Thursday, December 4, 2014

Favorite Words #8:

Last week I didn't get a change to post my favorite words so this week I'm giving you eight!  

Elision
noun.  The omission of a sound or syllable when speaking. 

Onomatopoeia
noun.  The formation of a word from a sound associated with what is named. 

Eigengrau (German)
Also called Eigenlicht (intrinsic light) dark light, or brain gray.  A term for the uniform dark gray background that many people report seeing in the absence of light. 

Mondegreen 
noun.  A word or phrase that results from a mishearing of something said. 

Abditive
adj.  Having the quality of hiding.  

Anesthesia
noun.  Insensitivity to pain, especially as artificially induced by injection before surgery.

Serendipity 
noun.  The occurence and development of event by chance in a happy or beneficial way.


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