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Interesting Words Pt. 2

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"Don't use words too big for the subject. Don't say 'infinitely' when you mean 'very'; otherwise you'll have no word left when you want to talk about something really infinite."
-C.S Lewis


Balthazar: an oversized wine bottle holding approximately 16 times the volume of an average bottle.
Crepehanger: pessimist; killjoy
Dysania: when you do not want to get out of bed in the morning
Garrulous: annoyingly talkative
Jib: the dot on top of the letters 'i' and 'j'
Jiggery-pokery: suspicious activity; nonsense
Loblolly: a stupid, rude, or awkward person
Mondegreen: misheard lyrics
Parathesia: the 'pins and needles' you feel you your limb falls asleep
Phobophobia: an unnatural fear of possessing a fear
Rapscallion: a worthless person
Semantic Satiation: what happens when you repeatedly say the same word until it loses its meaning

"Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light in the broken glass."
-Anton Chekhov

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