4. Altschmerz n. weariness with the same old issues that you’ve always had—the same boring flaws and anxieties you’ve been gnawing on for years, which leaves them soggy and tasteless and inert, with nothing interesting left to think about, nothing left to do but spit them out and wander off to the backyard, ready to dig up some fresher pain you might have buried long ago.
11. Insidious adj.
Use at least 10 of the words to create a story or poem
He was definitely suffering from a dose of Altschmerz.
It was quite simple really. His wife Pearl had always felt cheated after her insidious efforts to lay claim to the family fortune had gone belly up.
Over thirty people assembled for the reading of The Will, where she discovered he was related in name only so many times removed in the lattice of his ancestry, it meant he would never see a dime.
After that, she never let up, forever ridiculing him for the cleft in his weak chin knowing he was particularly sensitive about it.