New Word #29: Recently Learned

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chortle: laugh in a breathy, gleeful way; chuckle.
The word is from Clayjonz’s post here.

gyration: a rapid movement in a circle or spiral; a whirling motion.
skanky: dirty and unpleasant.
This is from Bonnywood’s post here.

bumptious: self-assertive or proud to an irritating degree.
This is from Pooja’s post here.

typology: a classification according to general type, especially in archaeology, psychology, or the social sciences. Please don’t confuse this word with topology, which is a branch of science.
This is from Gwen’s post here.

traipse: walk or move wearily or reluctantly.
crampons: a metal plate with spikes fixed to a boot for walking on ice or rock climbing. Actually I have always thought those spikes may have a name since they look quite distinct, and now I know.
This is from Colinmcqueen’s post here.

mendicant: given to begging
This is from Shammi Paranjape’s post here.

pyrotechnic: relating to fireworks. Pyrotechnics, on the other hand, is a noun and means a fireworks display.
pastiche: an artistic work in a style that imitates that of another work, artist, or period.
These words are from Rachel’s post here.

schtick: a gimmick, comic routine, style of performance, etc. associated with a particular person.
This is from mikepowernyc’s post here.

I’ve also read words like schmooze (to chat up a person in order to gain some kind of benefit) and schmuck (a person who is obnoxious).

22 thoughts on “New Word #29: Recently Learned

        1. I have wondered about that for a while. For example, the word “spiel” sometimes considered German, sometimes Yiddish, and probably coming from both. LOL.

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