Some words, no matter how many times I read or hear them, don’t get a meaning associated to them in my head. Insouciance is one such word. Which is kind of funny, because I’ve always appreciated the sound of the word.
It has taken reading a book by an author who was fond of using ‘insouciance’ (maybe a little too fond), for me to finally get it fixed in my memory. A book on dictators… not a natural association with being carefree or indifferent.