Wondrous Words Wednesday
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.
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.
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.
What words do you want to celebrate today?