Word of the Day: sarcophagus

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I am in love with words. Long words. I like spending time trying to pronounce the word accurately before using it in a sentence. Thanks to The Mummy, I can’t unhear today’s word. >.<

MEANING

A stone coffin (that is associated with the ancient civilizations of Egypt, Rome, and Greece).

Sarcophagus in a sentence

The tomb raider tangled in front of the ancient mummy’s sarcophagus as it was being lifted out of its prison.

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.

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: 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.