Word Of The Week: Logy

LOGY : Adjective Origin: mid 19th century: of uncertain origin IPA Pronunciation: /ˈləʊɡi/, LOH-ghee Meaning: dull and heavy in motion or thought; sluggish. Sentences: I was feeling logy after eating such a big meal, so I decided to take a brief nap. These scows weigh tons, you know, and get logy in the bargain from being so long in thewater. Synonyms: unenrgetic, bleary, burned-out , dazed, weary . Did You Know? Based on surface resemblance, … More Word Of The Week: Logy

10 Most Confusing Words in the English Language

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 Use That In A Sentence? Wacky Words Of The 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee

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

Word of the week: placate

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

Word of the Week: Obscure

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