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Remarkable Rhemas (R-words)

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DVD Smith
1322994.  Thu May 30, 2019 6:45 am Reply with quote

("Rhema" is the Greek for a word or an utterance.)

Rax - To stretch your body after waking up from a deep sleep. [1]

Rhapsodomancy - Ancient practice of telling the future through pieces of poetry picked at random. [2]

Reniform - Kidney-shaped. [3]

Rhinotillexis - The act of picking one's nose. The compulsion to do this is known as rhinotillexomania. [4]

Riding St George - Sexual position where the woman is on top. Supposedly recommended if you wanted the child conceived to grow up to be a bishop. [5][6]

Remuage - From French, the process of turning over bottles of wine during wine-making in order to move sediment towards the cork. A person who does this is a remueur. [7]

Ritualistic knee - The religious equivalent of tennis elbow; a sore knee sustained by praying or kneeling at the altar too much. [8]

Rectalgia - Piers Morgan. [9]

 
RolloTreadway
1323223.  Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:02 am Reply with quote

Resipiscence - change of mind or heart : return to a sane, sound, or correct view or position. [1]

Ranarian - froglike [2]

Rannygazzoo - nonsense or foolishness [3]

 
tetsabb
1323249.  Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:48 am Reply with quote

RolloTreadway wrote:

Ranarian - froglike


Anyone else thinking of Farage?
Though I always think the comparison is rather unfair on the frogs

 
RolloTreadway
1323258.  Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:12 am Reply with quote

Perhaps we need a word for Farage-like to describe particularly nasty frogs!

 
Jenny
1323277.  Sun Jun 02, 2019 2:46 pm Reply with quote

I do like DVD Smith's Rectalgia definition!

 
suze
1323286.  Sun Jun 02, 2019 3:40 pm Reply with quote

RolloTreadway wrote:
Perhaps we need a word for Farage-like to describe particularly nasty frogs!


Next time you have your Malay-English dictionary out, look up the Malay noun faraj.

 
tetsabb
1323362.  Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:32 am Reply with quote

Bravo! Well remembered.

 

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