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Affirmations are one of the most powerful ways to create a vibration match for what you want to attract into your life.

Every thought we think is creating our future. –Louise L. Hay

Affirmations are one of the most powerful ways to create a vibration match for what you want to attract into your life.

Every thought you think and every word you say is an affirmation. Your thoughts and words are declarations of who you think you are and how you perceive the world to be.

Strong positive affirmations are powerful means of self-transformation and they are a key element in the creation of the life you desire. They work by purposely replacing the limiting ideas, negative beliefs and self-talk that you have taken on and internalized over the years with positive statements that assert who you want to be and how you want to experience life.

Below I have included a list of positive feeling word that you may want to use when creating your daily affirmations.  Remember, when creating affirmations you want to create positive, self-affirming, self-empowering statements that uplift and inspire you – that raise your emotional set point.

List of Positive Feeling Words for Affirmations and Law of Attraction Work

Here are some examples of positive affirmations:

I am celebrating feeling light and alive at my perfect bodyweight of one thirty-five.

I am enjoying the thrill of flying.

I am attracting joy into my life.

I am confidently expressing myself openly and honestly.

I am feeling exhilarated, agile and alive.

I am effectively communicating my needs and desires to my loving partner.

I am looking around me at the faces of the people I am helping and I am thrilled to know that I have made a difference in their life.

I am feeling relaxed and grateful to be sitting here in Hawaii with my toes buried in the warm sand, feeling the warmth of the sun on my face.

And if you really want to take your life to the next level, I suggest putting into place daily affirmations. Use this powerful tool (and my free gift to you!) so you can re-create your self-image, replace your limiting beliefs, and achieve success.

Related Reading:

Visualization Techniques to Affirm Your Desired Outcomes

List Of Unusual Words Beginning With A / 2023

aardwolf

South African carnivorous fox-like quadruped

aasvogel

South African vulture

aba

garment of camel or goat hair; camel or goat-hair fabric

abacinate

to blind by putting red-hot copper basin near the eyes

abaculus

small tile for mosaic

abaft

toward or at the stern of a ship; further aft

abampere

unit equivalent to 10 amperes

abapical

at the lowest point

abarticular

not connected with the joint

abasement

action of humbling or degrading

abasia

inability to walk due to lack of muscular coordination

abatis

rampart of felled trees and branches

abatjour

skylight or device to direct light into a room

abattoir

public slaughterhouse

abature

trail through wood beaten down by a stag

abba

Syriac or Coptic bishop

abbatial

of, like or pertaining to abbots or an abbey

abbozzo

preliminary sketch

abditive

remote; secret; hidden

abdominous

having a paunch or big belly

abducent

turning away; bearing away from

abeam

in a line at right angles to the length of a vessel, on the beam

abear

to bear; to comport; to behave

abecedarian

of, like or pertaining to the order of the alphabet; rudimentary

abecedism

word created from the initials of words in a phrase

abele

white poplar tree

abeng

Jamaican bugle made from cow horn

aberdevine

alternate name for the siskin

aberuncators

long tool for pruning tall branches

abessive

indicating absence or lack

abiectic

of, like or pertaining to fir trees or fir sap

abigeus

cattle rustler

abiogenesis

spontaneous generation of living matter

abiotrophy

degeneration; loss of physical vitality or ability

abirritate

to alleviate irritation; to reduce sensitivity

abiturient

pupil leaving school for university

abject

humble; miserable; craven

ablactation

weaning of a child from its mother’s milk

ablative

indicating direction from or time when

ablator

thermal protection on outside of spacecraft

ablaut

variation in root vowel of words to change meaning

ablegate

papal envoy or legate

ablow

in a blowing state

abluent

cleanser or cleansing product

ablution

ritual washing

ablutomania

mania for washing oneself

abnegate

to renounce or repudiate

abodement

an omen; a foretelling

abolla

Roman military cloak

abomasum

ruminant’s fourth stomach

aboral

away from the mouth

abord

to accost; to approach

aborning

during birth; while being born

aborticide

killing of a fetus; abortion

abortuary

anti-abortion term for an abortion clinic

aboulia

loss of ability to make decisions

aboulomania

pathological indecisiveness

aboutsledge

largest blacksmith’s hammer

abra

narrow mountain pass

abradant

a substance that abrades

abraid

to awaken or rouse

abraxas

gem engraved with mystical word and bearing human-animal figure

abreuvoir

joint or gap between two stones in masonry

abroach

in a condition to allow liquor to run out

abscind

to pare, reduce, cut off or away

abscissa

horizontal distance from a fixed line to a point

abscission

cutting off; cutting away

absconce

lantern used in monasteries and night offices

abseil

to descend a rock face using a double rope

absentaneous

done in absence; pertaining to absence

absinthial

of, like or pertaining to wormwood; bitter

absinthism

disease resembling alcoholism

absit

leave to pass one night away from college

absolutism

doctrine of government by a single absolute ruler; autocracy

absolutive

indicating subject or object of intransitive verb

absolutory

forgiving or absolving

absonant

discordant; abhorrent

absorbefacient

causing or promoting absorption

absorptiometer

instrument for measuring solubility of gases in liquids

absquatulate

to decamp; to leave quickly; to flee

absterge

wipe clean; expunge; purge; purify

absurdism

doctrine that we live in an irrational universe

abterminal

going from the end inwards

abthane

monastic region of the old Irish church

abulia

lack of ability to make decisions; aboulia

abuna

Ethiopian patriarch

abusion

misuse; outrage; deception

abutment

masonry on a wall that supports an arch

abvolt

unit of electrical potential equal to one hundred millionth of a volt

aby

to make amends; atone; pay a penalty

abyssopelagic

of, like or pertaining to the depths of the ocean

academicism

doctrine that nothing can be known

acanaceous

bearing prickles or thistles; prickly

acanthous

spiny; prickly

acapnia

lack or deficiency of carbon dioxide

acapnotic

non-smoker; non-smoking

acariasis

irritating itching insect infestation

acaricide

killer of mites and ticks

acarine

of, like or pertaining to ticks or mites

acarology

study of mites

acarophobia

fear of itching or of insects causing itching

acarpous

sterile; not bearing fruit

acatalectic

having complete or full number of syllables in a poetic line

acatalepsy

the unknowableness of all things to a certainty

acatamathesia

inability to understand data presented to the senses

acates

provisions that have been purchased

acatour

provisioner; quartermaster

acaulescent

having a very short stem

accelerometer

instrument for measuring acceleration or vibrations

acceptilation

remission of debt or liability through fictitious repayment

accessit

prize for students in second place; honourable mention

acciaccatura

very short note played before a longer one

accidence

grammar book; science of inflections in grammar

accidentalism

theory that events do not have causes

accidie

sloth; physical torpor

accipiter

bandage worn around the nose

accipitral

like a bird of prey; rapacious

accipitrine

of, like or pertaining to falcons and hawks

accismus

in rhetoric, pretending to refuse something

accite

to cite; to summon

acclinate

sloping upwards

acclivity

upward slope

accloy

to hobble with a horseshoe nail

accolade

curved architectural moulding; vertical line joining two musical staves

accolent

neighbouring

accollé

of a heraldic animal, entwined or collared

accosted

in heraldry, two figures placed side by side

accoucheur

male midwife

accoucheuse

female midwife

accourage

to encourage

accoy

to subdue; to pacify; to soothe

accrementition

increase or growth by adding similar material

accretion

accumulation; addition of parts to form a whole

accubation

reclining as on a couch

accubitum

crescent-shaped couch

accusative

indicating direct object of a verb

acedia

listlessness; sloth

aceldama

site or scene of violence or bloodshed

aceology

therapeutics

acequia

irrigation ditch

acerate

of, like or resembling a needle

acerbate

to embitter; to irritate

acerous

lacking horns or antennae

acersecomic

one whose hair has never been cut

acervate

heaped; clustered

acervuline

like or in small mounds or heaps

acescence

becoming sour; souring; turning of milk

acetabulum

small anatomical cup or hollow, such as a sucker

acetarious

acetimeter

instrument for measuring strength of vinegar

achaenocarp

any dry indehiscent fruit

acharné

furious or desperate (of a battle)

achene

small one-seeded fruit or naked seed of plant

achloropsia

colour-blindness with respect to green

achor

eruption or scab on the head

achromatopsia

colour-blindness

acicular

needle-shaped

acidaemia

undue acidity of blood

acidimeter

instrument for measuring concentration of acids

acidulous

sharp or bitter-tasting

acierate

to turn into steel

acinaceous

full of kernels

acinaciform

scimitar-shaped

aciniform

shaped like a berry

acinus

berry which grows in clusters

ackamarackus

pretentious or deceptive nonsense

aclinic

having no inclination or magnetic dip

acoemeti

ancient monastic order who maintained eternal choir service

acology

study of medical remedies

acolouthic

of, like or pertaining to an after-image or other after-sensation

acopic

curing or relieving fatigue

acoria

pathologically great appetite

acosmism

disbelief in existence of eternal universe distinct from God

acouasm

ringing noise in head

acquest

object which is acquired

acracy

government by none; anarchy

acre-breadth

old unit of length of 22 yards

acritochromacy

colour-blindness

acrocephalous

having a pointed or peaked skull

acrography

the art of making wood blocks in relief

acrolith

wooden statue with stone extremities

acrologic

of, like or pertaining to initials

acromegaly

glandular disorder causing gigantism of extremities

acronical

occurring at nightfall or sunset

acronym

word formed from initial letters of another word

acropathy

disease or illness of the extremities

acrophobia

fear of heights

acrophonic

using a symbol for the initial sound of a thing

acropodium

pedestal upon which a statue rests

acroscopic

looking or moving towards the apex

acroteleutic

phrase or words at the end of a psalm

acroterion

pedestal or ornament at the angle of a pediment

acrotism

absence of pulsing

actinism

action of solar radiation causing chemical change

actinograph

instrument used to calculate time of photographic exposure

actinometer

instrument for measuring incident radiation

actinotherapy

use of ultraviolet rays as medical therapy

acton

stuffed jacket worn under armour; haqueton

actuate

communicate motion to; cause

aculeate

prickly; pointed; stinging; a stinging insect

aculeiform

shaped like a thorn

acultomancy

divination using needles

acuminate

tapered; pointed; to sharpen

acutiator

sharpener of weapons

acutorsion

twisting artery with needle to stop bleeding

acyanopsia

colour-blindness with respect to blue

acyesis

female sterility

acyrology

incorrect diction or pronunciation

adactylous

lacking fingers or claws

adamantine

unbreakable; impenetrable

adamitism

nakedness for religious reasons

adaxial

next to or towards the axis

addax

large African antelope

addax

spiral-horned antelope dwelling in the Sahara desert

additament

thing added or appended; heraldic ornament

addititious

of, pertaining to or resulting from addition

addle

putrid; barren; muddled

addorsed

turned back to back in heraldry

adduce

cite as proof or instance

adeciduate

evergreen; coniferous

adeem

to cancel a bequest by destruction of the object

adelaster

provisional name for a plant whose flowers are unknown

adelphogamy

sharing of a wife by two or more brothers

ademption

revocation of donation by donor

adenalgia

painful swelling of a gland

adenia

glandular swelling

adeniform

shaped like a gland

adenography

descriptive work on the glandular system

adenoid

of, like or pertaining to or like a gland

adenology

study of glands

adenotomy

removal or excision of gland

adespota

anonymous works

adessive

indicating place where or proximity to

adevism

denial of gods of mythology and legend

adharma

unrighteousness

adhibit

to attach; to admit; to administer

adhocracy

government in an unstructured fashion; an unstructured organization

adiabatic

without transference of heat

adiaphoresis

absence of perspiration; inability to perspire

adiaphorism

doctrine of theological indifference or latitudinarianism

adiaphoron

tenet or belief on which a theological system is indifferent

adiapneustia

defective perspiration

adiathermancy

impermeability to radiant energy

adipescent

becoming fat or fatty

adipic

of, like or pertaining to fatty substances

adipocere

fatty substance occurring in corpses left in moist areas

adipsia

absence or lack of thirst

adit

opening or passage into a mine

adjudge

to decide; to award

adjutant

enormous Indian stork

adjutor

helper; assistant

adjuvant

substance added to make vaccine more effective

admanuensis

one who takes an oath on a religious book

admaxillary

connected to or near the jaw

admeasurement

the act of measuring or apportioning

adminicle

that which supports or aids, especially evidence

adnascent

growing on some other thing

adnominal

indicating adjective used as a noun

adnoun

adjective serving or used as a noun

adonise

to adorn oneself

adoptionism

belief that Christ was the adopted and not natural son of God

adosculation

impregnation by contact alone or by wind

adown

in a descending direction

adoxography

good writing on a trivial subject

adoxy

beliefs that are neither orthodox nor heterodox

adpress

to press together

adrogation

adoption of a boy or girl before adolescence

added; additional

attached or feudally bound to the soil or earth

to attract and stick to the surface

adumbrate

indicate faintly; foreshadow

aduncate

shaped like a hook or crook

horizontal movement of air

bringing inwards

due to outside causes

accidental; casual

a thing or person coming from outside

miscellaneous notes; commonplace books

word or phrase expressing opposition

refer to in speech or writing

darken; become late

liqueur containing rum and raw eggs

right of presentation to church living

adynamia

helplessness; lack of strength

adynaton

rhetorical use of a nearly impossible situation for emphasis

adytum

sacred part of a temple or church; church chancel

adzebill

prehistoric flightless bird of New Zealand

aedile

magistrate in charge of games, markets or buildings

aedoeology

science of generative organs

aegilops

stye in inner corner of eye

aegis

protection; support

aegrotat

medical certificate of illness excusing student’s sickness

aeneous

shining bronze colour

aeolian

giving forth a tone as if produced by the wind

aeolipyle

hollow ball that turns through steam escaping through valves

aeolotropy

variation in physical properties on basis of position

aeonian

lasting for an immeasurably long period of time

aepyornis

gigantic flightless bird of Madagascar

aerenchyma

respiratory tissue

aeriform

of the form or shape of gas; gaseous

aerious

of the nature of air; airy

aerobe

organism requiring oxygen to survive

aerobiology

study of airborne organisms

aerodonetics

science or study of gliding

aerogenesis

forming or generating gas or air

aerography

descriptive work on the atmosphere

aerolith

stone that falls from the sky; meteorite

aerolithology

study of aerolites; meteorites

aerology

study of the atmosphere

aeromancy

divination by means of the weather

aerometer

instrument for measuring weight or density of gas

aerophane

thin crinkled semi-transparent fabric

aerophilately

collecting of air-mail stamps

aerophobia

fear of flying or draughts

aerophone

musical instrument like a concertina

aerophore

instrument used to inflate stillborn child’s lungs

aeropleustic

of, like or pertaining to aerial navigation

aerostat

any lighter-than air craft; balloon

aerostatics

science of air pressure; art of ballooning

aeruginous

of, like or pertaining to copper-rust or verdigris

aerugo

rust of any metal

aesc

letter used in Old English for ‘ae’

aesopian

conveying meaning only to those in a secret movement

aesthesia

sensibility

aesthesiogenic

producing or causing a sensation

aestheticism

doctrine that beauty is central to other moral principles

aestival

of, like or pertaining to summer

aethrioscope

instrument for measuring temperature variations due to sky conditions

aeviternal

everlasting; endless

aeviternity

eternal existence

afebrile

not suffering from fever

affabulation

moral of a fable

affeer

to assess; to reduce to a fixed sum

afferent

bearing, bringing or carrying towards

affiance

to trust; to betroth

affine

a relation by marriage

afflatus

inspiration; divine impetus

afforce

to strengthen a jury by adding skilled people

afforest

to cover with forest; to convert into hunting grounds

affranchise

to free from slavery or similar obligation

affray

an attack or assault; an alarm or fright

affrayer

disturber of the peace

affreightment

hiring of a vessel

affricate

consonant that begins as a plosive and ends as a fricative

affronté

of two heraldic animals, facing one another

affusion

pouring on; as of baptismal water

afterclap

unexpected damaging or unsettling after-effect

afterdeck

deck behind a ship’s bridge

aftergame

rematch; means employed after first turn of affairs

afterguard

men who work the aft sails on the quarterdeck and poop deck

afterhand

subsequently

afterings

last milk drawn when milking a cow

afterpiece

minor piece after a play

aftershaft

second shaft coming out of the quill of a feather

afterwil

locking of the barn after the cows have been let out

agacerie

allurement; coquetry

agalactia

failure or inability to produce milk

agamist

one who opposes marriage

agamogenesis

reproduction by non-sexual means

agape

selfless Christian love; a feast in celebration of such love

agapeistic

characterized by Christian love

agapetae

churchwomen who live platonically with celibate men

agastopia

admiration of part of another’s body

agatewear

type of ceramic resembling agate stone

agathism

belief in ultimate triumph of good despite evil means

agathodaimon

one’s good genius; the good part of one’s conscience

agelast

one who never laughs

agennesic

sterile; impotent

agenocratia

opposition to birth control

agentive

indicating agent performing an action

ageotropic

moving or turning away from the earth

agersia

quality of not growing old

ageusia

damage to the sense of taste

agger

artificial mound or elevation for military use

aggerose

in heaps; piled up

aggiornamento

modernization of ideas of the Catholic church

aggrade

to raise level of a surface through depositing detritus

aggrandize

increase power or rank of; make greater

aggrate

to gratify or please

aggry

agio

premium paid on foreign currency exchange

agiotage

playing the stock market; speculation

agist

to charge with a public burden; to take in to graze for payment

agistment

land tax assessed for cattle pasturing

aglet

metal point attached to a lace or string

agma

symbol or sound for a velar nasal consonant “ng”

agnail

sore, corn or hangnail on the toe or foot

agname

name over and above the ordinary name and surname

agnize

to acknowledge or confess

agnomen

additional name; surname; nickname

agnomination

rhetorical use of similar-sounding words for effect

agnosic

unable to recognize familiar objects due to brain damage

agnosticism

doctrine that we can know nothing beyond material phenomena

agoge

tempo or sequence in melody in ancient Greek music

agogic

accenting a musical note by slightly dwelling on it

agomphosis

looseness in the teeth

agonism

competition; effort; striving

agonistes

someone in the grip of inner conflict

agonistic

of, like or pertaining to or being aggressive or argumentative

agonistics

art and theory of prize-fighting

agoraphobia

fear of open spaces

agouti

tropical rabbit-sized rodent

agowilt

sudden sickening and unnecessary fear

agraffe

hooked clasp used by masons to hold blocks together

agrapha

sayings of Jesus not found in the canonical gospels

agraphia

inability to write

agravic

having no gravity; pertaining to the condition of zero-gravity

agrestic

of the fields; rural; unpolished

agriology

the comparative study of primitive peoples

agrize

to horrify; to disfigure

agrizoiatry

medicine specializing in wild animals

agrobiology

study of plant nutrition; soil yields

agrology

study of agricultural soils

agromania

intense desire to be in open spaces

agronomics

study of productivity of land

agrostography

writing about grasses

agrostology

science or study of grasses

agrypnotic

anything taken to aid wakefulness

aguardiente

Spanish or Portuguese brandy

agyiophobia

fear of crossing busy streets

agynary

lacking female genitals

ahimsa

the duty of sparing animal life; non-violence

ahull

with sails furled and helm lashed to the lee-side

aichmophobia

fear of sharp or pointed objects

aiger

tidal wave occurring in rivers

aigrette

a spray of jewels; ornamental feather plume; an egret

aiguille

sharp; needle-like peak of rock

aileron

flap on airplane wing for lateral balance

ailette

plate of armour worn on shoulder

ailuromancy

divination by watching cats’ movements

ailurophilia

love of cats

ailurophobia

fear of cats

aioli

garlic-flavoured mayonnaise

airscrew

aircraft propeller

aischrolatry

worship of filth, dirt, or smut

aisling

a vision or dream

ait

small island in lake or river

aitchbone

rump bone of cattle; rump cut of beef

akeratophorous

not horned

akinesia

loss of ability to move

ala

membranous outgrowth on a plant or animal

alabamine

alternate name for the element astatine

alack

expression of sorrow or regret

alalia

loss of ability to speak

alameda

public walkway between rows of poplar trees

alamode

lightweight glossy silk

alamort

half-dead; dejected

alannah

term of endearment used with one’s child

alar

of, like or pertaining to the wing or shoulder

alastrim

mild form of smallpox

alation

state of having wings; position of wings on a creature

alaudine

of, like or pertaining to skylarks

alb

long white robe worn by priests

albarello

cylindrical jar used to hold drugs

albata

variety of German silver

albedo

whiteness, as of a celestial object

albescent

becoming white; whiteness

albicant

whitish; becoming white

albificative

able to whiten or be whitened

albion

medieval astronomical device for finding positions of planets

albocracy

government by white people

albolith

white cement formed from magnesia and silica

albugineous

like the white of an eye or an egg; white-coloured

alcahest

alchemical universal solvent

alcine

of, like or pertaining to elks; of, like or pertaining to auks

alcoholometer

instrument for measuring proportion of alcohol in solutions

alcovinometer

instrument to measure strength of wine

aleatoric

depending on contingencies or chance

aleberry

beverage made from ale, spices, and dried bread

alecost

costmary, an herb used in flavouring ale

alectormancy

divination by sacrificing a rooster

alectryomachy

cock-fighting

alectryomancy

divination by watching a rooster gather corn kernels

alee

on or toward the lee

alegar

vinegar made by turning ale sour

alembicated

over-refined

alepine

mixed wool and silk or mohair and cotton fabric

alethiology

study of truth

aleuromancy

divination using flour or meal

alexia

inability to read

alexipharmic

antidote

alfet

cauldron of boiling water used during trials by ordeal

alforge

wallet or leather bag

algedonics

science of pleasure and pain

algetic

causing or producing pain

algicide

killer of algae

alginuresis

painful urination

algolagnia

sexual pleasure derived from inflicting pain

algology

study of algae

algophobia

fear of pain

algor

coldness; shivering fit

algraphy

art of printing from aluminum plates

alicorn

mythical wavy-horned bull, often used as heraldic device

alidade

revolving index on astrolabe or other instrument for reading gradations

alieniloquy

speech on subjects other than the matter at hand; off-topic speech

aliicide

killing of someone other than oneself; murder

aliped

having wings on the feet

aliphatic

of, like or pertaining to fat or fats in general

aliquant

number dividing into another with a remainder

aliquot

number dividing into another without leaving a remainder

aliter

requiring a different law to be applied; it is otherwise; in other words

aliunde

from elsewhere

alk

sap or resin from turpentine trees

alkalimeter

instrument for measuring strength of alkalines

alkanet

reddish plant-based dye

allantiasis

food poisoning resulting from inadequate preservation

allantoid

shaped like a sausage

allative

indicating movement towards

allemain

enormous pudding out of which acrobats leap

allemande

courtly baroque dance in which the arms are interlaced

alliaceous

allicient

attracting something else

allision

intentional collision of two ships

allocatur

amount allowed for costs

allochthonous

formed or produced elsewhere or externally

allodic

not subject to a superior

allogamy

cross-fertilization

allogeneous

different

allography

writing another individual’s signature

allolalia

speech disorder featuring randomly spoken words

allonge

paper attached to commercial bill requiring signatures

allonym

other person’s name used by an author

alloquy

speaking to another or many others; an address

allotheism

belief in or worship of strange gods

allotriophagy

craving for strange foods

allotropy

of an element, having more than one form

alluvion

effect of water impacting on shoreline

allwhere

elsewhere; everywhere

almacantar

circle of altitude, parallel to the horizon

almagest

textbook or handbook, especially dealing with astronomy

almandine

violet-coloured garnet

almoner

giver of alms; social worker in a hospital

almuce

cloth or fur hood

alnager

inspector of cloth

alogism

illogical statement

alomancy

divination using salt

alopecia

baldness; hair loss

alopecoid

of or resembling a fox

alpaca

fine wool made from alpaca hair

alpenglow

reddish glow appearing at sunrise or sunset in mountains

alpenstocker

mountain climber

alpestrine

of, like or pertaining to alpine regions

alphenic

sugary candy used in medicine

alphitomancy

divination using loaves of barley

alphonsin

instrument used to extract bullets from bodies

altarage

payment to priest for mass; offerings at altar

alterity

state of being different

alternatim

alternately

altiloquence

pompous or high speech

altisonant

high-sounding

altitonant

thundering on high or loudly

altricial

having young requiring care for a lengthy period

aludel

pear-shaped pot used in sublimation

aluminiferous

bearing aluminum

alveary

beehive; area of the ear where wax collects; word-list

alveolate

of or like a honeycomb

alveromancy

divination using sounds

ama

a Japanese pearl-diver

amadelphous

outgoing; gregarious

amain

to a high degree; exceedingly; at full speed

amanuensis

one employed to write from dictation

amaranth

imaginary flower reputed never to fade

amaranthine

immortal; undying; deep purple-red colour

amasesis

inability to chew

amasthenic

focusing light rays to a single point

amathophobia

fear of dust

amaxophobia

fear of riding in a car

ambages

windings; roundabout ways; delays

ambeer

juice from chewing tobacco

amberjack

spiny-finned Atlantic sport fish

ambiloquous

using dubious or ambiguous expressions

ambisinistrous

awkward in the use of both hands

ambit

circuit; scope; compass; confines

ambo

early Christian raised reading desk or pulpit

ambry

recess for church vessels; cupboard or niche

ambsace

bad luck; a low score

ambulatory

aisle down the east end of a church

ambulomancy

divination by taking a walk

ambulophobia

fear of walking

ambustion

burn or scald

amende

fine or reparation paid

ament

a person who fails to develop mentally

amerce

to fine; to deprive; to punish

ametropia

abnormal optical refraction

amice

strip of fine linen worn as cloak or wrap by priest at mass

amicicide

murder of a friend

amidmost

in the very middle

amidships

midway between the bow and stern of a ship

ammeter

instrument for measuring electrical current

ammophilous

sand-loving; preferring to dwell in sand

amnicolist

one who lives near a river

amniomancy

divination by examining afterbirth

amorce

percussion cap for a toy pistol

amoret

love sonnet or song

amoretto

a cherub or spirit of love

ampelidious

of, like or pertaining to vines

ampelography

scientific description of the vine

ampere

unit for measuring amount of electrical current

amphibiolith

fossilized amphibian

amphibolic

able to turn both backwards and forwards; double-jointed

amphibology

ambiguity in language; dual grammatical meaning

amphigean

occurring in both hemispheres of the brain or body

amphigory

a nonsense verse

amphimixis

interbreeding; intermixing of two individuals’ genetic matter

amphipneust

animal with both lungs and gills

amphisbaena

mythical two-headed serpent or lizard

amphiscian

of, like or pertaining to torrid regions

amphiuma

aquatic American salamander with two pairs of small feet

amphoriloquy

cavernous voice of a patient heard over a patient’s lung cavity

amplexus

ampliative

supplemental; additional

amplivagant

stretching far; having a great scope

ampulla

vessel for holy oil or wine for coronations or rituals

amrita

Hindu ambrosia bestowing immortality

amygdaloid

almond-shaped; of, like or pertaining to tonsils

amyloid

containing or pertaining to starch; starchy

ana

in equal quantities

anabasis

journey leading upwards; first phase of an illness

anabiosis

return to life after apparent death

anacampserote

something which can bring back a lost love

anacamptic

reflecting or reflected light; sound or water

anacardic

of, like or pertaining to cashews

anacathartic

causing vomiting or expectoration

anachoric

foreign or geographically absurd relating to a country

anaclastic

refractive; of, like or pertaining to refraction

anaclitic

dependent on other phenomenon or ability

anacoenosis

rhetorical questioning of hearers or opponents for opinions on a matter

anacoluthon

moving to new topic of discussion before finishing current one

anacrisis

interrogation accompanied by torture

anacrusis

syllable prior to the normal rhythm of a verse

anacusic

completely deaf

anadem

wreath, fillet or band

anadiplosis

repeating last word of clause at beginning of next clause

anadromous

fish which ascend rivers to spawn

anaerectic

destructive

anaesthesiology

study of anaesthetics

anagalactic

coming from or existing beyond our own galaxy

anaglyph

ornament in low relief

anaglyptics

art of carving in bas-relief

anaglyptography

art of engraving so as to give the subject an embossed appearance

anagnorisis

recognition leading to denouement of a play

anagogy

mystical interpretation

anagraphy

art of constructing catalogues

analects

crumbs that fall from the table

analepsis

repetition of a word or phrase for emphasis; pleonasm

analgia

inability to feel pain

anamnesis

reminiscence; prayer recalling death and resurrection of Jesus

anamorphic

changing to a more complex form

ananym

name written backward; often used as synonym

anapeiratic

caused by excessive use

anapest

two short metrical syllables followed by one long one

anaphalantiasis

falling out of the eyebrows

anaphia

loss of sense of touch

anaphora

repetition of a word at beginning of successive phrases for emphasis

anapnea

recovery of one’s breath; restoration of breath

anastasic

convalescent

anastrophe

reversing or inverting word order as rhetorical device

anatine

of, like or pertaining to ducks

anatocism

compound interest

anatreptic

overcoming; overturning

anaunter

on the chance; lest

anbury

soft fleshy tumour in horses

anchorite

one withdrawn from the world for religious reasons

ancillary

auxiliary; secondary

ancipitous

two-edged and flattened

ancistroid

hook-shaped

anconoid

of, like or pertaining to the elbow

ancoral

of, shaped like or resembling an anchor

ancress

female religious recluse

andiron

iron bar used to support the end of a log in a fire

andragogy

science of teaching adults

androcracy

government by men

androlepsia

governmental kidnapping for political purposes

andromania

nymphomania

androphagy

cannibalism

aneabil

single; unmarried

anele

to administer extreme unction to

anemocracy

government by the wind or by whim

anemograph

instrument for measuring pressure and velocity of wind

anemography

treatise on the winds

anemology

study of winds

anemometer

instrument for measuring wind velocity

anemophilous

pollinated by wind

anencephalic

lacking a brain

anent

about; concerning

anergia

failure of immune system; loss of energy

anesis

tuning to a lower musical pitch

aneuria

lack of nervous energy

anfractuous

full of windings and intricate turnings

angary

the right of a belligerent to seize neutral property

angelocracy

government by angels

angelolatry

worship of or belief in angels

angelology

study of angels

angelot

musical instrument resembling a lute

angelus

prayer said in morning, at noon and at sunset

angiogenesis

production of blood vessels

angiography

description or examination of the blood vessels

angiology

study of blood flow and lymphatic system

anglice

in plain English

anglomania

craze or obsession with England and the English

anglophilia

love or fondness for England or the English

anglophobia

fear of England or the English

angora

silk-like fabric made from wool of angora goats

angstrom

unit of one ten-billionth of a meter

anguiform

shaped like a snake

anguilliform

shaped like an eel

anguine

of, like or pertaining to snakes

anhedonia

an unresponsiveness to pleasure

anhelation

shortness of breath

anhidrosis

absence of perspiration

anhinga

long-necked fish-eating tropical American bird

aniconic

symbolizing without aiming at resemblance

anicular

like an old woman

anile

imbecilic; senile; like a very old woman

animalism

belief that humans are mere animals

animastic

spiritual; animate

animé

of a heraldic animal, having eyes differently-coloured from the animal itself

animism

attribution of soul to inanimate objects

anion

positively charged ion

anisothenic

being of unequal strength

anker

liquid measure of 8 1/2 gallons

ankus

spiked elephant goad

ankyloglossia

condition where motion of tongue is impeded; state of being tongue-tied

anlace

short two-edged dagger

anneal

to heat and cool metal gradually to temper

annectent

having intermediate features between two taxa

annihilationism

doctrine that the wicked are utterly destroyed after death

annodated

shaped like the letter S

annomination

pun; play on words

annuent

nodding or moving of the head

annulated

furnished with rings, wearing rings

annulet

small ring around a classical column

annulose

ringed; composed of rings

anoa

small wild ox of Indonesia

anocathartic

emetic; causing vomiting or expectoration

anodontia

toothlessness

anodyne

something that relieves pain or suffering

anoesis

sensation not accompanied by understanding of it

anogenic

formed from below or beneath

anole

arboreal American lizard with ability to change colour

anomia

inability to remember names

anomic

in a state lacking social order and norms

anomie

condition of lacking accepted social values or standards

anomphalous

without a navel

anon

at once; immediately

anonym

person whose name is not given; pseudonym

anonymuncule

minor anonymous writer

anopheline

of, like or pertaining to malarial mosquitoes

anopisthographic

bearing writing or inscription only on one side

anorchous

lacking testicles

anosmia

lack or loss of sense of smell

ansate

having a handle or hand-like shape

anserated

of a heraldic cross, having the extremities cleft

anserine

of, like or pertaining to geese

anta

pier produced by thickening wall at one end

antalgic

alleviating or relieving pain

antanaclasis

repetition of key word of phrase as a play on words

antapology

response to an apology

antarchy

opposition to government; anarchy

antechapel

anteroom to a chapel or church

antechinus

carnivorous mouselike Australian marsupial

antejentacular

before breakfast

antelucan

before dawn or daylight

antemundane

before one’s own birth; before the creation of the world

antenniferous

bearing antennae

antependium

covering or cloth over pulpit or altar

antephialtic

preventing nightmares

antepone

to put before; to prefer

anteprandial

before dinner

antevenient

preceding

anthelion

luminous ring seen on a cloud opposite the sun

anthelminthic

destroying or expelling worms

anthography

scientific description of flowers

anthomancy

divination using flowers

anthomania

obsession with flowers

anthophilous

loving or frequenting flowers

anthorism

counter-definition; redefinition of opponent’s term for rhetorical effect

anthracomancy

divination using burning coals

anthrophobia

fear of humans

anthropobiology

study of human biology

anthropocentrism

belief that humans are central to the universe

anthropogenesis

origin of human beings

anthropoglot

animal with human tongue; animal capable of speech

anthropolatry

worship of human beings

anthropolith

fossilized human skeleton

anthropomancy

divination using human entrails

anthropomorphization

attribution of human qualities to animals

anthropopathy

ascription of human feelings to inanimate object

anthropophaginian

cannibal

anthropophagous

eating humans

anthroposophy

knowledge of the nature of humanity; human wisdom

anthropotheism

belief that gods are only deified men

anthypophora

refuting an objection using a contrary inference

antibasilican

opposed to monarchic principle

antiblastic

providing natural immunity against harmful substances

antibromic

eliminating offensive odours

antichresis

enjoyment of mortgaged property in lieu of interest payments

antichthon

hypothetical second Earth on the opposite side of the sun

anticlimax

expression whose last part is decreased in effect from the prior part

anticryptic

camouflaged; having protective resemblance to environment

antidisestablishmentarianism

doctrine opposed to removing Church of England’s official religion status

antigalactic

preventing the secretion of milk

antigropelos

waterproof leggings

antilapsarianism

denial of doctrine of the fall of humanity

antilegomena

books of the New Testament not part of early Christian Bible

antilogarithm

number of which a given number is the logarithm

antilogism

statement of three propositions containing contradiction

antilogy

contradiction

antiloquy

speaking against some idea; contradicting or gainsaying

antimacassar

protective covering for back of sofa or chair

antimetabole

figure in which words or phrases are repeated but in inverse order

antimetathesis

inversion of the parts of an antithesis

antimnemonic

damaging the memory; eliminating memories

antimony

brittle, bluish-white metallic element

antinomianism

doctrine of the rejection of moral law

antinomy

contradiction between two logical conclusions

antipedobaptism

denial of validity of infant baptism

antiperistasis

opposition or resistance

antiphon

anthem sung as a response during church service

antiphrasis

use of words in a sense opposite to literal

antipudic

concealing private parts of the body

antiscian

dweller on the exact opposite side of the world

antistrophe

repetition of words in reverse order

antistrophon

turning of opponent’s own argument against them

antithalian

opposed to mirth or fun

antithesis

contrast of ideas by means of parallel arrangement of words or clauses

antitypy

resistance to being penetrated

antonomasia

use of descriptive phrase or epithet instead of proper name

antrorse

turned upward and forward

anuptaphobia

fear of staying single

anuresis

inability to urinate

anzactile

army biscuit

aorist

expressing simple past time with no continuance

apaesthesia

numbness or loss of sensation in a limb

apagoge

proof by showing the falsehood of the opposite

apanage

privilege of office; especially one given to younger offspring

apantomancy

divination using objects at hand

aparithmesis

rhetorical answer to a proposition

apatetic

of an animal’s coloration or markings

apercu

brief outline; glimpse; intuitive insight

aphagia

inability to eat or swallow

aphemia

loss of ability to produce articulate speech

apheresis

taking away a sound or syllable at the beginning of a word

aphesis

loss of initial unaccented vowel from beginning of a word

aphicide

killer of aphids

aphidicide

killer of aphids

aphnology

science of wealth

aphologistic

flameless

aphrasia

inability to speak

aphrodisiomania

abnormal sexual interest

aphthong

silent letter

apian

of, like or pertaining to bees

apiarian

of, like or pertaining to bees or beekeeping

apiculate

ending in a small apex or point

apiculture

beekeeping

apistia

faithlessness in marriage

aplanatic

a lens free of spherical aberration

apocalypticism

doctrine of the imminent end of the world

apocarteresis

suicide by starvation

apocatastasis

final restitution of all things at the appearance of the Messiah

apocatastisis

reversion or restoration to original position

apocope

cutting off the last sound of a word

apocrisiary

papal secretary

apodictic

necessarily true beyond contradiction

apodosis

main concluding clause in a conditional sentence

apodysophilia

feverish desire to undress

apograph

exact copy; facsimile

apolaustic

dedicated to the search for enjoyment

apologetics

defense and proof of Christianity or other doctrine

apopemptic

valedictory

apophasis

saying something by stating that you will not mention it

apophoret

a gift given to celebrate a new year

apophthegm

brief saying; proverb; epigram

aporia

professed but false doubt of what to say or choose, for rhetorical effect

aposiopesis

suddenly stopping in the middle of a speech for emphasis

apositia

dislike of or distaste for food

apostasy

renunciation of former beliefs

apostrophe

addressing of a personified thing rhetorically

apotelesm

casting of a horoscope

apothegm

a short, instructive saying or formula

apotheosis

elevation to divine status; a perfect example

apotropaic

designed to turn away evil

apparitor

officer in court who attends to execute orders; harbinger

appaumé

having the palm displayed

appendant

attached to; hanging from; adjunct

apperception

mind’s perception of itself as a conscious agent

appersonation

irrational belief that one is another person

appetence

strong craving or powerful desire

applanate

flat; flattened; compressed

appointé

in heraldry, having two things touching at the ends

apport

to transport objects without material agency

appose

to place in juxtaposition or proximity

approbation

approval; consent

appropinquity

nearness

appui

to support militarily

appulse

a striking against something

appurtenance

a subordinate or adjunct part of

apricate

to bask in the sun

apricide

killing of a boar

apse

rounded extension of church or other building

apselophesia

loss of sense of touch

apsidal

shaped like an apse

apterygial

wingless; finless

aptotic

uninflected; indeclinable

aptronym

name that suits its owner

apyrexy

period of intermission in a fever

aquamanile

ewer in the form of a human or animal figure for ceremonial handwashing

aquaphobia

fear of water

aquarelle

watercolour painting

aquifer

a rock formation containing water

aquiform

watery; liquid

aquilated

aquiline

of, like or pertaining to eagles; hooked like an eagle’s beak

araba

wheeled Middle Eastern carriage

arachibutyrophobia

fear of peanut butter sticking to roof of mouth

arachnivorous

feeding on spiders

arachnology

study of spiders

arachnophobia

fear of spiders

araneidan

of, like or pertaining to spiders

araneiform

shaped like a spider

araneous

transparent; delicate; like a spider’s web

araphorostic

seamless

arbalest

type of crossbow

arborescent

branched; branching; tree-shaped

arboricide

killing of trees

arboricolous

growing on or living in trees

arboriform

shaped like a tree

arbrolatry

worship of start

arbuscle

dwarf or shrub-like tree

arbustum

orchard; copse of trees

arcanna

red chalk used to mark trees

arceate

to prevent; to ward off

archaeolatry

worship of archaic things or old customs

archelogy

the study of first principles

archididascalian

of, like or pertaining to headmasters

archididascalos

school principal

archiloquy

first part of a speech

archimandrite

head of a monastery or convent

archimime

chief buffoon or mimic

architectonics

of, like or pertaining to the arrangement of knowledge

architecuralization

adaptation of non-architectural entities for architectural purposes

architrave

parts surrounding a door or window, especially the top

archology

science of the origins of government

arciform

shaped like a bow

arctician

one skilled in navigating arctic regions

arctogaeal

of the arctic regions of the earth

arctophile

collector of teddy bears

arctophily

study of teddy bears

arcuate

arched; bow-shaped

ard

plough used to scratch top surface of soil

arefy

to dry up; to wither

arenaceous

like, growing in or consisting of sand

arenoid

sandy; like sand

areometer

instrument used for measuring specific gravity

areopagitic

of, like or pertaining to tribunals or courts

aretaics

the science of virtue

arete

sharp mountain ridge

argali

large-horned Asian wild sheep

argent

the heraldic colour silver or white

argentiferous

bearing silver

argentocracy

government by money

argil

clay used in making pottery

argillaceous

clayey; of or resembling clay

argol

crust formed on wine kept too long or improperly

argol

dried cow dung used as fuel

argosy

a large merchant ship; a rich supply

arguendo

for the sake of argument

arguria

silver poisoning

argute

shrill; keen; shrewd

argyll

silver gravy dish

arietine

of, like or pertaining to rams

arietinous

shaped like a ram’s head

aright

right; correctly

ariolation

divination in general

aristarch

a severe critic

aristarchy

government by the best

aristology

the science or art of dining

arithmancy

divination using numbers

arithmocracy

government by simple majority

arithmogram

number composed of numerical values of letters in a word

arithmography

writing a number using letters; gematria

arithmomania

obsessive preoccupation with numbers

armamentarium

collective equipment available to a doctor

armet

round iron helmet

armigerous

entitled to bear arms

armillary

like or composed of rings

armipotent

having strong weapons; militarily potent

armisonant

resounding with noises of battle or weapons

armlet

piece of armour for the arm

armomancy

divination by examining one’s shoulders

armure

twilled woollen or silk fabric

arpeggione

stringed instrument like the cello

arpent

unit of land area slightly smaller than an acre

arpenteur

land surveyor

arrant

downright; unmitigated

arras

tapestry covering a wall

arrasene

embroidery fabric of wool and silk

arrect

attentive; erect; raised up

arrendator

one who rents or farms at a yearly rent

arreptitious

ecstatic; frantic; hasty or hurried

arrestant

substance causing an insect to stop moving

arrhizal

lacking roots

arris

sharp edge on stone; meeting of two surfaces

arrogate

to claim unduly as one’s own; to ascribe

arrondi

of a heraldic device, having rounded sides

arrosive

gnawing; chewing; corroding

arthrology

study of joints

arthroscope

instrument for examining interior of a joint

arundiferous

bearing or producing reeds

arundinaceous

like or having the properties of a reed

arval

of, like or pertaining to ploughed land

ascesis

the practice of disciplining oneself; asceticism

asceticism

doctrine that self-denial of the body permits spiritual enlightenment

ascham

box for keeping bows and arrows dry

ascian

inhabitant of the equatorial zone

aseity

self-origination

ashlar

squared stone used in building walls

ashplant

walking stick

asinine

of, like or pertaining to asses; stupid

asitia

lack of appetite

askefise

one who blows on ashes to bring them to flame

asomatous

lacking a body; incorporeal

asonia

deafness to specific pitches of sound

aspergilliform

shaped like a brush

aspergillum

vessel for sprinkling holy water

asperity

roughness of surface or sound

asperse

slander; disparage

aspersed

in heraldry, covered with an indefinite number of small figures

aspersory

vessel for holding holy water

aspheterism

denial of the right to private property

aspidate

shield-shaped

aspidomancy

divination by sitting and chanting within a circle

asportation

to carry property away wrongfully

assart

to reclaim for agriculture by clearing away trees

assecuration

marine insurance

assentation

insincere or glib assent

asseveration

positive or earnest affirmation

assibilate

to pronounce with a hiss or sibilant

assiduity

persevering application to a pursuit

assizer

officer or judge in charge of weights and measures

associative

indicating association with or accompaniment by

assoil

to absolve; to acquit

assot

to befool; to besot

assuefaction

habituation

assuetude

accustomedness; habit

assurgent

ascending; rising; curving upward

astacology

the science of crayfish

astatic

in equilibrium

asterism

cluster of three asterisks arranged in triangle to draw attention to passage

astern

at the stern of a ship

astheniology

study of diseases of weakening and aging

asthenopia

muscular weakening of the eyes

astragal

small semicircular moulding; dice

astragalomancy

divination using dice or knucklebones

astraphobia

fear of being struck by lightning

astrapophobia

fear of thunder and lightning

astriction

binding obligation

astringe

to draw together; to tighten

astrionics

electronics as applied to space flight

astrobleme

scar on the earth’s surface from meteorite impact

astrobolism

sun-stroke

astrogeology

study of extraterrestrial geology

astrognosy

knowledge of fixed stars

astrogony

theory of the origin of stars

astrolatry

worship of stars

astrologaster

a foolish or petty astrologer

astromancy

divination using stars

astrometeorology

study of effect of stars on climate

astrophile

person interested in astronomy

astroseismology

study of star oscillations

astrut

protrudingly; distendedly

asynartetic

having two members with different rhythms

asyndeton

rhetorical device of omitting conjunctions

ataraxia

tranquility; freedom from anxiety; stoicism

atavism

reversion to early or ancestral type

ateknia

childlessness

atelier

artist’s studio or workshop

ateliosis

imperfect development; developmental irregularity

athanasy

deathlessness

athanor

alchemist’s self-feeding digesting furnace

atheling

Anglo-Saxon prince or nobleman

athenaeum

literary or scientific association

athetesis

rejection of a passage as spurious

athetosis

nervous twitching of digits and extremities

athwart

across; in opposition to; sideways; transversely

atimy

loss of honour; disgrace

atlantes

male figures used as columns

atlas

rich satin fabric

atmatertera

great-grandfather’s grandmother’s sister

atmology

the science of aqueous vapour

atmometer

instrument for measuring evaporating capacity of air

atocia

female sterility

atokous

lacking offspring

atomism

belief that the universe consists of small indivisible particles

atony

muscular weakness

atpatruus

great-grandfather’s grandfather’s brother

atrabiliary

melancholy; hypochondriac

atrabilious

melancholy; splenetic; acrimonious

atrament

blacking; ink; black dye

atresia

absence or irregular closure of a passage in the body

attainder

the loss of civil rights for high treason

attaint

disgrace; sully; infect; taint

attemper

to adapt or alter quality by adding to something

attenuate

make thin; reduce in value

atticism

expression characterized by conciseness and elegance

attollent

lifting up; raising

attorn

to transfer to another

attrahent

attracting or drawing

attrite

repentant through fear of punishment

attuition

operation between sensation and perception

aubade

musical announcement of dawn; sunrise song

aubin

horse’s gait between an amble and a gallop

auceps

hawker or bird-tender

aucupate

to hunt birds; to pursue prey with vigilance

audile

person more attuned to sound than the other senses

audiology

study of hearing

audiometer

instrument for measuring acuity of hearing

audiophile

one who loves accurately reproduced recorded sound

audism

belief that people who can hear are superior to people who are deaf

augean

filthy; difficult

augend

number to which another number is added

aularian

of, like or pertaining to a hall in a university

aulic

courtly; ceremonious; genteel

auncel

crude balance for weighing

aurantiaceous

of, like or pertaining or pertaining to oranges or orange trees

aureity

property of being golden in colour or substance

aureole

radiant light around head or body of holy personage

auricomous

having golden or blond hair

auricular

of, like or pertaining to the ear; spoken secretly

auriferous

bearing gold

auriform

shaped like an ear

aurigation

charioteering

aurigraphy

writing or engraving in gold

aurilave

instrument for cleaning the ear

auriphrygia

gold embroidery

auriscope

instrument for examining the ear

aurochs

extinct wild ox

aurulent

gold-coloured

auscultation

listening to sounds arising within organs

auslaut

final sound of a word or syllable

austringer

keeper of goshawks

austromancy

divination using wind

autarchy

government by an absolute ruler

autarkic

self-sufficient; independent

autecology

study of ecology of one species

autocephality

ecclesiastical self-government

autocide

killing of oneself; suicide

autocide

killing of oneself or another by means of a motor vehicle

autocoprophagy

eating one’s own feces

autocracy

government by one individual

auto-da-fe

burning of a heretic

autodidact

self-taught person

autogenesis

spontaneous generation

autognosis

knowledge of or about oneself

autography

writing in one’s own hand

autolatry

self-worship

autology

scientific study of oneself

automorphism

ascription to others of one’s own characteristics

automysophobia

fear of being dirty

autonym

a writer’s real name; work published under writer’s own name

autophagy

feeding on body’s own tissues

autophanous

self-luminous

autophobia

fear of solitude

autoschediasm

anything extemporized

autosoterism

belief that one can obtain salvation through oneself

autotelic

being an end in itself

autothaumaturgist

person pretending to be mystical or mysterious

autotheism

belief that one is God incarnate or that one is Christ

autotropic

growing in a straight line

auxanometer

instrument for measuring growth of plants

auxesis

increase in size; hyperbole or augmentation of meaning

auxology

science of growth

auxometer

instrument for measuring magnifying power

aval

of, like or pertaining to a grandparent

avalement

allowing knees to flex while skiing

avaunt

away; hence; to boast

aveniform

shaped like oats

aventail

movable front of a helmet

averruncate

to ward off; to uproot

averruncator

pole for pruning trees

aversant

in heraldry, with a hand turned towards the back

avicide

killing of birds

avicular

of, like or pertaining to birds

avionics

the science of electronic devices for aircraft

avizandum

private consideration of a case by a judge

avocet

long-legged wading bird with upward-curving bill

avolitional

involuntary

avulse

to pluck or tear away by force

avuncular

like an uncle; of, like or pertaining to uncles

awn

beard or similar bristly growth on stalk of grain

axiniform

shaped like an axe-head

axinomancy

divination using an axe or hatchet

axiology

the science of the ultimate nature of values

axolotl

salamander dwelling in mountainous lakes

aye-aye

nocturnal lemur-like animal of Madagascar

azimuth

arc of the horizon

azoth

alchemical name for mercury

azure

light or sky blue; the heraldic colour blue

List Of Unusual Words Beginning With Z / 2023

zabaglione

frothy custard

zabernism

misuse of military authority; bullying

zabra

small Spanish sailing vessel

zabuton

flat Japanese cushion for kneeling or sitting

zaffre

impure cobalt oxide

zaftig

having a full; rounded figure

zaitech

investment in financial markets by a company in order to boost profits

zakuska

hors d’oeuvre; snack

zalambdodont

having molar teeth with V-shaped ridges

zamacueca

Chilean dance where partners move around each other

zamarra

sheepskin jacket

zambomba

Spanish percussion instrument

zampogna

Italian bagpipe

zampone

stuffed pigs’ trotter sausage

zander

a variety of European perch

zanella

mixed twilled umbrella fabric

zanjero

supervisor of irrigation canals

zanze

African musical instrument like castanets

zapata

flowing, drooping moustache

zapateado

Latin-American dance with rhythmic tapping of the feet

zappy

lively; entertaining

zarf

ornamental holder for hot coffee cup

zari

Indian gold and silver brocade

zariba

square fence of thorn-bushes; fortified camp

zarzuela

traditional Spanish vaudeville show; fish and shellfish stew

zatch

female genitalia

zati

Indian macaque with large tuft on the back of the head

zayat

Burmese public meeting-hall or house of worship

zebrine

of, like or pertaining to zebras

zebrinny

offspring of male horse and female zebra

zebroid

like or resembling a zebra

zebrule

hybrid offspring of male zebra and female horse

zebu

ox with hump and dewlap

zedoary

aromatic root resembling ginger

zegedine

silver drinking-cup

zeitgeber

rhythmically occurring event that cues organisms’ biological rhythms

zek

inmate of prison labour camp

zel

form of Oriental cymbal

zelator

sister in a convent in charge of checking on conduct of other nuns

zelatrix

older nun in charge of disciplining younger nuns

zelophobia

irrational or fear of jealousy

zelotic

of the nature of a zealot

zelotypia

jealousy; excessive zeal in carrying out a project

zeme

Caribbean idol or totem

zemindar

in colonial India, an indigenous revenue collector or landholder

zemirah

Hebrew religious song sung at Sabbath meals

zenana

system of segregating women away from men in harems

zendalet

large black woollen shawl worn over the head or shoulders

zendik

heretic; magician

zendo

hall for Zen Buddhist meditation

zenocentric

measured with reference to the planet Jupiter

zenography

study of the planet Jupiter

zenzic

square of a number

zenzizenzizenzic

eighth power of a number

zep

large sandwich made on a long crusty roll

zephyr

lightweight wool or worsted fabric; the west wind

zeppole

a variety of doughnut

zeren

light brown Mongolian gazelle

zeroable

able to be omitted from a sentence without any loss of meaning

zeta

small room or closet in a church

zetetic

proceeding by inquiry; a search or investigation

zeugma

use of a word to modify two or more words in different ways

zeugmatography

imaging using nuclear magnetic resonance to study soft tissue

zeze

stringed instrument resembling a zither

zho

cross between a yak and a cow

ziamet

large ancient Turkish fiefdom

zibeline

of, like or pertaining to the sable

zibeline

soft piled wool

zibib

colourless alcoholic drink made from raisins

ziganka

Russian country dance

ziggurat

Mesopotamian step pyramid

zill

finger cymbals used in belly dancing

zincic

of, pertaining to or containing zinc

zinciferous

bearing zinc

zincography

process of engraving or etching on zinc

zineb

white powder used as fungicide

zinke

old wind instrument resembling the cornet

zinkiferous

bearing zinc

zinnia

brightly coloured annual flower

ziraleet

expression of joy among Arab women

zirconic

of or pertaining to zirconium

zitella

young girl; maiden

zither

musical instrument with strings laid over horizontal board

ziti

pasta shaped like large macaroni

zizyphus

spiny fruit-bearing shrub

zoanthropy

delusion that one is an animal

zoarium

supporting structure for a polyp colony

zodiographer

one who writes about animals

zoetrope

slotted rotating cylinder producing primitive animation

zograscope

optical device for viewing stereoscopic images

zoiatrics

veterinary surgery

zoic

of, like or pertaining to animals; containing evidence of life

zoilism

carping and unjust criticism

zoism

doctrine that life originates from a single vital principle

zokor

central Asian mole-like burrowing rodent

zol

hand-rolled cannabis cigarette

zollverein

customs union

zolotnik

old Russian unit of weight equal to 1/6 of an ounce

zomotherapy

medical treatment using raw meat

zona

girdle or belt; patch or band

zonal

of or like a zone; arranged in zones

zonarious

of or pertaining to a girdle or purse

zonary

of or like a zone; arranged in zones

zonulet

a small belt or girdle

zonure

small South African lizard

zooarchaeology

study of animal remains of archaeological sites

zoocentric

centred on the animal world

zoocephalic

animal-headed

zoochemistry

chemistry of animals

zoochorous

of seeds or spores spread by animals

zoochory

spread of plant seeds or spores by animals

zooculture

domestication of animals

zoocytium

a hollow vessel

zoodikers

an exclamation

zoodynamics

dynamics of animal bodies

zoogamy

sexual reproduction of animals

zoogenic

produced from animals

zoogeography

study of geographic distribution of animals

zoogeology

study of fossil animal remains

zoogonous

giving birth to live offspring

zoograft

tissue from an animal grafted to a human

zoography

the painting or description of animals

zoogyroscope

device for depicting the movement of animals through rotating images

zooid

asexually produced organism resembling an animal

zoolatry

excessive devotion to animals or pets

zoomagnetism

animal magnetism

zoomancy

divination by observing animals

zoomania

insane fondness for animals

zoometry

measurement of animals

zoomimetic

imitating an animal or part of an animal

zoomorphic

having the form or shape of an animal

zoomorphism

conception of a god or man in animal form

zoon

organism regarded as a complete animal

zoonic

of, like or pertaining to or derived from animals

zoonomy

animal physiology

zoonosis

disease of animals which can be transmitted to humans

zoonosology

study of animal diseases

zoopathology

study of animal diseases

zoopery

experimentation on animals

zoophagy

eating animals

zoophilia

loving or caring for animals; bestiality

zoophily

loving or caring for animals; bestiality

zoophobia

fear of animals

zoophorus

continuous frieze depicting humans and animals

zoophysics

physics of animal bodies

zoophysiology

study of physiology of animals

zoophyte

plant-like animal such as coral

zoophytology

study of plant-like animals

zoopraxiscope

device for depicting the movement of animals through rotating images

zooscopy

hallucination that one is seeing animals

zoosemiotics

study of animal communication

zoosophy

knowledge or learning concerning animals

zootaxy

science of classifying animals

zootechnics

science of breeding animals

zoothapsis

premature burial

zootheism

attribution of divine qualities to animals

zootherapy

veterinary therapeutics

zootomy

dissection of animals; comparative anatomy

zootoxin

poison derived from animal

zootrophy

feeding or tending of animals

zootype

animal serving as a type; figure of an animal used to represent a deity

zopissa

combination of wax and pitch used for medicinal purposes

zoppa

syncopated; limping (in music)

zoppetto

medieval Italian limping hop dance

zori

Japanese thonged sandals

zorino

euphemism for skunk fur

zosteriform

shaped like a girdle

zosterops

small tropical bird with a ring of white feathers around the eyes

zouk

Caribbean disco dance and corresponding type of fast rhythmic music

zoysia

perennial subtropical grass

zubrowka

vodka flavoured with sweet-grass

zucchetto

round skullcap worn by Catholic clergy to indicate rank

zufolo

small flute used to train songbirds

zug

waterproof leather used for boots

zugtrompete

slide trumpet

zugzwang

chess blockade

zule

in heraldry, a chess rook

zumbador

South American hummingbird

zumbooruk

small cannon carried on the back of a camel

zurla

Yugoslavian shawm

zurna

Turkish bagpipe or shawm

zwieback

sweet toasted biscuit

zwischenzug

chess move made to play for time

zwitterion

ion carrying both a positive and negative charge

zydeco

Louisiana Creole dance music

zygal

formed like the letter H; of, like or pertaining to a yoke or union

zygnomic

legally supported constraint on human freedom

zygodactylic

having two toes in front and two behind

zygology

science of joining and fastening

zygoma

bony arch on the side of the skull

zygomorphic

bilaterally symmetrical

zygopleural

bilaterally symmetrical

zymic

of, like or pertaining to fermentation

zymite

priest using leavened bread during communion

zymogenic

causing fermentation

zymology

science of fermentation

zymometer

instrument for measuring fermentation

zymosimeter

instrument for measuring fermentation

zymotechnics

the art of fermentation

zymotic

of, like or pertaining to fermentation

zymurgy

branch of chemistry dealing with brewing and distilling

zythum

ancient Egyptian beer

zyzzyva

South American weevil

List Of Unusual Words Beginning With S / 2023

sabaton

foot-covering as part of suit of armour

sabbatarian

one who keeps the sabbath strictly

sabbulonarium

gravel pit

sabin

unit of acoustic absorption of one square foot of a perfect absorber

sable

black; dark; of a black colour in heraldry

sabot

attachment to guide projectile through bore of firearm

sabretache

satchel suspended from cavalry officer’s belt

sabulous

sandy; gritty; growing in sandy places

saburration

application of hot sand as medical treatment

saccade

sharp lateral movement of the eye as it changes fixation

saccadic

jerky; twitching

sacchariferous

bearing sugar

saccharimeter

instrument for measuring amount of sugar in a solution

sacciferous

bearing a sac or sacs

sacciform

shaped like a sac

sacculiform

shaped like a small sac

sacerdotal

priestly; pertaining to priestly interests

sacerdotalism

belief that priests are necessary mediators between God and mankind

sachet

small plastic envelope holding liquid or cream

sack

dry white wine or sherry from Spain

sackbut

early wind instrument resembling the trombone

sacralgia

pain in the sacrum

sacralized

prepared to be used in sacred ceremonies

sacramentarianism

belief that sacraments have unusual properties

sacrarium

place where sacred objects are kept

sacring

hallowing; consecration

sacristan

church official in charge of vessels and the sacristy

sacristy

room in church where sacred objects are kept

sadogue

fat; easy-going person

saeculum

astronomical or geological age

sagathy

light blend of silk and cotton or wool

sagene

fishing-net; network

sageship

state or quality of being a sage

saggar

clay box in which pottery is packed for baking

saginate

to fatten animals

sagittal

shaped like an arrow

sagittary

centaur; archer

sagittiform

shaped like an arrowhead

saiga

migratory Russian antelope

saki

South American monkey

salacious

indecently erotic; lecherous

salamandroid

like a salamander; able to withstand fire

salariat

salary-earning class collectively

salempore

broad white or blue cotton fabric

saliferous

salt-bearing

salify

to impregnate with salt

salinometer

instrument for measuring amount of salt in a solution

sallet

light round helmet

salmagundi

stew of many mixed ingredients; a medley or miscellany

salpiform

shaped like a barrel

salpinx

Fallopian tube

salpinx

ancient Greek trumpet

salsa

fast Latin American jazz-influenced dance

salsipotent

ruling the salt seas

salsitude

saltiness; brackishness

salsuginous

salty; brackish; growing in salty soil

saltant

leaping; dancing

saltarello

lively Italian dance

saltation

jumping or leaping; abrupt variation

saltationism

punctuation in evolution

saltativeness

ability to jump

saltigrade

progressing by leaps

saltus

breach of continuity; jump to a conclusion

salubrious

favourable to or promoting well-being

salutary

producing good effects; beneficial

salutiferous

conducive to health or well-being

salvific

having the purpose or intention of saving

samaj

Hindu religious assembly; congregation of worshippers

samara

propeller-like winged fruit

samarra

flame-decorated cassock worn by those condemned by the Inquisition

sambar

large reddish deer of southern Asia

samite

rich and heavy silk, sometimes interwoven with gold or silver

sanable

able to be healed

sanatory

producing health

sanbenito

yellow or black sackcloth garment worn by heretics prior to execution

sanctanimity

holiness of mind

sanctiloquent

speaking on heavenly or holy matters

sangfroid

coolness; composure

sanguiferous

bearing blood

sanguine

optimistic; having a bright complexion

sanguineous

bloody; of, like or pertaining to blood; blood-red

sanguinolent

containing blood; bloodthirsty

sanguisugent

blood-sucking

sanguivorous

blood-drinking

sanies

watery foul discharge from wounds or sores

sansa

set of small cymbals played with the thumbs

sansculotte

strong republican; democrat or violent revolutionary

sapid

having a perceptible or decided taste; savoury; agreeable

sapience

discernment; judgement

sapiential

providing wisdom

saponaceous

soapy; soaplike

saponifiable

able to be converted into soap

saponify

to convert into soap

sapor

property of substance of taste; flavour

saporine

of, like or pertaining to the sense of taste

Sapphism

homosexuality in women

saprobic

characterized by decaying organic matter

saprodontia

tooth decay

saprogenous

growing on decaying material; causing putrefaction

saprophagous

feeding on decaying material

saprophyte

plant living on dead or decaying matter

saprostomous

having foul breath

sapsago

hard green Swiss cheese

sapwood

soft tissue beneath bark of tree

sarabande

stately Spanish Baroque court dance

sarangousty

waterproof stucco

sarcoline

flesh-coloured

sarcology

study of fleshy parts of the body

sarcophagous

feeding on flesh; carnivorous

sarcophilous

fond of flesh

sarcotic

promoting growth of flesh

sarcous

of flesh or muscle

sard

deep orange chalcedony

sarinda

stringed instrument of India played with a bow

sarmentum

vine, long twig or runner

sarod

bowed or plucked South Asian string instrument

saron

Indonesian instrument with seven bronze bars struck with mallet

sarrusophone

double-reeded musical instrument resembling the bassoon

sarsenet

fine and soft silk; soft or gentle

sartorial

of, like or pertaining to a tailor or tailored clothes

sastruga

long parallel ridges of snow that form on windy plains

satanology

study of the devil

satanophany

an appearance of the devil

satanophobia

fear of the devil

satara

ribbed lustred wool

sateen

glossy cotton or wool

satinet

thin silk satin or imitation thereof

satisdation

provision of security

satisfice

to aim for or achieve that which will suffice

satnav

satellite-assisted navigation

saturnalian

riotously merry

saturnine

of a gloomy or surly disposition; sardonic

saturnism

lead poisoning

satyrism

uncontrolled licentiousness

satyromania

abnormally great male sexual desire; satyriasis

sauf

except for; excepting

saurophagous

eating lizards

sauterelle

mason’s tool for making angles

sautoir

long necklace or pendant

saxatile

rock-dwelling

saxhorn

brass instrument like a trumpet

saxicavous

rock-boring

saxicolous

living in or among rocks

saxifragous

breaking stone

saxigenous

growing in rocks

saxony

fine soft woollen fabric

say

delicate woollen fabric

scaberulous

somewhat scabrous or rough

scabious

of, like or pertaining to scabies or scabs

scabrous

having scaly or rough surface; risqué or obscene

scacchic

of, like or pertaining to chess

scagliola

stone-like plasterwork for interior decoration

scalariform

shaped like a ladder

scalary

formed with steps or rungs

scallion

onion with a slim bulb; leek

scallom

rod with thin or spliced end used to form base or frame of baskets

scalpeliform

shaped like a scalpel

scalpriform

shaped like a chisel

scalpture

art of engraving on metal or stone

scamander

to take a winding course; to meander

scambling

haphazard meal

scammony

plant root used as strong purgative

scanderoon

homing pigeon

scansorial

climbing; adapted for climbing

scantling

dimensions of a cross-section of timber; a small amount

scapegrace

scoundrel; incorrigible man or boy

scaphion

kind of sundial

scaphism

execution by deserting honey-covered person in the sun

scapiform

shaped like a stalk

scapigerous

having a scape

scapple

to work smoothly, without smoothing to a finish

scapular

badge of monastic order worn on the shoulders

scapulomancy

divination by examining burnt shoulder blade

scarabaean

of, like or pertaining to scarabs

scaramouch

ruffian; scoundrel

scarfskin

surface skin

scarify

to scratch or scar

scarious

thin and tough

scarlatina

scarlet fever

scarpetti

climbing shoes with hemp soles

scarpines

instrument of torture for the feet

scatebrous

flowing or bubbling out; abounding with springs

scatology

study of excrement or obscene literature

scatomancy

divination by studying excrement

scatophagous

dung-eating

scatoscopy

divination by studying excrement; scatomancy

scattery

dispersed; sparse

scaturient

flowing out; gushing

scaturiginous

abounding with springs

scauper

semicircular gouging chisel

scavage

scavager

officer in charge of keeping streets clean

scelestic

wicked; villainous

scelotyrbe

disease causing hesitation in walking

scenography

representation of an object in perspective

scepsis

philosophic doubt

schadenfreude

malicious pleasure in others’ misfortunes

schapska

flat-topped cavalry helmet

schediasm

impromptu action; an extemporized work

schematism

theory that categories derive from applying schemata to perceptions

schematomancy

divination using the human form

schematonics

art of using gesture to express tones

schesis

deriding opponent’s argument by referring to his way of thought

schetic

of a disease, not deeply rooted in the body

schiller

bronze lustre

schistous

formed of schist

schizogenesis

reproduction by division

schizotrichia

splitting of hair

schiztic

of, like or pertaining to or marked by splitting

schmegeggy

nonsense; an idiot

schoenabatic

of, like or pertaining to rope walking

schola

church choir led by a cantor

scholarch

head of a school

scholasticate

preparatory college for those intending to enter Catholic order

scholiast

scholion

annotation to an argument written in margin

schottische

old polka-like round dance

schryari

old and very loud double-reed wind instrument

schwa

letter indicating a neutral vowel in unstressed syllables

schwärmerei

sentimental enthusiasm; wild devotion

schwerpunkt

point where main effort of a military attack is directed

sciagraphy

art of shading

scialytic

dispelling shadows

sciaphobia

fear of shadows

sciapodous

having large feet

sciatheric

of, like or pertaining to measurement of time by shadows

sciatic

of, like or pertaining to the hip

scible

that which is knowable

scientaster

petty scientist

scientism

belief that the methods of science are universally applicable

scincoid

of or resembling a skink

scintilla

hint; trace; spark

scintillant

sparkling

scintillescent

twinkling

scintillometer

instrument measuring scintillation of star

scintilloscope

instrument for measuring gamma rays emitted by a radioactive body

sciolism

superficial pretensions to knowledge

sciomancy

divination using ghosts

sciophilous

thriving in or loving shady conditions

scioptic

of, like or pertaining to formation of images in darkrooms

sciosophy

system of knowledge without basis in science

scissel

metal clippings; scrap metal

scissile

able to be cut; readily splitting

scission

cutting; division; splitting

scissure

a cleft; a splitting; fissure; rupture

sciurine

of, like or pertaining to squirrels

sciuroid

of, like or pertaining to squirrels or chipmunks

sciuroid

shaped like a squirrel’s tail

sclerodermous

hard-skinned

scleroid

hard; hardened

sclerometer

instrument measuring hardness

scobiform

like sawdust

scoliograptic

marked by oblique lines

scoliometer

instrument measuring curvature

scolopacine

of, like or pertaining to snipes

sconce

small protective fortification or earthwork

scop

Anglo-Saxon poet and harpist

scopophilia

obtaining sexual pleasure from seeing things

scopophobia

fear of being looked at

scoptophobia

fear of being looked at

scopula

little tuft of hairs

scorbutic

of or suffering from scurvy

scoria

dross or slag from metal-smelting; slag-like mass of lava

scorify

to reduce to slag

scorpioid

scorpion-like; curved at the end

scortation

fornication

scoteography

writing in the dark or without sight

scotograph

instrument for writing without seeing

scotoma

dizziness with headache and impairment of vision

Scotophilia

admiration for Scotland or the Scots

scotophobia

fear of the dark

scotopia

vision in dim light or darkness

scotoscope

instrument for detecting objects in darkness

scrannel

thin; meagre; squeaking

scree

sloping mass of loose rock at base of a cliff

screed

lengthy discourse; informal piece of writing

scribable

capable of being written upon

scribacious

given to writing

scribbleomania

obsession with scribbling

scride

to crawl on all fours

scrim

durable plain-woven cotton fabric

scrimshank

to evade work or duty

scriniary

keeper of archives; archivist

scripophily

collection of bond and share certificates

scriptorium

writing room; room used by monastic scribes

scriptory

by, in or pertaining to writing

scripturient

having a violent desire to write

scrivello

elephant’s tusk

scrobiculate

having many small pits or depressions

scrobiculus

small depression or pit

scrotiform

shaped like a pouch

scrow

a scroll; writings

scrumpy

strong apple cider as made in western England

scruple

unit of weight used by apothecaries equal to 1/24 of an ounce

scrutator

close examiner

scud

to sail swiftly before a gale

scullion

mean; contemptible person

scumble

softening a painting using a dry brush

scuncheon

inner part of a door jamb or window frame

scupper

hole allowing water to drain from ship’s deck

scutage

tax on a knight’s fee

scutal

of, like or pertaining to shields

scutch

to beat out impurities from flax or wool

scutellate

shaped like a platter

scutellation

arrangement of scales or plates on an animal’s body

scutiform

shaped like a shield

scutigerous

bearing a shield or scales

scuttlebutt

cask of drinking water aboard a ship; rumour, idle gossip

scuttles

portholes on a ship

scyphiform

shaped like a cup

scytodepsic

of, like or pertaining to tanning leather

se

twenty-five-stringed Chinese zither

sealine

the sea horizon

sebaceous

of or like tallow

sebastomania

religious insanity

sebiferous

bearing fatty matter

secateurs

pruning-shears

secco

painting on dry plaster

secern

to discriminate or distinguish; to secrete

secodont

having cutting teeth

secque

lightweight clog

secreta

products of secretion

secretagogue

substance inducing or stimulating secretion

secretaire

writing desk

sectile

capable of being cut easily with a knife

sectiuncle

small section

secularism

theory that morality should not be governed by considerations of God

secundogeniture

custom where second-oldest child inherits property

securiform

shaped like an axe

securigerous

bearing an axe

sederunt

sitting of a court; gathering; long discussion

sedigitated

six-fingered

sedilia

stone seats for clergy in wall of chancel

sedimentology

study of sediment

sedulous

assiduous; diligent

seel

to sew up the eyelids of; to blindfold

seen

considering; inasmuch as

seersucker

light puckered cotton or linen fabric

seg

stud or metal plate in sole of a shoe to prevent wear

segnity

sluggishness; slothfulness

segregant

having a genotype derived from segregation

seguidilla

Spanish folk dance

seicento

style of art in Italy in the seventeenth century

seiche

periodic side-to-side fluctuation of body of water

seine

large vertical fishing net

seisin

freehold possession of land in a feudal system

seismicity

degree of vulnerability to earthquakes

seismograph

instrument for recording earthquakes

seismology

study of earthquakes

seismometer

instrument for measuring earthquake intensity

seismoscope

instrument for detecting earthquakes

seismotherapy

medical therapy using vibrations

seismotic

causing earthquakes

seity

self; selfhood; personal identity

sejant

sitting (especially of a heraldic animal)

sejunction

separation; disjunction

sejungible

able to be disjoined

selachian

of, like or pertaining to sharks or rays

selcouth

strange; unfamiliar; marvellous

selenic

of, like or pertaining to the moon

selenocentric

relating to the moon as a centre; as seen from the centre of the moon

selenodesy

study of the shape and features of the moon

selenography

description of the moon’s surface

selenolatry

worship of the moon

selenology

study of the moon

selenomancy

divination by studying the moon

selenoscope

instrument for viewing the moon

self-determinism

doctrine that the actions of a self are determined by itself

sellate

having a saddle

selliform

shaped like a saddle

selvage

differently finished edging of cloth

semanteme

word expressing an idea, such as a noun

semantics

study of meaning

semantology

science of meanings of words

semasiology

study of meaning; semantics

sematic

serving for recognition, attraction or warning

sematography

writing in signs rather than letters

semelincident

occurring only once in the same individual

semelparous

reproducing only once in its lifetime

semic

of, like or pertaining to a sign or signs

semilunate

shaped like a half-moon

seminative

producing growth

seminiferous

seed-bearing

seminivorous

seed-eating

seminule

small seed or spore

semiography

description of signs or symptoms

semiology

study of signs and signals

semiotics

study of signs and symbols

semioviparous

bringing forth young in incomplete developmental state

semiquote

single quotation mark

semitaur

mythical half-man; half-bull

semiterete

half-cylindrical

semolina

hard grains of wheat that resist grinding

semon

sub-element of a grammatical unit of meaning

sempect

extremely elderly Benedictine monk

sempervirent

evergreen; always fresh

sempiternal

of never-ending duration; eternal

sempiternum

durable wool

senary

involving or based on six; having a numerical base of six

sendal

thin silk or linen

senicide

killing of old men

sennet

musical fanfare

sennit

plaited straw or rope

senocular

having six eyes

sensationalism

belief that ideas originate solely in sensation

sensibilia

whatever may be perceived by the senses

sensifacient

producing or converting into sensation

sensiferous

conveying sensation

sensile

sentient; capable of affecting the senses

sensitometer

instrument for measuring sensitivity of photographic material

sententia

opinion; aphorism

sententious

full of meaning; aphoristic; tending to moralize

sepal

division of the calyx of a flower

separatrix

straight vertical line formerly used to separate integers from decimals

sepelible

that may be buried

sephiroth

ten essences of God emanated into the physical world

sepicolous

dwelling in hedges

sepiment

hedge; fence; barrier

sepometer

instrument for measuring septic matter in the air

seposit

to set aside; to give up

sept

division of a tribe; clan

septarchy

government by seven rulers; heptarchy

septate

partitioned; having a septum

septemfid

split into seven

septemfluous

in seven streams

septenary

in seven portions; grouped in seven; of base seven

septentrional

northern; of, like or pertaining to the north

septiferous

having barriers

septiform

shaped like a partition

septimal

of, like or pertaining to or based on the number seven

septum

division; partition; barrier

sepulchral

funereal; gloomy; dismal

sepulchre

receptacle in an altar for holding religious relics

sequacious

ready to follow a leader or authority; compliant

sequela

after-effect of any trauma; consequence or result

sequestrate

to confiscate; to set income aside to meet claims

serac

pillar of glacial ice

seral

of, like or pertaining to the development of ecological communities

seraphic

serene; blissful; angelic

seraphine

reed keyboard instrument

sere

threadbare; withered

serein

fine tropical rain falling from cloudless night sky

serge

strong twilled worsted

seriatim

in succession; one after another

sericeous

silky; covered with soft silky hairs

sericterium

silk spinning glands

sericulture

breeding of silkworms

seriema

large crested Brazilian bird

serific

silk-producing

serigraphy

silk-screening

serimeter

instrument for testing quality of silk

seriocomic

partly serious and partly humorous

sermocination

making of speeches or sermons

sermuncle

short sermon

serology

study of serums

serotinous

flowering late

serous

of, like or pertaining to serum; watery

serow

Himalayan and South Asian goatlike antelope

serpentcleide

musical instrument like an ophicleide with a wooden body

serpenticide

killing or killer of a snake

serpentiferous

bearing a snake; abounding in snakes

serpentise

to wind; to cause to wind

serpents collectively

serpette

pruning knife

serpivolant

mythical flying serpent

serratiform

saw-shaped; serriform

serried

close-set; packed together without gaps

serrurerie

wrought iron work

sertule

scientific collection of plants

serval

tawny carnivorous South African catlike quadruped

servilism

system of slavery or serfdom

servitor

one who serves; clerk or assistant; adherent

sesquialter

in a ratio of three to two

sesquiduplicate

having a ratio of five to two (2.5 to 1)

sesquipedalian

tending to use long or cumbersome words

sesquiplicate

of or as the square roots of cubes

sesquitertial

having a ratio of four to three

sessile

stalkless, sedentary, fixed or stationary

seta

bristle or bristle-like organ

setaceous

having the form of a bristle; bristly

setiferous

bearing bristles

setiform

shaped like a bristle

setigerous

bearing bristles

setline

fishing line suspended between buoys

seton

thread passed under skin acting as channel for discharge

settee

long seat with a back

setulous

covered with small bristles

severalty

separateness; separate ownership of property

severy

compartment of vaulted ceiling

sexology

study of sexual behaviour

sext

prayer service held at noon

sexton

church caretaker or bellringer

sferics

study of storms using electronic detectors

sgraffito

scratching surface of pottery to reveal different colour

shag

dance where participants hop energetically

shagreen

green dyed untanned leather

shail

to shamble; to stumble

shake

unit of one hundred millionth of a second used to measure nuclear processes

shakuhachi

end-blown bamboo Japanese flute

shalloon

light twilled wool or worsted

shallop

light river boat with sail and oars

shallot

onion with garlic-flavoured bulbs

shambles

a butcher’s shop; a street or district for butchers

shambrough

heraldic depiction of a boat or ship

shammel

platform of boards for shovelling unrefined ore upon

shandry

light cart on springs

shantung

plain rough silk or cotton

sharkskin

smooth durable wool or worsted fabric

shawm

double-reeded wind instrument

sheading

administrative division on the Isle of Man

shearling

one-year-old sheep

sheer

fore-and-aft curvature of a ship from bow to stern

shenango

a casually employed dock worker

shend

to destroy; to ruin; to disgrace; to corrupt

sheol

hell; place where the dead live a shadowy existence

shetland

lightweight loosely twisted wool fabric

shide

piece of wood split off from a timber

shimmy

jazz dance featuring rapid shaking of the body

shindle

wooden roofing tile; shingle

shivaree

noisy mock serenade for newlyweds

shoddy

woollen fabric made from rags

shofar

ram’s horn trumpet used in Jewish ceremonies

shopocracy

government by shopkeepers

shrieval

of, like or pertaining to a sheriff

shrive

to hear a confession from and give absolution

shroff

to test money to detect impurities

shrouds

ropes supporting the mast of a ship

shuftiscope

instrument used to explore interior of dysentery case

shunamitism

rejuvenation of an old man by a young woman

sial

outer part of the earth’s surface

sialic

of, like or pertaining to saliva

sialogogue

anything that stimulates flow of saliva

sialoquent

spitting greatly while speaking

siamang

southeast Asian gibbon-like black ape

siamese

to join pipes in a way suggestive of Siamese twins

siblicide

killing or killer of a sibling

sibylline

prophetic; oracular

sicarian

murderer; assassin

siccar

sure; certain; firm

siccative

drying; a drying agent

siccimeter

instrument for measuring liquid evaporation

sicilienne

ribbed silk

sidelight

coloured lights on side of a ship under way at night

sidelight

lamp or light above or at the side of a door

sideral

sent from the stars; omenous or evil

siderate

to blast or strike

sideration

use of green manure

sidereal

of, like or pertaining to the stars

siderism

belief that the stars influence human affairs

siderization

addition of iron to alloy

siderognost

instrument measuring magnetic intensity

siderography

art of engraving on steel

sideromancy

divination using stars; divination by burning straws

sideroscope

instrument using magnets to detect presence of iron

siderose

like or containing iron

siderurgy

metallurgy of iron and steel

sideslip

oblique offshoot

siemens

unit of electrical conductance equivalent to one ampere per volt

siffleur

professional whistler

sightworthy

worth looking at

sigillary

of, like or pertaining to a seal

sigillate

sealed; with seal-like impressions

sigillative

tending to form scars

sigillography

study of seals

sigillum

seal of the confession

sigla

abbreviations, symbols and signs

sigmate

shaped like an S or a sigma

sigmoidoscope

instrument for examining the interior of the rectum and sigmoid colon

signary

system of symbols; alphabet

signate

distinct; distinguished

significs

science of meaning

silage

any green crop stored for use as animal fodder

silentiary

any official who calls for silence

silesia

thin twilled cotton or linen

silicicolous

growing in silicate or sandy soil

siliciferous

bearing or containing silica

silkaline

soft light cotton fabric resembling silk

sillograph

one who writes satires

sillometer

instrument measuring speed of ship

silva

assemblage of trees in a region

silverskin

fine skin of a coffee bean

silvicide

substance that kills trees

silvicolous

living in woods

silvics

study of tree’s life

silviculture

growing of trees

simian

of, like or pertaining to apes

similative

indicating similarity to

similiter

in a similar manner

similize

to liken; to compare

simillimum

remedy chosen for symptoms it emulates

simity

state of being pug-nosed

simnel

sweet fruit cake covered with marzipan and eaten at Easter

simoniac

one who practices simony

simony

buying or selling of ecclesiastical offices

simous

having a flat; upturned nose

simplex

figure with minimum number of vertices

simpliciter

simply; not relatively; unconditionally

simpliciter

simply; absolutely

simplism

affected simplicity; oversimplification

simpliste

simplistic; naïve

simular

counterfeit; feigned

simultanagnosia

inability to experience perceptions as components of a whole

sinal

of, like or pertaining to the sinuses

sinapise

to sprinkle; to powder

sindonology

study of the shroud of Turin

sinecure

ecclesiastical office or other job requiring little work

singspiel

semi-dramatic play in dialogue and song

singularism

doctrine that all phenomena derive from a singular principle

singultous

hiccuping; suffering from hiccups

sinister

of or on the left side of a heraldic shield

sinister

towards the left side

sinistrad

towards the left

sinistration

moving to the left

sinistromanual

left-handed

sinistrorse

rising spirally and turning from right to left

Sinology

study of China

Sinophile

one who admires China or the Chinese

sinopia

preparatory drawing for a fresco; reddish-brown colour

sinter

deposit from hot springs; iron dross

sinuate

having a wavy edge or margin; winding; sinuous

sipe

to percolate or ooze through

siphonic

of, like or pertaining to a siphon

siphoniform

shaped like a siphon

siphonogamous

reproducing by seeds

sipidity

savour; flavour

sippet

morsel of bread to be eaten with soup

sirenize

to bewitch, allure or enchant

sisal

fibre used for making rope

siserary

a scolding; a blow

siskin

small finch-like songbird

sistrum

thin oval Egyptian percussion instrument shaken in the hand

sisyphean

laborious, endless and futile

sitar

long-necked Indian plucked string instrument

sitatunga

medium-sized east African antelope with elongated hooves

sitiomania

morbid aversion to food

sitiophobia

fear of food

sitophobia

fear of food or eating

situationism

belief that aesthetics and ethics are dependent on the contemporary situation

situative

indicating comparison of two things

situs

position; normal position of an organ in the body

skald

ancient Scandinavian bard

skaw

low cape or headland

skeg

part of ship connecting the keel with the bottom of the rudderpost

skelder

to beg; to swindle; to cheat

skeletogenous

producing a skeleton

skelic

of, like or pertaining to the skeleton

skellum

villain; rascal; scoundrel

skerry

small rocky island

skeuomorph

retained but no longer functional stylistic feature

skewbald

bearing patches of white and some other colour

skiagram

shadow picture or photograph

skiagraphy

telling time by sundial

skiamachy

sham fight; shadow boxing

skiascope

instrument for measuring eye’s refraction from movement of shadows

skink

small north African lizard

skintle

to separate and rotate half-dry bricks to permit drying to complete

skippet

flat box for protecting documents

skittles

rubbish; nonsense

skive

to pare or split leather

skoptsy

self-castration

skothending

rhyme in which final consonant is same but preceding vowel differs

skua

large north Atlantic gull

skysail

sail above the royal sail

skyscraper

triangular sail on a ship above the royal

slade

little valley or dell

slangwhang

to assail with violent or abusive language

slantindicular

slanting; oblique

slate

dull dark blue-grey

slavocracy

government by slave-owners

Slavophile

one who admires the Slavs

sleech

slimy mud; a mudflat

smooth; polished rock surface produced by friction

slipslop

nonsensical talk

slipway

ramp sloping into water for supporting a ship

sloyd

Swedish system of teaching manual skills through woodcarving

slug

unit of gravitational mass of approximately 32.174 pounds

slugabed

one who spends much time in bed due to laziness

slumberous

inviting or causing slumber

slummock

to move slowly and awkwardly

slurvian

speech characterized by slurring

slype

covered passage between walls, or between transept and chapterhouse

smalto

piece of coloured glass used in mosaic

smaragdine

emerald green

smectic

purifying; cleansing

smeddum

fine powder; spirit

smegmatic

like soap; cleansing

smeuse

hole in a hedge or wall

snaffle

jointed bit for horses

snallygaster

mythical monster of Maryland

snaste

burnt part of a candle wick

snath

curved handle or shaft of a scythe

sneap

to nip; pinch; put down; repress; snub

snell

short line used to attach fish-hook to main fishing line

snift

to sniff; to blow out steam

snipocracy

leading members of the tailoring profession

snobocracy

government by snobs

snood

ornamental hair band or hair net

snooperscope

instrument for viewing infrared radiation

snotty

naval midshipman

snye

natural channel bypassing rapids or body of river

sobeit

provided that; if only

soboliferous

bearing shoots or suckers

socage

feudal land tenure by fixed service

sociable

four-wheeled open carriage with side-seats

sociative

indicating association with the subject

sociobiology

study of biological basis of human behaviour

sociocracy

government by society as a whole

sociogenesis

origin of human societies

socius

member; associate; companion

socle

moulded member at base of pedestal

sodality

a fellowship or fraternity

soffit

ornamented underside of a stair or archway

soigné

well-groomed; sleek

soilure

stain; pollution

solacious

giving solace

solander

box in the form of a book

solarimeter

instrument for measuring solar radiation

solarise

to expose to sunlight

solarism

excessive use of solar myths in explaining mythology

solation

liquefaction of a gel

solatium

compensation given as solace for suffering or loss

soldatesque

soldierlike

solecism

a grammatical mistake; a breach of etiquette

soleiform

slipper-shaped

solemnsides

excessively solemn or serious

solenodon

large Caribbean ratlike insectivore with long snout

solenoid

cylindrical wire coil acting as a magnet when charged

solfatara

volcanic vent emitting only gases

solferino

purplish red

solidary

marked by solidarity; joint and several

solidum

large moulding along base of a pedestal

solifidianism

doctrine that faith alone will ensure salvation

soliform

sun-like; resembling the sun

soligenous

produced by the sun

soliloquent

speaking in soliloquies; prone to giving soliloquies

soliloquy

talking or conversing with oneself; dramatic production of this nature

solipsism

theory that self-existence is the only certainty

solisequious

following the course of the sun

soliterraneous

of, like or pertaining to the joint effect of the sun and earth

solivagant

wandering alone

solive

joist or beam of secondary importance

solleret

armoured shoe made of scales or plates

sollevation

insurrection

solmisate

to sing; to set to musical notation

solum

ground; soil; piece of ground

solvolysis

decomposition of dissolved substance

somatasthenia

weakness of the body

somatogenic

caused from within the body or by the cells of the body

somatognosis

diagnosis of bodily conditions

somatology

science of the properties of matter

somatopsychic

concerning a person’s bodily self-image

somatotrophic

promoting growth of the body

somewhither

to some place; somewhere

sommelier

butler; wine steward

somnambulate

to walk in one’s sleep

somnial

of, like or pertaining to dreams

somnifacient

sleep-inducing

somniferous

bearing sleep

somniloquence

talking in one’s sleep

somnipathy

sleep produced by hypnotism or mesmerism

somnolence

sleepiness; drowsiness

somnolescent

half-asleep

somnorific

causing sleep; soporific

sonance

sound; a sounding of an instrument

sondage

trial bore or excavation; sounding out of opinion

sondation

sounding of the earth by boring

sone

unit of loudness on a scale based on subjective or perceived loudness

songket

soniferous

producing sound

sonification

act of producing sound

sonograph

instrument for recording and analysing sound

sonorescent

emitting sound under influence of radiation

sooth

truth; reality; in truth

soothfast

truthful; honest; faithful

sophianic

of, like or pertaining to wisdom

sophic

full of wisdom; learned

sophiology

science of ideas

sophism

deceptive but plausible intellectualism

sophomania

delusion that one is incredibly intelligent

sophrosyne

soundness of mind; self-control; moderation

sopite

to dull; lull; put to sleep; put an end to

sopitive

causing sleep

soporiferous

bearing sleep

soporific

tending to produce sleep

sorbefacient

promoting absorption

sorbile

able to be sipped or drunk

sordor

refuse; foul matter

soricident

having teeth like a shrew’s

soricine

of, like or pertaining to shrews

sorites

string of statements where end of one is subject of next

soroche

mountain sickness

sororal

of, like or pertaining to sisters

sororicide

killing of one’s own sister

sorrel

reddish-brown; light chestnut

sortilege

divination by drawing lots

sortition

casting of lots; assignment by casting of lots

soterial

of, like or pertaining to salvation

soteriology

study of theological salvation

sottisier

collection of jokes, quotes, or ridiculous remarks

sottoportico

covered passage or alley under the overhanging first floor of a building

soubrette

coquettish and intriguing maid; such a role in drama

sough

to sigh or murmur as the wind does

sounder

herd of pigs; young boar

soupçon

hardly perceptible quantity; dash

sourdine

muted trumpet

soutache

narrow braid used for trimming

soutane

priest’s cassock

souteneur

prostitute’s pimp or bully

souterrain

underground chamber; earth-house

sovenance

remembrance; memory

spadassin

swordsman; fighter

spadiceous

chestnut-coloured

spadiceous

shaped like a palm branch

spadix

fleshy spike of flowers

spado

castrated or impotent person or animal

spall

to splinter or split; to chip

spanandry

extreme scarcity of males in a biological population

spandrel

design in corner of postage stamp

spandrel

space between curve of an arch and mouldings

spaniolate

to hispanicize

spanker

sail on the mast nearest the stern of a square-rigged ship

spansule

time-release capsule

spar

any ship’s mast, boom, yard, or gaff

sparable

small headless shoemakers’ nail

sparagmos

ritualized tearing apart of a person prior to rebirth or renewal

sparge

to sprinkle with moisture

spargefication

act of sprinkling or scattering

sparver

canopy for a bed

spasmatomancy

divination by twitching or convulsions of the body

spatangoid

kind of sea-urchin

spatchcock

to insert into a text inappropriately; to interpolate

spathodea

African tulip tree

spatialism

doctrine that matter has only spatial, temporal and causal properties

spatialism

belief that matter has only spatial, temporal, and causal properties

spatiate

to ramble; to saunter

spatilomancy

divination by means of feces

spatiography

scientific description of outer space

spatiotemporal

of, like or pertaining to time and space

spattee

protective outer stocking

spatulate

shaped like a spatula

spavin

hard bony tumour on a horse’s leg

spavined

lame; broken down; decrepit

speciesism

belief that humans are more important and valuable than other animals

speciocide

destruction of an entire species

specious

apparently good but not actually so; superficially plausible

spectrofluorimeter

instrument for measuring and recording fluorescence spectra

spectrograph

instrument for viewing a spectrum

spectroheliograph

instrument for taking pictures of the sun

spectroheliokinematograph

camera for taking pictures of the sun

spectrohelioscope

instrument for viewing solar disc in light of a single wavelength

spectrology

study of ghosts

spectrometer

instrument measuring wavelengths of light of a spectrum

spectrophobia

fear of looking in a mirror

spectrophotometer

instrument for measuring speed of different parts of light spectrum

spectroscope

instrument for forming spectra by dispersing rays of light

spectroscopy

study of spectra

specular

mirrorlike; by reflection; visual

speculum

mirror; reflector; coloured patch on a bird’s wing

speed

prosperity; success

spelaeothem

depositional features found in caves

speleology

study and exploration of caves

speleothem

structure in a cave formed by deposition of minerals in water

speluncar

of, like or pertaining to caves

speos

ancient Egyptian cave temple

spermatic

of, like or pertaining to sperm

spermatogenesis

producing sperm

spermatorrhoea

frequent and involuntary ejaculation

spermiogenesis

producing sperm

spermologer

one who gathers seeds

spermology

study of seeds

spermophile

member of family of seed-loving rodents

spetch

piece of undressed leather used in making glue

sphacelate

to cause or affect with gangrene or mortification

sphacelated

necrosed; dark and shrunken

sphagnicolous

living in peat moss

sphagnology

study of peat moss

sphairistic

tennis-playing

sphenogram

cuneiform character

spheristerion

place for exercise in ball-play

spheromancy

divination using a crystal ball

spherometer

instrument measuring curvature

spheterize

to make one’s own; to appropriate

sphingal

of, like or pertaining to sphinxes

sphragistic

of, like or pertaining to seals and signets

sphragistics

study of seals and signets

sphygmic

of, like or pertaining to the pulse or heartbeat

sphygmograph

instrument for recording pulse

sphygmology

study of the pulse

sphygmomanometer

instrument for measuring arterial blood pressure

sphygmometer

instrument for measuring arterial blood pressure

sphygmophone

instrument for hearing the pulse

sphygmoscope

instrument for making arterial pulsations visible

sphyrelaton

metalwork done with hammers

spicaceous

shaped like a spike

spicate

spiked; spikelike

spicigerous

bearing spikes

spicula

prickle or splinter

spiculate

covered in prickles or small spikes

spiculate

to sharpen to a point

spider

light high-wheeled carriage

spiflicate

to destroy; to quell; to confound

spikenard

sweetly scented ointment

spile

device for tapping sap from maple trees

spiloma

birthmark; nevus

spinescent

developing spines; developing into a spine

spinet

keyed instrument like the harpsichord

spiniferous

bearing spines

spiniform

like a thorn or spine

spinigerous

bearing spines

spinnaker

large triangular sail opposite the mainsail

spinnbar

capable of being drawn into strands

spinneret

silk-spinning organ of an insect or spider

spinney

copse or small clump of trees

spinthariscope

instrument for visually detecting alpha particles

spintherism

seeing of sparks before the eyes

spintrian

of, like or pertaining to orgies or male sexual deviance

spinulate

furnished with small spines

spinuliferous

bearing spinules

spiracle

breathing hole; orifice; vent

spiraculate

having air-holes

spiraliform

shaped like a spiral

spiralism

spiration

act of breathing

spiritualism

belief that nothing is real except the soul or spirit

spiritualism

belief in the existence or importance of spiritual entities

spirketting

inside planking between ports and waterways of a ship

spirograph

instrument recording movements of breathing

spirometer

instrument measuring lung capacity

spirulate

spirally arranged

spiv

petty criminal with no regular employment

splanchnic

visceral; intestinal

splanchnology

study of the entrails or viscera

splat

thin strip forming upright middle part of the back of a chair

splenetic

marked by bad temper or spite; melancholy

splenic

of, like or pertaining to the spleen

spleniculus

small detached part of the spleen

splenitive

fiery; ill-tempered

splenium

surgical bandage

spodium

bone charcoal; powder obtained from calcination of substances

spodogenous

caused by waste matter

spodomancy

divination by means of ashes

spokeshave

plane or knife used to round spokes

spoliate

to despoil; to plunder

spoliative

serving to take away or diminish

available money; funds

spongology

study of sponges

sponsion

act of becoming surety for another

sponson

platform jutting from ship’s deck for gun or wheel

sporicide

killing of spores

sporiferous

bearing spores

sporogenesis

reproduction by means of spores

sporran

ornamental pouch worn in front of kilt

sportulary

relying on charity or the generosity of patrons

sporulation

formation or production of spores

sprachgefühl

innate feel for essential character of a language

sprag

bar inserted to stop a wheel

spreagh

cattle raid; foray

springald

active young man; youth

springbok

South African antelope known for leaping

springe

snare with noose and spring

springhare

South African jumping hare

sprit

spar crossing a fore-and-aft sail diagonally

spritsail

sail extended by a sprit

spuddle

to work feebly or ineffectively; to perform shallow agricultural ploughing

spumescent

foamy; frothing

spurcidical

foul-mouthed; speaking dishonestly or foully

spurcitious

foul; filthy; obscene

spurion

any hypothetical subatomic particle used to facilitate calculations

spurrier

one who makes spurs

spurtle

Scottish stirring stick for porridge

sputative

habitually spitting

squab

fat; clumsy; unfledged; newly hatched

squadrism

control of government by armed squadrons of loyalists

squaliform

shaped like a shark

squaloid

of, like or pertaining to sharks

squamiform

shaped like a scale

squandermania

irrational propensity for spending money wastefully

squarrose

having scales sticking out at right angles

squarson

clergyman who is also a land-holding squire

squarsonocracy

government by landholding clergymen

squassation

form of torture involving hanging weights and shaking or whipping victim

squatterarchy

government by squatters; squattocracy

squattocracy

government by squatters

squinch

arch across the corner of a room

squintifego

squinting greatly

squirage

squirearchy

government by squires

squirocracy

government by squires; squirearchy

squit

silly talk; nonsense; an insignificant person

stack

old unit of measure for firewood equal to 108 cubic feet

stactometer

pipette with hollow bulb for counting drops

staddle

support for a haystack

stadial

of, like or pertaining to a stage

stadiometer

instrument for measuring the length of a curved line

staffage

decorative accessories or additions to work of art

stagmometer

instrument for measuring number of drops in volume of liquid

stagnicolous

living in stagnant water

stalactiform

shaped like a stalactite or icicle

stalagmometer

instrument for measuring surface tension by drops

stallenger

keeper of a stall

staminiferous

bearing stamens

stammel

coarse woollen fabric, usually dyed red; bright red colour

stampomania

obsession with stamp-collecting

stanchion

upright beam, bar or support

standpipe

vertical pipe for conveying gas or water to a higher level

stanhope

light open one-seated carriage

stanjant

heraldic animal in profile with head towards the viewer

stannary

tin-mining district

stanniferous

bearing tin

stapediform

shaped like a stirrup

staphyline

like a bunch of grapes

staphylorrhaphy

surgical closure of a cleft palate

starbolins

sailors of the starboard watch

starets

starveling

starving, weak, hungry or pining person

stasiarch

ringleader in sedition

stasimorphy

structural modification by arrested development

stasiology

study of political parties

statant

heraldic animal standing in profile with all feet on the ground

statics

study of bodies and forces in equilibrium

statim

immediately; at once

stative

indicating a state rather than an action

statocracy

government by the state alone, without ecclesiastical influence

statolatry

worship of the state

statolith

small calcareous stone used by invertebrates to maintain equilibrium

statoscope

instrument for measuring small changes in atmospheric pressure

statuary

of, pertaining to or suitable for sculpture

statuminate

to support; to prop up

statuvolism

mesmerism; hypnotism

staurolatry

worship of the cross or crucifix

stauroscope

instrument for studying structure of crystals with polarised light

stay

large rope used to support a mast

staysail

fore-and-aft sail hoisted on a stay

steading

range of building surrounding a farmhouse

steatogenous

producing fat

steatopygous

fat-buttocked

steatorrhoea

excretion of fat through the bowels

steen

to line with stone

steenbok

small South African antelope

steeve

angle of elevation in relation to the horizontal

steeve

to set a ship’s bowsprit at an upward inclination

steganograph

cryptogram

steganographer

cryptographer; one who works with ciphers

steganography

writing in a secret, hidden, or encoded manner

stegmonth

period of recuperation after childbirth

stegnosis

constipation

stegophilist

one who climbs buildings for sport

stellate

star-shaped; starry

stelliferous

having many stars

stelliform

shaped like a star

stellify

to set among the stars

stellion

lizard with starry spots

stellular

star-like; having star-like spots

stelography

practice of writing inscriptions on columns or pillars

stemma

scroll; garland; pedigree; family tree

stemmatology

study of relationships between texts

stemson

supporting timber of a ship

stenometer

instrument for measuring distances

stenopaeic

with a narrow opening

stenosis

narrowing of an orifice

stenotone

breve; mark over letter to indicate a short vowel sound

stenotopic

able to tolerate only small environmental changes

stentor

loud-voiced person

stentorian

extremely loud

stephane

diadem or coronet worn by soldiers or statues of ancient deities

stercomancy

fortune-telling by studying seeds in dung

stercoraceous

of, like or pertaining to feces

stercoranism

belief that the consecrated Eucharist is digested and evacuated

stercoricolous

living in dung or filth

stercovorous

feeding on dung or excrement

stereobate

substructure; foundation; basement

stereochromy

colourful wall painting

stereognosis

ability to perceive the weight and form of an object

stereography

stereoscopic photography

stereometer

instrument for measuring specific gravity

stereometry

measurement of volumes of solid figures

stereophony

reproduction of sound

stereopsis

stereoscopic or three-dimensional vision

stereoscope

instrument for viewing special three-dimensional photographs

stereotaxis

reaction of organism to contact with a solid body

stereotomy

cutting of stone or other solid materials

steric

of, like or pertaining to the organization of atoms in a molecule

stern

back part of a ship

sternpost

main member at stern of a ship extending from keel to deck

sternutation

sneezing

sternway

movement of a ship backwards

sterquilinian

of, like or pertaining to a dunghill

stertorous

with a snoring sound

stet

to restore after marking for deletion

stethometer

instrument measuring chest expansion during breathing

stevedorage

fee levied for loading and unloading cargo

stevedore

steven

outcry; loud call

sthenic

strong; robust; morbidly active

stibadium

semicircular couch

stibial

of, like or pertaining to antimony

stibialism

antimony poisoning

sticharion

vestment like an alb worn by Orthodox priests

stichology

metrical theory

stichomancy

divination by picking passages from books at random

stichometry

numbering or counting lines in books or documents

stichomythia

dialogue in alternate lines

stiction

frictional force occurring when surfaces set together

stifle

joint above the hock of a horse

stigmatic

giving infamy, stigma or reproach, marked or branded

stigmatiferous

bearing stigma

stigmatophilia

obsession with tattooing or branding

stillage

frame or stand for keeping things off the floor

stillatitious

issuing in drops; falling in drops

stillatory

still; distillery

stillicide

drip; eavesdrop

stilp

to walk with stilts or crutches

stipiform

shaped like a stalk

stirious

shaped like an icicle

stirk

yearling ox or cow; pasture for yearlings

stirpiculture

selective breeding

stirps

branch of a family; pedigree

stithy

blacksmith’s forge or anvil

stiver

thing of little or no value

stochastic

of, like or pertaining to a sequence of random events

stockinette

soft elastic cotton fabric

stodge

to cram, stuff or gorge with food

stoichiology

science of elements of animal tissues

stoichiometry

measurement of proportions of chemical reactions

stoicism

belief in indifference to pleasure or pain

stokehold

ship’s furnace chamber

stole

narrow ecclesiastical vestment or scarf

stolisomancy

divination by observing how one dresses oneself

stolon

runner or shoot from base of a plant

stoloniferous

bearing or having runners

stomacher

armour for the chest; covering or ornament for the chest area

stomachous

resentful; haughty; spirited

stomatiferous

having an orifice or mouth

stomatolalia

speech produced with clogged nostrils

stomatology

study of the mouth

stomp

jazz dance featuring heavy stamping of the feet

stonk

a heavy concentration of artillery fire

stope

steplike excavation in mining

storge

natural or parental affection

storiate

to decorate with historical designs

storiated

decorated with elaborate ornamental designs

storiology

study of folk tales

stoss

side of a hill facing upstream

stoup

vessel for holding holy water

strabismometer

instrument measuring degree of squinting

strabometer

instrument for measuring strabismus in the eyes

strabotomy

surgical removal of a squint

stradometrical

strahl

flow of beams of electrons from the sun to earth

strait

strict; rigorous; constricted

strake

continuous band of plates on side of a ship

strake

trough for washing ore

stramineous

strawy; light; worthless; straw-coloured

strapontin

folding seat in a theatre

strappado

form of torture in which victim is left dangling from a rope

strass

paste for making false gems

stratarchy

rulership over an army

strathspey

reel-like Scottish dance of moderate tempo

straticulate

composed of parallel strata

stratiform

layered; forming a layer

stratigraphy

study of geological layers or strata

stratocracy

military rule or despotism

stratography

art of leading an army

stratonic

of an army or armies

strephosymbolia

visual disorder where letters are mirror image

strepitant

loud; noisy; clamorous

stretcher

brick placed lengthwise in masonry

striated

striped; with fine lines

strickle

tool used to sharpen a scythe; template

stridor

harsh shrill sound

stridulate

to make a chirping or scraping sound

striga

flute of a column

strigate

bristled; streaked

strigiform

shaped like an owl

strigil

scraper used to clean the skin after bathing

strigilation

scraping

strigine

owl-like; of, like or pertaining to owls

stritch

straightened alto saxophone

strobic

like a spinning top; appearing to spin

stroboscope

instrument for studying motion using flashes of light

strombuliferous

bearing spirally coiled organs

strombuliform

shaped like a spinning top; spirally twisted

structuralism

theory that emphasizes structure or order of ideas to produce meaning

strumpetocracy

government by strumpets

struthiform

ostrich-like

struthious

of, like or pertaining to ostriches

stulm

adit; draining-shaft

stultiloquence

foolish or senseless talk

stummel

bowl and adjacent part of a pipe

stunsail

light auxiliary sail to the side of principal sails

stupe

medicated cloth used to treat fever

stupefacient

narcotic; stupefying

stupent

astounded; dumbfounded

stuprate

to ravish; to violate; to rape

stygian

having a gloomy or foreboding aspect; murky

styliferous

bearing a bristle

styliform

shaped like a bristle

stylite

monk who spends much time on tops of pillars

stylobate

continuous pedestal supporting a row of columns

stylogalmaic

of, like or pertaining to figures serving as columns or pillars

stylography

mode of writing or engraving with a pen

stylometer

instrument for measuring columns

stylometry

studying literature by means of statistical analysis

styptic

drawing together; astringent

suaviloquence

pleasing or agreeable speech

sub dio

outdoors; in open air

sub rosa

secretly; in confidence

subact

to work up; to subdue

subalary

beneath the wings

subaltern

ranked quantitatively but not qualitatively; subordinate

subarmale

coat worn under armour

subarrhation

mode of betrothal where gift given by man to woman

subduct

to withdraw; to take away

subduple

in the ratio of one to two

subduplicate

expressed by a square root

suberic

of or pertaining to cork

suberous

of, like or having the appearance of cork; pertaining to cork

subessive

indicating location under or below

subfocal

of which one is only dimly aware

subhastation

sale by public auction

subinfeudate

to grant to another land held by another feudal lord

subintelligitur

implication understood though not stated

subitaneous

sudden; hasty; hastily made

subitize

to perceive number of items in a group without counting

subito

at once; immediately

subjectivism

doctrine that all knowledge is subjective

subjoin

to add at the end or afterwards

sublate

to deny; to contradict; to resolve a contradiction

sublative

indicating movement towards the top of

sublineation

act of underlining

sublunary

under the moon; of this world; earthly; terrestrial

subluxation

state of being almost dislocated

subnascent

growing up from beneath

subnubilar

under clouds

suborn

to bribe or procure to commit an unlawful act

subreptary

adapted to crawling

subreption

misrepresentation; false deduction

subrogate

to substitute

subsecive

remaining over; spare

subserve

to be useful to; to promote

subsidiarity

state of being subsidiary; secondary importance

subsolar

beneath the sun; between the tropics

substantialism

belief that there is a real existence underlying phenomena

substitutionalism

theory that memory substitutes for independent reality of past experience

substractor

detractor

substratose

imperfectly stratified

substruct

to build beneath; to lay as a foundation

subsultive

moving by leaps and starts; twitching

subsultus

convulsive movement

subtend

to be opposite to or to extend under

subternatural

less than natural

subtopia

suburbs of a city

subtrude

to push in stealthily

subturbary

beneath turf

subungual

beneath a nail or hoof

suburbicarian

of, like or pertaining to suburbs

subvention

granting of money in aid

succedaneous

serving as a substitute

succedaneum

substitute; remedy

succentor

bass soloist in a choir

succenturiate

to supply what is lacking; to supplement

succiduous

ready to fall; in the process of falling; tottering

succiferous

bearing or producing sap

succinctorium

band or scarf worn from the Pope’s girdle

succinic

of, pertaining to or derived from amber

succiniferous

bearing or producing amber

succise

appearing to have the lower part cut off

succorrhoea

excessive secretion

succour

to aid in distress

succubus

female devil who seduces men and copulates with them in their sleep

succursal

subsidiary; branch or subsidiary establishment

succus

juice extracted from plant

sucrier

table vessel for sugar

suctorial

designed for sucking or adhering

sudarium

cloth for wiping away sweat

sudatory

inducing sweat

sudd

mass of floating weed blocking the Nile River

sudiform

shaped like a stake

sudoriferous

inducing or secreting sweat

sudorific

causing sweat

sudoriparous

secreting sweat

suffibulum

veil worn by vestal virgins prior to their sacrifice

suffisance

sufficiency; satisfaction; enjoyment

sufflaminate

to check; to obstruct; to block

suffragan

assistant bishop

suffrutescent

having a woody base

sugent

designed for sucking

sugillate

to beat until black and blue

suicidology

study of suicide

suidian

of, like or pertaining to pigs

suilline

like a pig; of, like or pertaining to pigs or hogs

suine

mixture of margarine and lard

suint

dried sheep perspiration

sulcal

of a sulcus; grooved; furrowed

sulcate

with grooves or furrows

sulciform

having the shape of a groove

sulcus

groove, furrow or fissure

sulky

light two-wheeled, one-person horse-drawn carriage

sullage

filth; refuse; sewage; scum; silt

sulphorous

of, like or pertaining to hellfire; infernal; blasphemous

sulphureous

bright yellow

summa

comprehensive treatise

summate

to add together

sumpsimus

correct expression that replaces popular but wrong one

sumpter

pack horse; beast of burden

sumptuary

of, like or pertaining to expense or extravagance

sunbittern

brightly coloured South American bird

sundog

bright spot or halo appearing on either side of sun; parhelion

suni

dwarfed southern African antelope

supellex

furnishings; apparatus for an experiment

superannuate

to discharge as being too old

superbiloquence

arrogant or proud speech

supercalender

to give a high polish to

supercargo

ship’s official in charge of business affairs

supercherie

deception; hoax; fraud

superciliary

of, on or near the eyebrow

supercilious

disdainfully superior; overbearing

supercrescent

parasitic

supererogation

doing more than needed to complete a task

superessive

indicating location upon or on top of

superfetate

to conceive during pregnancy

superfetation

superabundant production or accumulation

superficies

surface layer; surface with length and width only

superhumeral

ecclesiastical garment worn over the shoulders

superincumbent

resting on top; overlying; overhanging

superinduce

to bring as addition

superjacent

lying above

superjection

exaggeration; hyperbole

superlunary

otherworldly; above the moon

supermanism

theory that emphasizes the qualities of the ‘superman’ above mere humanity

supernal

on high; celestial; exalted

supernatant

floating on the surface

supernumerary

above the stated, usual or necessary number

superscribe

to write at the top or at the head

supersensible

beyond physical perception; spiritual

supersensualism

doctrine that emphasizes qualities above those perceptible by the senses

supersolid

magnitude of more than three dimensions

supervenient

extraneous, additional or unexpected

supeter

armour for the feet

supinate

to lie on one’s back; to make to lie on the back

supine

lying flat on the back

suppalpation

coaxing; wheedling

suppedaneum

support under foot of crucified person

suppletion

addition; supplement

suppliant

supplicating; entreating

suppositious

conjectural; hypothetical

suppurate

to discharge pus

supra

above; earlier in a text

supraliminal

conscious

supralunar

beyond the moon; very lofty

suq

Middle Eastern marketplace

surah

soft twilled silk or rayon

sural

of, like or pertaining to the calf of the leg

surbate

to bruise from walking; to make footsore

surcease

to stop or cease

surcingle

girth or strap for holding saddle to animal’s back

surcoat

garment worn over armour bearing a heraldic device

surculation

pruning; cutting off shoots to propagate them

surculigerous

producing suckers

surculose

having or producing suckers

surd

irrational number

surdimutism

state of being both deaf and dumb

suretyship

responsibility assumed by one person on another’s behalf

surexcitation

excessive excitedness

surfactant

substance which reduces surface tension

surfeit

excess; state of being full

surficial

of, like or pertaining to the surface of the earth

surnominal

of, like or pertaining to surnames

surplice

loose-fitting ankle length overgarment worn by clerics

surrey

light four-wheeled carriage with two seats

suscept

host of a parasite

suscipient

recipient of a sacrament

suscitate

to excite; to rouse

sussultatory

characterized by large up-and-down vibrations

sustentacular

supporting

sustentative

sustaining

susurrus

murmuring; whisper; rustling

sutile

accomplished by stitching or sewing

sutler

one who sells liquor or provisions to soldiers

sutorian

of, like or pertaining to cobbling or sewing

svedberg

unit of time used to measure sedimentation velocity

swag

looping hanging down bit of fabric over a window or door

swage

groove; grooved shaping tool

swale

marshy hollow or depression; meadow

swallet

place where water disappears underground

swansdown

heavy napped cotton flannel

swanskin

soft napped fabric resembling flannel

swape

beam with which water is raised to irrigation ditches

sward

a portion of land covered with grass

swarf

grit from an axle; stone or metal filings

swasivious

agreeably persuasive

sweven

vision seen in sleep; a dream

swingometer

instrument for measuring swing in votes during an election

swipple

striking part of a flail

swissing

ordinary calendering of cloth

swith

instantly; quickly

swive

to enjoy conjugal intimacy with a female personage; to fuck a chick

swoopstake

in an indiscriminate manner

sybaritic

devoted to luxury

sybil

female prophet; hag; witch

sybilline

like an oracle or prophet; mysterious

sybotic

of, like or pertaining to a swineherd

sycomancy

divination using fig leaves

sycosis

inflammation of the hair follicles or beard

syllabatim

syllable by syllable

syllabub

anything frothy or insubstantial

syllepsis

figure where word related to two others differently

syllogism

argument in which two premises lead to a logical conclusion

sylph

airy female spirit or fairy-creature; slim girl

sylvatic

belonging to or found in woods

sylvestral

of, like or pertaining to trees

sylviculture

forestry

symblepharon

adhesion of the eyelid to the eyeball

symbolaeography

drawing up of legal documents

symbolatry

undue worship of symbols

symbolography

writing of symbols or figures

symbology

study of symbols

symmachy

fighting jointly against a common enemy

symmetrophobia

fear of symmetry

symmography

string art

sympatric

occupying the same regions but not interbreeding

symphilism

the state of being in a symbiotic relationship

symphily

living together for mutual benefit

symphonia

old name for the hurdy-gurdy or other musical instruments

symphoric

accident-prone

sympiesometer

instrument for measuring pressure of a current

symploce

repetition of word at start of one and end of next clause

symposiarch

leader of a conference

symposiast

participant at a conference

symptomatography

description of symptoms

symptomatology

study of symptoms of illness

synaeresis

running together of vowels into a diphthong

synaesthesia

confusion of one sensation with another

synaesthesis

harmony of differing impulses from a work of art

synallagmatic

mutually or reciprocally obligatory; bilateral

synaloepha

contraction of two syllables into one by omitting a vowel

synanthy

growing together of two flowers

synaphea

metrical continuity between verses in a system

synaposematism

warning coloration common to many species in region

synarchy

joint sovereignty

synartesis

close junction

synastry

comparison of horoscopes of two or more people

synaxarion

account of a saint’s life

syncategorematic

meaningless or unable to form a term without other words

synchoresis

concession made for the sake of more effective retort

synchroscope

instrument for detecting whether two moving parts are synchronized

synchysis

confusion of meaning due to unusual arrangement

synclastic

curved in all directions towards a single point

syncline

downward fold in geology

syncope

omission of a sound from middle of a word

syncretism

combination of different religious beliefs

syncrisis

comparison of diverse or contradictory things

syndactylic

with digits joined together

syndeton

phrase whose parts are joined by a conjunction

syndicalism

doctrine of direct worker control of capital

syndyasmian

marked by a loose temporary pair-bonding or one-night stand

synecdoche

part used to refer to whole or vice versa

synecdochial

broadened or narrowed in interpretation

synechiology

continuity or union of all things

synechthry

cohabitation of hostile species

synecology

study of ecological communities

synectics

study of processes of invention

synedrion

judicial assembly

syneidesis

conscience as passing judgement on past acts

synergism

belief that human will and divine spirit cooperate in salvation

synergy

combined action of two or more forces

synesis

syntax having regard to meaning rather than form

syngamy

free interbreeding between organisms

syngenesis

sexual reproduction

syngraph

writing or contract signed by both or all parties

synizesis

movement of one part causing movement in another part

synod

ecclesiastical assembly or council

synodical

of, like or pertaining to conjunction

synoeciosis

rhetorical figure of coupling opposites

synoecism

uniting of several towns under a single capital city

synoecize

to unite in one community or city-state

synoecy

association of species with benefit to one species only

synonymicon

thesaurus

synoptic

of or giving a synopsis or summary

synorthographic

spelled in the same way

synsemantic

of a word, having no meaning outside a specific context

syntagm

organized body, system or group

syntectic

having the quality of melting or dissolving

synteresis

conscience as guide to action; intuitive moral knowledge

syntexis

liquefaction; melting; wasting

synthronus

joint throne for an Orthodox bishop and his presbyters

syntomy

brevity; conciseness

syntrierarch

an ancient Greek citizen charged with equipping a trireme

syphilology

study of syphilis

syphilomania

pathological belief that one is afflicted with syphilis

syphilophobia

fear of syphilis

syringadenous

of, like or pertaining to sweat glands

syrinx

rock-cut tunnel; pan pipes

syrtic

of, like or pertaining to quicksand

syssitia

ancient Greek custom of eating chief meal together in public

systaltic

alternately contracting and dilating; pulsating

systatic

bringing together

systematology

study of systems

systyle

having columns separated by a distance of twice their thickness

syzygy

alignment of three or more celestial bodies

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