Although I keep an ongoing list of words or definitions that are new to me, I haven’t done a wordy post in a while. It’s Friday, so why not?
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WORDS TO KNOW
WHUZZLE WAFFLING is the sound made by a loom as you weave something on it
PROLIXITY means using or containing too many words as in tediously lengthy
TARNATION is an exclamation used to express incredulity; it is a minced oath of the word “damnation”
SOPHISTRY is using false arguments with the intention of deceiving
CONFABULATE in psychiatry means to create imaginary experiences to compensate for the loss of memory; in everyday usage it means to engage in conversation
As always, anyone who can write one sentence using all the words gets a gold star.
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A BIT OF WORDSMITHERY FUN
The above paragraph is my attempt at using THE UP-GOER FIVE TEXT EDITOR.
The editor challenges you to explain something using only the ten hundred most used words in the English language. This is more difficult to do than you may think.
At least it was for me a wordy girl who loves to vary my words, relying on nuance to get my point across, fearlessly using polysyllabic words.
Follow the link shared above and see for yourself, but don’t say I didn’t warn you about how The Up-Goer Five Text Editor will stop you lickety-split if you use a word that is not one of the top ten hundred.
If you choose to mess around with this editor, let me know how it goes for you. Just curious…
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A SIMPLE QUESTION
According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary: “It has been estimated that the vocabulary of English includes roughly 1 million words.” [Read more here.]
Of all the words in the English vocabulary which ONE is your favorite?
I shared mine in the comments below.
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