New Word #64: Recently Learned

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charade: an absurd pretense intended to create a pleasant or respectable appearance.
“talk of unity was nothing more than a charade”
From Terveen Gill’s blog here.

jaggery: a coarse dark brown sugar made in India by evaporation of the sap of palm trees.
From Terveen Gill’s blog here.

codicil: addition or supplement that explains, modifies, or revokes a will or part of one.
“Francis has remembered him in a codicil to this will”
fossick: (informal•Australian) rummage; search. “he spent years fossicking through documents”
From Blackthorn’s blog here.

exulansis: Exulansis is the tendency to stop talking about an experience because people are unable to relate to it.
From Henhouselady’s blog here.

fulminate: express vehement protest. “He fulminated against the evils of his time.”
From Pooja’s blog here.

egregious: outstandingly bad; shocking. “egregious abuses of copyright”
From Pooja’s blog here.

hightail: (informal•North American) move or travel fast.
sketchy: 1. not thorough or detailed. “the information they had was sketchy” 2. (informal•North American) dishonest or disreputable.
tromp: (informal•North American) 1. walk heavily; trudge.”she tromped across the yard” 2. tread or stamp on. “Larry took a step forward and tromped on his wrist”
From Bonnywood’s post here.

aphantasia: (Medicine) the inability to form mental images of objects that are not present.
From Rachel’s post here.

jeez: (informal) a mild expression used to show surprise or annoyance. “Jeez! It’s not fair!”
From Snarky Snicker’s post here.

buzzcut: a haircut in which all the hair is cut very close to the scalp.
From Lizi Rose’s post here.

lore: a body of traditions and knowledge on a subject or held by a particular group, typically passed from person to person by word of mouth.
From DuendeonFuego’s tweet here.

Discombobulate: (humorous) disconcert or confuse (someone). “this attitude totally discombobulated Bruce”
From Mike’s tweet here.

cupola: a small dome, especially a small dome on a drum on top of a larger dome, adorning a roof or ceiling.
From SpaceX’s tweet here.

12 thoughts on “New Word #64: Recently Learned

  1. Didn’t know quite a few.
    Thanks for sharing two from my side. I appreciate it. 🙂
    And I always have wondered how I’d look with a buzzcut. Haha.
    Probably, not bad.
    You are really thorough and passionate about this.
    Waiting for Haoyan’s book of ‘not so common words’. 🙂

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    1. Women don’t usually do buzzcut, but I think it can be beautiful. The current beauty standard is so narrow and shallow that we are willing to do anything to defy it. Haha. I’ve wondered about a compilation of all the words, but I am not sure of the format and the presentation.

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