Word Of The Week #45

I am continuing the Word Of the Week (WOW) series where I left off in Feb 2016.
Word Of The Week (WOW) is a weekly prompt created by me, Heena Rathore P, in my quest to improve my word knowledge by learning a new word every week (or so.) Being bilingual and an English language writer, English serves as my main language. I also read in the English language which makes learning new, difficult and rare words in the English language not only one of my major interest but also an inevitable necessity.  
If you like learning new words and want to participate then simply do a post with a unique or rare word and leave the link to your post as a comment on one of my WOW posts.

Here’s this week’s WOW:

Word:

abject

Part Of Speech:

adjective

Derivatives:

abjectly – adverb

abjectness – noun

Pronunciation:

ab-ject ; /ˈabdʒɛkt/

Meaning:

: extremely bad or severe

: very humble : feeling or showing shame

: extremely unpleasant and degrading

: expressing or offered in a humble and often ingratiating spirit

Synonyms:

woeful, humble, menial, miserable, appaling, atrocious, pathetic, pitiful, growling, servile

Antonyms:

proud

Phrases/Informal Synonyms:

Word Origin:

Late Middle English (in the sense ‘rejected’): from Latin abjectus, past participle of abicere ‘reject’, from ab- ‘away’ + jacere ‘to throw’.

Usage Note:

Use In Sentences:

– They are living in abject poverty.

– He offered an abject apology.
– She thought he was an abject coward.

Hope you guys found this week’s WOW’s valuable 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 favourite page:

Word Treasure

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3 thoughts on “Word Of The Week #45

  1. I like this! Even for a single-lingual it’s important. My husband and I do words of the day as a joke with each other in daily conversations. Odd words not commonly used but heard on History/Sci-Fi Channel. They always sound profound when heard by someone who should know what they’re talking about. Until recently we decided to actually look the word up and discovered they’d been using it incorrectly. 😬

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