Obscure Lexical Delights

Based on Zbudi Se (Slovenia 1997)

I go nuts for words that…discombobulate
And, one or two…may cause…you to cachinnate
Most are rare and…obscure; some are out of date
Here’s my story, with words meant to obfuscate*

Tintinnabulations…ambuscade my thoughts
Last night’s compotation…mostly was at fault
As I…breezed in…to work…more than slightly late
The boss started…once more…to vituperate…

Lexical artefacts
Are what bring me much delight
I shall use them…it’s a hoot
To lob insults in disguise…

I had toiled, night and day
The ungrateful popinjay!
So I called him a “hircine,
Ventripotent balatroon”

I pressed on: “That’s enough!
I am most peeved with your guff
You’re a supercilious
Fratchy coccydyniac!”

Then I quit…

Are you feeling…much more…gelogenic now?
If not, then add…this tale…to your delenda

* Of course, I do not mean to confuse entirely. Please enjoy (or ignore) the accompanying glossary of the more obscurer lexical items.

CACHINNATE To laugh, and loudly at that. Actually, I’m hoping rather to inspire a giggle but we’ll see. There does not appear to be a verb which means “to barely raise half a smirk” so I went with cachinnate instead.
TINTINNABULATION My absolute favourite noun in the English language meaning the sound of ringing bells. Not exactly the most useful of words, I admit, but quite onomatopoeic.
AMBUSCADE To attack by means of an ambush. I could have used ambush as a verb, but I don’t want to incur the wrath of Syllable Nazis. Plus ambuscade manages to sound romantic, in keeping with the original ditty.
COMPOTATION A drinking session with friends. While not a necessity, in all likelihood alcoholic beverages are involved in this activity.
VITUPERATE Definitely one of my favourite verbs, as well as its adjectival form vituperative.  It is a bit of a shame, though, that it means to scold or criticise.
HIRCINE Foul-smelling. This word comes to us from Latin. Additionally, hircine indicates a malodour reminiscent of goats. Now I have never tried to smell a goat in my life (nor would I, even for this contest – sorry), but I guess the Romans found the weirdest ways to amuse themselves after a Bacchanalia.
VENTRIPOTENT This adjective, apparently, is from medieval French and has a highfalutin tone to it. Ironic given its meaning: big-bellied. This has fallen out of use, so now we must use the more direct sounding – and germanic in origin – equivalent fat.
BALATROON Alas, this noun is also obsolete, last attested sometime in the 18th century. This refers to a clown, fool or buffoon. Some dictionary editors (who must be closet Transformers fans) list this as ‘balatron’. I prefer balatroon as it gives idiots everywhere an air of gravitas otherwise unavailable to them.
COCCYDYNIAC One who is or gives rise to coccydynia…a medical term indicating pain in the coccyx, the tailbone at the base of the spine. A sufferer of coccydynia might well de scribe the sensation as being a pain in the bum.
GELOGENIC This rarity is yet another lovely lexeme concerned with laughter. It describes a state which produces laughter or amusement. This is, obviously, the ideal target space for the end of any AL.
DELENDA A list of things to be erased or deleted, or, possibly in this case of the above if gelogenicity has not been achieved, expunged out of all existence.