Wednesday Words – Week 7

A combination of short, medium and a really long word is what we will be looking at this week.

I am positive you may not have heard of some and have never even attempted to pronounce them.  Warning: Please do not attempt to pronounce them if you think you may bite your tongue…lol.

This is the list for this week:

 

KAIROS (n.)

[/ˈkʌɪrɒs/]

  • a propitious moment for decision or action (or, in simpler words a perfect time to make a decision)

Origin: Greek

separater

VACILLATE (v.)

[/ˈvasɪleɪt/]

  • waver between different opinions or actions; be indecisive.

Origin: 1590-1600; < Latin

separater

PSITHURISM (n.)

[SITH-ur-iz-m]

  • The sound of wind in the trees and rustling of leaves

 

separater

FLOCCINAUCINIHILIPILIFICATION (n.)

[ˌflɒksɪˌnɔːsɪˌnɪhɪlɪˌpɪlɪfɪˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/]

  • the action or habit of estimating something as worthless.

(encountered mainly as an example of one of the longest words in the English language. Rare).

Origin: 1735-45; < Latin

separater

PULCHRITUDINOUS (adj.)

[puhl-kri-tood-n-uh s]

  • a person of breathtaking, heartbreaking…beauty.

Origin: 1910-15, Americanism; < Latin

separater

DEGUST (v.)

[/dɪˈɡʌst/]

  • taste (something) carefully to appreciate it fully.

Origin: 1615-25; < Latin

 

Our challenge this week is to use one of these words in a sentence as best we can without biting our tongues….LOL….for the brave among us, tell me what happens after you try.

 

as always, Happy Reading

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