This ‘N That

Word Of The Week August 20

OSTENSIBLE Adjective ((Ah-sten-suh-bul) Stated or appearing to be true, but no necessarily so. OSTENSIBLE purpose of the trip. Appearing or claiming to be one thing, when it is something else. When something is OSTENSIBLE it appears to be the case but might not be. The OSTENSIBLE cause of her enforced retirement was to make room…

Word Of The Week August 13

EXCOGITATE Verb (eks-koj-i-teyt) To think out, devise, invent To study intently and carefully in order to grasp fully- comprehend fully To consider or think(something) our carefully and thoroughly To think over something carefully To consider fully My father used to EXCOGITATE his stock market holdings

Word Of The Week August 6

ARROGATES Verb (air-uh-gays) To claim or seize without justification To make undue claim to having To claim on behalf of another If someone ARROGATES to themselves something as a responsibility or privilege, they claim or take it even though they have no right to do so The government can ARROGATE your property when it is…

Word Of The Week July 23

LAGNIAPPE Noun (lan-yap) Something given as a bonus or extra gift to a valued customer If you buy a dozen doughnuts and the bakery adds an extra roll in your box.  You’ve just been given a LAGNIAPPE A small gift(especially one given by a merchant to a customer who makes a purchase) We received a…

Word Of The Week July 2

THEINE NOUN (THEE-EN-IN) Another name for caffeine, when present in tea Coffee excites, tea stimulates.  THEINE  lasts in your system for 6 to 8 hours.  While caffeine gives a burst of energy for 2 to 3 hours. Black tea contains more THEINE  than green tea.