Nerd Words

A collection of wonderful words for writers and other nerds.
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Nerd Word of the Week: Callipygian ~ having well-shaped buttocks. The beach-bound collection of young, bronze, and callipygian individuals was enough to make one feel lightheaded.

Nerd Word of the Week: Callipygian ~ having well-shaped buttocks. The beach-bound collection of young, bronze, and callipygian individuals was enough to make one feel lightheaded.

Nerd Word of the Week: Purloin ~ to steal (something). As in: The sneaky bugger purloined half a dozen wallets that day.

Nerd Word of the Week: Purloin ~ to steal (something). As in: The sneaky bugger purloined half a dozen wallets that day.

Nerd Word of the Week: Exequy ~ funeral rites. As in: The exequy was lit by hundreds of candles and framed with dark, smoking incense.

Nerd Word of the Week: Exequy ~ funeral rites. As in: The exequy was lit by hundreds of candles and framed with dark, smoking incense.

Nerd Word of the Week: Eldritch ~ weird and sinister or ghostly. As in: Their afternoon hike turned suddenly eldritch when they happened upon an abandoned graveyard.

Nerd Word of the Week: Eldritch ~ weird and sinister or ghostly. As in: Their afternoon hike turned suddenly eldritch when they happened upon an abandoned graveyard.

Nerd Word of the Week: Gnathic ~ having to do with the jaws. As in: Everything we know about that particular branch of the genus "homo" was deduced from a single gnathic fossil.

Nerd Word of the Week: Gnathic ~ having to do with the jaws. As in: Everything we know about that particular branch of the genus "homo" was deduced from a single gnathic fossil.

Nerd word of the Week: Vitiate ~ spoil or impair the quality or efficiency of. As in: Vitiated by years of exposure, the Jaguar was hardly recognizable.

Nerd word of the Week: Vitiate ~ spoil or impair the quality or efficiency of. As in: Vitiated by years of exposure, the Jaguar was hardly recognizable.

Nerd Word of the Week: Fugacious ~ transient or fleeting. As in: The light danced along the leaves in a dazzling, fugacious display.

Nerd Word of the Week: Fugacious ~ transient or fleeting. As in: The light danced along the leaves in a dazzling, fugacious display.

Nerd Word of the Week: Punctilio ~ a fine or petty point of conduct or procedure. As in: The event planner insisted on precise adherence to various punctilios.

Nerd Word of the Week: Punctilio ~ a fine or petty point of conduct or procedure. As in: The event planner insisted on precise adherence to various punctilios.

Nerd Word of the Week: Douceur (pronounced "do-ser") ~ a financial inducement (gratuity or bribe). As in: He hid the douceur in plain site, carrying the briefcase to his office with none of his coworkers the wiser.

Nerd Word of the Week: Douceur (pronounced "do-ser") ~ a financial inducement (gratuity or bribe). As in: He hid the douceur in plain site, carrying the briefcase to his office with none of his coworkers the wiser.

Nerd Word of the Week: Lutaceous ~ pertaining to or made of mud. As in: The only color in the lutaceous landscape lay in puddles of water that reflected the brilliant blue sky above.

Nerd Word of the Week: Lutaceous ~ pertaining to or made of mud. As in: The only color in the lutaceous landscape lay in puddles of water that reflected the brilliant blue sky above.

Nerd Word of the Week: Coprolite ~ a piece of fossilized dung. As in: In some circles, pond slime is a delicacy and coprolite is made into jewelry.

Nerd Word of the Week: Coprolite ~ a piece of fossilized dung. As in: In some circles, pond slime is a delicacy and coprolite is made into jewelry.

Nerd Word of the Week: Ruche ~ a pleated, fluted, or gathered strip of fabric (noun) or to gather fabric in a repeating pattern to make a pleat or ruffle (verb). As in: Ruched in all the right places, the satin dress accentuated her hips.

Nerd Word of the Week: Ruche ~ a pleated, fluted, or gathered strip of fabric (noun) or to gather fabric in a repeating pattern to make a pleat or ruffle (verb). As in: Ruched in all the right places, the satin dress accentuated her hips.

Nerd Word of the Week: Insensate ~ lacking physical sensation. As in: A few moments barefoot left the cuffs of her pajamas stiff and her diminutive toes insensate.

Nerd Word of the Week: Insensate ~ lacking physical sensation. As in: A few moments barefoot left the cuffs of her pajamas stiff and her diminutive toes insensate.

Nerd Word of the Week: Truculent ~ eager or quick to argue or fight. As in: The truculent little beast would hide in the strangest of places, just waiting to attack.

Nerd Word of the Week: Truculent ~ eager or quick to argue or fight. As in: The truculent little beast would hide in the strangest of places, just waiting to attack.

Nerd Word of the Week: Aubade ~ a poem or piece of music appropriate to the dawn or early morning. As in: Having woke before the sun, he sat with his guitar and strummed a quiet aubade.

Nerd Word of the Week: Aubade ~ a poem or piece of music appropriate to the dawn or early morning. As in: Having woke before the sun, he sat with his guitar and strummed a quiet aubade.

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