Alterocentric – someone whose life normally rotates around other people; young animals that depend on their mothers for food and protection.
Begrumpled – not very happy; most unhappy or displeased.
There is a reason this word was chosen today, an explanatory post will follow when I’m less begrumpled.
Ramfeezled – exhausted by overwork; fatigued; overspread;
Snollygoster – unprincipled but shrewd person, especially a politician; one who is guided by personal advantage rather than by consistent, respectable principles; a clever, unscrupulous person; carpetbagger; somebody who will go to any lengths to achieve public office, regardless of party affiliation or platform.
Discussion with Jim Mora on Critical Mass today was sparked by:
You can’t write proper English under pressure – which tests your grammar, spelling and reactions.
Food Switch – an app for your mobile phone which scans bar codes of food products, gives you their nutritional value and suggests healthier alternatives for those higher in fat and sugar.
Buy Nothing Christmas - suggestions for gifts using your hands, heart and imagination rather than money.
Pachydermatous – of, relating to, or characteristic of a pachyderm; elephant-like; thick-skinned; emotionally hardened; insensitive; impervious to criticism or insult.
Scopperloit – rude or rough play; horseplay; roughhousing.
Och – an expression of surprise, contempt, annoyance, impatience, or disagreement; sentence connector; an expression used to preface a remark, gain time, etc.
Symploce - a rhetorical term for the repetition of words or phrases at both the beginning and end of successive clauses or verses; simultaneous use of anaphora and epistrophe.
Sternutatory – a chemical substance that causes sneezing and coughing and crying; causing or tending to cause sneezing.
Mundungus -refuse; offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption; poor-quality tobacco with a foul, rancid, or putrid smell.
Deblaterate – to babble or prate; utter meaningless, confusing words; talk rapidly and continuously in a foolish way; talk foolishly or at tedious length about something.
Brumous – filled or abounding with fog or mist; of grey skies and wintry days; relating to winter days or cold, sunless weather.
Querencia (Spanish) – the place from which your strength is drawn, where you feel most secure, where you are your most authentic self; an area in the arena taken by the bull for a defensive stand in a bullfight.
Erumpent – bursting through or as if through a surface or covering; tending to grow out vigorously from a substrate so as to burst through or rise above its surface; prominent; projecting from or bursting through host tissue; breaking forth.
Uitwaaien (Dutch) – to walk in the wind; to take a brief break in the country side to clear one’s head.
Tatterdemalion – ragged, tattered, dilapidated; a person wearing ragged or tattered clothing; a ragamuffin.
Koyaanisqatsi – nature out of balance; crazy life; life in turmoil or disintegrating; a way of life so unbalanced you need a new way.
Verbigeration – a constant or obsessive repetition of meaningless words and phrases, especially as a symptom of mental illness; continual repetition of stereotyped phrases.
Nutation – a periodic variation in the inclination of the axis of a rotating object; the act or an instance of nodding the head, especially involuntarily or spasmodically; a wobble in a spinning gyroscope or other rotating body; a small irregularity in the precession of the equinoxes; the circular swaying movement of the tip of a growing shoot; spontaneous movements of plant parts during growth.
The points tally for #gigatownoamaru is growing, but not wobbling.