Expanding our Vocabulary

Miscreant
Adjective
Pronunciation: mis-kree-uhnt
Definition: A scoundrel; Behaving badly
Origin: 1350-1400, Middle English


Numinous
Adjective
Pronunciation: noo-muh-nus
Definition: Describing an experience that makes you fearful yet fascinated, awed yet attached; The powerful, personal feeling of being overwhelmed and inspired1640-1650, Latin


Obfuscate
Verb
Pronunciation: ob-fu-skate
Definition: 1) To confuse or bewilder 2) To render obscure, unclear, or unintelligible 3) To darken
Origin: 1525-1535, Late Latin


Paragon
Noun
Pronunciation: par-uh-gon
Definition: A model of excellence or perfection
Origin: 1540-1550, Middle French; Old Italian


Quorum
Noun
Pronunciation: kwar-um
Definition: A select group
Origin: 1425-1475, Latin


 

Advertisements