Word of the day: Aesthetic

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It’s been a long time since I’ve done Word of the Day and I ought to be ashamed. :p

Today’s word is aesthetic.

Aesthetic revolves around beauty where it concerns art. I think it’s an exotic word. 

Here is the origin of the word via oxforddictionaries.com:

Late 18th century (in the sense ‘relating to perception by the senses’): from Greek aisthētikos, from aisthēta perceptible things, from aisthesthai perceive. The sense ‘concerned with beauty’ was coined in German in the mid 18th century and adopted into English in the early 19th century, but its use was controversial until much later in the century.

My sentence using the word of the day:

I had a strong aesthetic sense, hence the reason I was hired as the new art gallery manager.

Word of the day: Quinquagenarian

I get excited whenever I come across long words. If they’re hard to pronounce, I spend the next few minutes trying to get it right. Then, I try using the word in a sentence. 

Quinquagenarian refers to a person who is 50-years-old or a person between 50 and 59.

My sentence using the word of the day:

^ The quinquagenarian was still considered a man of style.

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Word of the Day: Oblivion

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Oblivion is the state of forgetting or being oblivious.

According to dictionary.reference.com, word origin:

C14: via Old French from Latin oblīviō forgetfulness, from oblīviscī to forget

My sentences using the word of the day:

^ She figured she must have been drugged. The bad man must have slipped a sedative into her drink hence the reason why she was in complete oblivion and unaware of her surroundings.

^ After his wife left him for a better life, Raj drank himself into oblivion for weeks on end.

^ The abandoned town was finally bulldozed into oblivion to make way for a strip mall.

Have fun using oblivion in your writing.

Word of the Day: Aquiver

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When I first came across this word, I thought, ‘Ooh, a sexy word for shivering!’. It definitely reminded me of manma emotion jaage (Hindi for emotions being evoked/awaken).

According to merriam-webster.com, the first known use of the word was 1864. I can’t believe I just discovered this beautiful word!

The word simply means to shake or tremble because of strong emotions. It reminded me of that sensual number in Jiya Jale (Dil Se) between Shah Rukh Khan and Preity Zinta (GIF above).

My sentences using the word:

^ I aquiver whenever I see Shah Rukh Khan shakes his head. (Supplied by Tammy)

^ Marcus was all aquiver with excitement when he saw the latest edition of his favorite motorcycle magazine on the rack.

Have fun using aquiver in your writing.

Word of the Day: Sanctimonious

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This word is beautiful. It is my favorite 12-letter word and I enjoy using it whenever I have the chance to do so.

According to merriam-webster.com:

Middle French sanctimonie, from Latin sanctimonia, from sanctus

First Known Use: 1534

Sanctimonious means making a hypocritical show of religious devotion or righteousness.

Holy.

Sacred.

My favorite meaning is making a show of being morally superior to other people. This is the meaning I love – and mostly use – because there are many people out there who look down upon others and walk around with this big chip on their shoulders as if they’re better than anyone else simply because they go to church. And most of these churchgoers are hypocrites because they don’t follow Christian values and they’re quick to point out your wrongdoing without looking at their own.

My sentences using the word of the day:

^ Oh, joy! Here comes the sanctimonious bastard I’ve been trying to avoid all week.

^ In a sanctimonious tone, Mary accused her little sister of killing her beloved pet pooch.

^ I’ve always considered Kelly-Ann a sanctimonious hypocrite because she judges others without acknowledging her very own sins.

I hope you have fun using sanctimonious in a sentence.

Word of the day: Ineffable

Ineffable has its origin in Middle English roots and its first known use was in the 14th century. It simply means too great or too powerful to put into words.

Unutterable.

Sacred.

Who is ineffable to me? God.

Me using ineffable in a sentence:

After FC Barcelona thrash them 5-0 in the final, their rivals felt an ineffable sense of humiliation.

One can also use the word to write about indescribable beauty:

Ray’s ineffable handsomeness made the other men in the ball room look quite plain, for the women ignored them in hoping that the Frenchman would notice them and ask for a dance.

I hope I used it right! Ray is a character of mine and he’s French so I couldn’t resist. Add a new word to your vocabulary today.