PASEO Noun (pah-sey-o) A leisurely usually evening stroll. A public place or path designed for walking We walked along a PASEO while on vacation.
OBLIVESCENCE Noun (ob-luh-ves-uh-ns) The process of forgetting It is always best to OBLIVESCENCE a disagreement
UMBRIFEROUS Adjective (uhm-brif-er-uhs) Providing shade or shady We took a break from our desert hike under an UMBRIFEROUS tree.
BATONNET Noun ((bah-tow-nay) Cutting a rectangular food stick that measures 1/2 inch by 1/2 inch to 3 inches. The topic of the week at culinary school was how to BATONNET foods
EDACIOUS Adjective (eda-cious) Eating huge amounts of food Homer’s Smorgasbord never wants to have an EDACIOUS eater at his buffet.
PROPOUND Verb ((pro-pound) To offer for discussion or consideration To put forward or offer for consideration The committee president had numerous new ideas to PROPOUND at their monthly meeting
NATATION Noun (ney-tey-shuh) Swimming An act or the skill of swimming. A formal or literary word for swimming. There was no NATATION in Tanglewood while the pool was being repaired.
EFFICACY Noun (ef-fi-ca-cy) The power to produce a desired result or effect He had the EFFICACY to push his unpopular proposal past the board members
PELLUCID Adjective (pel-lu-cid) Clear, simple or easy to understand The PELLUCID waters of Isla Mujeres Mexico are wonderful to spend the day swimming.
PRIMOGENITURE Noun (pri-mo-gen-i-ture) The right of an eldest son to succeed to the estate of his ancestor to the exclusion of all others. Because of the PRIMOGENITURE system the second born of the king received none of the inheritance. King Henry VIII greatest wish was “a heir and a spare” .