It's time for the second part of my list of words harvested from Foyle's Philavery and http://www.rinkwords.com/. (You can read the first part here if you missed it.)
* Groak - to stare longingly at someone, especially someone who is eating.
* Infundibular - funnel shaped. I love the way this sounds.
* Lethologica - the inability to remember a word or call to mind the right word. From Greek lethe for 'forget' and logos for 'word'. I seem to be suffering from this more and more, although perhaps it's no surprise when I keep stuffing my vocabulary with new words.
* Moodle - to meander, pass time in doing nothing. I'm so going to incorporate this into my every day vocabulary - I moodle every day at work.
* Obdormition - numbness caused by pressure on a nerve, as when one's foot is "asleep".
* Pandiculation - the stretching that accompanies yawning. Hmmm...not sure why this action needs its own word, but I like that it has one.
* Pinguid - fat; also, greasy.
* Popliteal - of or pertaining to the back of the knees. There's a word for that?
* Quisquilious - like rubbish; trashy, worthless. This just sounds funny. For some reason, this word gets stuck in my head, like the philological version of an ear worm.
* Sternutation - the act of sneezing; also, a sneeze.
* Subderisorious - ridiculing in moderation. Is that the opposite of damning with faint praise?
* Ultracrepidarian - expressing opinions on matters beyond one's knowledge, ignorant and presumptous. I had a date with a guy like that a little while back. It annoyed me at the time but I didn't have a cool word for it then.
Enjoy. (I also have a slightly longer list on my listography page if you are hungry for more.) And now I must go and pack for my holidayeeeeee.
PS I plan to blog a little when I can while I'm away, so stay tuned.