Archive for the ‘Wacky Word Wednesday’ Category

September 24th, 2014

Soporific – Wacky Word Wednesday

As September passes by, the fall semester for scholars of all ages is just beginning to ramp up. Some subjects and teachers will excite students, initiating engaging classroom discussions and assigning challenging yet gratifying homework. Unfortunately, other classes and projects will have quite the opposite effect – they’ll put students straight to sleep. Today’s Wacky Word Wednesday, is all about those things and moments in life that make our eyelids heavy and our heads start to nod, no matter how hard we try to fight the feeling.

Soporific

[sä-pə-ˈri-fik]

-adj

Tending to induce drowsiness or sleep; tediously boring or monotonous.

September 17th, 2014

Noctivagant – Wacky Word Wednesday

Are you a night owl or an early bird? Today’s Wacky Word Wednesday, a weekly celebration of the wackiest and most interesting words from around the world, focuses on those who avoid 9-to-5 jobs and love working the graveyard shift instead.

Noctivagant

[noc-tiv-A-gant]

-adj

Going about in the night; night-wandering.

September 10th, 2014

Gargalesthesia – Wacky Word Wednesday

Today’s Wacky Word Wednesday, a weekly celebration of the wackiest and most interesting words from around the world, will explore a feeling that can give you goosebumps and make you laugh, all at the same time.

Gargalesthesia

[gar-gal-es-the-sia]

-noun

The sensation commonly associated with tickling.

September 3rd, 2014

Valetudinarian – Wacky Word Wednesday

Today’s Wacky Word Wednesday discusses a kind of phobia that is rooted in our fear of dying. It sounds a little morbid but we promise we won’t scare you too much. Here’s this week’s description:

Valetudinarian

[val-ee-too-duh-NAYR-ee-uhn]

-noun

A person who is unduly anxious about their health.

August 27th, 2014

Virago – Wacky Word Wednesday

Today’s Wacky Word Wednesday is back to talk about heroic women, whose bravery has inspired many people over the generations. Hauled over from TermWiki.com, here’s this week’s word:

Virago

[vuh-RAH-go]

-noun

A bold, impudent, turbulent woman; a female warrior.

August 20th, 2014

Gastromancy – Wacky Word Wednesday

Since the beginning of civilization, men have always wanted to learn more about the future through various practices and pastimes. In today’s Wacky Word Wednesday, we will explore one of the oldest fortune telling practices.

Gastromancy

[gæs-trê-'mæn-see]

-noun

A form of divination involving listening to stomach sounds.

August 13th, 2014

Vendetta – Wacky Word Wednesday

Everyone has a favorite movie genre. While some people prefer heart-wrenching romantic comedy, others enjoy the adrenaline-pumping action movies. If you are a fan of plot-twist filled thrillers, today’s Wacky Word Wednesday is the right word for you.

Vendetta

[ven-ˈde-tə]

-noun

Blood feud; an often prolonged series of retaliatory, vengeful, or hostile acts or exchange of such acts

August 6th, 2014

Lollapalooza– Wacky Word Wednesday

Are you ready for some summer fun festivities? In today’s Wacky Word Wednesday, we will take you to the best events, extravaganza and fiestas this summer!

Lollapalooza

[lol-uh-puh-loo-zuh]

-noun

An extraordinary or unusual thing, person, or event; an exceptional example of instance

July 30th, 2014

Collation – Wacky Word Wednesday

Don’t have time for gym? Want to watch your weight without going on a painful diet? Today’s Wacky Word Wednesday talks about an easy and healthy way to stay in shape when you simply don’t have time – or are too lazy to work out.

Collation

[kuh-ley-shuhn]

-noun

A light meal permitted on fast days; any light informal meal.

July 23rd, 2014

Taradiddle – Wacky Word Wednesday

Does magic actually exist or is it just childhood nonsense? Today’s Wacky Word Wednesday will help answer this tricky question through the great works of authors and writers from ancient times all the way to the 21st century.

Taradiddle

[tar-uh-did-l]

-noun

A small lie; a pretentious nonsense.