Velleity | Words We Caught This Week

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Velleity: a wish or inclination not strong enough to lead to action. https://www.lexico.com/definition/velleity Here’s a word we caught this week. We thought we’d share velleity with you because it’s a concept we see people explain so often, without knowing there’s a single word they can use which captures everything perfectly. Here’s an example of it […]

Incunabula | Words We Caught This Week

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Incunabula: an early printed book, especially one printed before 1501. https://www.lexico.com/definition/incunabulum Here’s a word we caught this week. We thought we’d share incunabula with you because it has such a specific meaning that it’s funny. Here’s an example of it in use: William Shakespeare’s books just miss out on being incunabulas. A century prior, and […]

Genre Word Search | Friday Fun

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It’s Friday, so it’s time for some fun! Every Friday we have something you to help you get rested and relaxed for the weekend, from word searches to crosswords. Today, we’ve got another tricky word search. This one’s for those of you out there who love hopping from genre to genre while reading. Search for […]

Saxicolous | Words We Caught This Week

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Saxicolous: living on or among rocks. https://www.dictionary.com/browse/saxicolous Here’s a word we caught this week. We thought we’d share saxicolous with you because we just can’t get it out of our heads… primarily because we still can’t say it. We’ve been trying all day! Here’s an example of it in use: ‘Are birds saxicolous animals?’ the […]

‘Full of Welsh humour’ | Disaster In His Wake, by Ray Noyes

DIY as you’ve never known it! I was gripped right from the first page and laughed all the way through the book. Our hero, Horatio, masterminds DIY projects which fail spectacularly and which the author relates with vivid humour. I had to ration my reading in order to make the book last longer! I can’t […]

‘Down to earth’ | The Important Things in Life, by Julie Croad

A definite read for those who have, or want a life. I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone who does or doesn’t enjoy poetry. It makes you look at life in a new and thoughtful way. No matter how mundane life seems to be there is something joyous or funny to […]

Extramundane | Words We Caught This Week

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Extramundane: outside or beyond the physical world. https://www.lexico.com/definition/extramundane Here’s a word we caught this week. We thought we’d share extramundane with you as it could be read as extra, as in very, mundane. This is the exact opposite of its true signification, and is an easy mistake to make if you don’t have a good […]

Snakebitten | Words We Caught This Week

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Snakebitten: unlucky; experiencing misfortune (US, informal). https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/snakebitten Here’s a word we caught this week. We thought we’d share snakebitten with you because, as is probably the term’s root, if you do get bitten by a snake, and especially a poisonous one, you’re mighty misfortunate. Here’s an example of it in use: ‘Oh, doctor, he’s snakebitten’, […]

Transpicuous | Words We Caught This Week

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Transpicuous: transparent. https://www.dictionary.com/browse/transpicuous Here’s a word we caught this week. We thought we’d share transpicious with you since it’s an odd word. While it just means ‘transparent’, the way it sounds is sure suspicious. Here’s an example of it in use: I would say the jellyfish is transparent, but why would I, when I can […]