Daily Dose of Words
December 17, 2012
Each day brings something new, and usually it’s a plethora of emails for me. But among those many threads of communication, I find one inspirational and light-hearted message to be most enlightening—my "visual thesaurus word of the day."
Every day, I get a new word in my inbox, and I get a little better vocabulary. What’s more fun is trying to incorporate that word into my language that day as many times as I can manage. Sometimes, I get some very odd and strange words that I’d never heard of before like imbroglio from November 12 (meaning "a confused misunderstanding, which sometimes arises when things heat up" or it can mean something like a great state of confusion or situation ) or sibylline from November 20th (meaning prophetic; the term is derived from the word sibyl which was a person in ancient Rome considered to be an oracle and the odd spelling of the double –ll- with an –ine suffix harkens back to artifacts of older spellings). For an English writing major, one couldn't have a better way to start the day. And, if you're into language too, this is definitely for you!
They say any day above ground is a good day, but any day you learn something new is better.