rictus: a fixed grimace or grin.
From DeRicki’s post here.
cryonic: The practice or technique of deep-freezing the bodies of people who have just died, in the hope that scientific advances may allow them to be revived in the future. I have often wondered if any of the cryonic bodies has been revived on which new medical technology are used. Also what if a storm might knock the power off and make the storage refrigerator nonfunctional. What would happen to the body then?
From Geoff’s post here.
scuttlebutt: rumour, gossip
From Pooja’s post here.
pachyderm: a very large mammal with thick skin, especially an elephant, rhinoceros, or hippopotamus.
From Chris’s post here.
vile: extremely unpleasant.
revile: criticize in an abusive or angrily insulting manner.
vilify: speak or write about in an abusively disparaging manner.
From clayjonz’s post here.
privy: Sharing in the knowledge of (something secret or private).
cloche: a small translucent cover for protecting or forcing outdoor plants.
coiffure: A person’s hairstyle, typically an elaborate one.
ricochet: (of a bullet, shell, or other projectile) rebound one or more times off a surface.
From Bonnywood’s post here.
teleportation: the act or process of moving an object or person by psychokinesis.
cyclone and anticyclone: A cyclone is a storm or system of winds that rotates around a center of low atmospheric pressure. An anticyclone is a system of winds that rotates around a center of high atmospheric pressure.
firenado: a rapidly rotating column of flames above an intense fire. This word is obviously a cousin to tornado, except that tornado is about air while firenado is about fire.
drawdown: a reduction in the size or presence of a military force.
thalassophile: a lover of the sea. The amount of time he spent on a boat, he considered himself a thalassophile.