As I catch up on my 2017 reading challenge, I am still aware of how many new words I come across in all the books that I read. I’m not a speed reader. I read every word and when new word appears that I don’t know, Mr. Webster comes in handy all the time. Since English is not my native language, I want to learn as many new words as I can.
I try to enlarge my vocabulary so I don’t get into the trap of using “You know” like most people do. I am always tempted to tell them I really don’t know. I can’t stand people who keeps on saying “You know” or worst yet, using the F word. It just shows how limited their vocabulary is.
Here are this month’s words, so you can impress your friends and colleagues, and maybe even fatten your wallet!
1. Pell mell – adverb – in mingled confusion or disorder
2. Daguerreotype – noun – an early photograph produced on a silver or silver-covered copper plate
3. Doppelgänger – noun – a ghostly counterpart of a living person
4. Palaver – verb – to talk profusely or idle; noun – idle talk
5. Flibbertigibbet – noun – a silly flighty person
6. Effete – adjective – effeminate
7. Protuberant – adjective – thrusting out from a surrounding or adjacent surface often as a rounded mass
8. Extrapolate – verb – to project, extend or expand (known data or experiment) into an area not known or experienced so as to arrive at a conjectural knowledge of the unknown area.
9. Divertissement – noun – diversion
10. Cartellino – noun – Italian for small piece of parchment or paper painted illusionistically, often as though attached to a wall or parapet in a painting, commonly with the artist’s name or that of a sitter; price tag or price label.
Have you encountered a new word this month that you don’t know? Share it on the comments section.
Until Next time. Keep on reading.