Wondrous Words Wednesday
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I found one more word in W is for Wasted by Sue Grafton.
1. pecuniary– “Given the news of his father’s death, he didn’t want to leap on the pecuniary matters without first giving the impression of filial respect.”
Pecuniary is an adjective that means of or relating to money.
I found two more words in my Word-a-Day calendar.
2. occiput – “So let me suggest that everyone. . .stop trying to ‘bury the hatchet’ by planting it in the other fellow’s occiput.” — Allan Falk, Michigan Lawyer’s Weekly, May 7, 2007
Occiput is a noun that means the back part of the head or skull.
3. vilipend – “As a women’s movement pioneer, Susan B. Anthony fought against the dictums of those who would vilipend women by treating them as second-class citizens.”
Vilipend is a verb that means to hold or treat as of little worth or account.