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Sesquipedalian and Triskaidekaphobia

Posted: January 31st, 2006, 7:30 am
by raouf
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/

Posted: January 31st, 2006, 8:51 am
by hugh
nice!

Re: Sesquipedalian and Triskaidekaphobia

Posted: July 8th, 2020, 4:40 pm
by Bookworm360
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?

Re: Sesquipedalian and Triskaidekaphobia

Posted: July 9th, 2020, 10:58 am
by schrm
it is now for sure!
:clap: :)

Re: Sesquipedalian and Triskaidekaphobia

Posted: July 18th, 2020, 2:12 pm
by Bookworm360
Here’s another: brachionichthyidae.