Monday, August 11, 2008

Word of the Day

Today's word of the day is provenance: \PROV-uh-nuhn(t)s\, noun: origin; source.

I have been at a loss for words, blogging words that is, for quite some time now. Luckily for this blog, I like taking pictures. When you find yourself wordless, the easiest thing to do is post a picture.... "A picture is worth a thousand words" after all, at least that's what they say.... I've always wondered who "they" are anyway, and why do they keep saying stuff?.... well, I would like to make the observation that there are certain words which even when spoken alone, or just whispered in the mind's eye, conjure up a thousand pictures and images. Words like love.... God.... mom.... dad.... life..... death.... etc..... and when you arrange them together just right, words can rival even the Sistine Chapel in their ability to inspire awe. Unfortunately, for myself and this blog, the words that have been wafting through my brain for the past few years are words like sympathetic, parasympathetic, muscarinic, cholinergic, adrenergic, etc. Not very interesting blog fodder, but not so bad because these are the words of my trade. I would like however, to nurture the other hemisphere.... blogging helps me to do that....

Gone are the days when my life was a mere dress rehearsal for the next blog post. I used to constantly run sentences in my head describing the latest interesting happening in my day as it would appear on my blog. Lately, whenever something interesting happens, I hardly even notice. Is this apathy secondary to a lack of inspiration, or does it simply mean that nothing really interesting happens in my life?... probably a little of both.... Several sources of inspiration have sprung out of nowhere lately.... meeting blogger friends Leah and Gina in person, and re-connecting with THE original blogger Foo-Foo! Foofs was the one who forced me to join blogger, and I never left....

I could always count on Foo-Foo to look up the word of the day for us, and make sure we used it in a sentence before the day was up. In fact the word Foo-Foo itself has made me wonder if there is some clandestine meaning attached to it.... I've never looked it up, so what do people think of when they hear "Foo-Foo"? I remember at a restaurant once, a waiter doing a double take and asking me "what did you call her?".... hmmm..... Alas, I have not seen Foofs in a while, instead, I have been exposed to someone.... I won't mention names.... although I will say that she never reads my blog anyway so I could probably just say it.... with a complete lack of communication skills that has stifled my vocabulary and sentence composing abilities. Not to mention suffocated my usually positive outlook.... but this tangent deserves a blog post of its own, so let's just leave it at that....

Foo-Foo, this is for you, glad to see you back in the blogosphere.... my newly re-acquired blogging mojo owes it's provenance to you.... here is every word of the day since we last saw each other....

ebullient: high-spirited.
aplomb: confidence; coolness.
kobold: a kind of domestic spirit in German mythology.
prestidigitation: sleight of hand.
rubicund: inclining to redness; ruddy.
lambent: playing on the surface; flickering.
anodyne: serving to relieve pain.
ingenue: a naive girl or young woman, or an actress representing such a person.
subterfuge: a deceptive device or stratagem.
maelstrom: a large, powerful whirlpool; also, a violent, disordered, or turbulent state of affairs.
crepuscular: pertaining to twilight.
repast: a meal.
soporific: causing sleep; also, something that causes sleep.
bivouac: a usually temporary encampment; also, to encamp.
quidnunc: a gossip; a busybody.
lassitude: lack of vitality or energy.
billet-doux: a love letter.
wheedle: to entice by flattery.
alfresco: outdoors; outdoor.
redivivus: living again; revived; restored.
chagrin: acute vexation or embarrassment.
gaucherie: a socially awkward or tactless act; also, lack of tact.
panache: dash or flamboyance in manner or style.
logorrhea: excessive talkativeness.
assiduous: constant in application or attention.
sylvan: pertaining to woods or forests.
voluptuary: a person devoted to luxury and the gratification of sensual appetites.
inure: to make used to; also, to take or have effect.
auspicious: favorable; also, prosperous; fortunate.
tmesis: in grammar and rhetoric, the separation of the parts of a compound word.
carapace: a shell; a protective covering.
paladin: a champion of a cause.
hale: free from disease and weakening conditions; healthy.
sacrosanct: sacred; inviolable.
melange: a mixture.
vainglory: excessive pride or vain display.
sub rosa: secretly; privately; confidentially.
digerati: persons knowledgeable about computers.
confrere: a colleague, comrade, or intimate associate.
querulous: habitually complaining; also, expressing complaint.
vociferous: clamorous; noisy.
firmament: the sky; the heavens.
jollification: merrymaking; revelry.
benefaction: the act of conferring a benefit; also, a benefit conferred.
apposite: of striking appropriateness and relevance.
cynosure: a center of attention.
quiddity: the essence or nature of a thing.
perquisite: a benefit in addition to a salary.
Hogmanay: the name, in Scotland, for the last day of the year.
vim: energy; vigor.
plenary: full; complete.
gastronome: a lover of good food and drink.
sine qua non: an indispensable thing.
exegete: one who explains or interprets difficult parts of written works.
recondite: difficult to understand.
diktat: an authoritative decree or order.
esurient: hungry; greedy.
ineffable: incapable of being expressed.
dubiety: the condition or quality of being doubtful; also, a matter of doubt.
pugilist: a boxer.
renascent: rising again into being; showing renewed vigor.
sesquipedalian: (of words) long; having many syllables.
encumbrance: a burden, impediment, or hindrance.
pugnacious: combative; quarrelsome.
capricious: whimsical; changeable.
comity: a state of mutual harmony, friendship, and respect.
quondam: former; sometime.
ergo: therefore; consequently.
susurration: a whispering; a soft murmur.
irrefragable: impossible to refute.
tutelage: guardianship; protection; also, instruction.
incommunicado: without means or right to communicate.
predilection: an established preference.
flippant: showing inappropriate levity; pert.
grandee: a man of elevated rank or station; a nobleman.
wunderkind: one who achieves success or acclaim during youth.
lucre: money; profit.
epigone: an inferior imitator.
sang-froid: coolness in trying circumstances.
consanguineous: related by blood; descended from the same ancestor.
malleable: capable of being shaped; also, adaptable.
parlous: fraught with danger; hazardous.
disparate: fundamentally different; also, composed of dissimilar elements.
sapient: wise; sage; discerning.
visage: the face; also, appearance; aspect.
excoriate: to express strong disapproval of; also, to flay.
tendentious: marked by a strong tendency in favor of a particular point of view.
milieu: environment; setting.
deus ex machina: an agent who appears unexpectedly to solve an apparently insoluble difficulty.
autodidact: one who is self-taught.
stertorous: characterized by a heavy snoring or gasping sound.
eleemosynary: relating to charity; charitable.
concupiscence: lust.
spoony: foolishly or sentimentally in love.
desideratum: something desired.
malaise: a condition of uneasiness or ill-being.
imbue: to dye; to instill profoundly.
canard: an unfounded or false report.
probity: complete and confirmed integrity.
titivate: to smarten up; to spruce.
jovial: merry; joyous; jolly.
salutary: beneficial; also, healthful.
alacrity: a cheerful readiness, willingness, or promptness.
munificent: very generous.
cogent: appealing to the mind or to reason; convincing.
apothegm: a short, witty, and instructive saying.
posit: to postulate; also, to suggest.
scion: a descendant; an heir.
doula: a woman who assists in childbirth.
largess: generous giving; also, gifts of money or other valuables.
dilettante: an amateur; also, an admirer or lover of the fine arts.
simulacrum: a representation; an insubstantial or vague semblance.
toothsome: delicious; attractive; luscious.
countermand: to revoke (a former command) or recall by a contrary order.
expropriate: to deprive of possession; also, to transfer (property) to oneself.
perambulate: to stroll; to walk through or over.
contradistinction: distinction by contrast.
ululate: to howl; to wail.
crapulous: sick from, or marked by, excessive drinking.
parvenu: an upstart; one newly risen in class or economic status.
manse: a large and imposing residence.
uxorious: excessively fond of or submissive to a wife.
Ides: the fifteenth day of March, May, July, and October, and the thirteenth day of the other months.
megalomania: a mental disorder characterized by delusions of grandeur.
verdant: green.
amalgam: an alloy of mercury with other metals; also, a mixture.
dudgeon: a state or fit of intense indignation.
paragon: a model of excellence or perfection.
aubade: a song greeting the dawn.
succor: aid; help; also, to help or relieve.
paterfamilias: the male head of a household; the father of a family.
stolid: unexcitable; unemotional.
metier: an occupation, especially in which one excels.
bellwether: a leader or leading indicator.
confluence: a flowing or coming together.
superfluous: more than is wanted or is sufficient.
invidious: tending to provoke envy or ill will.
benignant: kind; gracious; favorable.
edacious: given to eating.
chicanery: the use of trickery to deceive.
defenestrate: to throw out of a window.
martinet: a strict disciplinarian.
brummagem: cheap and showy; also, spurious.
cum: with; along with; combined with.
hobbledehoy: an awkward, gawky young fellow.
fustian: pompous or pretentious language.
bonhomie: pleasant and easy manner.
rusticate: to go or send to the country.
stripling: an adolescent youth.
panoply: a splendid or impressive array.
coeval: existing during the same period of time; also, a contemporary.
salmagundi: a mixture or assortment; also, a kind of mixed dish or salad.
desuetude: disuse.
land of Nod: sleep.
hortatory: serving to encourage or incite.
choler: anger.
expeditious: characterized by speed and efficiency.
implacable: incapable of being pacified.
patina: a superficial layer.
caveat: a warning or caution.
itinerant: traveling from place to place.
agog: in eager desire.
rebarbative: repellent; irritating.
sporadic: occurring singly, or occasionally, or in scattered instances.
equipoise: equilibrium; also, counterbalance.
harridan: a scolding, vicious woman.
provenance: origin; source.
microcosm: a smaller, representative system having analogies to a larger system.
gloaming: twilight; dusk.
luminary: any body that gives light; also, a person of eminence or brilliant achievement.
daedal: skillful; artistic; ingenious.
temerity: unreasonable or foolhardy contempt of danger.
wag: a humorous person; a wit.
execrable: detestable; extremely bad.
rapine: the act of plundering.
pablum: something (as writing or speech) that is trite, insipid, or simplistic.
aspersion: a damaging or derogatory remark.
otiose: ineffective; also, being at leisure; also, of no use.
turgid: swollen, bloated; also, bombastic, pompous.
derogate: to deviate from expectation; also, to detract; also, to disparage.
virtu: love of or taste for fine objects of art; also, productions of art.
appurtenance: an adjunct or accessory.
cupidity: eager or excessive desire, especially for wealth.
multifarious: having great diversity or variety.
fulsome: offensive from excess of praise.
arrant: outright; thoroughgoing.
palimpsest: an object or place whose older layers or aspects are apparent.
spurious: not genuine; false; illegitimate.
cognoscente: a person with special knowledge.
bombinate: to buzz, hum, or drone.
incontrovertible: indisputable; unquestionable.
protean: readily assuming different shapes or forms.
torpid: dull; sluggish; apathetic.
junta: a governmental council or committee, esp. one that rules after a revolution.
variegated: having marks or patches of different colors; also, varied.
malcontent: one who is discontented or dissatisfied.
cerebration: the act or product of thinking.
forfend: to avert; also, to protect or preserve.
equable: equal and uniform; also, not easily disturbed.
pleonasm: the use of more words than are necessary to express an idea.
stormy petrel: a type of seabird; also, one fond of or bringing strife.
neoteric: recent in origin; new.
glabrous: without hairs or projections; smooth.
extricate: to free or release from a difficulty or entanglement.
contumely: rudeness compounded of haughtiness and contempt.
bravura: a showy display.
paucity: fewness; insufficiency.
arbiter: one having the power of judging and determining.
discrete: constituting a separate thing; also, consisting of distinct or unconnected parts.
gainsay: to contradict; to deny.
emolument: the wages or perquisites arising from office, employment, or labor.
billingsgate: foul language.
practicable: feasible; also, usable.
choleric: easily angered; also, indicating or expressing anger.
juxtaposition: the act or an instance of placing in nearness.
salad days: a time of youthful inexperience, innocence, or indiscretion.
gravid: pregnant.
transmogrify: to transform.
ephemeron: something short-lived.
clemency: disposition to show mercy; also, an act of mercy.
languor: lack of energy or vitality.
sobriquet: a nickname.
littoral: on a coastal or shore region.
Brobdingnagian: gigantic; enormous.
sedulous: diligent in application or pursuit.
autocrat: a ruler with unlimited authority.
copious: large in quantity; also, affording an abundant supply.
venal: capable of being bought; also, corruptible.
timorous: full of apprehensiveness; fearful.
aficionado: an enthusiastic admirer; a fan.
plaudit: enthusiastic approval.
depredation: an act of plundering or ravaging.
complaisant: exhibiting a desire to please.
emblazon: to display pompously; to decorate.
apotheosis: a model of excellence or perfection of a kind.
hubris: overbearing pride or presumption.
genuflect: to bend the knee, as in worship; also, to grovel.
histrionic: theatrical.
quisling: a collaborator; a traitor.
cap-a-pie: from head to foot.
mountebank: a quack; also, a charlatan.
connubial: of or pertaining to marriage.
florid: flushed with red; also, excessively ornate.
arrant: outright; thoroughgoing.
quandary: a state of difficulty or perplexity.
imbroglio: a complicated and embarrassing state of things.
innocuous: harmless; also, unlikely to offend or provoke.
scuttlebutt: gossip; rumor.
bon ton: the height of the fashion; fashionable society.
nescience: lack of knowledge or awareness.
exculpate: to clear from alleged fault or guilt.
cursory: hastily or superficially performed.
mordant: biting; caustic; sarcastic.
limn: to draw or paint; also, to describe.
plebeian: common; vulgar.
grandiloquent: lofty in style.
apologia: a formal defense or justification.
germane: appropriate or fitting; relevant.
eschew: to shun; to avoid.
heterogeneous: consisting of dissimilar elements.
contretemps: something inopportune or embarrassing.
prima facie: at first view.
supercilious: disdainfully arrogant.
concatenation: a chain; a succession.
inveigh: to rail (against some person or thing).
sough: to make a soft, low sighing or rustling sound.
avuncular: resembling an uncle, as in kindness or indulgence.
peremptory: precluding or putting an end to all debate or action.
ascribe: to attribute.
compunction: anxiety or unease from guilt; also, a scruple.
animus: a feeling of ill will; also, animating spirit; disposition.
piebald: mottled; also, mixed.
eremite: a hermit.
corroborate: to strengthen or make more certain with other evidence.
fatuous: inanely foolish; stupid; also, llusory.
arrogate: to claim or seize without right or justification.
chary: wary; cautious.
fortuitous: happening by chance.
adumbrate: to outline; also, to foreshadow; also, to suggest; also, to shade.
supposititious: fraudulently substituted; also, hypothetical.
renege: to go back on a promise or commitment.
vagary: an extravagant, erratic, or unpredictable notion, action, or occurrence.
tete-a-tete: a private conversation.
expiate: to make amends for; to atone for.
denizen: an inhabitant.
robustious: boisterous; vigorous.
provender: food or provisions.
habitue: one who habitually frequents a place.
aegis: a shield; protection.
sui generis: unique.
requisite: required; indispensable.
explicate: to explain.
acquiesce: to accept or consent passively or without objection.
confute: to refute conclusively.
insouciant: Marked by blithe unconcern; nonchalant.
surcease: cessation; stop; end.
arcane: understood or known by only a few.
verisimilitude: the quality of seeming to be true.
pervicacious: stubborn; obstinate.
small beer: weak beer; also, matters of little importance.
vade mecum: a book or other thing that one regularly carries about.
suasion: the act of persuading.
pejorative: disparaging; belittling.
tetchy: peevish; testy; irritable.
erudite: characterized by extensive reading or knowledge.
fanfaronade: empty boasting; bluster.
riparian: of or pertaining to the bank of a river.
inhere: to be inherent.
staid: steady or sedate in character.
commodious: comfortably spacious; roomy.
improvident: lacking foresight; negligent; thoughtless.
cataract: a large waterfall; also, a downpour, a flood.
solace: comfort in grief.
opprobrium: reproach mingled with contempt.
stanch: to stop the flowing of; to check.
vertiginous: causing dizziness; also, giddy; dizzy.
militate: to have force or influence.
ostensible: appearing to be true, but not necessarily so.
fulsome: offensive from excess of praise.
aesthete: one who cultivates great sensitivity to beauty.
monomania: obsession with a single subject.
prescient: knowing or anticipating the outcome of events before they happen.
swan song: a final or farewell appearance, action, or pronouncement.
recalcitrant: stubbornly resistant to and defiant of authority or restraint.
indomitable: incapable of being subdued or overcome.
bloviate: to speak or write in a pompous manner.
tutelary: guardian; protecting.
privation: the state of being deprived of something.
gambol: to dance and skip about in play.
deprecate: to disapprove of; also, to belittle.
braggadocio: empty boasting.
perorate: to conclude or sum up a long discourse; also, to speak at length.
hypnagogic: leading to sleep; hypnotic.
concinnity: elegance -- used chiefly of literary style.
extraneous: coming from the outside; also, not essential; also, irrelevant.
lascivious: lewd; lustful.
facile: easily done or performed.
tchotchke: a trinket; a knickknack.
exemplar: an ideal model or type.
obstreperous: noisily and stubbornly defiant; also, boisterous.
qua: in the capacity or character of; as.
ken: perception, view; especially, reach of sight or knowledge.
ancillary: subordinate, subsidiary; auxiliary.
perfidy: faithlessness; treachery.
felicitous: apt or appropriate; also, delightful.
solicitous: manifesting, expressing, or full of care or concern.
crabwise: sideways; also, in a cautiously indirect manner.
rapport: relation characterized by sympathetic understanding.
inveterate: deep-rooted; of long standing.
virtu: love of or taste for fine objects of art; also, productions of art.
contemporaneous: originating, existing, or occurring at the same time.
febrile: feverish.
wan: pale; also, lacking vitality or intensity.
prevaricate: to depart from or evade the truth.
ostracize: to banish or expel.
fillip: a snap; also, a stimulus.
apocryphal: of doubtful authority or authenticity.
harangue: a speech addressed to a public assembly; also, a noisy or pompous speech.
copse: a thicket of small trees.
obfuscate: to darken or obscure.
agrestic: pertaining to fields or the country.
congeries: a collection; an aggregation.
peripatetic: walking about or traveling from place to place.
turgid: swollen, bloated; also, bombastic, pompous.
idyll: a poem or prose work depicting rural or pastoral life; also, a carefree episode or experience.
ab ovo: from the beginning.
gauche: lacking social polish; tactless.
inexorable: unyielding; relentless.
putative: commonly thought or deemed; supposed.
dotage: feebleness of mind due to old age.
bootless: unavailing; useless.
proclivity: a natural inclination.
exacerbate: to aggravate; to make worse.
subaltern: subordinate.
mollify: to reduce in intensity; to soothe; to soften.
trencherman: a hearty eater.
avoirdupois: weight; heaviness.
inclement: harsh; severe -- especially said of the weather.
travail: painful, arduous work; also, agony, anguish.
equivocate: to be deliberately ambiguous or unclear.
redact: to edit.
vapid: flat; dull; spiritless.
galvanic: pertaining to a direct current of electricity; also, having the effect of an electric shock.
debouch: to emerge; to issue.
machination: a crafty scheme intended to accomplish some usually evil end.
unguent: an ointment.
skulk: to hide in a sneaking manner.
dictum: an authoritative statement.
risible: exciting or provoking laughter.
sartorial: of or relating to a tailor, tailoring, or clothing.
interstice: a space between things or parts.
Argus-eyed: extremely observant; watchful.
syncretic: uniting and blending together different belief systems.
ossify: to harden or to become bone.
approbation: formal or official approval; also, praise.
inkhorn: affectedly or ostentatiously learned.
olla podrida: a kind of seasoned stew; also, a mixture, a hodgepodge.
neologism: a new word or expression; the use or creation of new words or expressions.
pule: to whimper; to whine.
reticent: inclined to keep silent.
opportune: suitable for a given purpose or occasion.
impassive: devoid of emotion; also, showing no emotion.
derogate: to deviate from expectation; also, to detract; also, to disparage.
malaise: a condition of uneasiness or ill-being.
flibbertigibbet: a silly, flighty, or excessively talkative person.
urbane: polished and smooth in manner.
wassail: an expression of good wishes on a festive occasion, especially in drinking to some one.
irenic: promoting peace.
bricolage: construction or something constructed by using whatever materials happen to be available.
efface: to cause to disappear by rubbing out, striking out, etc.
equanimity: calmness; composure.
acuity: acuteness of perception or vision.
ignoramus: an ignorant person; a dunce.
fait accompli: an accomplished and presumably irreversible deed or fact.
nascent: beginning to exist.
exegesis: exposition; explanation.
favonian: pertaining to the west wind; soft; mild; gentle.
punctilio: a fine point of exactness in conduct, ceremony, or procedure.
interregnum: the interval between two reigns; also, any breach of continuity in an order.
hinterland: backcountry.
chimerical: merely imaginary; fanciful.
sunder: to break apart.
uxorious: excessively fond of or submissive to a wife.
coxcomb: a vain, showy fellow.
bowdlerize: to remove or modify the parts considered offensive.
incarnadine: pink or red; also, to redden.
tractable: docile; manageable, governable.
bromide: a commonplace or conventional saying.
eddy: a current running contrary to a main current or in a circular direction.
imprecation: a curse.
foofaraw: excessive or flashy ornamentation; also, a fuss over a trivial matter.
cudgel: a short heavy stick.
yeasty: frothy; foamy; spumy, like yeast.
pettifogger: a petty, unscrupulous lawyer; also, who quibbles over trivia.
extemporaneous: composed, performed, or uttered on the spur of the moment.
censure: to criticize severely; also, an expression of disapproval.
supine: lying on the back; also, indolent; listless.
inscrutable: difficult to fathom or understand.
dissimulate: to hide under a false appearance; also, to feign or pretend.
overweening: overbearing; also, excessive.
conflate: to bring together; to meld.
maunder: to talk or wander aimlessly.
gadabout: one who roams about in search of amusement or social activity.
cohort: a group; also, a companion or associate.
homily: a sermon or lecture; also, an inspirational saying or a platitude.
pellucid: transparent, clear; also, easily understandable.
moribund: dying.
roseate: cheerful; bright; also, rose-colored.
conspectus: a sketch, survey, or outline of a subject.
missive: a written message; a letter.
genial: sympathetically cheerful and cheering; kindly.
idee fixe: a fixed idea; an obsession.
Pyrrhic victory: a victory achieved at great cost.
bucolic: rustic; pastoral.
crux: the essential point or feature.
satiety: fullness to or beyond the point of satisfaction.
vivify: to endue with life; to enliven.
slaver: to slobber; to drool.
beau ideal: a perfect or an idealized type or model.
raffish: tawdry; also, rakish.
impregnable: able to resist attack.
doyen: the senior member of a body or group.
sonorous: yielding sound; impressive in sound.
turbid: muddy; not clear; also, confused; disordered.
apogee: the highest point.
hoi polloi: the common people; the masses.
malodorous: having a bad odor.
lapidary: of or pertaining to stone cutting; also, terse or refined in expression.
hardscrabble: barren, marginal; also, marked by poverty.
enjoin: to direct or impose with authority; also, to forbid.
sycophant: one who seeks favor by flattery; a toady.
ambit: circuit or compass; also, sphere of action or influence.
surreptitious: done, made, or gotten by stealth; also, marked by stealth.
profligate: shamelessly immoral; also, recklessly wasteful.
conflagration: a large and destructive fire.
entreat: to ask for or request earnestly.
sagacious: of keen penetration and judgment; wise.
galumph: to move in a clumsy manner or with a heavy tread.
indefatigable: untiring.
collegial: characterized by or having authority vested equally among colleagues.
malapropism: the usually unintentionally humorous misuse of a word, especially by confusion with one of similar sound; also, an example of such misuse.
coterminous: of equal extent or duration.
effete: infertile; also, worn out; also, decadent, effeminate.
nonplus: to confound; to perplex; to bewilder.
trepidation: a state of dread or alarm; apprehension.
cogitate: to think; to ponder.
descry: to catch sight of; to detect.
taciturn: not inclined to talk.
appurtenance: an adjunct or accessory.
specious: apparently right but not so in reality.
limpid: clear; also, serene.
adage: an old saying.
empyrean: the highest heaven; the heavens; the sky.
clerisy: the intelligentsia.
perforce: by necessity.
animadversion: harsh criticism or disapproval.
dour: stern or unyielding or gloomy.
expunge: to strike out or erase; to obliterate.
autochthonous: indigenous; native.
roborant: restoring strength or vigor; also, a restorative.
presentiment: a premonition.
excursus: a digression.
undulant: resembling waves in form, motion, or occurrence.
sedition: incitement of rebellion against lawful authority.
jocular: given to or characterized by joking.
arriviste: an upstart.
errant: wandering; deviating from an appointed course, or from a direct path; roving.
tenet: any opinion, principle, or doctrine held to be true.
deign: to condescend.
clarion: a kind of trumpet; also, loud and clear.
toper: a drunkard; a sot.
obviate: to anticipate and dispose of or make unnecessary.
abecedarian: pertaining to the alphabet; also, rudimentary; also, a beginner.
rivulet: a small stream or brook.
putsch: an attempt to overthrow a government.
brio: vigor; vivacity.
spoonerism: the transposition of usually initial sounds in a pair of words.
accede: to agree or assent; also, to become a party.
refractory: stubbornly disobedient.
cavort: to bound or prance about.
efficacious: producing, or capable of producing, a desired effect.
bedaub: to besmear; also, to overdecorate.
trice: an instant; a moment.
impugn: to call in question; to make insinuations against.
apostasy: desertion or departure from one's faith, principles, or party.
prolix: wordy.
gregarious: seeking and enjoying the company of others.
circumspect: cautious; prudent.
prepotency: predominance.
argot: a specialized vocabulary peculiar to a particular group.
quagmire: a predicament.
ukase: an edict.
indigence: extreme poverty.
supplant: to take the place of.
credulous: inclined to believe too readily.
termagant: a scolding, nagging, bad-tempered woman.
pantheon: the collective gods of a people; also, a group of highly esteemed persons.
redound: to have a consequence or effect.
moil: to labor; to toil; to drudge.
sapid: having flavor, especially a strong pleasant flavor.
pastiche: a hodgepodge; a potpourri.
intransigent: uncompromising.
celerity: quickness; swiftness.
denouement: the final resolution of the main complication of a literary or dramatic work.
acrimony: bitter, harsh, or biting sharpness.
nonpareil: having no equal.
doughty: valiant; brave.
internecine: destructive; especially, mutually destructive; also, relating to conflict within a group.
vitiate: to make faulty or imperfect.
penchant: a strong liking.
flagitious: grossly wicked; scandalous.
bombast: pompous or pretentious speech or writing.
veritable: real; true; genuine.
furtive: obtained or characterized by stealth; sly; secret; stealthy.
insuperable: incapable of being passed over, surmounted, or overcome.
delectation: great pleasure; delight.
redolent: having or exuding fragrance; also, evocative, reminiscent.
polymath: a person of great or varied learning.
fiat: an arbitrary or authoritative command or order.
bon vivant: a person with refined and sociable tastes.
appellation: a name, title, or designation.
enunciate: to utter articulately; also, to state or set forth precisely or systematically.
fecund: fruitful; prolific.
chortle: to utter, or express with, a snorting, exultant laugh or chuckle.
disconsolate: hopelessly sad; also, saddening; cheerless.
omnipresent: present in all places at the same time.
biddable: easily led or commanded; obedient.
discomfit: to disconcert; also, to thwart.
perfunctory: done routinely.
incipient: beginning to exist or appear.
lumpen: those individuals cut off from their normal socioeconomic class.
epicene: having the characteristics of both the male and the female.
palliate: to extenuate; also, to relieve.
sanctum: a place where one is free from intrusion.
leitmotif: a dominant and recurring theme.
quiescent: at rest; still; inactive.
fulminate: to issue or utter verbal attacks or censures.
contravene: to act or be counter to.
proselytize: to convert (someone) to another religion, belief, etc.
clamber: to climb with difficulty, or on all fours.
invective: insulting or abusive language.
eructation: the act of belching; a belch.
disquisition: a formal discourse on a subject.
rejoinder: an answer to a reply.
agon: struggle; conflict.
languid: lacking vigor or force.
countervail: to counteract; also, to offset.
dolorous: marked by, causing, or expressing grief or sorrow.
jejune: lacking in nutritional value; also, immature; also, dull.
abstruse: difficult to comprehend.
venerate: to treat with deep respect.
factious: addicted to form parties and raise dissensions.
collude: to act in concert; to conspire.
bifurcate: to divide into two branches.
convivial: relating to feasting, drinking, and good company; festive.
ratiocination: the process of reasoning.
fractious: tending to cause trouble; also, irritable.
carom: to strike and rebound; also, a glancing off.
phantasmagoria: a shifting series or succession of things seen or imagined.
heterodox: holding unorthodox opinions.
sere: dry; withered.
acclimate: to accustom or become accustomed to a new climate, environment, or situation.
didactic: conveying instruction; teaching some moral lesson.
aborning: (while) being produced or born.
pecuniary: relating to money.
betimes: early; also, on occasion.
desideratum: something desired.
triskaidekaphobia: fear of the number 13.
verbose: wordy.
providential: resulting from divine providence; also, peculiarly fortunate or appropriate.
fructuous: fruitful; productive.
gallimaufry: a hodgepodge.
bibelot: a trinket.
tortuous: marked by repeated turns and bends.
nonage: a period of youth or immaturity.
sotto voce: spoken low or in an undertone.
avatar: an incarnation.
trenchant: forceful and vigorous; also, caustic; also, clear-cut.
confabulation: familiar talk.
riposte: a quick and effective reply by word or act.
serendipity: the faculty or phenomenon of making fortunate accidental discoveries.
coruscate: to give off or reflect bright beams or flashes of light.
matutinal: relating to or occurring in the morning.
ambuscade: an ambush; also, to ambush.
punctilious: precise; exact in the smallest particulars.
stasis: a state of balance, equilibrium, or stagnation.
wayworn: wearied by traveling.
brackish: somewhat salty; also, distasteful.
parse: to analyze.
jeremiad: a doleful story; also, a dolorous or angry tirade..
nuptial: of or pertaining to marriage.
quixotic: foolishly impractical; also, capricious, impulsive.
levity: frivolity.
abed: in bed.
diaphanous: allowing light to pass through.
aggress: to make an attack.
en masse: all together; as a whole.
nebbish: a weak-willed, timid, or ineffectual person.
bellicose: inclined to or favoring war or strife.
commensurate: equal in measure or extent; also, proportionate.
plenipotentiary: invested with full power.
tattoo: a rapid, rhythmic drumming or rapping.
agitprop: propaganda.
masticate: to chew.
temporize: to be indecisive or evasive in order to gain time; also, to go with the times.
faction: a usually contentious group or party; also, internal dissension.
indurate: to make hard; to harden.
manumit: to free from slavery or servitude.
amicable: characterized by friendliness and good will.
effrontery: shameless boldness; insolence.
mulct: to defraud.
gravitas: high seriousness.
atelier: a workshop; a studio.
pukka: authentic; genuine; also, first-class.
cajole: to coax.
supernal: being on high; celestial.
egregious: outrageously bad.
propitiate: to appease; to conciliate.
solecism: a nonstandard usage or grammatical construction.
maudlin: excessively sentimental.
commination: a denunciation.
antiquarian: one who collects, studies, or deals in antiquities.
evince: to show in a clear manner.
salient: noticeable; also, projecting; also, leaping.
fungible: interchangeable.
yen: a strong desire or inclination.
cozen: to deceive or obtain by deceit.
plangent: beating with a loud or deep sound; also, expressing sadness.
impassible: incapable of suffering; also, unfeeling or not showing feeling.
roue: a man devoted to a life of sensual pleasure.
ignoble: not noble.
panjandrum: an important or self-important official.
turpitude: baseness; depravity.
ne plus ultra: the acme; also, the most profound degree.
potboiler: a usually inferior literary or artistic work, produced quickly for the purpose of making money.
varicolored: having a variety of colors.
recreant: cowardly; also, unfaithful or disloyal.
intrepid: fearless; bold.
embonpoint: plumpness of person.
abrogate: to annul; to do away with.
panacea: a cure-all.
noisome: offensive or disgusting; also, harmful; unwholesome.
factotum: a person employed to do all kinds of work.
pronunciamento: a proclamation; a pronouncement.
mendacious: untruthful; also, untrue.
doff: to take off; to remove; also, to rid oneself of.
precipice: a very steep, perpendicular, or overhanging place.
bouleversement: complete overthrow; a reversal.
supervene: to take place or occur as something additional, extraneous, or unexpected.
distrait: divided or withdrawn in attention, especially because of anxiety.
redoubtable: formidable; also, illustrious; eminent.
paroxysm: an outburst; a fit.
exiguous: extremely scanty.
facetious: playfully jocular; humorous.
maladroit: awkward; unskillful; inept.
physiognomy: the face or appearance.
slake: to satisfy or quench; also, to cause to lessen.
palindrome: a word, verse, phrase, or sentence that reads the same backward or forward.
truckle: to act in a subservient manner.
agglomeration: a cluster or mass.
impervious: impenetrable; also, not capable of being affected.
purblind: having greatly reduced vision.
quotidian: occurring daily; also, ordinary.
extant: still existing.
abscond: to depart secretly.
beholden: obliged; indebted.
jocund: light-hearted; mirthful.
oblation: an offering.
flummery: mumbo jumbo; nonsense.
inimical: unfriendly; unfavorable.
recidivism: a tendency to lapse into a previous condition or pattern of behavior; esp., into prior criminal habits.
stentorian: extremely loud.
bravado: a real or pretended show of courage or boldness.
impecunious: habitually without money; poor.
valetudinarian: a weak or sickly person.
terminus: the end of a transportation line or route; any finishing point.
soi-disant: self-styled; so-called.
ensorcell: to enchant; to bewitch.
forcible: effected by force used against resistance; also, powerful.
myrmidon: a loyal follower.
politic: political; also, shrewdly tactful.
sciolism: superficial knowledge.
woolgathering: indulgence in idle daydreaming.
bete noire: something or someone particularly detested or avoided.
fealty: fidelity; allegiance; faithfulness.
ameliorate: to make or grow better.
polyglot: speaking or containing many languages.
deleterious: harmful.
mercurial: changeable; temperamental; volatile.
gesticulate: to make gestures or motions.
perfervid: ardent; impassioned.
flaneur: one who strolls about aimlessly; a lounger; a loafer.
hector: to bully or harass.
aggrandize: to make or make appear great or greater.
restive: resisting control; stubborn.
comport: to behave (oneself) in a particular manner.
flout: to treat with contempt and disregard.
extirpate: to eradicate; to destroy.
wiseacre: a smart aleck.
deipnosophist: one skilled in table talk.
postprandial: happening or done after a meal.
somniferous: causing or inducing sleep.
recumbent: reclining; lying down.
foundling: a deserted or abandoned child.
kvetch: to complain habitually.
incongruous: lacking in harmony.
hirsute: covered with hair or bristles.
malapropos: unseasonable or unseasonably; inappropriate or inappropriately.
cavalcade: a procession.
vicissitude: a change in condition or fortune.
soporific: causing sleep; also, something that causes sleep.
profuse: plentiful; copious.
tarradiddle: a fib; also, pretentious nonsense.
deracinate: to uproot.
surly: ill-humored; sullen and gruff.
mendicant: a beggar.
rapprochement: the establishment or state of cordial relations.
perspicacity: clearness of understanding.
artifice: an artful trick, stratagem or device; also, cleverness, skill.
dishabille: the state of being carelessly or partially dressed.
cacophony: harsh or discordant sound.
frangible: capable of being broken; easily broken.
draconian: excessively harsh; severe.
complement: something that fills up or completes.
unfledged: not fully developed; immature.
pari passu: at an equal pace or rate.
discursive: digressive; rambling; also, marked by analytical reasoning.
tocsin: a warning.
finical: finicky.
calumny: malicious misrepresentation; slander.
persiflage: frivolous or bantering talk.
amity: friendship; friendly relations.
benefaction: the act of conferring a benefit; also, a benefit conferred.
hermitage: a secluded residence; a retreat.
gnomic: uttering, containing, or characterized by maxims.
multifarious: having great diversity or variety.
bibulous: of, pertaining to, marked by, or given to the consumption of alcohol.
gelid: extremely cold; icy.
ebullient: high-spirited.
Zeitgeist: the spirit of the time.
faineant: doing nothing; idle; also, a do-nothing.
arcanum: a secret; a mystery.
obdurate: hardened in feelings or in wrongdoing; unyielding.
lacuna: a blank space; a missing part.
friable: easily crumbled, pulverized, or reduced to powder.
scrabble: to scrape or scratch with the hands or feet.
mimetic: imitative.
pertinacious: holding obstinately to a belief, purpose or design; also, stubbornly persistent.
remonstrate: to present and urge reasons in opposition.
imprimatur: approval or sanction.
raillery: good-humored banter or teasing repartee.
supplicate: to make a humble and earnest petition.
primogeniture: the state of being the firstborn; also, an exclusive right of inheritance that belongs to the eldest son.
inculcate: to teach and impress by frequent repetition or instruction.
nonagenarian: someone whose age is in the nineties.
upbraid: to scold or criticize harshly.
stoic: indifferent to or unaffected by pleasure or pain; also, one who is stoic.
quietus: final acquittance, as from debt; also, rest; death.
adventitious: added extrinsically; not essentially inherent.
callow: immature.
permeate: to spread or diffuse through.
effusive: excessively demonstrative.
nolens volens: whether unwilling or willing.
disheveled: in loose disorder; disarranged.
caterwaul: to make a harsh cry or screech.
indelible: incapable of being removed or erased.
neophyte: a novice.
sylvan: pertaining to woods or forests.
canorous: melodious; musical.
irascible: easily provoked to anger.
mien: demeanor; also, aspect; appearance.
subterfuge: a deceptive device or stratagem.
perquisite: a benefit in addition to a salary.
magniloquent: lofty or grandiose in speech or expression.
ineffectual: without effect; weak; useless.
lubricious: lewd; also, slippery or smooth.
extempore: without premeditation or preparation.
aberrant: abnormal.
menagerie: a collection of wild or unusual animals; also, a diverse group.
raiment: clothing in general; garments.
ersatz: being a substitute or imitation.
copacetic: very satisfactory.
perdurable: very durable; long lasting.
amative: pertaining to or disposed to love.
ennui: a feeling of weariness and dissatisfaction arising from lack of interest.
virago: an ill-tempered, overbearing woman; also, a woman of great strength and courage.
pestiferous: bearing or bringing disease, moral harm, or annoyance.
sine qua non: an indispensable thing.
abominate: to detest intensely.
factitious: artificial; not authentic or genuine.
relegate: to assign or remove, usually to an inferior position.
dissolute: loose in morals and conduct.
nettlesome: causing irritation, vexation, or distress.
irrupt: to burst in forcibly or suddenly.
lissom: supple; nimble.
aplomb: confidence; coolness.
temerarious: reckless; rash.
fallible: liable to make a mistake.
supererogatory: going beyond what is required or expected; also, superfluous, unnecessary.
amanuensis: one employed to take dictation or to copy manuscripts.
garrulous: talkative; also, wordy.
recherche: exotic; rare; also, affected, pretentious.
probity: complete and confirmed integrity.
busker: a street musician or performer.
rara avis: a rare or unique person or thing.
cabal: a group that seeks power usually through intrigue.
kismet: destiny; fate.
gewgaw: a trinket; a bauble.
inchoate: partly but not fully in existence or operation.
assuage: to soften; to ease, or lessen.
diffident: bashful or unassertive.
rodomontade: pretentious, bragging speech.
bedizen: to dress or adorn in gaudy manner.
sojourn: to dwell for a time; also, a temporary stay.
chagrin: acute vexation or embarrassment.
indolent: lazy; inactive.
nefarious: wicked in the extreme.
transmute: to change from one nature, form, substance, or state into another.
acerbic: sharp, biting, or acid in temper, expression, or tone.
myriad: consisting of a very great but indefinite number; also, a very great many.
remunerate: to pay an equivalent to for any service, loss, or expense.
anathema: a curse; a person or thing cursed, or intensely disliked.
plethora: excess.
repine: to feel or express discontent.
misnomer: a misnaming.
acrid: sharp and harsh; bitter.
hullabaloo: a confused noise; uproar.
excrescence: something growing out from something else; also, a disfiguring or unwanted part.
obsequious: servilely attentive; fawning.
xenophobia: fear or hatred of what is strange or foreign.
jollification: merrymaking; revelry.
deus ex machina: an agent who appears unexpectedly to solve an apparently insoluble difficulty.
bellwether: a leader or leading indicator.
ostentation: excessive or pretentious display.
camarilla: a group of secret and often scheming advisers.
importunate: troublesomely urgent.
woebegone: woeful; also, run-down.
voluble: characterized by a ready flow of speech.
afflatus: a divine inspiration.
pugnacious: combative; quarrelsome.
caesura: a break or pause in a line of verse; also, any break or pause.
salubrious: healthful.
abulia: loss or impairment of the ability to act or to make decisions.
pin money: money for incidental expenses; also, a trivial sum.
miasma: a thick vaporous atmosphere, often noxious.
objurgate: to scold or rebuke sharply.
roister: to revel; to carouse.
inveigle: to persuade or obtain by ingenuity or flattery.
portent: a sign or omen.
lambaste: to scold sharply; also, to beat.
chimera: a mental fabrication.
lionize: to treat or regard as an object great interest or importance.
ubiquitous: being everywhere.
winsome: light-hearted.
epigone: an inferior imitator.
confluence: a flowing or coming together.
posit: to postulate; also, to suggest.
maelstrom: a large, powerful whirlpool; also, a violent, disordered, or turbulent state of affairs.
gimcrack: a showy but useless or worthless object.
lenity: the state or quality of being lenient.
cloy: to weary or become distasteful through excess.
halcyon: peaceful; undisturbed; happy.
sub rosa: secretly; privately; confidentially.
disparate: fundamentally different; also, composed of dissimilar elements.
fustian: pompous or pretentious language.
amalgam: an alloy of mercury with other metals; also, a mixture.
contrite: feeling or expressing grief and regret for sins or offenses.
moiety: a half; a small part.
sentient: capable of perceiving by the senses.
parsimonious: frugal to excess.
acumen: quickness or keenness of perception or discernment.
cavil: to raise trivial objections; also, a trivial objection.
umbrage: offense; resentment.
fetter: a restraint; also, to impose restraints on.
paean: a song or other expression of praise or joy.
subfusc: dark or dull in color.
latitudinarian: having or expressing broad and tolerant views.
tirade: a long angry speech.
obtrude: to thrust out; also, to impose on others.
Potemkin village: a false front or facade.
boulevardier: a man-about-town.
cadge: to beg; to sponge.
aright: rightly; correctly.
ruminate: to chew the cud; also, to ponder; to reflect.
listless: having no desire or inclination.
vehement: marked by intensity of emotions or convictions.
ribald: characterized by, or given to, vulgar humor.
forgo: to do without.
schadenfreude: a malicious satisfaction in the misfortunes of others.
grandee: a man of elevated rank or station; a nobleman.
patina: a superficial layer.
harridan: a scolding, vicious woman.
countermand: to revoke (a former command) or recall by a contrary order.
bagatelle: a trifle; also, a short, light literary or musical piece.
lachrymose: given to causing tears.
tremulous: shaking, quivering; also, affected with fear.
repletion: the condition of being completely or excessively full.
potentate: one who possesses great power or sway.
minatory: threatening; menacing.
raconteur: one who excels in telling stories and anecdotes.
surfeit: an excessive amount; also, to supply to excess.
patrician: a nobleman; also, a person of refined upbringing, manners, and taste.
hyperbole: extravagant exaggeration.
apprise: to give notice to; to inform.
prink: to primp.
claque: a group of fawning admirers.
dilatory: given to, or marked by, procrastination or delay.
verdure: greenness.
cogent: appealing to the mind or to reason; convincing.
defenestrate: to throw out of a window.
renascent: rising again into being; showing renewed vigor.
choler: anger.
malediction: a curse.
capacious: able to contain much.
glutinous: gluey; sticky.
forlorn: sad and lonely because deserted, abandoned, or lost.
Cockaigne: an imaginary land of ease and luxury.
harbinger: a precursor; one that presages what is to come.
mazy: resembling a maze; intricate or confusing.
interpolate: to insert between; also, to alter or corrupt by insertion.
indigent: extremely poor.
condign: deserved; adequate.
laconic: using or marked by the use of a minimum of words.
tutelage: guardianship; protection; also, instruction.
dapple: a small contrasting blotch; also, to mark with spots.
meticulous: extremely careful about details.
palaver: idle talk; also, to talk idly.
gustatory: pertaining to the sense of taste.
troglodyte: someone who dwells in a cave.
emolument: the wages or perquisites arising from office, employment, or labor.
contemn: to scorn; to despise.
propound: to put forward for consideration.
puerile: juvenile; childish.
antediluvian: extremely old.
cupidity: eager or excessive desire, especially for wealth.
fiduciary: relating to the holding of something in trust for another.
mephitic: offensive to the smell; also, noxious.
anodyne: serving to relieve pain.
tatterdemalion: a person dressed in tattered clothing.
malinger: to feign illness or inability.
insensate: lacking sensation or awareness.
supernumerary: exceeding a necessary or usual number.
gamine: an urchin; also, a mischievous girl or young woman.
vituperation: abusive language.
melange: a mixture.
sempiternal: everlasting; eternal.
diadem: a crown.
extol: to praise.
quondam: former; sometime.
pusillanimous: cowardly.
sesquipedalian: (of words) long; having many syllables.
egress: the act of going out or leaving; exit.
panoply: a splendid or impressive array.
sapient: wise; sage; discerning.
brummagem: cheap and showy; also, spurious.
obeisance: an expression of deference.
vituperate: to overwhelm with wordy abuse.
spoony: foolishly or sentimentally in love.
asperity: roughness of surface, sound, or manner.
vexillology: the study of flags.
tittle-tattle: idle, trifling talk.
exalt: to praise, glorify, or honor.

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23 comments:

Jinx said...

This honestly brought tears to my eyes! This is beautiful. I am elated that think I will “vituperate”! You are the most “benignant” person I know. Considering that I am “gastronome”, I think is it time for a “toothsome” event … Demetrei’s??? Thank you for being completely “largess” and ineffable.

This blog entry has made me “ebullient” and exhausted. I am heading to the “Land of Nod”

Keep on BLOGGING… Pleasure as always FOOFS!!!!

Love FOO-FOO!!! Live long and prosper!

Foofs said...

jinx: Hahahahaha, Foofs! You really are so "good" with "words"! That is an "irrefragable" and "incontrovertable" truth! I have to look those up, or consult with an "exegete".

You have "weedled" me by your most "benefactious" invitation. Demetries sounds a most "jovial" "milieu" for some long overdue "jollification". You are a most "sui generis" individual, meeting you was most "serendipitous" and I am eager for the "redivivication" or our former "comity"! Just email me :)

bingskee said...

oh... hifalutin words i must say. it pays to learn them though.

Angelo said...

bingskee: highfalutin indeed, I am attempting to further inflate my prolixity.

acey said...

i have to say, though, kuya a, that you're actually good with words. :)

and i learned and relearned many things reading this entry.

Angelo said...

Acey: Thanks Acey, your extolatory flattery will get you everywhere.

Gina said...

=)) What a mouthful saying each and every one of those words.

I've probably said one word or two in the list, in my whole lifetime.

Foo-foo makes me think of something akin to fee-fee.

Angelo said...

Gina: Word Gina, word.... Fee-Fee eh? Does that have a clandestine meaning too?

ghee said...

oh gosh,my brain cudn`t absorb all of these words at once...shame on me,complaining bout my english(i might consider Japanese to be my own language),haha,and here you are,a walking dictionary,lol.

honestly,i needed to bookmark this post of yours,Angelo,so I can comprehend more.

Foo foo`s blog is so interesting!I visited it and read some of her articles.And yeah,I recall that she was your very first link when I met you in the blogosphere but im proud that i am the second.yay!haha!

well,thanx,Angelo!Thanks for being around...you totally have a diff world from mine,but im wishing you all the best!!Goodluck to your essays!God be with you...

ghee

Angelo said...

Ghee: Ohayou Ghee!! I assure you, your perception of my "prolixity" is illusory hehehe. I only know a few of those words, only because they are used in medicine.

Yes Foo-Foo was the first blogger, but you're always on top too! Foo-Foo was a friend even before I started blogging, but you are the first blogger that became my friend because of blogging. And you're the one who introduced me to Leah and subsequently Gina, because you are so "gregarious" :)

I also must assure you that we live in the same world, it is a small world after all. Thanks for you good wishes. Nermal and I hope to see you around more often again!

Shoshana said...

That is an impressive list you got there Angelo. I should have word of the day because my kids could use it.

angelo said...

Shoshana: That would be great for the kids.

haze said...

Grabe Angelo, the list was long and I have probably used only one or two words in my blog! I think I need to check the dictionary to evolve :D ! I have observed that there are words in French ;)!

Angelo said...

Haze: Salut Haze! Oui il ya beaucoup des mot francais. Et oui, it's a long list coz I haven't seen Foo-Foo in 33 months! I'd like to evolve too, but I think it'll take a while for me to memorize all 1002 of those words. As you say, bon courage :)

Jinx said...

Angelo: Hey those are fighting words, and don't warrent any eloquency. I will get all ghetto up in here just to get my point across if I have to. :P WORD!

I can't keep up with this conversation. Not only does it take me 2 minutes to look up each word, you turn things around by throwing some french in there!

Gina: And no... no "Fee-Fee". I was thinking that maybe we could dub you that. But it's all about the Foo-Foo and the FOOFS!

Awww memories.

angelo said...

jinx: Oh Snap! fo' shizzle.... WORD!

ghee said...

konbanwa,Angelo!

hehe..gregarious!
erm,i cant make an eloquent speech here,but i was a little dumbfounded to know that i was the first blogger that became your friend!wow!

well,youre so good at playing with words,Angelo.I just checked sum words today before heading off to bed. :)

oyasuminasai!!
ghee

Angelo said...

Ghee: konbanwa, Ghee! You are the epitome of gregariousness :)

Leah said...

All these words are certainly recondite. It is a good list to keep. I am sure to come back or link to this post. Your list of words can make good titles for a blog post. It will titivate my blog for sure.


Now I'm off to visit Foo-foo.
Sounds like a puppy dog's name.

angelo said...

Leah: Recondite indeed, esoteric and abstruse as well. I look forward to seeing your upcoming blog posts and their respective titles to fully appreciate the titivative powers of this list.

caryn said...

wow angelo, that is one prolific vocab list! ;-)

Angelo said...

caryn: Word to that Caryn!

ghee said...

Hi Angelo!

Hows your weekend so far?
Its been raining here for three days,im glad there is no river near my place coz Im starting to worry.. :)

Still busy with your essays?relax a bit and avoid too much exhaustions,okies? :)

hugs to Nermal!!

Miss yah both!!

ghee