Word Of The Week (WOW #6)

Word Of the Week (WOW) is a weekly meme created by Heena rathore P. (me), it’s a fun way to improve your vocabulary by learning new words every week.

WOW

If you want to participate then simply do a post with your WORD and leave the link to your post as a comment on my WOW post (like this one.)

Here’s this week’s WOW:

pentacle

Word: Pentacle

Part Of Speech: noun; plural noun: pentacles

Pronunciation: /ˈpɛntək(ə)l/

Meaning: 

a talisman or magical object, typically disc-shaped and inscribed with a pentagram, used as a symbol of the element of earth.

• a pentagram.

• (pentaclesone of the suits in some tarot packs, corresponding to coins in others.

Synonyms: quincunx, cinque, lustrum, pentad.

Antonyms: inverted pentacle.

Word Origin: late 16th century: from medieval Latin pentaculum, apparently based on Greek penta-‘five’.

Use in sentence: “The steel blade is suitably blunt, and the pommel has a pentacle embossed upon both sides.”

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I hope you guys like this word and hope it’s useful to you in some or the other way!

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Have a great day!

Author: Heena Rathore P.

Heena is a published writer, novel critic and the chief editor at a local publishing house. Presently she is completing her degree in English Literature while also completing courses in Psychology from various international universities such as Yale University. She is a recipient of 2k20 Influential Women Award (Literature) and Top 100 Debut Novels By Indian Authors 2019. She is also a member of the Indian Author’s Association. Her works include Deceived, her debut novel, Life In Reverse: Big Bang Of Non-Fiction (co-author) and Pandemic, a collection of short stories (releasing by the end of 2020)

22 thoughts

  1. “The Pentacle – The ancients envisioned their world in two halves – masculine and feminine. Their gods and goddesses worked to keep a balance of power. Yin and Yang. When male and female were balanced, there was harmony in the world. When they were unbalanced there was chaos.”

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  2. Pentacle is such a pretty word. It must be the ‘cle’ ending – it reminds me of ‘icicle’. I really like your sentence using the word, too. A pommel embossed with a pentacle sounds beautiful. Great choice of word this week, Heena.

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