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WORD OF THE DAY

B3B3 Posts: 27,299
As an antidote to the push your buttons thread, I thought it might be fun to improve our vocabulary with euphonious or interesting words. 
My word for today is : lugubrious. I like the way it you can savour the syllables as they roll about your tongue like a fine wine. It sounds like it ought to mean joyful - shame😐
Please share yours.
In London. Keen but lazy.
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  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 11,286
    I do an 'easy' crossword or two most days. Sometimes I get flummoxed and maybe try for a day to work out the answer.
    Sometimes I don't.

    A couple of days ago the clue was - Trainee - the answer was Neophyte 
    Yesterday I was stuck on Forswear - the answer was Abjure
    I suppose there's easy, and there's royal (yes, that's a synonym for easy...apparently)

    Billericay - Essex

    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • B3B3 Posts: 27,299
    A neophyte sounds like a person with proclivities😉
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 11,286
    B3 said:
    A neophyte sounds like a person with proclivities😉
    😂 - I thought the same!!

    Billericay - Essex

    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • steveTusteveTu Posts: 3,123
    Prestidigitation.
    UK - South Coast Retirement Campus (East)
  • B3B3 Posts: 27,299
    Reminds you of your music hall days? @steveTu
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • steveTusteveTu Posts: 3,123
    edited December 2022
    I was thinking about my first job @B3 (other thread) and the boss's son did some work experience as a computer operator one summer - and he introduced me to both the word and related acts!

    Edited to add: Do you know when you think of a witty retort after you've pressed 'Post' - well... He managed to disappear every time he was meant to be working - should have been the rejoinder above.

    UK - South Coast Retirement Campus (East)
  • steephillsteephill Posts: 2,834
    Deliquescence. If only it applied to politicians.
  • B3B3 Posts: 27,299
    edited December 2022
    Love it.💧
    We could flush them away🚽
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • B3B3 Posts: 27,299
    edited December 2022
    My preference is stocious  @pansyface but I'm also partial to wall-falling drunk (not that I've tried it myself, you understand.)
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • BenCottoBenCotto Posts: 4,679
    Ultracrepidation - to talk with authority on a subject you know little about. In other words a word beginning with b and ending with ullshit.

    The etymology of ultracrepidation involving Greek artists and cobblers (shoesmiths, not rhyming slang for those sniggering at the back) is well worth researching.
    Rutland, England
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