mercy has looked up 1012 words, created 42 lists, listed 1371 words, written 155 comments, added 79 tags, and loved 32 words.

Comments by mercy

  • The capacity to feel pain; hypersensitivity. It also means pertaining to or emanating from algesia.

    April 23, 2014

  • Probably from carnyx.

    April 23, 2014

  • "unfledged bird"

    August 12, 2011

  • Thank you! As you can see, it's mostly thanks to Telofy. : )

    July 4, 2011

  • I fancy 'em all.

    June 2, 2011

  • Hah! This an excellent resource, Prolagus!

    May 15, 2011

  • Benign, and pretty-sounding, too.

    May 12, 2011

  • That's so cool! You could fly it by a family member and see what they think. I can only think of one other -ate, but it has less to do with the body: lucubrate.

    September 17, 2010

  • Maybe impinguate or, less likely, but more fun: steatopygous?

    September 17, 2010

  • hairless

    August 5, 2010

  • Frantic multitasking. Kind of like it sounds, maybe with a little less fizz.

    July 26, 2010

  • Fantastic link, sionnach.

    July 24, 2010

  • I liked it immediately.

    October 18, 2009

  • the beneficial or harmful effects of one plant on another plant

    July 31, 2009

  • foreknown or predestined for damnation; condemned

    citation

    July 31, 2009

  • No, I'm going to keep them separate, Prolagus. : ) I wanted to have a list that reflected sensual sexuality as opposed to sexual orientation sexuality.

    Since I only have five listed, I'm not very well-educated myself, sadly.

    June 9, 2009

  • Puns. Yay.

    February 28, 2009

  • Perhaps we'll start naming the generations after some seminal buzz word. Generation 3.0.

    February 6, 2009

  • The opposite of scrumptious. Via Alphabet Juice, suggested neologisms, by Roy Blount Jr.

    January 4, 2009

  • Crotch-scratch, via Alphabet Juice, suggested neologisms, by Roy Blount Jr.

    January 4, 2009

  • Alternate spelling of zarf.

    January 4, 2009

  • Greek; a surgical instrument for scraping bones.

    January 4, 2009

  • Hey, awesome tip. I was wondering how to delete multiples. Thanks. : )

    As for cults, most people seem to label a religious/faith-based system as a cult when it has a small membership or seems unorthodox—that being relative, really. I remember trying to dissect the difference between cults and religions in Philosophy 101. There aren't many concrete definitions when it comes to faith.

    December 31, 2008

  • A small stone inserted into the spaces between larger pieces of rubble in a wall. Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, found via Roy Blount Jr.'s Alphabet Juice

    December 30, 2008

  • Inspiring list idea! Thanks. :D

    December 30, 2008

  • Phenomena resulting from wrangling with personal pronouns that imply one sex and the exclusion of the other, rather than including both.

    December 30, 2008

  • Fun! I need to get my gears turning to squeeze out something good.

    As for getting more personal, I do like knowing more about people, though at a remove (in most cases), too. I particularly like those users who have a nicely-sized "about" blurb on their profiles.

    Which reminds me, I should update mine.

    December 21, 2008

  • Sounds like a particularly noxious variant of Soylent Green.

    December 18, 2008

  • Yo, bilby. :D

    December 18, 2008

  • Popularity would make it very hard to manage. I couldn't even remember which ones I'd set as open. Unfortunately, you can't tag a list without tagging every word in it as well. Hopefully the marker feature will be out soon.

    Not to mention, having it in my lists is somehow annoying.

    December 12, 2008

  • Portmanteau of the words erotic and game.

    December 12, 2008

  • Here's a link to my open lists, in case you need any of them again. And thanks for the additions. : )

    December 12, 2008

  • Sexual attraction to virgins.

    December 12, 2008

  • Vorarephilia fetish or vorarephilia porn.

    December 12, 2008

  • Not often used in spam e-mails, surprisingly.

    December 12, 2008

  • Ah, so a portmanteau word. Neato. :D

    December 12, 2008

  • coward; wretch

    December 12, 2008

  • A tizzy; a whirlwind of confusion? (If one assumes it's the root of pother.)

    December 12, 2008

  • Reminds me of that game, Fold-It.

    December 12, 2008

  • I do not like them, Sam-I-am.

    December 12, 2008

  • Just noticed the conversation about open lists on features. I'll add this word to all of my open lists in case anyone wants to add to them. (And thanks for all the help I've had so far!) Credit: Prolagus

    December 12, 2008

  • Slang for tribadism

    December 11, 2008

  • Much like tribadism, don't you think? Even better, since the definition of tribadism has changed (at least in slang). And thanks for adding it to the list!

    December 11, 2008

  • A neologism describing sexual attraction to aliens or, less directly, representations of aliens.

    cite

    December 6, 2008

  • Actually, the "I" is for "intersex", those with biological aspects of both sexes. As an aside, you'll sometimes see LGBTQIA as well, with the "A" standing for "allies".

    November 1, 2008

  • "A person's birthdate is used to determine his or her "animal" from the 12 available (including one imaginary creature, Pegasus), which define certain personality types and behavioral patterns.

    Dobutsu uranai originally appeared in Big Comic Spirits magazine as a fortunetelling serial, and was published in book form last June as 'Ningen Maruwakari no Dobutsu Uranai (All About Humans Using Dobutsu Uranai).'"
    via The Japan Times Online

    October 29, 2008

  • an animation technique in which animators trace over live-action film movement, frame by frame, for use in animated films

    October 2, 2008

  • "contains a fatty and gelatinous substance of a light yellowish color, much esteemed as a delicacy"

    Tasty.

    September 26, 2008

  • I love that there's a single word for such a specific action.

    September 25, 2008

  • I see many BDSM applications for this product.

    September 18, 2008

  • "Suspicion, in Thucydides' Greek, is called hypopsia: looking underneath."

    On the Shores of Politics by Jacques Ranciere, Liz Heron

    September 18, 2008

  • A robot that reacts to radio frequency sources.

    citation

    September 15, 2008

  • Yeah, it IS a little creepy, isn't it?

    September 11, 2008

  • A boastful and self-important person; boastful talk

    citation

    September 5, 2008

  • embrocate

    August 31, 2008

  • Accumulate (liquids or gases) on the surface.

    Citation

    August 31, 2008

  • Go away from the surface to which (a substance) is adsorbed

    August 31, 2008

  • A diagonal band that runs from the sinister chief to the dexter base on a heraldic shield.

    Etymology

    August 31, 2008

  • A heraldic charge or mark of bastardy; lines from top right to bottom left. Bend sinister: "from the left side".

    August 31, 2008

  • man + tangerines

    August 28, 2008

  • discursive

    August 28, 2008

  • Japanese, frottage.

    August 28, 2008

  • To stir; to wince

    citation

    August 21, 2008

  • basaltic plains or "seas" on the Earth's Moon, formed by ancient volcanic eruptions.

    citation

    August 16, 2008

  • "Lake of Forgetfulness", a small lunar mare on the surface of the Moon.

    August 16, 2008

  • The Fracatstorius crater, located at the southern edge of the moon's Mare Nectaris is named in honor of the Italian scholar, astronomer and poet Girolamo Fracastoro, "Fracastorius" (1478‑1553).

    August 16, 2008

  • Looking that one up indeed made me go, "ew". And lead me to add suppurate. Double thanks. : )

    July 19, 2008

  • Ugh, pustule is a good one, dontcry.

    July 19, 2008

  • Thanks, Shevek! I remember considering it, but didn't add it for some reason. It definitely fits, though.

    July 19, 2008

  • Gah. Comment mishap again.

    July 18, 2008

  • Ah, he just told me it was *not* Latin. I should've looked it up in a Latin dictionary first.

    How embarrassing!

    July 18, 2008

  • Most definitely, she. :D

    July 17, 2008

  • Retronym at your service. /grin

    July 17, 2008

  • Excellent choice, thanks, Shevek. : )

    July 17, 2008

  • Coined in 2003 by Dan Savage in "honor" of the former Senator.

    July 17, 2008

  • I came across this word looking for something else (just recently, too), and now I can't find the link. It means something along the lines of "sound that a man makes during sexual congress or at climax". I seem to remember something about grunting, too.

    Update Found something close: Insulting English By Peter Novobatzky, Ammon Shea

    July 17, 2008

  • insipid, musty

    July 17, 2008

  • Thanks, plethora!

    I think I'm going to have to change the description of this list. It's growing so fast.

    July 17, 2008

  • That's a damn fine list of obscure words, sionnach. Leman I remember, but what's leveret?

    July 17, 2008

  • A ruddy, fat-faced woman; a wench.

    July 17, 2008

  • Soft; sticky, and dirty

    July 17, 2008

  • Forked tongue. Fissile - capable of being split or cleft.

    July 17, 2008

  • Thanks, all!

    July 17, 2008

  • Thanks, sionnach. I had xantippe, a variant, on another list. Should've added it here. The rest are gold.

    July 13, 2008

  • Hell, you're right, bear. I'll make one. I can think of a few words offhand, but I'll make it open so you all can add any I haven't thought of.

    July 13, 2008

  • And I'm glad to be here. : )

    Dammit! I'm supposed to be in the shower. Doh.

    July 13, 2008

  • Hmm, makes sense put that way, but baste is also a temporary, messy stitch. Combine that with impregnation and I think most women would pass.

    July 13, 2008

  • On the fritz

    July 13, 2008

  • Brain's fritzing...something about a thousand words. Better than a picture, any day.

    July 13, 2008

  • Nicely punned, whichbe! :D

    July 13, 2008

  • Biblically?

    July 13, 2008

  • I like it! Sounds like a "thrumming menstruation".

    July 13, 2008

  • I can't see lesbians having much to do with bastages. They're a tad more fastidious than that.

    Actually, now it brings to mind bastard Cabbage Patch Kids.

    July 13, 2008

  • Perfect list.

    See, here I am again, not eating and dying for some fresh coffee so I can keep on chugging. I think I even forgot to take off my makeup. Yesterday.

    July 13, 2008

  • Maybe you can make one up for him. : ) This one's pretty popular out here in California. (Maybe other parts of the US, as well.)

    July 13, 2008

  • Addiction to Wordie.
    Must tear myself away.

    July 13, 2008

  • Derogatory term for lesbian, though reclaimed. From Latin Lesbiana, from Greek Lesb(os) + Latin adjective suffix -iana.

    July 13, 2008

  • also, emetic; vessel for receiving vomit

    July 13, 2008

  • With circumlocution.
    Date "PERIPHRASTICALLY" was first used in popular English literature: sometime before 1791.

    July 13, 2008

  • List of abbreviations, symbols, etc. denoting words. definition

    July 13, 2008

  • To whisper

    July 13, 2008

  • divination by the stars

    July 13, 2008

  • Bastard cabbage.

    July 13, 2008

  • Okay, not really. Just a bastard. Not sure where it came from, but I didn't make it up myself.

    July 13, 2008

  • I can totally use the root in a fab insult, "You muculent bastage!"

    July 13, 2008

  • Oh, I like that!

    July 13, 2008

  • Alternate spelling for sangraal

    July 13, 2008

  • The San Graal or sangraal was a chalice made from a single stone which was revered in the Middle Ages because it supposedly caught the last drops of Christ's blood as he was taken down from the cross.

    July 13, 2008

  • The Eucharist, also called Holy Communion or Lord's Supper and other names, is one of the Christian sacraments said to have been instituted by Jesus. Via Wikipedia.

    July 13, 2008

  • Feeding on dissolved organic matter: getting nourishment by absorbing dissolved organic matter and salts. adjective

    July 13, 2008

  • the hatred of men or boys

    July 13, 2008

  • I would've guessed the definition was something else entirely.

    July 13, 2008

  • I think it's a nickname for dachshunds. Doxie Lovers site. Seems a tad dirty in homonymous light of the word doxy.

    July 13, 2008

  • "Doxy training" I think the term was. Of course I had to figure that out.

    July 13, 2008

  • I came across the word first in Heinlein's book Friday.

    July 13, 2008

  • I can't believe I forgot that one! It was on my original (scribbled and crumpled) list. Thanks, pterodactyl.

    July 13, 2008

  • You know, it took me until just today to figure out "she" was someone's username. *grin*

    July 13, 2008

  • 'Lovers are lunatics.'
    Publius Terentius Afer, Carthaginian-born Roman Comic, Poet

    July 13, 2008

  • To follow a subject of interest, such as a person or trend, with persistent attention.



    "Come on, you should be out there bird-doggin' chicks and bangin' beaver." – McMurphy, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

    Free Dictionary definition

    July 13, 2008

  • 'Absence makes the heart grow fonder.' Elegy by Sextus Propertius.

    July 13, 2008

  • an incessantly talkative person; noisy chatterer; chatterbox. Like a magpie.

    July 13, 2008

  • Wet; moist

    July 13, 2008

  • A great event or happening.
    link

    July 13, 2008

  • A chess move made to play for time. German for "intermediate move".

    July 13, 2008

  • Systematic killing of an alien race.

    July 13, 2008

  • Dried cow dung used as fuel. How 'green'.
    link

    July 13, 2008

  • Actually, uNF.

    July 13, 2008

  • Living on or in the ground.


    Free dictionary

    July 13, 2008

  • For some reason, that sounds so very close to "castration" in my mind.

    July 13, 2008

  • The science of developing and organizing words.
    link

    July 13, 2008

  • derived from the German 'machts nichts' meaning "it makes no difference."

    July 13, 2008

  • From the Word Detective

    July 13, 2008

  • Ah, a matchmaker. *grin*

    July 13, 2008

  • What color is that?

    July 13, 2008

  • These lists work really well with Wordle.net. Instead of importing the feed I pasted the words in the tags section into the text box. The more time a word is listed, the larger it appears, so I was able to tweak it a bit to show the words I wanted more prominently.

    Check out the one I made for this list here.

    July 13, 2008

  • I like it.

    July 13, 2008

  • To trail along; to saunter or be drawn along carelessly. (Irish)

    July 8, 2008

  • Latin, literally "Holy of holies".

    July 8, 2008

  • sexually active woman who remains virgin: a young woman who takes part in sexual activity without ending her virginity, French, "half virgin"

    July 6, 2008

  • I like that one! Thanks, whichbe. : )

    July 6, 2008

  • A vitascope. Described here.

    July 6, 2008

  • According to a few online dictionaries, 'baggage' is also an "immoral" or "impudent" woman, or a prostitute.

    The Free Dictionary (but not Merriam Webster) is one that lists this definition.

    July 6, 2008

  • Hardly erotic. heh

    July 6, 2008

  • An awesome word and theory.

    July 6, 2008

  • It sounds so damn painful, really.

    July 2, 2008

  • Tentacular. :D

    July 2, 2008

  • A disk-shaped tool used by dowsers. Divided into eight colors to better help the dowser to identify difference in energy lines.

    More.

    July 2, 2008

  • Meta, beyond, transcending, + psychology. http://cancerweb.ncl.ac.uk/cgi-bin/omd?metapsychology

    July 2, 2008

  • oops! No delete?

    July 2, 2008

  • Thanks! I needed something for "fast" or "quick", such boring words.

    June 29, 2008

  • a kind of dance, or music to the dance

    June 28, 2008

  • A cleanser, soap, or antiseptic.

    June 28, 2008

  • Acme; pinnacle; the highest point capable of being attained; the most profound degree of a quality or state.

    June 28, 2008

  • Wife of Socrates, traditionally described as shrewish and scolding, therefore, a shrew or nag

    June 28, 2008

  • Someone who studies flags

    June 28, 2008

  • French expression that literally means "of rigor" or "of strictness", comparable to "the done thing", a standard

    June 28, 2008

  • A clique or coterie, especially of writers.

    June 28, 2008

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  • Ooh, does this make me a cryptid?

    July 18, 2008

  • Most definitely, she. :D

    July 17, 2008

  • Word on the street is you're looking to get some aptronym.

    July 15, 2008

  • Nicely punned, whichbe! :D

    July 13, 2008

  • Followers seek milce-witter status.

    July 13, 2008

  • You know, it took me until just today to figure out "she" was someone's username. *grin*

    July 13, 2008

  • Come on, go talk to her, er, to she!

    July 13, 2008

  • Ah, a matchmaker. *grin*

    July 13, 2008

  • Mercy,
    she is a: aptronym
    seeking a: retronym


    Good luck!

    July 11, 2008