New Word #27 Recently Learned

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angst: a feeling of deep anxiety or dread, typically an unfocused one about the human condition or the state of the world in general.
from Bonnywood’s post here

rogue: This word is most often used in “to be a rogue” or “to go rogue”, which means to be a mischievous person who is out of control.
from Bonnywood’s post here

shindig: a large, lively party, especially one celebrating something. I really like this word, for unknown reasons.
from Bonnywood’s post here

anfractuous: sinuous or circuitous. Life’s journey is usually anfractuous and unexpected things happen all the time.
from Pooja’s post here

nettle: irritate or annoy (someone).
from Pooja’s post here

rummage: search unsystematically and untidily through a mass or receptacle.
from Herb’s post here

macerated: (especially with reference to food) soften or become softened by soaking in a liquid.
from Bon Repos Gites’s post here

predilection: a preference or special liking for something; a bias in favor of something.
from Rahul’s post here

banshee: (in Irish legend) a female spirit whose wailing warns of an impending death in a house. I don’t know why I like this word, but I do. It gives me a haunting feeling.
from mjcd2017’s post here

farrago: a confused mixture
from Colinmcqueen’s post here

rehash: put (old ideas or material) into a new form without significant change or improvement.
from glendalea2’s post here

moot: open to discussion or debate; debatable; doubtful. It’s often used in: “It’s a moot point.”
from Tanishq’s post here

stooge: a person who serves merely to support or assist others, particularly in doing unpleasant work.
Forget which post I read this, but it is such an interesting word that I have to put it out here.

trenchant: vigorous or incisive in expression or style.
Again, forget where I read this, but it’s an interesting word.

34 thoughts on “New Word #27 Recently Learned

  1. The word banshee makes me laugh. I had a neighbour who would have these tantrums that made me name her The Shrieking Banshee of the Building

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    1. Me too. I just love the sound of “banshee”. It does have a wailing sound and a funny image connected with it. LOL. You know this shrieking banshee might have some mental issues. You know there are far more mentally disturbed women than men although women manifest it in different ways. This is why Freud’s patients are mostly women. Life is certainly driving more women into insanity.


      1. Well, it’s not just that, but women are stereotyped. Also, they are far more likely to seek help for mental health issues than men


        1. Absolutely! I don’t know if you know the term toxic masculinity, but it basically says it all about how men are actively discouraged from talking about their feelings

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        2. That’s very true and that’s very unfair to men. I really think at least several writers feel uneasy about their supposed masculinity–I can feel from their writing– which they are forced to feel certain way even if they don’t. And on the other hand, women too are subjected to a different kind of stereotype. LOL.


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