1. small; little; tiny.
2. Grammar: pertaining to or productive of a form denoting smallness, familiarity, affection, or triviality.
3. a small thing or person.
4. Grammar: a diminutive element or formation.
5. Heraldry: a charge, as an ordinary, smaller in length or breadth than the usual.
Etymology: Mediaeval Latin dīminūtīvus, equivalent to Latin dīminūt(us) - lessened.
[Annie Stegg - Thumbelina]
a werewolf; lycanthrope; a monster able to change appearance from human to wolf and back again.
Etymology: Middle French, from Old French leu garoul, from leu (wolf) + garoul (werewolf).
a funeral ode
Etymology: Latin, from Greek epikēdeion.
wild; untamed; feral; unsubdued.
the awareness that, if only one had known, one must have acted otherwise; a vain regret, or the heedlessness or loss of opportunity which leads to it.
Etymology: from had-I-wist > had-I-wit > had-I-known; from Middle English witen, Old English witan; cognate with Dutch weten, German wissen, Old Norse vita, Gothic witan (to know); akin to Latin vidēre, Greek ideîn (to see).
[Thomas Benjamin Kennington]
monstrous in size or strength; immane.
Etymology: Latin immānis - brutal, frightful, enormous.
1. making a splendid appearance or show; of exceptional beauty, size, etc.
2. extraordinarily fine; superb.
3. noble; sublime.
4. (usually initial capital letter - formerly used as a title of some rulers) great; grand.
5. lavishly munificent; extravagant.
Etymology: late Middle English < Middle French < Latin magnificent- for magnificus.
[Kinuko Y. Craft]
wonders; miracles; marvels; an effect or extraordinary event in the physical world that surpasses all known human or natural powers and is ascribed to a supernatural cause.
Etymology: from Latin mirari (“to look at”), from mirus (“wonderful”).
[Julius Sergius von Klever - Christ Walking on Water]
a small piece or bit; something very small.
Etymology: Southwest English.
a paraphilia of the predatory type in which sexual arousal, facilitation, and attainment of orgasm are responsive to and contingent upon being with a partner known to have committed an outrage, cheating, lying, known infidelities or crime, such as rape, murder, or armed robbery.
Etymology: from the Greek word hubrizein, meaning “to commit an outrage against someone”, ultimately derived from hubris, and philo, meaning “having a strong affinity/preference for”.
1. a renewal or purification through the burning away or destruction of evil attributes.
2. Obsolete: devastation.
Etymology: Latin vastation-, vastatio, from vastatus (past participle of vastare - to lay waste, from vastus - empty, waste.
1. the involuntary emittal of animal noises.
2. the act of a human barking like a dog.
Etymology: Loanword from French aboiement - bark (of a dog), from abois - a baying.
DRAGONOLATRY [aka DRACONOLATRY]
the worshipping of dragons.
Etymology: Greek δράκων (drákōn, “dragon, serpent of huge size, water-snake”) + λατρεύειν (latreuein, “to worship”).