October 6, 2020 at 1:20 pm #120387
A Word Challenge!
You give one or more, unusual, useful words, and their definitions. Then tag people (if you want).
Egad = Used as a mild exclamation. / An exclamation expressing exultation or surprise.
Bard = A piece of armor used to protect or ornament a horse. / To cover meat, in thin pieces of bacon, or fat, to preserve moisture during cooking.
Please do not talk to each other very much on here! This thread is to be an interesting list, of interesting words and definitions.
Thank you, and I hope you have fun!
Why is surviving important? Would you not rather die for the truth?October 7, 2020 at 10:03 am #120417Zee@zee
I’ve always liked the word “Ellucidate.” It means to clarify something that’s confusing, literally, to shed light on it.
However, I don’t think I’ve used this word in writing, only in speech, since I tend to write with a fairly limited vocabulary and speak with an extremely wide one.October 9, 2020 at 12:56 pm #120512
Sonder = The realization that each person has a life, and emotions, as vivid and complex as your own.
Why is surviving important? Would you not rather die for the truth?October 9, 2020 at 4:10 pm #120513Josiah DeGraaf@josiah
Two of my favorite words are defenestrate (to throw someone out of a window) and milquetoast (to be timid, weak, or bland).
Lit fanatic. Eclectic reader. Theology nerd. Writing fantasy at https://josiahdegraaf.comOctober 10, 2020 at 1:14 am #120534
Ooh, cool Mr. @josiah ! Thank you. (:
Oy vey iz mir (usually shortened to ‘oy’) = a Yiddish phrase expressing dismay or exasperation
Why is surviving important? Would you not rather die for the truth?October 10, 2020 at 9:06 am #120535Winter Rose@winter_rose
Hiraeth= a Welsh word, meaning homesickness, nostalgia, and a deep yearning for a home you cannot come back to, or maybe never was.
"The best is yet to come."
~Origin unknownOctober 11, 2020 at 2:06 pm #120545Zee@zee
I find myself using the Persian word “kaj” (crooked or off-balance) all the time, because kaj just sounds so much more kaj, you know.
And there’s janjal, to describe an annoying, chaotic, bothersome, and probably noisy situation. Perfect.October 13, 2020 at 6:22 pm #120614Kayla Skywriter@kayla-skywriter
I don’t think it’s a super rare word, but it’s not used in everyday conversation so…
Perfidy: deceitfulness, untrustworthiness
I remember learning this word for the first time reading Tale of Despereaux and falling in love with it there.
How we chose to fight is just as important as what we fight forOctober 16, 2020 at 1:48 pm #120687Mischievous Thwapling@mischievous-thwapling
I don’t know how unusual this is, but… Here it is:
(adjective) Definition: noisy and hard to control
Whatever we love deeply becomes a part of us.
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