PRONUNCIATION: (ag-uh-thuh-kak-uh-LAHJ-uh-kuhl)

MEANING: adjective: Made up of both good and evil.

ETYMOLOGY: From Greek agathos (good) + kakos (bad). Ultimately from the Indo-European root kakka-/kaka- (to defecate), which also gave us poppycock, kakistocracy, cacophony, cacology, and cacography. Earliest documented use: 1834.

AGNATHOKAKOLOGICAL - congenitally lacking a jaw, and yet bad-mouthing everything

AGATH-OAKOLOGICAL - Growing Acorns for Fun and Profit

AGATHO-KOKO-LOGICAL - full of corroborative detail, intended to give artistic verisimilitude to an otherwise bald and unconvincing narrative