Learning a new word, especially one which fills a unique gap in your vocabulary, or rolls off the tongue in an unusually pleasant way, is one of life’s best pleasures. I used to be selecting one interesting word I’d learnt every month, but in the run up to A levels in early June I won’t be able to keep this up. I’ll share as and when I’m just bursting to let you know about a new lexical unit – so watch this space! Click the links below to learn about any of the previous ‘chosen ones’.
Syncope – A Literary Lapse
Jealous – Are you getting it right?
Effete – Fertility, figurativeness and feminism
Pachyderm – Elephants, rhinoceroses, and kings
Eidolon – Idolatry and idiots
Aplomb – Perpendicularity and poise
Corollary – Blankety blank
Sesquipedalian – Oh, the irony
Galumph – Linguistic Wonderland
Demur – Fickle and demure
Adumbrate – A Rare Find
Cleave – Delightfully Complicated
Fecundity – A Endearing Enigma
Wuther – Poor, obscure, plain and little
Zeitgeist – A Happy Theft
Happenstance – A (Nearly) Homegrown Favourite
Obliquity – Maths and morality
Descant – Delightful Discourses
Desideratum – It is Still a Beautiful Word
Farrago – From Fodder to Hodgepodge
Bibliomania – Join the Bookworms
Nice – It’s Boring, Right?
You might also want to check out the link below about the OED’s 2016 Word of the Year: