flounce \FLOUNS\ verb – To go with impatient, exaggerated movements. To throw the body about spasmodically. noun – A strip of material gathered or pleated and attached at one edge, with the other edge left loose or hanging Origin: Flounce may have emerged from the Scandinavian flunsa, “to plunge, hurry,” but the first record of [...]
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willowwacks \WIL-oh-waks\ noun – A wooded, uninhabited area. Origin: Willowwacks is of uncertain origin.
entelechy \en-TEL-uh-kee\ noun – A realization or actuality as opposed to a potentiality. In vitalist philosophy, a vital agent or force directing growth and life. Origin: Entelechy is built from the Greek roots telos “goal” andech “to have.”