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July 10, 2014

Vocabulary: Faerie Fault Edition

galloon: a decorative piece of braid or trimming for clothes or furniture, often silver or gold
ob-, re-, in-, sub-sequent: types of streams, determined by surrounding erosion patterns
inselberg: a hill that rises abruptly from an otherwise flat plain (German: island-hill)
auricule: the exterior portion of the ear, or a certain flower resembling a bear’s ear
cryptogamous: of or relating to a now-obsolete taxonomy of seedless organisms
weirdsma: made-up word indicating interesting geological formations
antinomy: laws or philosophical positions apparently in contradiction
orogeny: mountain formation, often by folding or thrust faulting
interfluve: the raised land separating two adjacent river valleys
rutilence: a glow or glitter, usually reddish, warm, or golden
rebec: a lute-shaped but violin-like string instrument
westering: moving or tending towards the west
apologue: an allegory or moral tale
vug: a crystal-lined cavity in rock

- - Coldewey.cc

Posted by gerardvanderleun at July 10, 2014 10:24 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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I learned a new word, coined by Thomas F. Bertonneau:

aschemiolatry n. from the Greek words Aschemia (disorder) and Latreia (worship)

Aschemiolatry is the perverse and modern worship of ugliness.

Posted by: Mother Effingby [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 10, 2014 11:46 AM

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