Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Four new words

"The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause."
 — Mark Twain's, Speeches

TODAY I learned four new words:

bricolage |ˌbrēkōˈlä zh; ˌbrikə-|
noun ( pl. same or -lages)(in art or literature) construction or creation from a diverse range of available things the chaotic bricolage of the novel is brought together in a unifying gesture.• something constructed or created in this way bricolages of painted junk.

farrago |fəˈrägō; -ˈrā-|
noun ( pl. -goes)a confused mixture a farrago of fact and myth about Abraham Lincoln. See note at jumble .

gallimaufry |ˌgaləˈmôfrē|
noun ( pl. -fries)a confused jumble or medley of things.• a dish made from diced or minced meat, esp. a hash or ragout.

salmagundi |ˌsalməˈgəndē|
noun ( pl. -dis )a dish of chopped meat, anchovies, eggs, onions, and seasoning.• a general mixture; a miscellaneous collection.

Now whether I can remember them is an entirely different issue!
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