Wondrous Words Wednesday
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Most of my reading over the holidays was on audio. Sometimes I hear new words that way but, since I’m generally out walking or in my car, I don’t write them down. So, this week, I had to turn back to my Word-a-Day Calendar to find new words.
1. poltroon – “Like many bullies, he is a bit of a poltroon when faced with someone his own size.”
A poltroon is a spiritless coward: craven.
2. moil – “The revelation that the popular motivational speaker was born into a wealthy family cast further doubt on his claim to holding the secret to getting rich without toil and moil.”
Moil means to work hard: drudge. It can also mean to be in continuous agitations: churn, swirl.
3. delate – “Hepzibah was brought to trial after being delated for the practice of witchcraft.”
Delate means to accuse or denounce. Another meaning of delate is to report or relate.”