Encyclical (what does that even mean?)
Psychological (straying too far)
Manacle (now we’re back)
Reflecting on the sounds and meanings of words – especially in a nonsensical way – is rather like the “clear your mind/think of nothing” aspect of meditation.
Which led me this morning to think that a micycle is a mouse bicycle, and a tricycle is a bicycle for someone with three legs, and a canticle is a song for someone incapable of singing.
Frantical should be a back-formation of frantically.
The word mandible is henceforth banned for not conforming.
Ps McGonigal (so near, and yet so far).