dudgeon \DUH-juhn\ noun – A state or fit of intense indignation; resentment; ill humor — often used in the phrase “in high dudgeon.” Origin: The origin of dudgeon is unknown.
Archive for May, 2011
fungible [fuhn-juh-buh l] adjective – (especially of goods) Being of such nature or kind as to be freely exchangeable or replaceable, in whole or in part, for another of like nature or kind. Origin: From Medieval Latin “fungibilis,” from Latin “fungi” (to perform)
irenic \ahy-ren-ik, ahy-ree-nik\ adjective – tending to promote peace or reconciliation; peaceful or conciliatory. Origin: From Greek eirenikos, from eirene “peace.”
anthropomorphize \an-thruh-puh-mawr-fahyz\ verb – to ascribe human form or attributes to (an animal, plant, material object, etc.). Origin: From Greek anthropo- (human) + morph (form)