New Word #69: Recently Learned

piranhas: A deep-bodied South American freshwater fish that typically lives in schools and has very sharp teeth that are used to tear flesh from prey. It has a reputation as a fearsome predator.
From Boblorentson’s blog here.

sashay: Walk in an ostentatious yet casual manner, typically with exaggerated movements of the hips and shoulders.
biscotti: Small, crisp rectangular twice-baked cookies containing nuts, made originally in Italy.
plonk: Set down heavily or carelessly.
flounce: Go or move in an exaggeratedly impatient or angry manner.
From Shammi’s post here.

empath: (chiefly in science fiction) a person with the paranormal ability to apprehend the mental or emotional state of another individual.
From Graceofthesun’s post here.

putz: Engage in inconsequential or unproductive activity.
From Herb’s blog here.

countermand: revoke
From Geoff’s blog here.

mansplaining: The explanation of something by a man, typically to a woman, in a manner regarded as condescending or patronizing. Actually women has the same tendency as men to do mansplaining.
From Geoff’s blog here.

burble: Make a continuous murmuring noise.
bustin’: making extreme or unreasonable demands of someone.
cuss: curse
From Bonnywood post here.

finagle: Obtain (something) by devious or dishonest means.
cornucopia: A symbol of plenty consisting of a goat’s horn overflowing with flowers, fruit, and corn.
From Bonnywood post here.

vigilantism: law enforcement undertaken without legal authority by a self-appointed group of people.
BBYCGN’s post here.

caboodle: all the things of a group
From Bill’s post here.

narcolepsy: a condition characterized by an extreme tendency to fall asleep whenever in relaxing surroundings.
From Willie’s tweet here.

imbroglio: an extremely confused, complicated, or embarrassing situation
From Serenity Feueropal’s tweet here.

27 thoughts on “New Word #69: Recently Learned

    1. That’s very interesting. I went back to Herb’s blog to make sure that putz (in his context) really means inconsequential activities. When I googled, it says something about a silly and dumb person. I guess there are two different meanings to this very word.

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  1. Wow this was a great post my friend. I just love this one. I did not know what

    “mansplaining” was. Excellent word and thank you for the enlightenment. You are doing such an amazing job of this. Plus you are helping the writing committee by promoting other writers blogs for other people to investigate. Perhaps you could pitch this idea to a publishing agent. I once wrote a manual for a government contractor that had 300 pages of acronyms which helped employees to get through the three sets of manuals with regulations they had to comply with and it was well used. (Acronyms – a noun which is an abbreviation formed from initial letters of other words and pronounced as a word. A common example would be the DOD or (Department of Defense).
    I think with cleaver branding and marketing it could be very useful. I agree with Geoff it is particularly fun and just a lovely feeling when you find something that comes from your own blog. Mine was Petrichor- the name of the wonderful smell that comes when rain hits dry earth. Yea!!!! Great blog my friend. Blessings to you. Love and hugs 🤗 Joni

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    1. Petrichor is a wonderful word indeed. I can’t have enough of it. Yes, that is a great idea and I hope I can put it into action one of these days. And thank you for such a wonderful comment. I am so motivated by your warm regards. Love and hugs for you.

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