Word Of The Week (WOW #5)

Word Of the Week (WOW) is a weekly meme created by Heena Rathore P. It’s a fun way to improve your vocabulary by learning new words every week.


If you want to participate then simply do a post with your WORD and leave the link to your post as a comment on my WOW post (like this one.)

Here’s this week’s WOW:

precipiceWord: Precipice

Part Of Speech: noun

Pronunciation: prec·i·pice


A very steep rock face or cliff, especially a tall one.


A point where danger, trouble, or difficulty begins

Synonyms:  escarpment, cliff, sheer drop, crag, rock face, bluff.

Antonyms: upsurge, slope, incline, rise, altitude.

Word Origin: Latin

It’s use in a sentence: “We swerved toward the edge of the precipice”

I hope you guys like this word and hope it’s useful to you in some or the other way!

If you want to check out more words like this, then visit my page: Word Treasure.

Have a great day!

Published by Heena R. Pardeshi

Heena is the author of the award-winning novel Deceived. She works as the novel critic and the chief editor at a local publishing house in Pune, India. She is an animal lover as well as an animal activist. She loves books, music and wine. Travelling and learning about new cultures is an integral part of her life. She is presently learning Piano and French language. She lives in Pune, India with her beloved husband and 6 cats.

21 thoughts on “Word Of The Week (WOW #5)

  1. I love the word precipice, Heena. As a geographer, I’ve used it a lot, and I’ve made use of it a few times in my writing. It’s so much more interesting than simply saying ‘a steep slope, or even ‘a sheer drop.’

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    1. You kidding! It’s awesome, as you’re the only person who has actually participated in this meme… heheh! Still I have high hopes for this one! It’ll take some time but I guess, it’ll grow 🙂
      Thanks a ton for participating. I’so happy that you participated 😀
      Thanks again ❤

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