Monday, May 17, 2021

In other words, deictic and elenctic

  • cagoule, noun. (British) A lightweight, hooded, thigh-length waterproof jacket.
  • chippy, noun. (British) A fish-and-chip shop.
  • deictic, adjective. Logic, proving directly. Compare elenctic.
  • delink, verb (transitive). To break the physical connection between (two or more things).
  • deliverhead, noun. The quality of being able to move quickly and easily, agility.
  • elenctic, adjective. Logic refuting an argument by proving the falsehood of its conclusion. Compare deictic.
  • foment, verb (transitive). [Medicine] To bathe or soak (a part of the body) with heated liquid; to apply a heated medicinal preparation, esp. in the form of a moistened poultice or pad of material, to (a part of the body); To stimulate, encourage, instigate (a sentiment, belief, pursuit, course of conduct, etc.); to incite.
  • fontlet, noun. A small source or wellspring; a little fountain. Obsolete.
  • foolery, noun. An instance of foolish behaviour; a foolish or ridiculous belief, action, or thing. Cf. tomfoolery.
  • glamping, noun. Luxury camping or glamour camping; a style of camping with amenities and, in some cases, resort-style services not usually associated with “traditional” camping (a portmanteau of glamorous and camping).
  • guber, adjective. Of or relating to a governor or governorship.
  • haimish, adjective. Reminiscent of home; pleasantly familiar; cozy, comfortable; unpretentious.
  • jarg, adjective. False, fabricated, or counterfeit; suspicious, misleading. Also: of poor quality, inferior, awful.
  • persona non grata, noun. A person who is not welcome; a diplomatic representative unacceptable to an accrediting government.
  • scarper, verb. (British, informal) Run away; flee.
  • tomfoolery, noun. Foolish or silly behaviour; a silly act, matter, or thing. Cf. foolery.
  • tontine, noun. An annuity shared by subscribers to a loan or common fund, the shares increasing as subscribers die until the last survivor enjoys the whole income.
  • twoc, noun. The offence of taking a car without the owner’s consent, esp. for the purpose of joy-riding (an acronym for taking without owner’s consent).

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