Wonderful Words

Words not often used 02:07

This week I have a few odd words, some made up and made famous by some prominent people and others more popular words in the written language.

flummoxing

– to confuse someone so much that they do not know what to do (e.g. Anyone not knowing the story would have been completely flummoxed)

covfefe

– “(n.) When you want to say “coverage” but your hands are too small to hit all the letters on your keyboard.” Huffington Post SA

meandos

– no idea!! It supposedly meant to be innuendos… The South African

innuendos

– (the making of) a remark or remarks that suggest something sexual or something unpleasant but do not refer to it directly (e.g. There’s always an element of sexual innuendo in our conversation)

calamitous

– a serious accident or bad event causing damage or suffering (e.g. an example of a calamity is a tornado)

venal

– showing or motivated by susceptibility to bribery; corrupt (e.g. they’re venal and corrupt and must be stopped)

despot

– a king or ruler with absolute, unlimited power; autocrat; any tyrant or oppressor (e.g. Qin was a cruel ruler who burned books and had scholars put to death)

scarper

– to leave very quickly, often to avoid getting into trouble (e.g. the police are coming! We’d better scarper)

recalcitrant

– resisting authority or control; not obedient or compliant; refractory; hard to deal with, manage or operate (e.g. the university suspended the most recalcitrant demonstrators)

And that’s it from me.

Until next time

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