Theme – Words to describe people
1. princox (PRIN-koks)
noun: A conceited person; a coxcomb. Also princock.
[conceited – adj – excessively proud of oneself; vain.]
[coxcomb (KOKS-kom) – noun – A conceited man excessively interested in his appearance and dress; a fop. ]
“The crowing princock wouldn’t mind his tongue, practically begged for a beating with his back talk.”
2. nincompoop (NIN-kuhm-poop, NING-)
noun: A silly or stupid person.
“I was a nincompoop. A moron. A blockhead.”
3. malingerer (muh-LING-gehr-uhr)
noun: One who feigns illness in order to avoid work.
“Various studies have undertaken how to separate malingerers from the legitimately brain-injured.”
4. curmudgeon (kuhr-MUJ-uhn)
noun: An ill-tempered, stubborn person, usually an old man.
“Fred Eaglesmith can sound like a curmudgeon at times, delivering cynical proclamations on the state of music.”
5. whippersnapper (HWIP-uhr-snap-uhr, WIP-)
noun: A person regarded as unimportant and presumptuous, especially someone young.
“Young high-flyers find it hard to manage older workers, and older curmudgeons resent being bossed about by whippersnappers.”