Vocabulary!!!

Words of the Week!

STRAVAGE

Stravage – verb

1. )  To roam, or ramble

2.) To wander aimlessly

 

PERSEVERATION:

Perseveration – noun

(Perseverate – verb, Perseverative – adjective)

1.) Continuation of something to an excessive degree or beyond a desired point.

(I KNOW A SONG THAT GETS ON EVERYBODY’S NERVES….!)

Vocabulary!!!

Words of the Week!

MAWKISH:

Mawkish – Adjective          

(Mawkishly – Adverb  /  Mawkishness – Noun )

1.) Lacking flavour or having an unpleasant taste

2.) Cloyingly sentimental

 

APPURTENANCE:

Appurtenance – noun

1.)  Accessory objects

2.) An incidental right in regards to property possession

3.) A subordinate part or adjunct.

 

Vocabulary!!!

Words of the Week

 

SUBRIDENT

Subrident – adjective

1.) Characterized by a smile

2.) Accompanied with smiles

3.) Smiling

 

 

Now, I’m not usually into old words that I feel are just sort of dated references? Things that were at one point topical, pop-culture references.

But… I really love this one.

It’s based off of a work by Lord Byron, about a Ukranian noble named  Ivan Mazepa. In Byron’s poem, Mazepa is tied naked to a wild horse that is then set loose.

 

MAZEPPA

Mazeppa – Noun

A person likened in some way to Mazeppa, esp. in being the unwilling rider of a wild horse.