Yinderesding Words

  • Schadenfreude: Delight in another person's misfortune (Pronounced: Shaw-den-froy-duh. German words sound cool)
  • Transmogrification: A change in the form or shape of a person, especially: * a change from human form to animal form and vice versa* a change in appearance from one person to another
  • Titivate: To smarten or spruce up
  • Requiescat: A prayer for the repose of the soul of a dead person (In this context, apparently repose means resting)
  • Psychographic: Describes consumers on the basis of some psychological trait, characteristics or life style.
  • Apothegm: A short, witty and instructive saying (Pronounced: Ap-uh-them)
  • Posit: To postulate, to suggest
  • Dilettante: An amateur, also an admirer or lover of the fine arts
  • Expropriate: To deprive of possession; also, to transfer (property) to oneself
  • Contradistinction: Distinction by contrast
  • Parvenu: An upstart; one newly risen in class or economic status
  • Auteur: A filmmaker who has a personal style and keeps creative control over his or her works
  • Uxorious: Excessively fond of or submissive to a wife
  • Dudgeon: A state or fit of intense indignation, resentment or ill humor. (Often used in phrase in high dudgeon)
  • Pathos: A quality that arouses emotions (especially pity or sorrow) "the film captured all the pathos of their situation"
  • Aubade: A song greeting the dawn
  • Crotchet: A highly individual and usually eccentric opinion or preference; a whimsical fancy – a peculiar notion held by an individual in opposition to popular opinion
  • Invidious: Tending to provoke envy, resentment, or ill will.
  • Subterfuge: Something intended to misrepresent the true nature of an activity; "he wasn't sick, it was just a subterfuge"
  • Fustian: Pompous or pretentious language
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