New Word #74: Recently Learned

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loll: sit, lie, or stand in a lazy, relaxed way.”the two girls lolled in their chairs”
lollygag: spend time aimlessly; idle. “he sends her to Arizona every January to lollygag in the sun”
Loll is easily confused with lull, which means “calm or send to sleep, typically with soothing sounds or movements.”
From Pooja’s post here.

petunia:a plant of the nightshade family with brightly colored funnel-shaped flowers. Native to tropical America, it has been widely developed as an ornamental hybrid, with numerous varieties.
hobble: walk in an awkward way, typically because of pain from an injury.
From Terveen’s post here.

couth: cultured, refined, and well mannered. Couth is not used very often, but uncouth is often used, which means (of a person or their appearance or behavior) lacking good manners, refinement, or grace.
whatnot: used to refer to an item or items that are not identified but are felt to have something in common with items already named.
From Bonnywood’s post here.

surly: bad-tempered and unfriendly. “he left with a surly expression”
duvet: (British) a soft quilt filled with down, feathers, or a synthetic fiber, used instead of an upper sheet and blankets.
From Bonnywood’s post here.

zany: amusingly unconventional and idiosyncratic. “zany humor”
From BBYCGN’s post here.

blitz: an intensive or sudden military attack. “a heavy artillery blitz”
blitz poetry: The Blitz Poem, a poetry form created by Robert Keim. This form of poetry is a stream of short phrases and images with repetition and rapid flow.
From Henhouselandy’s post here.

anorak:a waterproof jacket, typically with a hood, of a kind originally used in polar regions.
From Mjcd2017’s blog here.

rankle: (of a comment, event, or fact) cause annoyance or resentment that persists. “the casual manner of his dismissal still rankles”
From the news

vestigial: forming a very small remnant of something that was once much larger or more noticeable. “he felt a vestigial flicker of anger from last night”
From books

riff:perform a monologue or spoken improvisation on a particular subject. “he also riffs on racism and the economy”
From online articles

22 thoughts on “New Word #74: Recently Learned

  1. I hate to say this, but I actually learned the word ‘lollygagging’ from a game called Skyrim, lol. Sometimes you do learn quite a bit from games, interestingly enough. I myself have discovered a few Italian words from Assassin’s Creed. Anyway, thanks for this post!

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    1. Yes, I heard that gaming is the best way to learn vocabulary. I just wondered how much one can learn if all the best games are created with language improvement in their mind. You just proved that what I heard is really something great.


  2. Hmm. With you gracious selections from Bonnywood this time, I think I’ll combine two of them into a character name for a future story: Surly Whatnot. As in “Little Surly Whatnot was having a very bad day. First, one of the wheels broke off his red wagon and rolled under a bush…” Yep, I think I can make it work… ๐Ÿ˜‰

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      1. There is another word than I cannot place right now that means โ€˜online bullies laughing at their target while pretending to be someone elseโ€™. It might be a slang term. If I find it, Iโ€™ll let you know. I once wrote a post about it, but deleted that blog site ages ago.


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