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Word of the Week: tchotcke

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Happy Labor Day! Hope you are able to spend quality time with your family and/or friends today.

Last week’s Word of the Week (WOW) was roseate. Merriam-Webster Online defines roseate as: resembling a rose especially in color or overly optimistic (viewed favorably). Does referencing dogs eating roses partially count? I sure hope so, because that was one of my guesses last week.

This week’s WOW is tchotcke. I think the more difficult part of trying to define this word is merely pronouncing it! But, here are my lousy guesses for this week:

tchotcke: (chäch-kə, ˈtsäts-) 1. the key that Chachi sang in 2. a 50 point word in Scrabble because you used all your crazy letters 3. the thought that makes you think you can actually guess at the definition of words with 6 consonants and only 2 vowels.

What’s your guess for tchotcke? Leave a comment below!

Tomorrow’s Post: Are your acts of kindness becoming habit???

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Word of the Week: roseate

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Last week’s Word of the Week (WOW) was aegis. There are 3 definitions for it at Merriam-Webster Online and I have a sneaky suspicion that the first one is largely archaic, but thanks to a resurgent interest in mythology cinematically, maybe it’s getting a little more usage these days. Here’s what had to say on the subject: 1) a shield or breastplate emblematic of majesty that was associated with Zeus and Athena 2) protection or controlling or conditioning influence and 3) auspices, control or guidance especially by an individual, group, or system. When I think about those last 2 definitions, I do believe I have heard this word in actual usage, but if it means auspices, why not just use the much more popular auspices???

Way too serious for a Monday? Okay…On to the WOW for this week, which is roseate. Here are my definition guesses for roseate:

roseate: (ˈrō-zē-ət) 1. when the dog eats your roses (a very real possibility at my house…sigh) 2. Ross’ seat in  le France 3. the lunch Rosie the Riveter had while working at the factory in WWII. You’re welcome for the bonus history lesson today.

So, what are your guesses for roseate??? Leave a comment below regarding your guess (or just the fact that my guesses are under the aegis of insanity)

Tomorrow’s Post: What act of kindness did you do for a selfless teacher?

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