Tuesday, August 22, 2006

WORDS AND WHAT THEY MEAN.

I enjoy perusing the dictionary and get a lot of pleasure out of words and in particular unusual or little used words in today's vocabulary. Over on my other blog. A blog mate has on her journal a word of the day and I have found this to be fascinating and very interesting exercise. Today I was reading and came across this word and immediately was scrambling for my dictionary to find the meaning. The word is...

MERETRICIOUS---MEANING=DECEITFULLY AND ARTIFICIALLY ATTRACTIVE. VULGAR, TAWDRY, WANTON...PERTAINING TO HARLOT, PROSTITUTE.

So I will be keeping my eye open for interesting, unusual words that have slipped from the vocabulary over time.

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