Is It a Word?

Decide whether each word is real or fake. For the purposes of this quiz, "real" means that you can find it in either the Oxford English Dictionary or Webster's Third New International Dictionary (unabridged).
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Last updated: January 27, 2022
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1. FATIDIC (adj.) of or belonging to prophecy; prophetic
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2. OSCITITIS (n.) a morbid tendency to yawn invontunarily after seeing someone else yawn
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3. ELECTROLIER (n.) a support for electric lamps, especially one resembling a chandelier
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4. NICTATE (v.) to blink
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5. AUTOLOQUATION (n.) the act or habit of talking to oneself
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6. PRAEDORMITORY (adj.) of or relating to the semi-conscious state immediately preceding sleep
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Coined by Vladimir Nabokov in "Speak, Memory"
7. MICTURATE (v.) to urinate; make water
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8. FREUDESCHADEN (n.) emotional suffering felt in response to the joy of others
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9. TACTILECTION (n.) the act of reading by touch (as with Braille, e.g.)
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10. PYLOCTOMY (n.) the act of making excessively fine or trivial distinctions in reasoning (i.e., splitting hairs)
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Coined by Umberto Eco in "Foucault's Pendulum"
11. STEATOPYGOUS (adj.) having an excessive development of fat on the buttocks
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12. EUTITILOUS (adj.) being unusually or excessively ticklish
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13. CREPITATE (v.) to make a series of small, sharp, rapidly repeated explosions or sounds; crackle
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14. BEAMISH (adj.) bright with happiness, promise, or achievement
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15. MEDIODIGITATE (v.) to gesture with the third finger of either hand in such a way as to express displeasure or disapproval
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16. LOGOMACHY (n.) a dispute over or about words
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17. PSEUDOSEMIOUS (adj.) (linguistics) meaningful in appearance but in reality meaningless
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