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WORD OF THE WEEK (WOW) 5TH FEBRUARY 2016

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Bucolicbyoo-kol-ik / adjective/

  1. idyllically rustic
  2. relating to shepherds or herdsmen or devoted to raising sheep or cattle

/ noun/

  1. a country person
  2. a short poem descriptive of rural or pastoral life

 

Synonyms

rural, pastoral, peasant, eclogue

 

 

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Word of the Week (WOW) 6th December, 2015

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Funambulist /noun/ fyoo-nam-byuh-list /

An acrobat who performs on a tightrope or slack rope

Synonyms
tightrope walker

Origin

Late 18th century: from French funambule orLatin funambulus (from funis ‘rope’ + ambulare‘to walk’) + -ist.

Example sentences
1. She works as a Funambulist in the local circus troop

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Word of the Week (WOW) 22nd November, 2015

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Atelier / noun / atuh-lyey /
plural noun: ateliers

studio especially for an artist or designer

Synonyms
artist’s workroom

Origin

late 17th century: from French, from Old French astelle ‘splinter of wood’, from Latin astula.

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Word of the Week (WOW) 6th October, 2015

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Astraphobia /noun/ as-truh-foh-bee-uh /

1 A morbid fear of thunder and lightning

It is also known as astrapophobia, brontophobia, keraunophobia, or tonitrophobia. It is a treatable phobia that both humans and animals can develop.

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Word of the week (WOW) 27th September, 2015

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Logophile /noun/ log-uh-fyl

1. A lover of words
2. A person who enjoys having an expansive vocabulary.
3. A person who loves the way words interact with each other to create sentences.

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First use: 1923
Origin: logo- + -phile

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Word of the Week (WOW) 13th September, 2015

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Orenda /noun/ or-en-da

extraordinary invisible power believed by the Iroquois Indians to pervade in varying degrees all animate and inanimate natural objects as a transmissible spiritual energy capable of being exerted according to the will of its possessor 

Origin

early 20th century: coined in English as the supposed Huron form of a Mohawk word.

Examples

1. a successful hunter’s orenda overcomes that of his quarry

2. This orenda is your power to do things, your force, sometimes almost your personality.

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Word of the week (WOW) 6th September, 2015

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Dalliance /noun/

plural noun: dalliances

1. a casual romantic or sexual relationship.

2. an action that is not serious

First use: 14th century

Synonyms

playfrolicfrolickingfunfun and gamesrecreationrelaxationrollicking,sport

Example

“Jack was not averse to an occasional dalliance with a pretty girl”

a period of brief or casual involvement with something.

“Berkeley was my last dalliance with the education system”

Origin

Middle English: from
dally + -ance.

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Word of the Week (WOW) 30th August, 2015

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Nyctophilia \noun \nict-o-fill-e-a

The love of darkness or night, or feeling like you belong in the dark. 
Usually applies to those who often feel sadness!

Examples

Sitting in the corner of a dark room and feeling comfortable “nyctophilia”

Word Origin

nycto- ‘night’

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Word of the Week (WOW) 27th August, 2015

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Vorfreude/ for-froi-duh/ noun

the joyful, intense anticipation that comes from imagining future pleasures

Etymology

German
vor- +‎ Freude

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Word of the Week (WOW) 16th August, 2015

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Discombobulate \verb\dis-kom-BOB-yah-late\

1. Cause to be confused emotionally

Synonyms: bemuse, bewilder, throw

2. Be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly
Example: these questions discombobulate even the experts
Synonyms: baffle, beat, befuddle, bedevil, bewilder, confound, confuse, dumbfound, flummox, puzzle, fuddle, vex, stupefy

Derived
Discombobulation : noun
Discombobulated : adjective

Antonyms
recombobulate

Etymology
1834 US, fanciful variant of discompose, discomfit, etc., originally discombobricate

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Word of the Week (WOW) 9th August, 2015

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Savant \noun\ sa-vahnt \

1. a person with great knowledge and ability

2. a person who is less intelligent than others but who has particular unusual abilities that other people do not have

3. Someone who has been admitted to membership in a scholarly field

Synonyms
= initiate, learned person, pundit

Origin
French, from Middle French, from present participle of savoir to know, from Latin sapere to be wise — more at sage

First Use: 1719

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Word of the Week (WOW) 2nd August, 2015

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clinomania \ noun \ klin-oh-mayn-ee-ah \

1. an obsession with bed rest.
2. love to bed, pillows and blankets

Example

1. I have clinomania, once I cuddle up on my bed to sleep, I just hate waking up. During exams, I feel like sleeping the whole day!!!

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This happens every single day!!!!!

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Word of the Week (WOW) 26th July, 2015

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wanderlust
wanderlust\noun\won-der-luhst

 

1. a strong desire to travel.
2. strong longing for or impulse toward wandering

Examples

  1. Wanderlust has led him to many different parts of the world.
  2.  a man consumed by wanderlust
Origin
early 20th century: from German Wanderlust .

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Word of the Week (WOW) 19th July,2015

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sempiternal \ adjective\ sem-pi-ˈtər-nəl \
1. eternal and unchanging; everlasting.
2. of never-ending duration
Examples:
1. “the sempiternal sadness of the industrial background”
2. “And the future was something she dare not think about, since a future that didn’t contain Tony promised nothing but sempiternal guilt.” Val McDermid THE LAST TEMPTATION (2002)
Origin
late Middle English: from Old French sempiternel or late Latin sempiternalis, from Latin sempiternus, from semper ‘always’ + aeternus ‘eternal’.

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Word of the Week (WOW) 12th July,2015

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Jocund

 

jocund\adjective\ˈjō-(ˌ)kənd

1. cheerful

2. marked by or suggestive of high spirits and lively mirthfulness

 

jo·cun·di·ty\jō-ˈkən-də-tē, jä-\ noun

 jo·cund·ly \ˈjä-kənd-lē, ˈjō-(ˌ)\ adverb

 

Examples:

1. old friends engaged in jocund teasing

 

Synonyms : joyous,blithesome, festive, gay, gleeful, jocose, jocular, merry, jolly, jovial, laughing, mirthful, sunny

 

 

Origin
late Middle English: via Old French from Latin jocundus, variant (influenced by jocus ‘joke’) of jucundus ‘pleasant, agreeable’, from juvare ‘to delight’.