/ˈjaNGɡəl/ /ˈdʒæŋɡəl/ verb 1 Make or cause to make a ringing metallic sound, typically a discordant one. 1.1 with object (with reference to nerves) set on edge. noun in singular A ringing metallic sound.
Origin Middle English (in the sense ‘talk excessively or noisily, squabble’): from Old French jangler, of unknown origin.
After all was said and done, Wile E. Coyote was left with only a persistent jangling in his ears as the road runner, once again, ran off.
(Homage to Chuck Jones and Michael Maltese of “Looney Tunes” fame)
/ˈfɛlnəs/ noun archaic, rare With reference to a person or animal, their actions or attributes: fierceness, harshness, savagery; cruelty; malignity; an instance of this. In early use also: sternness, severity (obsolete).
Origin Late Middle English (in an earlier sense). From fell + -ness.
Covid exhibits fellness, Attacking hard, out wellness. And so we’re stuck at home And not allowed to roam.
Corona is archaic Mutated to a new trick. And like the ’18 flu Has caused a big to-do.
[Though archaic, this word’s intent remains in the phrase “one fell swoop” when an all encompassing event happens.
/ˈfēbəl/ /ˈfibəl/ adjective feebler, feeblest 1 Lacking physical strength, especially as a result of age or illness. 1.1 (of a sound) faint. 1.2 Lacking strength of character. 1.3 Failing to convince or impress.
Origin Middle English from Old French fieble, earlier fleible, from Latin flebilis ‘lamentable’, from flere ‘weep’.
Every day, Bob makes what usually turns out to be a feeble attempt to use a “new” word in an effective sentence. The result is commonly ineffectual.
1 (especially of an animal) in a wild state, especially after escape from captivity or domestication.
1.1 Resembling or characteristic of a wild animal.
1.2 (of a young person) behaving in a wildly undisciplined and antisocial way.
A person with an unconventional appearance and lifestyle, and anti-establishment views.
Early 17th century from Latin fera ‘wild animal’ (from ferus ‘wild’) + -al.