New Dictionary Words, A-M

It’s been a while since I’ve pulled my large red dictionary off the shelf, so here is a new word for each letter in the first half of the alphabet – A to M. Well, new to me at least.

A – adduce: to offer as example, reason, or proof in discussion or analysis.
B – badinage: playful repartee: banter.
C – curbing: the material for a curb.
D – deperm: to reduce the magnetism of (a ship’s steel hull) as a precaution against magnetically operated mines.
E – educable: capable of being educated: capable of some degree of learning.
F – folkway: a mode of thinking, feeling or acting common to a people or to a social group.
G – gemot: a judicial or legislative assembly in Anglo-Saxon England.
H – hurdies: buttocks, rump.
I – impecunious: having very little or no money: penniless.
J – judder: to vibrate with intensity.
K – kegler: bowler
L – lexicology: a branch of linguistics concerned with the signification and application of words.
M – mome: blockhead, fool.

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