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My Top Ten Least Favorite Words

Language is such a beautiful, beautiful thing. But, come on.... who thought this stuff up?

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1.

chunk (n): a thick, solid piece of something."huge chunks of masonry littered the street"

chunk (n): a thick, solid piece of something.

"huge chunks of masonry littered the street"

2.

crevice (n): a narrow opening or fissure, especially in a rock or wall. "Watch out for that crevice."

crevice (n): a narrow opening or fissure, especially in a rock or wall. "Watch out for that crevice."

3.

moist (adj): slightly wet; damp or humid."the air was moist and heavy"

moist (adj): slightly wet; damp or humid.

"the air was moist and heavy"

4.

ferment (v): the chemical breakdown of a substance by bacteria, yeasts, or other microorganisms, typically involving effervescence and the giving off of heat."The process of fermentation involved in the making of beer, wine, and liquor, in which sugars are converted to ethyl alcohol."

ferment (v): the chemical breakdown of a substance by bacteria, yeasts, or other microorganisms, typically involving effervescence and the giving off of heat.

"The process of fermentation involved in the making of beer, wine, and liquor, in which sugars are converted to ethyl alcohol."

5.

discharge (n): the action of discharging a liquid, gas, or other substance."those germs might lead to vaginal discharge"

discharge (n): the action of discharging a liquid, gas, or other substance.

"those germs might lead to vaginal discharge"

6.

curdle (v): separate or cause to separate into curds or lumps."take care not to let the soup boil or it will curdle"

curdle (v): separate or cause to separate into curds or lumps.

"take care not to let the soup boil or it will curdle"

7.

coitus (n): sexual intercourse.

coitus (n): sexual intercourse.

8.

sputum (n): a mixture of saliva and mucus coughed up from the respiratory tract, typically as a result of infection or other disease and often examined microscopically to aid medical diagnosis. "Let's check the color of the patient's sputum."

sputum (n): a mixture of saliva and mucus coughed up from the respiratory tract, typically as a result of infection or other disease and often examined microscopically to aid medical diagnosis. "Let's check the color of the patient's sputum."

9.

fetus (n): an unborn offspring of a mammal, in particular an unborn human baby more than eight weeks after conception.

fetus (n): an unborn offspring of a mammal, in particular an unborn human baby more than eight weeks after conception.

10.

calories (n):1. the energy needed to raise the temperature of 1 gram of water through 1 °C (now usually defined as 4.1868 joules).2. Tiny little, anti-fun nuggets. "Calories are the worst, am I right?"

calories (n):

1. the energy needed to raise the temperature of 1 gram of water through 1 °C (now usually defined as 4.1868 joules).

2. Tiny little, anti-fun nuggets. "Calories are the worst, am I right?"

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