Word Of The Week (WOW #29)

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 :

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Word:

Ambidextrous

Part Of Speech:

Adjective

Derivatives:

ambidexterity |-ˈstɛrɪtinoun

ambidextrously adverb

ambidextrousness noun

Pronunciation:

/ˌambɪˈdɛkstrəs/

Meaning:

  • Able to use the right and left hands equally well.
  • (of an implement) designed to be used by left-handed and right-handed people with equal ease.

Synonyms:

Antonyms:

Word Origin:

Mid 17th century: from late Latin ambidexter (from Latin ambi- ‘on both sides’ + dexter‘right-handed’) + -ous.

Use In Sentences:

  • Few of us are naturally ambidextrous.da-vinci-feature
  • My brother is ambidextrous while I am right-handed.x1920_An-ambidextrous-girl-draw-001
  • We got an ambidextrous tile gauge.

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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30 thoughts on “Word Of The Week (WOW #29)

  1. I used to think my son was ambidextrous. He would do some things with his right hand and some with his left. Then we found out he has asperger’s syndrome, and his coordination isn’t the greatest. Could be why he would try with both hands.
    As for me, I’m a righty.
    🙂

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      1. Oh yes, there are many that are. Usually people with Asperger’s have difficulty in certain areas, but really excel in others. My son has difficulty with math. He’s an amazing kid and I’m thankful for his cute personality and all that Asperger’s makes him to be.
        🙂

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  2. An interesting word. My husband is just about ambidextrous. He writes with his right, but does so many things with his left. I’m up to ‘b’ this week with my WOW, and will post it on Sunday, probably. I finished the alphabet and started again last week. 🙂

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      1. I managed to finish all the alphabet, and have already done A. I didn’t link the last couple to your last post, Heena, because I’d already linked a couple, and I didn’t think you’d have time for your blog right now! I wish you every bit of luck with your book! 🙂

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        1. No worries, I appreciate that you told me 🙂
          And thanks a lot Millie… I’m so close to the end that the thought of being free from next month is literally starting to freak me out… lol! Writing is so addictive! Guess I’ll have to start working on the next book right after getting done with this one… 🙂

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