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Cordy's Word a Day

Started by: cordyline (5350) 

Tell us your interesting words

Starting with - Dystopian


Dystopian is the exact opposite-it describes an imaginary society that is as dehumanizing and as unpleasant as possible.
George Orwell's "Animal Farm" for example, describes a dystopian society in which Napoleon, a pig, represents Joseph Stalin in a farmyard satire on Stalinist Russia and how power corrupts.

Dystopia, which is the direct opposite of utopia, is a term used to describe a utopian society in which things have gone wrong.

Started: 29th Jul 2018 at 11:00
Last edited by cordyline: 29th Jul 2018 at 22:40:38

Posted by: 1934granadascruggs (1258) 

Gorp.

"A mixture of dried fruit and nuts eaten as a snack food by walkers and campers; trail mix."

I've been called a Gorp But I've never done the above

Replied: 29th Jul 2018 at 14:51
Last edited by 1934granadascruggs: 29th Jul 2018 at 14:52:26

Posted by: nanajacqui (2967) 

Worp!un is a moustache or hairy part of a mans bodyJust like my hubby

Replied: 29th Jul 2018 at 15:14

Posted by: spacebar (535)

Copacetic. (cop-a-set-ic)

A late C19 / early C20 word meaning “everything is fine”.

I first heard it when listening to American Astronauts describing how well their spacecraft systems were operating.

Replied: 29th Jul 2018 at 15:15

Posted by: lectriclegs (3900)

Faux

Imitation, not genuine, fake.

Replied: 29th Jul 2018 at 15:21

Posted by: laughing gravy (5996)

granada are you sure it was not a gawp you were called?

Replied: 29th Jul 2018 at 16:28
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Posted by: 1934granadascruggs (1258) 

It spelled as Gorp in the dictionary, LG

Lummox.

A stupid or awkward person:

I'm picking Wigan words out here. And they are actually in the English Dictionary! I thought they were Wiganese.

I Must be a Gorp

Replied: 29th Jul 2018 at 16:35
Last edited by 1934granadascruggs: 29th Jul 2018 at 16:37:28

Posted by: nanajacqui (2967) 

Combative...people who are quick to argue
Chronophobia...fear of the future

Replied: 29th Jul 2018 at 16:47
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Posted by: broady (15818) 

Paraskevidekatriaphobia. Fear of Friday the 13th.( first saw it a couple of weeks ago)

Replied: 29th Jul 2018 at 17:01
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Posted by: 1934granadascruggs (1258) 

I used to fear Monday mornings, Broady.
Is there a word for that?

Replied: 29th Jul 2018 at 17:18
Last edited by 1934granadascruggs: 29th Jul 2018 at 17:19:07

Posted by: cordyline (5350) 

Jacqui
I can't find any link to your Worp!un word

Replied: 29th Jul 2018 at 17:20

Posted by: broady (15818) 

Granada,
I can only think of FRICKNIN.

Replied: 29th Jul 2018 at 17:25

Posted by: nanajacqui (2967) 

Urban Dictionary: worp!un
https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=worp%21un
A male who has a unibrow, mustache or other extremely hairy part of the body.
You've visited this page 2 times. Last visit: 28/07/18

Replied: 29th Jul 2018 at 17:38

Posted by: cordyline (5350) 

Jac's LINK

Mea culpa....

Replied: 29th Jul 2018 at 22:32

Posted by: cordyline (5350) 

Ameliorate.
to make or become better, more bearable, or more satisfactory; improve: strategies to ameliorate negative effects on the environment

….is chiropractic treatment effective in ameliorating sciatica.

not convinced myself

Replied: 29th Jul 2018 at 23:34

Posted by: broady (15818) 

Iamaprickitus. Refers to a local fox.

Replied: 30th Jul 2018 at 05:04

Posted by: cordyline (5350) 

Epoch

A particular period of history, especially one considered remarkable or noteworthy. 2. A unit of geologic time
Look

Replied: 11th Aug 2018 at 17:38

Posted by: raymyjamie (6311)

onomatopoeia

Noun

The formation of a word such as cuckoo, meow, honk, or boom, by imitation of a sound made by it.

Replied: 12th Aug 2018 at 10:58

Posted by: cordyline (5350) 

Barista

A person who is specially trained in the making and serving of coffee drinks, as in a coffee bar.

Replied: 12th Aug 2018 at 11:20

Posted by: MarieM (5563)

obfuscate darken, obscure.

So good to have you back Ray. You have been missed. Hope you had a good time.

Replied: 12th Aug 2018 at 11:28

Posted by: MarieM (5563)

obfuscate darken, obscure.

So good to have you back Ray. You have been missed. Hope you had a good time.

Replied: 12th Aug 2018 at 11:30

Posted by: raymyjamie (6311)

Thank you Marie, very kind of you.

A good time was had at our lovely cottage high up on the moors at Cairnryan.

Hope to see you tomorrow as usual.

Replied: 12th Aug 2018 at 12:46

Posted by: cordyline (5350) 

Sycophantic
A person who attempts to gain advantage by flattering influential people or behaving in a servile manner

Look

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Posted by: Anne (3789) 

Pandiculating...... stretching shortly after waking or sitting for long periods.

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Posted by: cordyline (5350) 

Ambulatory
walking or able to walk; not confined to bed.

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Posted by: cordyline (5350) 

Malleable

ADJECTIVE
(of a metal or other material) able to be hammered or pressed into shape without breaking or cracking.
"a malleable metal can be beaten into a sheet"

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Posted by: mindar (1334)


Snollygoster.


Noun: A shrewd, unprincipled person

Replied: 9th Sep 2018 at 12:40

Posted by: nanajacqui (2967) 

Dinutuximab beta...Treatment of Neuroblastoma

Replied: 9th Sep 2018 at 13:52

Posted by: mindar (1334)

Provocation

action or speech that makes someone angry, especially deliberately.

Replied: 27th Oct 2018 at 09:48

Posted by: cordyline (5350) 

Malevolent

ADJECTIVE -- having or showing a wish to do evil to others.

"the glint of dark, malevolent eyes"
synonyms:
malicious · spiteful · hostile · evil-minded · baleful · bitter · evil-intentioned · poisonous · venomous · evil · malign · malignant · rancorous

Replied: 27th Oct 2018 at 12:34

Posted by: raymyjamie (6311)

Antidisestablishmentarianism

Noun
Opposition to the withdrawal of state support or recognition from an established church, especially theAnglican Church in 19th-century England.

It used to be considered the longest word in the dictionary, but according to Merriam-Websters Collegiate Dictionary, the longest word is :-

Electroencephalographically

Which means "by using electroencephalography to examine a patient".

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Posted by: lectriclegs (3900)

Paranoia

A persistent, irrational feeling that people are 'out to get you'

Replied: 27th Oct 2018 at 13:48

Posted by: raymyjamie (6311)

Multitudinous

Adjective

1 forming a multitude or great number; existing, occurring, or present in great numbers; very numerous.

2 comprising many items, parts, or elements.

3 Archaic . crowded or thronged.

A Skakespearian word what he invented.

It comes from the phrase "Multitudinous seas incarnadine".

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Posted by: cordyline (5350) 

Misogyny

LOOK1

LOOK2

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Posted by: cordyline (5350) 

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Posted by: billy (26053) 

HOTCHY-WICHI......BAKED HEDGE-HOG MMMMMM

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Posted by: mindar (1334)

incendiary


1,tending to stir up conflict.

2. designed to cause fires.

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Posted by: lectriclegs (3900)

Eiderdown.

A thick covering for the top of a bed, filled with soft feathers or warm material:

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Posted by: broady (15818) 

GORMLESS Lacking intelligence, stupid or dull.

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Posted by: nanajacqui (2967) 

Can't stop laughing about the duvet thread,must have been under it all day & made a late entrance

Replied: 12th Nov 2018 at 21:14

Posted by: basil brush (13940)

🎣🎣🎣

🐓🐓🐓

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Posted by: jathbee (10149)

Just seen it nanajacqui. Hilarious. What an uneducated moron. 😂😂😂

Replied: 12th Nov 2018 at 21:30

Posted by: nanajacqui (2967) 

Still laughing this morning,you couldn't make it up

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Posted by: jathbee (10149)

Hide-a-down. I wonder where he hid it. 😂😂😂

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Posted by: lectriclegs (3900)

Sledge admires him.

Says it all really.

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Posted by: basil brush (13940)

The cowardly gang are starting early today

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Posted by: nanajacqui (2967) 

We're just laughing at the decent spellers

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Posted by: basil brush (13940)

And as if by magic another one appears 🐑 🐑 🐑 🐑

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Posted by: nanajacqui (2967) 

Once a dunce,always a dunce,so his class mates say

Replied: 13th Nov 2018 at 09:07

Posted by: basil brush (13940)

Business must be slow, mind you, you did post on here when you was supposed to be on holiday

Replied: 13th Nov 2018 at 09:12

Posted by: nanajacqui (2967) 

Business is very slow,it's winter & normal people garden in spring,summer & autumn,that's why I post on here when I'm abroad twice a year in the quiet months,ask broady if I was in Tenerife ? We were with him & his lovely wife,met up twice for cocktails

Replied: 13th Nov 2018 at 09:32

Posted by: broady (15818) 

NJ,
Obviously I can only read what you are saying but yes we had two lovely afternoons imbibing alcohol in Tenerife at the end of September. Putting the “ world to right’s” as they say.

Replied: 13th Nov 2018 at 10:04

Posted by: nanajacqui (2967) 

Thanks Bill for confirming,you must have walshy on ignore,switch him on he's very entertaining today

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Posted by: basil brush (13940)

I bet it was riveting conversation

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Posted by: nanajacqui (2967) 

RIVETING...if you describe something as riveting you mean that it is extremely interesting and exciting and that it holds your attention completely

Replied: 13th Nov 2018 at 10:34

Posted by: basil brush (13940)

Interesting, exciting, you 2

😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

Replied: 13th Nov 2018 at 11:10

Posted by: cordyline (5350) 

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Posted by: cordyline (5350) 

Last Christmas Eve I put a cake out on our front door-step
…..but when I came back in the morning I found it was STOLLEN

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Posted by: peter g (2371) 

PIECOST

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Posted by: cordyline (5350) 

Perendinate

Never put off until tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow.
In other words, why procrastinate when you can perendinate?

Replied: 8th Jan 2019 at 15:30

Posted by: cordyline (5350) 

Dave; If a dog and a Piecost had a race....

Mabel interrupts; What's a Piecost ?


Dave; About two pound and twenty pence

Replied: 8th Jan 2019 at 15:38

Posted by: cordyline (5350) 

harridans

Prompted by the Lady MP defectors
To me they look more like they are at a Hen Party

LOOK

Replied: 21st Feb 2019 at 13:05

Posted by: mindar (1334)

Hypocrite

A hypocrite preaches one thing, and does another. You're a hypocrite if you criticize other people for wearing fur, but pull out your big mink jacket as soon as it gets cold. The word hypocrite is rooted in the Greek word hypokrites, which means “stage actor, pretender, dissembler.”

Replied: 23rd Feb 2019 at 13:57

Posted by: whacker (927)

Duckbuster.

A heavy downpour of rain.

Replied: 23rd Feb 2019 at 21:12

Posted by: raymyjamie (6311)

Oeuvre

Noun, plural oeu·vres
The works of a writer, painter, or the like, taken as a whole.
Any one of the works of a writer, painter, or the like.

Replied: 25th Feb 2019 at 21:32

Posted by: raymyjamie (6311)

Anachronsim

Noun

Something or someone that is not in its correct historical or chronological time, especially a thing or person that belongs to an earlier time.

An error in chronology in which a person, object, event, etc., is assigned a date or period othert han the correct one.

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Posted by: mindar (1334)

Gob

1. Lump or a large amount of something.
2. Mouth.
3. Sailor.


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Posted by: basil brush (13940)

ostentatious or hyperkinetic,

Replied: 1st Mar 2019 at 11:31

Posted by: raymyjamie (6311)

Altruism

Noun
The principle or practice of unselfish concern for or devotion to the welfare of others.

Replied: 2nd Mar 2019 at 20:04

Posted by: mindar (1334)

Vituperative. Bitter and abusive.

Replied: 4th Mar 2019 at 10:34

Posted by: Stardelta (7654)

Grandstanding.

To conduct oneself or act in a showily or ostentatious fashion in an attempt to reinforce self confidence, create an image of personality or to attempt to impress others.

Replied: 4th Mar 2019 at 12:09

Posted by: basil brush (13940)

That could apply to a few on here, sd

Replied: 4th Mar 2019 at 14:21

Posted by: raymyjamie (6311)

Transcendental

Adjective
Transcendent, surpassing, or superior.
Being beyond ordinary or common experience, thought, or belief; supernatural.
Abstract or metaphysical.
Idealistic, lofty, or extravagant.

Replied: 4th Mar 2019 at 18:14

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Posted by: cordyline (5350) 

puerile

LOOK

Replied: 13th Mar 2019 at 17:15

Posted by: Anne (3789) 

Sophomoric

Immature, childish.



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Posted by: raymyjamie (6311)

Cornucopia

Noun
From the Latin for 'Horn of Plenty'.

A representation of this horn, used as a symbol of abundance.
An abundant, overflowing supply.

Replied: 10th Apr 2019 at 13:10

Posted by: momac (10781) 

Dueterocanonical..of sacred books or literary works.

Replied: 10th Apr 2019 at 15:34

Posted by: raymyjamie (6311)

Ineffable

Adjective
Incapable of being expressed or described in words; inexpressible:

Not to be spoken because of its sacredness; unutterable:

Replied: 11th Apr 2019 at 13:01

Posted by: TerryW (4285)

Prevaricator. A person who speaks falsely; liar. a person who speaks so as to avoid the precise truth; quibbler; equivocator.

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Posted by: lectriclegs (3900)

Cumberground(Noun)

Totally worthless object or person; something that is just in the way.

Replied: 15th Apr 2019 at 18:31

Posted by: nanajacqui (2967) 

Hyperkinetic.....attention seeker

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Posted by: cordyline (5350) 

Cognoscente

Not sure how a Wiganer would pronounce it

Replied: 4th May 2019 at 20:16
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Posted by: raymyjamie (6311)

Two words that I get mixed up with, not that I use them very often LOL

Turbid and Turgid

Turbid
Adjective
Not clear or transparent because of stirred-up sediment or the like.
Clouded, opaque, obscured.
Thick or dense, as smoke or clouds.
Confused, muddled, disturbed.

Turgid
Adjective
Swollen, distended, tumid.
Inflated, overblown, or pompous; bombastic.

Replied: 6th May 2019 at 20:51

Posted by: taylork54 (247)

Defenestration:

The act of throwing someone (or something) out of the window.

The term is said to have originated around the time of "an incident' in Prague Castle which led towards the 30 years War ( early 1600's

Replied: 7th May 2019 at 08:19

Posted by: taylork54 (247)

Edited to remove doubled up post somehow

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Posted by: priscus (8272)

You could have left it: defenestration to cope with double glazing.

Replied: 7th May 2019 at 11:21

Posted by: raymyjamie (6311)

Usually mentioned on TV antiques programmes.

Scrimshaw

Noun
A carved or engraved article, especially of whale ivory, whalebone, walrus tusks, or the like, made by whalers as a leisure occupation.
Such articles or work collectively.

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Posted by: lectriclegs (3900)

Sophophobia

Sophophobia is the fear of knowledge or learning.

It is believed that heredity, genetics, and brain chemistry combine with life-experiences to play a major role in the development.

Now you no.

Replied: 9th May 2019 at 18:13

Posted by: bentlegs (4526)

Scrawp, pull all the money to your corner of the table when you win at cards,

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Allegory

A representation of an abstract or spiritual meaning through concrete or or material forms.
Figurative treatment of one subject under the guise of another.

A symbolic narrative.

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Posted by: broady (15818) 

AGELAST. A person who never laughs.

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Posted by: cordyline (5350) 

prescient

LOOK

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Posted by: priscus (8272)

Thank you.

Tis a classical Roman name, and a number of people who bore the name have been identified.

Flavius, who became Emperor Vespasian accidentally executed his best friend, who was a 'Priscus'!

It has pre-Roman origins: One of the Etruscan Kings who figures in the emergence of Rome was Lucius Tarquinius Priscus.

Replied: 8th Dec 2019 at 13:19

Posted by: cordyline (5350) 

Quisling

LOOK

HERE Bercow is accused of being one; a tad harsh

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Posted by: baker boy (15427)

tiptop
an early 18th century word for the highest point

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Posted by: priscus (8272)

celerity


swiftness of movement.

noun (ARCHAIC•LITERARY)

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Posted by: cordyline (5350) 

Excoriating

Link one

Link two

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Posted by: cordyline (5350) 

Parsimonious

Link

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Precariat

LINK

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