A new weekly feature I’m going to try really hard to maintain (I have a bad track record with these things I know, I know), is basically a summary of all the new words I’ve learned during the week. Words from books, magazines, TV, music, etc.
I started something like this in high school. I kept a journal of words that I had to look up from certain musicians. I was debating starting a Sunny dictionary (pending copyright infringement laws) of all the words Sunny Baudelaire says throughout the entire Series of Unfortunate Events books. I’d still like to keep to a Sunny dictionary (just for myself I guess).
So, this weekly theme is my next compromise.
But first a question:
How do you like to look up a word’s meaning?
a. Guess from the sentence context
b. Look up in an online dictionary
c. Look up in a traditional dictionary
d. Phone a friend
* Fetid — Stinking
* Gauche — Lacking social experience or grace
* Edematous — effusion of serous fluid into the interstices of cells in tissue spaces or into body cavities.
* Pleura — a delicate serous membrane investing each lung in mammals and folded back as a lining of the corresponding side of the thorax.