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Because, Words, That’s Why

20,000 WordsMy sister gave me a book with this title. And I thought my vocabulary was already quite good, until I opened to the first page and found that I had never heard of the word, “abaft.” It is the second entry on the first page, right after abacus, which I...

When the Stars Align

Orion (The Hunter) Constellation When the Stars AlignSpoiler alert, the stars have been aligned for some time. And yet, we know, if we trust observation and science, that they are constantly moving toward new alignment. There is always a bit of research to support...

WOTD – placability

That is the noun, and the adjective is placable. If you are feeling angry, uptight, out of sorts, perhaps today’s word just doesn’t apply to you and your situation. It is my wish for you to somehow find equanimity, as I wish you peace. placability In the past, I’ve...

WOTD – highfalutin

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/highfalutinI’ve heard this word and may have even said it once or twice, but I’ve never written it and today it came up in my Toastmasters meeting. I’m writing this late – very late – to meet my word-a-day requirement...

On Money and the WOTD is Pecuniary

Photo by Blogging Guide on Unsplash Nov 6, 2021WOTD On Moneypecuniary : of or relating to moneyPecuniary first appeared in English in the early 16th century and comes from the Latin word pecunia, which means “money.” Both this root and Latin peculium,...