Word of the Week: adscititious

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Happy Thanksgiving Week, Word Lovers! (I figure if stores can have “Black Friday Week” that’s really a day, we can have a week of giving thanks, right???) Last week’s WOW (Word of the Week) was infix. No one knew this one! So, let’s consult Merriam-Webster for a little help. There are actually 3 definitions for infix: to fasten or fix by piercing or thrusting in; to impress firmly in the consciousness or disposition; and to insert (as a sound or letter) as an infix.

I would like to state, for the record, that my last definition guess (last week) was kinda close. Why? Because it almost never is. So there.

This week’s WOW is adscititious. If you tried to pronounce this word out loud, God bless you. Even my web site spell check doesn’t like this word, so I double-checked the spelling at Merriam-Webster. Believe it or not, it’s right. So I officially nominate this word for the next National Spelling Bee when they’re having a tough time eliminating the last finalist.

Here are my definition guesses for adscititious:

adscititious (ad-sə-ˈti-shəs) 1. the sound of a sneeze, if spelled somewhat phonetically 2. fictitious ads (and yes, that’s redundant) 3. the 2015 National Spelling Bee winning word

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  1. November 24th, 2014 | Liesa says:

    Good gravy I have no ideas. This one. Something having to do with moving toward knowing something? Gaining more knowledge? (Because of the prefixes)

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