Archives For Definitions


I so got a kick out of this list posted by FACEBOOK via WCVB.com. You have to click to see it and believe it. Some of these statements I’ve never heard used. Some I would never use, and others I’m guilty of using. Felina Silver Robinson.


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Every Monday, I will share (7) words with all of you that I have come across in my readings over the past week. I hope you enjoy this weekly submission. All and any feedback is welcome!

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Magna Carta:  As you may be able to tell Magna Carta is a Latin word and is said to be the Great Charter which is also known as the Magna Carta Libertatum or the Great Charter of the Liberties of England.  I believe it was one of the first documents that was given to the King of England by his people.

Indomitable:  Someone or something that is impossible to subdue or to defeat.  Indomitable is an adjective.

Accoutrement:  Is a collection of clothes or items that will be used in addition to the original items chosen to wear to an event or to be used for a particular project. Accoutrement is a noun.

Obsequios  A person who is obsessively obedient and attentive. Obsequios is an adjective.

Abhor is when you regard someone or something with disgust or hatred. Abhor is a verb.

Exegetically  This word means to draw something out. Exegetically is a biblical word. I can be used as an adjective and would appear as exegetic or exegetical.

Deuteronomy  I believe it is the second law of hebrew and the 5th book of the Hebrew Bible. You might want to check your dictionary for further details.

 


Here is a list of words that you may not normally use in conversation. But you may benefit from knowing what they mean. I came across these words during my readings today:

1) fervor – an intense and passionate feeling.

2) indigenous – something that was produced, growing, living, or occurring naturally in a particular region or environment.

3) prophetic – correctly detailing an event in the future; can also be referring to a prophet or a prophecy.

4) edifice – a building that is large and impressive, possibly a large abstract structure

I would love to hear from my readers.  What are some of the words you have come across that you think people might benefit from learning?


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Last year Oxford University Press split its word of the year honors between the US and the UK, but for 2013 there’s one word to rule them all — and it is “selfie.” The term beat out contenders like twerk, bitcoin, and binge-watch, due largely to its remarkable uptick in usage. According to research conducted by Oxford Dictionaries editors, the use of selfie has increased an incredible 17,000 percent since the same time last year.

While the term has certainly come into the mainstream over the past 12 months, its origins actually go much further back. The Oxford University Press discovered the term used in an Australian forum posting in 2002, where it was used to describe a photo the poster took of themselves after a drunken fall; the hashtag #selfie surfaced on Flickr two years later. Despite earning the year’s top honors, however, selfie is oddly not included in the Oxford English Dictionary itself. It is part of the online Oxford Dictionaries website, however, and is being considered for future inclusion in the OED as well.

This isn’t the first time that technology’s heavy influence on popular culture has resulted in a word of the year selection. In 2005 the US word of the year was “podcast,” while last last year’s US honors went to none other than the venerable GIF.