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  • Lovecraftian Adjectives!

    So I heard there was an @build command and I know people storypoint items, and so I was talking to another player and they had Call of Cthulhu sourcebooks (for the RPG) and in these sourcebooks was a list of frequently used adjectives by Lovecraft!

    I hadn't seen anything like this posted, so if there is and I missed it, forgive me! However, if not, I thought they might be useful when creating items.

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    A

    Aberrant, abominable, absurd, abysmal, acidic, adhesive, airy, alien, ambiguous, amorphous, anarchic, ancient, angular, animated, animalistic, anomalous, antediluvian, appalling, appendaged, ashen, askew, astounding, atrocious, awry;

    B

    Baboon-like, baleful, baneful, bankrupt, barbarous, beastly, bellowing, bilious, blasphemous, bleating, bloated, bloodshot, blubbery, boiling, brutish, bug-eyed, bulbous;

    C

    Cackling, cadaverous, cancerous, cellular, changeable, chattering, coarse, colossal, colorless, chaotic, confusing, congealed, conical, convoluted, corpulent, corpse-like, corrupt, creamy, criminal, croaking, crystalline, cylindrical;

    D

    Dank, dark, dazzling, deafening, deathless, debased, debauched, delirious, decomposing, deformed, degenerate, degraded, delirious, depraved, deranged, detestable, deviant, diabolical, diffuse, dire, discordant, diseased, disfigured, disgusting, dislocated, disordered, dissolved, distorted, dreadful, dropping, effervescent;

    E

    Effusive, elastic, endless, enlarged, enormous, enveloping, evasive, exaggerated, excruciating, extended;

    F

    Fabulous, faceless, fantastic, fearful, fecund, festering, fetid, fibrous, flowing, fiendish, fiery, filthy, fish-like, flabby, fluctuating, fluid, foaming, foul, fractured, fragrant, frantic, furious, fungous;

    G

    Gangrenous, ghastly, gigantic, gargantuan, gibbering, globular, gnashing, glutinous, gory, grasping, grayfish, greenish, grim, grisly, gross, gushing;

    H

    Hairy, hapless, hallucinatory, hateful, hazy, heaving, hellish, hideous, hissing, horned, horrible, howling, huge, hybrid;

    I

    Ichorous, idiotic, illogical, immaterial, immense, immoral, incoherent, incomplete, incongruous, incredible, indistinct, infected, infernal, infested, inhuman, insane, insipid, irrational, irregular, iridescent;

    J

    Jabbering, jaded, jangling, jaundiced, jellified, jumbled, jutting;

    K

    Kleptomaniacal;

    L

    Leprous, limp, limpid, liquefied, loathsome, lumbering, luminescent, lumpy, lunatic, lurking;

    M

    Mad, maggoty, malevolent, malicious, malignant, massive, membranous, menacing, mesmerizing, metallic, mildewed, mindless, miscarried, moaning, molten, monstrous, monumental, morbid, mortifying, mottled, mouldering, mucky, mucous, murmuring, mutilated;

    N

    Nagging, nameless, nauseous, nearsighted, nebulous, necromantic, nigrescent, noiseless, nonsensical, noxious, numbing;

    O

    Obscene, obsequious, octopoid, odious, odorous, oily, ominous, oozing, organic, outlandish, oval, overgrown, overripe;

    P

    Pagan, pale, pallid, palpable, palpitating, palsied, parasitic, pasty, peculiar, perfidious, perverse, phlegmatic, pitiless, plastic, pliable, poisonous, porous, pregnant, prodigious, profane, profuse, pronged, protoplasmic, protuberant, prurient, pseudopoidal, puckered, pudding-like, pulsating, pustular, putrid;

    Q

    Quavering, queasy, quiescent, quivering;

    R

    Radiant, rainbowed, rectangular, reeking, remorseless, repellent, reprehensible, reptilian, repugnant, repulsive, resplendent, restless, rheumy, rigid, rough, rubbery, rugose;

    S

    Sacrilegious, sallow, sanguine, scabby, scaly, screaming, scummy, seething, senseless, sepulchral, shadow, shiny, shrieking, shuffling, sickly, sightless, sinewy, singular, skeletal, sleepless, slimy, slippery, slithering, slobbering, sluggish, solemn, sordid, soundless, spectral, spherical, sponge-like, stagnant, sticky, stupefying, stupendous, sulphurous, syrupy;

    T

    Teeming, tentacle, tenebrous, terrible, thickening, thrashing, throbbing, transformed, transparent, tubular, tumultuous, turbid, turbulent;

    U

    Ugly, ultimate, unclean, uncouth, undigested, ungainly, unknown, unmasked, unripe, unseen, unspeakable, unutterable;

    V

    Vague, vaporous, vast, vibrating, vile, viperous, viscous, vivid, voluminous, vomiting;

    W

    Wailing, wan, warped, waxen, webbed, wet, whirling, withered, wormy, worm-eaten, wretched, writhing;

    X

    Xenophobic;

    Y

    Yammering;

    Z

    Zodiacal, zymotic

  • #2
    That list can't be right... It's missing Cyclopean and gibbous. If HPL used kleptomaniacal more than he used Cyclopean, I'll be astonished.
    E's for the Evil that lures and entices;
    F is for Fear and its many devices;

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    • #3
      And no "eldritch"?

      LSP Suede
      "If you are squeamish, don't prod the beach rubble." Sappho

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      • #4
        Ya! Some were missing, I had to add tenebrous! :O

        I figure it's a pretty good list all in all though. Some might have gotten skipped over when being typed up. I can never see lists very well, they sort of blur together after awhile, so I figure that might be what happened when this got typed out. XD

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        • #5
          Definitely, Its great to learn about these Lovecraftian Adjectives!!
          I'll share with friends too.. Thanks
          www.plagiarismdetector.net
          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plagiarism
          http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/plagiarize

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          • #6
            Hi,

            This is indeed a lot of fun. Lovecraftian Adjectives, I never heard of this phrase before.

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            Thanks
            Bhuvanesh Virani
            Adreno Technologies Reviews

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