1. rhizophagous (ry-ZOPH-uh-guhs)
adjective: Feeding on roots.
“Let us pause briefly in Alsace, a good observatory and outpost in this rhizophagous European realm. … the Alsatians had very specific ways of using and preparing the tuber.”
2. zymurgy (ZY-muhr-jee)
noun: The branch of chemistry dealing with fermentation, as brewing.
“Zymurgy’s reek was everywhere.”
Ceylon L. Barclay; Red Rum Punch; Cross Cultural Publications; 1994.
3. logomania (lo-go-MAY-nee-uh)
1. Obsessive interest in words.
2. Excessive and often incoherent talking.
“I just talked and talked, unstoppably, as if possessed by logomania.”
4. plutolatry (ploo-TOL-uh-tree)
noun: Excessive devotion to wealth.
“He said this reflected the ‘appearance of unbridled avarice — the flowering of plutolatry’.”
5. otorhinolaryngology (oh-toh-ry-no-lar-ing-GOL-uh-jee)
noun: The branch of medicine dealing with the ear, nose, and throat. Also known as otolaryngology.
“Pete Colangelo, chief of otorhinolaryngology, hunched in front of Ellen Sandler, peering through the center hole of his head mirror at a hyperilluminated spot far within her left nostril.”