New Words

I subscribe to A Word A Day and often learn new words. Yesterday the word was chiral, a new word for me. Oddly, I remember when and where I was when I learned certain words as a child. I remember when I learned osmosis and impermeable. New words these days merely fall into a big vat and become part of the mix. I don’t recall each one with distinction. The vocabulary muscle in my brain seethes in a bubbling cauldron of words, prefixes, suffixes, and roots all mixed up with Latin, French, Spanish, and German. It’s a mess in there.

Please leave a comment with your first 50 words on the topic “new words.”

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Writer and teacher who benefits from following the principles of writing practice set forth by Natalie Goldberg.
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4 Responses to New Words

  1. thanks, I just subscribed to a word a day. very interesting that you remember where you were when you learned certain words.

  2. pampa says:

    Cruet’ was one of the latest entrants. I came across this one in a spellathon and i was convinced that there has been an error and that the real word is cruel. My enterprising nephew looked up immediately on his i pad and told me the meaning. There is so much to learn everyday. To quote Plato”i just know that i dont know’……

  3. Edwin Jeter says:

    New Words in our vocabulary contributes to an enhanced understanding of our complex world and the things in it. Knowledge of words is a very powerful tool which enables us to convey critical messages, with understanding, when necessary. This is a very much needed asset in life. New words rock.

  4. Claire says:

    Learning new words has always fascinated me. I’ve been subscribed to Merriam-Webster’s “Word of the Day” for a while now and a new word is emailed every day. The interesting part is that this service offers the word’s etymology as well as a smaller section called “Name That Synonym” that puts into play previous words of the day. This jogs your memory and allows practice of words you previously learned. I find it to be a great stimulus for the brain.

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