Word of the Week

An unusual word is taught every week, complete with pronunciation and definition.


Tontine:    (tahn teen)  Noun. A joint financial arrangement whereby the participants usually contribute equally to a prize that is awarded entirely to the participant who survives all the others.  Kind of like a 50/50. Gertrude discovered her husband Heathcliff had taken all her shopping money and invested it into a shady TONTINE scheme.


APHORISM NOUN (af-er-iz-em) APHORISM is a statement of truth or opinion expressed in a concise and witty remark A short saying that is intended to express a general truth My English teacher in high school, liked to use a different APHORISM everyday.


MOT JUSTE NOUN (Moh-zhewst) The exactly right word phrasing An appropriate word Writers tend to care more than the average person about using MOT JUSTE I always tried to use MOT JUSTE  when writing my term papers