August 13, 2014

Wondrous Words Wednesday - The Pics are Back!

I have a thought: I really should make some flash cards of these words if I want to have 
any hope of remembering them after I post them each week.
At any rate, here are the words I learned while reading this week.

Words from The Seventh Cup by Nitish Jain

1. DATIVE - of, relating to, or being the grammatical case that marks typically the indirect object of a verb, the object of some prepositions, or a possessor. 

Words from How to Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran

2. INCHOATE - rudimentary; not fully formed yet. 

Or, you know, a teenager.

3. COTERIE - a small group of people with shared interests or tastes, especially one that is exclusive of other people 

Totally exclusive club, that MENSA.  

4. TRIUMVIRATE - a group of 3 powerful or notable people or things existing in relation to each other.  

The Triumvirate that is Captain Kirk, Spock, and McCoy

5. GARRULOUS - excessively talkative, especially on trivial matters.  

6. ADVOCAAT - a Dutch liqueur made with eggs, sugar, and brandy.

Drink Up!

7. POXY - British slang for poor quality; worthless 

8. BLAG - British slang for scam, basically

Words from Beyond Good and Evil by Friedrich Nietzsche

9. ABSTRUSEST - difficult to comprehend; esoteric

10. MISE EN SCENE - the arrangement of actors and scenery for a theatrical production 

11. ATAVISM - relating to or characterized by reversion to something ancient or ancestral 

12. HEURISTIC - enabling a person to discover or learn something for themselves

Any of these words new to you also?

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