” Its latin translation, literally: “it does not follow.” EXAMPLE: “Wait, why did you just bring up astronauts? That was a weird non-sequitur.” , which means “let’s go,” modern usage takes it up a notch: When it’s time to vamoose, danger is probably imminent.
EXAMPLE: “I don’t know how a mountain lion got in the room either, but we’ll talk about it later. ” IF YOU DON’T KNOW THE DEFINITION ALREADY…: You could say “That stuff is everywhere,” and you’d probably be understood. A word like “ubiquitous” communicates the same idea, but it’s the deep-dish pizza of vocabulary. (Officially, it means: “found everywhere.”) EXAMPLE: “Oh yeah, I’ve seen plenty of guys with hipster beards.
A “cacophony” is any loud, unpleasant mixture of sounds.
It could be musical instruments, howling dogs, car horns, or even people.
He didn’t seem truly interested.” IF YOU DON’T KNOW THE DEFINITION ALREADY…: Words like “affair” and “one-night stand” sound so judgy.