If you’ve seen the movie Ex Machina, this term will make a lot more sense to you (can Oscar Isaac dance, or what?!). Of course, it will probably also make sense to you if you took a lot of English lit classes in college. It’s one of those adopted words, like “denouement,” that requires above-average pronunciation skills to avoid humiliation or befuddled looks.
Antediluvian. This adjective means “very old or old-fashioned”or “extremely primitive or outmoded.” So much so that its meaning in Latin is “before the flood.” As in that Old Testament one with Noah.
Whether Halloween is an excuse to get wickedly drunk and lose all self-awareness, or you simply plan on taking the kids out trick-or-treating, here are some interesting ways to fill in the blank: