New Words for 2010

Turns out I don’t know all the words in the English language (plus I hardly know any in all of the other languages). Here are some I found while reading in 2010 (with the date and author noted).

12/31, saury, Akira Yoshimura
12/30, valetudinarian, Gore Vidal
12/28, apotropaic, euhemerism, nuraghe, proem, tholos, Scott Huler
12/21, glozing, Istrian, lupanar, Peter Ustinov
11/29, liburnian, mafic, phreatic, Robert Harris
11/26, caracal, sententiae, tricolon, Tom Wolfe
11/16, opsimath, Alan Bennett
11/16, macron, neodymium, Jeff Deck and Benjamin D. Herson
11/15, estivate, jurat, killick, John Gould
11/12, dri-ki, opodeldoc, John Gould
10/26, blobbogram, Ben Goldacre
10/23, pyrography, Willa Cather
10/21, mercer, rachitic, Thornton Wilder
10/18, epergne, grisaille, halma, scagliola, spinney, tombola, wolfram, Evelyn Waugh
10/15, majolica, Raymond Chandler
10/14, Halachic, Lacanian, Mark Jacobson
10/8, Fennoscandia, katabatic, Laurence C. Smith
10/6, precisian, Franz Kafka
10/2, gunnera, hieratic, Evelyn Waugh
10/1, catenary, Terry Pratchett
9/30, bhikku, hinoki, sugi, yab-yum, Jack Kerouac
9/27, oleograph. Knut Hamsen
9/26, ambit, saccade, Nicholas Carr
9/23, diaphoretic, Frank Capra
9/14, virga, Gregory Zielinski
9/11, Erse, termitary, Nelson Algren
9/10, entrepôts, Alan Taylor
9/5, galut, ulpan, Philip Roth
8/26, palmated, tayra, Melissa Milgrom
8/26, calash, etiolated, pelerine, pleached, Stendhal
8/13, bashi-bazouk, cineraria, desyatina, nenuphar, Themis, Boris Pasternak
7/24, ackee, corrody, gadid, knarr, pistou, presbytery, saloop, Brian Fagan
7/17, yantra, Aniela Jaffé
7/14, holon, quorn, resveratrol, rocket (as in salads), Michael Pollan
6/27, prolegomena, Virginia Woolf
6/6, monopsony, Amory Lovins
6/6, cucurbit, flocculation, skrench, Ben Hewitt
5/29, pandiculation, found online
5/21, abactinal, daedal, jarl, recrudescent, Mervyn Peake
5/18, ballottement, Crown Derby, curdle (of trees), rebarbative, theurgy, P. D. James
5/15, compline, drugget, King Cophetua, peccant, spinney, P. D. James
5/6, shabrack, Eric Blehm
5/2, myringotomy, Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
4/12, castrum, trug, James Howard Kunstler
4/11, prodromal, sopressatta, Sam Lipsyte
3/22, velella, John Steinbeck
3/12, punnet, Terry Pratchett
2/28, bagasse, barrage (in the ‘tidal obstruction’ sense), Richard Heinberg
2/26, apomixis, chenopod, nixtamalization, swidden, venery, Richard Manning
2/25, bronzini, stracciatelle, stonato (actually Italian), Nelson DeMille
2/19, kohomba, plumbago, Michael Ondaatje
2/17, elenctic, hetaera, pleonexia, veridical, C.D.C. Reeve
2/14, factitious, Falernian, Joseph Conrad
2/12, oubliette, Kurt Vonnegut
2/6, montera, David Benioff
2/5, calenture, moidore, runlet, sublunary, Daniel Defoe
1/24, urticaria, Dean Koontz
1/23, barfee, chawl, Chhamb, Doordarshan, drongo, shammi, Vikas Swarup
1/22, cumbrous, Timothy Egan
1/17, bafflegab, ultramontane, Charles P. Pierce
1/16, yad, Michael Chabon

Have fun. Work them into your own sentences.

To see Words I Just Learned from other years.

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