Word of the Week: bouleversement

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Good morning, Word Nerds! Hope you all had a wonderful Valentine’s Day weekend!

Last week’s WOW (Word of the Week) was morganatic. The Merriam-Webster Online definition for it is: of, relating to, a marriage between a member of a royal or noble family and a person of inferior rank in which the rank of the inferior partner remains unchanged and the children of the marriage do not succeed to titles or entailed property of the nobility/royalty.  The guesses for this word were great attempts, but unfortunately, not close to this definition.

This week’s WOW is bouleversement. Having studied French for 4 years, my guess is that this word originated in France, but I have no idea what it might mean, so here are my guesses:

bouleversement: (bül-ver-sə-mäⁿ) 1. advertising a boulevard 2. writing poems about bullies 3. singing about boulders

What are your guesses for bouleversement? Be sure to submit a comment to this post to educate me on the true definition!

Wednesday’s Post: Juice-fasting

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