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by Slava
Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Fedifragous
Replies: 1
Views: 1274

Re: Fedifragous

So they were fed up, I suppose? :)
by Slava
Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: à la mode
Replies: 4
Views: 510

Re: à la mode

Hmmm, beef stew with ice cream. I think I'll pass, unless I get the ice cream on the side. :D
by Slava
Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Cark
Replies: 5
Views: 1813

Re: Cark

Oh my, good old cockney rhyming slang. I get it once it's explained, but never manage to figure it out unassisted.
by Slava
Wed Jan 31, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Bouleversement
Replies: 0
Views: 261

Bouleversement

I feel this one sounds rather like what it means: turmoil, upheaval, etc.
by Slava
Wed Jan 31, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: à la mode
Replies: 4
Views: 510

à la mode

An easy one, from French, but it lets me squeeze in the quality of being à la mode: alamodality.

Plus, I never knew it also meant meat and vegetables stewed in red wine.
by Slava
Wed Jan 31, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Canaille
Replies: 0
Views: 171

Canaille

Serendipity working here. I found this one while looking up another word. It means riffraff, rabble, doggery (a root related word, too).
by Slava
Wed Jan 31, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Cark
Replies: 5
Views: 1813

Re: Cark

I just had to look this one up after coming across it in a Dick Francis book. So about 50 years ago it was still in use.
by Slava
Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Penchant
Replies: 2
Views: 833

Re: Penchant

A good Good Word, which helps explain why it's been done before.

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by Slava
Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Etymology
Topic: Etymology Faves
Replies: 3
Views: 4132

Re: Etymology Faves

I like tawdry.
by Slava
Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Bardo
Replies: 0
Views: 331

Bardo

A state of inbetweenness. More literally, the state of the soul between life and rebirth, but used as a kind of limbo in the third paragraph of this Atlantic article.

It's not often we get a word from Tibetan.
by Slava
Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Worry
Replies: 2
Views: 415

Re: Worry

So, where does the 'wart' of worrywart come from?
by Slava
Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Paradigm
Replies: 4
Views: 583

Re: Paradigm

Not I.
by Slava
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Apologies
Replies: 1
Views: 604

Re: Apologies

At first I thought this was going to be something along the lines of apologia or apologist.
by Slava
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Voluptuary
Replies: 1
Views: 288

Re: Voluptuary

Like its near synonym, hedonist, today's Good Word implies physical sensual pleasures with the opposite sex

Is this still true? Is there any reason a homosexual cannot be a voluptuary?
by Slava
Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Moot
Replies: 3
Views: 803

Re: Moot

I concur, this one has split into two basically opposite meanings. A moot point is either an important one, or one that no longer needs to be taken into consideration.

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