Word of the Week: anastrophe

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Did you miss your WOW (Word of the Week) post yesterday? Yeah, me too. I’ll explain that later. But let’s get to why you’re reading this in the first place.

Last week’s WOW was ablution. Merriam-Webster Online says that ablution is the act of washing yourself. The father-in-law scores another WOW point (It’s starting to get pretty routine, isn’t it?!) because he defined it as washing away, usually ceremonial.

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

anastrophe (ə-ˈnas-trə-fē) 1. an impolite apostrophe 2. Anastasia’s catastrophe 3. Anna’s trophy 4. You don’t want to know what else is running through my mind on this one.

Submit your guess in a comment below.  I think the father-in-law needs some competition. 😉

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  1. June 22nd, 2016 | John Arnold says:

    ana is Greek “opposed” or negative
    strophe is corpus or body
    could be contrast or opposition

  2. June 22nd, 2016 | Marsha Burge says:

    It was a long search in dictionaries old before I found the definition of anastrophe!

  3. June 23rd, 2016 | Liesa says:

    I know this from grad school! It means to turn around/about, but is used in modern day to mean the re-ordering of the subject and verb or words in a sentence. A prime user of anastrophes Yoda is. 😉

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