Meet Extra-Curricular English Words!

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    No worries: nothing rebellious, nothing obscene! And the very first group consists of: PEPPER-UPPER, CANTILLATE, GLOBULAR, FUNAMBULIST, PARAMNESIA.

    PEPPER-UPPER: 1. something, as a food, beverage, or pill, that provides a quick but temporary period of energy and alertness.
    2. something added to food to relieve blandness.

    CANTILLATE: to chant, to intone.

    GLOBULAR: 1.  globe-shaped; spherical. 2.  composed of or having globules.

    FUNAMBULIST: a tightrope walker.

    PARAMNESIA:  1. a distortion of memory in which fact and fantasy are confused. 2. the inability to recall the correct meaning of a word.

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