Word of The Week

I’m bringing back my ‘Word’ posts……because I still love language and words.

Erudite

 ADJECTIVE
  • Having or showing great knowledge or learning.

    ‘Ken could turn any conversation into an erudite discussion’
    ‘she was very erudite’

Origin

Late Middle English: from Latin eruditus, past participle of erudire ‘instruct, train’ (based on rudis ‘rude, untrained’).

For the English Oxford Living Dictionaries link this was taken from and the correct pronunciation, click here.

Word of the Day: 20

word of the day 20

laconic

adjective 

UK pronunciation /ləˈkɒn.ɪk/  US pronunciation /-ˈkɑː.nɪk/ (click the link below to listen to the word)

>using very few words to express what you mean: She had a laconic wit.

laconically UK /ləˈkɒn.ɪ.kəl.i/ US /-ˈkɑː.nɪ-/ adverb

Ref: http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/british/laconic?q=laconically

Word of the Day: 18

word of the day 18

chicanery

noun UK  /ʃɪˈkeɪ.nər.i/ US  /-nɚ-/ (as always, go to the link to hear the word)

› clever, dishonest talk or behaviour that is used to deceive people:

The investigation revealed political chicanery and corruption at the highest levels.

Ref: http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/british/chicanery

Word of the Day:16

word of the day 16

temerity

noun UK and US pronunciation /təˈmer.ɪ.ti/ (click on the link below to hear what the word sounds like)

› a willingness to do or say something that shocks or upsets other people: [+ to infinitive] She had the temerity to call me a liar.

Ref: http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/british/temerity?q=temerity