English is not my native language but I am curious enough to learn a new word all the time. When I read a book and come upon a new word, I have a habit of checking it in my Webster’s Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary. I have been doing this since I was in high school. It’s a great way to enlarge your vocabulary.
Do you know that studies have shown that your income and wealth are directly related to the size and depth of your vocabulary? I’m still working on this and working hard at it I must say.
Here are this month’s words, so you can impress your friends and colleagues, and maybe even fatten your wallet!
1. abatis – (noun) – a defensive obstacle formed by felled trees with sharpened branches facing the enemy
2. cockade – (noun) – an ornament (as a rosette) worn on the hat as a badge
3. comestible – (noun) – food usually used in plural.
4. corduroyed – (verb) – to build a road of logs laid side by side transversely
5. espiègle – (adjective) – frolicsome, roguish
6. feint – (noun) – a mock blow or attack on or toward one part in order to distract attention from the point one really intends to attack
7. integument – (noun) – something that covers or encloses
8. meerschaum – (noun) – a tobacco pipe of a fine light clayey mineral that is a hydrous magnesium silicate found chiefly in Asia Minor.
9. orgulous – (adjective) – meaning proud, haughty
10. suppurate – (verb) – to form or discharge pus
Have you encountered a new word this month? Share it on the comments section.
Until Next time. Keep on reading.