[Originally published January 15, 2013.]

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Contrapunctualadjective – 1. Intentional belatedness with respect to poetic form; 2. My dissertation schedule with respect to my dissertation.

Hegemonkeynoun – 1. Apish answer to ideology; 2. Tree-dwelling mammal in a suit.

Insistenancenoun – 1. Food in the fridge that calls me away from my computer multiple times per day; 2. Large portions of cold, leftover pasta.

Inebriaffinatedadjective – 1. The condition in which writing may feel enjoyable; 2. Descriptive term for three o’clock in the morning on Sundays.

Notmaladjective – 1. Not normal but also, not strange; 2. Dorothy Wordsworth’s relationship with her brother, William Wordsworth.

Onnocencenoun – 1. Naïvete about self-stimulation; 2. The Lord Byron’s opinion of John Keats’s poetry.

Parallactaid™noun – 1. Over-the-counter requirement for reading the complete works of Slavoj Žižek.

Portionableadjective – 1. A considerable portion.

Perplexionnoun – 1. A knot of irresolvable affective energy; 2. A knot of irresolvable affective energy in my face.

Romantichasmnoun – 1. Metaphysical crisis; 2. What William Wordsworth saw before writing the first four stanzas of Intimations Ode.

Supostessnoun – 1. A portmanteau word… with the mostess.

Unsuretynoun – 1. Not being certain of requirements, preconditions, obligations, etc., for the undertaking of an enormous task; 2. The nature of my understanding of the guidelines for submitting a dissertation to the graduate department at my university.