Set 22 – Five New Word For Nov 22

Theme: Words that appear to be misspellings

1.  calyculus or caliculus (kuh-LIK-yuh-luhs)

MEANING:
noun: A cup-shaped structure.

USAGE:
“It’s attached over the whole inner surface of calyculus.”

2. swoopstake (SWOOP-stayk)

MEANING:
adverb: In an indiscriminate manner.

USAGE:
“I replied by falling swoopstake and cropneck* in love with them all, damn it, them all.”
Kathleen Tynan; Tynan Letters; Vintage; 2012.
* completely

3. theocrasy (thee-AWK-ruh-see)

MEANING:
noun: A mixture of deities or religious forms.

USAGE:
“Even if the Jewish travellers were giving thanks to Pan Euhodos, such minor use of a pagan temple hardly represents a movement towards theocrasy.”

4. agrement (ah-GRAY-mahnt, -mahn*)

MEANING:
noun:
1. Formal approval, especially one given by a country to the proposed diplomat from another country.

2. Grace notes: notes applied as an embellishment on a piece of music.

USAGE:
“Relations again deteriorated when Iran denied agrement to UK designate ambassador to Tehran, accusing him of being a spy.”

5. jargoon (jahr-GOON)

MEANING:
noun: A colorless, pale yellow, or smoky variety of zircon.

USAGE:
“The genial jeweler then suggested white jargoon.”

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