Word of the Week

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


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

October 28

CONTRONYM NOUN (con-tro-nym) CONTRONYM is a word that’s its own opposite If you seed the lawn you add seeds.  But if you seed a bell pepper you remove the seeds The same word ends up with contradictory meaning. Cleave can mean cut in half or stick together Something that is fast is either stuck firmly…