10 More Whatchamacallits And Their Real Names started with that smell you get after a first rain. “Petrichor is the name of the smell of rain on dry earth. The word comes from the Greek words “petros” which means rock, and “ichor” which means the fluid that runs through the veins of the gods.” Sagebrush, especially, seems to invoke this smell.

The list had a few other pertinent words. What would a good pot luck be without Nidor or Salmagundi? If you hit the Obsidian Dome rally, you should be quite familiar with scree. Tenesmus is one reason a lot of us prefer camping with an RV.

Impress (or confound or confuse or irritate, it depends) your RV friends with a good vocabulary. This list is a start for your expanding vocabulary horizons.

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