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WOW 2015 Round-Up

Hello everyone. I hope all of you had a great Christmas with your loved ones. Also, belated Merry Christmas to you all.

As this is the last Sunday of 2015, I’d like to take this opportunity to do a quick round-up of all the WOWs I did this year. There were quite a few weeks that I missed in the later half of the year as I got busy writing my book, but nonetheless I still tried to do as many as I could.

This weekly prompt has been a great source of knowledge for myself as well a few of my regular readers. I’ve learned so many new and unique words and I’m going to continue this as long as I can.

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Here’s a brief description of what WOW is:

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

So here’s a list of all the WOWs of this year:

If you want to participate then simply do a post with a word of your choice (or to make it easy, do them alphabetically,) linking it back to this blog and after doing the post leave the link to your post as a comment on one of my WOW posts. You can pick any word (easy or difficult) and do a post with the name Word Of The Week (you can see the format in any of my WOW posts.)
Though it’s a weekly prompt there’s absolutely no compulsion to do it every week. You can do it as and when you get time. After all the purpose is not to do a post, but to learn new words.

I’ll end this post here as I have almost a dozen posts to get back to (for 2016!)

I hope you guys are having a great day!

Ciao ❤

 

 

Word Of The Week (WOW #36)

Hi guys,

WOW-2Word Of the Week (WOW) is a weekly meme created by Heena Rathore P. (me.)

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:

Word:

Harbinger

Part Of Speech:

Noun

Derivatives:

  • To be a harbinger of – transitive verb

Pronunciation:

  • /ˈhɑːbɪn(d)ʒə/
  • har-bin-ger
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Meaning:

  • A person or thing that announces or signals the approach of another.
  • A forerunner of something.
  • Something that shows what is coming.

Synonyms:

Forewarning, presage, announcer, usher, foretoken

Antonyms:

Unanticipated, lack of foreknowledge.

Word Origin:

Middle English: from Old French herbergere, from herbergier ‘provide lodging for’, from herberge ‘lodging’, from Old Saxon heriberga ‘shelter for an army, lodging’ (from heri‘army’ + a Germanic base meaning ‘fortified place’), related to harbour. The term originally denoted a person who provided lodging, later one who went ahead to find lodgings for an army or for a nobleman and his retinue, hence, a herald (mid 16th century).

Usage Note:

None.

Use In Sentences:

  • Witch hazels are considered as the harbinger of spring.

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  • Everyone knows the groundhog is the harbinger of a change in seasons.

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  • His arrival was considered to be the harbinger of bad news.

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Word Of The Week (WOW#34)

Hi guys,

WOW-2Word Of the Week (WOW) is a weekly meme created by Heena Rathore P. (me.)

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:

Word:

Fractious

Part Of Speech:

Adjective

Derivatives:

  • Fractiously – adverb
  • Fractiousness – noun

Pronunciation:

  • /ˈfrakʃəs/
  • frac-tious
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Meaning:

  • Causing trouble : hard to manage or control or tending to be troublesome : unruly.
  • Full of anger and disagreement.
  • Irritable and quarrelsome.

Synonyms:

Grumpy, grouchy, bad-tempered, ill-tempered, ill-natured, uncontrollable, undisciplined, rebellious.

Antonyms:

Contended, affable, dutiful.

Word Origin:

Late 17th century: from fraction, probably on the pattern of the pair factionfactious .

Usage Note:

None

Related idioms and phrases:

  • Having got out of bed the wrong side
  • Badgering someone
  • As cross as two sticks
  • Like a bear with a sore head
  • Out of hand

Use In Sentences:

  • There children are quite fractious.article-0-0C2C3A1B00000578-780_634x480
  • The National Olympic Committee has to hold its fractious members together.
  • She agreed to take part in the dance competition fractiously.
  • His fractiousness repels me.person-804035_640

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:

Word Treasure


Word Of The Week (WOW #33)

Hi guys,

WOW-2Word Of the Week (WOW) is a weekly meme created by Heena Rathore P. (me.)

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:

Word:

Exalt

Part Of Speech:

Verb

Derivatives:

  • Exaltedly – adverb
  • Exalter – noun

Pronunciation:

  • /ɪɡˈzɔːlt,ɛɡ-/
  • ex-alt
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Meaning:

  • To raise (someone or something) to a higher level.
  • To praise (someone or something) highly.
  • To present (something) in a way that is very favourable or too favourable.

Synonyms:

Glorify, extol, praise, magnify, elevate.

Antonyms:

Demean, degrade, abase, humiliate.

Word Origin:

Late Middle English: from Latin exaltare, from ex- ‘out, upward’ + altus ‘high’.

Usage Note:

Do not confuse exalt with exult.

Exult: Show or feel triumphant elation or jubilation.

Use In Sentences:

  • The party will continue to exalt their hero.
  • These paintings exalt the imagination.

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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:

Word Treasure


Word Of The Week (WOW #28)

Hi guys! Word Of the Week (WOW) is a weekly meme created by Heena Rathore P. (me.) 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.

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Here’s the WOW for this week :

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Word Of The Week (WOW #25)

Hi guys!

Word Of the Week (WOW) is a weekly meme created by Heena Rathore P. (me.) 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.

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Here’s the WOW for this week :

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Word:

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Word Of The Week #1

Word Of the Week (WOW) is a weekly meme created by Heena Rathore P. It’s a fun way to improve your vocabulary by learning new words every week. wowIf 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.) Continue reading “Word Of The Week #1”