Word Wise- August 6 to August 13, 2016

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Today, I am leaving for a week-long vacation. I will return posting on August 14th. While I will not be releasing any regular scheduled posts this week, I still wish to continue the Word Wise series. Below are 8 words along with example sentences to cover from August 6-13. See you when I come back!

August 6th


GLOWER

Verb; to look or stare with sullen annoyance or anger

My example sentence: I could feel my teacher glower over me as I realized I had forgotten to do my homework the night before.


August 7th


KERFUFFLE

Noun; a disturbance or fuss

My example sentence: My sister caused a kerfuffle after her dress got caught while going down the escalator; luckily, my dad was able to pull her free.


August 8th


HOMILY

Noun; a lecture on a moral theme

My example sentence: I was inspired by the homily at a school assembly that taught us to believe in ourselves and that we are capable of doing anything.


August 9th


LITTORAL

Adjective; growing on or near a shore

My example sentence: In a rush to get to the lake water, I quickly brushed past the littoral plants without noticing the wildlife seated among them.


August 10th


FLOUNDER

Verb; to struggle to move or obtain footing.

My example sentence: When I stepped onto the trampoline with socks on, I immediately started to flounder due to the surface being so slippery.


August 11th


NUMINOUS

Adjective: supernatural; mysterious

My example sentence: While walking, I suddenly felt something different in the air, almost numinous, so by instinct I rushed home to avoid any trouble.


August 12th


DOFF

Verb; to rid oneself of; to put aside

My example sentence: I try to doff myself of unimportant regrets in order to live a positive and optimistic life.


August 13th


PIDGIN

Noun; a simplified speech used for communication between people with different languages

My example sentence: I studied the languages of early settlers, and I learned that pidgin languages were useful with the lack of modern-day translators.


Thanks for reading! I’ll be back on August 14th.

Gabe

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