Jun 6, 2008

Me Talk Pretty


A few years back I was in the habit of checking out Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day. I enjoy adding to my vocabulary, plus it helps me with my papers at school. Here are the selections for the month of May. How many do you know? I knew the definition of 13 words. My favorite new word is "chockablock," because it's definition and usage is something a fierce queen would use. Click here to get the definitions.

salad days
anneal
modicum
kindred
posthaste
veritable
beau geste
scavenger
chockablock
livid
treacle
iconoclast
attitudinize
foursquare
titivate
puckish
incandescent
hierophant
propensity
ramschackle
opine
subreption
arriviste
penury
buttress
decorous
etiolate
heliolatry
durable
garrulous
impeccable

2 comments:

Todd HellsKitchen said...

I subscribe by email to a couple of these Word A Day kinds of things, including one called Word A Day.... I love em. But frankly, a lot of the words go in one ear and out the other unless they are extremely relevant. I can sink my teeth into chockablock.... And I've used it a lot in speech, but I don't recall ever in print until now....

Junior said...

See, I suddenly feel so not smart. I get all my vocabulary from reading... magazines, although I did know several words on the list (not 13 but close).

And Allan, I must add that "ramshackle" is one of my favorite words ever! I love how it sounds like what it means. None of this makes sense but please let a boy gush.