Word Of The Week (WOW #43)

Word Of the Week (WOW) is a weekly prompt created by Heena Rathore P. (me.)2
It’s a fun way to improve one’s vocabulary by learning new words every week.
If you want to participate then simply do a post with your WORD and leave the link to your post as a comment on one of my WOW post.

Here’s this week’s WOW:

WOW-2Word:

Quadruped

Part Of Speech:

Noun

Derivatives:

  • Quadrupedal: adjective
  • Quadrupedalism: noun
  • Quadrupeds: plural noun

Pronunciation:

  • /ˈkwɒdrʊpɛd/
  • quad-ru-ped
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Meaning:

  • An animal which has four feet, especially an ungulate mammal (a hoofed mammal.)

Synonyms:

Antonyms:

Phrases/Informal Synonyms:

Word Origin:

Mid 17th century: from French quadrupède or Latin quadrupesquadruped-, from quadru-‘four’ + pesped- ‘foot’.

Usage Note:

Use In Sentences:

  • Smell is very important to quadrupeds.
  • Horses and cows are quadrupeds.

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  • There are certain muscles that quadrupeds have and humans don’t.

I hope you guys like this word and hope it’s useful to you in some or the other way! If you want to check out more words like this, then visit my page:

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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)

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