It’s a nice word to say and a nice thing to be.
It’s fun to say. It means to have a brain aneurysm so I yell ‘you’re making me apoplectic!’
As in, ‘That shit tore my ass asunder.’
When I have been tricked, had an unfortunate twist of fate, or generally something unexpected or bad happens to me.
As in, ‘Bereft all thought I wandered aimlessly.’
A horrible mixture of sounds. Opposite of a symphony.
Means mean and ill-spirited. ‘Cantankerous old man.’
Means deep sadness. Used instead of so sad.
It’s not too uncommon, but it’s neat that there’s a word that means getting pushed out of a window.
To fuck around.
After I learned the word, I found it easily applicable in a lot of situations. A lot of people are disingenuous a lot of the time, especially when arguing. ‘Mot candid or sincere, typically by pretending that one knows less about something than one really does.’
It means to make a bad situation worse.
It means weak, ineffective, or worthless.
It sounds like the process of ejecting goo from a rubber tube using an air compressor or farting too much so your stomach is flabbergasted.
To have an angry or sullen look on one’s face.
16. Hoi polloi
Means common people, peasants, the unwashed masses. It’s also very fun to say.
It’s just the same as calling someone lazy, but it sounds fancier.
Without a doubt.
Someone whose strength is derived from their sheer stupidity/ignorance.
It means to put an end to something. Ex: ‘We put the kibosh on that business deal.’
Teary. It was in one of the Brontë sisters’ novels. Got me bonus points on my 11th grade English essay.
Lacking enthusiasm and determination.
I like using it instead of bullshit.
A look shared between two people each wishing that the other would initiate something that they both desire but which neither wants to begin.
To chew food.
Surprised to the point you don’t know how to react.
It means to make something unclear or obscure.
The day after tomorrow.
It’s just the constriction of muscles that moves stuff through a canal, like the intestine.
It means the second to the last of something. The penultimate episode of a season or penultimate book in a series.
Means extreme poverty or destitution. It’s a bit more relevant than I’d like as a college student.
Carried out with a minimum of effort or reflection.
A surprisingly large amount of people don’t know what that word means when I use it, so I assume it’s rather uncommon.
It’s used when referring to a small, shit town. It just has such a hit to it! I love it.
My favorite word. It’s so descriptive and it just sounds vile.
Another possible descriptor for a scallywag or ruffian.
‘Every time I ask her to do the dishes, she starts giving me a bunch of rigmarole.’
I like it because it means chubby and it’s literally just ‘round’ with a t in the middle.
Describes someone who acts like they are morally superior to others. Basically a fancy way of saying ‘takes themselves too seriously’ or ‘self-righteous.’
Basically a shorter way to say ‘satisfy.’
A large, lively party or celebration.
It means relief/comfort/assistance/support from suffering or a bad situation, for example ‘I seek succor from the cold.’
The movement of liquid inside a container. ‘He’s so drunk you can hear the ale swilking about in his belly.’
Someone who doesn’t drink alcohol. It’s great to have a teetotaling friend who likes to go out ’cause you’ll have a DD.
Means cave-dweller, from the Greek trogle ‘hole, mouse-hole’ and dyein ‘go in, dive in,’ so literally ‘cave goer, ‘cave diver.’ It doubles as my favorite insult to particularly dense persons.
Something is over yonder.
A situation in chess where you are safe right now, but all moves lead to checkmate.