Posts Tagged ‘to clump together’

11
Jun

Word of the Week: jocose

Welcome back, Word Lovers! Last week’s WOW (Word of the Week) was flocculate. Merriam-Webster Online says that flocculate is to cause to aggregate into a flocculent mass. Don’t you just love it when the dictionary does this to us–gives us a definition using another form of the very same word we didn’t know in the first place?! So, if you didn’t click on flocculent up above, here’s the definition for flocculent: resembling wool especially in loose fluffy organization or containing, consisting of, or occurring in the form of loosely aggregated particles or soft flakes.

The DD simplified the definition by saying it meant to clump together. I think I like her definition better, but do I get a tiny bit of credit for referring to a flock, since flocculent mentions wool??? Okay. Fine. Be that way.

This week’s WOW is jocose. Here are my guesses for jocose:

jocose (jō-ˈkōs) 1. what people from other countries say when trying to pronounce “so close” in English 2. what my grandson will say when trying to pronounce “so close” in about a year 3. jokingly verbose

What are your definition guesses? Submit a comment below to let me know!