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Cordy's Word a Day
Started by: cordyline (4781)   Report abuse
Tell us your interesting words

Starting with - Dystopian


Dystopian is the exact opposite-it describes an imaginary society that is as dehumanizing and as unpleasant as possible.
George Orwell's "Animal Farm" for example, describes a dystopian society in which Napoleon, a pig, represents Joseph Stalin in a farmyard satire on Stalinist Russia and how power corrupts.

Dystopia, which is the direct opposite of utopia, is a term used to describe a utopian society in which things have gone wrong.

Posted by: 1934granadascruggs (1258)  Report abuse
Gorp.

"A mixture of dried fruit and nuts eaten as a snack food by walkers and campers; trail mix."

I've been called a Gorp But I've never done the above

Posted by: nanajacqui (1801)  Report abuse
Worp!un is a moustache or hairy part of a mans bodyJust like my hubby

Posted by: spacebar (492) Report abuse
Copacetic. (cop-a-set-ic)

A late C19 / early C20 word meaning “everything is fine”.

I first heard it when listening to American Astronauts describing how well their spacecraft systems were operating.

Posted by: lectriclegs (3470) Report abuse
Faux

Imitation, not genuine, fake.

Posted by: laughing gravy (4049) Report abuse
granada are you sure it was not a gawp you were called?

Posted by: 1934granadascruggs (1258)  Report abuse
It spelled as Gorp in the dictionary, LG

Lummox.

A stupid or awkward person:

I'm picking Wigan words out here. And they are actually in the English Dictionary! I thought they were Wiganese.

I Must be a Gorp

Posted by: nanajacqui (1801)  Report abuse
Combative...people who are quick to argue
Chronophobia...fear of the future

Posted by: broady (14055)   Report abuse
Paraskevidekatriaphobia. Fear of Friday the 13th.( first saw it a couple of weeks ago)

Posted by: 1934granadascruggs (1258)  Report abuse
I used to fear Monday mornings, Broady.
Is there a word for that?

Posted by: cordyline (4781)   Report abuse
Jacqui
I can't find any link to your Worp!un word

Posted by: broady (14055)   Report abuse
Granada,
I can only think of FRICKNIN.

Posted by: nanajacqui (1801)  Report abuse
Urban Dictionary: worp!un
https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=worp%21un
A male who has a unibrow, mustache or other extremely hairy part of the body.
You've visited this page 2 times. Last visit: 28/07/18

Posted by: cordyline (4781)   Report abuse
Jac's LINK

Mea culpa....

Posted by: cordyline (4781)   Report abuse
Ameliorate.
to make or become better, more bearable, or more satisfactory; improve: strategies to ameliorate negative effects on the environment

….is chiropractic treatment effective in ameliorating sciatica.

not convinced myself

Posted by: broady (14055)   Report abuse
Iamaprickitus. Refers to a local fox.

Posted by: cordyline (4781)   Report abuse
Epoch

A particular period of history, especially one considered remarkable or noteworthy. 2. A unit of geologic time
Look

Posted by: raymyjamie (5535) Report abuse
onomatopoeia

Noun

The formation of a word such as cuckoo, meow, honk, or boom, by imitation of a sound made by it.

Posted by: cordyline (4781)   Report abuse
Barista

A person who is specially trained in the making and serving of coffee drinks, as in a coffee bar.

Posted by: MarieM (5252) Report abuse
obfuscate darken, obscure.

So good to have you back Ray. You have been missed. Hope you had a good time.

Posted by: MarieM (5252) Report abuse
obfuscate darken, obscure.

So good to have you back Ray. You have been missed. Hope you had a good time.

Posted by: raymyjamie (5535) Report abuse
Thank you Marie, very kind of you.

A good time was had at our lovely cottage high up on the moors at Cairnryan.

Hope to see you tomorrow as usual.

Posted by: cordyline (4781)   Report abuse
Sycophantic
A person who attempts to gain advantage by flattering influential people or behaving in a servile manner

Look

Posted by: Anne (3428)  Report abuse
Pandiculating...... stretching shortly after waking or sitting for long periods.

Posted by: cordyline (4781)   Report abuse
Ambulatory
walking or able to walk; not confined to bed.

Posted by: cordyline (4781)   Report abuse
Malleable

ADJECTIVE
(of a metal or other material) able to be hammered or pressed into shape without breaking or cracking.
"a malleable metal can be beaten into a sheet"

Posted by: mindar (1077) Report abuse

Snollygoster.


Noun: A shrewd, unprincipled person

Posted by: nanajacqui (1801)  Report abuse
Dinutuximab beta...Treatment of Neuroblastoma

Posted by: mindar (1077) Report abuse
Provocation

action or speech that makes someone angry, especially deliberately.

Posted by: cordyline (4781)   Report abuse
Malevolent

ADJECTIVE -- having or showing a wish to do evil to others.

"the glint of dark, malevolent eyes"
synonyms:
malicious · spiteful · hostile · evil-minded · baleful · bitter · evil-intentioned · poisonous · venomous · evil · malign · malignant · rancorous

Posted by: raymyjamie (5535) Report abuse
Antidisestablishmentarianism

Noun
Opposition to the withdrawal of state support or recognition from an established church, especially theAnglican Church in 19th-century England.

It used to be considered the longest word in the dictionary, but according to Merriam-Websters Collegiate Dictionary, the longest word is :-

Electroencephalographically

Which means "by using electroencephalography to examine a patient".

Posted by: lectriclegs (3470) Report abuse
Paranoia

A persistent, irrational feeling that people are 'out to get you'

Posted by: raymyjamie (5535) Report abuse
Multitudinous

Adjective

1 forming a multitude or great number; existing, occurring, or present in great numbers; very numerous.

2 comprising many items, parts, or elements.

3 Archaic . crowded or thronged.

A Skakespearian word what he invented.

It comes from the phrase "Multitudinous seas incarnadine".

Posted by: cordyline (4781)   Report abuse
Misogyny

LOOK1

LOOK2

Posted by: cordyline (4781)   Report abuse
Spatial awareness

Posted by: billy (26053)  Report abuse
HOTCHY-WICHI......BAKED HEDGE-HOG MMMMMM

Posted by: mindar (1077) Report abuse
incendiary


1,tending to stir up conflict.

2. designed to cause fires.

Posted by: lectriclegs (3470) Report abuse
Eiderdown.

A thick covering for the top of a bed, filled with soft feathers or warm material:

Posted by: broady (14055)   Report abuse
GORMLESS Lacking intelligence, stupid or dull.

Posted by: nanajacqui (1801)  Report abuse
Can't stop laughing about the duvet thread,must have been under it all day & made a late entrance

Posted by: basil brush (10560) Report abuse
🎣🎣🎣

🐓🐓🐓

Posted by: jathbee (9199) Report abuse
Just seen it nanajacqui. Hilarious. What an uneducated moron. 😂😂😂

Posted by: nanajacqui (1801)  Report abuse
Still laughing this morning,you couldn't make it up

Posted by: jathbee (9199) Report abuse
Hide-a-down. I wonder where he hid it. 😂😂😂

Posted by: lectriclegs (3470) Report abuse
Sledge admires him.

Says it all really.

Posted by: basil brush (10560) Report abuse
The cowardly gang are starting early today

Posted by: nanajacqui (1801)  Report abuse
We're just laughing at the decent spellers

Posted by: basil brush (10560) Report abuse
And as if by magic another one appears 🐑 🐑 🐑 🐑

Posted by: nanajacqui (1801)  Report abuse
Once a dunce,always a dunce,so his class mates say

Posted by: basil brush (10560) Report abuse
Business must be slow, mind you, you did post on here when you was supposed to be on holiday

Posted by: nanajacqui (1801)  Report abuse
Business is very slow,it's winter & normal people garden in spring,summer & autumn,that's why I post on here when I'm abroad twice a year in the quiet months,ask broady if I was in Tenerife ? We were with him & his lovely wife,met up twice for cocktails

Posted by: broady (14055)   Report abuse
NJ,
Obviously I can only read what you are saying but yes we had two lovely afternoons imbibing alcohol in Tenerife at the end of September. Putting the “ world to right’s” as they say.

Posted by: nanajacqui (1801)  Report abuse
Thanks Bill for confirming,you must have walshy on ignore,switch him on he's very entertaining today

Posted by: basil brush (10560) Report abuse
I bet it was riveting conversation

Posted by: nanajacqui (1801)  Report abuse
RIVETING...if you describe something as riveting you mean that it is extremely interesting and exciting and that it holds your attention completely

Posted by: basil brush (10560) Report abuse
Interesting, exciting, you 2

😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

Posted by: cordyline (4781)   Report abuse
virulent

Posted by: cordyline (4781)   Report abuse
Last Christmas Eve I put a cake out on our front door-step
…..but when I came back in the morning I found it was STOLLEN

Posted by: cordyline (4781)   Report abuse
Consensus

Posted by: peter g (2148)  Report abuse
PIECOST

Posted by: cordyline (4781)   Report abuse
Perendinate

Never put off until tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow.
In other words, why procrastinate when you can perendinate?

Posted by: cordyline (4781)   Report abuse
Dave; If a dog and a Piecost had a race....

Mabel interrupts; What's a Piecost ?


Dave; About two pound and twenty pence

Posted by: cordyline (4781)   Report abuse
harridans

Prompted by the Lady MP defectors
To me they look more like they are at a Hen Party

LOOK

Posted by: mindar (1077) Report abuse
Hypocrite

A hypocrite preaches one thing, and does another. You're a hypocrite if you criticize other people for wearing fur, but pull out your big mink jacket as soon as it gets cold. The word hypocrite is rooted in the Greek word hypokrites, which means “stage actor, pretender, dissembler.”

Posted by: whacker (627) Report abuse
Duckbuster.

A heavy downpour of rain.

Posted by: raymyjamie (5535) Report abuse
Oeuvre

Noun, plural oeu·vres
The works of a writer, painter, or the like, taken as a whole.
Any one of the works of a writer, painter, or the like.

Posted by: raymyjamie (5535) Report abuse
Anachronsim

Noun

Something or someone that is not in its correct historical or chronological time, especially a thing or person that belongs to an earlier time.

An error in chronology in which a person, object, event, etc., is assigned a date or period othert han the correct one.

Posted by: cordyline (4781)   Report abuse
Anecdotal

Posted by: mindar (1077) Report abuse
Gob

1. Lump or a large amount of something.
2. Mouth.
3. Sailor.


Posted by: basil brush (10560) Report abuse
ostentatious or hyperkinetic,

Posted by: raymyjamie (5535) Report abuse
Altruism

Noun
The principle or practice of unselfish concern for or devotion to the welfare of others.

Posted by: mindar (1077) Report abuse
Vituperative. Bitter and abusive.

Posted by: Stardelta (6496) Report abuse
Grandstanding.

To conduct oneself or act in a showily or ostentatious fashion in an attempt to reinforce self confidence, create an image of personality or to attempt to impress others.

Posted by: basil brush (10560) Report abuse
That could apply to a few on here, sd

Posted by: raymyjamie (5535) Report abuse
Transcendental

Adjective
Transcendent, surpassing, or superior.
Being beyond ordinary or common experience, thought, or belief; supernatural.
Abstract or metaphysical.
Idealistic, lofty, or extravagant.

Posted by: cordyline (4781)   Report abuse
Nascent

Posted by: cordyline (4781)   Report abuse
puerile

LOOK

Posted by: Anne (3428)  Report abuse
Sophomoric

Immature, childish.



 
 
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