This is one of those words I have to look up again and again every time I see it. Do you have words like that? Words that just look odd and don’t relate to anything else in your head? This one doesn’t have anything to do with boats or boas, but what the devil does it mean? Now after the umpteenth time of looking it up I’m reminding myself that it means “pomp” and “ostentation”. I had the same problem for years with the word for beetroot, which is “remolacha” (I still had to double-check it!). I’ve never liked beetroot and I don’t like a lot of show either, so perhaps that the reason for the mental block.
Posted by: janecronin | January 19, 2013
Posted in Favourite words and new words