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.

WOW

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

Meaning: 

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

or

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!

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21 Comments 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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