New Word #55: Recently Learned

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callow: (of a young person) inexperienced and immature.
This is from Pooja’s post here.

ossify: become rigid or fixed in attitude or position; cease developing.
This is from Pooja’s post here.

nefarious: (typically of an action or activity) wicked or criminal.
flounce: (verb) go or move in an exaggeratedly impatient or angry manner; (noun) an exaggerated action, typically intended to express one’s annoyance or impatience
These are from Bonnywood’s post here.

acronym: an abbreviation formed from the initial letters of other words and pronounced as a word
This is from luisa zambrotta’s post here.

snag: An unexpected or hidden obstacle or drawback.
From Kate’s post here.

trapeze: a horizontal bar hanging by two ropes (usually high in the air) and free to swing, used by acrobats in a circus.
From 100 Country Trek here.

aphasia: loss of ability to understand or express speech, caused by brain damage.
This is from LittleMousieDev’s tweet here.

swaddle: wrap (someone, especially a baby) in garments or cloth.
From Helen Laycock’s tweet here.

chuff: (of a steam engine) move with a regular sharp puffing sound.
chuffed: very pleased. (British slang)
From Lucindalvngstn’s tweet here.

overweening: showing excessive confidence or pride.

umbrage: offense or annoyance
the pining umbrage tinged

cognate: (of a word) having the same linguistic derivation as another; from the same original word or root

shibboleths: a custom, principle, or belief distinguishing a particular class or group of people, especially a long-standing one regarded as outmoded or no longer important.

swath: a strip, belt, or long and relatively narrow extent of anything. For example: He cuts a swath through the field with his scythe.

halitosis: technical term for bad breath.

onus: used to refer to something that is one’s duty or responsibility.

20 thoughts on “New Word #55: Recently Learned

  1. I like that you list all the new words you learn. I myself like to reuse all the new words I learn so they stick better. And ‘umbrage’ is a new one for me too, thanks to that meme news from Singapore.

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  2. These are all interesting words to learn and thanks for including mine. “Nefarious” is one of my favourite words to use. It sounds very fancy lol. I remember learning it as a teenager when I read it somewhere.

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    1. That’s so true. I find it whimsical. I don’t know why some words like foul, odious, atrocious are used more often while others are ignored. I mean nefarious sounds so very interesting, but people tend to leave it unused.

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  3. Thanks for the mention, once again.

    I actually get rather excited when I receive a notification that you have linked to one of my posts, quickly clicking through to see which word(s) you selected. As I’ve hinted at before, I sometimes throw in bits of festive vocabulary just to see if one of the words will get your attention. Interestingly enough, you rarely choose the words I think you might find intriguing, instead honing in on another word that is just as colorful in its own way. It’s all about perspective, yes? πŸ˜‰

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    1. Thank you for visiting. Enjoy your posts even if I often don’t comprehend much about the historical context. Still, they are very entertaining. Wow, thank you for throwing festive vocabulary there and I am quite flattered that I am the intended target. I think you have a lot of intriguing words, but what I selected are the ones that I can’t remember. I am not selecting them for their intricacy or complexity, but rather to write them down so that I have a better chance of commit them to memory. My memory is not so good and …

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