Please contribute your own choices for words beginning with ‘K’. Foreign languages are welcome, with translation, and American spelling are allowed.
This word always makes me think of psychic telekinesis, or robots. The ability to move objects with the power of your mind, (questionable of course) or the application of science and technology to move something. Yet is is an Ancient Greek word, and simply means movement, and the energy displaced by something moving.
A slang word of undecided origin, and one that has become accepted into modern language, and dictionaries too. Meaning to bring an end to something, or a halt. The phrase, “Well that’s put the Kibosh on that” was used regularly by my father, and so became part of my own vocabulary as a youngster.
This started out to describe a person’s close family, and was often abbreviated to ‘Kin’. It fell out of use in modern times in the UK, until being widely used in the term ‘Kindred spirits’. I like that a lot, as it suggests a group who have the same ideas, likes, or aspirations. Many bloggers are indeed kindred spirits, so it is eminently suitable for this post.