Actually, I’m not. Everyone who knows me knows for sure and certain that I am not perfect and don’t pretend to be. Still, I wish my friends could be better examples for me.
This week’s words are mostly in the ‘a’ section of the dictionary. I love learning new words and hope you do, too.
- absquatulate: when it’s funny that someone leaves in a hurry, you can say they absquatulated. So, I guess the definition is a laughable leaving.
- acerbic: this word usually refers to someone’s speech. For example, his acerbic wit. Think acidic or sour, sharp, biting words.
- alacrity: brisk and cheerful readiness. The students changed into their Halloween costumes with alacrity. (So would I for a plastic pumpkin full of candy.)
- animus: hostility, ill wishes, evil thoughts. He prepared the noose with more than the usual animus. (Think animosity.)
- conker: I couldn’t resist this one (I tossed anthelmintic in its favor.) A conker would be an acorn if it fell from an oak tree instead of a horse chestnut tree. Since I’ve never seen a horse chestnut tree or a conker either, for that matter, I shall leave you to enjoy this post and go look up images of conkers and horse chestnut trees.