Anam is the Gaelic word for soul and cara is the word for friend. So anam cara in the Celtic world was the “soul friend.” In the early Celtic church, a person who acted as a teacher, companion, or spiritual guide was called an anam cara.
Myrmecophilous means fond of, associated with, or benefited by ants.
Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia is one of the longest words in the dictionary — and, in an ironic twist, is the name for a fear of long words.
The word supercalifragilisticexpialidocious in Mary Poppins is said to be simply a word used as “something to say when you have nothing to say,” but the mouthful of nonsensical syllables certainly has brought cheer to audiences for decades.
Consanguinity /kɒnsaŋˈɡwɪnəti/ ~ The fact of being descended from the same ancestor.
Orphic means mystic, fascinating, entrancing.
Sesquipedalian /ˌsɛskwɪpɪˈdeɪlɪən ~ Characterized by long words; long-winded.
Derived from the Ancient Greek word for a razor, xyresic literally means “razor-sharp”—or, more figuratively, “cutting” or “keen.”
Pusillanimous /ˌpjuːsɪˈlanɪməs/ ~ Showing a lack of courage or determination; timid.
Mundivagant means wandering across the world.