New Words for 2013

Another year, more new words… (and the authors who led me to them)

12/30, centaury, cracknel, icterus, meed, pyemia, Ivan Turgenev
12/29, aiguille, bourn, repined, syndic, Mary Shelley
12/28, enosis, found online
12/25, immitigable, Herman Melville
12/25, douzeper, kiawe, pintle, James Jones
12/23, Autolycus, bergamot, drugget, glebe, hanaper, sawder, sinsyne, trituration, vennel, Robert Louis Stevenson
12/23, bombazine, scantlings, Willa Cather
12/22, nevus, from my son
12/20, dhaba, Michael Palin
12/14, messuage, quorate, Sebastian Faulks
12/9, inspissated, strepitant, Harley Granville-Barker
12/8, aerolite, burnet, crotalum, lucern, stylobate, Anatole France
12/5, bartizan, bistoury, crocket, fleshings, Kalmuck, patristic, postern, steadings, tippet, wideawake, Robert Louis Stevenson
11/10, carcinologist, dacite, lahar, moiling, obnubilated, philopatric, Bill Roorbach
11/7, aguardiente, heartsease, icaco, Madapolam, pallium, vetiver, Gabriel Garcia Márquez
11/2, biffin, corse, depone, dimity, finger-post, higgler, lawn (a fabric), mantling, patten, quartern, stomacher, zone (a belt), Charles Dickens
10/31, chrysoprase, Sherwood Anderson
10/31, dunam, Scott Anderson
10/19, yakshini, Robin Sloan
10/17, quinsy, Fyodor Dostoyevsky
10/15, herdic, found online
10/13, batrachian, blent, entresol, glaucous, lincrusta, noyade, opopanax, reefer (a coat), scissions, Edith Wharton
10/8, underlayment, Gunnar Hansen
9/18, deglutition, golconda, hocused, scarlatina, shrub (a drink), stomachic, supposititious, Charles Dickens
9/12, troupial, learned from friend
9/12, crapaud, febrifuge, immortelle, rediffusion, saman, V. S. Naipaul
9/5, Carlist, chypre, lathy, stuss, Dashiell Hammett
9/3, aerolite, cerement, exoteric, linstock, uraeus, Bram Stoker
9/3, rhotacism, found online
9/2, dephlogisticated, John Gould
8/27, doner, galette, noren, ostomy, piblokto, piccolo (coffee), rhenium, sigil, William Gibson
8/23, daltonism, Agatha Christie
8/19, peneplain, N. Scott Momaday
8/19, cheval glass, loros, Paul Murray
8/11, locum, Agatha Christie
8/8, pantoum, Ron Koertge
7/30, aetosaur, cololite, fenestra, furcula, Gorgonopsian, melanosome, procumbent, syrinx, Brian Switek
7/29, corm, Paul Hawken
7/28, buccinatory, catachresis, cataplasm, cerecloth, chamade, clyster, costive, covin, crasis, deodand, exordium, fardel, gabion, galligaskins, heteroclite, hypallage, ichnography, liard, logomachy, messuage, operose, phimosis, ravelin, sarcenet, strangury, thill, toise, vaticination, Laurence Sterne
7/28, theodicy, Ward Wilson
7/26, mifepristone, Kevin D. Williamson
7/23, struvite, William McDonough and Michael Braungart
7/21, calque, found online
7/20, shea tree, Lisa Margonelli
7/20, perfin, Lawrence Block
7/11, abscissa, found online
7/8, belvedere, deracinated, hammam, Paul Bowles
7/7, electrum, nomarch, Agatha Christie
7/4, metope, Mary Beard
7/1, peroba, Luiz Alfredo Garcia-Roza
6/30, devore, hamate, triquetral, Ian McEwan
6/29, arum, ashlar, fettled, minster, Pontus Euxinus, sinoper, Tractarian, J. L. Carr
6/27, crostini, K. J. Erickson
6/25, profiterole, Polly Horvath
6/21, tazza, Agatha Christie
6/19, tartan (a ship), Italo Calvino
6/18, kickshaw, Agatha Christie
6/14, fusulinid, plagioclase, Hiraku Okuizumi
6/13, babbitt, Jim Thompson
6/7, barathea, Kingsley Amis
6/4, collation (a meal), John Gould
5/31, akhoond, clafouti, mantic, phycobiont, somatology, Saul Bellow
5/27, bourdon, cassone, cymophane, dalmatic, teponaztli, Oscar Wilde
5/26, borborygmus, found online
5/26, argillaceous, corncrake, cracknel, galloon, mignonette, roach (a fish), sudorific, Ivan Turgenev
4/28, champac, Roger Zelazny
4/26, trocha, Brent Monahan
4/19, agon, alterity, sodality, terebinth, Karen Armstrong
4/16, nimiety, Amy Krouse Rosenthal
4/10, aleatory, ditali, Graafian, nullipara, Cathie Pelletier
4/5, aliphatic, demarche, Steve Coll
4/4, shubunkin, Agatha Christie
4/3, chlorotic, clapotis, eulachon, melton, salal, John Vaillant
4/2, moshavim, Stan Greenberg
3/29, coontie, Carl Hiaasen
3/24, machaca, malbec, phatic, James Sallis
3/21, apeiron, colugo, John Michael Greer
3/21, geas, thrift (a plant), Terry Pratchett
3/21, axseed, uracil, Marc Romano
3/3, crucigerous, Domdaniel, spagyric, theogony, tractation, William Bolitho
3/2, lepta, Graham Greene
2/26, tasso, M. A. Harper
2/23, courgette, mouli, ochlophobe, Patricia Highsmith
2/21, tenaculum, Ed McBain
2/19, integument, John Jerome
2/16, buccal, liassic, malacologist, notoungulates, sepia (a fluid), Christopher McGowan
2/15, laterite, Julia Llewellyn Smith
2/14, flabellation, invultuation, obambulate, proctalgia, Daniel Pinkwater
2/12, cerci, gougere, himation, skeg, Bill Fitzhugh
2/11, arpent, Paul Chiasson
2/10, tole, George Saunders
2/8, farkle, frizzen, Charlie Schroeder
2/7, coulrophobia, found online
2/5, estaminet, gamboge, Kakhetian, orvieto, John Dos Passos
2/2, brummate, padloper, Phanerozoic, velarium, Daniel Pinkwater
2/2, dioecious, found online
2/1, gammadion, muniment, Nelson De Mille
1/30, ciborium, spatchcock, John Cheever
1/25, ashlar, zitan, Dean Koontz
1/23, chrestomathy, euglenoid, freemartin, toyon, trochoid, Wilmar Shiras
1/20, buhl, epicene, Graham Greene
1/18, parastatal, Wangari Maathai
1/17, kalpa, Gary Snyder
1/15, chypre, grevillea, Raymond Chandler
1/8, tussore, Muriel Spark
1/7, immiscible, Marilynne Robinson
1/6, benignant, decumbiture, seidel, E. E. Cummings
1/3, ilmenite, picrite, psocoptera, rayadito, scandent, seism, Diana Souhami
1/2, sephirot, Richard Kadrey

To see Words I Just Learned from other years.

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One Response to New Words for 2013

  1. Gioconda Furiosa says:

    I saw “debouch” on 2011’s list. Same meaning?
    Hi, RPS! Got you a word–“snoot”, an acronym for “Syntax Nudniks of Our Time”. Coined by David Foster Wallace and blessed by Antonin Scalia, who has a better day job.
    I’ll keep an eye out for others. I used to keep a vocabulary list in an old notebook in the fourth grade. This is way better.

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