Wednesday, 17 August 2016

A Few Quaint & Obscure Expressions To Start This Wednesday.

Brain fodder...

Alliaphage

...Garlic eater
Oxymoron
... Extremely concise contradiction:
clearly confused / delicious Sauerkraut / Hell's Angels / alone together.
Marchpane
A less common way of saying Marzipan
Flapdoodle
Poppycock, balderdash or more in more common English: rubbish, empty and meaningless talk.
Famulus
A medieval sorcerer;s assistant or in today's world, perhaps your husband helping you to cook dinner!
Charientism
An elegantly veiled insult.
Defenestration
Choosing the window rather than the door to throw someone or something out...
Gongoozler
An idle spectator...
Hebetate
To grow dull or stupid.

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