What Those New Words Mean

       Here are the meanings for those new words I wrote about on Thursday: 

  • bargainous (adj.) – costing less than expected
  • buzzkill (n.) – person or thing that has a depressing effect
  • cheeseball (adj.) – lacking taste or style
  • flash mob (n.) – brief gathering for a common purpose, announced by e-mail or text
  • homeshoring (n.) – moving jobs to employees’ homes (from ‘offshoring’)
  • locavore (n.) – one who primarily eats locally grown food
  • matchy-matchy (adj.) – excessively color-coordinated
  • meme (n.) – image, video or phrase passed electronically on the internet
  • paywall (n.) – arrangement whereby website access is restricted to paying users only
  • pimp (v.) – to make something more showy or impressive
  • sheeple (n.) – unquestioning followers (from “sheep” + “people”)
  • truthiness (n.) – quality of seeming true.

       Well, how did you do?  Are you vocab sav?  (Hey, there’s another one for the list!)

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back often – I write and post every day!  And if you like what I have to say and how I say it, you’ll probably enjoy my novels as well.  They’re listed below, and you can read more about them on my improved website, designed and built by my son Don, http://www.randolphmase.com.  On my site, you’ll also find excerpts of my books that you can read – please check it out! 

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Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer



My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death in The Cloisters (under construction)

Nathan Hale


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