Cool Words for Gamers: Icchen – Jugulation

The ilk of words listed this week is no jape!

By William McAusland (Outland Arts)
By William McAusland (Outland Arts)


Last week, I tackled the “H” words. This week, we hurl ourselves in the I’s and J’s!:

  • Icchen to move or stir
  • Ichor the fluid said to flow in the veins of the gods or sometimes of dragons; a foul-smelling watery discharge from a wound or ulcer
  • Ignis Fatuus will-o’-the-wisps
  • Ilk a type, class or sort
  • Illecebrous attractive, alluring
  • Indefectible not capable of being faulted; not liable to defect, flaw or failure
  • Ineffable to great or intense to be expressed in words; unutterable; too sacred to be uttered; indescribable; indefinable
  • Ineluctable inescapable
  • Inexplicable unexplainable
  • Infrendiate to gnash teeth
  • Insensate lacking sensation or consciousness
  • Intumescence swelling
  • Inveigle to lead or persuade by cleverness or trickery; cajole
  • Inveterate firmly established by long persistence; confirmed in a habit
  • Invidious incurring or tending to arouse resentment, unpopularity
  • Iridescent glittering with rainbow-like colours
  • Irrefragable impossible to refute; impossible to break or alter
  • Istink to smell
  • Jabber to speak or say rapidly, incoherently and without making sense
  • Jape a prank or joke
  • Jiggumbob a trinket or knick-knack; an indistinct thing
  • Jingo a loud and bellicose patriot
  • Jocund marked by or suggestive of high spirits and lively mirthfulness
  • Jubbe a large vessel for liquor
  • Jugulation interruption of the progress of a disease by dire measures, i.e. throat-cutting

More Cool Words?

Do you know other cool, but odd, words beginning with the letter “I” or “J”? If you do, share them in the comments below and add to your fellow gamers’ vocabulary!

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Creighton is the publisher at Raging Swan Press and the designer of the award winning adventure Madness at Gardmore Abbey. He has designed many critically acclaimed modules such as Retribution and Shadowed Keep on the Borderlands and worked with Wizards of the Coast, Paizo, Expeditious Retreat Press, Rite Publishing and Kobold Press.

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