Word Nerd – Spooky Edition

I have mentioned previously that I am a certifiable word nerd. So for October
I present my list of fun and unusual words for the Halloween season.

  1. exsanguinate : verb. Drain (a person, animal, or organ) of blood.
  2. necrophage : noun. An organism that eats dead or decaying flesh.
  3. lycanthrope : noun. A werewolf.
  4. therianthropic : adjective. Combining human and animal form.
  5. macabre : adjective. Disturbing because concerned with or causing a fear of death.
  6. revenant : noun. A person who has returned, especially supposedly from the dead.
  7. viscera : plural noun. The internal organs in the main cavities of the body, especially those in the abdomen, e.g. the intestines.
  8. vivisection : noun. The practice of performing operations on live animals for the purpose of experimentation or scientific research.
  9. sepulchral : adjective. Relating to tomb or interment. Gloomy; dismal.
  10. charnel : adjective. Associated with death.

Now you can liberally sprinkle these through your Halloween conversations and appear the smartest and most macabre revenant of them all.


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