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Word – nonplussed

I had a feeling this was the definition, but the shock left me nonplussed so that at the moment I could not remember the definition at all.

non·plussed/nänˈpləst/

Adjective:
  1. (of a person) Surprised and confused so much that they are unsure how to react.
  2. (of a person) Unperturbed.

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Treacly

Treacly (adj.) – Cloying. Overly sweet.
Treacle (n.) – Contrived sentimentality.

"Treacly kitsch" was the description of Thomas Kinkade’s work, which we once received on a jigsaw puzzle from a family member for Christmas. Of course this means I have to look up "cloying" also, and might as well review the exact definition of kitsch again too.

Kitsch (n.) – Something that is tawdry or appealing to unrefined taste.

Cloying (adj.) – Causing aversion through excess.

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