Weekly Vocab Builder

Hey, gang. This week’s list is a mishmash of words that struck my fancy. Read on!

  • Groupthink: Decision-making by a group, especially when most of the group accept the decisions without thought or criticism
  • Cosmophobia: An irrational fear that the world will end with a cosmic event
  • Landraker: an obsolete term for a hobo or tramp
  • Kibosh: To put a stop to something
  • Kvetch: To complain nonstop in a whining fashion
  • Mooncalf: A fool

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About Erin Brenner

With a BA and an MA in English, Erin has been an editing professional for 15 years, working on a variety of media, especially online. Her niche is business/marketing and online. In addition, she has experience teaching editing to non-editors and coaching writers. In 2008, Erin was bitten by the social media bug...hard. Follow her on Twitter, @ebrenner, and get a daily vocabulary word, a link to the article of the day, and much more. You can also find her on Facebook and LinkedIn.
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