I’m fond of learning. Be it a new skill or knowledge, I love it!* As a writer, I believe that it’s important to keep your vocabulary fresh. So, I’m going to share some new words that I’ve learned recently. Pow! Increase that word power!
Maybe it’s because I’m a bit nervous about the poetry reading tonight. This is with fellow MMU students (including the excellent Sarah Pepin), The Verb Master Ian McMillan, and Carol Ann Duffy. Actually, nervous doesn’t even begin to cover it. Scared, frightened, terrified?
Anyway, apart from synonyms for being flippin’ petrified, here are some words for you!
- Libation: an offering to a deity (usually in the form of pouring a drink).
- Genuflect: to bend the knee (as if in worship).
- Marmoreal: of, or like, marble.
Have you learned any new words recently?
* Alas, I still cannot turn cartwheels like Beth Tweddle.