Word Of The Week (WOW #42)

Hi guys,

Word Of the Week (WOW) is a weekly prompt created by Heena Rathore P. (me.)2

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:WOW

Word:

Nimble

Part Of Speech:

Adjective

Derivatives:

  • Comparative adjective: nimbler
  • Superlative adjective: nimblest

Pronunciation:

  • /ˈnɪmb(ə)l/
  • nim-ble
  • Audio

Meaning:

  • Quick and light in movement or action; agile.
  • Able to think and understand quickly.

Synonyms:

  • Agile, lithe, sprightly, light, spry, quick.
  • Observant, astute, perceptive, intelligent, clever, smart.

Antonyms:

  • Stiff, clumsy, lumbering.
  • Dull.

Phrases/Informal Synonyms:

  • Light-footed, nimble-footed, light on one’s feet, fleet-footed, quick-moving, nippy, zippy, twinkle-toed.
  • Quick-thinking, quick-witted, nimble-witted, wide awake, quick off the mark, on the ball, quick on the uptake, whip-smart.

Word Origin:

Old English nǣmel ‘quick to seize or comprehend’, related to niman ‘take’, of Germanic origin. The -b- was added for ease of pronunciation.

Usage Note:

Use In Sentences:

  • Her mind was so nimble and she was so quick to learn.
  • With a deft motion of her nimble fingers.
  • Jack be nimble,
    Jack be quick,
    Jack jump over the candlestick.image

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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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.

7 thoughts on “Word Of The Week (WOW #42)

    1. Ohhh!!! So that’s what it is… While writing this post, I searched Google for a few images to add for the sentences, and again and again only Jack’s images showed up. I thought of looking it up but had no idea what to look up for.
      Thanks for your input Dagny! I’ll add them a Jack’s image to this post now that I know what it means, along with the rhyme.
      Thanks a bunch! 🙂

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