Hey guys! Here are five more words to add to your vocabulary, courtesy of Merriam Webster.
xanadu; noun: an idyllic, exotic, or luxurious place
Example Sentence: To Arthur, the beach house was a Xanadu, the perfect spot for the romantic tropical vacation he had dreamed of for years.
foreshorten; verb: to shorten by proportionately contracting in the direction of depth so that an illusion of projection or extension in space is obtained
Example Sentence: “The past is a giant foreshortened with his feet towards us; and sometimes the feet are of clay.”
nebula; noun: any of numerous clouds of gas or dust in interstellar space
Example Sentence: The explosion of a supernova leaves behind a nebula from which, upon cooling, new stars and planets may develop.
vicinity; noun: the quality or state of being near : proximity
Example Sentence: There are several wonderful little stores in the vicinity of our new house.
ruly; adjective: obedient, orderly
Example Sentence: As far as groups of young children go, this one was unusually ruly: the youngsters were all fully engaged in building with a large set of colored blocks.
Thanks for reading! More words coming next week!