As mentioned in three previous A writer’s contemplation posts, I occasionally come across a word that begs to be used in a story. Here are some more of the words on my list:
Agriology: noun; the comparative study of the customs of nonliterate peoples.
Flautino: noun; a small flute or piccolo.
Ichneumon: noun; a small mongoose-like carnivorous quadruped.
Per Wiki: In medieval literature, the ichneumon or echinemon was the enemy of the dragon. When it sees a dragon, the ichneumon covers itself with mud, and closing its nostrils with its tail, attacks and kills the dragon.
Loquacious: adjective; full of excessive talk; wordy.
Opiniaster: noun; one who obstinately holds to an opinion. Webster’s 1828 English Dictionary: OPIN’IATE, v.t. To maintain one’s opinion with obstinacy.
Traffic Tetris: (Urban Dictionary) When you come to a stoplight and make the conscious decision to avoid getting behind a dump truck or semi and opt for the lane with 10 vehicles instead of just two so you’re sure to move sooner when the light turns green.
The group was an agriology dream. Bill, a noted loquacious opiniaster, liked to loudly play his flauntino whenever someone tried to point out his pronunciation errors. Today’s topic was the past tense of ‘traffic tetris’. The flauntino noise Bill made sounded like a ichneumon caught in a dragon’s jaws.