Freck your eyes over these ludibrious definitions, and you’ll be kenching in no time.


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Definition: Verb—”To move swiftly or nimbly”

Usage: The only way to survive the streets of New York City is to freck through the crowds, especially the slow movers, and never turn around.


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Definition: Verb—”To laugh loudly” (Middle English)

Usage: I was scrolling through Reader’s Digest jokes on my phone, and I kenched right in the middle of the airport! Everyone was staring at me.


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Definition: Verb—”To take one’s pleasure, enjoy oneself, revel, luxuriate”

Usage: After an exhausting week, we deliciated in a spa day, complete with mani/pedis and a full-body massage. Check out these other fancy words that make you sound smarter.