Set60 – Five New Words For Dec 30

Theme – Words that appear to have been coined after the 2012 US presidential candidates

1. obambulate (o-BAM-byuh-layt)

MEANING:
verb intr.: To walk about.

USAGE:
“Noah and his wife humorously feed all the beasts; Noah pours a pail of milk into the hippo’s gaping bidentate mouth.”

2. Mitty (MIT-ee)

MEANING:
noun: An ordinary, timid person who indulges in daydreams involving great adventures and triumphs.

USAGE:
“It was not a Mitty dream. It was no fantasy at all.”

3. pauldron (PAWL-druhn)

MEANING:
noun: A piece of plate armor to protect the shoulder.

USAGE:
“The influence is most obvious in the rather silly haute couture designs of John Galliano for Christian Dior, with their exaggerated pauldrons … over their svelte models’ right shoulders.”

4. barrack (BAR-uhk, the first syllable is the same as in barrel)

MEANING:
verb tr., intr.:    1. To shout in support: to cheer.
verb tr., intr.:    2. To shout against: to jeer.
noun:    3. A building used to house soldiers.
verb tr., intr.:    4. To provide with accommodation.

USAGE:
“Raphael Clarke said: Every kid wants to play for the team they barrack for.”

“During the debate, then Socred leader Rita Johnston and NDP leader Mike Harcourt were barracking away at each other about corruption.”

5. bidentate (by-DEN-tayt)

MEANING:
adjective: Having two teeth or toothlike parts.

USAGE:
“Noah and his wife humorously feed all the beasts; Noah pours a pail of milk into the hippo’s gaping bidentate mouth.”

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