Awesome Words Thread

VersaleanVersalean Member Posts: 671 Mythical
Just come across an awesome word that the world (of Lusternia) needs to know about? Post it here, along with its definition(s).

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  • VersaleanVersalean Member Posts: 671 Mythical
    I'll start with what remains my favourite word:

    sonder - n. the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own. 
  • VersaleanVersalean Member Posts: 671 Mythical
    dotard
    ˈdəʊtəd/

    noun
    1. an old person, especially one who has become weak or senile.
  • XenthosXenthos Shadow Lord Member Posts: 5,736 Transcendent
    Listening to people trying to pronounce that word was amusing to me; it's almost like nobody has heard the phrase "in their dotage".  Which is basically the same meaning as yours, just more referencing the state of the person rather than the individual directly.
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  • VersaleanVersalean Member Posts: 671 Mythical
    lackadaisical
    ˌlakəˈdeɪzɪk(ə)l/
    adjective
    1. lacking enthusiasm and determination; carelessly lazy.
  • RancouraRancoura the Last Nightwreathed Queen CanadaMember Posts: 1,322 Transcendent
    edited September 29
    I've always liked this word...

    ensconce
    /ɛnˈskɒns/ 
    verb (used with object), ensconced, ensconcing.
    1. to settle securely or snugly:
    2. to cover or shelter; hide securely:
    Tonight amidst the mountaintops   
    And endless starless night   
    Singing how the wind was lost   
    Before an earthly flight
  • RancouraRancoura the Last Nightwreathed Queen CanadaMember Posts: 1,322 Transcendent
    Thank you, Game of Thrones.

    profligacy
    \ ˈprä-fli-gə-sē \
    noun
    1. shameless dissoluteness.
    2. reckless extravagance.
    3. great abundance.
    Tonight amidst the mountaintops   
    And endless starless night   
    Singing how the wind was lost   
    Before an earthly flight
  • VersaleanVersalean Member Posts: 671 Mythical
    Riluna said:
    petrichor
    /ˈpeˌtrīkôr/

    That pleasant, earthy smell that comes with rainfall, especially after a period of drought.
    Love the word, love the referent. Love, love, love, love it! :)
  • OrdassaOrdassa Member Posts: 302 Adept

    caboodle

    [kuh-bood-l]

    noun, Informal.
    1.The lot, pack, or crowd: I have no use for the whole caboodle.
    Idioms
    2.kit and caboodle.

    Egads! I caught the whole caboodle of youngsters canoodling in the library! Pftah! What a scandal!
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