Did you find an interesting wondrous word in your reading this week? I did not, so will share a few from the Word of the Day emails from Merriam Webster people.
gadfly - noun
1 : any of various flies that bite or annoy livestock
2 : a person who stimulates or annoys especially by persistent criticism
Ms. Johnson has long been a gadfly at town meetings, and I've grown weary of her attempts to hector the town council into doing as she sees fit.
lucullan - adjective
: lavish, luxurious
"For most, gaining a few easily shed pounds is a small price to pay for a week or two of Lucullan bliss." — Kevin Doyle, The Condé Nast Traveler, November 1994
I can't see me using either of these words in my daily life, but it is fun to know them. Come play along with us. Share a word or words you discovered this week. Just link up at Kathy's blog, BermudaOnion's Weblog.