Word of the Week: aegis

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Last week’s word was meretricious. According to Merriam-Webster online, meretricious has several meanings and the first two may not be suitable for audiences under the age of 60: 1. of or relating to a prostitute : having the nature of prostitution 2. tawdrily and falsely attractive. The last one I like a whole lot better for my “rated G” audience: superficially significant.

I seldom comment on politics here, but I think we can safely say our “do-nothing” Congress is definition # 3 right now. Do you agree??? 🙂

This week’s word is:  aegis. Here are my definition attempts for it:

aegis (ˈē-jəs) 1. what a hillbilly thinks is a very, very long time. 2. the birth name of a Scot who was named after some really nasty food 3. when Regis Philbin isn’t behaving

What’s your guess?

Tomorrow’s Post: What was your act of kindness for the week?

You might also like: Word of the Week: meretricious; Word of the Week: sangfroid; Word of the Week: eurytopic; and Word of the Week: balneology


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