Horologicon

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If you're looking to boost your Scrabble game or make your friends feel like blunkerkins, you might want to check out The Horologicon, language- obsessed blogger Mark Forsyth's witty compendium of words long forgotten by most speakers of English.

A sampling of our favorites...
Snollygoster

Illustration: Jen Troyer

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A shrewd, unprincipled person, especially a politician.
Grinnow

Illustration: Jen Troyer

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A stain that doesn't come out in the wash.
Ultracrepidarianism

Illustration: Jen Troyer

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Giving opinions on subjects you know nothing about.
Chasmophile

Illustration: Jen Troyer

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Lover of nooks and crannies.
Guttle

Illustration: Jen Troyer

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To eat greedily.
Uhtceare

Illustration: Jen Troyer

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Lying awake before dawn and worrying.
Mumbudget

Illustration: Jen Troyer

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