Word of the Week

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

My Word! March 30

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.

My Word! February 9

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…

DECEMBER 16

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.

DECEMBER 2

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