|Wordy Wednesday|

piges
1.
Arcane
ar·cane
adjective
understood by few; mysterious or secret.

2.
Bailiwick
bail·i·wick
noun
one’s sphere of operations or particular area of interest.
area of interest or skill.

3.
Bifurcate
bi·fur·cate
verb
divide into two branches or forks.

adjective
forked; branched.

4.
Boondoggle
boon·dog·gle
noun
work or activity that is wasteful or pointless but gives the appearance of having value.
a public project of questionable merit that typically involves political patronage and graft.

verb
waste money or time on unnecessary or questionable projects.

5.
Cognoscente
co·gno·scen·te
noun
a connoisseur; a discerning expert.
a person who has superior knowledge or understanding in a particular field.

6.
Fugacious
fu·ga·cious
adjective
tending to disappear; fleeting.

7.
Ineffable
in·ef·fa·ble
adjective
too great or extreme to be expressed or described in words.
not to be uttered.
indescribable; inexpressible.

8.
Maladroit
mal·a·droit
adjective
ineffective or bungling; clumsy.
clumsy, inept, awkward, tactless.

9.
Malapropism
mal·a·prop
noun
the mistaken use of a word in place of a similar-sounding one, often with unintentionally amusing effect.
the substitution of an incorrect word for one with a similar sound, frequently to comic effect.
(An example of a malapropism: “Dad says the monster is just a pigment of my imagination. (figment)”)

10.
Natter
nat·ter
verb
talk casually, especially about unimportant matters; chatter.
to talk aimlessly, often at length.

noun
a casual and leisurely conversation.

I hope you found some new/useful words from this batch!
See you next week, and thanks for stopping by!

Madi

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