Words I’ve had to look up more than once:

For whatever reason, I can’t (or couldn’t) seem to remember what they mean:

anodyne (and I’ll probably end up looking this one up again.)

cromulent (but, hey, it’s a made-up word from the Simpsons.)

cynosure.

sanguine (no really. I think the root in ‘blood’ makes the optimistic meaning seem weird – so I forget it.)

frisson

And, of course, a dozen other words I can’t remember at the moment.

You?

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Author: Joseph Moore

Enough with the smarty-pants Dante quote. Just some opinionated blogger dude.

3 thoughts on “Words I’ve had to look up more than once:”

  1. I thought it was just me!

    Sinecure

    Sangfroid

    I can always remember sanguine because that describes my wife to a T, but I always forget what the other 3 temperaments mean.

    Like you, there are a dozen more that I can’t think of at the moment.

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