A Gleaner's Glossary

Words the world needs now


| November / December 2002


ad eminem adj appealing to prejudice rather than reason

alchempathy n a seemingly magical and valuable power whereby the
feelings and thoughts of one person are readily understood by another

cerebrawl n a noisy intellectual quarrel or fight

clandestination n a concealed final point of arrival

conflickety-split n a prolonged battle undertaken with great speed

didactosaurus n an extinct, usually gigantic moralizing reptile, or a
person with similar characteristics

guitarded n use of "air guitar" in inappropriate or downright embarrassing
circumstances, e.g., using one’s ski as a guitar after having completed a wicked jump