Chris reads this article for you:
noun – admiration of a particular part of someone’s body
verb – to drink often; to eat and/or drink noisily
noun – coastal navigation; the exclusive right of a country to control the air traffic within its borders
noun – old English word for bagpipe
adjective – of, pertaining to, or resembling a hedgehog
Although she won’t know what it means, never, ever tell your date Erin that she is “looking quite erinaceous this evening.”
noun – in Turkey and some other countries, a decree or mandate issued by the sovereign
noun – a tax on salt
noun – a platform of a staircase where the stair turns back in exactly the reverse direction of the lower flight
verb – to pawn or mortgage something
adjective – pertaining to breakfast
noun – fear of failure
This is the last word that someone with kakorrhaphiophobia would want to encounter in a spelling bee.
Or when reading an article for an English lesson.
noun – loudness and clarity of enunciation
adjective – having a good sense of smell
noun – the day before yesterday
noun – outdated word meaning “armpit”
adjective – uttering few words; brief in speech
If you had to figure out how to use this word in context, you probably wouldn’t say much either.
noun – two dozen sheets of paper
noun – small shoot growing from the root of a plant
noun – high-waisted skiing pants with shoulder straps
noun – a small quantity of something left over
Undoubtedly the biggest eyebrow-raiser on this list!
adjective – having wooly or crispy hair
noun – a sickly or weak person, especially one who is constantly and morbidly concerned with his or her health
noun – style of shoe or boot in the 1950s with a sharp and long pointed toe
verb – to gulp down quickly and greedily
noun – hand of cards containing no card above a nine
noun – delusion of a person who believes himself changed into an animal