Wonderful Words

Word not used very often 01:08

I read daily with my kiddos and by myself. Maybe one day I can say the same about writing…We find many words not very common or familiar to us. Usually, I just grab the dictionary or add it to my personal register of words. (I am however trying to get rid of my paper notes) The WP app is always with me and it will take only a few seconds to type it up when I find it. Starting a while ago, I thought I’d build my record of words week by week here. Some more of our words that made me reach for the dictionary. Enjoy

remonstrance

– A forcefully reproachful protest (e.g. angry remonstrances in the Commons’ OR ‘he shut his ears to any remonstrance’)

egress

– The action of going out of or leaving a place (e.g. ‘direct means of access and egress for passengers’)

A way out (e.g. ‘a narrow egress’)

accosted

– to confront boldly (e.g.The beggar accosted me for money)

– to approach, especially with a greeting, question, or remark

– (of prostitutes, procurers, etc.) to solicit for sexual purposes

stratagem

– a plan, scheme, or trick for surprising or deceiving an enemy

– any artifice, ruse, or trick devised or used to attain a goal or to gain an advantage over an adversary or competitor (e,g, business stratagems)

yore

– Of long ago or former times (used in nostalgic or mock-nostalgic recollection) (e.g. a great empire in days of yore’)

coverts

– Not openly acknowledged or displayed (e.g. ‘covert operations against the dictatorship’)

eddy

– A circular movement of water causing a small whirlpool (e.g. the current was forming foam-lipped eddies along the bank’ OR ‘eddies of controversy swirled around his theories’)

tolled

– A tolled road, bridge, etc. is one that you pay to use (e.g. ‘there are plans to build a tolled motorway’) OR

– when a bell tolls or when someone tolls it, it rings slowly and repeatedly, often as a sign that someone has died (e.g. ‘church bells tolled and black flags fluttered’)

sanguine

– of someone or someone’s character, positive and hoping for good things (e.g. ‘they are less sanguine about the respects for peace’)

expostulate

– to express strong disagreement or complaint (e.g. ‘Walter expostulated with the waiter about the size of the bill’)

And that is it on my list of weird and wonderful words.

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Until next time!

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