New Word #34: Recently Learned

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rambler: A person who walks for pleasure, especially in the countryside. I wonder if it may also means a person who talk or write at length in a confused or inconsequential way.
This is from colinmcqueen here.

squish: make a soft squelching sound when walked on or in. This is not to be confused with squash, which means crush or squeeze (something) with force so that it becomes flat, soft, or out of shape.
egregious: outstandingly bad; shocking.
These are from Herb here.

paean: a song of praise or triumph.
jocund: cheerful and lighthearted.
These are from Pooja here and here.

Wormhole: a wormhole is a cylindrical path between two heavy bodies in space. A wormhole is formed by two giant bodies having very high gravity value like black holes.
This is from Penser here.

rictus: a fixed grimace or grin.
frazzle: the state of being completely exhausted.
happenstance: coincidence.
These are from Bonnywood here.

discombobulate: disconcert or confuse (someone).
This is from Children’s Chronicles here.

perorate: speak at length
proscribe: forbid, especially by law. This is not to be confused with prescribe, which means (of a medical practitioner) advise and authorize the use of (a medicine or treatment) for someone, especially in writing.
abjure: solemnly renounce (a belief, cause, or claim).
These are learned from various books.

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15 thoughts on “New Word #34: Recently Learned

    1. Wow, he is funny, isn’t him? I’ve never heard of him. LOL. I wonder if he has prepared for this or this is just impromptu. It can be very hard to come up with little remarks like that on spot. Nowadays, doing this may cause one to spit out politically incorrect lines. LOL.

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      1. Lord Buckley has a special sense of humor. Unfortunately, he has been forgotten as time went by. Groucho Marx (the man with the mustache) is still loved. I don’t think he would mind saying anything politically incorrect.

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