Archive for New-to-me Words

choree

Chorees--abrupt, swift, falling like a keen axe. --We, by Yevgeny Zamyatin, translated by Bernard Guilbert Guerney in 1960; p. 60 of the 1977 Penguin edition MW3 says "choree" is...

lampad

Their faces had the warm glow of lampads in an ancient church[....] --We, by Yevgeny Zamyatin, translated by Bernard Guilbert Guerney in 1960; p. 52 of the 1977 Penguin...

emo

Karen M. recently referred to something as "emo," and suddenly I'm seeing the term everywhere. Turns out it's more or less derived from "emotional hardcore" as a genre of music,...

riant

The sky of beatific blue, the suns, tiny as children's toys, reflected in all the badges, faces unclouded by the insanity of thoughts [...]: all this was formed of...

sping

...the number of [...] fake pings--"spings"--has also increased... --Blog firm working with Google to cut 'spings', vnunet.com, 10 February 2006 The wikipedia entry on sping says the word is...

mokita

"Mokita" means "the truth everyone knows but no one talks about," according to Wendalyn at Mavens' Word of the Day. Wendalyn adds that the word apparently "comes from the Kilivila...