Set 4 – Five New Words for Nov 4

1. furfuraceous (fuhr-fyuh-RAY-shush)

MEANING:
adjective:
1. Covered with dandruff.
2. Flaky.

USAGE:

“When she looked at the photographs of raging urticaria and furfuraceous rashes, she teetered between repulsion and captivation.”

“I met quite a number of composers who were frankly flaky, or furfuraceous, to use a more elegant term.”

2. pediculous (pe-DIK-yuh-luhs)

MEANING:

adjective: Infested with lice: lousy; contemptible.

USAGE:

“We prisoners called ourselves the Jerseys, not out of respect for this vile, pediculous hulk, but because it was our commonality, the glue that held us in its glorious stink.”

“Harris called one of the pair a ‘slimy, contemptible oaf … ignorant pediculous loafer … untalented, worthless, parasitical bloodsucker.”

3. xanthodontous (zan-tho-DON-tuhs)

MEANING:

adjective: Having yellow teeth.

USAGE:

“Nary a xanthodontous smile in sight.”

4. pilgarlic (pil-GAHR-lik)

MEANING:

noun: A bald-headed person.

USAGE:

“With his cherubic face, big blue eyes, pilgarlic pate, steel-rimmed glasses, and shuffling gait, Horace Greeley looked more like a character out of a Dickens novel than a presidential hopeful.”

5. fustilugs (FUS-ti-lugs)

MEANING:

noun: A fat and slovenly person.

USAGE:

“‘Come on, you old fustilugs,’ he called, for she wheezed and blew and mounted with difficulty.”

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