Word Of The Week #47

Word Of The Week #47
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:

callow

Part Of Speech:

adjective

Derivatives:

callowness – noun

Pronunciation:

cal-low ; /ˈkaləʊ/

Meaning:

: lacking adult sophistication

: (of a young person) inexperienced or immature

used to describe a young person who does not have much experience and does not know how to behave the way adults behave

Synonyms:

adoloscent, green, immature, inexperienced, juvenile, unfledged, unformed, unripe, unseasoned

Antonyms:

mature, sphisticated, experienced

Phrases/Informal Synonyms:

wet behind the ears

Word Origin:

Old English calu ‘bald’, of West Germanic origin, probably from Latin calvus ‘bald’. This was extended to mean ‘unfledged’, which led to the present sense ‘immature’.

Usage Note:

Use In Sentences:

– They told a story about a callow youth who learns the value of hard work and self-reliance.

– The latest batch is full of callow undergraduates.


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Word Of The Week #46

Word Of The Week #46
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:

blandish

Part Of Speech:

verb

Derivatives:

blandisher – noun

Pronunciation:

blan-dish ; /ˈblandɪʃ/

Meaning:

: to coax with flattery or cajole

: to act or speak in a flattering or coaxing manner

: coax with kind words or flattery

Synonyms:

coax, blarney, palaver, wheedle, overpraise

Antonyms:

disparage, critisize, bug, harass, nag, pester, tease, browbeat, bully

Phrases/Informal Synonyms:

soft-soap, sweet-talk

Word Origin:

Middle English: from Old French blandiss-, lengthened stem of blandir, from Latin blandiri, from blandus‘soft, smooth’.

Usage Note:

Use In Sentences:

– They blandished her into doing their work for them by complimenting her shamelessly.

– Despite being nervous, Josh was able to offer just the right blandishment to Norah.


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Word Of The Week #45

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.

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Word Of The Week (WOW #44)

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:

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Word:

Raconteur

Part Of Speech:

Noun

Derivatives:

Pronunciation:

  • /ˌrakɒnˈtəː/
  • ra-con-teur
  • Audio

Meaning:

  • A person who tells anecdotes in a skilful and amusing way.

Synonyms:

Storyteller, narrator, relater, recounter.

Antonyms:

Phrases/Informal Synonyms:

Teller of tales, spinner of yarns.

Word Origin:

Early 19th century: French, from raconter ‘relate, recount’.

Usage Note:

Use In Sentences:

  • A colourful raconteur.

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Word Of The Week (WOW #43)

Word Of The Week (WOW #43)
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-2Word:

Quadruped

Part Of Speech:

Noun

Derivatives:

  • Quadrupedal: adjective
  • Quadrupedalism: noun
  • Quadrupeds: plural noun

Pronunciation:

  • /ˈkwɒdrʊpɛd/
  • quad-ru-ped
  • Audio

Meaning:

  • An animal which has four feet, especially an ungulate mammal (a hoofed mammal.)

Synonyms:

Antonyms:

Phrases/Informal Synonyms:

Word Origin:

Mid 17th century: from French quadrupède or Latin quadrupesquadruped-, from quadru-‘four’ + pesped- ‘foot’.

Usage Note:

Use In Sentences:

  • Smell is very important to quadrupeds.
  • Horses and cows are quadrupeds.

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  • There are certain muscles that quadrupeds have and humans don’t.

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Word Of The Week (WOW #42)

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

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Word Of The Week (WOW #41)

Word Of The Week (WOW #41)

Hi guys,2

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.

Here’s this week’s WOW:WOW-2Word:

Misogyny

Part Of Speech:

Noun

Derivatives:

  • Adjective: misogynous

Pronunciation:

  • /mɪˈsɒdʒ(ə)ni/
  • mi-sog-y-ny
  • Audio

Meaning:

  • A hatred of women.
  • Dislike of, contempt for, or ingrained prejudice against women. 

    'Call me old-fashioned and sexist, but our new boss is a woman. I'm not sure I can work for a woman.' 'Oh sweetie, you've been doing it for years. Here, go wash the windows.'

Synonyms:

Antonyms:

Phrases/Informal Synonyms:

Word Origin:

Mid 17th century: from Greek misos ‘hatred’ + gunē ‘woman’.

Usage Note:

Use In Sentences:

  • She felt she was struggling against thinly disguised misogyny.
  • She brought her lips to his ear and rasped softly, “I’ll be dipped in shit before I let a misogynist pig like you lay a hand on me.”

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Word Of The Week (WOW #40)

Word Of The Week (WOW #40)

Hi guys,2

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.

 

Here’s this week’s WOW:

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Word:

Lathe

Part Of Speech:

Noun

Verb [with obj.]

Derivatives:

  • Plural noun: lathes
  • Verb: lathe
  • 3rd person present: lathes
  • Past tense: lathed
  • Past participle: lathed
  • Gerund or present participle: lathing

Pronunciation:

Meaning:

Meaning 1 for noun:

  • A machine for shaping wood, metal, or other material by means of a rotating drive which turns the piece being worked on against changeable cutting tools.Screen Shot 2016-01-03 at 12.36.22 am

Meaning 2 for verb:

  • Shape with a lathe.

Synonyms:

Antonyms:

Phrases/Informal Synonyms:

Word Origin:

Middle English: probably from Old Danish lad ‘structure, frame’, perhaps from Old Norse hlath ‘pile, heap’, related to hlatha

Usage Note:

Do not confuse it with lade.

Use In Sentences:

  • I have lathed metal in a machine shop.
  • As I entered the his workshop, I heard the soft hum of the lathe.

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WOW 2015 Round-Up

WOW 2015 Round-Up

Hello everyone. I hope all of you had a great Christmas with your loved ones. Also, belated Merry Christmas to you all.

As this is the last Sunday of 2015, I’d like to take this opportunity to do a quick round-up of all the WOWs I did this year. There were quite a few weeks that I missed in the later half of the year as I got busy writing my book, but nonetheless I still tried to do as many as I could.

This weekly prompt has been a great source of knowledge for myself as well a few of my regular readers. I’ve learned so many new and unique words and I’m going to continue this as long as I can.

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Here’s a brief description of what WOW is:

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.

So here’s a list of all the WOWs of this year:

If you want to participate then simply do a post with a word of your choice (or to make it easy, do them alphabetically,) linking it back to this blog and after doing the post leave the link to your post as a comment on one of my WOW posts. You can pick any word (easy or difficult) and do a post with the name Word Of The Week (you can see the format in any of my WOW posts.)
Though it’s a weekly prompt there’s absolutely no compulsion to do it every week. You can do it as and when you get time. After all the purpose is not to do a post, but to learn new words.

I’ll end this post here as I have almost a dozen posts to get back to (for 2016!)

I hope you guys are having a great day!

Ciao ❤

 

 

Word Of The Week (WOW #38)

Word Of The Week (WOW #38)

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:

Jargon

Part Of Speech:

Noun

Derivatives:

Jargonistic: adjective

Pronunciation:

  • /ˈdʒɑːɡ(ə)n/
  • jar-gon
  • Audio

Meaning:

Meaning-1:

  • Special words or expressions used by a profession or group that are difficult for others to understand.
  • (Archaic) A form of language regarded as barbarous, debased, or hybrid.Jargon-cartoon

Meaning-2:

  • A translucent, colourless, or smoky gem variety of zircon.rough-zircons

Synonyms:

specialized language, technical language, slang, cant, idiom, argot, patter, patois, vernacular; computerese, legalese, bureaucratese, journalese, psychobabble.

Antonyms:

None

Related Phrases/Informal Synonyms:

Double Dutch, mumbo jumbo, geekspeak, gobbledegook.

Word Origin:

  1. Late Middle English (originally in the sense ‘twittering, chattering’, later ‘gibberish’): from Old French jargoun, of unknown origin. The main sense dates from the mid 17th century.
  2. Mid 18th century: from French, from Italian giargone ; probably ultimately related to zircon.

Usage Note:

None

Use In Sentences:

  • The instructions are written in electrician’s jargon.
  • This legal jargon is going to be the death of me.

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