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Weekly Wellbeing Activity: Learn a new word!

Weekly Wellbeing Activity: Words words words! 

 

Who doesn't love sounding smart and expressing things in a new way? 

(Okay maybe this is one for word nerds like myself...) 

 

This week's challenge is:

1. Learn a new word

2. Use it in conversation a few times.

OR 
3. Learn a word from a different language that we don't have an equivalent for in English. 

4. Post about it in this thread! 


It can be anything from a fancy adjective, to a word that doesn't get used much in your circle. 

 

I'll start us off: 

 

 "Wirble"= to whirl or turn round and round

sync spinning GIF by Pamily

 

Let's get creative!

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I am just going to tag a few members who have been online today Smiley Happy

 

@Tiny_leaf @I_am_not_Groot @blobby @Sunflower18 @FootyFan26 @Bananatime04 @DIVYA @Hozzles @peacock @hellofriend 

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Hey everybody!

I've just been giggling at Oxford Dictionaries Weird and Wonderful Words (for this post!) and I came across the word apple-knocker. 

It means an ignorant or unsophisticated person. for example, 

Person 1: My goodness, did you hear what Tina did to Tom last night at the party?

Person 2: Yeah, what an apple-knocker!

I just thought it was interesting! It may not be as weird as your word @Jess1-RO , but I didn't want to start off with a big word. It's been my New Year's Resolution to learn a new word everyday! This is a wonderful idea!

love and hugs, 

blobby Smiley Happy

Re: Weekly Wellbeing Activity: Learn a new word!

That made me laugh so much @blobby!

I love that New Year's Resolution!
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A word I came across recently while studying is

 

Verschlimmbessern (in German)

 

Which is to make something worse whilst trying to make it better. Definitely a relateable concept Smiley LOL (anyone tried to even out a haircut? ich habe meine Frisur verschlimmbessert Smiley Tongue )




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Re: Weekly Wellbeing Activity: Learn a new word!

I learnt a word that has fallen out of use in English - it was mentioned in a book I'm reading.

"Unsoul-clogged," which refers to a state of being cleansed of sadness after having experienced it.

The book, if anyone's interested, was called The Uses of Sadness. Smiley Happy

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@letitgo @ecla34 @blobby  

 

These words are so funny!!! 

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I like this word, and it has a gif! Smiley Happy

 

I would call myself a pluviophile. Nothing like curling up inside and watching a movie, or reading a book when it's raining outside. 

 

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Re: Weekly Wellbeing Activity: Learn a new word!

one more cool one: 

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Ooh~
Here's a word that not many people say all the time:
Antidisestablishmentarianism.
It means:
opposition to the disestablishment of the Church of England.

Weirdly, it's a noun...

// Nothing is impossible. The word itself says "I'm Possible" //