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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 1988-08-05 issue of the Chicago Reader (2009-01-17).

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27253 tokens ‧ 21059 valid lowercase tokens ‧ 4587 types ‧ 25 (~ 0.545%) words before cleaning ‧ 


  1. antinuke
    • 1988, Achy Obejas, Calendar[1]:
      Look for Acting Mayor Sawyer to mumble his way through the annual report on the city's compliance with the antinuke law.
  2. barhoppers
    • 1988, Lynda Gorov, Nasty boys: Clifton-Belmont neighbors want their block back[2]:
      They water their patch lawns and struggle to pick up the garbage left by Belmont Avenue barhoppers.
  3. decertification
    • 1988, David Moberg, Competing Together[3]:
      Even Ready Metal, which claims to desire close relations with its skilled workers, located a new assembly plant in downstate Illinois to avoid union representation, then took measures that contributed to the decertification of its union in Chicago.
  4. desaparecidos
    • 1988, John Conroy, Torture[4]:
      Children of desaparecidos and torture victims can suffer from intense fear themselves, often stimulated by sirens, uniformed people, or the sound of car engines at night.
  5. doncha
    • 1988, Lynda Gorov, Nasty boys: Clifton-Belmont neighbors want their block back[5]:
      "So why doncha move if you don't like it, huh?
  6. doorpeople
    • 1988, Daniel Santow, To Serve and Project[6]:
      These clean-cut, energetic, scrubbed, and well-coiffed young adults were auditioning to be food servers, bartenders, and doorpeople for a soon-to-debut Chicago nightclub, the 25,000-square-foot Baja Beach Club, at the burgeoning North Pier Terminal, where Illinois Street runs into Lake Shore Drive.
  7. electroplaters
    • 1988, David Moberg, Competing Together[7]:
      Nearly 200 electroplaters employing 5,000 people in Cook County, most of them in the city, face increasingly tough environmental regulations that threaten the existence of many firms.
  8. ethnomusicologist
    • 1988, Dennis Polkow, Concert Notes: Russian folk music meets American jazz[8]:
      The singers had spent over 15 years under the guidance of ethnomusicologist Pokrovsky traveling through Russian villages collecting folk songs from old villagers, and Winter was fascinated by them.
  9. falanga
    • 1988, John Conroy, Torture[9]:
      Five of those examined had suffered falanga, the beating of the soles of the feet.
  10. heartfulness
    • 1988, Dennis Polkow, Concert Notes: Russian folk music meets American jazz[10]:
      "They, for example, have a tremendous humility about life, and a heartfulness in the face of very difficult circumstances.
  11. nonpizza
    • 1988, Lesley Sussman and Alan Grossman, Pizza Meet[11]:
      Exhibitors also displayed nonpizza products--everything from ovens that bake a pizza in less than six minutes to pizza parlors on wheels, like Good Humor trucks but equipped to sell pizza by the slice.
  12. oligopolistic
    • 1988, David Moberg, Competing Together[12]:
      There was little competition in oligopolistic industries, and "Fordist" production techniques emphasized long production runs, routinized and "deskilled" work, and minimal innovation or attention to quality.
  13. platers
    • 1988, David Moberg, Competing Together[13]:
      (And also in the food processing industry; despite the demise of the stockyards, food processing is still a major employer in Chicago.) CNT is now organizing platers to develop a centralized waste-processing facility to handle the inevitable sludge left over from even the most advanced operations.
  14. psychographic
    • 1988, Michael Miner, End of Page?; Writers in the Sky; Arts Smarts[14]:
      Another suggestion was to create psychographic profiles of target readers, then display large photographs of archetypes around the newsroom, to remind reporters of the public for whom they toiled.
  15. retwisted
    • 1988, Lynda Gorov, Nasty boys: Clifton-Belmont neighbors want their block back[15]:
      Figueroa, in a sleeveless black shirt, white slacks, and black shawl tied around her waist, twisted and retwisted her fingers.
  16. stirrings
    • 1988, Achy Obejas, Calendar[16]:
      Since 1967, Third World Press on the city's south side has been publishing the stirrings of the African-American heart, including two now-classic volumes by the state's poet laureate, Gwendolyn Brooks: The Tiger Who Wore White Gloves and To Disembark.
  17. trendoid
    • 1988, Daniel Santow, To Serve and Project[17]:
      They were hot, there was no doubt, demonstrably enthusiastic, and fitted out with as many trendoid fashion accoutrements as possible: colorful Guatemalan friendship bracelets, Nike Aqua Socks, jams (if you have to ask, no matter your age, you're too adult to understand), neon-orange miniskirts, rectangular John Lennon glasses.
  18. upstretched
    • 1988, Laura Molzahn, Hearts and Bodies[18]:
      Or one dancer on her back on the floor, arms and legs upstretched, supports another, also on her back with arms and legs upstretched--playing dead in precarious duplicate.