Wordplayer has adopted , looked up 10814 words, created 34 lists, listed 1970 words, written 262 comments, added 9 tags, and loved 12 words.

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  • purpureus is a color

    July 14, 2013

  • The assemblage of dead organisms or fossils that occurred together in a given area at a given moment of geologic time. Also known as death assemblage; taphocoenosis.

    January 17, 2013

  • This word has only 5 Google results...

    December 16, 2012

  • elephant goad- apparently it's also an improvised weapon

    crowbill, boar spear, ox tongue spear, doglock.

    An onager can refer to a type of catapult or an ass.

    November 24, 2012

  • sawfish for an improvised weapon, archerfish, crown-of-thorns starfish, kukri snake

    November 14, 2012

  • Misophonia is the hatred of certain sounds like chewing, smacking, coughing, sneezing, etc. It can

    lead to anxiety and avoidant behavior.

    November 4, 2012

  • Apparently an aiger is a tidal wave occurring in a river. I didn't know that was possible!

    July 18, 2012

  • Definition: A traditional art form originating from Mozambique that involves miniature yet colorful, wooden models

    July 17, 2012

  • Cryptosporidium makes me cringe every time I see it. Great list though!

    June 6, 2012

  • What about the crazy cat people?

    May 11, 2012

  • Sharing is caring. Welcome to Wordnik

    April 29, 2012

  • Amazing list

    April 22, 2012

  • One of a group of benevolent spirits promoting good in the world

    April 21, 2012

  • It's the largest freshwater fish in the world, but somehow it is unlisted!

    April 14, 2012

  • Rhymes with and is synonymous with bounce

    April 7, 2012

  • You can hear the crickets chirping...

    March 15, 2012

  • A word that my friend and I coined as we were discussing the buttered cat paradox. I defined it as follows: "When the butter on toast is reabsorbed into the bread, causing the bread to become stale again; when toast ceases to be toasted"

    February 18, 2012

  • polydactyly

    February 3, 2012

  • If anyone was going to make a list a "organ multiples" list, I'd nominate deinonychus

    February 3, 2012

  • This is a...um...word-sharing website, and not a political website. What are you trying to accomplish?

    January 29, 2012

  • The WordNet definition is so disappointing compared to the other two.

    January 20, 2012

  • bifurcate?

    January 20, 2012

  • Thanks deinonychus! I can add it too my particularly-interesting list!

    January 19, 2012

  • A physical condition that causes a person to produce tears of blood

    January 14, 2012

  • Thanks deinonychus! This is an open list, so you can feel free to own things on your own though.

    Edit: I've already got quintaphone, but I will still add quintephone. I'm pretty sure that they are variations of the same thing.

    January 14, 2012

  • A Tesla coil that has been modified to create music

    January 14, 2012

  • tittle? It prevents a lowercase 'i' form being a lowercase 'l'

    January 8, 2012

  • Amazing list

    January 8, 2012

  • Parasite-ception!

    January 7, 2012

  • I've also never been called "'layer" before, but that is super interesting. You should start a list of letter parts.

    January 7, 2012

  • @gangerh: Hmm...I never heard that definition before. Interesting

    January 6, 2012

  • It's like flubber

    January 6, 2012

  • Sorry, I can't help it, but I make a fake definition for this word: A person who makes breastplates for men

    January 6, 2012

  • Don't forget oobleck's cousins: glurch and goop

    January 6, 2012

  • Oh, I forget about those headbands! I've heard it used as a place-holder as well though.

    January 6, 2012

  • Did you get dealybopper?

    January 4, 2012

  • pax vobiscum was listed twice, but this is a great list.

    December 10, 2011

  • haulm (or halm)

    December 4, 2011

  • I wouldn't be paid at all; I would lose track after some charioteer or whatever interrupted me.

    December 2, 2011

  • Whoa! I've had this before, but I never knew its name!

    November 28, 2011

  • This is one of those things that is both good or bad, depending on which definition you choose.

    November 28, 2011

  • This is a term describing when an animal becomes so knowledgeable in the field of medicine that it is able to self-medicate

    November 24, 2011

  • And, according to the Twitter links to the right, alfalfa relieves constipation.

    November 23, 2011

  • Alfalfa must have a lot of good reputation as a wordplaying word.

    November 23, 2011

  • According to Jurassic Park, this is a person who studies chaos. (Dinosaur chaos is also correct.)

    November 17, 2011

  • One of the greatest paradoxes of all-time. *Chews it over with a fuflun*

    November 12, 2011

  • What a word. It's a compound word that can be flipped and retain the same meaning!

    November 12, 2011

  • Square drums would cause the sound waves to be strange and awkward.

    October 22, 2011

  • This word is possibly the only time that you'll see the words loping and fagot in the same sentence..besides bilby's example below.

    October 7, 2011

  • I was going to mention sausage fest; I think sausage party has a better connotation....Then there is the lemon party...

    October 2, 2011

  • An agnostic who leans towards religion

    October 2, 2011

  • Somewhat boring

    October 2, 2011

  • Aww...Prolagus beat me to it!

    September 23, 2011

  • There is actually an entire game based on mondegreens...it's called Mad Gab.

    September 20, 2011

  • I'd just like to say for the second time...why can't we add comments to our profiles or lists? (Well, my profile is private now, but what about the lists?)

    September 20, 2011

  • I was doubtful that this was a word; I can feel the awesomeness now!

    September 18, 2011

  • Quite an autoantonym or contranym

    September 17, 2011

  • Wow, what an aesthetic word!

    September 14, 2011

  • Transformation into a beast.

    September 4, 2011

  • A person who takes a vow of silence.

    September 3, 2011

  • A bugle with keys

    September 2, 2011

  • Hmmm....it's actually a word!

    August 28, 2011

  • Hmm...I think I have bornite in my mineral collection.

    August 19, 2011

  • Why can't we comment of each other profiles or lists anymore???

    August 10, 2011

  • Did it occur to you that you could make an entire list of words with "steno-" as the prefix?

    August 8, 2011

  • That doesn't sound very good.

    August 8, 2011

  • Shrimpoluminescence is a form of sonoluminescence, in which the sound of the shrimps (nearly 240 decibels)creates light. Shrimps are so loud that they can white out a submarine's sonar!

    July 22, 2011

  • Thanks for suggesting shrimpoluminescence!

    July 22, 2011

  • I need a list idea...but, alas, I have none.

    July 20, 2011

  • I've heard it's delicious, although it's name sounds suspiciously similar to trematode.

    July 20, 2011

  • I never knew that even Stephen King made a lot of obvious mistakes, like huband and fulfils! No one is safe from spelling errors.

    July 11, 2011

  • I have noticed that you can't reach the tags page anymore...This interface has a lot of bugs.

    July 9, 2011

  • Isn't it amazing that sound can create light? We live in a strange world.

    July 9, 2011

  • Dog midwife???

    July 5, 2011

  • Stumbled across this delightful word today!

    July 4, 2011

  • This is not good for my reputation.....*

    July 1, 2011

  • *takes quesadilla*

    June 28, 2011

  • hernia?

    June 26, 2011

  • Someone should make a waffle list...

    June 25, 2011

  • Youch!

    June 24, 2011

  • Did I forget any?

    June 22, 2011

  • Epic list!

    June 22, 2011

  • It has occurred to me that, if this followed common English rules, then the word would be singing...

    June 21, 2011

  • I'm half-dutch anyway....!

    June 21, 2011

  • Wiktionary is a free-to-edit website, so that was probably the work of an internet miscreant.

    June 18, 2011

  • Great list!

    June 18, 2011

  • This is amazing; I was just thinking about how I couldn't sleep last night, and then I look at the sidebar...

    June 15, 2011

  • It's not misspelled; its a variant. The officials at the spelling bee decided to scrap this word after they discovered that this was the lesser-used variant.

    June 12, 2011

  • Ice age glaciations of the Pleistocene epoch.

    Forebulge effect. Economic pillar of the village.

    Flevoland. Bible belt. Small price had to be paid for the baby.

    A collection of twenty homo-erotic poems.

    June 12, 2011

  • I think all of the bulb and stem vegetables (asparagus, kohlrabi, leek) are dignified, with the exception of garlic.

    June 12, 2011

  • A mining deposit of kohlrabis. Inspired by this comment:

    link (8th comment from the bottom)

    June 12, 2011

  • I think hernesheir should get brownie points for yugoslapvia.

    June 8, 2011

  • I've seen the teapot, and its one of my favorites!

    June 8, 2011

  • Unless its a silly internet rumor, it's true!

    June 7, 2011

  • No way...I read that 867-5309 is a prime number....and you know what that means!

    June 7, 2011

  • But I think ampersands are awesome, so I agree with asativum. However, it is kind of pointless to substitute a symbol for a three-letter word.

    June 6, 2011

  • Lets see...I could spell naphthalene, susurrus, psittacines, komatik, and sorites.

    June 6, 2011

  • Wow..I had this idea...but I didnt know that you thought of it first....! Anyway, b*ll.

    June 5, 2011

  • Misspelling from Isaac Asimov's Murder at the ABA

    June 5, 2011

  • Might I suggest "More Than a Full Deck."

    Bezique, for instance.

    May 30, 2011

  • Nice list...but long name...

    May 29, 2011

  • Awesome sionnach and mollusque! I was hoping somone would put hopping mad!

    May 24, 2011

  • image resolution island

    May 24, 2011

  • And now add "ville" in Step Two.

    May 24, 2011

  • Hernesheir, check this out: link

    May 24, 2011

  • Nearly two-thirds of the particles in this list are simply hypothetical

    May 22, 2011

  • Wait..why is perfect listed here?

    May 22, 2011

  • Thanks for adding mine blaf

    May 22, 2011

  • What can come after crumbs?

    May 22, 2011

  • Even dope wars?

    May 19, 2011

  • What about the specific wee color: urobilin

    May 18, 2011

  • I believe the winning word (not my own) was cymbidium. I would have gotten this word right if I didn't already misspell malfeasance. I had never heard of malfeasance before in my life, and missing that word was such a wrongdoing.

    May 18, 2011

  • I have achieved 4th place in the California State Spelling Bee!

    I might post a list of all the words later.

    May 16, 2011

  • tonsillolith and otolith

    May 13, 2011

  • I had to look it up...Great song!

    May 11, 2011

  • Thanks Pro

    May 8, 2011

  • I feel dirty now...

    May 8, 2011

  • Anyone notice that this neologism contains the word rapist. Am I the only one that noticed?

    May 8, 2011

  • Its frog season, and there are a bunch of froglets swimming in my pool or hopping madly. I'm afraid I might squish one.

    May 6, 2011

  • Apparently, this is a wheel that is used for spinning flax.

    May 5, 2011

  • Since everyone's sharing, here was my strategy...

    1. I matched yarb with od, because it just seemed like a fitting word. This was also how I correctly identified erinmckean.

    2. Chained_bear commented on wodge, while oroboros commented on present. I'm surprised I'm the only one that correctly identified oroboros.

    3. I chose greenhorn with the mistaken assumption that I would be the newest Wordie to enter the contest. However, Wordnicolina was, and that threw a lot of people off guard. Congrats P_U for seeing through the trompe l'oeil

    May 5, 2011

  • Added snuff and snatiation, but I can't think of any others right now.

    May 4, 2011

  • Wait, so did my last minute changes not count...I'm confuzzled...

    Edit: ..And scared...because I just changed my answers before I read that the contest was over...*hides face in shame*

    IM SORRY!

    2nd edit: I might've just gotten more wrong though, because...normally your gut instinct is right

    May 4, 2011

  • inSIGNia

    May 4, 2011

  • ChANDeLiErS

    May 4, 2011

  • I think you misspelled chandeliers though. Anyway, thanks for accepting my input.

    May 3, 2011

  • Would ChANDeLiErS and inSIGNia count?

    May 3, 2011

  • Thanks for favoriting my list, Punderscore!

    May 2, 2011

  • My band teacher thinks that he created this word...

    May 2, 2011

  • Will troll-doll count?

    May 1, 2011

  • also *favorited*

    May 1, 2011

  • Oh, I was unaware of that, but thank you mollusque!

    May 1, 2011

  • While reading the list, I came across nagaswaram. Shouldn't it be nadaswaram?

    April 30, 2011

  • Curl up and dye?! Thank just made my day!

    April 29, 2011

  • Ye warp lord is paled with worry at building a world pyre.

    Muahahahaha!

    April 29, 2011

  • This is another twisted malady. Also see intussusception

    April 28, 2011

  • Whoops, that was the list I was looking for. I apologize.

    April 28, 2011

  • In the Persian language, it means "denying yourself to please the other."

    April 25, 2011

  • In South Africa, this word means, "the feeling of interdependence, of shared destiny.

    April 25, 2011

  • He who says a woman is always right in order to avoid problems.

    April 25, 2011

  • In Romanian, this is a noun that means "the action of missing something". There is no noun for this in the English language.

    April 25, 2011

  • This incantatory word means “You bury me,” a declaration of one’s hope that they’ll die before another person because of how difficult it would be to live without them.

    April 25, 2011

  • An Irish word that means *quote*:A relationship one has with the land/air/water, a deep connection that allows one to literally hear the earth singing… *unquote*

    April 25, 2011

  • In Norwegian, this word means not only "yes"; it also refers to a positive response to a double-negative question.

    For example, if I were to ask you if you didn't like water, then jo would be a response to say, "Yes,I DO like water.

    Wow, translating that was hard.

    April 25, 2011

  • Arabic for a kind of indescribably deep sadness

    April 25, 2011

  • A chronically unlucky person, a recipient of bad luck, but not unlucky.

    April 25, 2011

  • By the way, I did sacrifice my word because I had no idea on one of the entrants...(or did I)...

    April 25, 2011

  • Alright..let's get this over with:

    bilby slopseller

    blafferty harlequin

    chained_bear wodge

    dontcry tear-resistant

    erinmckean calepinereinne

    fbharjo hidelugged

    frindley medieval

    frogapplause boggy

    gangerh emordnilap

    hernesheir systematic

    mollusque distingue

    oroboros present

    PossibleUnderscore chrestomathic

    Prolagus prodigal

    pterodactyl sinistral

    reesetee lunette

    ruzuzu playful

    seanahan mortsafe

    sionnach queasy

    Wordnicolina ascian

    yarb od

    April 24, 2011

  • I am too young for these mind games! What have I gotten myself into???!!!

    April 24, 2011

  • What he said :)

    April 23, 2011

  • Wait..THERE A BACON LIST!!!

    *starts drooling and clocking the fav button*

    April 23, 2011

  • Congratulations, these are the exact opposite of oxymorons!

    April 22, 2011

  • Apparently, according to the Phrontistery this is a horse-drawn carriage.

    April 20, 2011

  • *shudders*

    April 20, 2011

  • *shudders*

    April 19, 2011

  • A word I've used but never thought about until now

    April 19, 2011

  • That is one twisted malady!

    April 17, 2011

  • You don't...

    *ominous music plays in the background*

    April 14, 2011

  • @yarb: I don't want to confuse anyone with blue, but that is very creative!

    April 13, 2011

  • The only musical instrument I play....

    April 13, 2011

  • Hooray! It's begun!

    April 13, 2011

  • stomachache

    April 13, 2011

  • What a quaint name for a tavern!

    April 10, 2011

  • Common colors only, please!

    April 9, 2011

  • The game is called..slug bug.

    April 9, 2011

  • cestode

    April 7, 2011

  • Hahaha...cow-shard!

    March 30, 2011

  • An individual is convinced he has special powers, talents, or abilities. Sometimes, the individual may actually believe he or she is a famous person or character

    March 27, 2011

  • A person with this delusion falsely believes a spouse or lover is having an affair.

    March 27, 2011

  • These are the most common type of delusions and involve the theme of being followed, harassed, cheated, poisoned or drugged, conspired against, spied on, attacked, or obstructed in the pursuit of goals.

    March 27, 2011

  • Body Integrity Identity Disorder (BIID), formerly known as Amputee Identity Disorder, is a neurological and psychological disorder that makes sufferers feel they would be happier living as an amputee. It is typically accompanied by the desire to amputate one or more healthy limbs to achieve that end.

    March 26, 2011

  • A person who suffers from autassassinophilia needs to put himself into a position of danger in order to become sexually aroused. The unfortunate upshot to this disorder, is that it is not entirely uncommon for the sufferer to die in the process!

    March 26, 2011

  • Wendigo Psychosis is a mental disorder in which a person intensely craves human flesh and thinks they are turning into a cannibal (despite an abundance of healthy food available).

    March 26, 2011

  • Diogenes syndrome is a condition characterised by extreme self neglect, reclusive tendencies, and compulsive hoarding, sometimes of animals. It is found mainly in old people and is associated with senile breakdown.

    March 26, 2011

  • The exact opposite of Stockholm syndrome – this is where the hostage takers become more sympathetic to the plights and needs of the hostages.

    March 26, 2011

  • Stendhal Syndrome is a psychosomatic illness that causes rapid heartbeat, dizziness, confusion and even hallucinations when an individual is exposed to art, usually when the art is particularly ‘beautiful’ or a large amount of art is in a single place.

    March 26, 2011

  • The Jerusalem syndrome is the name given to a group of mental phenomena involving the presence of either religiously themed obsessive ideas, delusions or other psychosis-like experiences that are triggered by, or lead to, a visit to the city of Jerusalem. It is not endemic to one single religion or denomination, but has affected Jews and Christians of many different backgrounds.

    March 26, 2011

  • Paris syndrome is a condition exclusive to Japanese tourists and nationals, which causes them to have a mental breakdown while in the famous city. Of the millions of Japanese tourists that visit the city every year, around a dozen suffer this illness and have to be returned to their home country.

    March 26, 2011

  • In Neglect Syndrome, a person loses the ability to give equal attention to both sides of a space. For example, a patient in a rehabilitation hospital may wake up in the morning and proceeds to shave his face – only to be told later that he has only shaved half of his face. A person with this disorder, when drawing a person, will often leave off the arm and leg from one side, and when questioned, will state that it looks perfectly fine to them. When drawing a clock, the sufferer will often draw a circle and stuff all of the numbers in to one side

    March 26, 2011

  • This may sound familiar to drug users: AIWS or Micropsia is a condition in which a patient’s sense of time, space and body image are distorted. People may appear tiny or patients may feel that part of their body shape or size has been altered. A sufferer may perceive humans, parts of humans, animals, and inanimate objects as substantially smaller than in reality.

    March 26, 2011

  • Kleine-Levin syndrome is a rare disorder characterized by the need for excessive amounts of sleep, sometimes for up to 20 hours a day, and is normally accompanied with excessive food intake (compulsive hyperphagia) and an abnormally uninhibited sexual drive (hypersexuality).

    March 26, 2011

  • I usually think of parsley when I hear this word. This is one of my favorite 5-letter words.

    March 26, 2011

  • insulin, glucagon, proportional, duodenum, pancreas, metabolizing, and enzymes are found in this song: link

    March 19, 2011

  • Missed by nine people at the 2011 county spelling bee!

    March 18, 2011

  • Won the county spelling bee again today!

    March 18, 2011

  • I want a soothing "Harvest Gold" iPad! XD

    March 18, 2011

  • What was your spelling?

    March 18, 2011

  • That's true, and it avoids the somewhat strange double o.

    March 17, 2011

  • The surgical removal of the pharynx, larynx and esophagus, usually as a result of cancer of the hypopharynx.

    March 17, 2011

  • Technically, it is the enlargement of the mammary gland, and it is common in teenage males, myself included.

    March 17, 2011

  • Both versions of the word with the suffix "-ing" are strangely written: stymying and stymieing.

    March 17, 2011

  • Ignore below

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    March 17, 2011

  • palisade

    March 9, 2011

  • Acocdrnig to an elgnsih unviesitry sutdy the oredr of letetrs in a wrod dosen’t mttaer, the olny thnig thta’s iopmrantt is that the frsit and lsat ltteer of eevry word is in the crcreot ptoision. The rset can be jmbueld and one is stlil able to raed the txet wiohtut dclftfuiiy.

    March 9, 2011

  • The Unusual Articles page is the best...just dont click on some of the links...

    March 6, 2011

  • NO! My least favorite word has come back in antonym form!!!

    March 5, 2011

  • It is a series of words I added to the "brang,bring,brung" list from ruzuzu. Sorry, I am not attempting to post links.

    March 4, 2011

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  • Thank you. I added hernia to Verba Tuberum. The English definition of hernia is an expansion of the Latin one (i.e. rupture).

    June 26, 2011

  • I believe the winning word (not my own) was cymbidium. I would have gotten this word right if I didn't already misspell malfeasance. I had never heard of malfeasance before in my life, and missing that word was such a wrongdoing.

    May 18, 2011

  • Pro, that reminds me of something my grandfather used to say: "Railroad crossing without any cars. Can you spell that without any R's?"

    May 16, 2011

  • How hard can it be? B-E-E. Done.

    May 16, 2011

  • Congratulations, Word! :-) Ah, I remember the fun days of spelling bees...I believe I managed as far as fourth in the state in my day as well.

    Don't ask how long ago it was. ;-)

    I have the same question as PossU: what was the winning word?

    May 16, 2011

  • Congrats! Do you remember the winning word?

    May 16, 2011

  • Yes, quite an honour! I had never heard of a spelling bee until after I left school , and I bitterly regret not being able to take part in one. They look like fun.

    May 16, 2011

  • Congratulations!

    May 16, 2011

  • I have achieved 4th place in the California State Spelling Bee!

    I might post a list of all the words later.

    May 16, 2011

  • Thanks, Wordplayer. I like insignia; chandeliers is good too. Appreciate your input...

    May 3, 2011

  • Congratulations!

    March 18, 2011

  • Won the county spelling bee again today!

    March 18, 2011

  • NO! My least favorite word has come back in antonym form!!!

    March 5, 2011

  • That's impropitious.

    March 4, 2011

  • It is a series of words I added to the "brang,bring,brung" list from ruzuzu. Sorry, I am not attempting to post links.

    March 4, 2011

  • Hi Quinn--saw your comment on feedback. Happy to help, but could you give me some more details? By suggestion, do you mean a word you added to a list, or a comment? I was just able to add and delete both, including adding and removing multi-word phrases from lists, which had been causing problems earlier.

    March 3, 2011

  • Thanks hernesheir!

    February 20, 2011

  • Quinn - you're a remarkable fellow.

    Re: tourmaline - Many published (and some very common) mineral names such as tourmaline in use before the 1959 baseline set by the International Mineralogical Association are not considered "valid" unless and until they have been judged "grandfathered" by convention. If I did not list "tourmaline" in months past when I was listing panvocalic/euvocalic mineral names, it is because that name was not at that point considered a valid name, or because I just missed that obvious term. By the way, there are currently 14 different minerals in the complex "tourmaline" mineral series whose names are considered valid.

    February 20, 2011

  • Thanks for finding heterodyne. What a great word!

    February 17, 2011

  • Thanks! I know my account can be found on google, but I'm not umcomfortable with it.

    December 14, 2010

  • Hi Wordplayer, and welcome to Wordnik.

    I just wanted to let you know that Wordnik is indexed on Google so if people google your name they will find this page. Most of us feel more comfortable using a sobriquet (or soubriquet) instead of their real name.

    Have fun!

    P.

    December 13, 2010