REVIEW – THE 1ST 45
Below are the words I have listed since the start of this blog. I like to think that I can use them when needed. I know they are words that are wonderfully expressive and that sound good when spoken. Check the list. Add them to your lexicon. They are fun to use.
Abstruse, acrimonious, assiduous, cacophony, competence, concomitant, conflagration, dilettante, dirge, doddering, egalitarian, enervate, erudition, excoriate, execrate, exigency, fastidious, fatuous, frenetic, glib, grandiose, gratuitous, ignoramus, incredulity, inexorable, insidious, integrity, invective, irrespective, licentious, mellifluous, mendacious, miscarriage, multifarious, penurious, perfunctory, pervasive, promulgate, sagacious, slipshod, superfluous, sycophant, taciturn, tenacity, ubiquitous.
IS THE EXAMPLE BELOW ACCEPTABLE?
“Amherstburg is a lovely small community. One of the oldest and, perhaps, the most historic in Ontario.”
Lloyd Brown-John, “Amherstburg’s undeveloped potential”, The Windsor Star, Monday, June 11, 2007.
The word for today is “pretentious”.
Define the word and use it in a sentence.