Abasement Flat: Digs hard-up tenants lower themselves by renting.
About-facetiousness: earnestness; the reverse of frivolity.
About-preface: Epilogue or afterword; an antonym for introduction.
Acuwomen: Form of female intuition; shrewdness peculiar to women.
Afictionado: Devotee of storytelling.
After thoughtlessness: Rashness, especially of a conscienceless kind.
Also-rant: Loud speech of minor importance.
Amalgambol: To forge playful combinations, i.e. a dictionary of interesting collisions.
Amanuensisterhood: Pool of literary assistants, usually but not exclusively female .
Amorosity: As it sounds–an amalgam of amorousness and generosity.
Ancestor-pit: Family-tree, with special reference to black sheep.
Angimormous: Pain caused by chronic angina.
Anticluckwise: Silent movement of ducks around a pond or lake.
Apocalypsuction: Kissing as if there were no tomorrow; very heavy petting.
Arsenic route: Painful suicide.
Assassenach: English native who murders native of Scotland or Ireland, either literally or in the sense of thrashing them, i.e. in sports.
Astringentleman: Male critic; also hard-hitting journalist as in astringentleman of the press.
Auk-word: Obsolete word sometimes prefaced by the epithet “great”.
Avant-haggard: Would-be progressive (work of art), but actually tired.
Avant-niggardly: Not progressive; minimalist.
Banty: To tease in a quarrelsome way.
Barabbarous: material as opposed to spiritual, i.e. a barabbarous choice.
Bathos-scales: Critical yardstick for assessing anti-climax.
Behindhandsome: Falling some way short of good-looking.
Blackguardian angel: Undesirable protector or champion.
Bludgeon-donor: One who dishes out punishment, possibly drawing blood in the process; a bully-boy; a brutal critic.
Briquettiquette: Recommended way of arranging fuel in order to start fire.
Budget-up-and-go: If not a shoestring budget, one that soon walks.
Berkwards: In the direction of foolishness.
Bunkum Holiday: A bank holiday on the most slender of pretexts.
By-compassion: Ignorance of pity that makes for mercy or aid, especially when such a course is thought to be time-consuming.
Cadavert: To avoid becoming a corpse.
Canon sequitur: An irrelevant general law or principle.
Caress-purposes: To be intimate; to harbour intentions of becoming intimate.
Cavillage idiot: Derogatory term for critic.
Charlatanston: Dance an imposter leads his dupes.
Clangdestine: A would-be secret approach which is, in point of fact, noisy.
Clankdestine: As above, but with a different sound.
Clausetrophobia: Morbid dread of clauses.
Composeur: A pseudo-musician.
Confettucini: Low-grade, throwaway pasta; consumers would feel justified in throwing it at the chef in disgust.
Congratululate: To applaud and weep simultaneously; to not know whether to laugh or cry.
Consensussurate: To reach agreement in clandestine fashion; to support secretly.
Continuumbrage: When a state of high dudgeon continues indefinitely.
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