Word Of The Week (WOW #37)

Hi guys,

WOW-2Word 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.

Here’s this week’s WOW:

Word:

Idiosyncrasy

Part Of Speech:

Noun

Derivatives:

None

Pronunciation:

  • /ˌɪdɪə(ʊ)ˈsɪŋkrəsi/
  • id-i-o-syn-cra-sy
  • Audio

Meaning:

  • A mode of behaviour or way of thought peculiar to an individual.
  • A distinctive or peculiar feature or characteristic of a place or thing.
  • An abnormal physical reaction by an individual to a food or drug.

Synonyms:

Peculiarity, mannerism, fancy, fad, vagary.

Antonyms:

None

Word Origin:

Early 17th century (originally in the sense ‘physical constitution peculiar to an individual’): from Greek idiosunkrasia, from idios ‘own, private’ + sun ‘with’ + krasis ‘mixture’.

Usage Note:

None

Use In Sentences:

  • One of his little idiosyncrasies was always preferring to be in the car first.chauffeurs-hire-966695_640
  • The idiosyncrasies of the prison system.wires-628105_640
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8 Comments on “Word Of The Week (WOW #37)

  1. A great word, Heena, and one that can be applied to things other than characters – as you have shown in your sentence examples. Hope all is going well with both of your books now. 🙂

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    • Hi Millie, how have you been? It’s been quite long since we last exchanged greetings…
      And thanks, you won’t believe, after doing this particular WOW, I’ve come across “idiosyncrasy” like more than a 100 times. May it’s just that now that I know what it means I’m actually noticing that how much it is used. Guess WOW really is helping me with my vocabulary 🙂

      And the books are going fine. Almost done with the FD of the second one and (sorry for telling you so late) good news is that out of 7 agents I contacted, I’ve received a positive reply from 5. 3 have requested the MS while the other two have already sent me their contact’s sample 😀
      I’m totally stoked and would like to thank you for the time that you’ve put in for reading my book 🙂
      Actually, I wanted to wait before reaching out to an editor and now it seems like the pub. will take care of it. (God, am I impatient or what!? Lol!)
      Out of the 3 agents that asked for my MS 2 are the best in India, so I’m awaiting their response before taking the final decision. (And I’m hoping to get a deal for my second book as well.) Fingers crossed!

      I hope all is well at your end as well 🙂 Sorry for not being able to visit your blog, last month was a chaos! Diwali and guests tend to do this to you, don’t they! Hehe!
      Have a great day!

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      • That is all wonderful news, Heena, and Im so happy for you. To have three agents ask for your MS shows how good they think it is! And yes, it takes the problem of getting it edited out of your hands. Well done!
        I wish you every success with your second book , too. Once the first book is published, I would think it would be much easier to do the same with the second one.
        I hope you had a wonderful Diwali. Cities in the U.K., like Leicester, celebrate it in a huge way. It’s great to celebrate with family and friends.
        Thank you so much for bringing me up to date about your book. And don’t worry at all about not visiting my blog. I completely understand! 🙂

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        • Thanks a lot, Millie 🙂
          Really!? That’s great. I had no idea that Diwali was celebrated all over the world (a lot of my friends from other countries also told me that they celebrate it.) This world is really a peaceful and loving place!
          I’m just waiting for Christmas now. I ‘ve studied in a Convent school (with its origins in France) for almost 12 years and we always used to celebrate Christmas on 23rd as after that the holidays began and as a beautiful coincidence, my b’day falls on 23rd so all the sisters used to call me a Christmas baby and so, I used to get extra pastries and cookies from each one of them…lol. I always used to be one of the angels with a big white frock and beautiful white wings… Those were the days!
          I hope you and your family a very happy holiday season!
          Have a great day!

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          • How lovely to be a Christmas baby! It must be a really special time for you. It will be a great time for you to celebrate your success with your book!
            Many areas in the UK have large Hindu populations and cities like Leicester are so wonderfully decorated up at that time. The lights look lovely when you drive through the city, especially at night. If you still have your beautiful white angel frock and wings, a photo on your blog would be good. 🙂 I don’t imagine it would still fit you now, though. 🙂

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