The transposition of usually initial sounds in a pair of words.Spoonerism is derived from the name of Reverend William Archibald Spooner, a scholar at New College in Oxford who was known for making such verbal slips. The term entered English around
25 Things You Had No Idea There Were Words For (actually sesquipedalian can just mean a lover of very long words - do I appear smart now?had to leave the previous pinners description in because it was funny
Ossify - to become rigid or inflexible in habits, attitudes, opinions, etc.: a young man who began to ossify right after college. Origin Ossify stems from the Latin word for "bone," os. It entered English in the
Insouciant - free from concern, worry, or anxiety. Origin Insouciant entered English from French, based on the French verb soucier meaning "to worry." Ultimately it finds its roots in the Latin sollicitāre meaning "to disturb.
Venial - able to be forgiven or pardoned; not seriously wrong, as a sin (opposed to mortal). Origin: Venial can be traced to the Latin term venia meaning "grace, favor, indulgence." It entered English in the
Oddly enough, I have favorite words. The origin of this word is from Latin and French. Juxta is from the Latin and means: next to, and the French word " poser" which means to place. The above definition is good for English.