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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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gimcrack
(JIM-krak)
noun:
Something cheap and showy, of little use.

adjective:
Showy, but worthless.


Gimcrack is what you call the artificial enhancements that body builders take to pump themselves up.
Really? I thought it had something to do with spandex . . .
truculent
TRUCK-yuh-luhnt\
adjective;
1.Fierce; savage; ferocious



That truculent me wasn't big enough to hold all my stuff so I had to rent a bigger one.
Apricity (n.) The warmth of the sun in winter.

The apricity after so many cold and dreary days was most welcome.
I desperately need the apricity of a tropical vacation.

My country of birth:


and listening to this musical composition in the balmy breeze:


another fantastic ambiance music
Amphigory am'fi-ge-ree, n (French amphigouri, of unknown origin)
A nonsense verse. Specifically, a poem designed to look and sound good, but which has no meaning upon closer reading. The term 'amphigory' could be applied to large segments of modern poetry, except that its authors probably actually believe that what they are writing is something other than a meaningless trifle.

http://phrontistery.info/favourite.html

by Jacquii Cooke
You who cower foul are coward fowl
like Thanksgiving turkey: stuffed indeed.
I look forward to the pecan pie,
yet by-and-by where is God?;
and to whom are you giving thanks anyway
Misandry is the hatred of males as a sex, as opposed to misogyny, the hatred of women; or misanthropy, hatred of the human species. Misandry comes from misos (Greek μῖσος, "hatred") + andr-ia (Greek anér-andros, "man").

Valerie Solanas, the radical feminist who shot Andy Warhol in 1968, provides a famous example of misandry in her self-published SCUM manifesto (acronym for 'Society for Cutting Up Men') practically a call for gendercide, the culling of men. Quite literally, Solanas expressed her desire to "institute complete automation and destroy the male sex."

http://antimisandry.com/forums/
incandescent
1 a : white, glowing, or luminous with intense heat b : strikingly bright, radiant, or clear c : marked by brilliance especially of expression

Do some poetry ignite your incandescent passions?

Name a few.
Tatterdemalion

–noun
1. a person in tattered clothing; a shabby person.
–adjective
2. ragged; unkempt or dilapidated.

I saw many tatterdemalions while driving in the inner city.
I work among the tatterdemalions .
Brace yourselves:

exegesis
noun;
1.Exposition; explanation; especially, a critical explanation of a text


An exegesis is what you call someone who was formerly an evangelsist but quit; e.g. Jim Bakker
Paucity

–noun
1. smallness of quantity; scarcity; scantiness:
2. smallness or insufficiency of number; fewness.

I was told by the locals that Gropeville was just a stone's throw away from Paucity.

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