GallophileGal-lo-fileNounOne who loves France and/or the French; Francophile. First found used in 1880, this comes from the Latin Gallus (France or Gaul) and phile. As a Gallophile, Mary finally had the vacation of her dreams in Paris.
WHEEPLE Whee-ple Intransitive Verb: To whistle or cry out feebly. Transitive Verb: To give forth a shrill cry or whistle. Dialectic verb used in British English. Harry used to annoy his co-workers when he would wheeple the 1-800-Cars-for-Kids jingle for hours at a time.
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…