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.”     Adjective – noun : 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? “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.”   Refectory – noun : […]

Word of the Day: Regale

I’m down from a surgery for awhile, which means no access to my computer, only a laptop.  I’m afraid that I will not be able to regale you with original arts and photos for a week or two.  (Click the images to get to the source.) At least I’m back! (I think.)   “The wonderful […]

Word of the Day: Cagey

I did not know I’ve been using this word just slightly wrong all along.  Oops! “The cagey old codger had already worked out a plan for getting those damn kids off his lawn.” Cagey – adjective 1) not willing to say everything that you know about something 2) careful to avoid being trapped or tricked […]

Word of the Day: Deadpan

This is one of those often-used words that we think we know what it means. I think maybe Inigo Montoya disapproves when we use it too much.   “The deadpan delivery did nothing to soften the blow of the bad news.” Deadpan – adjective 1) showing no feeling or emotion 2) marked by an impassive […]