Tuesday, May 31, 2005
Will Geek for Words, Part 5: The G Edition
It should go without saying that these are just some of the words in this book that tickled my fancy. Oh, didn't I mention my lexiphilia has a kinkier side? What I do with words in the privacy of my own home is, well, between me and consenting words. 'nuff said. Here are some G words.
- galimatias, n.: gibberish; confused, meaningless jargon.
- galp, v.i.: to yawn; to gape. -v.t. to belch. -n. gaping.
- galuptious, adj.: delightful, excellent, superb, wonderful, terrific.
- gapingstock, n.: an object of open-mouthed curiosity.
- geck, n.: 1. an object of scorn; a dupe. 2. an expression or gesture of scorn or contempt. -v.t. & i. to deride, cheat; to toss the head in derision.
- genicon, n.: a sexual partner imagined by one who is dissatisfied with her actual partner. [Note: the author of this book has the delightful standard of using "her" as the normal general pronoun instead of the usual "his" as the general pronoun. I like it. If the definition of a word needs to include a specific gender, she (the author) will explicitly say so.]
- genophobia, n.: fear of sex.
- girn, v.i.: to snarl, whine. -v.t. to bare the teeth in rage; to utter with a girn or snarl (Scottish, English dialect).
- gleed, n.: 1. a live coal. 2. a flame or ray. 3. pl. cinders. -adj. 1. squint-eyed; blind in one eye. 2. crooked, awry, astray.
- gnathonic, adj.: flattering, deceitful; gnathonical.
- gomeral, n.: a fool.
- grimgribber, n.: technical jargon, especially legal.
- grinagog, n.: a perpetual grinner (slang).
- gunzel, n.: a. a passive, orally oriented, male homosexual. see gazooney. 2. a brat. 3. an informer (slang).
- gyneolatry, n.: worship of women.
- gynophobia, n.: fear of women.