New Word #21: Learned Recently

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veracity: conformity to facts; accuracy.
This is from Pooja here.

detente: the easing of hostility or strained relations, especially between countries.
This is from Mitchteemley here.

sally: a sudden charge out of a besieged place against the enemy; a sortie. (noun or verb)
“O, that this too too sallied flesh would melt
Thaw and resolve itself into a dew!”
This is from Interesting Literature here.

fubar: out of working order; seriously, perhaps irreparably, damaged.
This is from Bonnywood here.

kismet: destiny; fate
rev: a revolution of an engine per minute.
This is also from Bonnywood here.

peregrination: a journey, especially a long or meandering one.
This is from Childgirlwoman here.

bandy: pass on or discuss (an idea or rumor) in a casual or uninformed way.
lugubrious: looking or sounding sad and dismal.
This is from Colinmcqueen here.

troglodyte: a member of any of various peoples (as in antiquity) who lived or were reputed to live chiefly in caves.
This is from Clayjonz here.

debunk: expose the falseness or hollowness of (a myth, idea, or belief).
This is from Clayjonz here.

curmudgeon: a bad-tempered person, especially an old one.
wheedle: use flattery or coaxing in order to persuade someone to do something or give one something.
“Words” By Jean-Paul Sartre

27 thoughts on “New Word #21: Learned Recently

    1. I just looked it up. Chuff is not a word, but chuffed means very pleased. Chaff is a word and chaff means tease. Chafe means irritate. I think English is driving me crazy. it is wonder that it hasn’t driven me crazier.

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  1. Oh, you got me with “peregrination”, as I don’t think I’ve even seen that word before, let alone knew the definition. I’ll have to find a way to work the word into a conversation tomorrow… 😉

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