Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Word Wednesday: April 27/11

I was just pondering the value of knowing, and understanding words that aren't commonly used. I don't mean words that are extremely obscure like Hepaticocholangiocholecystentersotomies (which means Gall Bladder Surgery by the way), but words that people don't often use in everyday conversation. Words that are used, but not always understood 100%. These words do enrich our writing if used properly, and it's good fun to surprise a teacher who asks if anyone knows the meaning of a word, and you do! At least it is for me, a nerdy English junkie (and proud of it!). Anyways, instead of me rambling on about this let's get started.




The three words for this week are:





Jamboree





JAM-buh-ree


-noun





1. a carousal; any noisy merrymaking


2. a large gathering, as of a political party or the teams of asporting league, often including a program of speeches


and entertainment.


3.a large gathering of members of the Boy Scouts or girl Scouts, usually nationwide or


international in scope





Conventional





kuhn-ven-shuh-nl


-adjective





1. conforming or adhering to accepted standards, as of conductor taste: conventional behavior


2. pertaining to convention or general agreement; established by general consent or


accepted usage; arbitrarily determined: conventional symbols.


3. ordinary rather than different or original: conventional phraseology.





Unrequited





uhn-ri-kwahy-tid


-adjective





1. not returned or reciprocated: unrequited love


2. not avenged or retaliated: an unrequited wrong


3. not repaid or satisfied.










Well, that concludes the first ever Word Wednesday! Haha, I love saying that! How can you not love alliteration?! From now on, it will be a weekly occurrence, and hopefully you enjoy learning (or reviewing) these words as much as I do! Anyways, have a nice rest of the day, evening, or, if it's possible, morning.








Definitions compliments of Dictionary.com






























1 comment:

  1. Destiny DiddlesworthMay 1, 2011 at 9:47 PM

    Good words Sunn-ay!(:

    ReplyDelete

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