Week 3 – Pure Poppycock: Day 2 – Amphigory (n)

 Misjudged Talent

To Mark’s chagrin, his captious professor branded his stream-of-consciousness piece on his sundry, previous pashes as amphigory.

Chagrin (n) – (shuh-grin)

  1. a feeling of vexation, marked by disappointment or humiliation

Captious (adj) – (kap-shuhs)

  1. apt to notice and make much of trivial faults or defects; faultfinding; difficult to please

Stream-of-consciousness (adj) – (streem-uhv-kon-shuhs-nis)

  1. of, pertaining to, or characterized by a manner of writing in which a character’s thoughts or perceptions are presented as occurring in random form, without regard for logical sequences, syntactic structure, distinctions between various levels of reality

Sundry (adj) – (suhn-dree)

  1. various or diverse; miscellaneous

Pash (n) – (pash)

  1. (slang) an infatuation for another person; crush
  2. (slang) the object of a crush or infatuation

Amphigory (n) – (am-fi-gawr-ee)

  1. a meaningless or nonsensical piece of writing, especially one intended as a parody

Week 3 – Pure Poppycock: Day 1 – Jabberwocky (n)

Unwillingly, we have all found ourselves victims to a long-winded, jejune drivel at some point in our lives.  Therefore, unsurprisingly, we have a plethora of words to refer to everyday nonsense.  A lunch lady calls the school kids’ dissatisfaction with her cooking good, old-fashioned baloney.  A doctoral candidate calls her weekly Friday seminars soporific rigmarole. A political contender calls his opponents’ claims fallacious malarkey.   Let us enscroll magical words of pure nonsense!  Balderdash, hogwash, abracadabra!

Sacrifice Over Slaughter

To avoid another lackluster jabberwocky from his Church Pastor, Huck genuflected before Padre Sanchez and played with his fiddle.

Poppycock (n) – (pop-ee-kok)

  1. nonsense; bosh

Drivel (n) – (driv-uh)

  1. saliva flowing from the mouth, or mucus from the nose; slaver
  2. childish, silly, or meaningless talk or thinking; nonsense; twaddle

Baloney (n) – (buh-loh-nee)

  1. (slang) foolish talk; nonsense

Soporific (adj) – (sop-uh-rif-ik)

  1. causing or tending to cause sleep

Rigmarole (n) – (rig-muh-rohl)

  1. an elaborate or complicated procedure
  2. confused, incoherent, foolish, or meaningless talk

Malarkey (n) – (muh-lahr-kee)

  1. speech or writing designed to obscure, mislead, or impress; bunkum
  2. (slang) nonsense; rubbish

Balderdash (n) – (bawl-der-dash)

  1. senseless, stupid, or exaggerated talk or writing; nonsense

Hogwash (n) – (hawg-wosh)

  1. any worthless stuff
  2. meaningless or insincere talk, writing, etc.; nonsense; bunk

Abracadabra (n) – (ab-ruh-kuh-dab-ruh)

  1. any charm or incantation using nonsensical or supposedly magical words
  2. meaningless talk; gibberish; nonsense.

Lackluster (adj) – (lak-luhs-ter)

  1. lacking vitality, spirit or enthusiasm

Jabberwocky (n) – (jab-er-wok-ee)

  1. an example of writing or speech consisting of or containing meaningless words; nonsense; gibberish

Genuflect (v) – (jen-yoo-flekt)

  1. to bend the knee or touch one knee to the floor in reverence or worship
  2. to express a servile attitude

Fiddle (n) – (fid-l)

  1. a musical instrument of the viol family

 

Week 2 – Big Women: Day 7 – Overview

Leniently phrased, this was an extended, corpulent week.  It took me a while to wrap up this week’s chapter but fortunately, we tackled some meaty neologisms.  Initially, we enjoyed a painterly reference to a rubensian ecdysiast, then, savored a tidbit about a hopelessly hopeful Sheila’s big sacrifice using a Yiddish delicacy.  We watched with anticipation as Mark cherry-picked a craigslist hunk and observed with trepidation as roly-poly Venus succumbed to her flab fetish. We saw rotund Chuck reciprocate with equal politeness to his tormenting classmates.  Lastly, we heard about Ellen’s positive response to a fantastical cosplay of two homosexual butterballs.

Week’s Summary List of Neologisms: 

Abstemious (adj)  1. characterized by abstinence
Amative (adj) 1. pertaining to love; amorous
Blimp (n)  1. (slang) an obese person
Bull (n)  1. a large, solidly built person
Burly (adj)  1. large in bodily size; stout; sturdy
Buxom (adj)  1. (of a woman) full-bosomed; bosomy; busty; voluptous
Cherubic (adj)  1. having a plump, pretty innocence
Cosplay (n) 1. the art or practice of wearing costumes to portray characters from fiction, especially from manga, animation, and science fiction
Desuetude (n)  1. the condition or state of not being in use or practice; disuse
Embonpoint (n)  1. plumpness, stoutness, especially when voluptuous
Feederism (n) 1. A paraphilia in which arousal is obtained from overfeeding
Funk (v)  1. to frighten
Gossamer (adj) 1. any thin, light fabric
Intergalactic (adj)  1. of, existing, or occurring in the space between galaxies
Jowly (adj)  1. having sagging folds of flesh beneath the chin or lowerjaw; having prominent jowls
Pear-shaped (adj)  1. having the shape of a pear; tapering near the top and bulging toward the base or bottom
Rag (v)  1. to torment with jokes; play crude practical jokes on
Renaissance (n)  1. (lowercase) a renewal of life, vigor, interest, etc.; rebirth; revival
Resipiscence (n)  1. recognition of a past mistake and the desire to improve in the future
Rubenesque (adj)  1. (of a woman) having the physique associated with Rubens’portraits of women; plump and attractive
Sext (n)  1. (slang) a sexual text message
Slink (v) 1. to move or go in a furtive, abject manner, as from fear, cowardice, or shame
Slinky (adj)  1. characterized by or proceeding with slinking  or stealthy movements
Sonsy (adj)  1. plump; buxom; comely; strong and healthy; robust
Swindle (v)  1. to cheat (a person, business, etc.) out of money or other assets
Tiffin (n)  1. lunch
Vajayjay (n) 1. (slang) jocular alteration of vagina
Ventripotent (adj)  1. Having a big belly; gluttonous
Voluptuous (adj)  1. sensuously pleasing or delightful
Wanderlust (n) 1. strong innate desire to rove or travel about
Zaftig (adj) 1. (of a woman) having a pleasantly plump figure

If you have any comments or suggestions, please feel free to send them my way.

Week 2 – Big Women: Day 6 – Sonsy (adj)

Beyond the Star Wars and Below the Equator

Ellen walked away with a ladyboner after watching a cosplay on an intergalactic, amative tale of two sonsy, lesbian aliens exchanging holographic sexts that revealed their buxom bodies to the acute observations of the audience.

Cosplay (n) – (kos-pley)

  1. the art or practice of wearing costumes to portray characters from fiction, especially from manga, animation, and science fiction
  2. a skit featuring these costumed characters

Intergalactic (adj) – (in-ter-guh-lak-tik)

  1. of, existing, or occurring in the space between galaxies

Amative (adj) – (am-uh-tiv)

  1. pertaining to love; amorous

Sonsy (adj) – (son-see)

  1. plump; buxom; comely; strong and healthy; robust
  2. cheerful; good-natured; agreeable
  3. lucky; fortunate; thriving

Sext (n) – (sekst)

  1. (slang) a sexual text message
  2. (slang) any electronic message with sexual content

Buxom (adj) – (buhk-suhm)

  1. (of a woman) full-bosomed; bosomy; busty; voluptous
  2. (of a woman) healthy, plump, cheerful, and lively

Week 2 – Big Women: Day 5 – Embonpoint (n)

Ragging on a Blimp out of his Lunch Money turns him into a Raging Bull

Chuck reached his boiling point and lashed out on his bullies for ridiculing him for his embonpoint and swindling his pockets clean during his tiffin hour.

Rag (v) – (rag)

  1. to torment with jokes; play crude practical jokes on
  2. to subject to a teasing, especially in an intense or prolonged way (often followed by on)
  3. to scold

Blimp (n) – (blimp)

  1. (slang) an obese person
  2. a person similar to the cartoon character Colonel Blimp; a pompous, reactionary British man

Bull (n) – (bool)

  1. a large, solidly built person
  2. a person who believes that market prices, especially of stocks, will increase

Embonpoint (n) – (ahn-bawn-pawn)

  1. plumpness, stoutness, especially when voluptuous

Swindle (v) – (swin-dl)

  1. to cheat (a person, business, etc.) out of money or other assets

Tiffin (n) – (tif-in)

  1. lunch

Week 2 – Big Women: Day 3 – Jowly (adj)

Out-doing the Adventures of Tin Tin

Thirsting for a wanderlust, Mark responded to a craigslist post of a jowly cross-dresser seeking to gallop a burly, cherubic man in a leather sling.

Wanderlust (n) – (won-der-luhst)

  1. strong innate desire to rove or travel about

Jowly (adj) – (jou-lee)

  1. having sagging folds of flesh beneath the chin or lowerjaw; having prominent jowls

Burly (adj) – (bur-lee)

  1. large in bodily size; stout; sturdy

Cherubic (adj) – (chuh-roo-bik)

  1. having a plump, pretty innocence
  2. of or having the nature of a cherub, or an angel represented as a rosy-cheeked child with wings