Word Collection

I wrote many posts with words of the week that I made to expand my vocabulary. Delicious new words are my favorite. So instead of just one, I’ll share the words I collect in my journal recommended to me by one of my favorite queer writers, Megan Falley. Yes, if you’re following, I do actually carry a small journal that I whip out whenever I hear/read/see/remember/learn a new one. I’ll even share the context I from which I wrangled the words in hopes it will inspire you. Nouvelle mots can come from anywhere: the side of a bus, your favorite artist’s new song, a movie –heck, I even jot down words and phrases from work meetings. Quelle suprise, I am a huge nerd 😀 Anyhow, here y’are:

  1. Plangent – related to sound. Loud, reverberating, and often melancholy.
  2. Jejune – naive, simplistic, and superficial. (Of ideas or writing) – dry and uninteresting.
  3. Interloper – a person who becomes involved in a place or situation where they are not wanted or are considered not to belong.
  4. Unalloyed – (Of metal) not alloyed; pure. (Chiefly of emotions) complete and unreserved
  5. Dido – a mischievous trick or prank.
  6. Truncheon – short, thick stick carried as a weapon by a police officer. A staff or baton acting as a symbol of authority.
  7. Obdurate – stubbornly refusing to change one’s opinion or course of action.
  8. Truculence – ready and willing to fight or quarrel.
  9. Teapot tempest – self explanatory, I just thought it was cute.

I gathered these from a Stephen King novella entitled “The Library Policeman”. It’s a fun little read about King’s musing on what a ghostly library policeman would do if they existed. Well written as always, a bit slow, but happy all the same.

What new word(s) are you learning? I’d love to hear from you!



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