Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Just a List of Unfamiliar Words I have Encountered and Their Meaning

confabulator

     confabulate -to fill in gaps in one's memory with fabrications that one believes to be facts

ac·qui·esce
ˌakwēˈes/
verb
  1. accept something reluctantly but without protest.
    "Sara acquiesced in his decision"
fur·tive
ˈfərdiv/
adjective
  1. attempting to avoid notice or attention, typically because of guilt or a belief that discovery would lead to trouble; secretive.
rav·en·ous
ˈrav(ə)nəs/
adjective
  1. extremely hungry.
e·the·re·al
əˈTHirēəl/
adjective
  1. 1.
    extremely delicate and light in a way that seems too perfect for this world.

faux pas
ˌfō ˈpä/
noun
  1. an embarrassing or tactless act or remark in a social situation.
pa·thos
ˈpāˌTHäs/
noun
  1. a quality that evokes pity or sadness.

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