Incondite (in-con-dite) Adjective From the Latin in (meaning not) and conditus (a past participle condere meaning to put together) Meanings: 1. poorly constructed (often used in connection with literary works); 2. lacking refinement or crude. Sally Olsen’s latest book is incondite and almost totally lacking in plot.
Digitigrade dig·i·ti·grade Adjective: a mammal walking on the toes alone without the heels touching the ground. From the Latin digitus (finger,toe) and gradus (walking) Cats are an example of a digitigrade animal.
Cernuous (cer·nu·ous) Adjective: nodding, drooping, pendulous. Derived from Latin “cernuus” meaning bowing forward. The cernuous peaches were just waiting to be picked.
Bromide (bro-mide) Noun This one has two meanings: 1. A trite or obvious remark. 2. Any compound of the element bromide and another metal. These drugs were sometimes used as sedatives or paralytics. John just kept repeating the phrase, “follow your dreams” until it had become a meaningless bromide. Tennessee has been having trouble obtaining…
SUSURROUS ADJECTIVE (su-sur-rous) Full of whispering sounds The wind blowing in the trees made a SUSURROUS sound
CANOROUS ADJECTIVE (ca-nor-ous) Describes things, that are a pleasure to listen too The band played a CANOROUS song
DELECTATION NOUN (de-lek-ta-shen) DELIGHT ENJOYMENT The Christmas show was a DELECTATION
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.
ATARAXY NOUN A state of calmness and tranquility (add-uh-rack-see) When I sit on my balcony overlooking the ocean. I feel ATARAXY
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