Category: Cool Words

September 2, 2006


Sarah Graves talks about this word in her books (the Home Repair is Homicide series). It is a New England term that means “peevish and irritable with hypochondriac inclinations,” according to Merriam-Webster Online. What a great one!

February 14, 2006


Today’s Word of the Day is too good to pass up: spoony \SPOO-nee\, adjective: 1. Foolish; silly; excessively sentimental. 2. Foolishly or sentimentally in love. Another one worth remembering…

February 13, 2006


Talk about a cool word! This wonderful word, pronounced “ses-kwuh-puh-DAYL-yuhn,” describes words much like itself: long. As an adjective, it means: 1. Given to or characterized by the use of long words. 2. Long and ponderous; having many syllables. This is according to, which featured the word as Word of the Day for January 13. The listing is available at: Now if I […]