New Word #60: Recently Learned

From WordPress Blogs

gasconade: extravagant boasting.
From Pooja’s post here.

unruly: disorderly and disruptive and not amenable to discipline or control.
From Terveen’s post here.

rehash: Put (old ideas or material) into a new form without significant change or improvement.
expound: present and explain (a theory or idea) systematically and in detail.
From Heterodox Buddhist’s post here.

continuum: a continuous sequence in which adjacent elements are not perceptibly different from each other, although the extremes are quite distinct.
whizz: move quickly through the air with a whistling or whooshing sound. “You’ve whizzed on your crown.”
winsomely: attractive or appealing in appearance or character.
ditty: a short, simple song. This word is not to be confused with the word “ditto” which means a repeat. A ditto mark is a sign indicating that the words or figures above it are to be repeated. The mark is made using ‘a pair of apostrophes.’
From Bonnywood’s post here.

zirconia: zirconium dioxide, a white solid used in ceramic glazes and refractory coatings, and as a synthetic substitute for diamonds in jewelry.
parlay: (North America) turn an initial stake or winnings from a previous bet into (a greater amount) by gambling.
From Geoff’s post here and here.

somnolent: Sleepy; drowsy.
curios: A rare, unusual, or intriguing object.
From Rosliw’s post here.

etymology: the study of the origin of words and the way in which their meanings have changed throughout history.
From Bumba’s post here.

sundial: an instrument showing the time by the shadow of a pointer cast by the sun on to a plate marked with the hours of the day.
From (Roughly) Daily’s post here.

From Twitter

emphysema: Emphysema is a lung condition that causes shortness of breath
From Willie’s tweet here.

poltergeist: a ghost or other supernatural being supposedly responsible for physical disturbances such as loud noises and objects thrown around.
From Lori-lib’s tweet here.

Biomorphic: Biomorphic comes from combining the Greek words ‘bios’, meaning life, and ‘morphe’, meaning form. The term seems to have come into use around the 1930s to describe the imagery in the more abstract types of surrealist painting and sculpture particularly in the work of Joan Miró and Jean Arp (see automatism).
From Womensart’s tweet here.

23 thoughts on “New Word #60: Recently Learned

        1. I am probably too conservative about my word choices. Seriously, I’ve never used any of those in the list and I don’t even know how to insert them since I don’t feel like they can be inserted.

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  1. I agree with Joni’s comment. I like your unique approach in killing two birds with one stone- promoting other bloggers while spreading insightful information. You’re amazing! Thanks for your altruistic act.

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