Acquiesce [verb] defined as "to accept something reluctantly but without protest."
So, I don't know if I necessarily hate this word because it is used a lot in regards to women bowing to patriarchal power throughout history, or just because it's plain old weird. Its spelling, the way it sounds when I say it out loud, it just bothers me. It totally halted my studying process enough because I was just like, "ew...acquiesces!"
As a lover of words, I embrace all words out there, even the weird ones that aren't so often used like "acquiesce," but that does not mean I sit there sometimes scratching my head. Then again, weirdness can be found in nearly anything if you look hard enough, right?
So, I have added a new word to the list of words I just can't stand for one reason or another.
- Moist (yuck!)
- Ointment (double yuck!)
- Acquiesce (*wrinkles nose*)
I'm curious! Let me know in the comments below!
I told one of my English major friends about this moment and it sparked a discussion about words that make us twitch despite our love for words in general. I am curious what other words are out there that, to some people, are cringe-worthy!