16 cool words you didn’t know.

16 cool words you didn’t know.

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Take a look at the following words. It’s a collection of some English words you probably didn’t know but you will certainly find really useful!

balter (v.):

to dance artlessly, without particular grace or skill but usually with enjoyment.
Example:

Never underestimate the healing power of listening to your favorite music on full blast while baltering

chork (v.):

to make the noise that feet do when one’s shoes are full of water.
Example:

Caught in the rainstorm with no shelter, he was soon chorking his way toward a terrible cold.

duffifie (v.):

to lay a bottle on its side for some time so that it may be completely drained of the few drops remaining.

Example:

The relationship started to fall apart when Dennis uprighted a bottle of ketchup that Sarah had been duffifying for days.

egrote (v.):

to feign sickness in order to avoid work.

Example:

Among lazy men, egroting is a pursuit of perfection.

feague (v.):

to put a live eel up a horse’s bottom; used figuratively to describe encouraging someone or getting their spirits up.

Example:

I’ve heard Ann Romney’s secret to winning dressage is feaguing Rafalca right before the competition.

This word, used in the 1700s by what were apparently kinky horse-traders, came from a reference called Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue.

jehu (n.):

a fast or furious driver.

Example:

So I’ve got an idea for a movie. We get a bunch of jehus—well, that’s about it..” A jehu is named for Jehu, a Biblical figure who “driveth furiously” as he went to murder King Ahab by the Lord’s decree.

metnoia(n.):

the journey of changing one’s mind, spirit, heart, self or way of life; fundamental change of mind; spiritual conversion.

Example:

Metanoia in the psychological theory of Carl Jung denotes a process of reforming the psyche as a form of self-healing, a proposed explanation for the phenomenon of a psychotic breakdown.

This one actually has its origins in Greek.

pdeconference (n.):

to hold a meeting while walking.

Example:

Roughly 40% of the West Wing is footage of people pedeconferencing.

redamancy (n.):

the act of loving the one who loves you; loving in return

Example:

Despite his lack of redamancy her passion for him was unabated for several years.

This article 16 cool words you didn’t know was published on Thinking Humanity and it is re-posted here under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.

 

 

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