Words of the Week- October 18th

word of the week

Hi guys! Here are 5 new words courtesy of Merriam Webster.

jurisprudence; noun: the science or philosophy of law

Example Sentence: A basic premise of American jurisprudence is that a person is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

tremulous; adjective: characterized by or affected with trembling or tremors

Example Sentence: The piece begins with the tremulous tones of a violin coming from what sounds like a great distance.

miasma; noun: a vaporous exhalation formerly believed to cause disease; also : a heavy vaporous emanation or atmosphere

Example Sentence: “A local photographer graciously let me borrow a good lens-cleaning cloth, which I used repeatedly in the swirling miasma of mist and rain.”

affluent; adjective: flowing in abundance

Example Sentence: The town relies on its affluent part-time residents—those who arrive when the local mountains glisten with snow.

proclivity; noun: an inclination or predisposition toward something; especially : a strong inherent inclination toward something objectionable

Example Sentence: Martin’s proclivity to lose his temper made him difficult to work with.

Come back next week for another set of words! Thanks for reading!

Gabe

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