marvert (MAHR-vert) n. A person with unusual sexual tastes. "Bite me, you marvert."
mcgwire (ma-GW?R) n. Mythic Celtic figure with fearsome strength. "The woods were filled with lumb'ring mcgwires/Hacking down trees and dancing 'round fires." ( Yeats)
mullin (MUL-en) n. A short-haired North American mammal, rattus gymnasius, common in empty structures. "The janitor swept the floor, ignoring the mullin scurrying over the hardwood."
olbermann (?L-ber-man) n. A smirk. "Wipe that olbermann off your face, young man."
pippen (PIP-en) n. A subatomic particle that carries an electric charge only in the presence of more powerfully charged particles. "A research team in Houston failed to detect the pippen."
popovich (POP-e-vich) v. To exercise prudence through inaction. "When I found myself in a minefield, I popoviched."
riley (R?-l?) adj. Suspiciously slick. "The used-car salesman was so riley he made my skin crawl."
Samaranch (SAHM-er-ahn) n. A large estate where all change is illusory. "At the Samaranch in Lausanne, you can check out anytime you like, but you can never leave."
samprasia (sam-PR?-zha) n. A minor illness or injury. "Petey won't be coming to school today. He has a touch of samprasia."
selig (S?-lig) adj. Hopelessly out of touch. "You're wearing a tie with a short-sleeved shirt? That's not retro, that's downright selig."