Where there is a word there is a way…

If you can, use them in daily speech and watch the facial expression of the person you are talking to.

1. Wanweird (“an unusually or unhappily weird fate”)

Whoops...

Whoops…

2. Wingnut (“a loud or outspoken person”)

Bill O'Reilly

Bill O’Reilly

3. Whirligig (I suppose this can be used as an adjective, as in “whirligigging” – invent a word)

An authentic whirligig thingy

An authentic whirligig thingy

4. Smack-dab (“precisely in one place;” “right on target”)

"smack dab in the middle"

“smack dab in the middle”

5. Xertz (“to gulp down quickly and greedily” as in “She drank that tequila with xertz”)

Happens quite a lot nowadays.

Happens quite a lot nowadays.

6. Macrosmatic (“having a good sense of smell”)

You get the point.

You get the point.

7. Tarantism (“to overcome sadness by dancing”)

You wish...

You wish…

8. Weirdy Pie (“Someone who is loveably weird” – “Kate is such a weirdy pie!”)

Awww...

Awww…

9. Luftmensch (“a person who is intelligent, witty, and unique, but unable to aquire a job” – hipsters)

jobless

10. Zaftig (“buxom”) [use your imagination ;D]

11. Kittastic (“describing something that has panache, but is also cute and fantastic”)

Wow!

I got the awesome gene!

12.Smorgasbord (“an array of things to choose from”; “a fantastically made S’mores treat”)

This is not a smorgasbord, but this is the image that pops in my head when I hear the word.

This is not a smorgasbord, but this is the image that pops in my head when I hear the word.

13. Rad (“something that would have been cool, extreme, and awesome, but only in the 90s”)

90s style!

90s style!

14. Tamland (“adj: to do or say something inane”)

:)

🙂

15. Nihiltastic (“fantastically meaningless”)

Just awesome.

Just awesome.

Notice three of them come from the German language.  That there is strange.

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