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.
Diadem means a jewelled crown or headband worn as a symbol of sovereignty. The authority or dignity symbolized by a crown.
Myrmecophilous means fond of, associated with, or benefited by ants.
Trichotillomania means an abnormal desire to pull out one’s hair.
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.
Tergiversation is the evasion of straightforward action or clear-cut statement. Desertion of a cause, position, party or faith.
Kakorrhaphiophobia means an abnormal fear of failure.
Consanguinity /kɒnsaŋˈɡwɪnəti/ ~ The fact of being descended from the same ancestor.
Anachronistic /ənakrəˈnɪstɪk/ ~ Belonging to a period other than that being portrayed. Belonging or appropriate to an earlier period, especially so as to seem conspicuously old-fashioned.