Wondrous Words Wednesday
Wondrous Words Wednesday is a weekly meme where we share new (to us) words that we’ve encountered in our reading. If you want to play along, grab the button, write a post and come back and add your link to Mr. Linky! All of my words this week came from my handy Word-a-Day calendar.
1. velleity– “Samuel talks about going back to school, but his interest strikes me as more of a velleity than a firm statement of purpose.”
Velleity means a slight wish or tendency: inclination.
2. infix – “The Philippine language of Tagalog adds infixes such as -um- and -su- to verbs to convey different tenses and voices.”
Infix means a derivational or inflectional affix appearing in the body of a word. Infixes are rare in English, but they are in the plural forms of some words, like passersby – the s is the infix.
3.forfend– “Anticipating that the price of the stock would only continue to plummet, we sold our shares in an attempt to forfend a major loss.”
Forfend means to ward off: prevent.