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