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The list of words on this page represents words that could be considered out of ordinary daily use and understanding. We have nevertheless used them for actors/actresses who otherwise would have been on the Cutting Room Floor when it came to publishing an anactagram of their name. Each word has its corresponding meaning(s) alongside.

We have not included proper names such as "Whitman" or abbreviations such as "FDR" on this page of definitions.

By the way, we called this page "Make-Up?" just because a lot of the words do sound made up and we wanted to keep page names as movie-like as possible..

abjuring.....to renounce upon oath.
adenitis.....inflammation of a gland or lymph node.
adz.....axlike tool for rough shaping of timber.
ajee.....awry, crooked, ajar, at an angle.
alapa.....light blow on cheek delivered by bishop in a confirmation service.
alcazar.....castle or fortress of the Spanish Moors.
ana.....collection of miscellaneous information about a particular subject.
anoa.....small forest buffalo.
anorak.....hooded pullover jacket made of any weather-resistant fabric.
araroba.....wood from Brazilian tree, producing goa powder for psoriasis treatment.
asana.....any of the postures in a yoga exercise.
auk.....black and white diving bird in northern seas with small wings.
aulic.....pertaining to a royal court.
auteur.....filmmaker whose individual style and control dictates the movie look.
axon.....neuron part that transmits impulses away from the cell body.
azal.....very near.
azimuth.....angle of horizontal deviation
azo.....word prefix referring to the presence of nitrogen.
azoth.....name in alchemy for mercury or quicksilver.
banshee.....spirit in the form of a wailing woman.
bice, bize.....dark grey
blather.....foolish talk
bogwood.....wood preserved in a bog.
brahmanic.....of the highest, or priestly, class among the Hindus.
caff.....slang word for cafe.
carillon.....set of stationary bells hung in a tower
cava.....Spanish sparkling wine produced by a method similar to champagne.
chakra.....any of the seven major energy centers in the body.
challah.....loaf of rich white bread leavened with yeast and containing eggs.
cheechako.....Alaskan for a tenderfoot, greenhorn or newcomer.
chi.....twenty-second letter of the Greek alphabet
coff.....buy.
covariant.....items varying in accordance with a fixed mathematical relationship
culch.....oyster spawn.
dalek.....aggressive, mobile, fictional robot with rasping staccato speech.
dengue.....infectious, eruptive fever of warm climates, usually epidemic.
djinn.....Islamic good or bad spirit capable of appearing in human and animal form. 
dodos.....extinct clumsy, flightless birds.
douzaine.....bet in roulette on 12 numbers simultaneously.
doyenne.....woman who is the senior member of a group.
dryad.....deity or nymph of the woods.
dynatron.....vacuum tube once frequently used as an oscillator in a radio.
elegiac.....used in, or resembling, a mournful, melancholy or plaintive poem.
firkin.....unit of capacity usually equal to a quarter of a barrel.
flatiron.....nonelectric iron with a flat bottom, heated for pressing clothes.
foci.....the plural of focus.
fundament.....foundation, base or basic principle.
ghain.....nineteenth letter of the Arabic alphabet.
ghazi.....Muslim soldier.
gopherwood.....Southeastern US tree yielding yellow dye.
grizzle.....to make or become gray or partly gray.
groma.....Roman surveying instrument with four plumb lines at right angles.
habanera.....dance of Cuban origin.
hadj, hajj,
hadjes.....
pilgrimage(s) to Mecca every Muslim is required to make at least once.
hagberry.....the bird cherry.
haji.....Muslim who has made the pilgrimage to Mecca.
harakiri.....ritual suicide or a self-destructive act.
harridan.....scolding, vicious woman.
heathy.....like heather.
helix, helical.....spiral; part of the external ear.
henge.....ancient British monument of wood or stone pillars.
horseweed.....various common weeds with small yellow flowers.
hyp.....short form of "hypochondria" meaning excessive worry about health.
indolent.....predisposed to avoiding exertion.
izba.....traditional log house of rural Russia.
jackeroo.....inexperienced person working as an apprentice on a sheep ranch.
jain.....follower of Jainism, a religion founded in revolt against Hinduism.
jenny.....the female of certain animals, including the donkey and wrens.
jerkin.....ancient close-fitting jacket or short coat.
jess.....short strap fastened around the leg of a hawk and attached to the leash.
jin, jinn.....Islamic good or bad spirit capable of appearing in human and animal form. 
jouk.....to dodge or duck.
juba.....lively dance with rhythmic hand clapping, by US plantation slaves.
ka.....spiritual entity believed to live in the body in life and survive it after death.
kabala.....any occult or secret doctrine or science.
kanji.....system of Japanese writing using Chinese-derived characters.
kauri.....conifer in New Zealand producing valuable timber and resin.
kef.....state of drowsy contentment, especially from the use of a narcotic.
kelpies.....water spirits, in Scottish legend, having the shape of a horse.
khan.....title held by hereditary rulers or tribal chiefs.
khat.....white flowered evergreen shrub.
khoja.....teacher in a Muslim school.
knacker.....person who buys animal carcasses or slaughters livestock for rendering.
koans.....nonsensical or paradoxical questions to a student.
kylie.....boomerang.
lagan.....anything sunk in the sea, but attached to a buoy for later recovery.
larnax.....coffin made of terracotta.
lazar.....person infected with a disease, especially leprosy.
lich.....corpse.
lugworms.....any worm in which the body, internally and externally, is segmented.
mezcal.....intoxicating beverage distilled from fermented juice of the agave plant..
misogamist.....someone who hates marriage.
modalist.....one who denies Father, Son, Spirit personal distinction in the Trinity.
mohism.....doctrine of Chinese philosopher Mo-Tze, stressing universal love.
moity.....full of foreign particles found in wool, such as burrs, twigs, or seeds.
moujik.....Russin peasant, particularly in the time of the Tsars.
naiad.....any of a class of nymphs presiding over rivers and springs.
naff.....unstylish, lacking taste, inferior.
nascent.....beginning to exist or develop.
ninny.....fool or simpleton.
nth.....being the last in a series of infinitely decreasing or increasing values.
nunc.....at the present time; now, without delay.
nutria.....aquatic beaver-like rodent, also called a coypu. bred for its soft fur.
obeah.....a form of belief involving sorcery.
palazzi.....Italian for palace.
pantheism.....religious belief or philosophical doctrine identifying God with the universe.
pelagian.....of or inhabiting the open sea.
penna.....any large feather that has a vane and forms part of a bird's main plumage.
phial.....small bottle for liquids, same as a vial
pilau.....rice flavored with spices and cooked in stock, same as pilaf.
pinko.....person regarded as mildly left-wing, favoring extensive political reform.
poundal.....scientific unit of force measurement.
quean.....robust girl or young woman.
raff.....rabble, same as riff-raff.
ragfish.....North Pacific deap sea fish with very flexible body.
raja, rajah.....Asian chieftain, ruler or landlord,
raki.....spirituous liquor distilled from grain, grapes, plums.
sarape.....latin American blanketlike shawl or wrap, often of brightly colored wool.
satyr.....woodland goat-like deity who chased nymphs.
schnook.....unimportant or stupid person.
shirr.....draw up or gather cloth on three or more parallel threads; bake eggs.
shogun.....title applied to historical chief military leaders in Japan.
shoji.....Japanese light screen consisting of wood framework covered with paper.
sidereal.....of or pertaining to the stars.
sifaka.....leaping arboreal lemur found in coastal forests of Madagascar.
sika.....small, reddish, eastern Asia deer.
skua.....large brown gull-like predatory bird.
thack.....weatherproof outer layer of a roof, often thatch.
thema.....thesis or proposition.
themata.....large units of the Byzantine era forces, each governed by a general.
tice.....cricket ball bowled to strike the ground a bat's length in front of the wicket.
umiak.....open Eskimo boat.
vajra.....in Hindu mythology, the thunderbolt of Indra.
wassail.....salutation wishing health to a person.
zax.....hatchetlike tool for cutting and punching nail holes in roofing slate.
zho.....Tibetan breed of cattle by crossing the yak with common cattle.
zingara.....female gypsy.