Is it time for another word?
How about this one:
Pronunciation: sheesh, just like it's spelled. Shall I give it to you slowly? f l ee r.
Definition: According to my Balderdash cards it means to sneer, leer, or jeer. According to the dictionary, it's a mocking laugh or smirk.
When you might use this in a sentence: "A better question is why would you choose to use fleer in a sentence," she spat, fleeringly, "when sneer, leer or jeer mean the same bloody thing. You sound like you have a wadded cotton rope stuffed between your lips and gums. Get away from me."
Honestly, how do these words make it into the English lexicon?
21 Days to A Bigger Vocabulary
21 Days to a Bigger Vocabulary - Day 9
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