Hardest Words

Spring 2012
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abalone abattoir abducent abiogenist ablution abscissa abstinence acapu accordionist accostable achromatism acidulous acquiesced acquiescence ademption adjag aerator affluence afterwale aggrandizement alastrim alcogel aleatory allargando allegretto allision alluded amanuensis amice amidol anabasis analysand anathema andiron androcracy anent anfractuous anhydride anisette anorthopia antagonistic antecessor anthropoid anthroponymy antimacassar

antitussive apiarian apiculus apograph apologue apolune appellative apraxia aquamarine arabesque arachin archelogy archivistic arduousness argillaceous aristoi arrasene arriero arteriole artificer ascender ascham asphodel asphyxiant aspidistra assassinate assonance asthmogenic astrogator astrology atrabilious auk aurulent autecology autodidact auxilian axiology axolotl babblative babushka bacchanalian bactericidal badgeringly badigeon bagatelle

baize balisaur balladmongering banderillero bardiglio barometer baroness baroquely barratry barretter basirostral batik bedizenment benison benthoscope bialys biblioklept bifara bijou biophagous bivouac blandishment blanquette blende bloat blolly blutwurst bocaccio bombycine borage bordereaux bosselated bouilli bradenhead bradyseism brandtite brasserie bravura bretelle brioche brochette buccally bucolic burinist butyraceous

cachinnate cacophony caliginous calligrapher cameline camionette camwood candelabrum cannonade canorous cantankerous cantor capacitance capsheaf capsize carafe caravel carboy cardiac cartilage cartonnage casserole casuistry catatonic catechism catenary caulome cavalcade celerity centipede centurion ceraceous cerecloth certitude cetology chalkography chamfer changa chaplaincy chasmophyte chaussure chifforobe chinook chistka chogset

Hardest Words Spring 2012 Page 2 of 6 chonolith chulo chumming churrasco ciconine cinnabar circinate cityscape claviger claymore cleavability clientele climatic clinquant cloche coacervate coaration cobalt cockleshell cocozelle coeval cofferdam cohitre cointise colectivo colectomy collage colubrine commensal commensurable comminute commissary commutator comparability compatible compensable concatenate conceivably concentric concertina concetto conchitic concierge concomitant condign congenital conjugal conjuration connubial conquian consentaneous consummate contemptuous continuum contrabass contrapposto convection convergent convolute coossify coquetry corde cormorant coroner corrugate corruptible corsage corticoid cosmicality cosmozoic cossyrite counterfeit counterfoil countermand coupette covetous covey craniectomy craven crescograph crinal croupon cubature cucaracha cuchifrito cupressineous curettage cuticolor cyan cyclamate cynodont cytocidal daedal daliesque daphnean darnel debenture decedent declivous decolletage decuple defamation defeasible degauss dehisce dehiscence deification deliquescent delitescent delphinium deluginous delusory demitasse demography demolition dermatology desiccate destrudo deuterium devastavit dewclaw diablerie dickcissel dieffenbachia diptote dirndl disaffiliate disematism disparate dissilient dissymmetry distilland distributary dittography doab docible dockization dolcissimo dolorimetry doublure drahthaar dramaturgy dreidel drisheen dudelsack dulciana dunderfunk dustblu dvandva dysphemia ebbet ebullition eclectic ectomorph ecuelle eczema educand egocentric egregiously eigne ekistics electioneer electrolier elevon elliptically elysium email embosser embrocate emeritus empathy enchilada encoignure encomium enervated ennead entelechy enthymeme entoleter entrepreneurial .

Hardest Words Spring 2012 Page 3 of 6 envisagement enzymology ephelis epistemology epistrophe epsilon epyllion equerry equinoctial erstwhile erumpent escadrille escamotage eschewal esculent espresso estafette estoppel euryphagous eveque evulsion exergue expurgatory extraterrestrial exuberance facula falsification fanaticize fancification farthingale fastigiate fathom felsenmeer feminie fermata fervor filar finesse fingent finialed firnification firth fistiana fistmele flageolet flagitiously flammeous flavescent floccose floppety floraison floruit fluorocarbon follicle folliculose forbivorous forfeiture forgeable formicarium fortississimo fortnightly freewheeler frenetically frigorific frontolysis gallanterie gallicize gallyware galosh gambrel ganglionitis gasification gasohol gbo gelatigenous gemination geochrony ghastliness giallolino glaciarium gladiolus glasphalt glossopathy golem gonitis goonch gracioso gradus granary grattoir grazioso greengage greffier grimace grippe griseofulvin gruine guignolet guipure gulosity gummiferous gurgitation gutturalize haggadist hagiocracy halcyon hamadryad haplology hardanger hauberk heifer heiferette heliography helleri hepatitis heptarchy hermetically hexerei hippotigrine hircine histoplasmosis hodad hokku hollandaise honestone horst horticulture hospice hox humectant humoresque humstrum hussar hydropathy hydrophyte hydroxyzine hygroscope hypsography hysteresis ibex ibidem ichor ictus idiophone ignominy ignoramus ikebana illuminable imbibition imbricate imitative immiserization immittance immortelle immutable impedimenta imperativally imperturbable impinge impishness implacable importune impresario imprescriptible imprimis impuissance inadvertence inanity incandesce inchoate incienso incipient inclemency incondite incontrovertible incroyable incunabulum incurvariid ineluctable inficete .

Hardest Words Spring 2012 Page 4 of 6 infralittoral ingenuous initatory innate innumerable insalubrious insititious insouciance insularity insulin intercessory interlocutor interloper interminable intermittence interpellation intertriginous interwrought intestacy invidious ionosphere irreconcilable irreducible irremediable irrepressible irrevocability isagoge isocryme iwan jaialai jambalaya jerboa jocund jumart jumelle junket karting katzenjammer keeshond kepi kibbutznik kitsch knish knishes kohlrabi labyrinth lactoprene lagniappe laminectomy landlubber langlauf larcenous larghetto laterigrade latrine layette lebbek lecithin lectotype leprology lerot lickspittle lierre lieutenancy ligation liliaceous liquefiable literati lithophane logarithmic loge luftmensch lysin macerate macrame madeleine magisterial mandolinist manicotti manicurist manifesto maraschino marchioness maremma maricolous mariculture martinetish matriarchal medalet medicaster meerschaum megalopolitan melis mellophone melophonic mendacious meretricious metallurgical meuse microcosm micrurgy midinette milacre millicurie mirabelle misanthropic misogyny misoneism mistassini mitrailleuse mittimus monarchically mononucleosis monopsony monotony monsieur mormorando mosaicism mosquitoey moussaka musciform muscilaginous mussitation musteline mysticity nahcolite nanization naphthalenic narcolepsy natator naysay nefandous neomenia neossology nepenthe neurotic niccolite niggardly niveau notabilia nouveau novachord numnah nunchaku nuncupation nuque nystagmus oafishly oakum obdurate obesity obloquy obnounce obreptitious obtusely obviate occidental ochlophobia oculauditory odyssey officinally oniomania onomastics oolite opalescent ophelimity opodeldoc oratorio organophyly organzine orifice oriflamme orinasal orison orotund orthophoria oscilloscope osculatory ostentatiously osteoclasis .

Hardest Words Spring 2012 Page 5 of 6 osteotomy otioseness oubliette outrance outsert overindulgence oxer oxlip oxylophyte oxymoron pachisi pacificator pageanteer pagination palais palindrome palpebral palpitation palynology panegyric panettone panickiness panoplied parabolize paranoia parturition pasqueflower pathology patrikin paucity pavonine peccant pedodontist pelerine pelorus percipient peremptory pericarpium perinatal persillade perspicacious perspiry pervicacious petunia phaeton pharyngology philippic phillumenist philomath phraseology physicist piaffe piccalilli picotee pigmentation pillion piloncillo pilosity pinnigrade pintle piolet pipit piquette plangi platycrania pleodont pleuston pneumatography pogonip poliosis poltroon polydactyly polyonymous pomegranate pomiferous pompadour potentiometer potpourri pourboire pragmatically pralltriller precautionary precipitately prejudicial primaveral prionodont procacious procurable prodigal profert progeny projicient promulgate propitiatory proscenium proselyting psilophyton psychalgia psychiatry psychomachy pugilistic pulsatile purga purgatory purlieu quadratic quadrille quantum quiddity quidnunc quokka radzimir ranche raptatorial rathskeller rayonnant realschule recalcitration recompensable redolence refluence refringent reliquary relleno remigrant reminiscingly remitment remittitur repetitious reprisal requiescat requiescence reredos restitutory rhapsodical rheumy rhombus rosorial roughhewn royale rumfustian runnel rurigenous rutabaga rutile saccharine saccule sachet saffian sagathy sagittate saibling sakeret sala salify sanglier saponify sarrazin saskatoon sauerbraten sauger sauterelle schiavone schipperke schnitzel scilicet scintiscan scordatura scramasax sdrucciola secesh secessionist secretion sediment seine seismism semaphore semiarid semplice senary .

Hardest Words Spring 2012 Page 6 of 6 senectitude sensibilia sepia serpiginous sesame setigerous settleable shaganappi shibboleth shogunate shole siffilate sigillation sinewy sippet sitzkrieg sitzmark skewbald smalto smectic snidery soave solecism soleiform soliloquy soliterraneous sortie soubise souterrain spanspek spatiotemporal speiss spiedino spinescent spintherism spirulate spoliation sporadicity spryness spurious squawker squeamish squelch stadimeter stadthouse stagnicolous stalag stalagmite stationarily statutorily stencilization steppe stereotomy stickum stillage stipiform stochastic stolkjaerre stoolie strabismus strathspey stremmatograph strisciando stroganoff strychnine stucco sturnine subclavate subcortex suborn succade suffumigate supercentrifuge superficies surtout suzerain syncretism synod synovitis tachometer taction taiaha taiga tamburello tangerine tantamount taxeme tectonics tendinitis tessitura thalpotic thaumaturgy theriatrics thonnier thoracodynia thoracostomy thorax tichorrhine tocsin tombolo tontine torsion tortoni toxicosis toxophily tracheotomy tractile trey triage triceratops tripartite tripelennamine trireme tritor truttaceous tsetse tubifacient tulle tumulus tuyere typp udometer uletic ullage ultrafiche umlaut unatonable uncinate unctuosity underlier undine undisciplinable unencrypted unpronounceable untrammeled unvitiated ursiform vacuity vagal vaporizer vettura vilipend virago virement viuva vorspiel vulpine waldhorn walepiece wantonness warrantee wastrel wayzgoose webelos wedeln wejack weka wherewithal whimsicality whorl wirrah wisent witan withernam witloof wokas woold wrytail xanthic xenomania xenophobia xoanon xylography xylophonist yautia yewberry zebraic zootechny zucchetto zymosis .

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