Word of the Day

Discussion in 'The Coffee House' started by Brittless, Jul 20, 2016.

  1. Brittless

    Brittless Well-Known Member

    So... lets try this again. I decided to make this thread to expand my vocab and to aid others in explaining their thoughts and feelings. I think there are some words that are beautiful, quirky and interesting and would like to explore them. If you want to contribute a word, just post it like this:

    paramnesia (n) - a distortion of memory in which fact and fantasy are confused

    more than one person can post more than one word a day, so just disregard the name lol.
    Sadly, the previous posts were deleted, so sorry if your words were lost but we'll be good and clean this time.

    I'll list some of the previous ones I remember:


    blatherskite (n)- a person who talks at great length without making much sense
    echolalia (n) [psychiatry]- meaningless repetition of another person's spoken words as a symptom of a psychiatric disorder

    I will continue to post words for people to read as a little dictionary if no one else feels like posting.
     
  2. Witty_Sarcasm

    Witty_Sarcasm Writer, Musician, Fun Lover, Magic Maker

    I'll post the one I did last night:

    extraneous
    adjective ex·tra·ne·ous \ek-ˈstrā-nē-əs\
    • : not forming a necessary part of something : not important
    Lindt truffles are extraneous to my diet, but they are too delicious to pass up.

    Also, one for today:

    peevish

    adjective pee·vish \ˈpē-vish\

    : feeling or showing irritation

    I think my nephew was peevish today because he smacked me in the face twice.
     
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  3. twowolves80

    twowolves80 Darkness Incarnate; don't even bother

    Tetrapyloctemy. Noun. The act of splitting a hair four ways.

    xD
     
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  4. Brittless

    Brittless Well-Known Member

    insouciant (adj) - free from concern, worry, or anxiety; nonchalant.
     
  5. twowolves80

    twowolves80 Darkness Incarnate; don't even bother

    Wipe that insouciant grin off your face! It's time for pylocatabasis--the art of being saved by a hair!
     
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  6. Brittless

    Brittless Well-Known Member

    ironically, that put an insouciant grin on my face. also.. you know a lot of hair vocabulary. :p
     
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  7. twowolves80

    twowolves80 Darkness Incarnate; don't even bother

    lol I read...a lot...:p

    How about potio-section? The art of slicing soup. xD
     
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  8. Brittless

    Brittless Well-Known Member

    What? How do you slice soup? That person has got to be talented or magical.
     
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  9. twowolves80

    twowolves80 Darkness Incarnate; don't even bother

    There's also mechanical avunculogratulation--a machine for greeting uncles. Wait, that's two words. I actually may be engaged in batrachomyomachy here - i.e., I'm making a mountain out of a molehill... lol
     
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  10. Brittless

    Brittless Well-Known Member

    you are engaged in tumesc... language. :p :p
    but.. a machine for greeting uncles? are there machines for greeting all relatives?
     
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  11. Brittless

    Brittless Well-Known Member

    Lack of sleep left her feeling effete and as a result gormless.

    effete (Adj)- exhausted of vigor or energy; worn out
    gormless (adj)- lacking in vitality or intelligence; stupid, dull
     
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  12. twowolves80

    twowolves80 Darkness Incarnate; don't even bother

    Aw, you're just being a pettifogger! :p

    Pettifogger

    Noun

    A person who tries to befuddle others with his speech.
     
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  13. Witty_Sarcasm

    Witty_Sarcasm Writer, Musician, Fun Lover, Magic Maker

    Wolfie, you come up with words I've never even heard of before. Great job! Here's another new one for me:

    calescent

    [kuh-les-uh nt]

    adjective
    1. growing warm; increasing in heat.

    Someone keeps ordering this calescent weather, and I am just melting away.
     
  14. twowolves80

    twowolves80 Darkness Incarnate; don't even bother

    That's pure godwottery! I love this weather!

    Godwottery

    Noun

    Nonsense, balderdash.
     
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  15. Brittless

    Brittless Well-Known Member

    cathect (v)- to invest emotion or feeling in an object, idea, or another person
    amative (adj) - disposed to love


    Her habit is to cathect all feeling into whoever waltzes across her path because she is too amative.
     
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  16. twowolves80

    twowolves80 Darkness Incarnate; don't even bother

    Indomitable (adj) Impossible to subdue or defeat.

    Wild horses can't be broken because their spirit is indomitable.
     
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  17. Brittless

    Brittless Well-Known Member

    desultory (adj)- digressing from or unconnected with the same subject; random
    - lacking a plan, purpose, or enthusiasm
     
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  18. twowolves80

    twowolves80 Darkness Incarnate; don't even bother

    Pandiculation (n) The act of stretching; a full body stretch.

    The wolf engaged in pandiculation, inviting her to rub his furry belly with a wolfish grin.
     
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  19. Brittless

    Brittless Well-Known Member

    defenestrate (v).- to throw someone or something out of a window, to remove or dismiss someone from a position of power/authority.

    I'm posting this because I find it funny how specific verbs can be.
     
  20. Brittless

    Brittless Well-Known Member

    sillage (n)- the trace of someone's perfume; the scent that lingers in the air, the trail left in the water, the impression made in space after someone or something has come and gone.

    I love this word. It is beautiful.
     
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