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Aardvark: nocturnal burrowing mammal of

        the grasslands of Africa that feeds on termites

Argy-Bargy:  a lively discussion; argument; dispute

Balderdash:  trivial nonsense

Ballyhoo: flamboyant, exaggerated, or sensational

promotion or publicity; excited promotion

Bamboozle:   to conceal one’s true motives by feigning

good intentions; trick

Beelzebub:  devil

Blatherskite:  foolish gibberish

Bootylicious:  having strong sexual appeal; red-hot;


Boondoggle:  a scheme that wastes time and money

Bouffant: puffed out; popular hair style in the

        50’s & 60’s

Brouhaha: hubbub, uproar, a confused disturbance

Bunkum:  insincere or foolish talk; nonsense

Cacophony: loud, confusing, disagreeable sounds

Canoodle: fondle or pet affectionately

Cattywampus (or catawampus):  askew; awry

Chattanooga:  a city in eastern Tennessee

Chimichanga: a crisp, often deep-fried tortilla containing spicy filling of pork, chicken,


Codswallop: nonsensical talk or writing; rubbish; tripe

Collieshangie: squabble; brawl

Collywobbles:  bellyache

Crapulous:  literary word meaning “related to drunkenness”

Curmudgeon: a crusty irascible cantankerous old person full of stubborn ideas

Crusty: having a hardened crust as a covering; gruff

Dillydally: to waste time by loitering or delaying

Dinky:  small and insignificant

Doofus:  a stupid, incompetent, or foolish person

Doppelganger: a ghostly counterpart of a living person; double; alter ego

Discombobulated: thrown into confusion

Erstwhile:  belonging to some prior time; in the past

Fancy-pants: overly fancy with little function; newfangled; complicated

Fiddle-faddle:  trivial nonsense (balderdash)

Fizzy: hissing and bubbling

Flabbergasted:  shocked; overcome with amazement

Flapjacks: pancakes

Flea-bitten:  run-down, decrepit

Flibbertigibbet: a chattering or flighty, light-headed person

Flimflam: deception; fraud

Floozy:  streetwalker, prostitute

Flummox: puzzled, perplexed, baffled

Frigorific:  causing cold, chilling

Frumpy: primly out of date, dowdy

Galore:  abundant, plentiful

Gawky:  awkward, clumsy

Gerrymander: to divide and area into political units to givespecial advantages to

        one group

Gibberish: unintelligible talking

Gobsmacked: utterly astounded

Haberdashery: a mens’ clothing store

Hanky-panky:  suspicious activity; frivolous sexual behavior

Heeby-jeebies: jitters; creeps

Hemidemisemiquaver:  sixty-fourth note

Higgledy-Piggledy: in a jumbled, confused, or disorderly manner; helter-skelter

Hobbledehoy: an awkward or gawky youth

Hodgepodge:  a motley assortment of things

Hoi polloi:  the common people, the masses

Hoity-toity:  marked by an air of assumed importance; highfalutin; pretentious

Hooligan:  a young vandal or criminal

Hootenanny: a social gathering or informal concert featuring folk singing and

        sometimes dancing

Hornswaggle : deceive, dupe, betray

Hullaballoo:  great noise or excitement; uproar

Humdinger: a striking or extraordinary person or thing

Insouciance:  lighthearted unconcern; nonchalance

Jiffya very short time

Jinky:  swift-footed and elusive

Jujube:  a fruit-flavored gumdrop or lozenge

Kerfuffle:  a disorderly outburst or tumult

Kumquat: a small, oval citrus fruit

Lilliputian:  small; miniscule (like the Lilliputians in “Gulliver’s Travels”)

Lollygag: loiter, lounge, loaf, linger

Loofah: a sponge consisting of the fibrous skeleton of the fruit of a loofah

Loquacious:  excessively talkative; wordy

Lugubrious:  excessively mournful

Malarkey:  nonsense or rubbish, especially insincere talk

Mollycoddlepamper, spoil, indulge

Monkeyshinesa frivolous or mischievous prank

Moonshine:  whiskey illegally distilled from a corn mash

Namby-Pamby: lacking in character or substance; weak; indecisive

Naugahydeused for vinyl-coated fabrics (trademark name)

Nincompoopa stupid, foolish person; ninny

Ninny:  (see nincompoop)

Onomatopoeia:  using words that imitate the sound they denote

Peccadillo:  a slight offense

Pecksniffian:  unctuously hypocritical (from the Dickens’ character Seth Pecksniff)

Perfidious:  faithless; disloyal

Persnickity:  overparticular, fussy

Pfefferneusse:  a gingerbread biscuit traditionally served around Christmas time

Phantasmagorical: describing a bizarre and fantastic combination of optical effects

        and illusions

Phlegmatic: having or showing a slow and stolid temperament

Piffletrivial nonsense

Pizazz:  showy or charismatic style; glamour

Polliwog:  tadpole

Poppycock:  foolish nonsense

Prestidigitatormagician, illusionist

Pusillanimous:  lacking courage and resolution: marked by contemptible timidity

Quiditty: the essence of a thing; the element that makes it what it is

Quirkyodd, offbeat, strikingly unconventional

Rambunctious:  boisterous, unruly

Ramshackle:  appearing ready to collapse; rickety

Rapscallion:  a deceitful and unreliable scoundrel; one who is playfully mischievous

Razmatazz:  razzle-dazzle; a confusing or colorful often gaudy action or display

Rutabaga: a cruciferous plant with a thick bulbous edible yellow root

Sassafras: an eastern North American tree in the laurel family, or the flavor derived

        from it’s bark

Schenectady:  a town in NY not far from Albany


Scurvya condition caused by a vitamin C deficiency

Serendipity: good luck in making unexpected and fortunate discoveries

Shenanigans: mischievous behavior

Shuttlecock: badminton equipment consisting of a ball of cork or rubber with a crown

        of feathers

Skankydisgusting, repelling, revolting

Skedaddle: to leave hurriedly

Snarkyirritable, testy, short

Snickersneea knife fight

Sniveling:  complaining or whining tearfully, or to have a runny nose

SnookerFool or dupe / a type of pool game

Snootyoverly conceited or arrogant; stuck-up

Spelunkingcave exploration

Spiffy: marked by up-to-dateness in dress and manners; dapper; snappy

Supercilious:   arrogant, haughty, or disdainful

Swanky:  fashionably elegant; ostentatious

Tarradiddlea trivial lie

TittleThe dot that appears over the letter "i"

Tomfooleryfoolish or senseless behavior

Twaddleto talk in a silly manner, like one whose faculties are decayed

Twinkiea small tubular spongecake with synthetic cream filling (trademarked), or

        slang for something of little value or worth

Ubiquitousbeing present everywhere at once

Unctuoussmooth and greasy in texture or appearance; characterized by a smug,  

        ingratiating, or false earnestness or spirituality

Wiener Schnitzela thin breaded veal cutlet

Whimsical: determined by chance or impulse or whim rather than by necessity or reason


Yeastyexuberantly creative; zestful; of or resembling or containing yeast

Zambonian ice resurfacing machine (trademark)

Zanzibar: an island in the Indian Ocean off the east coast of Africa

Zingan enjoyably exciting or stimulating quality

Zippy: quick and energetic

Zyzzyx: a monospecific genus of sand wasp named after the sound they make

What words have I overlooked?? Please email me with them.



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