What’ve you been up to today?
The Cummins kids are in possession of a new learning assignment: to write a list of ten words and their meanings each week. The words can come from things we’ve heard, books we’re reading, and occasionally a dictionary or thesaurus. (I say occasionally because the main point is learning words in the real world.) After the list is amassed, we are expected to use four of the words in our conversations the next day! It makes for quite an intriguing game.
Since those of you who read my blog seem to find amusement in uncovering new and exciting words, I thought I’d share my list from last week.
Would you like to take a gander?
1. Exacerbate – to make a bad situation or problem worse
2. Multitudinous – consisting of innumerable aspects or elements (This is my favorite word right now!)
3. Glabrous – smooth; having a surface without hair
4. Rivulet – a small stream of water or liquid
5. Stolid – showing little or no emotion; not easily excited or upset
6. Vile – evil or immoral; very unpleasant
7. Extraneous – not important
8. Contumacious – stubbornly disobedient; rebellious (This is a smug-sounding word, isn’t it?)
9. Holus-bolus – all at once (This really is a word! I found it under my Merriam-Webster Dictionary app’s Word of the Day.)
10. Loquacious – given to fluent or excessive talk
What is your favorite word this week?
Challenge: Use one of the words from this list today!