Vocabulary Time Part 8
Otiant– idle; resting.
machicolation– n. apertures in parapet or floor of gallery for firing upon persons below. machicolate, v.t. furnish with these
Secern– To discern as separate; discriminate.
prothalamion -A song in celebration of a wedding; an epithalamium.
a capite ad calcem–From head to heel.
ad internecionem– To extermination.
Abusus non tollit usum-Wrong use does not preclude proper use.
ad captandum vulgus-To attract or to please the rabble.
Ollendorffian– in the stilted language of foreign phrase-books.
gerascophobia–a morbid, irrational fear of, or aversion to, growing old.
bathysiderodrophobia–the fear of subways, undergrounds or metros.
hormephobia-Fear of shock.
cacoethes loquendi– the irresistible urge to speak.
cacoethes scribendi-.the irresistible urge to write