This is the third part of a series designed to bring some lost words to light.

Farctate: From the Latin farcire, meaning to fill or stuff, farctate is a botanical term meaning full as opposed to hollow; used more colloquially to mean completely satiated or full to the point of bursting

Philodox: From the Greek philos, meaning love, and doxa (meaning glory), a philodox is a dogmatic person who is especially fond of his/her own opinions

Churlish: An adjective used to describe a rude, boorish, or miserly person, it takes its origins from 9th-century England, where a cherl or ceorl was a title given to a freeman of the lowest rank

Frisson: A sudden, passing shudder of emotion or excitement, frisson originates from the Latin frictio, meaning to shiver and as a derivative of frigere, meaning to be cold; related to the word “friction”

Gargalesthesia: A term given to the sensation caused by being tickled

Autometalogolex: the act of looking up the word “autometalogolex”

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AVI HUNTRESS
Writer at The City Voice

Loves writing, reading fanfic, and watching anime.

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