These are the 10 most confusing words in the English language When you don’t know the meaning of a word, there’s one obvious place to turn: the dictionary. Naturally, some words tend to confuse people more than others, as evidenced by Merriam-Webster’s list of the 10 most looked-up words in its online dictionary. So what […] … More 10 Most Confusing Words in the English Language
Can you bee-lieve it? Sorry for that offense to both puns and spelling, but the National Spelling Bee was a whole week ago. While I wasn’t a super-speller as a kid, I loved reading and words and was always thrilled to add a fresh $2 word to my vocabulary. The kids in the Scripps National […] … More Can You Use That In A Sentence? Wacky Words Of The 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee
Placate:Verb Origin: Latin IPA Pronunciation: /pləˈkeɪt,ˈplakeɪt,ˈpleɪkeɪt/ Meaning: make someone less angry or hostile. Sentences: The angry customer was not placated by the clerk’s apology. The administration placated protesters by agreeing to consider their demands. Hazel held up her hand in a placating gesture. they attempted to placate the students with promises. Synonyms: appease, assuage, conciliate, … More Word of the week: placate
the way the fields collapse away it’s beautiful, isn’t it? I thought it will save us all. a million dollar painting for a museum on the moon making us look like anthills on the mountain. this planet is too dumb to avoid despair wholeheart; and they’ve been nursing that cup of coffee for ten hours […] … More Don’t count your coins in the wishing well.
Obscure: Adjective Origin: Latin and Old French: from Old French obscur, from Latin obscurus ‘dark’, from an Indo-European root meaning ‘cover’. IPA Pronunciation: /əbˈskjʊə/ Meaning: not clearly expressed or easily understood. to make dark, dim, or indistinct. not discovered or known about; uncertain. of little or no prominence, note, fame, or distinction. Sentences: his origins and parentage are … More Word of the Week: Obscure