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    Kimmi
    @kimlikesart

      A Word Challenge!

      You give one or more, unusual, useful words, and their definitions. Then tag people (if you want).

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      Example:

      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.


      @zee
      @eitan @princessmk

      <^>

      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!

      Jominkreesa

      Why is surviving important? Would you not rather die for the truth?

      #120417
      Zee
      @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.

        #120512
        Kimmi
        @kimlikesart

          Sonder = The realization that each person has a life, and emotions, as vivid and complex as your own.

          Jominkreesa

          Why is surviving important? Would you not rather die for the truth?

          #120513
          Josiah 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.com

          #120534
          Kimmi
          @kimlikesart

            Ooh, cool Mr. @josiah ! Thank you. (:

            Oy vey iz mir (usually shortened to ‘oy’) = a Yiddish phrase expressing dismay or exasperation

            Jominkreesa

            Why is surviving important? Would you not rather die for the truth?

            #120535
            Winter 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 unknown

              #120545
              Zee
              @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.

                #120614
                Kayla 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 for

                #120687
                Mischievous Thwapling
                @mischievous-thwapling

                  I don’t know how unusual this is, but… Here it is:

                  Obstreperous

                  (adjective) Definition: noisy and hard to control

                   

                   

                  Whatever we love deeply becomes a part of us.
                  ~Helen Keller

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