VOCABULARY!!!

Words of the Week:

PALIMPSEST

palimpsest
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.

BAGATELLE

bagatelle
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/

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