Words of the Week- January 18th

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Hi guys! I haven’t done a Words of the Week post in a while, however if you want to find a full list of words, visit Merriam Webster, which is where I get my words from. Here are five new words for you to add to your vocabulary:

expatiate; verb: to move about freely or at will; wander

Example Sentence: By the time the Song Festival rep finished remarks, the orchestra staff promoted the raffle, and the conductor expatiated, it was 25 minutes into the afternoon before the oboe sounded the tuning A.

eloquent; adjective: marked by forceful and fluent expression

Example Sentence: Because Max is such an eloquent speaker, he was asked to give the toast at his grandfather’s 75th birthday party.

qualm; noun: a sudden feeling of doubt, fear, or uneasiness especially in not following one’s conscience or better judgment

Example Sentence: Some people have no qualms about correcting other people’s grammar.

limn, verb: to draw or paint on a surface

Example Sentence: In his Leatherstocking tales, James Fenimore Cooper limns the frontier adventures of wilderness scout Natty Bumppo.

brogue; noun: a heavy shoe often with a hobnailed sole

Example Sentence: Canvas isn’t the chosen medium of many shoemakers, so it was a bit exciting and a bit confusing when Toms Shoes, purveyors of the ever-casual espadrilles, announced its intention to make brogues.

You can also find a full list of words featured here on the ‘Word Wise’ tab.

Thanks for reading!


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