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Luciferous Logolepsy: Dragging Obscure Words Into the Light of Day

Developed by Alan M. Taylor, a Web site developer based out of Seattle, Washington, the Luciferous Logolepsy is a collection of over 9,000 obscure English words. The name of the project is (not surprisingly) based on two obscure words: Luciferous, which means illuminating and logolepsy, which means an obsession with words. As Taylor himself notes, "For the purposes of this project, words are included that may stretch any basic definitions. Particular attention has been paid to archaic words, as they tend to be more evocative." Visitors may elect to browse through this collection alphabetically, or through the search engine provided online. Web crawlers with an unquenchable desire to know the meanings of such words as quantulum, quartan, raceme, or wanion, will not be disappointed by this fun site.
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Date of Scout Publication 2003-08-01
Archived Scout Publication URL http://scout.wisc.edu/Reports/ScoutReport/2003/scout-030801-geninteres...

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