Vocabulary Time Part 3

It is vocabulary time again. Here is part one and part two.
Jack·pud·ding
n.A merry-andrew; a buffoon.

Job·ber·nowl

n.[OE. jobbernoule, fr. jobarde a stupid fellow; cf. E. noll.]
A blockhead.

nikhedonia

[fr. Nike, the Greek goddess of victory + hedoné, pleasure] the pleasure derived from anticipating success

quidnunckery

[fr. L. quid nunc, what now] nonce-word curiosity, love of news or gossip (also quid-nunc-ism)

2 comments:

fashionista cat in a zero gravity shoe-store said...

I'd heard "quidnunc" before someplace (Latin "quid nunc?" = "what now?").

Jack Steiner said...

Latin is a big influence- learn that and you know the keys to so many words.

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