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New and unfamiliar words and phrases. Sound like you know what you're talking about, even when you don't! Hopefully, we can do this in an intersting way, that will make us smile as well as learn.

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BLITHE - 1. Carefree and lighthearted.
2. Lacking or showing a lack of due concern; casual:

He spoke with blithe ignorance of the true situation.

"The earlier application was to the outward expression of kindly feeling, sympathy, affection to others, or usually to be applied to the external manifestation of one's own pleased or happy frame of mind, and hence even to the state itself."
skulk
to hide in a sneaking manner.

Skulk & Crossbones is a secret society at Yale
vicissitudes
1 a: the quality or state of being changeable : mutability b: natural change or mutation visible in nature or in human affairs
2 a: a favorable or unfavorable event or situation that occurs by chance : a fluctuation of state or condition b: a difficulty or hardship attendant on a way of life, a career, or a course of action and usually beyond one's control
Steve, insidious mendacity is a strong component of Philippine politics, but am sure you already know that. Welcome aboard kababayan.
I would say Philippine politics is a mix of Circus Solei, pickpocket row, a very bad "B" movie, and viewing a mix of psychiatric patients with severe disorders who have escaped and are now cleaned up,dressed up and ready to fool anyone unwise enough to listen to them and believe what they say.

hahahahhahahahah LOL @your response. My mom would throw a hissy fit if she heard that. I come from a family of politicians on her side. My grandfather (her dad) was the town major as well as the lead mayor in the Bicol region at one point. He died of a heart attack while running for governor. Several of my uncles were vice mayors. You should have seen my wedding there in 1990. It was made into a political alliance-making arena. The governor was in attendance as my sponsor. I guess that was one reason I was frog marched into a wedding. My relatives needed an excuse for making political alliances. I must say they benefited tremendously from that particular alliance. To think I just went to the Philippines on a vacation and ended up returning home married....not a very healthy start.

Philippine politics is all child's play imo.

Are their synonyms for child's play besides juvenile?
OMG-I must admit to skulking on a regular basis-sorry...
antidisestablishmentarianism (n)
...originally, opposition to the disestablishment of the Church of England, now opposition to the belief that there should no longer be an official church in a country

What population of Americans leans towards engendering antidisestablishmentarianism in the US?
Pillock
Noun for Idiot, fool.
A man who commits a stupid act or one who's stupidity backfires.

"You burnt the toast AGAIN !? that's three times now, you pillock".
Isn't that the childproof lid they put on aspirin bottles?
apocryphal
adjective:
1.(Bible) Pertaining to the Apocrypha.
2.Not canonical. Hence: Of doubtful authority or authenticity; equivocal; fictitious; spurious; false.


Apocryphal of Miracles was a movie directed by Frank Capra and starred Bette Davis and Glenn Ford
I'm not quite sure where I am supposed to post-so bear with me...

INSIDUATE???

Is this an actual word???

My trusty Webster does not validate it as an actual word...

I only ask, as it was part of a "mantra" my mother spoke to me as a teenager...

It sort of made me strong as a person, and also interested in words/linguistics...
YIKES!!! Now I am thinking of my error...

I believe the word was actually, INSINUATE...

YES...a true word...

Sorry for being so obtuse!!!

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