Posts Tagged ‘canorous’


Word of the Week: nascent

Picture picture

My family is just too smart. The DD says that canorous (the Word of the Week for last week) means melodious. And she would be absolutely accurate. She said she learned the word while studying for her GRE exam. So glad to know that the hefty amount of cash I laid out for GRE studying materials paid off. But, apparently, the stuff I used to prepare to take MY GRE exam was not as useful. Hmmm…do you think I can get a refund???

Today the Word of the Week is nascent. Here are my un-GRE-like attempts at determining the meaning for nascent:

nascent: (na-sənt) 1. the smell of a horse. 2. the rather nasty odor coming from a navy midshipman. 3. the amount of money an investor has left after investing in stocks listed as part of the NASDAQ.

So, what’s your guess for the nascent? Submit below!

Tomorrow’s Post: What did you do to honor Jack?

You might also like: Word of the Week: canorous, Word of the Week: carminative, Word of the Week: fuliginous, Word of the Week: thimblerig, Word of the Week: bosky


Word of the Week: canorous

Picture picture

Picture picture

Last week’s Word of the Week was carminative. the DFIL (Darling Father-in-Law) is guessing it has something to do with the color carmine. Good thought, but unfortunately, wrong. But he’s in good company (if he considers me good company!). According to Merriam-Webster carminative means: expelling gas from the stomach or intestines so as to relieve flatulence or abdominal pain or distension. Uh-hunh. I’m so very glad I chose to use this word last week. Hmmm…so this means, once again, that my guesses were full of “hot air,” right???

This week’s word is canorous. Here are my guesses for canorous:

canorous: 1. the title of a store where you can buy canned goods 2. the ability to get things done (Obviously, this word would never apply to our federal government.) 3. someone having the abilities/talents of a canter

So, what’s your guess for canorous?

Tomorrow’s Post: Big jump in the total of MIP Acts of Kindness!

You might also like: Word of the Week: carminative, Word of the Week: fuliginous, Word of the Week: thimblerig, Word of the Week: bosky, Word of the Week: nepenthe