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Words of the month

June 12th 2021

For your delight and delectation, here are our favourite words this June, fellow logophiles...

Nudnik

[nood-nik]

Noun: a persistently dull, boring pest.

Snollygoster

[snol-ee-gos-ter]

Noun: a clever, unscrupulous person


Obnubilate

[ob-noo-buh-leyt]

Verb: to cloud over, becloud; obscure


Sumpsimus

[suhmp-suh-muhs]

Non: adhenerence to or persistence in using a strictly correct term, holding a precise practice, etc.


Foofaraw

[foo-fuh-raw]

Noun: a great fuss or disturbance about something insignificant


Thrawn

[thrawn]

Adjective: contrary; peevish;stubborn


Mammock

[mam-uhk]

Verb: to break, tear, or cut into fragments; shred.


Glomeration

[glom-uh-re-shuhn]

Noun: The act of forming or gathering into a ball or round mass; the state of being gathered into a ball; conglomeration

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