Words Wednesday

A list of new words and their definitions to incorporate into your everyday conversations


I’m officially starting a words Wednesday- that is, every week on Wednesday I will share with you guys all the new words I learned this week. Some might be from the dictionary.com word of the day, the books I’m reading, or I’ll just hear them. The source of the definition will be provided, but I’m going to put it in my own words as best as possible, so that you guys don’t have to decode the annoying af language of the dictionary. So here’s the first addition of words Wednesday!

From “The Girl on the Train”:
Cairn- one of those fancy stacks of rocks left as a memorial to someone that supposedly will curse you if you knock it over
Fug- a hot, stuffy atmosphere, typical of a very humid day, but more commonly used to describe a crowded or stuffy room with lots of people in it
Reposte- a quick, clever comeback to someone who insults or criticizes you
Bereft- lacking something important (form of Bereave)

Other random sources:
Insouciance- no concern/ flippant indifference

Hopefully that helped expand your vocabulary a little bit! If you have any words you learned, feel free to share them below, or, if you have a blog, start a words Wednesday and share the link here! Remember: a new word a day keeps dementia at bay 😉 (not that most of us have to worry about that for a long time- hopefully)

Author: Joce

I read and I write about it. If I'm not online or with my nose in a book, I can probably be found at the basketball court.

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