This is my cupboard for me to store words that I find humorous, interesting, and otherwise somewhat important. Let me go ahead and give Merriam-Webster props for copying all of their definitions. I would be lost with out them.
Grandiloquent:a lofty, extravagantly colorful, pompous, or bombastic style, manner, or quality especially in language.
Panegyric:a eulogistic oration or writing; also : formal or elaborate praise.
This word reminds me of my father Ron Faircloth. He would say "Well then, she is a snit!".
snitty \SNIT-ee\ adjective
: disagreeably ill-tempered
ossify \AH-suh-fye\ verb
1 : to become or change into bone or bony tissue
2 : to become or make hardened or set in one's ways
I will play this in Scrabble one day.
quincunx \KWIN-kunks\ noun
: an arrangement of five things in a square or rectangle with one at each corner and one in the middle
I should have named my blog this:
farraginous \fuh-RAJ-uh-nus\ adjective
: consisting of a confused mixture : formed of various materials in no fixed order or arrangement
"Swelly": Click here to see the definition of "Swelly".
Nictitate \NIK-tuh-tayt\ verb
Lambent \LAM-bunt\ adjective
1 : playing lightly on or over a surface : flickering
2 : softly bright or radiant
3 : marked by lightness or brilliance especially of expression
"In the lambent softness of all that moonlight, in that quicksilver, fragrant, lukewarm stillness, everything still seems so right in my world: the boundaries between good and evil clearly demarcated." -- From Glen Retief's 2011 book The Jack Bank: A Memoir of a South African Childhood
Objurgation \ahb-jer-GAY-shun\ noun
: a harsh rebuke
"Mr. Filer was now pouring forth his nature in objurgations and oaths, and brandishing before the culprits -- Verena and Ransom -- the extreme penalty of the law." -- From Henry James' 1886 novel The Bostonians
"Pushing the Lloyd murder and Yvette's objurgation to a corner of his mind, he searched the room for a glimpse of Coby." -- From Nancy Bush's 2011 novel Hush
Defenestration \dee-fen-uh-STRAY-shun\ noun
1 : a throwing of a person or thing out of a window
2 : a usually swift dismissal or expulsion (as from a political party or office)
As with all annoying electronic devices, there is a risk that my new alarm clock will meet with a sudden end by defenestration.