Courtney’s Weekly Words

Courtney’s Weekly Words

Word of the Week: Incredulous [in•cred•u•lous] adj.  1. Skeptical; disbelieving: incredulous of stories about flying saucers.  2. Expressive of disbelief: an incredulous stare.   Fact…

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Courtney’s Weekly Words

yestreen (yes-treen’) n. (chiefly Scottish) last evening or last night. Fact of the week: Karoke means “empty orchestra” in Japanese. Did they seriously just say…


Courtney’s Weekly Words

Word of the Week: weazen (wee’-zen) v.i. to shrink or shrivel, to cause to shrink. Fact of the week: There are more telephones than people…


Courtney’s Weekly Words

flannelmouthed (flan’-el-mouthd) adj. 1: speaking indistinctly. 2: speaking in a tricky or ingratiating way. Fact of the week: Like fingerprints, everyone’s tongue print is different….


Courtney’s Weekly Words

Word of the week: algid (al’-jid) adj. chilly, cold. [from Latin algidus, from algere “to be cold.”] Fact of the week: Mario, of Super Mario…


Courtney’s Weekly Words

Word of the week: gat (gat) n. a natural or artificial channel or passage. [probably from Dutch, literally “hole,” akin to Old English geat “gate.”]…


Courtney’s Weekly Words

Word of the week: Orthoepy: (pee’-un) n. (or’-tho-epp’-ee, or-tho’-epp-ee) n. 1: the customary pronunciation of a language. 2: the study of the pronunciation of a…


Courtney’s Weekly Words

Word of the week: Paean: (pee’-un) n. a joyously exultant song or hymn of praise, tribute, thanksgiving, or triumph.  Fact of the week: A spooked…


Courtney’s Weekly Words

Word of the week: Micawber: (mik-kaw’-bur) n. one who is poor but lives in optimistic expectation of better fortune.  Fact of the week: 1 in…


Courtney’s Weekly Words

Word of the week: Panjandrum : (pan-jan’-drum) n. a person of importance  Fact of the week: Halloween candy sales average about 2 billion dollars annually…