| Wordy Wednesday |

It’s Wednesday again?! Man these weeks are just flying by……Here are your words for the day!

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1.
Abrogate
ab·ro·gate
verb
repeal or do away with (a law, right, or formal agreement).
2.
Abstemious
ab·ste·mi·ous
adjective
not self-indulgent, especially when eating and drinking.

3.
Bowdlerize
bowd·ler·ize
verb
remove material that is considered improper or offensive from (a text or account), especially with the result that it becomes weaker or less effective.
purge, sanitize, water down;
clean up

4.
Chicanery
chi·can·er·y
noun
the use of trickery to achieve a political, financial, or legal purpose.
crookedness
monkey business
shenanigans

5.
Circumlocution
cir·cum·lo·cu·tion
noun
the use of many words where fewer would do, especially in a deliberate attempt to be vague or evasive.

6.
Feckless
feck·less
adjective
lacking initiative or strength of character; irresponsible.
(This word reminds me of Freckles….)

7.
Kowtow
kow·tow
verb
act in an excessively subservient manner.
kneel and touch the ground with the forehead in worship or submission as part of Chinese custom.
bow (down)
make obeisance to
fall on one’s knees before; kneel before

noun
an act of kowtowing as part of Chinese custom.

8.
Furtive
fur·tive
adjective
attempting to avoid notice or attention, typically because of guilt or a belief that discovery would lead to trouble; secretive.
suggestive of guilty nervousness.

9.
Sanguine
san·guine
adjective
optimistic or positive, especially in an apparently bad or difficult situation.
(in medieval science and medicine) of or having the constitution associated with the predominance of blood among the bodily humors, supposedly marked by a ruddy complexion and an optimistic disposition.
(of the complexion) florid; ruddy.

noun
a blood-red color.
a deep red-brown crayon or pencil containing iron oxide.
a blood-red stain used in blazoning.

10.
Soliloquy
so·lil·o·quy
noun
an act of speaking one’s thoughts aloud when by oneself or regardless of any hearers, especially by a character in a play.
a part of a play involving a soliloquy.

And there you have it! I sure stumbled on some crazy words this week…..What do you think your friends would say if you said one of these words to them? Would they understand? You could tell them to kowtow to you….XD What do you think they’d say?

Have a wonderful week guys!
Madi ❤

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6 thoughts on “| Wordy Wednesday |

  1. I have no clue what my friends would say if I used one of these words while talking to them! 😀 I should use “circumlocution” with my little sister. She’s quite the chatterbox! Lol. This is awesome. I love this feature!

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    • Haha, it’s fun to use big words.
      And I’m glad you do! There are so many words out there, good words, that are rarely used these days….. Thanks for stopping by 🙂 ❤

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