nosopoetic \no-seh-po-ET-ik\ (adjective) - Disease-causing, disease producing, infectious.
"One of the goals of early manned space flights was to test for any nosopoetic effects of extended periods of weightlessness."
cockle \KAHK-ehl\ (noun) - 1 : A ribbed bivalve of the genus Cardium with traits of the clam and the scallop. 2 : A wild plant (Lychnis Githago) with a reddish or purplish flower common in cornfields. 3 : A pucker or ...Read More
obviate \AHB-vi-yeyt\ (verb) - To make unnecessary or prevent (an action).
"Jason was rather upset after Lana's introductory remarks obviated most of his speech"
Latin obviare "meet, withstand, prevent" from the ...Read More
pejorative \peh-JAH-reh-tiv or peh-JO-reh-tiv\ (adjective) - Having negative connotations, deprecatory, usually in reference to words or phrases.
"Mike has such a pejorative attitude toward women I doubt he will ever ...Read More
hyponasty \HI-peh-naes-ti\ (noun) - The upward curving of leaves caused by faster growth on the bottom than the top.
"Buddy was a hyponastic acquaintance whose curves resulted from ice cream speeding up growth on his ...Read More
hallucinate \heh-LU-seh-neyt\ (verb) - To be deceived by delusions as a result of mental illness or a narcotic; to suffer a wildly distorted dream of something nonexistent but perceived as real.
"Courtney hallucinates ...Read More