Wednesday Words – Week 1

A Word

 by Emily Dickinson
A word is dead
When it is said,
Some say.
I say it just
Begins to live
That day.
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Did you hear??  Wednesdays are now “Wednesday Words”!!!!!!
Get ready to learn about unusual words that you may have never heard about and probably can’t even pronounce 25555429910d5fc2035e56649bd398a8.
This should get really interesting as we learn together and try not to bite our tongues.  LOL.
Here goes for the first installment and here’s to using more adventurous words in our sentences.
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SOCKEROO (n)  
          Plural – sockeroos …slang
[sok-uh-roo]
  • a notable success

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GENUFLECT (v)

[jen-yoo-flekt]

  • to bend the knee or touch one knee to the floor in reverence or worship.
  • to express a servile attitude

origin – medieval Latin {1620-1630}

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PECCADILLO (n)

Plural – peccadilloes, peccadillos

[pek-uh-dil-oh]

  • a very minor or slight sin or offence
  • a trifling fault

origin – Spanish, Latin {1585-1595}

Synonyms: lapse, slip, faux pas, indiscretion

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ATERMOIEMENTS (n) 

[atƐRmwama]

  • procrastination  (singular)
  • a mutually agreed delay in the date set for the completion of a job or payment of a debt

origin – french

Synonyms: délai

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EUNOIA (n)

[Ɛȕvoia]

  • goodwill towards an audience, either perceived or real; the perception that the speaker has the audiences interest at heart.
  • beautiful thinking; a well mind

origin – Ancient Greek

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CUNCTATOR (n)

[kuhngk-tey-ter]

  • a procrastinator ; delayer

origin – Latin {1645-1655}

 

 

Soooo, did you bite your tongue?

 

As always,

Happy reading,

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Sources: *www.dictionary.com/wordoftheday/2016/12/28/sockeroo; *www.dictionary.com/browse/genuflect;  *www.disctionary.com/browse/peccadillo; *https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/atermoiement;  *https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eunoia; *www.dictionary.com/browse/cunctator

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