Pronounced: suh-NOP-tik (alt: sih-NOP-tik)
Notes: I know one of the meanings
The word pandiculation means “the act of stretching and yawning upon waking”
Our word came into English in the mid-1600s
Background / Comments
I think nearly everyone has done this at least once; some may do it daily… and now you know a word for it. The word comes from the Latin word pandiculātus, which is the past participle of pandiculārī (to stretch oneself).
It was a close thing for gymkhana. I happened to know the word from a British show (To the Manor Born, I think) and decided not to use it.