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Cordy's Word a Day
Started by: cordyline (4698)   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 (1752)  Report abuse
Worp!un is a moustache or hairy part of a mans bodyJust like my hubby

Posted by: spacebar (487) 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 (3414) Report abuse
Faux

Imitation, not genuine, fake.

Posted by: laughing gravy (3992) 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 (1752)  Report abuse
Combative...people who are quick to argue
Chronophobia...fear of the future

Posted by: broady (13935)   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 (4698)   Report abuse
Jacqui
I can't find any link to your Worp!un word

Posted by: broady (13935)   Report abuse
Granada,
I can only think of FRICKNIN.

Posted by: nanajacqui (1752)  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 (4698)   Report abuse
Jac's LINK

Mea culpa....

Posted by: cordyline (4698)   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 (13935)   Report abuse
Iamaprickitus. Refers to a local fox.

Posted by: cordyline (4698)   Report abuse
Epoch

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

Posted by: raymyjamie (5414) 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 (4698)   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 (5190) 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 (5190) 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 (5414) 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 (4698)   Report abuse
Sycophantic
A person who attempts to gain advantage by flattering influential people or behaving in a servile manner

Look

Posted by: Anne (3389)  Report abuse
Pandiculating...... stretching shortly after waking or sitting for long periods.

Posted by: cordyline (4698)   Report abuse
Ambulatory
walking or able to walk; not confined to bed.

Posted by: cordyline (4698)   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 (960) Report abuse

Snollygoster.


Noun: A shrewd, unprincipled person

Posted by: nanajacqui (1752)  Report abuse
Dinutuximab beta...Treatment of Neuroblastoma

Posted by: mindar (960) Report abuse
Provocation

action or speech that makes someone angry, especially deliberately.

Posted by: cordyline (4698)   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 (5414) 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 (3414) Report abuse
Paranoia

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

Posted by: raymyjamie (5414) 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 (4698)   Report abuse
Misogyny

LOOK1

LOOK2

Posted by: cordyline (4698)   Report abuse
Spatial awareness

Posted by: billy (26047)  Report abuse
HOTCHY-WICHI......BAKED HEDGE-HOG MMMMMM

Posted by: mindar (960) Report abuse
incendiary


1,tending to stir up conflict.

2. designed to cause fires.

Posted by: lectriclegs (3414) Report abuse
Eiderdown.

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

Posted by: broady (13935)   Report abuse
GORMLESS Lacking intelligence, stupid or dull.

Posted by: nanajacqui (1752)  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 (10379) Report abuse
🎣🎣🎣

🐓🐓🐓

Posted by: jathbee (9179) Report abuse
Just seen it nanajacqui. Hilarious. What an uneducated moron. 😂😂😂

Posted by: nanajacqui (1752)  Report abuse
Still laughing this morning,you couldn't make it up

Posted by: jathbee (9179) Report abuse
Hide-a-down. I wonder where he hid it. 😂😂😂

Posted by: lectriclegs (3414) Report abuse
Sledge admires him.

Says it all really.

Posted by: basil brush (10379) Report abuse
The cowardly gang are starting early today

Posted by: nanajacqui (1752)  Report abuse
We're just laughing at the decent spellers

Posted by: basil brush (10379) Report abuse
And as if by magic another one appears 🐑 🐑 🐑 🐑

Posted by: nanajacqui (1752)  Report abuse
Once a dunce,always a dunce,so his class mates say

Posted by: basil brush (10379) Report abuse
Business must be slow, mind you, you did post on here when you was supposed to be on holiday

Posted by: nanajacqui (1752)  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 (13935)   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 (1752)  Report abuse
Thanks Bill for confirming,you must have walshy on ignore,switch him on he's very entertaining today

Posted by: basil brush (10379) Report abuse
I bet it was riveting conversation

Posted by: nanajacqui (1752)  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 (10379) Report abuse
Interesting, exciting, you 2

😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

Posted by: cordyline (4698)   Report abuse
virulent

Posted by: cordyline (4698)   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 (4698)   Report abuse
Consensus

Posted by: peter g (2098)  Report abuse
PIECOST

Posted by: cordyline (4698)   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 (4698)   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

 
 
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