I enjoy language and I enjoy learning new words. Here are some that are not used in every day conversation.
reÂ·vanche (rÉ™-vÃ¤nch‘, -vÃ¤Nsh‘)
- The act of retaliating; revenge.
- A usually political policy, as of a nation or an ethnic group, intended to regain lost territory or standing.
[French, from Old French revancher, to revenge : re-, re- + vengier, vencher, to avenge; see revenge.]
revanchism reÂ·vanch‘ism (-vÃ¤n‘chÄz-É™m, -vÃ¤N‘shÄz-) n.
revanchist reÂ·vanch‘ist adj. & n.
revanchistic reÂ·vanchÂ·is‘tic adj.
a.[L. ridere, risum, to laugh.]
Pertaining to, or producing, laughter; as, the risorial muscles.
Allied by derivation from the same root; having the same stem; for example, beautiful and beauteous.
a.[L. rugatus, p. p. of rugare to wrinkle, fr. ruga a wrinkle.]
Having alternate ridges and depressions; wrinkled. Dana.