Wondrous Words Wednesday
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I had to go back to my nifty Word-a-Day Calendar to find new words this week.
1. gelid – “Given the reports of the gelid nighttime temperatures, we decided to stay home and watch the New Year’s celebrations on TV.”
I’m not a fan of gelid temperatures. Gelid is an adjective that means extremely cold: icy.
2. froward – “The nanny informed the parents that she would seek employment elsewhere if the froward child could not be more obedient.”
Froward is an adjective that means habitually disposed to disobedience and opposition.
3. chapfallen – “The team’s failure to make it to the playoffs yet again was hardly a surprise for its chapfallen and long-suffering fans.”
I’m one of those chapfallen and long-suffering fans this college football season since the Hokies have yet to play well. In this case, chapfallen means cast down in spirit: depressed.