Vocabulary Rocks!

Venerate –verb 1) To regard with feelings of respect, reverence, or heartfelt deference. 2) Considered hallowed or exalted or to be in awe of. Origin: 1615, Latin veneratus or venerari> to solicit the goodwill of a god, worship, revere; a derivative of venus, presumably in its original sense of ‘desire and love.’

Penchant –noun 1) A strong inclination, decided taste, or definite liking for something. Origin: 1665, French pencher> to incline, lean; Latin pendicare or pendere> to hang – same root as for ‘pendant.’

Educe – verb 1) To draw forth or bring out, as something potential or latent; elicit; develop. 2) To infer or deduce from given facts. Origin: 1400, Late Middle English educen> to direct the flow; Latin educere> to lead – same root as for ‘educate.’

Laggard –noun 1) A person or thing that lags; a lingerer or loiterer. –adjective 1) Moving, developing, or responding slowly, sluggishly, or dilatory. Origin: 1505, Scandinavian lagga> go slowly; 1695, joined with suffix –ard to form the noun.


One Comment for Vocabulary Rocks!

  1. Thanks for all the enlightenment. It surely makes your story even more real than it already is.

    I love learning the meanings behind words we don’t use in our everyday language. Although I must admit sometimes when I’ve been reading too much of your story or JA’s I tend to use words in the course of daily discussion that I wouldn’t normally and get funny looks from the person I’m speaking to hehehehe

    Great fun!!!! Thank you Sharon
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