Lost Words – Specialists…


specialists

agonarch n 1656 -1656
judge of a contest or activity
Our competition will require six agonarchs to ensure fairness.

bumposopher n 1834 -1886
one learned in bumps; a phrenologist
Craniology has progressed greatly since the days of bumposophers.

jobler n 1662 -1662
one who does small jobs
We’ve found a great jobler who takes care of our repairs quickly and cheaply.

lignicide n 1656 -1656
woodcutter
We will not tolerate the lignicides who would despoil our old-growth forests!

oporopolist n 1671 -1725
fruit-seller
Our oporopolist’s oranges often offer odd odours.

orgiophant n 1886 -1886
one who presides over orgies
The orgiophant had dozens of hangers-on who sought to attend his parties.

rhodologist n 1911 -1924
one who studies and classifies roses
Any rhodologist knows that a rose by any other name does not smell as sweet.

seplasiary n 1650 -1658
seller or producer of perfumes and ointments
She had an allergic reaction after the seplasiary sprayed her in the eyes.

snobographer n 1848 -1966
one who describes or writes about snobs
The editors scrapped the society page because it was full of pretentious snobographers.

tragematopolist n 1656 -1658
confectioner; seller of sweets
No tragematopolist can match the appeal of a toy-store for young children.

zygostatical adj 1623 -1656
pertaining to a market official in charge of weights
His zygostatical training allowed him to cheat the scales undetected for decades.

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The gentleman’s club divided the members into categories dependent on their respectability and earnings. The oporopolist, rhodologist, seplasiary, bumposopher and tragematopolist were in one group as were the jobler, lignicid, zygostatical and agonarch. However the orgiophant and the snobographer were declined membership.

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