A New Word

As you may or may not recall, I started this blog talking about the “word of the year” thing that I learned about from Christine Kane’s blog.  (Read this post at Christine’s blog for more info.  See?  I have learned new stuff, like how to embed links.)  The word for 2011 was “mojo”, and I feel like that went really well in a lot of ways.  For 2012, the new word is (drumroll, please):


/ˈvɪvɪd/ Show Spelled[viv-id] Show IPA adjective

1.  strikingly bright or intense, as color, light, etc.: a vivid green.
2.  full of life; lively; animated: a vivid personality.
3.  presenting the appearance, freshness, spirit, etc., of life; realistic: a vivid account.
4.  strong, distinct, or clearly perceptible: a vivid recollection.
5.  forming distinct and striking mental images: a vivid imagination.
Origin:   1630–40; < Latin vīvidus  lively, equivalent to vīv ( ere ) to live ( see vital) + -idus -id4

(Definition vigged from dictionary.com.) 

“Vivid” feels like a fitting follow-up to “mojo”, and all of the definitions work for me.  I’m still sticking with “more mojo, less hobo” as my personal motto.  (Although recently, I was described as “decorative, yet functional”, which also holds a certain appeal.)  Hopefully, you’ll stick around for my continued adventures in the quest for fab.


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  1. Pingback: “Word of the Year” for 2013 | More Mojo, Less Hobo

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