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Reticule - a woman's small handbag, typically having a drawstring and decorated with embroidery or beading.

 

'I stood up and announced to those around me that i had misplaced my reticule.'

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I found an old notebook today that had some nice words jotted in it:

 

Rawboned - having a bony or gaunt physique.

 

Bleb - a small blister. An air bubble.

 

Lacuna - a black space or missing part. A small cavity in a body or other body part.

 

Desorb - opposite of adsorb

 

Tenebrous - in shadow or shut off from light; dark, murky, obscure.

 

Perspicacity - acute mental vision or discernment.

 

Protean - readily assuming different shapes or roles. Displaying great diversity, variety.

 

Somnolent - inclined to sleep. Sleep inducing.

 

Stertorous - Harsh snoring or rasping sound (of breath)

 

Fulminate - to denounce vehemently. To be furiously indignant. To make a sudden, loud noise.

 

Acephalous - lacking a head.

 

and then there was a word that had no defintion next to it, so i Googled it:

 

Astomi - In Hinduism, the Astomi are an ancient legendary race of people who had no need to eat or drink anything at all. They survived by smelling apples and flowers. Megasthenes mentioned these people in his Indica. He located them at the mouth of the river Ganges.

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(salam)

 

The news bar today had a word that I looked-up on the Internet and couldn't find a meaning. There was a band group listed, but that's about it.

 

The word is: sorapido

 

Is it a new slang, or what?

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(salam)

 

The news bar today had a word that I looked-up on the Internet and couldn't find a meaning. There was a band group listed, but that's about it.

 

The word is: sorapido

 

Is it a new slang, or what?

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Confabulation ( conversation)

De Facto ( actually)

Hitherto ( up to this/that time)

Incorrigible ( not able to be corrected )

Kali-yugga ( Dark age)

Insouciance ( non-seriousness )

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(salam)

 

"Self-abnegation" is the usual expression used with this word.

 

I heard a word last week, which I cannot find:

 

kaposek I think it is. It sound was "kay-pos-sek"

 

Anyone know?

 

I really do not know the spelling, either.

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kaposek I think it is. It sound was "kay-pos-sek"

Anyone know?

I really do not know the spelling, either.

In what context did you hear it? Sounds vaguely Hungarian to me, but I'm no language expert.

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(salam)

 

portmanteau -from the French portemanteau- 1] a heavy, two hinged suitcase or trunk; 2] the adjoining of two words or sounds-of-words to form a word of combined meaning, exempli gratia smoke + fog = smog

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