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.