Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Wondrous Words Wednesday 10/13/15
I've been absent here for a bit. Just busy I guess and not finding any wondrous words in my reading. This remains true today. So I turned to my Word of the Day emails from Merriam-Webster. I found several words that were very familiar to me.
delve - verb to dig or labor with or as if with a spade.
"I finally found time to delve into the instructions to program our new blu ray player."
proclivity - noun an inclination or predisposition toward something; especially :a strong inherent inclination towards something objectionable.
Martin's proclivity to lose his temper made him difficult to work with.
And I found a couple that were completely new to me.
manque - adj short of or frustrated in the fulfillment of ones' aspirations or talents
Natalie is an actress manque who moved to New York ten years ago and is still looking for her first big break.
haplology - noun contraction of a word by omission of one or more similar sounds or syllables.
" Haplology is responsible for a number of forms found in rapid speech in English: not just "probly", but also "libry" ( library) or "nesry" ( necessary).
I did not know there was a name for that!
Did you find any Wondrous Words this week.?