Word Of The Week #26

Hi guys! Word Of the Week (WOW) is a weekly meme created by Heena Rathore P. (me.) It’s a fun way to improve one’s 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 one of my WOW post.

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Here’s the WOW for this week :

WOW-7Word:

Xanadu

Part Of Speech:

Noun 

Derivatives:

Pronunciation:

|ˈwɒd(ə)l| ; Xan-a-du

Meaning:

An idyllic, exotic, or luxurious place.

Synonyms:

None.

Antonyms:

None.

Word Origin:

Alteration of Shang-tu, the name of an ancient city in what is now the Inner Mongolia region of China, as portrayed in Coleridge’s poem Kubla Khan (1816).

Use In Sentence:

  • Xanadu was a lonely fortress, and Susan was quite right to escape from it.SecretFortress7640-filtered
  • Three architects and a planner combine to create a Xanadu.waterfall-city

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:

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21 Comments on “Word Of The Week #26

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    • Thanks a lot dear, for participating and for the link. I’m also glad that you participated! Welcome to our word-club 🙂
      And I completely agree with you, Xanadu really does conjures up a mystical feel.

      If you have any questions regarding WOW posts then please feel free to contact me. 🙂

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  2. I had no idea that Xanadu was an actual word. I remember there was a movie from wayyyyyy back called Xanadu, but I didn’t know that it was a real English word. Hmmmm, I guess we do learn something new every day eh.
    🙂

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    • I agree, there’s so much to learn from others each and every day! I’m so glad that you learned about a new word (that being the sole purpose of this prompt!)
      I hope things are going well at your end. I’m sorry for not being able to visit your amazing blog as much as I would have liked to, I’m caught up so much in work that I barely get time to even write posts for my own blogs… but I’m getting back on track (slowly!) 🙂
      Have a great day dear!

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      • Oh, hahaha. Don’t be sorry. Believe me. I know that life happens and gets super busy. Great to hear that you’re slowly getting back on track though.
        You have and excellent day too, my friend.
        🙂

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