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Fun with Words Friday! Spoony


Spoony:
adjective

  1. foolishly or sentimentally amorous
  2. foolish; silly

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Fun with words Friday! Ennui

ennui: noun

a feeling of utter weariness and discontent resulting from satiety or lack of interest; boredom.

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Fun with words Friday! Macerate

macerate – verb (used with object)

  1. to soften or separate into parts by steeping in a liquid
  2. to soften or decompose (food) by the action of a solvent
  3. to cause to grow thin

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Fun with words Friday! Anglophile

anglophile – noun

  1. a person who is friendly to or admires England or English customs, traditions, etc.

I am a self-proclaimed anglophile and have admired the Brits (and their culture, literature, music, etc.) from the ripe young age of 11.  I first discovered the word anglophile in an 8th grade english class and was quick to use it in a sentence – I am an anglophile.


“Where did this all start?” 
you might ask.  Here are two pictures as pictures are all we need here:

Do you have any favorite English books, artists, television shows, or… well, anything?

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Fun with words Friday! Ailurophile

As an ailurophile, I would love to have THIS kindle in my house!

ailurophile – noun

  1. a person who likes cats; a cat fancier

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Fun with words Friday! extirpate

extirpate – transitive verb

  1. to pull by the stem or root
  2. to destroy completely
  3. to remove by surgery

It was imperative that Harry extirpate Voldemort before Voldemort extirpated the entire world.

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Fun with words Friday! Pandiculation

pandiculation – noun

  1. the act of stretching oneself   cats love to pandiculate every chance that they get.

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Fun with words Friday! Dystopia vs. Utopia

Nothing says Merry Christmas quite like this – yikes!
 
 
dystopia – noun
  1. a society characterized by human misery, as squalor, oppression, disease, and overcrowding.

as opposed to…

Nice?

utopia – noun

  1. an imaginary island described in Sir Thomas More’s Utopia  (1516) as enjoying perfection in law, politics, etc.
  2. (usually lowercase) an ideal place or state.
  3. (usually lowercase) any visionary system of political or social perfection.

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Fun with words Friday! Apostasy

Okay, why do Metal bands have the BEST names?!

Apostasy – noun

a total desertion of or departure from one’s religion, principles,party, cause, etc.


SALVATION DENIED

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Fun with words Friday! Gestalt

gestalt – noun

  1. a configuration, pattern, or organized field having specific properties that cannot be derived from the summation of its component parts; a unified whole.
  2. an instance or example of such a unified whole.

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