Word Nerd: December
It’s December, the last month of the year. Getting through another tough year might involve celebrating and celebrating might also involve some appropriate words.
nimiety: excess, overabundance
galimatias: confused or unintelligible talk
pharaonic: impressively or overwhelmingly large, luxurious, etc.
foozle: to bungle; play clumsily
effulgent: shining forth brilliantly; radiant
specious: apparently good or right though lacking real merit; superficially pleasing or plausible
brummagem: showy but inferior and worthless
encomium: a speech or piece of writing that praises someone or something highly
terpsichorean: pertaining to dancing
shivoo: a boisterous party or celebration
So, celebrate this last month of a challenging year, and let’s hope the new year brings new hope and healing.
Great set of words, Pam! But can you use them all in one sentence???
I’ll get back to you on that. Unless you want to give it a whirl first.
I’m not nearly that creative:)
God, I love these words.
And now I want to write a story about a creature called a Foozle (if Dr. Seuss didn’t beat me to it, but he probably did).
If only I could learn to be more conversant in these gems. And yes, do go invent a foozle story. Maybe we should run a contest?