Thursday, 24 December 2015

Word meanings from yesterday

Yesterday i wrote a brief list of words promising to post their meanings today, did you know all of the word meanings already. Some where very new to me until yesterday.

Word list:
1. Lambkin   (shakespeare) 
meaning: sweet little thing, if lamb wasn't diminutive enough the kin on the end makes it smaller and sweeter. 

2. agastopia 
 meaning - its the admiration of a particular body part.
3. kakorrhaphiophobia
meaning - its the fear of failure.

4. oxter
meaning - an old name for the armpit
5. winklepicker
meaning - sounds dirty but actually refers to a 1950s fashion where men would wear pointy shoes.

6. Machiavellianism 
meaning - refers to a belief that politics is amoral an any of way of getting political power is acceptable
7. Prestidigitation 
meaning -  sleight of hand

8. Plenipotentiary  
meaning - a person, invested with full power or authority to transact business on behalf of another.
9. Quattuordecillion
meaning - a cardinal number represented in the U.S. by 1 followed by 45 zeros, and in Great Britain by 1 followed by 84 zeros.

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Reference - thanks to online dictionary for help with translations,