It was one of the few that drew my attention to the growing lexicon of words we’ve forgotten.
Curglaff: [noun]. The shock felt when first bathing or swimming in cold water.
We can take this definition and tweak it to consider the horrific events in France yesterday. The curglaff from hearing of the terrorist attacks in Paris left me numb with a raw cold piercing my bones.
As always, try and use this word, either in its direct definition, or in an altered state; then come back and let me know.
Kacirk, Jeffrey. The Word Museum: The Most Remarkable English Ever Forgotten. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2000. 53. Print.