Part 10 of You Rock’s Using Music To Learn Vocabulary series has arrived!
1. Nimiety — “Charades” by Z Berg
Nimiety refers to an excess, overabundance, or superfluity.
2. Pedantry — “To Be A Dancer” by Lovers
Pedantry means an excessive concern with minor details and rules; the ostentatious display of academic knowledge
3. Rorschach shapes — “Work Is A State Function” by Palomar
Rorschach refers to the Rorschach inkblot test, a psychological test named after Swiss psychologist Hermann Rorschach. Subjects’ perceptions of inkblots are recorded and then analyzed.
4. Santeria — “Santeria” by Sublime
Santeria (also called La Regla Lucumi or The Rule of Osha) is an Afro-Caribbean religion that blends Yoruba traditions with Roman Catholic elements.
5. Lisztomania — “Lisztomania” by Phoenix
Lisztomania (or Liszt fever) was the intense, hysterical reaction showed by the fans of musician Franz Liszt during his performances. This intense fan frenzy first occurred in Berlin in 1841.