Adulate (AJ-yuh-layt) Verb: -To praise someone excessively or obsequiously. -To flatter or admire slavishly. Back-formation from adulation, from Latin adulari (to flatter, to fawn upon, like a dog wagging its tail). Earliest documented use:
Windbaggery (WIND-bag-er-ee) Noun: -Lengthy talk or discussion with little or no interesting content. From Late Middle English “windbag” late “bellows for an organ,” from wind (noun) + bag (noun). Figurative sense of “person who talks too.
Grandiloquent Word of the Day: Poppycock (POP-ee-kok) Noun: -Nonsense. -Foolish words or ideas. -Meaningless talk or writing. From Dutch dialect pappekak (soft dung) or poppekak (doll’s excrement). Ultimately from the Indo-European root kakka-/kaka-.
Smatchet (SMAH-chet) Noun: -A contemptible unmannerly person. Origin: Scottish probably from smatch + -et Synonyms: (just a few) -Blighter -Cockloche -Dandiprat -Dirtbag -Dogbolt -Shagrag -Stinkard Used in a sentence: “And you, ye idle ablich ‘at ye.
Yafflephobia (YAF•ful•FO•bee•ya) Noun -The extreme or irrational fear of Woodpeckers. From “yaffle" - a large green and yellow woodpecker (Picus viridis, family Picidae) with a red crown and a laughing call. + “phobia” via Latin from Greek - extreme or irrational fear or dislike of a specified thing or group. Used in a sentence: “Pinocchio was enjoying watching Saturday morning cartoons right up until The Woody Woodpecker Show induced a full-blown case of yafflephobia.”