Talking of which, here's a chat I just had with my impressively patient girlfriend, Jodee Anello:
me: I made up a word today.
me: I tried a wine today that was clean, but dull and watery.
Innocuous and aqueous
I googled it and nothing came up. It's my first invented word!!!
Jodee: You may have something there?
me: What's with the question mark??
You're goddamn right I "have something there"!
That something is an awesome contribution to the English language thankyouverymuchwhileyou'reup.
me: I hate you and I'm using it as often as I can.
It's a dynamic word that can be used in the literal sense but also to describe things in the abstract.
Like the way jealous people feel about the triumphs of others.
Jodee: I'll need to look up those words. I feel like Linus and you're an adult.
me: Linus was brilliant. You're a Lucy.
me: Good one.
Jodee: I know innocuous but not the other.
Jodee: Innocent water?
me: Oh for crying out loud.
Jodee: Safe water?
Okay. I get it. It's a great word.
I'm not patronizing.
me: Unoffensive and watery.
It was a clean wine but it lacked character and tasted watered down.
Jodee: Perfect word.
me: So you're not patronizing me...got it.
The opposite would be "concentrated hurtfulness".
You could come up with a word for that.
Jodee: Okay. Lemme think.
Wait, did you just say I was a mean person?