abreact (vb.) - to miss the main point or context and focus on secondary details though fear-generated emotional ‘skidding’ over the message.
afuxia (n.) - an inability to get things to work out like they do in the movies, esp after casual sex; leads to flapping around.
antiqual (n.) - a superficial sameness masquerading fundamental difference, e.g. childish and childlike, world and earth, natural and normal. (cf. opposame)
apperceive (vb.) - to experience the subtle feeling of life buzzing around the body underneath and around emotions, tensions and pains.
awolden (adj.) - descriptive of that which is familiar and yet mysterious, that which is well understood yet at the same time baffling, completely obvious and known to all, yet routinely misunderstood, such as the massiveness of the ground or the baffling heart-stopping weirdness of having a hand that you can move.
‘Bob’s awolden was the first new feeling he’d had for thirty seven years and four months.’
bagstatter (vb.) - to repeat a stupid gesture or sound in order to make it look as if it were intentional the first time.
brainwash (vb.) - To create fixed patterns of attention, forcing consciousness, and therefore identity, down pre-programmed pathways, leading to unquestioned acceptance of predetermined ideas and feelings and an unconscious resistance to dissent.
Patterns of awareness are shaped by emotional rewards and punishments, giving and depriving of attention, dependence on authority, huge promises, guilt tripping, total personality exposure, appeals to scientific or religious dogma and denial of any alternatives.
The unconscious purpose of all these methods is to atrophy the pink tip and make full awareness of the present moment limited, conditioned, temporary or virtual.
constringulate (vb.) - to move from outraged fury to sheepish guilt to indignation based on secondary facts to breezy dismissal of the whole beneath-you business.
corp out (phr.vb.) to slowly become a sad sunken ghost of your former self.
corpid (n.) - the rust-speckled aluminium deckchair-leg feeling of ‘going over old ground’ with a vaguely friendly colleague.
culpese (n.) - guilt masquerading as gratitude, envy masquerading as praise.
declayunk (n.) - a conversation consisting entirely of anecdotes, the point of each amounting to something happening which was liked or disliked.
decide (n. from Latin for cut off) - to be cut off from the obvious (adj. from Latin for right in front of your eyes).
dag (vb.) - to engage in the subtle and affectionate art of deeply insulting someone in a way that entertains and pleasures them.
distracted (adj. from Latin to be dragged apart) - to allow one’s attention to race from one thought or object to another, making certainty (n. from Latin for settled) impossible.
effubula (n.) - the microthin layer of psychic flab that precedes actual bodily fat.
elay (vb.) - to endeavour to make another person’s low-quality contribution to a conversation acceptable or brilliant thereby making both of you feel high-quality (complements dag).
ellipsikuja (n.) - being wrong by being absolutely right at the wrong time or in the wrong way.
euphiasco (n.) - a fundamentally delightful failure (informal: delectaflop).
ewhelm (n.) A subtle form of vibe-hypnosis created used by professionals to nullify protest. The subject is rendered immobile by a smug, secure, lightly condescending, transparently mechanical, absolutely predictable atmosphere of sanctified power. Examples of ewhelm: a doctor’s bland diagnosis, a plumber’s pre-quote headshake, a math’s teacher’s light belittling, a five-star hotel receptionist’s welcoming smile.
exstrucio (n.) - an unwanted erection
Joe’s exstrucio caused him to miss his bus stop.
fash (n.) a ‘polite fiction’ - when two or more parties both know they are kidding themselves but tacitly agree to continue to lie in order to further their mutual ends. (vb.) to resist drawing attention to a stupid, unfunny or awkwardly wrong comment in order to preserve the harmony of the moment.
faharta (n.) - a fabulous amount of effort that pathetically small distances sometimes seem to require to cross.
falsolis (n.) - a refusal to face one’s own problems by obsessively focusing on those of humanity.
flap around (ph. vb.) - frantic, frequently bizarre activity between losing one's grip on one addiction / excuse and grabbing onto another one. Often hilarious to watch.
forewoebegone (adj.) - currently sad about future regret.
fun (adj. - from the Old English for trick) - a trick that the fearful, insecure and violent part of the unconscious plays on the superficially confident, secure and agreeable conscious mind in order to conceal its existence. opposame as business (n. from the Old English for anxiety).
gekido (n.) - an access of fury occasioned by banging one’s head or stubbing one’s toe. The gekido is usually of such primitive immediacy, that it induces one to blame inanimate objects.
grictus (n.) - a smile that expresses a feeling that is exactly half-way between courtesy and anguish.
gringe (vb. / n.) - a psycho-sexual event which propels one backwards to the most agonising moments of childhood fear and shame.
grivle (vb.) - to focus on an example, expression or secondary detail in order to avoid the main point.
groupthink (n.) - An unconscious fear-based phenomenon which binds unconscious people together. Groupthink comprises excessive generalisation, stereotyping, ever more extreme views, as members obtain the favour of the others by expressing extreme attitudes in the favoured direction, an illusion of invulnerability, unquestioned belief in the morality of the group, blindness towards inconvenient facts, pressure to conform on dissenting voices, self-censorship (which creates an illusion of unanimity), a disregard for any empathy towards out-groups whose faults are wildly exaggerated, unconscious urges to help those who are perceived to be similar, who look the same, share the same values or have the same origins (even sharing the same birthday is likely to make people feel better disposed towards a stranger), to reject the outsider, no matter how affable, and accept the insider, no matter how obnoxious, and, finally, alienation or exclusion of anyone who does not display highly competent use of in-group vocabulary and context-resistant jargon; mastery of which depends on an unconscious adoption of the group’s underlying assumptions.
guggerstrasse (n.) - the feeling of awkwardness, exposure or panic induced by accidentally being oneself at work.
hoplundie (n.) - the stark and poignant absence of soaps, lotions, shampoos, pebbles, mirrors, postcards and inexplicable tiny chrome instruments in the bathroom after your girlfriend has moved out.
hoosh (vb.) - to allow someone else's anxiety to sweetly sweep through you. Opposite of horg.
horg (vb.) - to resist another's anxiety, becoming hard and cold, or to be swept up in it, getting stressed oneself.
impopulance (n.) - the poverty of a rich man’s smile.
insuffence (n.) - allowing a horrible-beautiful sunset to penetrate your exquisite loneliness.
juvalarmu (adj.) - eye-snapping clarity and physical peace occasioned by a purge.
kakkanad (n.) - sudden and appalling realisation that you are no longer carrying the valuable thing you’ve been carrying all day.
This is a brief extract from multicoloured ever-so-massive New Dictionary of Da, A User’s Guide to The Spaces Between Words, Flexible Connections and Unspeakable Things, coming soon soon soon. (ish)