noun • the formal name for dirty talk; the practice of using graphic word imagery to heighten sexual pleasure before and during sexual intercourse, commonly a part of foreplay
noun • /ˈpər.lɪ.kjuː/ • the space between the thumb and index finger
noun • the buttocks
editor’s note: in addition to being another useful word for one’s posterior, curple does in fact rhyme with purple. it has been in the english language since the 1400s.
noun • /ɛpɪˈnɪsɪən/ • a triumphal ode commemorating a victory at the Olympic games; a song of triumph
noun • ˈdɪsfɪmɪz(ə)m • the substitution of an unpleasant word or expression for a pleasant one; the opposite of euphemism.
wikipædia says, “referring to the paper version of an online magazine as the ‘dead tree edition’ is an example of dysphemism.”
noun • /ælˈtɛrɪtɪ/ • the state of being different
noun • incomprehensibility of things; the state of being impossible to understand; the skeptic doctrine that knowledge cannot be certain.
From the Greek α̉- (privative) + καταλαμβάνειν (‘to seize’).
- rout • a rout of wolves
- clowder • a clowder of cats
- descension • a descension of woodpeckers
- disworship • a disworship of Scots
- mute • a mute of hounds
- raft • a raft of ducks
- unbrewing • an unbrewing of carvers
- neverthriving • a neverthriving of jugglers
- drunkenship • a drunkenship of cobblers
- shrewdness • a shrewdness of apes
noun • 1) the condition of something whose essence is fully realized; an actuality or perfect realization. 2) a vital force that directs an organism toward self-fulfillment; a catalyst to fulfillment.
noun • /ˈpur-kwuh-zit/ • any monetary or other incidental benefit beyond salary; a tip or gratuity.
Often shortened to perk. From Medieval Latin perquīsītum (‘an acquired possession’).
verb • /som-nam-byuh-leyt/ • to walk in one’s sleep.
From Latin somnus (‘sleep’) + ambulāre (‘to walk’).