Adamitism:Nakedness for religious reasons

Autolatry: Worship of oneself

Squassation: A form of punishment in which the victim had his arms tied, feet heavily weighted, and was jerked up and down on a rope.

Flabellum: A large fan carried by attendants to the Pope; or, a fan used tokeep flies away from the Communion wine.

Errhine: Made to be sniffed into the nose.

Barm: The froth on beer. Sometimes called fob.

Kakistocracy: Government by the worst people

Eidolism: Belief in ghosts

Cuspidor: The word that James Joyce singled out as the most beautiful in the English language.


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