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Words That I Need for My Dissertation That Don’t Exist.
[Originally published January 15, 2013.]
Contrapunctual – adjective – 1. Intentional belatedness with respect to poetic form; 2. My dissertation schedule with respect to my dissertation.
Hegemonkey – noun – 1. Apish answer to ideology; 2. Tree-dwelling mammal in a suit.
Insistenance – noun – 1. Food in the fridge that calls me away from my computer multiple times per day; 2. Large portions of cold, leftover pasta.
Inebriaffinated – adjective – 1. The condition in which writing may feel enjoyable; 2. Descriptive term for three o’clock in the morning on Sundays.
Notmal – adjective – 1. Not normal but also, not strange; 2. Dorothy Wordsworth’s relationship with her brother, William Wordsworth.
Onnocence – noun – 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.
Portionable – adjective – 1. A considerable portion.
Perplexion – noun – 1. A knot of irresolvable affective energy; 2. A knot of irresolvable affective energy in my face.
Romantichasm – noun – 1. Metaphysical crisis; 2. What William Wordsworth saw before writing the first four stanzas of Intimations Ode.
Supostess – noun – 1. A portmanteau word… with the mostess.
Unsurety – noun – 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.
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