Saturday, April 03, 2010

Friday's Five ~ Language

Five words I wish would come back in everyday language, just because I like them, which of course, is reason enough right there:

1) Nonsensical -- noun

  • words or language having little or no sense or meaning.

  • conduct, action, etc., that is senseless, foolish, or absurd: to have tolerated enough nonsense.

  • impudent, insubordinate, or otherwise objectionable behavior: He doesn't have to take that nonsense from you.

  • something absurd or fatuous: the utter nonsense of such a suggestion.

  • anything of trifling importance or of little or no use.

2) Thwart -- verb (used with object)

  • to oppose successfully; prevent from accomplishing a purpose.

  • to frustrate or baffle (a plan, purpose, etc.).

3) Happenstance -- noun

  • a chance happening or event.

4) flummox [fluhm-uh ks] -- verb (used with object)

  • Informal.

  • to bewilder; confound; confuse.

5) Glib -- adjective,glib·ber, glib·best.

  • readily fluent, often thoughtlessly, superficially, or insincerely so: a glib talker; glib answers.

Side note: glibber is an awesome word -- never heard that one before!

So, any you wish would come back into language style?

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