Theme: Words that appear to be misspellings
1. calyculus or caliculus (kuh-LIK-yuh-luhs)
noun: A cup-shaped structure.
“It’s attached over the whole inner surface of calyculus.”
2. swoopstake (SWOOP-stayk)
adverb: In an indiscriminate manner.
“I replied by falling swoopstake and cropneck* in love with them all, damn it, them all.”
Kathleen Tynan; Tynan Letters; Vintage; 2012.
3. theocrasy (thee-AWK-ruh-see)
noun: A mixture of deities or religious forms.
“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*)
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.
“Relations again deteriorated when Iran denied agrement to UK designate ambassador to Tehran, accusing him of being a spy.”
5. jargoon (jahr-GOON)
noun: A colorless, pale yellow, or smoky variety of zircon.
“The genial jeweler then suggested white jargoon.”