GigglePEDIA Every generation creates its own terms as a way of expressing themselves or the times they live in. So, as our world changes, words come and go. Below are some words that have either been lost in time, or are very seldom used. They all look and sound a bit weird, which also makes them fun!

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Glossary C  Calamistrate:  Means to curl the hair. From the Latin word meaning curling iron.

 Callipygian:  Adjective meaning having shapely buttocks.

 Camorra:  A secret society (usually one that's breaking the law somehow).

 Canossa:  A place of humiliation; to humble or humiliate oneself, to eat humble pie. The usage is like telling someone to "go to Canossa."

 Campaniform:  Means to be bell-shaped.

 Capilotade:  A story that's hashed together.

 Carriwitchet:  A pun or conundrum.

 Catoptromancy:  Foretelling the future; divination. A oneiromancy, means a divination from a dream. And, chiromancy is a divination from the lines on one's hands (palm reading).

 Cereologist:  A person who specializes in investigating crop circles.

 Chadband:  A person who is unctuous and hypocritical.

 Chantage:  Blackmail.

 Chaston:  A jewelry term that means the part of the ring that holds the stone.

 Chevisance:  To acquire money by pawning something.

 Chiliad:  Consisting of a thousand things, a thousand years, etc.

 Chirocracy:  Means government by physical force.

 Chirography:  The art of handwriting.

 Choller:  A double chin or the hanging lip of a hound dog.

 Cockyolly bird:  Expression meaning "dear little bird" used either about birds or just as an endearment. A variant of the term dicky-bird.

 Codology:  An Irish word meaning joculary or leg-pulling. Cod is an Irish term for joke or a hoax. A hoaxer is called a colologist.

 Coads-nigs!:  An expression of surprise.

 Concinnous:  Neat and eloquent.

 Corrade:  To gather together from many different sources; to scrape together.

 Couthy:  Means a warm and friendly person (Scottish term). Or a place that is cozy.

 Cowin:  Is tiny shellfish eaten straight from the shell using a hatpin.

 Crapulous:  Relating to drunkenness or drinking of alcohol.

 Cromulent:  Adjective meaning acceptable or legitimate.

 Cryptaesthesia:  A supernormal perception such as telepathy or clairvoyance.

 Cultrivorous:  To swallow (or pretend to be swallowing) knives.

 Cumber-ground:  Someone who takes up space.

 Cunctipotent:  Having all things. It is the same thing as our word omnipotent today.

 Curwhibble:  A thing-a-ma-jig or a what-ya-ma-callit?

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