Words of the Week:
noun pa·limp·sest \ˈpa-ləm(p)-ˌsest, pə-ˈlim(p)-\
1: a very old document on which the original writing has been erased and replaced with new writing
2: something that has changed over time and shows evidence of that change
The ancient city is an architectural palimpsest.
noun bag·a·telle \ˌba-gə-ˈtel\
Definition of BAGATELLE
1: trifle, or trivial matter
2: any of various games involving the rolling of balls into scoring areas
3: a short literary or musical piece in light style
The question of who will pick up the coffee is a mere bagatelle in the overall planning of the conference.
*Definitions and sentences taken from http://www.merriam-webster.com/