Word of the Day: Veneration

veneration

“The triumphant softball coach was treated with all the veneration of a movie star for days following the big game.”

 

Venerationnoun

1) to regard with reverential respect.

2) adore, revere, reverence, worship.

 

~per Merriam-Webster

 

Word of the Day: Kindred

kindredspirits

“Kindred spirits are not so scarce as I used to think. It’s splendid to find out there are so many of them in the world.”
― L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

Kindredadj.

: of a like nature or character.

~per Merriam-Webster

Word of the Day: Nook

As it happens, I like my Nook and wish I had a nook to read it in! Although I generally do more writing on my Nook than reading.

 

nook-hd

“With a Nook for company, I curled up in the breakfast nook to read in the sunshine.”

 

Nooknoun

1) an interior angle or corner formed usually by two walls.
2) a sheltered or hidden place.
3) a usually recessed section of a larger room.

~per Merriam-Webster

Word of the Day: Nostrum

 

“When Trina came down with the flu, Old Bill suggested the nostrum of an onion peel and honey.”

Nostrumnoun

: a questionable medicine or remedy.

~ per Merriam-Webster

 

Word of the Day: Godhead

Our-Surrendered-Nature

“I have no idea how to use godhead in a sentence.”

 

Godheadnoun

1) divine nature or essence
2) the nature of God, especially as existing in three persons

~per Merriam-Webster

Word of the Day: Adjective

Back to the tedious basics…

 

 

“A noun does not always require a colorful adjective; sometimes they can be rather bland.”

 

 

Adjectivenoun

: a word that typically serves as a modifier of a noun

~ per Merriam-Webster

Word of the Day: Refectory

Not sure I’ve heard this one recently if ever.  And I’m honestly not sure how to use it in a sentence just because, well, why?

hp1

“The Great Hall from the Harry Potter movies was based on a combination of the books and the refectory of Christ Church college at Oxford.”

 

Refectorynoun

: a dining hall (as in a monastery or college)

~per Merriam-Webster

Word of the Day: Autocracy

kitteh

“The fraternity is run as an autocracy by a four-legged feline with an affinity for tiaras.”

 

Autocracynoun

:government by one person having unlimited power.

~per Merriam-Webster

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