shiv: a knife or razor used as a weapon.
kryptonite: an alien mineral that has the property of depriving Superman of his powers. (It’s only used in fantasy novels or movies.)
These are from Princess & Pages’ posts here and here
zany: amusingly unconventional and idiosyncratic.
harping: talk or write persistently and tediously on (a particular topic).
quibble: a slight objection or criticism about a trivial matter.
These are from Bonnywood’s posts here and here.
hirsutism: abnormal growth of hair on a person’s face and body, especially on a woman.
This is from Terveen’s post here.
quadrant: each of four quarters of a circle.
ophthalmologist: a specialist in the branch of medicine concerned with the study and treatment of disorders and diseases of the eye.
These are from Geoff’s post here and here.
adulate: praise (someone) excessively or obsequiously.
This is from Pooja’s post here.
aphantasia: the inability to form mental images of objects that are not present.
This is from aphantastic writer’s post here.
toucan: a tropical American fruit-eating bird with a massive bill and typically brightly colored plumage.
This is from Colinmcqueen’s post here.
turpitude: depravity; wickedness.
This is from Joseph’s post here.
supine: (of a person) lying face upward; failing to act or protest as a result of moral weakness or indolence.
The word for lying with face downward is “prone” or “prostrate”.
This is from d.a.simpsonwriter’s post here.
necropolis: a cemetery, especially a large one belonging to an ancient city.
This is from Nathan’s post here.
calliope: a keyboard instrument resembling an organ but with the notes produced by steam whistles, used chiefly on showboats and in traveling fairs. I’ve never seen this instrument, but from the google image, it looks very weird and interesting.
This is from Brad’s post here.