Words, Words, Words…


How are my wordophiles doing today? And yes that is a word. It is now at least ^_^

Today is a bit of a different post for us here at Books,Boxes,andBaubles! We have found a bunch of words we don’t know or thought were interesting and figured we would share them all with you guys. People who build vocabularies together stay together after all…

Pyrrhic (adjective)

  1. (of a victory) won at too great a cost to have been worthwhile for the victor.

Evince (Verb)

  1. reveal the presence of (a quality or feeling). “his letters evince the excitement he felt at undertaking this journey”
  2. be evidence of; indicate.
    “man’s inhumanity to man as evinced in the use of torture”
    synonyms: reveal, show, make plain, manifest, indicate, display, exhibit, demonstrate, evidence, attest to;

    “his letters evince the excitement he felt”

Chelicera (Noun)

plural noun: chelicerae
  1. either of a pair of appendages in front of the mouth in arachnids and some other arthropods, usually modified as pincerlike claws.

Obstreperous (Adjective)

  1. noisy and difficult to control.
“the boy is cocky and obstreperous”
synonyms: unruly, unmanageable, disorderly, undisciplined, uncontrollable, rowdy, disruptive, truculent, difficult, refractory, rebellious, mutinous, riotous, out of control, wild, turbulent, uproarious, boisterous;

“the hotel manager was accustomed to dealing with obstreperous guests”

Atavistic (Adjective)

  1. relating to or characterized by reversion to something ancient or ancestral.
“atavistic fears and instincts”


Eponymous (Adjective)

  1. (of a person) giving their name to something. “the eponymous hero of the novel”
  2. (of a thing) named after a particular person.
    “Roseanne’s eponymous hit TV series”

Quicquidlibet (Noun) (This one confuses me, I guess it means anything it pleases or whatever it pleases)

Pronounced as /quick’ki’d. • lee’bet/ and consists of the classical Latin word ‘quicquid libet, quodlibet’ or ‘quicquid, quidquid’ for ‘whatever,’ which can also be a reduplication of ‘quid’ for ‘anything’ and ‘libet’ for ‘it pleases.’

Irrefragable (Adjective)

  1. not able to be refuted or disproved; indisputable

Vivify (Verb)

  1. enliven or animate.

Plenum (Noun)

  1. 1.
    an assembly of all the members of a group or committee.
  2. 2.
    a space completely filled with matter, or the whole of space so regarded.

Facetious (adjective)

  1. treating serious issues with deliberately inappropriate humor; flippant.
synonyms: flippant, flip, glib, frivolous, tongue-in-cheek, ironic, sardonic, joking, jokey, jocular, playful, sportive, teasing, mischievous;

“unfortunately, they took my facetious remarks seriously”

Stymie (verb)

  1. prevent or hinder the progress of.


So what new and exciting words have you guys run across recently?



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