Definition: A feeling of listlessness and dissatisfaction arising from a lack of occupation or excitement.
Synonym: You are like completely over it.
Said Like: änˈwē
Used Like: That date I went on last night was so bad that towards the end I was in a complete state of ennui lol.
Definition: to make (something) clear; explain.
Synonym: Wait what?
Said Like: iˈlo͞osiˌdāt
Used Like: He was all, “I need more space” so I asked him to elucidate because we live 400 miles apart. Am confused.
Definition: render obscure, unclear, or unintelligible. Something you do when you don’t want to spill all your tea.
Synonym: A passcode on your iPhone so your boy/girlfriend can’t read your text messages.
Said Like: ˈäbfəˌskāt
Used Like: Wait, so how was the sex!! I’m going to need you to stop obfuscating the details!! This is what BFFs are for.
Definition: occupying a position at, or on both sides of, a boundary or threshold. neither here nor there but some place in the middle, like when you’ve been waiting on the subway for 10 minutes and you could either leave and just walk, but then the train would come as soon as you leave the turnstile. or you could punish yourself and wait who knows how much longer asking yourself WHY.
Synonym: I’m so drukop right now.
Said Like: ˈlimənl
Used Like: Dude, last night was so liminal. I was drunk and horny and sleepy all at the same time so I pretty much fell asleep mid-masturbation with my dick in my hand. No one saw. See Also: drunk texting.
Definition: (of an action or gesture) carried out with a minimum of effort or reflection. also known as procrastination, doing something at the last minute, or giving zero fucks about tasks you’re expected to complete. why? because you maxim and relaxin!
Synonym: Something half-assed, lazy.
Said Like: pərˈfəNGktərē
Used Like: lol you’re getting a bad grade because there is perfunctory written all over this essay!!!
Definition: at equal distances. a special lie told when you are trying to get people to go to a place and you fib about exactly how far away it is.
Synonym: It’s 5 minutes away.
Said Like: ēkwiˈdistənt
Used Like: Well we could go there or we could go to my favorite place. They’re pretty much equidistant (a lie).
Definition: of, relating to, or involving strongly critical, controversial, or disputatious writing or speech. most common traits: 5000 comments on a blog article. often results in television talk show appearances, book deals, short-lived reality television shows.
Synonym: When something goes viral. Also, hate clicking.
Said Like: pəˈlemikəl
Used Like: Wait you guys, did Anna put Kim Kardashian on the cover of Vogue just to be polemical you think??
Definition: cruel and bitter criticism. it’s also a type of acid, so.
Synonym: Throwing a pie in someone’s face. Snatching their wig because you hate them so much r/n.
Said Like: ˈvitrēəl,-ˌôl
Used Like: Don’t remind me about that asshole again. I can’t express the amount of vitriol I have for him.
Definition: of or characterized by solipsism, or the theory that only the self exists, or can be proved to exist. worse than narcissism. see also: every single reality television star ever.
Synonym: Facebook likes. Instagram hearts.
Said Like: sol-ip-sis-tik
Used Like: “OMG my new Facebook pic has like 10,000 likes!” “You’re so solipsistic, there are other people in the world you know!” “Whatever, u just mad!”
a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction
a rough and bitter manner
an acute but unspecific feeling of anxiety
deviation from the normal or common order or form or rule
a remedy that stops or controls the effects of a poison
radically new or original
relating to an elaborately ornamented style of art and music
not counterfeit or copied
work of little or no value done merely to look busy
being of the property-owning class
a swaggering show of courage
a thick and heavy shoe
marked by rude or peremptory shortness
of or relating to or characteristic of the Byzantine Empire or the ancient city of Byzantium
loud confusing disagreeable sounds
the quality of affording easy familiarity and sociability
determined by chance or impulse rather than by necessity
complete freedom or authority to act
capable of destroying or eating away by chemical action
personal attractiveness that enables you to influence others
the experience of thinking a new situation already occurred
a classification into two opposed parts or subclasses
an amateur engaging in an activity without serious intention
in disarray; extremely disorderly
enthusiastic and assured vigor and liveliness
the feeling of being bored by something tedious
a standard or typical example
steadiness of mind under stress
be deliberately ambiguous or unclear
understandable only by an enlightened inner circle
an inoffensive expression substituted for an offensive one
an irreversible accomplishment
giving careful attention to detail
a socially awkward or tactless act
a complete failure or collapse
achieve something by means of trickery or devious methods
a slip-up that (according to Sigmund Freud) results from the operation of unconscious wishes or conflicts and can reveal unconscious processes in normal healthy individuals
artfully persuasive in speech
temperamentally seeking and enjoying the company of others
something indicating the approach of something or someone
someone motivated by desires for sensual pleasures
a belief that rejects the orthodox tenets of a religion
peculiar to the individual
charmingly simple and serene
slightly indecent, offensive, or improper
working or spreading in a hidden and usually injurious way
dessert made of sweetened milk coagulated with rennet
excessively garish or sentimental art
any long and tedious address or recital
glaringly vivid and graphic; marked by sensationalism
of or relating to amoral or conniving political principles
a general feeling of discomfort, uneasiness, or depression
avoid responsibilities and duties
literally a `sacred utterance' in Vedism
effusively or insincerely emotional
a person hired to fight for another country than their own
a conservative advocating only minor reforms in government
an incorrect or unsuitable name
someone who is excessively self-centered
the beatitude that transcends the cycle of reincarnation
a reply that has no relevance to what preceded it
characteristic of someone who has risen economically or socially but lacks the social skills appropriate for this new position
the state of being disregarded or forgotten
look at with amorous intentions
intended to attract notice and impress others
expel from a community or group
hypothetical remedy for all ills or diseases
a statement that contradicts itself
easily irritated or annoyed
hasty and without attention to detail; not thorough
a person who is uninterested in intellectual pursuits
characterized by exceptionally early development
something for something
representing the perfect example of a class or quality
diversion intended to distract attention from the main issue
take delight in
study of the technique for using language effectively
having brief brilliant points or flashes of light
unsparing and uncompromising in discipline or judgment
a symbol of disgrace or infamy
seeming unaffected by pleasure or pain; impassive
having a sophisticated charm
someone (usually maleficent) who tries to persuade or force another person to do his bidding
a person who tries to please someone to gain an advantage
a total abstainer
a private conversation between two people
a speech of violent denunciation
a secret rendezvous, especially between lovers
being present everywhere at once
not returned in kind
incapable of being defended or justified
experienced at secondhand
a long flag; often tapering
a valuable possession whose upkeep is excessively expensive
marked by active interest and enthusiasm