Sesquipedalian and Triskaidekaphobia

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raouf
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Post by raouf » January 31st, 2006, 7:30 am

The meaning of these obscure words is:

Sesquipedalian: Long and ponderous; having many syllables.
http://dictionary.reference.com/wordoftheday/archive/2006/01/13.html

Triskaidekaphobia: Fear of friday the thirteenth
http://dictionary.reference.com/wordoftheday/archive/2005/05/13.html

Don't think I will really use these in a real sentence but it is fun.
http://dictionary.reference.com/wordoftheday/

For those learning French, here is a gentle one:
http://french-word-a-day.typepad.com/motdujour/

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Post by hugh » January 31st, 2006, 8:51 am

nice!

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Post by Bookworm360 » July 8th, 2020, 4:40 pm

Surprisingly, those are nothing compared to this stunner: pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis. It is the longest word in the dictionary that I know of. It is a lung disease caused by inhaling underground dust and is common in miners.
P.S: is this the long-and-weird-but-wonderful-words thread?
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Post by schrm » July 9th, 2020, 10:58 am

it is now for sure!
:clap: :)

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cc welcome! my skills improve from pl notes that cite when my english pronunciation is way off, or when words are missing.
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Post by Bookworm360 » July 18th, 2020, 2:12 pm

Here’s another: brachionichthyidae.
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