pete's sake) at 7:30 PM at Berlin, 954 W. Belmont. It's only $2 and a good time is practically guaranteed. For more information, call 248-4823.
  7. inkspot
    • 1988 April 1, Cecil Adams, “The Straight Dope”[7], Chicago Reader:
      The star with the circle around it turned out to be an inkspot.
  8. insightfully
    • 1988 April 1, Sara Frankel, “Reading: Tedium Is the Message”[8], Chicago Reader:
      As Joy Williams, one of the writers included in this year's collection, points out insightfully in her contributor's note, "It's bad enough we only have words to work with.
  9. melismatically
    • 1988 April 1, Dennis Polkow, “Hard Stuff”[9], Chicago Reader:
      Boulez assumes that the listener knows these three poems or has access to them, and builds on that assumption; the words and syllables are often stretched out melismatically over time, weaving in and out of complex and colorful instrumental timbres made up of flute, viola, guitar, xylophone, vibraphone, and percussion.
  10. middlegames
    • 1988 April 1, Harold Henderson, “Addicted to Chess”[10], Chicago Reader:
      The enormous technical literature of chess--most of which seems to be on sale outside the tournament playing hall--includes books on openings, middlegames, endgames, tactics, strategy, positional play, pitfalls, traps, swindles, and sacrifices.
  11. nonflight
    • 1988 April 1, Lawrence Bommer, “Amelia Lives!”[11], Chicago Reader:
      With lust for action as its only through line, Amelia's posterlike life runs in a straight line from nonflight to flight to death.
  12. nongame
    • 1988 April 1, Harold Henderson, “City File”[12], Chicago Reader:
      A rare discouraging word about Illinois' nongame wildlife checkoff (see your state income tax form) comes from Greg Houghton in Compass, the newsletter of the Chicago Audubon Society (March 1988).
  13. nonjokes
    • 1988 April 1, Justin Hayford, “The Lonely Gay”[13], Chicago Reader:
      Once he finally makes it into the spotlight, dressed in a black tuxedo and wearing white face paint reminiscent of the emcee in Cabaret, he proceeds to tell a string of nonjokes.
  14. nutsy
    • 1988 April 1, Vicki Quade, “Tenants of Chicago, Unite”[14], Chicago Reader:
      "And all geniuses have tendencies to behave in a nutsy fashion.
  15. posterlike
    • 1988 April 1, Lawrence Bommer, “Amelia Lives!”[15], Chicago Reader:
      With lust for action as its only through line, Amelia's posterlike life runs in a straight line from nonflight to flight to death.
  16. protenant
    • 1988 April 1, Vicki Quade, “Tenants of Chicago, Unite”[16], Chicago Reader:
      "Woody Bowman hasn't been able to pass a protenant piece of legislation yet in the state legislature.
  17. protofeminist
    • 1988 April 1, Lawrence Bommer, “Amelia Lives!”[17], Chicago Reader:
      As Shamas depicts her, Earhart is basically a one-note, protofeminist heroine who pursues adventure "for the fun of it.
  18. putzed
    • 1988 April 1, Vicki Quade, “Tenants of Chicago, Unite”[18], Chicago Reader:
      "In 1982, I putzed around with hiring some professional canvassers, so we had some money coming in.
  19. scanted
    • 1988 April 1, Michael Miner, “Publish and Perish/Quiet Diplomacy”[19], Chicago Reader:
      Pictures with titles such as Turkish Workers Bathing and Turkish Boy and Tree clearly scanted folklore.
  20. schoolers
    • 1988 April 1, Harold Henderson, “Addicted to Chess”[20], Chicago Reader:
      It was about 1:30 AM, and outside, in the big room, bathed in the gray light of the pop machine, half a dozen junior-high schoolers were sprawled on the floor around a chessboard.
  21. semicomatose
    • 1988 April 1, Harold Henderson, “Addicted to Chess”[21], Chicago Reader:
      Finally, still semicomatose, I scooted out of the sleeping bag and peered through the vent in the bottom of the door.
  22. songcraft
    • 1988 April 1, Roger Moore, “Scruffy the Cat”[22], Chicago Reader:
      Maybe it's because their clever, unpretentious songcraft isn't scruffy enough for membership in Boston's garage-revival fringe (the DMZ/Lyres school) and isn't catty enough for membership in its experimental art fringe (the Mission of Burma/Throwing Muses school).
  23. spectacularism
    • 1988 April 1, Adam Langer, “Show Business”[23], Chicago Reader:
      Part of the spectacularism is all the glory the client gets for what we do.
  24. theatricalizes
    • 1988 April 1, Justin Hayford, “The Lonely Gay”[24], Chicago Reader:
      Steger, without sentimentality or arrogant posturing, delicately theatricalizes the emptiness of an "underground," gay life.
  25. tonier
    • 1988 April 1, Michael Miner, “Publish and Perish/Quiet Diplomacy”[25], Chicago Reader:
      By this stage Strobel had a partner, Michael Mervis, and the two of them agreed a tonier imprint was called for.
  26. undercapitalization
    • 1988 April 1, Michael Miner, “Publish and Perish/Quiet Diplomacy”[26], Chicago Reader:
      Most businesses die from undercapitalization, and we had access to a lot of cash.
  27. unrested
    • 1988 April 1, Harold Henderson, “Addicted to Chess”[27], Chicago Reader:
      I found a side room with a carpet not quite thick enough to do mattress duty and fell into the kind of drowse in which you dream of being awake and from which you wake unrested.
  28. unstaged
    • 1988 April 1, Dennis Polkow, “Hard Stuff”[28], Chicago Reader:
      That this incomplete work was presented unstaged, without orchestra, and with little attention to dynamics, and that it was sung by singers difficult to understand, generally in poor French (with no libretto or plot synopsis in the program--either in French or English), prevented this from being the revelatory experience it might have been under better circumstances.