Word of the Week

fantod, adj. “Fidgetty, restless.” “His fantod fingers were eager to start writing for WaFoWriMo.” “fantod, n.” OED Online. Oxford University Press, September 2015. Web. 22 September 2015. What to learn more?

Wednesdays Word of the Week – Halloween Edition

                sciomancy, n. “Divination through communication with the spirits of the dead.” “She tried sciomancy and a ouija board to predict her grade in the course.” “sciomancy, n.” OED Online. Oxford University Press, September 2014. Web. 29 October 2014. Want more spooky words? Check out this link

Wednesday’s Word of the Week

                  aa, n. “A kind of volcanic lava with a rough, jagged surface covered with loose clinkers.” “As we toured the Hawaiian volcanoes on our spring break trip, we  saw plenty of aa lava from previous volcanic eruptions.” “aa, n.2.” OED Online. Oxford University Press, March 2016. Web. 16 March 2016.

Wednesday’s Word of the Week

avuncular, adj. “Of, belonging to, or resembling, an uncle.” “I spent all weekend watching Fuller House, and it was great to see Danny, Uncle Jesse, and avuncular Joey back together.” “avuncular, adj.” OED Online. Oxford University Press, December 2015. Web. 2 March 2016.

Wednesday’s Word of the Week

coterie, n. 1. “An organized association of persons for political, social, or other purposes; a club” 2. “A circle of persons associated together and distinguished from ‘outsiders’, a ‘set’” “A coterie of the candidate’s supporters worked hard to make sure the rally was a success.” “coterie, n.” OED Online. Oxford University Press, December 2015. Web. 24 February 2016.  

Wednesday’s Word of the Week

riant, adj. “Of a person or a person’s disposition, actions, etc.: smiling, mirthful, cheerful, light-hearted. “Of a thing, esp. a landscape, place, etc.: having a pleasant aspect, agreeable to the sight, looking bright or cheerful.” “The riant little girl was always giggling. Her attitude was contagious.” “riant, adj.” OED Online. Oxford University Press, September 2015. Web. 22 September […]

Wednesday’s Word of the Week

enantiodromic, n. “The process by which something becomes its opposite, and the subsequent interaction of the two: applied esp. to the adoption by an individual or by a community, etc., of a set of beliefs, etc., opposite to those held at an earlier stage.” “The Writing Center hopes that students will become enantiodromic in how they approach […]

Wednesday’s Word of the Week

renitent, adj. “That offers physical resistance to motion, deformation, or pressure.” “The renitent tumor did not respond to the treatment as the doctor’s had hoped.” “renitent, adj. and n.” OED Online. Oxford University Press, September 2015. Web. 22 September 2015.

Wednesday’s Word of the Week

whinge, v. “To whine; esp. to complain peevishly.” “The little boy whinged to his mother until she bought him the candy he wanted.” “whinge, v.” OED Online. Oxford University Press, September 2015. Web. 22 September 2015.

Wednesday’s Word of the Week

hoyden, n. “a boisterous noisy girl.” “She couldn’t care less that her classmates called her a hoyden. Her boisterous attitude was a great source of pride.” “hoyden, n. and adj.” OED Online. Oxford University Press, September 2015. Web. 22 September 2015.