A Whole New World (Of Words!!)

Heya folks!

So I’ve been doing a lot of my uni reading (novels are great, essays are… less great) and I’ve been coming across SO MANY new words. Or at least, words that I knew vaguely but never knew the actual definition of before!!

Because there are so many of them, and I think they’re pretty awesome, I decided to make a blog post!! (Also I can throw the piece of paper I’ve been scribbling them on…XD)

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Jingoistic

adjective  DEROGATORY
  1. characterized by extreme patriotism, especially in the form of aggressive or warlike foreign policy.
    “jingoistic propaganda”

Peerage

noun
  1. the title and rank of peer or peeress.
    “on his retirement as cabinet secretary, he was given a peerage”
    • peers as a class.
      noun: the peerage
      “he was elevated to the peerage two years ago”

Plutocracy

noun
  1. government by the wealthy.
    “the attack on the Bank of England was a gesture against the very symbol of plutocracy”

Primogeniture

noun
  1. the state of being the firstborn child.
    • the right of succession belonging to the firstborn child, especially the feudal rule by which the whole real estate of an intestate passed to the eldest son.

Firmament

noun  LITERARY
  1. the heavens or sky.
    “thunder shakes the firmament”

Delineate

verb
  1. describe or portray (something) precisely.
    “the law should delineate and prohibit behaviour that is socially abhorrent”

Exacerbate

verb
past tense: exacerbated; past participle: exacerbated
  1. make (a problem, bad situation, or negative feeling) worse.

And my personal favourite that isn’t actually a word, but a phrase:

Human Detritus

With detritus defined as “waste or debris of any kind” !?!

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So, I hope you guys enjoyed this quick post!! I’d love to hear if anyone else has learnt new words recently, so give us a shout on Twitter or down in the comments!!

Lots of love,
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2 thoughts on “A Whole New World (Of Words!!)

  1. Hahaha, this is such a fun idea for a post! Also I’m totally bookmarking this, because I’m in a public speaking class where we have a ‘Word of the Day’ every class, and some of these would be great! I’d never heard most of them!

    One of my favourites will always be ‘perfidious’. It was from like three years ago, so I honestly have no clue whether it’s actually that obscure of a word, or if it just felt that way to twelve year old me, but either way I like the word.

    And also last week’s word ‘capitulate’ was one I’d never heard before.

    Honestly I just like anytime it’s a word I’ve legit not heard before which is… rarely. Probably largely because I’m the oldest in the class… and also read so much… but still… I wish there were unique words chosen more often, because I always like learning new ones!

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    1. I’m so glad your enjoyed it!!! I will probably (definitely) be doing more of these, because I have to haul out the dictionary every time I come across a new word in literature XD

      ‘Perfidious’…I’ve never even heard of that?? Just looked it up and I will DEFINITELY be using that when I write!! I find waay more unique words in older texts, which is part of why I love them so much 😀 xx

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