21 Days to a Bigger Vocabulary - Day 20

Monday, 25 February 2008

horripilation

pronunciation:  haw-rip-uh-lay-shun

definition:  To have one's hair stand on end; to get goosebumps.

This is a fun word that sounds like a Jeff Foxworthy concoction, like pandelerium, We was frozen in horripilation when that ternader overcome us.

I absolutely horripilated when I saw the shoes Daniel Day Lewis wore with his tux to the Oscars.