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Wondrous Words Wednesday

April 6, 2016

Wondrous Words Wednesday is a weekly meme where you can share new words that you’ve encountered or spotlight words you love.  Feel free to get creative!   If you want to play along, grab the button, write a post and come back and add your link to Mr. Linky!

Since I’m not reading a lot in print right now, I had to turn back to my Word-a-Day calendar.

1. kakistocracy – “The free election won’t guarantee an end to that country’s kakistocracy since the candidates have no more integrity that the corrupt dictator currently in power.”

This word seems very appropriate for this year’s Presidential election.  A kakistocracy is a government by the worst people.

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2. epistemic – “Professor Rich is convinced that the quest for epistemic certainly is a foolhardy one.”

Epistemic is an adjective that means of or relating to knowledge or knowing: cognitive.

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3. crural – “Early in the season, the team’s first-string quarterback was sidelined with a dislocated patella and anterior crural nerve damage.”

Crural means of or relating to the thigh or leg; specifically: femoral.

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What words do you want to celebrate today?

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13 Comments leave one →
  1. April 6, 2016 6:06 am

    My husband is always talking about “the kakistocracy”! Other people usually figure it out because it sounds like “cacka.”

  2. April 6, 2016 8:01 am

    Clueless on all three. Great words, Kathy!

  3. April 6, 2016 9:27 am

    New to me words today. But I am going to use “kakistocracy”. I think I will lots of opportunity to apply it..

  4. April 6, 2016 9:52 am

    Nope x 3!

  5. April 6, 2016 10:29 am

    Didn’t know any.

  6. April 6, 2016 12:04 pm

    One good things about this year’s presidential race is all the new (negative) words we’ve learned. Kakistocracy is new to me. Can’t wait to show it off.

  7. April 6, 2016 2:25 pm

    Kakistocracy is great! My kids will love it. Thanks. 😉

  8. April 6, 2016 3:08 pm

    All three were new to me, like kakistocracy.

  9. April 6, 2016 3:46 pm

    Never heard those

  10. April 6, 2016 4:08 pm

    Kakistocracy takes the cake this week. A kakistocracy would be a catastrophe!

  11. Julie Peterson permalink
    April 6, 2016 5:54 pm

    Love kakistocracy. You’re right — so perfect!

  12. Patty permalink
    April 6, 2016 6:14 pm

    It’s just fun to say kakistocracy!

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