Lyrical vocabulary: The 2000s 10 words

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  1. frail
    physically weak
    Frail grasp on the big picture/
    Light fading and the fog is getting thicker- "Frail Grasp on the Big Picture" The Eagles
  2. vertigo
    a reeling sensation; a feeling that you are about to fall
    Gotta see the show, cause then you'll know/
    The vertigo is gonna grow/
    Cause it's so dangerous,/
    you'll have to sign a waiver- "One Week" Barenaked Ladies
  3. crony
    a close friend who accompanies his buddies in their activities
    I'm a hustler homey, you a customer crony/
    Got some, dirt on my shoulder, could you brush it off for me?- "Dirt Off Your Shoulder" Jay Z
  4. slander
    charge falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good name and reputation of someone
    That for sure is not a man to me/
    Slanderin' names for popularity-" Can't Hold Us Down" Christina Aguilera
  5. devise
    come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or principle) after a mental effort
    So he went about his business and devised a plan-"Gossip Folks" Missy Elliott feat. Ludacris
  6. cinder
    a fragment of incombustible matter left after a wood or coal or charcoal fire
    Fix yourself while you still can/
    No more ashes to ashes/
    No more cinders from the sky-"Paper Tiger" Beck
  7. malinger
    avoid responsibilities and duties, e.g., by pretending to be ill
    It's like a mythology, almost /
    Like a malingering ghost-"Sari" Nellie McKay
  8. proletariat
    a social class comprising those who do manual labor or work for wages
    The buying power of the proletariat's gone down/
    Money's getting shallow and weak -"Workingman's Blues #2"
    Bob Dylan
  9. bravado
    a swaggering show of courage
    You pulled up and parked your El Dorado/
    We said "hi" and kissed with some bravado- " Beautiful" Aimee Mann
  10. intuition
    instinctive knowing (without the use of rational processes)
    Follow your heart/
    Your intuition/
    It will lead you in the right direction- "Intuition" Jewel