New Word #16: Words Recently Learned

Really enjoyed learning some new words from this post and decided to share it with you guys so we can learn them together 😁

Haoyan Do

sprightly: lively; full of energy. I learned this word from Pooja here. It also shows up in William Wordsworth’s poem, β€œAlong the margin of a bay:/Ten thousand saw I at a glance,/Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.”

bugbear: a cause of obsessive fear, irritation, or loathing. I learned this word from Pooja here.

calisthenics: gymnastic exercises to achieve bodily fitness and grace of movement. I learned this word from Heterodox Buddhist here.

sitch: a situation or state of affairs, usually a bad situation. I learned this word from Bonnyword Manor here. This word is not to be confused with snitch, which means to secretly tell someone in authority that someone else has done something bad, often in order to cause trouble.

plink: a short, sharp, metallic or ringing sound.
tendril: A slender threadlike appendage of a climbing plant. I learned…

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22 thoughts on “New Word #16: Words Recently Learned

  1. A funny story with calisthenics, I was born with hip dysplasia and it was recommended that I joined a class to help me to develop strength, tone and flexibility in my legs. I burst into tears thinking that that they were going to take my legs away until my Mum explained it to me. I’d only been and gotten myself confused with prosthetics, which is something else entirely πŸ˜›

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