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What word were you reminded of recently?

Asked by Hawaii_Jake (37335points) 1 month ago

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I was reminded of cavil: to make petty comments. For example, “He cavilled about my new hat and shoes. Really! So what if I put them on a credit card.”

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Tropical_Willie's avatar

Augur: to protend a good or bad outcome.

Someone was saying they were digging post holes for a fence, that is auger, they misspelled it.

elbanditoroso's avatar

triskaidekaphobia

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

Bowsette . I’ve been enjoying listening on YouTube.

Jeruba's avatar

Supine: the opposite of prone.

I went on a mental inventory check for it because it didn’t show up at once when I retrieved prone. I don’t remember why I thought of prone. It took about twenty minutes for supine to surface.

I do vocabulary checks on myself all the time because words are very distressingly slipping away.

LostInParadise's avatar

Equanimity
I read a short article in last month’s Scientific American that was all about equanimity in what may be described as the Buddhist sense of the word. The article pointed to several studies in meditation which showed the importance of calmly accepting whatever feelings you may have had regarding a particular incident and only then think about how to deal with the the incident.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

Ignominity. From Star Trek TNG. Where the Ferengi use the term after attacking the Enterprise D during a war game practice.

Jeruba's avatar

@RedDeerGuy1, probably ignominy, right?

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

@Jeruba I don’t know. I thought that there was a “t” near the end

The ignominy of defeat.

I only heard that word once.

Call_Me_Jay's avatar

Not reminded of, but discovered. It appeared in a non-fiction book and I was surprised it is a real word.

eldritch
adjective
el·​dritch ˈel-drich
: strange or unnatural especially in a way that inspires fear : WEIRD, EERIE

And the woman, whose voice had risen to a kind of eldritch singsong, turned with a skip, and was gone.
—Robert Louis Stevenson

… the film works its whimsically eldritch spell through inspired casting, brilliant editing, and subtly astonishing special effects …
—Ty Burr

kruger_d's avatar

Apricity— the warmth of sunshine in winter.

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